Cocktail Dress Hour : Badgley Mischka Pleated Front Strapless Dress

I haven’t done one of these posts in forever so I thought I’d share a recent purchase. If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you’ll know that I have an affinity to ruched/gathered/pleated front cocktail dresses. It is really difficult for me to put down any dress that fits this description so when I stumbled upon this Badgley Mischka dress, I knew I was in trouble.

The smallest size that the store carries is a size 2, and it’s also available in turquoise and cobalt blue. I picked the gray because the other two colors were only available in the larger sizes.

The black straps that you see are from my bra…sorry you had to see that.

The brand is certainly not particularly petite friendly, the length is too long on 5’2 me. The size 2 fit quite loosely on me (I don’t know if it’s hard to tell in the picture but if I look down I can see my own waist so there’s a lot of room in here) but I think the size 0 would probably work for me. For the slimmer petites this brand probably isn’t for you unless you are willing to spend money on alterations.

It’s too late to return the dress (I have had it for at least a month) so I am stuck with it. I don’t have an occasion for it yet but am happy that it’s in my possession. I don’t think alterations will be possible because this dress has such delicate details that can be easily ruined…I’ll probably have to bring it to a bridal gown specialist.

I am on a Badgley Mischka kick this month – I recently ordered the Badgley Mischka Xavier Slingback Sandals in powder pink (alternate links here and here) for super cheap and can’t wait to see them in person.


In happier shopping news, some of my favorite petite bloggers have put new stock in their blog stores. Jessy is donating half of the profits from her blog sale to charity this month (she is really tiny so you skinny girls are in luck, plus it’s for a great cause); Annie has added some insanely cute stuff to her spectacular blog store (most of the stuff is sold out, so don’t hesitate to click Buy Now!); and Sydney has a ton of cute jewelry for sale on the cheap that’ll make for excellent gifts.

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