Badgley Mischka

Red Forbidden Territory Gown

$80 – $110 rental?
$935 retail
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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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88 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(42)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2017
Classy Comfort
Elegant, comfortable, and easy! Perfect length.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
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: 44
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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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
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!
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: 26
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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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
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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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: 53
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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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
December 28, 2016
Stunning!
This is the second time I've worn this dress, only this time I chose red instead of black. This time I chose the 6 long as the 6 regular was a bit short in length and arm length. I was able to wear kitten heels and still had room to wear larger heels. The slit is high so if you plan on wearing in a conservative situation make sure your legs won't be showing when you sit down.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 18, 2016
Beautiful color and fit
I loved this dress. The color was absolutely beautiful and the fit was dry flattering. Great holiday dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 14, 2016
"Who is the lady in the red dress?"
I may have gotten more attention than I bargained for in this gown.... but nonetheless I loved it!!!!!! True to size ... a little tight on the hips, but is sure to hug and accentuate every curve you have... sorry that this was the only picture I have to share.... The lighting is a little off but it was a true bright red color.... material is average... dress quality is superior.... I would definitely recommend this dress....
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 11, 2016
Bump friendly
I am 5'2 and 138lbs 28 weeks pregnant (normally 120). I wore a 4R which ended up being a bit snug. A 6 would have been more comfortable. I wore 4" heels so the length was perfect. Pros: wearing a regular bra, leg slit makes walking easy, long sleeves for the inclement weather. The dress was a hit!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 7, 2016
Great semi-conservative option!
Rented this dress for the Marine Corps Ball. I always like to air on the conservative side for military events, and I wanted to minimize how much of my super pale skin was showing so I was happy to find a dress with long sleeves that didn't look matronly! Very TTS, though the 0L was a tad long on me (5'7" with 3" heels no platform) but it didn't cause any issues. Not the most forgiving, definitely recommend a pair of Spanx. I was very disappointed to find the dress had a slit (didn't note a slit on the sites pics and it wasn't listed on the product details) and my legs definitely did show when I walked. Not only do I hate to show my legs (they're forever banged up and awful looking) but I'm just not a fan of slits & didn't need the sexy factor. Overall though it's the most conservative dress I think I could've found and I was satisfied with it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 76
December 7, 2016
This dress is sensational. Most of my party conversations began with a plethora of compliments.
Oh, it fits like a glove and the color is a true, brilliant red. It's a sensational dress, one so special that---even though I loved it---it will be so memorable to others in my town that I can never rent it again! It remains my all-time favorite RTR rental. I draped it with lots of spangles and lit up the room.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 7, 2016
Lady in red! I wore this dress for a gala, and I was getting compliments all night.
The dress hugs your body in all the right places, and keeps you nice an snuggly warm for events during the holiday season. I'm 5'8" so the regular was perfect with low heels. I would have needed a long for anything with bigger heels. The color is stunning, allowing you to stand out from the crowd in a classy, elegant way. I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 62
November 16, 2016
The color of the dress was eye-catching and unforgettable
The fit is true to size. I went a size up because my size was not available
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
November 13, 2016
I felt like a star in this number.
The length was incredible!!! I am only 5'3 and I wore 3 inc heels. The length was perfection!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 10, 2016
Show stopper
It certainly hugs you in all the right places. The slit up the left side gives it some extra sexiness. I wasn't super happy about the extra fabric around the hip area. If you are already an hourglass figure you don't generally need any extra help looking bigger in that department. This dress made me the center of the room. Perfect for a USMC ball with my husband.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 8, 2016
Festive and fun
I wore this dress to a formal outdoor wedding. This fit true to size, was extremely comfortable and also breathable. The color is what drew me to this dress, I felt amazing in it! Easy to dance in too!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 7, 2016
Loads of compliments!
Fitted, has stretch and the slit hit about an inch above my knee.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
October 30, 2016
this dress compliments all figures and received many compliments that night .
Recieved a 8, and 10L . The 8 seemed to be short so they sent another dress for replacement. Overnight ship. Very nice customer service. The 10 L worked great with a 6 month baby bump (25 weeks). The material was very comfortable , not tight at all. I'm currently in this picture 168 lbs and 5'10 and 25 weeks. The red is super glamorous and the length in long was ideal for a taller person, with heels was the perfect length. The back of dress hugs curves very nicely. Overall great customer service . The bottom of the dress was wrinkled but if you call they can advise how to undo wrinkles.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 17, 2016
Celebrating a great friends wedding with loved ones!
This dress made me feel like an old time movie star! It fit great and the length was perfect, I'm 5'1 so I've never even made eye contact with a gown. I did need to wear a smaller size; I ordered an 8R and then my second size a 6R. The 6R fit great plus some wiggle room. This was my first time ordering from RTR and I will definitely be using it again! Thanks, RTR!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 5, 2016
I was asked to a Fall Ball to represent a cadet's mother. I was honored, the dress was perfect.
Perfect fit, perfect length, just perfect all around! It was classic and modest. Just gorgeous.
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Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
September 5, 2016
Shape was not for me
This dress is very pretty, but the unique shape of the draping really didn't work on me. It kind of looked like mistake.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 22, 2016
Show stopper
I wore this to the BAFTA awards and it was red carpet worthy.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 9, 2016
Dress was so comfortable and I got so many compliments. Looking for an excuse to rent again!
I was attending a Sikh wedding so I needed to be completely covered and not dressed in black. They serve a TON of food at these traditional weddings so I chose to wear the size 8 over the 6 to have a little more room to move. The size 6 also fit well and looked slimmer with the tighter fit. There is a large slit on the side which was not ideal when sitting on the ground for the ceremony.
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
July 28, 2016
Lady in red
I received SO MANY compliments in this dress!!! From the color, to the style, it was a total hit!! I'm 5'10" and the length was perfect!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
July 24, 2016
I got a lot of compliments on the dress. Perfect fit.
I'm 5'1 so it was a little long. My highest heels were a definitely necessity. However, the dress fit every curve perfectly.
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
July 16, 2016
I wore this for my daughter's Quince (Sweet 15) and received compliments all night.
The jersey material shows the outline of everything under. Wish I would have opted for a bra that blended in more. Also, it ran large in my case. I normally wear a size 8p. I had to wear the 6p and even that fit a little loose. The greatest con for me was the sleeves are soooo long. I was convinced it was because it was a defective dress but the back up dress had the same problem. Why would they make the sleeves sooo long? Especially for petite sizes??? Made no sense to me. That was the true bummer. I had to pull my sleeves up the whole night or I looked like a little kid playing dress up with mommy's clothes. :-/
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 18, 2016
Lacked the "wow" factor
I have to admit I was disappointed once I tried on this dress. The slit combined with the fire engine red color and ruching made the dress look a little too trashy. I expected the fabric to be a little more luxe as well. Skipped this dress for a gala and sent back.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 27, 2016
Stunning red dress that hugs in all the right places
Fit's true to size. Material is heavier than I thought it would be, which is a good thing so that every line underneath doesn't show. I'm 5'6" 164# and wore a size 8 which fit perfectly. It is a good length with a moderate heel. Everything stayed in place all night while dancing. I did wear spanx underneath to smooth out all curves because it does hug and show them off very well. Slit on the side is an appropriate height and not too revealing for a formal work gala. Styled it with a statement necklace and kept the earrings simple. Also wore a simple black pump heel, a subtle smokey eye and a bold red lip. I felt like a bombshell all night and received endless compliments! First time renting from RTR and will def do it again!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 4, 2016
THIS DRESS!
This dress fit PERFECTLY. It was unbelievably comfortable and the color was amazing. So happy I picked this dress. I LOVED this dress.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
April 20, 2016
Almost perfect
I would say this dress runs true to size. The fabric is a medium jersey weight and provides a lot of stretch. I felt the shoulder area was a bit oversized as typically dresses are a perfect fit or slightly tight in this area on me. I would have preferred if the cuff of the sleeves were tighter. In addition, the dress was just slightly too long to walk even with the addition of 4 inch heels. Being 5'7", I thought that was usual. Unfortunately, I was unable to wear my dress to the event. It arrived heavily stained all along the bottom of the back. Looks beautiful on. I especially like the drape in the back. I would not recommend for pear shaped women as it accentuates the hips & makes them appear larger.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
April 11, 2016
Stunning dress!
Was unable to wear the dress because the zipper was broken. Also, I am 5ft and the regular length came to just above my ankles. The dress has a lot of stretch to it so I think the 12 would have fit nice. Would have worn had the zipper not been broken and the length been what I had expected!
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Weight: 231lbs
April 10, 2016
Beautiful dress but not for me
I love this dress. Its beautiful but ultimately I ended up not wearing it. It was not that the dress was too small, it's that the lining which ends at about the knee almost like a slip did not really lay flat. I think if I had gone up a size it would have been too large and it wouldn't have looked right on me. I would have been swimming in it. I am 5'4" and it was the right length however. Very sophisticated.
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
April 8, 2016
Beautiful dress, fit perfectly, easy process.
I wore this to a charity gala; a very formal event. The dress arrived on time and fit perfectly in my usual size. I received so many compliments on the red dress in the sea of black! The dress does have a slit up to mid thigh that is not visible in the photo. But, I liked it. I would never go out an purchase a dress like this, but I will use rent the runway again! Thank YOU!!!
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