Elizabeth and James

Cross the Line Sheath

$50 rental
$465 retail
Stylist Notes

Graphic color blocking and a slit give this Elizabeth and James sheath an edge. Give the cocktail look some depth with some sparkle.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue abstract color-blocked crepe. (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with front slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 41” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 16, 2015
Love this dress!!

This dress was perfect for dinner with my coworkers! It's super stretchy and comfy! Even though it's stretchy it's still very tight. I would recommend sizing up with your back-up if you're a little curvy or have an athletic build like me. Other than that it's GREAT! One of my favorite rentals, definitely recommend this dress :)

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 146lbs
February 1, 2015
Loved it but wore my other rental

Loved it but was a bit tight. I got a size up I'm usually a 6 because all the other reviews said true to size when they wore their regular size but it looked right on them so I wore an 8. Loved my other rental better so I didn't wear it.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 16, 2015
Great dress. Comfortable and flattering.

I ordered a size up after reading the reviews and I didn't want it to be too tight. I'm usually a 6 but the 8 was perfect. Still form fitting without being skin tight or uncomfortable. I wore black tights so the slit didn't bother me. Wore with Rebecca Minkoff bomber and Loeffler Randal bag from my unlimited subscription. Loved the look and would def rent again!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2015
Amazing Dress!

This dress runs small and I'm glad I ordered the next size up. It was super comfy and I felt beautiful in it. Also I loved the high slit! Definitely a sexy dress.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 23, 2015
Sexy and sophisticated

This dress is AMAZING! Might be my favorite dress of all time. I rented for my 6 years anniversary and it was perfect. It's sexy, sophisticated, and fits like a glove. I'm normally a size 8 and ended up wearing the size 10 even though the 8 also fit well. It is a very fitted dress so I just felt more comfortable with the 10. There is stretch in the dress so it was easy to move in. I was able to wear a regular bra. I did wear spanx. Highly recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 2, 2015
Great fit without shapewear

I'm not the type of person to suffer for fashion. I don't wear shapewear so if a garment requires that I squish myself like a sausage, it won't work for me. This dress is thick enough to hide those lumps and bumps in the midsection. :) I loved the length and if you want to show a bit more skin, the front zipper can accommodate. Another great RTR Unlimited find.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 24, 2015
Exceptionally flattering at waist

Wore to a wedding but was uncomfortable with height of slit. Not quite classy enough for a wedding (but I had no option as was destination and backup didn't work). As a plus It made my waist and butt look amazing. Colors and material are great. Top was big and puckered even with very, very padded bra. I'm a true pear shape.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
September 19, 2015
Show stopping slit!

Although I felt the dress ran a little small, the fabric was very forgiving so the dress was still very comfortable. I was at a wedding in Key West and this thicker fabric was a little warm, but the style and fit was perfect and I received many compliments. I would recommend to anyone looking for a more form fitting dress with a little intrigue ( i.e. slit)

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 6, 2015
Great party dress!

Feels formal with the high neckline but the fact that its form fitting with a high slit still makes you feel good! I would order your size and one size up. May not work on girls that are pear shape, it is very tight!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 24, 2015
This dress was perfect for my birthday dinner! The dress fit like a glove and was very flattering.

The slit adds a very sexy detail to an already stunning dress! The colors are beautiful and the shape was ultra flattering. It did fit a little tight for a 6 but the material was thick and had a bit of stretch to it.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 25, 2015
Unique dress!

The dress I originally ordered didn't work out so I had this sent overnight. I was unsure about it but once I tried it on I loved it! It's so different than dresses I normally rent. I got a lot of compliments! Order a size or two up.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 12, 2015
Very pretty colors and Pattern

Very comfortable fabric but it ran a little short on me. I'm 5'11 and with heels, the slit came a little high. It's fine when standing up but you have to watch yourself when sitting.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
January 1, 2016
Amazing experience.

I loved this dress!!! I got so many compliments, it hugged all the right places and didn't even need to wear shape wear or spanx underneath. I have a bigger chest so it was a little tight (I wore an 8) on the upper part but not unbearable by any means. wanted to keep the dress!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 28, 2016
Very sexy, trendy dress!

Fit runs small for sure- I usually wear a 6, maybe an 8, depending on designer but this size 8 fit me Very snugly and left nothing to the imagination haha. I still love the dress and am comfortable showing off my curves/wearing body-con dresses but could definitely have worn the size 10! It looks really great on and I wore at work with a blazer and flats to make it less sexy and then am wearing it out to a party later!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
February 27, 2016
This dress was absolutely perfect!

The dress was amazing. I wore it for my fiancé surprise 30th, everyone loved my dress and compliment it. It definitely fits TRUE to size. I original order a 4 and 6. But the dress is a snug fit. I'd be very cautious doing dancing, the split does move with every motion (Haha!) It is a wonderful dress and I can't wait to wear it again. I loved this dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 31, 2016
Beautiful and unique dress

Loved the dress! Size 2 fit but was a little snug causing it to ride up so I wore the 4. I was a little disappointed that the slit seam was split from a previous wear, but thankfully it wasn't that noticeably.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
April 16, 2016
Hot form fitting dress

A fun dress and I enjoyed wearing it. It is super form fitting so I wouldn't recommend it to someone who's not comfortable with body con type dresses. Some cons...the bottom of the dress runs small and the top runs a bit big. The slit over the leg was straining and I was nervous that it would rip when sitting down. At the same time, the top was gaping by the armpits so sizing up wouldn't be an option.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 22, 2016
OMG. This dress was a show stopper. Perfect fit, length, just the right amount of sexy. Loveee

Just perfect. I wore this to an office party in the evening and heads turned. It was so flattering. Paired with sheer black hosiery and black pumps... Pop of color on my lips.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 38
April 26, 2016
Great material. Well made, no need for any shapewear. Slit had a tiny seam split at the top.

Body hugging with some give. Sexy but sophisticated. No need for bold accessories.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 21, 2015
Small but well structured.

I loved this dress, I wore it to work with a blazer then straight out without the blazer to an evening event. Because it was a little tighter (I should have gone up a size) the slit kept riding up but otherwise, the cut of the dress was great. I would rent this again.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
May 21, 2015
Great design and shape makes for a long and lean look. Can be dressed up/down night/day

Ordered a size up based on reviews and was perfect! Great length and design.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 3, 2016
Beautiful pattern and a great dress for going out

I loved the pattern on this dress. I ended up ordering a size bigger because the 6 I tried in in the store was just so tight. It's definitely very form fitting but still a flattering silhouette.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 7, 2016
Shows off curves well!

LOVED this dress! The material is really think so it smooths out curves and it's very flattering. I normally wear an 8 and the 8 fit well but the slit looked like it was being pulled a little tight so I wore the 10 instead, which fit great too! It was very unique and fun to wear. Received ton of compliments.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
June 15, 2016
Dinner in Chicago!

I loved this dress! It fit perfectly. It was easy to sit and walk around in. I would definitely rent it again!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2016
Funky print but be careful of high slit!

The dress runs small and the slit is very high. I'm going to wear a black slip under it or try to safety pin the slit closed so I can wear it to work.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 21, 2016
So comfortable!

The material feels like it's made out of spanx. Really holds you in and so comfortable. I got compliments all night! I'm usually a 6 or 8, I went with the 8 since I am 34ddd and it was perfect.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
June 21, 2016
Cocktail attire event.

Great fit and cool cut that got several compliments.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 28, 2016
Fits like a glove but very comfortable

I wore this to a birthday Peru and got tons of compliments! Will definitely rent again.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
September 7, 2016
Perfect Birthday Celebration Dress!

I rented this dress for a night out in NYC for my birthday. It fit like a glove but had enough stretch and give to make it comfortable through dinner, drinks and a show. The pattern, cut and color blocking made the dress interesting and eye-catching. It's a show stopper in a sort of mature, understated way, very sexy but not crude or overly revealing. It was also edgy, which made it a perfect compliment to fun makeup. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
September 8, 2016
DCI finals dress

Rented this dress for DCI finals. It was comfortable (which is good because it's a very long day). The thigh slit is a bit high so shape wear would be tricky. Can wear a normal bra with it. Definitely a statement dress. Received compliments all night.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
September 20, 2016
Way too small/ Did not wear

Nice dress but runs very small. Sent it right back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
November 13, 2016
My husband loved it!

Runs small. Definitely size up. I am usually a 6 and the 8 fit perfect. The slit is high and will show quite a bit of leg while sitting. Overall a great rental!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2016
Comfortable body con!

Rented this dress for a wedding at a concert venue so I knew I would be on the dance floor all night and wanted something comfortable to move in. This was the perfect body con dress for that- the fabric is really thick so it holds you in all the right places but is still extremely stretchy and comfy. Doesn't ride up at all and the side slit gives it that extra sexy factor! Would definitely rent again.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 12, 2016
Loveeeeeee this dress!

It runs a bit small, specially if you have big hips, so definetly size up, the dress is beautiful and sexy!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 7, 2017
En fuego

I felt so smoking in this dress! The hugging, forgiving fabric, the slit! #boom The pattern garnered an artist, at art show, to exclaim, "I have to paint that dress!" Then just to prove I'm not just not so #humblebragging -a false alarm at the dinner brought these two ADORABLE Winter Park firemen, carrying axes and whatnot to the "rescue!" Picture please! The smiles say it all! Great night! Thank you RTR

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 21, 2017
Super flirty

Loved the stretchy material! Go a size up.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 25, 2017
Gorgeous but SMALL

My backup size wasn't available the weekend I needed it so I risked it with a 4 and IT WAS VERY TIGHT! Made it work but definitely recommend sizing up for this one. Super cute pattern and stretchy fabric.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2017
So beautiful!!!

It was a little tie but the fabric stretches... the dress is simply gorgeous and sexy!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
June 22, 2017
Tastefully Slit

This dress has the perfect balance of subtle sexy and fitted sophistication. It's true to size, and the material is a bit stretchy. The blue color really pops in person. Only drawback is that when you walk, the dress tends to rise up a bit, and the slit can be a bit too revealing. Would rent again.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 18, 2017
Obsessed. So many compliments.

My favorite work rental so far. Runs a bit small like all Elizabeth & James dresses but I loved it!

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