Elizabeth and James

Blue Parrot Dress

$30 – $35 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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105 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(40)
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
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:
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
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:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
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:
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
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!
Top Contributor
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:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
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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Top Contributor
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:
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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Top Contributor
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.
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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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...
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
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
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
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:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 1, 2017
Loved this dress.
I absolutely loved this dress. Felt beautiful and got a lot of compliments. I've always gotten a size 6 in this designer because it runs a little small/tight. The dress came in a little bit darker blue than the picture on the site but regardless it was gorgeous. Will rent again if the right event comes along.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 1, 2017
Love this dress!
Overall this dress was a really good choice for my senior homecoming dance. Although it was tight, it was still very easy to dance and move around in, I didn't feel restricted. The material was fairly thick, but I would still recommend wearing a strapless bra as I did. I usually wear a size 4 or 6 in dresses, but I read the reviews saying that it ran small and got an 8. This was definitely the right move, it fit perfectly. I am curvy on the bottom and fairly flat on top, and I was surprised at how well this dress fit my body shape. It is usually hard to find tight dresses that fit both my top and bottom well. I LOVED the color (it made me look tan) and my boyfriend couldn't stop telling me how much he loved the dress. He even said he would buy it for me he loved it that much! The one thing that I was unhappy with was that the dress would ride up on my waist and create unflattering folds in the fabric so I had to keep pulling it down for pictures. But overall great experience with the dress, I would rent it again!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
October 20, 2017
Fits like a glove
Color is more turquoise than pale blue. Pleasant surprise. E and James have such great cut and the dress is super flattering. Now I wish I would have bought it..
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 28AA
November 8, 2017
Coastal blue dream dress
Fit perfectly nice material did not even need a slip just beautiful overall can't say enough good things about this dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 18, 2017
Perfect for wedding
Love this dress in all the colors it comes in! Def rent!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
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:
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:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
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: 22
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!
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