Badgley Mischka

Lilac Petal Gown

$55 – $85 rental
$850 retail
Stylist Notes

Badgley Mischka’s classic sequin gown feels unique in soft lilac. Accent the shine with delicate jewelry and finish off with a simple ponytail for a fresh black tie look.

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: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple sequins on mesh (100% Nylon). Cap sleeve. Crew neckline with illusion yoke. Fitted skirt. Fully Lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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125 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(59)
Small
(15)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 25, 2015
BEAUTIFUL prom dress & very comfortable!!
I wore this dress to my high school's prom and at the end of the event my principal said she had "been admiring it all night" which is basically the ultimate compliment. I got the 4R and 6R sent to me and both fit, but the 6R was more loose and baggy on me. the dress doesn't cling to the figure, but it doesn't hide any curves, so I decided to wear spanx to flatten my stomach. the zipper was also hard to slide in both dresses, but I enjoyed the reveal in the upper back. you can wear a standard bra with this dress, and it will look weird if your boobs aren't big enough to fill the chest area because the front will sag. There are sequins all over the gown and they are BEAUTIFUL and add a shimmer to the dress when it is in the light. I wore 3-inch heels and the dress still dragged on the floor a little on the back.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 27, 2015
Gorgeous dress. Color, style, fit, fabric - all just stunning!
I rented this dress for a spring charity gala. It fit like a glove, but wasn't restrictive in any way. The material was a good thickness and I appreciated the boning in the torso. The color was perfect, a beautiful subtle lilac. I was worried the fabric might be itchy with the sequins, but it did not bother me. They add the perfect bit of sparkle without going over the top. My one gripe (almost too tiny to mention!) is the length. I'm 5'9 and ordered a 4L, and it was just a bit short in the front and full to the ground in the back. Not a big deal though! A chance to show off a cute pedi. So very happy with this glam gown.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 6, 2015
Non-stop compliments all evening
Perfect fog my Gatsby look!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 15, 2015
Gorgeous!
My favorite RTR dress thus far! Color was great as was the sparkle factor (subtle shimmer with sequins but not over the top). Should have gone with a regular as the long was too long for me even with 3+in heels. Zipper was a tad difficult, but not bad. Would rent this again in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 18, 2015
Wearing this gown made me feel classy and sophisticated at my senior prom!
This dress is even more beautiful in person! It sparkles perfectly in the light and the color is subtle and refined. It fits very true to size and the regular length was perfect for my 5'5'' height in flats. The zipper was a little tricky and sometimes the sequins got caught on other girls' sequin or lace dresses, but it didn't bother me too much. I got so many compliments on this dress and had a wonderful experience with Rent the Runway as a whole. I would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
May 19, 2015
Great formal gown!
Wore this for a benefit. It was a lot longer than I anticipated- I'm 5'9" and was able to wear 3 1/2 inch heels without my shoes showing. I'm between a 4 and a 6 and could've gone either way but the 4 bloused out weirdly in the back.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
June 4, 2015
Timeless dress
This fit very true to size, was more blue than lilac (I got called Cinderella on more than one occasion) and had a slight train that I struggled not to step on. Overall, beautiful, elegant dress that got me compliments all night
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 6, 2015
Glamorous & Sophisticated!
Incredible dress- completely show stopping. Felt beautiful and glamorous all night long. The hem is a little short for me at 5'7 but I was more comfortable in flats anyway! The 6 fit but I was a little more comfortable in the 8 since sequins can be itchy close to my skin. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
June 7, 2015
"You look gorgeous, like the princess from Frozen"
I wore this to a 7pm black tie wedding in Houston TX in June. Anything I would have chosen would be hot but this wasn't too bad! The fit was true to size. I am 5'6" and wore 3.5" heels, and the hem just skimmed the ground. The boning at the top made for a really nice shape. If you have any variation of a flat stomach (like me after having a baby!) I would recommend spanx. I was able to dance fairly easily. I had to switch dresses at the last minute because mine wasn't available but I'm so glad I picked this one. Unique, well made, and the color was gorgeous for spring/summer.... Would even be pretty in the winter too. Tons of compliments. The sequins only started to bother me after about 7 hours of wear.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 9, 2015
The long is LONG
I'm 5'11 so can rarely find dresses long enough for me but this one almost dragged on the ground it was so long (would recommend higher heels on the tall size) - beautiful dress, lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 13, 2015
Exquisite ! Lots of compliments (and references to Frozen) ; ) Caught people's attention for sure!!
Dress fits great! Arms got scratched from the sequins when dancing... So be aware of that risk...
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 21, 2015
Love love loved this dress!
This is a gorgeous dress. I wore it to my boyfriends prom and it was comfortable the whole night. No itchiness which I was worried about with the lace and sequins. I'm about 5 foot 9 and ordered a long and it turned out to be a good length with the shoes I bought which were about 3 inches or so. My favorite thing about it was the way the skirt fell like it had a fluid quality to it. I probably could have ordered a two long for a little bit of a tighter fit around my waist but the dress naturally hugs your hips Ina really nice way and there is boning in the top. It's classy and fun at the same time. I absolutely loved wearing and it didn't want to send it back!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 20, 2015
Too short. Boning hurt
I really liked this dress when I saw it in the store. Color is beautiful. Has the added beads for a special touch. When I got it at home it was very short. Couldn't wear heels w it. Beads were also itchy under the arms. Boning was out in the dress I got so it poked me a bit. Couldn't wear it for the event. I think if it came in a larger size it might have worked. I would size up for your backup if you are a bit curvier in belly/butt
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 9, 2015
Beautiful, stunning gown. Very comfortable.
Beautiful, lightweight gown. Very comfortable. It is very revealing, so if you have any "non favorite" parts of your body, it will show everything. The only downside was that the sequins kept sticking to each other, so the dress would randomly bunch up in places if the fabric rubbed against each other. Stunning color!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
October 20, 2015
Wore this to a New York City gala and people kept stopping me to tell me how stunning the gown is.
The 2 would have probably been a better fit, but RTR sent a 0 as a replacement for a dress that wasn't able to be delivered on time. Still the 0 was flattering and not too confining. The zipper was a bit tricky along the waistline seam, so it often took two people to zip me into it. At the end of the night, I had received so many compliments that my coworker suggested that I always let RTR choose for me.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
October 23, 2015
Elegant!
This dress looks better once you put it on. A lovely, conservative dress that will get lots of compliments. Wore 3-4 inch heels and the length was perfect. It's not too sparkly and photographs well.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
February 22, 2016
First experience with rtr and it was great! Loved the dress and earrings,
Size was a little big on me but manageable! The slip underneath the dress was longer than the actual hem. I think it's from stretching out. Should be rehemmed. Otherwise- it was great and very easy to wear!
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 28, 2016
Perfect Prom Dress
I was worried about how it would fit without trying it on first, but both the 2L and 4L would have fit nicely. I am so happy with this dress, it was the perfect length which was my main concern. It was very comfortable and easy to move around in.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
May 2, 2016
Loved this dress!
Loved this dress! The hem at the bottom was a little messed up but RTR sent me complimentary hem tape and it worked like a charm! :)
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
April 14, 2015
This dress was gorgeous on and even though it was my backup dress I loved it once I had it on!
I was worried about the length since I'm 5'9 or 5'10 but without heals it was perfect and with short heels it still looked great! Tall heels might not have worked out but luckily I had already boughten shorter ones! Other than that it was amazing and fit like a glove! I would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
January 11, 2016
I loved this dress. It was beautiful.
This was a stunning dress! I wasn't sure if the 4 or 6 would fit, but I felt the dress looked better smooth fitting, so I wore the 4. I rented the earrings as well. Thank you rent the runway!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 19, 2016
The standout dress of the night
This dress was so gorgeous! It had a flattering, right fit but the fabric still stretched so it was super comfortable to dance in and the boning at the top was strong enough that I didn't have to bother with a bra (big plus). I ordered both a 0 and a 2 regular, and they both fit pretty similarly, but I went with the 0 because it was a little more shapely at the waist. Overall I loved it and would definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32AA
April 15, 2015
Beautiful dress
Runs short, I'm 5'6" and could have worn flats with out the dress being too long. Should've gotten the long size instead!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
June 9, 2016
Didn't wear
Didn't wear but this dress was beautiful.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128lbs
June 16, 2016
Everyone loved the color
Stood out in a crowd perfect for a wedding/ formal event
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 18, 2016
The color was very flattering and was perfect for a summer event! I received LOTS of compliments.
Form fitted. I didn't wear undergarments, as it was very hot weather for added layers! I could have worn a strapless slip or high waisted underwear but anything else would have shown. It is longer in the back then the front, a small train. I liked it as my toes could be seen. This dress was VERY difficult to zip where the fabric changes around the rib cage area. At one point I didn't think I'd be able to wear it because we couldn't get it up, but it fit! Overall I loved this dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
June 20, 2016
Fairytale of a dress
Absolutely loved this dress! Both the 0R and 2R fit great but wore the 2R to make room for the food baby I'd eventually have. The dress was stunning and very comfortable. I'm 5'4 and wore 3 " silver heels which went perfectly with the dress. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 14, 2016
So many compliments on my dress!
Such a Gorgeous dress, Fit like a glove! Runs a bit long, perfect with heels. Really comfortable too!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 27, 2016
Belle of the Ball
I wore this dress for the Coast Guard Ball. It was amazingly beautiful and comfortable. Strangers on the street were complimenting the dress. I needed the size 6R for the extra room in the bust since I'm still nursing and my chest is larger than usual. The length was perfect with 3 inch heels.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
October 29, 2016
Not the advertised color
The dress is beautiful and I am sure it looks amazing on but it is definitely not the color that is advertised as. I rented the dress because I was looking for bridesmaid dresses and wanted a lilac color dress so it sounded perfect. It was quite a letdown when I got he dresses and saw the color in person...definitely not even close to lilac, the color is blue (periwinkle is already a stretch) not anywhere close to a purple or lilac color hue. I had two friends look at it because I thought maybe there was something wrong with my color perception since I couldn't believe that it would be advertised as lilac if it wasn't and everyone agreed that this dress is really a soft blue. Please don't advertise it as lilac or allow it to show up when looking for purple dresses because this dress is blue.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 11, 2016
Stands out in a crowd.
I received many compliments on this gown. It fit and wore very comfortably. Stood out on a room full of black gowns. I am on the shorter side and had no problem with the length. My only complaint is that the lining showed on the bottom but was only noticeable to me. Would rent this gown again.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 21, 2016
When your new husband helps with the stubborn zipper
Loved this dress and the way it made me feel. Definitely looser up top and tighter on the bottom. Wish I went with the 6L after stuffing my face. Much more blue in person. I thought it was more purple by the pictures. I'm 5'7" and was worried about the length because I am around the cut off. My heels were about 4 inches and I probably could have gone with shorter heels or flats and just lifted the dress for the night. Like other people have said, the hem on the bottom is funky with the underlying popping out but it still looks great!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113lbs
December 11, 2016
My favorite RTR drsss yet
Loved this dress! Runs true to size and was very comfortable. The boning in the top of the dress provided excellent support which is great if you have a larger chest like I do. The color of the dress in person is so much prettier than it photographs. Would totally recommend for any formal affair!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 27, 2016
Made for a princess
Beautifully made, nice thick lining. My dress had obviously been worn and cleaned several times--the liner was longer than the sequin overlay. Not too big a deal--I could pin the liner up to a shorter length. Not super comfortable--sequins are quite scratchy
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
January 9, 2017
Breathtaking
This dress was a showstopper. I rented it for a formal dinner party. I receive so many compliments.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
January 21, 2017
Mardi Gras Bal
Absolutely amazing dress and quality. The color is a periwinkle blue. The lining is longer than the lace overlay but I pinned it up so it wouldn't show. Easy fix. The top has sturdy boning so it stays in place and you do not need a bra as it has cups. I highly recommend this dress. I typically wear a size 6 but size up as it runs a little small. Prefect if you want to feel extra feminine.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 8, 2017
Beautiful dress with elegant shimmer!
This dress is perfect for low lighting! It has a really elegant twinkle and shimmer. Great coverage so you don't feel too exposed. My daughter is 5'6 and 113 lbs. and usually wears a size 0 or 2. She wore the 0L and the length was perfect with 2.5-3 inch heels. The underskirt was a bit longer than the lace overskirt. It was not nearly as noticeable on the 0L which is what worked better for her anyway.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 27, 2017
I was told 4 times I looked like Cinderella!
Great dress, the 0 was a little too snug so I want with the 2. Sizing up let it hang on my frame much better. The dress was in great shape, gorgeous pastel color with tons of sequins. I adored this dress so much and spent the night swimming in compliments. Can't recommend this dress enough, it was my 3rd rental and favorite so far.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 29, 2017
1st time renting
It looked good on, and has a cute back. I would say it is closer to a pale blue than a lilac color. I really didn't like that the slip was longer than the sequined overlay. I am between 5'4" and 5'5" and in the picture am barefoot. I ordered this as my back up dress and ended up wearing it because the original one didn't work for me. The dress fit a bit snug but I could move comfortably.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
April 2, 2017
Gorgeous gown for black tie wedding
The fit of this dress was beautiful. The boning in the waist gave you some definition. The bottom of the gown clung to my hips perfectly. The lace and sequins made it extra special. The color was so flattering and made me stand out from the sea of black dresses. I absolutely loved wearing this dress and am sad to return it!
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