Badgley Mischka

Forbidden Territory Gown

$60 – $110 rental
$935 retail
Stylist Notes

Gorg-a-rama! Feel like the ultimate Bond girl in this stunning gown by Badgley Mischka - it's the perfect pick for your next black tie affair. Shown here with the Elizabeth Cole's Jet Ombre Bacall Earrings.
Also available in red.

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 & plus 16W-20W

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with fuller skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Four lengths available. Petite measures 56” from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'0''-5'4')'Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11''), XL measures 63" from shoulder to hem ) recommended for heights 5'11''-6'1'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Bump Friendly, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Black matte jersey (100% Viscose). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Straight skirt with side ruching and front slit. Hidden back zipper. Lined (100% polyester). Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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1169 reviews
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Large
(69)
True to Size
(746)
Small
(103)
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
October 11, 2017
Great dress!
This dress was great! I rented it for a work event and it was just about perfect! The dress did come sort of inside out and the first 2 times I tried it on I was super nervous as to how it was going to fit. Turns out the drapping and the skirt were inside out. Once I got it set right, it was great! My only draw back was that the slit was way to high for a work event. I had to fashion tape it and pin it so that my whole thigh wasn't sticking out. Other than that, it worked out perfect for all the running around I had to do. The drapes even held a radio clipped to it pretty well!
RTR CustomerNovember 17, 2017
I"m having the same problem and can't figure out how to fix it. The draping in the front doesn't seem to belong there. Any suggestions?
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
October 11, 2017
Beautiful Aspen black tie wedding!
I am 5'7" and 148lbs. I have curvy hips, long legs and NEVER wear tight dresses. I gave this one a "go" and was very pleased. I always buy Long in pants so I was surprised at the extra length this dress had, even with 4" stilettos on it was a bit long. As you can see, it fit well and it looked super cute paired with a vintage fur vest that kept me warm outside. Note that the arm length barely hit my wrists, so at certain points I just pushed up the arms to be more comfortable. The only downside of the dress was due to weather. It was raining all day so from walking around outside, the bottom of the dress gathered a ton of water weight. It was heavy and the fabric didn't allow drying, even after being inside for hours. After a few drinks though, I forgot about the weight, so no biggie! All in all, I had a great experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 10, 2017
Nice but short
Would recommend opting for the Long if you are taller than 5'4" and planning on wearing heels.
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 8, 2017
I work it to a formal work event.
It fit extremely well. It was a little long.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 44
October 3, 2017
Great fit and complimented my curves well.
looked great !
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 3, 2017
Wore to a formal destination wedding and felt like a red carpet rockstar. Oodles of compliments.
I'm a figure 8 shape with just a little more weight around my tummy than I'd like right now, this dress made me feel like a thin Bond girl. LOVED!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 27
October 1, 2017
Loved that it was conservative but had thr sexy slit!
Really liked the material, it was comfortable and felt kind of stretchy. The only dislike was that it had a lot of fabric draping which isn't the most figure flattering style for me personally. But it was still great
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 38
September 30, 2017
So comfortable, and although I was going for a conservative look I got SO MANY COMPLIMENTS!
I was worried it would be too lon (I'm 5'4") but it wasn't!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 28, 2017
Opening night of the Opera with my best friend!
It's a great dress, however if you are tall you need the long length. It's super comfortable and figure flattering, it shows just enough leg and makes you feel quite glamorous!
Size worn:
10P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 50
September 28, 2017
Beautiful dress
Very slimming
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2017
A beautiful dress worn on a beautiful day!
This dress fit like a glove! The only negative thing about this dress is that the sleeves are a little on the short side, other than that this dress was absolutely perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 18, 2017
Bump friendly!
Wore this to a formal gala for Law School. I was 6 months pregnant and went up by 4 sizes. The material is very comfortable and figure hugging. The downside to ordering the larger size to accommodate my baby bump was the slit--the larger size made the slit be lower than it would have on my normal size. Otherwise, I was satisfied with this rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 13, 2017
A classically beautiful dress!
This dress was stunning! Perfect for hourglass figures - doesn't add volume, highlights the waistline, and hides just what it needs to. And I loved that sexy slit! It was also very comfortable. If I had more formal events on my schedule, I would've bought it! 5'6" 170lbs, 36D.
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 12, 2017
It was my first Marine Corps Ball and I was so nervous, but my date made the night unforgettable.
The pros were how sleek I looked in my dress. I got so many compliments and it looked stunning. The slit was perfect and the length was just right for my stilettos. The first dress I got was a little big and that was the 4p, plus there was a small tear. Thank God for that second free dress. You cannot go wrong in this dress and the material felt good on my skin. The only thing was that the sleeves were kind of tight on my arms.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
September 9, 2017
Great birthday party, beautiful dress!
I'm 5'5" and the regular is good length for that height. I got so many compliments! It's a heavy dress (I carried it out of the bag it was sent in but because I didn't hold the bottom as well as the hanger, the hanger broke in half from the weight of the dress!) but I wouldn't own this dress with the stitch quality. Dress was super comfortable and 100% worth the rental! Might be worth it to invest in the strapless and backless bra
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
September 7, 2017
The dress was super comfortable for a formal affair!
Dress fits nice is comfortable to move around in and fabric is forgiving. I will say though drapes in the fabric on the hips was a bit awkward, and somewhat stretched out probably because people aren't sure exactly where they should fall and mess with the layering a lot trying to get it to sit right- it almost makes you look wider. I could tell the 10 was a newer dress because the drapes at the hips were tighter and sat better/less stretched out but the 8 fit overall better everywhere else so I dealt with it.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 68
September 6, 2017
New Year's Eve on the Napa Valley Wine Train - wonderful evening.
The fit was great except for length. I'm just about 6' in heels and the dress was too long. I spent a great deal of the evening trying not to trip over the dress. It was a unique experience in that most dresses are a bit short if anything.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
August 29, 2017
Too short for me
I ordered this to wear to a black tie wedding and it just didn't work. I'm 5'8 and it hit my ankles without shoes.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
August 29, 2017
Very Classy!
I'm 5'3" and weigh 130 lbs. This fit perfectly and was very classy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
August 23, 2017
To get called beautiful when your 4 months pteggp and nothing else fits. It really is special.
It fit perfectly. Before pregnancy i would wear 12/10 . Im 5'4 and this was perfect with my preggo friendly wedges. It was great.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 11, 2017
The dress was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I got a million compliments and it fit like a glove.
I actually ordered 2 sizes too large because I am bigger in the hips than I am in the waist so I was worried about sizing. I had to size down the day before we flew out and I was able to get a new dress overnight-shipped which was awesome. Luckily, I live near a store so I was able to go in to try it on. The company was incredibly easy to work with and the process was so easy. I will say the dress smelled a little like fish which was disappointing but not enough to affect my overall experience. The dress itself fit amazing, looked amazing, and I wish I owned it in real life.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
July 27, 2017
Classic / Fun / sexy / quirky
I have never worn something so slinky... it normally doesn't go with my body shape. But this dress was amazing. Covered my problem areas, yet sleek and eclectic. I might actually rent this again! I felt amazing all night. Wore it to a wedding in Mexico and paired the dress with lace up gladiators for a "Roman" vibe. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 16, 2017
Perfect black beauty!
Like many have already said, this dress is perfect for when you're feeling less than perfect. It hides any imperfection that could possibly exist and makes you feel like a million bucks. I am 5'9 and the regular worked just fine. I even wore 3-inch heels and no train existed - fine with me! I highly recommend this dress. Add the Elizabeth Cole Bacall earrings for a glistening touch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
July 16, 2017
EXTREMELY FLATTERING!
I rented this dress for a black tie event 1 month after having a baby. It was extremely flattering and I received tons of compliments. This is a great dress for anyone wanting to "hide" your belly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 13, 2017
Perfect for military ball
Very classy for a formal affair. There is a lot of material like the others said but I found it to be flattering.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 11, 2017
Great dress. I received several compliments throughout the night. I highly recommend the dress.
Great dress. I highly recommend the dress for formal events. The dress is true to size and the material is perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 6, 2017
Perfect Black Dress!!
I was beyond obsessed with this dress!! It fit like a glove and I recieved so many compliments. The leg slit adds the perfect little pop without showing too much skin. Super comfortable, easy to move and dance in it. I LOVED this dress!! Will defiently rent again!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
June 25, 2017
This dress made me feel so glamourous
The fabric felt expensive and sturdy. It highlighted my curves in all the right places and was very forgiving in areas I needed it to be. It was a comfortable dress and easy to move in. I'm cold natured so it was perfect for a cold February night. Highly recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 23, 2017
This dress was stunning!
Lovely fit. I'm 5'8, wore 3in heels & it hit the floor just right. After the seated dinner I was able to dance the night away. Very comfortable & classy. Loved it!
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
June 13, 2017
It fit so amazing and got a ton of compliments
true to size and fits like a glove.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
June 7, 2017
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT....even with it on the hanger.
I received the dress I rented ON TIME. Even before the EST. time. It was packed nicely and neatly. Rent the Runway makes it look effortless. WAIT! It is effortless. So glad I stumbled upon this site. I love this dress. It's me to a tee. Simple but eloquent. Sassy but not too much. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. The earrings, I will just say, I am going to slay. I will post a picture after the event. Thanks Rent the Runway. What a fabulous idea.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 6, 2017
Perfect dress for my engagement photos.
Runs a little small. If you're 5'7 or taller, order a long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 6, 2017
Beautiful but didn't fit
I rented this dress for a friend's evening wedding and both the 8 and 10 did not fit around my hips/thighs. The material appears to have stretch but it really doesn't. The draping was confusing and made it difficult to put on and for me, was just too tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 1, 2017
Brother-in-law's wedding
I loved this dress! It was so comfortable for a winter wedding, I could dance freely, and appreciated the slit. I was concerned the arms might be too long on me, but the arm length was great too!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 43
May 24, 2017
Very comfortable, slimming and elegant. Wore to a black tie affair
True to size. I'm 5'6" I could have gone with the regular but for my 6 inch hills I wanted it longer. Great Dress Many Compliments.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
May 18, 2017
Engagement Pictures
I used this dress for my second, more formal outfit for engagement pictures. I'm 5'10" wore the 4L, had heels on and it was still long enough! Very classy & flattering. Would rent again
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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 14, 2017
Beautiful fit Felt very old Hollywood glamorous
Fit true to size Hugged my curves perfectly Very comfortable fabric I'm hourglass figure and it's a perfect dress for that body type I'm really short (5'2) so I ordered the petite and it still was a little long but with my 4 inch heels I was fine The slit was not too high on my leg, barely over my knee but then again I'm really short Wore this dress to my husband's military ball and I got a lot of compliments!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
May 14, 2017
This dress fit great. True to size.
I wore this to a formal gala with work colleagues. I am larger on top and needed something less revealing. This dress did the trick. Classic black dress that can be dressed up with some accessories. Very comfortable and a great fit.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
May 10, 2017
I was 5 months pregnant and the most comfortable I have ever been in a formal dress! perfect in pics
I wore this to my Work Gala, I was 5 months pregnant and I am 5ft tall, the 6R hugged my belly and the length was perfect with 4.5 inch heels. love the extra fabric on the side to add a hint of style to an all black but classy dress, I Recommend!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 9, 2017
Wore this for a night at the opera
When I ordered this, I couldn't order the long size and that would have really helped. BUT that being said, the regular length ended up working out even with heels (it just was more ankle length). Fit true to size, would definitely rent this one again!
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