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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118 reviews

Fit
Small 60
True to Size 50
Large 1
Photos 93
Morgan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

The perfect Bachelorette Party dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress fit great, though it ran a little small. I normally wear a 2 but had to wear the 4 in this one for comfort in sitting down and extra roominess in the stomach area. I loved the cut outs on the side and the material was so comfortable! I wish the hem was a little shorter, it hit right at my knees but I still loved it! I was looking for something a little sexy without being too revealing for my Bachelorette party and this was perfect! Highly recommend this dress!
Brittany
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Beautiful color!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Runs slightly small. It was tight on my hips and bust so I wore my larger backup size.
Marian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 9, 2014

Fit was fabulous!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this dress for my 25th birthday! Fit was great! The color stood out and the cut outs made the dress amazing! I just wish I had a better picture of the back
Marissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Different looking dress was sexy yet classic

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Great color and the cutouts are a fun surprise. I'm normally a 4, but wore a 6 because the 4 was a little snug. Hit me right above the knees. The fabric is on the thicker side.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

Great color!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress. Wore it to a wedding and it was very appropriate. The dress hit me right at my knees and with the cutouts on the side it felt fun but conservative enough for a family wedding. It was stretchy enough that I could dance all night very comfortably. Definitely recommend!
Paige
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Wore it for a fraternity formal dinner. Perfect for the occasion. So many compliments

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I normally wear a 4, and I heard they run small but RTR did not have my next size up. It was VERY tight, especially in the butt. But was fine everywhere else. Just get some spanx and you'll be fine. If you have a butt even slightly larger than normal I would order up a size
Maggie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Sep 17, 2014

The bright color and cutouts really made me stand out!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a law school event. The color is a brighter pink than the photos show. I had read a lot of reviews of people saying that the dress ran small so I ordered the size up and ended up not needing it. I didn't find the bottom portion or top to be too tight but they are tighter than the mid section so I felt like it was too loose there at times. This dress was a little out of my comfort zone but I received a ton of compliments!! Good first RTR experience!
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Super sexy, feminine, classy!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This may be my fav so far! The dress is body hugging, but thick material so it's forgiving and looks amazing, I'd still recommend some spandex tho for no lines. I really liked the cut of the neckline, high but not restricting. The length was perfect for a wedding since it's so tight. the color is so bright and pretty but not overwhelming, a tone that will look amazing on everyone. Wear this dress with confidence and it'll be a knock out! I will definitely be renting it in other colors for another event! :) Sorry I didn't get a picture that really shows off the dress or the back or the dress. The majority of the pictures from other girls from September really show a good fit or the dress! :)
Jaci
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 27, 2014

GORGEOUS! Fit like a glove!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I love, love, loved this dress! the color is amazing, great on any skin tone! I rented this for a Bachelorette Party in Vegas and cannot say enough great things, it fits like a glove and I wish I could buy this dress!!
elak
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

This dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is stunning. It definitely runs a little small but the size 2 fit perfectly.
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

This is a very cute, form fitting dress… It's just "sexy" enough without being too over the top.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The dress runs just a little small in my opinion. I would typically wear a size 4 and the 4 fit, but the 6 was just a little more comfortable. The length is perfect, it's not too long and definitely not too short. The cut outs are in a great spot and are very flattering.
Kat
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

This dress was a showstopper, but way out of my comfort zone.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
The dress is very form-fitting and has a lot of stretch. There was less than 1/2 inch difference between the 8 and the 6. I wore the 8 for more comfort through the armhole. The dress rode up as I ascended a staircase, but otherwise stayed put, even sitting and dancing. The color and fit absolutely stopped traffic in our city, which is not in any way a fashion center, but I am still very happy with my choice. I felt great and my husband loved it.
Betsy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 5, 2014

TONS of compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is incredibly flattering and was great for a late-summer wedding. It's VERY tight - seamless undergarments are highly suggested. Fits like a glove!
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
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: 110 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: 34
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!
RTR Customer
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.
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