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Elizabeth and James

Flare Up The Volume Mini

$75 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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62 reviews

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Small 0
True to Size 28
Large 29
Photos 29
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 28, 2012

I LOVED this dress.

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I saw that other Elizabeth & James dresses run large so I ordered the small (my normal size) and the XS. The XS fir perfectly!!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 31, 2012

This was my first time renting and was a little apprehensive. I WILL definitely rent again.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I wore it with the tassel earrings shown in the picture, and got many compliments. I own 2 Elizabeth and James dresses, both in size small, so I ordered both small and medium. The size small was slightly large but still looked great. I would definitely rent this dress again. The size medium was perfect but the small was very wrinkled and had to take it to be pressed.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 2, 2012

Statement Dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress was my second choice for my 30-year high school reunion. I really liked the way it fit -- not too clingy, but not too loose -- and the sleeves are a show-stopper! The dress is a bit theatrical, and would be perfect with drop-dead heels and over-the-top earrings and bracelet, but for my event it was a bit too fancy. I went with my second choice, but would rent this one again for a different event.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 5, 2012

I was thankful I didn't have to think too hard about what I was going to wear.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit well and was comfortable.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 28, 2012

It's unlike anything else I own

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It's a great LBD with a twist! I will definitely be renting this again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
Dec 2, 2012

Could ahve worked buty was too big. Better for a taller person!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Loved the quality, it was very soft and comfortable and loved the bell sleeve. To big everywhere and the length was definately not for a petite person. It went down to my knees.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 6, 2013

A fun, "little black dress".

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was very flattering, just watch the sleeves if you're trying to eat! ;)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 12, 2013

Breathtaking unusual dress.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This is a major twist on the little black dress. I wore this dress to celebrity tribute event. If you have curves, don't want to show them all, but still want to look sexy this is the dress for you. Beware that it is very short...so short that it makes it difficult to wear spanx.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Feb 18, 2013

Sexy and very flattering

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This is a great dress to dance in or to wearon a date you want to get the guys attention :) it shows off all the right part. I love the bell sleeves, but I wish they weren't such a bell, most of the time when your arms are anywhere other than at your sides, it looks like a short sleeve dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 26, 2013

Perfect dress, a back-up size, easy and stress-free RTR service. What more could you ask for?!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was a perfect choice for the fundraising event I attended. The dress ran a little large-actually wore my back-up smaller size. My husband LOVED the dress and I received compliments from other women at the party all night long. The whole RTR process could not have been easier or more stress-free. I will definitely use this service again in the future!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 27, 2013

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very comfortable. Dress it up with sparkeling jewels. Would rent the same dress in a minute for another occasion.Enjoyed the flow of a size medium.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 28, 2013

This dress is a show stopper!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It's not the typical 'fitted', body contouring design...but it's really stunning. I got compliments all night long. Very well made and couldn't possibly be more comfortable unless it were actual pajamas! I coupled it with about 20 bangles on one arm and it was gorgeous. I wore this with wood wedge slingback platforms...so cute.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 10, 2013

Elegant and Beautiful

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
i will be wearing this dress to a wine and jazz event. I love the sleeves on the dress. They make the dress diffrent than your typical black dress. The dress does run a little big and it is a little longer than it looks on the model in the picture. I was a little worried it would be to short for the event but it is right above the knee.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 23, 2013

The Perfect Black Dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I have rented this dress two times already. If I could find it, I would buy it! I received so many compliments both times: once at a Rehearsal dinner and a work cocktail party. It is fun and appropriate at the same time. I will probably rent again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 27, 2013

Sexy without Revealing

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Took this non-traditional LBD with me on a business trip to New Orleans. It was PERFECT for a night of salsa. The dress looked better than my amateur salsa moves. ; ) It concealed my belly yet allowed me to look and feel sexy. Great dress. I'd buy this one.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 6, 2013

Excellent service, easy to wear dress.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 8, 2013

This is a fun dress!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Very comfortable to wear, but remember not to bend over, it is short!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 8, 2013

LOVED this dress! Fun, sassy, comfortable, easy to wear!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 14, 2014

Loved this! Very gothic, yet chic look! Great dress for a themed party, night out, or even work!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress runs very very big! Wish i would have sized down. Ended up adding a belt!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 24, 2014

Not having to stress over my dress.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

Great fit and so comfortable!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore it to a Christmas party. Loved it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 148 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

I love this dress!!!!!! I strongly recommend rent it. My Boyfriend loved it!! He was blown away !!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!!!!
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