Badgley Mischka

Blue Botany Dress

$54 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".)

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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268 reviews
Fit
Large
(55)
True to Size
(116)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 29, 2014
Very classy, tons of compliments!
As the last single (straight) girl in my family, it's super important that I look nice at weddings to show that hey, I'm doing just fine without a wee rock on my ring finger. So I rented this dress for my cousins wedding and it was a stunner. Super classy and just a little bit sexy with the cut out on the back. Compliments galore from the family, but the reason I gave this four stars is that I couldn't wear a bra (luckily I'm not so well endowed that this was a problem) so bustier gals might have some issues, and by the end of the night I had to keep my arms away from my body as the beading was starting to chafe. Runs true to size and fell to just below my knees. Thank you RTR, for keeping the pity eyes at bay, and helping to show my family how fabulous I can be!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2014
Nice dress, but a little underwhelming.
I liked this dress, but it had less pizazz in person than I expected it to. I was hoping for a bit more pop from the sequins. As for the fit, I would say it was fairly true to size, if maybe a bit large. I tend to be a 4 on top but can sometimes wear a 2 because I have pretty narrow shoulders and a 32 bra size. With the Badgley Mischka dressed I've tried, a 2 seems to fit best on top for me. I only had a 4 sent, as it was a backup dress, so I'm not sure if the 2 would have been just right on top. The 4 was a tad big for me. I'm 5'7" and the dress hit just above my knee. If I hadn't had another dress sent that I liked better, I would've happily worn this dress. It just was a bit underwhelming and conservative compared to my expectations. It was in excellent condition though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2015
Bling!
The sequins definitely scratched up my arms as I danced 2014 away but it was worth it. Tons of compliments and I felt like a million bucks! Fit was great, true to size. A perfect NYE dress.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 7, 2015
So much sparkle!
I wore this to a wedding on New Year's Eve, and the sparkle was perfect for the event! I got a lot of compliments on it. And loved the keyhole back. I'm on the shorter side, so the dress hit just below my knee. I didn't love that at first - I thought it looked better on the taller model. But like I said, I got a lot of compliments, so overall was happy with it! I got the 8 as a backup size and that one was too big. And because of the material, too big made me look larger than I am. The 6 was a tiny bit snug, but it worked!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 151lbs
January 15, 2015
Sparkly and fun
Very comfortable and easy to wear. Great for holiday party or winter wedding! Very nice material
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 25, 2015
Just the right shimmer
This dress was cute, which is not my normal style. I'm more of a sheath girl, but my first option was caught in a snowstorm, so RTR overnights me this. I normally wear a 10, which did for me, but my torso is a little longer, so I went with the 12 to allow the waistline to hit me at the right spot. The underarms were a little scratchy, but I quickly forgot about that as the drinks started coming to the table.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 12, 2015
Didn't. Wear
Got this as a second dress. Didn't like the waist line. Made it seem a younger not as elegant cut for an evening dress. But the sequins and the dress is beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 29, 2015
Sparkles and fun to dance in!
Fits a little looser than expected but the next size down was too tight. Very flowy and a blast to dance in! The sequins rub under the arm a little bit which is why I deducted a star but overall a great dress! So sad I had to return it!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 19, 2015
Such beautiful glittery pattern
Very glamorous
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 7, 2015
Fancy and fun without being too shiny
Tried the 14 & 16 and honestly could hardly tell the difference in the sizes. Went with the 16 because there was a smidge more room up top and I'm a 36DD so I can generally use the extra room. Dress was really comfortable, wore a regular bra and just pinned it to stay below the back opening (love that detail of the dress!), and also liked where the length hit since I'm pretty tall (it was a few inches above my knees). Sequins definitely scratched a bit under the arms but I got used to it and didn't have any marks. It fit great and looked exactly as described - I liked the dress overall but it didn't totally wow me once on, and I wouldn't rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 28, 2015
This dress worked out perfectly for a work charity gala I had to go to! Lots of compliments.
The only con I would say is that the dress is a lot longer than I expected and kept getting caught on my bracelet! Don't wear jewelry that snags.
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
August 24, 2015
I received compliments all night on the dress! I shared the RTR secret with many!
I'm a curvy size 14/16 so I got both sizes. Ended up wearing the 16 to be more comfortable and not as tight around my bust area. Dress was definitely 'heavier' than most but the compliments all night were worth the added weight! Beautiful in pictures, shined on the dance floor, great length, etc. It was a perfect 'Mother of the Flower Girls' dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 31
August 31, 2015
Sparkly but not obnoxiously so. Loved the color and the back.
The fit was a bit large, but not extremely so. It's heavier than I thought for a hot outdoor wedding because of the beading. Loved the back! Just make sure you get a backless bra because of where the opening is.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 5, 2015
The quickness of the delivery was great, just not the perfect dress for me.
This dress was pretty but not flattering on my pear/hour glass figure. I decided to try a dress with some flair at the bottom but coupled with the sequins this dress didn't flatter.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
September 7, 2015
So glamorous!!
So, I ordered this dress originally in a 16w and an 18w, which were both way too big proportion-wise for me. It was an easy exchange and the regular 16 fit just right! This dress is so sparkly; it was amazing for a formal nighttime cocktail wedding. It was hot outside but the dress wasn't too heavy and it was perfect for dancing!! I loved the way it felt when I spun. It caught light like magic and picked up more than just the blue in the photo, which was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
September 17, 2015
Wedding Nickname: the glittery girl
I loved the blue of this dress. It had the perfect amount of sparkle. It was a nice fit to be able to dance and eat in without having to wear any special undergarments. I wore a standard bra and just pulled the band down below the opening in the back. The only major problem with this dress is the sequins cut my arms. 4 days after the wedding there are still signs of the scratches on my one arm. I still loved wearing this dress despite the scratchy sequins. I got compliments all evening and would probably rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
October 5, 2015
Not too glitzy, just right. Super comfy and strong material.
Fit really well on an hour glass shape body. I will say the sequins underneath poke the arms a little but you don't notice it as time goes on. I recommend this dress if you want to hide your pooch and want to be comfortable when dancing all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 20, 2015
Lovely night at homecoming with a lovely dress to match
Pros: photographs beautifully Fits like a glove So many compliments received Beautiful fabric Cons: Slightly scratchy under arms with dancing Difficult to hide a regular bra, I had to safety pin and double sided tape in order to hide my bra A bit longer than I would have liked Also slightly heavy Overall this was a gorgeous dress that made me feel so classy and it helped to stand out against a sea of black dresses
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 9, 2015
Lots of Compliments!
So this was another backup dress and at first, I wasn't sure I liked it. I'm pretty busty and felt the sequins and the higher waistline just drew attention to that fact. Not to mention I thought the weird little cap sleeves made my arms look terribly fat. But my mom assured me it looked great and after I found a wrap to go with it I felt far more comfortable. I got LOTS of compliments from other wedding guests, so I guess the dress was a success!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
November 18, 2015
Got a lot of compliments of the color and shine of dress!
Love the length of the dress. I was able to wear a bra since I am a 34 DD with the low cut straps I got from Victoria's Secret. I usually wear a size 6, but it was a little big on the top but perfect fit on the bottom.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 21, 2015
Pretty dress!
This was sent to me as an emergency back up as my original rental choice was returned ruined. I needed a dress for a formal event for my work, so I needed it to be comfortable yet still pretty. The dress fit well and would have been very comfortable and easy to wear but I didn't have shoes I liked with it as it wasn't one of my choices. I would definitely consider renting this again in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 6, 2015
This is a beautiful party dress. I received many compliments.
It's a fit and flare type dress. The top and waist are fitted.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
December 13, 2015
I loved this dress and received many compliments!
Dress fit me true to size. Knee length was perfect. Only issue, which I saw that someone else noted, is that the dress is difficult to zip up when on. I had to zip up the dress while on hanger and then put on dress over my head. If my bust were any bigger, this would not have been possible.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 19, 2015
Great sparkle for a Christmas party!
Wore this to a work Christmas party. The sparkle was perfect as it wasn't over the top but still dramatic for the holidays. Very comfortable except a little itchy under the arms like other reviews.
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
December 19, 2015
Loved this dress. I got so many compliments on it.
The bust area was slightly big but fit true to size everywhere else.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2015
Great dress for formal gala
This dress was perfect except that since I am short, the dress was a bit long on me. Since I wore heels it looked fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 1, 2016
Fun New Years Eve Dress!
I really liked it & got a lot of compliments but definitely hurts under the arms because of the sequins.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
January 1, 2016
Beautiful dress. Received loads of compliments!
It was true to size and it fit well. I'm petite 4'11 so I was concerned about the length but It fit well. Didn't overwhelm my petite frame. The dress fell right below my knees. I wore high silver heels and that took care of my worry about the dress being a little on the longer side. The dress has a open back which adds a touch of glamour, if you want to show some skin. Can't wear a bra with it due to open back so I used the sticky tape bra things. The dress is a little on heavy side due to the beautiful sequins but that's not an issue. Overall, lovely dress which I would purchase for personal use.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
January 2, 2016
Sparkly and fun! Lots of compliments all night.
True to size. The back cutout was beautiful and really made the dress. Although covered in sequins, the dress was not itchy at all. It was heavier because of the sequins which was perfect for a chilly NYE! Another dress j really did not want to send back. Thanks RTR!!!!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
January 2, 2016
Beautiful dress and I was given so many compliments wearing it!
I wear a 12/14 normally and ordered a 14 and 16 to choose from. The 14 fit best and i would say it's pretty true to size. The zipper was tough to maneuver bc of the sequins but if you have someone hold the dress together, it will zip easier.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
October 12, 2015
Great choice for a Fall Wedding
This dress IS heavy but that made it perfect for an outdoor fall wedding in the Midwest. The back up size arrived with the original tags still on! Mine did not and had a few loose strings, but nothing major and pretty unnoticeable unless you looked for them. The top closure to the opening in the back ran pretty loose on me, but the waistline fit well and the skirt folds out perfectly. I have a roll right under my boobs that I'm pretty self conscious about and had hoped the waist would fall higher, but a little spanx did the trick. (I don't think a slimmer would've been necessary otherwise because of how the skirt flows.) The dress photographed well and was beautiful for its purpose.
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235lbs
September 29, 2015
So sparkly!
I loved this dress! I received tons of compliments (a running theme on RTR I am finding!) and it fit well. The back was a little big, but not so much that it didn't fit. This is a terrible picture taken at an awful ankle by an inebriated friend, but at least you can see the fit. I have a large bust and had no trouble in this dress. Stubbing, playful, and I would definitely rent it again.
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
September 27, 2015
Loved it
This dress runs true to size. I usually wear a 16 and this dress was an 18. It was big. Had to safety pin the top but it still looked good. Received many compliments. Will probably rent the gold one for the next wedding!
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2015
Comfortable and many complements (mostly from strangers!)
The fit was a bit large, but it was so comfortable for a night out in Vegas. My husband adored it so much, he thinks I should buy it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 27, 2015
I had a cocktail party to attend over Memorial Day! I loved this sparkly blue dress for the Holiday!
This dress is gorgeous but does run a bit large. I wear a 16 normally and could have sized down. I am 5'5" and curvy, this dress was a tad long, hit below my knees. It was a beautiful color, so comfortable and I got a ton of complements. The open back requires a low back bra but not a big deal. Loved this dress, would recommend!
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Petite
May 11, 2015
This was my first time using Rent the Runway and will do it again because of the customer service!!
I absolutely loved this dress. Originally I had ordered a 16 as my primary dress and an 18 as my back up and both were WAY too big. I'm typically a 16 and ordered a 14 for my formal. The sequins were irrigating by the 6th hour (lol) but the rest of the night was fine! The dress is longer than the picture but I got 15+ compliments on this dress. It's perfect for a formal occasion :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 275lbs
April 15, 2015
Complete strangers were complementing me and how I looked in the dress.
This dress was amazing! It was so comfortable the entire night. The dress definitely runs large because I usually wear a 20 or 22. So happy I ordered a size down for the back up dress.
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
April 12, 2015
Extremely comfortable dress that you will feel beautiful wearing!
Yes the dress does run large which works great when you have trouble finding dresses that fit a large bust and smaller waist. Extremely flattering and photographs well! Regular bra cannot be worn so just be prepared with a front only bra. Not too short when standing or sitting which I loved.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
April 1, 2015
Wonderful dress that looks great & is very comfortable to wear.
The dress runs a tab bit on the larger size but it was the perfect fit for me. I don't usually wear sequins but this dress looked amazing & was so comfortable to wear- scratching was minimum. Great dress to wear out to a party or formal occasions.
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
January 2, 2015
Runs big, but easy to pull it off
Wore this to a formal NYE event. Dress runs large. I usually wear anywhere from a 10-14 in dresses. Ordered the 14 and 16 for the event (it was a new addition to RTR and there were no reviews)... Both dresses were a bit large, and I could have gone down to a 10 most likely. The top of the dress was big and felt loose, but since I didn't have to worry about cleavage falling out, wasn't the end of the world. Dress is beautiful! Hard to see the pattern in photos, but not as obvious as it was on the model. Also, it's a lot longer than shown on the model. Dress went down exactly to my knees. Material is thick but doesn't feel as heavy when on it. You can wear a regular bra, so long as you're crafty with fashion tape.. Would love to rent this style again in a smaller size!
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