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Elizabeth and James

Running Free Floral Dress

$49 rental
$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look feminine and flirty in this Elizabeth and James nude floral slip dress. Perfect for that casual date night out with that special someone. To dress up this look, go with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Gold Shadow Bib Necklace and earrings like the Kenneth Jay Lane's Deep Blue Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted at midsection with adjustable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and nude undergarments
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). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted at midsection with adjustable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and nude undergarments
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

Floral printed silk. V neckline. Tiered skirt. Belted waist. 33'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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33 reviews

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Small 0
True to Size 13
Large 20
Photos 18
Ivy
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 26, 2012

I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at the racetrack with my beautiful hat and and dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
When I saw this dress come out on the RTR facebook page, I just knew it was going to be the perfect spring dress for a day at the horse races. It was breezy and light and just all around gorgeous. The only downside to the dress was that it has three layers at the bottom and I thought the last layer was excessive. I'm 5'3, so I felt that the dress was just a bit too long with the third layer. It hits right at the knee, and I prefer my dresses to fall slightly above the knee to length my legs, since I am somewhat petite. The dress looks a LOT shorter on the model, but I guess that's because she's 5'10. I ended up using some of the garment tape that I had received with a previous RTR rental and just taped up the bottom layer up on the inside so that it was no longer visible. I had a wonderful day and I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at the racetrack with my beautiful hat and and dress. I didn't bet on any horses, but I'll bet you won't regret renting this lovely dress!
Leah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Jun 19, 2012

Just a great spring/summer dress if you want something special!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for my high school graduation and I loved it! Like the person below me said, it's a little bit long with all three tiers so I safety pinned the third one up so that it wasn't visible and it was a better length. The size 0 fit really well and it was so flattering and just a really cute summery dress -- I'd definitely recommend!
L
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 28, 2012

Flattering

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for a daytime outdoor event. It was very pretty but a little on the loose side. The third layer was much too long so I also used double sided tape to hide the layer and you couldnt even notice. I would recommend!
Jenny
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Jul 2, 2012

The dress is great to dress up or down

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was true to size and very flattering
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 17, 2012

i wore the dress all day and night in the hot nashville summer - i was comfortable the entire day since the fabric is light and flowy. it was also very easy to pack since it didn't wrinkle and didn't take up much suitcase space.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
i rented this dress to bring to nashville and fell in love. it does run a little bit - i had to tie the belt extra tight and blouse it a little to make it work, but it definitely looked and felt great. i paired the dress with cowboy boots and a long gold necklace - i fit right in at country music fest!
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Jul 19, 2012

The dress made a great night out with friends even better

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Wore this to a birthday party in NYC. Even though it is very much a daytime dress, it still transitioned well to going out to dinner and bars. With the summer heat it was great to have a light weight dress that wasn't skintight. As other reviews mentioned it is pretty long despite how it is modeled; I wasn't able to pin the bottom layer like customers, instead I pulled a lot of the fabric over my belt which raised the hem line.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Aug 9, 2012

More casual - good for daytime

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress although a bit casual - would be great for daytime reception vs evening cocktail party (unless outdoors).
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 11, 2012

Looks better on Website

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I fell in love with this dress as soon as i saw it on the website. It doesnt look as good on but it was still very pretty.
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 14, 2012

baggy

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress is not meant for a petite person. It's very cute, but it is too long for someone 5'3/under and too baggy, even if you have some curves
Cory Ann
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 21, 2012

Getting my graduation images taken in the secret garden.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I rented this for a client for her graduation portraits. The dress is very cute, but the on-line photo makes it look much more poofy on the bottom and lighter in color. My client was smaller in the chest area and only 5'3" so the dress was way too large for her frame. It came below her knees and just hung off of her. I would recommend this dress from someone with a curvier and taller frame.
KJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 6, 2012

RTR is always awesome with getting dresses on time and sometimes even a day early!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore it to my junior prom and it was absolutely perfect for the occasion. It's a great dress for dancing and enjoying some of that late spring/early summer heat.
caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 10, 2012

Super Cute and casual dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It was a pretty dress and wish I could have worn it but the weather was rainy the day I had planned to wear it. It is flowy, casual, and really easy to wear.
Elaina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Sep 12, 2012

Wanted to wear it to my sister's bachelorette party

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Very cute dress, only problem was it was a size too big, and the back up size wasn't in stock. Fortunately RTR let me pick another dress without charge. Great customer service!
Erin DVM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

I rented this dress to renew my wedding vows. It was the perfect combination of sweet and sexy.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress did seem quite long and wasn't very flattering when I first put it on, and it is bigger/looser than a size 0. However, I pulled it up so it poofed out over the belt which made it an incredibly sexy short length,and created a very flattering look to the top. Overall I recommend this dress and was very very pleased with it. I felt incredibly beautiful and sexy.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Sep 29, 2012

Fun, flirty dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I likes this dress, but there was not a belt on it like I was expecting. Thankfully I had a skinny belt to pair with it, otherwise it was hanging off of me. After cinching the waist, it is really cute and fun to wear. Great date night dress!
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 2, 2012

Unfortunately, I did not love this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is definitely not as ivory as it looks in the photos - more brown/tan. The size I wanted to wear (0) didn't come with the waist tie, and the size up was much too large. I tried to use the tie/belt from the larger size, but it was permanently attached to the dress. A little disappointing!
ElleJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117 lbs
Oct 15, 2012

Cute dress, nothing special.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Whenever I order from Rent the Runway, I want the dress to be truly special. This dress, however, is not. While it is a pretty, feminine dress, the fit is fairly bulky. The tie around the waist seems cheap, and in turn makes the lower half of the dress quite bulky. Overall, it is a lot of fabric for a little dress.
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 19, 2012

Bringing Daniella into the office to play for my brithday!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Such a fun dress and an easy fit - i love wearing it with a bulky belt! would also be fun with cowboy boots!
Devin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107 lbs
Jan 14, 2013

Wore this on an anniversary date during the summer and got tons of compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The fit is really nice, but not recommended for anyone who is curvy because it is more flattering when it is more flowy. The material is so soft, and I loved the details in the pattern. I rented the necklace that this dress is pictured with, and it paired so perfectly.
katrice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122 lbs
Jan 17, 2013

Not for me!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Dress wasn't what I expected. Has no shape to it at all. Was very flowy and loose, which could be nice but I have a large bust and a bra didn't look right. The waist string didn't end up coming in the bag, not sure why but, I didn't end up wearing it at all.
Nicole
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 7, 2013

This dress was so breezy and comfortable for a humid outdoor party.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress was much longer on me than the model (which I expected). It was really comfortable yet flattering. The print if very subtle which is great if you like to accessorize.
Nina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 27, 2013

ethereal fabric and ruffles

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was very loose, as other reviewers stated. The color and pattern and fabric all came together perfectly to complete a springy, fairy-like look. The front was a tad low-cut, but fashion tape secured it. I wore it with a nu-bra and tied the belt very tightly to create a more fitted silhouette and a shorter length
Lo
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 5, 2013

This dress is just adorable. I wore it to go out with my girlfriends on a hot night.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I'm petite and was worried about this fitting me after reading reviews, but I thought it ended up looking great. I used my own waist belt and pulled the excess fabric to the back, so it was more fitted in the front. I thought i would have to use hem tape to make it look good, but after trying it on without hem tape, then spending 20 minutes hemming it up, it looked way better on the longer side. But, maybe I'm just bad with hem tape!
Camillia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

Gorgeous dress. Loved it in theory, just not in practice on myself :(

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress in an XS for a concert I was going to the night before my birthday. It was really pretty when it came in, just way too big (I usually wear a 00 and it was practically falling off) and much longer than I expected. Would be a better fit for someone who is a little taller and curvier.
RM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 26, 2013

Delicate and comfortable

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
The dress is much longer than it looks on the model and runs large. I usually wear a 6 and could have done a 4, maybe even 2 (yes, THAT large). However, once belted it was very pretty, comfortable, and easy.
Shanna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Sep 8, 2013

Fun and flirty

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this to our backyard reception. Got a 0 and 2. Both fit, but the 0 i s a lot shorter. I ended up wearing the 0 to the bachelorette party and the 2 to our reception for the length. For medium to tall girls, the belt loops are a little high. No big deal, just have to wear the belt unlooped and make the top a little more billowy to hide it. Great dress! Would love to buy it!
Jacklyn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

Perfect look for the summery and relaxed mood for the party I was hosting

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
A little small in the bust, but was super cute! Got tons of compliments on it!
Miss Fern
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 4, 2014

Very pretty

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
light, aery, fun, comfortable, pretty, flattering. The color was a little dull but still pretty.
Corrine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Perfect summer florida dressy casual for day and night. Flip flops and hair up to heels and jewelry.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
So the dress runs large in the chest, but not in the length. It really comes down to how much fabric you want to pull over the belt. Looooooved the dress for daytime vaca and dinner/drinks in Florida. Would buy it if I could. Be careful, straps are fragile, they will pull out and rip if you stress them too much - mine did. I sowed it.
Cathleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

Flirty boho look

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress - the belting at the waist makes it easy to adjust the length to as short or as long as you'd like to wear it. It had great movement!
Kenndy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

Super Cutie !

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I wore this dress for my vacation in Bahamas. Very comfortable, and loved the fabric. Didn't come with a belt.
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Jul 7, 2014

I wore this dress for engagement photos

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The dress ran very large but I used the belt provided to cinch my waist to add shape. I am barely a B cup and I felt like the dress may look better with a fuller chest. The print was great and the length was perfect for me. The dress definitely photographs well!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

I really liked this dress! I wore it for my engagement photos. Unfortunately the belt didn't come!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
missing belt, I made my own with a ribbon I found at the craft store. A bit darker in person then in the photo!
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