Badgley Mischka

Louisa Gown

$190 – $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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360 reviews
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
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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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
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: 2
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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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: 42
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.
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:
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!
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:
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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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 17, 2016
Some great features, some not-so-great...overall good choice for my gala.
This dress didn't make me stand out from the crowd from a distance (which was perfect since I was working the gala, not just attending), but if anyone got close to me they gushed about how beautiful it was. Classic, elegant, looked expensive, had a great heavy weight to the skirt. With DDD chest, it is important that I not hang out up top, and this fit the bill. The 8R was too long for my 5'2" figure (even with heels), but they didn't have a shorter one. I had to carry the front top fabric much of the night, which was a pain. I sometimes wished I had a shawl or wrap because of my bare shoulders and the plain halter front, but then the beautiful back would have been covered, so maybe not. After trying backless (ha!), clear straps (too shiny), and criss-cross strapped bras (still obvious and highlighted my back fat), I settled on a strapless Body by Victoria bra I could pull down lower in the back. You could still see the band from the back and sides, but it almost looked like part of the dress (I hope!). This was my backup - and actually, I called 4 days before it shipped and had this one replace my original backup on my order because I had second thoughts. Overall, it was a wonderful dress for the occasion and fantastic first RTR experience.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 17, 2016
Didn't want to send it back :)
It fit great! If you're taller, it might not hit your waist in the right spot, but still looks good. Would definitely recommend the long if you're taller, especially if you're wearing heals. The material was very nice also. Over all, the dress was in great shape, but the fabric transition in the back near the zipper was a little worn, and also there were a few beads missing in the back, but hardly noticeable! It was a great dress and I loved wearing it!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 20, 2016
Great Dress!
True to size
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
December 14, 2015
Absolutely Stunning!
This dress was glamorous and fabulous, and made me feel like an A-list celeb. The fit was awesome, snug at the waist but still room to breathe! (I didn't have to wear spanx, which pretty much made my day). The back detail is awesome for broad shoulders. The fabric doesn't really have any stretch, but it was so luxurious. It was a fantastic dress for a formal evening, and I had compliments throughout the night!
RTR CustomerDecember 16, 2015
hi anna- what did you do for a bra ? :)
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
December 14, 2015
Amazing dress!!
This dress was sent to me as a back up because the size I needed in my original dress came back damaged. This dress was absolutely stunning. I received so many compliments on it. The details of the dress are amazing. Especially the back!!! It fit perfectly and made me feel very thin. It was also very comfortable!!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 1, 2016
This gown was perfect. I'm almost 5'2" and with a 3 inch heel the regular was just the right length.
It was a perfect fit. Dress was so gorgeous and elegant. Perfect for a black tie function.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133lbs
February 17, 2016
Dress fit like it was custom made for me!
Ordered the long so it could grace floor even in heels! This dress has high empire waist very forgiving in mid section, would work well for Apple shapes... I am 5'5 133 lbs with straight & narrow. Definitely worth the rent! However, I would strongly recommend ordering this gown 2-3 days prior to your event. As this gown was suppose to arrive the day before my event, the dress never made it to my door! The day of my event my RTR package was tracked to FedEx location near my home. I was advised by RTR to pick it up the package at FedEx! 9am, I drive to FedEx who advises their was over 300 pieces of overnight packages which were behind and would not be sorted out until after 3pm... Which was the time I need to arrive at my event! Thankfully, I live in small town and I had a personal connection at FedEx -which is the only reason why received the dress at 1:30! Was nervous all day concerned about if the dresses from RTR would fit, or if a shopping trip would have set me back! Thank God it all worked out! Close call!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 9, 2016
Classic!
I wore this for a winter ball and it was a classic dress. I received tons of compliments on it and it fit like a glove. I'm generally a size 0-2 depending on the bust and this 0 had plenty of room for the bust (but fit well). I do have a smaller waist and this tucked everything in perfectly. The best part was it was super comfy and just the right length (with 4 in heels)!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 141lbs
March 13, 2016
I didn't want to take this dress off! It was perfect!
I bought the Victoria's Secret Cotton Lingerie Racerback Push-Up Bra in black and it was perfect for this dress.
RTR CustomerApril 6, 2016
So the racerback portion of the bra looked ok with the back of the dress?
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
May 18, 2016
Elegant design, great fit and so comfortable!
Beautiful dress and easy to wear! It fits very true to size and I was so excited to see how long the 6L actually was. I'm 5'11" and I was still able to wear 3" heels (bottom of the dress was just barely off the ground). A backless bra is necessary but I think the dress will work for pretty much any bust size. Great rental all around plus RTR was so simple to use!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 21, 2016
Comfortable and elegant
Great fit! No need to wear a bra!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
May 29, 2016
Gorgeous for black tie wedding
Wore this dress to a black tie wedding. I loved it and received many compliments through out the night. Only con I have about it is that it did run a little big in the armpit area and was a little heavy on the material. I wore 4 1/2 in heels and it was still dragging on the ground. But overall I would rent again!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 30, 2016
The detail in the back!
This dress was perfection! The detail in the back was beautiful. The length even worked with a low heel.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 7, 2016
U need this dress!
This dress fit so comfortably and true to size. If ur tall like me, note that it was perfect length with ballet flats. I got so many compliments on this dress! I didn't want to send it back :) Rent this dress for ur next formal attire needs-
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 27, 2016
Perfect Fit
I got this dress as a back up to my original dress. It fit perfectly like it was made for me. The length went right to the floor with 3.5" heels and I'm on the taller side 5' 7".
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 28, 2016
Stunning dress
I love love love this dress!! Fit perfectly and was so flattering. I highly recommend!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
July 10, 2016
Gorgeous unique black dress
The back detail is what makes this dress so amazing. It's conservative but still exciting. I would buy this dress if I could! The skirt is a bit heavy, but not too distracting.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
August 15, 2016
Comfortable and elegant
Loads of compliments! You need a backless bra to really show off the detail. For was true to size. I wore it with 4 inch heels and it touched the ground slightly.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
August 31, 2016
Felt so beautiful all night!
I loved this dress! I wore it to a wedding that wasn't quite black tie but was a little fancier so it was perfect for such an occasion. I'm around 5'8" and wore 3" heels and the 14 R fit very well. It's also super sliming. The only con I have about the dress is that it is way heavier than I expected. I wore it to a summer wedding so I was a bit warm all evening, it would be a great dress for a winter wedding though.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 18, 2016
Glad I ordered an extra dress and larger size
I went with the 12. The 10 would not even zip which surprised me based on other reviews. The dress is lovely. No bra was just fine. I'm 5'4 and wore 4" heels. The detail on the back is very pretty.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
September 18, 2016
Gorgeous dress! Would definitely recommend... Wish I didn't have to return it!
Absolutely loved this dress. It fit true to size and was perfect for a wedding. Will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 28
September 24, 2016
I didn't want to take it off!!!! AMAZING dress!!
This dress is a showstopper. The back is beautiful. The way it flows when you walk is perfection. I am a larger bust but did not wear a bra... No problems! 5'8" with 4 inches heels, long was perfect length. Perfect dress for a wedding!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 3, 2016
This back though :)
Fit true to size. Skirt was heavy, but the detail was beautiful. The back was stunning and I loved the lace. High waisted so it hid some of my flaws. I'm 6 feet tall and I wore a 2 inch heel and the dress was still plenty long. I felt beautiful!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 9, 2016
Just an amazing dress!
The details on this dress are stunning! I was afraid it might be too formal for a wedding, but turned out to be perfect. I received compliments all night on it. The dress was so comfortable. The Racerback is beautiful, and I didn't want to mar the look of the mesh and sequins with straps of a bra, so I went braless and it worked out great. I am average size, and the armholes were perfect. I am 5'4" and wore a 3in heel for the wedding and Nike Sky Dunk wedges for the reception, and both worked great. The dress just barely brushed the floor. I will be definitely be renting this again. Get it! You won't regret it :)
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 9, 2016
Gorgeous dress with stunning back details
This dress fit so well that people thought I had gotten it tailored specifically for me. Beautiful detailing, which turned heads. I felt very glamorous! Perfect length with 3 inch heels. Highly recommend this dress! Prepare for loads of compliments :)
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2016
So many people loved this dress as much as I did!
Wore this to a back tie wedding and loved it. So comfortable and beautiful. So many people stopped to tell me how much they loved the dress. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the back. I would rent it again for another formal event.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 16, 2016
Amazing dress!
Gorgeous dress that fit perfectly! The long size was a bit too long but with heels it worked out ok. Received so many compliments on this amazing dress. The back of the dress is especially stunning.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
October 18, 2016
So easy to get & return!! Love it!!
I got 8 L I'm 5'6' and wore 2 inch heels. It fit perfectly!! Felt like a princess. I will definitely rent again. Easy to get and easy to return.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 28, 2016
The most beautiful dress!
This dress was fantastic for my figure. I felt beautiful and even more important I was comfortable. Another woman at the event had it on and she was very thin and also looked great in it. I had tons of compliments and everyone wanted to know where I got it and loved the idea of renting.
TracieOctober 19, 2016
Hi Donna, what did you do for a bra?
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
October 23, 2016
Felt fancy and received non-stop compliments all day and night!
Wow. I have never felt more like the belle of the ball! Strangers would stop me on the street while walking or interrupt my conversation in the gala just to compliment me. The dress wasn't perfect on me but it still worked amazingly! Items to note - very long for all 5'1 of me. Wore 5" heels and dress touched the floor. Had to lift dress up to walk, otherwise it definitely would have been a tripping hazard. It's ok though as the dress is extremely full and princessy, it felt very appropriate to "Carry" the skirt if that makes sense. - dress is heavy due to the thick fabric and detail. Did not bother me whatsoever as it is great quality. - I think this would be fixed if there was a petite size, but the top portion was a bit large while the waist was perfect. I have full Cs so usually this isn't a problem but this dress may be made for those with longer torsos? I think it bunched up a tiny bit and arm holes were slightly large but I think this was a minor issue. The structure of dress in the waist kept the top and bottom part in place and worked great. I wish this dress wasn't so distinct so I could rent it and wear again!!!
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