Elizabeth and James

Peak Sheath

$116 to buy
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

Show just a hint of skin at cocktails in Elizabeth and James's sheath. Dress up the look with an elegant top bun, Whiting & Davis's Hollywood Boulevard Clutch and strappy heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (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".)

Product Details

Black crepe (72% Polyester, 27% Viscose, 1% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with side slit. Cutout at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 44” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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152 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 19, 2015
Sexy Elegant dress

So many girls stopped me and ask where I get the dress. Picture does not do it justice.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 2, 2015
Love the fit and feel. I adored this dress!

The fabric is a beautiful knit type of fabric; it's thick and it has a good amount of texture. It was incredibly comfortable and pretty soft. I wore it all day and have no complaints. You can sit and accidentally show a bit of extra leg than you might ordinarily, but it's a quick fix so I think the slit is at a great length. Overall, a great experience! I wore it on my birthday; I spent the day on my feet but wanted to look great doing it. Definitely accomplished! It was easy to feel confident in this dress. It's a fit but thick fabric, so it was very flattering. I was initially apprehensive about the length because I'm fairly short. But it still worked!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 11, 2015
Sexy yet classy

Loved this dress! It definitely runs small so size up one or two sizes. I usually wear a four or six and the eight fit perfectly. The slit does not go too far up the thigh so it's not too revealing. The dress is definitely form-fitting, but the simple black color and longer length give it a more conservative look (I'm 5'4" and it hit almost halfway down my calves).

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 15, 2015
All eyes on me! So sexy!!

The dress fit like a glove, sucked me in, no need for spanx. The slit was sexy and I loved the cut out on the side. My husband said it was the best I've looked since we've been married!! I am a mom of 4 and I felt sexy yet not showing too much. I wore this for valentines date night and we went to a Mardi Gras party after. I could even dance in this dress without any problem! I wore a size 4 but I probably could have sized up to a 6 since it was a little tight in the rib cage. And I have a tiny rib cage area. The dress was also thick and felt substantial. So maybe not a summer dress but perfect for any other time!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 15, 2015
Love this dress! Amazing fit.

This dress is so cute. I wish I owned it. I am normally a size 4 and I wore a size 4 but I wish they had my back up size (6) in stock to send because I probably would have worn that size. The 4 fit but just barely. If I had eaten a big dinner I'm not sure if it would have still fit. I bet the 6 would have been comfortable. The fabric is thick which is nice because it hides imperfections (like a big lunch). I got so many compliments on this dress. I wish I owned it.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
March 3, 2015
Fit perfectly

The dress fit perfectly. Was a thicker, more forgiving fabric. I did not wear a bra because it showed through the side cutout. Showed just enough skin. This dress is perfect wish I owned it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
March 12, 2015
Thigh high sex appeal for a tall lady!

Dress was fabulous! Great material made it possible to wear without a bra, no problem. Thickness of material made it able to be worn without Spanx as well. Got so many compliments about how cool my dress was! Pros: unique fit, sexy slits, thick material, and for me the length. This dress is definitely meant to be worn by someone tall. Cons: slit draws a lot of attention and you have to be extremely careful when sitting down that it doesn't go up to an area of town you don't want shown. :-) Overall, I'd wear this again for a go to party dress. I'd say it runs a touch small though because I typically wear a size 8 and was glad I ordered the 10 for some breathing room.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 26, 2015
Loved.

Could have gone size up but loved this dress!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
April 2, 2015
Such a sexy dress!

This dress was amazing. It definitely runs small; I usually wear a 4 but needed the 6. I probably could have even gone up another size. The cutout on the side was perfect. I had to make sure I stood on the correct side of my husband to get it in the picture- otherwise it looks like a plain black dress! The slit in the skirt is very high, and I am a tall girl. Be ready to show some serious leg! Tons of compliments all night, would definitely rent this one again!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
April 13, 2015
Perfect mix of classy and sexy

Good slim fit. Classy cut out and slit. Not too much skin especially since it's calf length. Love love.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 15, 2015
This was an amazing dress!

This dress is amazing! I received tons of comments on how pretty it was. A little snug in the chest but overall beautiful and comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
April 27, 2015
This dress made me feel like a total BABE.

I was worried I'd be too short to pull this off, but I think the slit helps make it great for any height! It's a more daring look than I'm used to, but I absolutely LOVED it and felt like a freakin' FOX. I wish I could buy this dress from RTR! The fit is more true to size than other Elizabeth & James dresses. It's stretchy, comfy and just the best. RENT! You will not be disappointed.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 5, 2015
Fun, flirty and super comfortable!

This dress was amazing! I wore the size 8 for the sake of the slit and being comfortable when sitting (I'm 5'11). I received so many compliments and the material was stretchy and so comfortable to dance in, eat all night and take fun photo booth pics :) I will absolutely rent this dress again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132lbs
May 10, 2015
Great bday dress!!

The dress is a black ribbed material, but not cheap looking, and some stretch. Fits true to size, and the cutouts work with a strapless bra. It's Fits a bit long for short girls but the slit doesn't make it look too long or too big for a short frame. A great little black dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
June 1, 2015
I wore this dress for my anniversary dinner with my husband.

The fit was good.Only downside; it was a little to long for my petite frame.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 11, 2015
Sexy

Beautiful and different

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
June 17, 2015
So comfortable!

Fit like a glove and super comfortable.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 30, 2015
Many many compliments!

This was a great dress for a night out in Austin for my 30th birthday! Many compliments! I felt so sexy in this dress. & it sucks you in at all the right places! The slit did ride up a little high while dancing but didn't change my mind about the dress! FABULOUS!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 14, 2015
Beautiful but runs small!

I have been eyeing this dress up for some time and when my original rental was unavailable, I jumped at the chance to wear this stunner. Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews closely enough and would have done well to order a size larger than my normal 6. The fabric is thicker and with a great texture that doesn't read on the photo. It runs nearly a full size small. Couldn't wear it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
July 29, 2015
Really cute dress for a night out

The dress is snug, tough to tell from the photos but it's a thick textured fabric, which felt really nice. I got several compliments and it felt sexy without being too exposed. Would def recommend!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
February 14, 2015
The cutout and slit are eye catchers

Loved this dress!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 13, 2015
The cut out and slit were so fun!

I wore this to summer wedding in Delaware! The dress runs and little small and the slit is aggressive but still very dressy! The dress was also very comfortable!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 18, 2015
Classy but sexy - my motto for the evening & this dress!

Chose this dress for my early birthday celebration at a nightclub! It was just the RIGHT amount of sexy with the cutouts and knee slit but also super comfortable. I chose to go with the larger size after feeling self conscious about how the dress hugged my midsection but, the dress is very comfortable and gives the illusion of an hourglass. I got compliments all night! Only criticisms would be that the zipper is super tiny and gets stuck when zipping up & I thought the side cutout could've been more pronounced but I guess that only added to the mystery. Perfect dress for a grown & sexy moment/occasion!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 34B
October 1, 2015
Great little black dress

A little sexy but classy too. The fabric felt rich and I received lots of compliments. I wore a size up solely because the bottom pulls and looked bunched up a little around the knees. Overall, a fun dress that I would wear again!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
October 2, 2015
Loved this dress!! Make sure you order a size larger then your usual size as its snug.

Perfect for a wedding:)

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
October 14, 2015
Comfortable and sexy!!

Had to tape the bottom as it runs long on us shorter girls!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 19, 2015
Show Stopper!

I loved this dress! It fit like a glove, the length was perfect and the slit and side cut out added the right amount of sexy.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
October 27, 2015
Loved this dress! ....runs small.

Loved this dress! The fabric actually has a cool texture to it, so I was pleasantly surprised by that. It is super comfortable and I got a ton of compliments. The only thing is that this dress runs super small. I usually wear a 4 and in this dress, I wore an 8 and it fit like a glove. Glad I ordered the right sizes!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 3, 2015
This dress was sexy without being obvious, loved it!

I usually wear a 4 or a 6 and I'm grateful I ordered an 8 because it was very fitted. The fabric was nice and lightweight and the slits were perfectly placed. I would absolutely wear this again !

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 1, 2015
LOVED this dress!

Sexy cutouts and high slit was just the right amount of skin. Loved the dress and had so many people ask where I got it

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2015
Gorgeous dress! High quality show stopper and super comfortable. Would definitely rent again.

Very form fitting but in a comfortable way. The length is great and perfect for an formal occasion or holiday party. Can wear a regular bra and dress is thick enough that no lines show through.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 1, 2016
Amazing and flattering dress

The material is thick with some stretch. I'm normally a size 2, but the 4R fit me perfectly. Hit me a little past my calves, so I should've tape hemmed the length about 3 inches for a better look (but I didn't). Received compliments from many people. The slit wasn't too aggressive for my height, and the cut out was placed at the smallest part of the waist; very figure flattering, and tasteful. Rent rent rent!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Age: 52
January 2, 2016
This dress was the standout of my 30 year high school reunion. Rented an 8 & 10 and wore the 10.

The fabric is thick and holds you in and hides all flaws!!! Super comfy. 34C and didn't have to wear a bra! Yes!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
January 11, 2016
Elegant, Tasteful, Flattering, Comfortable

This dress is the ultimate LBD - it's flattering & elegant yet still comfortable enough to let loose and dance in. I love that the material is textured & thick but still stretches. Since it's form-fitting and "moves with you" I didn't need to wear a bra. I'm 5' 8" and wore the size 4 which fit well, but size 2 would've been perfect (it was not available). The length was great for my height but there was too much material around my waist/stomach causing it to bunch-up. I recommend this dress for slender, top-heavy, & shorter-height body types. I would not recommend this dress for pear-shape and/or over 5' 8" height

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 19, 2016
Form fitting but figure flattering

The fit is tight, but the material is thick so it is more figure flattering than highlighting your flaws. What kept me from sizing up is the length was already pretty long on a 4 and the zipper bunched up in the back on the 6 when I tried it on.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
February 14, 2016
Good quality and style, but runs very small!

As the other reviews state, definitely size up (maybe even 2 sizes) with this dress. I usually wear an 8, and the 10 was not available. I took a chance and ordered the 8 anyway and the risk did not payoff. Sadly, couldn't wear it to my event. It is a great dress with thick, textured material, but definitely runs small!

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
February 16, 2016
Valentine's date!

This was a cute little black dress. I liked it because it was classy, yet sexy, but I didn't think it was anything extraordinary! I felt that this fit true to size and I'm glad that I didn't waste my time sizing up! As long as your honest with yourself to your true size because this is a fitted dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
February 22, 2016
Classy and Sexy without being skanky

This dress was perfect for the winter wedding I went to. I received tons of compliments and was incredibly comfortable all night. Great flexible material and didn't ride up at all. I normally wear a 4 in dresses however I ended up wearing an 8 as they didn't have a 4 or 6 available. I would have gone with a 6 if I had the option for a more perfect fit on top, but the 8 fit just as well since the material truly forms to your body. I definitely recommend this dress to anyone wanting comfort with a little sex appeal while keepin it classy folks.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 14, 2016
Perfect dress for a gala! Very comfortable and was able to sit and move around in.

The the cut out and slit just enough without being over the top!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
March 29, 2016
Slim fit

Cut in the dress comes up very high

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