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Badgley Mischka

Forever Bonded Gown

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$595 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Show off your waistline in this Badgley Mischka gown at the black tie event. Femininity meets edge in this gorgeous style. Try a mod bangle like the Alexis Bittar's Crystal Orbit Cuff.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust area
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Three lengths available. (Regular, Long, and XL). 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''-5'10''), And XL measures 63" from shoulder to hem ) recommended for heights 5'11''-6'1'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust,Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust area
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Three lengths available. (Regular, Long, and XL). 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''-5'10''), And XL measures 63" from shoulder to hem ) recommended for heights 5'11''-6'1'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust,Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Purple jersey. Boat neckline. Twisting detail at waist. Ruched V back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. See size and fit tab for length.

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43 reviews

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Small 4
True to Size 36
Large 2
Photos 20
AF
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Jul 17, 2012

My very first RTR showroom party made this dress unforgettable!

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The color of this dress is stunning and the stretchy fabric is very comfortable!! The dress runs true to size but under the armpits, it was a bit snug on me. For this reason, I suggest sizing up in your back-up size - just to be safe!
Olivia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 17, 2012

Wish I had events to wear gowns like this to all the time!

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wish I had an event to rent this dress for! It's a very simple cut, but the purple is beautiful, the fabric makes the dress so comfortable, and the twist in the front is super flattering. This dress would make you look so effortlessly elegant at any event.
Gabby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 17, 2012

elegant

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is extremely elegant and great for a black tie affair! It's really pretty in person - great color and ruching around the middle makes it a flexible fit. The back is also cool for an updo!
Marlean
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Jul 19, 2012

The fact that they were able to overnight a new selection to me when the original arrived and was not the length stated online.

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a re-order because the original order was too short. It was over nighted to me and arrived as promised which was great. It was perfect in length and size and very comfortable to wear. It is a deep purple in reality and the regular length, 58 inches is perfect with 2.5-3 inch heels on a 5'6" person. I added the sparkly broche at the waist in the photo to break up the monochromatic look and give it some sparkle. I received tons of great comments all night. Being 56 yrs old, it was very age appropriate as well.
BrooklynChic
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 28, 2012

Elegant perfection!

Size worn: LL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was 4.5 months pregnant when I wore this dress to a black tie gala. I was nervous about finding a formal dress that would accommodate my baby bump and my growing bust line- but this dress was perfect. The waistline detail in the front is gorgeous. I'm 5'6" and I wore only 2.5 inch heels because even the "long" length is not long enough for taller heels, but that may be because my belly was pulling some of the length up in the front. The only thing that I would change is the amount of gathering in the back- it's a little too much and adds bulk to the back if you are already a curvy girl. That's just a preference thing though, because the dress overall was still beautiful, I got so many compliments that night!
Traci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 22, 2012

Gorgeous jewel-toned color gown.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a black tie dinner. I wanted something that wasn't typical black so I was really attracted to this dress for the gorgeous color. However, I put it on and meh, it just didn't work for me. Perhaps with more curves this would be a better fit. For me the twist across the front seemed to hit the bottom of my rib cage and not the smallest part of my waist which was not flattering. The fabric is almost like a silk jersey so it does have some stretch.
Nancy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

Love the dress, but not made for women with a big bust

Size worn: LL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered a Large and I was really looking forward to wear this dress but unfortunately this dress is not made for women with a big bust. It fit great in all the right places, but after I zipped the dress up I was afraid that I would rip it.
katie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 16, 2012

How glamorous I felt!

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
My only complaint was that the dress was a little long. I am 5'4" and got the regular length and I had to wear 6 inch heals in order to make sure the dress was not dragging. Otherwise, the dress was beautiful and I got tons of compliments!
Mary
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 3, 2012

did not choose this one - zipper impossible!

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was fine except length a bit long for 5'3" mom who did not want to wear 4 " heels. Zipper required 2 people to get up and down and it was not tight. Fabric had good stretch.
Maureen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 19, 2012

Very elegant, beautiful color, flowy

Size worn: ML
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for my sister-in-law's wedding. The dress was beautiful, but I think I would have been happier with a different dress. The waist looked like it would be slimming and maybe it was just not the best fit for me, but it found it was a little unflattering in some of the pictures that came from the wedding. I haven't seen any professional photos yet, but the ones I have seen seemed to make me look wider which is already an insecurity of mine. Again, a gorgeous dress, but if you have any worries of looking wide from straight on, I'd avoid this dress. Thankful for the insurance too, after my husband's cousin knocked into me, spilling champagne down the front (the material makes a drop of anything wet very noticeable)!
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 31, 2012

Award Winner!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a red carpet award ceremony, and I got so many compliments. The dress was very flattering and forgiving. It fit like a glove. I'm 5' 6" so I got the medium length, and with heels the dress was the perfect length. I felt like a million bucks and got so many compliments on the rich color. I even ended up winning an award that night- and I felt even more confident on stage because of the gown.
lisa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Jan 9, 2013

The gown fit me very well. The zipper does work hard. I needed my husband's help to zip it up.

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress length was a little long but it was fine with 2" heals as I am only 5'2" tall. I loved the color and the style of the dress was really nice. Like another customer had suggested, I wore a silver brooch at the waist line which dressed it up a bit.
Mary
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 112 lbs
Jan 23, 2013

Inaugural parties

Size worn: XSL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The zipper stuck out at the end and made me look like I had a tail.
Stacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 28, 2013

Pretty color, but just wrong

Size worn: LR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color was beautiful but the fit was terrible. I felt like a vienna sausague in this dress. The top is made for smaller busts, I'm a DD and this is not for me. Based on my experience if you are bigger than a C, just say no.
Cortney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 28, 2013

Loved this dress! It was simple but stunning.

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to an inaugural ball and it was just lovely! I receive many compliments from both men and women, young and old. The dress was simple, but the timeless style and color made it stand out in the crowd. I also rented the bracelet in the picture. Although it doesn't show well in the picture, the bracelet added a nice pop of sparkle to the dress, and I would recommend a standout piece of jewelry to compliment the dress. It fit true to size, but did require 4 inch heels and still skimmed the floor. It was also very comfortable and forgiving, despite being a body hugging dress. I highly recommend this dress!
Faith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 8, 2013

The dress is beautiful, and the fabric is forgiving.

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Sadly I didn't get the chance to wear this dress because our function was postponed due to the snow storm. But the dress is really pretty, the length is perfect, the fabric is heavy and falls beautifully.
Celia
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 27, 2013

Beautiful color, classic design

Size worn: LL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was lovely, but ran small. The shoulders and bust were very tight, the hips a bit but not a big problem. I would have never thought I needed an extra-large but I would have worn it if I had not gotten a different dress as a backup. That other dress was not lovely in person, so went with this one and got lots of compliments but it was not as comfortable as it could have been.
karen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 10, 2013

Great dress!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color is gorgeous. This is a dress I wish I could keep. The armholes are assymetical, which I didn't expect from the photos, but it made the dress more interesting. On first try, I wished I had ordered a size up. But Spanx make all the difference on this one.
Carey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 16, 2013

Color is beautiful.

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Medium was a little tight through the bust, but it fit much better than the large.
April
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Mar 18, 2013

Very pretty dress!

Size worn: LL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The zipper on the dress was very hard to work and I was scared I was going to damage the dress so I didn't try very hard to get it zipped up. The bust on the dress was not very forgiving given that the dress ran S, M, and L and XL. I ordered the L based on the fact that I can usually wear that size in dresses with no problem. I should have requested the XL for a better fit in the bust, but from the waist down it was great. I may give this dress another chance if I have an opportunity.
Mara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 121 lbs
Mar 18, 2013

Stunning dress, super comfortable

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was absolutely perfect for my prom and was exactly what I expected it to be. The color is gorgeous- in photos it tends to photograph as a royal blue, but it's definitely much more purple in person. The jersey was extremely flattering and comfy to wear, and the back was beautiful. For cons: The zipper on this dress was TERRIBLE. That's really what brought it down to 4 stars. The fabric around the zipper is thick, so they should've made the zipper more industrious. Also, the end of the zipper stuck out under the top layer of the dress until I taped it down. The XS fit me better in the waist, but was too tight across the chest, so if you are bustier you might want to size up for a better fit. I managed to wear a regular bra with this dress, but sometimes it peeked out on the sides during photos, so I would recommend fashion tape. Overall, I was super happy with this dress, and was very sad to send it back. Thank you again RTR!
Mara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210 lbs
Mar 20, 2013

I wore this for an event in Vegas. Lots of compliments.

Size worn: XLR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It was hotter than I thought for the Vegas weather, but I spent most of the time inside, casinos, clubs- all good.
Laura
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
May 8, 2013

Received many compliments!!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit true to size
Adriane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 21, 2013

Nice dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was sent to me when my back up size became unavaliable. I ended up not wearing this dress, it was very pretty but not for my event. The material is thick which would make this dress perfect for a fall/winter event.
Esther
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
May 31, 2013

Great on length, not so great on fit or being flattering.

Size worn: MXL
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was sent as an alternative because I didn't know if the dress I ordered would be long enough. The XL length is great--I'm 6'2" and would have been comfortable wearing flats or heels with it. Unfortunately, the dress was a heavy material and fiit baggy--I'm usually a size 8 and the M was huge. I would recommend it if you're looking for a dress with a conservative fit and a lot of give. The length, again, was great!
Steph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 30, 2013

Nice but not my favorite

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this as my backup dress. The only issue I had with it was that it made me look wider in the stomach area. Maybe only I noticed it but I went with my other dress for that reason.
AnneFitz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 18, 2013

Great Dress for pregnant!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 20 weeks pregnant and wore this to an October blacktie wedding, it worked great with the little bump and was very comfortable. I wore it with a strapless bra and nude 3in pumps and the length was fine!
debbie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 10, 2013

Thank goodness there were two dresses: the smaller one's zipper would not move up or down.

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great color ... different style -- both great things. But, the zippers were awful. I waqs lucky to get the Medium to move enough to wear. The small was the right size, but the zipper wouldn't move even on the hanger. Odd flip of the dress in the back ... all things I read, but I rented it anyway. Rented the same designer the week before with rave reviews. Not so much on this one.
Carmen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 17, 2013

Very easy and I was happy it worked out great. I would rent again. The dress fit perfectly. Yes!!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit perfectly all the way around. I loved the dress and so easy to handle. I'm very happy and would do it again.
Tracy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 8, 2014

Not flattering for a 36C chest

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Not flattering
Kahlie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
May 13, 2014

I wore this dress to a formal fundraiser and loved it! Great color.

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm only 5'4" and the regular length was JUST about too long. There were a couple of times I had to kind of pick up the skirt, but other than that it fit great! Super comfortable and easy to dance in!
Nada
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Flowy and lovely

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was really nice for an awards galla where formal attire was recommended but not required... simple, and easily dressed up with more or less accessories. None of the reviews indicated that it runs short however wearing it with 3" heels (making me 5'10") had the hem hanging a little above the ground, so take that into consideration. The arm hole on the left side was a little small and tight, but maybe not for someone with skinnier arms. Other than that it was comfortable and an easy wear
Mary
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 68
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 17, 2014

I never got the opportunity to wear the gown....

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The "star rating" and size rating were chosen, because the system requires a choice be made. UPS delivered the gown...from that point, it became a mystery. I was terribly disappointed since I was looking forward to wearing it for my Goddaughter's wedding. However, I do want to say that Sabrina spent the better part of two hours trying to help me find an acceptable alternative. It just didn't happen as my second and third choices weren't available and I just couldn't come to terms with what choices I did have. I finally decided to wear something I already had in my closet. Based on RTR's efforts to resolve the problem and the kindness of their staff, I would definitely attempt this again. I really liked this gown!
Dani
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Inconsistent lengths and sizes

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress in a MXL and a LXL. The medium was the perfect length, but the neckline and arms were too small. The large was the perfect size, but the length was too short. Luckily, I called RTR and they sent me two additional gowns in time for my event. Phew!
Heather
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

Not my favorite, but a great maternity dress for a wedding

Size worn: MXL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I attended a wedding five months pregnant. I am also over six feet tall. It was very hard to find extra long dresses that had stretch and were flattering. This is pretty forgiving in the chest and very nice and stretchy throughout the belly. It flattered me without making my bump look bigger than it already was. Not my favorite style - but worked for the occasion.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Arm holes are tight on the SR size

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was sent to me as a last-minute back-up for a dress that was unexpectedly unavailable. I didn't wear it because it wasn't what I was going for. The dress is lovely and has thick, heavy fabric that would be flattering on all body types. It's a bit heavy for a summer event. I imagine it would be nice on a baby bump too. One thing to note - I have thin arms but the arm holes on the SR size were pretty tight. The asymmetric top is more noticeable in person than in the model photo.
Chris
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 16
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Very elegant

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Waist slimming, but the fabric shows every little mark. Careful w/ deodorant if you get it on this beautiful dress, you better hope the backup dress fits too because you can't get any marks off of it. Even water marks don't go away.
Cristina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Great Dress! Very Comfortable!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am just about 5 months pregnant and need a dress that was stretchy and comfortable. I ordered a MR which is a size up from the SR that I usually wear but I'm glad I did because it fit my chest perfectly. Great color and very flattering!
K
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 20, 2014

Perfect Dress

Size worn: MXL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wear a 6 or 8, so the Medium fit well. Most importantly, I'm 5'11' and like to wear heels, so this is one of the few dresses on RTR that comes in an X-Long, a must! I was able to wear 3" heels and it was the perfect length. The jersey fabric has give, but it's made well so it drapes beautifully. Also liked the cross fabric in the front, which hides a little post-baby bump.
Susannah
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

Beautiful!

Size worn: ML
Rented for: Party
This dress fit beautifully and was comfortable. I got tons of compliments all night long!
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