Elizabeth and James

Red Emmy Dress

$40 rental
$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, Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. 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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37 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 2, 2017
Beautiful dress, runs larger than most E&J
I am a die hard Elizabeth & James fan since I know their dresses always fit me perfectly. Unfortunately, this one was the exception. It runs a bit big and has a little extra room in the hips. The color and cut is beautiful though; I just wish it had fit!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
March 17, 2017
Cute, versatile dress with striking color
I rented this for a friend's birthday party in size 2. My usual size is 0, but Elizabeth & James tends to run a bit small. The dress fit very well, and was comfortable. But without a slit in the back and with the tight fit, walking was somewhat constrained. The fit was quite slimming. With a cardigan, the openings in the back would not be visible, and this could be even worn to work.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 16, 2017
Smokin' hot red dress!
I am obsessed with this dress! It fits a little tightly, like a sheath. I usually wear a 2/4 and this one fits more like 4/6. I wore this to a fancy dinner in Cancun during vacation. My fiance couldn't stop staring all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
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:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 4, 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:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
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:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 19, 2016
Flattering!
I rented this for a holiday party and it was a great choice. It's red and flattering, without making you feel over the top. Having rented several E&J dresses, I would say this runs larger than their others. I normally size up (from a 4 to a 6 for this brand), but could have easily worn my true size in this dress.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
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
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2016
Great dress for the Christmas season.
Runs very very small. I wish I could of worn it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
December 6, 2016
Such a fun Dress!
Loved it! True to size! Sexy and fun dress! Rent away.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
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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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
November 13, 2016
Great dress!
I really liked wearing this dress. I'm 5'6" and about 115 pounds. The shape of it makes it very flattering, but I think it does run a tiny bit small. It's a great dress for a wedding. I got SO many compliments on it. Its beautiful.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
November 13, 2016
Super sexy!! Perfect fit on my very curvy hourglass body.
I have wide hips, small waist, full bust. This dress fit perfectly in my usual size. Many compliments all night. Actually looked better without bra because the top was snug enough.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
November 9, 2016
The color is amazing, it is a perfect red.
Perfect for a fall wedding! I am 5'6 and about 134 lbs. I have a longer torso in comparison to my legs and the dress fell just above my knee! It was overall a comfortable dress, however, I found it a little difficult to walk up and down stairs because the slit in the back wasn't very giving.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
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:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
October 20, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
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!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
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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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Age: 33
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
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
October 12, 2016
Flattering, sexy yet tasteful
Great color, great material, perfect in every way. Size runs small so order a size up. I got lot of compliments. No need for a bra, the back is too open for that. But the material in the front is so thick that you can get away with it.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2016
Sexy and classy!
I absolutely loved wearing this dress for my Bachelorette Party! I had the dress on all day and night and it was extremely comfortable. I got tons of compliments that it was a sexy dress, yet classy and showed just the right amount of skin. Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2016
Classic, Love the color!
Got this as a back-up dress for a wedding. It was super comfortable, but I had to forgo underwear since it would show through. I loved the color and the back gives it a fun, flirty look without being too much for an event like a wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 22, 2016
Hip-hugging Red Dress...
Love this dress! It fit well. I really felt sexy in it! Received so many compliments! You will be noticed. A must order for you to try.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
September 15, 2016
I like the style and quality of the dress in general - the fabric has a nice feel and color.
I was a little concerned that the back would be too revealing, but the waist goes up high enough that it doesn't feel that bad. Also, the upper back portion was wide enough to fit a bra (I wore a bra). This dress would be great for a lot of events, but if you plan to dance a lot or be very active, it may not be the right choice, because it doesn't have a slit in the back, and it's fairly fitted on the bottom. Doesn't give you a full range of motion for dancing or walking on grass. As far as the material goes, it's a medium-weight dress, fully-lined crepe, and feels high-quality. It would be good for many indoor and temperate outdoor occasions. Not great for really hot or humid conditions due to the weight and how fitted the bottom is.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 14, 2016
Wore this for a rehearsal dinner and received so many compliments!
The material on this dress is amazing. It is so thick, and forgiving. I rented the size 4 & 6 but ended up wearing the 6 because the fabric looked nicer when it laid perfectly smooth. The color is a gorgeous bright red. I was nervous about the open back and not wearing a bra, but again since the fabric is so thick a bra was not necessary at all. Also, the darting in the chest gives a really nice shape. Love the longer knee length styling. Super cute. Will definitely rent another Elizabeth & James style after getting this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 8, 2016
Didn't wear it
Very cute, I liked the cut but material was a little thin which wasn't flattering on some problem areas. I ended up choosing another dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Weight: 135lbs
August 23, 2016
Wore to a bachelorette party!
loved this dress! super flattering style and color. would wear again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 22, 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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
August 22, 2016
back is not the same as the picture
from the photo i expected the back to a rather thin strap with a hook, but instead the top back portion was thick with a zipper. the front of the dress was the same, though. i rented the dress because of the back detail and the thicker strap made it look clunky and not as sexy. because it's thicker is also made the lower back cutout smaller. i'm typically btwn a 2 and 4 but always a 6 in e&j since it runs small. i can wear the 4, but i have a preference for clothing not to look tight on me. this dress didn't do it for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 22, 2016
Amazing color, didn't quite fit
I LOVED the color of this dress. From the front, it looked perfect. However, it was too big in the waist and so from the back, it looked terrible. The waist hung down. I don't think I could have sized down because the hips and chest fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Weight: 140lbs
August 11, 2016
Very figure flattering.
The fit runs true to size. If you are between sizes, go up one size. I am tall (5'10'') and the length was perfect. This is a great dress for a wedding or rehearsal dinner. You will need somebody to help you zip up the back. You may want to wear spanx, as it does show your underwear.
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