Lela Dress

$122 to buy
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Cutouts give this peach dress by Elizabeth and James an alluring twist. Try accenting the sharp look with sleek, minimal jewelry.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Peach crepe (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with side cut outs. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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34 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(7)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
August 4, 2015
Perfect fit and very flattering!
Fit was perfect and very comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
August 3, 2015
Gorgeous color!
Rented this dress for a friend's birthday brunch. Fit was great, form fitting and slimming. Love the cutouts. Tight in the legs, but I paired it with nude Louboutins so I had no choice but to take tiny steps anyway :). I love all Elizabeth and James dresses, they fit so well.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
August 5, 2015
Great Dress, Loved the Color!
I loved this dress, I rented it for a friends wedding and I got many compliments throughout the night!! It fits a bit tight through the hips and legs so I would definitely size up for this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2015
Restricting & Small = Uncomfortable
Well, this was my first RTR fail. I was bummed that I could not wear this dress, and unfortunately I was not able to try it on when it arrived to get an exchange or a credit. The peach color is pretty in person and the fabric is thick. I did love the high neck & the side cut outs. I normally order a 4 & a 6.. in this dress I ordered a 6 & an 8. The 8 fit but was very tight throughout the body. I felt like I would have to "suck it in" all night long. It wasn't the most flattering on my stomach, but that wasn't a deal breaker. The hips/bottom of the dress also fit very tight which made it hard to walk. I did not think it was worth it to be uncomfortable and take baby steps all night, so I did not wear the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
August 12, 2015
The dress fit perfect! I got so many compliments and felt super confident!
Fits true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 13, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
This Elizabeth and James fitted style is perfect for your summer vacation or wedding. I love the trendy, flattering cutouts. The slightly stretchy material hugs nicely to your curves and allows you to go with or without a bra! This dress does run small, so I'd size up one size for your backup. At 5'8" it hit just above the knee.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
August 15, 2015
Beautiful dress, so many compliments!
I love this dress; stunning color, great fabric, fit like a glove. My boyfriend said I should own this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 17, 2015
Stylish and fun!
Very form fitting style that's why I went with the larger size. I wanted to be comfortable and able to dance all night. I was kinda nervous about the cutouts being too much but they were perfect and classy. Tons of compliments all night, I felt like I was a RTR rep telling everyone how I got this fabulous dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
August 19, 2015
I rented this dress for a day wedding with my guy and it was just what I needed.
For amazing! Great material. The color is a lot brighter than pictured but perfect for a summer wedding.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
August 24, 2015
Beautiful dress, amazing color and just the right amount of give for the dance floor.
I'd recommend ordering a size up.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 26, 2015
Perfect bachelorette party dress!
Wore the Lela on a bachelorette trip to Vegas. It's a gorgeous color. The fabric is nice and sturdy and gives just the right amount without showing every little bulge. It runs small and fits snug. I wanted the 8 but it wasn't available. The 6 was super tight but I got a lot of complements on it. Makes you have the perfect hourglass figure. I would 100% wear it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 31, 2015
Hi ladies. This dress runs very very small… Order 2 or 3 sizes up...
Normally I am a 2 with a back up size a 0. I sent back and got a 4 and 6, and to be honest, I still could not wear the 6. Be careful with this dress as with the cut outs, unless you are 0% body fat, something is going to "squish" out and the sizing of the dress itself is just really really off. Wish I could have worn it as the fabric is beautiful and the tags were still on it. Just could not!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 2, 2015
LOVE IT - perfect balance of fun and formal
It sometimes was a bit neon in real life and in pictures, and sometimes a subtle peach. It fit well. Size 2 fit perfectly, which is great because the size 4 was not available and they sent a very different dress. The cutouts were cute, length was great. Only complaint was that mine hem on the bottom was steamed incorrectly so it looked like it was going to go apart.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 6, 2015
Small
The size 2 was unable to be sent to me at the last second. The 0 I was able to get on...barely. But was extremely too tight. I probably would have to wear a size 4 in this one. But the dress was gorgeous. A little more bright in color than the photos show. Next summer I will hopefully try this one again.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
September 6, 2015
Gorgeous dress got tons of compliments on it! The color is perfect and the length is very classy!
This dress is made from a thick material which forms the body nicely
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 15, 2015
Beautiful dress
Elizabeth and James ftw. The dresses consistently run a little small (I'm usually a zero, always a two) but there's great consistency in for between different styles from E+J so I can order any dress without trying it on . This style was wonderful- perfect length, beautiful color.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2015
I absolutely love this dress!
This dress made me feel amazing! I usually wear a 4 but it was a little tight and there was no way I was going to be able to dance in it but the 6 fit perfect! You might have to pull it up a little to dance but other than that the dress is amazing, I wish I could buy it!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
September 17, 2015
This dress was perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.
The dress ran a tad bit small, so I had to go up a size. It was the perfect vibrant color and hugged my body in all of the right places. The only thing that I was a tad nervous about were the side slits. They ended up being fine, but I would have preferred them not being there since my stomach was not as tan as the rest of my body.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 2, 2015
Pretty color, ventilation!!
This works well for petite and smaller sized ladies, as the other Elizabeth & James dresses I've tried. It's not too long, it's flattering, and it runs much smaller than other brands. I was hesitant on the peach color but it looked wonderful! This was in no way one of the original dresses I ordered and came as a back up to a back up, but I fell in love with the fit and how nice it looked. I immediately did an Internet search to find the exact same dress to purchase for myself!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 2, 2015
Adorable dress and loved the color!
The color was brighter than shown in the original photo and the dress ran very small. I wish I had ordered 2 sizes up vs. just one. Overall great dress for a fun occasion!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 9, 2015
Unique. Flattering. Comfy!
Obsessed! I was actually nervous to wear this as I'd never tried cut outs and I was concerned the tightness would be unforgiving. Not true. The fabric is actually quite thick and stretchy so it sort of holds it all in, shaping you without cutting in. It ended up being super comfortable and flattering. Wish I owned!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 14, 2015
Great for a cocktail wedding. Elegant, yet sleek and sexy at the same time. Would recommend
I wore this to a summer wedding (cocktail attire). I really liked it. It fits true to size, very comfortable, great color. It's long so it's elegant, but the slits add a nice "feminine yet sexy" touch to the dress. I received lots of compliments. I would highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
February 24, 2016
Bright, trendy, yet sophisticated! It was definitely difficult to send this one back!
LOVED this dress. I received a ton of compliments and the color was so bright and cheery. Perfect for an outdoor wedding! Great length and the dress did not move. I will say that it does run small. RTR told me to rent one size up so I ordered a 4 and 6. I typically wear a 2 but ended up in the 6. The 4 fit but I could barely move. Given the thicker material of the dress, it was very tight. The 6 still fit like a glove but was way more comfortable. Once you get the size right, its a beauty! My advice: Rent this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 25, 2016
I got so many compliments, even some days later!
The fit was true to size, I usually wear a 2, and I ended up wearing the 4 because I got something in the 2 while I was trying it on! (Totally my own fault) and even though the 4 was a bit loose it was still so fabulous! Loved this dress and would totally recommend it!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 3, 2015
Customer service saved the day sending me this dress overnight when my dress was a size too small.
The dress was fitted and tight. Good material that moved with me. Color was vibrant and bright. Great dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154lbs
August 8, 2015
Classy, sexy, fun...all in one!
GURL!!! Where do I start? Form-fitting (but not TOO tight), in the most GORGEOUS peach shade that LITERALLY popped off my chocolate skin! SO glad my original birthday dress didn't pan out. This bad girl went from backup to "I need!" in 3 seconds flat. Needed to wear a bra to fill out the top ('cause I gots bootay!) and showed off my shoulder tattoo PERFECTLY. Compliments all night from gals and gents. Will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
August 13, 2015
Sonoma Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Loved the dress, fit well (besides running a little small), but know that you CANNOT MOVE IN THIS DRESS - walking can be a challenge and definitely a no for dancing. The slit of the dress ripped as I was walking up the stairs, simply because the dress was so long and did not allow for that much movement.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
August 18, 2015
The color is absolutely gorgeous and fit like a glove although definitely runs small.
Perfect for a wedding or formal affair. It's sexy but subtle and not too overwhelming w skin showing! I got a ton of compliments and it did fit perfect. I normally wear a 6 but it felt a little small I am curvy though. The 8 was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
September 11, 2015
Eye catching
The dress fit like a glove. The length was more conservative considering it hit the knee and I'm a little above average height. The cut outs were appropriate enough for a formal affair, and the color is gorgeous. Guaranteed you'll stand out in a crowd.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
September 11, 2015
Fabulous color
Great color, very vibrant, made me look very tan, it's like a neon peach! Runs true to size, the dress is not very comfortable, very stiff and rides up when you walk, but great Miami weeding dress! I would own it and make it a couple of inches shorter !!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
November 10, 2015
Got tons of compliments
beautiful color, fits perfectly!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 11, 2015
Beautiful!
This dress was true to size and really hugged my body. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 6, 2016
Gorgeous color, great fit
Wore this to a wedding celebration for my husband and me -- gorgeous color (especially w a tan). Great fit; very body conscious but flattering. Plan on spanx or no undies. Great w Stuart Weitzman nudist sandals.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2016
Perfect dress for a late August wedding
This dress runs small, so I recommend ordering one size up. The cut is beautiful and hugs the body but is not overly revealing. It is a little tight for dancing, so just keep that in mind. Could not recommend this dress enough!

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