Halston Heritage

Red Meaghan Gown

$100 – $115 rental?
$595 retail
Stylist Notes

Halston Heritage's brilliant red gown features a flowing pleated skirt. Pair the look with the Rose and Leaf Gold Vine 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: 0-12

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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
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 silk faille (81% Cotton, 19% Silk). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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36 reviews
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Large
(6)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
November 1, 2016
Cut not for me
I felt very medieval in this dress. This rooted from the straps being too long and too much of my chest showing. Issues with straps are common for me, so I'm not all that surprised this didn't work. I recommend sizing down if you are not broad in the shoulder area. I am 5'6 and the dress was still quite long with 3' heels. It is a beautiful dress; the fabric moves very nicely and there's a slit in the front which facilitated movement and also showed a hint of skin while still being classy. It's a beautiful dress, unfortunately just not for me.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
November 6, 2016
Lovely scarlet gown.
Ordered this for a military ball. This gown arrived brand new with tags. Beautiful shade of red. Fitted in bust and torso. Only needed my Nu bra. I would think any other kind of bra would be obvious. There is a slit in the front, middle of gown that comes to just above the knee. Accented with gold accessories that I already had on hand. What a great RTR experience!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2016
Lady in Red
The dress flows beautifully. If you feel you have any tummy at all, the dress hides it so well. Lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
November 14, 2016
I felt so glamorous!
I originally ordered the 6R but ended up going with the 4R as it fit better around the ribs! At 5"8in with 3in heels, the length was perfect and the dress floated just above the floor! My only challenge was that it was a little busty, but I am also 32DDD so that is a hard problem to avoid, but it was also very supportive and I didn't need to wear a bra. The color and fit were great and made for an awesome evening!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Weight: 150lbs
November 16, 2016
Great for busty women!
I ordered this dress for a recent gala. The dress is beautiful! I was happy to find it because I was able to wear a bra underneath, which is important to me as a 34G. The dress moves beautifully, which doesn't convey in the photos. The skirt is a mix of the shiny fabric and a sheer, stretchy fabric that gave it more depth. The slit in front is sexy, but not high up enough to be risqué. My only issue was length. The 10 was only available in a regular, and the dress hit the ground even in my 4" heels (I'm 5'3"). It worked well enough when I stood still, but was a bit of a challenge while walking. Overall, I highly recommend this dress, especially for my fellow busty ladies.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 14, 2016
Beautiful gown, beautiful venue for a D.C. company formal.
Gorgeous dress! Well made and a showstopper for sure. Prior reviews are accurate in that it does run large-- I wore my backup size 2, though I'm usually a 4. The straps are also long, and as someone with small shoulders, they did occasionally slip down. However, the overall effect here is beautiful- the color, the full pleated skirt, and the length- I got compliments all night. I wore it with 4 inch heels and the length was perfect (I'm 5'5"). Good first experience with RTR- I definitely did not want to send this dress back.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 21, 2016
Pure perfection
I rented this dress for a military ball and was absolutely gorgeous. I got compliments from everyone all night. I felt like a princess the entire time I was wearing it. The dress arrived on time and the size 6 fit perfectly. I had to wear 4 inch heels since I'm short and the dress was still a little too long. The dress also has two pieces under the straps to loop your bra straps around so they don't end up falling down the whole night. That was a really nice plus for me since I don't like wearing strapless bras or the sticky boobs bras. I would recommend this dress and service to anyone who needs a stunning dress for a formal event. I will definitely be renting from Rent the Runway again in the future.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 22, 2016
Beautiful..but not very form-fitting!
Loved this dress, it was a replacement for one that wasn't available for the time I needed and ended up being a pretty good backup. The color was bright and bold and the fabric was good quality. It does run a big large, especially in the upper body and the waist. I was hoping it would cinch in more but it was pretty loose. The v-neck is also pretty low cut, more than it looked on the model in the photo. I wore this for an engagement shoot and received many compliments but I did have use a ton of double-sided tape to make it work.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 30, 2016
Good for the tall girls, but not form fitting!
This dress was a backup, as the original dress was too short. I'm 5'8," and wore five inch heels so I was 6'1" total and it still drug on the ground, which I find very difficult to find. However, I had to wear a bombshell bra and there was still too much fabric in the chest area. If you don't have very large breasts, I say don't go for this. It was very low and loose and there was no amount of tucking and padding that could fix it. But besides the boobage issue, it was very flowy and satiny. I also have wide hips and a big butt and the bottom was not tight so if that's an issue for you then this would be a good one. I would recommend it for curvy girls for sure, but it did not work well for my body type
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 5, 2016
Gorgeous red dress for a December wedding!
The fit was very true to size, I'm 5'7" and was pleased with the regular length that I wore with 3" heels.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
December 14, 2016
The dress was perfect, elegant and a showstopper.
The fit was great, perfect for my petite frame.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 27
December 18, 2016
Great fit and stunning color. I would recommend this dress!
I loved this dress! I received a lot of compliments. I am 5'8 and wore the 6L and it was a bit too long. Otherwise it was perfect!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 19, 2016
This dress was amazing! Very flattering and flowy
I am usually between a 6-8 and the 6r was perfect. You can wear a normal bra or go without. I wore one for some lift (I'm a 34C). The slit in the middle isn't too crazy, it allows the dress to flow nicely and makes going down stairs easier. Very comfortable and got a ton of compliments.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 22, 2016
Beautiful gown
The bodice fits snug and enhances the bust, which is good, but this dress has too much of a princessy feel for what I wanted. I ended up wearing my back up dress. The length is good, so no need to get long unless you're about 5'9" or taller. Pretty dress, but boring.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
December 24, 2016
Beautiful red, received so many compliments!
The 6 and the 8 both fit, but I went with the 8 because it was a little more comfortable. The fabric is light and flowy. The slit in the front is a little high, but is easily concealable. I'm a 34D, and the top was somewhat low-cut. It wasn't an issue, though, unless I was bending down. It was such a fun dress to wear!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
January 6, 2017
I rented this dress for a formal anniversary shoot with my husband and it is a STUNNER!
I usually wear a 4L and it was a bit too big in this style so I wore the 2L and it fit perfectly. I LOVE that you can wear a normal bra with it. I wore flats and it was a bit long but not an issue. The skirt is so flowy and I felt very sexy in it. The color may have a bit more orange in it than the website shows, but still a very pretty red. Loved this rental!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 22, 2017
My favorite RTR yet
The fit was perfect, fabric amazing, not too revealing but still intriguing. Was the hit of the night. My favorite of all the dresses I've rented. Amazing because I could wear a bra.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
February 3, 2017
Stylist Review!!
You will definitely be the "Lady in Red " in this dress! Running true to size, I suggest going one size up for your backup. I tend to be bustier for my 5'4 Size 4 frame (34 C/D), but that was not a problem in this dress. I would suggest this dress for anyone with a smaller waist and larger bust. This dress is fitted at the natural waist and has a great full skirt if you are trying to hide your tummy area (I know I do!). This dress is perfect for a gala or a black tie Wedding/Event. You are able to wear heels with this dress, but I would not recommend them being very high because there was not a lot of fabric at the bottom when I was standing barefoot.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 4, 2017
I use RTR for every ball and I've never had a bad experience!
I loved this dress so much and it is even prettier in person! It was a little tight in the bust but only because I always wear a 2 and it wasn't available at the time I needed it!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 12, 2017
Received numerous compliments and was comfortable all night. Ate whatever I wadidd- no spanx:)
I am just under 5'9 and the dress was barely long enough with a 3.5 inch heel. Works better for those of us with larger chests. Can be worn with or without a bra!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 13, 2017
Felt like the STAR of the night!
Dress fit wonderfully, kind of a lot of cleavage but not too much. I have nipple piercings so I needed nipple covers (since I didn't want to wear a bra) but that was an easy fix. The L was a little too long even in 3 inch heels, but the slit up the front looks very classy and helped with walking. Overall, LOVED the dress!!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
February 21, 2017
Stunning, Movie Star Dress!
This dress was amazing! I felt like a movie star in it, and got tons of compliments. Unfortunately, I didn't get any full-length photos :( But I hope my review will still help for someone with a similar body type. I am a petite but very busty lady (32G) and I definitely should have ordered a 2 instead of a 4. I was hoping to not have to wear a bra with it, but the 4 didn't give me enough support... so if you're busty and would like to do the same, I would maybe order a size down. On the bright side, it's super easy to wear a bra with this dress! The color is so gorgeous in person, and the cut of this dress was so flattering on my hourglass figure. I feel like the fitted top but loose bottom really helps to hide any problem areas. The skirt has SO MUCH fabric which makes it really flowy and dreamy, but it was definitely wayyy too long. I'm 5' 2" and I was swimming in a regular, even with super tall heels. There's a really sexy slit up the front of the dress that I adored. This was my first order from RTR and I gotta say.... I shed a tear when I had to send this dress back!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 150lbs
February 24, 2017
classy and fits great
Wore this for Mardi Gras and was sad to see it go. Looked very classy, but was comfortable, a great fabric, flowy. Wore a size smaller because its loose on the hips, which made it easy to dance and enjoy. Wish every dress fit this great!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
March 2, 2017
Gorgeous red gown for a Mardi Gras Ball!
The dress is so comfortable. I thought the slit right in the middle would be weird but it was fine. I'm small chested but it fit quite well up too, definitely a lot of cleavage potential in this dress. I'm thinking I could have liked the longer version, cause the regular was a tad short. I am 5'7" for reference. Great dress overall!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 5, 2017
Came in right on time and fit perfectly! So many compliments and easy to dance in. Loved the dress
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 13, 2017
My favorite rental! An elegant Jessica Rabbit.
From the sexy slit in the swish-y, feminine skirt to the bold, brilliant red satin, there is nothing bad I can say about this dress. I wish I could own it and I will definitely be renting this again and again. I got a ton of compliments from both men and women. I do caution you to wear a plunge-style bra, or at least one that doesn't have a lot of material near the center; otherwise, you might see the bra if you bend over. I rented this dress in teal the year before and loved the fit. Since then, I toned up my torso and went down a size and the proportions are still spot on.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 14, 2017
This dress is an absolute stunner!
I wore this dress for a formal girls night out and it was a huge hit! As previous reviewers have said, it runs pretty true to size. My usual size is a 10, and I got this in a 10R. I'm really short (5'2") so this was still a little long, even with four-inch heels, but not so long that it needed to be held up when walking. The fabric of the skirt flows beautifully and the slit in the front makes it a breeze to walk in, even though it was a little bit long on me. The only issue was the chest. I'm, a 36D and was barely staying in the bodice. I think the 12 would have fir better for that reason alone. Overall, adore this gown and can't wait for another occasion to rent it again!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34H
Body type: Full Bust
March 24, 2017
Rent. This. Dress.
I was BEYOND happy with this dress. After reading reviews from girls with larger chest areas, (I wear a 34 H) I was intrigued to see if this dress really was okay to wear a regular bra with. Let me just say, the amount of compliments I received that night proved that this dress is worth all the hype!
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
March 27, 2017
I absolutely LOVED this dress for a black tie NYE event.
I absolutely LOVED this dress for a black tie NYE event. It was amazing fitting and so glamourous. It is really long for us short girls but sky high shoes worked great.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 16
April 4, 2017
Dress was great!
The dress fit great!! Everyone loved it! But the only downfall was it was too long... I am 5'4 and wore the Regular length and it was still too long even with my 6 inch heels! Other than the length I loved the dress!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
April 9, 2017
This dress is a showstopper.
Rented this for a black tie wedding at a public library. As someone who rarely wears red, and would never typically go for a gown with a slit--10/10. The slit down the middle wasn't awkward at all, however all you needed to show it off during photos was a little tug. The fabric has such a soft, buttery satin feel to it--and includes sheer panels from the waist down, which lends a great "swishy" feel to it. It really flows when you walk. Short and/or small-chested ladies beware: the dress itself as well as top straps run a tad long. I am just over 5'3" and wore 3" heels, but had to hold up the dress for a good part of the night. Also needed some fashion tape to keep the top part in place, but that was just me. Overall: RENT THIS DRESS!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 24, 2017
This dress made walking into a room feel like all eyes were on me
Fit was great! If you are bustier like myself I was not able to wear a real bra. I did pasties and it worked great! So many compliments! Wish I had gotten a better picture of myself in it but it was very flattering. The dress is pretty long so with a higher heel probably easier to walk in without bunching up the dress in hand, besides that, LOVED IT!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 3, 2017
The fit was perfect!
Needed heels, but the waist, bust and length were all great. Very comfortable as well which was a plus!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
May 12, 2017
This dress was simply perfect.
Comfortable, classic, gorgeous. Ran a bit large so we were glad for the smaller back up size, but it was just right! My daughter wore this to her Senior a ball and when I asked her what the best dress of the night was, she immediately said, "mine!"
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 20
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 16, 2017
Classy and fun!
Love it so much!!! Such a great fit, only down side is that the fabric seemed a little worn but nothing anyone else would pick up on. 9/10 would recommend. Beware there is a slit! I didn't realize that when I rented it but you can't really tell!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 21, 2017
Beautiful color! Very comfortable.
This dress was a gorgeous red. I felt it needed a little glamour for the formal event so I added the belt. The cut on the chest was beautiful and sexy. It also had a slit the looked great!
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