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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140 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(69)
Small
(47)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
March 27, 2013
Great dress, not for my body!
Loved this dress and wish it had worked for me. It was way too long for my body type. Would recommend for straight and narrow girls!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 146lbs
April 24, 2013
This was a great dress, but not for my body type.
This dress was such a great color, and the material was very flattering. The only issue was that I have an hourglass figure and though it fit me well at the bust (36D) and came in well at the waist, the issue was the drop skirt. The skirt started at the widest part of my hips causing the fabric on the smooth portion before the skirt to bunch. I would recommend this to anyone who does not have a fuller hips, more of a strait and narrow figure in the hip area is best for this. The shoulder cut outs were so cute though! I wish I could have worn it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
April 29, 2013
Stood out!
Wore this to a charity awards dinner where the dress code was cocktail. Wasn't about it at first but it grew on me. You definitely need to be quite tall to wear this dress. At 5' 6" and 5" heels I still wasn't sure it was a flattering silhouette for me. You need a longer necklace or belt to break up your figure. The gap in the shoulder is a cool design feature and it makes the dress a little less sweet/cute. I have quite muscular arms and the sleeve was a bit too tight in size 2 but the rest of the dress fit me perfectly. I got several compliments and stood out both because of the color and since it was very different compared to what everyone else was wearing. Definitely more fashion forward!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 7, 2013
Perfect party dress!
I rented this dress for my birthday. It fit perfectly and was a huge hit with all my friends. The drop waist is very on trend and the color is great. Must rent for spring!
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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!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 19, 2013
Um, Ethan Hawke, hello!
I wore this dress to an evening screening of Before Midnight in celebration of the RedRover V3 launch in NYC. I'm in between a 2 and a 4...but the 2 fit like a glove so it was better to go with the 4 for a little breathing room. Also, I chose to wear the commando solid thong to avoid any visible lines. It was classic and sweet, yet tailored and modern.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 24, 2013
Great exp. Perfect color and fit!
I'm usually a 2/4 but sized up to a 6 to accommodate my 20-week baby bump. I'm now a 32DDD, so if you're wider than 32, this dress might not fit. I was pushing it with my 32 triple D's
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
May 30, 2013
Cute and playful
Fits true to size. It is short... not inappropriately so but I had to make sure my butt landed on the dress and not on the chair when I sat down :-) The slits at the shoulders are a nice detail.
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: 35
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
August 5, 2013
Modest yet totally eye catching...
I felt like a cute figure skater all night. The material was very generous and I felt absolutely adorable all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
August 31, 2013
Cute!
I wore it to a bridal shower. The fabric is thicker than it looks which is good because even though its made to be tight it looks flattering. The color is pretty too!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 26, 2013
Loved It! Snug fit! Great slit shoulder detailing. Color popped!
Loved It! Snug fit! Great slit shoulder detailing. Color popped!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2013
LOVE.
I wore this for engagement pictures. Absolutely love. I've never gotten so many compliments for one dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 28, 2013
Beautiful Daytime Dress
The color is beautiful, and will sure make you stand out in the daytime. Very nice material, and cute cut. The dress might look awkward at certain angles in pictures, since the material is a little stiff, but overall a very pretty dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 4, 2013
Did not wear... Too short
The fit was fine throughout, but the dress was just way too short. I am 5'10" so any dress I wear is usually shorter than intended, but my bum was visible without even having to bend over. Also, if you have any slight hint whatsoever of love handles, the shape of this dress is not for you. The color was really pretty though, and the shoulder cut-out detail looked nice.
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 16, 2013
I wore this dress for a work event. It was perfect: not too fancy, but not too casual!
The dress fit perfectly and had a very flattering silhouette.
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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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
January 30, 2014
Great party dress in a vibrant color!
I wore this dress to a wedding and got so many compliments on it. I normally wear a size 0, but used the size 2 to go over my chest. It is a great color and fit. I paired it with some glittery Jimmy Choo shoes and some big gold earrings. Simple and classic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 24, 2014
Gorgeous color
Great color and fit. Short which made it super sexy. Loved the cut outs
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
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' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
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: 32
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 19, 2014
Perfect for a Party!
This dress is form fitting. It was a little tight around my elbows but not too tight on my arms otherwise. I wore this for a Charity Gala in Chicago.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 25
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: 36
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: 35
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:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 6, 2014
Very pretty color and style
I really liked this dress but I didn't end up wearing it because the shoulders were a little tight so I wasn't able to raise my arms very high. It looked really nice on.
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 13, 2014
If you have a long torso and a chest...nope nope nope
It is a beautiful fabric and color, but the fit for my body was not flattering at all
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
August 14, 2014
Great fit, gorgeous color!
Runs pretty true to size, a little shorter than I expected and the arms were pretty tight. Otherwise the color was stunning and it was perfect for a summer wedding!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 1, 2014
Wore this dress for a red carpet and it was a big hit :)
Very flattering length and fit. The opening at the shoulder added a little sexiness to the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
September 16, 2014
Flirty and fun
It was comfortable and easy to dance in. Not too short or too tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 8, 2014
such a fun color and flirty fit
The arms are tight and I normally wear a 6 in dresses but with the ruffle at the bottom I wore an 8 so that it didn't ride up. If you are pear shaped I would for sure go a size up. Lots of compliments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 17, 2014
I did not wear this dress because it was too short
Too short!!!! I could not bend over without exposing myself. Could not wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 6, 2014
Too short
Beautiful color. Arms were tight, but the skirt portion was too short and puffed out so it was not very flattering on the hips.
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