Badgley Mischka

Sound the Alarm Gown

$80 rental
$850 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Sparkle sparkle! Turn heads as you strut into the gala wearing this sequin stunner by Badgley Mischka. Play up the gold glam with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Polished Crystal Drop Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane’s Gold Shadow Bib Necklace and Serpui Marie’s Fireuze Crystal Minaudière.

Also available in sizes 0 - 14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W. 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'').

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up from your normal size.

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W. 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'').

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up from your normal size.

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Gold sequins (100% Polyester). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline with boned bodice. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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36 reviews

Fit
Small 20
True to Size 8
Large 1
Photos 23
Gabby
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Body type: Full Bust
May 7, 2015

So fab!! Great for junior prom

Size worn: 22WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress!! Great customer service
CB
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215 lbs
Apr 28, 2015

Extrememly beautiful dress, but runs veryyy small in breast area.

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I usually wear 12-14 in clothing, this I had to over night a size because the 14 fit everywhere except for the bust. If you are 5'8"or 5'9" get the Long (if wearing heels), I had to wear flats with the Regular. Got so many compliments all night long, just wish my boobs weren't out so much. Dress Photographs beautifully.
Grace
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Apr 12, 2015

Perfect dress for a NYE wedding!

Size worn: 16WL
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit very well. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding on NYE and it was perfect. We were complimented all night and I felt amazing in this dress. It's a real show stopper. The zipper is very difficult, as other reviews noted, so you'll probably need two people to help you with it. I am 5'7" and it was VERY long. I needed a 4 inch heel. Despite all the sequins the dress isn't too heavy and it isn't too irritating on the arms - it didn't bother me at all until late in the evening.
Crazy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 255 lbs
Mar 19, 2015

2 day delay due to bad weather so did not wear but tried it on at least.

Size worn: 22WR
Rented for: Other
I'm not a fan of strapless dresses but this was required for the event. I'm a DDD and built in bra in dress only goes to a DD, so I had all kinds of upper fat hanging out! I don't like this dress for a plus size girl unless you have a D cup or smaller and are smaller on top.
Ranisa
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 235 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

Everyone love the dress on me!!! Customer service was very helpful and professional.

Size worn: 20WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was Amazing and true to size. The only thing I didn't like was the sides of dress would fold . Please order two sizes up bc I normally wear a 16, but needed a 20 in this dress. I really enjoyed wearing this dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Jan 18, 2015

Lots of complements!!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a little big but I made it work!
Libby
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Jan 11, 2015

I wore this to my senior prom, and everyone was BLOWN away! 10/10, highly recommend!

Size worn: 16WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Aside from being absolutely beautiful, I believe the dress ran a bit large. I usually wear a size 14 dress, but I wanted to be safe so I ordered a 16 and an 18. I could have fit into a 14, but I was still so pleased with the dress! It made for an unforgettable night. Yes- the zipper is very hard to zip.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 12, 2014

made a statement, looked fabulous, wowed the crowd

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
was big in the bust and it kept rolling down. i think the dress has been stretched out because the top rolled down. the dress was light and fun to wear. i looked great in it
Jennifer
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 30, 2014

Rented for a date night with my husband to celebrate an important date...loved!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I got so many compliments wearing this dress...from friends, family members, my husband, and strangers on the street when I walked by. I was so very flattered. This dress will make you feel like a million bucks. Heads up: the dress is tight through out the bust area. I had to size up 2 dress sizes than I normally wear, so don't beat yourself up when you have to order up! I had the "regular" length and it was fine. However, if you plan on wearing high heels, you'll want to rent the "long." The "regular" was almost too short given the shoes I chose to wear. Even though this was a formal dress, I had no problem wearing out for a special occasion date night with my husband, so don't feel intimidated by wearing it out to a less than formal occasion! If you want to feel special, I highly suggest this dress! I also can't say enough about the customer services. Hands down, the best service I've ever had. Thank you RTR!
megan
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215 lbs
Jun 28, 2014

Worn to black tie event. Lots of compliments & ways to wear the dress, went with turquoise earrings.

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 6 foot and a size 16 (sometimes 14 in dresses like from Ann Taylor)...this was my back up size of 18L. It was the perfect length with sandals as I was on polo fields. The dress was in great condition and I was happy to share my RTR secret! Who doesn't love an expensive gown for $80?!
Anika
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

This dress lightened up the dance floor

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Everything was perfect, I personally love it long my date really loved it he said I had the best dress out! I feel like I stood out! I felt really famous! I'm so sad to send it back I want to buy this dress when it's available !!
Joseph
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 38D
Jun 2, 2014

It was beautiful for my red carpet prom!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was beautiful and flows like liquid gold. Pictures do not do it justice. Runs a little small though. I got so many compliments on my prom night! Paired with a red lip it looks stunning. It's just kinda tricky to find shoes for it but, I mean the shoes don't really show (: . Loved this rental!
Julia
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180 lbs
May 12, 2014

I definitely stood out at my Gatsby-themed prom!

Size worn: 16L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a usual size 12 or 14, so I ordered those two first and the 14 fit snuggly, but both were way too short even though I ordered a long. They overnight shipped me the 16L and it fit comfortably and was the perfect length. Overall good experience renting from RTR.
Kiki
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 21, 2014

This was definitely a WOW bridesmaid dress...loved the flattering cut!!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a little tricky... It was gorgeous and photographed really well but it did have a few drawbacks, for example the fabric dipped slightly lower in the front of the dress making tricky at times to walk. I suggest wearing a higher heal to pick up the dress off the ground a bit more. The dress also rolled over under the arms and around the bust (especially if you are very busty like myself). Even with the drawbacks this was a beautiful dress to wear as a bridesmaid and I received compliments all night long!!
Cash
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 19
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

the dress. I loved it!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
this dress fits true to size and yes, like all the other reviews said you will have problems with the zipper
Jessica
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 6, 2014

This dress was fabulous for the Mardi Gras ball that I attended. It definitely stood out!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I read the reviews and the size chart and sized up from my regular size. The top was a bit loose and I had to tug on it throughout the night. As others have mentioned, the top also rolled down and I had issues with that throughout the night. Overall, though, the dress was absolutely stunning and worth the few issues I had with it!
RTR Customer
Mar 2, 2014

I really loved the dress.

Size worn: 20WP
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It runs small. But it covered my boobs. So all was good.
A
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 27, 2014

So much bling!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Order a size or two up. A normally wear a 14 or 16, but ordered the 18 after reading the comments and it fit like a glove. I did not have the problems others described with the top rolling down; think that was because I really filled the dress out perfectly. Also, the height was perfect for me -- I'm 5'6' and the dress was just grazing the floor when I wore flats.
RTR Customer
Feb 22, 2014

Shiny dress

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits small and top heavy I needed a bigger size but I wore a shawl
Andee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215 lbs
Feb 20, 2014

Nice dress!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful. I wore it for a wedding and then ordered it again as a backup for another event I didn't end up wearing it to because the other dress I rented was REALLY fabulous. The dress flows beautifully over the body and is REALLY great for someone shaped like me- a pear, smaller at the top and bigger at the bottom, mostly because the bodice of the gown is extremely short-waisted. If you're heavier at the top I don't know if it would look as good. The biggest problem with this dress is a design flaw with the zipper. There is an invisible zipper in the back , and the way the waistband is sewn into the gown it makes the dress nearly IMPOSSIBLE to zip over the waistband. You certainly can't do it alone, you can barely do it with a helper. God forbid the dress is ONE IOTA snug- there's no way that zipper is going up. You need to roll the two sides of the zipper by the waistband INWARD so they don't buckle outward and make it impossible to zip. So MAKE SURE you size up in this dress as it runs small anyway, then tell the person zipping you up to roll the sides of the zipper inward around the waistband. When you DO get it zipped, though, it looks and feels great.
kenzerita
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Feb 12, 2014

Sparkly!

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 5'8" & I wish had went with the long size- the dress length was perfect until I put on my 2 1/2" heels on. It is a well made dress but the zipper was a little fussy. The top of the dress did roll down a bit but I think some double sided tape could fix .Definitely size up. Overall, I still was please & can't wait to RTR AGAIN !!!
Holly
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Feb 4, 2014

Glitz and Glamourous!!!

Size worn: 22WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
What a lovely gown to wear to a formal event. I felt fabulous and fancy. It is a little heavy and the top of the dress curled under my arms, revealing the inside of the gown, but I tried to be aware of it and wore a wrap. I would recommend heels because the regular was a little long on my 5'3 height. It was also a little roomy in the bust, but I think proper under garments would of fixed it right up. Thanks for always coming through for me RTR!
chanta
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

absolutely beautiful dress! i got so many compliments. it shimmers, it shines, it dazzles!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
as others have said, the zipper sticks so you'll need a couple (or 4) hands to get the job done. not the most flattering cut for my apple shape but the shimmer made it all worth it. great for mardi gras!
Ros
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Body type: Apple
Feb 16, 2015

It was perfect...except for....

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit me perfectly...from the waist down. The top of the dress has no give and I wear a DD cup size so although I was able to get into the dress, there was NO way I could have worn it all night because I could not breath in it. The dress itself was quite beautiful though - I actually saw someone wearing it at a different function a week later and she looked great. I would go with the long length if you are over 5'5" and/or plan to wear heels because it was barely touching the floor in my stocking feet.
Anastasia
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Jan 20, 2015

runs VERY small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm normally an 18-20 and was bummed to see the 22 was probably 2 sizes too small! Do note - the sequin fabric is almost costumey... I rented this for the Governor's Inauguration Ball (black tie affair) and I don't think it would have been appropriate. But super cute for a prom or formal dance!
Kelsey
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

Black tie ball at the Mexican embassy! Great dress for the occasion.

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Gorgeous dress, but the zipper gets stuck at the top (even though there was a lot of room). I ended up having to yank it up after rubbing some soap along the zipper. It was a little long also, but overall I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

Didn't end up wearing but it was beautiful!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
RTR saved the day--some dresses I'd ordered as bridesmaid dresses weren't going to make it on time, so RTR sent me these and a few others to choose from. The dresses were gorgeous, just a little too gold for the look I was going for.
Pamela
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Body type: Pear
Aug 28, 2014

The food was excellent

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was beautiful but I was unable to zip it all the way up. I was unable to wear it.
Anne
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jul 14, 2014

Gorgeous gown, not for busy ladies

Size worn: 16XL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wasn't able to actually wear this to the event because the size they sent me was too small (and they didn't have a back-up larger size as it was damaged). I loved the fit, but beware, if you look at the measurements on the Badgley Mishka's website, the sizes are a fraction of an inch smaller. I had to order the 16 because of bust size and it was just about 1/2"-3/4" too small. Otherwise in the few moments I was able to try to squeeze into it, it had a beautiful shape and flow. I'm 6' tall and even when I tried it with 2 1/2" heels it was too long. I so badly wanted to wear this gown, enjoy it ladies, it's beautiful!
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 14, 2014

N/A

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress in a 20W even though I normally wear a 16W (since I read it runs small) and I couldn't even zip it up with help! It is beautiful though and looks classier than you'd think for so much glitter.
Denise
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 218 lbs
May 28, 2014

I was a stand out in the crowd! Received so many compliments on this dress. Felt like Cinderella!

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This definitely runs small! Please size up. I ordered both an 18 and a 20 and neither fit. Rent the Runways was great at FedEx sending me out another size (was offered the opportunity to pick another dress). While it fit, the bust was actually too big and rolled! The zipper is VERY hard to get over the "belted" portion. I loved the dress!!!!
Lauren
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
May 19, 2014

Be cautious; ill-fitting.

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Be cautious of this dress. I usually wear a 14, and ordered a 16 and an 18, per reviews. There was little to no size difference between the two. The material is extremely heavy and has no give, therefore making the fit impossible. I didn't even end up wearing it.
Brittany
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230 lbs
Mar 25, 2014

Too small.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Small fit.
Tami
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 230 lbs
Mar 16, 2014

This dress was extremely small.

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress runs very small in the waist.
annie
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 24, 2014

looking fabulous

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
awesome dress perfect for the mardi gras ball I attended felt amazing
Lexie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 13, 2015

Wasn't able to wear

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
It looked beautiful, but not on me, unfortunately. The ease of return was phenomenal, and my account was credited. I still love RTR!
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