Elizabeth and James

Cross the Line Sheath

$50 rental
$465 retail
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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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71 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(18)
Small
(16)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 2, 2017
Love...but too tight!
Dress is gorgeous and of a beautiful thick material, unfortunately I have to return because it runs SMALL! While I fit in, it's too tight on my midsection, and I don't have much of a tummy but have big boobs. Will get in a size 8 next time! Definitely recommend! Update: The size 8 is out. I really want this dress!!!! Very sad.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 11, 2016
This dress was perfect for a November Miami wedding!
Thicker, stretchy, nice material. Fit like a glove but still comfortable and easy to wear! I didn't wear a bra since the shoulders cut in slightly but it was totally fine without (and I'm not usually a braless person!). Highly recommend, would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 10, 2016
Perfect dress for a fun party!
As soon as I put on this dress I knew it was "the one". I went to the Chicago retail location and I'm glad I did. The stylist knew to give me the dress in a size 4 even though I typically wear a size 2. It definitely runs small but the size 4 fit me perfectly. Yes, the slit is high but that's what makes it super fun. Plus, you can wear a regular bra with it and it hugs your curves in all the right places. The fabric is perfect for fall and winter and the pattern and colors take the "little black dress" up a notch. Highly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
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:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 145lbs
August 22, 2016
Dress was perfect! Received many compliments throughout the night on the dress!
The dress does run small, I'm usually a 6 but gained a few pounds recently so I ordered the 8 as my back up. I wore the 8 and it fit, a little snug but not uncomfortable. I probably could've fit the 10. I have hips and booty but a smaller chest, the dress fit my curves nicely, I wore a padded bra for the top to fill it out. Overall, very comfortable dress, material helped to shape without wearing spanx. Length was good and the slit was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 18, 2016
RTRs outstanding response in getting a new dress to me overnight. Thank you so much!
Dress was a "spandex" type. It was very pretty however I tried the 6 and it was skin-tight, especially in the hips/legs. I may have a big butt/legs but I usually wear a 6 in jeans/pants/etc. The slit was high also - This dress may be better for someone younger. It was a beautiful dress though and would hug your curves well. I didn't wear the dress but called RTR and they had another dress (completely different dress) to me the next day at 10:30A
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 20, 2016
Very Flattering, showed off curves.
I wore this dress to my brother's engagement party. This dress is so unique. Because of my hips, it rode up more than I would have liked, but I began to ignore that as the night went on. Definitely size up with this dress. The material is thick and stretchy. Fits like a glove and so comfortable...and you can still breathe. Only con is that the bust gaped around the front of my shoulders, but no one seemed to notice. I converted my bra to a racerback, so you couldn't see the straps.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 15, 2016
Love it! The fit is perfect!
I love the fit and the material! Holds it shape really well (no need to iron :)). I would say the slit is high. I originally rented it to wear to work, but it is a bit to riske so I have opted to wear it to a cocktail party instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
June 10, 2016
Love the pattern - pretty flattering too!
I really like how it looked on, and that I could wear a bra with it (but don't need to if you don't want to!). I ended up not wearing it because the rehearsal dinner ended up being a lot less dressy than I expected, but in hindsight I should've worn this to the wedding itself. No complaints here!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 135lbs
June 5, 2016
Fun dress and easy to wear
The best thing about this dress is how easy it is to wear. Sufficiently thick fabric to hide flaws, but not too thick or tight so I could still breathe and eat with on problems. Slit was high, but not too high (I'm 5'4) and I was able to dance without any trouble. The slit makes the dress, and my husband loved it. Only reason I give the dress 4 stars instead of 5 is because it didn't have the "wow factor" that other dresses on RTR have. But still, a fun dress that I enjoyed wearing.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2016
Date night dress at Chart House Annapolis :)
One aspect of rent the runway that I love is given the higher end dresses the fabric is always of the highest quality which results in flattering fits! This dress was no exception.I loved the side slit on this dress. I'd never worn anything like it. The fabric is thick, flexible and form fitting in the best way. There is a little shimmer to the black design on the bottom part of the dress which is fun.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
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
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 17, 2016
I wore this dress to my dads retirement party and it was a hit...
The dress fit like a glove. I ordered the 10 and wore that size. It was really tight , but not so tight that it became uncomfortable. I felt amazing in it and received a lot of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
April 17, 2016
Amazing dress.
Absolutely love the dress and would definitely get it again. Like all dresses from this brand, you have to get a size larger than you normally would, but otherwise it was a great fit, a great design, and I got tons of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
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.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
February 7, 2016
Sexy Sheath Dress
The dress was a tad bit small in the chest area but I still was able to wear it. The side slit wasn't too high up the leg, but I am 5'4 so if I were taller it might be too revealing. The dress hit just below my knee. The slit made it easy to walk in. My husband loved how I looked in this dress.
Top Contributor
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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
January 28, 2016
Lots of compliments
Perfect dress for my body frame, I just have twins 3 months ago and breast feed, hard to find the dress to look balance , but this dress is perfect. It makes me look like I'm wearing size 2 instead of 6.I love RTR. thank you
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
December 14, 2015
Great dress, but too sexy for a formal cocktail party.
This dress is really cute. I wore the size 6 rather my usual 4 just because of how tight the dress looked. Definitely a lot of stretch to the dress, but it is form fitting. The slit is nice, I just would have picked this for a dinner date with my husband, rather a party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
November 29, 2015
The dress was cute but, not for me.
The pros.. dress is cute.. con- meant for someone who's tall.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 4, 2015
So many compliments!
This is snug, but the fabric is great and accentuated my curves in a good way.
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