Badgley Mischka

Louisa Gown

$200 – $215 rental?
$1,290 retail
Stylist Notes

Hitting the natural waist, this Badgley Mischka gown flatters. Pair the lace-layered look with black pumps.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16, two lengths available. 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'').

Product Details

Black crepe (98% Polyester, 2% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Embellished back detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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227 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(113)
Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 12, 2016
Showstopper!
I got so many compliments on this dress, and to top it off, it was very comfortable. I am usually between a 0 and a 2, and the 0R fit perfectly. At 5'3", I had to wear 4 inch heels and still found I stepped on the back hem occasionally. I wore a nubra with this, as I found that no bra made my chest flatten too much. I would definitely recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
May 14, 2016
Having the wedding in a ruin
Pretty much perfect for my 5'-6" height and me wearing flats.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 15, 2016
Perfect fit!
This dress came right on time and was completely true to size. I was worried about the length but it ended up being a perfect length with my heels on. I ordered regular length and I'm 5'5 and wore 5 inch heels. This dress is gorgeous and it is quite comfortable as well!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
December 13, 2015
Dress was unforgettable. Fit like a glove, and got compliments all night!
This dress is well worth the rental. The cut makes shoulders look good, back look skinny and accentuated/hides the right spots! I think it also fit well in the chest area, not crazy tight but not too baggy either. I had the 4R and I loved it. I didn't want it to touch the ground though. I wore small heels and it was about an inch off the floor. I'm 5'7" and it fit to the floor without heels. If you're going to wear taller shoes, I'd suggest getting the long. Other that that, the dress (and necklace) were stunning and I felt like a million $$!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 1
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 16, 2015
So happy my original choice didn't work out. It was fate!
I loved this dress! A very helpful gentleman at the Georgetown store found this dress for me after the dress I ordered didn't workout for multiple reasons. He told me this dress arrived in the store that morning and he knew it would be perfect for me. He was right! And, it was perfect for my event. I wore the dress to an embassy holiday gala in DC an got so many compliments. The back of the dress is the highlight. It feels elegant. The high waist and flowing, textured skirt are comfortable yet the beaded back insist that you maintain good posture (a good thing, you want to stand tall in this dress). At least five women stopped me to tell me how stunning the dress was, how beautiful I looked. A few people told me that this dress was their favorite of the night. I think it was fate that the first dress didn't work out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
December 16, 2015
Amazing Quality and Detail. Much better in person than in photos
My dress didn't come in on time so I was able to walk into the NYC RTR and pick out a dress to replace it. This beauty stood out. When flipping through dresses, this one stood out from the rest because of its amazing detail and fantastic quality. You know when you can just tell that somethings is made better than others? I took a close up of the "waistband" and bottom detail, hopefully it shows it better. This isn't a dress I would have picked based on website photos bc I would have thought it was a little boring. It's anything but in person. I've got less info on sizing because I squeezed myself into a 0 since that's all they had in the shop. I'm typically a 4 but I could tell a 2 would have been perfect for this dress. So i'll say pick a size down for your backup. The "regular" length was too short but I went with it. I wonder if a 2 regular would have worked though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
January 7, 2016
Simple elegance with all the comfort!
LOVED this dress! I'm 5'4" and the regular length was perfect with 3" heels. The dress was one of the most comfortable dresses I've worn. It accents the waist while flowing away from the body every so slightly and the back of this dress is the real show stopper. I got complements on it all night. Fit is very flattering and it's an easy dress to wear while still looking amazing. My favorite RTR so far!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
January 8, 2016
This is an AMAZING dress. I felt totally sexy, and super fancy. It's SO GORGEOUS in person.
Its stunning in person, it doesn't photo as beautiful as it is. You will feel like a superstar in this dress.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 12, 2016
The dress fit perfectly. I would highly recommend it at any formal event.
I absolutely loved this dress. I wore it to a formal wedding and got many compliments. I am athletically built but curvy, and the 4L fit perfectly. I would say it does tend to run a little long. I am 5'6" and I had 4 inch heels on. The dress still dragged slightly on the floor. I would probably get the 4R if I were to wear this again. The back is gorgeous!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
January 13, 2016
Great dress!
I am 5'1 and the R size was perfect with high heels, if I got the petite it would have probably been too short!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
January 17, 2016
Rented this for my sister's wedding and received compliments all night long. It was a great dress!
Great fit, great for dancing
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
January 20, 2016
This dress is absolutely GORGEOUS!
After my original dress wasn't able to ship in time, this dress was my backup and I'm so glad it was! This dress is even more gorgeous in person than the pictures show! I was a little nervous about the size (since I'm usually a 10) but I ordered an 8L after all the reviews I read, and it fit well. I'm about 5'5'-5'6" and wore 4 inch heels with the dress and it was still really long. I ended up temporarily taping it up for the night so I wouldn't trip over it. Overall, this dress is to die for! I got compliments all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 20, 2016
PERFECT dress for winter black tie event!
I liked this dress when I originally saw it online, but the reviews sold me – they were so right! I absolutely loved this dress. It's so pretty in person and incredibly flattering on. Great for colder temps as it has some weight to it and feels substantial. I could've benefitted from a bit of a tighter top (I'm a 32C-D), but wore a sticky bra and made it work. I cannot recommend this dress enough!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
January 20, 2016
I couldn't wear it
The size I ordered wasn't available at the last minute. The 8L was way too long and too tight. I went with long because of the reviews, but had this dress fit, I would have needed the regular length.
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 23, 2016
Very comfortable!
This dress fit perfectly and was very forgiving to my post-partum body (had baby 3mths ago). I'm 5'8.5", so I ordered the 2L. The dress hit the floor with 3.5" inch heels which I wanted. It was in perfect condition outside of smelling weird. I swear it smelled like BO (and no it wasn't my own), but my family said they didn't notice it. I received many compliments on the dress in particular the back. I felt great in it, and it was perfect for dancing!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
January 30, 2016
The dress was too small....had to go out and buy another to have in time for the function.
Unfortunately I never got to wear this beautiful dress. I ordered based on the reviews....one that was exactly my body dimensions. My second dress I ordered down because one of the reviews said the dress ran big. Both were too small. Next time I will order up. The dress is definitely a 5 star. My experience was a 1 star simply because I ended up spending another $200 on a dress at home to have something to wear in time for the function. I will give it another chance another time (because I have a credit, not a refund). The sales person on the phone was super nice though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 3, 2016
Got tons of compliments. Unique but classic and perfect for a black tie affair!
The 4L fit perfectly but it was a little too long. I'm 5'7" but don't like to wear super high heels. So with a 3" wedge, the dress dragged in the front and the back. If I rented again, I'd definitely go with the 4R. However, it really didn't get in my way too much on the dance floor. It was more of a concern walking around and going up and down stairs. Overall great rental and highly recommend for a formal wedding or gala!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 3, 2016
I wore this to a black & white gala and this dress was AMAZING -- pictures do not do it justice.
Fit perfectly, very fit around the ribs but not at all in the hips (no spanx, hooray!). I work a backless bra but you could probably get away with a low back bra since the lace back doesn't cut too low. I got a 6L because I knew I'd have decently high heels on and it was still a little long but the 6R definitely would have been too small. The back is gorgeous and I got compliments all night long. Truly an amazing dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 10, 2016
gorgeous dress. comfortable fit. Got the long b/cI saw photos of it looking short - was too long
At 5'6" the regular would have been ample length with 2-3 inch heels. Very flattering fit.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
February 10, 2016
Dress was extremely comfortable and true to size. I'm 5'9 and the 4L was perfect was my 3in heels.
Perfect!!! Loved it!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
February 14, 2016
Stunning and Elegant! I adore this gown.
The fit was perfect overall with the exception of the ribbon at rib section. A tad tight which is why I wore the size 2 and not the 0. I typically would wear the Tall length, but knowing I would be wearing shorter heels due to the event being a standing/walking evening, the Regular length was ideal. The detail on the back of dress is gorgeous! Definitely needed assistance to zip the dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 14, 2016
This was the perfect dress for me!
I am a bottom-heavy pear shape and this dress accentuated my best features and hid my worst ones. It is classy and sexy all at the same time. I got compliments all night long and felt like the bell of the ball! Only thing I would caution is that if you are 5'6" or taller you should order the long. Other reviews said this but I just assumed that was if you were going to wear 2" or 3" heels. Not the case! In the picture I am not wearing shoes at all and the dress just touched the floor. My shoes were 1" heels and the dress was up off the floor... But it was so gorgeous I can hardly call that a con, just want to give a heads up.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 17, 2016
I received so many compliments on this dress, especially the back detail!
I am 5'10" and the length was perfect with 3 inch heels. I wore my hair up in a top knot so that I could show off the back and I did minimal makeup, but bright red lips for a pop. This dress was perfect for the gala that I attended.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
February 17, 2016
charity event black tie
great fit, super long and i wore 4' heels. very comfortable and sliming. loved it!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 21, 2016
This dress is very well-made and very beautiful.
Beautiful dress with stunning details; fit true-to-size and a perfect length! This was my alternate dress and I had a very tough time making a decision.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Weight: 159lbs
February 24, 2016
I didn't want a flashy dress but definitely wanted to stand out and not be average.
The dress was beautiful. Very comfortable, be prepared to find a bra for this dress. Other than that it was perfect for the occasion and I received a lot of compliments, even had a few point out that it was the prettiest dress at the ball! Loved Rent the Runway and will continue to rent my dresses.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
February 24, 2016
Loved this dress. It was very comfortable and I loved how it looks.
This dress was great. The 10r was a little too baggy in the chest (I'm a 36C) while the 8 fit well there but was slightly tight in the waist. I wore the 8R because the tighter fit was more flattering. The length was perfect (I'm 5'7") with 2 inch heels. The dress was very comfortable. The skirt was flowing but not hard to manage and the top was comfortable, didn't dig in anywhere or cause other problems. Even the slightly tight waistline wasn't uncomfortable. It was very flattering and hid my tummy very well. Tons of compliments from my friends and strangers. This is also a nice balance-- not too fancy but perfect for black tie. It fit in well where the dress ranged from casual to very formal. Would definitely choose this dress again.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 24, 2016
This dress was amazing!
It was super comfortable to wear all night long and fit really well. A few cons: the dress was a little long (I am 5'9 and wore flats) and the black strip that connects the skirt from the top can be unforgiving. It has no stretch to it and sat on my rib cage all evening. Aside from that, I wish I were able to keep the dress, I loved it so much. I got many compliments!
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
February 27, 2016
Sophisticated, comfortable, flattering back
The intricacies of the skirt were lovely. I was barely able to zip up the 8, but it was very comfortable thanks to the flexible bodice fabric. Worked well with backless, strapless bra. With the high waist band, you won't have to suck in your stomach all night. I would have preferred the R length. I'm 5'7" and I wore 3" heels, but the long still dragged 1" on the floor making it difficult to walk without stepping on the front hem.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 59
February 29, 2016
This dress made me feel like the belle of the ball!
This dress was super comfortable and was true to size. I wore three inch heels and it was the perfect length. The back is a show stopper....but requires a special bra. I used a NuBra so that there would be no back straps showing. Would recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 29, 2016
Classy and unique
This dress was my first RTR experience! It was perfect for my boyfriend's law school's Barrister's Ball. I like the coverage but also the sheer detail in the back. The regular length was perfect for me with about 3" heels. The skirt also definitely has some weight to it, so I liked that for a winter event. I paired it with a necklace and bracelet from RTR, too! Can't wait to rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 1, 2016
Beautiful dress and elegant
The fit was perfect for low heels, I didn't want to be stepping all over the dress all night so this worked for me. I wore the 8R and I'm slightly chesty and 5'7". Snug enough that I didn't need a bra. The back of the dress is very elegant and beautiful. It was perfect for the formal event.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 2, 2016
The perfect black dress!
This dress was actually my backup dress, but I had to wear it! I absolutely loved the fit, and felt it was very flattering (and would be on many different body types). The back of the dress was just stunning. Even though it is all black, and I was wanting something with a little color, the details of the dress made up for it! I definitely still felt like the dress can stand out in a sea of black dresses. I felt so elegant and beautiful in this dress for the ball I attended. If I owned it, I would probably wear it around at home ;) The only negative to the dress, was that they did not have a 4P. The 4R was extremely long on me; however, I wore 4 inch heels, which helped a lot. Amazing dress!
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 3, 2016
I felt elegant at the black tie event at the First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show !
The dress fit perfectly and was just the right length. I am 5'6" and wore 2 in heels that were just right. Dress was very comfortable.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 7, 2016
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding.
Loved this dress! It fit great and I got lots of compliments all night! I am 5'10 and wore a 4L. I was still able to wear 4 inch heels. Awesome!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 9, 2016
absolutely beautiful dress
I didn't end up wearing this dress because my back-up ended up being a better fit, but I LOVED this dress. Runs completely true to size and the Long length is great for those gals 5'9" and up. I'm 5'10" and would have needed 3" heels to make this work. Highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 22, 2016
Absolutely stunning
I wore this dress to a black-tie formal event at the end of March and everything about it was perfect - the weight of the fabric was heavy enough for the chilly night, the conservative front made me feel pulled together and polished while the sexy back made me feel glamorous, and the fit was everything I wanted. The top was fitted as was the belt but the skirt flowed out - not so much material that it was cumbersome but enough to create a lean line. I felt beyond. I almost couldn't bring myself to return it - it is undoubtedly my favorite dress of all time. A must.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
March 29, 2016
Literally OBSESSED!! Wish I could buy this dress. It felt so glamour but also so comfortable!
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding and LOVED it. I'm 5'7 and the regular length worked perfectly for me with 4 inch heels. I ended up not needing to wear a bra because it fit like a glove which made it so comfortable. I LOVED dancing in it - the dress just flows perfectly and is great when you twirl. The back in stunning - you feel kind of like you have a tattoo for the night - sexy but classy!! I got so many compliments and was so sad to return it. Highly recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 18, 2016
LOVE.
I absolutely loved this dress! I put it on and it fit like a glove- I didn't want to take it off. Actually, I didn't even want to send it back! Not only did I feel uber glam, but the dress was easy and comfortable. I got lots of compliments too! You definitely can't wear a regular bra with this dress, but I had a low-back bra that worked great. I also ordered a size long (despite being 5'6"), because in the past I've found regular length gowns to sit at an awkward length once I put on heels. Really, just rent this dress!
RTR CustomerFebruary 13, 2016
Hi Amanda, wondering if you wore really high heels with it?
AmandaApril 1, 2016
I did wear 4in heels with the dress.
SaraDecember 29, 2016
wondering what brand/style was the bra you wore?
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
March 21, 2016
I received many compliments throughout the night. It was the perfect dress for a black tie event!
I was concerned about the fit. I have an hour glass figure. The bust in 8L was a little snug for a 36 DD. The length was perfect for me at 5'8".
RTR CustomerApril 4, 2016
I'm 5'9" - did you wear heels with the 8L? Trying to find a dress I can wear with flats!
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