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. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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85 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
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
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 22
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: 32
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: 29
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:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
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

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
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:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
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: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
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
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
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:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
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: 37
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: 36
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: 25
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: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
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:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
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:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
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:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
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:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
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:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 98lbs
April 4, 2017
Work rental

Runs true to size and fit great but was short. I didn't notice while wearing flats but once I switched to heels it was boarder line for work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
April 24, 2017
Great dress for bachelorette party

This dress definitely runs small. You can wear a nude bra under it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 21, 2017
Graduation Dress

Very simple but I loved the style and it was perfect for my college graduation. Overall fit well I chose not to wear a bra with it and you could not tell

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 23, 2017
Perfect LBD

This dress was very comfy but definitely runs small. I usually wear a size 0-2 but I ended up wearing a 4. Alsoooo you can't really wear a normal bra with it but that wasn't really a problem for me. Overall, great dress!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 29, 2017
Flattering

Flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 11, 2017
Amazing LBD

This dress was amazing! The material was thick and hid any imperfections! It fit my hourglass figure perfectly - I got so many compliments and I felt fantastic in it!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
July 12, 2017
Cute style, many compliments

I liked the dress and received many compliments. Fabric is really nice and thick. It was good length for being very short (5'0) but probably not as flattering being small chested. The straps are pretty long, so neck line plunges quite a bit. Overall though it was a fun style to wear to an outdoor wedding we attended.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 32C
August 15, 2017
Great dress. Flattering & fun

I'm 5'2 and the dress ended about mid-thigh. It was a good length for it to look cute but not too short and not too long (usually an issue for me). The top was super flattering, worn with long earrings. The fit was true to size.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 26, 2017
Perfect little black dress

Love this dress.. wore it for a night out in NYC.. such a fun little black dress

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 42
February 3, 2018
Nothing

Long straps for a short gal

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 21, 2018
Didnt wear...

Super cute dress!!

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
April 20, 2018
Good for petites- fun twist on the LBD

I am very petite and the 0 fit nicely. It was a good length for my height (4ft 10). Would rent again!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 14, 2018
Just fit true to size, if on the fence size up

One of my favorite rentals. I am a size 4, and the 4 JUST fit. So if you are in between sizes I would go up. It was cute and flirty great for a wedding. I am 5'4 and it was short, but fine. If you are taller the length might be a problem

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 144lbs
May 30, 2018
Cute fit n flare

good size for petites but bring a sweater if you're bustier because it's definitely tight in the chest. Wore with tights

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
June 5, 2018
Cute Black Dress

The fit on this cute dress is very snug around the rib cage. I would have worn the size 4 I ordered as a back up, but it was too big in the straps and chest area, so I decided to tough it up and squeeze into the 2. The zipper is very hard to get up. I had to have my husband assist me multiple times. The dress is short, but still covered well enough. I am 5'6" with long legs. I just wish it would have had a bit of stretch in it to keep it comfortable all night long.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
April 30, 2018
Fit awesome, so flattering

This dress fit so well I felt great. I have a small chest and straight long torso and I was happy that the fitted top was snug and the waist hit my natural smallest. Low cut but cutesy and nice thick fabric that stays smooth. I really liked this dress!!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
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:
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!

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