Badgley Mischka

Flourish Gown

$70 – $100 rental
$970 retail
Stylist Notes

Sheer cap sleeves make this bold purple gown by Badgley Mischka undeniably elegant. Echo the delicate sleeves with small, personal pieces of jewelry for your next black tie event.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple crepe (98% polyester, 2% spandex). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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82 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(54)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 13, 2015
Easiest experience ever!
This dress was perfect. Deep royal purple, true to size. Not one complaint!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
July 19, 2015
Perfect shade of purple!
Loved this dress! Wore this to a black-tie optional event. The color, fit and fabric were all very flattering. I'm usually a 4 but post baby weight, size 6 fit perfectly. Fits true to size. Would recommend this dress to others! Paired it with some silver chandelier earrings and a clutch. Not much else needed with the beaded shoulder-work. A rental must for formal occasions!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
July 20, 2015
Curves galore! Simply elegant.
The purple is stunning. The shoulder detail is beautiful. This dress hugs all the right places. It does run long. I was wearing my tallest heels. Good undergarments should be wore to smooth everything out.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 184lbs
July 22, 2015
WELL...I LIKE THE FABRIC...
This gown was comfortable for the first 30 minutes. At the end of the night, I was RUNNING back to my room to rip it off! As long as you size up at least one dress size, you will be okay. Also, don't have boobs.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2015
Tons of compliments!
This dress was so flattering! I had hoped to wear the 14, but it wasn't available. The 12R ended up working perfectly, albeit a tad snug. I am 5'9" and I wish the 12L had been available, but it wasn't, so the dress ended up being just a bit short, but no one seemed to notice. If I rented this dress again, I would choose the long. The cap sleeves were a bit scratchy at first, but I quickly got used to it / stopped noticing. The dress has some stretch which makes it a comfortable choice all night for dinner and dancing. I was so pleased with this dress!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
October 7, 2015
This dress is simple and elegant -- absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a formal fundraiser.
My usual dress size is an 8R but I ended up wearing this dress in the 10R as I am curvy and this dress hugged my hips. That said, the 10R fit like it was made for me and did wonders for my curves. Stunning!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
October 12, 2015
Stylist Review
A flattering fitted bodice shows off your curves while maintaining elegance. Running true to size with some stretch in the fabric, we recommend sizing up one size for backup. At 5'7" in 3 inch heels the long was a perfect length. Keep accessories to a minimum to highlight the beaded cap sleeves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 20, 2015
Classy, covered, and still sexy.
This was actually a hail-Mary backup after a dress I was supposed to receive couldn't be shipped due to it's previous renter (big thanks to the stylists!). I had to attend a catholic mass-wedding out-of-town followed by a nice reception on the water. I got so many compliments on this dress and I adore the way it moves. I have a fairly large bust (34DD) but they looked subtle. My shape was very apparent, but not vulgar. Love Love Love this dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
October 20, 2015
Beautiful!
The fabric and deep purple color of this dress were amazing! The fit was true to size and I liked the shoulder detail. Comfortable and classic!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 4, 2015
Dress was a lifesaver!
The dress was a lifesaver for me since I needed a dress for a formal event and all of my gowns are in storage as I'm in the middle of a move. I was hesitant about doing RTR because I need to try everything on. I was in Vegas for a conference and went to the RTR store at Cosmo and tried a bunch of dresses on. The stylists were extremely helpful but talked me into a long. I'm only 5'5 and I wore a 4 1/4 Stuart Weitzman sandals and the dress was still a bit long. Otherwise the fit and quality are both fantastic. I will definitely rent the runway again!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
November 18, 2015
This dress is gorgeous, it looks just like the photo.
It fit everywhere except my hips. It was a bit too narrow in the hips. Love it otherwise.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
November 20, 2015
The dresses came the day they were expected and so easy to return!
This dress is so beautiful in person, even better than the picture. It hugs all the curves, but doesn't show the "unwanted" ones. It is true to size and the length with 4" heels couldn't have been better. Touched the ground, but I could walk without needing to pick it up(a first for me)
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
November 20, 2015
Comfortable, elegant dress for PBS!
I wore this dress to host the Downton Abbey Season six post-premiere recap show for Masterpiece. I know that's not a typical event, and I had some pretty specific needs: couldn't be low cut, had to be a solid color for the camera, needed a place to clip a microphone. This dress met all of those needs, and was incredibly comfortable (forgiving!) and fit beautifully. I will post additional pics I hope when I get the production pics back!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
November 22, 2015
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress! 5 stars plus!
The fit was amazing. I ordered a 6R and 4R just to be safe and the 4R was perfect! Badgley Mish is very true to size and this dress just fit like a glove. I'm normally a size 6 but evening wear varies, so if you're normally a 6, then I'd order the 4R along with a 6. I'm a bit larger on the bottom than the top so keep that in mind when you order if you are more busty. Otherwise, this dress is 2 thumbs WAY up!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 61
November 25, 2015
Mom of the groom. Make up and Hair professionally done. The dress started it all!
The arm holes in the size 12 showed my bra. Size 10 took care of that. Both dresses needed two people to move the zipper either way. I could not have dressed alone. You can wear a "normal" bra. The beaded shoulders made the decision for me to wear my hair up, no necklace needed. I wore 2" heels, perfect length. Everyone loved the dress and if they asked where I got it, I was excited to tell them about RTR. Even my son (groom) said "you look awesome".
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
December 13, 2015
Pretty Jewel Tone Purple, Good Coverage both front and back
This was one of 2 choices sent as replacements for dress which did not fit. The color is rich with pretty sequin details on the shoulders. I liked that it is lined, you can wear a normal bra and it is modest. Me husband really liked the other dress on me but this one would have been beautiful, comfortable snd elegant for our black tie work party.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 20, 2015
Great for a fall black tie wedding
I ordered two dresses for the black tie wedding, knowing that this would be my safe choice. I ended up wearing it because it fit perfectly, I was able to wear a full bra, and the color was very flattering. It wasn't necessarily a stand out, but I felt really comfortable and it photographed beautifully.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
January 6, 2016
Gorgeous top, tight across the middle.
I wanted to love this dress - the color, the gorgeous detail on the top... But it just wasn't flattering across the middle and came across very plain.
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 9, 2016
Great color and great fit!
I wore this dress to my husband's work holiday party and it was the perfect color and fit for the event! It was super comfortable and I felt really good in it :)
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
March 18, 2016
Good fit, stylish but not flashy.
This was for a formal banquet, the focus was Alzheimers and we were all in purple. This was comfortable, easy to move in and appropriate. The details on the shoulders added interest.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 21, 2016
Gem of the Ball; Understated Elegance
I wore this gown to my boyfriend's work event. Really a pretty and flattering dress. The amethyst jewel tone is gorgeous. In photographs, it can read a little darker plum... but in the light, it is definitely amethyst purple. Definitely not a "stand out" in a crowd of people, but a very classic and understated elegance. The shoulder detail really does make the entire dress, no need for a ton of jewelry. It definitely gives you an hourglass shape, as there is a seam that wraps around the dress right at your ribs. I actually ended up wearing shapewear under the dress, just to smooth everything out and make the dress a little more comfortable - especially with that seam. I rented the 4R and 6R. I ended up wearing the 4R - true to size. I am about 5'6 and wore just kitten heels with the dress, and the dress skimmed the floor. So, the Regular was actually the perfect length. Really a great dress for a work gala, prom, black tie event or wedding. As always, RentTheRunway and Badgley Mischka don't disappoint!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
November 27, 2015
Loved the dress!
Maybe should have ordered the long but great fit overall!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
January 30, 2016
Loved the color
#willwesritagain
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
September 30, 2015
Loved it!
Very fun and elegant to wear!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 11, 2015
Beautiful dress.
I wore the 2R but typically wear a four. It has a bit of stretch so you are able to dance! Received so many compliments.
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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 192lbs
April 17, 2016
First time renting, Beautiful color
So this was not the right dress for me but it is gorgeous. I rented for a black tie gala. The dress was a little long but manageable. It looked great on me from the front and back but I have a broad back and full bust, so it was not flattering to my body from the side view, so I wore my backup dress.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 15, 2015
Beautiful color
The beading and cut of the shoulders is like wearing shoulder pads so this is a great dress for someone who has thin shoulders and arms and a long neck, or someone with wide hips who wants to accentuate the shoulders and balance their shape. The fabric of this dress is heavy and flattering; it doesn't show bumps and lumps. The color is a deep plum color - not at all garish. If you are at all tall you NEED the long. A regular looked ridiculous on me even in bare feet.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
December 2, 2015
Loved this dress, beautiful color.
It fit VERY TRUE TO SIZE.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 12, 2016
photo doesn't do the dress justice. It's really simple and elegant.
true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2016
This dress is gorgeous! I got compliments all night.
I went with the 2 because I preferred a slightly more fitted look; the 4 would have been fine but just liked the smaller size better. I wore the high waisted Spanx for a smooth look & it totally worked! It's definitely on the longer side, even with my heels. I had to hold it up a few times but not often enough to be annoying. The color is great, a nice change from all the black you can see at events.
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 246lbs
May 15, 2016
My First time renting
I rented this dress for my prom I like the dress but maybe it was too formal for prom but it was nice. It was hard to get off but prom was a success. The dress ran smaller than dresses from Macy's or some where like that. Cause I usually wear a 16 or 14
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Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
June 1, 2016
Perfect for pageant glam!
The purple color was deep and rich. The dress was comfortable and elegant. Nice fabric too!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
June 11, 2016
Great color
Loved this gown. It was comfortable and beautiful.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 15, 2016
Beautiful Lines and details at the shoulder
Although I didn't wear it, it's a good choice in style for a larger busted person. The regular length in a 12 R was long enough to show the top of the strappy shoe I tried it on with. Top was full enough for my 36DD top without looking tight. The dress fir on the body was contoured....spanx would have helped a bit. The color is a deep purple, and the shoulder crystals and detail were beautiful. Very flattering if you have arms that are on the larger side.
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 20, 2016
I don't have the photos yet but the dress was perfect for a black tie wedding in Italy's lake region
The fit was great, maybe a bit loose in the shoulders. I am 5'10" and maybe next time I would go with the long.
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Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 245lbs
July 18, 2016
Beautiful color and details!
Sorry for the not great photo - I didn't end up wearing this for my event but wanted to review it still as I really appreciated reviews with photos when making my selection! It was a bit more fitted than I like for my large hips and cushy belly. Would have worked with some shape wear. The shoulder detail was beautiful, but I have wide swimmer shoulders and it made me feel kind of like a linebacker. Would be best for someone with a straighter silhouette and maybe narrower shoulders. I am a pretty standard Sz 20, and the 22 was fitted (not too tight, just very fitted).
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 1, 2016
Perfect dress for a "Purple Gala"
Fit true to size - I ordered the 10L and 12R, the 12 was a more comfortable fit, but a bit short. I wore flats, and it was perfect. Would have needed a long to wear heels (I'm 5'7"). Comfortable dress, beautiful detail on the shoulders. Great color - very unique among lots of black dresses!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 9, 2016
Gorgeous
This dress is simple but elegant. It has a good thickness so it really hugs you nicely. There were a few beads missing on the shoulder but it wasn't noticeable when worn.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
September 27, 2016
Very nice dress, simple yet elegant
would have liked the dress to be a little longer.
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 49
October 8, 2016
I wore this to a Gala at the MN Viking's US Bank Stadium (partly why I chose a purple dress!)
This was a great fit! I'm 5'2" and wore a 3"heel, the length of the 4P was perfect. I'm about 125lbs, 34C, with more of an athletic build. The dress drapes very nicely as the material is fairly heavy. You can wear a regular bra with this dress, the straps will not show through the beading on the sleeve.
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