Theory

Red Malkan Dress

$395 retail

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Stylist Notes

A ruffled hem peeks out from this red Theory dress. Wear the look with gold accessories like the Gold Circle Clasp Earrings by Sarah Magid.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Straight, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Red crepe (70% Triacetate, 30% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Shift. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 35.5” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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107 reviews
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(2)
True to Size
(48)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 7, 2016
Nice everyday dress.

Great dress for everyday. It has pockets, but using them would cause lumps. I rented the 8 to make sure it would fit over my hips. I had lots of room in the top. I could have worn the 6. The fabric has some give. It does wrinkle.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
October 9, 2016
Color is beautiful

The color isn't as red as the picture shows it's a bit of a darker red but looks beautiful on. I wore a non collard white shirt underneath so it gave me more of a holiday look. I would def rent for a holiday party. The fit and silhouette are perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 12, 2016
Fits great but wrinkles so easily

I loved the style, material and fit of this dress but it wrinkled sooooo easily. I was the first to wear this dress, it came with tags on, but simply by sitting in this dress at my desk I got wrinkles in places I don't usually get from any other dress. Wish I could rent again but it's too fussy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 13, 2016
Favourite work dress

Rented this for work related events. It's super chic; looks like a tennis skirt under a tunic and is a minimalist's dream. Loose in the waist and hits above the knee. Fabulous color. Loved pockets. Wrinkles a little but not terribly. I would purchase this as an alternative to the LBD.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 26, 2016
Simple, Great Color, POCKETS!

Simple dress with lovely draping in the front and the back, just enough to make this a recognizable & noticeable piece. The color was perfect for sliding right in to fall with black accents. Versatile. I'd wear this again for a fancier affair with different accessories & shoes, but for work it suited just perfectly this time.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 30, 2016
Great dress but wrinkles easily!

So this dress is great as long as you stay standing forever and or don't care about wrinkles. The dress is nice and flirty with the tennis type skirt under the tunic top. I liked that it had POCKETS! However, this dress came very wrinkled and I had to steam it before wearing it. I work in a cubicle, and by noon, the dress was SO WRINKLY! However, I did get a lot of compliments including from my husband when I got home, even though it was even more wrinkled by then! I personally felt very self conscious about the wrinkles and would not rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2016
Wrinkles too easily

Cute dress, great pockets, but the wrinkles were awful

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 10, 2016
Starts great..... end wrinkled mess!

Pretty red Pockets in slip or under layer Top layer wrinkles so easy so don't sit too long Good length One time wear for me just because I hate wrinkles Pretty Fit well Nice trim additions

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 11, 2016
Loved the color- but like all the previous reviews it wrinkled too easily!

The fit was nice- I am usually a 6/8 but ordered 8/10 after reading the reviews. Loved the shape but it arrived slightly wrinkly and even steaming it- still wrinkly as soon as it went on. Too obvious in the bright red color. Would rent if takes specific images etc. not practical for work/conference.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2016
Perfect little dress

Yes, it wrinkles, but not horribly or noticeably so. I loved this dress although the pockets keep the sides from being smooth. I'd absolutely rent it again. Dress is true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
December 6, 2016
Just an average work in a great dress

This is a beautiful red. It fits perfectly and would be flattering on most body types. One of the best parts...the arm holes don't show any bra!!!! The hem is really fun and there are even pockets! It is comfortable and great for work, but will transition into happy hour perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 10, 2016
Good basic work dress

Classy and comfy. Solid work dress. It's theory and is well made and cut to perfection! Roomy but the 4 fit me well

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 15, 2016
.

I wore this to go to the nutcracker ballet! It's a super cute dress and I got a lot of compliments on it before the show.... after sitting for just an hour it wrinkled SO BAD. It was sad. Other than the wrinkling I really like it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 30, 2017
Flirty Professional

Incredibly cute, yet professional dress. It was extremely comfortable material. The very bottom of the dress is a loose/thin material. There are also hidden pockets! I wore this with black pointed flats and a bib necklace. Looked so cute!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
May 18, 2017
Yes it's wrinkly, but hideable

Loved the fit, high neck, and shift dress feel without sacrificing shape. The color is also beautiful, would rent again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2017
Love love love

Perfect for work very comfortable but still special and unique...have pockets. But be prepared to iron/steam this and still be wrinkly. It still looked great at the end of the day I just wish I hadn't put so much effort into making sure it was ironed before eating it since it wrinkled like crazy 5 minutes later.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 9, 2017
Love it

I love theory. I wore this dress to work, it is appropriate, comfortable, and flattering. I would buy this.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 22, 2017
So many compliments at work!

As others mentioned, the dress did wrinkle, but I move around at work and this dress was so comfortable. IT HAS POCKETS. I am pushing a size 6 so if you want this dress to be more fitted, go a size down. I wore with a tie-up nude heels!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 30, 2017
Flattering fit and nice fabric!

Feels good to slip on, easy to wear, super comfortable dress, perfect with a blazer or not. I'll definitely reorder this one!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
July 18, 2017
Pretty with Pockets

Super cute but wrinkles A Lot. Had to steam it before work and by noon was wrinkled quite a bit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 19, 2017
Very comfortable and easy to pair

Dress wrinkles easily, good fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 19, 2017
Power red

Comfortable & cute. A little bit of cheerleader flare in a good way. It gives you some shape if you don't have much hips. Well-made.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
August 8, 2017
Add a belt

So pretty. I added a belt though, which made all the difference.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 6, 2017
Lady in red

Lovely material and fit. Loved the pockets!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2017
So comfortable and easy to wear. Looked sophisticated and sleek. Beautiful fabric.

Fit loosely like how it should. Loved the pockets.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 24, 2017
Pockets! Comfy, wrinkles horribly

This was a great work dress for a conference because of the pockets. However after sitting in it for 5 minutes it was completely wrinkled. It's also a bit long for someone as short as I am at 5'1" tall. The red color is a wonderful true red. And the material is very comfortable. Note that the ruffle at the bottom is a little bit of a shinier material than the crepe main body area.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 30, 2017
Simple Fall transition

Pair this dress with a leather jacket and boots for an easy Fall transition. Lovely dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 2, 2017
Very professional and comfortable. Loved it!

Fit well and loved the pockets

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 22, 2017
Style was just ok.

The style of this dress was ok. The underskirt is a satin-like fabric which I did not notice before it arrived. Also, the hem was starting to unravel in places.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 24, 2017
Fun to wear

This is a sassy yet work appropriate red dress. As is usually for Theory for me, I sized up and that fit perfect. Lots of fun to wear and has pockets!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
November 9, 2017
Great work dress...but beware wrinkles!

Wore this for work today and while the color and dress were great in theory- I‎t wrinkles like CRAZY!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 10, 2017
Beautiful Holiday Dress

I wore this to a holiday networking event. It's a great dress and it has pockets! :)

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
December 16, 2017
Rented for work.

Rented for work. Run small in the hips area making the pockets to pull open and making it look odd. Couldnt wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Weight: 140lbs
January 24, 2018
Like a Cheerleading Skirt

I rented this dress because it got great reviews. I like the material and of course loved that it had pockets. The fit was a little tighter than I wear to work, but it was flattering. But... I really felt like I was wearing a cheerleading skirt. Just something to consider when renting this. That is why I rated it three stars.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
January 27, 2018
Lovely

Very nice for work : got many compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 6, 2018
Wrinkles at the waist when sitting

Cute dress! Wrinkles easily.. POCKETS are great! Good for work/date/life. Flattering!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
February 7, 2018
Low key yet professional!

Loved this dress and the pockets are awesome. I wore it to do multiple speaking presentations at a conference and wanted something professional but not boring. I wore with a large black sweater and black heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 15, 2018
Comfortable and cute dress.

Super cute snd comfortable. I didnt like thr side pockets, they pulled a bit and wouldn't stay closed.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 27, 2018
Perfect length for work.

Fits perfectly! Love the pockets and the relax fot of the dress.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 27, 2018
Versatile for work and play

Rented for casual but wore it for work too. Extremely comfortable and can be dressed down with boots and a denim jacket or up with stockings and heels.

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