Elizabeth and James

Katrina Dress

$128 to buy
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Show up in style wearing this body-hugging sheath by Elizabeth and James. Mesh cutout details add a sultry edge for extra appeal.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no 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 Nylon (85% Polyester, 15% Spandex). Long sleeve. Boat neck. Sheer mesh back and cutouts at shoulders and waist. Pencil skirt. Hidden side zipper. Not lined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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86 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(71)
Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 9, 2014
Fit perfect and very comfortable!

I weighed 115 at the time and wore the 0. It fit perfect. Has a little give. Didn't need to wear a bra and good enough material to not need to. Doesn't ride.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
February 20, 2015
Cute dress

Loved the sheer parts. Fit well and looked cute. A little boring and spent a lot of time pulling the skirt down, but other than that it was good.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
March 11, 2015
Awesome back view, but definitely a mini dress!

Loved this dress. Runs true to size and the back is rocking. I'm just 6ft tall and it was too short for my comfort level. If you're at all self conscious this dress would be hard to wear. To short for Spanx and too low cut for any other slimming undergarment. Material is thin so you can see outline of pasties or tape bra. Looks great if you can rock it, but I didn't have the confidence to go out in public in it.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
March 18, 2015
Definitely fitting for a night out in AC!

I wore this for a 21st birthday in AC & I fell in love! Unfortunately, the 0 was not available, so I rented the 2. It was a bit big around the small of my back/side where the zipper was, but overall it was super comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 28, 2015
Amazing open back

Loved this dress! Hugged in all the right places and the back mesh was cut beautifully!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 23, 2014
Super easy process. The dresses I've rented have all been perfect with zero problems.

I absolutely loved this dress! It was gorgeous on and fit perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
September 3, 2015
Perfect for NYE

I live in Wisconsin so new year's is always very cold. This dress was perfect! Super simple in the front but that's why the back is sheer which gives you a hint of sexy. I wore tights with the dress just because of the weather but I would suggest going with bare legs just because you are so covered up top. Pair this with a statement necklace and some killer heels and you have a perfect party dress!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 25, 2014
Definitely very sexy. You want this to fit skin tight otherwise the back opening won't look right

A great party outfit

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
October 14, 2014
It's a very versatile dress that is easy to either dress up or dress down!

Loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2013
hot hot hot!

Love this dress! Ordered it and another dress to try for my semi formal.. this ended up being too casual but i wore it for my holiday party instead. LOVED IT super form fitting and sexy! i got so many compliments on it and i felt amazing! had a hard time finding a backless bra so i just didnt wear one and it was fine

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
December 16, 2013
Hard to wear if you have a smaller chest and aren't comfortable sans bra :-/

I ended up renting this dress and not wearing it because the size 2 was all that was available (it was too small) and I couldn't find the right bra to wear with this dress. I'm not terribly well endowed and wanted to wear a bra, but had a really hard time finding one that worked with the dress. It's a beautiful dress and now I know now to rent backless dresses :(

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2014
Effortless LBD; sophisticated yet the cut outs add an edgy touch

I ordered both the 4 and the 6 but ended up wearing the 6 due to length. The arms were a little long but the dress was rather short. I loved how comfortable the fabric was and my favorite part was the back. A stunning dress that does not require much effort to look great, I would highly recommend it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 23, 2014
Ended up wearing my back up because this dress was way too small

I'm curvy with a larger bottom half but this dress based on the reviews I went with size 4 & 6 - the 4 looked like a child's dress so I didn't even try it on. The 6 was super right, and the sleeve length was very long for some reason. The dress was gorgeous just not right for my height and body type.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 25, 2014
Hugs all the right places

I felt like I was wearing spanx with this dress - it hugged all the right places!. The sheer back and cut outs added a sexiness to the dress without it feeling over the top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 109lbs
August 15, 2014
IDK what this means! Weird ?

I rented this dress for a Valentine's Day dinner date with the hubby. All I can say is this dress is smoking hot! If u rent this dress u will not be disappointed!

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 13, 2014
I wore this for a winter formal

It fit really well and looked really nice with a necklace! I would definitely recommend it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 10, 2013
Amazing dress! Wish I could keep it!

I wore this dress to a party in November. It was the perfect mix of sexy and classy, and it was appropriate for the chilly weather. The sleeves were a tad long for me, but I have pretty short arms, so i just rolled them under a bit and they were fine. I wish I had a picture of the back of the dress, since that's the best part. I got tons of compliments on it all night, and lots of "wow"s once they saw the back! The material and shape are also very flattering. Highly recommend!!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
November 21, 2013
Broke my heart to return it.

This was my first experience with RTR and I could not be happier with the entire process! I ordered this dress for an semi-formal event taking place on the DC waterfront and it could not have been more perfect! The week prior I was getting a little anxious my dress might be little too risque for the event, but when I got my package , I knew I made the right call! The open back and front cut outs are tastefully done and it's a good length to balance out the exposed skin. I got a ton of compliments from both girls and guys alike! Only wish I had gotten a better picture to show off the back- complete showstopper :) Can't wait to rent again! (Ps-My pretty glitter bookends are also rocking RTR!)

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 13, 2013
Great dress, easy to wear.

Wore to a work holiday party, it was a hit. Not too short and looked classy.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 16, 2013
Loved this dress!

I rented this dress for a holiday charity event in NYC. I could not be happier with it. I received so many compliments about the design and the mesh cut out back, everyone wanted to know where I got it! It was the perfect mix of classy and sexy with the mesh details and high neckline. I paired it with a big red statement necklace for the holiday. All in all, very happy with this rental and definitely recommend it for any semiformal event :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
December 31, 2013
Super fun birthday out at a restaurant/bar - dress was awesome.

Awesome dress for a December birthday. Good for cooler weather with the sleeves. Could have worn the size 4, but it was really short and a bit worn on the sides. The 6 was comfortable and I went bra-less even without nipple covers since it was black. Loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
January 1, 2014
<3

This was a replacement to what I originally picked as my back-up size of another and I didn't even notice that I had this dress until I was packing up the dresses this morning to return, hehe. I didn't try it on, but I'm certain that it would of fitted me perfectly just by looking at it and having it in my hands. It is a really gorgeous dress and thankful to have received it anyhow, but I loved my first choice best for me for last night's NYE <3 Maybe for another event I can rent this baby again. Now, to just find another event to get this one for ;)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 9, 2014
SO MUCH FUN!

I wore this dress to a 4 o'clock wedding with black tights and booties. I received so many compliments when I took my jacket off at the reception. The dress fit is snug but not too tight. The length is short; however, with the black tights it was ok for a wedding. If I were wearing this to a less conversative event, I wouldn't wear tights. Also, the arms were long enough!!

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 22, 2014
Perfect! So many compliments!

I wore this to a premiere party for my Uncle's new play "Craving for Travel" in NYC. The dress was a hit! I got so many compliments and the photographer loved taking my pictures. My grandma even loved the dress (She is hard to please). She called me over to all of her friends and employees just to show off the back of the dress to them. The fit was perfect even for a girl with a chest and hips. I ordered a size 6 and 8 and ended up wearing the 8 simply because my hips were snug in the 6. I loved this dress and would definitely recommend it if your looking for something to 'wow' people!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 22, 2014
I appreciated the ease of finding a dress and having it arrive on time with no problems.

My dress arrived on time and fit like a glove. I loved the cut outs and sheer back. It made for a sexy, yet classy look. I wore it to a bachlorette party in Vegas in January and it was a hit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
February 4, 2014
Nothing is better than feeling COMFORTABLE and SEXY at the same time!

I LOVE THIS DRESS!! The long sleeves were great for a very cold New Years Eve in upstate New York! I wore the 6 since I knew I was going to be eating a 5 course pre-fixe dinner, but it fit just as perfect as I'm sure the 4 would have. The mesh inserts allow you to feel sexy without being too showy. The material of the dress was extremely comfortable and I didn't feel like I needed to constantly pull it down at night. I wore it out with a new faux fur vest and leggings, and paired it with an oxblood colored bag and earrings, and a gold bangle! Definitely need some sticky-boobs or petals for this dress with the exposed/mesh back. I honestly cannot wait to rent this again!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 7, 2014
This dress is a stunner! sexy surprise in the back & makes your body look great!

Don't need a bra because the thick stretchy material keeps the girls in place!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 8, 2014
Everything!

Fits like a glove...love the fabric (very rich not cheap at all)....wish I could've purchased this dress! Loved everything about it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
February 11, 2014
The fit was fabulous, the back was soooo sexy. I did not want to give it back. cant

Fit was true to size. Rent the runway was great with shipping and the return, very simple. I also received a facial serum ( heaven sent ) and fashion tape.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 11, 2014
Fun to wear!

The dress fit perfectly. The only thing I was surprised on was the material of the dress; it is more of a shiny, spandex material than I thought. Also, the dress was a tad big so it bunched up wear the zipper was on the side a tiny bit by the end of the night. It was a great dress, and all my friends complemented me on it!! I wore it for my bachelorette party in the city, and I am so happy I picked this one out!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 24, 2014
Sexy, edgy, classy

Loved this dress. Need to be in good shape--hugs every curve. The 4 fit but was a little stretched out in the hips--more wrinkling/ruching than I would've liked--and the 6 just laid very smoothly. Rides up a bit if you're not careful.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
March 5, 2014
Classy in the front, sassy in the back

Great dress for a girls weekend in vegas! Very form fitting, so went with the 8 for a little bit more size. Sleeves were on the longer side, but that was OK. Just jazzed it up with a ring, fun shoes & simple earrings. Rode up a bit as I was walking around, but a few stealth tugs here and there, I was able to manage it. Loved it! Would definitely recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2014
Elegant but sexy dress

This dress fit like a glove! It runs true to size and fits snug in all the right places. I've always stayed away from backless dresses since I cannot go bra-less but this dress was perfect! I would definitely rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 7, 2014
I wore this for NYE and it was the perfect outfit to ring in the new year!

This dress fit wonderfully. I am normally between a 0 and a 2, however the 2 was just more comfortable to wear. The back of the dress is fabulous and I received so many compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2014
Super sexy and flattering.

Wore this for a girls night out. I don't usually wearing form fitting dresses or anything above the knee... But this was such a flattering fit. Hugged all the right places. I could move and dance easily in this. I loved the back!! Great material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 11, 2014
Classy, yet sexy look for a birthday dinner date

Size 4 fit me like a glove. I truly felt like the dress was made for me. I felt so confident and sexy in it! As other reviews mentioned, the sleeves did run a bit long but it really wasn't an issue. I left them slightly bunched at my wrist and it was barely noticeable...a few bangles would even cover it up. I opted to skip additional jewelry because the dress makes such a statement on its own, I didn't want to take any attention away from it. Wish I could have kept it! Hated sending it back :(

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 17, 2014
love it!

First of all, this dress was AWESOME! I wore a size 10, which fit true to size. The fit was super flattering; it made me look so curvy. I wore it without a bra, and it was fine. The mesh is darker than it looks in the RTR photos, so it was a little more subtle. Perfect length and sleeves... I wish I could have kept this dress! Unfortunately a snow storm delayed this dress, and I was unable to wear it on my Valentine's Day Date :( but Rent the Runway emailed me to apologize, and gave me a refund. Fantastic customer service!! Thanks RTR.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 31, 2014
The back turns heads

LOVED this dress. Perfect balance of sexy for Vegas.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
April 2, 2014
Great dress! Got lots of compliments. Wore it on my 25th birthday!

Thought it for pretty true to size. Definitely tight in the bust region! Fit great through waist, hips, and thighs, even on a big booty! The back is amazing!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
April 4, 2014
I felt so incredibly sexy in this dress on NYE! More than your basic LBD.

Pros: seriously comfy fabric with tons of stretch. Also very easy to accessorize. Cons: you definitely have to wear a sticky bra...which is not comfortable.

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