Make Love Not War Gown

$85 rental
$695 retail

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Stylist Notes

You might be mistaken for royalty! This deep purple gown by Badgley Mischka will make a strong and beautiful statement at that gala event. To create a truly standout formal look pair with accessories like Alexis Bittar’s Seaglass Lattice Teardrops and Jules Smith’s Viva Glam Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted – full skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Petite, Full Bust, Athletic, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted – full skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Petite, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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

Product Details

Purple crinkle chiffon (100% polyester). Sleeveless. High neckline. Open back with flutter detail. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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100 reviews
Fit
Large6
True to Size76
Small8
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 19, 2016
This dress was great. Comfortable, flattering, and gorgeous! I got a ton of compliments.
The fit was a little tricky because I'm large chested. I had to buy a low-back longline bra to wear with it, which was fine because it's a useful foundation piece to have in my collection, but if I hadn't been expecting that it would have been annoying. I'm a 34F, so if you have a smaller chest and can wear those stick-on bra things, that might work, but the back is definitely too low for a traditional strapless bra. Additionally, I needed to tape/pin the back and sides of the bust area to my bra to keep it from showing. One major pro to this dress though is that because of the ruching in the bust, there's definitely enough fabric for full coverage for larger chests. It was tight right at my rib cage, and then fell very nicely through the waist, which was just fine for me, but if you have a large ribcage you may want to size up. As other reviewers have noted, the length measurement seems to be for the lining, and the outer fabric is a bit longer. I wore this with 3.5 inch heels, and while I wasn't tripping over it, I did have to carry it when I was outside (it was raining) if I didn't want it to drag.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 10, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
Dress fit perfectly. Elegant, beautiful, can't help but feel great in it
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
January 18, 2016
Stunning!
This dress was everything I hoped it would be. The color was gorgeous and the jewelry that was recommended went perfectly. I can't say enough about this dress. I'm sorry I don't have a picture to post because it was so pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
January 8, 2016
Perfect fit!!!
The dress ran true to size. I should have probably ordered a tall, but my daughter wore flats and it worked just perfectly. Loved the open back. Very '70's inspired.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
December 28, 2015
Loved the color.
The band around the waist/rib was pretty tight and it was very long. I had 2 inch heels and the dress needed to be lifted when I walked.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 19, 2015
A lovely black tie wedding made that much more enjoyable because it was a night away from the kids!
This was a great dress! Very easy to wear and I got a ton of compliments. The color was beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 28, 2015
Beautiful, comfortable and flattering
I wore this dress for a black-tie gala. It is quite beautiful. I love the purple color. The clasp at the neck was a bit loose on my dress (my husband kept having to re-fasten it). But the dress was just gorgeous. I love the way it flatters my figure and helps with mommy belly. Wore w/ 3" heels and the regular length was perfect.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 5, 2015
AWESOME EXPERIENCE
This was my first time with Rent the Runaway and loved it! The dress fit great, just a little long.. but nothing that a high heel will help =)
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
September 21, 2015
Elegant dress, flows nicely when you walk and comfortable when sitting. Color in app is true
Wore this dress to a black tie dinner. I ordered the 4p and 6reg. The 4p fit just about perfectly. It could have been a bit snugger under the arms but I am a 34B. There is plenty of room in the bodice for more fuller figures. The georgette fabric flowed nicely. It's a very comfortable dress. I wore 2" heels which brought the dress to the perfect length. Will definitely rent from RTR again!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
September 17, 2015
Loved how the fabric on this dress flowed and the style flattered my curves.
Pros: color, fabric, style. A bit long for my 5'3" so higher heels needed. The zipper in the back was a little challenging and the waist band fit a little high up around rib cage and had no give so did feel a little tight. I am curvy with a size D cup and this dress flattered my shape not make me feel like my chest was giant. For me, that was a good thing. I really did love this dress and would recommend it.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34A
September 17, 2015
Received so many compliments.
It is a very easy dress to wear. You can wear a regular bra, just pull in the straps. Hides a tummy!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
September 15, 2015
This dress looked beautiful on my friend!
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was much too long (about 5 or 6 inches too long even with my high heels) and a little small. I rented two gowns and ended up wearing the Mystery Gown (pictured right) and loaned this gown to my friend (left) who is about 5 inches taller than me and much more slender- probably a size 2 or 0. She is a gorgeous 50 year old woman, about 5'5". Another big bonus is she didn't need to wear a bra! It flowed beautifully and looked amazing on her.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 52
August 18, 2015
The Dress was perfect balance showing just enough to be elegant and sexy. Color is amazing
True to size was just a we bit tight around my rib cage but I have a long toro. I loved the dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
August 16, 2015
Loved this dress!
This dress was amazing. I received compliments all night. The fit was perfect. The back was more open than I expected but still quite conservative. I was able to not wear a bra and I am a d cup.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
August 16, 2015
This was very easy. I had no problem with the dress or the rental process.
It was snug around the rib cage, but other than that it was very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
July 5, 2015
Gorgeous Dress!!
This dress fit great! I didn't have to wear a bra and it had a lovely open back. The petite size worked great with 3 inch heels, and I'm 5'2. I felt very glamorous and appropriately dressed for a black tie wedding. I would absolutely rent this dress again! :)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 23, 2015
Great dress
I wore this to a black tie affair and it looked very elegant. At first I thought the dress was boring, but with big bronze earrings, gold bangles, and my large curly brown hair it wound up looking fantastic. I wore a strapless bra adjusted with the strap to sit very low on my back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 15, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!
I ordered this dress last minute due to a rental that hugged me in all the wrong places. RTR shipped this overnight and just in time for the gala. Loved the color - brighter than how it is portrayed on the model. Very long, I ordered the regular length and I am 5'6" and I wore 4 inch heels...breezy due to the open back - I actually went braless (big deal considering I'm busty)...overall I loved the dress and felt glamorous!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 12, 2015
The dress is gorgeous, and fits true to size. Very comfortable, easy to wear.
The color is so pretty, its a little brighter than in the picture. The only complaint i have is that the neck fit a little tight, but it was definitely worth it. I love this dress, I recommend it highly! This was my first experience with RTR, and overall I was extremely impressed with the company and the quality of the work they put into this for their customers.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 192lbs
June 11, 2015
The dress was very elegant. It was more purple than the website photo conveyed, but that was okay.
If you have a short and thicker torso, like me, this might not be the best dress. While the dress is very flattering for a pear shape figure, the mid band kept riding up on me. Also, the front and back of the dress are longer than the sides, so had to pick up the dress so I didn't trip.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 1, 2015
Great dress and ideal for a black tie wedding where color is encouraged!
Fits true to size -- if you have a big bust, the dress will definitely work. I could have fit into a 4, but the 6 was comfy. I wore the 6R and a 3 inch heel and the length was perfect.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Body type: Athletic
May 30, 2015
This beautiful dress was spectacular; color, the fit. The dress flowed like gentle breeze in motion!
Perfect fit. The length was longer than expected but still beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2015
Gorgeous royal purple grecian gown. Flowing and fun but also sophisticated and elegant!
I was given the incredible honor of officiating a friend's wedding. So while the event was not black tie, I felt I needed something dressier as the officiant, but also not over the top (its about the bride and groom after all!). This dress was PERFECT. It's bright color stands out but its simple design prevents it from being overly gaudy or showy. Many reviewers said that the dress was incredibly long so I ordered the 4p and the 6r (i'm normally a 4r but they didn't have it). I cannot wear 3" heels, esp not if i'm processing down an aisle w/ the wedding party. Turns out I think other reviewers have exaggerated a bit. The dress is long, yes, but as you can see my feet in this pic, I'm only wearing 1.5" heels. It is not so long that you'll be sweeping the floor with it. If yo'ure at least 5'3" I think you can get away with shoes less than 3". I ended up going with the 4P and frankly I could have been barefoot and it would not have swept the floor. The zipper was a pain in the a$$ and you'll need somebody to help you jimmy it, but once its on, its fine, and its very comfortable. The picture here doesn't have great exposure so I apologize but it gives a full length picture. The skirt felt very comfortable and flowy so I could dance all night. The top is ideal if you are NOT large busted (I'm a B cup) because I think large busted girls would find it very tight. It's somewhat ruched on top so it does help create some curves, but the power of this is not in that it makes you shapely, its in that it makes you look elegant and regal while still being really fun. I paired it with the Alexis Bittar earrings that are features on the model and a simple gold cuff--no other jewelry. I received compliments all night and cannot wait to see the professional shots!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 17, 2015
My last senior Prom with great friends and a lightweight, nicely fitted, beautiful dress!
Great fit, but maybe just a tad long (1-2 inches), nothing a pair of heels won't help. I did order a 4R thinking that would be my size, but the 2R actually was the one that fit. So order your (assumed) size and for the back up, order a size smaller. Everything else was absolutely perfect!!
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 15, 2015
Unfortunately my event was canceled so I only wore the dress a few minutes before returning it.
This was a beautiful dress! Even being a petite it was extremely long, my 5 inch heels weren't visible but they were enough to keep the dress from dragging on the floor. It was a little more fitted on the hips & thighs than I expected it would be, but the subtle rouging helped deflect my rather wide thighs. I would definitely order this dress again.
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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 13, 2015
The customer service was the best! Justine T was wonderful and such a pleasure to deal with.
The original dress I ordered was too long and skin tight. Not exactly the look I was going for for such a formal charity event. I called RTR and within 3 minutes, I had two different dresses being shipped to me. It was such a wonderful experience and made me a customer for life. The two new dresses arrived by 12 the next day. It was a size 4, where I thought it would be way too small... It fit beautifully. I received so many compliments and felt beautiful. Thank you RTR for a wonderful experience. You could definitely teach other companies a few things.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2015
This dress fit perfectly. I was recently in a wedding so knew the size 10 would fit.
I rented a 10l but would go with regular next time as I am almost 5'7 and wore 3inch heels and the dress was too long. Other than that, it was perfect. I am a 34G so was a little worried about the chest fitting but it worked out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 10, 2015
I wore this amazing gown for the Alzheimer's Association's Purple Gala.
This dress fit amazing, true to size. The 6L was perfect for me, I wore 3" heels and the dress still skimmed the ground. Very comfortable and got compliments all night on it! The back shows a glimpse of skin and people kept telling me how classy and elegant I looked!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2015
Very nice material but I did not wear this one.
This dress is very tight across the chest, under the bust-line. I'm a 36 but there was no way it was going to zip up. Going up a size would of been too big elsewhere.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2015
Beautiful color
I have broad shoulders and a wide rib cage with more narrow hips. The skirt is very straight and wasn't flattering on my body.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
March 29, 2015
Beautiful color! Lots of complements!
I needed the the 4R but the hook and eye on the collar was missing so I wore the 6R. The length was perfect with 4 inch heels. The back is a little low so I had to be careful my strapless bra was not showing. I enjoyed wearing the dress!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 9, 2015
1000 people, most of the women in black so I really stood out in this dress. Just lovely!
I am 5'7" so a regular length would have been fine. I could only zip up the dress to the "band" so just created a "v" be folding down the sides. Should have ordered two sizes as suggested. Loved the fabric and look!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 161lbs
March 4, 2015
I got so many compliments in this gorgeous dress!
Loved the dress! Tape is REQUIRED!!! I wore a three inch heel with a slight platform in the front so I didn't trip over the gown. Loved the cut and the color, so vibrant!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 3, 2015
This dress was gorgeous! I received so many compliments on it. I would recommend this dress.
I am currently in between sizes. I probably could have worn the 8L but the 10L was fine. It was a little loose up top, but I was the only one who noticed it. I am 5'9 and ended up wearing 4 inch heals with a platform and ended up being the perfect link.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 12, 2015
neck is small
I generally wear a 2 or a 0, depending on the designer. This dress was very pretty, elegant and forgiving. But the neck/collar was simply too tight. I didn't feel comfortable wearing it while sitting down/dining at a gala, so I wore one of my own dresses.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 9, 2014
my dress was the most unique
cost savings alone is worth it and the ease of renting
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 17, 2014
I loved the flowy way of the dress and how the back of the dress looked.
The halter neck was too tight for comfort in 4R. The halter fit a little looser in size 6R, but the sides were too big on me to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 13, 2014
Fall Lake Las Vegas Wedding, Stunner
Neck collar was a little tight and waist was a little loose. I am about 5'6", so the 0L was a little long. Tons of compliments all night. Dressed it up with Grecian style jewelry and hair. All Gold accessories.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
October 28, 2014
Great band and good friends.
This is a beautiful chiffon gown. The color is brighter and richer than pictured, but a very flattering shade of purple. I am usually and 8 because I'm busty. The 8, with all of the ruching made me look a size larger than I am. I was delighted that the 6 fit, since it was much more flattering with less fabric. I was shocked how long this gown was. It never occurred to me to order a regular length...I'm 5'7 and was wearing 4' Jimmy Choo Nova's which have a small platform. I had to very, very careful not to trip on steps, getting in and out of the car, or up from the table. Otherwise, it looked fabulous and I felt elegant in it.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
September 28, 2014
Everyone kept complimenting me about how gorgeous the dress was
The dress fit perfectly. I had to wear really tall heals because I'm so short, but otherwise it was perfect!
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