Elizabeth and James

Blush Orley Gown

$100 – $115 rental?
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

This light pink Elizabeth and James gown is minimally cut and feminine. Wear the sleek look with a simple clutch.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Halter neckline with back bow detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Back slit. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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82 reviews
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 20, 2016
Stunning in every way!
The dress and is absolutely stunning. The fabric is thick, the back is incredible and it fits in all the right places. It definitely runs long! I'm 5'9" and wore 3" heels and the 4L was way too long. Wish I had ordered a 4R. The small snap at the back that holds the bow up did come unsnapped quite a bit, but when I made the bow less top heavy it seemed to help. This dress is a statement maker and I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
March 23, 2016
Stylist Review
By far one of my favorite gowns I've tried on! The bow detail on the back adds the perfect touch of femininity! You will need to size up for this dress as Elizabeth and James tends to run smaller. I would also recommend wearing a Nu-Bra or going bra less depending on how comfortable you feel. This dress does run tighter in the hips and waist so that is something to take into consideration if you want to wear Spanx or not. This dress would be great for Prom. You can complete this look with a long earring and simple bracelets!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 18, 2016
I wore this to my senior prom. I got so many compliments, easy to dance in; an unforgettable night!
The length and fit were perfect! It was exactly the right size, the fabric is high quality and flattering as is the blush/pink color. One minor negative about the dress is the bow on the back could unhook a bit easily however I never had a problem during the whole dance. I highly recommend this dress, I will be using Rent the Runway in the future!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 19, 2016
I rented this Dress for my junior prom
I rented this for my junior prom and I loved it ! For the most part . It wasn't as tight as I wanted it to be so it does run large . And the back is cut out so it gives you room to move. Lastly the back out was beautiful but the snap to keep it in place kept Undoing itself . But overall I loved it and I would so rent from here again .
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 20, 2016
This dress is incredible. It really fit like a glove. I received so many compliments.
This dress does run a little small. I suggest eating light before wearing this dress because any small bloat will show in this dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 20, 2016
Perfect, unique dress
The dress was slightly shorter than I would have hoped when I wore my heals, but the dress fit perfectly in all other ways. It was the most unique yet gorgeous dress at prom and I received many compliments from parents of people at the prom and also from my peers.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 137lbs
April 27, 2016
Lovely dress!
Overall the gown was lovely and fit like a glove! Although I did not receive the size that I wanted I received a 4L in return which was too long even with my 4.5 inch heels! If you are below 5'7 I definitely suggest that you should go with the 4R. This dress was easy to dance with and the open back was extremely amazing!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
May 1, 2016
This dress was simple and elegant, I felt like a million bucks
aside from my dress not coming in with the bow that's suppose to be on top... I did love this dress! It was simple and very elegant. The dress runs small so size up, I'm a usual 4 and I had to wear a 6. This dress was great quality, a beautiful color, and flattered my body in all the right places.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 17, 2016
The dress fit true to size; I absolutely loved it. Fitted to body but can still dance and is comfy
I wore this dress to my Junior prom and I felt very classy. I loved the dress online and was worried it wouldn't look good on me because I obviously do not have the same body type as all the models on the site. However, the dress fit perfectly true to size and I was so happy with how fitted it was while still allowing me to dance a lot. Although it is fitted to your body, the thick fabric makes it very smooth and flattering
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 18, 2016
I felt like a celebrity.
I'm not usually a pink person, but this was the most perfect shade of pink. The neckline was super flattering, the length was perfect with three inch heels. It was tight in the stomach and waist area. I'm a smaller bust (small B) so I didn't wear a bra at all and it was fine. The material is thick, but you could still see a panty line. The back was stunning, but I needed help getting the dress on, the top has hooks and a snap closure. You step into it so you don't have to worry about hair or make up getting messed up when putting it on. All in all, I have never received as many compliments on my life as I did when wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 19, 2016
This was for my formal and the dress was perfect and i got a lot of compliments!
It was very comfortable and fit perfectly. The bow was very awkward and difficult to tie but overall i loved this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
April 6, 2016
Nice dress, arrived dirty
The dress is simple and understated. Very pretty with a statement necklace. You may want to wear shapewear underneath as it's quite form fitting. I usually wear 6 but the 6R was too small. The 8R was really dirty at the hem (and a few inches up) so I had to have it dry cleaned in 1 day to travel with it the next day to a wedding. Disappointed with RTR service for the first time. Also, the garment bag didn't arrive with the zip tie to seal it when returning the dresses.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2016
Gorgeous, feminine and classy dress, good material and received many compliments!
I rented this dress for a gala where there were religious leaders in my community, so I needed something classy and feminine. The material is great, however it does show everything through, so if you're needing to wear compression garments, go a size up! The back is lovely as well! It's perfect for a conservative event, given the high neckline and the back isn't low either! Great rental and loved the color!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2016
I wore this to my Prom! It fit perfectly and I received lots of compliments.
I wore this dress in a 4L for my Junior year Prom! It fit me perfectly and I received compliments all night!! I ordered a 4L and a 6L, and ended up wearing the 4L because it fit me a little better. I'm 5'7 and I ordered the long version only because I was wearing tall heels. If you are around 5'7 and don't plan on wearing tall heels, go with the regular length! With my tall heels the dress was still long, so I would only suggest ordering the long version if you are pretty tall. The color was perfect for my skin color and the material was stretchy and very comfortable. This dress is very classy, comfortable, and beautiful!! I will definitely be renting from this website again :)
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 4, 2016
Kerry Washington told me she loved this dress. Mic drop.
I adored this dress. Very chic - but totally stands out from all black at formal affairs. It is form fitting, but in a sleek way. I'm 5"7 and wore with 3 inch heels and it just hit the floor. The size 4 (125 lbs) was snug, but it felt more like comfy shape wear. Tons of compliments. Loved loved loved it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2016
gorgeous
I did not end up wearing this dress because i got a 4L and it was so long. I am 5'7 and even with heels it was way too long. everything else fit great so if i were to order again i would go with a 4R.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 17
Body type: Petite
May 8, 2016
Beautiful back!
I rented this dress for my prom, BEST decision ever. Despite receiving this dress 3 hours before prom, everything was perfect. The color was beautiful and the style was elegant and classy. The bow is beautiful and adds a feminine touch. I recommend this dress to everyone however, a size up is necessary, as Elizabeth and James runs small.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2016
Amazing and Classy Gown
Some say that Elizabeth and James runs a little small but I thought it to be very true to size. It's an extremely flattering and thick-lined form fitting dress, however quite cool and breathable. the fabric is amazing! I wore it to my senior prom and have never gotten so many compliments! I wore 3 inch heels and it was the perfect length. The bow on the back is a great touch and the slit made it very movable and easy to dance in. Will definitely rent again. Such a classy, elegant piece. Rent rent rent it!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 23, 2016
Stunning dress-received compliments all night!!
This dress was absolutely beautiful. I wore it to a black tie gala, and it was perfect! The fabric is very pretty and thick. This is a VERY form fitting dress, so if you are in between sizes I would order 1 size up. I am typically a 4, but was happy I had the 6 as a backup because it gave me just a little more room. I am 5'7 and wore 4 inch heels, the regular was the perfect length (I am always concerned about dress length since I'm on the taller side). The only downside is the little button that fastens the bow and neck kept coming undone throughout the night. It didn't cause too much of a problem, I just had to be mindful of it. Overall, it was a total winner!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2016
Runs small but is perfect otherwise
Rent this dress!! It's beautiful and very high quality...also really flattering. The dress definitely runs SMALL and LONG. I've rented 5+ dresses from RTR and have always worn a 0. I wore a 2R for my college's ball and probably would have liked to try the 4S on as well. I'm 5' 5'', wore 3-4 inch heels, and the dress just hit the ground. Loved the back!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 4, 2016
I am usually a 10 and wore a 12. This dress was so beautiful on. I received so many compliments! <33
It fits small for sure. Beautiful light pink color. I love love the back! it's so cute and simple, yet elegant.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
June 5, 2016
This dress was perfect for a black-tie summer wedding.
This dress is stunning! I got so many compliments and the color is so flattering (even though I'm pale!). Great dress for a wedding but I definitely recommend ordering a size up.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
June 12, 2016
It was beautiful and perfect for the event! My mother said I looked elegant.
It runs a little small, I ordered a 6 because the 8 wasn't available. I felt beautiful all night, I got so many compliments. The blush color was also perfect for my complexion and blond hair. Loved it!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
June 13, 2016
Tight but the long length is perfect for tall women
I'm almost 6'2" so finding a floor-length dress that was long enough for a wedding I was in was a challenge. I never would have thought I'd be able to rent a dress that would actually touch the floor when I wore it. Thank goodness for Elizabeth and James dresses. I scoured reviews trying to find dresses that other women of my height said were long enough for them. I live in chicago so I was able to go to their store to try on some of the designers I saw online. Elizabeth and James long length dresses were the only ones I felt were long enough to make me feel comfortable. I didn't get to try on this exact style in the store but I tried on smaller sizes in the long length and they were long enough so I went for it. I'm in between a size 10 and 12 so I wore the 12L and it was still pretty tight but the length was amazing. I ended up wearing flat dress sandals and the dress skimmed the floor. I could have worn a 2"-3" heel but I loved that in flats you couldn't see my feet at all. I loved this dress because it made me feel elegant. I tried wearing those sticky boob chicken cutlet things b/c i have a decent size chest but they didn't end up working out so I went with just pasties and the dress is tight enough to hold you in. I also was able to wear spanx that came up to my waist just below the opening in the back. If you're tall like me and need a floor length dress, go with an elizabeth and james. You won't regret the length!!!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
June 13, 2016
This is definitely a dress you can have fun and move in.
This dress is incredibly flattering and looks very pink in person, but once on and stretched out is too close to white so I couldn't wear it for the intended wedding that I got it for. Thankfully I ordered a backup as well!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
June 14, 2016
Everyone loved the back!
It was a little long on me and I am 5'2" and wore 5" heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
June 20, 2016
I loved this dress so much!! The color was beautiful and I got compliments on it all night.
I ended up wearing the 2R but it was a little snugger. They only had a 4L available for my backup and it was far too long so the 2R sufficed! Would definitely recommend - but size up if you don't want a snug fit or are more busty.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 21, 2016
Loved this dress!
I rented this dress for a military event and it was perfect! I ordered a size 2R and 4R. The 2R fit, but it was a little snug and there was a mark on the front so I wore the 4R which fit great too! I'm about 5'5 and I wore 3 inch heels, which worked perfectly for the length. I received so many compliments on this dress. It's elegant and so, so beautiful. I hope I have an excuse in the future to rent it again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
July 1, 2016
Great dress, but bow is difficult to work with!
Loved the dress but it ended up being too formal for the event I needed to wear it to, I exchanged it for something else. The only reason I am giving four stars is because of the bow in the back. The material was very thick and it was hard to tie a nice bow. Plus, once a bow was tied, it was hard to keep it together.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 22
Body type: Petite
July 7, 2016
It was a gorgeous dress
It's a beautiful dress, but if you're a petite woman like myself be sure to get petite because it is super long!!
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
July 18, 2016
Perfect for a Fairy tale wedding
Bow unsnapped couple times, but not a huge problem, material is gorgeous, form-fitting and very flattering, highly recommend for a summer wedding
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 20, 2016
Gorgeous
I'm 5"8 about 140lbs I needed the size 6R.. I'm glad I read the reviews & didn't get a long.. If I had a better summer diet I may have fit in the 4 so always get the size up from what you normally wear too. The dress was comfortable but I had some issues with the hooks.. Give 20 minutes to get on & make sure you have a friend that knows how to tie a bow... My boyfriend couldn't figure it out...
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 22
August 2, 2016
This dress was absolutely lovely my date loved it. It is simple yet very elegant .
I totally felt like a princess in this dress. It was body hugging yet a bit stretchy. I would say it's very true to size. The only con about this dress is that when it was delivered it was a bit wrinkled. Other then that it was truly perfect and worth the money. Thank you RTR
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 6, 2016
The dress was gorgeous and I left confident in it.
I love the fit and the simplicity of the dress.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 7, 2016
I loved this dress! I had complements all night. It was a little long for me, but I loved it.
It fits perfect!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
August 10, 2016
My Bridesmaid Dresses!
These photographed well and the back design was so pretty. The color is more pink in person, rather than the washed out color in the photo online.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
August 11, 2016
Very flattering!
Runs small so I wore a size up. Lots of compliments. Very flattering fit. The only downside was the bow in back kept coming unclasped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 23, 2016
Bridesmaid dress
Love the back of this dress! I wore it as a bridesmaid dress and it was stunning. My only complaint is that the back of the dress makes it really hard to find a good pair of spanx to wear with it. I am pretty tall with heels and felts that the dress dragged a lot on the floor. Overall, I would rent this dress again.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 25, 2016
Such an elegant dress!
This dress made me feel amazing! The fit was very flattering and the color was perfect for a summer wedding. I received compliments on it all night. It does run a bit small and I had ordered the 6R as my backup (but couldn't wear it due to damages on the dress upon receiving it) but all in all the fit and fabric were so flattering that I felt comfortable wearing my normal size. The length was perfect: I'm 5'4" and wore 3 inch heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
September 3, 2016
AMAZING DRESS
I wanted this dress for another wedding, but some issues came up and they couldn't send it to me. This dress was WORTH THE WAIT!!! Total knockout. Tons of compliments. It fits well in the body, but it was a little long and I had on 3 - 4 in heels. I normally wear a 0 but that wasn't available, so I went with the 2. Maybe going the size up was good for fit in the body but not for length. Pick your battles...the dress is WORTH IT!
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