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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172 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(63)
Small
(52)
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
November 15, 2014
I had so many compliments on this dress. The Feathers where a perfect flair to a simple black dress
I love love this dress and can't wait to rent again!!! The feathers where a perfect flair for a simple LBD. What I loved is I could wear my own comfortable bra; however, I did wear my short black spanks since the dress is short but comfortably short. I could have gone done a size to a 4 but I wore this dress to a catholic fund raiser so I went with a looser more conservative fit.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
December 8, 2014
Loved this dress!
This dress fits true to size. It's very form-fitting, so if you have any issues with your tummy area, it won't work! I'm petite, and the 0 was very short, but worked for me because of my height. I definitely recommend it.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
December 9, 2014
my boyfriends reaction to the dress!
I could have worn the 8 but I wanted to be comfortable the whole night and not be fussing with my dress. it was a bit shorter than I usually wear but was still appropriate for the occasion!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 13, 2014
Beautiful dress and I got so many great compliments on it
I thought it ran a little small. It's short too but that's what I liked about it. However, if I was over 5'9" it may not cover much. Loved the dress and I got so many wonderful comments on it!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 16, 2014
Perfect for great Gatsby themed party!
This dress was great - my only complaint is that it shed feathers everywhere I went!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 2, 2015
Loved this dress! I got a lot of compliments on it. Very comfortable.
I'm usually a size 2 but I ordered the 4 as my extra size just in case. The 2 fit perfectly though. I was able to wear regular bras/underwear with it which was nice.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
January 18, 2015
Everyone loved the feather detail. Fit my curves perfectly
I could have worn the size 10 but because the dress was a little short I felt more comfortable with the 12 to cover the bum region.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
January 26, 2015
Fun party LBD
I could have gone with the 6 or 8 but ultimately landed on the 8 for a little extra length. This dress was really comfortable to wear and dance in. It bunched up a little but when I would sit down so found myself pulling it down some at times (and accidentally pulling a few feathers out in the process). Overall I would highly recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Body type: Petite
February 17, 2015
This dress made the ordinary LBD EXTRAordinary.
I'm 5"0, 34B and have a lot petite/athletic build. The dress fit perfectly. I have short legs and the dress length hit mid/upper thigh. This dress would be über short on someone with a very tall frame and long legs. This is my 3rd RTR rental and I have not been disappointed. I relied heavily on reviews of women with similar build & body types. This dress is more than the ordinary LBD. The feather tiers at the bottom added an edgy look to it that everyone was impressed by. I added killer red shoes, chunky necklace to complete the ensemble.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 23, 2015
Great dress!
This dress was amazing. Was at a film premeir for a show we did on Snoop Dogg. I felt amazing and got tons of compliments. The dress was flattering. My only complaint was the constant shedding of the feathers.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 3, 2015
Cute just not right for the occasion
Fit well. Good material. Feathers were fun!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
June 17, 2015
Runs very small
Too small
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 28, 2015
I'm a loyal costumer for the past year I can't complaint with RTRW ...
You can't go wrong with this dress super sexy ,simply many complaints... Make sure you add some sexy shoes to show up those sexy legs
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 29, 2015
Beautiful dress!!
Comfortable and perfect for the party. Roaring 20's. Runs a bit short, but overall great quality and beautiful dress!! Very pleased!!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 19, 2015
Gorgeous dress for a 1920's themed wedding!
Really loved the dress, never have I ever gotten so many compliments! I wore it to a wedding, where j was an usherette at. My order arrived on Friday, right on tom, the day before my event. The fit on me was a bit tight in the hip area and the bust area was a bit roomy. Nothing was to be done about the hip area, but I did insert some gel cutlets into my bra which helped fill the dress out. The feathers are a hit! They fall off a bit, but are so gorgeous. Also the weather on the day of the wedding was very warm (over 90 & very humid) The color of the feathers actually left feather marks on the back of my legs! It's true the fabric didn't have any stretch, and it's also thick. It made being outside pretty sweaty. This dress would work well in the winter time or indoors with the a/c on! The dress was also pretty short, but I love the balance of sexiness. I like it has a high neck but a short skirt. Overall, there is no doubt I will be renting again. Wish I could buy this gem!!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
July 29, 2015
It was beautiful!
The dress is beautiful and very flattering! I'm happy that I rented it rather than purchasing it because the feathers were falling off from the second I tried it on. Luckily there are tons of feathers on it so the dress still looked great. I wouldn't recommend wearing it for a long period of time because, like I said, the feathers fall off very easily. Other than that it was awesome, I got compliments all night!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
September 17, 2015
The feathers!!!! Material is great quality. Although the dress is black, still made a statement!
Feels great on. I usually wear an 8-10. I definitely had to go with the 10. It hugs the curves for sure. I'm 5'10" so the dress seemed a bit short, but the feathers gave just enough length to keep it tasteful. Every time I RTR, I get tons of compliments! It's the way to go!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 4, 2015
Fun dress--got lots of compliments
When I first tried this on I thought it was too short but the feathers made it wearable by kind of blurring the hemline. No bending and I took the stairs kind of sideways. I later saw that the pictures I from the other reviewers were all on shorter women--my fault for not noticing. But if you have nice legs this dress will show them off nicely! My husband loved it. This was a little roomy on top under the arms but the 6 was way too tight in the hips. The dress has some stretch everywhere except where the feathers are stitched. Feathers shed quite a bit so I don't know how it will hold up over time.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
October 7, 2015
Love this dress! Will continue to rent it
I absolutely love this dress! . I have rented it on three different occasions. The fabric is thick and it fits perfectly. It's a little short which makes it just the right amount of sexy. If I had to say there was a downfall, it would be that the feathers did fall out throughout the evening. But I love it so much that I will rent it again. I actually wish I owned it.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 14, 2015
Fun and flirty with a classic LBD feel
This dress was so much fun. Though it was short the feathers made it sweet and sassy. So many have worn this before for theme events but this dress is easy to dress up for a wedding or party that has no theme! I paired with Oscar de la Renta statement jewelry and a gold clutch. I received compliments all night from both young and old. So fun for dancing! Beware though, you will shed! My hotel room looked like I killed an ostrich in the morning!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 18, 2015
Fun feathered dress!
Loved this dress. I am usually a 6 in Elizabeth and James but having tried it on in a 6 at Saks I knew I needed the 4. Great fit. Perfect condition of the feathers (which I was worried about). The only thing I would note is that it is VERY short. Worked out perfectly for the event.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
October 28, 2015
Gorgeous, fun dress!
Loved the material! Very nice feeling and stretchy.. Loved the feathers, really made this LBD special!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
November 3, 2015
Loved this dress!
It was superfun to wear out in Las Vegas. Short skirt but kept it classy.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 5, 2015
I rented this dress for an anniversary photo shoot with my husband. It's fun and flirty.
I loved the ostrich feathers at the bottom of this dress! The dress hugs curves and was comfy. The only downside was that it tended to hike up a bit from time to time. It's simple but a head turner. Loved that a regular bra could be worn with it.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 120lbs
November 7, 2015
Such a fun easy to wear dress
I could fit in both the 2 and the 4, but the 2 hugged my curves unnecessarily and made the dress much less comfortable. I felt equally sexy and much more comfortable in the 4. Love that you can wear a normal bra in this dress. Got a million compliments. Only downside (and it was actually sort of a big downside so hopefully RTR will fix this) is that my size 2 dress literally reeked of smoke. It was disgusting. The size 4 also smelled like smoke, but not as much and probably because it was packaged with the size 2. It was BAD. Fortunately I was going to an outdoor party and it wasn't with people who would be judging me if they thought I was smoking.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
November 14, 2015
I didn't stop getting compliments on this dress!
The dress is a little short, but it is manageable.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 27, 2015
Sexy!
I wore the 4 only bc I wish they had a 6. The 6 would have been perfect however the 4 was still good! I have a booty and it made this dress shirt! Definitely get some hooters panty hose if you do this 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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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:
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:
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
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.
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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: 150lbs
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:
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:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2015
Wear feathers!!! Soooo many compliments!
I wore this dress for a night out in Vegas and loved it! I'm 5'5" and 135lbs and had to wear the 8 because the 6 was very very short. For that reason, I recommend sizing up for your backup size. I loved that I could wear a regular bra with the dress, and it paired well with high heel booties. The fabric isn't stretchy, but it's not clingy either, so it's actually pretty forgiving. A great dress to show off your legs! Such a fun dress!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2015
Feathers were a hit!
Great dress for my murder mystery party. It was 20's themed and everyone loved this dress! The only problem was some of the feathers shed from the dress a bit. But, if I could afford to buy the dress I would! I will definitely be renting a dress for my next event.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 30, 2015
Perfect for a Gatsby party.
The dress is fun and perfect for a Gatsby party, but the feathers kept falling off. It fit ok on top, but the bottom was tight because of the feathers and had no give.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 38
October 4, 2015
I loved this dress! Super cute and stylish. The dress is fun and great quality!
The dress fits like a glove. I am 5 3' and 115 pounds. I have a very straight figure with narrow shoulders. The size 2 fit perfectly. It is a short dress, but the feathers make it seem longer. I wore black tights with a little sparkle, so it extended the hem line. I had the size 4 as a back up and it was way too big. LOVED this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 162lbs
October 18, 2015
Not your average LBD
Very fitted and short so I wore tights with it to help cover up. Probably could've went a size up but it wasn't available. I got lots of compliments and felt like a million bucks!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 8, 2015
Perfect dress for the theme!
Rented this for a 1920's themed speakeasy in LA. Was perfect for the look I was going for, I loved the entire outfit
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