Elizabeth and James

Hattie Ruffle Dress

$40 – $60 rental
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

Rendered in a beautiful pastel blue hue, this Elizabeth and James ruffled dress is a versatile staple for spring. Take it from day to night with bold accessories like the Silver Botanica Earrings by Lulu Frost.

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 (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Blue crepe (61% Polyester, 33% Viscose, 6% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hourglass bodice with asymmetrical side ruffle. Exposed back zip closure. Fully lined. 33" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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33 reviews
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
September 18, 2017
Dress looks great, but be careful of the zipper.
This dress looks amazing on-- the color is beautiful and it was very flattering.. It runs a little on the small side, and I would recommend a sticky bra if you can get away with one (racer back shows bra straps). I'm about 5'10" and the dress was long enough so that I was comfortable wearing it to my grad school graduation ceremony. When putting the dress on, I would recommend having someone help to zip it up. There is a flap of fabric along the zipper inside the dress, and it is really easy to jam the zipper on that strip of fabric. Other than that detail, I loved this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 23, 2017
Solid dress
I ended up wearing this dress to an event for many more hours than anticipated (about 12 all tolled), and it definitely held up. It didn't wrinkle for a long time, despite much sitting, standing, and dancing. The dress does run small, so I went with size 4, which was more comfortable. I definitely suggest undergarments, as it does show lines and curves. Overall, a great dress for a spring or summer event.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 22, 2017
Great look but definitely needed a size up!
This dress is a stunning color and amazing when on, but you definitely will need a size up. The size 4 fit fine, but was very tight around the chest for me and made it uncomfortable. I emergency shipped the size 6 out (THANK YOU so much RTR for that!) and it fit like a glove. I got shaping spanx to wear underneath to make everything look smooth and I fell in love with it. I felt so comfortable and beautiful at the wedding and had fun dancing the entire night. I am typically a 2 or 4, 34D or 36C bust, 26 waist and 36 hips, and the size 6 was perfect for me.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
August 13, 2017
Great color
The fabric and color were awesome. It's figure flattering and super comfortable. Paired it with light cold sandals and light pink beaded tassel earrings.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 9, 2017
Very cute dress, fit was a little off
I loved the color and shape of this dress and it was great for work as the slit wasn't too high. Following other reviews, I ordered one size up and was happy I did since I wouldn't have wanted the waist any tighter. However, the shoulder area was then a little loose and the armholes were gaping a bit. This wasn't too obvious and I still enjoyed wearing it, but I probably wouldn't rent it again.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2017
Compliments all night! Love this dress!
Very fun dress. Nice material, fun zipper in the back. Loved the side ruffle! I got a ridiculous amount of compliments on this dress! Snug in the tummy area, material also isn't forgiving. Love love love this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
July 21, 2017
Na
Definitely runs small
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 20, 2017
Stunning color & classy look
I thought this color was amazing for a spring wedding. However, the fabric is a little heavy and we were outside for the reception/cocktail hours which was a little brutal. The dress is on the conservative side so I paired with silver heels and a big necklace. I would rent this again
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 12, 2017
Just fit weird
I sent this back right away. It didn't fit well anywhere. It was tight across the tummy and bust, but as you can see in the picture, very loose in the arm. I was wearing a dark blue bra in this picture. It also had a tail on the zipper to help zip it up but it wouldn't pull when I did that.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
July 8, 2017
Was very cute.
I ordered a size bigger because the reviews said it ran small. I think I could have gone with a size four but overall the 6 looked good. I paired it with a cream sweater because it was very hard to wear without my bra showing. The cut on the bottom was cute and fun. It was nice for a birthday dinner party.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Weight: 155lbs
July 2, 2017
Sizing is tricky, but overall amazing dress!
I was a little nervous about ordering from this brand because though I love the look, it looked like their styles were all very form fitting and I was worried about being uncomfortable. I normally wear an 8, but I decided to order a 10 and a 12. I'm so glad I did! The 10 fit but was way tighter than I was comfortable wearing to a family wedding. The 12 fit great from the waist down, but I was a little disappointed because the 10 was so tight that I would have gone braless, but the 12 was really loose up top, even when wearing a push-up bra. I tried using fashion tape to minimize the gapping on the sides, but it was a crazy hot day and with sweating you can imagine how long that lasted (I will say that the fabric is great for hot weather!) I think I was the only one who really noticed, because even though this was probably the worst fit of any of the RTR dresses I've rented, I probably got the most compliments on this one. It's a really beautiful dress! My mom said "that dress is sexy and conservative all at the same time!" I would definitely try this brand again, just size up!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
June 25, 2017
Beautiful color - lots of compliments
Great rental for a friend's summer wedding. Color is amazing. It runs small- definitely order a size up. Received many compliments- comfortable dress thicker fabric.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 23, 2017
Vibrant fun dress!
This dress runs small which is typical of this brand. I typically wear a size 6 in dresses and wore an 8 in this, though it was tight and I probably would have been more comfortable in a 10. The color is beautiful and much more vibrant than online, and it has a more defined waist than it appears to which I appreciated. One thing to note is if you are pear shaped you will find this dress hard to fit, I have a 34B chest and wider hips and though it was tight through the bottom it was loose on top, I needed to wear a heavily padded strapless bra (Victoria's Secret bombshell) for it to fit right, and I imagine the 10 would have been worse. I would recommend for anyone not pear shaped!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
June 22, 2017
Bold in a subtle way.
Fits very tight for large busy ladies. Great length to show off some leg while still being tasteful. I paired with a fun shoe since it is a solid color. Fantastic color!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
June 22, 2017
Great thicker fabric & really flattering cut! Runs a little tight in the stomach / ribs!
Great dress! I wore 2 inch heels and I'm 5'2 and the dress length was perfect. The dress as a whole doesn't have a ton of stretch and the 2 was too tight on me (it was my backup). I'm super excited about renting the 4 for another wedding this summer. The racer back allowed you to show of your shoulders, the left side has a 2-3 in slit you can't see in the photos, and the right side flowly detail is super cute. Pros: general cuts and details of the dress, thicker fabric so you can wear a bra (racer back needed). Cons: tighter dress, not forgiving in the stomach area, I'd avoid sizing down even if its the only dress in stock.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Weight: 120lbs
June 19, 2017
LOVED! Beautiful color and nice fit
Loved the color, fabric, fit and loose ruffles along the right side. I'm short and found the length to be very appropriate for a pre-wedding dress rehearsal. Very fitted/unforgiving in the midsection so you may want to size up.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
June 18, 2017
Beautiful dress but requires strapless bra
Didn't end up wearing this out because I'm a 36 DD and strapless bras are only comfortable for so long. Also, it's tight through the midsection so any belly bloat shows. That said, it's striking and sexy and pairs wonderfully with a statement necklace.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 18, 2017
Nice color and very comfortable, but a strange cut
I wore this for a bridal shower. It was a fantastic color and very comfortable, but the sort of wing in the side made the dress feel a bit dated and less flattering. To add to that, the back zipper had a weird stringy tie that was made to be seen, but I thought it was tacky so I hid it in the dress. It runs pretty true to size and feels very well made.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
June 15, 2017
Great, versatile dress
This is a little bit less of a tight fit than other Elizabeth and James dresses I've worn. The dress was comfortable and had a light, airy material. It can be worn to a date or even work with a cardigan.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
June 13, 2017
I did not wear the dress.
I ordered this dress and another for a wedding. I am a true 2. I never have to size up, if anything I size down. This 2 was TINY. I did get in it and it zipped just fine, but it was very, very tight. If I went for that "too tight" look I guess I could have pulled it off, but I do like to leave something to the imagination at times. Additionally, while the dress was really cute (or would have been had it fit better), the material was not quite nice enough for a wedding. This would be a really fun dress for a night out though. DEFINITELY go up one size.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 11, 2017
Very firm fitting
The color and fabric of this are both great. I sized up as reviews suggested and was glad I did. While, flattering this fabric is not forgiving. If you are self conscious about your stomach this may not be the dress for you. I also needed a racer back bra, a standard's straps showed far too much
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
May 26, 2017
Graduation ceremony.
Beautiful dress but too snug for comfort and did not wear.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
May 23, 2017
Easy to wear and super cute!
Easy to wear because you can wear any bra with it and even spanx if needed. The ruffles are a nice touch that make it more interesting. I got lots of compliments. I'd definitely rent this again.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
May 23, 2017
Great color and quality but runs small. I'm 5'6" 125lbs and wore a size 6. Normally I wear a 4.
Fits a bit on the smaller side
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 20, 2017
Classy, Fun, Sexy, and Comfortable!
I went with the larger size of the two I selected. It is a little tighter around the waist, so I chose the larger size for more wiggle room, because when you go to a southern wedding, you need to make room for delicious food and drink! I'm a sweater and the wedding and reception was outside in 85 degree Charleston weather and not a drop showed through on the dress- score! It was comfortable, fun to dance in, and shielded the buckets of sweat (because girls glisten right?) I'm 5'7, athletic build, wide shoulders, small waist, size 8. This dress was a winner!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 9, 2017
I got a lot of compliments on the dress. It really is stunning!
It is form-fitting. Not a good day to eat a lot! That's my only downside to this is if you're not having a flat-tummy day, it's going to make you feel self-conscious. There's enough going on with the ruffle that it's probably not the end of the world, however!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 1, 2017
Gorgeous color and material but fits TIGHT
Got this with the tags still on it which always feels like winning the lottery. The color was beautiful and you can tell the fabric s a nice high quality. Unfortunately this runs smaller/tighter than I expected and even though it "fit" and zipped easily, you could see my belly button through the material it was so tight.... not a good look. I didn't end up wearing it because of that. I'm not sure if sizing up would have helped, but wearing spanx probably would have (or if you just have a tight flat tummy of course).
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2017
Great dress!
Great dress! I normally don't wear color but this was a fun spring dress I wore to a charity event.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 16, 2017
Perfect Shade of Blue
This dress was perfect for a spring wedding. The ruffle adds a nice, fun touch, and the drrss also has a slight slit which adds a hint of sexiness. The shade of blue is really pretty and flattering. The fit is true to size, snug throughout, and the fabric is supportive without being binding. I was able to go braless and just wear pasties. I always feel like a dress is a good pick when the bride tells you they love your outfit 😉
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2017
Fits well love the color
Like other dresses of this brand fits well, high quality material. The lighter material showed some lumps and bumps and it was a little small for me but once I got it zipped up I liked how it fit overall.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
March 21, 2017
Perfect party dress. Gorgeous color.
I wore this for my sister's bridal shower. It had a nice shape / fit to it and I absolutely loved the color. I got a lot of compliments. It does run a little small though. I usually wear a 6 but I wore an 8 and it was snug around the bust and rib cage. Rocked it!!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
March 8, 2017
a must have in your closet
I had to return the dress, due to it being the color of the wedding party, so I did not get to wear it. I did put it on though and all the detail from the zipper pull to the fun hem line and the fabulous material gives this dress an A+ in my book. I will re-rent for another occasion. I will however rent the 2 the 0 I did get zipped but too snug around the waist for comfort.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
February 23, 2017
Springtime blue ruffles
I couldn't wait for it to be warm enough to wear this. The material almost feels like a thinner scuba material. It's cut deep into the chest, so I had to wear it with a strapless bra. A little detail, but it has a fabric pull on the zipper so you don't need help getting in and out of it. I wore it to work with a blazer and adored it.
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