Elizabeth and James

Clarissa Dress

$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

A graphic neckline edges up this flirty pastel dress by Elizabeth and James. Try to finish it with a single piece of statement jewelry, or small delicate pieces, and simple heels.

Also available in blue.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

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

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
June 28, 2015
The color!

Gorgeous dress! Beautiful color, and perfect neckline!

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
June 28, 2015
I made the mistake of selecting the wrong delivery date and they made sure I got my dresses on time!

There was absolutely nothing wrong with this dress! I am looking everywhere to try and buy it! I LOVE it! The color is amazing! The cut of the top is so unique and flattering! A must rent!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 29, 2015
Amazing

This dress was the perfect fit. True to size. I'm 5'8, 120, 32D size 2 or 4 and the 4 fit perfectly. It was really comfortable and the color is great. Everyone loved this dress!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
July 16, 2015
A wonderful night being able to wear a wonderful dress.

This dress fit true to size. I am 5'5, 125 pounds, and I wear a 32C. I wore a size 4 and it fit me perfect! I was a little nervous about renting a dress, especially a yellow one because I thought I didn't look good in yellow, but I got the most compliments I've ever gotten wearing this dress. It truly is a beautiful dress in person and is like, but heavy enough so it's not see-through or blowing up in the wind. It was perfect for a wedding and I didn't want to give it back. I highly recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
July 20, 2015
Amazing color! Didn't want to send it back!

I am a 36D so it was a little tight in the bust so I suggest ordering up a size if you're a little busty. Being 5'11" the length of the dress was also a concern...I was definitely conscious of it throughout the reception and kept the spins pretty minimal on the dance floor! Overall the dress has a really nice structure to it but it's still light enough to wear to an outdoor, summer wedding. Received many compliments on the unique neckline!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 20, 2015
The fit was so flattering on my petite frame and the fabric is so light weight for a summer wedding!

So perfect for an outdoor garden wedding. Got many complements on the bright summer color and it photographed great too. Wearing a thin strapless bra was ideal and the fit up top gave me great shape even without a thick or push-up for my small bust. Overall I loved it!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 28, 2015
The dress fit perfectly and made me feel great! I loved the color and neckline.

I ended up wearing the larger size, since the 4 was tight in the chest. The length was good, but definitely on the short side. I would totally buy this dress!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 28, 2015
Perfectly fitting, fun, flirty dress

Runs a little short (for my long legs) but other wise, a perfect fit. Flattering for a tall, slender figure!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
August 1, 2015
Dream of a dress!

I LOVED this dress! It was so much fun to wear. The yellow color is fantastic and really stood out in the crowd. The cut is also beautiful - it's simple, but unique too with the fun neckline. I wore it to a wedding and received many compliments. I usually wear a size 2, but the size 4 fit more comfortably, so I'd recommend sizing up when renting. Speaking of comfort, the dress felt great and allowed me to dance the night away. It was definitely one of my favorite rentals ever!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
August 9, 2015
This dress was fabulous for an outdoor wedding!

The dress fit like a glove! It was perfect for my small bust, but didn't call too much attention to my big booty! I loved it and received so many compliments all day and night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 19, 2015
adorable SHORT dress

I'm typically a size 4 and this dress fit true to size. I am full busted (34D) and the bust area was not an issue! I'm 5'4 and this dress was too short for my comfort. It was not obscenely short but enough that I was worried if i moved around too much someone might get a free show! Overall, adorable dress and great quality but too short for my level of comfort so I did not wear it.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 24, 2015
Perfect dress to end the summer wedding spree!

This was my first RTR experience and I could not be more satisfied! I had bought a dress from another company to wear a week before the wedding; there was a shipping fiasco and three days prior to the wedding I finally accepted I wasn't going to have my order on time. I remembered this beautiful yellow dress I found on RTR and checked the app to see if it was available... And it was! Two days later the dress was delivered to my doorstep... No fuss. I'm 5'5", 145 pounds, athletically pear-shaped with a big butt. I'm either a 4 or 6 depending on the fit. Only a size 6 was available, no backup sizes, and it fit just how a 6 would normally fit. I would have liked to have tried the 4 just to see if it was a little more snug (as other reviewers mentioned) but it worked beautifully for the occasion. The shipping was so convenient and it was so easy to send back. Thanks for being a truly great company!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2015
Perfect flirty party dress

Definitely fits true to size, I thought I'd have to wear the 6 because of others reviews about the chest but I didn't notice any tightness. It was a little brighter than I expected but not too much! It was a more casual wedding- but still was perf.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
September 22, 2015
Beautiful color and fit

With this brand, I always need to order one size up. The color was a beautiful pale yellow and was perfect for dinner. I would recommend wearing a bra due to the light color. I received so many compliments all night!!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107lbs
October 4, 2015
Loved this dress!

Perfect fit. An true size 0. The color was spot on for a summer wedding. I got lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 4, 2015
The dress fit like a glove. I got lots of complements. The wedding was cocktail attire.

Nothing but good things about this dress. Fit perfectly. I'm not chesty at all so if you are I may go up a size. It's on the shorter size but wasn't too short at all. Extremely comfortable and easy to move around in!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
November 29, 2015
Quality was great. Fit true to size and was very comfortable.

The color was great. The dress for well (true to size) and I was able to wear a strapless bra. Very comfortable.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 7, 2016
Perfect for a beach wedding!

Super cute, comfortable & fun! Received tons of compliments. Paired dress with a fun belt to give it a pop, and loved it!! True to size.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
April 16, 2016
Wasn't able to wear the dress

Cute dress but if you're a tall woman like me ,6'00" , it will be way too short. My bottom would have shown.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 17, 2016
Gorgeous color, flattering fit

Beautiful dress. Favorite rental so far. Great movement while dancing and so flattering. Couldn't wear a bra but no problem because the top was tight . So comfortable and got a ton of compliments. Pairs great with a statement necklace... I rented this too!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 28, 2016
Bright yellow made me look tan!

The fit was very flattering, slight danger when dancing because the skirt is a little flared and short. The neckline is so unique it definitely gets attention despite being on the conservative side. Compliments from other guests I hadn't met!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2016
Lovely

Looks much lighter than it is in person. It was perfect for a summer wedding!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 11, 2015
A ray of sunshine!

This was perfect for a day to night wedding. The dress itself is a tad more neon than it looks in the photos, but I was totally okay with that. The dress itself is perfect for someone that has good arms but a big butt. Plus, no spanx necessary!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2015
Standout color!

The dress for like a glove, perhaps a little too snug thru the bust but a perfect fit everywhere else. The color looked a little bright when I first saw it, but once it was on I LOVED it. My boyfriend kept joking that he wouldn't loose me on the dance floor. I love the flirty fit and flare style, great for dancing.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
October 18, 2015
All the positive complaints towards my daughter the color of the dress was perfect ...

I can't complain about anything that color and length is perfect ... It was perfect for my friend baby shower ... FYI my daughter is 5'3 and she weights 115 ( 13 years old )

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 105lbs
October 19, 2015
Sunny yellow!

Such a cute dress! Looks a bit highlightery-yellow when I first saw it in person but it looks really good on. Super comfortable too. I definitely had to wear a bra underneath though as it was a bit see through up top. It was my backup dress and ended up being much cuter than my first choice. So glad I ordered it just in case!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 25, 2016
Loved!!!

This was a backup to my backup dress. I rented it for a trip to Vegas to wear during the day. Loved the cut and color! Very flattering and comfortable!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 23, 2016
Great color and style!

Super flattering! Stop thinking about it and just rent it!! Could have worn the size 6 but it wasn't available.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 13, 2015
Show stopper, great quality

This dress is absolutely beautiful. The material is of great quality and the color is just a show stopper. I received so many compliments all night. Only problem was I rented a 2 and 4 but even the 2 was a little big. Many reviews said the dress ran small but I thought it actually ran big. A size 0 would have fit perfectly. But overall great rent!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
October 14, 2015
Beautiful dress, perfect for my pear shape and a warm daytime wedding.

Loved the neckline. It was thicker material than I thought, which added to the quality. Brighter than it appears in photos which also made me happy because I didn't want it to be pale yellow. Such a great experience for my first RTR rental. $35 to look and feel great without worrying about what to wear or putting much thought into it

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2016
I stood out and received a lot of compliments!

I loved this dress. I felt very sophisticated and elegant! The color was a little bright in some lighting but I was easy to find ;) No one had a dress similar at my Winter Formal so I definitely recommend it! I received so many compliments it was unbelievable. Love love love this dress, amazing quality

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
May 8, 2016
20 year high school reunion outfit - perfection!

Loved the color and flattering neckline and fit. Very forgiving in the mid-section. Sexy but feel covered up and not overly showy. Also great to pair with other pops of color.

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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 9, 2016
Bright and fun!

I rented this dress because I rented a similar Elizabeth and James dress and absolutely loved the cut/color/fit. This dress was no different, the cut around the chest area was really flattering and the bright color stood out so much that I received lots of compliments. The top part is more form fitting while the bottom was twirly and perfect for dancing! Also the material is really thick and durable so I wasn't too worried about anything from underneath showing. Such a great dress!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 11, 2016
Great pop of color!

I wore this dress to my masters graduate ceremony. Like other reviewers have said, it's more of a hi-liter yellow. I'm 5'8" and ~145lbs and I usually am a true size 6. This dress fit well, it was a bit loose in the bust area, I think a 4 would've fit better (but I'm a B bust). Beautiful neckline, I wish I had worn my hair up!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 12, 2016
Perfect!

Loved this dress and received so many compliments. For reference I'm 5'0, 105lbs, 32B, and the size 0 was perfect. Being petite, I'm always worried about the bodice and dress length - but had no trouble here! Wish I could have kept it!!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 21, 2016
Beautiful stand out, flattering dress

I wore this to a graduation ceremony and it was perfect! After reading it ran small in several reviews, I rented the dress in sizes 6 and 8. The 6 was a little large in spots like the chest and arms (as a pear shape, not really that out of the ordinary) but I'm not sure if a 4 would have worked due to the shorter length and flare of the dress. The color is more of a highlighter yellow which I was nervous about with my pale skin tone but it surprisingly really looked amazing! I wore my hair up to show off the gorgeous neckline and a statement necklace. I literally saw myself turning random people's heads. A must rent.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 23, 2016
Perfect fit and awesome color!!

I wore this to a wedding and loved it!! The color is so pretty and really stands out. I love the cut and the way the skirt lays. It is short but I didn't feel uncomfortable. I was a little nervous because they didn't have my back up size but the 2 fit like a glove! I'm normally a 2 so true to size. My first RTR and I'm very happy!!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
May 23, 2016
Perfect dress for an Arizona wedding!

I rented this dress for a wedding in Arizona in October and absolutely loved it. Casual enough but wonderful cut and style of the dress made it fun for a wedding. I am looking to buy this dress to add to my collection!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2016
If you don't like compliments, don't rent this dress!

This dress is great! I wore to a Memorial Day weekend wedding and it was perfect-- great weight and color for late spring. I received compliments EVERYWHERE I went-- mall, gas station, Starbucks, so if you don't want to stand out and don't like compliments, this dress isn't for you! LENGTH: This dress is good for ladies on the shorter side. I'm 5'1" and the size 8 was above the knee on me and didn't overwhelm my short frame. If you're taller, you may find this dress too short. FIT: I'm usually a size 6, but I listened to reviews and sized up and the size 8 was perfect. My "problem area" is a bit of a "pooch" in the mid section and this dress was great at hiding it (as you would expect a fit and flair to be). COLOR: The color is a bit on the pastel side (maybe a tad darker than pastel). It definitely stands out in a crowd. HOW I WORE IT: I loved the trendy neckline and didn't want to cover it, so I went with statement chandelier earrings that were a mix of bronze, yellow, and turquoise. I paired with nude/ taupe-ish peeptoes. For undergarments, I found a strapless bra to be best. The dress is comfortable with a lot of give, so I didn't find the need for Spanx.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 3, 2016
Perfect summer wedding dress!

I rented this dress for a wedding not long ago and absolutely loved it! Yellow is a tough color to wear and it's definitely not as bright in person (but in a good way). Received soo many compliments and it fit perfect! has just the right amount of stretch in the body and is short but respectable for someone who is 5'3 like myself!

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