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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 25, 2015
Modest but glamorous and SO comfortable

I just had a baby so drapery embellishments are my friend! This dress was gorgeous and comfortable. It runs a little large but not much. The slit is not too high and I felt covered up but still a little sexy for my husband! The color was so vibrant and the dress doesn't need much in the way of accessories. I wore some modern ear jackets and red lips and I looked pretty put together! No one would know I'm still 10lbs overweight and was nursing a baby in my pjs 20 minutes before walking out he door. The dress is just THAT good!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 28
November 7, 2015
Everyone loved this dress. I'm very shapely and it fit in all the right places.

Wore this for the USMC Ball and had great shape. I'm 5'3" and it was just long enough. Prefect if you are looking for a dress to complement your shape.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 16, 2015
Very flattering and beautiful vibrant color!

The dress was great! The long sleeves kept me warm so I didn't need to take anything with me. I felt beautiful and sexy in the bright red color. I am only 5'2" but I wear really high heels so I got 12L. I think the dress runs a little big cause I could have went one size smaller. After having 2 kids in the last 2 years I was concerned about showing my problem areas but the dress was very flattering. When the dress first arrived it smelled like someone sprayed a bit too much perfume and it was very wrinkly but I let it breathe for a couple days and it worked its self out. Overall it was a great experience and I will definitely be renting again!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
November 17, 2015
Perfect packaging, easy to send back!

Fit like a glove! I was expecting a jersey like material but was so happy to see the quality and beautiful texture of the material ! Everyone complimented me on the dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
November 22, 2015
Amazing customer service. Great fit.

I got the dress in both 4L and 6L. The dress is very forgiving with all the gathers. Was very flattering, I could wear a normal bra - which is a huge plus. Got compliments all night. Definitely stood out of the crowd. I wore 4-5" sparkly heels and the length was perfect. Glam rhinestone jewelry also added to the wow factor.

SuzanneNovember 22, 2015
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 13, 2015
Beautiful dress!

The dress was amazing! I give the dress 5 stars....fit my body in the most perfect way! My husband loved it! Sadly, my shipment came a day late which could have been a disaster. A dress this fancy is hard to find last minute. I was contacted and told my second style was damaged so they held the entire shipment back a day and sent me a completely different dress as my second style. This was very unfortunate but customer service was extremely helpful and they were able to get my shipment in by 9 am on the day of my event. This was just enough time to find shoes and jewelry for it. Over all the dress was amazing and customer service was great but the dress coming a day late with out being offered any kind of compensation was disappointing and added a lot of stress to the day of my event.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
December 21, 2015
Beautiful dress, beware of moisture.

Was supposed to receive my dress Thursday. On Tuesday I was informed that my desired size was unavailable. I did receive the smaller size. It fit but I think the 6 would have been better. Was very frustrating. They did offer up choosing a different dress but at that point anything nice was rented. I received many compliments and did love the dress. Early in the night a little something got on the bust of the dress and when damp, the material appeared bleached. It dried but was worrisome and still knowing where the small droplets had been I could see a faint outline on the dress.

RTR CustomerDecember 21, 2015
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2016
Beautiful and perfect for my pregnant belly!

I wore this at 6.5 months pregnant and felt beautiful! I am 5' 9" and the 10 Long was short enough to have to wear flats, but that worked with my pregnant feet:). But keep that in mind if you're planning on wearing heels. The Badgley Mischka dresses always run short on me. The only issue I had was with the zipper, as it tends to get stuck on the ruching in the back. I zipped it past the ruching while on the hanger, put it on, my husband zipped the rest and that did the trick! The fabric has some stretch and the color is a true an beautiful fiery red. The draping in the front complimented my bump beautifully. A great choice for both Moms-to-be and non-pregnant ladies alike!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 7, 2016
Lots of Compliments

While I had a little trouble getting the dress on time (they didn't send the back up size I requested) it was overall a comfortable and elegant dress. The six would have worked but my large bust felt more comfortable in the 8 than the 6. Because I am short, it was a little long in length and arms. Also in terms of height, the draping falls a little lower and didn't cover my tummy as much as I had hoped but overall the color was lovely and I received numerous compliments from everyone at the New Years wedding. I would recommend it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
February 22, 2016
Great fit! Tons of compliments on the color!

Really fun to wear and very flattering on a full figure

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 3, 2016
The long red dress you never knew you needed

Super comfy dress. I wore this for an event I had to emcee, and it was so comfortable I honestly felt like I was wearing a long sleeved sweater. Would recommend this dress to any age! Definitely can't go wrong with this one.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2015
Elegant and Perfect

It fit perfectly to my body. I got so many compliments on my dress and I was perfect eye candy next to my husband in his dress blues. At first I did order a size 6 but it was unavailable. So I got the size 4 and actually fit me better. It was comfortable and I think it's suitable for anyone to wear. It's a great dress. I'm happy I chose it. I paired it with the Crizlu "tear drop sparkling earrings" and " a girls best friend bracelet" Less accessories is better for a dress like this.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
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:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 44C
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 13, 2015
Such a stunner and beyond comfortable

Wore this to a formal Christmas party. Loved the fit of the dress, true to size- the long is actually perfect length for 3.5" heels. Stunning vibrant red color, definitely a dress that stands out. Got many compliments throughout the night. Def rent this dress if you're going for a classy, elegant look while being totally comfortable!

RTR CustomerDecember 13, 2015
How high were your heels? Are you a true 5'9? Did you order the 0 too
RTR CustomerDecember 13, 2015
5 9
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
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:
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
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:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
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:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
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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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
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:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2017
Classy Comfort

Elegant, comfortable, and easy! Perfect length.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
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:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
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:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36DD
March 16, 2017
Runs large!

I rented this in two sizes bit die to damage on the 12 only the 14 came. It was way too big, but the replacement dress showed way too much cleavage for a professional event.

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Size worn:
8P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34C
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:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38C
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:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
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:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
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:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 19, 2017
Stunning dress

I ordered this dress for an event in Napa which unfortunately was cancelled due to fires so I only have the mirror photo without any styling. It took me a minute to figure out how the folds should go because the dress came with folds all on one side. Look at the photo. I saw a few photos on here with the draping never making it to the right side. 3 layers of fabric so I wouldn't wear this outside in summer. It's incredibly flattering. I gained a bit (ok a lot) of weight and was surprised how good it looked. I'm 5'5 and in the photo not wearing any shoes. The 10 P backup was up to my ankles. Photo taken at 160lb. 36DDD bra.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
October 22, 2017
Amazing fit, pictures don't do it justice

Super sexy and color was eye popping. Wore a faja underneath but could have probably gone without it just fine, very forgiving. I am 175lb, 5'5 and pear shaped but I do have some post baby fat in my tummy.

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