Badgley Mischka

Belle of the Ball Gown

$50 – $70 rental?
$595 retail
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. Try it with Kenneth Jay Lane's Sculpted Branch Cuff.

Also available in 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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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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911 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 29, 2014
I liked the dress many compliments simple elegant.
The plastic strips that in the breast area that give it shape had sharp edges as it came out of the trim/binding. I had to use double faced tape to cover so my skin was not scratched. This cannot be zipped by yourself you will need help both on and off.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 30, 2014
Classy yet ver sexy!
The dress very forgiven. Great material it felt very good on my body. I got so many compliments that night. Looking for that Little Black with touch classy yet sexy this is the one. I said it run a little small only just because I am bigger busted for my size(34DD).
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
July 3, 2014
Length and fir were perfect..
Great first experience with rent the runway
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
July 10, 2014
Great dress, elegant and good for hiding big arms without losing the glam! :D
I worn size 12 because I had a lot of baby weight left...im 8 now ,but it is true to size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 14, 2014
I got so many compliments. The dress was comfortable and even nice for a summer wedding.
I ordered petite at first because I am short but I could not my arms or my bust in the dress. It was even a little short for being 5'1". I called RTR right away because the wedding I was attending was in 2 days. They overnight two regular dresses and the 8R fit perfect. I fell in love with it right away. I got so many compliments all night long. The RTR customer service is very helpful and accommodating. Not only did they send me two different sizes dresses overnight they also sent me hem tape in case they were too long.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
July 17, 2014
Beautiful dress
I really loved the classic look of this dress, however it ran small and long
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
July 17, 2014
Beautiful and elegant
Loved this figure flattering dress. Received many compliments! I'd definitely rent it again, however one con is that the dress has a train that more than one person stepped on. The length of the long was perfect for my height and 3" shoes.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
July 23, 2014
Fun formal
This dress wasn't as figure flattering as I imagined. I've a large bust and it seemed to accentuate that in a way that didn't flatter my figure.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
July 28, 2014
Received tons of compliments
Perfect fit. Hard to zip up
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
July 30, 2014
I received so many compliments the night I wore this dress! It fit like a glove.
I couldn't be happier with my decision to rent a dress. I had never used this site before, and I was taking a huge risk in not having a back-up dress. The dress appeared exactly the way it looks in the photos online. The fit was perfect. I read reviews from other users to gauge the right size and length for my body type, and I found those insights to be extremely helpful. I will be using RTR again for my upcoming gala event. I'd recommend this site to all of my girlfriends and co-workers.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
August 10, 2014
I felt incredible in this dress.
I run between a 2-6 in dresses depending on the style and fit. I originally ordered a 2 (backup) and a 4 (my intended size) as I had been trending between those sizes lately . The 4 fit perfectly everywhere bedsides the bust where it was too small due to the boning in the dress . I unfortunately did not listen to reviews that indicated the dress is smaller than your normal size and you should order up - definitely order up one size. I called up RTR panicked that the dress didn't fit and they overnighted the next size up without any additional fees- the new dress arrived by 10am the next morning. RTR has wonderful customer service !! I am 5'6" and would recommend going with extra length especially if you wear heels. This is a perfect dress for an evening black tie event/ wedding even in the summer. The material is on the heavier side but it's so classy and I didn't mind.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
August 18, 2014
Great dress! Amazingly comfortable, lots of compliments!
It was a little long for me, should have gone with a 4R, but I would say it's true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 20, 2014
Loved!
This dress is amazing. It has stretch to it so you are comfortable all through the night. The off the shoulder is so great. I think this would be great on any body type. I ended up having to size down for this one, but I think that I do for every dress from designer. Rent this! It's so classy and you can really dress it for your own personality.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
September 2, 2014
The way the dress fit was absolutely amazing!
No complaints!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 3, 2014
This dress was the most beautiful dress I have ever seen.
Being the mother of the bride, I could not find a dress anywhere that fit my personality and figure. I am 5'10" and weigh 130 pds. I have an athletic build with a size 34DD. First off, I want to give a big shout out to Rent The Runway for their professionalism and expertise. The stylist were amazing and knew everything about each and every dress available. There was a minor mix up on the order at no fault of anyone, and they were able to not only overnight one dress, but another for back up. I ended up with my very first choice which was this dress. I wore 4 inch heels and the length was perfect. I will definitely use Rent The Runway again and I highly recommend them to all. You rock Rent The Runway. Thank you for making feel like a princess at my daughter's wedding.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
September 11, 2014
This event was very important to me and I wanted a dress that was AMAZING...this was def the dress.
The fit was true to size. It was comfortable and very forgiven. I was super bloated and felt like should have floated down the aisle, but the dress did a great job of hiding my bloat. I would def rent this dress again. No complaints here.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 15, 2014
Stunning dress.
Great fit and design. The only problem was the wire in the dress broke through the fabric and pinched me the whole night.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
July 27, 2014
This dress was perfect for a black tie charity event. I felt pretty all night!
It fit really well. The zipper requires another person. I got the regular length and wore a short heel. It was just right. I liked how the dress covered up my arms and the textured cut is flattering. Loved this dress. I am small chested and thick waisted. I didn't have to tug the dress up at all. It just stayed right where it was supposed to. Super comfy while feeling sexy is the best combo ever! It was hot and humid at my event and the dress was a little warm. Not horrible by any means. Would be good for a cooler event where you didn't want to be freezing all night. Definitely give this one a try!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
September 20, 2014
Everyone said I looked like a movie star!
Found out on Monday that I needed a dress for a black tie gala on Friday. RTR made this event possible for me to attend! Dress fit perfectly and was comfortable. I loved the fact that I could see this on "real" women of all sizes! I would rent from RTR again.. Just so many choices!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 8, 2014
The dress was amazing
Fit true to size and was very comfortable
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Body type: Hourglass
September 18, 2011
This is a great dress! Runs true to size and looks wonderful. The gathers at the front are very flattering and hide any flaws you might have.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 27, 2014
Great shape!
I would rent this again.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
September 21, 2014
Got many many compliments... Elegant, sophisticated and very classy!!
Great dress!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 21, 2014
Very elegant gown. Great fit! Everyone complemented "my" dress! Can't wait to use RTR again !
Great experience, loved the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 178lbs
September 22, 2014
Felt beautiful and confident!
This dress fit perfectly! Positives: Forgiving fabric, great seams, classy, perfect coverage. I am larger chested and it had additional support. Negatives: The back zipper was bunched, and I could not get it to flatten out. The top slid down a little through out the night. The boning would poke me every now and again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 22, 2014
Did not wear but would recommend.
This is the dress that came instead of my selected gown. They sent me this in a 4L instead probably because it looked similar. The fit was definitely better but the style of the gown is a little older for my style/taste. It was still very nice and elegant. I did not end up wearing it though.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
March 12, 2014
Great fit for being 6 months pregnant! The dress fit like a glove.
The dress was very flattering considering I was 6 months pregnant. I 5'7 and could have used the long length, but I just paired it with lower heels and it was perfect. I received many compliments!
TanaSeptember 24, 2014
Jennifer-- you look gorgeous! I'm also 6 months pregnant and browsing around trying to find something that fits the belly and so glad I came across your beautiful pic! Congratulations on your little one! :)
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 25, 2011
Gorgeous dress! My husband and I attended a black tie dinner for a work function and I wore this dress. Fit my curves beautifully, and hid any flaws! Got so many complements and my husband was very impressed :) I would recommend it, especially if you want to show off curves! Wore with "showstopper" earrings and a necklace I had. The earrings were amazing. The only thing I would caution others about is that I felt the dress was a bit short, even for me at 5'3". Was still able to wear heals, but my shortest ones.
KellySeptember 25, 2014
Did you rent the petite or the regular for length?
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 13, 2014
STUNNING! Classy!
I would wear this dress to every wedding! Fits amazing...extremely comfortable. The compliments I received kept coming all night. Its the absolutely perfect black dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
September 30, 2014
dress was beautiful, little big. wish i would've gone petite.
in the other reviews, I read that girls of similar height said the petite sizes were too short so I opted for the regular 0. It was just a little big and still a bit long with 5 inch heels. hard to walk in but worth it b/c it was really a gorgeous dress
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
October 7, 2014
Order one size down
The gown was exquisite. I was VERY sad that I could not wear it as I ordered my size based on these reviews. Is was VERY large in the waist. I am not a tiny woman. I shold have ordered a size 6, which I never fit in.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
October 8, 2014
I loved this dress, it was an amazing event with an amazing dress. I am glad I went with this dress!
Fortunately for me this dress fit me well. I ordered a size 10 and my back up was a size 12. I say true to size because I am between a 10 and 12 but I ended up going in with the 12. It fit me like a glove (just the way I love it) I accented the dress with gold jewelry I had at home (I had ordered a beautiful pearl necklace on this website but it was way too gaudy for this dress) This dress needed something simple to keep the beauty to the dress. I wore simple black wedge shoes (Steve Madden, I would have gone with a simple open toe shoe but this dress order was last minute and I did not have a shoe that went well with the dress. My hair was left down, but with this dress you can wear the hair down or up in a nice neat bun to complete the look. I loved the mini train of the dress it was beautiful, I am typically a petite but I ordered the Regular length (per the comments left on the dress) and I think that was the best decision I made because the dress length fit just right. If I had order the petite it would have not been a long gown. So, depending on your preference go with the regular to get the full length of the dress. I love love loved this dress. (BODY TYPE-- I placed my body type as hour glass, but I am curvy with an hour glass shape)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 9, 2014
The dress made me look and feel beautiful!
The fit was perfect. I just had a baby and the dress hid my stomach and accentuated my better parts.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
October 16, 2014
Best rental yet!
Gorgeous, slimming and so comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 17, 2014
Effortlessly chic!
This dress was truly perfect. I wish I owned it! I got this for a formal charity gala and it was perfect for this type of occasion. It really stands out, and even though it's just a black dress it is so elegant. I got a ton of compliments and I felt great in this! I ordered the 2L and 4R, and I'm usually a 0/2 but in this dress the 4 was perfect. The 2 that I got was too big because it seemed like it was stretched out and has some busted seams, so just beware of that. I highly recommend this to any body type, it's super figure flattering and with some statement jewelry it's just amazing.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 19, 2014
Formal wedding with tours and a lot of walking and standing.
Loved the fit of the dress, very comfortable for a long evening. I did, however, have to wear much lower heels because the dress was WAY too short. It was the proper length wearing flats. Definitely order your size in long.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 24, 2014
Fantastic, classy dress, Felt like a million bucks in it :)
I wish i could buy this dress! Forgiving and flattering fit. Classy, sophisticated perfection.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
October 28, 2014
How well this dress fit
I absolutely loved this dress. It is very flattering even after having cocktail hour and an entree. Has a small train which cAn be bothersome if in a crowded room. I rented the 6r and 8r I'm usually a size 6, but the 6 did not even zipper. The 8r was perfect. Love rent the runway!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157lbs
October 30, 2014
PERFECT LENGTH, PERFECT FIT
This dress was perfect for the wedding I attended. I am only 5'3", so I was worried about the dress being too long, but I wore 2 1/2" heels and it was perfect! The dress also hid all my flaws and I felt beautiful in it. I love to dance (I didn't say I was good at it :)) so I loved the flowy nature of the dress. Arms did fit a little snug, but that isn't even a con, just an observation. Would definitely rent this dress again!
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 3, 2014
Very flattering cut, a bit on the small side!
I didn't end up wearing this one because I could not get it zipped! I ordered the 2P. I'm 4'11, 115lbs. & 34D. The length was fine on me and I did not need a platform heel, just a simple low heel worked. The material was very thick and heavy so I was glad I didn't end up with this option being that I was attending an event in Miami and it was a bit warm out.
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