Elizabeth and James

Black Aldridge Dress

$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

Take your LBD game to the next level with this sleek Elizabeth and James dress. A cutout and a bodycon silhouette makes this style a modern and alluring statement look you'll love. Pair it with strappy heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black crepe (68% Polyester, 26% Rayon, 6% Elastane). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Sheath Bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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61 reviews
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(17)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
June 20, 2017
Stylist Review

This sexy but simple dress is perfect for many events. It runs small and the material has no stretch, so I suggest sizing up. A strapless bra works best with this dress. I would jazz this look up with pretty clutch for a pop of color! This dress is truly a "go to dress" and "all purpose dress".

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
June 23, 2017
Much larger than most E&J dresses.

In Elizabeth & James, I usually have to size up to a 6 or sometimes an 8 in the tinier versions so following that logic, I got the 6 in this dress. I should have stuck with my regular size. It is beautiful, extremely well made and the fabrication is actually very, light and cool but because of the upsizing, the cutouts were down too low and I couldn't wear it. I will try again with the 4 for sure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 29, 2017
Cute, nice material but runs small

I have small bust but couldn't get top of zipper closed...too tight on chest. I wasn't able to wear but would rent again with my unlimited in a size 6. I regularly wear size 4.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 8, 2017
Amazing LBD, fit me like a glove!

Amazing black dress for any occasion, wore it out for girls night!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
July 18, 2017
Loved this dress!

Wore this dress to a nice dinner and to see the Cirque du Soleil show Zumanity in Vegas. So thankful that I loved this dress as much as I did bc I was pulled up on stage! Fit perfectly and felt amazing in it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 12, 2017
Awesome black dress for a Bachelorette Party

Fit really well, flattering, cutouts were in good place, I really loved this dress! Didn't need to wear a bra with it (which I've never done), very comfortable

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 17, 2017
Fall wedding

Loved this dress! Sturdy material but stretchy for easy dancing and cookie tables! Just enough sexy for a formal wedding. I had an issue with the original size I ordered (6) the seem in the bust was ripped, so I wore the back up size (8). The eight was just a little bigger in the hips and I could have fit a bra under it to help hold the girls in place.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 24, 2017
Comfortable and sexy

Wore to a bachelorette party. The cut outs gave it some interest, and I liked the longer length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 4, 2017
Wore it for my birthday out in the city. Felt and looked great!

I normally wear a 6-8 and needed to wear the 10, but it looked great and fit very well! I was able to get away with no bra because of the material, but I did wear spanks. Overall, I loved the dress and would definitely recommend!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 11, 2017
Sexy dress

It showed a little more cleavage than I expected, but it was so cute! I received tons of compliments on the dress. Fit snug around the ribs/bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 15, 2017
Fun dress for bachelorette party

Wore this for a bachelorette party night out. The fit was tight. I would recommend sizing up. Great quality dress. Did not need to wear a bra with it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
October 22, 2017
Great black dress

Fitted for sure. Loved the length though. Be careful getting to small of a size bc it did ride up a little when I walked. Super flattering though, and u can wear a normal bra which is always nice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 26, 2017
Awesome dress! Wish I could have worn it.

The dress is beautiful. The problem I ran into was it wouldn't zip up past my chest, the rest of the dress fit perfectly though. I'd rent it again in a 6 for a different event.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
November 13, 2017
Such a great dress!

This was the perfect lbd!! I received so many compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
November 17, 2017
Great dress

Runs very small- order 1 or 2 sizes up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2017
Chic!

This dress was great as per other reviews I sized up, and I am so happy I did! The dress was so flattering on. A little long but still was super easy to dance in, and wasn't too conservative feeling.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 24, 2018
Felt gorgeous and sexy

I got so many compliments on this dress, and felt SO sexy (and yet still appropriate for a casual wedding). It fit perfectly, made me look thin but curvy in the right places, and my skin didn't bulge out of the cutouts -- they were the perfect size! It hit me at all the right places, and the chest was sexy, but not overly so.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 27
March 28, 2018
It wasn't the one I wanted, but it was beautiful on! Loved it, highly recommend.

Fit perfectly, hugs you shape well and made a girl that does not have an hourglass figure, have a figure :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 11, 2018
Good LBD

Fit was good, length was good, overall good dress. But nothing special or to stand out in.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
April 12, 2018
I wore this dress to a bachelorette party

The dress runs small, so I'm glad I read other people's reviews and ordered a size up from my normal dress size. The dress was very flattering and I received a ton of compliments!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
April 14, 2018
Vegas themed cocktail party

I rented this dress for a Vegas themed cocktail party! This was the perfect little black dress! The fit was sexy but not too revealing. The cut outs gave just enough sass to stand out! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this great dress but I would definitely rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2018
I have never felt so confident! The ultimate classy yet incredibly sexy dress.

This dress fit like it was made for me. I didn't want to send it back. I was told by several people that I looked like a super model! People I knew and complete strangers were complimenting me left and right. I don't have a terribly large bust but the size 4 (which I normally wear) was a bit snug up top. Still fit perfectly comfortably, but if you're big chested, definitely size up!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2018
Stunning little black dress

Beautiful little black dress. Thick, stretchy material. This dress runs small If you have a larger size chest. Ideally I needed be 6 but it was not available when I needed it. The 8 worked because I have a bigger chest and this brand generally runs small. The mix of subtle cut-outs with below the knee length makes this a fun but classy dress. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
April 27, 2018
Grest dress

I wore this dress to a night with the girls and got so many compliments! Great material and fit!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
May 2, 2018
Great dress!

Amazing fit. Very flattering. Thick, fitted top so no need to wear a bra. My favorite RTR yet.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
May 8, 2018
I rented this dress for a friend's bachelorette party. I loved the length on the skirt.

I know the brand runs small because I've rented other dresses by the same designer but I went up TWO sizes and the dress was pretty tight. Which isn't a good look with the cut outs. It is a little low cut, which was fine for the occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 10, 2018
Fun Vegas dress

Runs true to size. Sassy, but still classy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2018
Not for the busty!

Flattering fit from the waist down, TTS. If you are busty though, you may want to skip this one! I am a 34D and my boobs were all smushed up and it gave me a uniboob. Not flattering at all. Considering I was going to a wedding, I went with another dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 21, 2018
Head turner!

Wore this for birthday dinner and it was perfect. I am a typical size 4/6 and wore the size 8. Fit was perfect but a tiny bit snug in the thighs/rear...which is where I carry my weight. Had to wear a NuBra with it because the neckline would expose a regular bra. Great rent!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
May 22, 2018
very comfortable

pro: comfortable, flattering con: cannot wear a bra since the cuts on the side are pretty high & it is somewhat low cut

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 34D
May 23, 2018
Great shape! Sad it ran a little small.

Ran small and made me feel a little uncomfortable. The material is stretchy and feels amazing. Wishing I got the next size up!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
June 13, 2018
I ended up not wearing the dress :(

I normally wear a 4 in a dress. I saw the reviews for this dress and people said it ran small so I ordered a 6 and an 8 as a backup. The 8 didn't even zip. I would suggest going at LEAST 2 sizes up if you are going to order this dress unless you have a smaller ribcage/bust area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 15, 2018
runs very small

didnt wear, order size up

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 26, 2018
Bachelorette Party Dress

Classy (and sexy) black dress that worked great for a bachelorette party. Fairly long too for a little, black dress. I'm 5'11 and it fell to 2 inches above my knees. Would love to wear this dress again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 10, 2018
So chic. French girl's killer LBD.

Fit me tighter than I wanted...Got my true size; think glove. Tiny steps only. Loved it for evening, but imho, the cutouts and cleavage were too sexy for daytime wear.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
July 15, 2018
Tons o compliments

I received so many compliments in this dress. With recently 20+ lb weight loss I was nervous about wearing something this form fitting and with the cutouts but is was very flattering! Had to watch my posture while I was sitting but good posture is flattering too!

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 15, 2018
This dress was so comfortable! Classy and sexy!

Normally I wear a 4/6 and ended up wearing the 8. The six was a little snug in the ribs and the eight was a little big in the hips. Decided I'd rather be able to exhale fully!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
July 31, 2018
Sexy Little black dress

Love love love!! Super flattering in all the right places. Also, always a plus when you can wear a bra w a dress as well. Highly recommend this dress. You will not be disappointed.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Age: 44
August 8, 2018
So many compliments!

The dress runs small as other reviews suggest. I got my normal size and the next size up and wore the larger size. I wore the dress out to a club in Vegas and had so many people stop me to tell me how much they loved the dress and how great I looked!! Such a fun surprise and unexpected to receive so many compliments. It was super comfortable and I was able to wear a normal bra which was a plus. Highly recommend this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
September 2, 2018
Amazing dress!

Perfect dress! Wore it for a wedding. The cut out of the sides are what make the dress sexy, classy, and unique. I wore size 8, the 6 fit but I had more dancing room in the 8. Would definitely rent this again!

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