Elizabeth and James

Hattie Ruffle Dress

$50 – $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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48 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(8)
Small
(16)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 18, 2017
Dancing to Janet Jackson all night!
Great fit loved dancing in this and felt young and light!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 11, 2017
Too small
Rented this as the backup style. Fits one size small. Never wore.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133lbs
November 9, 2017
Vibrant color!
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding in Florida in November. It was sent as a backup because the original dress I ordered was not flattering. Kudos to the very patient stylist who spent a long time on the phone with me picking out this dress given the short time turnaround! I rented the 4 & 6, as the stylist said this brand runs small. I tried the 4 on and it fit wonderfully, if a little snug. When I went to actually wear it for the wedding, the zipper would not go up and got stuck (I am plagued with a wide rib cage!). I ended up wearing the 6 instead, which hugged in all of the right places and probably was more comfortable in the long run than the 4 would have been when it comes to dancing. I would highly recommend, and suggest sizing up if you're unsure. I usually wear a 2 or a 4. You might want to wear some sort of spanx unless you're toned; I could kind of see my belly button through the material without the spanx underwear.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 7, 2017
My wedding favorite dress!
This dress fit just right! It was simple but classy! The blue was perfect for the occasion. The material was very comfortable and form fitting! There was a small ride up the bottom, but that was expected if you have a bump back there. I️ would definitely recommend this dress! It was a wedding favorite.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 2, 2017
HIPS TOO TIGHT
The color and fabric of this dress is beautiful. I couldn't wear it however because the hip area was too tight. I am usually between a size 2 & 4 and decided to go up to a 4. The top portion fit fine, however, I could barely get the bottom portion on. Going up to a size 6 would've been too big on the top, so I ended up not wearing the dress. This dress is good for those with small hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
October 30, 2017
Great dress
Loved the dress. Fit is small, I had to go up one size. Great for day event.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 24, 2017
Form-fitting and classic, with a lovely lighter bright blue!
(The only full-body photo I got was a bathroom selfie for my roommate, forgive the toilet.) I loved this dress! It was my first Rent the Runway experience and everything went smoothly. I ordered a size 2 with a size 4 backup and ended up wearing the 2 but mostly because it fit and I was in a hurry. It was a little snug, especially after wedding food and drink, but still quite comfortable--the fabric was a stretchy neoprene-like material. The photo shows the color fairly well. It was for an East Coast wedding with people I didn't know very well, so while the form/length felt slightly sexy, it still felt classic and appropriate.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 3, 2017
Classic beautiful blue dress that compliments!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! Beautiful blue and so easy to wear. Very comfortable. Does run small so size up but that's the brand. I wore this to my sons baptism- easy to dress up or down. Will absolutely rent again.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 1, 2017
Love the dress. Runs very small.
Beautiful, simple dress. Loved the color and cut. I ordered a 4 and 6 and even the 6 was too small. I could have worn it, but would have been very uncomfortable.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 23, 2017
Great dress, but def read below on the fit!!
This was my first time wearing a RTR dress, & I have to say I'll definitely do it again! This dress was great - good thick but still stretchy material & it fit well in all the right places & hid my high thigh which I'm often self conscious about. I will say that based off the model photo I wasn't expecting for it to be fitted all the way down to the ruffle, & Elizabeth & James runs SMALL. I've been a 6-8 as of late & the 10 was what I wore. Overall though awesome dress for a Sept beach wedding & would definitely recommend for a wedding or formal event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 18, 2017
Tight
It was cute, but super tight and showed every bump. I'm pretty skinny and I still felt like it highlighted my midsection in an unflattering way. I didn't feel comfortable in it and ended up not wearing it.
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!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 164lbs
September 16, 2017
Nice dress
I'm usually a size 8/10 and after reading reviews I decided to order 10 and 12 and ended up wearing the 12 bc it was more confortable with room to breath. Its thick material and a beautiful color but it is form fitting and shows everything. I did get lots of compliments tho and would order again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 11, 2017
great color, weird shape
this dress is a beautiful shade of blue. it's tight in a good way, shows your curves and holds you in, but i didn't feel skinny enough to wear it. the ruffle is cute, but the flare at the bottom won't work on everyone.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 8, 2017
Cute but creases easily
This dress was pretty and great for a hot, daytime wedding in southern California. It definitely runs small so order at least one size up. My only complaint is it creases easily.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 20, 2017
Simple and comfortable dress!
Nice understated dress for a summer wedding. Super comfortable and easy to dance in; got lots of compliments all night. Never tried on the 0, but since I normally wear a 0 and thought the 2 was a good fit, then it might run small. Hit just at the knees. Would definitely rent again!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
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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Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
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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Top Contributor
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: 29
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
Usually wears: 8
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: 29
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
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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Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
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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Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
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.
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
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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Top Contributor
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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