Elizabeth and James

Kara Sheath

$80 rental
$395 retail
Stylist Notes

Show off your shoulders in this sleeveless Elizabeth and James dress. Try the sleek look with barely-there sandals and Elizabeth and James Accessories' Sol Cuff.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12

Product Details

Purple crepe (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. High neckline with back slit. Fitted skirt. Exposed back zipper. Back slit. Fully lined. 47” from shoulder to hem.

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208 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(57)
Small
(52)
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 22, 2015
Beautiful and sophisticated
Love this dress. The color is on point for this season. I'm normally a 6 (I happen to have a lot of bcbg dresses and always wear a 6 with them for reference). This dress was snug as a 6 but the 8 was just a little too large for me so I went with the 6 and I'm happy I did. Great material that's nice and thick.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
September 23, 2015
Loved the color and the cut. It's perfect for a fall wedding.
It runs small. I am usually a size 2. I could fit into the 2 and zip it up but I felt it might be a little uncomfortable for sitting down during dinner or dancing at he reception. The color was more a dark purple than a wine color but I loved it. It was very different than anything I've ever worn before and I liked that. Even though the back is low it is very easy to wear a strapless bra. Very happy with my rental!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 25, 2015
Made me glow at 6months pregnant!
This is a beautiful and elegant dress. I wanted something form-fitting to fit my pregnant belly. It truly was beautiful. The picture does not do this dress justice. I received compliments all night. The color is beautiful and I didn't even have to wear a bra!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 2, 2015
The dress itself was beautiful, super chic, slimming, & flattering.
Both zippers broke, the dress was held together by strategically placed safety pins!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 4, 2015
Beautiful color, fun, and sexy style without being over the top.
Great dress for a fall wedding! I loved the color and got so many compliments on the style :) The dress fits snug to the body so be prepared with the proper undergarments.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
October 5, 2015
I got so many compliments. This dressed fit like it was made just for me
It's a very form fitting dress. Even though it hugs ur body, it isn't too tight or uncomfortable (as long as you get your right size). I ended up wearing a backless strapless bra, but u could definitely get away with no bra. I absolutely loved this dress and got so many compliments!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 20, 2015
This dress was perfect for a Saturday night wedding. I felt classy and sexy!
Great fit! I have an athletic body type and it was perfect in all the right places! Material is comfortable! I was able to dance the night away!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 9, 2015
Stunning plum color and fit
True to size, elegant
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
November 9, 2015
Gives you curves in all the right places.
I love this length dress. Accentuates your curves and slims your waistline. Thick material so more forgiving after a few drinks and dinner. Would wear this dress a million times.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
November 10, 2015
*
Thick fabric, stretchy, worn w strapless bra, great color
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Age: 30
November 19, 2015
My 7 course dinner
After reading previous reviews for this dress, and knowing it ran a bit small, I had planned on ordering a 6. Unfortunately, the weekend of my birthday dinner the 6 was not available, so I ended up going to the NYC RTR store to try on another Elizabeth and James dress, and I found that they actually fit very true to size. The color was slightly more eggplant purple than the photos on the website showed, which I actually preferred. Overall, I loved the dress! I wish I could have kept it...
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 24, 2015
Perfect dress for any fall/winter event !
I am a size. 0 in almost everything but this dress the 2 fit perfect. I loved this dress it hit about half way from my knees to ankle (I am 5'3) it is a little tight making dancing hard but there is enough stretch so it's not impossible. Perfect for a November wedding - would rent again.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
December 8, 2015
I LOVED this dress. It was the perfect combo of conservative and sexy for a company holiday party.
I ended up sizing up because my regular size was so tight that it would have been difficult to sit in. The dress has very little stretch, but that helps keep things smooth. Be prepared with very discreet undergarments; a regular strapless bra should work although I wore stick ons. Cheers!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
December 15, 2015
Great fit
All Elizabeth and James dresses fit my body well. I love the fabric for all of their dresses. The color of this one is gorgeous! Loved this!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2015
Beautiful color and silhouette!
I actually wouldn't suggest sizing up. The 2 caused a lot of lines making me look heavier. The dress is very fitted though. It's great for fall and winter weddings! I've loved every Elizabeth and James dress I've rented and this one is without exception! Great fabric and quality! Photographs beautifully!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
December 27, 2015
Incredibly sexy number
Absolutely stunning dress with a low back (can still wear a bra). Very tight, with little stretch, so I had to size up.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 7, 2016
The color of the dress
Perfect fit. Would have ordered a size 12 for a more comfortable fit
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 12, 2016
The color was beautiful and the dress hugged in all the right places
Only con is that the zipper doesn't have a hook at the top. I had to safety pin the zipper pull up because I have a muscular back and it kept unzipping itself!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
January 18, 2016
Lots of compliments
Love the length. I'm 5'7" and curvy. It was a bit snug in the boob area because of the size of my chest but overall it was a beautiful dress.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 18, 2016
Elegant and Secy dress
This dress is elegant and sexy. Not a lot of jewelry is needed . It's a bit uncomfortable as the neck was a bit tight and dancing was a little difficult. It runs a little small so I would size up - I'm typically comfortable in size 6 and this one was a bit snug.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 23, 2016
Great wedding dress!
Sexy but classy dress! Color is a gorgeous deep purple and I was able to wear a regular strapless bra. I usually wear between size 0-2 depending on the brand. This dress was pretty tight so I wore the 2, felt a little self conscience after a big dinner but not too bad! I'm also pretty short and was worried that it would be too long and make me look grumpy. But I thought it was a great midi look with heels!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 27, 2016
Stunning, classy, and high quality dress that was perfect for my master's graduation ceremony.
This dress was stunning and fit so well on my body... I wish I could keep it forever! The quality of the dress was outstanding. Felt amazing on my skin and I made me feel so classy for graduation! I reviewed many compliments as well. For sizing, I'm 5'5" and 120 lbs. I was worried about the length of the dress since I have shorter legs, but the dress laid perfect (esp with heels)! I'm a size 4 in pants, but since I have a smaller bust (32b), the 2 was much better fit in my chest and overall. However, I wouldn't recommend getting this dress if you don't want a tight dress in your mid section. Like I said it fits like a glove and will only get tighter after eating! Classy and elegant dress! Thank you RTR!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
February 18, 2016
Gorgeous color and fit!
Didn't even need to wear a bra. Would have liked it a little shorter, but it was very classy. Perfect for a wedding!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
October 11, 2015
The back
Loooooved it! Sexy and sophisticated
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
February 15, 2016
Loved the look.
The dress was very nice. Fit small...but loved the fit
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
March 6, 2016
I received so many compliments on this dress! It fit like a glove and my husband loved it!
I could of worn the six but I felt more comfortable in the eight. The fabric looked and felt expensive. I could see myself renting this one again.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 27
March 10, 2016
So comfortable! I wasn't worried about my outfit at all and got so many complements
Got a 4 I have a little bit of a booty but not chest. It fit perfectly just a little big in the back. Loved the dress so comfortable!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
March 13, 2016
Nice frock, probably best suited for taller women
Beautiful dress, though it didn't photograph as well as it looked in person. The length hits mid shin, which would probably look better on a taller person.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
March 17, 2016
The way my husband looked at me when I put it on. :)
The fit was true to size and really comfortable.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2016
Dress fit like a glove, I received so many compliments!
The fit was perfect, the color was beautiful, length was great (I'm 5'3 so sometimes dresses are too long) and it hugged in all the right places. I received LOTS compliments on this dress, loved it!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
April 16, 2016
The name of the dress was the brides name . Fitting :)
This dress fit great ! I wore it for a June wedding near the beach . It was classy. It fit true to size and was snug in all all the fight places . The sizes run close together so if you are worried getting one size up will not hurt you, just gives you a little more room for dessert! The only complaint I have is the Zipper in the back of be dress does not face a clasp so it did unzip a few times through Out the night . In 5'5 126 lbs and a 34d. I wore a size 2 but also found the four comfortable !
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 23, 2016
Perfect for a friend's Netflix premiere!
I was a friend's plus one for his first major premiere. I chose E&J because I'm very comfortable with the fit. Although it's snug and I could probably go a size up, I like a tighter fit because it makes my petite frame appear curvier than normal.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 24, 2016
Classy but hot!
Fit very well, true to size. I wore a strapless bra and had no problems seeing it with the low back. Definitely shows if you have a food baby! Received tons of compliments on style and unique color!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
April 28, 2016
Compliments all night
Tight in chest for bigger bust
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
September 6, 2015
Beautiful
After the first dress I chose didn't work out, and the back up sent was way to small...a long email thread back and forth lead me to this dress! RtR staff was so helpful and led me to this beauty! The size 2 was tight, but still looked incredible! Material was thick and high quality. ..I wish this dress was mine!!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 20, 2015
GREAT dress runs small
LOVED this dress great material but runs a little small
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 27, 2015
Totally into this dress!
Very pretty dress. Nice fabric, thick enough to wear without a bra. I loved this dress. The color the length, the zippers in the back... Felt like a bombshell in this beauty!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
September 28, 2015
Love RTR! They make everything so quick and easy. The dress was a hit and I adored the color!
The only cons were that is was a it snug so not the most comfortable for dancing at a wedding and also the zipper on the back of the neck did rub a bit but otherwise I loved it! The color is gorgeous and it was perfect for a September wedding. It is classy sexy since it is tight but long.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 22, 2015
Fits like a glove!
Dress fit like a glove on my body type (athletic/pear) - the material really is very flattering and really sucks you in
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 16, 2015
Great for a fall wedding!
I loved wearing this dress however I was a bit surprised when it arrived as it was longer than I had originally expected and the color is much more purple in person - from the photo I thought it was going to be more of a burgundy color. Overall a great fit - especially for ladies with larger busts!
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