Elizabeth and James

Houston Sheath

$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

A chic neckline makes this Elizabeth and James dress feminine. Emphasize the blue hue with silver accessories.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12

Product Details

Blue grey crepe (54% Acetate, 44% Viscose, 2% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with back slit. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 42” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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255 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 2, 2015
Love love love!!! Very simple but classy dress

Love this dress! I order an 8 & 10 and wore the 8. It's true to its size and I defiantly recommend this dress if your a little curvy. It's an overall great dress. Got compliments all night!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2015
Classy dress, but runs VERY SMALL!

Loved this dress! However, do you self a major favor and ORDER 1 SIZE UP. I didn't pay much attention to the previous review(s) about running small...but after speaking with a customer service rep to send me a new size, I found out this is Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen's line...so it runs incredibly small!! After getting the appropriate size, I loved it! Was slightly large in the bust due to having to size up. Dress is form-fitting. Got lots of compliments. I wore a sticky bra, which worked nicely with the dress. Love the color!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
December 14, 2015
Boyfriends holiday party

This dress was amaaaazing. I loved everything about it from the color to the cut to the material. Its tight and sucks you in in the middle. Its a "look at me dress" for sure. Didn't want to give it back. Liked it bc I could wear a strapless bra with it and felt very supported. Perfect with long sparkly earrings. Fabric was thick so I wouldn't wear on a hot summer day.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
December 15, 2015
Fancy Christmas Party

This dress was super sexy but subtle. It is very fitted and I ended up wearing the 4 although I wear a 2 more normally. Both were fine, but I was more comfortable in the 4! The material was thick which was nice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 20, 2015
Comfortable, classy and sexy! E&J dresses never disappoint

Elizabeth and James is fast becoming my go to designer. This dress, like all E&J dresses I have rented was snug in fit but the thick fabric held me in in all the right places. No spanx and no bra and no worries. The color was true to the picture. The fabric has a touch of stretch to it. I rented the 10 and the 12. I could squeeze into the 10 but I wore the 12 as it offered more comfort and as I was going to the theatre I thought sitting would be easier too. The neckline is really unique and the back open enough that my broad back and shoulders from decades of competitive swimming didn't feel constricted. I paired it with a neutral polka dot sweater due to the chill of the evening. Loved this dress!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 25, 2015
The color and length were absolutely perfect!

It is a very tight fitting dress so if you go between sizes definitely rent the one bigger because there is no stretch. It is very slimming and I was told I looked taller all night! Awesome dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
January 7, 2016
Amazing

This dress- like most Elizabeth and James fits a little small but once you find the right size it's amazing. It hugged every curve ( I have few lol) and I got compliments every 5 minutes. The color is steel blue-ish with a hint of green. I'm contemplating buying it just to own it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
January 25, 2016
This dress made me feel like a celebrity!

I've been eyeing up Elizabeth and James dresses similar to this one for month, and was stoked when I finally had an event I could wear one to. This dress fit true to size, but was a tad bit snug in certain areas. I wore shape wear under the dress, which was probably more for my own peace of mind than anything else. I got compliments all night long on the dress, and still have friends asking me where I got it!! I would 100% rent this dress (or any Elizabeth and James dress, for that matter) again!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
January 26, 2016
Interesting color, flattering material, felt great in it all night

So this is a little outside of what I would typically order as my *perfect silhouette*, but I weirdly loved it. Material was a thick stretchy something that gave you a nice shape without causing awkward bumps and bulges (would probably look even better on someone curvier), and color was a little darker and very unique... not bland at all like I kind of expected. Per other reviews, definitely size up one size, and plan on wearing a no-show thong or something along those lines. Also I struggled with shoes... I was planning on wearing black heels and they looked terribleeeee, and my metallic ones didn't look great either... i would probably recommend nude or tan

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 26, 2016
All the compliments

Got so many compliments. Great fit

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 30, 2016
Loved the color and the fit

Wore this to a holiday party for my fiancées work. Loved the color of the dress. It is very form fitting, which sometimes I steer away from, but the fabric was thick enough that I felt comfortable. Excited to try other Elizabeth and James dresses.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
January 31, 2016
Love the color

I love Elizabeth and James but the lines are weird and couldn't wear a regular bra

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
February 7, 2016
Very figure flattering dress

This dress was very figure flattering and well cut. I would say it runs true to size, but if you are between two sizes, go with the larger. The color was a soft grayish/bluish/green that looked really pretty in person. I didn't end up wearing it as a tropical storm kept us in for the night, but I will definitely get it again via Unlimited for another date night!

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
February 8, 2016
Great fit

Fit extremely well, received many compliments, would definitely order again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
February 16, 2016
Love the material.

Loved the fit. Runs small. Looked great on.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 17, 2016
Fit like a Glove

I loved this dress! It accentuated all the right curves. I'm 5'2 so I was concerned it might be too long, but it wasn't. It fell right below my knees.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 146lbs
March 4, 2016
Love, love, loved this dress!!

I wore this dress to a black tie affair (not the usual gown), but dressed it up hair and jewelry. I received so many compliments throughout the night. It's very form fitting, but also very flattering. It does run a tad small so I would order a size up, just in case. And the coloring of the dress is very unique, be prepared to stand out in the crowd. :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
March 4, 2016
Great material & style, but ran small.

This is a gorgeous dress, really nice material…however, although I normally wear a 6-8, the 8 was snug. Note: I have an athletic, curvy build.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 5, 2016
Love Elizabeth & James!!!

Love this dress!!! Wanted to keep it! Felt confident in 8 bc of tightness. Could have worn 6 if I knew where my spanx were ;)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
March 5, 2016
Have never gotten so many compliments on a dress. Tight but you can still move in it!

It's very tight but fabric is thick enough to smooth things out, which is why I stuck with the 4 instead of a 6. I didn't wear a bra because I'm a 32DD and the strapless would have made it impossible to zip! The neckline makes shoulders look really nice. My friends all insisted I should try to find and buy this dress!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 6, 2016
It was the prefect dress for a semi- formal Arizona wedding! So easy renting and returning!

The fit was snug, I usually wear a 4 and I had to go up to the 6. It's not the best if you want to do a lot of dancing. The material was great and didn't wrinkle. Love the color and the cut of the neckline. The length was perfect! I would recommend this dress to others. I received so many compliments on color and look!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 13, 2016
Rented for work awards banquet. Love it!

Love this dress! Based on other fit reviews I rented the 4 and 6, and the 4 was a good fit. (I'm usually size 2 or 4. 5'8", 125#, 32b). I wore with a strapless bra and it worked fine. The dress is a great gray/blue color, the fabric is thick and has stretch. The neckline is flattering and modern. I would buy this one!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
March 17, 2016
GREAT RENTAL! Nothing short of classy, sexy and fun.

-Runs small -No spanx worn, material shows every line because its thin, but good quality material. -Nice color -Received many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
March 19, 2016
Love the color!

This dress made me feel like a supermodel and was just the right amount of sexy for an evening wedding. Like other Elizabeth and James dresses this runs small. I usually order a size 2 and it is a perfect fit but this time the 2 was a tag snug in the hips. The 4 fit better in the hips but was too roomy in the chest area so I ultimately ended up wearing the 2. The dress became a little bit more forgiving throughout the night and I was still able to dance!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 21, 2016
The dress materiel was great &very form fitting. Def would get another dress from Elizabeth & James

Pro - good material Cons- runs small, I'm very happy I had a backup dress one size up

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
March 22, 2016
Great dress!

This is a beautiful dress. Comfortable even though it is very fitted. It's kind of like wearing two pairs of really comfortable spanx. The dress is super slimming. I received compliments all night and lots of comments about how thin I looked. The color is gorgeous. In true Elizabeth and James fashion, it runs "small" (I put that in quotes because the major retailers all vanity size now, so a "2" is really a true "4"). For example, if you are a 2 in Banana Republic or J. Crew, order a 4.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
March 22, 2016
First runway experience - will rent again!

Fit extremely well - very form fitting, but the high quality of the thick material made it very tasteful. The color was beautiful.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 23, 2016
Sleek and flattering, with a great neckline

This is the second time I've rented an E&J dress, and I'm happy to report I love this brand. The unique neckline got several compliments, and everyone told me that I looked very slim in this dress. The length was great - hit me below the knees and combined with the heels I wore it made my legs look pretty long. I did wear some shapewear just to smooth everything out, but even when I tried on the dress without it, it looked good. It did tend to ride up a teeny bit and cause some wrinkles around my tummy while I was dancing, but at that point in the night I was having too much fun to care. The color was also really nice - soft gray with a blue-green undertone that let the shape of the dress stand out. I highly recommend this style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 28, 2016
Received lots of compliments on this dress! Classy but sexy!

The fit is almost true to size! Runs a tad bit on the smaller side. The material is perfect!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 27
April 11, 2016
True to size!!!

I loved this dress. Size 4 fit me perfectly. Loved the color as well. Got so many compliments!!

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 172lbs
April 13, 2016
The dress was effortless! Subtle, yet unforgettable color. I felt confident & sexy!

The fit was amazing! I sized up because my regular 8 wasn't available, but the 10 was PERFECT! I had very little time to get an outfit together (jewels, bag, shoes, hair), VERY little time and this dress was just perfect. This dress held its own without much extra fluff, I didn't pack jewelry, and just grabbed a pair of heels on the way out the door, and the dress really hit the nail on the head. I felt comfortable, sexy, confident - who runs the world - me! I would wear this dress once a week if it was a permanent member of my closet. The color was gorgeous against my olive/tan skin. The neckline was perfect with windblown hair (hah! not kidding). My everyday peal necklace was right at home, front and center. I can't give this dress enough praise!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 36D
April 14, 2016
I went a size up and it fit perfectly. Great quality

Fit great. Nice quality. Very fitted

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
April 16, 2016
Got so many complements!

The dress fit very tight. I'm glad I read the reviews and went up a size in my options. Beautiful color and very well made.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 28B
April 18, 2016
I felt like a model and got so many compliments!!!

Wore this to my best friends rehearsal dinner! I ordered the 8 as my original size with the 6 as my backup. Glad I got the 6, fit me like a glove. The length was perfect, and the slit in the bAck made it even better for being mobile. I will rent this dress again.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 34
April 18, 2016
Beautiful dress!

Thick material, fit a little tight but great dress! Would wear again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 18, 2016
Awesome, hide everything fabric and color!

I'm a pretty average 4/6 size and the 6 was a bit more snug that I would have preferred but sucked it up and went with it since the fabric and color were amazing. Great length as well

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
April 18, 2016
Elegant Dress

First, it is a beautiful dress. Simple and elegant and subtly sexy. It does run small, so I ordered the 6 along with my usual 4. I tried the 6 on first and was comfortable and never tried on the size 4. I received compliments all night and felt fabulous in it!

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 32
April 25, 2016
This was the most perfect dress!!

Fit amazing! Wore this for an indoor wedding. The fabric is super thick, does run small. Normally. Size 2, 5'5" 120lbs. The only thing is that it shows every drop of water that hits it so if you wear it to an outside wedding that you could potentially sweat at, it could show it. I love love loved this dress!!!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 26, 2016
Fantastic Dress!

Loved this dress! Got tons of compliments on it. The only downside was the straps/top were too big but it was still wearable (I have a very small upper frame but have never had this issue in other dresses by this designer). Consider sizing up for the backup.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 32D
April 25, 2016
Awesome dress, but order a size up!

Absolutely loved this dress. The fabric is amazing and it's such a different color. Based off reviews I ordered a size up and I'm so happy I did. Very tight around the hip/thigh area. Very excited to try more Elizabeth and James dresses!

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