Badgley Mischka

Make Love Not War Gown

$209 to buy
$695 retail
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.

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".)

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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107 reviews
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Large
(6)
True to Size
(79)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
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.
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 124lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
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
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
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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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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 54
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
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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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
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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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
June 2, 2016
Beautiful and flowing
Many compliments / true to size
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
July 29, 2016
Purple Gala
Absolutely loved this dress. Gorgeous! Great fit and very loose and flows nicely. Neck and waistline were perfect. Only one size (2R) was available so I did not have an optional size. I typically wear a 4R. It fit perfectly, besides being a little long. I ended up having to wear fairly high heels (4") to lift the dress off the ground. Overall it was perfect for the Purple Gala and I received endless compliments! I would highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 10, 2016
The dress was exactly what I wanted!
The dress was a great fit! Typically designer dresses run small so I chose one size larger and it was perfect. I wore 3 inch heels and it was the perfect length. Overall I had a great experience with my first RTR dress. Good condition, also easy tracking and shipping.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 14, 2013
RTR was a great option and I'm glad I did it. I will definitely use this site again.
I took a size 10L in this. I chose not to wear it, as it was a bit poofy on the top and I didn't have the appropriate bras to fit with it, as you could see the back of the bras and it on the sides. Looked better on the model than it did on me.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134lbs
October 8, 2013
I received so many compliments on this dress and I would rent it again in a heartbeat!
I'm usually between a 4 and 6 for most things but I found this dress ran a little large. The 4 fit me perfectly although, for my height, it was a little too long. It was also flattering in all the right places!
GabrielleOctober 17, 2013
Hi Cassie, I ordered this dress to wear and I was just wondering what heel height you would suggest as I am the same height as you? Thanks! You looked beautiful.
CassieOctober 17, 2013
Hi Gabrielle - my heel was 4 inches and it worked. Another inch probably would've made all the difference though. Thanks for the compliment. O
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2013
Beautiful dress but too long, not too large.
I couldn't wear it because I am 3 or 4 inches too short for it. I would recommend if you are 5'10" or taller.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 65
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
July 13, 2014
This dress made me feel so glamorous ! Best website , exceptional costumer service !!
I'm usually a size 2 but I wore the dress in a zero . Great fit , I didn't need a bra
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
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:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 30, 2014
I rented this dress for my Junior Prom in late April 2014 at a historic hotel in eastern PA.
I actually did not order this dress originally. It was sent to me as a replacement for a dress that I ordered but had been damaged. I fell in love with it the minute I put it on! It was super comfortable and super easy to dance in. I definitely recommended wearing a backless/strapless bra because your back is really exposed. I'm 5'8" and usually a 4 so I thought I would need a 4 long but i fit in a 2 regular with ease. Totally recommended this dress to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 20, 2013
Pretty dress but not for me.
I did think this was a pretty dress but unfortunantely even the 8L didn't accomodate my long torso. If you have a long torso like me, I wouldn't rent this dress but otherwise, it is very pretty with a nice shade of purple and a light/airy feel.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 20, 2014
I loved this dress! Unfortunately, it was too tight around my ribcage and chest!
I loved this dress! Unfortunately, it was too tight around my ribcage and chest!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
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:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
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:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
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.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
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:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 13, 2016
This dress was easy, comfortable, and gorgeous - everything you want for a work special event.
The dress runs small, so I ordered (and wore) a size down. Usually a 4-6 I wore a 2R and it fit like a glove. The fabric doesn't have much give, so I'd recommend this dress for someone with an hourglass figure or a waist smaller than their hips. Also the neck can be a little tight, so I had to remove one of the neck clasps and re-sew it (not too difficult, considering the person before me had clearly done the same thing). The color is a bit brighter than the dark purple featured on the model, but all in all the dress was perfect. 10/10 would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 26, 2013
Gorgeous purple gown!
Very pretty gown, color is even more luxurious in person. Super easy fit with a unique shape. Would definitely recommend for a formal event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 9, 2013
backup dress; too big
I went with the 6 for this backup dress but it turned out to be too loose in the waist. If you have an hourglass figure, size down. The 4 probably would have fit much nicer. I still probably would not have been able to wear it though because the R was too long for the shoes I planned for. I am not sure if they sent me the L by mistake but no matter -- RTR delivers same day in NYC so I got lucky and placed a new order in time for my event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 13, 2013
Backup Dress, I wish I had two events to go to this weekend!
This dress fit beautifully. The color was amazing,but I liked the other dress I rented much better and ended up wearing it to my event.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
April 23, 2013
Beautiful Dress!!!
I wore this dress to an American Cancer Society, black tie Gala for my husband's job. The dress was absolutely beautiful and fit perfectly. I am tall, and the 8L was the perfect length with a 3 inch gold heel. I received so many compliments on this dress. I felt like a princess. Thank you so much Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
April 24, 2013
This was a perfect dress for my sorority's formal.
It fit great, but was quite long on me, even with the highest heels I could find (I'm 5'1"). Otherwise, it was comfortable, fit well, and great for a spring formal event. This was a wonderful first Rent the Runway experience!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 194lbs
April 30, 2013
Perfect, Georgeous, Beautiful!!!!
I rented this dress for a formal affair. The dress fit perfectly though a little long. I am 5'7 and had to wear 5 inch heals to keep the dress off the ground. It is a beautiful dress and I recieved so many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 5, 2013
Worked a red carpet in this great plum purple dress! Loved it overall.
I am 5'4 115lbs and petite frame. Rented both 0R and 2R. 0R fit perfect on body. You will need help getting the neck part attached. Comfortable overall, but very long. The under part of the dress worked with 4 inch heels, but outer sheer fabric was much longer and made it a little hard to walk. I was hosting a red carpet for fortunately I did not have to move too much. Got tons of compliments! Beautiful dress! Plum purple is very pretty.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 6, 2013
Great service and dresses
I ordered this as my main dress for prom but ended up wearing my backup dress because it was more comfy and fit my date's outfit better. This dress was gorgeous and I was torn between wearing it, but it was kinda tight around the neck and I hate that feeling. Also slightly tight at the bottom.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 15, 2013
Wore it for Prom.
This was a really pretty dress, however; ITS WAS SOO LONG! I do not recommend this dress for women under 5'5" with heels on. I was wearing 3 inch heels and it still didn't cut it. I ended up lifting the entire chiffon up and tied it around my hand in order to dance. The satin layer under the top chiffon was my height though so that was a plus. Also my boobs are a little larger that most people and those adhesive bras wouldn't work, so I used a under-wire bra that had adhesive things on the sides from target. The cut out on the side was deep so we had to pin in order to keep the bra from showing. I also attached a broach on it to make it look pretty. Also do not put your hair in a braid; it should probably be up to show the back of the dress which was the best part. Overall I really liked this dress. The fit was nice and I will be renting from here again. Although next time I will wear a petite dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 29, 2013
Beautiful, comfortable dress for a spring wedding!
When I buy long dresses I always have to get them hemmed, so I was nervous to rent a long dress - but trying on several long dresses in the NY showroom was a huge help! This was the definite winner. The size 4 fell perfectly to the floor with 4 inch heels. The color was beautiful and the dress is very comfortable and forgiving - I was able to enjoy all of the wonderful food at my friend's wedding and dance the night away!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 3, 2013
i loved the dress i wish i coulee taken more pics but it was lovely !! the rental was fab !!
It fit me really perfect! i fell inlove i looked like a princess. im the girl in the middle. The rental was perfect for its price. It was long since i got a 4L. I had a amazing time at my prom with it/
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
June 9, 2013
Stunning and quite comfortable.
The dress was perfect for a formal fundraising event I attended.I was pleased with the rental. The dress seemed true to size (typical vanity sizing that is). I'm a few pounds over my listed weight at the moment and I could feel it in the the lining (at the thighs), but gown itself is very forgiving of a couple extra pounds. I might have been more comfortable wearing the 4, but I didn't even try on the back up, because I was rushed. The length was a bit long with 3.5" heels, but I was able to hold the skirt to navigate stairs and while dancing. Also, I did end up wearing a regular strapless bra, which I had to pull down in the back. One of those low back, halter bras might have been better. (A bra isn't necessary under this dress for coverage, the lining and fabric are fine. But there isn't any support or lift built in.) Great dress, I recommend it.
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