Blue Botany Dress

$149 to buy
$430 retail
Stylist Notes

Sequins in an abstract floral design make this classic feminine dress by Badgley Mischka feel even more special. Complement the shine with LuLu Frost's Beacon Stud Earrings and finish off the festive look with classic pumps.

Also available in gold, and green.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16 & plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back will show standard undergarments, see recommendations below
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16 & plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back will show standard undergarments, see recommendations below
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Blue sequins on mesh (100% Polyester). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Back cut-out with hidden zipper and hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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262 reviews
Fit
Large
(54)
True to Size
(114)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
March 3, 2017
I got so many compliments and "Where did you get your dress?"
I am very top heavy and this dress fit well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
February 18, 2017
I was approached by a woman whom stated how lovely I looked in the Badgley Mischka designer dress.
At the time of the rental I was wearing a size 10 and this dress fit perfectly.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 125lbs
February 13, 2017
Great for a holiday party
I rented this dress for my work holiday party and it worked out great. It fit true to size and stood out as something difference with all the sparkles. The dress is high quality and heavy. The only thing I did not like was that it was a little too long. I am 5'7" and the dress went a few inches below my knees. I wore heels to make up for it, but it was still a little too long. Overall, I was happy with the dress.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
January 22, 2017
Perfect dress to feel confident
Pros - Lots of great sparkle, nice color Cons - very low back (but I had a corset bra that worked well
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
January 15, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable
This dress was perfect! Plenty of room for dancing the night away. Received a ton of compliments all night. Would definitely rent this one again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 6, 2017
Super sparkly & festive for a NYE wedding
This is a really fun dress - it is super sparkly and the detail is beautiful. It is not too revealing (knee-length and high in the chest), which works well since the dress itself is quite flashy and attention-grabbing. I love the back -- I used double-sided tape to hold my strapless bra down just under the back line (otherwise it would pop up and show). The dress is heavy due to all of the sequins, and was perfect for a winter wedding on New Years Eve. It would probably be too heavy in the summer. It fit perfectly to size, was comfortable, and it didn't even rise up when I twirled so I didn't have to worry about flashing anyone on the dance floor! Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 6, 2017
I wear a 34DD and I ended up wearing the size 8. I did have some issues with my bra showing in the back but not horrible. At the end of the night was a little uncomfortable under the arms due to the sequins but I loved the way this dress looked! Perfect for a NYE wedding!!
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
January 5, 2017
Great dress - holiday party
Got this for a work Holiday part. It was great out of the package. Very sparkly - one note of caution the sequins under your arms are going to rub. Nothing a swipe of Body Glide won't fix. Enjoy!
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 205lbs
January 4, 2017
Perfect NYE dress
This dress was perfect for NYE! It is a little heavy, but If you wear the correct size you won't even notice. I ordered a 12 and 14... Usually wear a 14. The larger size was very frumpy with lots of extra fabric. I recommend sizing down. Would rent again! Maybe in another color
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Date
Age: 34
January 4, 2017
Cute but itchy
Rented for birthday dinner. Loved the fit but hated how itchy the armpits were. It was pretty distracting most of the night. I only wore for 2 hours but would think if longer I would've had sores under my arms! Too bad because it is very flattering and fun.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 220lbs
January 4, 2017
New Years Eve wedding
I had an excuse to wear sequins! I rented this dress in a 14 and 12. I run between those sizes after my two kids. The 12 fit good w room, I prob could have even fit into a 10. It was so comfy and flattering. Perfect length. I love all the BM dresses, its my second rental from the brand. I would size down for your free second size. I also have a larger rib cage and usually have a problem in the breast area w these dresses but it fit and I had room! Loved it, would wear again !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 198lbs
January 2, 2017
Very glamorous dress
Wore this dress for a great gatspy theme party. It's very sparkily when the light hits it... i definitely stood out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2017
Stunning sparkle and comfortable fit!
Pros: this worked great on my 5'1" apple shape (140#), only needed simple accessories since the patterned sequins were just stunning all by themselves, very comfortable to sit or stand in, runs big (I am really a designer size 10 based on the other RTR dresses I have worn), lots of compliments Cons: the zipper is a bit difficult to do because of the sequins and whatnot, said sequins could be a bit scratchy on the under arm, but I just put on some Body Glide (runners, you know what I am talking about) and that prevented any chaffing and discomfort, runs large (order your normal size and a size down) One last thing: the size 8 and size 10 "blue" color were quite different. This, the size 8, was more navy/gray blue and the size 10 was a more vibrant blue/violet color. Both were lovely. Just a note of comparison.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 1, 2017
Perfect party dress!
I rented this dress for a New Year's Eve party. I got so many compliments! It fit true to size and was comfortable to dance in all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
December 19, 2016
Sparkle!
I ended up wearing this instead of the size 14 I got because the zipper was broken. The top was too large so I ended up wearing a cardigan. It is really pretty.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 18, 2016
Amazing sparkles without being gaudy
I rented this dress for my husbands work holiday party and wow! I loved it, as did everybody else! All night I heard how amazing this dress was! I wanted something that was sparkly but something that wouldn't draw attention to my mid section and this dress did just that! So flattering! The sparkles did irritate my arms by the end of the night, but not enough to make me not recommend this gorgeous dress!
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
December 17, 2016
It was fun, flirty and festive
The dress was perfect. The waist fell just a little high, covering my problem areas, the skirt was fun and looked great while giving lots of room to dance. A strapless bra pulled down allowed me to be comfortable without any undergarments showing in the back cut out. I received compliments over and over again in the dress. It was comfortable all night long. I just wished I'd packed flats in my purse to dance longer.
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Body type: Full Bust
December 12, 2016
Don't even think twice about renting!!
I would rent this again! I accidentally ordered the 16 instead of 16w so it wasn't fitting my bust area. The 14W fit perfectly! Also there is a color difference between the plus sizes and regular sizes. Regular was a dark navy blue while plus was a brighter blue which I liked better. I was able to wear my normal bra even with the open back. Everyone was stopping me to tell me how stunning the dress was. Only tip would be to prep your arms for the sequins scratching but I expected that. Love!!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 12, 2016
Wore this dress to my work holiday party and received many compliments.
The cap sleeves and conservative neckline made this dress appropriate for my work holiday party. The back of the dress is very pretty, but you can't wear a regular bra. I agree with other reviews, the length of this dress is not ideal for a petite frame, that's why I rated four stars, but I'm still glad I rented it for my event! I threw on the necklace at the last minute, I thought it might be too much, but it ended up looking great.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
December 11, 2016
Received a ton of compliments. A definite head turner!!
This dress is beautiful with the sparkly blue sequins & backless back. It fit me perfect. I got stopped so many times by people coming up to me saying how beautiful I looked & how much they liked my dress. I was worried about how this would fit due to being such a "pear" shape. But shopping by "body type," RTR provided me with excellent options. Since this is a backless dress I had to wear one of those stick on bras which I purchased from RTR when I ordered my dress. It worked perfectly! Stayed put all night. So if you're ready for a lot of attention & a ton of compliments, rent this dress!! This is the first time I ever rented a dress & I had such a positive experience that I've already ordered a dress for my Christmas Eve event and son's college graduation celebration.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2016
Very nice dress for a work Christmas party
I rented this dress for a Christmas dinner and wine tasting with work associates. I ordered a size 8 and a 10. The 10 probably felt more comfortable (roomy) but I liked the length of the 8 better so I wore the 8. The dress was very comfortable, and I felt quite glamorous. My husband told me I looked very beautiful. That's always good. :-)
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2016
My spouse was nominated for an award and we decided to get all dolled up for the banquet.
The dress was well made and overall had a good fit. The waist hit above my natural waist which made me look a little larger than I am in photos. The dress was surprisingly comfortable and I got many, many compliments.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 1, 2016
Dress was beautiful and super comfortable!
Received so many compliments on the dress. The dress went a little past my knees making it a little bit longer that I would have liked.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
November 23, 2016
Super flattering dress
I loved this dress. It was flattering in all the right places and concealed the problem areas too! The length was perfect and the color was great! My only complaint is that my arms were sore from the sequins rubbing after wearing for 3-4 hours.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
November 22, 2016
Wore to a rehearsal dinner.
Fit is true to size. Ordered the 12 with 14 as backup, probably could have worn the 12 but I was more comfortable in the larger size. The beads did irritate my arms after a while, but no other complaints. The dress was perfect for the occasion, dressy but not too formal, festive but still conservatively cut. The open back is a nice touch, and I was able to wear a regular bra with it. The whole experience was highly positive. This was my first RTR, and I will definitely do it again!!!!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
November 22, 2016
great dress!
I wore this for a "black tie optional" work event. It was special enough for a formal event, yet conservative enough that I felt comfortable wearing it around my colleagues. I think this dress would fit pretty much any body type. My advice for wearing this dress is make sure someone is around to help you zip it up!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 21, 2016
This was perfect for an urban Nov. wedding in Philly! It is dressy without being over the top.
The shape of this dress was perfect for my pear-shaped body. There was ample room for my bottom half and it wasn't too long for my 5'1" frame. It was a bit big on the top so I sized down and was much more comfortable with the smaller size. The dress can easily snag on things because of the sequins so be careful for that and for rogue strings due to the snagging. But this is noticeable to no-one except the wearer. Also, because of the weight of the dress and the intricate sequin work, the zipper is VERY stiff and difficult to zip up. Took three friends to get the zipper over the seam in the fabric. I was, however, pleasantly surprised that the dress did not itch under the arms at all. Overall, I was very pleased with this rental and recommend it to anyone who is also short and pear-shaped; it really flatters that body-type!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 14, 2016
The Perfect Dress!
I loved this dress! It was the perfect style for my fiancé's fraternity formal. After reading other reviews saying the dress ran large I got a 12 and a 10 and I'm glad I did! I normally wear a 12-14 but the 10 ended up fitting me perfectly. The 12 also fit, but it was loose in the back and the 10 definitely fit better. The dress was a little tight in the arms but I didn't have any issues with the sequins rubbing on my arms, which was a plus. This dress is also long, which for me was good as I'm fairly tall, but it might be too long for shorter women depending on the style you're going for.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 14, 2016
Beautiful dress and comfortable fit!
I thought that this dress was a great choice! I had a baby about 7 months ago and my body is still in that weird phase that I don't really know what size I am for different items of clothing...it really varies. I've been wearing a 14 or 16 in a lot of things (or L/XL) in others, mostly because of a larger bust (DD+). I ended up ordering the size 14 with 16 as a back up and the 14 fit perfectly in every aspect. I was even able to wear a normal bra (i just had a friend help me safety pin the bra to the dress in the back so it didn't slide up into the keyhole back). The dress did hit below the knees which I was a little disappointed about but it didn't change how I felt in the dress! Also, one of the clasps on the back of the dress had been bent outward really badly...but I guess that probably happened with whoever had worn it prior to me. Overall a great first experience with RTR and I will definitely be using the company again in the future!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
November 14, 2016
This is a perfect glam dress
I loved this dress, I have another wedding this Friday and I am renting it again in gold. The fit was great, it definetly rung big I normally wear an 18 and after reading reviews I ordered the 16 and 18, the 16 was the winner, 18 was too big in the chest. The sequins do start to bother you after awhile but if you but some glide (I use it for chaffing and blisters from academy) on your arms it wont bother you.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
November 8, 2016
Very reliable and user friendly
Very true to fit
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 220lbs
October 29, 2016
Easy Peasy
Based on the reviews and the cut/style of the dress I decided to order the 14W and it fit me perfectly. I did wear a strapless bra and it did not show in the back. I did wear spanx since I was doing a bit of walking for this wedding event but probably not necessary since the dress is forgiving. I got lots of compliments from guests at the wedding as well as strangers (as we were in the French Quarter of New Orleans for the wedding.) As others have mentioned the sequins under the arms are slightly annoying.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 27, 2016
Runs large but beautiful!
This dress was beautiful and fun for a cocktail wedding. I was sure the 14W would not fit, but ordered it in addition to the 16W just in case. Good thing, because the 14W fit perfectly! I was worried about my bra straps also, so I bought fashion tape for the occasion. But I have pretty broad shoulders, so I was able to position the straps so they didn't show at all! The sequins definitely can cut your arm if you dance as much as I do at weddings! But I received a lot of compliments and I was very satisfied with the dress.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
October 26, 2016
Compliment Central!
I read a lot of the reviews and decided to order my size and the size smaller. I wore the size smaller so this does run big. The dress is on the heavier side but was not uncomfortable. The sequins did bother my arms (under the arm pits) but it wasn't all day/night, just here and there. I ended up wearing a strapless black bra and it was low enough in the back to not stick out. I did have an issue were sometimes a thread (from the dress) would hook onto sequins and get stuck and I would have to untangle it. I got SO many compliments on the dress! It was great confidence booster lol! I wore this from 12:30pm until 11pm and it was really comfortable. First time using RTR and won't be the last!
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 18, 2016
Comfortable!
Great fit! I just had a baby so I thought I would need spanx but I really didn't! It was a very flattering, comfortable dress. I don't recommend sequins if you have to hold a baby all night because it turned me into a cheese grater.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
October 17, 2016
Sparkled!!!
Run a little large. I ended up wearing the 14 instead of the 16 I ordered. I got so many compliments. Zipper is tricky so you might need someone to help you get it on and off. The one downside was that my inner arms were very scratched up from the sequins, but I felt so glamorous it was worth it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 17, 2016
The dress was beautiful - fit beautiful and stood out with the sparkles.
Tight through waist and chest but not painful - comfortable. Flowed nicely from hips down. Fit was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Body type: Pear
Weight: 183lbs
October 12, 2016
Way too fancy
I got this to wear to my 40th class reunion. From the picture it did not look like it was all beads. But when it arrived it was way too fancy for the reunion. The dress fit great but it was very heavy and way too fancy with all the beading.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 237lbs
October 5, 2016
My first time using RTR. I loved this dress! It was so sparkly and fun. I got lots of compliments.
I am glad I added a second size and went with a smaller size. I am usually a 16 in dresses but the 14W fit me best. I was able to wear a normal strapless bra even with the cutout in back. The blue sequins looked great in pictures. Can't wait to RTR again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 29, 2016
Great bit of sparkle
I wore this dress to my rehearsal dinner, and it definitely made me feel special. It's not the most flattering dress I've rented on here; I thought it it hung around my waist a bit oddly. But I did get a ton of compliments and it was very appropriate for the occasion. I will say that the two dresses I got were quite different colors -- one was a bright blue and the other was a darker navy. I'm not sure why they were so different, but I ended up going with the darker color since the 8 fit me better. 
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