Jill Jill Stuart

Elderberry Side Cut Out Gown

$75 – $90 rental
$378 retail
Stylist Notes

Side cutouts elevate this purple gown by Jill Jill Stuart. Pair the look with drop earrings. the Cite Earrings by Lulu Frost.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Purple crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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123 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(59)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Weight: 145lbs
September 6, 2016
Great dress for a formal wedding.
Great cut, great color. I'm pretty tall so I went up a size and skipped the heels to make this work for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 8, 2016
Stylist Review!
Gorgeous color and fun cut-outs! This dress is a perfect fall color for any formal event including weddings. This dress was a little small so definitely size up for the back-up, especially if you have a larger bust! I wear a size 36D and typically am a size 10 in dresses, but had a difficult time zipping this dress over my bust. The dress is very fitted throughout so curvier women should size up for comfortable room at the hips. This dress should be worn with a Nu Bra or no bra due to the cut outs. There is no stretch to the fabric so I would suggest Spanx as well to help create a smooth look underneath the dress! This dress would look great on a straight and narrow body-type. Pair with black pumps and statement earrings!
DanaSeptember 9, 2016
How was the length on your 5'2" frame? I'm the same height!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 8, 2016
Perfect fit! Lovely dress!
Wore this dress to the Symphony gala opening- was a perfect fit and I got many compliments. The top fits so well that I didn't even need to wear a bra. Great dress and beautiful color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
September 25, 2016
Great for a date night
Comfortable! This dress is modern with a sexy flair. The color was perfect for the fall season.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 27, 2016
Beautiful Formal Dress
This dress was great! I wore without a bra and felt comfortable and supported. The cutouts are sexy but classy and the pockets are also a fantastic plus. Dress barely touched the ground with 3" heels (I'm 5'5"). I got compliments on it all night and would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 2, 2016
Comfortable and elegant
This dress has pockets and they stuck out a bit in the smaller size. I sized up and had no issues with the pockets. It's a beautiful dress and I received a lot of compliments. The color looks good on anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
October 2, 2016
Didn't want to send it back
I loved this dress. It was so comfortable. I got tons of compliments about it. I'm small busted, and went down a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 3, 2016
Black Tie Perfection
I normally feel too self conscious to wear cutouts, but the placement on this dress was absolutely perfect. Received a ton of compliments and felt gorgeous!! Highly recommend for a black tie event where you can wear a dress with a little more edge.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
October 4, 2016
A little edge yet elegant!
Dress was super easy to wear and received so many complements on it all night including from the bride! Really nice purple / plum color, perfect for a fall wedding or formal event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 4, 2016
Great color
The color of this dress is beautiful. I didn't end up wearing it because I chose another dress for this event but I will rent this one again. The cut outs are the perfect amount of sexy without being slutty and the pockets are a great bonus.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 11, 2016
Great dress but pockets made it look weird.
Loved the color and it fit true to size. The pockets weren't sitting flat though so it created a weird look from the front. The side view was awesome though! I ended up just going with another dress. Would've had to wear pasties because even my strapless bra showed a little.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 130lbs
October 11, 2016
Everyone loved the dress, including myself!
The dress was true to size, the length was long but I wore 3 inch heels and it worked out great- only touching the ground briefly and I was never stepping on it. The cut outs on the side make it difficult to wear a bra, I was able to go without one but suggest buying a stick-on bra or tape if necessary. Otherwise, LOVED the dress and fit.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 16, 2016
Gorgeous!
Rented this for a fall wedding and it was perfect! The fabric is heavy and nice but not hot. The cut outs were a sexy detail without showing too much. A lot of dresses are tight on my backside, but this dress fell perfectly. Got compliments all night! Could not wear a bra though, it would have shown near the armpits where the dress cuts in.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 17, 2016
Very flattering!
Awesome and comfortable dress! Only downside was that it is a very long dress, even with heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
October 19, 2016
loved the pockets
loved this dress! was perfect for formal wedding - was not able to wear regular bra but a strapless bandeau bra worked great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 19, 2016
Beautiful color, flattering fabric -- Didn't wear, bust was too large, and I am a DD.
The dress overall was a little large, which isn't too much of a problem as I like my clothes a little bit baggier. Unfortunately, the bust was not small enough for me. I am a 34 DD which typically complicates dress sizing anyways, so I have a wide array of bras that smashes me in for any range of fits.... but for the first time ever, there was TOO MUCH room in this bust. This caused for an unflattering wing (that tied the front and the back together) that a whole hand could stick into on either side. Would not recommend in larger sizes unless your bust is on the larger side.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 3, 2016
This dress was perfect for a black tie/gown wedding!
I received so many commpliements and the dress was much more flattering than I thought it would be - I liked it so much I think I will buy it and keep in my permanent collection.
RTR CustomerOctober 26, 2016
I am very pear shaped and am wondering how it fit on your bottom half. I can usually tell from looking at dreses if my butt would fit and this one I'm just not sure..
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 27, 2016
Great dress!
This dress was perfect for the wedding I was in! I was a little nervous since the wedding was Saturday and I received the dress at 5 pm Friday, but luckily it fit perfectly. I have a smaller chest (32B) and think that this style top fit nicely because of that. Got tons of compliments on the dress. I would definitely recommend!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 27, 2016
Everyone complimented my dress all night and after from the photos!
This dress fit very well and was very well made and comfortable. The fabric is pretty thick and covers well. One thing I recommend is wearing a black bra or bandellete as the cut is a bit funky right by the armpit. You could kind of see the black bra in the photos but it just looked like it was part of the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
October 29, 2016
Fall Perfection
Rented this for a friends black tie wedding and received so many compliments!!! Didn't want to send it back. Definitely recommend!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 31, 2016
So effortless....
I just loved how easy RTR made it for me to rent a perfectly fitting gown! They suggested the accessories and I felt beautiful.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
November 1, 2016
Was perfect for a black tie wedding - not too flashy but clean lines, flattering, unique.
Fit well - I could have worn the 4 or 6. I'm fairly tall and it worked well with short wedges.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 4, 2016
I didn't want to send it back!!
This dress was great!! It was a wonderful fit, true to size, and the best part, it was SO comfortable. I got a ton of compliments all night and definitely didn't want to send this one back.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 6, 2016
Two occasions for my Cinderella moment!
I ordered a 4L for my height, and it ended up being much longer and much roomier in the bust than I had hoped. Had the shoulders tacked loosely in order to tighten it all up and it fit beautifully. It was comfortable once it was adjusted, I didn't have to wear a bra, and didn't have to accessorize more than a pair of earrings and a bracelet! I received a ton of compliments when I wore it to a Symphony event with my dad and also to a Black Tie Optional Gala. Next time I'll be sure to order a 4R backup just in case, but definitely recommend this dress and give it an enthusiastic 4 stars!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 6, 2016
Not a good fit
Side cut outs were a bit awkward and not meant for a cup size bigger than a B cup. The front of the dress that covers the chest was too narrow, so there was a bit too much side boob. Felt like a purple sack. Big disappointment. Couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Weight: 120lbs
November 7, 2016
This dress was awesome! I felt so great in it, it was comfortable easy and elegant.
This dress is perfect for a formal affair. No bra needed, it was fitted, made me look skinny and was sexy enough without being overt.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
November 7, 2016
Unique & classy
I've never had a problem with regular length dresses, this one runs a little long. Otherwise great dress
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 10, 2016
Perfect for a Fall wedding
Loved this dress! I wore it to my brothers semi-formal wedding in October and I got tons of great compliments. The dress I wore was a 0R and I am normally a size two. The reviews said it runs big, so I'm glad I got the smaller size. It fit well in the bust, but was a little bulky around the hips and mid-section. I have very narrow hips and my sister said it looked a little big on me. Overall, I loved the thick material and not needing a bra. I'm 5'4 and wore 3 inch heels and the dress hit the floor perfectly.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
November 11, 2016
I used this dress for our engagement photos - it was the perfect color for our theme!
I'm 5'5 133lbs & am somewhat hippy - the 2R fit every where but the hips - the pockets puckered out - which isn't unusual for my body type, but the 4R was huge. So I had to tape down the pockets and made it work for the photos, but if this was for an event it would have been much harder.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2016
Cut out gown
This dress fit me perfectly, except it was a little loose around the bust area which made me a little nervous since I couldn't wear a bra and I kinda felt like I'd spill out! (Which, I think if you're a little bustier, you should stray away from this dress). I called RTR to see what they could do because when I first got the dress, I wasn't sure if I liked the way I looked. They were extremely helpful and offered to send me another dress off of my event "hearts" page. But I ultimately opted to just wear this one. My husband thought it looked wonderful. And it has pockets! I was getting compliments all night and I felt wonderful. I wore three inch heels and my toe just barely peeked out. It was easy to get around in and I didn't trip once. I love RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 14, 2016
OBSESSED!!!
I am in LOVE with this dress and came so close to keeping it forever! It was SO different and comfortable! The cut outs were in a perfect spot which I was nervous of being a C cup. It covered everything and was tight enough to not feel uncomfortable in the bust area. The rest of the dress draped and flowed so nicely down the body that it was form fitting, but not tight at all! Now, did I mention that it has pockets? BECAUSE IT DOES AND THEY'RE AWESOME! Everything about this dress was perfect. From the length (although I did wear high heels) to the cut outs, to the fit. I highly suggest trying this one out!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Weight: 160lbs
November 14, 2016
Beautiful, fun dress
The dress fits true-to-size. I am 5"7 and had to wear this with heels so it wasn't dragging on the ground but the dress was easy to wear and the cut-outs made it a ton of fun!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
November 15, 2016
Felt super chic & elegant and got compliments all night!
I'm 5'7" and wore the 2 regular, not 2 long. The dress hit the floor in a kitten heel. Ladies at this height can probably do either dress length depending on how tall you want your heel to be, but the regular size seems to run long. I'm also a 34B and felt comfortable in the bust area of the dress without a bra.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 16, 2016
Modern, elegant, unique
I am very slim-hipped and small busted and this dress seemed designed just for me. I usually wear a 2 or 4 and the 4 fit me like a glove. Busty women might have trouble with the cut. The fabric is sturdy, but not stretchy. I wore the dress to a fall wedding and received compliments all night. It is very comfortable and the length allowed me to wear flats. I would buy this dress if I could afford it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2016
Classic but stylish dress!
I loved this dress. It for true to size. It was a little long (but I'm short- 5'3") but I wore it with heels and it was the perfect length. It was a little tricky trying to select a bra that didn't show. I recommend sticky cups!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
November 23, 2016
Such a good fall formal dress!
I'm a 32B and I was worried about it not fitting in the bust, but I wore a nude strapless bra and it fit perfectly.. Only reason for 4 stars is that sometimes my bra peeked out from the top or bottom of the cutouts since the piece of fabric going around your bust is narrow. It was minimally noticeable but I was somewhat self conscious about it at first. I had my hair long and down it covered it for the most part. Wear seamless underwear, even with the lining and thick fabric some panty line was seen with normal underwear. It was such a lovely dress especially with the pockets I love the pockets so much!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2016
Beautiful dress
Great dress, I found it to be true to size and fit comfortably although others thought it was tighter around the waist. The cut outs make it fun and a bit sassy, but it really is an elegant dress. The only thing to be mindful of is the length, I'm 5'9 and the long was perfect but a regular would have been way to short. Overall, loved it!
RTR CustomerJanuary 10, 2017
Did you wear heels with it? I'm 5'10" looking for a formal dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 7, 2016
This was a phenomenal dress--I would order again with no hesitation.
The fit was extremely comfortable and true to size. Did not need to wear a bra because of the construction of the dress. Pockets were cool but you could see the outline of any objects in them so I didn't use them except for photos. Got tons of compliments, even from strangers, on the dress. Extremely flattering and classy - I had never met the bride and even she complimented this dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 10, 2016
Perfect mix of classy and edgy!
I wore this dress to a black tie Christmas party and it was absolutely perfect. The color is amazing (especially for fall/winter) and the cutouts are sassy without being too revealing. Fabric is durable but not too thick or hot. My only issue was that the 2R was a little long on me, but I was able to fix it with some temporary hem tape which was easily removed after the event. My first RTR experience and I would definitely rent again!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
December 24, 2016
Not my favorite but a nice rental
It was a nice dress - material was beautiful and all in all, it fit well. I can't imagine wearing this if you have bigger boobs because even with a 32B and all I needed were stickies, even that was showing a little at the sides of the cut out of the dress. The bandeau piece is not very tall.
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