Badgley Mischka

Floral Essex Maxi

$1,190 retail

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Stylist Notes

Vivid, painterly blooms enrich this Badgley Mischka maxi that's timelessly elegant with a halterneck, cascading ruffles and billowing skirt.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16, two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Blue printed chiffon (100% Polyester). Maxi with ruffle front. Sleeveless. Halter neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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117 reviews
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
February 10, 2018
Perfect for a winter wedding.

It was so beautiful and flowy, I recieved a lot of compliments on it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 24, 2018
Gorgeous in photos!

I wore this for my newborn photoshoot and love how it looks in the pictures. It fits great, perfect length for me and super comfy

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
February 26, 2018
In love with this dress!

This was the best dress I've ever worn. I got conpliments on it all night! I got a 16L and 14L and ended up wearing the 16 because it was more comfortable. I didn't wear a bra, but could have worn a regular strapless bra and it wouldn't have shown. Note that you will be able to see your shoes because it has a slit up the left leg and is slightly shorter in the front.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
February 28, 2018
Daytime dress

I love the stress! It fit perfectly and was super comfortable… It just wasn't great for a black tie event. The fabric to looked like the perfect dress for work or something during the day.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 1, 2018
Breezy

Very nice dress, true to size. Great for a casual dinner on T&Cs. I liked the small slit in the front that made it easier to walk and also showed some leg.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 2, 2018
Perfection

Stunner. Great material, cut, comfort. Flattering. I prob could have sized down but 8 was great

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 148lbs
March 5, 2018
Perfect bridal shower dress

I did not want to take this off! Fit like it was made for me and i felt gorgeous all day long

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2018
Beautiful and easy to wear.

This dress is flowy and beautiful. Easy to wear. I never had to think about it or adjust anything. The front slit is modest.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
March 6, 2018
Very pretty!

This was my backup dress, so I only tried it on. The Long was longer than I expected and thats the main reason I didnt end up wearing this one. I didnt want it dragging on the ground and getting stepped on all evening. Beautiful dress though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
March 6, 2018
Liked but didn't love

I am usually between a 14 and a 16 in RTR. I rented the 16L and while there was plenty of rolm in the hips and bust area, I found this dress to be tight and uncomfortably constricting im the rib cage area. The slit is modest and provides an airy feeling to the dress. I love the way it mives when I walk. The 16L was perfect with 3" heels and I am 5'7". Because of the tightness in the ribcage, im not sure if I would rent again or not.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
March 11, 2018
Love it

BeUtiful dress love the colors and very flattering. Runs a little long

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
March 12, 2018
Very feminine!

The fabric was luxurious! I love this designer! It was snug, but east to move in.

RTR CustomerMarch 12, 2018
Hi Andrea! I am thinking about renting this for a wedding, but I am 5'4". Was the dress dragging on the ground? I am planning on wearing low heels. Thanks!
RTR CustomerMarch 12, 2018
I am 5 feet 4 inches - not sure why that didn't show up in my last comment.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
March 18, 2018
So flattering!

I can not recommend this dress more! It looks expensive, fits amazing, falls beautifully and hides all flaws ;)

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
March 20, 2018
Hassle free dress!

Beautiful gown! True to size. I'm 5"9" and definitely needed the long length. You will need a strapless bra. Split in front is modest. I would rent it again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
March 26, 2018
Beautiful dress for a spring wedding!

Rented this for a cocktail attire wedding, and loved every minute of wearing it. This dress is extremely easy to wear - comfortable and moves easily, but is also well constructed and very flattering. Got compliments all night! While I found the fit to be true to size, it does run long. I'm 5'7", and the regular length was still a bit long, even in wedges.

Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 28
March 27, 2018
RTR was amazing when my order was delayed due to a storm! EXTREMELY impressed with all they did!

This dress is BEYOND dreamy!!! It was everything I hoped it would be! Long, flowy, comfortable, flattering and lays so beautifully! I felt like a million bucks in it! The floral pattern couldnt be more stunning!! I initially got a 16L in it but had lost some weight since ordering, so a 14 would have fit better but it definitely still worked and i would say it is definitely true to size! It was mainly too big in the chest area. I am 5'7" and got the long length and even tho it dragged behind me a little, i prefered the longer length! I HIGHLY recommend this dress!!! Got so many compliments on it!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
March 30, 2018
Slit wasn't what I expected.

I was looking to wear this with specific shoes, so I didn't end up wearing it for the wedding I rented it for. Will need a heel and feet and lower legs will show, despite model photos. Check real life photos for accurate hemline.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 1, 2018
Beautiful dress but I got it way too big!

Based on my experience with other dresses I got this in a much bigger size but I was swimming in this. I ended up pinning the back! The flower fabric was so pretty and I'm definitely going to order it again. It was very flowy and comfortable and the fabric is so soft!

RTR CustomerApril 1, 2018
Hi Christina! I am also 5 feet 4 inches. Was the dress dragging on the ground? I am planning on wearing low heels. Thanks!
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Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
April 8, 2018
Beautiful and comfortable

This is probably the best formal dress I've ever worn other than my wedding dress. It flows beautifully, it's comfortable (for a formal dress anyway), and it's so flattering. If you are on the fence about renting this, just go for it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 20, 2018
Simply Gorgeous

Compliments all night. Love the flow of the length. Didn't trip or catch on anything even though I had a cane or crutches the whole night. Beautiful, well made, comfortable dress. Fit true to size

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 21, 2018
Lots of compliments

A little big up top for me but I have a very small chest. I rented the long and it was a little long in the back but because it came up a bit in the front it was perfect for me and the regular would have been too short.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 23, 2018
Elegant

Classy and comfortable, worn to a spring wedding. Lots of compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 28, 2018
Replacement dress gets a thumbs up!

This dress was my replacement dress after my first dress selection didn't fit. This dress flowed beautifully, was comfortable, and stood out amidst a crowd of solid colors. The only reason I'm giving it a 4-star review instead of a five is because the armholes were a little larger than I was comfortable with. For reference, I'm 5'8", 165lbs, and 34DD. I wore a strapless bra.

Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 30, 2018
So, so pretty!!!

I absolutely LOVED this dress. Im still losing baby weight and am not feeling great about my body but I felt so pretty in this dress and got so many complements! I am very big chested (36G) and was a little worried it might be too tight on the top or I woukd have a lot of side boob but it wasn't an issue at all. I was even able to go braless! The bottom is flowy enough to hide any tummy issues and the slit is not at all over revealing. It has this amazing little train and the fabric and colors are just gorgeous! I dont want to send the dress back!!!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 3, 2018
Beautiful dress!

The dress I ordered was unavailable and this was my backup. In my normal size it was a little snug around the rib cage so I went up a size. The 12 had some room but felt super comfortable and I didnt think anyone noticed the little extra room. No need for spanx!!! I wore a silk chiffon pink wrap and champagne colored shoes and bag. Shoes matter with this dress as the slit opens when you walk and you can see the shoes. I loved everything about this dress and would rent it again.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 7, 2018
Derby Fabulous

Rented this for the Kentucky Derby. Fit perfectly, and comfortable for the very long Derby Day. Also got a bunch of complements!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
May 9, 2018
Flowy and springy!

This dress was great for an early spring wedding. It was formal enough, I got many complements and it was super comfortable. I was able to wear a strapless bra with not problems. I'm very small chested, therefore I needed the bra to fill out the top, and even then it was a bit loose, but not very noticeable. I am 5'4" and wore 2 inch wedges and the dress was still pretty long in the back. I was able to dance and walk pretty well because the hem is a high-low, but still had to pick it up a bit behind me throughout the night. If they had a petite length, it might be a better choice if you aren't super tall or don't wear platform heels. Otherwise I love it! Definitely recommend!

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
May 9, 2018
Felt beautiful!

Gorgeous dress! Loved the floral print and the ruffle detail in the front. It was a little long in the back and got caught in my heel once, probably because I wasnt being as careful at that point in the evening. I think overall it fit a little small, I normally wear a 12 and ended up wearing the 14 in this dress. I felt beautiful and got compliments all night.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 13, 2018
Beautiful, Stylish, and Comfortable

I selected 4 dresses to try as part of the RTR Unlimited plan for my friend's black tie optional wedding. I asked my friends on Instagram to vote on a favorite and this was it. Floral is very in so that worked well. I normally wear a size 4, but that was not available so I went s size up. It must be s true to size fit, because I had to pin it to make it work. It was still very comfortable and I received several compliments-would definitely wear again!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
May 21, 2018
Super flattering!

I rented this for a wedding I attended 8 weeks post partum. The fit and cut was so flattering! The skirt is everything and looks so beautiful when you walk. Loved it!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 29, 2018
A real winner. Top quality, flattering, show stopper!

5'8", 190lbs, 36DD/F? Typically a 12 Fits like a glove. Very flattering on waist. I will say, if you're bloated (see pic) or have a tummy, it will be tight, especially while seated. It's very long which I liked. I wore 4" heels and it still dusted the floor perfectly. If you're shorter, this size will be very long. I found myself holding it up while waking/dancing/etc. I think in this size you could go up to 6'2" and be okay with length. (Total height including heels) I have large bust so it was a bit tight which I liked. Helps the strapless bra stay in place. If you have perky boobs, you may not need a bra. The material is pretty thick so you could likely get away with no nippage. The arm holes/batwing area was a bit lose. I didn't mind this because Im already self conscious about that and it didn't cut into my skin which was nice. The quality is undeniable. I got several compliments from typically very standoffish/cliquey women. You feel like you're wearing a $1200 dress!! I think that about sums it up! Go for it. It's a winner.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2018
Gorgeous movement and neckline

I didn't end up wearing this, as it was sent to me as a back up dress, but I was really torn! This dress is absolutely gorgeous! The slight slit at the bottom combined with the ruffle and the fabric creates beautiful movement in the dress. I'm 5'7 and was wearing 3" heels and felt that the dress would have been a little too long to be comfortable in. Perfect with a strapless bra.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous!

So fun to dance in this dress! Super flattering and comfortable! I went a size down from my usual, and was still well fitted- even able to skip a bra (which is a miracle with DDD) wanted to keep forever & wear everyday just because I felt so lovely. Perfect for a warm weather occasion.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 1, 2018
Amazing!

This dress is beautiful, and it fits true to size. The cut is great for an athletic figure and upper body, but I think the cut would be flattering on anyone. I wear between a 6 and an 8, and the 8 was slightly loose, but in a good way. The dress has a little bit of a high-low cut to it. I would absolutely rent again.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
June 2, 2018
Never wanted to take it off

Normally I would have gotten a 4 but only a 4L was available. However, it still fit fine even though it was a little longer in the back (so it was like I had a train). I rented this for my commencement ball and vacation. I loved it. It's a beautiful and unique dress.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 5, 2018
This dress = lots of compliments

Wore this to a wedding. Rented this dress to hide my imperfections from all the baby weight I haven't lost. This dress isn't as hot as I thought it may be. Day was mid 80s and humid but the slit made the dress cool enough that I was as comfortable as I could be on a day like that. I got a lot of compliments. Only downside was the zipper. It would get caught on the belt area. It's also not great if your short. I had on 3 inch heels and it still dragged on the ground a bit.

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 24, 2018
Perfect dress for a summer wedding

Because this was a backup option, the (very helpful) customer service agent sent me a 16 L instead of R without me realizing it (probably the only available 16 at the time), so it wasn't a perfect fit- but worked well anyways even on my 5'2" self. I just ended up with a little train, and the torso wasn't as good a fit as it could've been. But it is SO COMFY. And fun to dance in! Great fabric, great cut! Can be formal, but the floral print made it work for the less-formal summer wedding I went to!

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 197lbs
June 24, 2018
Lightweight , flattering and flowy!

I've recently gained some weight and was feeling overwhelmed with trying to find a dress that was flattering to my new figure to "cover me up" and feel light and breezy for a hot summer wedding. This dress was PERFECT. I felt extremely comfortable and the slit in the front took away from feeling frumpy and actually added a boost of confidence. This would be a great dress for any size. Absolutely beautiful!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
June 26, 2018
Felt like a princess the moment I tried it on and didn't want to take it off !!!

If you want feel like a movie star but have a few unforgiving areas you wish to downplay-this is the dress !! Perfect for someone whose weight is distributed more to the hip and thigh area however my bet is it would look and feel GREAT on any body shape!!!! The accent shaw I wore was my own very thin cotton lightweight scarf that not only broke up the pattern a bit but most importantly covered my flabby upper arm (self conscious area ) without hiding the silhouette of the flattering neck /shoulder line & cinched waistline. The dress felt both form fitting and flowing but not at all 'puffy'. It literally fit as if a tailor had altered it to my 'not so ordinary' (38(A) -31- 46) measurements.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
June 26, 2018
Beautiful dress

This dress was gorgeous and perfect for a black tie wedding I attended this weekend. It flowed beautifully when I walked, I received so many compliments on it. It was also nice and snug on the chest which made me feel secure while dancing without the need for a bra. I absolutely loved wearing this dress!

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