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Badgley Mischka

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, Cara Accessories’ Gold Dress Me Up Bracelet and Halston Heritage Handbags’ Golden Ticket Clutch.

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

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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33 reviews

Fit
Small 23
True to Size 9
Large 0
Photos 22
Christina
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Oct 28, 2013

Rent the Runway offers AMAZING customer service. Before & even after the event I felt like a queen!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
"Hourglass Perfection" is not a stretch..this dress hid problem areas and accentuated curves that I didn't even know I had. I received soooo many compliments. If you are a 5'6 like me, opt for the longer length. This dress was also excellent material. Very classy. My personal stylist also answered questions that I had, and even sent me an additional size since I was concerned about the fit since this was my first time getting a RTR gown.
Abbie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 3, 2013

super cute sexy dress

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'6" and usually wear a 16. I got the 18 and it fit but I wasn't extremely happy with the fit. I felt it was a bit short if I were to wear heals and being that I got the bigger size I still felt it was a bit snug. Super cute and I think I will try it again size up and length long.
Sheri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Dec 10, 2013

Soooo many compliments!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress to be the Emcee of a show. The fit was slightly small in that I typically wear a 16 and the 18 was my choice, but not excessively so. I did find myself adjusting the rouching (sp?) each time I stood up, but the dress was very comfortable. I had it on for two shows, so almost an entire day and I still didn't want to take it off when I was done. I did end up wearing a foundation garment, but even with my 38 D bust, I could have gotten away without wearing a bra if I wanted to. So many compliments...if I had a dollar for each one I could rent several more dresses. Speaking of...the customer service and entire process was so amazing that not only will I rent again, I already have another dress coming for my company holiday party this week!
Meagan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Comfortable and classy

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this for a formal-ish party and it was very comfortable. The material was surprisingly cheap-feeling to me, for the cost of the rental. That said, its stretch and comfort was unbeatable for my event.
sara
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 201 lbs
Jan 3, 2014

Very disappointing Icould not get it to zip up.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very disappointing I got 2 sizes larger than what I wear because it was all they had in stock for my event. When the dress arrived I could not get it to zip up. I ended up having to go out and find a whole new dress before my event.
Dilligard
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 15, 2014

Fantabulous Dress!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the dress and I received many compliments. The wiring inside the dress on the vertical bust lines had penetrated the fabric and I had to manually adjust it to avoid my skin being pierced. I wore a strapless bra with the dress since I am a 38DD. Though I am only 5'4, I wear very high heels so I would have preferred the longer length. This was my first time renting and it was a great experience so I would definitely rent again. By the way, my friend in the picture is also wearing one of your dresses.
Andee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215 lbs
Feb 22, 2014

A pretty good dress.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
If you DON'T have an hourglass shape already, this dress doesn't look as good as it does on the model. I'm a pear- my bust is small, so I didn't feel super great in it (and thus I chose a different dress to wear to the wedding). It didn't look BAD, but it completely flattened any bust I had so it made my chest look smaller. I've lost a good deal more weight since I've tried it on, I'd try it again, but I'd definitely have a backup.
Dania
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 7, 2014

Style and comfort

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very comfortable dress, low cut but contours to the body nicely and holds everything in. Normally wear an 18, had to go with one size up. Zipper is hard to get up as it has somewhat hidden in fabric.
Tanya
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Mar 22, 2014

It's a beautiful dress and very sexy, but a little raggedy at the top.

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The top was really uncomfortable because the boning was poking up out of the fabric. I actually had to wear another dress (one of my own) because I could not make it 5 minutes in the dress. . Also, it needed a lot of airing out due to strong chemical odors.
Blair
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 29, 2014

Comfortable AND Beautiful!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding. I can't even keep count of how many compliments I received. It really does hide any and all imperfections, and it's comfortable! I did wear control top undergarments, I just feel it smoothed everything out. This dress definitely does run small, and I'm 5'6 and with heels the dress would have been a bit too short. Overall, i HIGHLY recommend this dress for your next fancy occasion. Also, RTR's customer service keeps me coming back for more. Top notch from start to finish!
RTR Customer
Mar 30, 2014

A beautiful and very forgiving dress!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It has a lot of room in the bust, if you don't have some large "girls" you will have trouble filling it out. I normally wear a 16 or 18 and wore the 18 and it fit almost perfectly. I'm 5' 6" and it was a little long for me, so if you're short it will be long.
CHERI
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 236 lbs
May 12, 2014

Body Hugger that accentuates my curves!!! Love It!

Size worn: 22WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit me nicely but I wish that it was longer. The long version was not available so I had to settle for the regular version. The regular was not short but it was shorter than I needed it to be especially since I was wearing heals. I wore it to a formal 40th birthday party at a museum. I wear an 18 in most of my clothes. I ordered an 18 and a 22 (the 20 was not available). I wore the 22 because this dress runs extremely small. The 18 would not even begin to zip. The 22 was snug as a bug in a good way. This dress accentuated my curves. It was a stretch material which made it comfortable to wear. The off the shoulder style gave the dress a sexy look but I didn't have to worry about showing too much cleavage. I loved that the dress had sleeves. The back of the dress had a mermaid effect that makes the dress look even more stylish. (My bust size is actually a 40D)
Gail
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2014

The dress was beautiful and in excellent condition. Runs small.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
When I got home from work, I was delighted to find my RTR order had been delivered. I hurried inside and opened the box...it felt like Christmas morning! How disappointed I was to find that neither size dress fit. I am usually a size 20, but ordered the complimentary size larger just in case. Unfortunately, I had no luck with either. Although I am unable to use my rental this time, RTRs customer service in returning for credit has, so far, been exceptional and I won't hesitate to use RTR again!
Ellie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 5, 2014

Didn't Wear It!!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented this dress but I didn't wear it! It was short!! Long wasn't available and I am 5'8"
Yolanda
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

I had on an actual designer dress!!!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit. The dress was a little worn as the boning in the dress I received poked through several spots on the dress and made it a little uncomfortable and kept sticking me but with a bit of adjusting I made out fine and I looked and felt great!
christy
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
Sep 13, 2014

I was a dream in this dress! Seriously. Someone else in someone else's life!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
You'll need someone to help you zip it up! Sleeves are the slimmest part - whoa! But wow. Once it's on! Compliments galore, and you're the famous one in the room. Loved that I could change out the jewelry with the classic black, and the rushing was very flattering. I was sad that the next size up was actually not available that weekend since I'd read that it runs small, but decided to go all-in with the one size and it turned out very snug but the one! You will NOT be disappointed! But yeah, do go with the size up on this one.
Christina
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

The whole look turned into country because of nonstop rain, but still had lots of compliments

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The fit through the body was perfect, but the top was too big. Length was perfect, I ended up pairing the dressing with brown boots and a jean jacket, it was too cold and rainy to wear the heels I wanted to wear. However ended up getting tons of compliments... A little bit country.
RTR Customer
Sep 21, 2014

Great dress for a formal event! Runs small!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I normally wear an 18 and this was a 20 and was snug. It fit but I wish I would have got a larger size to try as well. I thought since I already went 1 size up I would def not need it. Dress does not give much but has a little flexibility. Arms were nice fit and did give a little if needed. Zipper was difficult to move up and down so I couldn't do it myself. Length was to the floor with 3" heel and I'm 5'5"ish. Got lots of compliments.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 28, 2014

Did not wear this dress.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
diana
Usually wears: 20
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 22, 2014

I didn't end up wearing the dress.

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
ReneeRenee
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 225 lbs
Nov 22, 2014

Never go to wear the dress. ........................................................................

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Adele
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

Not the most flattering for women who are concerned with their tummy, but overall a classy dress.

Size worn: 22WP
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Myisha
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 21, 2014

This dress looked stunning on me and I got endless complements on how beautiful the dress was!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!!!
Amanda
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Black Tie event

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
LIANA
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240 lbs
Jan 15, 2015

Way Too Short

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Frances
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 23, 2015

dress fit wonderful and perfect for the occassion

Size worn: 22WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I thought the dress ran small becauseI had to wear a size larger than usual, although the larger size fit wonderful
Sheena
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Feb 23, 2015

I felt beautiful. My bat wings fit in the sleeves! Had compliments all night!!!!

Size worn: 18WL
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!!
Diane
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
Mar 21, 2015

Elegant dress!

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Eb
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 25, 2015

I looked fabulous!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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
Verna
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 208 lbs
Mar 28, 2015

Incredibly flattering dress. Great stretch, great fit... would rent again.

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Allie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 2, 2015

LOVE THE DRESS! Order a size bigger!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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. :(
Kendra
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 221 lbs
May 9, 2015

I got this gown for a Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Jo
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230 lbs
May 18, 2015

I did not end up wearing this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
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