Elizabeth and James

Audre Shirtdress

$75 rental
$425 retail
Stylist Notes

With a collar and keyhole neckline, Elizabeth and James’s LBD is classic. Try the look with black pumps.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-XL

Product Details

Black crepe (69% Triacetate 31% Polyester). Cap sleeves. Shirt collar. Shift. Hidden side zipper. Fully lined. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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66 reviews
Fit
Large
(15)
True to Size
(19)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
August 28, 2017
Cute but too small
Not for busty girls. Cute but tight on top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
August 4, 2017
This dress is super hot
Such a sexy dress. You can choose to button with the slit in the front or unbutton and let it all hang out. Who knew showing less could be so so much more. I wore it on a lady date, and had 2 guys flirt with me before the night was up. Ridiculous, and a lot of fun. The dress fit really well, but the arms seemed a little tight in comparison to the fit at the waist and chest. I will probably rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 31, 2017
My boyfriend loved it!
To me, this was just a normal (but cute) black dress for work. But for some reason my boyfriend thought it was he sexiest dress ever! And a few guys on the street complimented it. It definitely runs big. The waist is very loose. But it was comfortable and more importantly has pockets!
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
July 15, 2017
Super cute dress!
Rented this twice. Once for a NYE Party and again a few months later. Ended up purchasing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 5, 2017
Received a ton of complements!
I actually rented this for work but it was too low cut. I wore this on a night out with my friends. I received so many compliments and loved the comfort of this dress! Would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Weight: 145lbs
June 28, 2017
Too Short for work and I am 5"4"
I don't have large arms and the sleeves hit where it felt like your bra straps were slipping. Tight in the bust and huge in the waist. Not attractive on me, I think would be beautiful on taller body with smaller chest (the dress would fall in a more flattering fashion).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 24, 2017
Did the job, but wouldn't rent again.
The fit does not match the photo, much to my disappointment. Very loose and flowy around the midsection. Ordering a smaller size would've been too tight around the arm. Overall love the style. Just wish it was fitted as the photo shows.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 22, 2017
Love the dress!
Comfortable and classy dress to wear to work and out for drinks later.
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
June 21, 2017
Casual but classy
I felt great in this dress. It was a bit smug in the waist and arms on me but I think it runs pretty true to size. Fabric is lovely but has no stretch. Would rent his piece again for sure. Looking forward to ordering it in the white.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
June 21, 2017
Awesome
E&J is another go to of mine other than Vince. This dress is cool bc it can be dressed up, be conservative or rocked out. Fabric is thicker. If you are gonna get this in warmer weather choose the white option .
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2017
I was comfortable all day in this dress! Loved that I was able to dress it up with fun accessories.
Pros: Goes with anything, super classy and functional, more comfortable than I expected. Cons: The dress kind of smelled like food, so be prepared to spray a lot of perfume on to mask that smell.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 1, 2017
Solid work LBD
A little baggy on me, but great drape and quality.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
May 15, 2017
Cute but short
I love this dress but it's too short for me. I'm 5'3. Otherwise it for great and was flattering even at top being a 36D and having my waist be my problem area.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
May 15, 2017
Dress was "OK" - cute but nothing special.
This is a cute dress but it definitely runs large and was overall not particularly flattering on my frame. I have multiple Elizabeth & James dresses and am consistently a size 0, but this XS did not hit my waist appropriately.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 7, 2017
Couldn't even wear the dress it was huge.
Pros - Material flows nicely Cons - Huge and not true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 2, 2017
Great material and flattering fit
I have started renting to spruce up my wardrobe for work. This is a very cute dress and where it is low cut I will wear a tank top to make it work appropriate.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 30, 2017
LBD WIN!
Perfect fit in the top. Deep v is sexy but not trashy. I'm busty and the fit on top was good. Cap sleeves were also a good fit without being tight and my arms are not skinny. Length was perhaps a little shorter than I would normally wear, but not too short. Maybe a couple inches above my knee. I wore this to a play with wedge heels and gold jewelry. My husband said I looked hot. After 20 years together, that's a win!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
April 29, 2017
Not for busty girls!
Dress fit fine everywhere except the bust area. I sized up to XL because I am a 36DD and the dress was so tight across my chest that I couldn't breathe. Disappointed because it was so cute and fit everywhere else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 27, 2017
Loved, loved, loved!
This dress was adorable and just the right length. It was not fitted around the waits but tight around the chest. It still gave a "Fit and Flare" look. I would for sure rent again.
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 26, 2017
Lovely dress
I really like this dress but it was missing a button at the top when I got it. I would have liked it much better with the button since I want to wear this to work. Other than that it is a great dress
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
March 4, 2017
Very flattering
Obsessed with this dress. Wore it on a date night with my husband. I am 4 months post party and still a little self conscious about my belly. This dress made me feel great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 23, 2017
I wasn't able to wear it because it was too large, but I've now ordered in a smaller size.
It was surprisingly large, especially at the middle. However, the cut and fabric were really nice, so I've now ordered in a smaller size which I'm really hoping will fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 18, 2017
Twist on the LBD
I wore this on a date night with my husband. I loved the material. Like the other reviews it was not fitted at the waist, which I was a bit worried about, but once on it looked good. The slit below the collar gives it a little edge. I felt extremely comfortable in it and would definitely wear it again. The button at the collar was a little tough to get on at first, and since the material is not stretchy, the arms were a little tight if I raised them a certain way.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
January 10, 2017
Stylist Review
I wore this dress to a family party and I got so many compliments! The slit by the neckline added a little bit of sexy flair, but it didn't feel inappropriate to be wearing with family. It was super comfortable and I loved it all night. Elizabeth and James typically runs really small, but this dress actually fit in my normal size. This is my favorite rental so far!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 46
December 24, 2016
I WAS COMFORTABLE IN THE DRESS
fits perfectly
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 8, 2016
.
i love this dress I am just returning it so I can get it in a small. I felt it was a little tight in the chest area for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2016
Classic Noire
If you love black, you will love the modern twist on this classic school girl style. The keyhole makes it unforgettable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 22, 2016
I felt fab.
This is the perfect dress if you feel self conscious about your mid section or have larger thighs. The waist makes you look trim and the cut is flattering and it has the ease of wear of a shirt dress. I have a large bust and this complemented the girls without making them the main attraction. The fullness of the skirt nicely framed my chubby little legs. Bra-friendly. I would buy this dress. I didn't want to take it off. Dress it up or down. 2 Short crew, this is the LBD you have been searching for.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 14, 2016
Awesome dress for every day!!!
I love this dress and have rented it twice! Incredibly flattering! The neck is a little low but I highly recommend renting it, SO flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 10, 2016
Cute dress with interesting detail
Overall, I really liked this dress, but it rights slightly large. I wasn't exactly swimming in it, but the waist was not fitted on me in the medium. Really loved the keyhole detail, even if the button wasn't the easiest thing to fasten.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 3, 2016
Don't count this LBD out for work functions!
RTR Stylist Review!! This LBD is so much more than expected in person! I am 5'4 and this dress hit me about 3 inches above the knee. It was short, but not too short that I wouldn't have been able to wear it and worry about my butt hanging out. I was not able to wear the dress due to it being too big. I typically wear a Size 4-6, but I recently ordered the Black Laurel Dress by Elizabeth & James (which I HIGHLY recommend) in a Size 8 and it fit like a glove. I assumed I would be a medium in this dress after being an 8, but I 100% needed the Small. I see that other renters have said that this dress could be a little low cut. Having a 34 C/D bust I could see what they were saying. I suggest wearing a full coverage bra to avoid this little problem. This dress would be great for bridal showers or if you are looking to be a little more conservative at a Bachelorette party!
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 17
Body type: Pear
Weight: 162lbs
October 30, 2016
Dance the night away
I wore this to homecoming. The dress was very comfortable and fit true to size. It is not something that will show off your curves but it is still a wonderful dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 30, 2016
Very cute dress, too large for once!
This dress is super cute but was too large on me. I will definitely try to get the medium next time to see if it fits better. The dress was giving which is great, and the keyhole isn't too revealing so it could be worn pretty much anywhere.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 14, 2016
RTR Team Review
Adorable LBD! I got the S and the M and decided to wear the M because the sleeves were a little tight for me on the S. I also wanted to be able to wear little heels and the S was just a tad short for that. The keyhole is also a bit deep, so just FYI if you are thinking of wearing this for a work or more conservative event I needed a camisole underneath!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 120lbs
August 31, 2016
I didn't end up wearing this dress out.
The waist is much baggier than I thought so it looked unflattering. I like the length though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Age: 33
August 9, 2016
Pretty!
This dress fit well and ran generous in the bust, waist, and fitted in the arms. Cute look, a little less professional than I was going for, but not too short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
July 28, 2016
More of a shift dress, really
This dress is beautiful and high quality, but as other reviewers mention it's more of a shift dress and does not fit as it appears in the photo. It's loose in the waist, and I sized up (would normally get a large) but I'm glad I did because I needed to for the length (I'm 5'8").
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 27, 2016
Perfect LBD
Simple dress that can be dressed up or down. I wore it to a friend's party with heels and took it in another direction when I grunged it up with boots for a gallery opening. The fit is true to size. It did snuggle up against the bust a little but it wasn't uncomfortable. And, the dress was difficult to take off. But other than that, it wore like a dream.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 24, 2016
Simple but classy
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was too short in the front for work and too large in the waist. It is a great black dress though just not on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
July 18, 2016
Great fabric, medium is cut a little boxy and short.
Great fabric, medium is cut a little boxy and short - I couldn't wear it to the office as I hoped because it was literally 2 inches below my butt. Also, the top was boxy and not a fitted cut as in the picture. If I rented the small which might have been fitted, it would have looked like a baby doll top and I would have had to worn pants. This would be ok for someone with a short or average size torso.
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