Elizabeth and James

Skylyn Sheath

$128 to buy
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Pastel pink softens the vibe of this edgy design by Elizabeth and James. Dress it up with Gorjana Accessories' Gold Marquee Ring Set and polish it off with heels.

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: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink crepe (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Short sleeves. Crew neckline with open back and side cut out. Fitted skirt with envelope hemline. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. 33” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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55 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 20, 2015
Great party dress!
Runs small, I am usually a 4 or 6, depending on the designer, and the 8 fit me in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Age: 29
February 9, 2016
meh.
I really wanted to like this dress...it was edgy yet feminine and I planned to wear it for my birthday dinner. But unfortunately the size runs really small on this one. I own a few other Elizabeth & James dresses and this once was much more snug. Also, it was tough to get wrinkles out of it and it creased when I sat down. I wouldn't rent it again due to the fit and fabric. If you are between sizes I suggest you size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 26, 2016
Didn't fit. Either size
I usually wear a size 4. I couldn't fit in the 4 or 6 comfortably. The 6 was really tight. Too tight for my liking. Someone else might be okay with the fit. Wasn't a huge fan of the color either. Looked different in the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 4, 2016
Perfect!
I want to buy this dress! It was perfect. - the color, the material, the cutouts - all so flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
June 23, 2015
Stylist Review!
With a stunning fit and the perfect mix of clean and edgy, this Elizabeth and James sheath will be your go to for a fancy night out. The slightly stretchy material hugs nicely to your curves and allows you to go with or without a bra! This dress does run quite small, so I'd definitely size up one size and maybe even two if you're more curvy. At 5'7" it hit at about my mid-thigh. Pair it with a bib necklace and chic rings to finish off your look!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 3, 2015
This is my second time renting and have loved it so far!
The fit is a bit small. I usually wear size 0-2 and size 2 fit just right. It was a bit tight by the thighs and restricted movement but overall this dress was beautiful. I received a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 11, 2015
Great dress and great customer service when I had problem with delivery!
Really cute dress but the 2 was too small, ended up wearing my back up dress. Would definitely rent again but next time I'll order the 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
July 13, 2015
I would pass on this one.
I typically wear a size 6 & ordered the 8 as a back up. I was not able to wear either. This dress was TINY and had no give! It is also a very bright pink not at all the pale color in this photo.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
July 15, 2015
Perfect color!!!
Yet another rental I wanted to keep! I'm glad I sized up for my backup, I didn't even try the 4 on because the 6 was perfect. It was the perfect color, length, and just enough of something extra with the cutouts. The only downfall is trying to find the right undergarments because anything non-smooth will show thru. Would totally rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 20, 2015
adorable dress - runs small!
Loved this dress! but unfortunately couldn't wear it. I usually wear between a 2/4. I ordered the 4 and it zipped,,,but was wayyyyyy too tight! Order a size up!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
July 25, 2015
Love this color!!
The color of this dress is much more bright than the photo but it's incredible for a summer wedding. I would definitely suggest getting a larger size than you typically wear because it runs very small. I usually wear a 6 and ended up wearing an 8. To be honest I could have even morn a 10! Overall I loved this dress and would recommend it to everyone!!!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
July 26, 2015
Loved this dress! Very cute style.
Loved the dress! I got compliments all night. One thing I didn't like about it was I felt the top was a little baggy, not very tight up top as it was below. The material has a little stretch to it. The color is a brighter pink than what the model showed, but it's very pretty and perfect for a summer wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 1, 2015
The color and cut!
This is a showstopper dress. It's one of those that makes me look like a Barbie doll which I love. The cutouts are sexy but not trashy, and the length was perfect so that it wasn't too short and balanced out the look of the dress. The high neckline also balances it out. The exposed zipper also makes a nice touch. If you have any side tattoos it highlights them well. Girls-this is definitely a booty dress-size up if you are gifted in the rear. I'm not, but this dress makes it looks like I have one! Which I love! It was awesome, love the dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 2, 2015
Love this dress!
This dress is a lot brighter in person than it appears in the picture. I usually wear a size 4 but since my legs and butt are athletic, it was a tight squeeze so I sized up. I love this dress and I got a lot of compliments on it! It was the perfect length!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 3, 2015
The dress was made well and I received many compliments.
The dress was beautiful, but does run small. I wore one size up than I normally do, but should have worn two sizes up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 104lbs
August 3, 2015
The color and cut are beautiful.
The dress fit perfectly everywhere except the shoulders, which were too big. It is a very unique dress.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
August 3, 2015
Received a lot of compliments!
It ran a little small, and was shorter than I expected. The color is great, but it is much brighter in person.. I would say hot/electric coral is more accurate. Overall, it was great and I would rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 4, 2015
Obsessed
So flattering, one of my favorite rentals. It was short but doable I'm 5'7"
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 4, 2015
Perfect for a night out with great friends!
This dress is so comfortable and fun to wear! I loved the cutouts on the sides and back. Elizabeth and James typically runs small, so the 6 fit perfectly! The hot pink color and unique, asymmetrical hemline were all factors in making this a standout dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
August 2, 2015
great dress
Awesome dress but can't be afraid to wear something tight and short (even on a petite frame). Amazing color - very flattering. Lots of compliments. Would definitely wear again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
August 6, 2015
This was an awesome dress!
This is a killer dress but it is form fitting for sure! I got a number of compliments on it and I loved the way it looked. I have a small waist and have a good size booty which the dress definitely accentuated. If this were a more formal event I probably would have felt a little self conscience. This would be a great dress for a bachlorette party, Vegas, any type of fun, flirty event if you have curves because the dress will make you look amazing. It does run a bit small I am usually a 4/6, I wore the size, couldn't even fit in the four but I think an 8 would have been too loose on the top. I would still size up when ordering a backup.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
August 8, 2015
Runs small, very tight!
My original choice dress was unavailable so this and another dress were the ones that came in. Thank god I had the other dress because this one did not fit right. I normally wear a size 6. I've rented before and never had an issue. I got the 6 and an 8 and the 8 was still too tight. It cut into my sides. It's a beautiful dress but it's made small. I had my sister who is normally a size 4 try on the six and that fit her. So if you are thinking about renting size up for sure! Also this dress is not a great choice for a formal wedding. It's very short! And the cut outs come pretty far forward. It's a nice dress just too tight and short. I wouldn't rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 9, 2015
Beautiful color and quality. Cut outs are fun detail.
My daughter wore this to a reception after winning America's National Teenager Scholarship Pageant. She's 5'6" and wears a 4 or 6 normally. The reviews said it ran small so we rented a 6 and an 8. The 6 was perfect. The dress was perfect on a perfect evening! Once again RTR gets kudos!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 17, 2015
Great Fit!
The color is definitely brighter in person, but I still liked it. I was able to wear a regular bra with this dress, the cut out was below the back band of the bra, which was great. I got a lot of compliments; definitely ran a little small so I wore the 6.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
August 18, 2015
Very cute, but very tight and short.
Great dress, but it was super short for someone 5'9. Also very tight. I would recommend ordering two sizes up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 19, 2015
The brand runs just way too small.
Elizabeth and James runs VERY small. I know this from trying the brand on at department stores. So rather than getting a size 6, which is my normal size, I requested the 8 and 10, unfortunately the 10 was out. The 8 was VERY small. I could have worn it, but with the cut outs and being so tight, it was not cute on me at all. I wore my backup.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
August 17, 2015
Great color, fits perfectly if you size up. Flattering cut outs.
The dress color was a little brighter than pictured, but it's perfect for Summer especially with a tan. I had to size up, I would highly recommend getting a larger size. The larger size fit perfectly, though.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
August 20, 2015
Awesome color. Different, fun and comfortable . Great quality!
Beautiful dress. Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
August 26, 2015
So classy and sexy!
This dress is by far my favorite RTR! Absolutely perfect for a class reunion! I typically wear a zero and I fit into the zero but decided to wear the 2 because it fit a bit better. Perfect length as it didn't feel to short or to long. I really want to buy this dress now!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
August 26, 2015
The color is So bright and beautiful!!
It does run small. The color was to die for. When you have a larger chest you have to be careful with a dress that is cut high so that's the only thing I didn't like in some pictures I saw of myself.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 27, 2015
Perfection.
This dress is everything you could ask for in a piece. The leg line is unique, it hugs your curves without squeezing, and the back is unique and fun. The color is also absolutely gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
August 27, 2015
I loved the color and sexy side slits!!
This dress was really comfortable and perfect for the outdoor bridal shower I wore it to. It was a little tight in the bust and the back zipper bunched up because I have a small torso but overall it fit well and I didn't need the extra size up. I would wear this again for sure!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
August 28, 2015
Beautiful dress for a late summer wedding!
I wore this dress for a wedding and absolutely loved it! Like other readers I agree that the dress runs small. I usually wear a 2 but the 4 fit perfectly if not a bit tight. I got so many complements on this dress and the color is stunning. The only negative is that it does tend to ride up a bit but it really didn't bother me. I would rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 31, 2015
Wore this to an all women's tea. At first was a little worried it was too edgy but it worked perfect
Be careful with wearing a bra - definitely put it on the loosest hook to eliminate back fat where the slits are!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 31, 2015
Amazing color and style!
I got SO many complements on this dress...the complements continued to roll in when I posted this photo with my husband and his cousin!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
September 3, 2015
Conservative but the slits make it sexy
I might have a bigger bottom so the dress rode up a little bit and the pleat on the bottom wrinkled I probably should have sized up to a 4 but the top seemed to fit fine.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
September 6, 2015
I wore this dress to a wedding. From the color to the cut, it was extremely flattering.
I ordered the size 0 and the size 2. I am almost always a size 0, but I'm so glad I got the 2. because the 0 was very tight! It wouldn't have been comfortable to wear all day/night for a wedding. I loved the cut outs and back. It wasn't too much skin. I wore a black blazer over the dress during the wedding ceremony, it was in a church, and took the blazer off for the reception. The color was absolutely beautiful. And I LOVED the tulip hemline!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 21, 2015
Was not able to wear unfortunately!
Update: I ended up re renting this dress in a size 6. I still stand by my assertion it runs tiny as I probably would have been even more comfortable in an 8 (two sizes up). I wore this dress out in Vegas and received a ton of compliments. Everyone loved it and I loved that I could wear a normal bra. I would 100% consider purchasing this in the correct size. I rented this dress through RTR Unlimited in my usual size (size 4). I had a feeling it was going to be too small based on the other reviews. The dress itself is a little brighter than it is in the photos, more of a neonish pink. I thought the dress was stunning and a really cool look. While the dress itself zipped up in a size 4, the overall look was unflattering because the fabric had very little give. Unfortunately around my thighs where the dress was extra tight, you could see all of the hemline bursting through the fabric. This was a dead give away that the dress was too small, even if you managed to suck it in you wouldn't be able to hide the bursting seams. At 5 foot 10 the dress was not too short for me to wear. If given the chance I would probably rent the dress in a size 8. I am not sure a size 6 would have been enough difference.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
September 9, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous dress! Entire experience was beyond my expectations!
This was my first experience with Rent the Runway and I could not be more satisfied! The dress was absolutely beautiful. I wore it to my best friend's wedding and I've never received so many compliments in my life. The color is an awesome bright coral, much more bright in person. From the front, the dress seems quite formal, but the side and back cutouts make it super fun and very sexy! I typically wear between a 0 and 2, but reading the reviews I decided to go up a size and ordered the 2 and 4. Both sizes fit, but I'm glad I went with the larger as I was running around all day long. It was incredibly comfortable, made with a very thick and high quality fabric. I could've kept this dress, it was extremely hard to send back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
September 10, 2015
Great Bachelorette Dress!
I wore this for my friend's bachelorette party, and I loved it! I did size up, only because the skirt on the 4 was a little tight on my thighs. The overlay on the skirt is sewn together, so if it's tight it almost looks like you're about the rip the seam! The 6 stayed in place better and ultimately was more comfortable for eating, sitting, and dancing the night away. It was a great summer color, and accented the right areas. I paired it with a black heeled sandal and statement necklace!
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