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Sound the Alarm Gown

$80 rental
$850 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Sparkle sparkle! Turn heads as you strut into the gala wearing this sequin stunner by Badgley Mischka. Play up the gold glam with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Polished Crystal Drop Earrings, and Kenneth Jay Lane’s Gold Shadow Bib Necklace.

Also available in sizes 0 - 14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 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'').

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up from your normal size.

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 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'').

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up from your normal size.

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Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Gold sequins (100% Polyester). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline with boned bodice. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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44 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size10
Small22
Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
January 31, 2016
Felt like a million bucks!
This dress has no give to it whatsoever. I usually wear a size 14, but had to wear the 18wr in this because the smaller sizes simply would not zip past my ribs. I loved the way it looked once I got a size that fit though!
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Size worn:
16WP
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 30
January 25, 2016
Wore this for my engagement pictures. It is gorgeous but definitely runs small.
I had to size way up to accommodate my bust. Just be wary because the fabric has little to no stretch. I'm 5'6 and it was a tad shorter than I would have liked, but it made me feel completely glamorous so it was all worth it.
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
January 6, 2016
STUNNING
This dress was absolutely fabulous ! I felt like a princess ! I received so many compliments on this gown ! I highly recommended for a formal event ! Love love love this dress Only thing that bothered me was it rubbed on my arm and left few scratches but it was so worth it ! Very heavy dress and recommend high shoes or hard to walk
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Wedding
January 6, 2016
I thought the dress was great. I wore it for a New Year's Eve wedding and got a lot of compliments.
You definitely need a larger bust to make the dress look good. I had to wear a corset that pushed them up dramatically to fill out the top. It is definitely a yellow gold. And the long was too long for me to wear flats but perfect with heels.
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Size worn:
20WP
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
December 15, 2015
Sparkles!
After a good fight, the dress zipped, but my upper body was spilling over the top. I was told the dress looked good, but I didn't feel comfortable. I know I needed the next size up based on the reviews I read, but I waited until the last minute to order so the size wasn't available. I did not end up wearing the dress, but it was beautiful.
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
December 3, 2015
Beautiful AND Comfortable!!
You cant beat that combo! I wore this to a Vegas themed party at a friends home and received compliments all night! I was worried the 16w would be too small but it fit perfectly! The bust area was a bit tight but I like that on strapless dresses~ keeps me from hitching it up all night! I also didn't feel the need to wear a bra! This is a total show stopper and I would Love to rent it again!!
Size worn:
16WP
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 19, 2015
This dress was gorgeous on and was very comfortable.
It hid my post-baby pooch well and made me feel glamorous.
Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
October 8, 2015
Everyone loved this dress. I received compliments all evening!
The fit was perfect the regular was almost to short for sure, since I'm 5' 8" definitely recommend long. The zipper was hard like most reviews stated. Only part I had issue with was the top part tends to roll so the inner material shows so I just kept checking it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
July 13, 2015
Wasn't able to wear
It looked beautiful, but not on me, unfortunately. The ease of return was phenomenal, and my account was credited. I still love RTR!
Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Body type: Full Bust
May 7, 2015
So fab!! Great for junior prom
Loved this dress!! Great customer service
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
April 28, 2015
Extrememly beautiful dress, but runs veryyy small in breast area.
I usually wear 12-14 in clothing, this I had to over night a size because the 14 fit everywhere except for the bust. If you are 5'8"or 5'9" get the Long (if wearing heels), I had to wear flats with the Regular. Got so many compliments all night long, just wish my boobs weren't out so much. Dress Photographs beautifully.
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Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
April 12, 2015
Perfect dress for a NYE wedding!
This dress fit very well. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding on NYE and it was perfect. We were complimented all night and I felt amazing in this dress. It's a real show stopper. The zipper is very difficult, as other reviews noted, so you'll probably need two people to help you with it. I am 5'7" and it was VERY long. I needed a 4 inch heel. Despite all the sequins the dress isn't too heavy and it isn't too irritating on the arms - it didn't bother me at all until late in the evening.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
March 19, 2015
2 day delay due to bad weather so did not wear but tried it on at least.
I'm not a fan of strapless dresses but this was required for the event. I'm a DDD and built in bra in dress only goes to a DD, so I had all kinds of upper fat hanging out! I don't like this dress for a plus size girl unless you have a D cup or smaller and are smaller on top.
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Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
February 23, 2015
absolutely beautiful dress! i got so many compliments. it shimmers, it shines, it dazzles!
as others have said, the zipper sticks so you'll need a couple (or 4) hands to get the job done. not the most flattering cut for my apple shape but the shimmer made it all worth it. great for mardi gras!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Body type: Apple
February 16, 2015
It was perfect...except for....
This dress fit me perfectly...from the waist down. The top of the dress has no give and I wear a DD cup size so although I was able to get into the dress, there was NO way I could have worn it all night because I could not breath in it. The dress itself was quite beautiful though - I actually saw someone wearing it at a different function a week later and she looked great. I would go with the long length if you are over 5'5" and/or plan to wear heels because it was barely touching the floor in my stocking feet.
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 235lbs
February 16, 2015
Everyone love the dress on me!!! Customer service was very helpful and professional.
The dress was Amazing and true to size. The only thing I didn't like was the sides of dress would fold . Please order two sizes up bc I normally wear a 16, but needed a 20 in this dress. I really enjoyed wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
January 20, 2015
runs VERY small
I'm normally an 18-20 and was bummed to see the 22 was probably 2 sizes too small! Do note - the sequin fabric is almost costumey... I rented this for the Governor's Inauguration Ball (black tie affair) and I don't think it would have been appropriate. But super cute for a prom or formal dance!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 18, 2015
Lots of complements!!
This dress was a little big but I made it work!
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
January 11, 2015
I wore this to my senior prom, and everyone was BLOWN away! 10/10, highly recommend!
Aside from being absolutely beautiful, I believe the dress ran a bit large. I usually wear a size 14 dress, but I wanted to be safe so I ordered a 16 and an 18. I could have fit into a 14, but I was still so pleased with the dress! It made for an unforgettable night. Yes- the zipper is very hard to zip.
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
November 4, 2014
Black tie ball at the Mexican embassy! Great dress for the occasion.
Gorgeous dress, but the zipper gets stuck at the top (even though there was a lot of room). I ended up having to yank it up after rubbing some soap along the zipper. It was a little long also, but overall I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
October 15, 2014
Didn't end up wearing but it was beautiful!
RTR saved the day--some dresses I'd ordered as bridesmaid dresses weren't going to make it on time, so RTR sent me these and a few others to choose from. The dresses were gorgeous, just a little too gold for the look I was going for.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 12, 2014
made a statement, looked fabulous, wowed the crowd
was big in the bust and it kept rolling down. i think the dress has been stretched out because the top rolled down. the dress was light and fun to wear. i looked great in it
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Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Body type: Pear
August 28, 2014
The food was excellent
The dress was beautiful but I was unable to zip it all the way up. I was unable to wear it.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
July 30, 2014
Rented for a date night with my husband to celebrate an important date...loved!
I got so many compliments wearing this dress...from friends, family members, my husband, and strangers on the street when I walked by. I was so very flattered. This dress will make you feel like a million bucks. Heads up: the dress is tight through out the bust area. I had to size up 2 dress sizes than I normally wear, so don't beat yourself up when you have to order up! I had the "regular" length and it was fine. However, if you plan on wearing high heels, you'll want to rent the "long." The "regular" was almost too short given the shoes I chose to wear. Even though this was a formal dress, I had no problem wearing out for a special occasion date night with my husband, so don't feel intimidated by wearing it out to a less than formal occasion! If you want to feel special, I highly suggest this dress! I also can't say enough about the customer services. Hands down, the best service I've ever had. Thank you RTR!
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Size worn:
16XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
July 14, 2014
Gorgeous gown, not for busy ladies
I wasn't able to actually wear this to the event because the size they sent me was too small (and they didn't have a back-up larger size as it was damaged). I loved the fit, but beware, if you look at the measurements on the Badgley Mishka's website, the sizes are a fraction of an inch smaller. I had to order the 16 because of bust size and it was just about 1/2"-3/4" too small. Otherwise in the few moments I was able to try to squeeze into it, it had a beautiful shape and flow. I'm 6' tall and even when I tried it with 2 1/2" heels it was too long. I so badly wanted to wear this gown, enjoy it ladies, it's beautiful!
Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
June 28, 2014
Worn to black tie event. Lots of compliments & ways to wear the dress, went with turquoise earrings.
I'm 6 foot and a size 16 (sometimes 14 in dresses like from Ann Taylor)...this was my back up size of 18L. It was the perfect length with sandals as I was on polo fields. The dress was in great condition and I was happy to share my RTR secret! Who doesn't love an expensive gown for $80?!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
June 14, 2014
N/A
I ordered this dress in a 20W even though I normally wear a 16W (since I read it runs small) and I couldn't even zip it up with help! It is beautiful though and looks classier than you'd think for so much glitter.
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
June 9, 2014
This dress lightened up the dance floor
Everything was perfect, I personally love it long my date really loved it he said I had the best dress out! I feel like I stood out! I felt really famous! I'm so sad to send it back I want to buy this dress when it's available !!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 38D
June 2, 2014
It was beautiful for my red carpet prom!
This dress was beautiful and flows like liquid gold. Pictures do not do it justice. Runs a little small though. I got so many compliments on my prom night! Paired with a red lip it looks stunning. It's just kinda tricky to find shoes for it but, I mean the shoes don't really show (: . Loved this rental!
KaityJuly 29, 2014
Love all 3 of these dresses SO SO MUCH!!!
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Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 218lbs
May 28, 2014
I was a stand out in the crowd! Received so many compliments on this dress. Felt like Cinderella!
This definitely runs small! Please size up. I ordered both an 18 and a 20 and neither fit. Rent the Runways was great at FedEx sending me out another size (was offered the opportunity to pick another dress). While it fit, the bust was actually too big and rolled! The zipper is VERY hard to get over the "belted" portion. I loved the dress!!!!
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 19, 2014
Be cautious; ill-fitting.
Be cautious of this dress. I usually wear a 14, and ordered a 16 and an 18, per reviews. There was little to no size difference between the two. The material is extremely heavy and has no give, therefore making the fit impossible. I didn't even end up wearing it.
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
May 12, 2014
I definitely stood out at my Gatsby-themed prom!
I am a usual size 12 or 14, so I ordered those two first and the 14 fit snuggly, but both were way too short even though I ordered a long. They overnight shipped me the 16L and it fit comfortably and was the perfect length. Overall good experience renting from RTR.
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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2014
This was definitely a WOW bridesmaid dress...loved the flattering cut!!
This dress was a little tricky... It was gorgeous and photographed really well but it did have a few drawbacks, for example the fabric dipped slightly lower in the front of the dress making tricky at times to walk. I suggest wearing a higher heal to pick up the dress off the ground a bit more. The dress also rolled over under the arms and around the bust (especially if you are very busty like myself). Even with the drawbacks this was a beautiful dress to wear as a bridesmaid and I received compliments all night long!!
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Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 19
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
April 7, 2014
the dress. I loved it!
this dress fits true to size and yes, like all the other reviews said you will have problems with the zipper
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
March 25, 2014
Too small.
Small fit.
Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 230lbs
March 16, 2014
This dress was extremely small.
This dress runs very small in the waist.
Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
March 6, 2014
This dress was fabulous for the Mardi Gras ball that I attended. It definitely stood out!
I read the reviews and the size chart and sized up from my regular size. The top was a bit loose and I had to tug on it throughout the night. As others have mentioned, the top also rolled down and I had issues with that throughout the night. Overall, though, the dress was absolutely stunning and worth the few issues I had with it!
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Size worn:
20WP
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 2, 2014
I really loved the dress.
It runs small. But it covered my boobs. So all was good.
DanielleMarch 14, 2014
what size do you usually wear, im thinking about this dress for prom
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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
February 27, 2014
So much bling!
Order a size or two up. A normally wear a 14 or 16, but ordered the 18 after reading the comments and it fit like a glove. I did not have the problems others described with the top rolling down; think that was because I really filled the dress out perfectly. Also, the height was perfect for me -- I'm 5'6' and the dress was just grazing the floor when I wore flats.
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
February 24, 2014
I loved it
awesome dress perfect for the mardi gras ball I attended felt amazing
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