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Badgley Mischka

Making History Gown

$105 rental
$650 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Enchant them at the black tie event in this silk sensation by Badgley Mischka. Styled with Kenneth Jay Lane's Heirloom Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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: Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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: Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Emerald Mikado (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Trumpet skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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22 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 15
Large 3
Photos 15
Helen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 8, 2014

This dress is a KNOCK out! I received compliments all night! I felt fabulous in this dress!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is perfect for the hourglass figure. It is very well made. And falls so nicely on the body. I was a little worried about the ruffle and how it might actually look on the body but it looks great. Very very slimming. The color is gorgeous emerald green. I would rent this dress again in a heart beat. It is a formal gown for a formal affair. I have a smaller chest 36B but really closer to an A. I wore a lightly padded strapless and it fit great. So I would not recommend this for very full busted women. Overall, an incredible dress and made for an incredible event.
Heather
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 29, 2014

I'm glad my first choice wasn't available!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Customer service contacted me about a week before my rental date to let me know that the dress I had initially reserved had been damaged. I cannot say enough nice things about the customer service rep who helped me -- we corresponded back and forth over the course of an evening. I told her what my concerns were (large, natural chest, preferred to be able to wear a bra, small waist, short) and she sent a few dress ideas my way. I passed over this dress during my initial search, but boy, am I glad she drew my attention back to it! I don't think I could have found a more perfect dress for the time crunch I was on. The color is beautifully rich, as pictured. The material is thick with an attached lining. I wore a strapless bra with one strap attached and it didn't show. I felt confident and secure, which was my main concern. I posted one close up and two far away photos so that you can see just how much this gown stands out from the pack. Everybody swooned over my gown and I felt absolutely amazing in it! I feel it runs true to size, but it has absolutely no stretch, so definitely order a backup size! I would also strongly recommend giving yourself a few days buffer time so that you can get it professionally steamed before your event because it will likely be a tad wrinkled when it arrives. I wore platform stiletto heels and found the length appropriate -- it just barely skimmed the floor, but I was able to walk without major issue. There is a small train in the back, so make sure others walking behind you don't step on it! If you're on the fence about this one, I say just go for it! Let me know if you have any other questions! :)
Daniella
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 187 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

The dress was perfect! Could not have been happier!!!

Size worn: 14R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect fit! Absolutely loved the color and the shape of the dress! Really light fabric and easy to move in.
Kasey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 23, 2014

Strangely fitted

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Would not zip just at my bust area. But the hips were crazy big and hit very low on my torso in both the short and regular lengthed version. The also stuck out oddly. Beautiful fabric, but not for curvy girls I guess.
Corey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 131 lbs
Jul 16, 2014

Stunning! An elegant showstopper!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I actually hated this dress the first time I put it on. I tried on the 4R and it looked shapeless on me and I thought the ruffles laid weird. Thankfully I tried on the 2R and it hugged my waist perfectly and created such a sexy, yet elegant shape. It definitely has a small train so if you will be somewhere with a lot of people mingling, as I was, you'll have to carry it a bit, but it wasn't a problem. I got compliments ALL night. The color is amazing. People were coming out of the woodwork to tell me how amazing I looked. I felt like a movie star!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 18, 2014

Beautiful Color!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is stunning! I wore it for a very formal black tie wedding. I would size down if you have a straight and narrow body frame to have the dress hug your body.
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

I got tons of comments on how amazing the dress was. The color and fit was amazing!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a little pear shaped and this dress really made me look more elongated. It was beautifully made and laid well in all the right places. I wore this to a friend's black tie wedding, and it was a big hit!
Margaret
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Aug 14, 2014

This dress was stunning on me. I loved it.

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I am not super skinny, and it still looked awesome
Maia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Beautiful color but strange fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is beautiful however it runs large on top and it gathers strangely on the hip without the ruffle - it just didn't lay flat and it was overall too big. I also tried the 4 and that was much better but still did not lay properly on my hip....
Kiren
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Everyone loved loved my dress... I felt amazing and elegant while wearing it...

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was amazing but I had a little difficulty with zipper...
Heidi
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 19, 2014

The color is gorgeous, but the dress was too big and I wasn't able to wear it.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Reviews mentioned that this dress runs small so I ordered my usual size (10) and got a larger size as my backup. Unfortunately the 10 was too baggy in the hips, making me look bigger than I am. I wasn't able to wear the dress for the occasion.
Jodi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

So many compliments and the most amazing customer service!!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was soooo excited to wear this dress and had been planning it for months. So, I was devastated when it arrived with a broken zipper. I called RTR and their customer service staff immediately helped me select a backup dress to send, but also told me that if I could locate a local seamstress to repair the zipper, they'd pay for the repair. Luckily, despite being out of town and in a unfamiliar city, I located a tailor who was able to repair the zipper overnight. With the fixed zipper, the dress was amazing. It runs a little small in the bust area, so just beware of that. I'm not big chested, and it was snug, but fit perfectly everywhere else. I received hundreds of compliments and I felt so regal. More than anything I can't say enough about the care and amazing help from the RTR staff. I'm a loyal customer for life!!!! Kudos!
kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Short in regular size for 5'6"

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was definitely short for 5'6" if you want to wear heels. Material is ok, but it puckers a little at the hips, which isn't very flattering. I sent it back and decided not to wear it at all.
Jubilee
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 164 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

This dress is a thick, lovely fabric with a great rich green color. It fit me really well!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
My dress fit great. I'm only 5"6, and usually "long" anything is too long, but I'd recommend you get the long size in this dress, unless you're very petite. I wore 3 inch heels with this dress, and I wouldn't have minded if it was even longer. The fabric is thick and beautiful, and the dress fit me so well I didn't need to wear any spanx or nylons or anything. I did wear a strapless bra. I was comfortable in the dress all night! I am always in between sizes, because I'm a pear shape, either 10 or 12. But 10L was the way to go for me.
April
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 12, 2014

Unfortunately didn't work out

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress fit perfectly... Until it got to my bust. The chest runs VERY tight while the rest of the dress was true to size. Unfortunately couldn't get this zipped over my chest.
Roxana
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 177 lbs
Jan 18, 2015

Your customer service and price structure is beat in class !

Size worn: 12L
Rented for: Formal Affair
It ran true to size and perfect for my body but it may not work for most women: I have an hour-glass figure with a very small waist and back/chest circumference but large hips: 32 DDD bra size but size 10 skirts or pants: however, this dress fit as if it had been tailored on me! In terms of the dress itself, the zipper on the left side deformed the silhouette a bit, however, it had had boning on both sides, this could have been easily fixed (the boning would have added much needed structure on a one-shoulder dress made of satin!) The color was beautiful, and the fabric has a subtle glow and it photographs very well. All-In-all, it made me feel very regal. I received many complements. I accesorized with my beautiful real pearl necklace, to amp the flow factor and add a subtle and classy contrasting element to the look. I wore an elegant matte gold shoe. Gorgeous !
Skarlett
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Jan 29, 2015

Stunning

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved it , very classy. This size was a bit large for me. Arrived with a stain . I would rent it again in a smaller size .
T.Reazy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 3, 2015

Amazing fit, AMAZING color. Can't say enough

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for a black tie optional YMCA gala in November. Not only did the 0R fit like a glove (I'm 5'6", note long length wasn't needed) the sophisticated detail of the angled peplum and one shoulder made this gown ideal for mingling, a little dancing and stealing of the show. Strapless bra worked perfectly, back of dress accommodates one nicely. The slight flare at the bottom of skirt is very figure flattering, really creates an hourglass figure. With any satin, solid colored fabric - be careful about moisture. Water spots can show so don't drip your drink on it. Overall this was a great quality gown, thick fabric that holds you in and beautiful, vibrant emerald color. I can't imagine this hue looking anything than perfect on every skin tone.
Kim
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

This dress was FABULOUS. Perfect fit and color.

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was so nervous renting this dress. This was my first RTR experience and it did not disappoint. This dress is also very different from my usual conservative look. The color and the fit were perfect. I had my shaper to smooth the edges. I also didn't need to wear a bras. I decided to go with a 14L even though I'm 5'4'' and I was so glad. When I put heals on the length was just right. I received so many compliments. I highly recommend this dress and I'm definitely renting again.
Ash
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 25, 2015

Beautiful emerald green with train

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this as a back up and didn't wear it for my event. Even so, it's a beautiful dress and I might rent it for another event. I am normally a 6L and ordered the 4L. While it fit me fine, I think a 6L would have been an even better fit. This does have a small train. Color is gorgeous. You will stand out in this dress!
Tami
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 168 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

I loved this dress! The color is stunning and the fabric is high quality.

Size worn: 12R
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is true to size. Length was perfect for me. I loves that it accentuated my curves with a feminine design. Got compliments all night.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

Chose not to wear based on zipper issue. :(

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The zipper on this particular 0L bunched up significantly and noticeably on the left hip so it was not worn. So sad...it was GORGEOUS and fit perfectly otherwise. Appears that the liner is sown into zipper...if this is remedied, its a total knockout gown!
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