Badgley Mischka

Plum Shine Gown

$50 – $70 rental
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Channel royalty in this shimmering plum-colored gown by Badgley Mischka. Accent the dark, chic palette with black heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12 & 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: 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
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple sequins on mesh (100% Nylon). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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254 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(120)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
September 6, 2017
Glam, fitted and super comfy, you will get compliments!
Love this dress and got lots of compliments. It's stretchy all over so was figure hugging but super comfortable all night long. I am 5 ft 6" and the regular length was perfect with my 3" heels. I am usually a size 2 so I ordered that and got the 4 as a back up. I actually ended up wearing the 4 as it seemed to fit and just hang better, also more room for food! I did feel like a million dollars wearing it with all those sequins and it was a perfect color for an evening ball for someone who doesn't look good in black.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
September 5, 2017
I felt like I was going to the Oscars
True to size fit!! I am 5'3" and I had on 3 and a half inch heels and it was perfect!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
September 4, 2017
Felt like a queen
I ordered 2 and 4 long both fit me perfectly but because I wanted to eat and dance all night I needed more room so went with the 4. Otherwise both are true to size. It's a heavy dress so not for a summer event .. I have rented the green version of this and I knew what I was getting an amazing gown fit for a queen. Normal bra worn.. loads of compliments.. the train is long so be careful not to trip on it.. I wore very high heels which am comfortable in. If you are 5,4 and below height wise know the long is long and you will have to wear high shoes so as not to trip on the gown . I got a ton of compliments. I love love RTR ! F
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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
August 28, 2017
This dress was simply perfect! I felt like a princess!
The zipper was a little stiff but other than that it was fine.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 115lbs
August 15, 2017
Great dress and jewelry from RTR!
Fit was great!
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Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Apple
Weight: 240lbs
August 7, 2017
The process was so easy; from the delivery to sending it back. I was very pleased!!
The fit was great, true to size. The only con I have is the sequins scratched my arm a little. It wasn't too bothersome tho.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 7, 2017
Loved the sparkle!!!
Loved this dress! I got so many compliments. It is long like the others said so I had to hold it up while dancing (even with 4 in heels). But I felt beautiful in it!!! Definitely going to be using RTR again!!
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
August 2, 2017
Dress fit great and was perfect for the event.
Fit great. I am short waisted so the top was a little big but not enough to not wear it.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 30, 2017
I have never felt so elegant!
LOVED this gown. I was nervous when I ordered it as several reviews said it ran slightly small (and I always seem to be in between sizes). I tried it on and it was like it was made just for me! The fit was perfect as was the length with a small heel. If you are any taller, you'd need to order in long, or get another dress. As I had read on many reviews the zipper was VERY hard to get past the waist band (thank goodness for my husband), but otherwise the dress was perfect. It is a lovely gown in person, but is even more stunning in photos. I have never felt so elegant and truly felt that I had the best dress in the room. This was my first ever rental, but definitely will not be my last!
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Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
July 26, 2017
Had a great time wearing this gown.
My boss and I had to give a presentation to a large group and decided to do it in the format of a game show. As the cohost I needed a sparkly down. Rent The runway was the perfect option for me. - I found it really easy to select the gown I was looking for - love that you offer to send a second size - happy to have the option to rent a couple extra days I wore the 14L and it was very comfortable. Hit the floor beautifully. I got lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
July 19, 2017
Fit well without being uncomfortable, could even wear regular bra!
-Loved the fit of this dress. I measured myself and it came true to size only thing I would change is the length. I am 5'9" tall, and I found that wearing anything more than a 2" heel was out of the question even in the "Long" size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 17, 2017
The sparkle!
You can wear this with a regular bra, but was not very forgiving in midsection so spanx were required. I'm 5'7" and was wearing 2.5" heels, and it hit just above the floor in a regular length. There is a (very) mini train in back which did touch the ground, but was not a problem at all dancing. This dress just glittered in the low light of the evening, which couldn't be captured in photos.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 28, 2017
Stunning yet comfortable!
First of all, this dress is very true to size. I ordered both the 8L and 10L since I tend to run between those two sizes and this is no different. I could have worn either but the 8L just hugged the curves (especially my smaller bust in a push up bra) a bit better. There was still plenty of room on top so I don't think a larger bust would be any trouble, especially given the slight amount of stretch in the gown. It was even flattering on the "I've had 3 kids tummy pouch", though I did wear spanx under just to keep everything together. As far as length, this was a bit harder for me. At 5'7", the long length was (just barely) the recommendation, but I didn't want to wear a large heel nor did I want to wear flats if I got the regular, so I was very torn. In the end, the long was perfect! The front just fell to the top of my toes and the back train grazed the floor, all while wearing a sensible 2" heel. The style was stunning for the black tie event I went to. As others have mentioned, it's awesome that you can wear a regular bra and an extra bonus is you likely already have the accessories you need to complete the outfit since black is an easy match. I didn't have any issues with rubbing underneath the arms, and I tend to have a more athletic (read: large) upper body. The slight stretch and full lining made it very comfortable to wear and the flowy skirt made it SO fun to dance in. This dress is an easy "hit" and I wouldn't hesitate to rent it again.
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 42C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
June 26, 2017
This dress was glamourous without being over the top. No side boob issues1!
The dress is modest but gorgeous. The lining makes everything smooth out nicely. The dress fits nicely under the arm so that you can wear full undergarments with nothing showing. You will feel pretty in this gown. The slightly purple / silver color was unique and beautiful in the sea of black dresses at the event.
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
June 19, 2017
Fast shipping
Perfect for my event
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2017
This dress was amazing! I received so many compliments and it was very comfortable.
The fit was perfect and very comfortable. I did get a larger backup size which I ended up wearing. The length was perfect too! It was over the top but subtle at the same time.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 10, 2017
So much sparkles!
I loved this dress! The sparkles made it fit a bit tight. I also wanted to wear heels and the 8 was a bit short. Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 238lbs
May 22, 2017
Love this dress! I wore it @ my ex husband wedding & felt like Halle Berry @ the Oscar's in 2002.
The sequin were unbearable and hurt for hrs afterward and left some visible marks on me.l, but I battled my way through the sequin drama and enjoy the night. True to size!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
May 14, 2017
Shimmery, comfy, and oh-so-lovely!
Dress was extremely comfortable and flattering. The long size was not quite long enough for me at 6'3", but it's a risk that comes with the territory.
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
May 11, 2017
The dress was perfect for the event we attended. The queen definitely looked beautiful & felt it too
The dress fit perfectly!
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Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
May 8, 2017
It made me feel like a movie star.
The dress was beautiful. It is beautiful color in which it looks silver under the light, and navy blue in the dark. It gives you a slim look and makes you look taller. Everybody complimented my dress that evening.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
May 7, 2017
Classy, comfortable and chic
The dress fit really well, both in the 2 and the 4. It hugged in the right places without being too tight in the problem areas. It was long - I wore it with 4" heels and it just touched the floor. It was hard to walk in because of the multiple layers under the skirt. I could only walk with small steps and had to hold dress up on all steps. Major downside to me was that the dress came a day late, which was really stressful to deal with. Whenever I called, I would be on hold for 30 mins and then disconnected. Those are several hours of my life I will never get back!!
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
May 5, 2017
Gorgeous!
This was the perfect dress! I am 5'7", and the long gave me the chance to wear some fun heels! It was comfortable, beautiful, and amazing! I loved wearing a regular bra with it, especially since I have a big bust. I got so many compliments from people. I didn't want to take it off!
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Weight: 215lbs
May 2, 2017
A classy affair.
I love this dress. It runs true to size with a little bit of stretch to hug your curves. The photo doesn't do this dress justice. It looks blue/purple but there are actually other colors in this shimmery frock. I would definitely order this dress again.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
April 30, 2017
Perfect fit on the red carpet
I wore this to the Emmys and it was very glamorous! The fit was perfect, and it was nowhere near as heavy as most sequined gowns. It was comfortable all night.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
April 30, 2017
Sparkly glam!
First RTR rental and it was a success. The dress fit like a glove and the sparkle captures the camera and photographs well. The back hem is longer than then front and sometimes my heel would get stuck in the dress dancing, but all and all, great dress and very comfortable. Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 25, 2017
Beautiful dress, comfortable, got lots of compliments!
I LOVE this dress! The color is different and beautiful, the sparkle is so fun. The only con is it was a bit long for me (I'm 5'4"), I kept stepping on it while I danced. Higher heels probably would have done the trick. I felt so glamorous! Highly recommend!!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 25, 2017
Elegant and Simple
Fit true to size
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 17
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
April 25, 2017
Received compliment all night long. Loved the dress very much!
Was perfect, and true to size
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
April 24, 2017
This is a very beautiful gown. I got many compliments on it throughout the night.
This was my first time using Rent the Runway. The dress fit well. As stated in other reviews, I was able to wear a normal bra. Even though there is a 'v' in the back, it doesn't dip down too low. The dress wasn't extremely heavy, but heavy enough that it hugged nicely. The sequins were not irritating on my skin, even though they occasionally were getting hooked to things. I was very comfortable for the majority of the night. After a while, however, it began to feel as if my armpits were being cut into by the dress. Lengthwise the dress came right to the top of my toes and didn't drag the floor and I wasn't stepping all over it. I'm glad I didn't get the long. If you are wanting a slight train effect/ puddling, you will want the long. Overall I was very happy with the dress and the overall rental experience. I would definitely rent another dress. I have already suggested Rent the Runway to others.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
April 23, 2017
Felt like a shiny diva!
If you have not experienced the thrill of wearing a sequin gown, this is the right dress to try it out. I wore this to Science Prom at the Franklin Institute, and subsequently to a dive bar and diner afterward, and let me tell you, it is a showstopper. My parter couldn't stop smiling! I got nonstop compliments from my friends. The fit: they warn that folks with a full hip (hi there) may want to size up and it's not bad advice. it shows your curves, ones you want to see and maybe some you don't. There was a part of me that wish I sized up even more, but this dress ain't one to be shy in. Be confident, stand tall and shoulders back and show off that body, honey! As for length, if you are fuller-figured 5'6" through 5'8" you definitely want to go with the long. I was wearing low heels, around 1.5", and at just under 5'7" it was perfect for me, just above floor length in the front (it does drag a little lower in the back, so be careful on steps and wet floors). Thanks to the buffer of fabric around the arm holes, zero scratches on my upper arms! That fabric is technically black (I think?) but I wore the Nocturne Multi Stone Lisa Bracelet with it and it went perfectly. Overall, I loved it. I would certainly rent it again :)
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
April 22, 2017
Absolutely loved the dress, felt like royalty!
This was my first time renting a dress...it fit perfectly and was very comfortable. I would rent this dress again for sure. Would also love to try others as well.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 14, 2017
So many compliments! Felt like a star!
Dress was very form flattering and drew a lot of attention with the sequins without being ostentatious. I am 5'10" and got a long so I was able to wear heels with the dress. Be wary that the sequins on bottom portion can catch on each other when sitting.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
April 13, 2017
Great fit and really comfortable to wear!
Runs a bit long, so if your short I suggest a petite or expect to wear high heels, and has a little bit of a train.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
April 11, 2017
Belle of the ball
I wore this to a prom and felt like the belle of the ball! Perfect rental, it fit great (true to size), did not itch, and earned lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Weight: 165lbs
April 8, 2017
Plum crazy! <3
Be carefully of this dress as even in a long and a size up it was almost too short for me. At 5' 7" there is no way I could wear heels with this. Highly recommended for shorter girls, it was the most dazzling color and you could literally live in this dress its so comfortable. If you like sequins but hate having you arms all scratched up from a sparkly dress this is the gown for you!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 229lbs
April 5, 2017
Runway fun
I actually used this to compete at a pageant. I paired it with a crop top so that it would have sleeves. I received so many compliments about this dress I almost bought it. It is definitely true to size. It is very comfortable. It is elegant but fun.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 148lbs
April 1, 2017
Wore this for a company awards program. SO comfortable and I felt great in it all night!
I'm 5'3 and was concerned it may be too long but fit was perfect. Wore a regular bra! Not as heavy as I expected for all that bling. The dress really sparkled in the lights and I wish I would have gotten an unobstructed full body shot. Loved it!
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Size worn:
18L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 28, 2017
Wore this to a formal function, paired with a shawl. Fit was great. Lots of compliments..
The long length was perfect.
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
March 27, 2017
Loved it! Was large so I added a jacket.
I am 3 months post a 9 pd baby in this photo. I felt amazing!!
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