Elizabeth and James

Blue Parrot Dress

$35 – $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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98 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(39)
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
July 30, 2017
Perfect color!!!!
The color of this dress was amazing!!! I have blue eyes and it definitely made my eyes pop. I loved the flattering neckline and asymmetrical cut. The dress definitely runs small, I would order a size up! I normally wear a 6-8 and wore a 10 in this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 43
July 3, 2017
This dress made me feel beautiful!
Perfect fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 9, 2017
May Blues!
The fit was true to size. The material was stretchy, which I liked a lot! It was a bit tight around my belly. I couldn't get into my dress feet first, but I safely did since the material was stretchy enough. The color was wonderful and paired with nude heels. I wished I had a size 2 to compare, but this made me appreciate the stretchy material because it was still comfortable to wear! I received a lot of compliments on the dress. I loved the back and front design of it :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2017
Tight & sexy, beautiful color
I wore this dress out during a Bachelorette Party weekend in Charleston, SC over Labor Day Weekend. I loved the asymmetrical hem and high neck. It's super tight so shows everything across the middle but I felt great and it was easy to dance in.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 42
January 27, 2017
Great dress, great company, a fantastic birthday celebration!
Yes, it runs small, so order a back up one size up. Once you are in, you will look fabulous. I think this is universally flattering in cut and color!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 6, 2017
Matched my hubby!
Oh! This dress was quite tight so much so that it would twist a little while i walked. Need to keep adjusting. The color and length were great for my work holiday party. Next time i would size up. I'm a solid zero and I was pretty stuffed In it😮
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 14, 2016
Very flattering wedding guest dress!
It is definitely form fitting, I wore spanx and didn't regret it. I also have a bubble butt so it tended to bunch up there (as you can see in the picture) and I had to pull it down now and then. I was worried about the length but it is really not too long at all for someone my height.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
November 14, 2016
Beautiful wedding, beautiful dress!
The dress is beautiful and incredibly made well! I am 5'3" and wore a size 2 because my chest is a full 34C. The size zero was too small.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 7, 2016
This dress was very stylish and had a unique cut at the top and bottom. I also loved the color!
This dress is true to size, but very fitted! I should have gotten a size 8 as back up to try for size. Otherwise, beautiful!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
October 13, 2016
One of my favs!
The fabric and color is so nice!! Def very fitted and runs small!! Order 2 sizes up if you plan to eat during your event...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
October 9, 2016
Perfect dress for wedding !
Dress runs small. But was comfortable. Thick fabric. But the cut is flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 13, 2016
Great dress and fun color, but heed the warnings that it runs really small!
I rented this dress super last minute for a wedding. I read a bunch of reviews recommending to size up. However, I was in a pinch, the size 2 wasn't available and I'm petite so I figured I could squeeze into it. The dress zipped, but it was way tighter than I wanted it to be. The good news was the fabric was heavier than expected which helps hide tummy flab. However, I would definitely recommend ordering a bigger second size for free. I would still recommend renting this dress -- fun style and color.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 14, 2016
Sexy yet comfortable
This dress was very sexy in a subtle way. Would definitely recommend wearing nipple covers. The dress would shift as i walked and sat down so found myself regularly tugging at it, because of the asymmetrical hemline, but otherwise pretty comfortable. Would rent again.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 4, 2016
Awesome dress!!
Awesome dress! I got many compliments and felt great in it! I originally ordered a size 6 as my main size but when that couldn't ship, I still received the size 8 and it fit great! So I would have to say the dress does run small because my size 8 was tight.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
July 25, 2016
Form fitting
I usually wear a size 0 or 2 in dresses and the 2 was pretty tight on me. I could have probably gone with a 4 to be a little more comfortable. The fabric was stretchy and comfortable to dance in. I found myself having to pull the dress down a little bit, but that's likely because it was a size too small. The blue is a great color and the cut makes it a unique dress for a wedding or any event! I'd rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
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: 29
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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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
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
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
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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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
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: 27
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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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
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: 51
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: 29
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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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
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: 52
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: 28
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: 27
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: 28
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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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
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: 32
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: 38
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.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
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!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
September 21, 2015
Great bday party NYC dress!
Elizabeth and James ALWAYS runs small! Size up
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
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: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
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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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
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: 27
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!
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