Blue Parrot Dress

$35 rental
$365 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

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.

Size & Fit Notes

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.

Size Chart

Size Chart

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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84 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size30
Small34
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
July 17, 2016
Loved the color and cut of the dress!!
This dress was perfect for a summer wedding. The style is tight so I recommend sizing up. My additional size wasn't available so I made the smaller one work. And got lots of compliments. Great dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 141lbs
June 19, 2016
Perfect for a spring/summer wedding
I wore this to a wedding in June and the style and fit was perfect. The dress was true to size, wasn't too short (which is a concern at my height) and was made of good quality.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
June 15, 2016
Love this Dress
I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth and James dresses and this one did not disappoint. The color is even more beautiful in person than it is in pictures. Perfect for a spring/summer wedding. Elizabeth James always runs small so definitely get a size up as a back up or as your actual size.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 6, 2016
As expected, everyone else wore black or dark colored dresses. I definitely POPPED in this!
Fit was perfect, I'm 5'3" & 116.5 lbs, with a fairly athletic build. I wore a size 4 & it fit like a glove! Ordering, delivery & return was easy! I cannot wait until another event to Rent the Runway again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 16, 2016
Formal and fun!
Definitely runs kinda small which is great if you're small and usually have trouble finding dresses that aren't just hanging off you. The neck was a little tight but I was able to dance all night! Loved it! My dress did show a little wear, but still looked good and I felt great in it. Pair with a statement necklace for sure!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
May 9, 2016
Bright, fun color
I loved the bright color of the dress. The length was long enough that I could comfortably dance the night away. The dress was definitely very form fitting, but the material was thick and I wore Spanx under it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
May 4, 2016
This dress was perfect for a formal beach dinner I attended
I loved the neckline since it cut in closer than normal dresses. It was a little longer on me since I am only 5 feet tall.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 14, 2016
Perfect spring dress for Easter dinner.
The dress fit perfectly and looked a lot more chic than I was expecting. The top of the dress, while covers you up more than a strapless dress would, felt a little too scandalous for church, so I did wear a jacket over it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 28, 2016
Best dress I've ever worn!
This dress was fun and sexy! It's tight and definitely takes some confidence but so worth it! I've never felt sexier! Love those Olsen twins! Runs true to size.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
March 22, 2016
the color of the dress was beautiful and I received many compliments
This dress runs extremely small. I usually wear a size 2 and this was a size 4. If you are anything more than a 34B you will have to go up two sizes otherwise it will to too tight on top. It is a beautiful dress, very well made and the fabric has a stretch to it which is the reason why I was able to wear it. Would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
February 22, 2016
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS - Runs small
I've rented from RTR almost a dozen times and WOW this is a favorite. The color is correct in the model's photo and is very fun, funky, and bright. The fabric is thicker and holds in your body well. I'm generally a small 0 but opted for a size 2, so this dress runs tight. I could have worn the 0 but it was tight on my upper chest by the cut outs (I'm 34C and wore a sticky/adhesive bra). You absolutely need to rent one size up but probably no need for 2 sizes up. The dress was easy to dance in, formal while being tight and sexy. Received lots of compliments - I highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 17, 2016
Love this dress.
I am super petite, and it fit like a glove!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 50
December 21, 2015
I was glad the I had gotten backup size larger than my usual fit. Very comfortable and sexy.
I would size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
December 17, 2015
Fun, high-end holiday party for a Fortune 500 company. Tons of compliments on the dress.
Gorgeous! The dress fit well, the material was stretchy and very comfortable. It bunched a little as others said when seated or dancing, but truly no complaints. I was a little concerned about the color - I'm a red head and that bright blue can clash, but that color looks good on everyone!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
December 15, 2015
Good color
It was a pretty dress. nice color! the material was ok, not the best quality. def SMALL. I'm usually a 2 and even those are big sometimes, but they were out of 4s when I ordered so had to end up wearing the 2 which was super tight especially int he butt area, which made it wrinkle in the front alot. Def order one size up if available. It was a good dress for the pricing though.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 4, 2015
Nice price!
I adore Elizabeth & James dresses. This is an older dress than I've rented before (I've rented similar styles by E&J). It was flattering and comfortable as usual for the brand but the fabric wasn't AS nice as the newer dresses by E&J. This dress doesn't have as much stretch as the other dresses from E&J usually do. Had I spent $70 on the rental I would have been disappointed but I think this dress was priced fairly. In most brands I wear a 0 or 2 but I always wear a 4 in E&J dresses (seriously- this brand runs so small so if you're wondering what size to get don't get your usual size!) I wish RTR had more from this brand though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 8, 2015
very snug, but loved it!
I rented this for a November wedding in Savannah. Loved the color, loved the style but I usually wear an 8, and even this 10 was a bit snug. Loved it though!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
October 19, 2015
This dress was so fun to wear to the wedding my husband and I went to. The color was very vibrant
The dress was absolutely wonderful to wear! Perfect length and the stretch made dancing very easy. The cut of the dress was very flattering and I am very pleased with this purchase!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
October 8, 2015
This dress had a beautiful cut.
The dress was super tight but I think it's supposed to fit like that. I usually wear a size four with a little room left over, this dress left no room. The color was amazing, the fit was amazing. I am tall but didn't feel like it was too short on me. I was made of very nice material and you could tell it was high end. This was my first time renting a dress and it was a positive experience.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 2, 2015
Great fit, color and cut!
This works well for petite and smaller sized ladies, as the other Elizabeth & James dresses I've tried. It's not too long, it's flattering, and it runs much smaller than other brands I've tried. The color was very vibrant. It does tend to bunch up in places so you'll have to straighten it out before photos!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2015
Great bday party NYC dress!
Elizabeth and James ALWAYS runs small! Size up
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2015
Wore this to a Fall wedding
Fit like a glove and I got so many complements on it. Form fitting and no need for spanx because the materical is pretty thick.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 2, 2015
Beautiful dress!
I loved wearing this. The dress is gorgeous and different from all the black dresses. It does run VERY small. I am normally a 4 and I wore the 6, but probably would've fit better in an 8 (which was unavailable). The dress did ride up a little bit and had to be adjusted every time I stood up, but this was probably because the dress was snug on me. Overall, I would rent again, but in two sizes up from my normal size!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
August 27, 2015
Beautiful dress!
I ended up wearing the size 6 in this dress. The size 4 wasn't available to be sent which I normally wear, but the 6 worked well! The fit was perfect across the chest/shoulder area and the cut is very flattering. I think the size 4 would've fit me better through the hips, but I do have broader shoulders narrow hips so that's to be expected. The color and fabric were great! I definitely recommend renting this dress and ordering a size up for your back up.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 23, 2015
Beautiful, tons of compliments!
Fabulous dress, got tons of compliments. ran small so I'm glad I ordered a 2/4 instead of 0/2!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 17, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress!!!!
I usually wear a size 4 or 6, but RTR only had a size 4. It was definitely tight and I think a 6 would have fit better. The size 4 rode up on me when I walked, but the dress was so beautiful I didn't care. Very comfortable material!!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 8, 2015
Too small to wear and they didn't have the next size up
I would have loved to wear this, but it runs super small. Consider going up a full two sizes!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
August 3, 2015
No room for error
I consider myself to be a pretty petite person and usually do not have trouble fitting into size 0. However, this dress is extremely tight and leaves no room for error. Spanx are definitely necessary. I would order again, but get size 2 for backup.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2015
Nice color, sometimes awkward fit
I wore this for a rehearsal dinner in Nantucket and it was a perfect summer color for the occasion. The dress was a little tighter than I usually like but overall was a nice cut. The second free size wasn't available for me to try. I would recommend getting the extra size! The bottom of the dress kept riding up as I walked and the dress at the bottom was a little bunchier than pictured. I probably wouldn't rent it again but it overall looked nice for the occasion.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
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:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 29, 2015
Dress fit great, got compliments on it all night!
I was so sad to let this dress go when it came time to return it, the color is a gorgeous blue in person, pictures truly don't even do it justice! Many other reviews said the fit was too tight, it was definitely snug but it really hugged my curves perfectly and the thick material allowed me to ditch my bra for the night. The one negative was that because the dress was so snug on my bottom it kept riding up while dancing. Overall I really loved this dress and received so many compliments throughout the night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
June 14, 2015
Beautiful blue dress that's very fitted
I typically wear a size 2. The size 2 fit me but felt very very snug. I thought I'd be more comfortable with the 4 for dinner/dancing. The 4 fit me well. Loved the blue color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
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:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
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:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 31, 2015
First time using RTR, definitely would use it again!
This dress was great! Both sizes worked but I opted for the slightly less-tight size 4. Perfect cocktail party dress and fun, bright color!
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.
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