Elizabeth and James

Red Emmy Dress

$50 – $85 rental
$385 retail
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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52 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(17)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
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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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
August 8, 2017
This dress was amazing. Got compliments all night!
This dress allows you to wear a regular bra or has enough structure to go bra free. It's extremely fitted but still worked out well for me on the dance floor! I didn't have any issues with the zippers as some ladies have noted. I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 12, 2017
Perfect combination of classy and sexy!
I wore this dress to an expensive scotch tasting event. I got so many compliments on how classy and sexy it was. The best part of the evening? My ex was also present at the event and he kept coming up to tell me how good I looked. Mwahahaha! It felt amazing!! I wore the size 0 and a Nubra and it fit perfectly. My one warning about the dress though: the zipper on the top half comes off easily. I was able to fix it to make it work fortunately, but I worried about a potential wardrobe malfunction during the night.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
June 29, 2017
Beautiful Dress!
I felt pretty and comfortable in this dress. I ordered the 0 and the 2, but decided to go with the 2 because the back wasn't as tight as the 0 so the fabric laid more smoothly. My only complaint was the arm holes were big on both sizes. I believe if I was a little taller I wouldn't have had this issue. Regardless, I would still rent this dress again!
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:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
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: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 30, 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:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 11, 2017
Fun Girls' Night
The dress is a thick material so it hides anything you are nervous about, even though it's tight. The cut outs are super fun!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 127lbs
May 8, 2017
Stunning red dress- loved wearing it
This dress ran true to size, but is definitely tight. If you are in between sized then size up. Loved the thick material and quality of the dress. Loved the red, stood out and made a statement and photographed well. I got so many compliments I would definitely wear it again and even buy it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
May 2, 2017
Great dress but runs small.
Great dress. I felt good in it and could dance all night long. The zipper came damaged and would not stay zipped, so my friends had to sew it together, effectively sewing me into the dress. Consequently, we were late to the event by over an hour. Once I was sewed in, however, it worked out great. I just wish RTR would quality-control their dresses a bit better. I contacted them that it was damaged and to take it out of circulation or get it fixed before renting it again but I doubt anyone did.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2017
Classy but fierce
It was a beautiful dress but the back of it broke which was unfortunate because than I had to wear a blazer for the rest of the night. Luckily the party was at friends condo building in the party room so I was able to go to her place and get a blazer. Besides the zipper breaking it was a beautiful dress fit really nice and elegant.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2017
Loved it!!Great color
Everyone said to size up so I got the 4 and 6. I ended up wearing the 4 which is my normal size. The fit was amazing and sucked everything in. The only downside was that is smelled like cigarettes., which was a huge negative for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
April 23, 2017
One of my favorites!
Wish the 8 was available, the 10 was a little big, but much better than the back up dress they sent.
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: 115lbs
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: 38
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: 26
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: 36
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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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
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: 28
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: 42
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: 35
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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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
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: 35
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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