Crimson Catwalk Dress

$86 to buy
$285 retail
Stylist Notes

Work this one shoulder Mark & James by Badgley Mischka red dress at the event. An easy fit and style to jazz up with lots of accessories. Go accessory wild by renting the Kenneth Jay Lane's Genesha Bangle and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - slip runs narrow; curvier women should consider sizing up extra room
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red stretch crepe(97% polyester; 3% spandex). One shoulder neckline. Back drape. 34'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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153 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(77)
Small
(49)
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Body type: Hourglass
October 19, 2011
It is made for someone without curves. I wear a large and couldn't get it over my hips. I was very glad I had an alternative. The dress is a pretty color and I'm sure stunning on the right person.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
October 26, 2011
This dress was awesome. I normally wear a medium, rented a medium and back-up large. On someone without hips it's probably true-to-size, but if you have curves, I'd size up. The large fit perfectly and got a ton of compliments. Gorgeous dress, amazing color.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
October 28, 2011
I thought this dress ran true to size. I am usually a medium but I went with the small so that the dress would fit a little tighter underneath. I agree that it was a little tight around the hip area - but I liked that it showed off my curves on the side. I received a ton of compliments with this dress on. I would definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 4, 2011
Fit was awkward
I rented a M and a L in this dress... this was recommended in the bump friendly section as I am about 4 months pregnant and the M was very tight in the under section of the dress, meaning my only option was the Large, which was too big in the bust area. It was pretty but I did not end up wearing it. I would size up on this one if you are have hips but beware of the chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
December 12, 2011
Too small in the hips
I'm 4 months pregnant and have a small bump. This dress would be adorable on someone with a larger bump, but on me it just wasn't flattering. I typically wear a size 4-6 in dresses, but the small was a bit too snug in the hips. The medium wasn't available, but I'm sure it would have worked just fine. Had to return this one, unfortunately.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
December 15, 2011
Beautiful dress - strange fit
I rented this dress because it was listed as bump friendly (am currently 5 months pregnant). Pre-pregnancy I was a size 0. The small fit perfectly well in the chest but was very tight around my stomach. The medium was a better fit around my stomach but was HUGE in the chest. I think this dress is made for a bustier person. I am guessing if I wasn't pregnant, the xs would have fit me just fine. It is a beautiful color, fabric and look!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 16, 2011
Simple, yet elegant
I chose this dress for a garden wedding and it was completely PERFECT. This fit of the dress, not the draping, was a little snug so I would say that this dress runs small to true to size. It is very easy to wear and with simple accessories and heels it was a HIT!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 16, 2011
Hips and thighs?
The dress was beautiful however I wasn't able to wear it because it runs VERY tight through the hips and thighs. The fabric has minimal stretch and isn't very forgiving for my slightly curvy figure. I'm a size 4 in wedding gowns and other formal dresses, but the small didn't fit me because the dress is cut very straight from the hips down. Unless you have a boyish / model's figure, you should order at least one size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2011
Beautiful and flattering dress
I rented this dress for my Christmas Party... and even though I couldn't attend last minute, my boyfriend took me out to dinner so I could have the opportunity to wear it. I got compliments from people all night long! It was absolutely stunning!!! I hope to rent it next year. I am 5'10, 135lbs with a 32DD and size 2-4 pants and I ordered a small. It fit like a glove, literally. The picture makes it look loose, but it's not. The dress is basically two layers, a tight dress with a looser fabric draped over the top like a toga, for lack of a better description. When you stand facing front, it looks as pictured. But when you turn to the side, it revels the separation in the fabric and the tight dress underneath. It's very hot! It's also a bit shorter than described. It came a little higher than mid-thigh. Because I am so skinny I avoid flowy dresses because I look like I am wearing a tent... this dress, with it's two layers, was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2011
Beautiful and flattering dress
I rented this dress for my Christmas Party... and even though I couldn't attend last minute, my boyfriend took me out to dinner so I could have the opportunity to wear it. I got compliments from people all night long! It was absolutely stunning!!! I hope to rent it next year. I am 5'10, 135lbs with a 32DD and size 2-4 pants and I ordered a small. It fit like a glove, literally. The picture makes it look loose, but it's not. The dress is basically two layers, a tight dress with a looser fabric draped over the top like a toga, for lack of a better description. When you stand facing front, it looks as pictured. But when you turn to the side, it revels the separation in the fabric and the tight dress underneath. It's very hot! It's also a bit shorter than described. It came a little higher than mid-thigh. Because I am so skinny I avoid flowy dresses because I look like I am wearing a tent... this dress, with it's two layers, was perfect!
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
December 31, 2011
Glam
I am 5'4" size 25 in pants. This dress was true to size and i got so many compliments! I'd rent this again.. <3 it! I wish i could buy it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
January 5, 2012
Great dress!
Got dress for a NYE party and received so many compliments that night! Only thing is that dress was a little large at shoulder and chest. Usually I wear 0-2 or xs-s. Other than that it was fabulous!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 1, 2012
Great color and dress
I got lots of compliments on this dress, but the inner layer does run a little but small, especially around the hip and leg area. Luckily the top isn't fitted, so I could go larger and not really be able to tell. The underarm area was a little bit big, but the overlayer covered it pretty well. I would defintiely wear again! Recommend wearing with a big necklace.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 108lbs
February 7, 2012
Beautful , Classy Dress
I rented this to wear to a law school formal event. This dress was actually my back up dress but when it arrived I fell in love with it and wore this one instead of my first choice. I got complements all night!!! beautiful color red. i ordered the small because i was nervous about the chest fitting, the small fit fine but a little big on the top so i think i could have gotten away with the XS. i loved wearing this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 20, 2012
My fiance' kept complimenting how beautiful I looked.
I absolutely loved the color. It was a very deep, sophisticated red. The dress is fairly straight from the chest to knees. I'm 5'7'' about 120 pounds but I have noticeable hips. The top area fit great but around my hips/bottom is was a bit tight. I still chose the small size because the top drapery covered that area. I think the medium would have been too loose. Overall, it was a great dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 23, 2012
:-(
I tried renting this gorgeous little number for a date night and was a little disappointed. I rented the XS and S, which is my normal size range, and immediately tried on the XS when I recieved the package. Upon trying it on I realized it was a bit too big. The underlying layer was large allover, which made the draping seem even larger....it was just wrong all around. I have a narrow figure and I just couldnt fill out the fitted part of the dress appropriately. It was such a shame too because this dress is stunning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
March 13, 2012
LOVED IT
I loved this dress as soon as I saw it! I was super excited when it arrived because it is even sexier in person! You can't really tell from the pictures but the side with no sleeve is not draped and actually reveals a fitted sillouette which is a nice contrast to the draping on the other side of the dress. I'm short but this dress wasn't too long on me (which was my biggest concern with the order). It fit perfectly and it was perfect for a wedding or fancy night out! I wore it with gold accessories.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
April 5, 2012
Perfect Dress for a Party
This dress is such a great deep red. Looked fantastic with killer heels. The inner dress is pretty tight (even for a L) but the way the outside fabric hangs keeps you from feeling self-conscious. Instead, you feel absolutely self-confident. I got compliments from a dozen strangers even before I reached the party.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
June 17, 2012
The timing was perfect. My graduation was postponed until a day after but since RTR lets us rent for four days everything was great!!
In a crowd full of white, tan, peach, and light pink dresses, I stood out with this amazing red dress! I loved wearing it and I loved all of the attention that I was getting. I wanted to wear something out of the ordinary for my graduation from High School. I ordered a size small and a medium to be safe. I am usually a medium and the dress was true to its size. The only problem was that the top is very large around the brest area,besides that I loved it! All I had to do was adjust the top and I added a gold belt to make the dress pop with my gold accessories and shoes.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 121lbs
July 25, 2012
Love it!
Wore this dress out for New Year's Eve -- what a great way to begin 2012. Loose fit, i.e., no waist, but still graceful and elegant. Got a ton of compliments. Would be happy to rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
August 11, 2012
Very long
The color was beautiful. It was a nice rich red. The problem I encountered was the "draping" in the back was much longer than it was in the front. It might have been because I am short, but it looked odd.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
August 27, 2012
Dress Runs Small
I rented this dress for a wedding. There is two layers to this dress and the under layer is visible from the side view. The under layer was super tight around the hip area. Just did not fit right and my body is slim. The color is really pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
September 4, 2012
Amazing Color
I chose this dress as my primary for my 33rd birthday. It has an amazing color and the fabric feels great. I was unable to wear it because my hips where too tight but I have a really wide hip compare to the rest of my body and this fabric has no stretch as compared to the Mark and James Draped Dream Dress which has a lot of give and better fit if you have wide hips . Too bad I could not wear it because its truly a beautiful dress.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2012
Such a great shade, made a statement in a room full of neutrals!
the inner shell is snug, I am glad I ordered a size up than normal because I needed it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2012
Wore this for a Christmas party.
I have larger hips, so the dress was tight in that area, but everywhere else it fit great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 2, 2012
Rich, but not Skinny
Loved the color. Fabric is nice as well. The inside layer of the dress is somewhat fitted, but the overall look is very... well, not fitted :) That's a no-brainer I guess, I should have known. But I kinda wish it was a little more flattering. I tried putting on a gold belt over it, and just didn't look good, so wore it without a belt. It's a nice dress, but not sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 2, 2012
Turned heads on Vegas' Strip
I wore this dress to a nice dinner with my boyfriend's parents while we were in Vegas. Not only was I stopped twice during dinner to ask where I got my dress, but people were stopping me while walking through Las Vegas hotels and even on the Strip! This dress is incredibly flattering and definitely a show stopper. Would definitely recommend! The fit was true to size and the under part of the dress fits snug to the body, which is visible on the left side. Overall I was extremely pleased with this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 9, 2012
Meh...
This was a back up dress. The medium did not fit around my 38.5" hips. Pear shapes beware. The color was pretty, but it's not a statement dress. It's a safe dress if you're wanting to show a little leg, but hide your mid-section.
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 13, 2012
Chic sexy elegance!
I rented this dress and had it sent to the city where the event was being held, there was some issues with shipping through an error by UPS but RTR was AMAZING and sorting everything out to get the dress there...RTR will take care of you! BUT long story short...the bride-to-be wore the dress (instead of me) for her cocktail engagement party. The XS fit perfect and the material was very nice, the way it draped was elegant but it is fitted under the main draping if that makes sense, you can kind of tell in the picture. Perfect dress for the cocktail party, I will rent it for myself next time!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
October 22, 2012
Beautiful Deep Red Dress!
Amazing red dress! Runs a bit small through the hips/thighs, but I still wore an XS. I received many compliments at the wedding!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2012
It was perfect. I was in the wedding and needed to wear this color. it was great.
I wore a medium which fit me perfectly ( 5'9, I usually wear a 6 on top and 4 on the bottom and the medium was perfect. Great dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 3, 2012
Beautiful color and great fit!
I wore this to a holiday party and received compliments all night. It is a deeper red color than it appears online. The dress hangs nicely and is very comfortable to wear. I paired it with the Dannijo necklace and it looked great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133lbs
November 5, 2012
Dress was a beautiful color and very flattering silhouette.
Rented medium and small, small was perfect on the top and medium was perfect on the bottom but ultimately went with the small.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 11, 2012
RED ALERT!
I wore this to the formal night at my wine club. It was my back up dress for another event for the same weekend so I made use of both dresses! I looked great and got lots of compliments. I wore the medium because the bottom was very fitted, although it looks like a loose drape in the front. I loved it so much I wanted to purchase it!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 28, 2012
Great fitting dress
Really cute dress. Looks better on than in the picture (both in the RTR photo and my blurry shot). The 0 fit nicely. I pinned the front drape back a bit, that was a personal style preference. Great looking dress that has the right amount of classic and sexy.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
December 18, 2012
RTR has a customer for life, I felt beautiful. The dress is bump friendly, sexy and classy.
It fit like a dream, runs true to size, it covered my problem areas and showed just enough skin to still be sexy in a classy way.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 24, 2012
tons of compliments!!
I liked the dress a lot, the skirt was very tight.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 31, 2012
Absolutely loved the dress!
I never wear red, but this color is a much darker shade that went well with my fair complexion. I wore it for Christmas Eve dinner at a steakhouse.The dress is very elegant and I would definitely rent it again. I felt the reviews are very accurate describing the fit. If you have larger hips/bottom you will need to go up in size. The medium was very tight in the bottom, but the large fit perfectly there. Unfortunately, the top part ran large and doubled sided fashion tape was a necessity. I was worried that it would not be flattering because it appears to be shapeless. However, the dress is fitted on one side and drapes nicely on the other. High heels and minimal jewelry completed the look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2013
Very comfortable, but super classy. Color is so rich!
Wore this dress to my sister's wedding. I absolutely loved it! It runs true to size; I expected to wear a medium and I did. I wore it with a skinny black belt because the dress can be a little too drapey, and I wanted to give myself a waist. I also rented the Lee Angel Silver Etienne Necklace to wear with it; looked great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2013
Who doesn't love a red dress?!
I loved this dress. It was just what I expected it to be like, and even though it was my backup dress, I ended up wearing it and loving it. More maroon-ish than red, and the bottom of the dress was a bit tighter than the rest, but other than that, just wanted I thought it would be. I wore Spanx just to be safe, and a strapless bra. I wore it to a wedding where I didn't know a soul, and was even asked to be some guys "date" in photos...seriously? But again, who doesn't love a red dress?!
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