Elizabeth and James

Crimson Bardot Dress

$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

A subtle slit makes this crimson Elizabeth and James sheath sultry. Pair the body-skimming look with gold cuffs and strappy sandals.

Also available in blue.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red crepe (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with front slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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437 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 28B
May 13, 2016
The designer is amazing and I always know the dress will fit me like a glove!

Only con of this dress is the slit at the bottom.....The seam comes undone rather easily and had to be fixed. Other than thAt the dress was amazing.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 24, 2016
Sexy date night dress

I would say this dress ran small I typically wear a 8 so it isn't too tight on my chest.... But this bad boy fit like a glove top to bottom. Got lots of attention in Las Vegas in this dress. Great if you have some curves but I would size up. I'm tall so it hit me above the knee and it opens in the front for a tiny bit of thigh. Rent the runway cannot have any better customer service these people will bend over backwards for you. I will never buy a dress to only wear one time again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
February 17, 2016
Flattering fit!

I have an hourglass figure with a 36C. 135 lbs and 5'6". The size 8 fit me perfectly. Very flattering silhouette!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 24, 2016
Perfect color/ classy dress

I wore the size 8 but the 6 fit. The dress is very form fitted so I thought I'd have more room in the 8 after eating etc.. The color was perfect for a winter wedding. I felt comfortable all night / easy to dance in. The material is thick enough that I didn't need spanks. I wore a strapless bra and it worked out fine. I recommend this dress for sure!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 28, 2016
Perfect for a weekend in Vegas!

Fits true to size

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 22, 2016
OBSESSED

I selected this dress as a back up when my original dress was returned damaged. I was originally nervous because they only had it in a size 6, outside of it being a bit big on the bottom it fit great. I received compliments on it all night and everyone asked where it was from!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 22, 2016
Cool fabric

The dress was definitely tight but I was never uncomfortable. Really liked the color and the cut was super flattering.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
March 23, 2016
Great dress

The dress runs small. I generally wear sizes 0 and 2. The 2 fit but was snug so I went with the 4. The dress is plain but it's easy to dress it up with a statement necklace.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 28F
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 4, 2016
This dress fit me like a glove and the color is amazing!

As the other reviewers have said, the stress runs very small and has no stretch. If you are between sizes deathly go up a size or two. It was very supportive so I didn't need to wear a bra with it. Would definitely rent again! The color is more of a Crimson, but still quite vibrant.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
April 5, 2016
Super comfortable and flattering. Runs very small, had to go 2 sizes up

Great fit!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 4, 2016
Loved this dress!

Wore this for a bachelorette party. Very fitted, but not too tight, or uncomfortable. Beautiful color and material. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 5, 2016
The fit, color, and fabric were everything!

Love this dress! Wouldn't have veered from my LBD and now forever changed. This is the new LBD - little burgundy dress! Love the neckline and everything about this made me feel confident.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 6, 2016
This dress

If you have a bigger bottom and a small top then this dress will work well for you! I have a pear shape and find a hard time finding the right dress. The material is thick and its knee length. The dress is appropriate for work events such as awards ceremonies and the color is gorgeous!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 6, 2016
Absolutely LOVED this dress!!

This dress is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately I didn't get to wear it because this was overnighted to me and I didn't get it in time for my event. The RTR team was extremely accommodating though. They sent me both a 4 and 6.. When I tried them on the next day, the 6 fit like a glove. The 4 was extremely tight and I couldn't get it past my hips. The fabric is on the thicker side so once you get yourself into the dress, it definitely holds you in. Overall, gorgeous dress and I will definitely be renting in the future!!!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 17, 2016
Great dress! Slimming & lots of compliments

Definitely runs true to size but overall comfortable dress for a wedding :)

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2016
Super easy process!!

The dress ran a little small so I wore a 6 and I'm usually a 4! Loved the fit and for so many compliments! I want to buy this dress!! :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
January 31, 2016
Love the color!

I love Elizabeth and James so I wasn't surprised I would love this. The color is amazing. Make sure you go up a size!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
April 3, 2016
Love Elizabeth and James

These dresses are fantastic but do run small, I'm typically a 0/2 at Banana or Jcrew and wear a 4 in this brand.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 6, 2016
So flattering!

This dress is amazing-- I loved it so much I might actually buy it. Such a classic-classy look, fitted, sexy, elegant. All of the above! I wear between a 6 and an 8. recently I've lost a little weight and thought the 6 might fit but it is built for tinier frames than my own. I have broad shoulders and a booty but the 8 fit perfectly. I got a ton of compliments and felt like the color was easy to match lipstick to. Would def rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 14, 2016
Amazing dress!

I rented this for engagement photos. This is one of the most flattering dresses I have ever worn. The cut is amazing. I hated to send it back! I usually wear a 2 but wore a 4 because it runs small.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 26, 2016
Dress arrived on time! I ordered it Tuesday for an event on Thursday (delivery in Florida).

The dress is great, high quality fabric and it did not look like it had been worn. I said it runs small but that is due to the bottom where the slit is, it's actually not a free flowing slit so the dress is fitted and tight through the bottom which made it annoying to move around in.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 9
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2016
Great fit and color

Nothing bad about this dress def rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 7, 2016
Comfortable, simple, flattering

The dress runs small, I normally wear a size 0 but the size 2 fit love a glove. The dress was comfortable and goes great with strapped heels and bangles. Perfect for a cocktail party or formal event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
May 21, 2016
So flattering! This dress was great

I wore my usual size but it was definitely a little small. The color looked like a darker Burgandy than the rent the runway picture, but I loved it!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
May 23, 2016
Loved

Loved this dress! Was worried about sizing but it fit perfectly.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
May 24, 2016
Classy and sexy

I LOVED this dress- many compliments all night. It's knee length and appropriate slit so it's classy enough to wear to a black tie optional wedding. It's tight and red so it's very sexy at the same time. As all other reviews say, it does run small. If you're between sizes, size up. It's very tight but also stretchy so it's comfortable to wear all night.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 28, 2016
Appropriate and sexy.

Fits great and cut is great to accentuate shoulders

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 29, 2016
Felt Amazing

This dress is form fitting but doesn't show any flaws. I felt so sexy and classy in this dress for the derby party. I know one of my friend rented it in white for her rehearsal and we are totally different body types and she looked amazing too.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 31, 2016
Wedding perfect!

Dress does run small as stated in other reviews. Didn't have to wear a bra so that was a plus. Received several compliments as well! Definitely my favorite rental so far!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 3, 2016
First time using RTR and love it!

Runs small so go a size up for the backup. Form fitting but classy. Received a lot of compliments.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
June 4, 2016
Holy Red

Slim fit, giving material, hugs the right curves, minimal bunching in the back. Will make you feel like the only person in the room. Good length for a work event. Tasteful and seductive at the same time.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 9, 2016
Great fit and color

I got this dress as an emergency back up and loved it. It's an awesome color and a sexy dress without being overly sexy. It runs true to size or a bit on the smaller size. It's a thick material which is good for holding everything together but not so good for an outdoor June wedding. Overall I loved the dress, got a lot of compliments, and I would totally rent it again.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Weight: 120lbs
June 15, 2016
30th Birthday Dress

The dress I had originally ordered for my 30th birthday celebration didn't fit, much to my dismay - thankfully RTR was able to overnight this lovely dress just in time. Sophisticated, but just sexy enough, and figure flattering. I usually wear a 2 for RTR dresses but for this one the 4 fit like a glove.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
June 19, 2016
Classy and sexy!

This is probably my favorite rental ever! Wore it to a rehearsal dinner and got tons of complements! The husband loved it as well. Suggest sizing up. I'm typically a solid 4. The 4 fit, but I could breathe in the 6. ;) It's a really pretty red, not dull but not super bright. Perfect for summer. It's a good length so even though it's tight, it's not scandalous. Definitely a wow dress!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 20, 2016
Extremely fitted

I would definitely recommend sizing up. very fitted & left little to the imagination

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
June 24, 2016
Didn't you just have a baby?!

This dress is gorgeous! A tight, curve hugging fit but the material is fairly thick so everything was held in place. It definitely runs small. I wore regular bra with the straps clipped into a cross in the back. BEWARE- any sweat will show.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 1, 2016
Obsessed with this little red dress!

Like other reviewers stated, this dress definitely runs small. I'm usually a 2-4, but I had to wear the 6 (so glad I sized up with my extra size!). I received compliments all night and felt great in this dress. I love the way Elizabeth and James dresses feel- such nice quality material and a beautiful fit. I highly recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
July 4, 2016
Great dress for a summer wedding

Loved wearing this dress! It does run small, I am typically a 4 and wore a 6 which was still very fitted. The material was thick but still comfortable for a July outdoor wedding and the color was a darker, muted red.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
July 6, 2016
Body flattering little red dress

I loved the fit of this dress, curve hugging without looking too tight, a great length with a ,just right, slit (I hate when slits are way too high) the color is versatile and sophisticated. Nice thick fabric with a tiny bit of stretch. I usually wear a 2 but the 4 fit perfectly on me.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
July 6, 2016
Loved this dress!

This dress fit me perfectly. I have slightly larger hips so I was worried it would be too tight on the bottom and too big on top but the 4 fit me great! The material is nice and thick and holds everything in. I didn't want to send it back!

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