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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178 reviews
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
September 21, 2017
Perfect dress for a black tie wedding in the fall. Conservative enough but still sexy.
I am 5'2, 115 pounds and the 2R fit perfectly. The dress shows off your back but is snug around the neck so it's conservative without being boring. I got a ton of compliments although for shorter ladies you may want some very high heels because the dress was about an 2 cm too long and dragged a little - not enough to trip but enough where I had to take care while walking. If you're 5'4-5'6 a regular should be perfect; otherwise a long will probably be necessary.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 11, 2017
RTR has been saving my life this busy wedding season!
Runs fairly true to size (maybe a tad small). The 4L was REALLY long on me, and I'm fairly tall, but it was still easy to move in. Goes well with nude heels. Wore for black tie(ish) wedding in September.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
September 8, 2017
A fun, trendy style perfect for a black tie wedding in NYC
I rented this for one of my best friend's weddings that was held at the Chelsea Piers Lighthouse in NYC. I'd originally reserved another style that another user returned damaged and this was the replacement. I ended up loving it more than my first choice and wish I could've kept it. The dress fit me really well and I received compliments all night. It is form fitting, which I love, but the slit and flexible fabric made dancing easy too. To scale the length for your order, I'm 5'6" and am wearing 4 inch heels in the photos.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
August 31, 2017
The thick fabric was nice and slimming/flattering, I felt beautiful all night!
Fit definitely runs small- I typically wear a 4-6 depending on the designer, but the 8R in this dress was *snug* (in a good way) around my hips. The torso fit fine, and I didn't feel like I needed any tape for the chest at all- a totally appropriate amt of side-boob. The back dips down low, so per other reviews you couldn't really wear any high-wasted 'slimming' tights or anything. You also have to figure out how to sit down without strangling yourself, but once you've got that down, you're good! Would definitely recommend this dress to others.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
August 20, 2017
Black tie wedding
Classic, simple, stunning. I had to go with the 2R since no backup size was available. FYI there is no give on the material so make sure u get a backup if possible in case your usual size is too tight. Loved this dress, paired it with chandelier earrings and sparkly heels. Loved it!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
August 14, 2017
Perfect summer gown
Loved the backless look along with the color! Slit was also tasteful! May need tape for chest area Can't wait to rent again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 10, 2017
Beautiful Dress! Fit Like a Glove!
Wore this dress to a black tie wedding. Dress was a beautiful color and I received tons of compliments. I am typically a size 4 - read a lot of reviews on size and ordered a 4R & 6R. I ended up wearing the 4R because the larger size looked too loose in the front midsection. If you have a longer torso, the halter might dig into your neck a bit as the night goes on but it's worth it. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 10, 2017
Classic and Lady-like
Perfect for a black tie wedding
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 116lbs
July 31, 2017
Great Dress but Rent a size up!
The dress is a great color. It is a darker rose color different than pictured. I ordered a 0 and a 2 and wore the 2R however I probably would have been more comfortable in a 4R. Dress definitely runs small. Overall really pretty...a mixture of classy and sexy!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
July 26, 2017
Loved the neckline and open back
This dress was amazing, my only complaint was that i was worried I would trip over my leg that poked through with the open slit. Everything about this dress was amazing. Felt secure in the top. It did run small especially in the hip region when I usually wear a 2 I definitely felt more comfortable wearing the 4L for this dress
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 24, 2017
Obsessed but more skin than I'm used to!
I love the quality and fitting of this dress. I do wish the chest was a bit tighter so I wouldn't have to worry about finding a backless bra. Overall, I won't be wearing because the back is a little more revealing than I'm used to.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
July 24, 2017
The dress was so cute and comfortable too! Highly recommend!
The dress material was very comfortable and the fit was flattering. It was perfect for the wedding that I wore it to. I saw that it ran small from reviews, so I had ordered a size 6 (normally I wear a size 4-6) and size 8 as back up. There was a problem with the size 6 dress so I only received the size 8. It was a little big, but I decided to wear it anyway. I think the size 6 would have been perfect.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 25
July 24, 2017
The perfect mix of classy and sexy! Great for a summer wedding!
Elizabeth & James brand runs small so definitely order one to two sizes up! I could have worn the 4 but it just didn't feel as comfortable because the fabric does not give. With the slit, it makes walking/dancing much easier. I'm 5'8 and had to hem the dress with fabric tape but ended up working just fine. If I rented again I would have gone with the regular but it was not available in my size! Overall, I give the dress 4 out of 5 stars because I've never received so many compliments on an a dress before!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 19, 2017
Perfect for a vineyard wedding!
Glad I sized up for my backup size, since I wore the bigger one. But it was gorgeous and comfortable and despite lacking stretch, I was able to happily dance the night away. I loved this dress and got compliments all night!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 29
July 13, 2017
Chic, simple and beautiful. Loved this dress!
I tried a 6 on in the shop and I'm glad I got the backup 8 to ship to me as well because I ended up needing the size 8. The sample in the store must have been stretched out. Length was perfect for me. I'm 5'6'' and wore 2-3 inch heels. Back was not super low (it hid my lower back tattoo). The dress was also very comfortable. LOVED IT!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
July 11, 2017
Beautiful dress! So many compliments!
Dress is somewhat thick and has great structure (not much give, so go up a size). No need for a bra (would be hard to do anyway since it is so low-cut in the back). I wore medium height heels and they were perfect for the length of the dress since I am 5'7". If I had to complain about anything, it would be that you have to hike up the skirt part a bit if you want to sit down, and if you are playing games at the reception (we played corn hole and giant jenga), you'll need someone to pick things up for you, unless you want to adjust the dress every time you bend over. The dress was so beautiful and I loved it for the event.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 10, 2017
Great color, amazing shape, many compliments!
The color was exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, it was the same color as the bridesmaids! The shape of the dress was lovely and can make you feel like a princess, that slit - a sexy princess. I received a handful of compliments with this number. It does run small so I would size up. I'm normally a 2. The length of this dress wasn't too long when I was wearing heels, it definitely brushed the floor.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 7, 2017
With the right size, fit like a glove
As many reviewers mentioned, this dress runs small and the Long is way too long. I ended up renting the 4R and this was the perfect fit and length (I'm usually a 2L with heels on). Beautiful color and I love the halter neck with the low back. I had to wear a stick-on bra but it was worth it!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
July 6, 2017
Beautiful color and fit
So many compliments on this dress! I love how it showed off my shoulders. I ordered the 8L knowing that it would be too long and that Elizabeth and Taylor runs pretty small. (8R was not available for my date.) It looked like the person before me had also hemmed it (I used hemming tape) and it was perfect with a tall pair of heels. I wore this for a black tie optional wedding and it was perfect; I'm considering renting again!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 28, 2017
Dress was beautiful!
Dress fit well minus some sagging and extra material around the boob area.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
June 27, 2017
Loved it, could have gone with the 0
Beautiful dress
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 27, 2017
Got wine spilled on me but it literally absorbed it? This dress comes with a magic trick.
Fits pretty true to size, but definitely order a size up as your backup because that's the one I ended up wearing. Still hugged in all the right places, was just not as suffocating with the zipper and halter too so I was super comfortable. Color is amazing. Lots of compliments. Dusty rose is THE color this wedding season so if you're contemplating renting this dress GET IT!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 27, 2017
It was a gorgeous black tie wedding!
This runs very small. I'm about 125 lbs, 5'6", and the 4R fit me like a glove with very little give. The open back was very sexy. It was a little snug after a fun night of drinking and dancing, but the slit and sleeveless helped me move comfortably. One challenge I didn't anticipate was that my Spanx showed due to the high slit, so no extra help there! The open back also means no bra, but I wore pasties. I wore the dress with fun earrings and nude, strappy heels. It is a high-impact, show-stopping dress.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
June 25, 2017
Perfect length for a black tie wedding
Double lined dress fit a bit snug in the back & I am a 34DD so I had to use a hair tie to make the neck strap fit...but I got lots of compliments! As someone who is 5'8, I can rarely find a dress that works perfectly with heels & this one nailed it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 16, 2017
I wore this for a black tie "invited" wedding and couldn't have been happier!
After reading reviews, I ordered a 6L with a 8R backup size. I am 5'11 so I was afraid of it being too short. Both dresses fit, but I ultimately went with the 8R because it was slightly more comfortable in the hips. No bra was necessary and I got many compliments on the color!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 15, 2017
This dress is very high quality. I felt great in it at my friend's wedding!
Gorgeous fabric and color. Fit true to size but is definitely form fitting! A little long but I wore my highest heels and it worked! Would highly recommend
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 12, 2017
a hit!!!
this dress, like other elizabeth and james styles, runs a bit small. that being said, it looked great, and was very comfortable. i wore it to a black tie wedding in san francisco, and got compliment on top of compliment. due to the cut of the top, a bra was out of the question but the fabric was thick and smoothing so i never felt exposed while doing more than my fair share of dancing. rent this dress, you won't regret it!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 12, 2017
Classy but fun
I wore this to a charity event and it was so perfect. I loved the slit and the open back.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2017
How amazing the dress made me feel!
I wore this dress for my senior prom. This dress is absolutely amazing. It fit me so well, and I loved everything about it. Definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 31, 2017
This dress fit like a glove. It hugged every part of me just right.
I wore this dress as a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding and was very happy it worked out so well. The color was wow, the fit/length was perfect (I'm 5'9" and wore 3.5" heels), and I felt sexy- but not inappropriate for the special occasion. Would definitely rent again given the right occasion.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
May 21, 2017
Prom night
The 4R fit completely true to size. Stretchy but thick material makes the dress comfortable and breathable. I loved the open back and I got so many compliments on how well it fit. I wore three inch heels and I'm 5'5 and the dress hit the floor perfectly! I truly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
May 14, 2017
Gorgeous dress
Perfect pink bridesmaids dress. It fit a little big on top, but perfect in the hips--typical problem for pear shapes. I wore a Nubra and didn't have any issue. I likely could have sized down to a 10, but it wasn't available at the time. The color was absolutely gorgeous. I wore a 2" heel and the length was perfect for my height. Highly recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 14, 2017
Very Pretty Dress
Very pretty dress for a prom. I normally wear a 0 or a 2, but they only had a 2R and a 4L. The 2R fit well, but was too short. The 4L was loose around my stomach area but the length was great with heels.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 28
May 8, 2017
Compliments on compliments!
Everyone loved this dress on me. More importantly I loved it. It fit like a glove! I wore the 6L (true to size). However if you like your clothing less clingy I say go a size up. Big bootie ladies, it might be more helpful to go up a size. Overall I loved it and it was easy to walk and dance in. I felt phenomenal! For reference I am 5'9", 145lbs, size 6 or Medium.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 128lbs
May 8, 2017
Incredible color and fit!
This dress is GORGEOUS!!! Lovely color, thick fabric, and beautiful shape. Received so many compliments. As others have noted, definitely size up. Luckily the 4 fit, but it was very tight in the back.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2017
This dress is everything. If you like the style in that model pic, you'll LOVE it on you.
Runs small, and fits tight. If you think you'll want to wear spanx I recommend bringing the dress with you when you try them on, or get lots of options because the high slit/low back was hard to navigate. I opted to wear some cheap spanx just to smooth out my bottom curves because this dress is tight and sexy. The lining is really nice feeling and the material of the dress is thick, really good quality. I probably wouldn't have needed to wear any sort of bra because the material was so nice, but I since have a small chest I wore some boobie cups to fill out the bust a little.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
May 2, 2017
Beautiful Dress
I received so many compliments wearing this dress! It is a great fabric color and cut! Only con is that it runs VERY small. I'm 5'6, athletic build, usually a size 6 sometimes an 8 with brands, this 8 fit but I could barely breathe in it. I would order a size up and get an extra one size above that.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2017
Perfect - tight, but perfect
I definitely had to squeeze into the 8 (I'm usually a small 6) but once it was on with spanx, it looked perfect. I got so many compliments and I felt sexy and classy at the same time. Great dress!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2017
RTR Team Review
Amazing gown, esp for tall ladies! Wore a 3-4 inch heel and the length was perfect and the slit was just enough. Like all eliz and James this is a bit snug, so size up if you've got a larger chest. The clay color was unique and I received compliments all night -- rent this dress !!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 27, 2017
Great, trendy color!
The dress is on the longer side, but works well with higher heels. It fits snugly and I was very happy overall!
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