Elizabeth and James

Cecil Dress

$70 – $85 rental?
$385 retail
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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59 reviews
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
December 22, 2015
I rented this dress for my sorority's fall formal and absolutely loved it. I would rent it again.
For people who don't love their hips (like me) this dress is incredibly flattering. It made me look slim in all the right places, especially if you're smaller on top than you are in the hip area, and you can never go wrong with black. It's fun and flirty and really high quality. 10/10 would recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 27, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
Amazing party dress!! This is such an effortlessly flattering style that I can't wait to wear to my next party. The fabric is the perfect amount of stretch to be comfortable but also form fitting to hide any problem areas. Plus, the flare skirt is perfect for those gals with larger hips! My one call out is that the bust fits all sizes but I would recommend an undergarment that is small enough to not show under the cut out lining. That being said, I will probably wear this with something that adds a little padding to help fill this out a bit. Otherwise, I love the fit of this style and have already added it to my short lists!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 2, 2015
Masquerade ball dress / young and fun / wanted to look hot for my BF
Was short, but thats what made it fun! The skin cutouts on the ribs and the hemline are just small enough to still look classy while being fun.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 124lbs
November 9, 2015
Adorable! Loved this dress!
Not only is this super comfortable, but it is VERY cute! I may actually buy it for my closet. I wore it for a wedding and got a ton of compliments. The straps are thick enough that I was able to wear a normal bra with it, which was great as my strapless tend to fall down. I just used some fashion tape to make sure they stayed together. I'm normally a 4, but this designer usually cuts small and the 6 was perfect! It is a short dress. Came about 6" above my knee.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
November 11, 2015
Great LBD! So flattering and comfortable to wear.
Loved this dress. Recived a ton of compliments. The 2 fit really well, the 4 was okay too, just a little longer and the straps were loose, but I would have been fine in either size. If you wear a bra, you need a black strapless because of the cutouts.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 29, 2015
Perfect for a bachelorette party
This definitely shows some skin on someone with a larger bust, but for a bachelorette party, it was perfect. The shape of the skirt is flattering and fun.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 13, 2015
Very flattering!
Such a great dress and extremely flattering. It was the perfect length, as I'm only 5'1" and it's usually hard to find dresses that I don't need to get hemmed. Only concern was the top. They say theres plenty of room in the bust but even in the 8 I found myself being worried the zipper was gonna pop open when I sat down because it was very tight in that area. Otherwise, fantastic dress!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
January 8, 2016
I wore this dress for New Years Eve and loved it. I didn't want to send it back!
True to size.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
January 13, 2016
Love this dress! I wore it for my birthday party and it was a big hit. Such a fun dress
The dress runs on the smaller side so it was a little on the tight side but I still loved it for this event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2016
LBD!
This was the perfect little black dress for my sister's bachelorette party! The low and open neckline, cutout details, and flirty length made it the perfect marriage of sweet and sexy. The fit was true to size and I would definitely recommend it for smaller bust sizes!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 1, 2016
This dress was stunning! I received tons of compliments on it and would definitely rent it again!
The fit was true to size and very form fitting in the bust and around the waist. I would recommend wearing a sticky bra or backless bra because the back side of the dress goes does into a slight v making it harder to wear a normal bra.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 10, 2016
I wore this out for a weekend night out.
Fun dress, got lots of compliments for it. Really like the little see through parts of the dress. It was a little tight around my torso since the dress is very fitted and the fabric is not stretchy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
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.
Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
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:
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:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
April 19, 2016
Perfect
Amazing dress for a sorority formal. Made my waist look so tiny
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
February 9, 2016
Wore to a nice steak dinner for BF's bday - adorable but wouldn't recommend for sitting and eating!
I rented this with Unlimited and handy had an excuse to wear it until my boyfriend's birthday came around and we had reservation at a fancy steakhouse for dinner. The dress is good quality and a really adorable cut. However, I am a 32DD, and it was a little bit much on the cleavage, especially since I couldn't wear a bra due to the cutouts and the neckline. I also wouldn't recommend wearing if you plan to chow down on steak!! It was a bit tight through the middle cutouts / waistline.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
February 21, 2016
It was a fun dress and I got many compliments on it!
The 0 fit well but i almost couldn't breathe so i went with the 2 instead but that was just a touch too big. The dress was beautiful though and i was very happy with it!
Top Contributor
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:
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!
Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
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:
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 :)
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
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
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.
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:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
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:
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:
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:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
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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