Ray of Light Dress

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$415 retail

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Stylist Notes

You shine in your sassy Badgley Mischka one shouldered little number. Rock the bow, and your fav pumps and don’t be afraid to steal the show! Go with a blingtastic bangle set like the Chamak's Imperial Crystal Bangle Set.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout dress - pleated and thick fabric helps to conceal midsection
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt is slightly narrow but material has stretch
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'9''. )

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout dress - pleated and thick fabric helps to conceal midsection
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt is slightly narrow but material has stretch
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'9''. )

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Product Details

Yellow shantung. One shoulder neckline with petal at shoulder. Ruched skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem.

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58 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 19, 2015
Stunning! Wore for the Breeder's Cup 2014 Championship day. Felt like I was the best dressed.
In keeping with the purple and yellow-gold colors of the flowers of the blankets of the winning racehorses at the Breeder's Cup Championships, I fell in love with this dress. I wore it on the Saturday's big race card day. With my yellow fascinator and the chic oversized shoulder bow that reminded me of a red dress that Nicole Kidman wore to the Oscars years ago, I felt like I should've been in the running for the Longines Prize of Elegance. I entered but didn't win. I ordered a 4 and 2 as a back up. I wound up going with the 2 as it was more form-fitting through the chest. Although the 4 fit slightly better in the butt. I am a 32A-24-32 with a J.Lo booty (37" around). Wore my VS "Bombshell Add 2-Cups" convertible bra. (I also wore that same bra with the Herve Leger strapless dress I rented.) Was able to wear a thong and there was no VPL. Zipped up easily and fit beautifully. Was bit short when bending down to sit. The ruching on the left side was subtle and added definition to the waist. The bodice cut was great for showing off toned arms. Wish I could've kept the dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
May 2, 2015
Flattering fit!
Even though the dress was form fitting and snug, it was still comfortable.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
April 6, 2015
Got a ton of compliments, so many people loved it, the dress is flattering and well made,
the quality of the dress is amazing, you can't help but look and feel amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 11, 2014
I really wanted to like this dress, but I just couldn't
The dress wasn't as yellow, more orange-y, in person. The material was very stiff and not stretchy at all. It definitely runs small. I so wanted this one to work for me, but it didn't. I am short-waisted and that may have been part of it.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 5, 2014
Great color. Great Dress
The dress does run small as suggested in other comments. I suggest ordering a size up. Otherwise, it was a great fit.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 3, 2014
My Best Friend's Wedding!!!
Loooooved it!! This was my first time with Rent the Runway and I've been recommending this site to everyone since!! I was the maid of honor for the wedding, and this was the perfect dress. The color was truly beautiful, not mustardy, more of a golden yellow; definitely a deeper shade of yellow than pictured. The size 2 ran a little tight, definitely size up as your 2nd option. Material was also high quality, the texture was like raw silk but still had some stretch. It was so easy to wear, very flattering with the rouching in the stomach area. The shoulder detail was so cute! I received several compliments for having such a flattering and unique dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
September 15, 2014
This dress was the perfect combination of classy and sexy!
The dress fit perfectly! I'm usually somewhere between a 4 and 6 so I got both. Both dresses fit and could've been worn, but the 4 hugged in all the right places and was ultimately more flattering. The yellow is bright, but the color and the material make it completely tasteful and attention grabbing. I LOVED this dress! Due to the multitude of pictures I took in it I can't wear it again, but I entirely wish I could!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 12, 2014
Amazing fit. Sophisticated but sexy and understated.
Tight in chest but plenty of room in hips and waist. Perfect length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 4, 2014
Great color, walking advertisement for RTR!
I got so many compliments from complete strangers at a wedding I wore this dress to. The color is great (I am very pale, blonde hair, and it still worked on me) and the big shoulder bow adds the flair I wanted. The material is stretchy so it forms right to your body. It does run "small" by normal standards - I wore the 6 when I am normally a 2 or 4 at places like Banana Republic (which notoriously run too small). But I think it's true to size for a real size 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 17, 2014
I felt like a celebrity in this dress! Loved my first RTR experience.
The dress fit small and I would have preferred the 6, but the 4 fit too and was a more vibrant yellow then the 6.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
May 31, 2014
Someone actually asked me, "who are you wearing?"
Fit like a glove. Hugs curves in the right places. Beautiful color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
May 23, 2014
Great dress, better on than on the hanger
I usually wear between a 2 and a 4. In this dress I ordered the 4 and it fit perfectly. The fabric is stretch and thus the dress is flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
May 11, 2014
Fits perfectly and hugged my curves!
I have big hips and booty, this dress is perfect for pears!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 3, 2014
LOVED it! Fun color in a sea of black cocktail dresses.
I loved this dress. Very simple but sexy. I was so worried that it was going to look like a bridesmaid's gown, but not at all. I ordered the 4 and the 6 and honestly I couldn't tell that big of a difference between the two sizes. I decided on the 6 because the event had a ton of good food and I wanted breathing room. Highly recommend this dress if you want to stand out in a vibrant color!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
March 30, 2014
The color is so much better in person!!
I was skeptical because I had to wear yellow for an event and as a blonde, yellow doesn't normally look good on me. If I could buy this dress I would have because it's the best yellow dress I have ever seen on a blonde. It's the perfect shade and the photo does not do it justice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 15, 2014
Amazing customer service, but I couldn't wear it.
I was unable to wear this rental because it arrived with a small stain on the rear. RTR tried to overnight me a replacement however logistically it wasn't possible. I will say that it is an amazing dress. Hugs all of curves in the right places and you wont even need spanx.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 18, 2013
Loved the dress!
Fit great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
September 5, 2013
Love the color.
Cute dress - very fitted but true to size. Ended up wearing the back up dress I ordered instead since it was more comfortable. But would definitely rent again - just need to wear Spanx!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 22, 2013
Beautiful color that stood out!
I wore this dress to a beach wedding- it was great. I ordered a 6 and a 8 and ended up wearing the 8. It definitely is a snug fit but I think it was still pretty flattering. The color is beautiful and I got a lot of compliments on it. I thought the bow thing on the shoulder would look weird- it's actually not too big and stayed in place. It looked great. The dress did ride up a little bit so I kept adjusting but it wasn't horrible. I was worried it was going to show sweat since we were in 90 degree weather on the beach but it didn't. I loved this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 10, 2013
When the bride says she couldn't take her eyes off the stunning color, you know you have a winner.
The color is eye catching - not sunlight or neon, but a bright warm yellow/gold hue. The fit is standard, the fabric has a nice structured fit with a little bit of give. I was worried that the shoulder fabric was going to be floppy or sloppy looking, and not the case at all. It was stiff enough to stay put together but not to the point that it was constantly in your vision. A+ on this dress, it was perfect for the San Antonio summer wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
June 3, 2013
Perfect For A Summer Wedding
I wore this dress for a June wedding and it was perfect! The color is a bright, taxi-cab yellow (not pale). The ruching at the waist is very strategic--it lets you eat and drink without fear! The shoulder bow makes this dress look modern and dramatic. I dressed it up with a bright red lip and red nail polish.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 31, 2013
This was definitely a stand-out dress at the wedding, the color was perfect.
While the fabric was forgiving, I had to size up due to my chest. Still looked great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 29, 2013
Great dress for a wedding and "high tea"
This is a great dress! I wore it twice in one weekend, once to a wedding and once to a tea party. The color is amazing, even prettier than in the picture. Go a size up if you have boobs. It was a little tricky zipping the 2 up around my chest.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 22, 2013
Tons of complements, fits great, very figure flattering
love the dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 7, 2013
It was a beautiful color and fit very well.
I wore this to my first bridal shower. The 4 fit better but there was a stain on the seam. The 6 just made the length longer, which was fine. It photographed beautifully and paired really nice with turquoise earrings. A very fun dress, i would recommend it for any daytime even!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 2, 2013
Loved this dress! Got SO many compliments!
This dress is even better in person. It was so comfortable. The fabric has a little stretch to it which was nice. It is pretty form fitting. In a sea of black dresses I stood out in my bright fun yellow dress!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 116
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
February 20, 2013
I felt beautiful in this dress!
The dress fit perfectly, true to size. The construction is top notch, it never gathered in the wrong place, was flattering in the mid-section. The fabric looks like it might need ironing, but it does not- the lines in the fabric are meant to be there. I used some steam to take out the wrinkles (from being packed in a suitcase). I got tons of compliments in this dress and it helped make me feel beautiful. After wearing a great dress and getting tagged in it on Facebook, I'm glad to "retire" the dress. RTR is perfect for special occasions! Thank you RTR!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 24, 2012
Didn't wear it, did't fit.
The fabric didn't have as much give as it looked. I only ordered one size because this was my back up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 18, 2012
Many compliments!
Loved the color and fit, easy to wear!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 13, 2012
I got sooooo many compliments on this dress! It was beautiful and so comfortable
Went great with my gold shoes!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 11, 2012
This dress was awesome. Everyone loved it. I really stood out, since the wedding colors were dark.
No cons. The size 0 fit perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
October 5, 2012
Beautiful; fits like a glove on curves
I wore this for my friend's wedding as a bridesmaid. She said wear a yellow dress...it was just as described and a great dress. Love the shoulder detail. If you are worried it would be "too much" don't be!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
October 1, 2012
The color is fantastic!
Obsessed with the one shoulder look last year so I rented this for a party. Got lots of compliments on the color and styling (I wore it with a silver oxydized necklace and cuff). Fit around the bust and midsection really well, but was a little snug in the hips. Wear it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2012
I was a head-turner!
I wore this dress to a wedding and it was a winner. The dress had good stretch to accommodate my generous hips :-). It was, however, a wee bit shorter than I intended to go so I kept having to pull it down from time to time. Nevertheless, I think it is a great shade of gold/yellow and a solid rental!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 17, 2012
This was so easy to do and I have never gotten so many compliments as I did in this dress!
The fit is pretty true to size and the fabric is really pretty. The rouching on the side is very flattering, and I love the neckline. I felt so amazing in this dress, and I hardly met anyone who did not comment on what a unique dress it was. If you want to stand out in a crowd, this dress will definitely do it for you.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2012
N/A
Literally one of my favorite things I've ever worn. Fits true to size. Very structured and flattering. Rich yellow color. Looked good on my super pale skin and light red hair...who knew I could wear yellow.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 11, 2012
Having the bride tell me that this dress was exactly what she imagined her bridesmaids wearing, but could not find.
I wore this dress for a wedding last fall and it was such a huge hit! It was comfortable, forgiving, and SO fun. The color is vibrant but more of a golden-yellow color. The fabric was pretty stretchy so towards the end of the night it was a little looser than when I first put it on, but I definitely still feel that it ran close to true to size. Loved the RTR service so much, I've been anxiously waiting another opportunity to rent!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 5, 2012
I got lots of comments from other guests at the wedding and it was really fun to wear a not-commonly-worn color.
Rented this dress for a friend’s garden wedding and loved it! It is a very pretty yellow color. It is quite tight-fitting but stretchy so I wore a size up. I was a little worried about the hem being too long as that often happens with me and short dresses, but it hit just above the knee.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 4, 2012
Renting from RTR is always an easy and enjoyable experience! I received many compliments on my dress that night!
I absolutely loved this dress. I thought that the fit of the dress reflected other reviews and was generally true to size (although often a "true to size" 0 is too big on me so this could mean the dress runs slightly small.) The color is much more beautiful in person, more of a golden yellow than a lemon yellow. The bow is lovely and not too big. I did have some trouble with the lining twisting and riding up and if I owned the dress I definitely would have had it hemmed an inch or two but neither of those things were even close to being a deal breaker! I felt great in the dress and got a ton of compliments! I would definitely recommend renting this for your next event!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132lbs
August 20, 2012
I received tons of compliments and loved the perfect fit of the dress <3
Beautiful dress. Very flattering. I thought the shoulder piece might be awkward but it actually looked great. I got tons of compliments on the bright yellow color. Would definitely recommend!
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