Elizabeth and James

Amalia Dress

$109 to buy
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Look cute yet cool in this cut out shoulder dress by Elizabeth & James for the bridal luncheon.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size – comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted – fitted at upper hip area; flared skirt at drop waist
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Magenta ponte (54% polyester, 38% viscose, 8% elastane). Cold shoulder detail with ¾ length sleeves. Fitted bodice with flounce hem. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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142 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 25, 2014
Such a pretty color but SUPER short!
I really wanted to wear this dress, however it was too short for my comfort. The fit was great through the body and was the perfect weight for a fall event. I wouldn't wear this in the summer, the material is too thick. If you don't have a curvy butt, the flare at the bottom of the dress is a nice touch, if you do, beware of the flare. I didn't wear the dress as I knew I would be dancing most of the night and would not have had fun protecting my tail all night from being exposed.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2015
Arrived early!!
Love the color of the dress!!! I got this as my backup dress and I loved it, I was torn between the two. The thing that made me chose the other was how the neck area. I wore a size 10 which fit like a glove but the back part around the neck was a bit big. Would recommend it to anyone!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 20, 2015
Color!!
This dress ran a bit tight but that could also be because I'm just a little pregnant. Wore spanx tights and it helped! Got so many compliments! My only complaint is that it feels a lot shorter than it is, I was tugging on it all night being self conscious about it. Ended up not being a problem though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 12, 2015
The sz 10 was too small!
I rented this as a backup/ dress to wear to the church. It was so tight Even in the arms. Granted I do not have skinny arms but I couldn't swing it! Just not made for my curves. Disappointed cause I love the color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
March 17, 2015
Always happy with the fast delivery and ease of the return.
Loved the dress. The color was perfect. I rented this dress for my 10 yr anniversary. I could only rent the 6 as the other sizes were not available, but glad it fit (a little snug). As I looked over the other comments from people who rented this dress the sleeves were a little tight if you have athletic type arms. It was a perfect length as some mentioned it was too short. Overall it was a great dress. I surprised my husband and glad I rented. This is my 3rd rental and I know I will rent from RTR again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 12, 2015
Great!
Fit great, sleeves were a little tight but not too tight. Great fabric! Great safe easy dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2015
Pop of color in a sea of black
I needed a semi-casual dress for a charity event where most people were coming straight from work and this was perfect. Very easy to dress up or down. The drop waist made me feel like it was shorter than it actually was, but once I got used to it, it was fine. I can fluctuate between a 4 and a 6 and the 6 fit perfectly.. The 4 was too tight in the arms.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 4, 2015
Super cute fit and flare!
Ended up wearing this my first day of my 4th year of med school rotation, the flared skirt ended up being a tad less forgiving than I anticipated but it wasn't SO SHORT on me that it was inappropriate. Mind you-I'm short with short legs. This is more of a length for a date dress, so I wouldn't rent for a conservative affair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2015
Absolutely loved this beautiful dress. Even better once you try it on!
Wore this to the Derby and received tons of compliments. Will rent it again!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
September 28, 2015
Great color and flattering fit for a fall wedding
Wore this dress to a Fall wedding and received a ton of compliments. The dropped waist and flouncy skirt made for some interesting moments when the wind picked up. I didn't have the size 4 for reference, but I'm normally a 2 and that ended up being a good fit. Arms were slightly snug around the openings.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
December 6, 2015
Great first time experience! Super cute dress; fit like a glove.
I wore this to a work Christmas party. This was my first time renting so I was skeptical. The dress fit perfectly and was in excellent condition. I was worried about the length, but it wasn't too short at all. I received a ton of compliments. Very cute dress!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 31, 2016
Cute, fun dress
Pretty color- bold, but not overly bright- so it worked well for a date night out to the theater. It's definitely short, so I felt more comfortable with black tights and boots with it. Wish I had gone a size up. I am usually a 2 or 0, but I felt like I had to "suck it in" in the 2. The arms were also tight, but not impossible to move in. The slits at the top of the shoulder we also kind of weird for my taste, but I had my hair down so it wasn't even really noticeable. All in all, fun to wear, go up a size for back up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34D
March 14, 2016
Amazing color and fit!!!
I rented this dress for international women's day at work- which the national color is Purple. I usually wear a size 2 in dresses however being that I was wearing it for a work event I opted for the four so it was a little bit longer in length. Also I agree with the other reviews the arms were a little tight the material also shows perspiration marks (I gave a presentation-nerves)! Overall was a beautiful color and perfect for the event !! I received a ton of compliments!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
November 23, 2014
Great color and style!
Wore this for a night out in Nashville. I loved the drop waist style and the color was super vibrant. I would definitely rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 29, 2015
Unique and amazing color
Pros: very comfortable. Really chic. Amazing color. More of a deep wine purple not as pink as on the model picture. Cons: yrs snug around the arm but not unbearable. Felt short but it wasn't. Would hands down recommend this dress. Loved it.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
June 19, 2016
Wore this for my engagement photos
This color is so pretty! The shoulder cutouts are a fun detail!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Age: 35
August 13, 2016
Gorgeous!!
LOVED this dress! Fit like a glove. Cute and flirty but classy
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
November 1, 2016
Perfect for a fall wedding :)
Loved this classy, sexy dress! I got lots of compliments and felt so comfortable and pretty in it all night. As other reviewers have mentioned, the sleeves are a bit tight, but not to the point of restricting movement or feeling uncomfortable. It was a bit shorter than expected but I managed to stay decent in spite of a windy outdoor ceremony :) The fabric is very high quality and rather heavy, which was perfect for keeping me warm (although I'd still suggest bringing a sweater if you'll be spending much time outside in the cold!). Can't say enough good things about this dress, wish I could keep it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 7, 2016
A little right in the arms
If you have larger arms you will likely need to size up. Otherwise it's a great dress that fit well. The peplum drop waist skirt makes the outfit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
December 24, 2016
Super cute!
I called this my matinee dress, perfect for an afternoon at the ballet. The color was beautiful in person and the fit was very flattering. I wore the 6 because the 4 was a bit short on me, especially given the occasion. Overall I was very pleased with this rental.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
February 19, 2017
Gorgeous color
Love the drop waist but the arms of the 4 were too tight, the 8 was much too large and the 6 was unavailable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 24, 2017
Rented for cocktail fundraiser
Wore to a cocktail fundraiser. I've rented other E&J dresses so knew which size to rent (def size up 2-3 sizes!). The dress fit fine and was great for the event, but the sleeves were a little tight and I was fussing with them quite a bit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 21, 2017
Adorable dress
Was a back up and I really wish I could've of worn it! Fit great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 25, 2014
Great dress! not too short or too tight
The dress runs on the comfortably large side. I normally wear a 6-8 and this 6 fit fine with some wiggle room. The dress shape highlights the midsection, and is too tight for spanx. Beware. Arms are also tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 10, 2016
Flirty and fun
I was worried this dress would be too short, and it was probably borderline too short, but it was acceptable for the wedding I attended. It would definitely be too short for someone of my height for the office or a work-related event. The color is beautiful - it stands out without being too bright. I wore it for a spring wedding on a cool night and it was very comfortable - it seems like it would be great for fall weddings too. I usually wear a size 2 in Elizabeth and James dresses but needed a size 0 in this style, so if you usually size up for your backup you might want to size down for this one. Loved the flirty skirt and the shoulder cut outs! Another RTR standout!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 17, 2013
Stylish, fun, elegant - but very short!!
I loved this dress. The color really pops. It's great for a date and I even wore it to a meeting at the Soho House in New York that morning. BUT it's short - and I'm only 5'3". It was a good 4" above the knee! It's also small fitting- tight through the arms and I needed the 6 when I am nearly always a 4 and struggled to get it done up. That said, it's worth a rental for sure. Love the cut-outs at the shoulders which give some dimension and fun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
July 3, 2013
This dress was as cute in person as it looks in the photo. Unfortunately it did not fit.
My breast and arms would not fit into this rental. There was no stretch or give in the fabric at all. It's a pity I couldn't wear it to the premiere as I intended. The dress was as cute in person as it looks in the photo. It would be perfect for someone with slender arms, medium bust and killer legs. Even though it provides full coverage for your upper body, make no mistake. This is a short, body-skimming dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
July 13, 2013
GREAT DRESS!
I was actually really nervous about getting this dress after hearing about how small the sleeves were. I have muscle tone---not "skinny" arms. But, I was able to still wear the size I typically wear in my dress rentals. However, the sleeves were tight---there is a little stretch to them, but not much. Like I said, I was still able to wear my typical dress size though. It's a flattering dress---great color, style, fabric, etc. I don't think it's the right dress for my height (petite), but it still looked cute. So, I would agree with others when they say it might go best with taller girls.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2013
Not for me
I may have ordered this dress one size too small, because of the lack of stretch and there is no way the size was going to work. Even with a size larger, I'm not sure if it would have looked good - it seems like the kind of dress that looks good on taller women without hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 28, 2014
Sassy Colorful Dress... but the fit was a bit off
I loved the photos of this low-waisted fuchsia dress. I wore it to a Southern wedding - and was excited to find a short dress so I could really dance. (Plus, the arm coverage was something I was looking for.) Unfortunately, I wasn't thrilled with the fit. The 4 I ordered was too short. The 6 was also pretty darn short (I'm 5'6") so I had to keep pulling it down on the dance floor. The 6 fit around the bust area but left a bunch of fabric in the lower back before the flirty skirt started. The drop waist exaggerated my tummy. I was sadly self-conscious in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 25, 2014
Although I love the style, this dress wasn't for me
This dress runs small and is VERY short. At 5'10" i could barely pull the dress down over my butt. The fabric is super high-quality but very unforgiving so the sleeves were very tight and uncomfortable. I decided to return it without wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 12, 2014
I wore this dress on a job interview and I felt great in it! Paired it with opaque black tights.
The dress is stunning! It is fun, flirty, sexy...yet I felt it was not inappropriate for a job interview at Google (and I tend to dress conservatively). I absolutely felt so good in this dress. It was my first rental from RTR. The 2 was my back-up size after reading the other reviews. I could have worn the 2 but it was a bit tight and I felt that the 4 was perfect on me. I paired it with a black Kate Spade statement necklace (Disco Pansy Bib) and gold earrings.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 100lbs
April 27, 2014
Pretty Color!
This dress was very, very cute, but you will need to size up if you have bigger boobs! It fit, but my boobs looked like they were mashed down which I did not like at all! I was sad that I did not get to wear it. May have to rent again in a larger size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
May 7, 2014
Awkward
Big in some areas, tight in others. Played the pull it up, pull it down game and ultimately decided I could not wear either size that I ordered
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 8, 2014
Didn't wear bc the sleeves were way too tight
Beautiful dress and gorgeous color, but the sleeves were way too tight and it was a bit shorter than it looks in pictures. Would have been great if I had gotten the backup size in a 6
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 20, 2014
Cute and classy
The dress was a bit tight around the arms and chest, but overall cute.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 24, 2014
The color was perfect for our engagement photos.
The fit is a little small and probably not the best for girls blessed with a little more backside than others.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
June 1, 2014
Runs small
I ordered a size 2 and it was too small in the waist / stomach area. There were no size 4s available, so I had to pick a different style.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 8, 2014
NEVER UPSTAGE THE BRIDE
This is perfect for a rehearsal dinner. Its subtle and its a statement all at the same time. The color is amazing. Its a rich berry color. I chose to pari it with a bright necklace because its summer. This a truly high quality dress. It felt great. It looked amazing. I got a ton of compliments without looking like I was trying way to hard. That being said this dress runs really small. I am pear shaped so I sized up to account for that but even the arms were super tight. Spanx made it bearable and no one noticed but I could have used an 8 (which is weird because I use RTR a lot and almost always wear a 4). I wish I owned this dress. Its my favorite color and it would work well for so many occasions but size up! You'll need to!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 14, 2014
I WISH I could have worn this dress!
I had to send it back to exchange for a different dress. I was so disappointed. The color was amazing as was the quality. It was just a tad too snug and 10 is the largest size it comes in. It was also too short!
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