Elizabeth and James

Lilac Leonie Dress

$45 – $65 rental
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Alluring side cutouts make this purple Elizabeth and James dress more than charming. Pair the look with wedges.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple crepe (69% triacetate, 31% polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Flared skirt. Cutout detail at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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100 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 18, 2017
Loved the color!
Definitely ran small, so I wore the larger size. I read that it ran small, so I'm glad I ordered up! The 4 fit perfect (typically a 0 or a 2 with dresses).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 15, 2017
So cute overall but needed to size up
I didn't end up wearing this as it was too snug through the torso in an 8 (my sides pooched out through the cutouts) and it arrived stained. I think a 10 would've been fine. This is the first dress I've ever been unable to zip up on my own due to the sleeves constraining my movement. Lovely lilac color and super thick material, wouldn't bother with a bra. Flared skirt fit my hips comfortably.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
August 9, 2017
Wanted to wear it for a rehearsal dinner
Dress was good length but was too tight around the breasts and rib area. I normally wear a 2 or a XS-S and did not wear the dress because I didn't feel comfortable.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 31, 2017
The people and the music.
This dress was great! I really liked the fit and the cut-outs on the side, although you could see some of my love handles coming out (covers eyes). The color was beautiful for the party and I paired it with a choker and my favorite BCBG shoes. Would definitely recommend this style for a summer party as it was very flowy given the shape. The only feedback to the RTR team would be to double check the dress I received as it probably could use only one more wear and then would need to retire as it had small fuzzies in the front.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 23, 2017
Comfortable dress that stands out in a crowd!
I rented this for a bridal shower. The review all said to rent a size up. I had actually rented this as a back up for another event in an 8 and it was stingy and too short so I tried a 10 this time and it was perfect. The fabric is stretchy and thick enough that I didn't have to wear a bra. Will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 23
July 18, 2017
Great dress! Was really happy with it.
It's not the most breathable material, but that comes with what it's made of.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 95lbs
July 8, 2017
The color is absolutely beautiful. It is great for a spring time/summer affair.
This dress is definitely true to size. I found the zipper a little hard to zip up but I got help with that. The material is definitely super thick, and great rich material. You can tell its not cheap, and I didn't wear bicycle shorts under. I read in reviews that if you have a chest it might be too tight but I did not find that an issue. The only issue I had was that were was a small stain (but I immediately contacted RTR and got reimbursed) and that it was slightly large by the cut offs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 28, 2017
Gorgeous color
Gorgeous dress. Thick material. Tons of compliments. It's quite short, but was fine for me since I'm not terribly tall.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 15, 2017
Great dress for casual wedding
This dress was simple but so cute. Very great color for summer/spring. The length was perfect for a petite/shorter person! And I was able to wear a regular bra with it-huge plus! Runs small. I'm usually a 2 but got the 4 for a backup size. I'm glad I did because the 4 was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
June 15, 2017
Loved the quality fabric and cute cut.
It flares out quite a bit but that's due to my 43' hips. It was comfortable all night at a friend's wedding! I loved it and felt great it in--others loved it too!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Weight: 155lbs
June 15, 2017
I wanted to wear it for my birthday, so I'm a little disappointed it didn't work out.
I normally wear a size 6 & I read that this dress ran small so I ordered the size 8. When I tried it on, I couldn't get the zipper up (not even close). I would have been better off ordering a 10. I never would have thought to order two dress sizes up, but that would have done the trick.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2017
Cute and fun!
I wore this dress to a friend's wedding. It's cute and sassy, but really tight. It runs small, especially across the bust. Also a little short in the back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2017
Definitely runs small, side slits really high for busty women.
I'm usually a size 6, but I got a size 10, which fit - but since I have a big bust, the side slits were really high on me. Had to return the dress immediately.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 1, 2017
Summer Wedding Dress!
A great fun & flirty dress for a summer wedding! The dress is a pop of color & fit really well. Overall, the dress is comfortable and well made. Lots of compliments on the dress and really fun to dance and twirl in throughout the night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 30, 2017
Pretty color, thick fabric
Really nice dress. I got a little sweaty dancing and it showed unfortunately. Cut outs were nice but size one up for sure. I'm usually a 6 and the 8 fit well/snug.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 29, 2017
Perfect for my graduation party!
This dress was super cute! It was made out of a really thick, nice quality material. Was easily worn with a bra and supported my 32DDD bust.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 145lbs
May 28, 2017
Wore this dress for a six-year anniversary dinner!
I loved this dress, the color is beautiful and brighter in person. The material is awesome and fits you like a glove. The only con is that the dress is a little small, so definitely size up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 26, 2017
Love !
This dress & brand definitely run small so always order a size up, I loved the color of this dress! And it was super comfy, I would recommend to anyone looking for something fun for spring.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 19, 2017
too small, but lovely color :)
I really wish I listened to the RTR customer service rep and sized up! This dress runs SMALL. The color was so pretty though. I'd definitely try renting again, but a size or two up next time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 17, 2017
Great to dance in!
This dress twirls like a dream. It was a perfect length. The cut-outs are in a good spot so you can still wear a regular bra. I did think it ran small. Anyway, great dress and got a bunch of compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2017
Kentucky Derby party
Perfect color for the spring! Runs a little small and the top is somewhat tight, but it's very flattering and comfortable! Fun and classy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
May 8, 2017
Perfect for pictures!
My daughter needed a purple dress at the last minute for her sorority's Founder's Day event so of course I went straight to RTR. She usually wears a 0/2 so I got both sizes and for this she had to wear the 2. She's 5'3, 110 lbs and a 32B. She paired it with a pearl necklace/earrings and nude strappy pumps. She got so many compliments! :)
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 1, 2017
Loved this color and fit!
I loved this dress! It fit perfectly , the sleeves weren't too tight and the cutouts added a little extra to it. The flair fit was very flattering and the length was perfect. I would definitely rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2017
Obsessed with this dress
It is adorable and I seriously loved this dress but I was unable to wear it to my event. I'm 6'1 and it was too short in the back which just broke my heart
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2017
Perfect for any occasion!
I have no complaints! The dress runs small, so definitely size up. Received a ton of compliments :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
April 24, 2017
Not true to size.
I was so excited about wearing this dress to a wedding this past weekend. I ordered a size 2 and a size 4, both were too small. I could barely zip the 4, and when I got it zipped I was overflowing out of the cut outs on the sides. SO not attractive. I'm definitely disappointed with this one.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
April 21, 2017
Such a fun dress! Got lots of compliments at a spring wedding.
Loved this dress! It was perfect for a spring wedding where I wanted to be a little conservative around my boyfriend's friends and family, and I got a bunch of compliments. A few things: first the weight of the material is a little heavy so if you're going to be in a really hot and humid place I might avoid it for an outdoor event. Second, I recommend wearing shorts if you're going to twirl while dancing if you don't want to flash people. Third, it ran a little small so it was a bit of a tight fit under the underarms and at the waist. I definitely recommend going up at least one size from your usual.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 13, 2017
It was our engagement session.
Sleeves are TIGHT and the material is a bit heavier than it looks. Other than that, it was the perfect decision for our engagement session.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 12, 2017
Great dancing!
Great dress! Flattering and fun! I loved dancing in it and felt very comfortable. The top fits tight, but it is loose from the belly down which allowed me to comfortably eat lots of cake and cookies :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 11, 2017
Cute and flirty but still conservative.
I wore this for a birthday dinner date with my hubby. The thick material was perfect for a cold night in SF. Sorry my pic does not show off the cutest part of the dress - the cutouts on the side. I was able pair with my over the knee boots which means it's on the shorter side but I wore spanks so it didn't feel too exposed. The one downside of this dress is when you sit, your fat can pinch out of the side cutouts a bit. I had to be mindful of it and adjust multiple times during dinner.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 117lbs
April 3, 2017
Really pretty color, super thick material
Loved it! Had to wear the 6 cause the 4 was way too tight on my chest. Very pretty, hit right above my knee.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 9, 2017
Gorgeous fit, gorgeous color
Fit like a dream (I had to size up from my normal 4, but the 6 was PERFECT), and the color was amazing - great for those with ashy, cool-toned hair. Got so many complements all night and felt like a goddamn princess.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Weight: 120lbs
February 25, 2017
I never wore it
I never ended up wearing the dress. It was so tight that my fat squeezed out the sides and I'm a 0! It runs very small. I wish I knew to get a size 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2017
The dress looked amazing. It made my waist look tiny!
The only thing that I may not though about was the two holes on the sides. Once I realized hat my roles came out if I bended I felt a little bit self conscious.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
January 17, 2017
Graduation Spectacular
Fit well, ended up going into the Rent the Runway store and exchanging for a bigger size (6), so that the cutouts didn't have skin protruding out, though I was between a 2-4 typically. I'm 5'9", all legs and curvy on the bottom [read: pear shaped] and this dress did everything I needed it to. It was conservative while I had my gown on, but for pictures and stuff without the gown, the cutouts were a nice touch while remaining a modest dress for the most part. Color is accurate, and fabric is thick but not uncomfortably so.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
January 14, 2017
Rented this for my daughter for a wedding. She's in the middle. It looked fantastic. Great service
Might run right through the bust if you are over a C cup. It is very flattering. Short so it is youthful looking. The cut outs are very cute without being too revealing
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 17
November 12, 2016
the color and the slits!
runs small, but looks pretty! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 1, 2016
flirty, but not too much skin. cute to dress up or down!
runs very small across bust and at waist. normally wear an 8 and picked a 12 -- it was perfect
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 22, 2016
I loved this dress! It flows so nice and the cutouts are classy enough for a wedding
I'm normally a 2 but I have slightly broader shoulders so I decided to wear the 4 because it allowed me to move around more comfortably. The weight of the dress is a little heavier which was exactly what I was looking for to keep the dress from blowing up at the windy Big Sur outdoor wedding I attended. I might have been a bit hot in it if I was at a 90F outdoor wedding, but this was perfect. My only regret was not taking a vertical picture where you can see the cutouts, because they were so cute. I loved how the dress flowed when I danced, it was so comfortable and perfect. My fiance actually made fun of me because I kept looking at my reflection in the window while we were dancing :P I would size up for the backup size just in case if you have a bigger chest and shoulders
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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
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 21, 2016
Loved the Material and Fit
A lot of people said these dresses run tight in the ribcage but I didn't have a problem. I was a little self conscious at first with the cut outs when I sat down but it was too bad. I was surprised at how heavy the material was but I liked it.
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