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Badgley Mischka

Ruched Sweetheart Gown

$90 rental
$900 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This beautiful body-hugging gown will make scene-stealing statement. Bring this Badgley Mischka along to any black tie and you'll be the belle of the ball. Shown here with Dannijo's Cecile Earrings and Chamak by Priya Kakkar's Silver Glitz Bangle Set.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - built in bustier fits all cup sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - ruched matte jersey fabric flattering on any body type
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 60” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’5” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier for support
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - built in bustier fits all cup sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - ruched matte jersey fabric flattering on any body type
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 60” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’5” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier for support
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black matte jersey. Sweetheart neckline with beading detail. Built in bustier for support. Ruched bodice. Flared skirt. Hidden back zip. Model's height is 5'10". See Size and Fit tab for length.

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434 reviews

Fit
Small 38
True to Size 286
Large 95
Photos 222
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 3, 2013

Back up for prom

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I got this as my back up for prom, and I wore my first choice. The boning was uncomfortable to me and it wasn't exactly flattering. I think it takes a different type of person to wear it. Great service, just not the dress for me.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 12, 2013

Gorgeous dress, was perfect for the Marine Corps ball!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress ran short, I am only 5'4 and was able to comfortably wear a 'long' with 4in heels. The dress also stretched out throughout the night, so for smaller busted girls in between two sizes, I recommend going down. Overall the dress was amazing and flattering, I would definitely wear again!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 16, 2013

Okay 1st experience

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a 10R and 8R that I rented. The 10 was tight around my chest and the 8 was very loose, which is why I went with the 10. The 10 also had a white line on the bottom by the train, looked like when it was cleaned starch was burned into or something . I just folded the bottom up an inch and used double sided tape that was provided to hide it. Over all not bad experience, next time I would have the dress delivered at least 2 days before event so that if I wasn't 100% happy I could exchange for a new dress or new size.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 1, 2013

I rented this dress for my boyfriend's company holiday party. It was perfect for the occasion!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The length was good - I looked at other reviews because i was concerned about it being too long, but it worked out fine. The ruching on the sides was very flattering. Great sophisticated dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 16, 2013

fits and flatters any and all shapes.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
theses dresses always do the trick when you dont have a chance to make it to the show room to try on!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 18, 2013

Classic look, nice fabric

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress generally fit well, draped nicely, and stayed up securely despite being strapless. The fabric around the zipper in the back puckered a little bit so I felt like I needed to keep tugging it down but otherwise, the dress worked well for my company holiday party.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 19, 2013

baggy up top and had a HUGE flaw!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress itself is really beautiful. In pictures I look fantastic and flawless in the dress. However...there were MANY secrets to my success. The bust is HUGE. I have C cups and they were swimming without a bra. There is some piping and cups in the dress itself but it simply isn't enough alone. On top of that...there was a HUGE sharp strand of plastic sticking out from the left arm side of the dress up top near the underarm area. I'm guessing where the tag was cut off? But there was at least two inches of this plastic and a few more little ones under an inch (barely) also sticking out. It was SO incredibly uncomfortable and really threw me for a loop every time a picture was taken I was so worried it'd show up. Tacky central. LUCKILY it didn't and I was able to tape it down but I thought that was a major bummer! Maybe this is how all the dresses are? This is my first time renting from here so I'm not totally familiar with what's considered normal. The dress looks fantastic and I got tons of compliments and it really is elegant as a silhouette however I definitely will not be renting or recommending this particular dress again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 20, 2013

FIts like a glove

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ok, this dress, while people say it has support, really doesn't. I would definitely recommend spanx. I was surprised as well at the length, I had a 6R and an 8R and both were really short, at my ankles. I'm 5'5", so I was surprised that I didn't read any reviews on length. I wasn't sure what size would fit me, but the 8 was way to big all around, loose to the point of not staying up. I called RTR and they overnighted me a 6L! THANK YOU!!! I was so happy I did, the 6L fit perfectly, and was just floor length with heels. 3 in I think? The only complaint is the boning in the bodice scratched me in the front, it stops just below your ribcage. But I didn't care.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Jan 16, 2014

Beware of boning!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
As the other reviews state, this dress does run short, so the 8L worked well for me. This dress really shows off (or overexposes, depending on how you feel) your cleavage if you are a C or beyond. It is flattering though and I received several compliments. I was very disappointed in the condition of the dress though. The boning was exposed in multiple places w/in the bodice, and it was so bad I had to return home to change into something different. I had a small sore in one place! If you rent this dress, wear a bustier bra - I cannot stress this enough. I only wore a strapless bra and was so annoyed after 1-2 hours.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 19, 2014

Wore to a black tie wedding. Very comfortable and with heels not too long.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Found it to be comfortable for a wedding....loved the gathering around the waist. Has a small train
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 31, 2014

I did not wear this dress, I wore my backup!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit awkwardly in the butt/hip/stomach area. This was most likely due to my tiny waist and larger hips but I don't usually have a problem with most dresses. The dress was very nice, just not an appropriate fit.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Feb 9, 2014

Classic Black Dress

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented the 8 and the 10 as a backup, and ended up wearing the 8 because there didn't seem to be much difference. The dress was short enough that I wore flats. The boning in the dresses made it stay up, though it did poke a little on the left side.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 11, 2014

I wore this to a gala in Washington, DC.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was wonderfully made with soft fabric and beautiful draping. I would love to own this dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 13, 2014

N/A

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress runs true to size yet short as others have mentioned. Thus, I ordered a 12L. The dress delivered to me showed obvious signs of wear and should be retired/replaced: back zipper seam pulling out from too many tight wearings; rubber lining around top of bustline cracked. The style was unflattering on me and so I wore the Badgely Mischka Rosalind Peplum gown instead, which I've previously rented and am satisfied with.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Feb 15, 2014

I wore this dress to a concert event in NYC. It was a bit long, but manageable with heels.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress did become a bit more loose over the course of the night. I had to pull it up more, but nothing too annoying. Would wear again-great black dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 21, 2014

Classic and simple

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
A simple strapless dress with classic details. A bit heavy up top. I would suggest fashion tape to keep it up.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

I love the beading/detail at the top!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It definitely runs short! It is short in the front with a slight train in the back. I am 5'5 and the 2L was good with 3 inch heels. The dress is very fitted but flattering!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Fit pretty snug and I had no problems with the top fitting perfect

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I usually wear a 4 but I worn the 2 because it fit tighter I had not problems with the top falling down and the length was great I didn't trip not once overall lovely dress
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 14, 2014

I decided to wear another dress, but this is a really nice dress fro a fancy occasion.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you're any taller than me, I highly recommend you order a "long". Unless you want to wear it with flats.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 104 lbs
Mar 15, 2014

Great fitted dress

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I had so many compliments how the dress accentuated my lack thereof curves. Prefect for my formal wedding event. The dress did run a little small and tight so luckily I had reserve a size up. I'm not tall by any means so the dress was a tad long for me, but with 3" (maybe 4) heels it came out to a perfect length that didn't drag on the floor.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 19, 2014

Very strange fit

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received this dress as my backup for a work event. I am petite with a small torso but hips/butt on the larger side. This dress was way too tight around my hips, but huge on my torso. I could fit my first between my chest and the dress. Perhaps it was just my body type, but there was nothing I could have done to make this dress fit!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Age: 32
Apr 4, 2014

I could dance all night & felt comfortable

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It is cut very small. I'm usually am xs or 2 and this dress the 4 just barely fit my busy but was beautiful
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 8, 2014

Not for the pear shaped

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't end up wearing either the 4 or 6 of this dress - they both fit, but the look wasn't very flattering for someone with hips. Fabric was nice and was detailing, just not for me.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 17, 2014

I did not end up wearing this dress, but it was very elegant and would rent it again.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
It fits a little small, and a little short- which says something because I am only 5 foot. Over all it was very curve hugging and looked great. However, the other dress I ordered was more appropriate for my military ball.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

very comfy simple fit dress!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very pretty, simple, chic, nothing too crazy so great when keeping it low key. Comfy because of the slinky material and cinched top
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 22, 2014

I really wanted the dress to fit right, but it wasn't working for me.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a formal evening, and I saw this dress online and wanted to wear it immediately. I tried on both the size 8 and the size 10, but neither of them fit me well. I am 5'10" and both of the dresses were too short even without heels which was very disappointing. I was also surprised by the amount of material around the stomach area which also wasn't exactly flattering. Overall I was extremely disappointed on this dress. I don't have unique proportions but it still didn't work on me. Although, I do think this dress could work on other body types.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

...I wish it fit!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! It is a beautiful style with great movement to the fabric. Unfortunately, it runs large and was way too big! The chest practically fell down, despite the corseted interior. I think I would have taken a 00 instead of a 2. I am 5'4" and 115 pounds with an athletic build. My back is small (28") but I wear a D-cup bra. Had the dress fit, I definitely would have worn it. It was gorgeous!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
May 3, 2014

Loved how I looked!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress is a tad long, but nothing high heels won't solve! I loved this dress! It was comfy and glamorous at the same time.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
May 10, 2014

Too big!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Unfortunately, I could not wear this dress because it was just way too big and since I'm a size 0 there were no smaller options for me. The top portion was so large that it would fall down to my waist! Not even 3 bras could keep it up! I'm sure with the right fit, the dress would have looked gorgeous but it is just not meant for petite girls. Thankfully RTR was able to get me a different dress at the last minute which fit perfectly :)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2014

I didn't wear this dress.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Was perfect for the event but I didn't want to wear it. It was my backup dress
RTR Customer
May 16, 2014

Customer service employees are wonderful!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall I hated this dress! I was very happy neither sizes fit. The dress runs super short and tight. I am pregnant but I tried dresses on in the store with the same sizes and didn't have a problem fitting into those so I know this dress runs small. Also the dress felt very cheaply made. My backup dress was also too small since I'm 6 months pregnant, but RTR came to the rescue!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 20, 2014

I ordered this dress for a black tie affair in California.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered the 2R and 4R. Both were pretty long on me, I'm 5'4" and wore 4 inch heels. The 4R was a little big. The 2R fit me pretty well in the torso and below. However the bust was stretched out on this dress and the zipper was pretty touchy so I didn't end up wearing it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 25, 2014

Understated yet elegant look for a black tie wedding

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was very flattering, but the sizing was off. I ordered both the 6L and the 8L, and the 8L felt both shorter and tighter. I 6L fit perfectly with 4+ inch heels. The bead work on the bust line was a special touch without being over the top. I received lots of compliments!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
May 27, 2014

The dress was so pretty!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was so pretty and I wish it would have fit a little more snug in the bust. Not sure if this area was either stretched out from rentals or if it ran a little big. Was a beautiful black gown and wish they had a 00 or 0 petite.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Not what I expected

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first time using RTR, and it was a week before my event so my options were somewhat limited. I ordered this dress, thinking it's a beautiful simple black strapless gown, can't go wrong. I normally am a size 2 or 4, and at 5'7" I prefer my gowns long, so I ordered the 4L and 2L as back up. When the gowns came, I was soo disappointed. The bottoms of both gowns looked like I personally tried to hem them myself and I am certainly no seamstress! It cheapened the dress tremendously! So panic mode immediately set in, since it was now the day before my event. I called RTR and they were so helpful and found another dress that was available in My size and they over nighted it to me, promising it would arrive before noon. The next dress came before 10 even and it fit beautifully! It's unfortunate the bottoms of these dresses were so shaggy, because it's a beautiful dress!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Jun 3, 2014

it was very small, and too short. Recommend a size up and not for tall girls.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It is very pretty, but recommend a different dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Jun 8, 2014

Super comfortable and elegant

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress. Material was really nice and thick and boning held gowns shape. Was very comfortable wearing for 8+ hours. Wore 3.5 inch heels and gown was the perfect length. Beading was a little bit worn but you really couldn't tell unless right light and up close. Very classic dress and great first rental experience!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

Ruching adds too much volume around the hip area...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was quite beautiful but unfortunately I wasn't able to wear it as the size I had was way too big. I think a 0 or 2 would have made all the difference but I was swimming in the 4. Also, as someone with a pear shape, I felt that the ruching on the dress added a little too much volume around my hips which wasn't flattering for my body type. I really think this dress runs large so I would suggest going a size down if you want to give it a try.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 13, 2014

Not a great dress for the very tall ladies or high heel lovers

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am six feet tall and made sure to chat with a stylist prior to ordering to make sure this was an appropriate choice. I wish I had read more reviews! The 8L was about 5 inches too short barefoot and the 10L was about 2 inches short barefoot. Very glad I paid extra for a backup dress!!! The bust is a bit oddly shaped as you can see in others photos. I could barely zip the 8 but the 10 was so loose that the ruching all hung down giving it a strange and unflattering effect. Just not the right dress for me!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 24, 2014

awkward sizing and wire boning that sticks out; unable to wear

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was unable to wear the dress. The first size 4 had wire boning that stuck out and cut me. RTR was great and sent me a replacement 4 overnight but I sent the dress back early and did not wear it because of the awkward fitting problems mostly due to this wire boning. I also found the regular length too short for heels I wanted to wear.
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