Elizabeth and James

Crimson Bardot Dress

$45 – $65 rental?
$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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265 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
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Small
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 14, 2017
Shows off curves with thick material!
I originally wanted the bright blue color of this same style but had to go with the red one because everyone else must've loved the blue too – sold out! I usually wear size 4, which I ordered as my backup. It was pretty tight, so I'm glad I had the 6, which fit like a glove. It makes me wonder if I could have even used the 8?! I expected the material to be a thick corded material, but it was smooth with a matte look. (Not sure if that makes any sense, but figured I'd share). Overall it was a dress that I felt great in and was the perfect amount of modest for meeting the boyfriend's family and friends for the first time. If I ordered again, I'd go with the blue, and probably get 8 as a backup size, though I'm thinking it'd be too long. Cons: It did ride up around my waist on occasion and was a little tight around the armpits which sometimes created not-so-flattering armpit fat if I wasn't paying attention. It was also a bit long for my liking (it hit right at the knees, I'm just under 5'3").
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
March 12, 2017
Sexy but Classy!
This dress made me feel sexy and confident! I loved the fit of it and the material was thick so it was very flattering! I wore a size 10 which is my usual size but because I have thicker legs I definitely could have used the size 12 (which was unavailable as a backup) but either way it was a great dress! Highly recommend! Simple, Classic, Sexy!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 1, 2017
Amazing! Fit like a glove!
I was so tempted to just keep this dress. It's super comfortable and sexy but still classy.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
February 27, 2017
I have curves?
Fit was great. Gave me curves I didn't know could exist, lol. The material was on the thick side, but had some stretch, so it was super comfortable. My husband wanted to buy the dress, that's how much he loved it.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
February 26, 2017
Sexy but classy!
The dress definitely runs small. I am usually a 6 but the zipper wouldn't zip. Glad I had the backup size 8. The color was beautiful and the material was stretchy, very forgiving, and thick. I am petite but very top heavy and was able to wear it without a bra with no issues.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
February 19, 2017
Compliments all night!!
I love E&J!!! The quality and fit of this dress was amazing and I received compliments from family and strangers all night! Dress is tight fitting, but I was able to wear my normal size (did not need to wear a bra). I can't wait to rent another E&J dress for a different event in the future!!!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
February 16, 2017
Perfect Valentine's Dress
Normally I'm a size 4 in dresses, but after reading reviews saying this ran small I ordered a 4 and a 6. Ended up going with the 6, and it looked and felt fantastic. This was my first time renting and I was so in love.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 34
February 15, 2017
Beautiful dress!
I am 5'4" and 120lbs. I ordered the size 2 and backup size 4. Both fitted but the size 2 was too tight and impossible to zip it. The size was perfect. Great quality, style, and fit. The color is beautiful, and you will feel naturally sexy but yet elegant. Appropriated for different occasions.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 14, 2017
Perfect Valentine's Day Dress
This dress is a typical E&J rental. Runs a little snug, but a super comfortable fit. I loved the slit, it was tasteful for our date. The color was also amazing.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 14, 2017
Loved this dress! Glad I chose it.
I ordered up (8 &10) because of reviews and normally I wear a 6 (I'm about 5'9, 150 lbs). I found the 8 to fit perfectly. The 6 likely would have fit but probably too tight up top, even though I have a smaller chest. The color is great and it was perfect for a more formal work event.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 13, 2017
Gorgeous and comfortable
While this dress definitely does run small ( I ordered a 6 and got an 8 as my back up since other reviews had already said it runs small. I usually wear a 4 or 6; The 6 fit but was just a bit too snug to be in for hours at a time so I wore the 8), this dress was super comfortable, flattering, and beautiful! I received lots of compliments all night and got to go bra-less despite my DDD's! The slit was such a fun detail and is the main reason why I rented it. Although the dress was a bit longer than I expected, especially considering I'm taller than the average woman, it worked out well! I would definitely rent this dress again or even buy it outright.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 13, 2017
Super cute, but still sexy.
This dress is super cute, but still sexy. I got compliments on this dress, even from the waitress at dinner! It does fit tight. I was between the 6 and 8 and decided to go up, but the length was a little off. Also, it smoothes out in the waist and is overall really flattering. I'm 5'2" and 135lbs. Really loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
February 8, 2017
Perfect little red dress!
Rented this look for a Friendsmas party and it was perfection! The dress is a tight body on style but don't be afraid! Elizabeth and James dresses always have a slimming effect from the material of the tight knit dresses! Everything will be nice and tight and tucked in! I felt comfortable in it and would wear it again!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 6, 2017
Love the slit!
I loved this dress. It was classy, but the slit added something that made it not boring. It was really comfortable and I got compliments all night long!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 24
February 3, 2017
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 1, 2017
Wore to my bff's wedding rehearsal dinner
High quality fabric and fit like a glove. I loved the longer length and got several compliments asking where I got it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 26, 2017
Great fit in all the right places. I am an A cup and the dress fit great.
I typically wear a 6, but felt that it was a little too tight. I went with the 8 and loved the fit. It was great and I got multiple compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2017
Loved
Always love how the dresses fit. I typically wear a six I always go up to an eight in this brand
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
January 25, 2017
Classic and flattering
Fit like a glove. I wear between 6 and 8 and definitely went with an 8 on this one. Lots of compliments. I'm small chested, so wore a bra for padding, otherwise you wouldn't need to. The cut doesn't fit a bra well, has to do some tying. I wore this to a wedding and was definitely able to do some dancing! I loved the color for a winter event! Recommend!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 18, 2017
Hello Sexy
Amazing dress! I'm 5'2, 34B, petite (short torso), but with hispanic hips and a latina booty to boot. This dress fit like a glove! It was a bit snug on me and I probably would have felt more comfortable in a size 8 but I had time constraints and sucked it up (literally). The fabric is thick enough to get away with wearing pasties and not show an outline. The slit was perfect for me, especially since I'm on the shorter side of the spectrum. For those on the fence on what size you'd be, I would recommend going up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
January 15, 2017
Amazing dress! I want to buy it!
Rented this for a med school formal. As everyone else says in the reviews, it runs very small. I am typically a 2 and the 4 fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 12, 2017
Tight but in a good way
I actually re-rented this dress after renting it initially for an event last year. I like how Elizabeth and James clothing fits me, so I knew I'd be comfortable in this dress. It was fitted all over but that's what I was going for. I got several compliments, and even the groom's mom stated that I was one of the most stylish guests at the wedding. The color is also beautiful. If you've never worn a style by this designer, size up and maybe get a backup size in your typical dress size.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 11, 2017
Perfect Red Dress for Fall
I wore this to a fall wedding. I love this dress- it fit me perfectly (I'm usually a 6 but wore an * as E&J usually runs small. The straps work with a normal bra which is great for DD size like me. I t is long enough that the slit looked classy. Overall, I love this dress and will rent again!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
January 11, 2017
Beautiful NYE dress
The dress is definitely a snug fit, but the structured material really hugs your body and is very flattering. I feel like this is the type of dress that would look amazing on anyone! Beautiful color, sexy but classy looking - I got multiple compliments on this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
January 7, 2017
Wonderful dress! Fit like a glove
Fit like a glove!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 2017
Loved this dress!
I actually ordered two dresses for the wedding I went to in Tampa, FL and did not wear this one. I let my friend wear it and it looks fabulous on her. I tried it on also and loved how it fit me. It fits like a glove and you do not have to wear a bra with it. I will definitely add it to my favorites for future events. Girl in photo is 5'4" and weighs 130lbs.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 4, 2017
Loved this dress! Ran small so very glad I went up a size. Great color, flattering cut & felt great!
Fitted, go up in size if busty
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
January 4, 2017
Love the color!
Sexy cut and great color
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 4, 2017
NYE wedding
Really pretty and gorgeous color. Does run small so size up, and if you have a little bit more junk in the trunk it may not work for you. I am 5'2 and needed to be at least 5'4 to pull it off unfortunately, so could not wear.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
January 3, 2017
Beautiful, fall colored dress that is still sexy without having to show too much skin.
I think it runs slightly small, or at least it depends on the fit you want. I'm typically a 2 but wore the 4 because the 2 looked like it was painted on me. Great thick material, great color for any skin tone, and flattering cut. I wore it for a wedding and received a lot of compliments despite it being a simple dress. Only con is you really can't get away with any other bra besides a strapless/sticky. So it's probably a better choice for girls with smaller bust. Would definitely recommend.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 27, 2016
Form fitting yet classy
LOVED this dress. I honestly don't remember what size I wore (my original review a few months ago didn't post, boo). I usually wear a 2 or 4, and I think I wore the 4... maybe the 6? There wasn't much difference between the two. Form fitting to show off the work I've putting in at the gym, but about knee length on me so totally appropriate. I have a long torso and short legs, so that may have something to do with it too. My boyfriend said it's great for the booty. ;) Gorgeous color and unique-to-me neckline. Perfect for a late September friend's wedding (and our anniversary weekend) in Napa.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2016
Beautiful fit and color
I loved the color of this dress and the slit it in was classy but also a little sexy. It was a little tight but nothing crazy. Got tons of compliments would rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 20, 2016
Holiday party
It runs a little small but wearing the 6 was comfortable enough. Probably could've worn the 8 and I'm usually a 4. Easy dress to wear
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
December 18, 2016
Can I have this dress forever?
I wore this as a bridesmaid dress. I appreciated the fabric quality, even for a wedding in the 90 degree heat. Other reviewers are correct--size up when you order, ladies. I typically wear a 6, sometimes an 8, and the 8 fit perfectly. I'm 5'10", so length is typically a struggle, but this was exactly what I had envisioned when I chose it. The color was impeccable. I adored this dress and would highly recommend.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
December 18, 2016
Perfect fit for my college graduation!
I wore this for my college graduation and it was perfect! I usually wear a 4/6 and I ordered a 6/8 from previous experience with Elizabeth and James. I ended up wearing the 6 but the dress runs a little tight so I could've worn either size! Great fabric, great fit and I loved the neckline!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 16, 2016
Beautiful dress, wanted to keep it!
The fit is standard with this brand - always go one size up. I'm a true 4 and the 6 fit perfectly. Quality fabric and the shape is very flattering. I'm almost 5'8" and it came a little above my knees so would probably be a little long if you're on the shorter side. Amazing dress, will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 14, 2016
Loved the fit of this dress and received a ton of compliments!
It fit really well. I ordered a 2 and it zipped right up, no issue.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
December 13, 2016
Perfection
Great dress for a wedding. Super comfy and flattering. I am athletic with a broader back and I had no issues fitting into my regular size. Stayed in place really well also. Def another win for E+J.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
December 12, 2016
LOVED this dress!
This dress fit me perfectly. It was extremely comfortable. I received so many compliments and I would absolutely rent this dress again. This is my second time using RTR and I'm hooked!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2016
Want to keep
Love all Elizabeth and James dresses. Form fitting and flattering in all the right places.
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