Badgley Mischka

Encore Gown

$70 rental
$740 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Get ready for your close-up! This showstopper by Badgley Mischka will win you best dressed at the gala. For a truly glitzy feel add Kenneth Jay Lane's Ruby Red Drops and Polished Crystal Ring and Serpui Marie's Fireuze Crystal Minaudiere.

Also available in sizes 0-14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W. 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'').

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up from your normal size and sizing up for back-up.

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W. 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'').

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up from your normal size and sizing up for back-up.

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Product Details

Red chiffon (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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94 reviews

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Small 34
True to Size 41
Large 2
Photos 62
Nancy
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Jun 2, 2015

This dress made me so comfortable and confident! It fit well and I loved the flowy fabric!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The hardest part of this dress is getting the zipper up over the fitted waistband, but otherwise it was very easy to wear. I also rented a fancy necklace to go with it, but when I tried them on together, the necklace seemed to overpower the neckline and the dress. So I opted instead for dangle earrings and a fancy bracelet. It was a little too big in the armpit area so I had to tack that closed a bit, but otherwise it felt good.
RTR Customer
May 17, 2015

I got compliments on the color and flow of this dress all night!

Size worn: 16WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall, the fit was good. I have wide hips/thighs so I needed this size, however, the top was a bit baggy/oversized.
Felicia
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
May 13, 2015

This was such an easy process and items a beautiful!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
I went one size higher to accommodate my mid-lower body. The top was a little big but not in a noticeable/bad way. (I'm 40DDD on top) I was pleased!! And I received so MANY GREAT COMPLIMENTS!! I'd rent this style again.
Lucky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250 lbs
May 12, 2015

Sassy Red

Size worn: 22WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first choice dress, I was eyeing it for months, this was my first time using the website, my boyfriends best friend was getting married, all the pieces were falling into place! I really loved the way the model looked in this dress, and I thought it would look great too. The color is more red than I thought it would be. And the material is much heavier than I thought. This was a spring wedding, so to be honest the material was a little bit heavy for my liking. Like I said this was my first choice, by some twist of fate they didn't have my first choice size so they let me pick a backup dress, and I am sooo glad because I did not end up wearing this dress. I have gained some weight so I didn't know my real size but the 22 was a little snug, and like a lot of other reviews it was sooo hard to zipper, my dad couldn't even get it! (My mom could haha) It was a very beautiful dress, I really loved it but for the occasion and my current weight it just did not work out. I would consider renting this dress for an event in the winter or fall but maybe in a different color, the red was just not what I thought. Overall I had a wonderful experience with Rent the Runway. I am so happy I had a second choice. Things just work out sometimes!
Megan
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 24, 2015

I LOVED this dress!!!! I had sorority formal and it was perfect!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Around the boobs the dress was very tight! Go up a size just to be sure! But other than that it is true to size
RTR Customer
Apr 16, 2015

Didn't get a chance to wear this fabulous dress because the size up wasn't available.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely runs small and if you're short get the regular length because it'll still be long. If you're very busty (42F) get the two sizes above yours is my suggestion
Sunshine
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

The dress was exactly what I expected. I got so many compliments. GORGEOUS GOWN!

Size worn: 22WL
Rented for: Formal Affair
True to size. Everything was perfect. The only con was the dress was a little hard to zip up. Had to call in re enforcement but we got it done. I'm 5'4 so without heels the dress(22WL) dragged the ground a little. But with heels it was the perfect length.
RTR Customer
Apr 11, 2015

Perfect dress for a military ball!

Size worn: 20WL
Rented for: Other
This dress was amazing! I wore it to a military ball and it was stunning, I got lots of compliments. I really liked how flowy it was on the bottom, it glides right over my 22 week baby bump. I will say, it runs really small, I am normally a 16 and the 20 fit me like a glove. Size up!!!!
Paula
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 30, 2015

Rented this dress for a wedding, It was amazing! So many compliments!

Size worn: 22WL
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
the top hangs a bit long under the arm, but that was any easy fix. This dress is comfortable and easy to wear. I have a large bust, and could have gone a size smaller! I think it ran a little large, but still fit beautifully! Rent this dress people, it's beautiful!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Mar 25, 2015

LOVED this dress!

Size worn: 16WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for law school prom (yes, that's a thing). It was amazing. The color was beautiful and it was so comfortable. I'm 5'4" and it was only a smidge too long. I wore it with flats (because I'm lazy) and it was fine when I wasn't walking up stairs. It felt so glamorous! I highly recommend it!
Cindy
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 218 lbs
Mar 18, 2015

Everyone sang to me lady in red!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am normally a size 16. After reading reviews, I noticed most people used a size up so I got an 18 and a 20. The 18 fit perfect but my bust has gone down since I recent lost weight so it was a little bit on the bust. But that didn't stop it from feeling and looking amazing! I love how it felt on and the color stood out perfectly!
Holly
Usually wears: 16
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190 lbs
Mar 15, 2015

The awesome customer service with getting a smaller dress size!

Size worn: 16WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress ran rather big in the bust and arm holes.
Stephanie M
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 21, 2015

Looked great on a variety of sizes and bodies.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Looked great on a variety of sizes and bodies.
RTR Customer
Feb 20, 2015

The dress was amazing. I felt so beautiful!

Size worn: 16WL
Rented for: Formal Affair
I order a size 14 and it was just a little small so I called and had the size 16 shipped to me over night - I only paid shipping!! I can't wait to order another dress!!!
Casey
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

The whole process was amazing.

Size worn: 22WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
I needed this dress in an 18 but it was not available for the day I needed it. I ended up with the 22R and it was very big but I was able to do some adjusting and made it work. Had I ordered the right size it would of been perfect. I will be ordering from here for my next event!
Kenyonna
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

Julie sent this as my second choice. It fit great.

Size worn: 18WL
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress definitely has to be put on over the head. No stepping into this one ladies! Overall the dress was beautiful and flowy. I wore flats because I can't stand to where heels, and it covered them just enough. I would recommend the tall ladies to keep in mind when wearing heels with this dress your feet will probably show. I am 5'8" and it barely covered my flats.
JD
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230 lbs
Jan 29, 2015

Received many compliments on the dress.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Comfortable
Melissa
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

It was fun to wear and very feminine. So many compliments!

Size worn: 20WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ran a little small. Definitely size up! Thank goodness RTR lets you get two sizes! I'm usually a 16/18 so ordered an 18 and a 20. I wore the 20 and still the waist area was tight and on top of that really hard to get the zipper over the extra fabric that makes up the waist band. And an odd fit near the armpits, like the fabric could have been more substantial to cover between armpit and boob area. I'm 5 '7" and had to wear flats because of a recent ankle injury and the length was perfect! Overall really happy with the choice.
Susan
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Dec 6, 2014

I got a lot of compliments especially on the color!! Great dress.

Size worn: 16WL
Rented for: Formal Affair
The zipper was a little tricky, but it didn't prove to be a problem. I would definitely wear again and will definitely be renting again. I wore this dress for my husband's Christmas party that was black-tie optional. I felt stunning and so confident- and I stood out in a sea of black. Thanks rent the runway!
Staci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175 lbs
Nov 8, 2014

Beautiful gown if you can fill it out on top

Size worn: 16L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color is a true red, with a great lining and weight. You will need 1-2 people to help you zip it up, as the zipper can be a bit of a jerk. I was able to wear a strapless bra without it peeking out on the sides. You need to have a pretty ample dress to make it work, so beware. I have a pale skin, and I got lots of compliments on the gown, especially the color.
Jenni
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Oct 24, 2014

The amount of compliments I got in this dress was amazing. Perfect dress for the event.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Tight on the chest but once you're in it's a very comfortable dress. I'm 5'3 and wore flats and the dress just brushed the floor and didn't cause any major issues except for a few people stepping on it. Shoes with a little heel would have been a bit better. The dress flows around you in ripples when you walk - very lovely and doesn't cling.
Terese
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 173 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

Fabulous dress! Super flattering!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had ordered this dress once before in a 14 and it didn't fit. I usually wear between a 12 and 14. The 16 fit but was very tight around he band. Otherwise, it was extremely comfortable and flattering. I got compliments all night. I really loved the way the dress moved when I walked and danced. I couldn't stop twirling in the dance floor! Gorgeous!!
Dina
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 12, 2014

the dress of course!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
the fit was great. cut in right at the smallest part of my waist. length was perfect for short heels. As the night progressed and the food and drinks started flowing, it did feel a bit tight. There is no give with the dress so just keep that in mind! Really enjoyed the dress... definitely recommend
Nycole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Wore to walk the red carpet, got compliments all night!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had originally chosen a different dress, but when it showed up I just didn't love it. I had chosen this dress as my "backup," and it was much more flattering and looked somehow "younger." However, the original size (18W) I had ordered for the backup was too tight in the bust (a frequent concern of mine, as I am a 40G). A RTR stylist had the next size up shipped directly to the hotel and it fit perfectly! This dress is beautiful and so flattering. Definitely stood out in a sea of black. I loved the way the gown swished as I walked, made me feel like a Grecian goddess. I would recommend a strapless bra for girls who are a little bigger in the bust - although if you had tiny enough bra straps, you could use fashion tape to secure them. I just had a baby five months ago, and I felt that this dress camouflaged my leftover belly. Would definitely rent this again! This was my first experience with RTR and I've already placed another order for an upcoming wedding! I may never buy another dress again!
Genie
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

Lots of compliments. It made my waist look smaller. Wore to daughter's Sweet 16 masquerade ball.

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am only 5'3" so I worried about having too much length, but it was perfect with heels. I paired it with a "diamond" bangle bracelet I also rented, and I got lots of compliments on that too.
Colleen
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Sep 12, 2014

SO much fun to wear!!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was VERY comfortable and I got so many compliments! I normally cut a rug at weddings and this was no exception! It really enhanced my sweet moves. I LOVE RTR and will be back very soon!
Ali
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 3, 2014

Looked great, felt great

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely size up at least once or in my case, twice (especially if you have a larger stomach as it fits tightly around your upper stomach/diaphragm). The top fit my bust well but the cut of the straps will likely prevent you from wearing a non-strapless bra. The length was good with some drag (only wearing 4 inch heels would've taken care of that). Got several compliments on the dress and would definitely order it again.
Ashley
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 23, 2014

Glamorous

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received so many compliments on this dress even in the few steps I walked from the taxi to my event. The color is GORGEOUS, and the dress flows so beautifully. Only hitch is that it is very tight at just one point mid-waist. I panicked when I tried it on because I thought there was no way I could wear the dress all evening when it was so snug to zip up. But, a backup size wasn't available, and the other dress I ordered wasn't the right vibe for the evening. Ultimately, I wore this dress and (once my friend and I struggled to get it zipped for about five minutes) it was great. I was comfortable all evening. Once it was zipped, it was a true-to-size fit. If you choose this dress, I would highly suggest that you make sure to get a back-up in the next size up... just in case the zipper is an issue for you as well.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 12, 2014

Perfect Red dress for an Emmy Award and a Wedding!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was getting compliments ALL NIGHT LONG! Everyone was telling me that the fit and color were perfect! My only issue was that I kept stepping on it all night, but I was able to deal with it. It also went well with my Emmy Award!
Jess
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Aug 3, 2014

Great Dress!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got compliments all night in this gown! Stunning color and fit.
Julie
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
Jul 31, 2014

Come as your favorite movie or character wedding reception - We were the modern Princess Bride.

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was a little small, and was made for a woman taller from chest to shoulders, but I felt like a million bucks! We eloped in January and threw a come as your favorite movie or character wedding reception. My husband and I went as glam Princess Bride!
Tanara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

I received Compliments all night!!!!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was fabulous! Yes it runs small but it was so comfortable. I love the way I looked and my husband did too! I originally ordered the Green one in a size 16W and I couldn't get it zipped. I called RTR and they overnighted me the 20W in red because the 18W wasn't available. Since, now i'm getting a red dress I rented the Red satin minaudiere with gold caging clutch. It arrived a day before the wedding and everything was perfect! Thanks RTR Signed, Lady in RED
HauteMom
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 25, 2014

Rented this dress for my Mom! She floated into the room! GORGEOUS!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was amazing and showed off her weight loss! She couldn't believe she could fit the 18 (she was a 24)! It works wonderfully for those who are well endowed in the rear due to the lovely band detailing the waist. COMPLIMENTS ALL NIGHT! My mom is 5'7 and the regular worked beautifully with her 2 inch heels!
Crisy
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 13, 2014

Everyone told me I looked like a Grecian goddess in this dress!!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I LOVED this dress and got sooo many compliments on it..but I did have to size up and wear the 18. The zipper is tough to get past a certain point but once it's up it fits perfectly. I did not want to send this back! It hid everything I wanted it to and I felt super comfortable all night. I wore 4" heels with the dress and it was perfect. I did switch into flats to dance, the dress was long but still very manageable. I would highly recommend this dress.
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
May 30, 2014

How beautiful and glamorous I felt in the dress

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, comfortable.
Andie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 18, 2014

Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Little small.
Andrea
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 225 lbs
May 15, 2014

I wore this for a professional awards banquet so I was looking for something conservative & stylish.

Size worn: 20WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The gown was a little small in the waist and too generous in the bust - despite it having a high neckline, I still had to wear a strapless bra. It was definitely short for my 5'11 frame, barely touched the ground with no shoes on. The fabric was definitely flattering and flowed nicely, didn't feel cheap and the lining is on the heavier side so it falls nicely without being see through. It definitely served it's purpose but a professional event but I wouldn't have purchased it based on the sizing. I normally wear a 16/18 and the 20 was still a little snug.
Jenny
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Body type: Pear
Apr 26, 2014

Such a beautiful dress for my senior prom!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
SO comfortable and fit perfectly! The regular was a little bit short with my 3 inch heels, but I switched to flat shoes and the length was perfect. I received so many compliments wearing this dress, it's absolutely gorgeous in person!
Cory
Usually wears: 16
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 18, 2014

Compliments galore!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was uneasy when ordering this because there weren't any back up sizes I needed available. When the dress came though...perfection! It was flowy and comfortable and masked my thicker lower half and busty chest. I am 5'11" and a "long" worked fine. I had about 3-4" heels on and wished it was a tiny bit longer. Only con was it was a pain to go up and down stairs in due to a lot of material. Loved loved the dress though overall and got so many compliments I was on Cloud 9 all night!
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 218 lbs
Apr 15, 2014

Glamorous

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Felt like a million bucks in this dress! The length was just right, the top fit correctly, and there was plenty of room in the skirt to skim perfectly over curves. The band under the bust, though, was very tight. I tried on the next size up and the top was very baggy. I didn't wear any spanx, so that may make a difference for someone else. I wore this dress with Kate Spade Chandelier earrings in black, AV Max Gold Dome bangle, and Gerard Yosca Chained to You bracelet. Wore my own black shoes and carried my own satiny black clutch. I would wear this whole outfit again in a heartbeat! I got SO many compliments!
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