Elizabeth and James

Red Emmy Dress

$385 retail

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Stylist Notes

Side cutouts add drama to this red dress by Elizabeth and James. Style the body-skimming look with strappy sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Red crepe (56% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 6% Elastane). Sheath. Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Hidden bottom back zipper with hook-and-eye closure and top exposed hook. Fully lined. 39.5” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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94 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(22)
Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
August 17, 2016
Stay Classy & Sexy

Loved this dress, definitely skin tight so be ready for compliments all night. Backless could go without bra but wore the chicken cutlet things you can get at target to give me just a little more curves as the top is so tight Perfect for a fun night out on town

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 23, 2016
Fun night in Savannah

The dress fit perfectly. B/c of the top zipper and the cut of the back, no bra was necessary. I got compliments from random strangers. Can not wait to order this dress again! It was sexy!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 25, 2016
I want to wear this dress everyday.

I rented this dress for my divorce hearing wanted something that he would think about and regret cheating-success. It so very figure flattering and comfortable I did wear a backless bra with it although some strapless would have probably worked.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
September 12, 2016
Gorgeous dress - needed a different size

This dress was only available in a size zero which I knew was super risky for this designer. I could zip the bottom part up but there was like five inches of spec between the top zipper and there was no way that thing was going to zip. Length was perfect on me (I'm tall) but reality is I need a 6 in the bust and a 2 everywhere else. Great for straight and narrow and size up!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Age: 35
October 16, 2016
Girls night out!

I thought this ran true to size, and I was not expecting the 0 to fit because the reviews all said runs small. It was an awesome dress, I would definitely rent it again! I'm 5'2" and 117 lbs. The 2 fit also, but it was bunchy and looser on the bottom by thighs. The dress is meant to be fitted, so don't be nervous to order your regular size!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
October 17, 2016
This dress was very fun to wear! RTR is user friendly!

It was a little big around the waist. It still fit well, but it made the back opening larger.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 19, 2016
Beautiful dress

Stunning color and dress. I wore a size 4 because it's very form fitting. Definitely need to be in great shape to wear it. Loved the dress and will be ordering again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
October 21, 2016
Favorite Elizabeth and James So far!

Loved the color of this dress. The fit was great and true to size. It was very comfortable to wear. I did not need to wear a bra with this dress. I've rented quite a few Elizabeth and James dresses in the past, and this one was my favorite so far!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 24, 2016
Classy and sexy dress

Beautiful dress, lots of compliments! I normally wear a size 2 but I wore a size 4 in this dress and it fit like a glove.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 28, 2016
Little red dress with edge

Classic yet edgy! This red would look great with all skin tones. Cut outs were so sexy! Exposed industrial zipper nice touch. Higher neckline and lower hemline were a good contrast for form fitting figure flattering cut. Size 4 is true to size, maybe a touch small. Could probably finagle a bra with this but it kept peeking out so I went without. My first Elizabeth and James and was so impressed I just rented another! Rtr was great, the dress arrived stained and they promptly sent a replacement. Another winner.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 6, 2016
Such a fun Dress!

Loved it! True to size! Sexy and fun dress! Rent away.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
December 11, 2016
I got so many compliments at my office Christmas party!

This dress was amazingly comfortable and fit true to size! I was actually sad returning it. Would definitely rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
January 2, 2017
Darn, too small

I was super excited about this dress as my NYE party dress but I unfortunately ordered sizes too small. Both the 4 and 6 zipped up but were too snug around the back cut outs and were an unflattering fit for my body type, so I swapped these out for a different dress. Was really bummed they didn't have a size 8 which I bet would have fit me much better.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 5, 2017
Perfect date night dress

I wore this dress for New Year's Eve with my husband. I Loved it- this dress is a stunner! Based on previous reviews, I ordered a size small, but I'd say it's more true to size. It's a great length- I'm pretty tall and it definitely wasn't too short. Since it's pretty tight and has a somewhat open back, I appreciated that the length wasn't too short. I didn't wear one, but I'm pretty sure you could wear a normal bra with it, too! The zippers are a little tricky to get on, so be sure you have a buddy to help you get dressed. Overall a really awesome choice!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 5, 2017
Lady in red

I loved this dress! Wore it for New Years Eve and got so many compliments. I've noticed Elizabeth and James runs a little small so I always order a size up and it fits perfectly. I will definitely be re ordering this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 29, 2017
Sexy dress

I wore this for a night out and it fit like a glove and had a cool sexy back. Good length. Normally in Elizabeth and James I need to go a size up but in this dress I was my usual size.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 30, 2017
This dress is begging for a night on the town!

So fun!! Lots of compliments. The color is super rich not an orange red. I went up a size just so that the back cut out didn't give me back fat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
April 1, 2017
Fun dress

The dress was great but the straps to hang it were really long and could be seen through the dress. I had to constantly fix them because you could see the lines.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 24, 2017
Felt like a million bucks!

This dress was absolutely incredible. It was sexy yet classy and was a head turner for sure. I was so sad to send it back! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that the 4 fit better but the zipper was broken. At least I did have extra room for dinner with the 6 :-)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 31, 2017
Fun dress that still manages to look classy

Great for a fancy date night or semi-formal event. Thick fabric was figure flattering, and despite the cut-outs, the dress didn't feel revealing at all. Also longer than I expected - more like knee length on me. Ultimately felt too dressy for where I ended up going, but would definitely rent again for a different event. Sizing: I'm typically between 2 and 4. I rented the 4 based on other reviews, and it fit perfectly!

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 2, 2017
Beautiful and modern

True to size, but unforgiving. Consider sizing up! Great for a flatter chest.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 17, 2017
Beautiful red color and great fit!

Fit very well and was comfortable although tight in the thighs and hard to walk quickly.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
June 24, 2017
I got so many compliments!

So I order this dress as a back up and ended up wearing it! I am 5ft and it was the perfect length! The color made such a statement. It fit me like a glove. And the back of the dress gave a sexy but classic look! When it originally came in the mail and I tried it on I noticed the zipper was broken. I called rent the run way and they overnight shipped the same dress same size by the next day! #Angie and the rent the run way company has great customer service. I was very pleased!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 11, 2017
Overall great dress... little issue with the zipper

I loved this dress but the zipper on the top section kept busting open from the bottom every time I took a deep breath or bent in any way. It wasn't too tight or anything. I think it was just a weak zipper. I ended up using a safety pin to hold it together. The bottom of the zipper still came open but the pin kept the whole zipper from splitting. Beautiful dress though.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
August 20, 2017
Sexy but skin tight...even when sizing up.

I usually wear a 4 and ordered this in a 6. I ended up not wearing because although it fit, I didn't think I could eat or feel completely comfortable in it. The fabric doesn't have much stretch and is long with no slit. I would go two sizes up. You also cannot wear any undergarments with it.

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
September 25, 2017
Perfect Dress!!!

The dress fit perfectly! I am short and so I was worried it would be too long but it was perfect. I got so many compliments at the wedding, even from people I didn't know. I wanted to keep the dress! The only con was it was a little harder to dance in because it was tight all the way to my knees. Overall, I loved it and felt great in it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 4, 2017
Loved the dress, the back zipper was broken though!

I loved the way this dress made me feel, it has thick material and it shapes the body well! The top of the back of the dress had a bad zipper and I had to fix it every 5 minutes which was annoying. I would have felt more comfortable wearing it if it wasn't broken :/! Otherwise super pretty!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
November 3, 2017
Sophisticated sheath

This dress was beautiful, but the fabric did not have much stretch, making the cut outs give the appearance of fat rolls. I also really struggled with the top zipper.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
November 16, 2017
Both zippers were broken

Fit great but the zipper was broken on both. Super disappointing.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 36C
January 3, 2018
Great Dress to Ring in tge Nww Year!!

Rented this for New Years Eve - Received many compliments. This was comfortable and I would wear it again. The size was smaller than a normal size 8. The material was thick and good quality. Thank you Rent the Runway!!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2018
Perfect fit, hip hugging

I ordered this as a back up, but ended up wearing it simply because i liked it better than my original. I am short and curvy, and bigger on bottom than on top, so i was worried about how tight the dress would be, but it had some stretch to it so i was fine. Fit both my top and bottom well. There were two cons: 1- the back opens just where there is that fold in your back, so when i bent side to side there was some back fat going on. 2- it is tight enough that it made salsa dancing and getting out of cars difficult. Not much room for leg movement- kind of limits you to short steps. However overall looked awesome, and i got a lot of compliments.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 15, 2018
Date night outfit

Simple and sexy. Great color! Too tight for a dinner date!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 16, 2018
Such a fun dress!

Great dress for a wedding. The red has a slight orange tint to it, so it was tricky to pair a lipstick. The fabric is thick and form fitting. Many compliments throughout the evening.

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Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
March 27, 2018
Perfect for our 10th anniversary!

This dress fit beautifully! Nice, thick material. I am usually between a 2 and 4 and I wore the 4. The dress does have some stretch but I felt the 2 was too tight. Would definitely rent this again! My hubby loved it!

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Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 3, 2018
Red hot!

Love love loved this dress! Beautiful cut, thick and lined fabric, and unique back. I wore this on a Valentines date (with nude heels and a chunky necklace) and ended up wearing it to work with a blazer (to cover the back) too. I have wide hips and it was a little fitted around my booty -- not the easiest to move around in, but definitely not terrible. Great dress!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2018
Gorgeous fit and back... felt like a stunner!

I love this dress. Wish i owned it. It stole the show. Especially the back.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
April 30, 2018
Stunning!!

Loved loved loved it. Lots Of compliments. Loved cut outs.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 20, 2018
RED

The red hue of this dress is nothing short of beautiful. I loved the way it hugged my body in all the right places and gave me a very sexy silhouette. I'm truly between a 6 and 8 right now, and I think I could have worn the 6 with this dress, but the 8 gave me more breathing room to eat and dance. I did find it difficult getting in and out of the car because of how tightly the dress hugged my legs. The fabric was of a great quality, thick and durable. The back cut out made the dress a show stopper and upper strap in the back in my bra perfectly. Would recommend this dress to everyone! Would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 23, 2018
Bachelorette dress

Runs small, glad I ordered a size up. Got a ton of compliments though! Fit good in the shoulders and chest, length was modest, but the stitch in the middle was tight.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 48
June 9, 2018
Stunning dress

Loved this dress. Shows off arms and back. Nice length considering its a very form fitting dresss. A little tight around knees which restricts you from taking big steps but who needs to walk when you look this good?! Actually, very managable though.

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