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Badgley Mischka

Sparks At Night Gown

$70 rental
$770 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get in touch with your glamorous side in this draped Badgley Mischka gown. The off the shoulder style will give you an elegant look! Style it with Badgley Mischka Jewelry’s Showstopper Earrings and Cara Accessories’ Dress Me Up Bracelet for total knockout status.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black Matte Jersey (100% viscose). Cap sleeve. One shoulder neckline. Fitted skirt with side draping. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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Small 7
True to Size 30
Large 10
Photos 31
maryann
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 3, 2013

The little black dress just got more stylish!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great look - the sleeve didn't stay up like the picture but was a very neat dress that covered up flaws and I felt great it in - I did end up going to a 12 and I normally wear a size 10. I wouldn't say this is for very busty women. I took a picture so you could see the how fun the back looks and the front -
Milena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Nov 18, 2013

Stunning, slimming and so comfortable!!!!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I LOVE this dress. I want to own this dress! This was my back-up dress and I only got it in one size (12). The other dress I got came in a size 14 and 12. The 12 was too small and the 14 was not flattering (looked like I had a kangaroo pouch). I was worried this dress would be too small after speaking with a RTR stylist but it fit perfectly. I am still losing some baby-weight and was nervous about how my tummy would look but this dress rocked it. I was getting complements all night. People were coming up to my husband to talk about my dress! I was better dressed than the hostess of the affair :-) Also, I noticed that someone mentioned that the straps did not stay in place, I did not have that problem, they stayed where they should most of the time. This dress does run long. I was in 5 inch heels and it was a bit long, so make sure you have very high heels.
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 25, 2013

Got so many compliments and felt so comfortable and elegant in this dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress that is slimming, classy, and still unique. I loved the way it fit me and got so many compliments. The one complaint I would have is that the strap on the arm doesn't stay up very well. Overall though - loved it!
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 5, 2013

Gorgeous!

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is really an amazing black gown. The bust area had boning for support and the straps can be adjusted however you feel most comfortable. It really flatters the figure as well. Definitely the perfect black tie choice!
Phyllis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178 lbs
Dec 24, 2013

The dress was absolutely perfect for the event & I wasn't there 5 mins before getting 3 compliments!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a 12 with medium bust and it fit like a glove. I don't always like fully strapless gowns and had worn one shoulder dresses with these friends on our recent cruise, so I didn't want to repeat that look. Though this was a variation, the straps made it so elegant. They slipped a bit here and ther, but weren't annoying or distracting. I am a bit over 5'6" and had 4 inch heels and had the 12L and it was a little too long for me, but added to the column aspect of the look. The black and the draping was very forgiving for my 44 year old tummy. Over all, I felt confident, elegant, appropriate and stylish in this gown!
Gretchen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 24, 2014

Great dress, when you need a formal dress with some stretch.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit nicely and hid all of my flaws that come with it being the middle of the winter. It was very comfortable. I am 5'6 and was able to wear 3 inch heels with the regular length dress. Plenty of room for the girls and lots of stretch. Although, there were times that I was annoyed with the strap that goes around the neck.
Kofi
Age: 44
Mar 3, 2014

I rented this gown for an Oscar party and it was stunning. Elegant, sexy, and classic.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This piece knows how to hug a curve, but is still forgiving and flattering at the same time. I'm pretty tiny up top and the 2R just fit... A simple strapless bra does the trick nicely and feel free to put on those 3+ inch heels. At 5'4" and a fairly athletic 130 it felt like it was meant for me. The draping in the back may droop just a tad... But I bet no one will notice.
Donna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

Dressing up!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Comfortable, classy and easy to wear! So many compliments
Lauren
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 28, 2014

The conga line on the dance floor.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Lovely, comfortable dress. The material is stretchy and forgiving. I couldn't figure out how to get the sleeves right until I pulled up the picture again, and the sleeve had a habit of falling a bit. Minor inconvenience. Would definitely recommend.
Adriane
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Great customer service.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is beautiful. Long was not as long as I imagined. I got compliments all night. It even hid my pudgy tummy. Overall great dress. I would love to wear it again someday.
RTR Customer
Apr 6, 2014

Loved this dress! Super flattering, dramatic and unique.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It is very long so you have to wear big heels. It is stretchy so you have a little wiggle room for the tummy area
Adrienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

Beyond basic black. LOVED everything about this dress!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is my favorite rental to date! It ran a little big as I feel I should probably be in an 8 right now, but I wore the 6 with no problems. In addition to being just a stunning gown it was also comfortable and flattering. I got tons of compliments! I would have given this dress a 5 if it had not been for the white marks that were all over it when it arrived. I spent quite a bit of time cleaning the gown up before I could wear it.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

I didn't want to give it back!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
So beautiful!!! I loved everything about this dress! It was a tad long, but with my heels it was fine. The fabric didn't look cheap and felt great and comfortable!
krisy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 19, 2014

Skinnified!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The drape in the front was a little distracting for photos. The dress was definitely well worn which is probably why it seemed to run large. The boning was also popping through the lining on left chest side which was slightly uncomfortable. All in all- perfect for the event I went to, and it was exactly what I expected.... a long black dress that made me look skinny :-) I kept hearing how "classy" this gown was.
carolyn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Jun 26, 2014

Felt fabulous-bridesmaid for formal wed.I wore the strap the wrong way, I thought it looked better.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a touch long but worked! Felt really great in it.
Martine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 12, 2014

Photographs beautifully

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress for my maternity photo-shoot, 7 months pregnant. It was comfortable and elegant. Can't wait to rent when I'm back to my regular size.
Char
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Jul 12, 2014

Uniquely Diiffernt

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress can fit any body shape and can be a simple elegant black dress with major appeal if dressed up with a clutch and earrings
AP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

Awesome Dress

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Gorgeous dress- as with most badgley mischka, it runs pretty long, so i'd say a Regular versus Long will work best for most people!
Katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

didn't like the fabric

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fabric is heavy and not formal. It was a cute dress but I didn't end up wearing it to my formal event.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109 lbs
Sep 5, 2014

Easy delivery and return! Great costumer service. I was sent this as a backup dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Didn't end up wearing. Received the 2R as the 0R was out of stock. Wasn't even close to a fit but the style was really pretty and the draping would be flattering in the right size!
Emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 12, 2014

I felt beautiful in this dress and got several compliments throughout the night :)

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a size 4 in dresses but the 6 fit ok... slightly big but with this dress it didn't matter. It was a tad long and the straps were a bit loose but I am very narrow in my shoulders. The straps were more difficult than anticipated...make sure you have a little help getting into it;) Over all, I loved this dress. I was able to move comfortably and dance all night!
rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 114
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

great formal gala

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit perfectly but the straps were very annoying! I have no idea if I got this on correctly or not. Still tough to tell. Feels like there should be an instruction guide/video just to put this thing on.
maribel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

I didn't get to wear this dress because I liked my backup dress better

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for a formal affair and I also ordered a backup dress. I tried this dress on and it fits true to size however, I liked the backup dress I ordered better so I never wore this one. The backup dress was more elegant than this one.
Lisa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 167 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

Yeah, this dress is for all my ladies that like to eat!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Erm, this dress "moves with you". *Cough* you ain't missing no meals this is the dress for you.
Krystine
Age: 28
Nov 2, 2014

Great dress. I wore this for a black tie affair. I received compliments on how elegant it was.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fits true to size, but is a bit long. Other than that, great dress!
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Definitely had the best dress of the night!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It runs short, which is saying something since I'm only about 5'4. I wore a size up from my regular size because I'm curvy.
Cat
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 16, 2014

A comfortable, simple and flattering dress with understated and effortless style built right in!

Size worn: 8R
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size. Fabric was thick with a nice heavy duty stretch. The dress itself is pretty simple, but the straps give it so much effortless style and sophistication. I love that the dress allows you to make it your own with the right accessories, hair and makeup. I'm pretty sure this dress would look good on many body types since the silhouette hits you in all the right places while masking any trouble areas. I received tons of compliments all night and would definite rent again!!
debbiechen26
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 14
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

I danced in it !

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Pros: • beautiful dress • when wind blows, the flap makes dress more beautiful Cons: • sleeves r complicated • don't recommend for small breasted ppl Size 4R's sleeve was damaged so I had to wear 6R which fit pretty well despite being a bit big
Brit
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jan 2, 2015

Lovely Dress!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my corporate Christmas party at 8 months pregnant! Usually, I am a size 8, but I got a 12L because I was in my third trimester. Some people have told me that because of my height I do carry smaller so that may be a reason I fit in it this late in the game lol. The dress showed off my baby bump beautifully and my waist line (from the back of course). At first I was so nervous to wear it, and it was a little hard to zip without help, but I received so many compliments from men and women that night! Great dress and it flatters pregnancy!
Jenn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Stunning evening dress, slimming, and comfortable

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a January wedding. I would say I usually fit a dress size 2, but the 0 was much better fitting. I'm 5'2" and wore 4 in heels and the dress was only about an inch too long. The dress material is a little thicker, and it hugs your curves nicely. The straps were just as the model in the picture at the beginning of the night, but as the night went on they stretch just a bit, and didn't stay at the top of my shoulder. Received many compliments, and recommend this dress for a formal occasion.
Janine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 12, 2015

This was the perfect dress to be elegant at the Marine Corps Ball and their dress blues are awesome!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect fit!
Dennise
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 25, 2015

Very comfortable dress. Love the straps at the top. Felt great! Very thick weighty fabric.

Size worn: 6L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress has a great ruffle down the front. That plus the way the straps cross hide flaws. Worn to a Mardi Gras ball.
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

The dress was amazing. I loved the draping, and the cross strap also...

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was a little heavy and I had to keep pulling it up most of the night.
Emma
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Feb 11, 2015

Elegant and sleek!

Size worn: 6L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Needed a 4R but it was unavailable. 6L was too long but still worked great. Got tons of compliments
Laurie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

This dress was perfect for the Grammy Awards.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a 6R and the 8R as a backup. For some reason they both fit through the bodice the same but the 8 was much shorter than the 6R. So I ended up with the 8R even though it was a little larger in the chest area. The dress is very heavy. I had to tape the straps to my body so they would't fall, but overall the dress was beautiful and I received a lot of compliments.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 10, 2015

Did not wear the dress - ran far too large

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress straps were beautiful but extremely heavy and not tight enough to hold up on the shoulders. Simply trying the dress on at home and they kept falling. Beautiful otherwise but wish I would have ordered one size smaller.
Alexandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

Ill Fitting

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was bunchy and tight in all the wrong areas. It was also very short and I ordered the L version so I wouldn't recommend for anyone taller than 5"7.
Rachel
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

Gorgeous dress!! Needed "floor length black" to be a bridesmaid - it was perfect!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit is absolutely true to size, and the material is very flattering. Some stretch to make the fit perfect and dancing comfortable, but its heavy enough to not ride up or scrunch. However, since the fabric is a little heavy, it does pull the corner down where the fringe-thing attaches. Not a big deal - I used a little fashion tape and it was pretty unnoticeable (I think if you're bigger busted it wouldn't be a problem at all). Length is good - always tricky for me at 5'6.5" to be right in between regular and long. I went with regular and my shoes showed some with 3" heels. The ONLY thing that keeps this dress from being 5 stars is the straps. While they are so flattering and amazingly beautiful, they are SO CONFUSING. I had to have a friend help me. And then, once the dress is on, you can't really lift your right arm due to the lowest strap on the arm. I just toasted with my left hand, but it got annoying on the dance floor.
greta
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 28, 2015

Perfect for a black tie event.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress itself is fairly heavy and since mine was a bit too large it was falling down all night. It was a beautiful dress but I should have gone a size smaller.
Nicole
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
May 12, 2015

heavy material & difficult to figure out

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress as my backup. Don't get me wrong, it is beautiful - if you can figure out how to put it on: the straps on top made me feel like I was playing with a rubik's cube. Also, the material is very heavy. I usually wear a size two, but it was way too small on me. Even though it was a backup, the staff at RTR allowed me to search the store (I opted to try it on in the Flatiron store in NYC) for another dress. I couldn't find anything, so I was refunded the $32 as store credit.
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