Flare Up The Volume Mini

$50 rental
$365 retail

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Stylist Notes

Make him fall in love on that first date by wearing this flirty Elizabeth and James flare sleeve mini. An easy fit and great color for a night of romance! Shown here with the Oscar de la Renta's Beaded Tassel Earrings and Elizabeth Cole’s Crystal Navette Bloom Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted – dress loosely fitted through midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted – loosely fitted in skirt for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'7" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted – dress loosely fitted through midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted – loosely fitted in skirt for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'7" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black crepe de chine(100% silk). Three quarter bell sleeves. Crew neckline with front button slit. Shift body. Lined. 33 ½” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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68 reviews
Fit
Large31
True to Size32
Small0
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
February 19, 2016
This dress was great. It was comfortable, wasn't to short. I will rent again
I read others comments and ordered a small and it fit perfectly. very comfortable. The inside is satin and feels wonderful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
February 3, 2016
The dress was amazing. I want to buy it.
Based on other reviews I thought I get away with the small since the medium was not available. I wore the dress, but it would have been cuter in a medium. The only reason it worked was because I wore opaque tights. If I didn't have the tights it would have been too short for me at my age.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Weight: 130lbs
January 19, 2016
Wore this for dinner + a show in Vegas (which, by the way, has a RTR physical store!)
Loved this dress -- fabric is heavy, sleeves are fun, length is good for those of us who are taller (I'm really tall, so I still wore hose), you can wear a regular bra. Would rent again!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 48
September 11, 2015
really loved the dress. fun and flirty
true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 10, 2015
Beautiful material and cut. Just a little bigger/longer than I prefer. Very classy and chic.
It just ran a little bit larger than I prefer.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 34A
August 26, 2015
Really great dress, would rent it again. One I was sad to send back!
EASY, comfortable and flattering fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132lbs
April 24, 2015
Absolutely loved this dreses
This dress was stunning and I absolutely loved it. The sleeves made the dress. Wish I could have it in my closet all the time!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2015
Perfect for a night out, didn't want to return!!
Loved this dress! It was comfortable, flattering , and such an easy gorg LBD. Want to buy it next sale for sure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 17, 2015
Made me feel so pretty and small at my baby shower
I wore this for my baby shower and it was so flattering! I got so many compliments on the dress and my appearance and felt so pretty!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
April 13, 2015
I didn't want to return this dress!!
This was a perfect dress to celebrate my moms 70th birthday. We went to Swan Lake and a fancy dinner after. The dress was very comfortable and such a fun style. I did use fashion tape on the keyhole lining. RTR sent some bling to wear as well. I felt beautiful. Renting and return is a breeze.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107lbs
March 16, 2015
I love this fun, flattering dress!
This is one of my favorite dresses that I have rented. The fit was easy and the sleeves were fun!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 12, 2015
Felt confident and pretty in this dress!
Cons: The dress is short, but so am I, At 5'3", it hitabout 1-2" above the knee and since I am older than the rest of you (55), I need to be observant of this fact. Pro: Felt confident, on trend and pretty in this dress and isn't that 9/10th of everything?? Love telling friends that I "rented" this dress and hope RTR taps into a whole new age group. So not only did I feel confident/pretty etc., but also kinda smart! Also since there is not body shape to this dress, sizing was not an issue.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2014
Fun dress to wear, would enjoy owning it!
I'm fifty two and thought the dress may be too short.... but it was just fine! A fun one to wear; I think it is best for a party rather than a dinner due to the sleeve design. It isn't fitted as shown in the picture, but still has a sexy feel to it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 6, 2014
LBD with flare!
Another great dress for pregnancy. I was about four months along when I wore it. The material doesn't stretch, but it's cut well for a bit of a belly. The sleeves and keyhole give it enough flare to be memorable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 165lbs
November 25, 2014
I absolutely loved the keyhole in the front of this dress!
I was expecting it to be a little looser in the mid-section, but all in all it was a great fit and the sleeves were perfect! The only thing was that the fabric at the bottom of the keyhole kept popping out, but nothing some fabric tape couldn't fix!! Love this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 22, 2014
Loved my first experience with RTR!
Wore this dress to a wedding rehearsal dinner. I was nervous because the medium wasn't available (I rarely wear a small in anything), but because of the flowy style the small worked just fine. I'm 5'5 & it didn't seem too short for a formal dinner. Very comfortable dress & got several compliments. Loved the sleeves! Would definitely rent again & almost wish it was mine to keep, because I feel like this dress could be worn for many different occasions.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2014
First RTR dress I actually liked and wore to an event.
I wore this to the wedding rehearsal dinner for my daughters wedding. It runs slightly big - I could have worn the small, but it had an unusual odor, like the body odor of the last person wouldn't come out with the dry cleaning. My daughter approved even though it was a black dress. I did receive several compliments on the dress. I wore a long gold necklace and big gold earrings.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 6, 2014
Channeled Meghan Draper for my Mad (Wo)Men Bridal Shower
Comfortable, stylish, fit the 60s theme without being 'costumey'. Tons of compliments.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
November 4, 2014
Perfect dress for the party
Many compliments all night! So comfortable & easy & so cute!!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Body type: Pear
October 27, 2014
The bell sleeves turned this LBD up a notch.
I really liked this dress. I sized down because other reviews said that it ran big. it fit well, but I definitely could have worn a medium. I loved the sleeves, and that made the dress stand out. I was complimented so many times and felt so chic!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 15, 2014
Haute and hip for mommy to be!
Again, another successful customer experience. I asked a stylist to send me "bump friendly" dresses for an evening wedding. I fell in love with the unique bell sleeves and otherwise simplicity of this dress. I didn't have much of an issue with the key hole flipping out after I starched and lightly ironed it. Only (small) issue I had, was serving myself food from the buffet- I had to be super cautious my sleeves weren't getting in all the grub! The medium fit great over my then, 6 months preggo, 158 lb frame. I paired with Loren Hope statement earrings and a big ring.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2014
The only problem with this dress is that I don't own it!
This was my backup dress and I ended up wearing & loving it. Of all my RtR rentals (and there have been quite a few) this is the one I most wish I had as a permanent part of my closet. It can go almost anywhere and is wildly comfortable, despite being very flattering and super stylish. I didn't have a problem with the lining around the keyhole that some other reviewers called out, so maybe that's been fixed. Don't let the length scare you off -- it gives good coverage, I never felt exposed. Any bra, no spanx, go with or without hose. The fabric is beautifully smooth and weighted, making it a delight to wear and giving it a gorgeous drape. Go for it -- you won't be disappointed.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
September 29, 2014
! It was for an outdoor evening fundraiser in Chicago.
I loved this dress. Unfortunately I had a coat on in all of the pictures. But I got a lot of compliments pre-party. This was my first rental and I have never had such an effortless experience before. I can't wait to rent for my next event. Love RTR !!!!!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
September 5, 2014
This dress is so fun !
Fit wonderfully and was a very flattering shape. Disappointed I didn't get a picture. Only downside was the material on the inside of the keyhole kept sticking out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 137lbs
June 15, 2014
This dress!
I loved this dress! It was so comfortable. I thought for sure the M would be the choice as it was my back up but ended using small. I was in transition of losing baby weight so it was perfect. This dress made me feel great. I actually am renting it again. I wish I could buy it! It would be a perfect staple in my black dress word robe as you can accessorize it in so many ways. Loved it so much, I did not want to send back!!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
June 3, 2014
The help with my exchange.
Very flattering . Fits great
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
May 20, 2014
Wow wow wow! Perfect dress for a theme party or night out on the town.
Absolutely loved this dress. It was an emergency back-up sent straight to my hotel for a Rat Pack/60's themed Supper Club party. It has a great flared sheath cut making it roomy and the skirt length adds some drama too. (I'm just shy of 5'8". Another plus for me is that it looked good with kitten heels so I was able to mingle around the party and my feet didn't suffer. I just wish I had shown the bell sleeves better for this pic!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
May 15, 2014
The sleeves make this dress!
Loved this dress! It was the perfect look for a holiday party in an urban loft. The dress fit well, was super comfortable, and a fun and flirty look for the evening. Paired with fabulous shoes. Got tons of compliments from guys and gals. Would definitely rent this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 15, 2014
Gorgeous. Classy. Comfortable.
Super elegant. Beautiful fabric. Very comfortable. Can't go wrong with this dress.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 14, 2014
My husband loved this .
It runs a size down . I'm usually a small. The front cleavage part of the dress needs to be tacked as it did not stay flat. The dress feels like a million dollars on. Would differently rent this again with some double sided tape to feel more comfortable.m Wore it with a sharp pair of michael kor boots.. LOVE THE SLEEVES
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 148lbs
April 7, 2014
I love this dress!!!!!! I strongly recommend rent it. My Boyfriend loved it!! He was blown away !!
This dress can be worn to ANY event. It's CLASSY, FUNKY, SEXY, RETRO & FUN..... You can dress it up or down but either way you'll stand out in a crowd. The dress is very well made the material is silky but NOT thin, very flattering on and hangs just right. The sleeves are BEAUTIFUL they give the dress that FUNKY/ RETRO feel which I love...... The pic does NO justice for this dress much better looking when you receive it!!! Now for sizing I ordered sm & med. I my opinion the dress is true to size in the bust area. I tried on the small first and it fit every where but the bust area, it was just little snug for me. It was snug in the cup area. Now some ladies would've decided to wear it but I chose not to. I'm a 34D, I tried on the med and fell madly in love. It was perfect!!!! As other renters have said you might need to iron down the inside of the keyhole part of the dress but other then that GREAT DRESS I WILL BE RENT IT AGAIN!!! Got tons of compliments!!!! Thank you RTR for a STRESS FREE fun night!!!!
TrixieApril 8, 2014
Sorry rent should be renting...... =)
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2014
a little long, but still cute
ordered a small and extra small. i am a petite person, so the xs was still quite a bit long to wear as a shift, so i ended up having to belt it, but it still worked great.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 24, 2014
Great fit and so comfortable!
Wore it to a Christmas party. Loved it!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
February 24, 2014
Not having to stress over my dress.
This dress fit true to size for me. I can't say enough positive words about my experience with RTR. It was an awesome first experience renting from them and I DEFINATELY will rent from them again. The experience couldn't have been more stress free and easy. 5 stars all the way for RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 14, 2014
Loved this! Very gothic, yet chic look! Great dress for a themed party, night out, or even work!
This dress runs very very big! Wish i would have sized down. Ended up adding a belt!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 13, 2014
This dress was so much fun to wear!
I loved wearing this dress. The fabric is silky smooth against your skin and so comfortable. It is flattering without accentuating any problem areas. You can comfortably wear a normal bra and underwear without worrying about slip ups. As others have mentioned, the fabric in the keyhole likes to flip up, but it really was not a problem. I ordered a medium and a small for backup because others mentioned it runs big. I found the small was more flattering. This dress is especially fun for dancing. The fluttery sleeves add that extra flair. Definitely recommend this dress. You will be comfortable and have fun wearing it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
December 18, 2013
Loved the way this dress fit and the flowy sleeves were so fun!
Fit true to size and it wasn't form fitting, which I loved!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 8, 2013
LOVED this dress! Fun, sassy, comfortable, easy to wear!
I wrote that the dress runs large because I think I would typically be a large, but based on others reviews I ordered the medium which fit perfectly. For my age, the length was perfect, it was short, but not too short. On the model in the photo it looks shorter, but she's 5'11" and I am 5"7". It's a fun, flirty dress, but comfortable so you can really enjoy yourself at your special event. Highly recommend! Thank you RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2013
This is a fun dress!
Very comfortable to wear, but remember not to bend over, it is short!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2013
Excellent service, easy to wear dress.
The dress is very well made and comfortable. As mentioned by other reviewers, the keyhole at the front gaps a bit, but the garment tape does the trick. Very simple and fun dress. RTR is fantastic.
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