Badgley Mischka

Ruched Sweetheart Gown

$90 rental
$900 Retail

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

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. Shown here with Dannijo's Cecile Earrings and Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Silver Glitz Bangle Set.

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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426 reviews

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Small 38
True to Size 284
Large 94
Photos 216
Brittany
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
Nov 30, 2011

The service team at RTR!! They helped every step of the way.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I wore it to a formal wedding in NYC. The fit was great, so glad I went with the long length instead of regular. It was so comfortable and received alot of compliments throughout the evening. Thanks RTR!!
Limor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 14, 2014

Beautiful gown. Figure flattering but runs large

Size worn: 4P
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding. It is very elegant and comfortable although it runs large. I am petite with a large bust. This dress in 4p had enough extra room that a size smaller would have definitely fit better. However, I still really enjoyed wearing it. I felt beautiful & got lots of compliments. Highly recommend.
Lindsay
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146 lbs
Jul 3, 2014

Summer wedding at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm glad I got the long, I think the regular may have been a bit too short. I wore flats and I had about three inches that dragged in front, but I preferred this dress to hide my feet. The cut is very flattering with ruching on the stomach. I felt like I could eat and not look like I had an obvious food baby all night. I'm a little on the bustier side and I feel like the chest area was too small and I had to pull it up throughout the night. But otherwise I loved this dress, it was so comfortable. The wedding was semi-formal but this dress is so simple and pretty, it was easy to get away with a more formal length.
Emily
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

Fit like a Glove! Stunning!!!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a black tie dinner. It fit perfectly (I wore he 6L) I received so many compliments!! It was simple elegance and I loved how the dress flowed when I walked! Highly recommended!!!!
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

Comfortable, flattering dress! Would rent again in a heartbeat.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit very well. Shorter than expected, but fit was true otherwise. The stretch made this incredibly comfortable, and the strapless stayed up fine. The boning looked a little funky in the bust, but was hard to notice in the black color.
Ari
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 12, 2014

very classic and elegant dress

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
worn to a black tie wedding. I kept having to pull the top up, which was annoying but overall the dress was perfect for a formal event.
jordi
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 1, 2014

This dress was so comfortable!! It flattered my body and made me feel beautiful!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The material is stretchy so I felt safe renting it without trying it on because even if the size was slightly off, I knew it would fit.
Mere
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 1, 2014

I received compliments throughout the entire night.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for my late summer,black tie wedding. It was comfortable, easy to move in, and the top stayed in place perfectly ( despite hours of dancing). The beading detail was just the right amount of sparkle to really make the dress pop.
VF
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Loved it!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up going w the size 6 for two reasons... it fit a bit more snug than the 8, but also the 6 was longer than the 8 for some reason. (I dont think I was sent an 8L that's why). The dress was beyond chic and the jewels on top really added an extra flare to what would be a simple black dress. It was so comfortable and I love that the back had a bit of a train to it. I just love the look and fit of Badgley Mishka on my body type. Would def rent again! I wish I owned this one!
Kristen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

Would definitely recommend!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit perfectly. I am usually a size 6 and I am 5'10" so I went with the 6L. It was actually even a little long on me which I was happy about because usually dresses are short on me. There were 2 places where some wire was poking out of the dress but I easily covered them up with band aids so they weren't poking into me. I would definitely recommend this dress and RTR!
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 19, 2014

Elegant Sexy Black Dress

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a wedding reception and got a ton of compliments! It was a fabulous dress and is really nicely made and heavy. The zipper was a little tricky and would get stuck sometimes. This dress runs pretty true to size even though some people said it ran big, Also if you are a normal height, get the long. I rented a 0L and 2R and the length of the 0L was perfect but I couldn't fit so had to go with the 2R, wish I could have done 2L. No need for a bra, I have a big bust and the built-in bra was so thick that I didn't even need extra support and I never had a problem with having to pull it up. Great dress!
Stacey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Sep 20, 2014

Several compliments on this dress. Stunningly understated elegance.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit ran slightly large. Normally I wear a 4 in this brand, but found it too large. The 2 fit perfectly. Best for bigger busts. The boning helps support the weight of the beaded neckline, and was comfortable. The small train was lovely. Perfect fit.
Heather
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

I felt stunning in this dress.

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore the 0L and probably would've been ok with a regular. The dress did have lots of material that made it heavy. Overall, I loved it and it made me feel like a princess.
Helena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

This dress was very elegant and great for a formal wedding.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I originally ordered a 4L and 6L but I think there was a glitch in the system because I only received the 6L. It was a little big for me but I wore 2 bras and tucked in the sides closer to the bras so it became tighter. The dress looked beautiful and elegant and I got tons of compliments. I do wish it was a 4 though because I had to lift up the dress many times throughout the night. Still beautiful though.
Eva
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Perfect for a black tie wedding!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was beautiful and fit great. An issue I saw was that it seemed to collect dust easily when I was outside. I wore 4 inch heels and the gown touched the floor which I wanted. Just had to watch out for the slight train so that no one stepped on it.
chichi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 27, 2014

Worked, even with my lack of hips. Received lots of compliments.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I would definitely suggest buying long for anyone over 5'7, especially if wanting to wear heels. I didn't wear heels and I felt like it still could have been longer.
kelsey
Usually wears: 8
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 4, 2014

This was my first experience with RTR and I absolutely loved it!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you're a little taller definitely go with the long! It runs a little short. I typically wear a size 8 in dresses, but the 6 fit a little better with this dress! Overall amazing dress & I'm so glad I rented it!!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 12, 2014

Tons of compliments

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The essential go-to black dress - if you can't find anything else, this is always a sexy classic! Stretchy material for form fitting, but didn't look cheap at all. It does have a little bit of a train in the back so caution when walking. This was floor length with 4" heels. Super sexy but classy - loved it!
Christina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 12, 2014

Love this dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit really well and runs pretty true to size. It was perfect for a black tie wedding I attended. The only issue is that I felt like I was having to pull up the top while dancing. Length was perfect with 4 inch heels.
Maria
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

Dancing is no issue in this dress!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I chose this dress mostly because it was simple...and my other dresses I wanted, weren't available. I usually NEVER wear strapless, but this was somewhat okay with a big necklace. This dress ran true to size, but I have dress wounds but the wire poking out from the bustier-like top into my sides. I wasn't going to wear this dress because of it, but the size 8 was too big, and also had the wire sticking out too. Such a bummer, as it made me feel a bit uncomfortable all night. The dress was in great shape, otherwise...but they need to patch up the inside where the wires are. Simple, nice dress good in a pinch. Won't rent this same one again, but will def try more from the website.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

Amazing gown!!!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the 2 &4 regular. The 2 r is what I wore and it fit like a glove! The length was at the top of my foot which was ok since the back has a mini train. I considered the long length and am glad I didn't or I would have been tripping all night!
RTR Customer
Oct 27, 2014

Customer service

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Stretchy, durable fit. Hits you in all the right places. Corset helps keep you lifted with no drooping
Victoria
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

Very comfortable!

Size worn: 2P
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I would recommend this for curvy girls. Very flattering. Although, it runs large. It fit my lower-half wonderfully. It was sale little large on top and I am a true size two. If you're smaller than a size two, I wouldn't recommend this one. I would say I needed a size zero regular. I did find it very comfortable though!
Brooke
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Nov 8, 2014

This dress is amazing!!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a navy ball and it was amazing! I loved the simplicity and elegance and it was perfect for the event. The only con was that the train is a little long so it got stepped on but other than that this dress was great. I'm 5'5" and wore 4 inch heels and the front length was perfect. I would highly recommend this dress
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 16, 2014

I picked a very different dress for this wedding and it did not look good so RTR was sent me this!

Size worn: 8R
Rented for: Wedding
Fit perfectly, The Regular length was the only one available so it was a little short for my taste but was good with 1 inch heels. Get the L if you are taller and want higher heels.
Kaytee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

Beautiful and comfortable dress!

Size worn: 12L
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress!! It fit well and was very comfortable! My only issue was that it was pretty heavy and kept slipping down.
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Dec 5, 2014

Stunning!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So I actually never got a chance to get a picture in this beautiful dress that I rented. As it turns out, both my sister and I rented dresses from RTR for a friend’s wedding, and have used this service for while. We both love RTR and have never had any issues with size until now. At the very last minute, we had to switch dresses because hers did not fit her properly. Luckily, we both are around the same size, so it ended up working out great in the end for us, but it could have been a complete disaster had we not switched in the end. Be warned, while the Green Badgley Mischka that I ended up wearing is absolutely stunning ( I received so many complements throughout the night) and fit me like a glove, it has absolutely no stretch what so ever. I am normally a size 0-2 and I had to wear the 4R. (she rented a 2R and 4R) My sister on the other hand is 2-4, and could not fit in the Green dress at all, but fit perfectly into the 0R Black Badgley Mischka that I had rented. All and all it was an absolute success and we were each thrilled with our "new" dresses, but for those of you renting just make sure you read all the reviews and double check your sizes before renting. Both dresses are amazing and I would rent again in a heartbeat!
Ashleigh
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Dec 15, 2014

Received so many compliments!

Size worn: 12L
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful, but I wish I'd also been able to order another size. I spent most the night hiking this up around my boobs. My cleavage looked good, but I know it would have looked phenomenal in a 10. The length is stunningly perfect for a formal affair. I'm 5'10", wore 4.5 inch heels and still had a substantial train. This dress is a bit worn and the boning was killing me by the end of the night. I have the scars to prove it. Someone else there had on the same RTR and looked different bc we made so many different choices. All that aside though, I received so many compliments and it's fun how differently everyone can dress this up. I do wish there were a feature on RTR that made us register the event to avoid seeing the same dress. Overall, it's a very sexy dress.
Sonji
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

Simple yet very elegant, perfect for a black tie wedding event

Size worn: 6R
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was perfect for a black tie wedding event. I decided to wear size 6R as I noticed that around my bust area the size 8R was loose so I went with the smaller size since I like a tight fit on top. The dress is a bit short on the front, not sure if this is intentional by the designer however, I didn't mind it as the dress looked great. This was my first time renting a dress from RTR and won't be my last. I was very relieved to see that the dress holds true to it's size and definitely felt at ease knowing that I could rent an additional size for free.
Kamalia
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 30, 2014

Comfortable and flattering

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I read all the reviews before ordering, and decided, at 5'5" and a 4-inch heel wearer, that I should get the 8L with the 6L as a back-up. As it turns out, I think I probably could have done with the R length. Even with the heels, the dress pooled a little at the ground (you can see this is the second picture). I also ended up going with my backup, smaller size, and even that was a bit loose around the waist. It was really flattering, but I think it would have been even more flattering had it been tighter. That being said, it was extremely comfortable and it received tons of compliments; I would definitely recommend it. I paired it with the Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Denari Necklace, which I thought might be too much with the beading detail on the top, but was completely perfect.
Lindsay
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 10, 2015

Classic beauty and sexy- everything you want in a little black dress

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit true to size. The gathered material and style made me feel every bit sexy and beautiful. I didn't have to worry about pulling it up all night like I usually do with strapless dresses. The only downfall are the darts that keep the shape in the bust area- when sitting they would dig into my ribs, and yet I wouldn't say it takes away from dress- just know so you can add padding before your night. I got so many compliments and felt amazing in this dress. I also rented the bracelets shown in promo photo and LoVeD them. Perfect for a formal event or wedding.
Nicole
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

Wonderful night

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was beautiful but too large. I had to keep pulling up the top. I think the 0 would of fit perfectly. The length was nice and just touched the floor.
RTR Customer
Jan 19, 2015

Stunning dress! Was better than I even expected!

Size worn: 6R
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was amazing. The only problem with the 6 was that the rubber lining around the top of the dress was 95% gone from the dress and the 4 fit and was perfect but a little too tight so I went with the 6. But for a strapless dress that material at the top of the dress is necessary for a good fit. The two pieces of double sided tape that came with the dress were helpful but I was still pulling up the dress all night but I received so many complements I felt like a million bucks!! Will definitely use RTR again!!
Dena
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
Jan 31, 2015

Comfortable gown

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown fit perfectly. It runs a bit on the large size as I am normally between a size 6 and an 8. The material has stretch. For a topless gown, it was very comfortable. I am a 36C, and the gown stayed put all night. I did wear a strapless bra for added support. I felt really elegant in this dress, and received compliments. The stylist who helped me via a phone call was right when she suggested this gown. Thanks for the great experience!
Kristen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 17, 2015

Gorgeous dress and so comfortable! Great first experience with rent the runway!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the dress but would go with a long next time
Nicole
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 21, 2015

I loved this process. It was so convenient, and EASY!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I have a super small rib cage, so I run into issues with strapless dresses regardless. For some reason I am always going back for more :). I think this one was a little stretched as well. The length was perfect for a petite frame with a high heel. I also loved that this dress was versatile, you can put a lot of pieces with it to dress it up, or keep it elegant and simple if you'd like. The shipping process was a BREEZE. Oh, and customer service? EXCELLENT. They can't help you enough or be more kind. I will definitely be renting another dress. This process is genius. Just be sure to pay close attention to details about different body types and measurements to see what will work best for you, but hey they send you two sizes anyway...because they rock.
Jamie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121 lbs
Mar 13, 2015

I loved that I was able to wear a floor length dress without having to purchase it

Size worn: 2P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress arrived on time and fit perfectly! I am short so the petite was perfect. A little long in the back but not so much that it bothered me. I wore a 3 inch heel.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Mar 31, 2015

I rented this dress for a black tie wedding and it was perfect.

Size worn: 4R
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear a dress size 4 or 6 and ended up wearing the 4. The material is stretchy and super flattering. I got so many compliments on this dress and I felt great in it.
Kirstin
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

I was called the "dark mermaid" all night! In a good way!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very comfortable and flattering, the only con I have is that it was a bit uncomfortable around the bust. The interior metal pieces are quite rigid since it is strapless, and were almost poking through the fabric into my armpits.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 11, 2015

Black tie perfection

Size worn: 6L
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. True to size and def need the L for heels!
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