Elizabeth and James

Virginia Cutout Sheath

$425 retail

Choose a Way to Rent

Stylist Notes

Chic cutouts make this Elizabeth and James sheath modern. Try the navy look with pearls for a nod to preppy style.

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: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Polyester). Three-quarter sleeves. Crew neckline. Sheath bodice with side cutout. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 47” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

Share
108 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(28)
Small
(22)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 104lbs
November 21, 2015
So comfortable and unique look

The fit was perfect and the fabric is so comfortable and easy to wear.

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 32D
December 19, 2015
Loved this dress

The fit is true to size and the material is stretchy enough for a little give if needed.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 41
December 24, 2015
Love this dress! This is one that I may actually purchase

It's a little tight around the back and waist. I would recommend getting a larger size for your free second dress.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
January 6, 2016
Runs Small

Loved this dress but ran a bit small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 21, 2016
Ladylike length with edgy cutouts

You have to get the fit right for this dress and I recommend using fashion tape. I normally wear a 6 but ordered an 8 and 10 due to other reviews saying it runs small. The 10 was huge in the top which made the cutouts gape. The 8 was snug but perfect. The dress is fairly stretchy except in the waist which is unforgiving. I wore a strapless bra and used a lot of fashion tape to keep it from showing and to keep the cutouts from being too large. I do not see a way to wear spanx wth this due to cutout at waist. The fabric is thick and warm. The color is a muted navy very true to the picture and the texture adds interest. I wish more dresses were available in this length I loved that is fell below the knee. I felt fabulous wearing it and got tons of compliments. I would rent this again if I had another appropriate venue for it.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 27, 2016
Date night!

It's a textured blue dress. Cut outs cute but can't wear a bra with it.. Probably would rent again

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 7, 2016
Lots of compliments unique dress!

Fit runs small. Got a size larger. Material thick and body hugging. Lots of compliments!

View photos (1)
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
March 8, 2016
Classic with a little skin!

Loved this dress! The waist band has a tendency to be tight, but if you have a thinner waist line you should have no problem. The dress does give throughout the night, so I would go with a tighter fit. I typically wear a 6 and would have worn the 6 except there was a huge hole in the seam of the arm. The 8 was a touch big but because the fabric is thick and made to be tight it worked out ok.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
March 13, 2016
Had a wonderful experience with RTR, was my first time renting and would definitely use again!

I was nervous about this dress fitting because a lot of the reviews say it's tight and to order a size up, but the size 4 fit me perfectly (which is normally my size). The dress is form fitting but the material has a lot of stretch and is thick enough that it hides your imperfections. I felt sexy in the dress and received compliments on it all night long.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
April 18, 2016
Stunning! Tons of compliments!

Stretchy material but definitely runs small. I am usually a 0-2 size and this was pretty tight.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 31, 2015
Sexy but subtle cutouts!

Size 4 and 6 didn't have major different I how the bottom half for, mostly change in how tight the top was,. I was comfortable in both sizes. The dress has a great stretch to it making it easy to dance in. The waistline also hits at the natural waist making it easy to wear different types of undergarments.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 12, 2016
So many compliments!

This dress was beautiful and super flattering. I received so many compliments all night. It was comfortable, but a nice, thicker fabric to keep everything in place. I rented the 6,8 and both would have worked, but I was slightly more comfortable in the 8. Other reviews were correct that the dress has some give, except for the waist. Overall, love and would rent again!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 23, 2016
Loved this dress from RTR! Customer service and quality have been outstanding!!

Sexy fun dress! So many compliments!! Dress had a small hole where the zipper connected to the dress but a local seamstress fixed it quickly.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2016
Great fit and color

Fit prefect runs true to size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
June 11, 2016
Nice dress

Little long on me but I am 5 ft didn't love where cut outs fell but overall nice dress.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 15, 2016
Love this dress!

I wore this dress on a date with the husband. This dress, as do most Elizabeth and James dresses, runs small. I usually wear a 4. Based on the reviews I ordered a size up, and am glad I did. This dress fit perfectly. Sightless stretchy fabric. I felt very tucked in. Did not wear a bra. I am usually hesitant to rent items with sleeves as I have larger shoulders, but this was perfect with the stretch. I rented this on my unlimited account. And would have kept it longer had it not been for the 2 rips in the seam of one of the sleeves. I used fashion tape which worked ok, but had to keep an eye on it throughout the night. Despite the wear and tear, I absolutely loved this dress:)

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
July 15, 2016
Dress for bday

Rented this dress to wear to a birthday dinner in Vegas. I'm 5'5 and felt the dress was really long. It hit about mid calf on me. Also the shoulder area was a bit big while the rest of the dress was tight. I really liked the feel of the material though. It was a good weight and didn't feel thin and clingy or cheap. Better for someone taller.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Body type: Pear
August 16, 2016
Terrific sexy dress

This dress looked very nice. I liked the thick material. It does run small. I am typically 8 or 10 and wore 12. Looked terrific and was fun and comfortable to wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 28, 2016
Runs small and very tight!

E and J is NOT for people with wider hips - the dress fit when I sized up but made me feel huge because it was so tight around my hips. I wouldn't rent a tight E and J dress again. Sad because it had so much potential! Would be a great dress if you are straight and narrow.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 30, 2016
Gorgeous dress, just not on me

It's a lovely dress, you can't tell from the pics, but it's a thicker material that really holds you in. The cutouts are super sexy and lend an edge to a dress that's otherwise conservative.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 19, 2016
Love it!! Sexy and chic

Great dress, snug fit without showing too much skin - would rent again

View photos (1)
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 22, 2016
Beautiful dress.

The dress runs small. I am usually a size 8 and I got the back up a size 10. The 10 fit perfect. The dress has give to it so it's very comfortable. It's a beautiful dress you won't be disappointed. I loved it!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 26, 2016
Love this dress!

Fit like a glove! Normally wear a smaller size so I would say it runs small by I loved it. Great color and texture. It was perfect.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 31, 2016
My favorite rental yet!

Elizabeth & James is my new favorite! Their dresses fit perfectly! They are snug and run small but the fabric is thick and hides flaws! This was a gorgeous blue and the cutouts were perfectly places on my frame. I definitely could see this a permanent item in my closet!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 7, 2016
Sexy AND classy

I love this dress. The fabric was thick so no bra needed. Fancy enough for a black tie. But, this dress runs SMALL. normally I'm a 0 or 2. I wore the 2 but I wish I had the size 4. I would have been more comfortable. Also the cut out on the ribs is a bit tight. I was a little bit conscious of any possible bulging throughout the night. Perhaps if I had the 4 this wouldn't have been an issue.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2016
Great fit and feel.

Great body hugging. Sexy but long so not inappropriate. Great for a taller person. Really loved this one.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 30, 2016
The cutouts were everything!

I love Elizabeth and James! Every dress I rent from this designer makes me feel amazing. This dress was perfect for a November wedding! I'm 5'11 and the length was perfect with a pair of heels! I would definitely rent this dress again!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 5, 2016
Amazing fit

Conservative with a little flair meaning the cutouts. Thick fabric so wouldn't be comfortable outside. Very comfortable wear, got lots of compliments! True to size

View photos (1)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 11, 2016
Unique cutout dress

Gorgeous and fun dress, got lots of compliments! Runs very small so be sure to size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 15, 2016
Perfect to celebrate my husbands birthday!

Perfect fit, got lots of compliments. Size four was perfect, very close fitting. Highly recommend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 15, 2016
Runs small

Fabric is thick and helps hold everything in, but it runs small for sure. A little longer than I normally wear, but the cutouts were a nice detail.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 29, 2017
Great material

A little long for my liking but the material and fit were great - I usually wear a 2 from designers but a size 4 was perfecto- any smaller would be too tight for my athletic upper body - but the material has some stretch and the cut outs are modest yet sexy -would be perfect if the dress was shorter or I was taller

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
February 10, 2017
Way better in person!!

This dress looks way better in person- pictures don't really show the cool texture that the material has. It's a really nice blue- not quite a dark navy, and the material is nice and thick. It is well made and flattering, as are most Elizabeth and James dresses. It also has a slimmer cut- I am normally a 00, but Elizabeth and James 0 fits me well. It does have some stretch to it, which helps it fit better as well. I'm short so the length was a bit long, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a little hem tape. (If I'm being honest I have to hem or hem tape nearly everything- I have strange proportions and short legs!). This dress could be dressed up or down. I wore it to a work function for my boyfriend, with nude pumps and simple jewelry. Highly recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 11, 2017
Gorgeous dress, sexy but modest!

This dress is figure hugging. Don't stress though it's stretchy. Gorgeous and comfy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 16
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 15, 2017
Fit like a glove. Felt beautiful in this dress. So sexy without a lot of skin.

I have an athletic build broad shoulders and back. Went with size 8.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 26, 2017
Too Small!

Couldn't even get it on! Much too small. Order one size up! Esp if you have boobies!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
March 6, 2017
Just the right amount of sexy

I normally wear a 4 but ordered a 6 following the reviews and it fit perfectly. It was elegant yet sexy. Loved everything about this dress. I wore to NYC for my bday dinner and a show.

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
March 9, 2017
Sexy Chic

Loved this dress! It fit like a glove and the openings added a sexy touch to a classic look. I typically wear a 2/4 in dress but would recommend going up a size, as it is super tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 15, 2017
Loved this dress!

The fit was perfect for a petite although the length was slightly longer. I received a ton of compliments and had a blast wearing it!

View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 19, 2017
Gorgeous dress

Snug but flattering. I am normally a size 4 but just had a baby 8 weeks ago and glad I upsized significantly. All the reviews are accurate that this dress runs extremely small. I wore an 8 to be comfortable since I'm a nursing mom. It fit everywhere but will say it's snug in the hip area. Beautiful color. Please note the material is on the thicker side and glad the wedding was indoors or I would have melted away!

View photos (1)
See more reviews:
1 / 3

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×