Elizabeth and James

Charlene Dress

$75 rental
$365 retail
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".)

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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225 reviews
Fit
Large
(18)
True to Size
(146)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 19, 2017
It was a great dress. I loved it and will def. be renting from here again.
It arrived on time with two dresses in different sizes. Great time. Many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
September 10, 2017
A unique and sexy little black dress
Love the details and comfort of this dress. It was fitted and flattering but easy to sit, dance, and eat in which made it all the better a dress that I definitely would love to rent again soon.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
August 28, 2017
Used for my college homecoming dance!
Was a great dress. Zipper was loose in the back, so I had to deal with that all night, which was a bit annoying. Otherwise, it was a really nice dress, it was SUPER comfy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
August 26, 2017
Loved for a night out
Not too short or too snug. Great fit for hourglass shapes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Age: 33
April 17, 2017
Perfect!
I rented this dress for a bachelorette party- it was sassy LBD - comfortable and flattering. I'm 5'3 and 125 lbs- I wore a size 4 and it fit great, sleeves were a little long but not an issue. The dress was slimming and I did not have to wear spanx. I would totally rent this dress again and recommend it!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 30, 2017
Great dress
Thick material. Nice and snug fit. Shorter than I expected.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
March 23, 2017
Amazing dress!
This is one of my favorite RTR dresses. I rented this for a night out in Chicago, and it did not disappoint! Not only was it flattering, it was comfortable too. I ended up wearing the smaller size as the sleeves were a little long on the size 4. Absolutely recommend!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 26, 2017
ABSOLUTE SHOWSTOPPER
This dress was everything I wanted and more. I rented this for a club and I got a million compliments on it from guys and girls alike. The mesh sections give it just enough sex appeal while still staying classy. Super flattering!! I ordered the size 4 and was unable to get a backup size because all other sizes were booked for the weekend. I was a little nervous to order the 4 because I've recently gained a few pounds in my butt/thighs and breasts, but this fit like a glove! It was so flattering and showed off my hourglass shape. I went braless and the way the dress is made it kept my breasts looking perky and in place. I danced the night away and didn't have to deal with this riding up or anything. It's short but not indecent. I wore spanx underneath just to keep everything together. 12/10 would rent again. Highly recommend this to my curvy girls out there because this is an absolute show stopper.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 116lbs
February 23, 2017
Working in th film industry, you go to a lot of wrap parties. This dress killed the night!
This dress fit like a glove. I'm 5'2, 116 lbs and I'm a 34D and the size 2 fit perfect. I had to fold the sleeves under because it was a little long, but it wasn't noticeable. It allowed me the freedom to eat and not feel like it was going to show. I danced and was comfortable. I would recommend this dress and I will rent it again in the future, I'm sure.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
February 23, 2017
Not your average little black dress!
This was a showstopper LBD! Classy yet sexy! My bf loved this dress. It fit perfect and well made. I could wear a bra with it too!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 20, 2017
Perfect LBD
I absolutely loved this dress. It accentuated curves in the right places. Worked great with a strapless bra. As everyone reviews, sleeves are really long but it's black so they can easily get folded and you can't tell. The only problem I had is that zipper on the back kept coming down about 2 inches while dancing
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
February 9, 2017
Fun little black dress
Just enough revealing to feel sexy yet classy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 30F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 109lbs
January 31, 2017
Super comfortable
The dress was soft and comfortable, but fitted. If you don't want to show off your curves this may not be the dress for you. I am too heavy so my strapless bra peaked through the mesh around the middle but it would not have been as noticeable if my bra was black.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 16, 2017
This dress was the perfect NYE dress!
The dress fit perfectly and was made of a thick material which kept me warm despite it's mesh slit around the middle. A very classy dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
January 12, 2017
Sexy!
It was perfect for the party. I received many compliments. The cutouts were in just the right spots to be sexy and be able to wear stockings and a bra. Loved it! I will rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
January 9, 2017
This dress was very comfortable and sexy!
I rented this dress for my birthday! It was comfortable, sexy, and flattering. It was short but not too short. I'm six feet tall and wear a size 10 generally and loved the fit of this dress. The zipper on my dress was broken, but that could've just been a defective one. If there were a clasp on the top, it would've been 100% wonderful!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
January 5, 2017
Was a perfect!
I am 5'4 and 110 pounds and wore a 0. I got so many compliments on this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
December 20, 2016
One of my favorite rentals!
Fit was Amazing. It wasn't too short and the sleeves were actually long enough for my "Tall Girl" arms. Loved It!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
December 4, 2016
The perfect dress!
This dress was amazing. It fit perfectly and was so flattering and comfortable. This was my first RTR and I am 110% sold on it. I got so many compliments! I am almost 5'10" and probably 160lbs and the size 8 fit me really well. I didn't need to wear a bra (I'm probably an A-cup) because the dress is thick enough. This was the first time in a long time that I wore a dress I was 100% comfortable in for my entire holiday party.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 6, 2016
Perfect for winter wedding
Wore this to a wedding in telluride, added tights and boots and it kept me warm! Love it! Thick material hide everything.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 13, 2016
It was a good dress for a bachelorette party night out.
The sheer details weren't too revealing, especially with long sleeves. I'm 5'6 and I did not feel that it was too short for going out. Probably too short for anything else though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
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: 32
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: 26
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: 35
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: 28
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: 28
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
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: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
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: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
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: 31
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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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164lbs
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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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
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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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
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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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 35
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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Top Contributor
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: 34
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: 30
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: 28
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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