Badgley Mischka

Louisa Gown

$110 rental
$1,290 retail
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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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211 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(107)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
April 25, 2017
Great dress with minor fit issues
Overall, I really liked this dress and felt good wearing it. The pros were - I didn't have to wear a bra (at 36D that doesn't happen too often), the back is beautiful, it was perfectly tasteful for a black tie wedding, and the material is flattering. Some cons - it is very long. I am 5'4" and wore 3in heels and it still slightly drug the ground and I had to be mindful of it when walking, so keep that in mind. In hindsight, I wish I had given the petite version a shot. The fit also created a slight bump in the back of the dress near the waist if I was standing anything other than stick straight with my arms down at my sides. Not sure exactly what the cause of this was (both sizes did the same thing). Overall it fights about true to size, but I was glad that I ordered my larger size for the backup and would do that again even though I ended up wearing the regular size as it is slightly tight in the rib cage area (although once I got the dress zipped, it felt very comfortable - but getting it zipped was not easy). I'm really happy with how it turned out mostly because (other than the length), it was pretty, comfortable, and low maintenance - I was not tugging or pulling at anything or holding my breath all night and was able to dance and mingle without being very aware of the gown, which is definitely a win at a fun wedding!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 23, 2017
Gorgeous dress! Great for a black tie event!
The dress was beautiful and I got tons of compliments all night. The middle band has no stretch so size up on your second dress. I wore the larger size for comfort which made the bust a little big but not noticeable to anyone except me! The skirt is so fun and the back is a show stopper, plan to wear your hair up! Would love to rent again!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
April 23, 2017
Guest at a black tie wedding.
Great thick material.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
April 22, 2017
This dress is amazing. The back is beautiful! One of my favorite dresses from RTR.
A little long but manageable with the right shoes. Fits great
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Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
April 22, 2017
Black Tie Wedding
I generally don't leave reviews, but this dress deserves it! Like others have mentioned, it's wayyyy better in person. Wore this to a black tie wedding. The back is gorgeous! I will most definitely rent this again for a formal affair.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
April 21, 2017
This dress made me feel beautiful!
I'm 5'3" and 108 lbs, the fit was great - EXCEPT for the length. Even wearing 3.5 inch heels, the skirt dragged on the floor. Should have gotten a petite but they were out unfortunately.
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 19, 2017
The dress was perfect for our black tie event.
The dress fit perfect. I am 5'3" and 135 lbs. The 6P dress was perfect length with 3 1/2 inch heels. The skirt part of the dress is a little heavy but I didn't have a problem. I would definitely recommend this dress.
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34I
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 18, 2017
I felt like a princess!
It fit like it was made for me. I have a large chest and backless bras just don't come in my size, but I was able to wear this without a bra. The girls hung a little low, but not obscenely so, and I wasn't self-conscious about it. The back was incredible. The dress was very comfortable. I usually have to wear long sizes because most of my height is in my legs. This dress was actually too long by about 2 inches when I was wearing 3 inch heels. I definitely could have gone with a regular.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
April 17, 2017
I wore this to prom and I received endless compliments all night.
It fit very true to size and while I usually have to wear a bra, I didn't need to with this. It was a little bit long, but once I put heels on, it was the perfect length!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 17, 2017
The back of this dress is stunning, and with pockets, what's not to love?!
This dress fits like a glove. I'm 5' 8" and the 6R was the perfect length, even with 4" heels. I used a stick on bra, because the back is sheer, but the back is the best part of the dress! It was perfect for a Charity Ball.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 16, 2017
Beautiful dress
This dress is amazing! It did fit me a little tight through the ribcage but since I'm smaller chested it fit better than a size up would have. I'm 5'10 and normally always go for tall options when available but was torn based off other reviews saying how long this runs. I ended up wearing the tall and was happy I did. It was a bit long on me but I had to wear flats due to a recent surgery so preferred the longer length so my shoes wouldn't show so much. Definitely with heels the regular length would have been too short. This dress is so beautiful and looks even better in person. The back is so elegant and it shows just the right amount of skin. It's a heavy, thick material that flows so beautifully. I would love to have an excuse to rent this again :)
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
April 15, 2017
Amazing fit and great texture to the dress!!
I loved everything about this dress. The back detail was beautiful and the front was very flattering and super comfy to wear and dance in all night! The dress was a little long but with heels and paying attention walking up stairs it was totally fine. perfect dress for the black tie wedding i attended and got so many compliments all night!
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 14, 2017
How well the dress fit!
While I typically wear a size 4 in dresses I went with my backup size (6) because it's a little snug in the ribcage. Other than that it fit perfect! I had multiple people ask me if I had the dress altered to fit because it fit so well. It was a perfect length with my 3-inch heels, and I'm 5'5.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 12, 2017
Stunning details!
The dress was so surprisingly detailed. Photos don't do this dress justice! I am 5'7, 140lbs and the 4R fit like a glove. I wanted to wear flats so I hoped it wouldn't be too long. It did touch the floor with flats but not too long. The only place the dress fit a little loose was in the boobs. I am 34B and had to wear a padded sticky bra. No big deal. The dress is flattering, comfortable, and beautiful. I got compliments all night long!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
April 11, 2017
The lace work at the back is amazing.
This is one of the best dresses I've ever worn. Super comfortable, elegant and falls great. I wore heels and it only slightly dragged on the ground, but not in an annoying way. Amazing customer service this time around and amazing dress!!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 168lbs
April 11, 2017
didn't get to go after months of planning
the dress fits snugly around the ribcage and is true to size
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 11, 2017
Perfect, comfortable dress for black tie wedding!
This dress was perfect. It was so comfortable and made out of great material. Got so many compliments at the wedding. It is heavier than I expected but only because of the awesome detail and beading. Absolutely loved this dress, no complaints!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2017
Gorgeous and comfortable dress!!
Regular length was more than long enough! A little extra room through bust for small chest. So comfortable!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
April 3, 2017
Badgley Mischka masterpiece!
The picture doesn't do this gorgeous dress justice. The skirt was flowing with ornate flowers that came to life in person. The detail in the embroidery and beading in the zippered racerback was beautiful. It felt heavy and expensive, but the wide straps and fitted bodice made it comfortable to wear. I would love to rent this again. I am tall and I was able to wear a 2" heel and this dress skimmed the floor perfectly. I received tons of compliments. My favorite RTR dress of all time! Love love love love love loved this!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 1, 2017
Elegant and comfortable
I LOVED this dress! It was extremely comfortable (I danced all night) and the bottom part is fun. I am 5'7", weighed 160 lbs at the time, 36D. The 8R was too tight in the chest and difficult to zip, whereas the 10R was perfect. I did not wear a bra and you couldn't tell (the material is thick). I wore 3" heels and the bottom of the dress just brushed the ground.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 31, 2017
Such an elegant gown that's easy to dance in too!
I wish I could've gotten the 4P as a backup size. At 5'1", the dress in regular length was super long. I wore six inch Steve Madden platforms to accommodate. ;) I'm pretty top heavy (34D), but didn't feel even a little uncomfortable not wearing a bra. The dress is thick enough to smooth everything over and the back is to die for. Everyone complimented the dress, I felt great all night!
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
March 29, 2017
Wore this for a formal outdoor wedding at a winery. Tons of compliments on the dress!
The dress fit TTS other than the band around the rib cage was tight, leading to me wearing the larger of the two sizes sent. The back is beautiful, the detail on the skirt is, too. The weight of the dress is great for early spring and fall. Highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 29, 2017
Gorgeous dress, easy to wear and fun to dance in!
I normally wear a 6, however the 6 was returned too late/damaged to send to me so I had a backup 6 sent. Luckily the 8 fit me perfectly! -The rib cage is definitely snug, I'm not sure a 6 would've fit comfortably. -The zipper is finicky at the waist, just be careful zipping it up it will go! -I wore about 3" heels and the R just brushed the ground, I never stepped on it. -I was able to wear it without a bra, if you want to wear one you'd have to use cutlets. However the material up top in front is thick enough I didn't feel weird without one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
March 27, 2017
So Elegant
I LOVED this dress! LOVED. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get it in a 14R, the dress runs super small. It wasn't able to zip past the main rib band, but I sure tried. This dress is classy and intricate in detail. I typically wear a 10-12 and because this dress doesn't have any give, I couldn't fit the 14R.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 27, 2017
Great dress!
Loved wearing this dress! The 8L was long enough and I felt beautiful and classy! Tricky to zip up, I needed help. Thanks for another great rental!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
March 27, 2017
This dress was perfect! I went to GALA and the dress was by far the best one there!
I wasn't sure about getting a regular or long but the regular fit me perfect. I felt like a princess, this dress is stunning and the best part of it is the back!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 25, 2017
Beautiful dress
I loved this dress for many reasons. The dress had a good weight to it; it didnt feel or look cheap or poorly made. The fit was flattering to my thick figure. The waist was a tight band but it helped support my strapless backless bra and it pinched in my waist. Now my favorite part of this dress was the movement in the skirt. I spun around all night just to watch my dress dance around. I got the 12L and wore 4" heels. Im 5,6" and it was the perfect length.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
March 23, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
This dress was so beautiful. My picture does not even do it justice. It fit great on top but was super long on the bottom. I'm only 5'1 and wore 3in heels with it and it was still dragging on the ground about 3 inches. I ended up getting sticky tape and folding it under. You could not even tell I had taped it. Absolutely loved and received so many compliments, wish I owned it!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 23, 2017
Fantastic fit and even more beautiful in person.
Fit perfectly and was super comfortable and easy to wear. Hits in all the right places and no bra needed. Loved wearing this dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
March 22, 2017
The dress got so many compliments, it was almost embarassing since it wasn't my wedding!
It was definitely long, even with very high heels (6 in) I am a scant 5'5". I wear a 32DD bra and didn't need one as it fit snugly enough to hold everything still. Loved this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 152lbs
March 20, 2017
Made my already wide hips look GIGANTIC, didn't wear. Much fuller than expected.
Too full, not flattering
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 19, 2017
Beautiful but LONG!!!
This dress is a beautiful upgrade from a standard black dress. It was great for a black tie wedding. I got a lot of compliments and felt great in it. BUT it is REALLY long!! I am 5'5.5, wore 3 inch heels and it was not just brushing the ground but folded over itself hanging on the ground. I almost returned for a replacement different dress but loved it so much that I pinned the bottom up 3inches with safety pins and it just hung above the ground. The material is so thick you couldn't tell at all that it was pinned.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 16, 2017
Wonderful dress.
I loved this dress. The overall fit was perfect (it was a tad bit long). I wore 4 inch heels and had to pick up the dress a bit when I walked. I did not wear a bra (I have small boobs). The back of the dress is gorgeous and see through. I would highly recommend this dress for a formal/black tie event.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
March 15, 2017
Stunning Elegance
I wore this as the Mother of the Groom. I had actually purchased a classic steel gray gown with a jeweled neckline to have as a back up in case this didn't fit, as I was concerned about the measurement around the rib cage area (other reviews had indicated there was no give there and they are correct). I could have easily worn the 14 R had it not been for the tightness around the rib cage area. I tried both dresses on for my 3 daughter in laws the night before the wedding and this one was the unanimous winner!! I felt gorgeous and received numerous compliments throughout the evening. I will say it is very long and even though I wore 5" wedge heels with it, I still had to hold the dress up while walking as the hem brushed the floor (I am 5'3"). Unfortunately I think every picture taken of me that evening was from the front, so I won't even have a picture that includes the gorgeous view from the back. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this dress again, nor to rent again from Rent the Runway.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 15, 2017
The back of this dress was fabulous and the skirt detailing added just enough subtle sophistication
It was a smidge large in the chest, but I'm only barely a B, so a full B would fit perfectly. Even the petite is a little long, at 5'2" I needed to wear taller heels, but I'm pretty used to that. The dress looked wonderful and fit well. The loose skirt made sure I could eat away and not worry about sucking in my stomach.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
March 14, 2017
Terrific dress!
Loved the details of the dress, fit great! Wore it for engagement pictures
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 13, 2017
Perfect for a wedding
Fit great in the waist, but a bit baggy in the bust and under armpit area. Got tons of compliments, would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
March 12, 2017
The back of this dress is stunning!
I rented this dress for my sisters black tie wedding. I was so happy with it! The back of the dress is stunning! It fit perfectly and the lace detail on the skirt was pretty and romantic. I got tons of compliments all night and felt amazing in it! Very comfortable. I had to wear a backless bra but it worked. Rent this dress, you will not be disappointed!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 12, 2017
Stunner!
I wore this dress for a charity gala and is was gorgeous! I received so many compliments and I felt great in it! I'm 5'6" tall, 115 lbs and a 32 A and the 0L was perfect. I wore heels and it was still floor length but the regular length would have been too short. The back of this dress is amazing! I did have to go bra less to make it work but that was no big deal. Gorgeous!!!!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 6, 2017
Beautiful!
This dress was comfortable, length was perfect but I felt I should of worn the 12 with how tight it was at my rib cage. Making it very hard to zip. I'm learning with the higher end designers the rib cage area is quite tight.
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