Elizabeth and James

Virginia Cutout Sheath

$425 retail

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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.

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108 reviews
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(0)
True to Size
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Small
(22)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 27, 2015
The event in itself was amazing but the dress was the icing on the cake!

This dress was amazing! It is my favorite RTR dress by far. The cutouts made the dress fun and unique. The only complaint I have is that the dress is super tight! I usually wear a size 4 but ended up wearing the 6. I probably could've even went with a bigger size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 17, 2015
This is a super cool dress - got a bunch of compliments on it

The material is actually really stretchy, so it's very comfortable, the only negative is the cutouts were a little tough to maneuver..even with a strapless, my bra was peeking out a bit (but not bad).

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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 25, 2015
Wedding in a rustic barn! Rustic elegance at it's finest.

This dress is form fitting but comfortable. It provides plenty of room to move and dance comfortably. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a party dress. (Only Negative thing about this dress was the 4 I ordered had a hole in the back by the zipper so I could not wear that dress. Thankfully the backup size fit.)

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
December 8, 2015
Pretty but runs very small

This dress has a great fabric to it, thick & comfortable. BUT major downside when choosing a dress without trying it on....it runs VERY small on the waist. I'm 5'10" and usually wear dresses sized 6 or 8 but I saw a few other reviews of this dress & decided to size up. I went for the 8 & 10....honestly the 10 was very tight....but only on the waist portion. This just makes the fit a little odd because there is a seam right on the belly button, so if the fit is too tight, it looks like you're busting out. I wasn't impressed with the overall cut but the color/fabric was nice.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
December 9, 2015
Didn't wear

Love this dress, and may rent again. It was a bodycon, but received it as a backup from RTR when my initial order was damaged by the previous renter. I'm 3 months pregnant, so it wasn't as flattering as it normally would be (water weight), but it was beautiful and showed my hourglass shape. Normally this size would be perfect, but it was a smidge tighter than I like. Definitely should be worn as a bodycon. Cutouts were perfect.

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 19, 2015
Loved this dress

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

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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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 28, 2015
Snug, in the perfect way

got compliments all night long! I don't have many curves but this dress hugged in all the right places and made me feel great. I would definitely rent it again. The cut outs are balanced with the longer sleeves and longer hemline. Wore with moderate heels which worked for a tall girl, with this hemline I would suggest 3" or high heels for someone a bit shorter.

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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.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 12, 2016
THIS DRESS WAS PERFECTION! It hugged in all the right places. I received compliments all night long.

It was snug, but I loved the fit. I could not wear a bra with the dress because I am a 34DD. It does rise so I had to me mindful of pulling and adjusting so that I could continue to look amazing.

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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.

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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

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
February 12, 2016
great assets, indeed

very bodycon fit, hard to hide bra, high slit in the back, came to me with side seam ripped. gorgeous design.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Weight: 145lbs
February 18, 2016
My favorite rental...I felt like a million bucks in this dress!

This dress hugs my curves in all the right ways. The fit and cut outs are sexy, but the sleeves and long length (below the knee) make it sophisticated. It runs small, definitely size up 1-2 sizes. A strapless bra will show--wear a nubra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
February 24, 2016
This was for a navy and silver themed 85th birthday celebration for my grandma.

This dress is beautiful but I'm 5' so the dress is almost like a maxi on me! The dress sits right above my ankles and below my mid-calf which is not a good spot because it makes a person look shorter if it cuts off the leg in that area. If you're tall, I definitely recommend the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
February 29, 2016
I loved this dress (even with the stain)...

I loved this dress! Unfortunately, it had a stain that I didn't notice until after I took it off and noticed that my bra was discolored with a oil type liquid that did not wash off. You couldn't see it with the naked eye, but my bra is ruined :( If you're in between sizes (like me), order your size up. I'm usually a 4, but I wore the 6 ant it was snug! I'm 5'7, 125 lbs, small chested, straight/narrow figure.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
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!

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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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Weight: 120lbs
March 13, 2016
Beautiful, Subtle Jacquard Pattern in Fabric

This dress ran a bit small, if I were going to wear it I would definitely need to size up to a 4 but most often wear a size 0 and occasionally a 2. It's a beautiful dress though, very sexy. Cut-outs are in the right places and I love the 3 quarter sleeves.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 4, 2016
Spectacular!

The material was actually pretty stretchy which was nice. I usually wear a 2 but sized up because I was concerned about squeezing out of the cut outs and the arms being pretty narrow (I have muscular arms). Overall great fit.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
February 3, 2016
loved it

perfect

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
April 18, 2016
Too tight around ribcage

This is a beautiful dress and I'm so sad I wasn't able to wear it. I have a wide ribcage and a long torso, so the dress was not flattering on my upper half. It was great below the waist, though! Great dress if you have a narrow torso and wider hips.

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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
April 28, 2016
super sexy body con dress

Very stylish dress that feels super sexy. Based on reviews, I ordered size up. I'm pear shaped and it was still tight at the bottom and slightly loose on top. Placement of the cuts were flattering and high enough I could still wear control top underneath. Don't plan on eating a large meal before wearing this because it'll show everything. But overall, it was a really hot dress for a night out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 28, 2016
Looking so good!

This dress was absolutely amazing. I loved the snug fight and the cut outs were just the right amount. The sleeves and the length were perfect for a winter night out.

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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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 3, 2015
Shows off all of your assets!

So sad I didn't get to wear this to my event. I noticed holes along the seams of each sleeve and had to return. I absolutely loved how my body looked in this dress. Ignore my bra - I wouldn't have worn one. The lining was doing something funky that caused the hem in the front to look weird. I would definitely try renting this dress again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
November 9, 2015
Stylist Review

This dress is great to wear from day to night. Whats great about this dress is that you can actual wear any standard bra with it. It has a enough stretch in that you can move easily. I would recommend going one size up for back up.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 34
January 17, 2016
N/A

Rented this for New Years. LOVE the dress, and really all of Elizabeth and James dresses. Both the 0 and the 2 fit, but the 2 was more comfortable. It's important to note both dresses had a lot of wear-and-tear. The 0 was ripped in quite a few places and the seam on the back on the butt looked like it had been sewn up before. While wearing the side 2 out-and-about, i noticed the seam on the sleeve was apart - which was embarrassing. Aside from those problems, great dress. Thick material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
January 25, 2016
I could not wear this on my date, as it had a hole in the bottom of the zipper seam. Really bummed.

It was a little tight, but that was a plus because there were no gaping spots around the cutouts. Only bad thing was the hole in it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 10, 2016
Perfect dress for a GNO

Memorable dress. Beautiful navy hue. Fits like a glove (super snug so maybe size up!)

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
May 2, 2016
I felt like a celebrity!

This dress fits like a dream. Glad I had the 6 as a backup, as this fit better. The back slit was a bit high - I had to make sure to pull down my dress as I walked and danced. Got a ton of compliments. Would definitely rent again.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
May 3, 2016
Unusual cut, lots of compliments

I wore this to a nice dinner with my husband. I got several compliments on it from people at the restaurant. It's an unusual cut with the "windows". I was a little afraid the lower cut out would show something akin to a waist skin/fat fold but it didn't. Fits true to size. It's longer than I realized but it ended up ok with heels. I was able to wear my strapless bra ok, but it did make my chest look huge in the upper cutout by doing so. Oh well!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 8, 2016
The dress was complimented by everyone at the fundraising gala, and it photographed beautifully!

Fabric is thick- stretchy, but thick. There is give for sure, but not so much that I could fit into my usual size six. There wasn't enough room in the hips. The cutouts were beautifully placed. My bust is small enough that I was able to not wear a bra under the dress, and I think it was for the best. I truly loved the dress, and it was hard to send it back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
May 8, 2016
I felt like a million bucks in this dress!

Amazing fit. Fit like a glove. So flattering!

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!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
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.

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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

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