Mark & James by Badgley Mischka

Ivory Lurex Halter Dress

$99 rental
$470 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Steal the show with this amazing Mark & James by Badgley Mischka halter dress. It's metallic print and color is perfect for any cocktail event, wedding, or birthday party. Pair with accessories like Badgley Mischka's Art Deco Bling Cuff and Badgley Mischka's Tiered Deco Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - large open keyhole in front and exposed back should be worn with no bra or a NuBra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with ruched band, which conceals midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt is not fitted on hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - curvy and tall women should size up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types (The Model's height is 5'9'')

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - large open keyhole in front and exposed back should be worn with no bra or a NuBra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with ruched band, which conceals midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt is not fitted on hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model) - curvy and tall women should size up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types (The Model's height is 5'9'')

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Product Details

Ivory lurex georgette. Cross halter neckline. Open back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip.

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Small 7
True to Size 45
Large 26
Photos 38
Hayley
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 21, 2012

I loved the dress but had some complications ordering it. Instead of only getting two dresses we got four. Dont know how that happened... Hopefully it can be straightened out so I dont get charged for double the money

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my prom. I was nervous about the dress because of the reviews written about it but it worked out so well! I am a 36D and it fit around the bust perfectly. There was a little bit of extra material but it did not bother me. I would recommend this dress to girls who are a C or D because of how it fits and not to ones who are smaller in that area. Also I recommend to wear your hair up when you wear this dress because my hair got caught a couple times on the buttons in the back. I got so many compliments on this dress and my date loved it!
Meg
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 22, 2012

Perfect for the summer wedding I needed it for!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit like a glove and was a total hit at the wedding! I was worried about it not fitting my bust but it ran true to size and I was super Happy! I was able to dance without having to worry about anything falling out of place! I received a ton of compliments, I loved it.
Deborah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

I wore this dress for the first home football game of the year! It was definitely memorable!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The color and pattern were gorgeous. Definitely school spirited. The fit was comfy and I didn't have to fuss with the dress all day. Looked great with heels, sandals or wedges.
Jaclyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Oct 6, 2012

Pretty Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my bachlorette party. It was fun, sparkly and easy to dance in. Everyone loved it.
Dina Jo
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 24, 2012

Gorgeous dress!! Surprisingly comfortable!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore it formal wedding in September at a trendy place in Philly. Got so many compliments throughout the night from other girls and guys too. One other wedding guest called called me "the girl with the amazing dress", haha. I paired the dress with gold chandelier earring, patent leather nude peep toe maryjanes, rhinestone and pearl stacked bracelets and a metallic linen envelope clutch. I am small busted so the opening at the front really wasn't noticeable which I preferred because you cannot wear a bra with this dress due to the amazing open back design it has. But if I was well-endowed there would be no way I could pull this dress off without something inappropriate popping out. But overall for a $50 rental, TOTALLY worth every penny and minute wearing it and then some.
Kathleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100 lbs
Nov 10, 2012

Loved it! Perfect for the occasion.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color was beautiful, off-white which was good since I wore it in fall and didn't want it to be too white. It was rather large on top, but after I pinned it up a little it was fine. It's a really beautiful dress.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Body type: Athletic
Jan 12, 2013

People offered so many compliments about my whole look.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Everything was great about the dress, from fit to delivery.
Jamie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 16, 2013

Wow! What a dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is great! I wore it for my senior year cotillion, the boob area was a little tricky but with fashion tape it was fixable. I got amazing reviews and felt beautiful all night
Brooke
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 28, 2013

This dress made me feel like a princess for the night!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a charity ball and absolutely loved it! Not only did I feel amazing in the dress, but I also received many compliments. One of my favorite aspects about this dress was the style/cut, which not only fit my body well but was also something a bit different.This dress covered the not so perfect areas of my body and highlighted everything else perfectly. I also loved the color, the gold accents are even more stunning in person! There was a gap in fabric in the bust that was not as noticeable on the model, but that did not bother me at all. Also you could easily use double sided tape to conceal the gap as there is fabric to work with around the bust.
Gigi
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 11, 2013

A unique dress that is just as fun to wear as it is to hear "oohs" and "aahs" from fellow partygoers

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The yellow/gold accents on the dress are glittery, so expect some shimmer. Also, the keyhole in front of the dress (that you can't see in the pictures) may have to be pinned together if you have broad shoulders. For salsa dancing, the skirt of the dress proved to be the perfect length. Open back shows off one's back in a tasteful manner. Overall, this was a fun, flirty dress that, with a few pins, made for a great night!
Katelyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 10, 2013

When I walked into the room, heads turned.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved it! Because I have a very small chest, I didn't have to wear a bra, but this would definitely be a problem for someone who has a larger one. The back is open and flawless-I felt great. I did use dress tape in a couple spots just to be safe, but never felt conscious that I would have a slip up.
Susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 21, 2013

Cute daytime fun dress....for the right body type!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Nice dress, BUT... this dress is best for a tall girl with super long legs. The high waistband placement, short skirt and twist front all conspire to shorten your torso. If you have short legs, your gonna look like a squished oompa-loopa. I'm slender with longer limbs and even I looked slightly chubby and squat. The waist band is super fitted with NO stretch so you might want to size up. Also, the back is open but the fit is unforgiving, so if you have loose back skin or back fat this dress will display it all. If you are tall or super thin or long limbed and are medium chested, this dress will look awesome. Its all about the legs, so wear your super sky-high stilettos and ROCK ON!
Geana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147 lbs
May 1, 2013

This dress was absolutely GORGEOUS! I wore it for my Rehearsal Dinner and got a ton of compliments!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I typically wear a size 8, but when I put the 8 on, the top was way too big and there was extra space around my waist. The six fit perfectly, but the top still seemed a little large. I think it is designed that way to give the wearer a bit of room to move (the material has zero give). The zipper is a bit tough to zip as the material of the dress makes the tiny zipper challenging to zip all the way (does that make sense?). Also, there is an eye hole in the front, so the girls might peek out a little! Overall, the dress is beautiful, I was just a little self conscious because there is NO WAY you can wear a bra with this! It was worth it though! I couldn't have worn a more perfect dress!!! :) BTW, these pictures don't do the dress any justice.
Claire
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113 lbs
May 17, 2013

High School Graduation was fabulous!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got endless complements from teachers and friends on my big day! it was really comfy too! Definitely use fashion tape or a safety pin in front because it can be gappy for sure. otherwise, gorgeous, fun, and so pretty!!
Dariene
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 16, 2013

cute, unique cut

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
If you have a tiny waist, size down. Otherwise, size up. I should have ordered up an 8, so if you look closely at my second pic, you'll notice I just zipped 2/3 up and tucked part of the back zipper in. I see why people were commenting about how much cloth there is at the chest part, but I think they just needed to pull the dress down, lower than the upper rib cage area. Make sure to tape the peephole together! I wore a nu bra just in case, but you could probably go without it if you're taped in right. Here's a clip of how pretty it shimmers in very dim light as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HifeDDJBD8s
Jeanette
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 13, 2013

I wore this dress for my birthday and I absolutely loved being "The Golden Doll" of the evening.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
For the most part, dress fit rather nicely and I received so many compliments on it. I just felt like the two pieces on the back would occasionally flare open, and i would have to adjust it by pulling the dress down. I believe that if i had gone with a smaller size, that wouldn't be an issue. I rented a 2, which is my usual size, however it is true that on some items i occasionally have to go down a size to get the right fit.
Meaghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 28, 2013

Not my favorite, but great customer service on the return.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got this as my backup dress for my bachelorette. The zipper was broken on my first choice, but my backup was not an option. The dress looked worn and was not very flattering. However I returned both dresses and received two more the next day!
Annalisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Oct 1, 2013

Not wedding-appropriate

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was excited to wear this dress to a formal wedding, but should have been more thoughtful about the style before renting it. I read several reviews of women who wore this dress to weddings, and I must say, while it's a beautiful party dress, I don't think it's wedding-appropriate at all. I have pretty long legs so dresses are typically a bit shorter on me, but this one was extremely short when I tried it on (as in, don't-drop-anything short), and the back is entirely open. I would recommend this dress for a birthday or night out, but definitely not for a wedding. I ended up sending this one right back.
Madeleine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
Nov 18, 2013

Attention-getter!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The top wasn't as flattering on as on the model. Larger chested girls, beware. It was a bit more revealing than I'd hoped.
angela
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 19, 2013

So Much fun!! Loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Was good even for my big boobs!
Mina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 1, 2013

Everyone commented on how great the dress looked!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit perfectly but was confusing to put on. Overall, it was a great fit to choose from! I would definitely recommend this dress for a formal occasion.
Nicolina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 29, 2013

Very flattering fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore the Ivory Lurex Halter Dress to a company holiday party in San Francisco along with the Gold Textured Cut Out Cuff. I thought the dress might be too short but found the length appropriate. The cut and fit was very flattering. The material was surprisingly thick because it looks like it would be more light weight in the pictures, so I liked that it wasn't thin, see-though or have a "fly-away" texture. It was very comfortable fit, it didn't ride up, wasn't too tight around waist, and didn't itch or pull on the behind-the-neck closure. Also, the color and size were true to description and photos. I usually wear a size 2 or 4 in dresses, and wore the 2 for this stylist here. I was, however, a little self-conscious about the front. On the model it looks like the front is completely covered and closed, but it fit me as though it was supposed to have a peep hole. I used a little bit of fashion tape with an adhesive bra and that did the trick for me. Overall, I would rate this dress my number one rental and would look for similar styles and fits for future events!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Made me look and feel like a Grecian goddess!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this to an event and felt amazing in it. The fit was great, but definitely need to pin it if you are bigger in the chest and don't want to be giving a free show :-)
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 18, 2014

Broken zipper

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I usually wear an 8 or 10. The 6 in this would have fit perfectly but the zipper wouldn't zip all the way, so I didn't wear it :( However RTR was incredible and refunded my money. And I've been renting from them ever since!
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

I hated this dress. Not flattering at all

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
I hated this dress. I have loved everything that I've rented from RTR, and I was really disappointed by this dress. It was super complicated to put on. I got tangled a few times. I hated that it pushed my boobs down and made them look droopy. It might look better on an athletic build or a straight and narrow, thin body type, but not on me. The skirt was very full and the dress just wasn't flattering. I didn't even bother packing it for my vacation.
Krysten
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 8, 2014

Beautiful.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress is beautiful. They only thing is my boobs were too small. :( my waist fit perfect, but the chest was too big. I had to pin the back in order for it to feel fit. Other than that, I refueled tons of compliments.
Katie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

Very Strange Fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I rented this to wear to my rehearsal dinner. The dress was very blousy on top, and had a short skirt. My torso was too short for the top, and because of the style of the dress (defined waist), there was nothing to do to make it wearable. The fabric was very pretty, though!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 20, 2014

Fun dress...big on top

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Definitely a hit at my sorority formal ! I got compliments all night! The only problem is that even in the 2 my 34c boobs did not quite fill out the top so smaller chested ladies might not want this dress
RTR Customer
Apr 30, 2014

Loved the experience! Very easy and fun!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit great except the straps. It was a little larger in the back which caused the strap to gap in the back. Length was perfect. Overall, gorgeous dress!
Zari
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 13, 2014

Classy and Glam!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great seductive style with a little bit of exposure in the front and the open back! Very flowly and light! Great for a summer evening!
emmie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

IT was a great dress for me to wear for my bachelorette party in Las Vegas!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved it--was fun, classy, and super attention grabbing!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 29, 2014

Weird, weird fit, especially in the chest.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
This dress was a very strange fit. It was tight in my hips (which are pretty proportional to my frame), but HUGE in my chest (which is not huge, but also not flat)... when I tried it on my boyfriend couldn't stop laughing, at first I was offended but then I looked in the mirror and realized it did look absolutely ridiculous. Might look great on large chested girls with narrow hips, however! Fabric was nice.
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 3, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was actually my backup dress, but I loved it so much that I wore it. It fits great- true to size. It is lightweight, but the fabric is thick enough that I felt totally comfortable without wearing a bra. It was modest and not too short, but still sexy. I got so many compliments on it. I would definitely rent it again!
Mel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Goddess for sure

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The foiling on mine was a little off near the boobs. A little folding and fashion tape solved that. I wore this dress outside on a hot, humid day and it held up well. I was not able to wear it uncrossed as some girls pictured have, but it was still very beautiful.
PHOEBE
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 12, 2014

Awkward but sexy dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first time renting from RTR and I was very impressed with the speed of delivery and quality of the rentals! The worst thing about not being able to try on a dress that you're getting online is that you don't know how the fit is going to look on you. I am usually a size 6, but since that (or even the 8) wasn't available, I decided to risk it and get the size 4. When the dress arrived, I had trouble with the zipper before I even put the dress on, so on the day of the wedding, I secured some help and was able to zip it up. The top half was very loose in the back, but the hemline felt shorter than I had expected, especially when I was seated. I probably would not try to rent this again in my size because of how awkward the combination of loose and short were. It was a gorgeous dress though, and I received many compliments on it all night.
Keally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Nov 23, 2014

I loved this dress! Super comfortable and easy to dance in, however it's really confusing to get on.

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! It was super comfy and easy to move around in. However it's really hard to figure out to get on and I needed my friends help. I was unable to wear a bra but the dress covered everything perfectly so I didn't have to worry about not wearing one.
Ellen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

Great Halloween costume!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
Dress was a little snug around the ribs, but otherwise it was perfect for a Helen of Troy costume
Mec419
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

Classy in the front, sexy in the back

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I absolutely loved wearing the dress but it didn't look great in pics. I felt like a 10 that night though. The back makes it so sexy but the front is very classy. It just wasn't as flattering in pics but I loved the dress! It did take me a bit to figure out how to put it on.
Cher
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 16
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117 lbs
Jan 12, 2015

It was for our end of the year party. Guess who got best dressed? :)

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Gorgeous in every aspect. The back of the dress where it meets at the neck was to big and had to be safety pinnned in.
hallie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Feb 6, 2015

The dress was beautiful and many people said they really loved the dress. It is a real eye catcher.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was great a little loose on the bust, but was well fitting. I am tall and the dress was just long enough.
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