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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426 reviews

Fit
Small 38
True to Size 284
Large 94
Photos 216
Kim
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 9, 2013

I wore this to a red carpet themed party for my son's preschool. I received so many compliments!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit like a glove!
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 12, 2013

It was such a great dress and so funny that one of the other bridesmaid order the same dress.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit pretty true to size was a little short when i put on my 4 inch heals so i had to buy shorter healed shoes. All in all i felt very comfortable
ME
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 18, 2013

I wore this to a black tie optional wedding. Lots of compliments! Really glad I ordered 2 sizes.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the 2R and 4R. The 4 seemed stretched out and was too big for my bust. The 2 was pretty tight and hard to zip, but no problem once I got it on. A size in between would have been great, but overall, loved the dress!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 19, 2013

Photographs beautifully...but doesn't look as good in person

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Being short and petite, I wasn't worried about renting this dress despite the reviews saying it was shorter than expected. But I was shocked when it came how tight it is...I almost couldn't wear it. And it does run very short. I definitely recommend ordering the long size, even if you think you won't need it. What surprised me most was that the fabric and beading on this dress looks so much cheaper in person than it does in the pictures. And the dress has a small train that wasn't described or shown in the photographs. I wouldn't have worn it at all, except it was for a black tie wedding out of town and I had no other options. Luckily, the dress does seem to stretch out a bit as you wear it, so it became more comfortable after having worn it for a while. The best part is that this dress looks amazing in photos, so even though I wasn't super happy with it, the pictures all turned out great.
Dee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 22, 2013

Would have been a show stopper had the dress fit.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Unfortunately I don't have a photo of me in this dress because the dress did not fit. I ordered a 6L and the waistline and bust were too big. The dress was very pretty in person and the length would have been perfect with my 4inch heels just too bad it didn't fit. I would recommend to go with a size smaller if your measurements are similar to mine.
Jordan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 9, 2013

So comfortable

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fit perfectly, tons of compliments
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 23, 2013

This dress runs short.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this for a back-up, thankful the other dress worked. This dress runs really short-- the 10 (which fit the best) grazed the top of my feet. Any shoe, including flats, would have shown. The 12 was better in length but way too big at the top. Lastly, the boning in both sizes was popping out of the top. Had I worn this dress, I would have been self-conscious about the boning all evening.
Christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 23, 2013

opted not to wear. spotty material, and ran small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was disappointed by the fabric. looked almost cheap, up front. and it was HEAVY! I had a long night ahead of me, opted to wear a dress that was more comfortable and had a little more give.
Qynn
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.
Kate
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
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!
christina
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.
carolyn
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
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!
maylene
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!
Sarah
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.
jordan
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.
Melissa
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.
Eleanore
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.
Vycki
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
Daryn
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.
Sarah
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.
Elizabeth
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.
Carrie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
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.
Nicole
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!
Danielle
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.
Avery
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
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!
Candice
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
Eileen
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.
Teenah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
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.
Christina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
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!
stacey
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
Em
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.
Jasmine
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.
Spencer
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
Rachel
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.
Ryan
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!
Tiara
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.
Michelle
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
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 :)
Regina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
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!
Nora
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.
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