Elizabeth and James

Perry Shift

$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Be a standout in this feathered Elizabeth and James shift. Pair the sixties-inspired style with strappy black sandals and statement earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized:0-12

Product Details

Black crepe (54% Acetate, 44% Viscose, 2% Elastane). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Shift bodice with feather detail on hemline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 30” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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147 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 13, 2015
The feathers are gorgeous

This is a classic shift dress, which really isn't my best fit because it's one size up and down, and I am not. It was a little big on top, and tight on bottom. But, the room up top made it easy to move in, and some super control top pantyhose solved the problem on bottom. The dress isn't lined but it is a nice substantial crepe-like fabric, which was soft and comfortable against my skin. The dark black color also help to fake fit somewhat-- in a dark room it wasn't quite as obvious the dress had a touch of extra room in the armpits. The sleeves on this dress were INSANELY long. I had to turn them up two entire hemlengths and put in a gentle basting stitch. But, I'm a comfortable sewer and the black fabric was forgiving so the whole thing worked. I got a ton of compliments on the dress-- I wore it to a 20s/Gatsby themed formal for work. The feathers were gorgeous-- a healthy amount of shine and they didn't fall out everywhere, nor jump around from static. The feathers hid the fact that the dress was a bit tight on my thighs, too. Score more points for this dress' ability to fake fit. The length was on the short side (I'm 5'3") but it wasn't offensive, especially since the rest of the dress covers. I loved having long sleeves for a winter dress, too. I rented this dress with no reviews posted at the time so it was a total gamble. All in all, I felt gorgeous and that's what counts, so I'm glad I rented it.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2015
Fun Party Dress!

It was a shift dress, so it was loose. Could have used a 0. Received lots of compliments. It was prone to attract static so the feathers were "floating". But that made it fun! Fun dress for my holiday party.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
January 3, 2016
Tons of feathery fun!

Perfect fit! Super comfortable. Not too short. Sleeves and bust fit really well (34DDD). Easy to dance away the night and into the new year in. Tons of compliments. Only (slight) downside- feathers she's quite a bit.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 1, 2016
Dress with flair for a fun party!

The fit is very true to size - while fairly short in length the feathers kept the dress appropriate! The sleeves are very long as noted but can be tacked up with a little hem tape!

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
March 1, 2016
Perfect transaction, delivery and service

Loved this Elizabeth & James dress! Wore this to my children's school annual auction. Perfect length, kept my arms warm all night. Feathers shed a bit, but became the highlight of the evening as I left a trail of feathers everywhere I went. Fun dance dress. Very hard to part with. #elizabethandjames

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
March 20, 2016
Lots of compliments!

I loved wearing this dress! It's so fun. I found it tight in the hips/butt, loose elsewhere (I have an athletic build). It is also very short- I wore sheer black nylons and the dress ended where the nylons changed color into the control top. I'd totally rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 21, 2016
The feathers were amazing!

I had to wear my backup size because it ran a little small. It as comfortable and I got so many compliments. The feathers will fall out everywhere but it wasn't that big of a deal. I didn't want to send this back AT ALL.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 26, 2016
The best dress!

This dress is so fabulous. I rented it for an old Hollywood glam party. It was perfect. It's very comfortable and so much fun to wear. My favorite RTR thus far! This was also my first Elizabeth and James. I'm now obsessed.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 19, 2015
The dress was very festive and different, loved it!

It was pretty long. Once I put on heels it was a little shorter but it still looked long

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
January 4, 2016
I got so many compliments on this dress!!!

I wore this for New Years. I rented a 4 and 6, but ended up wearing the 4. I have a fairly large bust, but surprisingly I looked like my top half was swimming in the 6. The feathers fell off all night everywhere. It looked so great though I did not care! I would 100% rent this one again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 23, 2016
Quick delivery on my first Unlimited shipment.

I usually wear a 4 in dresses, but I was swimming in this one. As others have said, sleeves are long. Cute in person but definitely size down!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 141lbs
April 20, 2016
The perfect cocktail dress

I rented this for a small cocktail gathering. This is one of my favorite rentals so far. It is understated but chic. Comfortable and easy to wear but looks so glamorous on! So many people commented that they loved this dress. I would consider buying because it is such a versatile piece to own. did not hit too short either.. A classy length.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 42
May 4, 2016
Beautiful dress and great fit - feathers fell out everywhere though. Left a trail of them!

Beautiful dress and great fit - feathers fell out everywhere though. Left a trail of them!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 6, 2016
This dress is definitely an eye-catcher!

This fit was great. Fits very true to size but it's not form-fitting (if that's what you're looking for). I was very excited about this dress but was kind of disappointed because the feathers fell off with every step I took. My husband joked that our hotel room looked like I had killed a turkey bc they were everywhere and that's just while I was getting ready. I left feathers ALL over Montreal! Super cute, nonetheless. Just expect to shed quite a bit :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 8, 2016
This dress is a show stopper!

Great shift dress. Feathers do come off some but it's not a big deal. Got so many compliments!

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2016
Great for dancing

Loved this dress! Great for a nice dinner or to wear out dancing. Was a little tight on my hips. Feathers fell out but it was t that big of a deal

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
May 24, 2016
Fun, Flirty Bday Dress!

I rented a 4 and a 6 and while they both fit I wore the 6 because I have longer legs and the length was more comfortable on the 6. I didn't find that the dress shed as much as other reviews. I received a lot of compliments and it was very comfortable.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 7, 2016
Great dress live, not so much in photos

Mixed reviews on this dress - I loved the feathers, which balanced out the plain top portion. It fit very much like a shirt dress, very loose and a little boxy on someone without curves - but I got a lot of compliments on the feathers. It unfortunately didn't stand out in photos as much as I thought, feathers didn't come out so it just looked like a black dress with an uneven bottom because the venue was somewhat dark, but in person lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
June 13, 2016
Black tie brunch

The dress itself was a little snug for a shift but still very comfortable. However, you surely wouldn't want to bend over in it as it was surprisingly short. Overall I loved the dress, it was perfect for the black tie brunch I attended, and I received many compliments throughout the day!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
June 17, 2016
Perfect for engagement photos

This dress fit perfectly!! It is on the shorter side but that is fine for me! It isn't tight which is nice! Loved it!!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
June 19, 2016
Looked great but feathers fell at an embarrassingly amount

Feathers fell too much. Loved neckline and sleeves.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 16, 2016
So fun! Tons of compliments for a NYE wedding!

The zero was too tight around the butt, so I wore the 2! But it was so fun for a NYE wedding!! The feathers do shed a little bit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
September 20, 2016
So fun!

Loved this look. Was perfect for a bachelorette weekend. Feathers did shed :)

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 27
September 30, 2016
cute and fun!

I typically wear a 6 in dresses but i ordered the 8 as a backup and ended up wearing that because the 6 was very small and didn't go over my hips. the 8 was snug around my hips but the feathers covered the bottom and you couldn't see it was tight. I wore it for a Maris gras party and I got so many compliments. it is probably one of my favorite items I have ordered from RTR and I have an unlimited membership as well. The bell sleeves were super cute and the feathers made it fun to dance in. the feathers did fall out but it didn't bother me that much.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 22, 2016
Perfect Gatsby dress!

This dress was amazingly comfortable! I rented it for a Gatsby themed party I attended, and it was perfect. I rented a 4 and a 6. The 4 is what I ended up wearing, but I felt it was still a bit big. The fit is supposed to be a loose fit, which I loved, but the sleeves were a bit too loose. My favorite part was the feathered bottom! I read that the feathers fell out easily, but I didnt have that experience at all. I was dancing all night and didnt lose any feathers. I got compliments all night long, too! Definitely a great pick!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
October 24, 2016
Such a fun dress - lots of compliments

Oh how I loved this dress! It was so high quality, well made and just fun!! I wore it 2 months after having my third baby and it was flattering and made me feel pretty. Be warned - it is SHORT! I'm only 5'4" and I wore with very thick tights and still felt a little self-conscious.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 24, 2016
Wonderful fancy but fun dress!

I rented this dress for a black-tie charity event in New York City that was held at a nightclub. I live in Southern California, so I decided to have the dress shipped to the flatiron store and pick it up there, so that I didn't have to deal with taking the dress on the plane with me. Picking up from the store was relatively easy (the only problem was that the store was overcrowded and understaffed, so it took a while and I didn't have time to wait for a dressing room to try the dress on before I left). If the store was less crowded I would have tried this on and probably still chosen to take it home instead of exchanging it - it does fit tight through the hips but it was manageable and the feathers were so cute in person! This dress was great because it worked well for the event and I was able to wear it out to a bar afterward without looking totally out of place. I chose a short dress because I am tall and love to wear heels, so I didn't have to worry about the right length on a long gown. I would definitely rent this dress again but might choose to grab size 8 and size 10 just to compare - the 6 was really small in the hips on me and very short!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
December 4, 2016
Lots of compliments but awkward fit

Fun, feathery dress. Loved mixing it with subtle gold chokers and a bold red lip. Was great for my work Christmas party but won't be renting again. Fit not great overall- snug around the hips and baggy around the chest/shoulders/arms.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 27
December 21, 2016
Lots of compliments!

Great rental! I wanted it to fit like a true shift dress. Fits great in the bodice but definitely tight around the hips, which is why I went with the bigger size. Would rent again.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 12, 2017
Birthday dress

Dress is fabulous! Simple design. But the feathers are the star!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
January 16, 2017
Cocktail party!

I rented this dress and a jumpsuit for a cocktail party I was going to. I ended up wearing the jumpsuit because I liked the color better. I will definitely rent this dress to wear somewhere in the future. It fit so well and was comfortable! The feathers did shed some, even when trying on.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
January 31, 2017
Fun yet sophisticated!

The dress was great! The fit was a little tight around the hips (I had to keep pulling it down) and a bit looser up too, but overall, it worked well.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
February 11, 2017
Perfect party dress

This dress was so much fun to wear! I wore it to a friends engagement party. I received so many compliments on it. It was very comfortable. Like other reviews I also experienced the feathers falling out. I would absolutely rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 10, 2017
This dress screams fun!

I used this for a night out in Vegas. It's so fun and comfortable!!!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2017
Those feathers tho!

Feathers make the dress! Pros- flowy, unique, love the cut of the sleeves, and the feathers make the dress super fun! Cons- Feathers do shed! Also, everytime I sat down the dress rose up really high: like the side boob of upper thighs- sexy but you should be in the right setting to rock it

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 18, 2017
Didn't get to wear, but the RTR Customer Service was incredible.

UPS misplaced the dress, so in a panic (the night before I fly to my event), I'm calling the customer service line. Not only did they send THREE replacement dresses to try, but they also mailed them to my event location. They were helpful, calm, and oh-so-understanding. Took a stressful situation and made it completely great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
October 19, 2017
Bachelorette party in Vegas

This dress was pretty short, but perfect for Vegas. Other than that it was comfortable to wear for walking and dancing. I did not mind the feather shedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 25, 2017
Suuuuuper short

I'm 5 7 and it's ridiculously short. Accident waiting to happen. Also, seemed over worn since it didn't have many feathers left. Didn't wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 26, 2017
Not for Hourglass Figures

Tried this dress on and immediately knew I would send back without wearing. Beautiful, but not for hourglass figures. Shapeless and snug at my hips. Elizabeth and James typically runs a size small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
November 7, 2017
Bon Iver outfit struck gold

Loved its quirky addition to my look with leather jacket and over the knee boots

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