Elizabeth and James

Fade to Blush Sheath

$30 rental
$365 Retail

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

Stylist Notes

Get flirty during cocktail hour and show just enough skin in this cutout Elizabeth & James sheath. Simply pair with Halston Heritage Handbags’ Jet Decoupage Minaudiere.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down 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: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, 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 down 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: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Blush pink ponte (54% Self, 38% Polyester, 8% Viscose%). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with side cutouts. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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49 reviews

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True to Size 25
Large 0
Photos 31
Melissa
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

In LOVE with this dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Wore this for an upscale dinner date with my husband and friends. I typically wear a 0, but only the 2 was available which fit perfectly. Everyone complimented the dress, it looks expensive and really classy. One of my guy friends said it was a "power dress" lol. It is definitely chic enough to rent again for a wedding or more formal event. My husband was looking wear to buy it online when I had to send it back. Rent this one, it's awesome.
Summer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

Dress was flattering and the perfect combo of sexy but sophisticated :) I got lots of compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The 4 fit snug but the next size up was a little baggy. I went with smaller size and I was a little hard to move but worked out ok as long as I put on my shoes before the dress.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 17, 2014

Classy!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit beautifully. The fabric and the the length were great for a summer wedding.
Kaitlin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 21, 2014

Perfect style, received tons of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for an awards night during my husband's work's reward trip in Cancun. It was perfect! Everyone said to size up, and I'm glad I did. I'm usually a 2/4 in dresses so I thought by ordering a 4 and a 6, this was going to come back and bite me. I could have worn the 4, but the 6 was much more comfortable. Even though the back is open, you can still wear a bra with it. But like many other reviews have said, you may not need to. The style of the dress was perfect for this event. It's very conservative from the front, but the back adds that "wow" factor. I got compliments all night. This was my first rental, but definitely not my last!
Brianna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 26, 2014

Attended an outdoor, summer "cowboy chic" wedding; needed to accessorize with a cowboy hat / boots

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I immediately fell in love with the color (blush, I've seen other colors on RTR) and "top" cut of the dress -- it definitely accentuates your shoulders / toned arms. The "side" cuts added a little extra sass. The fabric was super comfortable / movable -- especially for an outdoor / summer wedding. Works well for us pear shaped ladies -- as its flattering to your lower half. I ordered the 6 (usual) and 8 (one size up). I ended up wearing the 8 -- as the 6 was too tight around my hips! I also rented jewelry to complete the look!
Sammi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Bridesmaid dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress!! It definitely runs small. I am typically a size 8, and wore a 10 comfortably. Was panicked about fit at the last minute, and ordered an 8 from a different website to have on hand just in case the 10 was too big (RTR did not have an 8 to send me). Both the 8 and 10 fit, and I could barely tell a difference in size. In the end, the 10 was just a little more flattering around the armpit area :) Was perfect for the wedding and danced without issue all night! The dress has a slight stretch that made moving around easy. Didn't wear any type of bra, which worked out just fine.
KY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

very snug on body and tight. sexy but yet tasteful.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
it was true to size and a bit smaller then a 4 usually is. if you are in between sizes make sure to order a size up. it is tight and snug. It was a sexy dress but a tasteful sexy. Even with the cut outs it was still appropriate.
jean
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Awesome dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
I didn't get to wear it since I got sick that night but I tried it on and it looked amazing. I got both the 2 and 4 and couldn't squeeze in the 2 :( 4 fit me like a glove!
ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Great fitting and flattering dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Great dress for a girls trip to Vegas! I received tons of compliments and really enjoyed wearing it! It runs true to size but is a bit snug near the cut outs.
hellie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

Felt comfortable, sexy, confident

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I have big shoulders/ back and small hips. Very tough to get a dress to fit me. This ft like a glove
RTR Customer
Sep 21, 2014

perfect dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
wore this to my junior homecoming and the dress fit so well! it accentuated curls I didn't even know I had. fit only slightly (yet still comfortable) right around the bust and very well all around. the color is a little more cream than pink but it was still perfect. the cut outs added spunk to a simple dress and really gave an hourglass shape for someone not so hour glass. favorite rental so far
Alicia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 23, 2014

My boyfriend couldn't keep his eyes off me

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The material is stretchy but the cut runs small and the dress is fitted. It is a very light blush colored pink so you need nude undergarmets. I take pride in my fit body and love my rear end, so this dress was perfect for showing it off. It is long enough to be classy, but the cut outs and the body hugging fit make it sexy.
sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 23, 2014

Amazing. 5 stars!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
PERFECT. I can't say enough about this dress -- it was way better than I expected and i received compliments all night. Would buy this in a heartbeat ... i didn't want to send it back!
Kris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Sep 25, 2014

The color is flawless and the dress is the perfect combo of sexy & classy

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fabric was lightweight, but I wouldn't call it then. It was perfect.
Elle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Too small for comfort. Order up, up, and up.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wear a size 4, sometimes a size 6. I ordered this dress in a 6 and an 8 due to other reviews saying that it runs small. Niether the 6 nor the 8 fit me. I ended up having to go out and buy a dress the night before the wedding. I've always had great experiences with Rent The Runway, but this not one of them. Not their fault by any means; just very frusterating.
Damara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 8, 2014

Perfection!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was not my first choice dress I received it because the dress I wanted to wear was to damaged to be rented out. However, I loved this dress. I was flawless and I loved it! Things you should know about it. This is my second Elizabeth and James dress and they do run extremely small compared to other RTR brands so size up! I wore and 8 and I almost always wear a 4 or 6. This dress fit me perfectly. It showed off my curves and still looked classy. The cutouts are trendy but can be worn with nude underwear and a strapless bra. This dress is perfection! The only thing I would be aware of is that it is a very very pale pink almost cream so if its a super traditional wedding I would avoid it! I cannot say enough good things about this dress. I love Elizabeth and James!
N.C.
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Got many compliments. Fits tight, but makes a classy but sexy statement.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I am 5'2'' and dress fits below the knees. Fit perfect but recommended to wear spanx . If you have a tummy, it will show.
Kellie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Beautiful form fitting dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is the perfect balance of sexy and elegant. It runs small- I usually wear a size 4, but this time even the 6 was a little tight. But, if you want a form fitting dress then this is a great option! I received so many compliments on the dress and felt amazing all night. The color was the perfect light pink/blush.
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 11, 2014

Not for an hourglass figure- didn't end up wearing it.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Looking at photos, everyone looked great in this dress, so I really thought it would work for me, too. I love the make color and I do like the style- but it just didn't look good on me. I'm usually a 2, sometime 4 in most dresses, but even the 6 was tight on my hips and thighs; and the cut outs in the middle and back were gaping and loose on me- needless to say I didn't wear it!
Holland
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 17, 2014

Perfect Cocktail Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
High quality and very flattering. I loved this dress and would definitely rent again!
Gianna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Oct 19, 2014

Classy and sassy!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received so many compliments on this dress! I ordered a size 6 and 8; the 6 was a bit too small, so I decided to wear the 8. The material is thick, so I really sucked everything in. Very classy, but the cutouts and tight fit made is sassy as well. Perfect for my law school's fall ball. Definitely a great dress for someone with curves. Fits in all the right places.
Maritess
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

Sexy and elegant! Loved this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The cut outs on the dress are really flattering and I loved how the dress is form fitting. Got so many compliments on the dress!! Perfect combination between hip, modern, and elegant. Color is gorgeous! Length was perfect! Highly recommend!
Ellie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

looked great!! Looked white though not pink

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fitted amazing.
marissa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119 lbs
Nov 14, 2014

Having the perfect dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Amazing dress - fit snug but looks great on! Highly recommend!
RTR is amazing
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Nov 30, 2014

Loved this dress!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It fits very similar to what is on the model... even though she is probably a size 00 and 5 foot 11. I am ALWAYS a 0 or 2 dress depending on the designer/style. ALL dresses in this brand are snug! I wore the 2 and it was still snug. It does give a little room by the end of the evening will hold the form fitting effect. Simply it will not look stretched out. Beautiful dress. I have a thin frame but am not very toned. This dress made me feel like I had a rock hard body. I would love to buy this dress. If you are an in-between size definitely get the larger size and possibly a back up even larger. Again- I am a 0 or a 2. Next time I will order a 2 and a 4 as my back up. So many compliments you won't want to send it back. Also, you can wear a strapless or racer back bra and you won't have to worry. I wish I had a photo =(
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Dec 8, 2014

Gorgeous! Got compliments all day

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress and love the cutouts. However, the pale pink looked almost white during the nighttime, but luckily the bride did not feel that I was upstaging her.
Jasmin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Made me love my curves!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a New Years house party and was really looking forward to dressing up for the occasion. I was 2 months postpartum and loved the way the dress hugged all my curves and made me feel voluptuous in the best sense. I felt that the dress ran a bit on the small side and was especially snug just above the side cutouts. The fabric was very thick and held everything in place nicely. Spanx would have worked some wonders but, alas, time had run out and I was never able to make the purchase. Either way, this dress made me feel absolutely beautiful and thought it was the perfect way to ring in the new year.
Sparkles
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jan 8, 2015

Great fabric, color, and very flattering fit! Size up!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
In most stores, I wear a size 6 dress and I had to wear a 10! The 8 fit, as well, but I felt the 10 was more flattering. The fabric is super high quality and because it's so thick, it's slimming. I have a short torso and medium hips (not too curvy but definitely not straight up and down), so the cutouts weren't hitting at a super flattering place for me in the back with the size 10 (better in the 8, because I'm a little short), but I wore it anyway because I paired the dress with a cardigan so it covered up the back. This is a really versatile piece that could go from day to night. Seems like it would fit a variety of body types, as well.
Suzie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
Jan 11, 2015

Gorgeous Dress, ..

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
i never wore this dress, but it fit perfect, i came down with flu and returned it, unworn. I would rent it again for another event.
Dena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Gorgeous dress but not for girls with big thighs

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
I wish I would have gotten an 8. I usually wear a size 4. I was mildly uncomfortable in this dress. It was worn for NYE and would not be appropriate for a wedding.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Body type: Pear
Feb 6, 2015

Flirty and classy dress

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
This dress was a huge hit at my NYE party! I usually wear a 4, but the 4 was too snug around my thighs. The 6 fit my lower half perfectly but was a little loose on top. For reference: I have a bigger booty and a 34A chest. This dress was flirty and classy- perfect for a party.
Michele
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

I received a ton of compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I found this dress true to size but it fit like a glove (which is what I wanted). The material is thicker so it holds you in but it wasn't hot, I was able to wear it in Mexico with no issues. Since the dress is so tight I decided not to wear a bra with it, I hate going braless but this dress really held me in. I wore it to a company awards ceremony dinner and received a ton of compliments. I would definitely rent it again!
Nathalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116 lbs
Feb 19, 2015

Sexy & Modern

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved how this dress hugs your body but still holds form. I wish the size 2 was available because the 0 was a bit snug and was cutting into my armholes, however I normally wear a size 2. The length was perfect the cut is sexy and feminine with an edge. I would definitely rent this one again!
Donna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Gorgeous cut, not for short-waisted women

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the style of this dress. However, since I am short-waisted, the middle section did bunch up on me. The top of the dress fit a tad bit tight, and the skirt portion fit a bit loose. Overall, not a good fit for me in particular, however the material and cut of the dress is gorgeous!
Iliana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Body type: Straight & narrow
Mar 9, 2015

Comfortable and Fabolous

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
The fit of this dress was prefect!! It hugged my body in the right places. I thought I'd feel uncomfortable since it had cut outs but it wasn't too much. The knee length made up for it. Loved the color. Although it isn't the shade that appears on the photo it definitely is a soft pink, almost white. I loved that it didn't have that zipper that all the RTR dress have. Wish I owned the dress.
Cheryl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 10, 2015

Perfect dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress looks amazing and was perfect for my rehearsal dinner. I wore a strapless bra and nothing
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 25, 2015

Wore this for my bachelorette party - felt sexy, yet classy. Exactly what I wanted.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my bachelorette party. I felt like the dress fit me just right. It was fitted, yet not too sung. I wore my strapless bra but didn't feel like I had to pull it up all night because the dress held it in place. The dress hits just above the knee (I am 5'4"). The not too short length, complimented the sexy cutouts perfectly. I felt so good in this dress, definitely will rent Elizabeth and James again, if not buy. Loved the dress and highly recommend.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Mar 26, 2015

Hugs your curves!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
(Don't mind the unmade bed) A lot of people said this dress runs small. I found that the size I normally wear fit perfectly. Loved that it hugged every curve but if you prefer it to be a bit looser, I would go a size up. I wore this just for a low key night in Vegas but I'm sure you could also wear it to a formal affair as this dress is sophisticated yet sexy. The material is stretchy and comfortable. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Cori
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 27, 2015

This dress was perfect for my 25th birthday celebration! So many great comments, LOVE it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Love the length and overall fit- a little tight in the butt area though. I paired it with larger earrings and a nude shoe. Perfect for a fun night out!
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 30, 2015

I felt so sexy!!!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my 27th birthday. This is an extremely form fitting dress!!! I wish it would have came in a size 12 because the extra give would have been nice. The darker pink dress is offered in a 12. Hit right above the knee. The material is a little thicker. I wore a strapless bra and spanx.
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