Badgley Mischka

Louisa Gown

$180 – $200 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

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, cinched at waist with belt
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH:

Floor 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: Should be worn with a racerback bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

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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267 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(134)
Small
(14)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 16, 2017
This is the dress- don't look any further! Pictures don't do it justice.
A tad snug around the rib cage- I sized up but otherwise the 4 would have been perfect as well. I received so many compliments- the back is stunning, the skirt is so intricate and spins great! The top is fitted enough to not need a bra. This is seriously the best dress I have ever rented/worn (besides my own wedding gown). I was called the "belle of the ball" in it. I paired it with black dangly earrings and a black bracelet.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
August 5, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
This dress was beautiful and elegant. I got so many compliments all nighr
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
August 4, 2017
beautiful dress
fit perfect, back was the best part of the dress. i had the long, but with heels the length was great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2017
The back is gorgeous
The dress was very comfortable, and fit so nicely. The back really makes the dress. I received tons of complements. The length was great for my 5'8" frame with 3" heels - hovered just above my toes so no tripping.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 1, 2017
My first choice dress didn't arrive, but I ended up with this fabulous option instead!
Fit was perfect, the regular length touched the floor with heels, no bra needed - and bar cups would probably be the best option if you need one. If I were any wider in the ribs, I would have needed to go with the 6. Classy and comfy, rave reviews!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
July 27, 2017
Military Ball
Between moving around the country and fitting a military ball in there somewhere this dress was perfect. It was a first choice but ended up out of stock. Then my original dress Halston Heritage had a size delay so they sent me one of each. I was so happy because this was my first choice all along. It fit perfectly. I was able to wear flats and just zip and go. I received tons of compliments. Our balls are always a sea of red gowns so having something else was fantastic. Very comfortable and easy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
July 22, 2017
Beautiful, classy black-tie dress!
Just wore this to a black-tie dress and it was absolutely stunning! Still losing baby weight so ordered 8 and 6. 5' 5" and about 145 pounds at time of wedding and went with the 6. The ribbon just above waist has no give. I have a wide rib cage and the 6 was perfect. The dress has a beautiful back with some silver rhinestones so I wore silver jewelry. Dress length was perfect with my standard 3" dressy sandals. There is a nice weight to the skirt
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 17, 2017
Love this dress so much!
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding. It fit perfectly and was true to size! It was so comfortable and I got many compliments! I would definitely rent it again.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 31
July 16, 2017
n/a
great dress!! I got compliments all day!
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 13, 2017
Numerous compliments
Great fit in petite wore with flats
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 13, 2017
Very comfortable and beautiful
This dress was actually sent when my dress became unavailable and I'm so glad it was. It was so comfortable and beautiful. The fabric was lux and not too heavy. It hid my "I have 2 babies" belly and with where the waistband hits, it made me look skinnier and taller. Two considerations for the dress: 1. The tightest waist point is tight, so if your rib cage isn't your smallest part, be aware this might get too tight 2. I'm 5'7" and wore fairly small heels and the dress was the perfect length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
July 11, 2017
Another great rental!
I'm 5'2", 110 and B cup, athletic build. The OP fit perfectly with 3 1/2" heels. I did wear an adhesive bra. A fuller cup, or younger person may feel more comfortable going without, but I felt it was necessary to wear something. The bottom is heavy but not hot or uncomfortable at all. This may have been my favorite rental so far. Started receiving compliments as soon as I stepped out of the hotel elevator from the front desk staff and they continued throughout the night. Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 9, 2017
Gorgeous dress. Lots of compliments.
Nearly perfect fit, besides the fact that it was almost an inch too long even with 3 1/2 inch heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 58
Body type: Pear
July 6, 2017
SO many compliments! Dress is gorgeous!
Fit is perfect! Loved the cut- regular length is too short for me but I had to wear it anyway. Fabric is more beautiful in person!
Size worn:
12P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 29, 2017
Loved this dress
I'm 5'2 and ordered 12 petite and it was still a little long. But over all loved the dress, I didn't have to wear a bra or pads. I received so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 27, 2017
Didn't want the rental to end
This dress was a showstopper!! I wore it to a black tie gala and the compliments did not stop all night long. The dress was heavy... the bottom looked airy to me in the photos but it is actually pretty thick material. The dress was also long on me. I am 5'1" and wore my highest heels but the dress still sat on the floor a bit. Overall, I would rent this dress again and again and again if I could! Absolutely loved it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 26, 2017
Soooo many compliments! This dress is stunning on and off the hanger.
Right bodice, but it works. No bra necessary. Flattering fit for my body type. Just loved it and I may buy it!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 26, 2017
Beautiful dress, lots of compliments!
Only thing is the upper waist area is very tight. I usually wear 10 and ended up wearing the backup size 12.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 26, 2017
Gorgeous dress with beautiful details
I wore this for a wedding and a lot of people asked me where I got the dress. It was just gorgeous! The dress make the waist look tiny and elongate the figure. The back was a show stopper and the detailing at the bottom of the dress was subtle but noticeable. I would say for the petite ladies, get the P if you can. I did trip a bit with the R length dress and I was wearing 5 in heels. I would suggest you wear a statement neck piece as this dress can accommodate it without taking away from the details of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 24, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress was very comfortable and I loved the detailing on the back. I am 5"2 and it was very long so I did need to wear higher heels- even then it still dragged some on the floor but still looked great. It was perfect for a winter formal wedding!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
June 20, 2017
Classic and Elegant!
Super comfortable! Length is perfect with 3-4 inch heels. Beautiful detail in body of dress.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
June 20, 2017
Little Black Dress
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding and LOVED it! I was nervous about the fit as it fits a little tight through the waist but overall it fit great. There were lots of complaints about the length and at 5'4" it thought I would have issues, however, it was the perfect length when wearing 3 inch wedges. Though the dress is heavy, I wore it all night and not once did I feel even slightly uncomfortable. It hid all of my problem areas perfectly as it was not at all fitted in the belly area. One of my favorite rentals so far!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
June 19, 2017
I LOVE THIS DRESS!
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding and it was truly perfect in every way. I had recently gained some weight so I was worried the 6P wouldn't fit -- the empire waist is very forgiving, but it is true to size. It is incredibly comfortable and the fabric is breathable. I went bra-less and was held snugly (wore petals). The length was PERECT!!!! I could actually wear flats and it not drag on the floor! I ended up wearing 1.5 inch heels and the dress still looked great. I received so many compliments, it was hard to send this one back.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
June 19, 2017
Best dress I may have ever worn.
The flow and movement is perfect. Random people would stop me to compliment. You really have to see this dress to understand its full impact. Photos just don't capture the detail of the "lace type" skirt. It is a tight fit at rib cage, so be honest about your size. And, it does run long, especially given my height. Wore 3" heels and taped the hem up. Another review stated they thought the dress would be to heavy for hot weather, but it was 90 degrees in DC and I danced a lot without any issue. I would definitely rent this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 18, 2017
Elegant and comfortable
Fits true to size. I was afraid that chest/arm fat would hang out the front, but the cut of the dress actually prevents it. Compliments all night. Details are stunning. Would buy it if I could! I wore 3" heels and it was just a little long.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
June 18, 2017
Stunning!
I wore a 2R. The length was perfect with my 3 inch heels. This dress was absolutely beautiful. The neckline is so classic and the back is gorgeous! Pictures really don't do it justice. I received lots of compliments on how beautiful it was and how well it fit. It was snug through the ribs but not uncomfortable at all. I hate having to send this one back!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 14, 2017
Attended a beautiful wedding at the Bronx Zoo and this dress was perfect.
Great fit. Perfect for a black tie event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
June 14, 2017
Gorgeous Detailing on the Back
This was sent as a back up for a dress that wasn't going to make it, so the only one available in my size was a 4L. So it was very long, but manageable with super high heels. The rest of the fit was great and I did not need to wear a bra. The back of the dress is the best part! I got so many compliments. Including the grandmother of the bride, who said it was stunning and that i caught her eye when walking through the church and so she had to come tell me how beautiful it was!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
June 12, 2017
Felt really good and perfect for wedding
Perfect length, loved the back but forgot to take a pic of it. Would have preferred 10 but wasn't available so excited 8 zipped up and fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
June 12, 2017
Fantastic for Formals!
I wore this to a law school formal. It was amazing and I got so many compliments. The rib cage was a bit snug, so I wore the 16 but I could have used a 14 in the chest and skirt. The dress is heavy but it's not uncomfortable. The chest is a nice thick material so I didn't have any trouble not wearing a bra.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 12, 2017
stunning and simple
If you're looking for an elegant number but want something simple, this is your dress. The detailing on the skirt is gorgeous and the top is fitted and comfortable. If your a black dress gal but need something formal, this is perfect!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
June 11, 2017
A million complements!
I've never gotten so many compliments as I did in this dress! I wore it for a black tie wedding and it was perfect! The fit and length were just right. Stunning dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 7, 2017
Great dress for a Gala
Loved this dress... just be prepared for it to be LONG. The petite wasn't available so I went with the OR and had to bring up the bottom with tape. I also had to hold it up while I walked. That said, the dress is stunning and I would definitely recommend it.... especially if you're tall. :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 5, 2017
Dress has absolutely no stretch around the rib cage
The dress is beautiful. But if you are unsure or have a 38 ribecage,, sizeup, it has absolutely no stretch around the rib cage. While the rest of the dress fit in my chest and body. It was hard to breathe and so I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 1, 2017
Received so many compliments on this dress! Especially on the back. I loved this dress!
Had to wear the highest heels I owned so it wouldn't drag on the ground, but I was able to keep it off the ground which was great! The dress fit true to size all over, although the chest area seems like it was built for someone larger than a B.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 30, 2017
This dress will make you feel beautiful!
This dress is as stunning as it appears. The details are gorgeous. I ended up wearing the 12R which was a bit bigger on me but the 10R waistband was so tight that it was creating weird lumps and made it hard to breath - I do have a wider rib cage so if you do not the waistband won't be a problem. The 12R waistband was more comfortable but the top was a bit baggier under the arms and was much longer on me. Being 5'3", I had to use fabric tape on the hem or I would have been stepping on the front of the dress all night long and that was with 3" heels. You will have to wear a NuBra or none, the back of the dress is completely see through to your waist (which also rules out most spanx to keep everything tight underneath). If I wore the 10R (and decided against eating or breathing all night) I wouldn't have needed a bra because the top was tight enough to hold everything in place. The fabrics are thick and the bottom section is very full so lots of fabric so it is warm to wear. Wouldn't recommend for an outside, summer, hot event. This dress is stunning and you will feel great wearing it, the back is absolutely the highlight of the dress. You won't be sorry with this one (unless it's super hot of course). I was sad to drop it in the UPS bin this morning.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 28, 2017
fit perfectly.
,
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
May 26, 2017
So. Beautiful.
I ended up not wearing this dress because the waist was too small (and I have a small waist), but this gown is gorgeous! When I ordered they didn't have my backup size, but I'd recommend getting one size up, just in case! I will definitely rent this again.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2017
This dress was elegant but with perfect detail so I felt gorgeous.
I am 5'8", 130 lbs. This dress runs small and long! I was nervous about ordering a smaller size but I am SO glad that I did! The 2L was the only available size when I ordered and I had to wear higher heels. Even with those higher heels, the dress was still sweeping the floor. The dress fits beautifully and the fit is very flattering, even for broad shoulders! The lace is gorgeous. If you catch it in the right light, you can see it perfectly in pictures.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 23, 2017
Sophisticated yet hot!
This fit like a glove. I wore it to officiate a May wedding in Atlanta. It was a perfect choice to not outshine the bride during the ceremony, but it was perfect once the party started! The back was beautiful with a little sparkle and if you find it fun to have a dress that twirls out beautifully, this is super fun! I didn't have to wear a bra, but probably bc I chose the smaller size. I can see where the top might have a tendency to be loose on the sides. The zipper required four hands to get past the waistband, which was a bit snug but wasn't uncomfortable. I had compliments all night and I hated to send this one back!
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