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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52 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(17)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
March 7, 2016
Super cute dress!
I normally wear a size 12, so I'm glad I got the extra large as opposed to the large. The dress is super cute and I'm considering buying it. You can dress it up or down and it is great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
March 7, 2016
the XS was not XS
The fit of this dress is way off. The waist looks fitted in the photos but the XS was at least two sizes too big for me. I wanted to love this dress and ended up wearing it with a belt but it definitely would look better if it just fit like it was supposed to. The bust was also roomy, which is not a problem I usually have with clothes in this size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 10, 2016
Perfect amount of sex appeal
I really liked this dress. Perfect lbd for a low key birthday party. The key hole opening was flattering and not too revealing. The dress also had pockets which is always a win! The only problem I had was there was something funky happening where the pockets were sewn that didn't allow the sides to lay flat. I paired it with this sweater and so these weird seams couldn't be seen. I felt like it was pretty true to size as I generally wear a large despite being a normal 12. I would totally wear it again and received compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
March 16, 2016
Larger than most Elizabeth & James dresses
This dress is cute and well-made, but runs very large. Elizabeth & James items usually fit me perfectly in an XS or 0, but the waist on this one was pretty gigantic. I was able to wear it cinched with an obi belt, but this did make it a bit rumply in the midsection. I'd suggest ordering one size down if you are not an XS already.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
March 19, 2016
Runs large, somewhat short
I rented this just for fun, but it was very large for a size six. In the right size it would have been a cute dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 23, 2016
fabulous dress that got tons of compliments!
wore this w/ green tights and black boots. the plunge on the keyhole opening in the front is pretty deep (maybe too deep?) but i was really into it. was still able to pull it off for work. fits true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 30, 2016
Cute but short waisted
I really liked the dress but because I am long waisted the fit was off for me as the pleating for the skirt was almost right below my bra line. I would definitely recommend this dress to short waisted girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 136lbs
April 3, 2016
Cute + Pockets!
Loved this dress... a little more cleavage than I was expecting but it worked well for date night ;)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 8, 2016
Not for busty women
This dress didn't work on my body type, the waist of the dress didn't sit snug against my body so it made me look like a puff.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 10, 2016
Cute dress but has its issues
This is a really cute dress and I sized down based on the recommendation of other reviews. I would not recommend to size down for ladies with large chests. I'm a 34 G and the top is pretty snug. Also as a previous rented commented, there is something weird with the pocket on the zipper side and it won't lay flat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Weight: 118lbs
April 15, 2016
Weird waist
I feel like this dress wanted to be a babydoll but couldn't commit. I didn't love the loose waist or gaping neckline. Usual high quality construction from a great brand, though. My friend who rented it in a larger size said it was good for girls with bigger torsos, so your mileage may very.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 19, 2016
Really cute little black dress
So this dress is super cute, I ordered a medium as I usually wear a 6 or 8. I also think I'm bigger than I am quite often. I was swimming in this dress. It was at least a size too big. I definitely should have gotten the small, that being said, I know from the pictures and the length of the medium, the small probably would have been way too short for me to leave the house in. I am 5'10" and the medium was 2 inches above my fingertips. So cute dress, runs big, kinda short for tall women.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2016
Runs large in the waist.
The dress is very well made. The cute little peekaboo freshens up this classic look. The fit runs quite large. I ordered a small, and didn't wear it because the waist was just too big. I would definitely try it in a smaller size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Age: 30
April 14, 2016
Cute but its very large and the bust shows
The dress fits much larger than others from this brand. Also, the boobs show a lot more than I expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 18, 2016
So cute!
I loved this dress - even though it was bigger than I expected, a black belt still made it look perfect. The dress is very cute but the key hole is a perfect way to make it good for a date too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2016
Thick in the middle? 13 courses later - still looked cute
5'2 130lbs and I carry it like a spare tire. This dress was PERFECT. I left the button undone which created a nice deep V and paired with a moto jacket & booties. Length was just right. Not a fit and flare, it's more of a babydoll with a slightly trimmed waist to give it a better shape. We enjoyed a decedent 13 course meal. I was stuffed and never needed to suck it in.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
May 23, 2016
Way too short for work but nice dress
Although it was way too short for work, it was a nice dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
June 8, 2016
Great dress for work
I work at at hedge fund. The length was very work appropriate on me. The loose waist was very flattering and feminine. Wore an unpadded bra so it wasn't revealing at the top. Paired with pumps. Fun and professional work look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 14, 2016
upscale babydoll
Loved the fit. Comfortable and flattering. Looks great with heels or flats even rocked it with combat boots one night. Perfect length for someone petite.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
June 15, 2016
Classy and comfy
Very nice fabric. Looks casual but not sloppy. Change shoes night on town. Versitile.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 17, 2016
Tons of Compliments!
Who would have guessed this dress was so dynamic! I got tons of compliments walking down the street from a lot of young women. I wore a dramatic necklace under the button and the cleavage peaks out, a smidge low - sexy yet not overt. The fitted waist was fine and the subtle pleated skirt with pockets made for a comfortable Monday work day with flats to dinner with heels simple look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 18, 2016
Fun Dress
Cute dress. I never wore it because it was too small in the shoulders and bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
June 20, 2016
Perfect for a birthday dinner
This was a great dress. Very comfortable to wear and I love the fact that it had pockets, without adding bulk. I was also outdoors for part of the event and didn't have to worry about it flying up and showing off a little too much.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
June 28, 2016
Love the shape it gave me.
The dress fits great. I wore it to work and the only con is that if you are big chested, you might show a little more cleavage than you want to.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 5, 2016
Lined! Great black dress!
Item too small for my broad shoulders Hard to remove Lined Would be better for winter
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 7, 2016
Way too big
I rented a small, and even still, didn't even realize there was a zipper until it was on. It should be tight of course, but this was just massive 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.
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.
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:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
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").
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:
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:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
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:
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.
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 16
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:
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!
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:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
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:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
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:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
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.
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