Badgley Mischka

Lilac Petal Gown

$65 – $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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163 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(77)
Small
(19)
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 13, 2015
I had a great time dancing the night away and the dress was extremely comfortable!

The dress fit very well, the only problems were that the zipper was extremely difficult and the fabric was a little itchy. I thought at first that maybe the zipper wouldn't zip because the dress was too small, but it was difficult on the 8L as well. You just have to have patience with the zipper, but other than that I absolutely loved this dress and got so many compliments!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
April 22, 2015
I wore this dress to my boyfriend's senior prom. I've already ordered another for mine in two weeks.

I have a fairly small waist, and I usually get a size 0 for dresses, but the dress was a little more loose than usual in the "corset" part of the dress. I was hoping that it would be tighter on me, but hey not many things will be tight on a 25 inch waist without alterations. Anyways, other than that and the fact that the cap sleeves were a little irritating whenever I had my arms by my side, it was a really great dress. I was loose enough in the skirt part of the dress to dance around in, and the clear sequins looked so pretty in neon lighting, or really any lighting. When we took the pictures, it was actually overcast, so you can imagine when it is sunny, it is even more sparkly! The dress was very long; even with four inch heels, there was a bit of a train. (Although I am short so...) It bothered me more when I had to walk around taking pictures than when we went out to eat and then danced at the prom--so it wasn't that bad. Overall, great experience renting and pretty dress. My waitress even told me that I looked like a Disney Princess. Oh, and the color is a little bit darker in person than in any of the pictures I have seen of it. I think its more of a periwinkle than a lilac.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
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:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2015
Beautiful dress for a great night!

I ordered a 4 and 6, but the 6 gave me more room. It was such an elegant dress and unique from everyone else. Once I put it on I knew it was perfect. The sparkle and lace was such a unique combination. The only con is the zipper- it was very frustrating and time consuming trying to zip it up. Overall, I loved this dress.

Kirsten April 26, 2015
hello! i am considering this dress and i am 5'1 and I'm a little worried it may be too long. i plan on wearing 4" inch heels with the dress and i was wondering if you could let me know how the length was for you?
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
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:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 4, 2015
Didn't end up wearing, but it was beautiful!

This dress was sent to me as a backup when my original first choice dress was sent back damaged from the previous renter. This dress is absolutely beautiful, I just thought it ended up being a little too sparkly and over the top for a black tie optional, outdoor wedding. The color and fabric are gorgeous though, and the dress is fitted by in a very flattering way. I'm 5'6" and was wearing 3 in heels and the dress was a touch long, but the regular would have been too short. If I ever have an indoor black tie wedding I will certainly consider this dress, it is gorgeous!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 121lbs
May 5, 2015
Perfect dress for a formal Springtime affair

The dress fits perfectly- true-to-size. It is light, comfortable, and easy to wear. The dress is all sequins, which is beautiful, but can snag onto other fabrics. I made the mistake of carrying a clutch that also had sequins on it, and it caught onto the dress a few times. Other than the snagging of the sequins onto other dresses (standing next to another person for a photo, ESPECIALLY if said person also wore sequins), purses, pashminas, etc, there were no issues. Beautiful dress!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
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:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2015
This dress was beautiful for my senior Prom!

It was just the right amount of elegance and pretty!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
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: 22
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: 38
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:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 24, 2015
love.

Hey you! Stuck between two? Just choose this one, I promise you'll love it <3 I felt so elegant, beautiful and confident. I think this dress is really special because without bright colors or diamonds or a more revealing cut you are able to stand out. Because you look like a freaking princess. It fit me like a glove and was super comfortable. The length was perfect with my 2 inch heels. Also, the sequins didn't look cheap at all and actually looked so nice. The dress is even more stunning in person. I don't want to give it back hahaha

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2015
This dress photographs beautifully and I got tons of compliments.

When I rented this dress I was scared that it might be too small because although I have a very small top, my hips and butt tend to be a tight fit. The 4r fit my perfectly but it would have been too short with heels. This dress is a gorgeous color and it sparkles perfectly. Rent the runway was the best choice for my prom!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 25, 2015
the dress was fabulous

the zipper is a little hard to close once the dress is on but over all its an awesome dress! also runs a little short on me

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 25, 2015
I wore this to my commencement ball- got so many compliments on the elegance of the dress.

The 4l fit me a little looser but it was comfortable. If you are looking for more of a "wow" factor I would pick a size that is more form fitting since it is a simple gown. At 5'7 with 4 inch heels I had to pick up the dress while walking to prevent people from stepping on it and to not trip over it myself. Over all awesome dress that stands out in a sophisticated way.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Body type: Athletic
May 27, 2015
Cinderella's dream gown.

I love this dress! I wore it to my junior prom and received many compliments! It ran pretty true to size... I ordered a size 2R and 4R and wore the 4 because the 2 was a little tight in the bust ( I am not busty). But overall, I loved the dress and will definitely rent from RTR in the future!!!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 3, 2015
It was a beautiful wedding

The dress is beautiful but it was way too tight. A size up would have been the right fit. I did not wear it to my event.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
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: 28
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: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 8, 2015
Perfect.

I ordered this for my senior prom, and everything about it was perfect. It showed up a day early, fit perfectly, and was the perfect length with 3" heels. It is the perfect shade of blue. No complaints whatsoever!

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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 9, 2015
Wearing this dress will make you stand out in a sea of black gowns.

The dress is really lovely, with lace and sequins. In the daylight, at home, the dress seemed like almost too much, but once we arrived at the formal event, I felt very elegant and appropriately attired. There is not a lot of give - I usually wear a 6, but the 8 was much more comfortable for me in this gown. The fitted style and light color mean that every lump and bump will show - I recommend wearing spanx for a seamless look. It was comfortable for sitting down and most importantly, it was long enough for me to wear 2 1/2" heels and still have the dress skim the floor. Overall a great dress.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
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:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 11, 2015
It was great... easy to move in, and just overall stunning dress.

it was all great

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36DD
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:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 14, 2015
I wore this dress to prom. It was absolutely perfect! I felt like a princess going to a ball.

Renting it online was nerve racking at first, but when the dress arrived it fit beautifully. It felt like the dress was actually made for me! I would definitely suggest this dress if You have curvier hips and a smaller bust. It highlights curves with elegance and modesty I love rent the runway...it's so easy and stress free!

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
June 18, 2015
Perfect dress for a black tie, DC wedding overlooking the White House.

I'm a little over 5' 11" and the 6L was just right, I could have worn the 4L but it was just a bit short. As a brunette, the color was perfect and I got a ton of compliments - it was different, simple, elegant, flattering and super comfortable! Loved, loved this dress!!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
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:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 22, 2015
Worn to a black tie fundraiser.

I got compliments from friends (and even some women in the ladies room!) all night. I had to go a size up because of a tight fit around the chest. With 4" heels the R was too short and the L skimmed the floor a little more than I would have liked but other than that the fit was perfect. The dress is extremely flattering—the boning, under layer material, and sequins combine perfectly to hug curves and forgive bulges. The seam between top and bottom hit the perfect spot to accentuate a beautiful waistline. The color was beautiful and stood out in a sea of black dresses.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 23, 2015
Great Dress!

I got this dress as a backup because my original order had been damaged. The 6L wasn't available in this dress, so I was nervous about the length, but it fit perfectly with a 3 inch heel. The dress fit well and I got tons of compliments. I would recommend it!

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
July 8, 2015
Wonderful Work Event for American Cancer Society

Loved this dress! The long version was still a little too short but most people aren't as tall as me. Flats worked fine! The zipper was a PAIN but we got it eventually. I also thought there would be more sleeve to it but it's more like a cap. Didn't need a bra! a great dress!

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
July 9, 2015
Fit very well! I'm 5'7" and wore 2 inch heels. There was a slight train to it and looked amazing!

Had great dramatic effect because of the slight train. I have an athletic body and the torso was a snug fit and then below the belly button it hung loosely. It was great for the black tie wedding I attended.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
July 11, 2015
Beautiful and elegant ice blue gown. Pictures do not fully do it justice. Also VERY comfortable.

Great comfortable fit. Did have a problem with the zipper, but it worked out in the end.

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 5, 2015
Beautiful dress!

I received a TON of compliments on it. The color is beautiful as well as the lace and it has nice back details. It is completely covered in sequins which might be too blingy for some occasions but it worked perfectly for the black tie wedding I wore it to. The only thing I would change is I should have gotten a 2R. The Long looked nice but i am almost 5"6 and it was so long that it would get caught on my heels so keep in mind if you are thinking about Regular or Long.

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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

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 34
August 31, 2015
Over all really happy with my first RTR experience

SO let me start by saying that this dress has way way way more pros than cons. I wore this as part of a bridesmaid party in which we all had to pick out a full length light purple dress. This dress worked well since we all got to have separate dresses, but the dress is definitely more of a light blue/periwinkle color. The fit however was amazing, I didn't have to wear a bra which is insane because I almost always have to. I switched to the long because I am 5'7" and I had 5 inch heels, and the length was pretty perfect also. Very comfortable all night long, like I said the only thing is that if you want purple purple then this may not be the one, as you can see next to the other purples. But seriously loved it.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 7, 2015
Very elegant!

This dress was perfect for a formal summer wedding. It was so elegant, stood out in a sea of black dresses, and made me feel like a modern day princess. I loved it. It fit like a glove too. And it was the perfect length for my 5'4" frame with 3 inch heels. Overall, I was incredibly satisfied!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
September 8, 2015
Fit true to size. Only issue was the length. The regular was slightly too short and long was too lon

I'm usually a size 6 or 8. I needed a size 8 r. It was just a little short but the long was really long.

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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
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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