Badgley Mischka

Peacock Gown

$105 – $140 rental?
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

Be bold in this bright and dramatic gown by Badgley Mischka. Complement the eye-catching look with delicate jewelry.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. 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: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra, nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height in image is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full Skirt. Hidden side zipper. Fully lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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90 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(21)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
May 17, 2017
Gorgeous Dress!
This dress is very beautiful and flattering, although it runs VERY small. I'm 5'3", 120 pounds and I'm a pretty solid size 4. But I saw that this gown ran small so I ordered a size 6, with a backup size 8. I ended up wearing the 8. It worked perfectly for a formal banquet I go to every year. The color is gorgeous, the fit is flattering, and it's pretty comfortable. I highly recommend it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
May 12, 2017
Lovely, but unworn
It's a beautiful dress, but unfortunately the size 2R and 4R were huge on me (I'm 5'4 and 104 lb.) and the color made my already pale skin look like a ghost. Cute, but not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
May 11, 2017
Tons of compliements on this fabulous dress! Color is amazing
I normally wear a 6L, but only 4L was available. With a pair of Spanx....made it work! The top was a good fit, the bootie/hips was were it was more snug, but still did ok. I got a milllion compliements and felt beautiful. I also rented the necklace if you can see, that was a stunner as well!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 3, 2017
I ended up wearing the other dress that arrived, the dress was beautiful.
Great fit, quality fabric, beautiful color. It fit my bust well, so it may be large on others.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 2, 2017
the color was amazing! bright and fun!
The mermaid fit was very flattering, a little small on the chest
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 27, 2017
Perfect Peacock Blue
The dress is a show stopper! It was very difficult to get the side zipper up, but once it was up it was ON and held everything in place perfectly. No need to wear a bra even though I am a 36d. The fabric does not have any stretch so keep that in mind. Everyone at the ball commented on the gorgeous peacock blue/teal color and how it was so flattering. I am very fair skinned and often struggle with color choices, but this color is fantastic.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
April 21, 2017
Didn't wear this dress.
I didn't end up wearing this dress. I got my size and a size up and because of how awkward the zipper was, I couldn't get it zipped. Sent it back. Beautiful dress. I hope it works for someone else. It didn't work for me.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
April 19, 2017
My bff
Very beautiful dress and nice material however I would not recommend for ladies with C cup or bigger. I am a small C and my dress was incredibly tight, it was uncomfortable. .
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 126lbs
April 10, 2017
Getting dressed up.
I did not wear this dress because there was a pen mark front and center on the stomach area of the dress that I saw as soon as I opened the plastic bag. That didn't stop me from trying on the dress though. I absolutely LOVED the look, feel, and color of this dress and I'm sad that I didn't get to wear it. I tried the dress on without a bra (it is well lined) and with 4-inch heels that seemed to be the right height so that I wouldn't be tripping on the dress if I could have worn it. I am normally a size 6 in formal dresses and this dress fit true to formal dress size. Because of the stain on the 6R and the backup size not fitting a RTR Rep overnighted me 2 more dresses (1 of which also had a stain and the other worked out perfectly).
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
April 9, 2017
Gorgeous dress!! So many compliments!
I immediately fell in love with this dress when I saw it and read all the reviews to figure out the right sizes to order. I am 5'2", 118lbs with an athletic build. I decided on the 0R and the 2R. Much to my dismay when I received the dresses Thursday night, I could zip neither over my rib cage. RnR overnighted a 4R by noon on Saturday of the event. It fit beautifully (though slightly big in the chest - I am a 34B). The color and style is simply stunning and I was stopped by many people who told me they loved the dress! I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
March 16, 2017
glamorous!
I am 5'8" and wore the 4R. It was just the right length- too long and it would puddle and the fabric is too thick for that to look good. Very snug- would've tried the 6R but it was unavailable. Got compliments on the color. It's a beautiful, glamorous dress- can't go wrong.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 2, 2017
Stunning!
This dress is simply stunning. The color is so unique. It really stands out. The fabric is beautiful and the dress well made. The regular was perfect in length for me with 3 inch heels. (I am 5'5".) The bottom was wrinkled when it arrived but was very easy to iron. I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 27, 2017
Show stopper in a sea of LBDs.
I felt like a million bucks in this dress. I received so many compliments all night long, even from strangers. The dress fit very well and accentuated all the right curves, while not highlighting my flaws. I didn't have to tug at the dress at all and was super comfortable in it. I even went out dancing after the gala until 3am! I absolutely loved this dress and would buy it in a heartbeat. In regards to the size, I went up a size slightly because of my hips and thighs. Apparently, I do too many squats or not enough.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 19, 2017
It was beautiful!!!
It fit perfectlly!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
February 15, 2017
Elegant and classic look
What an unforgettable dress! The color was a truly perfect peacock blue. The fit was true to size. I received compliments all evening! Thank you again to Rent the Runway for the perfect dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
January 23, 2017
Wore this for a huge Gala for our local hospital!
It fit perfectly. I have a small bust (32B) so a padded strapless bra was needed and fit underneath. I am fairly short at 5'2" and needed the 4" heels I wore with it. For my first time renting, it could not have gone bettter!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 16, 2017
One of my favorite dresses so far
Such a fun dress. It fit like a glove and surprisingly comfortable!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 11, 2017
ELEGANT DRESS
This dress was very elegant but a little tight at the waist--run small. I recommend renting one size up or order a second size just in case. But Still I got a lot of compliments about the dress and the clutch ; )
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Weight: 154lbs
December 21, 2016
Color was gorgeous and I felt so sophisticated!
I'm between a size 10 and 12 because of my body type (big top and slim bottom). I ended up wearing the 12 because the top fits a little snug. The hip area had a little more wiggle room because I have slim hips. Length was perfect when I put my heels on (I'm not wearing shoes in the pic). Overall the dress fit me well and gave my sturdy build a more feminine hourglass figure. I received compliments all night on the color and style of the dress. The jewel tone is absolutely amazing! I would def wear this dress again!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 165lbs
December 13, 2016
It was a gorgeous, quality gown! I received many compliments, including, "I LOVE your dress!"
The previous reviews were spot on! The mermaid fit was slim through the hips, so I sized up. I had a nice fit through the bodice, and could wear my usual strapless bra with no fit issues. If the 12L was available, I would have rented that because the 12R length was just a bit short. I wore flats as I planned, and even then it seemed a teeny bit short and there wasn't as much of a train as shown in the preview photo. Overall, it was a well designed gown in a gorgeous teal color with a true mermaid fit.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
December 11, 2016
Stunning color
Received so many compliments on this dress! The color is gorgeous!! Runs a little tight around the rib cage but my 36D chest had plenty of room. I'm only 5'3" so I had to use hem tape to take the dress up 1.5" for 3" heels.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 10, 2016
Beautiful color
Beautiful dress that was a conversation piece.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
December 6, 2016
Never have I ever been told I looked stunning by anyone, let alone perfect strangers!
I loved this dress. LOVED IT. It had a perfect wow factor for the optional black tie wedding we attended. I wear a 0/2 depending on the cut. The 0 fit everywhere BUT my ribcage and the 2 only fit my ribcage, being big everywhere else! Once I changed to a different slip (hip smoothing, not spanx that came over my ribs) and we soaped the zipper, it closed right up. I did wear a small push up bra, but I don't think it was really needed, due to how it sat on my hips and fit snuggly around my ribs. Not uncomfortably so though. The color is amazing (my photos don't do it justice - darn low lighting!), combined with the rouching (sp?) and the way the fabric lays, this dress was super flattering! Perfect strangers complimented me and asked repeatedly where I'd gotten such a lovely gown! High-five, RTR...High. Five.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 25, 2016
People still talking about dress!
I rented this dress for a Black Tie Gala. I received compliments from the time I arrived. I attended a causal event 2 weeks later and people still walked up to say how great the dress was!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 21, 2016
Felt like a princess!
I never get to wear these kinds of things, so I created my own occasion... surprised my boyfriend for his birthday with wine and cheese in an abandoned tower that overlooks sf bay. I looked and felt like a princess. The dress was a bit large in the chest and I probably could have worn a 2 long.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
October 31, 2016
Bold color and cut - just perfect!
If you're short, be prepared to wear tall heels. I rented the 6R and am 5' 2" so the dress was still just slightly dusting the floor with 4 in heels. Stunning dress - makes people's heads turn for sure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 24, 2016
Masquerade Perfection
Loved the color and cut of this dress. Got many compliments. It does have virtually no stretch so be prepared if you have a larger chest; it was a close call but worked just fine! Loved the dress.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 16, 2016
Beautiful mermaid but the long was WAY too long and I'm 5'8. So make sure to get the "regular"
I love this dress and have rented it twice. The first time, I wore the 4R and it fit perfectly (a little tight in the torso). The second time, the 4R was damaged so I could only rent the 4L, which was fit well in the torso but was too long. I got a ton of compliments and loved wearing it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 26, 2016
Beautiful dress but must have a very flat tummy and toned rear, even in spanx, I had to size up!
If you wear this dress, you will probably not be as comfortable eating. Best on tall, busty women with small waist and hips.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
September 15, 2016
Absolutely stunning and perfect fit!!! Feel like a princess
Perfect fit!!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
August 15, 2016
The dress is beautiful, but not meant for anyone that is not in perfect shape. It highlights flaws.
I would not recommend this dress unless you have the perfect body. It made my average body look huge. I used the term "blue whale." Good luck!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
August 10, 2016
Beautiful show stopper. I looked like a mermaid.
The dress was absolutely stunning. Everyone kept calling me a mermaid. Got lots of compliments. Gave me a good shape on my body as well. I'm a size 6 but I got an 8 just in case my back was too wide. It didn't end up fitting but good thing it didn't because it had the wires sticking out and lose strands around the dress. You can tell its been worn a lot.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 144lbs
June 21, 2016
gorgeous gorgeous color, rented for my graduation gala, stood out among a sea of blacks
runs small, i had to size up and wear 8. the Zipper can get stuck , so be careful while pulling up
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 15, 2016
Mermaid vibes!
Fit perfect throughout!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
May 26, 2016
Dress looks better in person than on site if you can even begin to imagine that
This dress is so pretty but I don't know if it's the person who wore it before me that stretched it out or the bust just runs too big but I had to shift and pull up all night ... Super nice to wear though nonetheless and comfortable! The train on the dress is SOOO spectacular and gives the dress the perfect hint of elegance
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 21, 2016
Gorgeous dress - but size UP!
I ordered this for a "prom" event and while the dress would have looked stunning on, it runs very small! My usual two sizes did not fit. (For reference I am short-waisted with an hourglass shape.) So ladies with a nice set of hips - size up even more than you might think. I did get the dress on, I just couldn't zip it. It looked gorgeous, but sadly was booked in all the other sizes the dates I needed it, so I ended up not being able to wear it. RtR was great in helping me find something else, though.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
May 3, 2016
This dress is stunning! I received so many compliments from complete strangers. I loved wearing it!
I ordered a size 2R and 4R. I typically wear a size 4 and I am 5'4", 115 pounds. The size 4 fit like a glove. The size 2 I couldn't zip up, and there is very little give around the torso, but the fit was perfect. I wore 3" heels and the length was perfect!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 1, 2016
Beautiful color, hourglass fit, runs true to size.
I love how this deep turquoise dress is not your run-of-the-mill red or black color. The jewel tone will make you the belle of the ball, so to speak. The ruching at the waist will make you look thinner in the middle. I'm 5'6" and wore 4 inch heels with this dress and the length was perfect and beautifully skimmed the floor. I could have gone with a 3 inch heel, too, and it still would have been perfect. The only thing that was a bit of a nuisance was the zipper on this dress, at least for the size 6. I didn't try on the 8, but the size 6 zipper gets stuck about half way up. You'll definitely need zipper help and patience to get it to the top and then hook it.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
May 1, 2016
I wore this to a fundraising dinner for our children's school - it was perfect, even for dancing!
This is a very long dress. I'm 5'2 and wore heels and it was dragging a tad. However, due to the mermaid style, the look was fine! I got many compliments the entire night. I'm a "color" person, so I paired it with magenta Gucci Jolene shoes and matching clutch. Perfect. One downside was that I had to wear the larger/back-up size because the smaller/correct size they sent was too wrinkled, so I was pulling the dress up all night. It looked amazing though!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
May 1, 2016
Received compliments all night on the dress.
Great fit, a little long, but I'm 5'4" - so it was expected with a formal.
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