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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93 reviews
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Large
(6)
True to Size
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Small
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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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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 25, 2015
Stunning and different!
I am very tall and had tried 5 other styles that were all too short. On a tight deadline we decided length didn't matter in a high low gown. This was one of the only high low dresses available last minute and I am so glad it was! It is so different. It was brand new with tags when it arrived and it was stunning! I got a million compliments on how pretty it was. It didn't look cheap and as a bonus it had pockets. Another plus is that you don't have to worry about your stomach all night! The pleat in the front hides all imperfections. So glad this was an option. Great for the tall ladies.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
August 31, 2015
Stunning dress
I wore this dress to the VMAs and absolutely loved it! Beautiful thick, textured silk feel that did not wrinkle through the night. No give or stretch. It was about half a size too small, and my backup was even smaller; however I wore it anyway. It is sized for narrow ribcages in my opinion; size up a size to make it fit if you have a wider frame like me or will fill out the bust. Totally flowy below the natural wasteline where the black satin wasteband hits. And pockets! It has pockets! I'm 5'3" and wore 5" platforms, and it barely brushed the ground. All in all, great dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
September 1, 2015
Stylist Review!
A glamorous fall-like pattern really brings a unique edge to this black-tie look. Running true to size with a more fitted bust, we recommend going up one size for your backup size. If you're bustier (36+), we definitely recommend sizing up one size. The material is structured with no stretch and really molds nicely to your body. The high-low length is perfect for a wide range of heights, but definitely ideal if you're on the shorter side! Pair it with neutral heels and minimal jewelry to really show off the pattern!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
September 14, 2015
perfect fit of dress, did not get to try on until day of
perfect tailored fit, dress in great condition, little wrinkles on narrival but ironed out nicely
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
September 14, 2015
Super comfortable and big enough pockets for a phone in each! Perfect for a fall wedding.
They didnt have my normal 4 size but the backup 6, though perhaps a bit large, was still fine in terms of fit. Even though the silhouette is pretty simple, the standout pattern and contrast in the high-low generated more compliments than probably any other RTR dress I've ever worn!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
September 16, 2015
Beautiful and very comfortable
I wore this to a formal wedding and received a ton of complements on the dress all night. I'm a 36DD or 36DDD so it was a little tight on the chest in the 10 and too loose in the waist in the 12 so I ended up going without a bra. The dress stayed up beautifully and the fabric is substantial enough to give good coverage if it got chilly. I'm also pretty tall so I was concerned that it might be short on me since a long was not available but I wore 4 inch heels and it was still perfect. Plus, this dress has pockets! Only draw back was that I was badly in need of ironing when it arrived, but that is somewhat to be expected.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 16, 2015
Beautiful dress - compliments all night!
tail is prone to being stepped on and it arrived super wrinkly but felt beautiful. It was lightweight and I didn't have to spend all evening pulling it up.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
September 19, 2015
Awesome dress!
This dress is absolutely beautiful and really stands out in a sea of black dresses. I knocked one star because it wasn't a perfect fit for me, but it's my "fault." I would caution tall women with this dress. The length you can get away with because of the asymmetrical hem, but the bodice is short, turning his a-line silhouette into more of an empire-waisted dress. Luckily, it's so beautiful that the fit was overshadowed by the design, but I would have been more confident had it been an 8L. Overall a great rental -- I'm just too tall for it! :)
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 21, 2015
Samba dancing
Very snug around the top, make sure you order a size up in case you are bustly. Formal Dress with Pockets is the best!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
September 22, 2015
It was a red carpet event and the dress received so many compliments, I was completely flattered.
You cannot believe how comfortable this dress is..and because of the design, I was able to eat as much as I wanted without feeling the need to suck in! Really easy to get into also...just zip up and go! The high/low was perfect for my height (5'6" w disproportionate long legs) and the skirt billowed out behind me as I walked. It's much fuller than it seems in the picture above. Most important, it has pockets!!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
September 27, 2015
Other than the bride, I stole the show in this dress!
Perfect fit. Fun, fall colors. Can't count how many compliments I got all night. Wish I owned this dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 30, 2015
A beautiful fall gown.
This dress fits beautifully, true to size, and makes an undeniable statement in the room. Plus, pockets!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
October 4, 2015
Perfect for a fall wedding!
Gorgeous dress for a fall wedding, both men and women were coming up and complimenting me all night long. Even better, the pockets allowed me to carry my iPhone and lipstick with no one the wiser. The bodice is tight though, so if you're well endowed go a size up. I'm between a 34DD and 36DD right now and the 12 was snug. It came brand new with tags and was a little wrinkled which I had a hard time getting out, but hopefully that won't be the case for future rentals once it's been dry cleaned and pressed a few times. The boning was a little uncomfortable so I wore a strapless longline bra with it to help pad against the poking but that added bulk. Half way through the night I decided to ditch the bra and was perfectly fine dancing the rest of the night away as it was tight enough to give plenty of support. I couldn't have picked a more perfect dress. I've been a RTR unlimited member for a year and it's hands down my favorite rental so far!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 147lbs
September 30, 2015
Very unique comfortable dress to wear.
It has a grayish background (not white), and it's gorgeous. It has boning to support the top so it does not fall down. The bust is true to size and I was comfortable in it the whole night.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 7, 2015
Gorgeous dress!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to wear this as the 'hook' of the 'hook & loop' closure was missing. RTR promptly sent me out another dress, but sadly this one wasn't available. It's a unique and beautiful dress. Love the pockets. I'm 5'4" and had on 3" heels and the back did still drag on the ground. Also it was not tight at all, especially in the chest area.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 7, 2015
The design, the print, the comfort, the awesome pockets --- LOVED this dress!
Amazing fit. True to size. Extremely comfortable. No ironing needed.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
October 11, 2015
I loved standing out from all the other guests. Fit was perfect.
I loved the pockets, it didn't get wrinkled at all throughout the entire night. It was so nice not having to pull up the chest area because the cut and fit are so perfect.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
October 16, 2015
Gorgeous gown, great for a shortie! Many compliments.
Heavier fabric and colors make it great for fall. Black details made pairing accessories a breeze.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2015
This dress looked so gorgeous! I really wish I could have worn it!!
The bust area on the inside lining had the wires poking through, so they would stab the lower part of my chest. I tried pushing the wire portion back into the lining, but I couldn't get it to go back in and we had to catch a flight so I wasn't able to wear this dress. It did look very lovely though.....I'm really disappointed I didn't get a chance to wear this dress! :-(
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
October 20, 2015
The dress was perfect for a fall wedding. It was so unique and pretty. Many, many compliments.
The bust area is snug and I am very small chested so it was good that I didn't have to pull it up all night. The length was great and I loved the added feature of having pockets. I felt comfortable dancing the night away.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 25, 2015
I received so many compliments on this dress. It is perfect for a Fall formal.
I loved the dress! I received so many compliments on it. The top is great, but I have a DD cup, so it did run a little tight. It is longer on the back, but the length was perfect with heels. I am so happy I rented this. It was perfect for a Fall event!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
October 25, 2015
So many compliments on the dress. Absolutely beautiful for a fall or winter wedding.
Fit is true to size. I am 5'8" and wore a 3 inch heel with the Regular Length fitting perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
October 28, 2015
A beautifully classy, and stunning dress
The fabric on this dress is INCREDIBLE. It really photographs very well across multiple environments and types of lighting because of its high quality. For me, the fit felt slightly larger than normal in the bust (also, I accidentally ordered the wrong size. Oops!), so if you're a less on the curvier side, I would size down so the dress doesn't fall off of you. The pattern and the high/low hemline really makes the dress stand out from the crowd in a good way. Also: POCKETS!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 1, 2015
Unique and stylish. Great for fall festivities!
Fit true to size. A bit long for my height (probably needed higher heals) so the dress was stepped on a couple of times. Otherwise easy to wear.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2015
Gorgeous and unique print, runs tight up top
This dress was beautiful! I received so many compliments all night and on Facebook after wearing this dress. Gorgeous colors and a great material that traveled well and didn't wrinkle. It does not have any give so if you're bustier it can be a tight fit. Took some teamwork to get it zipped but once it was, it didn't feel too tight or constricting. It wasn't a strapless dress I was pulling up on all night. Also the hem line was beautiful - I'm 5'2" but was wearing 4" heels so it was perfect. Loved it!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 11, 2015
So many compliments!
The fit was perfect! Did not need to wear a strapless bra. Fits perfect in the waist and plenty of room in the belly. The dress is absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommended!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2015
Given a million compliments on the uniqueness of the gown.
Runs try to size of not a tad big in the chest. Was definitely a showstopper in a sea of monochromatic dresses.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 14, 2015
Beautiful fabric but is so full it was not flattering
True to size
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 17, 2015
This dress! I have never received compliments like this in my life!
The dress fit like it was made for me which was helpful since RTR let me know the day before I was to receive it that the other size I had ordered was not available. (RTR offered me to choose any dress for up to double rental value but I took my chances on this one fitting.) The dress was both flattering and stunning - a real statement piece. All night, women came to tell me how much they loved my dress or ask who the designer was. The dress arrived very wrinkled but I took it into the bathroom while I ran the hot shower and that did the trick. The dress is very comfortable standing, however when I sat in the car, the ribbing on one side stuck into my waist painfully - was not as bad sitting in a chair.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 17, 2015
Best.dress.ever!!
This might be my favorite dress ever, including my wedding dress!! The colors were amazing for a fall formal event, the cut is great, love the hi-low hem. I am about 5'1" and wore 5 inch platform heals with the regular length and loved how it fit for length. I had a tiny train in the back but not enough to step on or keep me from dancing. Also love that this dress has pockets!! I typically wear a size 4 but the 2 and 6 were the only sizes available. The 2 was too tight so I went with the 6. I wore a more padded bra than usual and for pictures held the dress back a bit just before the pic was taken but in general the 6 was fine. More than 100 people approached me about the dress that I didn't even know. So unique, so pretty but also a little edgy especially with the necklace and earrings that were also RTR. Could not have been happier!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 19, 2015
Even the wait staff at the venue stopped me to compliment my dress.
Dress was a thick material but foamy and light that made it look like you're gliding when you walk.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 23, 2015
Stunning dress. lots of compliments
I saw this dress in the review photos and knew it would be perfect for a fall wedding at a winery. Unfortunately, someone had returned the size 4 either damaged or late, so I had to wear my back up size, which was a size 6. The six was big, but I made it work. The dress is a lot more silver than it looks in the all the photos in the reviews. That being said, it still photographs beautifully. I received a TON of compliments and despite having to pull it up a lot (due to it being too big) I felt beautiful. The size 4R would have been PERFECT, but the 6R was fine. The dress is long in the back. I am 5'8" and wore 4 inch heels and the back hit the floor (as pictured in the model photograph). So you may want to keep that in mind when decided on what size to get. Loved this dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
November 30, 2015
I felt amazing but it's got some issues
I was planning to wear the 8 but, at the last minute, it wasn't available so I had no choice but to wear the ten. It still fit ok though a bit pouchy in the bust even with a padded bra. I had to pull it up a few times but no one noticed and I didn't care. You can tell the dress has been worn a lot, the back zipper sticks a bit and the boning is sticking out in several places - extremely painful when I tried it on. Luckily I had spanx on underneath and strategically placed a bit of painters tape to create the padding necessary to avoid severe scratches.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 3, 2015
Unforgettable
I am normally a 0 but gained 5 lbs traveling. I squeezed into a 0 but could not breathe and sat up stick straight lifting my shoulders to prevent back fat. The wires in the built in corset were also threatening to puncture my lungs. All this and I still wore it because the colors and construction are breathtaking. I can't wait to either lose 10 lbs or rent it in a size 2.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
December 9, 2015
I felt so comfortable yet glamorous in this dress, it was beautiful! I got so many compliments!
The dress was PERFECT - fit like a glove, true to size, esp great for petit women. Easy to move in (no sucking in of a belly after a dinner and drinks:). Moves super easy (great feature of hidden pockets). Glamorous, yet super easy to wear.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2015
It's the only strapless dress that never felt like it was falling down. I felt like a movie star.
Fall wedding
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 20, 2015
The dress looked amazing and many people came up to tell me it was a superb dress.
The fit was perfect. I had some bulge around the midsection that I didn't need to worry about, the dress hid it well. My only problem was the dress has been so loved and rented that some of the boning in the dress started to dig in, so I put some pieces of fabric in the places to keep from getting chaffed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
January 6, 2016
I recieved so many compliments on this dress!! Unique and perfect!
The bust was a little too big, but the dress was a SLAM DUNK! so beautiful!!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 13, 2016
The dress was perfect! Made it into the news paper article highlighting the evening's best dresses
Great fit. I wore shorter heels (2 1/2") and got the back of the gown stepped on a couple of times, but overall it is a stunning material, weight and design. The pockets are a fun extra. I wore a padded strapless bra and the dress stayed up really well. Unfortunately, this dress needs to be "retired". It has been worn and cleaned so many times the boning is poking thru all over the body of the dress. It stabbed and tore at my ribcage and waist all night if I did anything but stand up straight. Regardless, no regrets.
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