Tangerine Dress Dream: Cecilie Bahnsen Susa Dress

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Happy Friday, friends! I’m starting a new OOTD series, highlighting outfits that bring me joy. Today, I’m excited to share a recent favorite Rent the Runway find, Cecilie Bahnsen’s Susa Dress. Read on for my review of the Susa Dress, including notes on fit, where to buy or rent it, similar styles, and more. I’ll also share my favorite tangerine dresses to shop across a variety of price points and styles.

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Tangerine Dress by Cecilie Bahnsen: My Thoughts

I stumbled upon the Susa Dress on Rent the Runway. As an RTR Unlimited member, I pay for three monthly shipments of six styles. I’ve been a Rent the Runway member for over a decade; it’s the best way to try designer styles.

To be honest, the bold tangerine color of the Susa Dress was a bit daunting at first. I’m typically reluctant to wear bright colors with my pale skin (don’t be fooled by the spray tan here). But I’ve been seeing Cecilie Bahnsen’s designs everywhere, and I wanted to try one of her dresses myself. I decided to take a risk and rent, and I’m so glad I did.

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Tangerine Dress: Outfit Details

Cecilie Bahnsen Susa Dress in Orange | Rent on Rent the Runway
Sam Edelman Gaige Sandal
SHASHI Perle Raindrop Earrings
JW PEI Ruby Shoulder Bag

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As soon as I slipped into this tangerine midi dress, I understood the magic of Cecilie Bahnsen. This midi dress is the perfect summer staple with its unique tangerine hue. Bright orange is not a color I would consider romantic or ethereal, but the Susa Dress is somehow both. The cascading ruffles create a dreamy, fluid silhouette, while the thin spaghetti straps add a delicate touch. The voluminous skirt is roomy and comfortable, while still adding a luxurious flair. And the low, open back is an unexpected, ethereal touch. This tangerine dress feels like a vintage gem but still gives off a modern vibe.

Colors and Material

Don’t love bright orange? The Susa dress is available in a variety of colors, including black, navy blue, and – a personal favorite – lavender. Crafted from pure cotton, this dress is as practical as it is trendy, offering easy machine-wash care.


Cecilie Bahnsen’s sizing is based on UK sizing. The Susa Dress is true to size and designed in a fit-and-flare silhouette. Expect the Susa to be fitted at the bust but loose at the waist and hips. I’m 5’10” and wearing a UK8, equivalent to a US 4.

About the Designer: Cecilie Bahnsen

Cecilie Bahnsen is a Danish fashion designer known for her romantic, voluminous, dreamy dresses. Bahsen’s style blends the traditions of fine French fashion with the culture of Scandinavia to create unique, sculptural silhouettes. Her brand has become a fashion industry darling, and her dresses are truly works of art. Explore Cecilie Bahnsen’s designs below for timeless elegance, vibrant colors, and bold statement pieces.

Where to Buy or Rent the Cecilie Bahnsen Susa Dress

You can find the Susa Dress at dozens of retailers, including Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, MatchesFashion, and FarFetch. Or, rent the Cecilie Bahnsen Susa Dress on Rent the Runway. Use my code “RTRLANE” for 40% off any unlimited plan, or place a one-time rental.

Explore the Trend: Tangerine Dress Look For Less

Looking for a less expensive tangerine dress? Whether the Cecile Bahnsen Susa is too expensive or you’re looking for a different style of tangerine dress, many great options are available. These bright and bold dresses are great for adding a pop of color to your summer wardrobe.

Tangerine Maxi Dresses

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Tangerine Midi Dresses

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Browse more OOTD posts, or read similar articles below. Happy shopping and see you next time!

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