Badgley Mischka

Red Forbidden Territory Gown

$80 – $100 rental
$935 retail
Stylist Notes

Embody elegance in this gathered Badgley Mischka gown. A chic pair of stilettos will call attention to this gown’s bold slit.

Also available in black.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12 & plus 16W-22W, 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'').

Product Details

Red matte jersey(100% Viscose). Long sleeves. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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116 reviews
Fit
Large
(17)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 1, 2017
Very forgiving construction and draping but the color is what made this dress
At a time when i was steadily gaining weight and feeling uncomfortable in my skin, this dress was a great way to be stylish, elegant, and comfortable while still managing to stand out for all the right reasons. My only complaint was a wish that it had been more true to size - this was still big on me even after sizing down.
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Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
July 31, 2017
I received compiments all night long on this dress. Definitely an eye-catcher!
Super comfortable, the slit helps with movement, and it hugs in all the right places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
July 23, 2017
Baby bump approved
The 0P was a little tight, so I went up one size to allow the baby + food baby some room to breath. I received lots of compliments during the #wedding. For sizing purpose: I was 30 weeks, weighed 109 lbs, and wore 2 inch heels (therefore I had to hem the bottom with Hollywood tape).
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 12, 2017
I received so many compliments on this dress. This was an excellent choice.
Fit to size, length was perfect, great color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 16, 2017
Eye-catching red draws lots of attention
I would recommend this dress to someone 5'6 and taller. I'm 5'4 and the back tended to bunch in the lower back. I was able to pin the lower back to my spanx to minimize the bunching, but it still didn't provide the body hugging fit I was hoping for. The gathering on the hip was absolutely beautiful. It gave me more curviness, which I loved. The material is a heavy material, so wearing it to an event in the fall/winter is ideal.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
May 13, 2017
Lady in Red
This dress was amazing! The fit was true to size. I wear a size 12 and wore the 12L. I'm 5'9 and the length was perfect in 3 1/2 inch heels. The material is heavy, which makes the dress look expensive. The dress hugged all my curves and the layering hide some of my trouble areas. If you want to stand out in the crowd, I recommend renting this dress. It's a show stopper! I received so many compliments!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2017
Most people wear black to galas, but I wore red which was eye-catching. This dress is very elegant.
Although the dress is tight fitting, the dress is comfortable and I could easily move around in it.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 59
May 4, 2017
I won an Author Award for WOMAN ON FIRE and the red dress was PERFECT!
The dress fit like a glove. The material was lovely - silky smooth. The Long was really long - I'm 5 ft 8" and even with 2 1/2 heels the dress hung long. Loved it all in all!
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
May 2, 2017
Loved the red dress. So many compliments.
Runs a little big and the zipper did not lay flat, but I'm sure i was the only one who noticed.
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
April 26, 2017
Dress was SO classy and flattering - loved it!
Fir was perfect but the 6P was shorter than it's supposed to be, so I ended up wearing the 4P which fitted me well, but I noticed that there was something wrong with the 6P.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 22, 2017
The fact that I was with my husband
Love how the dress fits, I didnt even have to wear a body shaper. But if your height is 5'6 DO NOT order the Regular, I made the mistake and had to place another order on the "Long", other than.that Its such a beautiful and ellegant dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 59
April 11, 2017
I was not able to wear the dress as it was too tight across the hips
The dress is very pretty, but runs small and was tight across my hips. I was not able to wear the dress to my event. I had to wear something else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 265lbs
April 11, 2017
Odd dress
This was my back-up dress and I am glad I had other options. Very slim through the hips, so not a good choice for anyone with a tummy or thick hips. Runs small I think. I never could figure out that wrap section, but since it was so small I didn't spend a lot of time on it.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
April 10, 2017
I ordered this dress for a charity event, and I LOVED it!
It fit like a glove. It was true to size, and the length of the regular was perfect for me (I'm 5'6) with 3" heels. The material/fabric was very forgiving and quite flattering, even for a curvy figure like mine. The only problem was I felt like the sleeves were just a tad too short for my arms. Other than that, it was flawless. I received so many compliments, and I felt like a million bucks!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
April 5, 2017
Gorgeous red color and beautiful detailing
I absolutely loved this dress. It was perfect for the occasion I attended. There were some really neat gatherings of fabric on this dress. The only drawback that I found was when I was moving or dancing, the bustling/gatherings would move in the back of the dress, and I would readjust. Other than that, it was absolutely stunning. It fit true to size. I would not size up or down. There is a long slit in the front/side which enables you to move easily and dance freely in this dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 29, 2017
Loved the Color and it's comfy!
Heavier fabric, perfect for winter/fall but still breathable. Lining took some time to straighten out from how it was twisted up in the hanging case. Felt like a million bucks in this dress and the slit made dancing a cinch.
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Size worn:
8P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 19, 2017
Elegant and classy!
I rented this dress for a gala dinner. It was very comfortable, which is a key driver for me. I received a lot of compliments on the dress throughout the night. I am very short, so even the petite size was a little long. Nothing a good pair of heels couldn't fix!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 15, 2017
This dress was perfect. It was classy and still very stunning.
The dress is true to size. I am fluctuating between a 6 and 8 and this really made me feel wonderful. It sinched in all the right places and was perfect for television. The fabric is heavy but very breathable. Amazing service and so accomadating.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 32
March 8, 2017
I wore this for my engagement photos and LOVED !!!
The material is stretchy, so if you're in between I would size down as you want this to fit snug. I was worried about how the rouching on the side would look as I do have a booty ;) but I was really happy with how this looked not only in person, but in photographs. I'm short ( 5'1) and liked the length of the regular fit with heels and it had a bit of a train "look" in the back which I really liked as well.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
March 4, 2017
Love this dress definitely A show stopper. Love the color
True to size very comfortable thick another to wear shape under great for fall and winter events ONLY! Height 5'7 weight 155 size 8L was prefect .
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
March 2, 2017
This was rented to wear at a St. Jude Children's Hospital Fundraiser and Gala. I felt beautiful.
This gorgeous and well made dress fit beautifully. The material was luxurious and I got many compliments. It fit perfectly in the length and overall. I am bigger busted and it did fine. I love the gathers - they hide areas in which I am self cautious about due to stomach surgeries, etc. - I would purchase this dress I loved it that much. I may even rent it again - The only con I have is that the zipper was a bit hard because of the material surrounding it, but with a little help, it was perfect. Cannot say how much I enjoyed it. My measurements weren't not adding to my profile if they're needed for comparison, I am 5'6, 46 years old and a 34DD -
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 1, 2017
This dress was so beautiful! I loved it!
I got a size 4R and 6R and the 4 was perfect! I'm 5'2 and am so happy I didn't get the Petite because I think it would've been too exact with my heels. I think my heels were four inches. Both of my dresses were in good condition except for the hems. They were both ripped. But I fixed it!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
February 27, 2017
Lady in Red
This was my backup dress. My first choice did not fit so I ended up wearing this one. I'm so glad I did! Compliments all night and it fit perfectly. I'm 5'3" and wore 3-inch heels and it was the perfect length. The split does come to mid-thigh (I was okay with that). I'd definitely rent this one again!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
February 25, 2017
Charity event with my favorite designer!!!!
This dress was perfect!! It fit in all the right places, was body hugging and OH-SO Comfortable!!! I wasn't complimented like I expected, however, it was a Christian Louboutin event, and my shoes were the real star of the show!! I ordered the 14P as my backup and tried it on first. It was big. The 12R fit perfectly, just as I expected it to, based on the reviews and pictures. I didn't wear Spanx, but, I could've. I chose not to because the dress was so comfortable and the top wore so well with a regular bra. This was my first rental with RTR and it was flawless!! I've purchased dresses before, so, I kinda knew it would be great, but, it's nice to know the rental process is as good as the purchase side. If you are on the small side of a 12, you could probably wear a 10 in this dress. If I'd worn my 120mm heels, it would've been too short. I wore 100mm heels without a platform.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
February 24, 2017
I wore this dress to my Xmas party and I was 6 months pregnant. I am 5'10 and usually wear a 6.
The material of the dress was extremely stretchy. I recommend for any pregnant woman. Order a size up and it will fit great.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2017
Classy Comfort
Elegant, comfortable, and easy! Perfect length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 21, 2017
So Flattering!
I wore this dress in black in the 6R in December 2016 and rented it again in red in February for a company event! This dress is so flattering and comfortable! I got so many compliments and felt absolutely stunning in this dress. Wish it came in more colors! I wore the 8R for a little looser fit as we were having a heavy dinner. Love this dress!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 19, 2017
The perfect bump friendly dress for a formal wedding
I absolutely loved this dress! I was 29 weeks pregnant and needed a formal (long) dress for an outdoor wedding. I think the dress runs a little short as I am 5'7" and the long was perfect for me with a shorter pair of heels (2 1/2 inches)... probably not ideal if you like wearing super tall heels. I felt very comfortable all night - the way the material gathered complimented my curvy pregnant body. Had I not been pregnant, I probably would have worn the 4 as there is a lot of material on the dress and it does have some stretch/ give to it. I also really liked the slit because it made it feel flirty and made walking/ dancing easier. Loved it!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
February 19, 2017
Fit like a glove!
I wore this to a charity ball. It fit great,was very comfortable, no issues with wearing a standard bra or spanx.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 139lbs
February 16, 2017
Baby bump friendly, comfortable dress
Baby bump friendly dress, recommend for expecting moms.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Body type: Pear
February 6, 2017
This dress was perfect for the Black Tie optional event I attended. The red color is stunning!
Based on the reviews I picked the 8R. I am 5'2 and wore 2 inch heels. It was a tad long but I just lifted the dress when I walked. It's very comfortable and was easy to dance in. It does have a slit that hits mid thigh. I wore the short Spanx & a regular bra with no issues. Highly recommend this dress!!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 6, 2017
Classic and easy fit!
The fit is true to size. I'm 5"5" and did the long which it was a tad long but I'd rather it graze the floor than be too short. Although the 4L was way too short - so that was odd. I got a ton of compliments on this dress and was so easy to wear. It hid all the right things with the rouching.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
January 28, 2017
All the compliments!
Dress fit was dreamy. Covered all the wobbly bits. Only downside was that the thigh slit was starting to come apart at the top, and the left armpit was piling. Other than that, flawless!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 20, 2017
I wore this to an inaugural ball and received so many compliments!!!
Thicker fabric made it a good winter dress! It was a heavier material which also made it hang more but it overall was super flattering! I'm 5'1 so would have been nice to have petite as it was quite long but the slit made it doable with my tallest heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
January 17, 2017
Great color that pops! Long dress makes quite a statement.
Slit came up a TINGE higher than I thought it would, but it was still tasteful. The dress is form-fitting and flattering.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 17, 2017
Love this dress!!
First rental and I absolutely loved this dress! It's even better on than in the pictures!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 16, 2017
Felt like a million bucks, I received so many compliments!!!
I am about 5'5" and 125 lbs. I thought it ran little large because typically I wear a size 4 and I ended up wearing the backup size dress which was a 2R. It fit perfectly!! I followed the reviews of others with my body type to choose my sizes and they were right on. The zipper requires a little help but other than that I have no complaints. My money was well spent! Can't wait to rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2017
Date night at the opera!
Loved this dress. I rented this for the opera and it stood out in a sea of black. Super comfortable and the fabric was very forgiving. The only issue I had was that who ever put it in for shipment messed up which side the draping was supposed to be on so it took me a while to get it on properly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
January 4, 2017
Sexy and Elegant!
My original dress was too small, so I called RTR and ordered this one for overnight delivery. I'll be honest, I wasn't that impressed with the dress on the model, but I needed a dress ASAP for my NYE celebration. I ended up wearing the 4L. I'm 5'3 and wore 3.5 inch heels, and loved the length that the dress fell at. My only complaint about the dress is that you can see the underlining through the dress, and the underlining moves a lot, so I had to readjust often. I also think this is a dress where accessories make a big difference for the overall look. Bottom line, I got compliments the whole night. Plus I got engaged in this dress, and my now fiancé loved it! I'd definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 54
January 1, 2017
I was the lady in red!
This dress is so beautifully made. It hugs the curves but is forgiving where it should. I received compliments all night on this dress... many from my gentlemen friends that said it was so classy and my girlfriends thought it was one of the most beautiful dresses worn that evening. It was perfect for an outdoor evening wedding...
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