Elizabeth and James

Subtract By One Sheath

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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. Also available in blush and peach.

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".)

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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235 reviews
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Large
(2)
True to Size
(86)
Small
(87)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 31, 2015
Great fit!
I loved this dress, although didn't end up wearing it to the wedding, since the shoes I had matched the other option I rented much better. Highly recommend this one, just be aware it comes to the knees if you're somewhat short! (I'm 5'2")
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 13, 2015
n/a
Didn't have the back up size 6 in stock. Would definitely recommend sizing up for this. I am usually a 4 in all my rentals. Cute dress but was too snug in the chest and the slit went up a little high in the back. I am 5'7".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
April 5, 2016
Gorgeous dress- very fun bright pink.
It runs an entire size small and is a very form fitting dress- but beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
June 6, 2016
Amazing dress
Comfortable, great color and the quality you'd expect from Elizabethans & James. I'd recommend going up one size (her dresses definitely run small). Wore this for a bachelorette party and it was fun and flirty
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 10, 2016
Gorgeous Color
Wore this for my birthday night out , received so many compliments! Just a note, it does wrinkle a bit towards the end of the evening if you've been seated for a while.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
October 17, 2016
Bachelorette Party!!
I am 5'1" and 100lbs so finding dresses that fit well can be a little tricky. This dress was definitely longer on me than on the model, but it worked out beautifully! One of the best things about this dress is the material. It was thick and stretchy which made me feel comfortable and confident. I would recommend this to anyone!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
January 5, 2017
Hot stuff!!
Dress fits your curves just right. Only in the chest area did it fit slightly snug but I do wear a 34D and did not end up wearing a bra. I felt sexy in this dress! I danced all night in it. I would wear it again!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 103lbs
February 27, 2014
Really cute dress
This dress is really cute. It is a little longer than most would like but I really liked the length, although it did make it a little hard to use the restroom. Some might say it runs small but I think most dresses run big. I wear a zero and I wore a zero in this, it fit really well. Overall a very cute and versatile dress.
EvaMarch 3, 2014
Hi, Does this dress stretch at all? Thank you!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 17, 2014
Fit great but the color is much brighter than in the picture- more like a NEON pink.
I loved the fit of this dress but wish it was a different color. I rented it for a spring wedding and felt the hot pink stood out a little too much.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
March 23, 2014
The back is amazing!
This is a fantastic dress but if you are on the shorter side like me (5'2") it looks a little too long. I also have to say that size 4 was a little too big and I would have preferred the size 2 (unfortunately it was not available that weekend). Do be aware if you rent this dress you will need to invest in petals and totally seamless underwear. The fit an the fabric of the dress show everything underneath.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 28, 2014
Very Tight
I rented this dress for a LA work trip. I thought it was the perfect color and style for California. Since it was the second style I rented I only got 1 size and I rented the size 2. I am normally a size 2 in most brands, but this must be the exception. It was skin tight. I probably needed the size up. The color is great, but warning go up a size in this dress. Also, it is long dress. I am tall and it was hitting my knees.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 29, 2014
This dress was the perfect fun dress to wear for RTR's capstone weekend!
I normally wear a size zero, but I ended up having to wear my backup size two. The dress is also pretty tight around the legs, making mobility a little difficult. However, I still loved the dress and the color was stunning.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
April 3, 2014
I LOVE this dress! The color is gorge, and a great length!
I am a tall pear, so larger on the bottom. I had to wear the size 10 so it would fit over my butt, although that made the mid-section a little loser which was fine and didn't really show. The cut outs are just sweet enough that this is okay for a wedding, with the longer length. Since I am tall, the length made the tight-curvy fit more appropriate for a wedding, but if you are looking for a shorter dress w/ cutouts, this isn't the dress. I wore spanx and strapless bra, and found the dress to be very figure flattering. Highly recommend this dress if you are on the taller side!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
April 20, 2014
Quality and customer service are FANTASTIC!
This dress is simply amazing! The color is gorgeous and the cutouts are at the perfect (above love handles) spot. The dress is very fitted and the slit in the back doesn't provide a ton of room for leg movement. With that being said, I was still able to dance the night away!! RENT THIS DRESS!!
GauriJuly 29, 2014
Could you wear a bra with this dress? Diid you feel like you could go without one? I'm a 34DD and 5
GauriJuly 29, 2014
5'7 so i feel like we may have a similar fit. thanks!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2014
Wayyyyy too tight!
I was expecting to really love this dress after seeing it in the Las Vegas showroom - the color is absolutely amazing! I tried it on at the showroom and decided I could deal with the tightness (they only had a size 8 in stock), but the dress definitely was too tight for me at a size 6. I wore this as a replacement dress for the Cushnie & Ochs At Ease Shoulder dress, which my significant other was not a fan of, and I definitely regret exchanging the two dresses. I was uncomfortable all night long, and while I loved the cutouts, the tightness was just not worth it. Definitely not forgiving and you need to have a fit/athletic body type to pull it off. Admittedly, this was toward the end of my vacation so I'm sure i put on some vacation pounds, but the dress was too tight regardless. I wore another E&J dress earlier in the week and wore a size 4 comfortably. Such a shame, because the color really is beautiful! Definitely size up (or even two) if you plan on renting this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2014
Rented two Elizabeth & James dress options for a recent spring wedding
I typically wear a size 4 or 6 depending on the style of dress, however, this one when I put it on was so tight across the hips. I do have a small waist and a bit of a booty - so if you have hips and a butt, this dress may not work for you, or, possibly go up a size. It's very cute and bit brighter pink than the picture.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2014
Love love love!
This was a super fun and sassy dress! My only complaint would be that it does run a tad small. Im usually a size 2 or 4 in dresses and ended up wearing the 6. Other than that, it was a hit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 28, 2014
Exactly what I hoped for!
Great on hourglass body type. Sucks everything in very nicely. LOVED the fabric of the dress, just felt heavenly against your skin and fit like a glove, except not constricting! Definitely ordering again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
April 29, 2014
I wanted to love this dress so badly, but it just didn't work for me. Had to send it back.
This dress really is beautiful in person, but when I put it on it was a different story. It runs smaller than other E&J dresses I have worn in past (so size up if you try it). The material is not forgiving in the stomach area so even the smallest pooch will show. Also, the cut outs are right in the area where most women tend to have the most fat. I am not large by any means, but unfortunately this dress just didn't work for my body type. However, I think this dress would look stunning on someone smaller who is in great shape. If that's you, I think it's worth giving it a try but have a back up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 2, 2014
Fun and bright!
I received so many compliments on this dress. If you are between sizes, go up a size. The cut outs shouldn't be super tight against the skin.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 4, 2014
As I strutted through the crowd I felt like all eyes were on me in this amazing dress.
Bunches up a bit up top near the cut outs and not very easy to use if you need to pee. But it is an amazing dress nonetheless.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 7, 2014
Barbie dress!
This dress was perfect for a wedding. It really makes your shape look great. As another reviewer said, definitely very difficult to use the bathroom in but overall gorgeous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
May 8, 2014
This dress is striking and sexy
This was body hugging but beautiful. I'm often uncomfortable in tight dresses, but my friends assured me that this fit was perfect ad not too tight. The back up size was damaged so I only had one option. I ended up wearing this out for a night out in Vegas and I felt confident as soon as I saw the first picture of myself. The color is striking, the cut is very flattering, and the length is perfect for those of us who don't feel like a mini-skirt is always the answer. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
May 14, 2014
Such a head-turning dress!
Loved loved loved this dress. The fit was a little tight, especially around the knees, but still so comfortable and flattering. The fabric felt so nice that I never wanted to take it off! I fit into the size 4 fine, but in the interests of giving myself a little more room for comfort for dancing, eating, etc I ended up wearing the 6. By far my favorite part of the dress was the color. GORGEOUS. One of my friends said something to the effect of I should never wear any other color again haha. And it went so well with a turquoise statement necklace I already had. It was such a bummer when I had to return it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
May 15, 2014
Pretty color
Runs small and was too tight/I felt the side openings were too big to wear for my event. Luckily this was my backup and the other dress is great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 21, 2014
BEAUTIFUL COLOR and great fabric
Runs super small...I usually wear a 6....and the back up size 8 was super unflattering. Definitely size up at least 2 sizes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 27, 2014
This dress was stunning! The color was perfect for a spring function!
I wore this dress for a cocktail attire wedding! I absolutely loved it! The color was great and was such a fun dress! I ordered a size 2 and 4 which I usually bounce between depending on the dress style. I ended up wearing the 4 due to it being tighter around the tush area! But otherwise I had no problem dancing or using the bathroom! It was the perfect mix up of a classic look and party dress! I would definitely recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2014
Showtime, Synergy!
In a word, this dress is fantastic. The fabric is thick/stretchy (curve-hugging without drawing out flaws), the color pops, and the cutouts add trendy/sexy oomph without being "too much" (because the dress is a sheath and the cutouts not too big). I wore this dress to a Vermont wedding, and found that a cream-colored cardigan for the ceremony/first part of the reception was perfect. The flaws: Really, just heed the advice of all the reviews, with which I will concur: it runs small. I typically am between a 4 and 6 and had to go 6 with this dress, although the 4 in a similar dress by the same designer (Purple Bardot dress) fit me perfectly. Otherwise, I have no complaints. The fine print: When you add some good friends, cocktails, and a dance floor, this dress WILL make you think you are invincible. When you put this dress on, you will be an unstoppable force of personified fun. You will have more confidence and energy than you ever thought possible, and you probably won't go to bed at a reasonable hour. You will go to the after-after-after party. You may even stay up to watch the sun rise. Until next time, Synergy...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 11, 2014
Sexy and elegant with the perfect pop of color
The fit is very form fitting. I was complimented all night on the dress. It was perfect for summer.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 13, 2014
AMAZING DRESS!!! But a sub-par customer service experience.
I'm giving this dress a 5 star rating because it was fantastic. The color was a bit brighter (more of a neon pink) than in the photos, but I loved it. The material was high quality. The dress came to me and looked brand new. And the return shipping was amazingly easy. I even wore it to the after party of the wedding...meaning that I comfortably wore this dress for about 14 hours and felt SO comfortable (with the help of Spanx, of course). HOWEVER I must comment on what happened to me... TWO days before my event, RTR called me and said that the size 10 was no longer available because the person who returned it before me trashed it. (I ordered a 10, which is my true size, and a 12 because people said it ran small.) They said they were still able to send the 12 but that I could also choose any other dress (regardless of cost) on the website. That was a nice gesture, but it would seem as though RTR has an inventory problem since the first three "second picks" I asked for were also not available. Thank goodness the 12 fit like a glove, or I would've been asking for a refund. If I had to give a rating based on overall experience, I would give 1-2 stars. But I must say, the dress was fantastic! (Worn with: nude Steve Madden Realove pumps, J. Crew knockoff Sunburst necklace, cheap ring from Old Navy (to match necklace), and a turquoise vintage clutch.)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 2, 2014
Loved this dress! Such a fun great color and fit!
Fits pretty snug. I'm 5'9" and about 135-140 lbs, usually wear a size 4, ordered the 6 based on the reviews. I was a afraid the cut out details would be too risqué for a wedding, but they weren't at all. The length and cut of the dress is very classy and flattering. Got compliments all night :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
July 3, 2014
Loved this dress. Just had a baby and I finally felt sexy again! Great BRIGHT color!
I was a zero pre baby and am a zero now. However, things fit differently. This dress fit my now curvier body in all the right places and was so bright and fun! It did bunch by the cutouts but that seems normal to me. I let it bunch while I danced and pulled it down when I was done. It is tight, size up if you are on the fence with fit or are bigger in the hips than bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 6, 2014
Beautiful Color. Sleek Style.
This dress is so nicely made and the color is a beautiful, vibrant coral. It fit me very nicely and the length was nice also-- hit closer to the knee on me compared to the model. Highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
July 9, 2014
Stunning!!!!
I tried the dress at Vegas Store at the Cosmopolitan and felt in love w/ the dress. The color is summery but unique n the fit was perfect. I am a 4 or 6 depending on the dress, but this one fit like a glove on size 4. No bra, no spandex... Just perfect! I rented the dress for date night at MJ one show in Vegas. My husband could not stop smiling and saying how beautiful I look. I will be buying the dress if I have another occasion to use it... I love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 14, 2014
Sexy fit!
It is a beautiful dress. Wonderful summer color. I was nervous about the cut outs, but they were very flattering. It runs small. I am normally a 4, but ended up wearing the 6 and that was "fitting".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Weight: 115lbs
July 15, 2014
I felt like every person stopped to compliment the dress!!! I never wanted to take it off!!!!!
Fit perfectly!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 15, 2014
"Conservative" but fun! Very flattering and comfortable. Options to accessorize, too!
After reading that the dress ran a bit small, I typically wear a size 2 or size 4 but opted to order a 4 and a 6. Both fit, but I was concerned the size 4 was too small in the chest area and would be uncomfortable to wear from the 4 pm wedding ceremony to the end of the reception at midnight. However, given the placement of the cutouts I regretted not wearing the size 4 because as the night wore on the cutouts were stretched out enough that gaps were forming instead of still fitting close to my body. It wasn't terrible though and my boyfriend assured I was the only one who noticed. I got tons of compliments on the dress and enjoyed being "sexy" without a plunging neckline or mini skirt length. The dress leaves lots of room for statement necklaces or wow-factor shoes too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 16, 2014
Just the right amount of sexy
This dress is amazing. The material is so nice and it fits tightly (but not too tightly) in all of the right places. I got so many compliments all night. My only criticism is that its tight around the knees so sitting was a little challenging. The dress loosened up throughout the night though making this easier.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 21, 2014
Coral Crush
This is the perfect dress for a summer wedding. The color is gorgeous and it was a huge hit with my husband. It's the perfect combination of sophisticated and sexy. The reviews are correct in that this dress definitely runs small, especially in the hip area. I rented a size 2 and 4 and I ended up wearing the size 2 because the size 4 had a slight stain on the chest area. RTR responded with great costumer service and offered to refund my rental fee due to the condition of the size 4 dress. I'm a bit curvier in the hip/tush area and the fabric does not have a lot of stretch so I found some tasks like getting in and out of the car a challenging. I was able to walk and dance just fine, but I think the size 4 would have been more comfortable. I would recommend sizing up for your back up size. I wore the dress with a pair of peep toe gold toned shoes, some gold bracelets, and a gold toned necklace. The gold tones provided a nice balance to the coral. I love this dress and would highly recommend it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 25, 2014
My husband loved this dress on me!
Perfect color and perfect size. Rented for anniversary dinner while on vacation. Very form fitting so make sure you have seamless undergarments. A little tight at the hem but slit in back makes it easy to walk. Cut puts are very flattering. I love my arms and shoulders so racer back styles always look nice on me -- this dress was perfect to highlight my favorite features in myself. My husband loved it. Wish I could keep it! My favorite rental so far!
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