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Badgley Mischka

Beaded Sweetheart Dress

$66 to buy
$440 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Classy or sexy? Badgley Mischka combines the best of both worlds in this dazzling dress that flatters all shapes. With ruching, built in bustier, and beaded neckline, this dress has it all. Pair with black heels and you're ready to walk the red carpet!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so size up for full bust
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted throughout but ruched detail conceals midsection - wear with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra; dress has built-in boning in bodice
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10". )

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so size up for full bust
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted throughout but ruched detail conceals midsection - wear with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra; dress has built-in boning in bodice
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10". )

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black stretch tulle over metallic silver jersey. Beaded sweetheart neckline. Built in bustier for support. Allover ruching on body. Hidden side zip. 36" from top of bodice to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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118 reviews

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Small 31
True to Size 84
Large 2
Photos 45
Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 14, 2010

First Love

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was the first dress I rented from Rent the Runway. It is my first love. It fits sexy on the body and very well made. I wore it at a gala and I fit in with movie stars that attended. That's what makes this company great. You too can look like a movie star by renting this dress. It is a show stopper.
Querismatic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 16, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this to a celebrity party during the NBA All Star weekend in Dallas I felt so Hollywood. The fit is excellent, great quality.
Lynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 18, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I LOVE this dress! I didn't want to return it!!! I got so many compliments and felt fantastic in it. I agree with shoelover, the dress is well made and the boning provides nice push-up and support. A very classy and sexy dress.
Ituska
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 13, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is super sexy, very tight but also great fit. It got corset and it stays in place. This was my first dress from RTR but not last, I love to dress up and this is cheaper way how to get to wear designers dresses. Loved this dress.
megan4
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 13, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress! We got all dressed up for the SATC2 premiere and I rented it and felt amazing ALL night. It's so comfortable and made me feel so sexy. It was HEAVY though, which isn't a problem, but was unexpected.
NavyChick
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 21, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Wonderful for a wedding!! The corset held by 36C bust in perfect! Fits true to size and fit like a glove. Don't be fooled by the number sizing since it does have some forgiveness(stretch). Hit above knees.
seareaux
Height: 5' 4"
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Love this dress- and so did everyone else! I am very small chested and although I wore one, I could've gotten away without a bra.The beading on top is gorgeous! i was worried that I was too short and the dress would be long on me, but it hit above the knee. I would love to rent it again.
Sophia
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
Oct 4, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Very flattering dress. It held up perfectly and was the perfect length for being tall. Got so many compliments!
Hal
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 12, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was really great and I got a ton of compliments! The bust was a little large for me (I am a 34 B/C) but I did not fall out of it and I do not think anyone noticed--the right bra would have given me all the support I needed. This dress was perfect for the black tie wedding I went to and I would definitely rent again!
Jesappen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 12, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This is my frist dress that I rented and let me say the experience was wonderful! Its an extremely flattering dress. I am petite so it was below my knees but I thought that made it a little more dressy for the ball I went to. This might sound funny but its so fitted that I didn't even have to wear spanx with it! I received soo many compliments.
Copgirl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 13, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I absolutely loved this dress!! It fit perfectly. I ordered the size 4 and size 6, figuring if it ran small I'd be safe. The size 4 fit like a glove. It was the perfect length, and the inner support in the bust area made it stay in it's place all night. The inky complaint I had was that the little strings for the hanger are in a weird spot (one over each part of the sweetheart neckline). I used some of the double stick tape sent from RTR to fix that issue. Beautiful dress!!
Marissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 3, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress fit like a glove and was absolutely GORGEOUS on! It really makes you feel sexy if you have curves and it will make you the hit of any party : )
Cyndi
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 15, 2010

Overall fit: Small
This dress was awesome. It is very flattering and I got complments at the weddign all night. I went up a size from my normal dress size.
Sal
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Absolutely loved this dress. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is I felt the bust was a bit large. I ordered a 2 and a backup 4, but I should have ordered a 2 and a backup 0. I think the 0 would have fit me much better. Otherwise, it's STUNNING!
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 23, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
The top kept rolling over and revealing the sticky stuff that holds the dress up, otherwise a perfect dress. A lot of compliments and made my butt look FANTASTIC.
mckenzie
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Dec 6, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
My first time using the site and had a great experience with this dress. I am usually a size 4 (125lbs with a booty and no chest) but I ended up wearing the 2. It was very flattering to my body and very comfortable to wear. The way the dress fits allows you to mess around with the length. It could've been down to my knees but i scrunched it up and you couldn't even tell! Wore it to my sorority formal - definitely recommend.
Wifey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Jan 7, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful dress! FITS LIKE A GLOVE (so order a size up if you don't like super-form fitting). I received lots of compliments about the dress. My only complaint was that the built-in slip underneath kept sneaking down lower so that it was visible a couple inches past the dress. It was an easy fix (just shimmied it up in the ladies' room) but had to be gone a few times. Very comfortable and nice dress though.
FoxLondon
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jan 10, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I am a size 4 and on the rare occasion a size 2. I rented this dress in a 4, and it was TIGHT! I could barely zip it and the material was stretched across my backside. It was also too short for me. I'm glad I also rented a different Badgley Mischka dress (size 4) for my birthday party that was the perfect dress and the perfect fit!
Magazine Girl
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Feb 19, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress for a formal cocktail celebrating the book signing of Grace Ormonde.It was held at the Park Plaza Hotel in NY. I have never had as many compliments on wearing a dress before! Fits amazing! No need for a bra as the boning holds you in. Made to be a little tight(holds it all in) it was a show stopper. My husband still talks about this dress! It is a little long and ran to the top of my knee but I just tucked under the mesh material and held it with double sided tape to shorten it(the silk lining was shorter than the mesh). I will rent this one again!! People from the magazine STILL talk about it!
Boston
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 26, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This was a great dress. It hugs the body just right and doesn't slip down like you would think a tube dress does.
erikabee
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 4, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! Gorgeous in person! Highly recommend it!
Ari
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 5, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I normally wear a 2, but was very glad I ordered a 4 in this dress because I had to squeeze myself in. However, it was comfortable and I got TONS of compliments. I wore this to a fancy wedding rehearsal dinner. I still LOVE that I chose this dress.
Mrs P
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 7, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
LOVE LOVE LOVE. Yes, it fits tight, and that's what it's mean to be. My husband zipped me up the back, and I have never felt better in a dress (and I've worn a lot of dresses). Definitely a show stopper, definitely comfortable, and definitely one to feel great in!
fashionista
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 12, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Gorgeous dress. Very well made and flattering to your body. Wore it for a black tie optional holiday party. Felt beautiful all night.
RTRLOVER
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Apr 26, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! Got tons of compliments! Beads on the sides did not bother my arms at all. Rouching slimmed me and the dress stayed on me all night! Would rent this same dress again.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 1, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Very pretty dress!! It just did not work for me. I decided to wear my second option. The fit is very snug and body hugging,so expect to stand out!!
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
May 3, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This made my tush look amazing. The top was also cut very well and doesn't give that weird armpit bulge that always concerns me in strapless dresses. The dress is incredible and very stretchy so you can eat and dance in it.
SororityGirl
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Body type: Pear
May 4, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I absolutely adored this dress!!!! I wore it to a formal event and it was such a hit! It fits snugly and it will show every curve, but it will show EVERY CURVE! All the men were complimenting me as well as all the women - absolutely loved it!
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
May 31, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I liked it but I had it on wrong half of the night. There are lots of layers and I guess I didn't pull one all the way down so I felt a little "lumpy" when I first put it on.... It photographed better than it actually looked but I got a lot of compliments. I ended up wearing the size 2... no way the 0 would fit! It came with a run in the material but it wasn't noticeable. I would wear it again!
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 24, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
So sexy! I would have worn it out, but the size I ordered was too large. I rented a 6, since it was advised on here to go a size up as a precaution. But, a 4 would have been better. I am 5'4", 118lbs, and an hourglass shape. This was my backup dress, so I wore the main dress instead, since that one fit better. I would rent this again, but in a smaller size.
Hollie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 13, 2011

Overall fit: Large
Actually, it's not the the dress runs "large", rather that after trying it on a couple of times to compare it to dresses I own, it was very stretched out. The dress also has a ton of give, so it doesn't do anything to conceal any tummy bumps (they'll push the fabric right out!) and a small chest (34A) will completely disappear in it. I gave it two stars because the dress itself is pretty - heavy, but pretty.
Riley
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 10, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This was the first dress I rented and I absolutely loved it. The picture doesn't do this dress justice (and I was a bit hesitant to rent it because of it) because it is a very classy, albeit sexy, dress. It was very flattering and I got a ton of compliments at the wedding I wore it to (the bride's grandmother said it was "stunning"). I love this dress!
Liz
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I usually take a 4, so I ordered a 4 and a 6. The 6 ended up fitting. The 4 was just too tight to zip up. Everyone loved the dress - I got so many complements! Pros: could wear without a bra and feel supported still. Hugged every curve and stayed up all night. Cons: the bottom of the dress kept riding up a bit when I walked, so I had to keep pulling it down. Not a major problem though.
Bschoolbabe
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 12, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This is a very sexy dress! I rented it for a wedding I attended a few weeks ago. The dress was knee length on me but very fitted. It runs small -- I am usually a 4/6 in dresses, but I wore an 8 in this style. One complaint -- the zipper sticks, so it is tough to zip on your own. Other than that, I was pleased with the dress, it looked nice and I got a lot of compliments on it.
dezigngirl21
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 21, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was amazing, fit like a glove , it came in great shape , i was very pleased... would rent again...
squeech87
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 103
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 21, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Very beautiful. Wore it to a rehearsal dinner. The beading on top is very pretty and it actually has sort of a corset inside the top that is very flattering.
Lani
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139 lbs
Sep 25, 2011

Rented Twice-AC & Vegas

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my back up dress style choice, but it gave my main dress a run for its money! I almost wore this one instead, but the other style was just a bit more beautiful. I will DEFINITELY rent this dress again so I can actually wear it. Although I didn't spend a night wearing it, in trying it on, it fit tight enough up top to hold everything in place, but without smooshing my breasts down the way a lot of strapless dresses do (I wore a strapless bra with it). It was sexy & the detail is beautiful. I definitely WINNER! (that was October) ..... I rented it as my main dress this past weekend (11/19/2011) because I was dying to wear it. The size 8 zipper was broke so I wore the size 6. The 6 fit but was definitely tight (though it didn't look it). After sitting in the dress, the center fabric around my waist bunched up & no matter what I did I couldn't get it to lay right again. I was so frustrated, had to run up to my room & change. I still got a few good hours out of it. I am contemplating renting it again despite the middle area issue...I got so many compliments...guys love this dress.
Des
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 17, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
It's a beautiful dress, however on my body type it just didn't fit properly. The dress is made with many layers and has a lot of boning to get it's shape, however due to this it added a couple of inches to my already small body, and it did not flatter my body type. I ended up not wearing the dress at all.
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