Elie Tahari

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$62 to buy
$248 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Attending a wedding or cocktail event? This classic Elie Tahari is the perfect style for you to have that clean, chic look. Go with colorful accessories like the Oscar de la Renta's Emerald Confetti Cluster Earrings and Rebecca Minkoff Handbags' Step and Repeat Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – fitted at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted – dress loosely fitted through midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted – loosely fitted in skirt for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'7" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes – fitted at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted – dress loosely fitted through midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted – loosely fitted in skirt for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'7" model)

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

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Product Details

Green crepe (100% polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline with fold detail. Straight skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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52 reviews

Fit
Small 6
True to Size 31
Large 14
Photos 17
Tammy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

Loved the color!! Not a great pic of the emerald green color, but the fit was fantastic!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so comfortable and I received a ton of compliments!
Bojana
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

Fantastic color and coverage for a work event, but with a nice detail around the neck for some oomph

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I initially thought to wear the 10 as it fit properly in the bust, but it was such a sack around the waist that I would have had to use a belt or something to give it shape. The 8 was much better everywhere other than in the bust where it was quite tight. If you've got a larger bust, you'll either need to put up with the flattened uni-boob look or you should look at other options.
Kelcy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

BEAUTIFUL dress, but even more impressive was RTR's customer service, which saved me from disaster.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
First, the notes say that the dress runs small and advise you to order a size down. I normally get a 4 and a 6 from RTR, so I got a 2 and a 4. I could barely breathe in the 4, and didn't have time to return and get a new size. I'm thin and athletic, but on the curvy side, so perhaps it would have fit someone with smaller hips and bust who wears the same size. RTR overnighted a 6 and an 8 for $13, and when we found that UPS didn't deliver to the remote wedding location, sent it to the bridal shop in the nearby town. They were fast, efficient, and completely professional. Second, the dress was GORGEOUS! The color was amazing, and the way it fit was very flattering. I was getting compliments all night. It was comfortable, I could move easily, and could wear a normal bra under it. So I highly recommend this dress for any occasion, but if you are larger than a C, go a size UP, not down as the notes recommend.
Amy
Top Contributor
Age: 30
Jun 24, 2014

Great neckline, elegant and sexy. Received many compliments. Wore nude heels

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I had to wear the size 8 for my hips, but the top was fine in the 6&8. Was very impressed for my first experience.
Reta
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
May 1, 2014

Seeing those we love so happy. You want to shine to honor the love around you.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was very flattering and looked good all night long (no wrinkling or other problems). It was easy to dance in and moved with my body so it didn't create any awkwardness on the dance floor. The color is beautiful and it was elegant and understated and felt appropriate for the wedding. I was very happy to find something here that worked for an old broad like me. I believe that I saved money by renting rather than buying something I would likely wear only once, though this dress was so nice that I hated to return it. Thank you Rent the Runway for including dresses for those of us no longer in our leggy 20's!
Renni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Quick substitute to the rescue!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I have rented almost 10 times from RTR for different events but this time was the real testament. The original dress that I ordered was damaged beyond repair and I got an email from RTR about the need to switch. I was flying out to the wedding and planned on having the dresses delivered to the hotel. I only had two hours to choose another dress before the shipment went out from RTR. Our work computer has a block on it and wouldn't allow me to view pictures of the dresses which is how I ALWAYS decide. Needless to say, the RTR stylist chose two dresses and I chose two dresses and they mailed them all to my hotel the next day. All of the dresses arrived and this is the one that I chose which fit perfectly. I read the reviews and figured that the 4 would fit best which it did as the dress does run big. I am a little under 5'4" and wore 3+ inch heels and I thought the length was perfect for the look. It shows your curves in a silhouette fashion which is flattering without a lot of leg. Spanx still needed :-) if you usually wear them.
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

Very nice material and color....not a good fit for my body type

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
All in all I was able to make the dress work. I rent from RTR often and always either where a 4 or 6....usually both fit actually. In this case both were very big. The dress would likely for someone better that has a more curvey body. It seemed to fit me like a big box. Once I added the black belt it worked just fine because it provided some shape. Even tho the fit was not great I still received many compliments on the dress. The color was great and the length hit me right below the knee, which is what I was looking for for my event.
Rachel Eve
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 18, 2014

Such a classy dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my bridal shower--I loved the color and upper detail. The dress wasn't particularly form-fitting from the torso down, and I would have preferred to have more of a shape. However, it was still a fantastic rental.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Apr 5, 2014

Beautiful color!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress ran a little long for a shorty like me, but in heels it was alright. The dress was beautiful and elegant for a spring wedding. I received many compliments, especially on the color.
Meaghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 11, 2014

Very good for conservative fundraiser.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got this dress in sizes 4 and 6, and ended up wearing the larger size because the event was very conservative. However, the dress does run true to size - the size 4 fit nicely and hugged in the right places. You can wear with a regular bra.
Kristen
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 11, 2013

Gorgeous green for the office party

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was looking for a festive dress that offered simple elegance. ( I also wasn't sure what the dress code for the office christmas party would be when the invite said "wear your festive duds.") The dress fit perfectly and was totally fun to wear. Big plus for not having to purchase a special bra or specific shoes (I just wore nude.) Also, a great match for a redhead. The fabric was more forgiving than I would have thought, no need for shapewear. The dress also performed well on the dance floor! I can't wait to use RTR for my next fancy event.
Shannon
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 15, 2013

Loved the neckline detail!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a great dress for a full-busted gal like me. I tried on the 12 and the 14; both fit well, but since I had a long drive to the wedding, and a long drive home, I opted to be a tad more comfy in the dress. Received many compliments! Loved the ease of returning the dress as well!
Brittany
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190 lbs
Jun 5, 2013

Great color, classy and I could dance in it!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect. I'm a 10/12 and the 10 was nice and snug, but still classy. There was enough give to get down on the dance floor and everyone complimented me on the color. My only regret is that I did not wear spanx, so I was sucking it in. But it was way too hot for extra layers! This photo isn't the best, but I figured I would add it. It's not full length, but I am 6'0 and it was perfect for a wedding! As usual RTR gets it right!
Holly
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
Apr 21, 2013

Vivid color, great fit!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fits true to size, very flattering, received a lot of complements!
Shaira
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153 lbs
Nov 14, 2012

Very beautiful dress. Received lots of compliments

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Requested a size 8, but the dress was too big. The size 6 fit better and slightly snug by the hip/thigh area.
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 6, 2012

Great classic dress was a hit at my sister's wedding rehearsal dinner!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is a great fit for girls who are tall with a bit more up top. Dress hugged in all of the right places and was very comfortable, a great pick!
SandyMac
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 3, 2015

Daughter's college graduation ceremony

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fit well, but too long for my 5'2" frame. Would look better on someone taller, but a great fit!
Sarah
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

lovely dress, but not intended for the pear-shaped crowd. :(

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
No give in fabric. Yes, sizing up allows a less sausage fit across hips and bottom, but the larger size adds an unflattering amount of length to the skirt.
Ling
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

Epitome of elegance

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a wedding I was officiating. I wanted something understated to not detract from pictures of the bride, yet something that I could look good in as well. This dress was exactly that. The neckline accents were casual and fit the bill. The dress ran large -- I usually wear a 6, and the 4 was ok, but the 2 was more fitted and flattering -- but otherwise hung perfectly.
M
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 5, 2014

Gorgeous color, a little snug.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is beautiful. I loved the fabric and the color, unfortunately it runs a little small so I couldn't wear it to my event. Thankfully I had a RTR backup! I would definitely rent this one again, once I'm sure I can fit it ;)
Dani
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 24, 2014

Amazing color, comfortable fit!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was perfect for my event at the opera! This was sent to me as my backup dress. At first, I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about the dress from the photo, but it is STUNNING in person. I loved the color and got compliments all night. I am also very tall and it was perfect for a semi-work event -- it hit just above the knee. I definitely recommend!
Isabel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 15, 2014

It was a great and flattering fit.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit very elegantly! The only problem is that it had a small opening on a side seem (that made me uncomfortable). The color was truly amazing!
Marty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Too long and too big

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I got this dress as a back up, and wore my first choice dress. I've wanted to try this dress, but couldn't have worn it if I wanted to. It was way to long on my 5'-4" tall body. It's true that the fit notes say it's knee length on someone 5'-7" and it was at least 3" below my knees. Additionally it was big at the waist and hips.
Honeybee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
May 31, 2014

Good compliments from co-workers!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this for my company's holiday party 2013!! I received compliments that it looked good! It's defiantly clingy over the tummy so, I recommend wearing spanx underneath!!! Not much stretch to the fabric but it was a pretty comfortable dress!
Sherri
Usually wears: 14
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 159 lbs
May 28, 2014

Simple - Elegant - Great Fitting

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Wore the smaller of the 2 sizes I got and it zipped right up! It was comfortable and went great with strappy sandals and simple jewlery.
Di
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
May 19, 2014

I wore it to my daughter's graduation. The beautiful color helped her to spot me in the crowd easily

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress runs true to size but it is not forgiving, so Spanx would probably be a good idea. I didn't wear do that as it was 90 degrees outside, which is something to consider. There were lots of compliments for the dress. I'm 6'1" so it can be hard to find dresses. The experience of using Rent the Runway was completely positive. Everything arrived earlier than planned.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 18, 2014

Wore this to work - received compliments all day

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Absolutely gorgeous dress!!! I felt so pretty in this dress - I wore it to work and got a million compliments. I would recommend spanx with it because the fabric is a little thin.
Kacie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
May 2, 2014

Not fitted at all

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress for spring wedding and it arrived earlier than expected, which was good, because when I tried it on, it did not fit at all like the picture. The picture shows a very fitted waist, which is, in my opinion, what makes this dress look so pretty. In reality, the dress is very sack-like and just hangs in a straight line. It's a beautiful dress, but for a one colored dress with no real features, the fitted element was a must for me. I spoke with an RTR stylist the next day to find a different gown for the even on such short notice and she did a wonderful job recommending options and finding me another dress.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117 lbs
Mar 23, 2014

Pretty color, nice style, but ho-hum fit

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress runs large. I usually wear a 4 or 6, and I got the 4 and it was still big. I'm 5'5" and it hit mid-knee, which is a conservative length. The sleeves also looked more like cap sleeves than on the model, and the top didn't lay smoothly. It's a beautiful color, the fabric was luxurious, and I liked the style, it just didn't fit right.
Kathleen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 18, 2013

Gorgeous color, not for short girls!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my back up dress and I did not need it. It was so long on my short frame!! Color was very pretty!!
Gretchen
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 14, 2013

Gorgeous color, unique detail

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fabric is a beautiful crepe (but I did have to get it pressed before wearing). The color was a lovely emerald. I got many compliments on the color against my fair skin/dark hair. Based on other reviews, I got the 2 and the 4 to try. The 2 would have been knock-out perfect on me, but was a touch too tight across the bust. I wore the dress to a work function, so wanted to err on the conservative side. Problem was the 4 looked like a burlap sack on me and came down below my knees. It definitely runs big. I ended up belting it with a caramel colored belt and matching shoes and it really worked out nicely. Pearl stud earrings, very simple. I love the way the dress looks on the model, but you'd need some serious tailoring to create that waist and flared skirt look. If I bought the dress, that's just what I'd do.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Jun 10, 2013

pretty, flattering, comfortable

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm tall, the dress was very flattering
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 25, 2013

It was a lovely dress in a great color! I received many compliments - I wish I owned this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Really nice fit. I am tall, and the length was great. Really beautiful fabric and color.
Laura
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
May 22, 2013

Elegant dress with good true to size fit

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fell about an inch above the me and I am 5'10".
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
May 15, 2013

This was my backup dress and I ended up not wearing it.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It's pretty, but loose in the waist (not as shaped as the picture). I'm usually a 6 or an 8, and the 6 was loose.
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 15, 2013

Great dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a great dress for the company holiday party. It was the perfect color for the season.
Pistol
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 24, 2013

I enjoyed wearing the dress. Can not wait to rent again!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented the dress for a clients wedding. The dress was easy to wear and I felt it looked good the whole evening.
Cathy Dee
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 19, 2013

Dress arrived on time. Easy to return.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit true to size.
Mo
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 3, 2013

Very classy, great color, very professional-looking dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looked better than I expected, and I was really pleased with it. The color is fantastic, and I was complimented on that several times. I usually wear a size 6-8, but the size 6 looked a little too big & shapeless, so I tried the size 4 which fit really was very flattering around my waist & hips. My only complaint is that, since I have broad ribcage & shoulders and size 36C bust, the fit around my shoulders was fairly tight. This wasn't a dancing event, so I didn't have to worry about moving my upper body too much, but it might've been difficult were I at a wedding. Overall very lovely dress. It worked great at a professional event.
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 25, 2013

The flutter across the top did not lay properly. Beautiful drape to the dress otherwise

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The color wasn't as emerald as I had hoped; it was as much a forest green on the spectrum as an emerald. It didn't have the WOW color with my Spring coloring that I was hoping for, but it was a beautiful color. True to Tahari, the drape of the fabric was beautiful and professional.
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