Elizabeth and James

Clarissa Dress

$50 rental
$365 retail
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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178 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
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: 18
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: 39
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: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
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: 29
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: 27
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: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 22, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
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: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 56
June 5, 2016
This is the way to go !

Really cute dress. I'm 5'1, 105 and have a 34DD chest. The two was a bit snug and the 4 fit perfect. Received a lot of compliments

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 8, 2016
No one will miss you in this dress!

Loved this dress! I am usually a 6 but wore the 8. It was perfect! Yes, as other reviews have said, it's a little short when sitting down, but other than that it was perfect. The color was bright but not blinding. I would definitely rent again.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 10, 2016
Didn't want to return this!

I ordered this for an event, but than the event was rescheduled last minute due to bad weather. The dress had already been shipped so I called customer service, and they told me to send it back once I receive it, so I can get a credit. I tried it on for a quick picture for future reference (I will definitely be ordering this again). It was perfect, and I wish it would have been in stock for my rescheduled event! I'm pleased with how customer service handled my situation, and I was able to find a replacement dress quickly.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
June 19, 2016
Great fit and I felt amazing in this dress!

This dress was amazing for a hot day/night! I got a ton of compliments and felt so appropriately dressed!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
June 21, 2016
Loved the color!

Overall I really liked the dress. Great color and not too short. The 6 was very snug in the bust area (32DD) but the upside of that was it kept my strapless bra in place the whole night. It was perfect for a rehearsal dinner!

AlexandraJune 21, 2016
How's the color? It looks super bright in the photo, like, neon! Is that how it looks in real life?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 26, 2016
Lovely form-fitting dress

I wore this for a beach wedding, and I got so many compliments on the dress! I loved the bright, cheerful color and it fit like a glove.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 13, 2016
Fun bright dress!

The style of this dress was great! The fabric was not stretchy, so make sure to order a size up.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
July 18, 2016
Really cute!

Very beautiful dress for a summer wedding. The fit was a little large and it is a little roomy/long for a size zero. Overall, a great dress and really fun to dance in!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 24, 2016
Bright, fun summer dress

I wore this dress to a welcome party at a wedding. Like other Elizabeth and James dresses, it does run small. The 2 fit, but I ended up wearing the 4 because it wasn't as tight and was longer. The 2 was extremely short and I was wearing heels. The thick material makes it comfy and the bright color is great for a summer event!

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
July 26, 2016
Comfortable and cute!

Perfect for a summer wedding! The only part that runs small is really the top. I do not usually have issues is that department but I just got some petals and wore it without a bra. I would wear it again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 31, 2016
Compliments all night long!

This was my first RTR. I loved the fit of this dress because it shows off the shoulders, was slimming, and had a little bit of bounce to the bottom. Just enough to minimize a bigger bottom but accentuate the waist. It was a little shorter than I was expecting but I was still able to dance, just had to be careful with bending down to pick up my son. The color was great! I got so many compliments about the color and style. My husband even asked if I was able to buy the dress! I would definitely rent this dress again again!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 24, 2016
Comfortable & fun!

Absolutely loved this dress for a summer wedding. The color wasn't too overwhelming and it pairs nicely with a statement necklace. I'm only 5'3" so the length was perfect for me, but I could see it maybe too short on someone taller. It was also incredibly comfortable to dance in!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 27, 2016
Great summer color, amazing neckline!

I wore this to a beach wedding. The color was amazing for summer on tan skin- is a little more lime green tint than bright yellow. The neckline of the dress is amazing- I rented the statement necklace also shown here. I rented the 4 and 6 and although both fit, the 4 was a little tight in the chest (I don't have a big chest). The 6 was overall looser so I wore that one, but it could have been a bit more tailored in at the waist. Amazing dress, great height- would rent again!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
September 4, 2016
Fun color and cut!

Very flattering. Loved the bright color. Wore with sandals to make it more casual for dinner on the water.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
September 4, 2016
Love this dress!

The fun color of this dress paired with the flattering shape made this one of my favorite dresses!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 18, 2016
Very fun pretty party dress

Very pretty light yellow in person. I didn't end up wearing this because it was just a bit too snug around my chest so I wore a different dress I rented also. It does run a bit small. The size 0 fit but it was very tight around my chest. The size 2 fit well but just a little too tight still in the chest. Not too short. Has a very fun cut.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2016
Love! Love! Great dress

This dress fit perfectly. It flares out little which I love. I wore this to a September wedding. I thought the yellow would be to summery but in Houston it worked, lol! I got tones of compliments. It was comfortable to dance and eat it. This is a great choice for anyone.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 25, 2016
Pretty dress, different fit

I wore this dress to a late September wedding. I was hoping it would be warmer, but fall had arrived in Philadelphia. The dress was fun to dance in as it twirled. The fit was a little weird though. The size 0 fit better up top but was very short on me. The size 2 was loose up top and puckered but gave me the length I needed. The top was just a little awkward but was fine. I rent Elizabeth & James a lot and this dress was fine... Not my fave but not the least fave. It was just fine.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
October 10, 2016
Actually ended up not wearing it as the wedding was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.

Fit like a glove to my frame... small on top and wider on the bottom.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 4, 2016
Cute cut and great fabric

The only reason I gave this dress a 4 is because it was really short. But if you are okay with that than it is perfect! The fabric is awesome and it is the perfect shade of yellow.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 16, 2016
Gorgeous neon!

I loved the fit and flare aspect of the dress! The neckline was a little bit strange to me (especially with bathing suit tan lines) but overall I really liked it.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139lbs
November 19, 2016
Good summer wedding dress!

I received many compliments on this dress, especially the color!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2016
N. E. O. N.

The dress is very neon yellow. Great statement color on a simple cut. You'll definitely stand out in a room. :)

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 28, 2016
Awkward fit. Probably best for straight and narrow bodies

Loved the color and material. Top cut was cute. The length and hit of the waist was awkward. The dress felt weird on and photographed terribly. Not for curvy women.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
February 22, 2017
Not my favorite - but a beautiful dress on the hanger!

Great color, fabric and well made overall - it just didn't work on me. I think the skirt was a little too billowy.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Age: 36
March 1, 2017
Wow this yellow dress made a statement!

I wore this dress to a charity event and dress code was Cape Code. I received tons and compliments and loved that I was the only one in yellow. The Kendra Scott necklace I rented was the perfect statement piece. Fit was true to size. Can't wait to rent agin!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 1, 2017
Stand out dress

This dress runs a bit small. I normally wear a 2 or a 4.. depending on the designer. I went with the 4 on this one. The 2 was extremely tight in the chest. The color is more of a lime green then a pastel yellow in my opinion. Still a very pretty color. Wore it to a Kentucky Derby themed charity event. It was perfect for the occasion.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 15, 2017
Awesome birthday dress!

Very true to size! Got a lot of compliments on it. It seemed a little short though.

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