Elizabeth and James

Cecil Dress

$70 – $85 rental?
$385 retail
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Stylist Notes

Delicate perforations make this Elizabeth and James LBD flirty. Pair the charming silhouette with strappy sandals.

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 - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: We recommend Hollywood Fashion Tape's Silicone CoverUps.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, and Tall body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

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

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54 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(6)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 6, 2017
Great, fun dress - no complaints!
The dress was the perfect length on me, and the straps fit my shoulders well. With a tight top and a slightly flow-y skit, this was a really fun, flirty dress. No complaints! (If you're between 2 sizes, I recommend getting the bigger one!)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2017
Perfect LBD!
I wore this to my sorority's winter formal. Loved the dress! Definitely runs a bit small- the 4 wasn't available so I couldn't try it on, but the 6 fit well (I usually wear a 4). Very flattering and classy. I could even wear a regular bra with it which was a plus. A perfect LBD!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2016
Cute dress with flouncy skirt
Very cute black dress with unique elements like the flare on the skirt and the see through trim. Tight across the bust so I had to size up. No bra required but I did wear the coverup stickies suggested by RTR which worked well. I have a short torso so the straps were a little loose but not enough so that they would fall. Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 17, 2016
I got many compliments.
I loved this dress. The top was a little tight so I would have ordered the 4 next time. But other than that it was perfect.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
November 14, 2016
fits like a glove.
Love, love, love how it fits. It's very cute on but effortless at the same time :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 24, 2016
Perfect Vegas Dress!
I rented this dress for a Vegas night out, and it was perfect. It is super flattering, and also just the right amount of Sexy!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 16, 2016
Great LBD- was a little tight!
I wore the 4 bc it was the only size available BUT I def would have rather had the 6. If it wasn't black I don't think I could have gotten away with how snug it was. I'm usually a 4 in everything however I think Elizabeth and James runs smaller than other brands. I always size up and would have been perfect if I had!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 5, 2016
I got so many compliments. Very flattering on any body type plus black is always classic.
If you are bigger chested, it will be a little tight at the top!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
September 21, 2016
So great for a bachelorette party!
Of course we did the "bride wears white and bridesmaids wear black" on a friend's bachelorette. I was obsessed with this dress! Super flattering and got lots of compliments (lots of cleavage)- would have wished the straps were adjustable, but not a huge deal! Would definitely rent this one again- LOVED!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 9, 2016
Sassy and Classy - Perfect for any occasion!
Eliz and James are a fav of mine This dress fits fabulous - it is flattering in all the right places! I got so many compliments. It is sexy yet classy, and a fashionable LBD. You can style it up with a fun shoe, or accessories. I opted for a bright shoe. I intended to wear a strapless bra, but my regular bra fit perfect with it. I would absolutely recommend this dress for a wedding, cocktail party, or special occasion! I'm tall, so usually a 4 or 6 and the 4 was true to size, on me.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 31, 2016
Beautiful dress. Super classy.
This dress does run small as the reviews say. I wanted to order a size 8 in the dress; however, it was unavailable. I decided to go for the 6 and wished for the best. The 6 was difficult to zip (partially because the zipper was very stiff) however it did look really great. Once the dress zipped it did not even feel tight it was just difficult to get on.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
August 24, 2016
Short for tall girls!
Great quality dress and super sexy yet simple. This was obviously very fitted throughout chest and waist, the 4 was snugger than I like, I could have sized up. I opted not to wear this for my date mostly because of the length. I'm 5'8 and with a curvier backside, this fell shorter than I'm comfortable with.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 3, 2016
Very comfortable, lots of compliments!
Fit was great, although I would not advise this dress for a fuller bust. The material was thicker, but very breathable and moved well. Lots of compliments on this one!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 26, 2016
So flattering!
I wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner. I would say it's on the smaller end of the size spectrum, but still fit. A little short, and tight in the rib and boob area. D cups be warned. Otherwise I loved it and it would rent again in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 17, 2016
Perfect little black dress
This dress is super cute and flirty ! The flare skirt is very flattering on the waist and the top is tight enough that I didn't need to wear a bra. The material is thick which makes it dressier. Would rent again
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
July 10, 2016
Cute for Bachelorette Party!
This was perfect as a little black dress for a bachelorette party weekend. Perfect for girls with hips that don't like tight dresses in that area. I thought it complimented my body type perfectly. Only thing was that it was very tight in the chest. I wasn't even wearing a bra and still thought it was tight. It was comfortable when standing up but when sitting for a while the torso was pretty tight. So not the most comfortable but still, got lots of compliments and felt pretty!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 6, 2016
Cute and comfy!
I knew it would be short on me, but perfect for a date with hubby! The ladder trim detail is super cute, and the dress has a little bit of stretch that made it fit perfectly. I wore without a bra, as material is a bit thicker.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
July 5, 2016
Vegas LBD
I loved the thick fabric that this dress was made of, and the way it moved when I walked! Unfortunately the dress fit slightly too large. I ordered a 4 and 6 based off the reviews of E&J dresses fitting small. A size 2 would have for perfect. I really like that it hid some of my belly bloat from the previous evening! Such a cute LBD!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 4, 2016
Boobilicious
I wore this for a friend's bachelorette party. I'm on the far left in the picture. It is very cute and flowy at the bottom and super tight at the top. I had just had a baby two months ago, so I knew my boobs would be bigger so I went up two sizes to compensate, but alas it was not enough. My boobs were still popping out, but since I used it for a bachelorette party it worked out. Love the small cut outs for detail.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 21, 2016
MUST RENT!
I contemplating buying this dress. I felt completely flirty, sexy, confident, and wonderful all night in this dress. I have wider hips and this dress had the perfect amount of structure to hide this. It also hit me in just the right spot to make my legs look amazing and my waist look tiny! I was comfortable all night. If there was one disadvantage, it was that the front and back are a little low so it's a bit hard to find a bra that works; the dress is fitted enough though that you can get away without wearing one. I would rent this again in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 17, 2016
Very flattering!
Love this dress. Fits true to size, maybe slightly small in the bust, which was good for me!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 17, 2016
Sexy, sweet, and sassy little number!
This dress fit like a glove. The thick fabric held everything in place, but wasn't hot. It has a great stretch so I could move around, and was so fun to dance in with the little fit and flare skirt!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 13, 2016
Flirty, flattering, fun
People loved it. I felt great. It hit in all the right places!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2016
Very flattering LBD!
Fit great and made my waste look super small!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 31, 2016
Super cute party dress!
This dress was a great fit. I loved the skirt and the detail. My husband actually thought about having me keep it! I would definitely rent again
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 17, 2016
Fun and sexy dress
Loved this dress! The top was tight enough that I did not need to wear a bra. I have a large chest, so I was nervous I might have an accidental slip, but all was well! I got so many compliments and it was very comfortable.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
May 15, 2016
this dress was very comfortable and easy to dance around in
i had ordered a different dress for my prom and the day venire is when it was supposed to arrive. on the day that it was said to come it didn't so i called rent the runway and they had to talk to UPS then i was told that it would take 8 days to find my dress because it got lost in the mail. and i had told rent the runway that my event was the next day... i began to freak out because it was the day before and i did not have my dress. rent the runway was very helpful towards my situation and they gave me an overnight shipment on a dress the was double the price of the one that got lost!! I ended up with an even cuter dress and it all worked out perfect!!! this is true to size but before the dress came i was afraid of how short it would be because it looks really short on the model picture... it was the perfect length though!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 13, 2016
Sexy & sweet
Flirty. Fun & sexy... Love this one. The flared out bottom of the dress makes it fun , yet it seems pretty short. I'm 5'3" so it's just right in length but on anyone else who's taller might be too short. I'd rent this one again :)
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
May 12, 2016
I love this dress!
The fit is perfect! The fabric is so nice and lined on the inside. The construction of the dress is done very well and the pleating on the bottom of the dress is not overdone, adds a flirtyness. The straps are a little thick for my liking and can make me look a little topheavy due to my bust size. I personally like thinner straps to have a more feminine look but this dress fits so well I don't care about the straps. Wore on an anniversary dinner date.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2016
My date loved it!
Great fit through the chest and waist. The zipper was a little old so getting it off at the end of the evening actually required assistance - the zippers was slightly rusted at once point probably due to dry cleaning. The material lays flat and is thick but does not oveaheat you in any way. I'm 5'3 and it was right at my mid-thigh.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
May 2, 2016
Cute party dress
This dress was very cute and flirty. Great quality and fun to wear. Definitely more cleavage than I'd expected, though.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2016
GREAT fit!
Was a little nervous of it being too short and wasn't bad, very flattering fit. Rented for my birthday and perfect for a night out- super flattering. Would rent again!! Highly recommend!!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
April 19, 2016
Perfect
Amazing dress for a sorority formal. Made my waist look so tiny
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 32
April 13, 2016
Straps are too long, but awesome otherwise.
This dress is great! The only issue for me were the straps. If the would have been an inch shorter, I would have loved this dress.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
March 9, 2016
Cute but small...for me
I made the mistake of going down a size thinking it would fit fine since it flares out. Unfortunately I couldn't zip it up. However, if you get the right size it's a great dress and feels great!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 5, 2016
Lovely - easy to make very dressy for casually dressy
Well structure. Loved it renting it again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 4, 2016
Great LBD!
Wore this to a friend's wedding... It was fun and very flattering, and the fabric has some stretch to it so it was comfortable all day/night. It was a little on the short side for me (5'9", long torso), and it felt a bit breezy since the skirt is loose, but overall it was *just* long enough. I ended up wearing it with a nude strapless bra to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions with the cut-outs, but the fabric is thick/structured enough that you could probably go without. More well-endowed ladies might want to be careful with this one, I'm only a 34C and there wasn't a lot of space left over. My only con is that I wish the cut-outs were a tiny bit bigger, they didn't really show up in pictures. Overall, great dress; hubs wanted me to keep this one.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
February 24, 2016
Super cute, straps are a bit long
Loved this dress! It was both super cute and sweet with just enough sex appeal to keep it from looking juvenile I'm quite petite, and I noticed that the straps were a bit longer and looser than would have been ideal, but it worked
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
February 24, 2016
simple but sexy LBD
It was a little snug on the top but it would work well for the smaller chested. Nice fabric. I also appreciated the details. Negatives for the top being snug and there was an issue with the zipper.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 23, 2016
Perfect LBD
Comes in at the waist and then flares out for a wonderful slimming effect. Really fun for dancing. Great structure in the dress so you feel like a princess. Would suggest to anyone, great cut on an athletic body type and didn't look horribly short on a tall person. The skirt adds a fun and flirty kick.
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