Jill Jill Stuart

Elderberry Side Cut Out Gown

$55 – $75 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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96 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
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Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 21, 2017
Unique dress that fit perfectly
I loved the deep purple of the dress and received countless compliments on the style with the cutouts. Also this dress has pockets - what?! Amazing. I'm 5'3" and 120lbs and I got the 2P which fit perfectly both in width and height (just had to wear 3.5in heels with it).
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Athletic
June 18, 2017
Beautiful dress! Classic, elegant, and sophisticated, but still young and fun.
The 4L was perfect for me. I usually have an issue with the top being too tight or waist being too large, so going braless in this dress allowed for a great fit in both the bust and waist. The fabric was sturdy and didn't show sweat, which I usually have issues with, particularly in the warmer months. LOVED the pockets! They didn't lie totally flat but I often had a hand in one for pictures and they were exactly what I needed for carrying just the essentials. Would highly recommend!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 14, 2017
A beautiful night at Zoobilation!
I loved this dress! I received a lot of compliments and the color was just as it looks in the pictures. It was a little long but would have been fine if I was wearing heels. I am 5'6 145 lbs and I usually wear a size 8- the 8 fit perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2017
Great Dress!
I'm 5'2', and in 4" heels it was still a touch too long. The material is on the thicker side, so I opted out of wearing this to the ceremony because it was a hot day. It was a great hit at the reception, though! Many compliments. The cutouts on the side are just enough to make the dress a bit edgy, while keeping with the traditional look I usually go for. I wore dangly earrings and no necklace. The neckline is high, and I think this dress is best suited for taller girls with more torso. Overall, a great dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 7, 2017
Comfortable and Flattering
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding. After reading reviews, I originally sized up and ordered a 6 and got a 4 as a backup size and I am glad I did. I ended up wearing the smaller size and it fit perfectly! I have a smaller bust and was able to wear a strapless bra with it since I feel more comfortable wearing a bra. A little bit of the bra would poke out at times but it was barely noticeable. I could imagine this dress would not work for someone with a larger bust as the band around the bust is not very thick. Overall, I loved this dress and it fit perfectly. the pockets allowed me to keep my phone handy for quick photo ops and the skirt was loose enough that I could dance the night away. Would definitely recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 6, 2017
Beautiful dress, unique, and so many compliments!
This dress is fabulous! The cutouts are in just the right places so they're not too revealing. The length was good even with my height and a short 1" heel. I wore this to a work gala and got so many compliments. It's really a unique dress! The color is also beautiful.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 17, 2017
The color and style is popular
It fits perfectly. I got a lot of compliments because of this beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
May 15, 2017
Got a lot of complements on this dress at a black tie wedding. The color is awesome and is very fun!
Would recommend ordering on size up than usual, especially if you have a larger chest. I would normally wear a 8, but I also wear a 36DD, I wore the size 10. The bands on the sides of this dress in the 8 were uncomfortably small on me. The material is a little thick but wasn't too uncomfortable for an April wedding in South Carolina. Would order again!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 14, 2017
Love the color and fit!
I wore this for a January wedding in south Florida. The plum was a beautiful color, and the slits in the side gave the simple dress that extra little oomf! Slightly long - had to wear 3-4 inch wedges.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
May 11, 2017
Extremely comfortable!
Try to keep this review short but this dress was amazing. Had pockets though I didn't really use them but still awesome when a dress has pockets! We had just gotten back from vacation so I gained a small tummy but the dress hid it well. Was thick material so kept me warm despite the cutouts. Was very comfortable. A little long but i'm short so I have that problem with everything! I wore 3+ in heels and was still carrying the dress when I walked and especially danced. The picture I posted isn't great cause of course we forget to ask anyone to take a full length picture of us at the wedding. I would recommend this dress. My only complaint is that it was too long. This is my 2nd time renting from RTR and I have nothing but great things to say about this service. Thank you!! Wish I had another event soon so I have a reason to rent again!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2017
Lots of compliments!
I loved this unique and sexy yet understated dress. I felt chic, comfortable, and classy. Plus it has pockets! I have a small bust and was able to go braless. The length was perfect for me at 5'6" with mid-height heels. I went with the 2R which was great (not too loose but not snug) on my 120lbs frame. Hate to send it back!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 7, 2017
Love the uniqueness of this cut, and the Aubergine color is very special!
Fit was great, I had some apprehension about wearing the cutouts but it was a suggestion of sexy, without being raunchy. My only frustration was finding a bra that was high enough not to show below the cut-outs. I finally had to go with a strapless bra because I also couldn't conceal straps. I was a little self conscious but got tons of compliments all night! I'd been horribly sick for two weeks before, but was not going to miss wearing this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 6, 2017
Got loads of compliments on this beautiful and tasteful dress!
I rented this dress for prom and it was an amazing dress. I fit perfectly into the 4R with no tape or adjustments needed. This dress hit the floor without heels, so if high heels are in your outfit plan the length might be a bit weird. Also, the picture makes the dress appears a darker purple than it actually is. I have never had a dress be so flattering, especially from the side. POCKETS are a huge plus! Would definitely recommend for prom or formal events.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2017
Beautiful, unique
Great for small chested women, no need to wear bra, room in the hips. Fun, handy pockets! Classy dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 25, 2017
Received so many compliments! Loved this dress...felt confident and beautiful for the night!
I have shorter legs so it was somewhat long on me but because it was looser material, it picked up off the floor with only having to wear a smaller heel.
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 17, 2017
stunning dress!
this fit like a dream, it is an exact size with no room to stretch at all. the fabric is heavy and beautiful and the dress also photographs very well. absolutely loved it!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 9, 2017
Absolutely beautiful dress!!
This was my first RTR and definitely will not be my last!! The plum color was amazing!! I ordered the 6L and the 8L. I honestly could have worn either. I was more comfortable in the 8L. I am 5' 9" and wore 3 inch heels. Length was perfect! Couldn't wear a bra, but it was perfectly fine. This dress was stunning! I received so many compliments! Such an easy process!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 4, 2017
Such a fun dress!
Loved this dress and got a ton of compliments. I hardly ever wear purple and have never worn cutouts so it was fun to step outside of my comfort zone in a small way. The cutouts sit right on your rib cage so a bra was definitely not an option, but the dress is tight enough (and my boobs small enough) that I was fine going without. I got the 6L and wore 3-inch heels and the length was perfect (I'm 5'6). The dress itself is fairly thick and has a liner so I would not recommend this for a hot summer day. But it was great for a March wedding. I was excited about the pockets as well but the dress was tight enough that you could see anything I put in the pocket (even an ID).
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 2, 2017
Sexy But Classy
This dress was perfect in every way but one. I wore this to a fundraising gala. It was formal enough, but subtle and classy. Great color and true to size. I'm normally a size 4, sometimes a 6 in pants but the 4 fit just fine. This was only "fitted" in the bust. My only complaint is I barely got by with a strapless bra and don't have the chest to go braless. My bra slightly poked through the cutouts in the dress even though it was the smallest I could find. The band of fabric sat somewhat low so I had to pull the dress up throughout the night. A small price to pay for a fabulous dress!
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Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
April 2, 2017
Loved this dress
Fit great, and I got compliments on it all night. I am short so I went with the petite sizes and they were the perfect length
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 1, 2017
Classy and Edgy
Dress fit perfectly. I was able to wear a black strapless bra with it no problem. I would have been able to get away without wearing one at all since it was snug enough around the bust. The regular length was perfect for me with 3" heels. It just brushed the floor, but I didn't trip at all. Over all I highly recommend this dress. Didn't want to send it back.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 28, 2017
Customer service was excellent.
Loved this dress!! So much fun to wear and comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 23, 2017
Ended up having to get a back up dress.
I didn't end up wearing this. It ran very small on top. The bottom and color were beautiful. If you have any kind of chest, size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 22, 2017
Easy to wear dress
Great color and fits well, was just my back up so I didn't end up wearing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 21, 2017
Perfect for a sunset wedding in the city
Ran a little big in the hips and a little short. I had to purchase lower heeled shoes. Very flattering. Slimming. Heavy, high quality fabric. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
March 19, 2017
Pockets!!!'
So many compliments. Fit fantastic. Doesn't wrinkle. Has pockets. Overall awesome dress, which I bought it so I could wear it over and over
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 19, 2017
So gorgeous! So sophisticated!
I wore this to a barristers ball. It was so gorgeous and elegant. It fit perfectly and was so flattering. I hated taking it off at the end of the night! I am 5'4 and wore a size 2r. It was the perfect size and length as long as I was wearing 3 inch heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 16, 2017
Hips were tighter than expected
This dress was gorgeous and seemingly perfect for my pear shape but unfortunately the fabric wasn't as stretchy as I had thought. I could get both sizes on but it bunched up and made the pockets pucker out around my wide hips. It was too late to order the next size up but I would've done it in a heart beat!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 8, 2017
Great dress!
Loved this dress! I got so many compliments! The only thing is that I wished it had come in a 0P. The 0 fit me perfectly except for the length, and the 2P was a little big in the bust but perfect in the length. I went with the 2P so I wouldn't trip as I was already wearing 4" heels. Overall a great dress though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 6, 2017
Beautiful dress, ran small
I loved the color and the cut out detailing. Unfortunately, both sizes were small on me in the hip area and I was unable to wear :-( I could have gotten away with the 4R, if the dress didn't have pockets - but they puckered out and made the dress look ill fitting. I think if I ordered the 6, it would have been to large in the bust area.
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 5, 2017
Lots of compliments!
This dress is formal with the perfect amount of sexy. The lining of the dress was laying funny in the neck, making it pucker and not lay straight across. I used fashion tape to tape the lining down on the inside of the dress. It is tight in the hips, so the pockets didn't lay completely flat. But overall it is a beautiful dress and the petite was the perfect length for me to wear with heels.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 26, 2017
Sexy and elegant
This is a lovely dress. Elegant for a formal affair and yet sexy and seductive. It's a great dress for anyone who wants to show a bit of skin, and yet maintain a sense of dignity and class. It felt great to wear. The plum color is tasteful and yet not black, so you don't look like all the other women. It's great that it has pockets as well.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 24, 2017
Perfect dress for black tie wedding!
Wore this for a black tie fall wedding and it was perfect! The purple is vibrant, but doesn't come off as too bright, which I liked. I'm 5'9", 150lbs and usually am between a 6 and 8 for dresses. Went for the 6L this time because it fit my bust perfectly so that I didn't need any bra, fashion tape, etc. Fabric was thick enough for this too. Hips were just a smidgen tight, but this was a dress that looked better without being fitted because it's column style and the 8 would've been too baggy. Plus, it has pockets! As a taller person, the long was good for me with my 3" heels, it his at the right length. Got tons of compliments and it was easy to dance all night in, would definitely wear again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 20, 2017
This dress fit perfectly and everyone told me I looked stunning! I couldn't be happier.
When I first tried this dress on I was anxious about the fit, but it felt like it was made for me. I didn't wear any special undergarments (although I did have to skip a bra) and it looked fabulous. It was also surprisingly comfortable. I wore this dress to my company Christmas party. I didn't order a backup dress or size. It was delivered on time and returning is super easy (if you read all the instructions and return it to UPS). I will definitely be ordering another dress from RTR for an upcoming event this spring <3
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 130lbs
February 20, 2017
This dress was perfect!
The fit was great, I would've liked it if were a little bit tighter up top since I'm not that busty but regardless it looked flawless! Highly recommend for any event.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2017
Worn to a Mardi Gras ball. Renting was the best decision I've ever made.
Yes, this dress has POCKETS!!! Great coverage and perfect length. I wore a 3in heel. No bra was needed, but the coverage allows for a strapless bra. The dress had a tight fit in the torso to keep you covered with enough room to comfortably move around and stand up/sit down during the night.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 15, 2017
Loved this dress! It was so comfy and form fitting.
I ordered the 4R and 6R and they both fit great! I chose the 6R for a little extra dancing room. The cutouts hit perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 14, 2017
Beautiful color, so many compliments!
I wore this dress to my cousin's wedding and received so many compliments. The color and style of the dress are beautiful and the cutouts are very flattering. However, the 0R was way too long for me and because of that, I felt like the cutouts went a bit low on the side so it was a bit exposing at times. I think if there was a 0P size it would have fit perfectly but overall I was super happy with the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
February 13, 2017
If I were 3-4" shorter, I would probably buy this dress.
Rented with Unlimited for a wedding. The dress itself is bomb. The cut outs are of optimal size in flattering location and pretty sure the color (a bit more vivid slash aesthetically pleasing in person) would complement any skin tone under the sun. Figuratively. Well, literally too, but I'm sure it'd look just as dope under the moon. Plot twist. The length ended up being the deciding factor, so I ended up having to go with another dress which hung a few inches longer. RIP to the opportunity though because this dress was one of my favorites.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 12, 2017
Beautiful color, classy with a bit of edge with the cutouts
Got 2 sizes and the 4L was a little too big in the bust, so I ended up wearing the 2L. It was a fantastic dress, and I got so many compliments! I wish it were a little bit longer since I like wearing 3.5-4" heels, and I had to wear a much smaller heel.
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