Badgley Mischka

Amethyst Mikado Gown

$80 – $100 rental
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

Sashay into the evening in this purple mermaid-tailored Badgley Mischka gown. Highlight your neckline with a simple silver necklace.

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted -
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple silk faille (100% Poly Faille). Strapless. Straight neckline. Mermaid skirt. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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52 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2017
Really tight
I'm not big on taffeta and taffeta-like fabrics so I really didn't care for this dress but needed something conservative and classic for a legal gala and went with this last minute. The gala was circus themed so I needed color. The color is cute, but the material makes the dress very tight and unforgiving. It runs true to size - that is to say sizing up won't help if it's too tight. I received a lot of compliments throughout the night but felt a little Marilyn Monroe-ish...kind of kitschy. Also, I wore the 6L...I'm 5'3" and wore heels and ended up being happy with the length. Probably would only rent this dress again or one like it if I had to for a conservative, formal affair. On the plus I really liked the silhouette of the dress. Great for hourglass figures.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 6, 2017
New Years masquerade party
Tight through the hips but I guess that's what I get for wanting to wear a mermaid gown. Gorgeous, though. Great color and very sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 26, 2017
Perfect for a straight body type
It's a great fit for a straight figure like mine, I love a trumpet skirt. The color is vibrant - my photo was taken in outdoor light. Overall, I liked the look and feel of this dress. You won't be disappointed!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
June 20, 2017
Dress was not worn to event
Pretty color, but it runs wayyyy small. I could not even zip it all the way up. Luckily, I ordered another dress- same size, and that one fits.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2017
One of the most gorgeous dresses I've ever rented
LOVED this dress!!! I wanted to keep it. So many compliments. Definitely a fancy gown. I wore it to a black tie Freemasonry event, and it was great. I am busty, so I did feel a little tight across my boobs, but it wasn't painful or anything (just made my boobs push up in a way that I was conscious about). Sizing up didn't work because then the middle looked frumpy and loose, so I just didn't wear a bra and wore the size 6. It was fine, and the beautiful purple color looked amazing in the photos!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 15, 2017
Felt like a beautiful mermaid in this dress!
First let me say that this was my first experience with RTR and I am so impressed with their customer service! This was sent as a backup since the original dress I ordered did not fit. I normally wear a 6, but all there was in this was an 8 and decided to just go for it anyway and deal with it being loose if it didn't fit. It was a PERFECT fit! The pictures do not do this dress justice. It is a beautiful regal purple (even though in pictures it looks blue). I added a sparkly belt, but would have been beautiful even without it. I am so happy with my overall experience! Thank you RTR !
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
May 13, 2017
Gorgeous gown, great fit.
I am 5'4", 125 lb. I wear a 4 or 6, but was barely able to zip the 4R. The 6R fit everywhere but the bust, which ran a little large, but adding a padded strapless bra solved the problem (I am a 32D). The fabric is very forgiving (not too thin) and the ruching around the stomach area doesn't hurt either. The color was more purple that I had anticipated but stood out beautifully. Unfortunately the 6R had a tear in the seam at the hip; thankfully my mom was visiting and was easily able to stitch it for me. The bones at the top of the dress poked out on one side and were a bit uncomfortable but not too bothersome.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 1, 2017
Tons of compliments-great gown
Rented this dress for a spring charity ball; it ran true to size. I really did get a lot of compliments. I'm 125lbs and 5'2', 34D. The 4R was just the right length with 4 inch heels. The top didn't leave much room to breathe and the fabric has no stretch...so if you are very busty or have larger hips, go up a size. I had to shimmy to get over my hips and I'm not to 'hippy'. Overall, great dress, great color and the bottom held its flare for photos.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
April 27, 2017
Bridesmaids say, "Yes!" to the dress
Our stylist Victoria O. was extremely responsive while helping to coordinate this look paired with another one for a bridal party I was in. While I should've kept my order of a size 6 and an 8, I feel that if I went up a size I'd have more room in the hips but too much room in the bust. I survived the entire wedding in a 6, the mermaid style is flattering, the color very vibrant and received numerous compliments. Make sure to order dress based on your largest measurements (hips or bust) and order the size you think you need and one size up not down. The tighter the dress is the more difficult it is to zip.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 126lbs
April 10, 2017
Getting dressed up.
This dress was sent overnight to me because the original dress I ordered (same dress, different color) had a pen mark front and center on the stomach area of the dress that I saw as soon as I opened the plastic bag. This dress ALSO had a mark on the dress that I saw as soon as I opened the plastic bag. That didn't stop me from trying on the dress though. I absolutely LOVED the look and feel of the dress. I tried the dress on without a bra (it is well lined) and with 4-inch heels that seemed to be the right height so that I wouldn't be tripping on the dress if I could have worn it. I am normally a size 6 in formal dresses and this dress fit true to formal dress size. Luckily, the RTR Rep that I chatted with had overnighted me a second dress in a different style that worked perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 6, 2017
OMG!!! This dress is sooooo adorable! and Super sexy!
I got a lot of complements on this dress.. Loved it!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 55
March 3, 2017
This dress was wonderful. I felt very beautiful in it. I got tons of complements. Color is fantastic
Bodice is stiff from boning which means it stays up even if you don't have the body to for it! Never felt uncomfortable. Sat down for dinner, walked and stood around and danced in it and felt good all the time. I am 5' 8", 135 lbs. I got the long and wore 4 inch heels and it was perfect. I hope to have another chance to rent this dress again. It is beautiful.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
February 13, 2017
Lots of compliments
I rented this dress for a Mardi Gras ball. I normally wear a 4. The 4 was really tight in my rib cage. The 6 fit good it was a little big up top. But I put some fashion tape. I never wore mermaid style before. I love this dress especially the ruche. Lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
January 22, 2017
Dress is beautiful and color is brilliant!
This was my back up as the 10R was unavailable at the lat minute. It was very comfortable, I could sit, and it was glamorous! Length was perfect!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 12, 2017
Eye-catching statement piece! I had so many compliments of how beautiful the dress was!
Got this for a formal affair. It fit true to size, I'm a size 8, 150lbs and athletic. If you are more curvy you may not like the mermaid style, very firm fitting. But it has some ruching in the tummy area so it hides that well! The log was perfect for me to wear heels (3 inch) love this dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 30, 2016
I felt so comfortable and confident!
This dress was so comfy throughout the night! One of the pros was I didn't have to wear a bra because of how structured it is, which is rare with my chest size. The color is gorgeous in person and is an elegant style overall. I'm 5'3" and it just touched the floor in 4" heels which was perfect. Definitely recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2016
Perfect fit, AMAZING color!
So comfy and light! My original order of a different gown was too tiny so they overnighted me this gem. I felt like royalty in the gorgeous purple color. Compliments ALL night. I am 5'2 and a solid size 2. The fit was perfect. I wore the 2L with 4.5 inch heels and it was great! Didn't trip on it at all. Dress is so lightweight and easy to move around it. So, so fun!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 120lbs
December 11, 2016
Gorgeous color and flattering fit, no constant adjustments needed!
I usually don't wear strapless dresses because they require constant pulling up. This dress stays put (even through dancing!) and doesn't require a bra. I'm between 5'3" and 5'4" and I needed almost 4"+ heels (I found nice platforms which were actually comfortable!). I usually wear a size 4 in pants and the 4R dress fit well. The dress is very flattering (lots of compliments!) and doesn't fit too tight in the hips or waist so you can actually comfortably eat at your event! A total winner!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 6, 2016
Pretty but didn't like material
Didn't wear was my backup
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
November 12, 2016
Too long!
Loved the fit, the color, but even with 4 inch heels, it was way too long to wear safely! :^(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2016
Awful
Didn't fit at all. Not made for fit girls with boobs. And even if it zipped there was a ton of loose fabric around the belly area. Yuck!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 4, 2016
Nice dress but not my style
This dress was sent to me by RTR because the size of a dress I ordered was unavailable. The fit was perfect however the shiny material was not going to work for a fall outdoor wedding. It would be a perfect for a prom, pageant or formal charity event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 30, 2016
LOVE this dress! Fit perfectly; great material; looks amazing on. Really stood out with the color.
It fit me perfectly; I am a size 6. Perfect length for heels.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 30, 2016
Wearing this dress made me feel like a beautiful princess and I rec'd so many compliments
The fit was great. I originally ordered my regular size but it would not zip up in the chest area. I called and they shipped me a bigger size the next day. Awesome customer service
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
October 17, 2016
Great dress!!!
Fit was true to size! I wore a 4R and for reference I'm 5'5, 125 lbs, 34 C. Very flattering silhouette!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 2, 2016
Gorgeous color and tons of compliments!
This dress was actually sent as a backup because the dress I originally ordered didn't work out. I usually wear a 6L in a-line styles and I am a true pear shape so I wasn't sure how this would fit. When I tried it on though I just loved it! Because of my shape combined with the fact that the dress has no stretch in it, it was a bit tricky to sit in and I had to hike it up to give myself a little more thigh room. I also wore a bust enhancer to help fill out the top, but I felt great in the dress! The 8l length was perfect with a 2-3" heel. The dress was really well made and the color was a standout without feeling too over the top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 149lbs
September 28, 2016
Beautiful gown, but it was too small
Beautiful gown! However, I could not get the zipper zipped up. I based my size off of the BADGLEY MISCHKA size chart from their website and was guided to a size smaller than I normally wear. I went with it, but should not have. I would recommend sticking with what you normally wear.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
September 8, 2016
Perfect fit!
Fit like a glove. The color was amazing and stood out against the many black dresses at the event. I received many compliments. The length was a bit long but with heels it was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
August 21, 2016
Showstopper!
This dress is super sexy and definitely stands out in a crowd. The dress runs true to size but if you do have a fuller hip and rear then go up a size. The dress hugs the body and is very flattering for all body types. The. Plot is amazing and the fabric is a heavy material. Would recommend this dress to anyone.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
June 14, 2016
ran small in the rib cage
overall ran small...rented this in a 16 thinking it would fit (I'm normally a 14) even in a larger size the girls just wouldn't fit. Disappointing because it's an otherwise flattering and beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2016
Beautiful color!!
This dress would have been perfect if I were under 5'8. Not bc of overall length, that was fine, but my torso length made the strapless not quite long enough (as in my nipples would pop out if I raised my arms). I marked this as true to size bc I am less curvy then others. But for me, I have 32 D boobs (so the 4 almost didn't zip), but I'd need a size down for waist and hips. The fabric color is beautiful and classy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 12, 2016
Nice fit, beautiful color
True to size, info on site helpful, prompt deliver, received many compliments, great advertising for the site (as many people asked me where I got the dress).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2016
Lovely dress, runs small
I usually wear a 6 or 8 in Badgley Mischka dresses, but this one ran small. Gorgeous dress for a black tie event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 4, 2016
I felt so comfortable. It fit perfect. The color was fabulous
fit perfect true to size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
May 2, 2016
Runs very small. Easily needed 2 sizes up
Beautiful color and cut, just runs very small. Couldnt even get the dress on.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 30, 2016
So easy and the dress was gorgeous!
The mermaid style fit my pear/hourglass shape perfectly, and the length was just right for 4" heels. I wore this to my husband's black tie graduation dinner and received countless compliments. The color is really stunning, especially with gold accessories!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2016
Very elegant. Looks like you are ready for the red carpet.
Beautiful dress. Really suits you if you are tall and on the slender side. It is extremely rich looking. The color is vibrant.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 112lbs
April 25, 2016
"Purple Rain"... It earned a nickname. So many compliments from EVERYONE I passed. So many "likes."
Like a glove! Flexible and comfortable from sitting to dancing. The color is great with any skin tone and hair color. Regular is very tall so I wore tall heels... That was the only uncomfortable piece. This dress was amazing!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
April 20, 2016
Not a fan
Cheap material and did not fit around the chest.
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Party
March 7, 2016
Many gorgeous selections all latest styles and excellent customer service
I never realized how much different dress sizes are, when I first started looking for a dress I thought it was the same as your pants size boy was I wrong! Don't fixate on the dress size number go by what fits to your shape I normally wear a 8 in pants but had to get a 16 in this style dress! I didn't realize the inside lining of dress doesn't stretch and this particular style had no stretch but in the end it fit like a glove. This site has so many selections and styles to choose ! I will continue to use again and again love it!!!
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