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Elizabeth and James

Forces of Nature Dress

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$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Dress to impress in this Elizabeth and James animal print shift. A flirty style to strut your stuff in at the party. Shown here with the Alexis Bittar's Mod Link Necklace and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust but can not be worn with a standard bra due to exposed back; straps are adjustable
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust but can not be worn with a standard bra due to exposed back; straps are adjustable
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Printed silk crepe de chine(100% silk). Scoop neckline with keyhole. Low back with tie closure. 34'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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15 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 13
Large 2
Photos 5
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 7, 2012

Super Flirty Dress!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was really fun and flirty! It was super light weight, so it is a great summer dress! This dress ties in the back and is adjustable which makes this dress a pretty easy fit. It is pretty short, it was a true mini on me; you also need to wear a NuBra with it because the back is completely open.
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Feeling great in the dress!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is wonderful! It is flirty and fun. It is a burnt orange color with a animal print. It is a true mini and runs on the shorter side. Due to the extremely detailed back I would wear a nubra! There were no issues with fit. I would advise to take your time in tying up the back as it is a little complicated, but it only adds to the beauty of the dress! I tied mine differently for a fun look!
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 19, 2012

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Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is wonderful! It is flirty and fun. It is a burnt orange color with a animal print. It is a true mini and runs on the shorter side. Due to the extremely detailed back I would wear a nubra! There were no issues with fit. I would advise to take your time in tying up the back as it is a little complicated, but it only adds to the beauty of the dress! I tied mine differently for a fun look!
TRA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 31, 2012

Sexy and Casual

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a music festival and it was cool and comfortable in the heat. I was not able to wear a bra due to the design of the dress which is not advisable but I admit jealousy to the ladies who are able to to pull that off. The fit of the dress was sexy but my only complaint is that the drawstring that holds everything together at the next was super long and kept getting wrapped up in my legs as I danced. Perhaps I didn't tie it correctly.
Irwin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Fun & Flirty

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wanted something fun and flirty that would stand out for my birthday party. This dress was great, it arrived right on time, and I felt great the night of my party. I recieved many compliments on the dress.
Bridget
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
Sep 3, 2012

Super Comfortable

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I got this dress for a bachlorette party in early August. We were down the shore and this was an excellent dress for a night out in the middle of the summer. I found the back to be quite complicated. It's definately not something you can put on by yourself. It was nice that you had options on how to tie it but in order for the top to stay up (and keep the girls in check) I found you really had to do some sort of criss-cross/halter style. Also, it needs to be tied pretty tight which unfortunately can create some back fat. It was a very delicate balance. The rest of the dress was flowy and fit well. It was pretty short on me but that was okay since I wore it for a bachlorette party. Some of the reviews advised on ordering a smaller size for your back up. So I order the small as my back up which was in no way going to fit me. The medium was a close call. I generally wear medium when I order dresses sized this way so I was surprised that the medium was just barely right.
Katie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 18, 2012

I loved the snake print & vibrant color. A really great fit, comfortable, & sexy at the same time.

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
PROS: It fits tight in the bust (which I liked) and it hit me mid thigh (I'm 5'4"). This is what I was looking for when I saw the dress online. CONS: The straps are very hard to figure out and I did not wear a bra with this dress. I had to have a girl friend come over to tie the straps for me and tight! because if the strap came undone, it was going to be a whole new kind of party, topless! lol Overall, satisfied with the dress.
Catina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 4, 2013

Didn't fit as I hoped so i returned the dresses.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I didn't get to wear it, as I envisioned a more loose flowy fit than it actually was.
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 15, 2013

Was not my favorite

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit is loose so I would order what you normally wear. I did not end up wearing this because the overall look was not that cute. The chest fit awkwardly and the tie-up back just looked like an extra long shoelace. Just not my style.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Aug 16, 2013

Perfect Summer Dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had a work event that was going to be outside during the summer. This dress was perfect as it was light and comfortable. I paired it with a cardigan in case it got cold.
Lynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 28, 2013

Very light an thin

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Very thin material, but soft and gorgeous. Great for the summer.
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 28, 2014

I looked and felt great in this dress!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Obsessed with this dress. The strings in the back are really long but you can tie them in so many different ways for a unique look. I just tied mine at the top so that it was basically completely backless. The dress wasn't too short either and it looked perfect with a statement necklace and tan wedges!
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
May 19, 2014

Dress worked for the occasion, but wasn't perfect

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my dance recital and it was 75 degrees, but the dress is so lightweight that I was a little cold. I loved the pattern and the open back, but the fit around the bust was a little awkward. I wish I could have worn the extra small, as it fit better, but someone cut the strings before me so it was way too short to lie.
V
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Awkward

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress was unfortunately very unflattering. I ordered an XS and a S. There was a lot of fabric, but it didn't hang on my body quite right. I have athletic arms and shoulders and small boobs, and it made me look bulky and weird. Very thin pretty fabric. I didn't keep this dress on for very long, but the ties kept slipping. It absolutely would not have worked for a night of dancing. RTR was of course fabulous and sent me another dress. 5 stars for RTR!
Stacey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Flirty dress: great print and color!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered a size down per the reviews of other renters. The straps we're unusually long as many others have commented, but since I purchased the dress I snipped them and retied them to a better length. I like that the straps are adjustable-- you can criss cross them around your back, loop it around the front, or tie it like a halter. I went with the halter option because I liked it being backless. It was such a great look-- I got lots of compliments! The underlining sticks out a bit but I actually liked the contrasting colors at the hem. I would definitely recommend it!
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