Sheer Brilliance Dress

$35 rental
$295 retail

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Stylist Notes

Go classy-sexy at night in this Elizabeth and James LBD. Keep the overall look sleek with simple heels and geometric gold earrings like AV Max's Gold Tetra Chain Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic,Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic,Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black stretch crepe (85% Polyester, 15% Spandex). Sheer short sleeves with solid black cuff. Crew neckline with illusion mesh yoke. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 37.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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53 reviews
Fit
Large3
True to Size32
Small6
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 23
December 7, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress! I was the perfect combination of classy and sexy.
This dress fit like a glove. I received compliments on it all night!
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 25, 2015
Perfect LBD
Loved this dress. Got multiple compliments on it throughout the night! Fit true to size. Matched it with a nude pink heel and matching bracelet for some color. Only con is the band at the bottom makes it hard to use the restroom... But overall a perfect dress. Would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2015
Tons of compliments!
Really classy dress. Loved the look! The only downfall to this dress is the material is not forgiving at all. Unless you have a six pack, be prepared to suck in all night or invest in some spanks.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 7, 2015
Endless compliments!
Curvy, athletic ladies rejoice! This is the dress for you. The XS was only available for the wedding I was attending and I was a tad apprehensive about the fit. Thankfully, the size fit without a backup! I will say there were a few minor snags in the see-through area, but it didn't show in pictures. Would love to rent this dress again in a pinch!
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2015
Arrived on time and easy
I love Elizabeth and James. My favorite designer at the moment. Can't go wrong with this dress. Only downfall of the particular dress that I received is it was obviously torn before in the sleeve and RTR tried to fix it and sell it to me and it was obvious so I was disappointed with that so maybe avoid the XS so you don't get that particular dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 11, 2015
Sexy yet sophisticated!
I ordered a size 2 and I should have gone with a size 4. The arms were quite tight on me! I wore it anyway and loved it.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
September 10, 2015
the dress!!
This was an amazing dress that I actually wished I could have kept.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
September 2, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress! I rented it for a Vegas trip and it was perfect.
The dress material made the dress sexy classy, the fit was great and the material was super comfortable and held everything in, especially for a night out. I received tons of compliments on it and was sad to have to send it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 29, 2015
Great fit and fabric! Love the style- sexy but classy!
Originally got this dress for our anniversary dinner but it didn't arrive in time so ended up wearing it to a rehearsal dinner. I don't have many complaints about this dress- I loved wearing it! I'd say it runs TTS, in normally a XS/S and after reading other reviews I felt comfortable only going with a S (XS wasn't available but I wasn't worried. It fit like a glove. The bottom panel below the sheer was a bit loose on my legs so I ended up standing at a wider stance while standing up. You can't take big strides as it is still very fitted while walking. I definitely recommend renting it! Great experience for a first RTR order!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
August 15, 2015
great party
bomb dress!!! the material is fairly thin but fits very well and is really comfy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 11, 2015
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I loved this dress, I wore it for my 22nd birthday dinner and felt comfortable all night. It fits so well and I loved that it was short sleeved, it felt dressy and casual all at the same time. The fit is tight but not too tight so holds you in, no spanx required. I definitely recommend it. Added plus, didn't have to wear a bra!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 16, 2015
Loved this dress!
This dress was the perfect combination of sexy and classy. It was very comfortable and perfect for a wedding. I got so many compliments on it. I would warn others that it will show every curve as it is extremely tight. I ordered a S and M but was only able to wear the S since the Medium was not returned by the person before me. The S fit fine but was tight at the bottom so hard to maneuver in quickly. I would still recommend this dress to anyone!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 13, 2015
Made the bachelorette party even more fun- received compliments all night!
I'm tall so I especially appreciated it's length-finally a dress that makes it almost to my knees! The 'sheerness' of the top and panel are not as sheer as the photo makes them out to be.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
June 15, 2015
I would order it again!
I didn't end up wearing because of its late arrival due to a snow storm. RTR overnighted another dress free of charge and I wore that one. I tried this one on when it came. It was a great dress and fit really well. I might order it again for another occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2015
LOVED this dress! Got SO many compliments, extremely flattering.
I said it runs small only because the elastic around the legs is a bit tight, however, I still loved it. Great for large chests!
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
June 9, 2015
Childhood friend's wedding
Got compliments all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 6, 2015
Great quality dress that fit well.
The dress was good quality, fit true to size and was the perfect length for a 5'3 frame. It was elegant yet sexy. Overall, a great first RTR experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2015
Maybe a bit sexy for a wedding but I needed to get dolled up after baby
I LOVED this dress. I got a lot of compliments. Even though it's skin tight, the peek a boo means it's not too revealing. Practically works like Spanx.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2015
Did not wear. Long, and more conservative- looking in person.
I did not wear this dress. The dress is very form-fitting and while the top and bottom are sheer/netted, the high neck-line and length gave a more conservative impression than I intended. I'm 5'6'' and tried with three inch heels, the dress still did not seem appropriate for a party.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2015
Great bachelorette party dress!
I'm 5'11", 145lbs. I wore a small and it was really snug. I didn't feel like I was going to bust the seams, that type of fabric is tight. I did like how much it held you in! You can still walk, dance, etc, but some movement is limited. I liked how it came down a little lower since I have long legs to begin with.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 15, 2015
Absolutely in love with this dress.
Looooove this dress!!! Wish I can own:) I wore it to a J. Cole concert and felt fabulous. #classy #sexy #sophisticated #fun!!!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Body type: Athletic
April 12, 2015
So many compliments! I was getting texts for weeks by girls asking if they could borrow it!
Longer than expected but still sexy with the see-through stripe at the bottom.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 8, 2015
fabulous dress, got so many compliments. Would purchase to keep if I could.
Fits true to size, not too short perfect fit!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 8, 2015
I wore this dress to a wedding in Colorado. The wedding was split between indoors and outdoors.
This dress was the perfect choice for the wedding. It fit perfectly. As others have stated it is quite fitted from the waist down so your legs are fairly restricted. The length fell beneath my knees unlike the photos of the model. It was just the right amount of sexy and conservative. Would definitely rent again.
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 29, 2015
This dress was super cute!
The dress was very cute! It's a little longer on my body than on the models, but tended to ride up when dancing so that it looked more like this photo. I really enjoyed this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 27, 2015
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS DRESS!!!!
I wore this dress for my birthday party. It was a great fit and I loved the fabric. It had just enough classy and sassy to it. I paired it with electric blue heels!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 17, 2015
Such a glamorous dress for a fancy event!
I rented this dress to wear to a charity event in Miami and I absolutely loved it and felt great in it. I could have worn the small but went with the medium because I forgot my Spanx. If you're considering this dress just keep in mind that it is pretty curve hugging!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 16, 2015
I loved wearing this dress! It was very slimming and made me feel amazing!
Overall it fit well, but it was loose throughout the lower half which caused the zipper to stick out a bit. Besides that, it fit great! I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
March 9, 2015
Classy, Modern & Comfortable
I wore this dress to a work dinner and loved it. It gets a lot of compliments and I was comfortable all night. It's classy enough for work but unique enough to feel fashionable. I didn't have to tug on this dress to keep in in place and wasn't worried about any undergarment lines...the fabric is thick, but hugs curves well. It is tight around the arms and legs but not uncomfortably. I thought I'd have to wear the large, but the medium was perfect. Highly recommended.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 1, 2015
Great Dress
Ordered a Medium and an extra small as a back up (small was not available). Ended up wearing the extra small since the medium was too loose. Great dress. I got compliments all night and my BF loved it
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 27, 2015
Great dress!
The dress was tight but flattering. Very comfortable! I have short legs and I didn't find it to be too long at all!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 25, 2015
Simple but sexy!
I rented this as a backup for a party. I LOVED it... except I wasn't confident enough in the tummy area to pull it off! Not very forgiving. I would like to note that at 5'4" I didn't think it was too long at all.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
February 24, 2015
too long!!
Pro - so cote con - need to be model height for it not to make you look short and dumpy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 23, 2015
I loved the sheer design
The dress was amazing overall! I ordered a medium and a large but the medium was damaged. I did wear the large but I think the medium would have fitted me better and I would have given the dress five stars. The large was too big from the waist down and it was hard to see the sheer design if I didn't have my legs spread slightly apart. I had a great time in the dress and would love to have it permanently in my closet!
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
February 14, 2015
I got so many compliments on the dress. It was my first time to use RTR and it was perfect!
it was really great. the only thing that made me have to go with the XS opposed to the S because of my height but both worked really well. it was a really great experience.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 11, 2015
The dress was an absolute stunner and I received compliments the entire time I wore it.
The medium was perfect for me. Wearing any undergarments (including a VERY fitted body slip) made the dress look horrible because you could see every line and crease. Once I removed the undergarment the dress looked fantastic. The fabric had a little bit of built in snugness and it hugged in all the right places. Be sure to wear your hair up and show off your shoulders and upper back!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 10, 2015
Classy, yet sexy dress. Perfect for the husband's work holiday party.
I ordered this dress in both M and L. The M fit like a glove. Dresses are tough for me because I'm bigger on top than on the bottom, but this one has enough give to forgive. I wore it with a traditional strapless bra. No special undergarments needed, although I wore shorties instead of regular undies to make sure there was no panty line.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 8, 2015
runs small/bands @ arms & skirt tight
This was my back up for NYE that didn't work either. RTR saved the day by going over an exhaustive list of what was left in my size and sent another dress I did wear and LOVE! I gave this three stars b/c of the odd fit. I will consider renting it again, but will size up. It is a very interesting LBD
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 5, 2015
tight in the chest/arms/back area but looser around the hips/butt which fit perfectly for my body
tight in the upper body area but looser around the bottom so good for pear shapes/athletic builds. Kind of long as well
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
January 3, 2015
Flattering on my body type
Wore this for New Years and loved it!! Got lots of compliments!! It fit nice; I rented a size L and a backup size M. Didn't even try the M on though. Bc I liked the way the L fit. Not super clingy but fitted.
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