Badgley Mischka

Belle of the Ball Gown

$80 rental
$595 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

You'll be the center of attention at any formal affair in this stunning Badgley Mishka gown. With an off the shoulder neckline and ruched bodice, this style is sure to flatter. Shown here with Kenneth Jay Lane's Sculpted Branch Cuff, Diane von Furstenberg Handbag's Zebra Tonda Pony Clutch, and WGACA Vintage Vintage Chanel's Quilted Shield Earrings.

Also available in navy and black sequin.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - ruching detail conceals abdomen and can be very forgiving
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 sizes (Regular THEN Long: Regular for heights 5'3" to 5'6" - Long for heights 5'6" and taller - (Regular measures 57.5" from the bodice to hem - Long measures 60" from the bodice to hem)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; wear with SPANX for additional cinch around waist and hips; dress has built-in boning and structure.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - ruching detail conceals abdomen and can be very forgiving
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 sizes (Regular THEN Long: Regular for heights 5'3" to 5'6" - Long for heights 5'6" and taller - (Regular measures 57.5" from the bodice to hem - Long measures 60" from the bodice to hem)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; wear with SPANX for additional cinch around waist and hips; dress has built-in boning and structure.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black jersey. Off the shoulder neckline. 3/4 sleeves. Ruched bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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Small 76
True to Size 390
Large 68
Photos 339
Addison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

SUCH a great dress

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Glad I went with the long size! This dress was so comfortable and I felt beautiful the entire evening. Would definitely rent this one again!
Christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 14, 2011

How to wear black, and still stand out!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this to a Black Tie Awards Ceremony for work... very classy. Only thing I was surprised by was the *weight* of the material. It's very thick, and can hang on you heavy... and it gets warm in there. Glad I got the long version, because it fit perfectly. Love the detailing on the back... but was a tad annoyed by the tail. While it's pretty in theory... everyone seems to step on it!
Heather
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 16, 2015

Great basic dress to dress up with over the top accessories!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Was fitted, but comfortable & true to size. Able to wear a strapless bra with it. A little restrictive in the arms if you needed to raise your arms. I wore a long but it was still too short, 8l was not any longer. Overall good classic option.
H
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 13, 2015

Perfect for a conservative military ball

Size worn: 10L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, very forgiving, perfect for the ball!
mary
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131 lbs
Jun 12, 2015

This dress was stunning. Amazing fit, received many compliments.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The size 6R fit great, so comfortable. The back dragged just the right amount. The back up size 4 was fine as well, just a little snug in the arms, so I went with the 6. I wore this to a black tie and it was absolutely perfect. Love RTR, they make it so easy to look great!
RTR Customer
Jun 9, 2015

The service was impeccable

Size worn: 6R
Rented for: Wedding
When I first ordered this dress I got what I thought was my size which is usually an 8R but it was way too big so no need to try the 10R. I'm only 5'4, curvy athletic build but a 34 DD. I called and they overnighted the dress expeditiously. It arrived the next morning . The 6R fit perfect on the body but a bit snug around the boobs. All in all a great dress for a formal event. Received many compliments. Danced all night in it while holding the train but I didn't mind.
Leah
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jun 8, 2015

Beautiful classic dress

Size worn: 10P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I really enjoyed how classic this dress was. I wore it to an affair abroad where I didn't know what other women would be wearing so I felt very comfortable with the style of it when heading out for the night. I wore it with VERY high heels (~6 inches) and it was still a little long for me, I was nervous on stairs. Definitely still necessary to wear spanx with. The scrunching around the bodice and chest was a little strange and I fixed it a few times in the bathroom. But overall, I felt super pretty and confident! Wore it with simple dangly earrings and classic black pumps.
Susan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 4, 2015

Thi was a black tie event and the dress was fun and perfect fit.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I liked the rushing on the sides and the small train was fun.
Michelle
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 183 lbs
May 31, 2015

This dress is one of those timeless, classic dresses sure to play up your natural beauty.

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'11" and the long was still not quite long enough. ... The bust was tight. The 12 wouldn't even zip up. I wear a 36D and had to wear a minimizing bra to zip up the 14. ... The boning in the bodice keeps it from looking too casual and their is "sticky" lining around the top to keep the dress from slipping down. .... The arms fit fine and the rest of the dress was very comfortable!!!
Stacy
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
May 27, 2015

I needed a dress for a wedding last minute because I hated what I had. This dressed was amazing!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit like a glove! I wore the size 0R. It was everything I thought it would be. The length was a little too long in the back but wasn't a big deal. Everyone said it looked great on me, I will definitely use rent the runway for another event.
Molly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

Fit well in general, the sleeves were a bit droopy on the sides though

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Im 5'7" and the length was perfect but I was actually in flats because of a foot injury. Any taller and I would have definitely needed the long.
Kelly
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
May 10, 2015

I attended a formal charity event and received so many compliments on this dress! Thank you.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit wonderful!
Emily
Usually wears: 2
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

The dress fit perfectly. So comfortable and very flattering. :)

Size worn: 0R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits snuggly to your body, shows your curves and is a very comfortable stretchy fabric.
Caitlin
Age: 24
Apr 26, 2015

This dress is truly stunning. It shows off figure without emphasizing problem areas. Stunning!

Size worn: 4L
Rented for: Formal Affair
I could have worn the 4 or 6 but the 4 showed my curves a little more so I went with that. It feels amazing on and the neckline is am truly stunning. I absolutely loved this dress. I'm 5'10 and wore 5" heels and he dress was just shy of floor length so don't get a Long unless you are tall and planning on wearing heels. Wore a standard strapless bra which was great!
Alison
Age: 24
Apr 25, 2015

So beautiful! And easy to do!

Size worn: 6L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore to a military Ball and jaws were dropping! Beautiful dress the 6L back up size I got fit perfectly! I'm 5'8'' 141lbs and small chest. this dress was amazing! This was my first time using RTR and I will definitely use RTR again!
Nathalie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 22, 2015

Beautiful dress with amazing fit. I am 5'8" and this dress with 4 inch heels was perfect.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pay attention to the length and adjust accordingly. Great for tummy coverage as well.
Kay tee
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 18, 2015

Zero stress! Excellent service, quality of garment!

Size worn: 10R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Zero stress! Beautiful dress and fit. Options provided should 1st size not fit. Effortless. Ease of app and return. Expectations completely and thoroughly managed. Thank you!
msteresa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 17, 2015

Simple & Classy...

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect. I'm 5'4 and wore 3 inch heels and it was the perfect length. The fabric falls nicely and I love the fact that I didn't have to bother with wearing a bra with this gown. My friends said that I didn't look like I just had my 3rd baby so I will say that the fit is very flattering. If you want to arrive to an event with a classic look - I highly recommend this dress.
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Apr 14, 2015

Great wedding

Size worn: 4P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was good, and I got lots of compliments. However, the dress had clearly been worn a number of times, and the clasp on top of the zipper had clearly fallen off at some point.
Erin
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

This dress was beautiful and the material has enough stretch so you can dance.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall I loved the dress but I did have some problems. I initially ordered both the 12 and the 14 and when I tried on the 14 I thought I had the wrong dress. It hit my ankles and wasn't close to zipping. I hesitantly decided to try the 12 and it fit perfectly. So I got lucky because there's something wrong with the 14. The dress is beautiful and I got a lot of compliments. I wish I could keep it because it's perfect for a black tie event. The length was great too. I'm 5'4" and could walk barefoot and it just skimmed the ground so I could have worn flats or heels. I definitely recommend this for hourglass figures and if you have a larger bust or wider shoulders definitely order two sizes!
Melissa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Apr 8, 2015

This dress was perfect for a wedding in mid March.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit very true to size and was very complimenting. You could wear this to a very formal event or even dress it down a bit. The material was very comfortable as well!
Serre
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 5, 2015

Loved!!

Size worn: 4R
Rented for: Wedding
This dress felt amazing! Old school glam and just enough stretch to fit my waist and hips. The length was great for my 5" heels. No issues at all with the top slipping either, very comfy!!!
Katrina
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
Mar 24, 2015

I wore this dress to a black-tie charity gala, and it was perfect.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was not my typical style but was perfect for me, a few months post-partum when I'm self-conscious about those last few pounds. The off-shoulder sleeves showed off the collarbone but covered my upper arms and the ruching on the bodice was extremely forgiving. It was a curvy silhouette in the best way possible. My only complaint is that the wires in the bodice literally cut into my ribcage, which was uncomfortable and left a nasty mark.
RTR Customer
Mar 16, 2015

People complimented me on the dress all night AND it was comfortable

Size worn: 2R
Rented for: Formal Affair
The length was perfect
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 16, 2015

easy to wear! comfortable to dance in!

Size worn: 12P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't have to wear a bra with this dress. It had a lot of support from the boning.
Kristen
Age: 26
Mar 14, 2015

So. Many. Compliments.

Size worn: 12P
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got compliments ALL NIGHT LONG! Loved this dress. Loved the way I felt in it! After losing weight, I thought the description "true to size" would mean I would fit the 10p. But, I have a large bust, even after having a breast reduction, so I needed a little more room for the girls. I'm 5'2" and the petite length was perfect! Loved loved loved this gown, and so did everyone else!
Renni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 3, 2015

Super sexy

Size worn: 6R
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit is very firm fitting so you have to be comfortable with that. I also rented the necklace.
audreys
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 26, 2015

Very Hollywood, red carpet-esque!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress felt great, wore well and received many compliments. I am a 36D and it was a tiny bit tight across the bust, but I needed the 4 to fit the rest of my frame. It was overall a great dress! I'm 5'8" and the 4L was exact. It wasn't too long nor too short with 4 inch heels.
Erin
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 21, 2015

The dress was fabulous! The material was amazing and perfect for a formal event.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It runs a size smaller than what I usually wear, but it was an all around perfect dress!
Carrie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 19, 2015

Wore this to a black tie wedding - it was the best dress there!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! I wore it in Feb in Indiana to a very cold and snowy wedding. I found the dress to be very comfortable and it did a great job of hiding and accenting all the right areas. I hope I have another event like this in the future so I can rent it again! RENT IT!!
Ryan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

I wore this dress to a black tie wedding.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It fit like a glove! The boning created a beautiful, solid waistline and the ruching basically eliminated the need for spanx. I'm normally a size 2 but after reading the rest of the reviews, I decided to order the 4L. Definitely the way to go. I'm not sure I could've moved much in the 2L. Definitely order your normal size and possibly a size up from that. It needed a little pop of color, so I paired it with a statement necklace/earrings to keep it from looking a little too plain. I got compliments all night :) Go for it!
thinkshannon
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

Amazing evening for a good cause!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress. Very comfortable!!
Kathryn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

This was my boyfriend's first movie premiere! It was a night I'll never forget.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Depending on the dress, I either wear a 0, 2, or 4. After chatting with one of style consultants, I was advised to get sizes 0L and 2L in this dress. If I could go back, I would have got a 2L and a 4L. Though the 2L fit, the boning of the dress pressed into my skin on my chest. It wasn't too noticeable, but it was a bit uncomfortable. Also, even though I went with the longer size, the dress still didn't reach the floor in the front. Overall, however, I think the dress was beautiful and made me feel like a movie star.
Tiffiny
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

I loved this dress

Size worn: 10R
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress truly is glamorous. I wore to my husbands Marine Corp Ball. It was the only one of its kind unlike the other ladies who shopped department stores wearing the same dresses.
Joy
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Loved the mystery bling they chose for me

Size worn: 12R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress and it was very comfortable to wear. I probably would have preferred the long because my shoes showed a little too much. It fit great, but due to my large breast size 34dd they felt a little squished and I had to wear a strapless bra. But I'm sure I was the only one who noticed that. Dress was beautiful and classy and showed off my curves!
Kristen
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Feb 14, 2015

This dress fit perfectly and was very lovely. Simple yet classy.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I saw great reviews on this dress and decided to order it for my first prom. I was worried it wouldn't fit, but i was truly happy with this dress. I highly recommend this for petite girls!
Quisa
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113 lbs
Feb 10, 2015

This dress is called the "Belle of the Ball" and that's truly how it made me feel! Great fit!!!!

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
So many people said that I looked absolutely AMAZING! I'm a zero and this dress fit great. It was snug in the breast area, but it worked out even with a strapless bra under. I wear a 32 C so it's not for a busty girl. It was very flattering and comfortable. I ordered a 0L and a 2R. The length was the same on both. I wore 4 inch (or 5) heels and the dress touched the floor but didn't drag or prevent me from walking. I'm 5'2 and a quarter... basically 5"3, but my legs are long in proportion to the rest of my body.
Kara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 8, 2015

Classy and elegant dress!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
My first time using RTR, won't be my last! I love the free second size and the included fashion tape - also, returning the dresses was very easy and convenient. I ordered my usual size 4L but chose to wear the back-up 6L for comfort, there isn't any give from the waist up so if you are between sizes I would recommend sizing up. This dress was so easy to style and wear, it is incredibly flattering - I received compliments all night, wish I owned it! A great choice for a classic, glamorous and timeless gown.
Dana
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
Feb 4, 2015

Perfect dress for a formal affair. I received lots of compliments all night.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a formal affair in Charleston. The dress is very elegant and comfortable. Perfect dress for a perfect night. I wore 3.5" heels and the length was great for dancing the night away. If you want a little bit of a longer train in the back I would order the longer length.
Kerry
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 4, 2015

An amazing, classic gown. I wore this to a Black Tie gala and got lots of complements!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Forgiving fit, nice material. One thing-Would have liked it they put a hook at the hem to accommodate for the train.
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