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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166 reviews
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
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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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
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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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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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
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.
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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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
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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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
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: 30
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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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
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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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.
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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.
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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: 29
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: 36
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: 30
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
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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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
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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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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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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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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
October 10, 2016
Easy rental, nice dress
I rented the 2 and 4 (I'm usually in between). I tried the 4 first and it fit perfectly, so I never even tried the other. The hemline was a little funny like another reviewer mentioned, but other than that, it was a great dress. It wasn't an attention getter, but was a safe choice for a "Texas tuxedo" attire event.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
September 30, 2016
Perfect for a Fall Wedding
So in jeans I wear a 10 but typical Elizabeth and James is a size up so I'm calling this true to size. This dress fit so great and the asymmetrical hem gave it a little fun detail. I was nervous it wouldn't hide any tummy imperfections but to no avail it did hide my tummy just fine. This dress hit me mid thigh and the fabric had some give to it. The necklace was also rented and set off the blue of the dress perfectly! Loved this dress I would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
September 26, 2016
Love this dress! Perfect fit! I'm 5'3" and weight 125 lbs and a size 2 was perfect!
I'm 5'3" and weight 125 lbs and a size 2 fit perfect! The dress was classy and simple for this wedding!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 26, 2016
Beautiful dress
The dress was absolutely perfect. The 6 would have fit but both zippers were stuck in the middle. It was very true to size.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
September 26, 2016
Classy and Comfortable
This dress is amazing! My first impression was that it looks too plain in photos, but it looks amazing in person! It was comfortable to dance in, tasteful, and super flattering. I got so many compliments and would buy this dress in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 22, 2016
Perfect cocktail dress! Needs a statement necklace.
This dress fit great and true to size. I loved the uneven hem. It definitely requires a statement necklace. I just saw this dress on an episode of Bloodline on Netflix ;)
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 6, 2016
the perfect dress for a wedding!
The picture doesn't show the detail, but in person it was super got - received lots of compliments on it. It needs a statement necklace though.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
September 6, 2016
Great dress! I received a lot of compliments. Definitely would rent again.
The fit was perfect, however it is a little short. Had to be careful bending over. But the rest of the measurements were true to size.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 148lbs
September 4, 2016
BEAUTIFUL dress!
Absolutely LOVED this dress. It fit so great and hit all the right places. I'm normally between a 4 and 6 depending on the brand and the 4 was too tight but the 6 fit perfectly! The color and cut is just beautiful!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 27, 2016
Bridesmaid dress!
Love it. So flattering. Although a little short. Perfect for outdoor wedding
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 25, 2016
Fits like a glove, a little short
I really liked this dress, a little tight if you're broad through your back/bust. I probably could've worn an 8 just as well. I wouldn't say this was my absolute favorite rental from RTR but it was a good work choice!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 23, 2016
Corporate cocktail party
Sophisticated, classic, but with a twist! Loved this dress, super comfortable, and extremely well made. It does have a bubble like hem on the back side (which I didn't mind), but was surprised. Ordered a 6 and an 8. 6 fit perfect up top, but was slightly short and tighter through my hips than I prefer. Ended up wearing the 8, slightly bigger on the top, but perfect in my hip area and slightly longer (this was for a work/bank related event...more conservative). I am 5'1'', 140 lbs, hourglass, petite. Typically can wear a 4-6 (if stretch material; need it to work over my kim kardashian/j.lo bottom half ;) ); mostly petite sized only.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 22, 2016
Looked and felt great in the dress!
The dress fit perfectly and is really flattering! It was definitely a lot shorter than I was expecting it to be in the back. Bust was a bit snug but not tight, so I was able to wear the size I typically do. Overall I really enjoyed the dress and it fit well.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 20, 2016
Form fitting
Understated but I loved the classic navy paired with the asymmetrical cut.
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