Ruched Sweetheart Gown

$97 to buy
$900 retail
Stylist Notes

This beautiful body-hugging gown will make scene-stealing statement. Bring this Badgley Mischka along to any black tie and you'll be the belle of the ball.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - built in bustier fits all cup sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - ruched matte jersey fabric flattering on any body type
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 60” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’5” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier for support
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - built in bustier fits all cup sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - ruched matte jersey fabric flattering on any body type
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 60” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’5” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier for support
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black matte jersey. Sweetheart neckline with beading detail. Built in bustier for support. Ruched bodice. Flared skirt. Hidden back zip. Model's height is 5'10". See Size and Fit tab for length.

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480 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 29, 2012
Formal Affair
I didn't expect this dress to be tight but it definitely was! I didn't end up wearing it because it was too long. Although, I loved the color and sequins on me!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 31, 2012
I loved that I could order two sizes and a back up dress in two sizes. The order came right on time. I am looking forward to using RTR again for the next ball or formal event!
I wore this dress to the Marine Corp ball last November. It was prefect. It was simple yet elegant with the slight beading on the busy. The only issue I had was the boning in the top, a slight piece was poking out at me all night (due to wear) but it was manageable. I felt great in the dress and received many complements.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
August 31, 2012
Gorgeous and classy
Dress arrived on time and in great shape. I was so happy with this dress, and would definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
September 5, 2012
Perfect for Black Tie
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding this summer, and it was great. It dress gathered in a flattering way along the torso. The detailing along the top of the dress was also a nice touch. The only complaint I had about the dress was that it was slightly too big in the corset part. I spent much of the night pulling it up to make sure that I wasn't exposing too much!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 19, 2011
Great dress!
Wore this to a Navy Ball and it was wonderful. It ran a little short (6L is what I wore) so something to consider if you are tall. I wore with the Azara Silver Flower earings and they went great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 20, 2011
Perfect
Very beautiful dress. True to size. Got so many compliments on it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 30, 2012
Bad fit and not long enough
I rented this dress for a gala I was attending out of town. However, it was not long enough (came to my ankle) and the bust area did not fit as well as I would have liked. I would NOT rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 5, 2012
Perrrrfection.
I work at an arts organization in San Francisco and rented this for our opening night Gala. It could not have been a better choice. The dress itself is beautiful, and I got tons of compliments all night. In fact my (female) boss later told me I was "smokin'" which was awkward and sweet at the same time. It was extremely comfortable. There is a lot of support in the bust, which is important (especially if you are going to be dancing a lot, or running and chasing photographers like I was). I'm a size 34DD, did not have to wear a bra, and didn't spend one second of the night pulling my dress up like I normally do in strapless gowns. The entire middle section is ruched, which was nice because I wore shorter heels (2.5 inches) while I was working and changed to taller, more fancy heels (4 inches) when it was time to party, so you could wear it with heels of almost any height. Great dress. Case in point: rented it as my back-up for this year's Gala.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 6, 2012
This was my first rental from RTR. I was so nervous about fit because I am a curvy, plus sized woman. I took the chance and I am so glad I did. I wore this dress to a friends wedding that I also sang in. Her colors were black and white and it was a black tie affair. I fit right in with the entire wedding party!
The fit was perfect. I normally wear a 14. The description of the style fit is dead on. The fabric is very stretchy. Curvy women definitely need to order a long or a size up. I ordered a long. I loved it and got loads of compliments!
leanaNovember 7, 2012
stunning... i was hesistant to order from here also being a plus size thick chick lol but after seeing you i just might take a chance!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
September 6, 2012
Great dress, but ...
The top half felt stretched out
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2012
Beautiful Dress!
I rented this dress for a wedding but didn't end up wearing it because it was too warm out for a long gown; it was a beautiful dress though. The beading along the top is great - and there's enough to go without a necklace. I'm a 4 on top and 6 on the bottom and I liked the fit of the 4L, with my 3 1/2 platform peep toes it was the perfect length - this dress looked so pretty on. It's snug and very form fitting, so if you're feeling out of shape you may want to go with a looser fitting option : ) My only complaint is that this dress doesn't do much for your bust, I'm a 32B and without a bra it looked like I had zero boobs from the side, from the front it looked so-so though. I would suggest a strapless push up bra for smaller busted girls. Also, I received the 4L and the 6L and they were slightly different styles, the 6L was shorter than the 4L too. The difference was that the 6L had more rouching right at the hips and below the butt, making it less flattering and a little more riske. There is a small train on the back of the dress too - I don't think the picture shows that. It's super cute and makes it look really elegant, but something to keep in mind if you're going to wear it to a smaller crowded space - people might step on it! All in all - great dress. Flattering for the female figure and a timeless style. A must rent.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
September 17, 2012
So easy & an amazing selection. It's a no brainer in comparison with spending a grand on a new look.
I loved this dress! I got a zillion compliments. definitely recommend getting one size bigger. Thank god for spanx. I also rented the same bracelets as the model. Overall a show stopping, elegant & fun dress that will turn heads.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 18, 2012
Beautiful dress for any formal affair!
I wore this dress for a wedding, it was very simple but elegant. I ordered the 0L and 2L and ended up wearing the 0L. It fit perfect, I probably could of gotten away with a 0R, the long was quite long on me. The only complaint I had about the dress was the bust part, it stuck out a bit too much but with a strapless bra it fit a bit better in that area. The could have been due to the boning the other revewiers also complained about. This was my first time using RTR and I will definitely return!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 19, 2012
Very comfortable fit, was great for a black tie wedding.
Cons - based on the recommendations of wearing 3 inch heals and being 5'6", I ordered a long, even though I never wear a long. It did end up being too long and I had to hold it up most of the night.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 19, 2012
Amazing to be able to wear such a nice dress at such a nice event and be complimented all night
Fit true enough to size, however there were some pieces of the bodice that were meant to hold the shape, but were sharp and poked me when I sat down.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 19, 2012
Loved the dress
I have a small waistline so the dress was long on me and the train was extra long. I wore the 2R but should've probably gone with the 0R. Otherwise, I loved the dress and got tons of compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 19, 2012
Customer service is really helpful.. Great experience
fits to short if you're wearing high heels I suggest you get long. Again i was not able to wear this gown because it simply looked too short with my heels it looked like i shrunk it in the dryer. LOL
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 19, 2012
Runs a little big
Runs a size big
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 19, 2012
I got this as my back up dress for a wedding but did not end up wearing it
I really do love the design of this dress and I was really disappointed when I tired it on because it was huge. Even the smaller size hung off my body. I would actually rent it again in a smaller size knowing how large the dress was on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 20, 2012
Sizing varies
I order this dress as my back-up dress and got it in two sizes: 0R and 2R. However, I couldn't wear it because the 0R was stretched out in the chest - it was actually much larger than the 2R (which was still a little too big). I have to say that RTR was incredibly understanding about it and sent me another dress the same day (because I'm in Manhattan) at no cost. The jewel detailing at the top of the dress isn't as noticeable in the model photo. Even though I didn't wear it, it seemed like it would be flattering for many body types, and it wasn't too long!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 21, 2012
Loved it!
N/A
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2012
Arrived on time / return was easy.
This dress is beautiful, however, I don't agree that it runs true to size. I received both and 8 and a 6 and the 6 was still too large, yet the 8 top fit way better, go figure. Not sure about the inconsistencies in size, but the material is pretty stretchy (and thick) so perhaps it just got stretched out and the top on the 6 seemed kind of stretched out / the boning wasn't as strong in the top). The 6R on me was perfectly touching the ground in flats (which i had planned on). Definitely recommend a long if you plan on wearing heels. Overall, it was fine, but for hourglass figures, I'd recommend a size smaller to accentuate the shape (and to help it stay up!)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 22, 2012
Great dress, Runs Big
I rented this dress and it was beautiful! I unfortunately could not wear it however because it was huge on me. I usually wear a 0, and this 0 was very large both at the bust and throughout the body. The bead work on the top also makes it a bit heavy, so if it is even a little big it might fall a bit. If this dress fit me I would have loved it! The bead work on the top gives it an nice touch to take add some style to a classic black gown.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 23, 2012
Beautiful dress, great fit, awesome material
It is true what they say... Thank goodness RTR sends 2 sizes to you for each order. I normally wear an 8 in most clothes... But in this particular gown I needed a size smaller. The dress is truly forgiving with the scrunched material that slightly gathers around the torso and stomach. And it is lined on the top shelf area to keep your bust in place. This dress wasn't my first choice but won by popular vote and I am so glad it ordered it. I truly did feel like the bell of the ball. I was confident that no one would have my dress that night and for the first time ever at an event, no one did!!!! I will never buy a dress for an event again!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
September 24, 2012
I loved the glam look of the dress.
It fit very tight in the bust and waist. Very flattering silhouette for an hourglass shape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 26, 2012
The top of the dress was very large.
The top of the dress was very large and the boning was not flattering. Would be a pretty dress if it fit properly. The bottom was a lot more fitted than the top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 1, 2012
Absolutely to die for. It shines in a subtle way.
The fit is amazing. I'm 35-25-38 and I wore a 4 and it fit perfectly! The dress is stretchy and very forgiving. I loved it!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 4, 2012
Great dress! Beautiful and fit very true to size. Very flattering.
The boning on the bodice was a bit uncomfortable as the night went on...I think the dress sent to me in particular may have been worn a few times before and may be close to retirement because some of the actual boning was sticking out. Otherwise, I received many compliments and it was perfect for a black tie wedding! :)
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 7, 2012
beautiful dress
I wanted to wear this dress so badly and it was only available in 8l , thank fully I ahev a friend that is a seamstress and could tack up the dress with tape for a flawlees fit
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
October 7, 2012
I wore this dress for a black tie event I attended with my husband's family.
This dress was beautiful, and the fit was great, although I think the dress was just a tad looser than I was expecting. I received TONS of compliments. I was a little hesitant about ordering a long since I am only 5'6", but I'm very glad I did. I wore the dress with 3 1/2 inch heels and the length was just what I wanted. The material was relatively heavy, so if you plan to attend an outdoor event in the summer I would suggest looking for something lighter weight. Otherwise I highly recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2012
Stylist was great in helping to deiced between long and regular length.
Extremely comfortable while maintaining a glamorous feel. Perfect for the evening wedding reception.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
October 9, 2012
Fit perfectly, I felt comfortable in it the whole night !
Made me feel even slimmer than usual , totally loved it!
reneeNovember 4, 2012
How high were your heels?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 10, 2012
Perfect for Black Tie Event!
Loved this dress however did not like the quality of the dress. I assumed alot of people have worn it but the bone was sticking out of the dress and sticking into me. However overall the dress did fit well and it clung to me in all the right places. I wore 5 inch heels and the length was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2012
Subtle and beautiful!
All pros! This fit like a glove in normal size, 4R. So many compliments.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 14, 2012
Senior Prom, with my boyfriend
the dress was perfect. im 5'3 and wore 4 in heels and the dress was perfect. the 0r was a little short but the 2R was perfect.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2012
I love the ease of flipping through a site and essentially playing dress up!
The dress was amazing...it hung just right and clung in all the right places!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
October 17, 2012
Love the dress! I felt very comfortable all night!!
I am very curvy and this dress fit extremely well. The only issue I had was that I ordered a long because some reviews said the dress ran a little short. I am 5'5" and wore 4" heels and the dress hit the ground. I just had to hold it up a little when walking because it's longer in the back. Otherwise, the dress was perfect. It was true to size because I am normally a size 4. I am a D cup and it wasn't too snug in the chest. The fabric is stretchy to so it's forgiving. I highly reccomend it and now I'm looking for another dress to wear for an event in November.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 20, 2012
Timeless and easy to wear!
I wore this to a black tie wedding, and it was perfect. I wore the 8L instead of the 6L just for extra comfort since the boning in the bust was bothering me (it still bothered me in the 8L). BM has a specific type of cut, and the boning and sweetheart although flattering can be a little uncomfortable. Still, the length was great and the material was stretchy. The ruching on the side and down the back was extremely flattering on my figure. The jewels on the top of the sweetheart cut were the perfect touch. The dress was a hit and I felt totally comfortable all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 21, 2012
When the dress fit perfectly the day before my event it was such a relief!
Not the dress for smaller chested girls..keeping it up was a hassle but other than that it fits very well and hugs in all the right places!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
October 21, 2012
Fit like a glove!
This dress is simple and sexy. I'm 5'7" and the 6L was perfect. The stones along the sweetheart neckline and the ruching gave it a little something extra. The dress does have a bit of additional length in the back which had to make me cautious when walking around, but it was manageable. The boning in the inside of the dress was a bit uncomfortable towards the end of the night, but iI think it keeps the shape of the dress nicely. This was my first time using RTR and it will not be my last!
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