Badgley Mischka

Red Cascade Gown

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

Short sleeves add a sporty feel to this elegant red Badgley Mischka gown. Wear it with the Midnight Short Tassel Earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16 and plus 18W-20W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red crepe (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Boat neckline. Gown. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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100 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
October 3, 2016
Great fit!

Loved this dress! Forming fitting and very nice opening in the back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 6, 2016
Stylist Review!

Comfortable and timeless! I loved this dress, I felt both modern and very old Hollywood glam, especially from the back! I loved the semi-low back. It's very flattering and adds dramatic flare, and you can still get away with a standard bra. It runs true to size and the fabric is stretchy, making it a great option for those with curvier hips. It's fitted throughout the midsection and will hug your curves. I'm between a size 4/6, and I opted for the size 6R for a bit more comfort in the bust area. I'm wearing 4 inch heels and it was still a bit long on me, the struggle of being 5'1"! I would pair this dress with a teardrop statement earring to complete the look.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 10, 2016
Beautiful dress, just not for my body type.

This is such a classy, elegant gown and I had ordered it as a back up just to see how it looked. It fit fine in the chest and hips, but I felt it was not tailored in enough at the waist, resulting in loose fabric in the midsection. Truly I think it was just about body type. This would probably look stunning on a straighter body. If you have a narrower waist/hourglass, this may not be the dress for you.

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
October 17, 2016
I attended a gala for work and rent the runway was a perfect option to rent a beautiful dress.

I ordered a size 20 long length. I wear a size 18 in pants but i had the opportunity to try on the dress before i rented it. The size 20 fit perfectly i do recommend spanx to smooth out everything other than that i loved the dress.

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 17, 2016
This dress is a show stopper!

This dress is WOW! I'll admit I wasn't crazy about it online (it was sent as a back up replacement) but once I tried it on I immediately fell in love. This material is thick and hides a lot of problem areas and the red color is so bright and stunning! I received compliments all night long because it was so elegant and classy but eye catching at the same time. The most beautiful part in my opinion is the back. Overall I would highly recommend this for a formal affair!! Comfortable too, I was able to dance all night!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 24, 2016
"Never wear anything but red"

I got this dress as a back up when my original selection was not available. I love red but usually don't wear it for weddings. This dress was great and I got a lot of compliments. You would want to wear some type of shape wear underneath because of the form fitting of the gown but it fit great and the color is gorgeous.

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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
October 27, 2016
Stunning!

Great dress, comfortable, and received a ton of compliments! I usually wear a size six, but fit well in the 2L (I'm 5'8"). It does hug all the curves with the smaller size, so be aware. The only real con for me was that I couldn't wear a bra since the back goes so low. The material is not cupped.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 7, 2016
Fit my curves well!!

Rented this dress for a masquerade gala, Day of the Dead themed. I loved it, my friends loved it, and when I met with my boyfriend after he got off from work, he REALLY loved it! I never have any reservations about my body nor my tattoos, I loved that this dress showed my tattoos and hugged my body well. Got many compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 9, 2016
Stylist Review

Such a Lady in Red moment! This floor length, backless number is such a stunning, yet classic dress. It is not standard bra friendly, so keep that in mind if you are top heavy. Otherwise, I think this would work well for all body shapes, even baby bump, because it has just enough stretch. The overall fit is fairly form fitting, but does fall away from your hips a bit for a comfortable fit. Pair with some statement jewelry and head out for a night on the town!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 16, 2016
Broadway opening night

I recently wore this dress to the broadway premiere of "The Great Comet of 1812" and the dress was perfect! It wasn't my first, second, or even fifth dress I picked, but it was perfect for the event. I felt fabulous and received many complements! RTR staff was amazing to work with an so helpful though the entire process!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
December 5, 2016
This dress was perfect and made my event really special

pros: dress fits like a glove. flattering to my body type the back is super sexy and falls well cons: none!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 9, 2016
Perfect dress for black tie event

I was looking for a gown with a low back that also covered my front. The associate at the Vegas store found this one for me and it was perfect! The fit was fantastic. I wore a nubra because it would not have been possible to wear a standard bra, and some smoothing undergarments since the dress shows off curves, good and bad. The detail on the back of the dress was gorgeous and I got many compliments on the lovely red color.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 14, 2016
Nice dress but I didn't wear it.

It's form fitting. Didn't look great on me.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
December 22, 2016
Worn at a Classic Hollywood themed Christmas Party at a beautiful San Francisco restaurant!

The color is really bright, its a bold, cheery red. Sophisticated and elegant. Size R is a bit long if you're 5'2" even in 3" heels.

Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 23, 2016
Duct tapped in there!

I was sent this dress as a backup and boy was I worried it wouldn't look good! The dress is backless so with my 38 DDD I was worried about my sticky bra not working and well it didn't. My fiancé had to duct tape me into my dress Kardashian style. Other than my bra woes the dress look magnífico on me and I felt awesome. If I didn't have Spanx galore on it would have not been as nice, so definitely go for the shape wear and get a good stick on bra!

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 30
January 2, 2017
Stunning dress , got complimented all night long . Simple yet very elegant.

If you're short like me 5'3 then consider wearing high heels , 5' or more .

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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Age: 37
January 13, 2017
I rented this gown for my engagement photo shoot and I love the way it made me feel.

Great fit, true to size

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
January 19, 2017
Gorgeous fit beautiful color

Loved this dress it was very big on me but I wore it anyway because I loved it and they couldn't exchange it for a smaller size. It's the most comfortable dress I've ever worn. I got so many compliments. I love the short sleeves, the back drop makes it so romantic, it's perfect for a statement necklace and bracelet because of its simplicity I really loved it. The color complimented my auburn hair and olive skin tone so if you worried about the pop don't be its perfect! I would highly recommend it if you are larger in the bust area and going to a family event of conservative event and it looked great on my hourglass shape. Just make sure to order two sizes I would order your size and size smaller.

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 23, 2017
Beautiful dress for a dramatic engagement photo shoot!

I got it long bc I wanted it to be to the floor as I wore it for engagement pics. I was worried a 2 would be too small but it fit perfect! I probably could've even sized down. Very flattering, gorgeous color and incredibly comfortable!

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Weight: 120lbs
January 23, 2017
I rented this dress for an engagement shoot. Gorgeous gown and fit true to size!

This dress is not made to be warn with w bra, so be aware of that before you rent it. The fabric was very comfortable and easy to move around in. I would most definitely suggest to anyone!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
January 29, 2017
Lovely dress & very comfortable!

I love this dress! A beautiful brilliant red, nice heavy fabric, and a sexy back! I am 5'9" and the long just barely brushed the floor in flats. You will need a low back or adhesive bra. I ordered the 14L & the 16L. Both fit (the 14 like a glove). I chose to wear the 16 since our event included dinner, and I didn't want to have to worry about holding my tummy in all night. I received many compliments!

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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 194lbs
February 5, 2017
the perfect dress!!!!!!!!

i love this dress so much!!!!! it looks amazing and fits amazing too. recommend wearing a backless bra or no bra if you are confident enough. received many compliments

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
February 19, 2017
STUNNING

They sent this as a replacement for the dress I rented that arrived ripped. I was not going to wear it because I rented a second dress. As soon as I tried it on I felt beautiful in it. It was so perfect. Definitely renting again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 260lbs
February 20, 2017
No Shape

Being that my hips and bust are disproportionate this dress did not work. Top was too big if fit in the hips. I figured this would be the case because of the style but needed backup for backup and availability was limited. Wasn't for my body type but the dress is gorgeous color and fabric. Would have been stunning if it fit.

Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 67
February 21, 2017
The back of this dress is "va va voom" Beautiful, sophisticated fabric, perfect tailoring.

Take time to find the right undergarments!

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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 30
February 27, 2017
This dress is a showstopper!

The dress fit perfectly in the bust but felt snug around my waist. I am 5'4" and the length was perfect with 3.5inch heels. The back is beautiful and modest. I preferred to use the 16R because it was a bit more loose around waist area even tho the bust area was not as good as a fit compared the 14R. The 18R was extremely loose. The 14R and 16R had the similar feel and fit from waist down. For a minute I thought I had received the back up dress in the same size as my first choice. The biggest difference between both sizes were the bust area for me. The fabric is thick and stretchy - smoothed out imperfections. The fabric was breathable and didn't get too hot. I would definitely rent again in the other colors available. Felt beautiful!

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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
February 28, 2017
Amazing dress!

The fit on the top is great! 8 would recommend a low back bra because it does not support you enough to go braless. And I feel like the fit kind of makes you look large, but overall I loved it! I didn't even have to try on my backup dress that I ordered in case I didn't like this one!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 17, 2017
Did not do anything for me

Rented it for the charity ball, but when I tried it on it looked boring and not very sexy. The color is beautiful. Maybe it could work for a more conservative/work related formal function.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 19, 2017
Classy with just the right hint of sexy

I loved how this dress fit and accentuates curves. The only drawback is the low back which makes a bra tricky. I wore a converter that makes a regular bra low back and it was very, very uncomfortable by the end of the night.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
March 22, 2017
This dress was a show stopper.

My mom rented this dress for her 60th Birthday Party. She was indeed the queen of the ball!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 22, 2017
Great fit!!!

This dress was a hit. It was a bit large at the top for me. But I don not think the 6 would've fit my hips that well. I felt great in this dress.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 6, 2017
RTR rescued a shipping mishap at the last minute and made this night incredible!

The dress was a perfect fit. I'm 5'3" and the 0R was a little long for me, but it worked out ok with heels. I would recommend the petite if you're shorter. It was flattering and soo comfortable. The fabric is the right thickness. I received so many compliments. The open back was the perfect amount of sexy flair without being over the top for a formal affair. This was not the dress I had picked for the event. The two dresses I had ordered did not show up in time for us to fly out for the event. I was devastated. RTR worked with me to find a new dress and this dress was actually the customer service's reps suggestion. They overnighted the dress to a tiny town in Northern Idaho. I really wasn't sure if they would be able to pull it off but they totally did and the event was amazing! Thank you RTR!!!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
April 10, 2017
Stand out in Red

I wore this dress to a military ball and received so many compliments! It was my backup dress so I was sort of bummed I didn't get to wear my first choice, but once I put it on and got ready all was forgotten. The dress was comfortable and a beautiful red color. It is definitely a form fitting gown - I wore spanx underneath and was able to go without a bra since the back is lower cut. I am 5'4" and wore about a three inch heel and the length was perfect on the Regular. It is a thick fabric so it was a tad warm but not a deal breaker. Would rent again!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
April 30, 2017
Gala

The dress is beautiful however, the material is not forgiving and you can see right through it. The cap sleeves did not fit well on my shoulders. The dress is very form fitting and it was hard to wear with spanx because you can them right through the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 6, 2017
This fit me well (as I usually wear a 6), a little snug but still able to move & dance comfortably.

Love the low cut back of the dress! Best part was I was still able to wear a strapless bra and pull it down in the back as to not show.

Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Age: 27
June 28, 2017
AMAZING DRESS

This dress was amazing I almost wanted to buy it. I had a slight problem with it falling off my shoulders but with two strips of fashion tape I was dancing all night with no problem! I would 100% recommend this dress to anyone

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
July 24, 2017
This dress is absolutely stunning. I wore it to a wedding and I got compliments on it all night.

This dress is gorgeous, the color is amazing and the material feels amazing. I wore this to an outdoor summer wedding - it was 90 degrees all day but thankfully the dress was not super heavy and I was very comfortable throughout the event. The big downside for me was that the back of the dress (the zipper) would shift sideways every few minutes and make the dress look lopsided. I had to keep asking people to straighten out the dress for me all night. Other than that small annoying zipper issue, the dress was perfect! Everyone kept giving me compliments on the color and fit. I am a busty gal and this dress perfectly accentuated my curves. Size notice: I am usually a size 12 or 14 but this dress runs small so don't be afraid to try a size or two up if your regular size does not fit.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
August 7, 2017
Beautiful wedding.

Amazing dress. Fits true to size. Received many complements!

Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 50
August 18, 2017
Eye catching color and so elegant! It was a huge hit at my first "black tie" wedding!

I have never in my life worn (or felt comfortable wearing frankly) a dress this fancy. I was very apprehensive at first but from the warm welcome at the NYC flagship store (luckily I live here and I got to sip Prosecco as my stylist brought dresses for me to try!), to the wedding day, I am SO glad I overcame that fear. The red color just popped amongst the beautiful, July outdoor garden wedding of my longtime friend's in Seattle. It fit like a dream and I got SO many compliments throughout the night! I am quite big busted and the top part held me up and in very nicely, and the low scoop back made me feel super sexy. I checked 16L as the size as that was the only choice but I actually wore a 16R (I am 5'4" and that worked perfectly--the Long was 3 inches longer just for comparison if you're taller than me). I recommend this dress to anyone who wants to look smashing for their next formal event. I will definitely use Rent the Runway again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 28, 2017
Elegant

Not really my style. It was chosen for me from RTR because one of my sizes for a different dress got damaged. I didn't wear this dress and luckily fit into the other one because I loved it. But this was a nice backup regardless.

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