Elizabeth and James

Ayla Dress

$60 – $80 rental
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

An asymmetrical cut edges up this Elizabeth and James mini. The skirt length works perfectly with both flats and heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Blue crepe (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Full skirt with envelope detail. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Fully lined. 33” from shoulder to hemline.

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180 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(83)
Small
(20)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
September 19, 2017
Rehearsal Dinner
Fit true to size - really accentuates the waist!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 20, 2017
Such a flattering, fun workd dress that is perfect to go in to the night.
Very tailored on top and waste, with a beautifully designed skirt. I love this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 2, 2017
I got curves!
Thick fabric, zips great. I'm on the bustier side and have absolutely no hips... or waist. This dress gave me just that and more! Highly recommend to add a neckless for detail/color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
July 15, 2017
Comfortable dress for a rustic barn wedding
It was a great fit. E&J tend to run a bit small on me, but this one fit great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
June 23, 2017
Standard E&J fit.
Really liked this little dress! Kind of a basic, well fitted work dress. It fits to the standard I have come to expect from Elizabeth and James so the 6 was perfect. If you need a safe, easy choice for a work function, this is it.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
June 20, 2017
Simple with a twist!
This dress was shipped to me as a replacement when another dress in my order was unavailable. At first I was bummed because it seemed so plain, but when I saw it in person I loved it! The dramatic angle in the front is unique and the fit is super flattering. It is tight, stretchy, and fitted so consider sizing up. It is comfortable, chic, and the perfect shade of navy! I rented this dress to style for my blog.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113lbs
June 15, 2017
fabulous dress- sexy in a discreet way
conservative on top but just short enough to be sexy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 9, 2017
Perfect for outdoor casual wedding
I loved this dress! Super comfortable, especially because you can wear a regular bra. Normally I wear a size up in this designer but I wore my normal size in this dress. I got so many compliments and I felt great all night.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
June 7, 2017
Fabulous fit!
I loved this dress and it fit like a glove! I'm barely 5'0 with curvy hips and it was form fitting in all of the right places. I would definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 4, 2017
Cute - but very short
I rented this as a back up when the dress I wanted wasn't available. It's very cute but extremely short. If you're less curvy or short, it could work well for you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
June 1, 2017
I wore this for a New Year's Eve wedding and loved it! Timeless & comfortable! Would rent again.
I ordered a 2 and 4 and ended up going with the 4. Fits true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 28, 2017
Great for petites!
Loved loved loved this dress! Great for petites. Only complaints were that the zipper tends to stick and it is a bit snug around the ribcage and stomach. Going up a size was more or less the same, so if you're concerned about those areas I'd move up a size or two. Wonderful navy color, stretchy, and keeps its shape well. Would love to purchase if ever given the option!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
May 26, 2017
Perfect grad celebration
Snug in the waist, very fun style and a great twist with the piping.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 22, 2017
I wore this dress for graduation. It was comfortable, stylish, and professional.
I rented a size zero and it fit perfectly. The dress fit snugly through the bodice and flared beautifully at the skirt. I am on the shorter side, so the dress was a very professional mid-lower thigh length which is what I wanted. The fabric was also very good quality. I got multiple compliments on the deep navy color and the unusual, very cute hemline. My only complaint is that the zipper sticks, but I would definitely wear this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Age: 37
May 11, 2017
Perfect dress for the Kentucky Oaks
I'm 5'8", 155 lbs, hourglass shape. I wasn't sure if I could pull off this style of dress, I usually wear a sheath type, but WOW. This was so cute. A little short!! But so cute. I did wear a cami under it because the arm holes were a little big and showed my bra, and my strap kept showing which was annoying, but this really was a great, comfortable dress that was perfect for our day at the Kentucky Oaks. I wouldn't mind owning this one.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 10, 2017
Not a flattering fit...
Runs small, I'm 5'5 and it was too short to wear. Cute concept, but not great for my body type
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 10, 2017
Classy elegant dress. Great fabric quality.
Rented this for work Gala event and received lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 3, 2017
Felt amazing and put together with this dress, necklace and purse
This dress is well-made, structured and flattering for the short & short waisted. I wish I had ordered the 10 back up size but it wasn't available. I was at least 10 lbs heavier when I wore this, so 145ish. My husband thought it was a stunner though. I would rent it again. I rented the Rebecca Minkoff sparkly ice-blue clutch to dress it up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
March 20, 2017
Slam dunk!
This dress was so flattering! Thick material that hit right in all the right places. Runs small, order a size up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
March 13, 2017
New Little Not Black Dress
LOVE this dress. Wore it to a grand opening cocktail party but this could definitely be worn to a formal event instead of the normal little black dress. I wore a size 4 because the 2 was too short. Fit wise, I didn't notice a huge difference in anything but the length. I wore 3-4 inch heels. Hugs all the right areas with a little give in the fabric. Definitely will be renting again!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
February 6, 2017
Classy dress, I will be wearing this to a medical conference dinner. I paired it with tear drop earrings and necklace.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
January 30, 2017
I wore this dress to my friends' April wedding in New Jersey.
I was unsure how I would feel about this dress because I thought the cut of the dress was a bit awkward, however after trying it on, I LOVED it. The dress itself fit really well and was incredibly comfortable. I got so many compliments on it throughout the night.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
January 5, 2017
Great dress for all occasions!
I wore this to my brother-in-law's wedding, and received compliments the entire night. It's a thicker fabric, so it is extremely figure flattering. I'm larger chested and was afraid it wouldn't fit, but it was perfect. I am keeping an eye out on this dress for sales because I would love to own it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 20, 2016
Nice classic A-line dress
Classic A-line dress. Nothing special. Looked nice. Very flattering, Did not seem to run as small as other Elizabeth and James dresses.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
December 18, 2016
I kept getting compliments the day after the wedding about how great of a dancer I was!
Overall the dress was perfect for the holiday wedding I attended! The material was so comfy and great for dancing. I put that it wasn't true to size because I often wear a size 6 but it was too tight and even the 8 was tight, but perfectly so. It fit like a glove. It could be quite tight for someone with a larger bust. I am 5'8" and I definitely wouldn't have been able to wear it without tights, but with thick tights it was a fun length! I would have liked if it were a bit longer. The size 8 fit was great and I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
December 15, 2016
Flattering shape
Loved this dress. The fabric is sturdy and hugs in all the right places. I have a big chest and it is hard to find dresses that fit right, this was perfect. cannot wait to rent this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 11, 2016
Holiday party smash hit!
I wore this to back to back holiday parties in 2015. I absolutely love the cute of this dress. It was fitted throughout the top and popped into a nice aline at the waist. I wore it with black bootie heels and polka dot black tights and it paired great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 8, 2016
Worn to an anniversary date with husband (dinner and drinks).
The fit was perfect and the material has a heavier, quality feel to it. There are enough details to make it interesting, but is also great for adding tons of different accessories to make it appropriate for a bunch of events.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
December 7, 2016
Clean lines, but a bit edgy
This dress has no cons- it is the perfect alternative to the LBD. I loved it so much I purchased it. It is a bit shorter than expected based on the photo, but at 5'3", that worked to my advantage.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 135lbs
December 2, 2016
Great dress!
I was looking for something classic and that is exactly what I got. The fabric is on the heavier side but the dress is very well made. I typically wear a 6 but a friend told me that this brand runs small. I ordered a 6 and an 8. The 6 fit but I was more comfortable in the 8. It is a little short but it worked for me because I'm only 5'2". Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
November 30, 2016
Great Dress.
Fit great. Nice everyday dress that can be dressed up or down with accessories
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 29, 2016
I wore this dress for my engagement photos! It was PERFECT!!
Fit great. Very flattering
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
November 17, 2016
This dress was comfortable and classic
Wore this dress to as a guest to a wedding rehearsal dinner and it was the perfect attire! It was brilliantly understated and comfortable. The material is breathable but thick. There were no cons to this dress. It was hard to give this one back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 14, 2016
A back up dress became a fav!
I surprisingly loved this dress. It was a back up for a back up. A dress didn't arrive, then they sent a back up but to the wrong location so this was a third back up and I had low hopes... but it was perfect. As is true with all E&J dresses, it runs small. The 2 fit great. The color is very pretty. Will definitely rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2016
Made me look 10 lbs thinner!
I got a ton of compliments on this dress. It is one of the most flattering dresses I have ever worn. Runs a tad small so go a size up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 26, 2016
Great for work function!
Cute dress! I rented two dresses and unfortunately I did not wear this one. But it fit great, but I needed something a little more fun for my event;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
October 20, 2016
I wore this to a bridal lunch and received so many compliments.
It fit perfect. I only rented one size and went based off of measurements from previous renters. This dress was very comfortable. I enjoyed the different cuts in the front of the dress. This is a great dress that you can dress up or dress down.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 17, 2016
Fit great!
I loved the cut and fit of the dress. The material was heavy and high quality. Most reviews for this designer say it runs small, but this style fit just like any other size 4. Also, the length was great for my height at 5'3". Very happy with my first RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
October 13, 2016
Classy dress
I wore this when I presented my Master's thesis. I'm very petite and this was my first E&J rental - it hit nicely above the knee (a must for my already short legs!) and was comfortably fitted. Loved the asymmetrical hem as that added a nice little touch to a relatively simple dress. I needed something that was professional but I could also go out later and not look stuffy. Great rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 13, 2016
Awesome figure flattering dress
The dress ran true to size and I really loved being able to wear a regular bra with it. It is a little more plain than I hoped for so I wore a bold shoe to add some color. Everyone loved the dress but I wish it had been a little more jazzy!
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