Badgley Mischka

Ruched Sweetheart Gown

$88 to buy
$900 retail
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.

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

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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482 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
August 1, 2016
Pretty black dress
I am normally a size 4 but wore a size 6 I'm very glad I got it in the size bigger as well bc I'm 5 foot3 and don't wear a long in anything but the dress in the 4 barely touched my ankles. The six was better but I still couldn't wear a high heel at all. The fit was nice it was a very thick material but the jewels on top looked as if they had been rubbed on concrete they def had a lot of wear and someone may have dragged it across the floor
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
November 17, 2014
Perfect dress for a 30s murder mystery dinner!
The dress for like a glove but was forgiving enough for any slight imperfections. The zipper was a bear, but once I got it on instant glam! Wonderful compliments & was told I look like Jessica Rabbit from a teenager. Not bad for a 46 year old ;-)
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
December 3, 2014
Beautiful and comfortable dress!
I absolutely loved this dress!! It fit well and was very comfortable! My only issue was that it was pretty heavy and kept slipping down.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
December 15, 2014
Received so many compliments!
This dress is beautiful, but I wish I'd also been able to order another size. I spent most the night hiking this up around my boobs. My cleavage looked good, but I know it would have looked phenomenal in a 10. The length is stunningly perfect for a formal affair. I'm 5'10", wore 4.5 inch heels and still had a substantial train. This dress is a bit worn and the boning was killing me by the end of the night. I have the scars to prove it. Someone else there had on the same RTR and looked different bc we made so many different choices. All that aside though, I received so many compliments and it's fun how differently everyone can dress this up. I do wish there were a feature on RTR that made us register the event to avoid seeing the same dress. Overall, it's a very sexy dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 16, 2014
Simple yet very elegant, perfect for a black tie wedding event
The dress was perfect for a black tie wedding event. I decided to wear size 6R as I noticed that around my bust area the size 8R was loose so I went with the smaller size since I like a tight fit on top. The dress is a bit short on the front, not sure if this is intentional by the designer however, I didn't mind it as the dress looked great. This was my first time renting a dress from RTR and won't be my last. I was very relieved to see that the dress holds true to it's size and definitely felt at ease knowing that I could rent an additional size for free.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
January 19, 2015
Stunning dress! Was better than I even expected!
The dress was amazing. The only problem with the 6 was that the rubber lining around the top of the dress was 95% gone from the dress and the 4 fit and was perfect but a little too tight so I went with the 6. But for a strapless dress that material at the top of the dress is necessary for a good fit. The two pieces of double sided tape that came with the dress were helpful but I was still pulling up the dress all night but I received so many complements I felt like a million bucks!! Will definitely use RTR again!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
February 17, 2015
Gorgeous dress and so comfortable! Great first experience with rent the runway!
Loved the dress but would go with a long next time
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
March 31, 2015
I rented this dress for a black tie wedding and it was perfect.
I usually wear a dress size 4 or 6 and ended up wearing the 4. The material is stretchy and super flattering. I got so many compliments on this dress and I felt great in it.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
May 10, 2015
Perfect fit but the bustier digs into your skin a bit
The fit was awesome with some stretch. I went up a size because the 8 was a little too tight and the 10 fit just right with a little more room. The bustier dug into my sides a little bit but nothing too painful. Overall it was an amazing dress and I felt so comfortable in it.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 11, 2015
Fit perfectly!
Extremely comfy and stretchy. I wore this for my prom and it was absolutely perfect. It fit a little crookedly, but that was not very noticeable at all. It was a little heavy, but over all I loved the dress and the fit.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 25, 2015
Perfect Dress for Prom
Rented this dress for my daughter for a prom. Fit perfectly. She has an hourglass shape , 5'4, and about 150 lbs. The cinched waist made her look like a supermodel . A tiny bit short with heels. Got the regular for her. Nothing to be worried about but if you are any taller consider the long.
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Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
Weight: 91lbs
June 21, 2015
This dress is amazing!
I wore this dress to a formal wedding. I got so many compliments the entire night. If you are on the short side, you will definitely need to wear high heels. I am 5'0" and wore 4" heels and I still had to hold it up to walk and dance. But that didn't bother me at all. The boning in the bust area is very sturdy so I didn't have to wear a bra. But it did dig a little under my arms. It wasn't a deal breaker, though. My stylist, Evan B was also very helpful! This is my second dress from RTR and I will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
July 13, 2015
This dress runs very short. Even in the long size.
I rented this dress in a 6L and 8L but wasn't able to wear either because they were both so incredibly short. They both hit right at the top of my ankles.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
July 27, 2015
Loved the dress!!!!
Loved this dress! I am a 36DD, 5'9" and 165lbs and I was 4 months pregnant with my second son when I wore this dress! I ended up going with the 12L and it fit well but I still thought it could have been a tiny bit longer. In the picture I posted I have on 4in heels and I wished it was a tad bit longer. It could have been due to the fact that I have a belly bump so it pulled up some but I was not noticeably pregnant. The dress was a good think material so you didn't feel the need to wear spanks to smooth anything out and overall it was really comfy. There was some wiring on the side that poked me every now and then but not to the point of not wanting to wear the dress. Overall it was a great RTR experience!!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 15, 2015
The customer service at RTR is unbelievable.
I ordered a 0R with 2R as back up. The 0 wasn't available because the person before me returned it damaged. RTR offered me another dress as a back up (see Clemence gown - amazing!!). Unfortunately, this 2R was a little big - especially in the bust. I'm a 34B and had to fill my bra with padding and it STILL didn't stay up. I was tugging at the gown all night. The ribbing in the bust was crooked and bulged in weird spots. Otherwise, the dress is fantastic. Simple, elegant and perfect for black tie.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 24, 2016
Felt beautiful!
I ordered both the size 4 and 6 and ended up wearing the 4. Dress was of good, heavy material. Held u in nicely, no need for Spanx. Do not need a bra with dress but I used my "chicken cutlets" to give me more of a bust. I still had to hike it up a couple times throughout the evening but I am small chested. Could feel the boning in dress when sitting as other girls mentioned but it was bearable. The zipper was tough at first but became easier after a couple uses. Length was perfect for me. Did not cover my shoes but I wasn't tripping over it either. Dress came in a nice garment bag with easy return instructions. Received MANY compliments all night and I felt beautiful! Look forward to doing more business wth RTR in the future!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
February 7, 2016
Beautiful dress but..
The fabric on the dress was great, very thick so you really didn't have to wear any undergarments. The rouching was extremely flattering. My only complaint is that the inner lining of the bra area of the dress, although great to have, was somehow morphed when I received it. The boning was sticking out and it looked a little funky. I still wore the dress but I don't believe it was supposed to be like that.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 16, 2014
I picked a very different dress for this wedding and it did not look good so RTR was sent me this!
Fit perfectly, The Regular length was the only one available so it was a little short for my taste but was good with 1 inch heels. Get the L if you are taller and want higher heels.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2015
Black tie perfection
I loved this dress. True to size and def need the L for heels!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
August 5, 2015
The dress was flawless. They both came looking brand new. The service is amazing.
I wore to a cocktail attire party and it was perfect. The body in it made it hold its shape and I normally don't do strapless because I'm small in the chest but it holds up perfectly!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 9, 2014
Very flattering on an hour glass figure.
Fit perfectly, I ordered Long like previous reviews suggested but I would of been okay with the Regular. I received so many compliments in this gown. Perfect for curves!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Weight: 124lbs
April 26, 2015
Pretty dress
This one hugs the body nicely but it definitely runs a little large and the size I had was one size too large, and it looked too big on me because of the rouching (you can see all the extra fabric). It would have been perfect in a slightly smaller size, but it wasn't available. Thankfully my back-up was perfect!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
September 27, 2017
Beautiful!
This dress was elegant with the perfect amount of detail along the top! Loved it!!! #ball #beautiful
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
March 3, 2016
Overall great dress for my first RTR experience
The dress was very comfortable. I thought the top was slightly large, and subconsciously found myself pulling the dress up because it wasn't as tight as I prefer strapless dresses to be, otherwise it was perfect for a black tie optional wedding.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107lbs
August 8, 2016
Beautiful dress if you've got the curves
Got myself a 2R thinking I would have been that size but it was a little too big and my backup 4P was definitely way too big. I had to pin it up with safety pins to ensure that it fitted around the waist a little better and I wore 2 bras with a invisible push up bra from VS. Good thing is the safety pins could not be seen through the dress and the dress held up through the night.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 31, 2017
Flattering, beautifully classic black dress
I rented this dress as a back up, but I was torn between the two. I typically wear an 8 (34B, 5'8", 140#, straight figure), but the 6 fit well. The midsection is forgiving and the whole dress is very flattering. The material is on the thicker/heavier side, but I like that. I was able to wear a standard strapless bra. Great classic piece!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2011
I'm a size 10/12- wear 36D bra. I got this dress in a 12 and I thought it was too big, especially in the bust- I didn't wear it because I thought I'd be pulling it up the whole night.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
July 11, 2011
Sexy, sophisticated, simple. Perfect!
Sexy gorgeous dress! I rented this for my senior ball and looked like a movie star! I would suggest going a size down if your on the edge because this is a super strechy material dress. I got this dress in a regular and long because i am very tall my my weight but found that the size 2 regular hit perfectly with my height plus 4 inch heels! All-in-all, a wonderful experience with RTR.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
September 28, 2011
Great dress!
I have previously rented a Bagley Mischka with the same material and this one fit a little bigger. Surprisingly this dress was very heavy. Other than that this dress was great. I felt great in it but one size smaller would have been perfect!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
November 17, 2011
Not what expected
The dress looks alot better on the model in the picture. In person the dress is just as beautiful but runs short and the corset wires inside the dress give your body a very box shape. I am petite from the top and have hips, butt and thighs so this dress gave my body no shape.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
November 17, 2011
Not flattering at all
I needed something for the Marine Corps Ball and talked to stylists over email and RTR chat. I rented this dresses and another, just in case, and was so disappointed with both. Because of the boning and ruching, it actually ADDs thickness, in the torso, right wear you don't want it. I was able to pad the top but still had plenty of room. I looked like a box and never felt comfortable or attractive, a shame for such an expensive dress. I'm 5'5", 123 lbs and the 'long' size was almost too short in heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 18, 2011
disappointing
This dress bunches in the back by the torso, is very heavy, and is not flattering. I am 5'4 115 lbs and the dress did nothing for me.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 1, 2012
Perfect dress!
I ordered a 2 when I usually wear a 4 because of a short time crunch and I was so lucky!!! There's enough stretch that it fits like a glove without being uncomfortable. It's very simple, but perfectly classic for a black tie event. My date was thrilled :) The long was a bit long though, even in 4 inch heels.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 1, 2012
Glam that runs a bit large
Loved this dress. I received so many compliments when I wore it to a black tie wedding. I also rented goregous emerald and diamond earrings to wear with that really made the look pop! That being said, I typically wear a size 4 and I wish I would have ordered it a size smaller. I instead ordered a 4R and a 4L as some reviews mentioned it ran short. I wore 3 inch heels with the 4R and it was the perfect length. The dress seemed to be cut wide across the ribs and chest- a tighter fit would have been more flattering.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
March 5, 2012
Too large, but beautiful
I rented this along with one other dress and was glad I got the other one because this dress was extremely too large for me. I typically wear a 00-0 in formal dresses but because of the cut and stretch in this dress I thought it would be perfect- but unfortunately it was not. It was a beautiful dress, I would just suggest choosing a size smaller than you normally wear.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2012
Beautiful, but too big
After reading the "Size & Fit" details, and most of the reviews from people my size, I rented a 4L and a 6L as my backup. Both were too big - the 4L was falling down, even with a strapless bra underneath. The fabric is also very heavy, which is great for slimming your tummy but doesn't help the dress stay up! Also, the dresses were LONG. I'm 5'5", and was planning to wear 3" heels, so based on the Size & Fit details I ordered the long instead of regular -- bad choice. The dress was still 2-3" too long. With all that said, this is a beautiful dress, and it's structured in a very flattering way -- I think it would look great on any body shape! If I'd had the right size, I would have worn it and I'm sure it would have been a big hit. I'd recommend ordering a size down as a backup!
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 18, 2012
Love this site...
I rented this dress for a Navy Ball. It was perfect. However, it runs big. I rented the 14 since the last time I rented the 12 just fit. I figured I would buy the larger size. I should have listened to the reviews. So, buy your size!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 21, 2012
beautiful, but didn't fit.
this dress was gorgeous and i really wanted it to fit. but like other reviews says, it fits better on bustier people. i'm on the flat side, and the wires for the bust area were too long vertically and it dug into my skin. fortunately, this was my backup dress, so i wore the main one.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 30, 2012
Someone told me I looked like a movie star. I don't think I'm quite there, but it still felt good!
I was in charge of planning a black-tie affair with 700 guests for my medical school and I had to be on stage to emcee the program. Needless to say, I was very nervous, but this dress gave me so much confidence! It hit the ground perfectly in my 4" heels so the long was definitely the right choice. It did fit a little large around the waist and bust, I felt like I was fixing it throughout the night, but the boning in the dress gave it enough structure that it was not a big problem. I ordered the 8L and 6L at the advice of the online stylist, but if I were to order this designer again, I would likely get the 4L and 6L. Overall though, it was amazing and I got compliments all night!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
August 3, 2012
Great service.
Bust area was huge. Three sizes too big. (Hips were one size too big.) In my photo, I kind of squeezed it with my arms, so it doesn't look as bad as it was. Beading along top edge was pretty. Ruched/gathered all the way down the back, including the derriere area! Not like the photo of model. Couldn't wear, but it was a backup dress, so worked out ok.
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