Elizabeth and James

Ventus Gown

$100 – $115 rental?
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

A sleek slit makes this Elizabeth and James gown alluring. We love this look with strappy sandals.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Pink crepe (54% Polyester, 39% Viscose, 7% Elastane). Sleeveless. Halter neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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148 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(34)
Small
(23)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 23, 2016
Gorgeous but the "long" is very LONG
I ordered this early for a spring black tie wedding. It's super sexy while still classy and very on-trend with the neckline. The slit isn't too high and the dress drapes nicely so that when your legs are standing together the slit isn't gaping, as pictured on the model. The fit is standard to other Elizabeth and James dresses I have worn. There is a small amount of side-boob that doesn't odd. No bra is needed or able to be worn, but the fabric is thick enough that it doesn't show anything. The back is a little tight and the waist is a little high on me, although I am very long-waisted. I would definitely say size up if you're broad in the waist/ribs or have wider hips as it has minimal stretch and is very straight. I have relatively narrow hips and it skimmed them nicely without being too tight. Unfortunately I ordered the 8L and the long is very long. I am 5'8"; wearing 3 inch heels it was unwearable and even with 5 inch heels it was still dragging. Too bad - I'm going to send it back for the normal length and hope that it gets here in time. Super cute!
chloeMarch 28, 2016
Was the color pretty?
RTR CustomerMarch 31, 2016
Yes, whats the color close to - I'm renting this but am on the fence I can't tell if this is close to the true color. . .
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 3, 2016
Super small
Beyond small. Wear a 0 or 00 and the 2 was beyond snug
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
April 12, 2016
Gorgeous color with the right skin tone, crepe material doesn't wrinkle and slit is perfect.
The 0 zipped just perfect in the back, but towards the end of the night my stomach started hurting because it was so tight around my rib cage. I'm pretty short so even with 3 inch heels it was a bit long. Overall, I loved the color and the fit but wish it was not as long on me.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
April 13, 2016
The color is absolutely gorgeous!!
It is very tight if you have a fuller bust. I am on the border of C/D and definitely had to squeeze into it. I'm only 5 ft 1 so it was very long on me. The back is gorgeous and open and once you wear it for a bit it does stretch some, highly recommend!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
April 20, 2016
This dress was PERFECT! I received compliments all night long!
The fit was true to size and very form fitting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 20, 2016
Lovely color and gorgeous form.
This dress as most Elizabeth & James dresses fits amazing. The material was thick enough to cover up any blemishes and the fit was amazing especially the low back. Gorgeous silhouette and great fit. I would recommend sizing up for your backup because it does run a tad bit small.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
April 26, 2016
It was a gorgeous gown. Simple yet chic!
The long is super long but other than that it was perfect. I wore 6R and I'm 5'8" and about 135lbs
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2016
Flattering, clean lines, gorgeous color
It runs small through hips, but it does stretch after wearing it. Typically, I wear about a 6 and sometimes an 8. I ordered the 8R as a backup and if I knew it was going to stretch as much as it did after an hour or so of wearing it, I probably would have worn the 8R instead of the 10R. The material is thick to hide any flaws. I received many compliments. I would wear it again and highly recommend!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2016
I felt amazing and got a zillion compliments on this gorgeous dress.
I would definitely recommend sizing up at least for your backup size. I'm normally a 0/2 and the 4 was perfect. The 2 would have worked but it just felt more snug than I was comfortable with. The dress is definitely long enough for heels but unlike other reviewers I didn't find it too long. I am 5'4 and wore 4 inch heels and the dress was the exact perfect length. I paired it with the Petunia Stone Ear Crawlers and the Blush Blocks Bracelet and felt fabulous!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 10, 2016
Awesome dress! Would definitely order again
Very comfortable to wear for an entire evening
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 31, 2016
Compliments all around. Made legs look long. Slit was just right.
This was a beautiful dress that it was a bit snug on the hips and bust. I say I would size up for the back up size. I am 5'8" and with 3-4" heels the dress was still way too long for me, grazing the floor. I think the Regular length would be better for me even though I usually have to get Long length.
MeghanApril 13, 2016
What was the color like? Was it true to the picture on the website or more pink in person?
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Weight: 135lbs
April 18, 2016
Runs small and short
I am only 5'7 and I couldnt even wear flats with this dress... size up and go long
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
May 2, 2016
The dress was beautiful, I received compliments all night! Great material, and elegant.
I was worried that the 6L would be too long from reading the other reviews, however with my 4 inch heels on (I'm 5'9) the length was just fine. I may have had to hold my dress while walking but besides that the length wasn't unbearable, I would actually say it was a good length. This dress fit my body wonderfully and hugged it in all the right places! It was simply elegant, and I didn't even have to wear a bra with it! Prom night was a win, win, win for me with this dress; comfort, good quality, and elegance all in one. Would definitely rent again, without a doubt.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
May 3, 2016
Beautiful color and gorgeous open back!
This dress fit perfectly and really accentuated my waist! I loved that the back was open as well. The color is a little lighter than pictured, but is beautiful and very different. No one else will have a dress like yours if you wear this.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 3, 2016
Wish the size would have worked, it was a stunning dress
I have a long torso and this one just didn't work out to be a comfortable fit. I normally wear a 6, ordered up to 8L, and I could have pulled it off but would have been uncomfortable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Weight: 135lbs
May 3, 2016
Pretty but need to size up
This was my back up dress and since my first choice was so wonderful I did not need to wear but if I had, it would not have fit ...WAY too small. This dress does not work if you have hips. I recommend sizing up, but even that may not help if you have a big booty -- this dress is best for a very slim woman. Color is best described as salmon - it was pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 4, 2016
So Many Compliments!
I loved this dress! I rented it for a black tie event and got so many compliments. The color is absolutely stunning in person and very flattering. It definitely runs a little small. I usually wear a 0 or a 2. I ended up wearing the 4 for comfort, although I probably could have worn the 2. This dress is also very long. I normally need to wear a size long if I'm going to wear heels (I'm 5'7) and this was WAY too long. Ended up exchanging for the regular length. Gold bracelets to accessorize are all you need!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2016
SUCH a great dress!!
I ordered the size 6 and 4, both fit well, but went with the 4 for a more form fitting look. It does run long, but I had to wear flats, would be perfect with a 2-3 inch heel if you are around 5'5 or 5'4. You can't really wear a bra with this due to the open back, and is fine to go braless, although if you are wearing this in colder weather (like I was) I would invest in a sticky bra or some tape. Overall, it was a great dress with a great fit, easy to sit and dance in, even after a full dinner. Made it a night to remember!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 9, 2016
Quality dress, odd fit
The dress is a beautiful coral color. The material is thick enough that you don't have to worry about not wearing a bra. A couple of pasties should work just fine. However I did not wear the dress because even though I am petite I have an hourglass shape. The dress left a weird baggy pooch above my belly button. My 17-year-old who is stick thin tried it on and although the top was a little bit too big for her, the rest of the dress fit her beautifully.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 10, 2016
It was a gorgeous gown
After hearing news that my original dress was not able to ship, I ordered this as a back up. I was super nervous that it wouldn't look right or fit, but it ended up working out perfectly!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 21, 2016
An absolutely stunning dress!! Really made my prom a night to remember!
Wow, I have never been so in love with a dress. Unlike some other reviewers I found that the dress did not run small, in fact it fit me perfectly. However, since I am small chested I found that this would be a tight squeeze for anyone who has a larger size. The color was very unique, and the slit was just enough. People were complimenting my dress all night! I just wish I didn't have to return it!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
May 25, 2016
The most stunning color
I rented this dress for my senior prom because of the beautiful color. Even more amazing in person, the color is sophisticated yet youthful. Despite being a bit too long, even with 4" heels, the fit was perfect. Gave me a lengthy appearance and the cut out back is stunning. I received many, many compliments.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Weight: 130lbs
May 19, 2016
I felt like I was in the wedding because my dress was PERFECT for the formal event!!
I ordered a 4L, it fit like a glove. There is no stretch so I think I would have preferred a 6L to be able to breathe. Lol Nonetheless, the dress was gorgeous. Simple, Elegant, and Chic.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 19, 2016
super cute dress
I ordered a 0 long and a 2 regular, because I wanted to test the different lengths, and I found that at 5'7 with 3.5 inch heels the regular length was perfect, and I knew that the long would be too long, so I didn't even try on the size 0 long, though the zero might have fit a little bit better, given that size zero is my normal size. The material is moderately thick and really nice, which I love. You can't wear a bra with it, but it was fine since the material is so thick. I highly recommend this dress, I wore it to my prom and got tons of compliments, it was the perfect dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2016
GORGEOUS DRESS
This dress was AMAZING! I was unsure about the color but took a chance anyways. The color is darker than pictured and flattering on all skin tones! Elizabeth and James tends to run small. So be sure to order a size up. Im 5'5" and wore 3.5 in heels and the length on the 2R surprisingly fit better than the 2L. I got compliments on this dress ALLLLL night! I This was my first time renting with RTR and I can't wait to rent it again!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 29, 2016
Received so many compliments on this dress at the wedding.
This was a last minute dress for a wedding that was black tie. The Fit is true to size I wore a 4R. I am 125 pounds at 5'4 with an athletic built but still have curves. It hugged in all the right places and just smoothes over your body in a very elegant way. I wore 4 inches shoes so the length was perfect. I would highly recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 2, 2016
Loved the color and style! Great for a black tie optional wedding!
Loved this dress for a spring wedding! The high neck made it feel appropriate for the church, but the slit and low back kept it fun for the reception. Typical Elizabeth + James fit--runs really small! I'm usually a 0 or 2 in dresses, but the 4 was great in this. A little roomy in the bust but was comfortable all night. I'm 5'5 and wore 3.5" heels and the regular length was perfect.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
June 5, 2016
Sleek and trendy
The material is great quality, the color is a warm mauve/peach, very nice. The 2L was too long for me, I am 5'6 (and wore 4inch heels).
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 2, 2016
Loved this dress!
This dress was beautiful! It was really uncomfortable to sit down in, but other than that I loved it! Highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
June 8, 2016
I felt great!
I usually wear a size 4 in dresses, and this dress was a size 4. I was nervous because my lower half is larger than my top, so sometimes it makes tight dresses not fit right. However, this fit perfectly in all of the right spots. It was fairly comfortable, the next part rubbed a little towards the end. Overall, it was great choice!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
June 8, 2016
Stunning!
This dress is absolutely stunning, it looks great on. I received compliments all night. It does run a little small but the 4L fit perfectly. Definitely a showstopper for your next event!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
June 8, 2016
Looked and felt awesome in this dress!
This one caught my eye the first time I saw it, and I was so happy I decided to wear it! The fit is a bit snug but still comfortable and easy to move around (and dance) in. It is also a little long. My heels were 5" high with 1" platform, and even if they were an inch higher, the dress still would have touched the ground. Overall I was super happy and felt super sexy in the dress all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
June 8, 2016
Pretty good.
Since the reviews said it ran small I ordered in a 6 and 8...and ended up wearing the 8. The 6 was fine but I was feeling a little chunkier than normal so I felt better in the 8. It was pretty comfortable, a little tight on the lower back, but the length was perfect. I'm a D cup and the top fit without being tight or giving uni-boob...but there was definite side boobage happening on me. I tried fashion tape but the fabric is very thick and didn't want to stay. It ended up being fine, I just embraced it and no one seemed to mind. But if you're not into that you might wanna rethink this dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 12, 2016
It looked great!! thank you!!
perfect fit and perfect length
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
June 13, 2016
Received compliments from everyone!
This dress is beautiful, from the color to the fabric you cannot got wrong! It runs a bit small since I normally wear a 6 or 8 in dresses. I am 5'10" wore 3.5" heels and wore the 8L. I would have been interested to try the 10L because it was definitely tight, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Received lots of compliments, it's unique and classic!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 14, 2016
Classic silhouette, light material, perfect for tall girls!
Fits like a glove - loved everything about this but the color is a little dull for my skintone. Beautiful cut and comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
June 16, 2016
Perfect fit
Hugged the body perfectly. Thicker material like most E&J dresses that is really flattering on curves. Love it. Will probably rent it again one day.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
June 17, 2016
Beautiful but runs small
I usually wear a 10 but knowing this was a contemporary style, I decided to order a size up. It was still too tight and I did not feel comfortable wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
June 19, 2016
Great dress but very long
The fit runs slightly small but length was a bigger concern for me. I had to use fashion tape to hem this dress even with 4 inch heels. Otherwise, the dress was stunning.
AshleyJuly 21, 2016
I just ordered this dress, do you think the fashion tape helped?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
June 19, 2016
Stunning for a southern wedding!
Great color, very unexpected and not the usual colors you always see at weddings. The 2R fit me better in the top, but I couldn't breath so I went with the 4 it fit ok in the top but gapped slightly. But the low back made it super sexy. I wore a stick on bra. I'm 5'2 wore 5inch wedges and the dress was still dragging on the ground so it's quite long! Overall hugged and sucked in at all the right places and I got tons and tons of compliments. Loved it!
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