Elizabeth and James

Sheer Brilliance Dress

$30 – $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".)

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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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29 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 17
Large 2
Photos 15
Dubs
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

This Dress

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a friends birthday party. The fabric was thick so that was very helpful for some undergarment waist cinching. That definitely helped me with my hourglass figure. The arms are were a little tight, but that is probably because I have big arms. Unfortunately I do not have a picture to provide. But this dress was great and looked fabulous. Aperfect LBD!!
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Little black dress !

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit overall is good. It was too long on me but I am only 5''3. If the dress would have come up to above my knees like model it would have been better. The small was tight so I wore spanx. The medium felt better in the middle section but was even longer than small. Overall a good little black dress with a twist. I did not wear a bra because the point of the dress is the sheer panel. You could wear a strapless.
Madison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Aug 21, 2014

STYLIST REVIEW

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress is SO comfortable! I loved that it was fitted but super stretchy. It fits true to size and the sheer panels give it a little bit of edginess. One thing to note, this dress is very long. I'm 5'8 and it came to my knees, so I wouldn't recommend this dress to someone on the shorter side. This dress is perfect for a night out!
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

Classic, sexy

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress! I'd say the only downfall was that it was a lot tighter at the bottom of the dress (the band of black after the see-through). It didn't bother me, but I thought it was weird at first. Definitely form-fitting, and will show any panty-line. Need a strapless, low-profile bra, as I had to make sure my bra didn't slip up into the see-through part at the top of the dress. Was great for a cocktail event!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Not as easy to wear as it looks.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I got this dress as a second option and didn’t end up wearing it. The fit was just a bit off. I wouldn’t have been able to wear a strapless bra because it would peek out under the mesh part. The fabric was great – stretchy and held everything in. It was a little too tight and too long, so it was actually a difficult to walk in.
Tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 21, 2014

the other LBD.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
this dress was fun to wear for a cocktail wedding and actually a lot longer than it appears on the model. the fabric is not very forgiving and will show every bump and ripple so if you're worried about smoothness definitely opt for shapewear. i was able to wear a strapless underneath but there's not a lot of leeway with the shear being so low. i really liked that it had sex appeal without actually being too skin-baring. because i thought the S fit better than the M i did sacrifice a little leg mobility and the arms and neck were slightly tighter than necessary but the overall fit felt better. one weird note: i had a really hard time going to the bathroom in this dress, it's easier to just take the whole thing off than wrestle with pulling it up. i would still recommend it, cute dress, many compliments.
Aubrey
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 10, 2014

Such a flattering cut! This dress made me feel so sexy.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The pros are that this dress is super flattering. A lot of the other reviews say that the sheer fabric comes down too low to wear a bra, but I didn't have that problem. I also thought the length was comfortable. Cons? It doesn't have a ton of give. But for a night out, it was perfect!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Birthday dinner with the girls in a beautiful, classy dress! Loved it!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress and got a lot of compliments on it. It's a nice balance between sexy and classy. I wore it for my 27th birthday dinner with the girls.I love the sheer mesh. It was very comfortable, and I loved the stretchy material. I probably could have sworn the small or the medium, but I chose The medium because it was slightly more comfortable.
Erin
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Nov 7, 2014

One of my friends wedding!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I have swimmer shoulders---very broad and was worry about the fit. However, fit perfectly. A LITTLE snug under the arms, but not uncomfortable at all. Dress was extremely comfortable!! It is a little longer than looks in the picture. I am about 5'7 and it went down to mid knee! Loved it overall!
josefina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 30, 2014

Rented this the day of at their Vegas store. Could not have been a nicer and knowledgable staff!

Size worn: S
Rented for: Date
Dress fit perfect! I was able to try it on at their Vegas store (amazing concept)! Staff was beyond great! The dress is not that thick of a fabric so you might want to use spanx if you want to feel a bit more comfortable. Service was amazing and so was the dress! Saw it on Kristin Cavallari a few weeks after I wore it!
Margaret
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

In a word, I looked "Bangin'!"

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am HEARTBROKEN that I didn't get even one picture of the dress (that I know of, if any come to my attention, I'll be sure to post). My phone died the moment I parked, so I left it in the car. I was attending an office cocktail party - I work for a capital investment company. It started at 11am with passed hors d'ouvres and then a seated lunch followed by loads and loads of cocktails. I opted to wear amazing earrings, but no necklace - the decolletage doesn't need any enhancement with jewels in this dress! I wore spanx, but the dress was super comfortable. Quite stretchy, and made me look very sleek - even though I'm an hourglass without a perfectly flat tummy. Also, the website doesn't allow for breasts over D, but I'm a 32DDD, and this dress still worked out perfectly!
Nelly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

I felt beautiful and comfortable in this dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm a size 4 usually, and I rented the small. The dress fit like a dream! It was tight at the bottom, but it never rode up or bunched together.. It's very comfortable. The fabric is very flattering - no need for Spanx or anything like that! I got a lot of compliments on it and would recommend it to anyone!!
sabes
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 16, 2014

Cool, Sexy, Sometimes flattering

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
In person, the dress was perfect - comfortable, light, and flattering. I'm about an 8/10, and I wore the Large which fit just fine as I expected this brand to run on the smaller size. I wouldn't have wanted to be any bigger in this "large" because although it is stretchy, the band around the arms and legs at the bottom isn't as much. I really liked this dress but my one issue is that from the waist-up it photographed really well, but in full body shots it just didn't look as good. When a flash hits the lightweight semi-shiny body skimming material you see every single bump. I would wear it again, but I would avoid cameras with flashes, or hide behind my purse! Non-flash pics looked great though.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Jan 3, 2015

Flattering on my body type

Size worn: L
Rented for: Party
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.
Avery
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jan 5, 2015

tight in the chest/arms/back area but looser around the hips/butt which fit perfectly for my body

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
tight in the upper body area but looser around the bottom so good for pear shapes/athletic builds. Kind of long as well
Carol1na
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 8, 2015

runs small/bands @ arms & skirt tight

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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
Amy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 10, 2015

Classy, yet sexy dress. Perfect for the husband's work holiday party.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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.
GB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

The dress was an absolute stunner and I received compliments the entire time I wore it.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Claire
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 14, 2015

I got so many compliments on the dress. It was my first time to use RTR and it was perfect!

Size worn: XS
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Asa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

I loved the sheer design

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
elaina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Feb 24, 2015

too long!!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Pro - so cote con - need to be model height for it not to make you look short and dumpy
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

Simple but sexy!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Mackenzy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 27, 2015

Great dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was tight but flattering. Very comfortable! I have short legs and I didn't find it to be too long at all!
Meagan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 1, 2015

Great Dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158 lbs
Mar 9, 2015

Classy, Modern & Comfortable

Size worn: M
Rented for: Other
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.
Taylor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 16, 2015

I loved wearing this dress! It was very slimming and made me feel amazing!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
Cate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 17, 2015

Such a glamorous dress for a fancy event!

Size worn: M
Rented for: Party
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!
Sheena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 27, 2015

ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS DRESS!!!!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!!!
Blaze
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 16
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

This dress was super cute!

Size worn: M
Rented for: Party
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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