Charlene Dress

$75 rental
$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

Take a walk on the wild side in this Elizabeth & James dress. With exposed shoulders and back, you're sure to rule the night! Add jawdropper jewels like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Gold Shadow Bib Necklace.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black stretch synthetic knit (85% polyester, 15% spandex). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Mesh cutout details at shoulders and waist. Pencil skirt. Exposed back zipper. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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204 reviews
Fit
Large18
True to Size134
Small8
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
July 19, 2016
Cute clubwear for a women of my shape and size.
Loved the style and sheer elements. Because I'm very curvy, this dress would look trashy at an office party (even a nighttime one), but not for a girls night out in say, Vegas. I had no bra or shapewear on. * I plan on reviewing everything I try. The majority of reviews are usually on the smaller sizes and I'm definitely not those! My stats: 5' 6", 169 pds, 36-30-42, size 10-12, L bottom, M top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
May 23, 2016
Beautiful yet simple black dress!
I wore this dress to a December wedding and loved it! I wanted a long sleeve black dress that was still sexy but appropriate for a wedding. The mesh parts are a great touch. Love!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 17, 2016
The dress was SO comfy and made dancing the night away easy and fun :)
The material is so comfy! I did notice it riding up a little bit at times but probably could have used a different size to help with that issue. The mesh was the perfect amount-- didn't bunch up like I've seen happen in the past. Overall, great dress for a fun night out!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
May 14, 2016
Classy, sexy and comfortable!
Wore this for a Beyonce concert and loved it! Classy and covered up, yet tight and sexy at the same time. Mesh cut outs were just the right amount of peek-a-boo, and the long sleeves were a nice contrast to the shortness of the dress. The sleeves were super long, which I appreciated (I'm just about 6'1'') but the average height gal might think they are too long. Also the dress was definitely short (which may also have to do with my height) but I love to show leg. Didn't ride up through lots of dancing and I was comfy all night! Fabric was thick enough for me to not need any special undergarments. Highly recommend this dress for a party, girls night out, or Vegas!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 4, 2016
Perfect dress for a night out in Vegas!
Even though I usually have a problem in the tummy area I was pleasantly surprised with how flattering it fitted even though it was formed fitting. I was able to wear the high waisted underwear spanxx. I loved the material the only downside was the sleeves were long but that's not to big of a deal.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2016
Fun black dress
I rented this for NYE. Both the 2 and the 4 fit, since the fabric stretches, but the 2 was more bodycon and looked club-friendly. I ended up wearing the 4, since I'm not 21 anymore, and we were going out to dinner first. I'd recommend this dress for a night out or bachelorette party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 7, 2016
Very flattering
I felt very good in this dress. It was fitted but not too tight and stood out at the party.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
March 7, 2016
Beautiful and Comfortable!
This dress is beautiful and comfortable. I sized down and it was still a little looser than I expected. It did slide up a little when I walked but that could be because I have a good size booty, because it was looser than normal everywhere else. I paired it with some red heels for Valentine's Day. Beautiful and sexy!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
March 6, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
This dress for perfectly! Wasn't too short or too tight. Only issue is make sure you have a strapless bra or a racer back bra since you can see the straps of a normal bra with this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 1, 2016
This dres was amazing
This dress fit perfect! I wore it for a cold night out in February with my friends to a bachelorette weekend! I felt beautiful and the fabric was thick and didn't show any flaws. I wore a strapless bra with it and it worked well. Good length. Thank you rtr
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 28, 2016
Perfect for Vegas
I really liked this dress! The material is stretchy and comfortable, which is awesome. It was perfect for a night out. The only con for me was that the bottom tended to ride up as I walked so I'd have to pull it down every few minutes.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 24, 2016
So easy and comfortable
I wore this on a short trip to Vegas and it was so easy and comfortable. I probably could have gone down a size or two but it was still great as is, just a little loose around the hips. Left lots of room to walk and dance all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
February 23, 2016
Very Flattering and Sexy!!!!
Wore this out on my girls trip to Miami and loved it! Great quality and fit perfect. Would definitely recommend this dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 34
February 23, 2016
My first RTR dress and it was perfect!
Such a cute dress! Flattering and super comfortable! Perfect for a cool night out in Vegas!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
February 15, 2016
Loved the dress - fun without being too revealing. The material is very comfortable
Pros: arm length was great and you can wear a strapless bra with it Con: The zipper kept coming undone at the neck ... Not ideal - fortunately we weren't out dancing because that might have been a bigger issue
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
February 15, 2016
Date night with my husband
This dress was my first pick for my night out with my husband. This dress ran very large. Thankfully my back up dress was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 18, 2016
Girls Night Out in Vegas, perfect black dress for a cold night.
True to Size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
January 13, 2016
Awesome date night out dress to impress!
I wore this dress for a winter night out and work party. It was PERFECT! I usually don't do form fitting because I have hips and a butt, however, this dress made me feel absolutely comfortable! I usually wear a size 8 dress but I went with the 10 because I wanted a little more length. The sleeves were nice and long which I loved. The material was a little thicker so it helped hide little imperfections :) I would absolutely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
January 11, 2016
This was my first RTR dress, I wore the dress to an NYE formal party and received many compliments!
Dress fit great. It was a thicker material so it wasn't skin tight showing every curve. The material was also super comfortable. I ordered the 10 and 8 as a back up. I honestly could have worn either - they both fit well. I knew I'd be eating at the event so I decided to go with the larger size :) I'm also short, so I was worried the dress would be awkwardly long, but it wasn't!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
January 10, 2016
Great dress!
Loved the dress but the zipper kept sliding down all night.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
January 9, 2016
Worn to new years eve BTO party in Charleston
I could have worn either the 2 or 0 comfortably but went with the 0 bc there was slightly less bunching in the back zipper. Would have liked the mesh part to hit a little lower, so that it was at my natural waist, but I think if I had a smaller bust it would have. Overall I loved it, it made me feel very sexy but not too showy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
January 9, 2016
Loved it so much I bought it!
This dress was awesome! I was between the 4 and 6, but decided to wear the 4 b/c it fit my upper half better. The dress is tight, but stretchy and comfortable with a forgiving cut. My only complaint was that it was tough to get the bra right. I wore a strapless bra with this and it kept sliding down into the mesh panel which was frustrating b/c I had to adjust it a lot, so it's worth it to track down a good bra for this dress. The sleeves were a little long, but that was an easy fix by just tucking them up. I've worn this dress a few times now and have always gotten tons of compliments! I highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
January 3, 2016
Fun and Sexy dress!
Wore this as I was 6 months pregnant. The dress had stretch and was still comfortable. I ordered up 2 sizes from my normal size to unsure I would fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 1, 2016
Favorite rental so far!
I usually wear a size 2, but this dress was only available in a 0. I was worried , but after reading some other reviews I was willing to risk it. So glad I did. The dress came 2 days before expected and fit perfectly! I wore it out for NYE and got tons of complements from friends and strangers. The dress was a great fabric with stretch to it. Loved the cutouts and I had no issues with the dress riding up and hiding the mesh at the waist like I read on some reviews. I really didn't want to return this dress! Thank you RTR
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
December 27, 2015
Great dress but arrived damaged!
I love Elizabeth and James - the fit is always fantastic. I'm usually a 0 or 2, I wore the size 2 in this dress and it was actually a bit big around the hips and kind of bubbled in the rear, causing it to ride up throughout the night, but it wasn't terrible. My dress, however, arrived with a faulty zipper - it kept unzipping!! It would slide half way down my back without me noticing, multiple times. My long hair helped to cover it up, but it was really disappointing, especially with such a beautiful dress - I couldn't fully enjoy it :(
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
December 26, 2015
Fit like a glove!
This dress fit my body perfectly and I received so many compliments. The dress was also very comfortable. The only drawbacks were the zipper in back kept coming unzipped and all night I had to keep checking and adjusting it. Also there was a faint odor to the garment when I first opened the bag but I let it air out on the hanger and it was better.. Only gave this 4 stars because of the zipper and faint odor but otherwise the dress was a knock out! The size 2 would have fit but wouldn't zip so over my chest but the 4 was perfect! Wore this with black tights and black high heeled boots.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
December 18, 2015
I wore this dress to a holiday party and it was comfy, classy, and a little fun!
I loved wearing this dress and honestly, I wish I didn't have to return it! This dress does ride up a bit, as other people have mentioned. It wasn't bad enough to wear a different size or change to a different dress. The sleeves were a little long, but that may have been the design. I would definitely wear it again. It is super flattering on an athletic body type.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
December 16, 2015
it was a very nice dress my husband love it ! well love to rent again !
fit prefect , pro... con sleeves where long and dress did ride up in the back so be careful with that , but overall was a great fit
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
December 14, 2015
Perfect dress for a formal work party in a modern company.
Fit was perfect, and material was very comfortable.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 6, 2015
I wore this for a work party in New York at a cocktail lounge. It was perfect!
The fit was true to size. I normally wear a six, but after a glutenous Thanksgiving, I'm glad I had the eight as a back up. It is a form fitting dress, but even though I'm not a size zero, it hugged all my curves in the right places. It's a sexy twist on the LBD. I loved it and wanted to keep it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 5, 2015
Form fitting lbd
This dress is very form-fitting/stretchy. I did not wear a bra (the top offers no support so if you have larger breast you'll need a strapless bra). Overall it looked very nice, but not "show stopping." I definitely didn't stand out in the crowd.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
December 4, 2015
Loved this dress. I wore it for Thanksgiving .
Classy but fun/sexy :) Slimming even on Thanksgiving. I really liked this dress and got many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 3, 2015
Great dress - worn in Vegas !!
Was a great fit - sleeves were a little long but definitely fits every curve and makes you feel great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 25, 2015
Loved it!
This was actually not the dress I originally ordered. The one I picked fit horribly and I happened to be in Las Vegas so I stopped by their storefront to try to find something else. I was so grateful they gave me a credit for the unworn rental but pretty disappointed with the limited selection in my size at the store. Thankfully I found this dress! Loved the way it fit and sucked me in. It did ride up a bit when I walked but that tends to happen with my big bottom.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 23, 2015
Cute dress - nice material - very comfortable
I loved the flattering shape of this dress and the sexy but not slutty mesh panels. It rode up a bit and the sleeves were super long on me but it was overall an easy choice for my husbands holiday party..
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 23, 2015
Fall Bachelorette Party
The fabric is fantastic! Made me feel sexy but not too in your face. I've rented Elizabeth and James before and love the fit and style of all their dresses; this one definitely didn't disappoint! I was able to wear a strapless without it showing and didn't notice myself having to pull the dress down all night. The sleeves were a little long on me but it wasn't too bothersome. Highly suggest for a night on the town!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
November 16, 2015
Amazing LBD! Mesh Details make this a sexy dress!
Wore for my birthday date night with my husband and we both loved it! The form fitting and mesh details make this a very sexy dress, but perfect for colder weather because of the long sleeves. Great dress to accessorize or leave as is.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 10, 2015
Perfect for Dancing!
I loved this dress! It was so comfy and flattering. The placement of the mesh was sexy but not overt so it was perfect for this fall wedding. It is stretchy which made it easy to fit, but it does hug your body so if you're not comfortable with that it might not be for you. Was able to wear with regular strapless bra, dress rides up a little but nothing extreme. My first Elizabeth and James rental and I will likely pursue this designer again!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2015
Beautiful Dress!
Loved this dress. Fit perfect and was very comfortable. I received lots of compliments!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 8, 2015
Confortable and stylish.
Skirts fit me just above the knee, sleeves were a bit long, but overall perfect fit.
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