Elizabeth and James

Subtract By One Sheath

$40 rental
$365 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Hit the club in coral! This cutout sheath by Elizabeth and James is a bold and bright style to live it up on the dance floor. Go for high fashion accessories like Ben-amun’s Talk to the Chains Necklace and Halston Heritage Handbags’ Jet Decoupage Minaudiere.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. 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: 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: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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 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: 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: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Hot pink ponte (54% Self, 38% Polyester, 8% Viscose). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with side cutouts. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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137 reviews

Fit
Small 66
True to Size 56
Large 1
Photos 106
Lauren
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 6, 2014

Felt sexy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is true to size but definitely built to be tight. It is a bit constricting in the legs when you first put it on but you get used to it and I was able to dance the night away. The cutouts add flare and fun without being too much or too revealing. The dress is meant to be tight, and it certainly is, but I think its worth it for one night of fun!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Oct 6, 2014

The color of the dress was just wow! The little cut outs were super sexy!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I ordered a size 2 and 4 in this. The 2 ended up not being sent because it was destroyed by person before me. The 4 was a little big for me, especially in the armpit area. I didn't like the backup dress they sent so I still wore the 4. It was a very tight fitting dress so it ended up working out! The 4 was hard to bend down in!
Brynn
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 8, 2014

This formal was truly a night to remember, and this dress was perfect for the occasion!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit like a glove and was a beautiful, radiant color. It truly stole the show and made me feel beautiful.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Sleek, sexy dress for anniversary

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This was my second Elizabeth and James rental and they are so sleek and structured, they make you feel so sexy without being too scandalous. This dress showed off my legs and shoulders so well. It's definitely tight! But hugged me in the right places. The cutouts were a nice touch and hit at flattering places. I preferred the fit of the white Elizabeth and James (White Bardot) more but this was super fun for my anniversary!
Sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

This dress is amazing.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I can't say enough about this dress. It was so flattering, I felt like a million bucks. I got compliments all.night.long. It was very tight and a little difficult to take long strides or go up and down stairs. But I felt so great in it that I didn't care. I would definitely get a size up for your back up though. Also I was really concerned with finding a pretty statement necklace to wear with it and never found one but I thought it looked okay with nothing. I wore gold bangles instead. Rent this dress! You won't want to send it back.
Katy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

Read the Reviews - Great Dress but stick true to those who wore the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Stunning color-not too bright. Overall great fabric-thick and very well made. However, READ THE REVIEWS...definitely size up (which I did) but more importantly, listen to what everyone else who wore this dress comments on. This dress was made to fit very VERY snug around the hips, butt, thighs, and knees. Even if you're a 10, the bottom half was made for someone who is a 6. If you're a 6, this dress was made for someone who has the hips/waist/Lower half of someone who is a 2. Just know when you commit to this dress, SIZE UP (maybe even 2 sizes) and know that it wasn't created for you (unless you're Beyonce) and if you do size up two sizes, the cutouts won't fit you. Order this dress KNOWING it will be too tight on our bottom half. I don't regret renting this dress but I would not rent it again. Too tight for my liking. Best of luck and hope this helps!
Erin
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 18, 2014

Beautiful dress!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress fit like a glove. Ironically, I could have worn either the 6 or the 8. I chose the six as the 8 had a little space in the bust. The material is thick and covers and shapes nicely. This dress is sexy without being over the top! Wish I could have kept this one!!
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Stunning, unique dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
Beautiful dress, loved the cut & color. I got tons of compliments & long looks. ;). It was a little light in the legs. So I wouldn't choose this dress if you plan on doing a lot of dancing. It may be a little restrictive in that sense. That's why I chose the 4 over the 2. I could barely move my legs. I don't have large legs, just a little muscular.
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 21, 2014

This Elizabeth and James style is my a stunner

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
After renting the Purple Bardot Elizabeth and James dress, I rented this thinking it looked like it had a similar fit and shape (with the major difference being the cut outs). It's nice feeling confident ordering the similar styles knowing what size you need, as this dress/style fits true to size and fits best when it can fit snugly around the waist and hips. I was apprehensive wearing this version around a conservative crowd because of the cut outs, so I played it safe with a blazer during the event's cocktail hour, but dropped the blazer for the rest of the night and didn't feel too exposed. It's a fabulous dress that will make you feel like a million bucks!
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 112 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

I want to buy this dress. Gorgeous color and shape!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am in love with this dress. The color was stunning and popped just the right amount without being too loud. The cutouts and neckline are stunning and I received a lot of compliments! The one catch is that I'm pear-shaped so the butt/hip area was slightly snug for me, while the top area fit just right. The material stretches only a tiny bit so if you have a booty, make sure to get a backup one size up!
SJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Bachelorette fun!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit like a glove and was so comfortable! The dress holds you in while accentuating your curves. I don't think I've ever gotten more compliments. Very flattering and the cut outs are really fun. The length is just right so that it isn't too much. I wore it for my bachelorette party and felt like a superstar. I would definitely rent it again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

This dress turned me into a bombshell!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
This dress is very well made. The fabric is thick and rich looking. I got tons of compliments. This was the second time I rented this dress because I love it so much!
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Bootyliscious!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Date
This dress was even better than I expected! The color was beautiful, the fabric was thick, and it fit beautifully. The cut outs in the side were edgy and sexy but because the dress is longer it is still appropriate for most occasions. I felt like a million bucks in it and my little arrow tattoo could even be seen in the cutout. I have curves and I can be self conscious in tighter dresses but I was proud of my booty in this one! I would love to own it <3
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 30, 2014

Beautiful Dress!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my birthday party. 4 months later and I am still getting compliments on this dress. It fit perfectly and I felt so confident in it. It's a must rent!!!
Alisha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

Sophisticated and sexy

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for my unknown surprise birthday dinner. This may be my favorite rental thus far. I want to own this dress and necklace. The color and style are timeless in my opinion. It does run extremely small (tight). I ordered the 2 and 4 based on previous reviews and glad that I went two sizes up from typical size. The 4 fit perfectly and allowed for a little wiggle room.
Aly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

Perfect bachelorette dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my bachelorette party in Charleston and it was absolutely perfect. The cutouts were sexy but not skanky and it fit like a glove. Not too tight, easy to move around in, and really good quality! Would absolutely recommend and wear this dress again!
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

Gorgeous standout dress!!!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Other
Wore for my bridal shower...can't even count how many compliments I got. I would wear again if it wasn't so memorable!
Sam Skywalker
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 98 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Gorge dress, so many compliments!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
Fit was great, very flattering
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 20, 2015

I loved this dress and would rent again

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
My husband liked a different dress better, so I wore the one he liked the best. I loved this dress and preferred this one.
Lindsey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 22, 2015

Great Dress, Runs Small

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my Bachelorette Party. The style is on point, love the cut outs on the side! Runs small! I'm usually a size 4/6 but I bumped up to a 6 and 8 after reading the reviews. The 6 fit, but was a little too tight around the hips. I ended up wearing the 8 - even though it gaped a bit around the cutouts, it fit my bust area better. Overall this dress was a total hit... I'd rent again!
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Jan 23, 2015

Felt sexy just two months after having a baby!!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Fits small ... Normally I'm a 0 (pre baby) and now am a 2, 8 weeks postpartum. This dress made me feel awesome, cut outs were placed perfectly. I suspect when I lose the rest of baby weight I'll be down to a 2. Doubt the 0 would ever fit though, so saying this runs small. Didn't wear a bra. Fabric is tight and thick enough that it holds you in without needing one. Wore to an after party at a wedding. Rose gold accessories. Downside was couldn't wear spanx because of the cutouts... But the 4 fit so well I didn't really need to. Definitely renting again for upcoming Vegas trip!
andréa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 25, 2015

The perfect pink dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my birthday. It was a cute tight dress but still comfortable enough to move around. The cute cutouts are are just enough and the cut of the back is perfect. The color is much more vibrant in person. I would rent it again!
Daria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 106 lbs
Feb 1, 2015

Loved the fit and color. Great dress

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits right but then again I did other a zero.
snowmeow
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

Everyone was staring!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I decided to rent this and another Elizabeth and James for a few fun nights we had planned in Vegas while my mom was here for a visit (I'm a local). I wore this the night we saw 'O' at the Bellagio. I mean this in the absolute least conceited way possible, but EVERYONE was staring as we walked through the casino... this dress is unbelievably classy and sexy at the same time. I have rented more than 10 RTRs now, and I think this is likely the one that got the most compliments (this or the Nha Khanh Noir Timeless Love gown). I find this brand to run small (as have other reviewers), so I wore the 2 in both E&J dresses I rented for the weekend in lieu of my normal 0. Be careful with bras, mine kept sliding down and into the cutouts (as you can probably see in the pictures). Two thumbs up!
Brittany
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 14, 2015

This was my first time using RTR and I absolutely loved the dress.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Date
This was my first time using RTR and I absolutely loved the dress. I wore it to dinner and a play for Valentines Dress! The dress was really tight but fits great and true to size. I felt comfortable and confident in this dress all night. I gave the dress a 4 because it rides up a little in the stomach/ bottom of ribs. The dress doesn't allow you to era rights, underwear, or spans without being noticeable.
Hannah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

I loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Made me feel wonderful and its long enough that it doesn't feel too revealing!
Betsy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 19, 2015

The best day of my life, with my three sons...the dress was beautiful and fit perfectly.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was being brave renting a dress for my son's wedding but I was going to use it as a last resort. Well, being that I hate to shop, I didn't find another dress and was relying on the dress I rented. The day I was to receive it, I was contacted by renttherunway representative and told that the dress was ruined and not available. The rep was wonderful when I told him my situation and he ended up sending me several dresses overnight. This happened to be one of them. I received it the day before the wedding and it was absolutely perfect for me. It could not have worked out any better than it did.....and I thank the representative who was so wonderful. I feel bad I don't remember his name.....sorry about that.
Tara
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Feb 23, 2015

Gorgeous dress that is VERY tight!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is pretty and flattering. I received many compliments at the wedding I wore it to. It is however, TIGHT in the hips and butt. It doesn't look tight, but it was difficult to bend down or get out of the car because of the cut and there is no stretch to the fabric. I give this dress 5 stars for looks and 2.5 stars for comfort!
Crystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 9, 2015

Beautiful color, great style!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress and was so excited to wear it, but unfortunately, it was really stretched out in the back/rear area. I think someone who rented it before had stretched it out. It looked good from the front, but was really loose on my lower back area. I ended up wearing the backup dress that RTR sent me since my backup size in this dress had been damaged.
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 10, 2015

The color is amazing and fits like a (tight) glove.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I am usually a size 6, but sometimes I size up for my hips. This dress I definately had to size up but it fit amazing. Absolutely loved this dress and received tons of compliments.
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 107 lbs
Mar 15, 2015

Head turning dress! Loved it!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a hit! It was such a stunner. It turned heads all night. I loved the color and the cut outs were hot while the length kept it conservative for a wedding. I enjoyed wearing this dress! I rented the 0 and 2, thinking I may need to size up but decided the 0 fit better and even stretched a little by the end of the night. I can't wait to rent from this designer again!
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Mar 17, 2015

Sexy and classy all in one dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I did NOT want to return this dress!! So many compliments that I just loved it. It was definitely tight so I had to go with my true size and I couldn't wear a bra. Having stopped nursing a few months back I was worried about no bra. But the fabric was so comfortable and well made that I didn't need one. If you are getting in and out of a car it's a little tight but soooooo worth it! Would love to wear this again!!!
Jean
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Mar 22, 2015

It was amazing! I love this dress! Everything about it was perfect!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fit true to size, I am typically a 4 or 6 but a 4 was perfect. I wore this for my birthday in Vegas and it fit like a glove. The color was even prettier in person, it was like a pink/salmon.
obi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Mar 23, 2015

Perfect fit!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
Best decision I made that day!
Allie
Top Contributor
Age: 25
Mar 24, 2015

I felt hot and confident in this dress!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Other
He dress fits like a glove, which is great, but also can be constraining. The straps can hurt if you sit for a while in the dress. Dancing in this dress was great, except for when you wanted to move your legs more. It is very tight on the legs if you have thighs. Even though it fit very snug, I still felt sexy even after I ate! I loved the color!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

Awesome dress, little snug

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered a 6 & 8. I had to wear the 8 and it was perfect. The reason I rated this a 4/5 is because I found that I had to keep pulling the dress down after walking or dancing. I would recommend a size or two larger when ordering.
Arielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect fit. Great balance of classy and sexy for a spring Vegas wedding.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Apr 6, 2015

FANTASTIC!!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I cannot tell you how amazing I felt in this dress! I wore this for a daytime wedding on a cruise ship. The color was vibrant and the picture just doesn't do it justice! The number of compliments I received was incredible! I felt the dress hugged in all the right places! It does run small so rent a size up. Other than that, the only downfall was that I had to return it! lol Rent this dress, you won't regret it!
Le
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 8, 2015

Amazing color and fit!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this dress for a Spring wedding. Wore the size 2 and was the perfect fit. Loved the bright pink color. It was brighter than I expected in person but looked great.
Katie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

The dress was perfect for the occasion and made my night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Its tighter than I thought around the thighs and made walking a challenge, but was otherwise it fit exactly how think.
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