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:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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:
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:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Age: 28
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:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
January 1, 2016
LOVE ELIZABETH&JAMES
Awesome dress, amazing material, cool cut outs, and beautiful color. Rented a size 8 and wore the back up. This dress is super tight and definitely ran smaller than other designers I've rented.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 22, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress!
One thing to note is that it got a bit warm on a hot day in Santa Barbara - but once night fell it was perfect. Loved it!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
December 1, 2015
Very unique, classy and sexy at the same time!
Perfect fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 13, 2015
Perfect engagement photo dress!
I've gotten more compliments on this dress than any other I've rented, by far. It was super flattering and chic, but does run small (both dresses I've worn from this line have run small). It was easy to move in and a great shape and material. Absolutely adored it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
September 23, 2015
Runs small. vibrant color. a touch of flirty
I loved this dress! I typically wear dresses around 2/4 and renting the dress at a 6 was perfect. The color was adorable, comfortable, except that the sides bunched a bit. My sisters and I were not a part of the bridal party but still in the wedding so it didn't take away from the bride but still was a highly complimented dress! Classy with a wink
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 14, 2015
I wore this dress to my high school homecoming.
The dress stood out and was comfortable and a beautiful color.
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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!
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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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
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:
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.
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:
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:
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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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
August 27, 2015
I love the color of this dress and the way it made me feel! Sexy and classy at the same time!
Make sure you order a size up and a backup in your usual size since every body type is different, your true size might fit. The length was perfect and I didn't have to constantly shimmy the skirt down. The photos make it look like it has a stretch but it doesn't have a lot of give.
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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:
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.
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
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:
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
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:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
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:
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.
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 12, 2015
So many compliments on this dress!
The dress definitely runs small and doesn't have much give to it, so as all the other girls have said size up. I would honestly take the larger size of the two sizes your considering and order that size and a size larger. I usually wear a 6 and wore the 8, I would have been curious to see how the 10 fit! Regardless a fab dress! And you can wear a regular bra which is an added bonus! The dress is also a bit brighter pink than it looks in the pics, but very pretty! I would highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
August 11, 2015
Thick fabric lays well and is very flattering. Received lots of compliments.
Probably better for smaller busted women. Color is brighter than it appears in photo.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 10, 2015
TIGHT. That said, it's a beautiful dress!
I think I would have been okay in a 4 - but I think it does run small... typically I'm a 2 and this was way way way too tight.
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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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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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:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 5, 2015
Runs extremely small
I am tiny (usually wear a 00 or 0) and this was very small. It is probably not a good dress for people who are larger on top. I would size up 1 or 2 sizes (and i rarely say that). The back panel cutouts are large.
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:
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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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:
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:
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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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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