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Badgley Mischka

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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Small 5
True to Size 63
Large 6
Photos 50
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 26, 2013

Gorgeous purple gown!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very pretty gown, color is even more luxurious in person. Super easy fit with a unique shape. Would definitely recommend for a formal event!
Rachel
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Apr 23, 2013

Beautiful Dress!!!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Chloe
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Body type: Petite
Apr 24, 2013

This was a perfect dress for my sorority's formal.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Apr 26, 2013

Perfect gown!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved the fit and the design of this dress! Very comfortable gown. Would definitely recommend it. My very first RTR experience and I will definitely be renting again!
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
May 5, 2013

Worked a red carpet in this great plum purple dress! Loved it overall.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Sally
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
May 15, 2013

Wore it for Prom.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Milli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 3, 2013

i loved the dress i wish i coulee taken more pics but it was lovely !! the rental was fab !!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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/
Gretchen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 1, 2013

Was a great elegant gown, wore to an outdoor black tie charity ball.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall fit was great! waist was perfect size, not super tight in the bust. I am 5'10'' and wore a long, and it was just the correct length with 2 inch wedges. But if you are going to be wearing flats or no shoes at all... I would consider the regular length. Make sure you plan for the correct bra, as it is a backless dress. I got lots of compliments!
Kate
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 10, 2013

I wasn't able to wear the dress because it was WAY too long.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I looked at the reviews, info and consulted the inline stylist before deciding on what size to order. Based on the stylist recommendation, comments and my own measuring (I measured from my shoulder to the floor and compared that to the dress details) I ordered the dress in L. I also ordered hem tape so I could adjust it if it was too long. The dress had a sheer outer layer over a lining. The lining was the perfect length with heels. The dress (sheer part) was about 5 inches too long. I could not use the tape I bought because the dress was sheer. I ordered a 10 for my backup size. That was a waste as well, because while the 8 fit, it was a little loose. I think a 6 in R length would've done the trick. The dress was in beautiful condition. So, it went back into the bag and I sent it right back for a credit.
Cassie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134 lbs
Oct 8, 2013

I received so many compliments on this dress and I would rent it again in a heartbeat!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Carson
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 17, 2013

LOVED the dress and got tons of compliments!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The length was perfect. The top part around the neck is pretty snug, and I have a small neck.
Shayna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 23, 2013

Sophisticated, effortless and sexy

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my first RTR experience. I wore this dress to a black-tie fundraiser, and it was perfect. Was looking for something that was elegant and understated. Am not in ideal shape at the moment and didn't want anything too clingy. LOVED the way this looked. I'm 5' 5 and a half" barefoot, and the 6R length was perfect with 3.5-inch heels. Full disclosure: Back dips down too low to wear a traditional strapless bra. I wound up not wearing anything. Material provided full coverage. Fit wise: I'm thick-waisted and wide through the hips, and this was a bit snug in the waist, but Spanx remedied that. ... This was the seventh year I've attended this annual fundraiser, but it was the first time my husband was still commenting about how gorgeous he thought I looked a week later. Am super satisfied with the dress and the whole RTR experience.
Christi
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 7, 2014

Great dress, very comfortable. You will need a backless bra.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size and is very flattering. I'm curvy and it did a great job of hiding my least favorite parts of my body. The color was awesome too.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 9, 2014

Great friends, food, dress & drinks :)

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was beautiful and made me feel like a princess. I am pretty tall (5'8") and ordered 6L and 8L and both were very long. I wore small heels but the dress was still slightly long. The 6 fit perfectly aside from length but I loved the dress. So many compliments! I would just recommend that unless you're 5'10" and up, you probably won't need the long fit!
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 13, 2014

This dress made me feel beautiful, special, sexy, classy, and glamorous. Loved it!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit me perfectly. It hugged at the waist precisely how it should and flowed over my hips and legs just right. I wore about 4 inch heels and I really wouldn't have been able to walk in the dress without shoes that high. The dress is definitely long and the chiffon material falls farther than the underlining. I had no real problems with the length though because I had shoes that went well with the make and length of the dress. I will definitely rent from this website again. It was so worth it!
Marii
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

Gorgeous dress!!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
True to size; a little long; color looks different in pictures depending on lighting;
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 29, 2014

It was the perfect dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So yeah, I'm 5'5 and it was the perfect length with 5 inches heels!. Gorgeous gown..was not my first choice this was personally picked by the stylist. The original dress I picked was damaged by previous renter so they upgraded me and sent me 3 dresses! AMAZING! Overall, I'm glad that I wore this dress rather the original one which looks awful for my skin tone..lol Thank You RTR! YOU GALS ARE THE BEST!
Jordan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
May 12, 2014

I wore this gown to a ball and it was perfect! I got lots of compliments! Would highly recommend it!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you are in between sizes like me, I would opt down a size for this one. I ordered it in 4R and 6R and wore the 4. I only wore 3 inch heels, I would've probably needed a long if they were any higher.
Julie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 130 lbs
May 14, 2014

Beautiful color, lovely dress...just not as amazing as the"back-up" dress!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ended up only trying-on this dress, since my back-up dress turned out to be AMAZING. The purple color of this dress is beautiful, and would have been great for the university gala I attended; however, the style was far less flattering on me than the back-up dress I chose. The fit was true to size for me. Low back and neckline style would have required a special bra or stick-on support. Length would have been about right with 2" heels. As other reviewers have commented, sheer outer layer of the skirt is quite a bit longer than the lining, which was a little awkward.
Laurie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
May 14, 2014

RTR was awesome. First time user, called about concerns & they made the process stress free

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Such a comfortable dress! I choose to not wear a bra, dress lined so no problems there. I am 5'6" and wore 4 inch heels. Choose the Regular Length. The dress fell perfect, long enough, but no tripping. I am a little short waisted, so the waist on this dress isn't the best style for me, but I loved the halter and that made up for it. Neck fit well. The closeup picture is more accurate of color of dress. This dress was a winner, Elegant yet easy to wear.
Jill
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
May 15, 2014

The whole process was so easy! I got the dress a day earlier than planned and it fit perfectly!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm 5'1" 145 lbs and the 6R fit great. It was a little long, but with my heels it was the perfect length.
BK135
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150 lbs
May 29, 2014

Beautiful, perfect fit!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Amazing dress I am short with a large bust and this dress looked great! Very comfortable as well and I got a lot of compliments on the dress as well!
Brittany
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

I loved the color of this dress! It was beautiful on and comfortable.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit really well. It was my 2nd choice when they didn't have the 2nd size in the original dress I ordered, but I'm so glad I ordered it. The only con I would really give it is that it made me look a little more busty than I am because of the cut.
LT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Jun 29, 2014

Got so many compliments.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was overall great. I'm a med on top large bottom and the 8 fit perfect. I got the long and it was really long for me. I'm about 5-8 and wore 2 inch heels. Prob should have ordered the regular. The color was very pretty. The material that hangs in the back I wasn't a huge fan of. I had someone tie 2 loose knots and it looked really nice. Overall I liked. This was a last minute pick because the dress I wanted wasn't in good condition and RTR couldn't send it.
Fozia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 18, 2014

Super Elegant

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress can be described as regal and elegant. It fit fabulously and the detail in the back had a ethereal touch to it. The color is amazing and it is beautifully crafted!
RTR Customer
Aug 30, 2014

This was an amazing dress for a beach wedding as it blew in the wind glamorously!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The Six was actually to bit so I went down to the 4 and it was perfect!
Ava
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 30, 2014

I rented this dress for my Junior Prom in late April 2014.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
alexandra
Usually wears: 8
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 13, 2014

Everyone complimented me on this dress! Very comfortable ! Loved it!!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was a little too long. I'm 5"7 and it was a little too long with heels on. Otherwise the dress was amazing!
Lindsey
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

Everyone kept complimenting me about how gorgeous the dress was

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit perfectly. I had to wear really tall heals because I'm so short, but otherwise it was perfect!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 13, 2014

Fall Lake Las Vegas Wedding, Stunner

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Megan
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 3, 2015

This dress was gorgeous! I received so many compliments on it. I would recommend this dress.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
DeAnn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 161 lbs
Mar 4, 2015

I got so many compliments in this gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Tracy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

Beautiful color! Lots of complements!

Size worn: 6R
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

Beautiful color

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kabrina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 7, 2015

Very nice material but I did not wear this one.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Anne
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
May 10, 2015

I wore this amazing gown for the Alzheimer's Association's Purple Gala.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Jaz
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
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.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Alisha
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
May 13, 2015

The customer service was the best! Justine T was wonderful and such a pleasure to deal with.

Size worn: 4P
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 15, 2015

Unfortunately my event was canceled so I only wore the dress a few minutes before returning it.

Size worn: 4P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Jess
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
May 17, 2015

My last senior Prom with great friends and a lightweight, nicely fitted, beautiful dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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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