Hourglass Perfection Gown

$70 rental
$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Hello bombshell! Strut your stuff in this slinky black gown by Badgley Mischka. To really make a lasting impression add jewels like Anton Heunis’ Colorblocked Crystal Necklace and Cara Accessories’ Gold Dress Me Up Bracelet.

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.

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.

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black matte jersey (100% Viscose). Three quarter sleeves. Off-the-shoulder neckline. Fitted skirt with ruched body. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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58 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size19
Small28
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 50
February 9, 2016
Loved the dress!!! Flattering and stretches so you don't have to worry about it not fitting. :-)
Perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 8, 2016
Great customer service. This was my second dress and so glad I got it as the other dress was so bad!
Dress runs a little legs, but is very comfortable. I was worried about the sleeves but they are very flattering and don't fall down. The dress feels good on-slinky and soft.
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Size worn:
16WP
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
February 5, 2016
Everyone complimented the gown!
the fit was amazing and sat perfectly in all the right places. Loved the built in bra which made for dancing. Off the shoulder fit was perfect! Loved the gown.
Size worn:
16WP
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 2, 2016
LOVED this for my Mardi Gras ball! I got SO many compliments!
My preferred size was unavailable, so they sent my backup and an alternate gown in my preferred size. I didn't get the email until the day it was supposed to ship. And due to the security concerns of my job, I don't have access to my phone to have any input on which alternate dress they shipped. I hated the backup gown. I didn't even try it on. Luckily, the dress I chose fit fairly well. It was a size too big and ran a little long, but with heels and luck, I made it work.
Size worn:
20WP
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
January 22, 2016
beautiful dress
I would have sized down one size. Also, I ordered petite because I am short, I would have gone with the regular because the tops of my feet peaked out from under the dress. The dress gives amazing curves and is very comfortable to wear.
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 15
January 21, 2016
Thank you ! It fit well!
Fit tight and perfectly! Felt so sexy!
Size worn:
18WP
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
January 21, 2016
I attended the Dallas Margarita Ball, formal charity event, so a great opportunity to over glam!
I would say the dress is true to size, I selected an 18W because I have extra-large arms, (I had to have friends grip and shimmy up, because the sleeves have no give, hence going up one size due to arms). It was roomy, so a 16 would've worked for my body but not the sleeves. The dress is soooo complimentary to the body. I have curves but plenty of fluff. I wore my regular girdle, so didn't have to go buy an extra tight one to accentuate curves because the dress does all the work!
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Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
January 6, 2016
It was awesome to rent a dress and it get here on time with no worries fast and easy service.
The dress for amazing, had a little trouble with the zipper it once on I felt amazing and got tons of complements and questions of where o got my dress from! Will definitely use RTR again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
January 2, 2016
This dress was beautiful! It so did run small! And if you're busty definitely get a bigger size.
It was a beautiful gown! It definitely runs small!!!! 2 sizes up should be perfect. And ladies don't stress about the " number of size" this dress is gorgeous ! It runs small! And forget it if you're busty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Wedding
December 12, 2015
Felt very elegant and stylish.
The fit is small. I ordered the 18 and I'm typically between a 16 and 18 and it was too tight! Thankfully I had a back up size. The wire around the bust occasionally bothered me but it wasn't too bad. The zipper is very difficult to work. Not just when you're wearing it but just trying to slide the zipper up-and-down on the hanger is tough. Be ready
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
December 9, 2015
Customer service wasn't great
I read to get this dress 2 sizes up and I was swimming in it. If getting a bigger size, try just one perhaps. Also, I'm 5'11 and the long was definitely too short to wear with any heel. I had to return. Otherwise it's not a bad dress, it is pretty. The neckline kind of makes your shoulders look broad though.
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
December 8, 2015
Beautiful dress, unfortunately didn't fit
The dress was beautiful, however it did not fit in the chest (too small).
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
December 1, 2015
This dress was gorgeous!!!
I loved this dress, it fit perfectly, and made me look flawless! It was easy to accessorize!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 179lbs
December 1, 2015
Love this dress!!
Totally loved this dress. The fit was perfect. I received so many complements as well. My husband and I love to dance and I was a little worried I'd have problems twirling around the dance floor do to the length but we didn't. I would rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 214lbs
November 22, 2015
Loved this dress, but it was a little tight in the bust area. Great dress though!!
#blacktie #charityball
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 57
November 16, 2015
Danced and had a blast.
Very comfortable and alluring with the shoulders bare. Covers the flabby upper arm problem.
Size worn:
18WP
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
October 28, 2015
It was wonderful - I received so many compliments throughout the evening! Great dress!
It was a little big in bust area - but that's my problem (smile)
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
October 19, 2015
Beautiful gown.
Unfortunately, The shoulders were too small and I was unable to wear this lovely gown. It was an unusual fitting problem for me, as the gown fit very comfortably through my hips. Therefore I was unable to wear the gown.
Size worn:
20WP
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
September 30, 2015
Wore this for a sorority formal
Gorgeous fabric, flattering fit
Size worn:
22WP
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 49
September 14, 2015
I felt like a million dollars. THANK YOU RENT THE RUNWAY!
This dress was PERFECTION for a plus size woman. Fantastic fit, flattering, hides the upper arms but still provides skin at shoulders. Can't say enough about this dress. It was PERFECT. I feel awful about my weight but this dress made me feel AMAZING! I got so many compliments--ALL NIGHT LONG. I felt like a million dollars. Don't hesitate. If you are plus sized, GET THIS DRESS!
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
June 16, 2015
So many compliments
My only problem with the dress is that it was too tight for comfort. I should have ordered two sizes up. Could be because I have very wide shoulders, but I was barely able to zip it up. I didn't exchange because I was only going to wear it for a few hours and I figured I'd suck it up (literally!). The ruching was wonderful for hiding imperfections. Length was perfect for my height.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 9, 2015
not what I expected
I was hoping for a nice slinky black dress to my dismay I saw that there was a seam down the middle of the back of the dress.....with rouching on both sides.....not at all my style
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168lbs
June 7, 2015
Good choice for elegant, classic evening wear.
Runs about one size small (at least). Not a particularly lightweight dress, so keep in mind for summer events. Looks great, overall a good experience.
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
May 27, 2015
Received many compliments on the dress. Felt like a movie star in it.
The overall fit was wonderful. Keeps everything in place. I ordered the 16 L and I thought it was a little short in the front. However, I put on a pair of black strappy heeled sandals that my daughter thought really glammed up the dress. Don't usually do off the shoulder dresses but this dress has changed my mind. It stays in place and I only wore a simple strapless bra with it. Did not need to wear spanx to hold in the curves. Dress does all the work. My first Rent the Runway experience was truly wonderful. I will be using it again.
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
May 25, 2015
Thank you RTR- I found a gown that is plus size, professional (business event) and glam!
Fit perfectly if you are an average height (5'6") with regular curves.. I rented three for the evening and this one def fit the best. Quality was exceptional, and figure flattering..
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
May 18, 2015
I did not end up wearing this dress.
Unfortunately, I did not end up wearing this dress. I ordered two sizes, and the larger of the two fit. However, I was surprised that the bottom half of this dress was actually pretty clingy, and didn't just hang. Maybe it's me.. Not sure. Also, I'm 5'7" but this dress was just about a half inch too short on me, which was kind of just.. annoying(?) more than anything. (That weird kind of just a little too short that just looks awkward.) Gorgeous dress, though. I was sad it didn't work out. Maybe next time, RTR.
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 221lbs
May 9, 2015
I got this gown for a Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans.
I ordered this dress in two sizes, 16 & 18. I usually wear a 16, but it was a little too snug for my taste. The 18 fit me well, but it was a little too long for my height. Other than that, I really liked the dress.
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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
April 2, 2015
LOVE THE DRESS! Order a size bigger!
I wish so bad I would have ordered the bigger size! I loved loved loved the look of this dress but it would not zip up! Unfortunately I did not get to wear it but I will for sure be ordering it again in a different size to be able to wear this dress!!! length was good, confidence would have been OVER THE MOON, but just the wrong size. :(
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 208lbs
March 28, 2015
Incredibly flattering dress. Great stretch, great fit... would rent again.
Spanx + jewelry + makeup = Perfect night. Pictures loooked better from the front, since I have a belly, but was a great dress and I receievd many complimennts.
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Body type: Full Bust
March 25, 2015
I looked fabulous!
The dress does run small and if you're 5'7 I would suggest getting the 16 Long dress. Also if your chesty this dress does not need a bra. Overall enjoyed it
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
March 21, 2015
Elegant dress!
This dress is more beautiful on and in person than in the photos! I was nervous about the material because I typically stay away from thin, clingy materials but I took a chance on this dress after reading the reviews and was delighted. There is a layer of boning almost like a corset in the top of the dress that really helps it lay beautifully. I hate wearing my dresses too tight so I ordered larger sizes. I typically wear a 16-18 in jeans, dresses and skirts. I am about 5'4" and wanted to wear 4 inch heels. I ordered a size 20R and 22R. I could have worn either, but I went with the 22R for extra breathing room (for singing) and length over my shoes. If you are any taller, you'll probably want the taller length! I wore a strapless long line bra and I also wore a mermaid shape slip with tulle under it from David's Bridal for extra volume in the skirt. I was wearing the dress while singing in a concert so I wanted a fuller, more formal look. The combination of the slip and the longline bra made me feel extra comfortable, smoothing out any extra curves I didn't want to appear. The ruching in this dress is really great and complements curves. I felt like I could customize it by pulling the waist up or down for more or less ruching. Will rent again!
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Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 23, 2015
I felt beautiful. My bat wings fit in the sleeves! Had compliments all night!!!!
The reviews are correct do prefer the next size up but this dress was so comfortable. It is long so if you like your heels do order the long instead of the regular. The train adds a bit of Hollywood!!
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Size worn:
22WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Body type: Hourglass
February 23, 2015
dress fit wonderful and perfect for the occassion
I thought the dress ran small becauseI had to wear a size larger than usual, although the larger size fit wonderful
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
January 15, 2015
Way Too Short
I ordered this dress in hopes to wear it to a Masquerade Ball, however, it was extremely short and looked ridiculous on. I was unable to wear it. Very disappointed.
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
January 14, 2015
Black Tie event
Dress was flattering and fit as I expected. Only issue was I am 5'8" and not able to order in LONG. The hem was too short, but I was out of time to look for anything else.
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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
December 21, 2014
This dress looked stunning on me and I got endless complements on how beautiful the dress was!
The fit is amazing however it does run small. I am so glad I ordered one size up otherwise I would have been quite uncomfortable. Also I am quite short (5'3") and this dress was only a little long therefore if you are taller, this may be an issue so measure yourself properly. Overall this was an awesome dress for a formal occasion!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WP
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
December 15, 2014
Not the most flattering for women who are concerned with their tummy, but overall a classy dress.
I ended up not wearing this to my event because I wasn't crazy about the fit. This dress was 2 sizes up from what I normally wear (I usually wear an 18 and this was a 22) and it still created some "problem areas" around the tummy area. The length was fine, but the material is unforgiving so make sure you wear Spanx or some other type of shapewear on this form-fitting gown!
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 225lbs
November 22, 2014
Never go to wear the dress. ........................................................................
This dress is cut 2 sizes small!! I REPEAT, THE DRESS IS CUT TWO SIZES SMALL!. I ordered the 16W. The 18W and 20W were out so I had to take my chances on the size 16. I weight 225 pounds, 5'2 in Height. I recommend you go up 2 sizes. I couldn't get the dress pass my arms. The sleeves are cut extremely small.
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
October 22, 2014
I didn't end up wearing the dress.
I would have loved this dress had it been longer. i am 6 ft tall and it hit me above ankle. This dress was made for a woman who is 5'6. The dress would have been perfect if it were shortened or a 8 '' longer!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
September 28, 2014
Did not wear this dress.
This dress runs VERY small. Could barely zipper it. I am tall, but it was an extremely awkward length. Ended up going with a different dress.
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