Sachin & Babi

Akahana Gown

$176 to buy
$950 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for drama with Sachin & Babi's high-low hemline gown. Lock all eyes on the eye-catching pattern and pair with delicate jewelry and barely-there heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: 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'').

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

Product Details

Red floral faille (90% Polyester, 10% Nylon). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with asymmetrical hi-low hemline. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. . Partially lined. Boned bodice. 45” from bust to shortest hem. Imported.

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96 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(51)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2017
This dress was a major hit! Got compliments all night long
Fit perfectly! Right height.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
October 9, 2017
Wore to a black-tie wedding in South Florida is late October.
Amazing dress. Loved the pockets. So many compliments. Couldn't wear a bra due to fit, but it really wasn't necessary as the bodice held everything up and in.
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
September 1, 2017
It was flawless!
Fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
May 8, 2017
Amazing dress. Would buy it, really!
See above
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
November 19, 2016
Wore it for my residency graduation night and stood out among solid color dresses.
Stunning dress and quite a head turner. Looks great in pictures too! I've learned my lesson, wear a dress with a beautiful print and/or an interesting cut to really stand out. This night was already going to be memorable (3 years of hard work in residency) but wearing this dress just absolutely elevated the moment.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
October 28, 2016
It was magical!
Fitted through the top. No bra needed. Full skirt - but not TOO full. Felt elegant. TONS of compliments.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
October 20, 2016
I loved it! very unique. Got lots of compliments
I was worried about fit, but it was perfect. I have a small bust, so I would recommend getting a larger size if you have a large bust. I ordered size 2, which is my usual and it was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 157lbs
September 13, 2016
Love
Loved this dress. It was so beautiful and different
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
September 6, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
I have broad shoulders so the dress was a little tight however, I was determined to wear it. It was so uncomfortable that I had to change clothes before I left the reception. On a good note, I received A LOT of compliments on how beautiful the dress was even months later!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 4, 2016
Beautiful and comfortable!
This dress is stunning. The photos don't do it justice. The material is a great weight, it moves well and the colors are vibrant. I wore this for our very small, non-traditional wedding and it was perfect. I'm a 32D & the smaller 4R worked for my smaller rib cage. The other reviewers are right: there are definitely some pieces of the structure poking out of both the 4 and 6; I had to put a band aid on my skin. I took advice from a stylist's review & paired it with a nude shoe which was a great tip. I have on the RTR Kate Spade boathouse earrings and cuff; they were gorgeous additions. I added a navy blue sash and brooch, to kick it up a notch. This was my first RTR rental, I would definitely recommend them and would love to rent from RTR for my next event.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
August 1, 2016
Dress was pretty, but not as full as anticipated
This dress was my first choice for a formal event, but I didn't manage to get it reserved in time for my event, so I ordered a larger size of this as a backup to my 2nd choice dress. I did not end up wearing it as it was too large, but I ended up liking the other dress I ordered in its place better anyway. The fabric is pretty thin on this dress and I think my larger chest would have been unsupported without a pretty good strapless bra. The dress is beautiful, but will need some steaming when it arrives! I really like the high-low hemline to show off the shoes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
August 1, 2016
Dress was beautiful but didn't fit my bust
Dress was beautiful but the 12R did not fit my bust. Was able to clasp the dress but didn't bother trying to zip as the boning in the strapless top was painfully digging into the sides of my rib cage. Unfortunately I'd avoid if you have a large bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 29, 2016
Stunning gala dress
This was one of the funnest dresses I have ever worn. Obsessed with the colors, patterns and fabric! It fit like a glove, was super comfortable (I danced in it all night) and even had pockets. Word of caution, the train is a good length. I wore 4" heels and it still dragged a bit (I'm only 5'3"). But it didn't bother me much at all, I just picked it up and twirled it behind me!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
July 26, 2016
Absolutely STUNNING dress!!!! An amazing stand out in a room of LBD's, Too many compliments to count
This dress is by far my favorite RTR ever, the colors are beautiful & unique, and the pockets are awesome, it literally floats as you walk across the floor!! I am 5'-5" ordered the 4R, and wore it with 4" heels, which was perfect. The top has boning inside, that in other reviews was said to be a bit uncomfortable, I felt great all evening and had no problems with the top sliding down or being irritating. The zipper was a bit slippery, and had to be pulled back up a few times, but definitely not a deal breaker, on this incredible dress. I would highly recommend it for other rentals!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 25, 2016
Felt like a princess in this dress
So absolutely beautiful. So many compliments. Caught a lot of people staring, not at me so much but at the DRESS. I can tell the difference. Was not offended. Very comfortable MINUS the fact that the boning was poking through and I had to put some folded up toilet paper in between the dress and my skin to avoid being impaled. After I did that though, it was all good. The dress had to be amazing for me to go through those paces and it was so worth it. Unique, stunning, classy, stand-out - one of the nicest dresses I've ever worn. I'm 5'5' so the back bottom dragged just a bit, but not enough to ever trip me. Snug fit on the top meant it was not going anywhere. Strapless bra never stuck out. Perfect. Loved the pockets and the way it framed my cute black strappy sandals. You will never regret or forget this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
July 5, 2016
Loved this dress!
So many compliments on his dress! The fit was perfect, and I loved that it had pockets.
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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
July 3, 2016
So perfect and so comfortable.
I have never gotten so many compliments in my whole life! I was told this was the best dress at the wedding and everyone was talking about me in it. I felt so beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 28, 2016
Beautiful but falling apart
Beautiful dress. The silver and the red were perfectly complimentary. This dress did fit a little small (I usually wear a 4 in dresses but wound up using my backup size 6) and the waist hit very high on me (though I do have a large bust). I got loads of compliments. Also, there are pockets! I had no problems wear a strapless bra with this dress. The downfall of this dress is simply that it's been worn and dry-cleaned waaaay too many times. The plastic boning in the bodice was beginning to poke out in several places. One spot absolutely shredded my underarm so badly that I wound up having to cover the emerging plastic rod with a bandaid. This was really uncomfortable. RTR really needs to consider taking the 6 I used out of the rental rotation because it is not in any shape to be worn until it's been repaired.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
June 11, 2016
This dress is fantastic.. easy to wear with pockets, fun to dance in, and I felt really pretty
I ordered an 8 (my usual size) and the backup size 12. I ended up wearing the 12 because the 8 caused a ton of boob squish. If youre busty and don't want to be falling out of the dress size up. It was too loose around the waist in the 12 but nothing noticeable. The 10 likely would have been better but I made it work
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
May 17, 2016
Fits a little small due to the boning. Overall true to size. SUPER FLATTERING. Alot of compliements!
If you have a small cheat it's perfect! The boning inside sticks out a bit so maybe wear spanks or something to pad that.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 10, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Love this dress! The cut of the gown portion was different and very flattering! Received many compliments all evening!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Body type: Pear
May 8, 2016
Beautiful dress
Normally wear a size 0. Ordered the size 0 and 2 for my daughter for the prom. Received an email one day before the dresses were to arrive stating the size 2 was not available for shipping because it was either returned late or damaged from the previous renter. RTR allowed me to choose another style as a backup. Flowers were already ordered to match the original dress so I was very worried the size 0 would not fit. The dress came and the size 0 fit except for the top. Had to use some stuffing, fashion tape and safety pins to hold the bra to the dress. And it worked out fine. Some of the wires in the boning of the dress were poking out so I took some elastic strips and double taped it over the wires and you couldn't feel the wires. The dress looked great in pictures but in person, you could definitely tell it was well worn, many times. It wasn't a huge issue since the event was held in the evening but if it was in bright light you could probably tell. Received many compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2016
It was perfect for the event. A formal party of the zoo.
The fit is perfect and the quality excellent. The dress is a light grey and the oranges are lovely. It was a pleasure to wear. I received many compliments. I highly recommend this dress.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 20, 2016
Compliments all night long.
This dress is such a show-stopper. I really stood out at prom and people were commenting on my dress the entire night. The bust was tight even for someone who is the opposite of busty like me and a bit of boning was exposed and poking me- but overall I have a wonderful time in this dress. Also, I'm 5'3" and which 3 inch heels I still have a slight train behind me, but it wasn't a big deal. Highly recommended- I would order it all over again! Amazing pattern and lovely fit and fall.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
April 19, 2016
Too small!
I'm 5'1" and weigh about 140 lbs. I typically wear size 6 or 8, but this size 6 dress was too tight in the torso. There was no size 8 or 10 backup available. Big disappointment.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
March 29, 2016
spectacular dress!
I loved (LOVED) this gown. Tons of compliments all night long, and it felt super comfortable. I'm petite (5'1", 112lbs) and rarely think the high-low hem works for me, but this was great. It hit just above my ankles in the front and gave me a little train in the back, showing off my strappy 4" heels. Overall a total win - I wish I could buy it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
March 24, 2016
Stunning dress!
Beautiful dress-- truly a work of art! True to size. Problem--- boning of dress coming out in 3 places, had to do some serious taping on the inside, still ended up with some mild skin abrasions. RTR customer service was excellent! They did trouble shoot with me and sent me a gorgeous back-up jumper, sadly it was too big and could not wear it. Nonetheless, I will continue to rent with RTR-- they really tried their best to get something to work for me.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
March 14, 2016
1st experience with RR, very nice one. Except for Fedex delivering it in another address, was good
Perfect fit, dress is formal and fun. Love it!
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 7, 2016
It was a dinner with the UK royalty.
I am petite but I have big breast. The size 4 was perfect for me, but if you are not that petite (especially on your chest), I would recommend size 6. The length was just fine.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 1, 2016
The dress was a huge hit!
I received so many comments, it is a unique dress. The one I received was a bit worn, with boning pooking me all night long. The bust also runs a bit large. Wish I had taken a photo, it was a fun dress to wear.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
February 28, 2016
So bummed I wasn't able to wear this dress!
This dress is beautiful! Deep orange fades into silver gray at the bottom with a deep purple lining. Unfortunately, the 4 was too big for a strapless dress to work for me and a 2 was unavailable for my event.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 48
February 23, 2016
Too many compliments to count. Unofficially "Best Dressed" at my senior coronation
Perfect fit! Wore 3" heels and length was excellent. Other reviews commented on how great the fabric was, and I 100% agree. My only reservation was that the boning on the upper right side stuck out, but not a terribly noticeable amount. If you want a dress people will talk about for days after the event, I strongly recommend this as your choice.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 20, 2016
Amazing, the perfect dress!
I have never received so many compliments on a dress! It was perfect! Has pockets, had beautiful lines and was stunning.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 14, 2016
Favorite dress yet!
This dress was 5 stars plus. I found it super comfortable to wear. It is a bit tight in the chest but as it is strapless, that's not a bad thing. I got compliments all night from both women (who all commented on the dress) and men (who generally just said "you look great" but I'll chalk that up to the dress too) The skirt is actually a pale grey, not white as it appears in some photos.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
February 8, 2016
I’m not sure how to answer this, so I put all my reviewing efforts into the details section.
This dress is amazing. If you’re trying to decide between this dress and another dress, pick this dress. I’m 5.2 (almost 5.3) and I was really worried about length but I think I did alright. I wore 3 inch heels and had a tiny train (I liked to think of it as a train and not that my dress was too long). I’m about 120 lbs (ish) – give or take and I had a baby about 6 months ago and am still rockin’ a baby tummy so I ordered a size 2R and 4R. I didn’t even try the size 4R on because the size 2R fit just right. And frankly, if anything, I found that it was a bit large in the bust. But since I’m nursing, by about 4 hours into the evening, the bust fit much better;) For those of you who decide to go with this dress, you might be interested in knowing that I wore a size C stick-on backless strapless bra so I didn’t have to worry about the claps sneaking up and it worked out really well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
February 2, 2016
I have never received so many compliments in my life. Worth every penny!
I was complimented fairly consistently through the night. Random strangers came up to tell me how gorgeous this dress was. It had pockets, so I was pretty happy, and you couldn't even see that my cell phone was in my pocket in any of the pictures (or my lipstick, very useful!) This dress fit well, although the boning sticks out into the inside of the dress. I had a corset on underneath, which I recommend and band-aids. The bust is fairly tight, so I was very self-aware of back fat peeking out over the back for the whole night, so just be aware of that if you pick this. I was able to dance all night without ever stepping on my dress or having someone step on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 2, 2016
MY FAVORITE DRESS EVER!
LOVE, LOVE THIS DRESS! This is the second time I've rented this dress because I loved it so much the first time. I wore it to a wedding and a holiday party. Not only is it gorgeous, but it's so comfortable and it has pockets! I received so many compliments. My husband wants me to purchase it because he loves it so much too :)
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 30, 2016
Beautiful dress!
The dress seems to run a little small in the chest area, and also has boning wires that were poking me throughout the whole time. Other than that, it's a beautiful dress and I received lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
January 25, 2016
A real eye-catcher
The fit was perfect. True to size, and very flattering. For a shorter girl like me, the bi-level worked beautifully.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
January 18, 2016
This dress was amazing. At least six people approached me to ask about this dress. Highly recommend
Definitely no give in the dress which was fine with me. Loved the pockets. Fit was true to size. Length was perfect. I am a size 6, 5", 5' and wore 3 inch heels.
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