Badgley Mischka

Forest Gown

$60 – $80 rental?
$620 retail
Stylist Notes

This flute-shaped emerald dress from Badgley Mischka is effervescent. Pair the open-backed look with gold accessories and basic heels.

Also available in blush, white, gold and blue.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Green sequins on mesh (100% Nylon). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Cowl back. Fit and flare skirt. Hidden side zipper. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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235 reviews
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(6)
True to Size
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 14, 2015
This dress was fabulous--glamorous, flattering, and comfortable.
Dress fit great (size 4, when I usually wear a 4 or 6) with some Spanx to smooth things out. You will want a stick on bra because of the open back. Length was perfect (I'm 5'7" and wore flats, and it was not too too long; would have been fine with heels). I was worried the sequins might rub my arms, but they didn't. The dress also wasn't too heavy. Loved the color for something a little different, and to mellow out the sequins.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
September 14, 2015
This dress is stunning and it hugged my petite curves well. I felt lovely in this dress.
This dress has a bit of give and room - it is stretchy so you can eat, dance, and walk in it and feel comfortable. It also is fitting for a black tie or as a ball gown event dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 15, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW!
The dress is exactly true to size but hugs every curve. This dress is for someone who is confident and does not mind showing off every curve. It is definitely a statement piece that reminds me of the Emerald City. Great for winter balls/galas.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
September 27, 2015
I wore this stunning dress for a black tie wedding and definitely stood out (in a good way)!
This was actually my second backup dress for a black tie wedding but the dress couldn't have been more perfect. The color of the dress makes the sequins more subdued. The dress is form fitting but at the same time is stretchy enough to give you enough room to dance and eat without feeling like you're suffocating. The back is stunning as well. I'm 5'2", about 98 pounds. I generally wear a 0-2, size 25 waist. Overall I'm petite with a straight figure. I wore this in a 0R which fit perfectly. It was definitely long. I wore 4.5" heels and it still dragged a little on the floor but not too much. I would recommend this to everyone! I think it's a dress that would look beautiful on a lot of different shapes.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 29, 2015
I've never received so many compliments! Perfect for a fall or winter wedding!
This hugged in all the right places. It was the perfect length and felt so comfortable on. It was NOT heavy. And the sequins never itched or hurt like I anticipated! Prepare for everyone to talk about your dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 29, 2015
Compliments all night
Comfortable overall. Can not wear bra because it is backless. Sequins chaffed underarms a bit. For sequins it was surprisingly comfy.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
October 2, 2015
Gorgeous, lightweight, and fancy!
True to size and very comfy! You can almost get away with a real bra, the back is low but not too low. I'm actually self conscious about my back and was pleasantly surprised to feel so flattered and sexy. It's also very lightweight, especially compared to other full sequined gowns. I would rent it again!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 3, 2015
Flattering fit, very comfortable and beautiful color.
I've never received so many compliments on a gown. You will need one of those stick on bras because the back is beautifully low. I am 5' 7" and wore 2 1/2" heels. Any higher of a heel and you will need the extra length. I am in my mid fifties so, ladies, do not be afraid to wear this very elegant shape showing gown. I wore the green and gold fish tail earrings and it was spectacular. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 68
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 19, 2015
What made this event unforgettable was my dress, absolutely!
I am a true size 8 however, I ordered a sizes 8 & 10. The 8 was a little snug which caused the under fabric to hang. I wore the 10 and as you can see it was perfect. I will never purchase another gown, I am absolutely thrilled with RTR. I plan to tell as many friends that will listen about the service and uniqueness.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
October 27, 2015
Fits great on the shoulders, never had to readjust. A little heavy for summer.
This dress fit great and true to size. Did not need a bra and flowed great with the weight of the dress but it might be a little heavy for a summer event even though its short shelves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 2, 2015
Spectacular dress! Fabric is stunning in person
This dress came as a back up dress. The original dress I wanted was not available, so they suggested this one. It was gorgeous in person! The tummy area has some stretch. I normally wear a 12, but the 14 fit looser and allowed to me not worry about the dress being TOO tight. It fits all my curves perfectly, and the color is such a stunning jewel color. Loved everything about this dress!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
November 4, 2015
Gorgeous Dress!
I wore the 0R with 5 inch heels and the fit and length were both flawless. My husband was sad I had to return it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 70
November 7, 2015
This beautiful gown! Felt so elegant!
This dress is absolutely amazing and very flattering. The gown is true to size and very comfortable. I am either a 6 or 8 and this particular gown the size 8 fit perfectly. Received so many compliments! Thanks RTR.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 8, 2015
This dress was a total show stopper. I got so many compliments!
I wore this to a black tie wedding and it was perfect. The 8R fit like a glove. This dress accentuates an hourglass figure by hugging in all the right places! And it's comfy too - I danced for hours in this dress! I wore 2.5 inch heels and the regular length was not too short.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 10, 2015
There are only a few dress options in Hawaii and RTR made me stand out in a crowd!
This dress will get compliments no matter what! I think it would work on any body type. I used a little bit of Hollywood Tape to pin up the bottom. I'm 4 11 but with heels and a little tape it worked perfectly. This dress is very stretchy so if you want it fitted don't be afraid to order a small size. I would 100% order this dress again. I'm in love!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2015
The sequins were perfect for the black tie wedding event!
The dress fit really well. I didn't see much of a difference between the 0R and the 2R, but went with the 2R to add a little extra length. The only major problem with this dress was that the sequins really scratched up my underarms and were sore and red the next day. Other than that, it was awesome!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2015
Last minute, black tie wedding dress and it was perfection
PROS: Very flattering gown & very comfortable CONS: Runs short. I'm 5'9" and never need 'long' in anything but should have gotten this dress in the Long. My underarms did get pretty scratched up from the sequins by night's end but honestly didn't notice until the day after.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 15, 2015
One of a kind - stunner dress!
Absolutely loved this dress. It is form fitting so took a little bit for me to be comfortable wearing it as it was was for black tie Gala with colleagues and clients. Length was shorter, so wish I got 6L. Similar to other reviews, I got so many complements and just felt beautiful in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 15, 2015
Incredible dress for a special night!
The overall fit is true to size, however this dress runs really short. I ordered the 6L and wore flats and it was still just a wee bit short. It is also a figure-defining dress, so you have to be looking for that style. It is very comfortable for a night of dancing! Also you need to wear a sticky bra because the back is low (alternatively you could get away with no bra but there is no boning). I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Weight: 130lbs
November 16, 2015
I felt like a star!
Lots of compliments!!! It's a fitted dress, but very forgiving. Very comfortable. You can wear dress braless, but wear little paisleys. I'm 5'2 and wore 4 inch heels and the dress was still dragging on the floor a little bit and sometimes the heel of my shoe would get stuck to back of dress while walking, but wasn't a big, big deal. I would definitely order this dress in another color and also order from RTR again. Great company!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
November 18, 2015
Beautiful dress!
The fit was perfect and other than the obvious scratchiness (careful with the inside of your arms), it was very comfortable and it was unexpectedly light. Overall I just loved this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
November 19, 2015
This dress rocked my world, it's lined with what felt like an old t-shirt, I could have slept in it!
I am 5'5 and 118 lbs, I wore 3 inch gold heels and it fit perfectly. I wore a sticky adhesive backless bra and the dress was tight enough in front that you could probably get away without a bra at all. This dress was a show-stopper, people were asking about it all night and I would rent it again it was so beautiful and comfortable. Slam dunk!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 20, 2015
Very comfortable. Regular length great with short heals. Tons of complements on color.
Beautiful color was a hit for our formal event. The dress was lined nicely so it felt durable. Gorgeous back and cute cap sleeves. Dress is great for any body style.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
November 25, 2015
The gorgeous color and beautiful open back is so unexpected
This dress was a headturner and I couldnt have gotten more complements. I wore it to a star studded fundraising gala at the Museum of Natural History and I fit right in! The dress is not as heavy as it looks and has a good amount of stretch in it. I wore a bra that sticks to your ribs, as you cannot wear a regular one with the open back. The only downfall was that Im 5'2" and wore 4" heels and the dress was still pooling on the floor. But if you walk slow or hold up on one side, it still looks really great. Ive rented a few Badgley Mischka dresses and they have all been fabulous. I had the dress in a 2P in gold as a back up - was also stunning but too baggy on the waist and green is my favorite color so I had to go with it :) Its a must see!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
December 1, 2015
Gorgeous in GREEN!
This dress was so EASY and I am not exaggerating about the number of compliments I received. The wedding was held at the iconic NY Rainbow Room and I felt classically, perfectly and beautifully attired. Moved with me, never caught on my heels. Perfect length, fit... EVERYTHING. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 5, 2015
This was such a unique dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! I got tons of compliments on it. I am 5'6 and it was a little shorter than I expected, but I wore pretty tall heels. It also had a little train in the back, which I wasn't expecting but it wasn't hard to deal with. Overall, this dress was gorgeous and really comfortable! I would definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 9, 2015
Got so many compliments on this dress! Wore it to a black tie affair.
Fit really well, can't wear a normal bra with the low back. A little long even with wearing the highest heels I own, so it dragged on the ground a bit, but maybe it was supposed to?
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 13, 2015
Easy shipment!!!
Fit beautiful!! Wore this for black tie affair. Received a lot of compliments!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 14, 2015
This dress is a dream! Got tons of compliments & was sad to say goodbye to her yesterday ;)
Fit was PERFECT. Felt more comfortable than most of the jeans in my wardrobe. Got tons of compliments all night. Pictures do not do this dress justice!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 15, 2015
When other girls talk behind your back...with compliments!
Fits like a glove, isn't scratchy like sequins would lead you to believe, and looks like you're wearing liquid emeralds. It's helpful to choose the L in your size because the length is a bit short with heels added. I am 5'7" and perfectly wore the 4L with 1" heels. My husband thought I looked classy and gorgeous~ I was worried there would be a lot of red and green colored dresses at the holiday ball, but there were surprisingly more red & black gowns! I am small chested so stickies worked awesome for me to go bra-less...not sure how fuller chests would do without. If you want a dress that showcases your long slender or curvaceous frame, all the while turning heads this dress is a great one.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 15, 2015
This dress was everything I wanted it to be!
This dress was very flattering, extremely comfortable, and absolutely gorgeous. I loved how pretty I felt in it, and I received many compliments throughout the night. The way it catches the light and glitters is beautiful. I personally did not experience the sequins scratching my underarms as some reviewers had. This dress was easy to move about and even dance in. I would love to rent this dress again some day.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 54
December 17, 2015
Understated sparkle plus the sexy back - awesome yet sophisicated.
Fit very well, not too heavy, maybe a little long if you wear low heels.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
December 17, 2015
Showstopper!
Fit is stretchy and comfy. True to size, if not a smidge on the large side.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 22, 2015
So comfortable and so unique. Got tons of compliments!
Great fit! You can even wear a normal bra with it by letting the straps down a bit. Only complaint was that it itches a little under the arms from the sequins!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
January 6, 2016
Great dress! I loved the fit and color!
The dress was the prefect length for me but I think it maybe a little short for taller girls. I'm only 5'2. The color was fantastic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 7, 2016
Beautiful Gown! Perfect for NYE Wedding!
Absolutely loved this dress! Great color and fit! I got so many complements! I can typically wear a 2 or 4, I ended up wearing the 2R because the side zipper on the 4R hit didn't lay right on the hips. I was worried about the dress being too long but it was actually slightly shorter than I anticipated. I'm only 5'4" and the dress did not touch the ground in the front which I hoped it would. Still looked great but you could see my shoes.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
January 8, 2016
Rented this for New Years.
Lots of complements.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
January 11, 2016
I wore this dress to the Chicago Symphony Gala and got many compliments throughout the evening!!
Absolutely perfect fit. I'm quite short and on the curvier side so dresses normally don't fit right at all. I didn't even have to worry about the length (with heels that is)!! I did not want to give it back.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
January 11, 2016
Who doesn't love sparkles?!
I didn't end up wearing this gown because my first choice fit as well but I LOVED this dress. I felt very elegant and sexy with the open back. Because it is exposed, the dress was loose fitting around the shoulders and I almost would've been worried about the sleeve dropping a bit. I had planned to wear it with 6 inch heels so choosing the Long was just right. It was extremely comfortable and lightweight. I will definitely be renting this one so I can actually wear it next time!
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 14, 2016
Loved it; elegant, form fitting, classy, perfect for a black tie event or charity ball.
I am 5'8" and 110 lbs. I wore a size 0L and it fit really well. I was a bit nervous that it would be too short, it really wasn't. I paired it with some purple snake skin strappy pumps (just in case they would peep through) This was my first rent the runway experience and I was blown away at how perfect and easy it was! Thank you Rent the Runway!
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