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Elizabeth and James

Polynesian Sunset Gown

$125 rental
$665 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel like a fashionable free spirit in this flowy Elizabeth and James chiffon maxi. A comfy but chic style for a girl's luncheon or dinner party. Go with a statement necklace like the Ciner's Antique Cascading Crystal Necklace.

Also available in floral.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with adjustable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Floor length (in the back) - One length. Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Model's height is 5'10''.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with adjustable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Floor length (in the back) - One length. Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Model's height is 5'10''.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Silk chiffon. Square neckline. Flutter sleeves with grosgrain straps. Grosgrain belt at waist. Asymmetric hemline. 37'' from shoulder to shortest length of the hem. Available only in one length.

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17 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 6
Large 9
Photos 10
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Mar 30, 2012

The ease! The package was on my door Thursday afternoon. I had 2 sizes to choose from. Got the right fit,I got to wear a new dress for a night, and then send it back without worrying about cleaning and finding space in my closet. It was a beautiful dress that received compliments the entire time I wore it.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress as a "back up" for my sister's wedding after she said she didn't want me to have to buy a special dress I would never wear again :) I actually had this in mind for the rehearsal dinner, but after trying it on I changed my mind. It is a beautiful dress appropriate for a more formal occasion. It is long in the back, especially if you are short like me! I wish I had bought the size 0 as a back-up. I usually wear a size 4. Because it looked looser I sized down for my back-up. It fit. I was able to wear it. I think I could have even sized down, though, for a more comfortable fit. For one thing, the sleeves kept sliding off my shoulders. I do have narrow shoulders and the fashion tape that was included with my order took care of that. Also, it was a little longer in the back than was comfortable. That's why I didn't wear it to the rehearsal dinner. I didn't want the back dragging on the city street! It was fine at the wedding, which was outdoors, but I did worry about it dragging and snagging on a branch, etc. Overall, though, I was extremely pleased with my first time rental and will definitely be renting from here again due to this experience. I wanted to try this style and I was glad I had the chance to do so. I received compliments all night long on this dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jun 4, 2012

Pretty!

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is bit on the big side, but I think that's due to the style of the dress. The fabric is gorgeous and moves beautifully. I was a bit disappointed in it because of the belt, which is grosgrain. It's thin, so it made me look heavier than I would have liked. I ended up pairing it with a thicker metallic belt, which made all the difference. Another nice feature of this dress is that it's really comfortable. It should work on a range of body types, as well. It's definitely a good choice for a summer event.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Perfect for an outdoor summer wedding

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to an outdoor wedding and it was perfect! The dress is very lose and comfortable and the ribbon belt pulls it all together to make it very flattering for any body type. I wore 3" heels that kept the dress off the ground and make it the perfect length. I added the a Kate Spade necklace and Chamak bangles and was complimented all night long.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 50 lbs
Jun 29, 2012

beautiful dress - perfect for a night out!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
loved this dress with the exception that it was extrmeely long even with a 4" shoe. I decided to dress it down with a suede bootie and I got tons of compliments!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jun 29, 2012

Nice color, but runs HUGE

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Not only does this run large, but the style of dress itself has a lot of fabric, I'm usually a 6 and ordered a 4, but I think I really could have worn a 2. Even the top section of the dress was big. Belted it and it looked like a sack. I would go down at least 2 sizes unless you're particularly large in the hip/stomach area. The length is beautiful, though it will trail on the floor if you are short (I'm 5'9" and it was just barely above the ground in heels). Fabric and color are really nice, though!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 9, 2012

I had about 6 compliments throughout the night...Someone yelled across the dance floor, "You look like you just stepped off the runway!" to which I replied, "I kind of did!!"

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely loved this dress. RTR allowed me to select two alternate dresses when the dress I had originally chosen was out of stock in my specified color, so I ended up choosing this Elizabeth and James frock for a California wedding at a vineyard in June. The dress is extremely comfortable due to the natural waist and tie, which gives it shape. I had no trouble with the straps falling down; however, I am taller than the average person. I would recommend this dress for smaller busted women as you really don't have to wear a bra with it. BUT, a bra in a dark nude color could hide under the straps. My only issue was with the length in the back-- I wore 3" heels and it still had a bit of a train. I was able to dance in it all night without any problems though! Maybe it was all that twirling...
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 24, 2012

Beautiful!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for an outdoor wedding and it was absolutely beautiful, it looks as good on as it does in the photo on the website. I ordered a size 4 and 6, but they seemed to fit exactly the same. I ended up wearing the 6 because for some reason it was shorter than the 4! It was still a little long, but fine, the 4 was so long it would have been un-wearable even in my 4-5 inch platform heels.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 6, 2012

beauty!

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
i'm very glad that i ordered down for this, it really does run huge. nonetheless, it's beautiful, sweet and subtle. (it did come a little wrinkled but i don't blame rtr for this, it's impossible to keep smooth unless you own a steamer!)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 15, 2012

Great dress for dancing... lots of movement

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress runs a bit small, so size down. The material is light weight and had lots of movement. This was perfect for a fall wedding. The tie is actually a peach colored fabric and matches the straps.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 21, 2012

Beautiful and Feminine

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great fit, could have fit a size 6 or a size 8 comfortably because it isn't restrictive and is very soft. It flows nicely, isn't too short of a front hem and got many compliments.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

perfect

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so comfortable and cute with heal or cowboy boots. I wore it to a wedding rehersal in Carmel, CA with cowboy boots. Would definately rent again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Mar 23, 2013

Beautiful color that moved delightfully as I walked and danced. A true romantic dress

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to a 6. Con was stepping on the back of dress due to long length.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Apr 29, 2013

Flowy and free.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Comfortable, flowy and super light weight. Based on other reviews I was surprised the dress wasn't dragging on the floor all night but I guess I was wearing 3" platforms. I used double sided tape for the sleeves to my bra so I didn't have to wear a strapless. The 8 slipped right down over me, I probably could've worn a 6 which is unheard of for me, I'm a 34" bust, 28" waist and 42" hip and this dress acentuated all the positives. Only reason for the minus a star is the belt came in a balled up mess, easily fixed with an iron but kind of against the point :)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 15, 2013

This dress is stunning on and photographs beautifully.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a museum gala for Bastille day and received tons of complements! It's so comfortable and easy, the cut is so flattering. I wore it with 4 inch heals and the length was perfect. I tied the bow in the back and thought it looked cute.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 26, 2013

Loved this dress! It was comfortable but still quite flattering. Highly recommend.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Flowy but flattering. Only special undergarment you need is a strapless bra, and even that you could probably do without if you're not really big on top. Paired it with gold strappy sandals and it was a hit!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Oct 3, 2013

Perfect with cowboy boots for a barn wedding!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the fit, especially since I was 4 months pregnant! Very comfortable, but beautiful for a barn wedding to show off my cowboy boots :)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

Received many compliments throughout the night!

Size worn: 2L
Rented for: Wedding
Was perfect for an outside Summer wedding! Fit true to size.
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