Elizabeth and James

Clay Cynthia Dress

$455 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rendered in airy chiffon, this eye-catching Elizabeth and James dress is a feminine statement piece you'll love. Its drawstring detail accentuates its flowing ruffles that move with every step. Pull you hair back in a chic bun and let the boho style speak for itself.

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: Straight, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Red silk chiffon (100% Silk). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hourglass bodice. Lined. 43” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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30 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(12)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
April 26, 2017
The fabric is beautiful!

Great fitting dress, and true to size. I have a larger bust and midsection, so a 12 fit perfectly. It's so flattering when it's on. No complaints. Tons of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 1, 2017
The material of this dress is perfection!

So lightweight and has a gorgeous flow in the breeze, this dress is amazing for summer. The color is a reddish burnt orange and I absolutely adored it. Can't say enough about this beauty!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
July 11, 2017
Perfect for a night out

I wore this on a date and to drinks and dancing while on vacation. It was perfect for the summer weather. The dangling ties in the back can be left hanging, tied behind, or around front depending on how much you want the dress to cinch at the waist. I even wore this out on the boat. It was absolutely perfect for every occasion. Bummed I don't have a photo!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 12, 2017
Light fabric, interesting details

I sooo wanted to wear this dress but in the end decided it just wasn't flattering. Part of the problem was getting a strapless bra to look right, which I couldn't do. Made me look a bit frumpy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
July 23, 2017
Loved this dress!

Super comfortable and beautiful and fits well! Great loose flow. The ties are a tad strange. Wore petals versus a bra. Had a tiny tear under one arm, but not noticeable. Highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 26, 2017
Boho perfection

This dress was so fun and comfortable- perfect for a BBQ in the 90s. The fabric is very light but beware if you're a bit messy i spilled a bit of water on it and it looked as if it stained (it ended up coming out later that night but it looked like I had a stain while I wore it). I usually wear a 4 but sized up to a 6 because I liked the way it hung better.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 2, 2017
Perfect for a hot summer day shopping and sightseeing. So comfortable and I felt so pretty.

I did downsize and the fit was perfect. The straps are adjustable. There is plenty of room in the hips and bra area. I wore petals and no bra. The deep rich color and silk material was lux. My husband loved it too. Wore to museum and sightseeing. Loved it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
August 30, 2017
Small in chest

Cute dress but very wrinkled and hard to press and it flattened my chest! I ended up not wearing it. If you are athletic and have a larger rib cage and or/breasts, don't wear this! Very cute dress but a terrible style for my body type.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2017
Perfect over jeans with platforms in an un-air-conditioned NYC public school building.

Gorgeous color. Airy, easy, lightweight. Brilliant silk. Fun cut.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
November 24, 2017
Perfect fall color

Flowy, runs large but that's the style of the dress. It has ties on the back so it can give it more shape if you want it to. Really comfy and perfect fall color

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 29, 2018
Very comfortable!

This is a perfect everyday dress. A little too frumpy around the hips for my taste but still cute and easy to throw on with sandals!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 28A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 9, 2018
Fun and easy summer!

Flowy and light. Wore this to brunch with friends and got lots of compliments. There was a small hole under the armpit but my arm covered it

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 18, 2018
Vacation dress but office business casual appropriate

I ordered this dress for an upcoming vacation but also wore it to work with a black sweater. Easy, feminine dress with a bohemian flair. Two thumbs up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 2, 2018
Fits a little frumpy at the top but overall cute boho dress

Fit was a little baggy / frumpy in the boob area but overall it was a cute boho style dress to wear on a casual Friday at work or weekend

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 7, 2018
Super flowy and pretty!

It was a little right on my chest, but otherwise perfect for a fun, casual dress! I wore in Las Vegas for a day of gambling.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 11, 2019
Fun and Flows nicely

This dress was comfortable for an evening out in the city. I ordered and size 6 and could have maybe sized down but only because I have a small bust. The color was great and I received a lot of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 2, 2019
Almost bought it!

This dress is amazing. You can dress it up or down and wear it all day and all night. It's very comfortable and true to size. It has both decorative and functional ties in the back, so you can make it tighter if you want or need to. The straps up top are adjustable, though it is a little large in the chest area. The color works for spring, summer, or fall.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 12, 2017
STYLIST REVIEW

This dress runs a little larger than other styles I've tried by Elizabeth and James. I wore the size 0 and it fit loose and was very easy to move around in. At 5'2 it hit me a little below the knee. I really loved how flowy the chiffon was when caught in the wind. I wore this with a straw hat for Easter but it'd look great with delicate gold jewelry and strappy sandals for the summer.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 133lbs
May 7, 2017
Beautiful!

Amazing color and super fun fit

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2017
Stylist Review

This dress runs true to size, as I am a size 0 but wore a size 2. It is very roomy and extremely comfortable. I love how loose and flowy this dress is. Great for the summer! A slip would be best for this dress, because the material is very light and sheer. This dress hit me right below the knee.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 27, 2017
Fun and flowy

Liked this dress but it didn't have a wow factor. Lovely fabric, flows. Not super flattering, but comfy and easy to wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 30, 2017
Love

I really liked this dress, the fabric and the details were very pretty and I love the rust color. Looked good with heels and flat strappy sandals.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 13, 2017
Rich color, too loose

The overall dress is beautiful and the color is a rich rust. However, it was too baggy in the midsection for my liking so I ended up not wearing. Since I am on the shorter side, longer looser dresses with no defined waist tend to swallow me up. If you are a little taller, I think it would be a awesome dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 20, 2017
My outfit!

I rented this for work attire. I paired with a cute denim jacket and ankle boots for a relaxed daytime look. Although I didn't capture any pics, I LOVED this, wore it twice while I had it and will be renting again and again. I will try the 8 next time as, my wide-set bust made the top a bit too snug. I did not have the right bra for this, so, my only choice was to go without and pair with jacket. However, I think that was what gave it the casual look I was going for. The fabric, quality were top notch. Rent it! You'll love it! So comfortable!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
July 11, 2017
My Go To RTR Dress

I' e rented this a couple of times. It's just so adorable for a summer day. It could be dressed up but I just wore it with flip flops. It runs larger than most E&J dresses so a 4 really is a 4. Normally I wear a 6 or sometimes an 8 in E&J. For this, the 4 was fine.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
July 19, 2017
Breezy and effortless!

I absolutely adore this dress! From the adjustable straps to the ruffles, this E&J dress is perfect for work or every day wear. It's great for the summer as it isn't skin tight and is lined. I would definitely rent this dress again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
September 9, 2017
Nice color

Nice color. The cinch in the back was sewn on one side so I couldn't shape it. Was okay for work with a cropped jacket. I wouldn't wear it alone due to seeing bra straps.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 4, 2017
Great dress for conference, day to dinner or other business casual event

I actually received this dress because the one I initially chose was unavailable. The fit was perfect. Not too low cut and a good professional length. I wore this dress to a conference dinner with a black blazer. It's great to wear on its own for a dinner or party.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 6, 2017
Great concert dress!

The fit was flowy and super comfortable. I feel like it was the perfect lightweight material to wear to a hot concert venue! If only it had pockets...

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
July 15, 2019
Lightweight dress, great color!

Beautiful burnt orange color - lightweight and great shape. I returned it without wearing it out, because it was too tight across my back (i have an athletic back) but I definitely will order it again in the next size up. I would say it's true to size unless you have a bigger chest, or broader back, than order a size up because you can tie it in the back to give waist shape. I'm 5'4" and it hit just below my knee

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