Elizabeth and James

Freedom Sheath

$112 to buy
$495 retail
Stylist Notes

Tap into your inner rock ‘n’ roller in this sleek and feathered LBD by Elizabeth and James. Stick to minimal accessories like Ella Carter's Jamie Earrings for a polished party look.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe with ostrich feathers. (54% Polyester 38% Viscose 8% Elastane) Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with feather detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 31” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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171 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(62)
Small
(52)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
June 19, 2017
My event was a birthday party
Snug fit, but true to the size - very cute and fun
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2017
cute lbd
this is a cute dress. very short. feathers are a really fun touch. it is a tight, fitted look so I wore seamless underwear - the material of the dress is thick and heavy and it is made well. i usually wear a 6, and for this i wore an 8; i would have preferred an 8L just so it was a bit longer.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
January 23, 2017
Loved it! Fabric was giving felt like it was tailored to me. Would rent it again.
Tons of compliments- Great dress.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 4, 2017
Just the right amount of fun!
LOVED this dress! Stretchy material throughout, feels a little short, but the feathers are the right length for it to still look modest. Would rent again in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2016
Valentine's Gala
Besides the feathers falling all over the floor- no one noticed but me, this dress was great. I kept pulling it down- it's super short! And kinda itchy around legs but not enough not to rent it! Easy, sexy, but stand out dress!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
November 20, 2016
Very fun dress
perfect for a Gatsby party...it was super short, though, so be aware. I am only 5'7" and it barely covered my tush!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
November 20, 2016
Fun and So Flattering!
This dress is amazing. Super comfortable and fun. I got compliments all night! It does shed feathers, but that's not a biggie. I'd definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 9, 2016
Cute dress but on the shorter side.
This dress was very short, just covering up my behind given my height. The fringe on the bottom was also tricky, as it was sticking out in different directions versus hanging naturally. I'd order up a size if you are on the taller size just to get some additional length to the dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 1, 2016
I rented this for a 1920's Great Gatsby party.
It was a beautiful dress and I loved wearing it. Like other reviewers have noted, it is definitely short. I am 5'5" and I was sorta embarrassed walking up stairs with some guys walking up behind me. Pretty sure they could literally see everything. Sitting was awkward. I looked GREAT standing, however, and overall the dress was a nice material and well made. While it did arrive clean, etc., I think it has seen a few days because there were definitely areas of missing fringe. It sheds too. You couldn't tell the fringe was missing unless you looked close though. Loved it and had fun wearing it, just wasn't 100% thrilled with the length and the shedding.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2016
Perfect for a 20s themed party, but runs short!
I wore this for a 20s themed 40th birthday party. It was very comfortable and perfect for the theme, but it was short on me (I'm 5'7"). The 6 was a little loose over all, but the 4 was way too short, so I went with the 6. Overall, I really liked this dress.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 29, 2016
Second time rental!
I loved how fun this dress was with the feathers at the bottom! The first time I wore it was for a Night out in Vegas and then to a cousins wedding. I'm hippy so went a size up but it runs true to size otherwise. Love this dress!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 3, 2016
so many compliments
Pros: the feathers were great! great upgrade to a regular little black dress. I have a little problem with the flubber on my belly but this dress hugs you so well and in the right places that my belly was not a problem. Such a great dress! Cons: IT'S SO SHORT! I am a short person and this dress would ride up with every step...so i wore black shorts under just in case. the feathers were also a little weird. Some feathers were longer than others and they kept like falling out. Other than those two things the dress was perfect and made me feel super confident.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
July 27, 2016
Wore this dress to Moulin Rouge in Paris to celebrate my birthday and 2 weeks in France for the TDF
This dress is amazing!!! Fits perfectly, highly recommended for a fun night out or formal occasion.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
July 19, 2016
We had a Gatsby party. This dress was perfect.
Dress runs small. Definitely size up versus down when you grab two sizes.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 18, 2016
Fit me perfect, love this dress.
I'm 5'7" and it was short if I was any taller it would be way too short to wear. The dress was so comfortable and fit me perfect.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 27, 2016
A great take on a traditional LBD!! Asked numerous times where I got it!
I'm typically a size 0, so this ran a bit small. The 2R was perfect for the occasion. The fabric had a little give which made me less self-conscious, but still fit perfectly considering no alterations could be made. Also - the length was perfect, but it should be noted that I'm petite - only 4'10"! Would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
June 8, 2016
Runs Small!
Beautiful dress, great quality, runs small. I really wanted to wear this dress for my birthday dinner. Unfortunately, I ordered a 12 (which is my normal size) and that was the largest size available and it was too small. If you order this dress, definitely order a size up. Especially if you have hips or larger breasts as there is no stretch to the fabric.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 30, 2016
I had many compliments all night long. The dress fit like a glove and I felt great in it!
fits to size, fitted for someone with curves, good for hourglass figure
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 24, 2016
Sexy but still classy! Very comfortable.
I got so many compliments the whole night. The dress was very comfortable and i loved that I could wear a regular bra with it. It was a little shorter than what I would have liked. Definitely can't wear a thong with this dress. I paired it with a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace and it looked amazing against the black. Overall, thought it was a great and fun rental.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
May 23, 2016
Fun dress!
The dress fit perfectly - it was just VERY SHORT. I almost didn't wear it, but decided to go for it. I generally like short dresses, but even I thought this might be too much. Overall it was fun to wear and I received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2016
LOVE! My Favorite RTR dress so far!
Perfect fit, the feather trim makes for a unique spin on the LBD. Loved it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 25, 2016
Super fun dress with tons of compliments!
Loved this dress but please note this dress runs very small and very short. I am 5'7" and typically wear a size 6. This dress I could have honestly worn a 10 it was so tiny. Thankfully the feathers added a few inches to the length otherwise I couldn't have worn it. Loved the style and look though!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 12, 2016
Classy, fun and one of a kind!
I ordered this dress for my friend's sweet sixteen and it was perfect! The hip area was a little snug and had a tendency to ride up but it wasn't too uncomfortable. Lots of compliments and nobody else had anything like it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 24, 2016
My friends
An absolutely stunning dress for a Great Gatsby event.....Id rent this again :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
February 23, 2016
I loved this dress!
Loved it! I have a small chest so my only complaint was that it was a little bit large there. It still looked great! The reviews said that it ran a little bit small so I sized up to the 4 because the 2 wasn't available. I'm glad I did. I think the 2 would have been too tight.I rented it for a Great Gatsby event but ended up wearing it for a night out in Chicago. It was a little bit short but the feathers made up for it. I wore tights underneath as it was 6 degrees that night!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
February 22, 2016
Love this dress, perfect las vegas dress
I wasn't able to wear this dress, which was sad because I loved it so much. I ordered size 6 based on reviews, but might have been better off with 8. I'm usually 4 or 6, skirt or pant size. I'm a 2 on top, which is tough with certain styles. The 8 might have fit way too big on top. As other reviewers mentioned, it is very very short. If you're a tall gal, like myself, it might be singing to think about. Still gave it 4 stars because it's so darn cute.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 19, 2016
This was a fantastic dress! Perfect for a Gatsby themed New Years wedding
This dress is SHORT! I normally wear a size 4, but ordered the 8&10 as a new Mom and wasn't sure what size I'd be by the end of December. Super glad I sized up. The 8 was so so so short could never have even bent over! But a fantastic dress, got tons of compliments all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
February 7, 2016
Fun & Sassy!
I work this to my company's Christmas party and it was such a hit. This was my first time wearing anything with feathers and I loved it. The dress was comfortable and the feathers made it seem longer so I didn't think it was too short.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 7, 2016
This dress was perfect for a masquerade-themed birthday party!
The 12 fit perfectly! It was a bit short so I wore sheer black pantyhose to camouflage things a bit. The feathers shed a lot, but it was beautiful and I would definitely recommend it for something fun, flirty and different!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 5, 2016
Really Cute Dress!
I was unable to wear this dress because it was way too short on me. I'm 5' 2" and thought perhaps it would fall a little longer on my petite frame. Nope.... looked like I was missing my pants ;-) Needless to say, I'm a bit curvy so I think women who have less curves would look absolutely stunning in this dress! The material is great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 5, 2016
Roaring 20's Party!
My work held a Roaring 20's party at the end of our recent conference. This dress fit like a glove, and was really flattering. It was a little bit short, but doable. Tights would have helped for sure, but I feel like the top being more conservative almost allows for the hem to be a little higher. Because of the neckline and arm design, I was able to wear a real bra, which is always a bonus. I received many compliments. The one downfall was that the feathers come out left and right. I would rent this again for any occasion.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 25, 2016
Super cute, but a little short
This dress was really fun. It seems longer than it really is, so I wore a slip under, just in case. I got so many compliments. And it was perfect for the 1920s venue we went to.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
January 21, 2016
Got lots of compliments on this dress
Very cute dress; however, very short, should not be worn for an event where you will be sitting a majority of the time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 20, 2016
Ordered this dress for a date night on my vacation. It was a cute dress & nice material.
They didn't have my backup size so they only sent the size 4. I normally fit into a 2 and even the 4 was soooooooooooo short!!! I ended up not wearing it because it was too short to even look appropriate. Even my Husband got a laugh about how short it was. SO be warned, I am only 5'2!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
January 15, 2016
Absolutely loved the dress! Huge hit.
It fit my long frame perfectly! The feathers fall out a bit, and it is a tight fitting dress but overall great! Short and flirty. Great for a formal black tie event.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
January 13, 2016
I loved the look of the dress, but it shed feathers everywhere! Overall, it was fun.
I ended up wearing the backup size of the dress, the 2. Generally, I am a 2 or 4. This dress was very short. If I had the time to find something else prior to the event, I would have. My husband and everyone else loved it, but it was much shorter than I would usually wear. (If I had dropped anything, I would have left it on the floor...let's just put it that way). It also gapped a tiny bit under my arms which I didn't love, but probably no one else knew.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
January 7, 2016
My friends :-) and the shoes that went with the dress... and killed my feet
I loved this dress and received SO many compliments. I'm almost 5'9 so I wore running shorts under the dress. It feels super short so I had to be careful. My friends always knew where I was because I left a trail of feathers wherever I went. I would totally rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
December 29, 2015
So fun!
I received so man compliments on this dress. When I first tried it on it was a little tight but seemed to stretch out over a few hours. I typically wear a 0 or 2 [5'4; 120 pounds] and the 2 fit just right [little snug!].
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
December 27, 2015
Beautiful Dress!
Such a beautiful dress! I wore it to a holiday party and it was so much fun to wear and the quality is amazing. The one thing to note is how short it is-I am 5'2 " and it was very short on me! Overall a great dress!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 26, 2015
SO short, I ended up needing a different outfit
This dress is SO short. I'm 5'9" and could not wear the 6 or 8 and ended up having RTR overnight me a new outfit,
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