Elizabeth and James

Blue Parrot Dress

$30 – $50 rental?
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Oh hey boys! Rock your curves in this vibrant Elizabeth and James dress. Start taking numbers.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

We recommend Commoando's Nude High-Waist Control Thong.

Product Details

Blue ponte (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with asymmetrical hem. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully Lined. 36” Shoulder to hem. Imported.

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96 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(29)
Small
(39)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2014
Great Color - Runs Small
I normally wear a size 6, but this was definitely a tight fit at 6. Grab a size up and it'll fit perfect. The color and cut of the dress are fantastic - I would definitely rent it again, but go up a size so I don't have to wear spanx. :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 21, 2014
Tons of compliments- Great neckline- Order a size up!
Pros- Color, neckline, nice fabric, received a ton of compliments. Wore nude heels and a necklace I already had. Cons- Very tight. I normally wear a size 6, but I should have ordered an 8. It was on the tighter end… especially if you have a butt, which I do. I pulled it off, but I would have been way more comfortable if I received a larger size. When it is tight the bottom rides up… had to keep pulling it down. I was flying out of town so I did not have enough time to order another size. I would totally wear it again in a larger size. Great customer service!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
June 11, 2014
Nice but not feminine
I loved the fabric and the color, I have rented other Elizabeth & James dresses and have loved them. The cut was very sporty... I wanted a more feminine look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
June 16, 2014
Great color, hot dress
I have issues with size 0's still being too big on me, but this one fit like a GLOVE. Maybe that means it runs small? Who knows. It was very body-con and I feel like I could have tried on the 2, but I knew the chest with be too big at that point. I stuck with the 0 and got TONS on compliments. I love the neckline and the color. The only con was that it rode up majorly when I walked. hat was annoying but that's life! Love the dress - want to own it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 17, 2014
Head turner in bright blue!
This fit true to size, and was a bit longer than I expected, which was good for a more formal wedding with family members. The bright blue popped against my dark features and I ended up having a random necklace that worked out perfectly with it. I think you could add any "statement" necklace. This brand makes nice curve hugging dresses, but since the fabric is sturdy and thick, it really holds you in and accentuates your assets :) I wore it from the wedding all through the night and it was never uncomfortable. Due to the cut of the top, I think a strapless bra works best!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 22, 2014
Stunning dress, even better customer service
This runs small, so I was afraid the only size available wouldn't fit, it was tight, but AMAZING. My gay friend even said I may have turned him straight. Great color, unique cut, stood out at my brother's wedding . My original choice was returned damaged, so this was a backup. Then the UPS truck broke down on the way to me so the delivery was late. But, as always, the RTR customer service made my stress turn into happiness.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
June 26, 2014
Too shirt but beautiful dress
It was too short for my booty lockouts body but it's a beautiful dress. The color is gorgeous. It is better for girls 5"6 and under.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
June 26, 2014
Intended to wear for a weekend wedding.
I am new to Rent The Runway and this was my first order, and I ordered this in 2 sizes - a 0 and a 4 as my usual size 2 wasn't in stock at the time. The color is a stunning bright blue as other reviewers too have noted, and the cut of the dress is modern and eye-catching. However, a side note about my order - I was not notified beforehand my backup size 4 was not available and therefore am only left with size 0 (received my package with only 1 dress?), which I could not even get into. Please note girls, that this DOES run small, and whereas I'm usually either a size 0 or 2 depending on the designer and the fit I wish to achieve, HAD I received a size 4 it would've been a perfect fit!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 8, 2014
Great shape and color for an outdoor wedding.
Received lots of compliments. Size 4 was very snug but appropriate given the longer length of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
July 14, 2014
Gorgeous, flattering, comfortable
This is a gorgeous dress that feels so good on. It's a little long, but that doesn't matter because the style elements are so flattering. The material is high quality and the color would be gorgeous with a tan or without. Highly recommended!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 1, 2014
Great dress but runs small
I rented this for a summer wedding and the color/shape was fantastic but I didn't get a big enough size to comfortably wear. I will try renting this dress again in the future because the dress was really cute while on. It made me look long and lean as well. I would recommend getting a size or two bigger than normal
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
August 5, 2014
The color was beautiful and the fit perfect!
This was my very first rental and this brand has become my new favorite. It could be dressed up or down and I opted for the latter. It was true to size and hugged every curve just right. Whether you are planning for a girls' night out, a formal, or date night, this dress is sure to wow. I originally thought the color would be too bright, but it was stunning! I received so many compliments that I was sad it had to be returned. I am officially in love with Elizabeth & James and RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 11, 2014
The color and the neckline of this dress were both really fun and flattering!
The dress was beautiful for a late summer wedding. After some time in the sun the blue complimented my tan nicely. The neckline was great because it was unique and it was flattering for your arms. The length made it easy to pull off heels, and the asymmetrical hem also added an additional unique flare. Definitely not your typical dress! As for the fit... Many people mentioned it ran small. I wore my regular size and felt comfortable. I did add some spanx underneath, but only to smooth over the outline of my belly button (which they did).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
August 28, 2014
Beautiful color!
Loved the cut of this dress. The material fits snug which helps flatter your figure. The skirt tended to hike up a bit when moving but overall gorgeous dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 11, 2014
Great versatile dress!
Snug fit but figure flattering. Order a sizer larger for backup
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 12, 2014
Rehearsal Dinner
I loved this dress! It fit great-the only thing I will say is that the top overlay on the skirt twisted around sometimes and it was super tight-I would probably order up a size. I had to keep fixing it. But other than that, I got tons of compliments on it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
August 19, 2014
Great color, great fit.
The color is stunning in person -- perfect for a summer event. The neckline is very interesting, as is the hemline/finish of the dress. I definitely recommend wearing spanx underneath -- the dress leaves little to the imagination. The dress was incredibly fun to wear, the fabric was breathable, yet structured, and the length was appropriate for a wedding. Definitely will be renting this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2014
Modern and unique silhouette, great pop of color!
This dress fits true to size. The fabric is thick but works well for an outdoor event. A regular strapless bra worked fine. I would size up for the second size.
JillNovember 11, 2014
Hey Chandley you look amazing!!!!!!! I am thinking about this dress for a wedding, I had a quick question, I am about you size and measurements, you said you were able to wear a strapless. which I like because like you I am tiny up top, does the dress flatten you out even more or is it forgiving to small busted ladies. Thank you.
ChandleyNovember 13, 2014
It flattens a little because of the shape of the bodice, but I wore a super padded strapless (VS Miraculous bra) and that helped.
JillNovember 13, 2014
Thank you so much!!!! And thats so funny I was just thinking about going to VS this weekend to try the Bombshell! How did you like it and I heard the sizing with the bra is weird, how does it fit, did you have to size up and down. You really look great!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
September 14, 2014
This dress is beautiful and fits like a glove!
I rented a size 0 and a 2 in this dress. I opted to wear the 2 so I could wear a strapless bra with it. Both sizes fit perfectly. I would have worn the 0 if I was going to go braless. The material of the dress is thick enough to wear no bra (maybe just some sticky cups). The cut in the front is very different and may not be flattering on women with large bust. I am a 32-34B cup and found that I had to pull up the front often so that my boobs didn't stick out the side (that's why I gave it a 4 star instead of 5). Otherwise the dress is very well made and is a beautiful blue! I would rent this dress again.
JillNovember 10, 2014
Christianna you look so AMAZING in that. I am thinking about this dress for my 40th!!!! I am the same size as you and was hoping you could help me out. Are you really a 34B ? I am gussing thas a typo on your profile lol. because I am like a small B and you look much bigger up top, you said its a tight fit in the bust I am a small B do you think I will have the same problem or do you think that you had that problem because your busty, will small chested gals have the same problem lol also its very form fitting and you look great but was Visible panty lines an issue? Did you have to wear a thong to avoid VPL . Thanks so much!
ChristiannaNovember 13, 2014
Hi Jill! I have breast implants so I think that's why my boobs were a little bit of an issue. I am wearing a Victoria's secret strapless bra in this picture so I look a little more busty than normal. The size 0 fit really well too but I decided to wear the bra so went up one size. I would definitely recommend getting both sizes to see which fits you best. I did wear a thong with this dress but the material is thick enough that I doubt panty lines will show. It's so beautiful and flattering....Highly recommend this!
JillNovember 13, 2014
Thank so much you really look amazing, I cant believe your a B cup you siad you wore a VS bra do you know which one it was I want to get the same one thanks!!!
ChristiannaNovember 22, 2014
It's the Body by Victoria strapless multi way bra.
JillNovember 26, 2014
thanks picking it up on friday lol
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 21, 2014
Beautiful dress. The top is a little long so if you're short you may spill out
I loved the detail and the fabric. I think this is more of a party dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 19, 2014
Great Color
I wore this for my bachelorette party. It fit perfectly, color was great, subtly sexy. Definitely rent.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
December 10, 2014
Wore this to a holiday work party.
Got so many compliments! Love this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 16, 2014
Great fitting dress...did not like material as much in person.
Nice dress but chose different to wear.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
August 12, 2015
Comfortable and flattering
I was trying to get this in a size 6 but only the 4 was available. I can see why it's such a popular dress. I loved the color and it was easy to dance in. As you can see in the picture the 4 was a bit snug but overall no complaints, just wish I could have worn the 6.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 2, 2014
Different and modern
Ran a size small. I'm usually a size 0 in everything, but the 2 fit perfectly. Could get the 0 on but it was unflatteringly tight and bunched up in weird places. 2 was perfect-- snug body con type fit with some stretch. Bright turquoise color in person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
January 16, 2015
I received so many compliments on this dress! It was absolutely gorgeous and the perfect fit!
#dinnerparty #beautifulshadeofblue #truetosize
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 27, 2015
This dress made me feel sexy and stylish!
I feel like I say this a lot, but... OMG this is my new favorite rental! I LOOOOOOOVVVEEEEDDDDDDDDD this dress! Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen really know what they are doing! The color was gorgeous, a rich sky blue, perfect for a sunny October wedding by the ocean, The material was very thick and luxurious, and the fit was out of this world. I can't say enough good things about this dress! RENT IT!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 29, 2015
The color was gorgeous, felt great!
The color and fabric were great! I loved the cutout neck line. If you're a curvy girl, order a size up. Spanx never hurts either..I'm glad I did.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
April 16, 2015
Bright unique dress!
I wore this dress to a spring wedding. It was perfect because the cut of the dress is unique and the color is fun and bright. The dress has a good amount of stretch in it. I got tons of compliments and felt great!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
April 29, 2015
Beautiful color, high-quality fabric
Definitely this dress runs small, but the larger size really was a great fit! The hem detail requires pulling to keep it straight — though that might not be the case if your legs are less thick than mine. ;) The midsection shows everything, even though the fabric is thick, so grab a pair of Spanx!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 5, 2015
Beautiful color, felt great in the dress
Based on the reviews ended up only ordering the size 10, and it fit perfectly. It is extremely form fitting, and I did need to readjust the bottom each time I sat down/up. A minor annoyance considering how great the dress looked overall. Would definitely recommend doing a dry run with various undergarments because the dress will show everything. Dress zips all the way up in the back, so you might need some help getting in and out as well! A lovely choice for a spring wedding, a very vibrant color and an elegant knee-length dress.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
May 11, 2015
Loved wearing this dress!
Loved the color and fit. Would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
May 18, 2015
Flattering dress, great color, fit was okay.
Overall, I liked this dress. I'm not sure if I would rent it again though. As others noted, the fabric rarely laid completely flat and I often had to pull the dress down after sitting because the fabric would bunch up. It didn't seem to matter what I did, it continued to bunch in the middle and wouldn't stay flat for very long. I did like how thick the fabric was and it seemed to hold me in well and was flattering.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2015
Got lots of compliments, but felt a little self conscious in this super tight dress
The size definitely runs small, I ordered a size 2 and 4, wish I had gotten a 6. I had to go out and buy shapewear which I had never had to wear before.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 4, 2015
So sad it came late!!! Will have to try again!
UPS forgot my box so it didn't come in time to wear for the event I rented it for. I rented an Elizabeth & James dress earlier this year and loved the quality. This one was spot on as well! I'm a 2 in what I call "over the counter" dresses (Banana Republic, JCrew, etc) but tend to do well with 4s for RTR. I completely agree with other reviews that going up a size as the back-up is the way to go. This 4 fit nice, but was snug on my bum. If I was wearing to a wedding, I'd probably prefer the size up, but for a party, the extra hug would be no problem.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
June 7, 2015
Beautiful color
Fabric was good quality. - longer fit despite having long legs. Beautiful spring/summer color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
June 11, 2015
Fits really small
I normally wear a size two or four. Based on other reviews I thought a four would be fine - but it was really snug in a very unflattering way. I ended up sending it back. This dress runs really small - the four is more like a zero. Order a size up. Other than the fit - the dress was really nice - good quality and great color. I would order this dress again, just a larger size next time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
June 13, 2015
Pretty color! Great for a spring wedding
It ran a little small, but the color was beautiful and the length was perfect even though I'm on the taller side. Loved the front with the hem.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 16, 2015
Flattering cut
Beautiful color and flattering cut , perfect for a summer wedding! Comfortable too.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 20, 2015
The color was a unique and bright blue - it was perfect for a summer wedding
It was tighter than I had anticipated, but I think that's standard for the label. I'll rent again, but go for a size up too.
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