Badgley Mischka

Green Illusionist Sheath

$30 – $45 rental?
$420 retail
Stylist Notes

Get chic for that corporate cocktail event in this style by Badgley Mischka. Bold emerald jacquard insets add a slimming effect for a flattering fit! Add Lulu Frost’s Lightyear Necklace for a bold bit of sparkle.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14 & plus 16W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Emerald Lurex Jacquard and Black Stretch Crepe (Jacquard:52% Polyester, 24% Acrylic, 24% Wool, Crepe: 100% viscose). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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149 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(96)
Small
(25)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 3, 2013
The dress came right on schedule and the return envelope made it so easy to return the next day.
I was looking for a dress to wear to an evening wedding and since there were no reviews to go on, I really went out on a limb in choosing this one. It was particularly difficult because I am all over the board when it comes to sizing. I wear 4 in pants, 2-4 in dresses, and my shirts range from XS-M. I tried to get a feel of how Badgley Mischka runs by looking at other dresses and the reviews said they ran large so I decided to go with a size 2 with a backup in size 0. The size 2 buckled in the neckline but if I stood up super straight it wasn't so bad and after a while I noticed the dress was rubbing under my arms. The size 0 didn't have the buckling but it was so tight under my arms and I thought for sure if I bent down to pick something up the whole thing was going to split. Overall there wasn't a huge difference between the sizes so I'm thinking a size 4 may have worked but the buckling probably would have been worse. The green color is beautiful and sparkles like glitter but rest assured, no glitter! I kept with the metallic look and paired the dress with a gold clutch and gold shoes. Regular bra works fine. Underwear was a little tricky though. I honestly was having so much fun at the wedding that I didn't get any good pictures of the dress. I would recommend this dress but get your regular size and then get a back up in the next size up. I'll definitely be renting from RTR again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 18, 2013
Great dress
I didn't end up wearing this pretty number. I am a solid zero but long waist-ed It didn't quite fit right in the waist area. It was not long enough for me. I think I should have looked closer as above they show my choices of 0R or 0L. I'm not sure of the difference. If it had been my dress I would have had to have it taken in and it would be SUPER! The green is really pretty
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
November 20, 2013
Perfect for evening work function!
Loved the cut and the fit. Got lots of compliments. Very flattering.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 27, 2013
I received a lot of very positive commenst
Dress looked great
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 9, 2013
Great holiday season dress!
This dress was really great. The fabric had a little stretch and it was comfortable to wear all night. I was one of the organizers of the event and had quite a bit of running around to do, along with some bending and lifting--the dress was still comfortable! I got tons of compliments. It was true to size, but I did find the 0 a little tighter than other 0's I have worn. I really could have worn the 2, which was my back up size, but it was a little looser through the shoulders on my small frame.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
December 27, 2013
Very classy ensemble!
Rented this for Christmas Eve. I'm very pear-shaped (chest a 34A/B, hips 38") and ordered the 6 and 8. With a pair of spanks and one of my more padded bras the 6 worked out very nicely. I wish I had taken a picture! I bit of extra room in the middle, but I typically get quite a bit of gaping there in most dresses w/o some tailoring. Husband really thought I looked great, wanted me to wear it to his family's get-together the next day too!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 3, 2014
Beautiful Dress
Personally, I thought this dress was just ok on me, but I received a ton of compliments. The green in the dress is very beautiful. The fabric was very soft and comfortable, but the fabric is thin, so I would consider Spanx.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2014
Super flattering dress!
I LOVED this dress. It was perfect for the rehearsal dinner I attended prior to a NYE wedding. I received so many compliments all night about this dress.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 30, 2014
Loved the fit, design, and quality of this dress! Very elegant and got numerous compliments. Lovely!
Advice highly to rent! Admired everything about this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 5, 2014
Stunning cocktail dress for black-tie wedding
Rented this dress for a very formal wedding - my boyfriend was a groomsman and had to wear a tux, so I knew I needed to step up my game. Couldn't have been happier with my choice! The green jacquard print was even more vibrant in person, and I didn't need to wear too much jewelry as a result. The fabric was stretchy enough that I could dance in it, but firm enough that not every bump was accentuated. Originally I ordered a size 6 and 8, but went with the larger size so I could feel comfortable while snacking at the reception (although the top part of the 8 was slightly looser than the 6). When the night was through, I had received so many compliments that I almost considered buying the thing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
April 9, 2014
Beautiful Dress!
This is a beautiful dress. I wore it for a dinner party, with black rhinestone sling backs, the beautiful Crislu tear drop earrings from RTR, a rhinestone cuff and bracelet one on each wrist, and long beaded black rope necklace. I was so happy with this Badgley Mischka Sheath. I've chosen Badgley Mischka from RTR before, and have been equally thrilled each time. This size 8 runs true to size, and is very comfortable and easy to wear. I didn't even need a "spanks". I also want to thank Rent the Runway, for making my experience with this rental effortless, even when the issue came up about the one dress in my order having been returned to RTR unwearable! Rent the Runway customer service contacted me immediately, and made sure a wonderful substitute was made, and my whole order arrived for me on time. Thank you for your great above and beyond customer service with this. I can hardly wait to rent from you again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
April 18, 2014
I rented this for Christmas Eve. It was very comfortable and pretty. I got many compliments.
The only downfall about the dress for me was that it was a bit long (I'm only 5'3). However, the green was a gorgeous color and material and I received many compliments all night long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
April 18, 2014
I wore this to a friend's wedding
I love this dress - it's so flattering and comfortable. The green is very vibrant and rich in person. I can't wait to rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 27, 2014
great dress.
I wore this dress to my work Holiday Party and couldn't have been happier -- I got a ton of compliments. The green panel is slightly more metallic and shiny than it appears in pictures. The material has a lot of stretch to it so you don't really have to worry about renting the wrong size. If I had to provide one drawback, I am 5'6" and the dress hit just below my knees which made walking up steps or walking fast a little tricky, but the stretch and give to the material makes this issue pretty easy to deal with. I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2014
Beautiful dress, but small around the armpit.
I wore this to the opera. The green on the dress was beautiful and really popped against the black. The 4 fit but was a little uncomfortable around the armpit, so I wore the 6. It was roomier in the stomach area and a bit longer, but still fit well. Women with green eyes should consider this dress because of the emerald hue. My eyes looked so bright next to the green metallic on the dress. Overall, the dress was great for the occasion, but a little stiff around the collar and armpit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 12, 2014
Horrible color
Looked cheap with a terrible shade of green metallic wrapping paper down the middle
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
June 16, 2014
Easy safe dress that got lots of compliments
The dress fits true to size and felt safe in that it wasn't too short/revealing. In hindsight I wished I had gone for something a bit more daring but the dress was fine for the occasion and was well complimented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162lbs
June 23, 2014
Good fit and flattering
I wore this to a special business event, where something fairly conservative but fun was appropriate. I got the 14 and the 12 as a back up, since I've been losing weight. I could zip the 12 but thought it looked too tight. The 14 was still flattering and created curves. I wore spanx; I think unless you have a completely flat stomach, you will want to as well. I also wore a strapless bra, even though other reviewers said they could wear a regular bra; my bra straps were too wide.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 28, 2014
Flattering
This was a last minute substitution for a dress that did not fit well (RTR has amazing customer service) and I was quite pleased. It is slimming and the green is a pretty color that shines the perfect amount to be noticed but not tacky. My only small complaint is that it rubbed under my arms which is uncomfortable and left red marks. But, I received several complements as it flatters curves very well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
July 4, 2014
Took me a bit to warm up to the dress but by the end of the night it was great.
True to size. Don't recommend for extreme hour glass shapes. It barely fit my hips and was baggy around my waist. Top fit great for a full bust. Very little give to the fabric and a bit difficult to walk in. The color and shape was stunning. Length was perfect. I'm 6' and it came to my knees!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
July 10, 2014
Flattering alternative to traditional flapper dress
This is one of those dresses that looks exactly like the model's picture, even though my pics kind of suck. For curvy ladies, it's a nice option for a flapper party, as it has some shimmer but it's not going to hide your waist. There is some stretch to the dress, which means that you won't get the nice, flat lines of a dress without that stretch, but it does move and swivel with you. Also, it does highlight your arms with the way that the sleeves are cut, so if they are a self-conscious spot for you, this may not be your favorite dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
July 17, 2014
For when you want to stand out
This dress is a very shiny, bright metallic green down the middle. Because of this, it seems strictly winter, strictly nighttime cocktail. It looked too "Christmas party" for my needs, so I didn't wear it out. Spanx are definitely a good idea.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 8, 2014
Elegant dress, but not the most flattering for me
The color and fabric were beautiful, but this dress accentuates any extra padding in the stomach area. I ended up loving my back-up dress and wore that instead, but I think some spanx would have made this dress a lovely choice as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 23, 2014
Classy and Sleek!
Gorgeous rich color! Very comfortable, perfect for a fall wedding!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2014
I got a lot of compliments on the color of the dress!
No cons that I can remember. It was easy to dance in and very comfortable. I would love to have this dress is my wardrobe.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 6, 2014
Flattering and classy
LOVE this dress. I really wish I had a picture of it. It flattered every inch of my tall athletic body. The green panel was just the right amount of glitz, and the fabric while a bit thin ensured a snug fit (just wear pantyhose or some sort of spanx, as even the thinnest girl will show ev-er-y-thing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
October 23, 2014
All the compliments I got! Still working on losing baby weight so feeling pretty was wonderful
A little snug in the hips, but that may be more related to a post-baby body than the dress itself. I did get a ton of compliments and felt great! Plenty of room in the bust (I'm nursing so I needed some room).
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 25, 2014
Dress fit PERFECTLY. Loved it!
True to size, very elegant
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 27, 2014
I wish I could have kept this dress!
The dress is so much better in person than in pictures. The material is flattering and comfortable, and it just fit really well. I got so many compliments throughout the night, and I'm honestly debating renting this again in December, because it would be a perfect holiday party dress! I ordered the 4 and the 6 because I was nervous that the dress was going to be really tight, but the 4 fit perfectly. I will usually vary anywhere between a 2 and a 6 for dresses, depending on the style, but this fit pretty true to size.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
October 30, 2014
Loved it!
Love the fit! I'm 5'10'' with a large bust and it looked great! Next time I will rent the accessories for the dress as this was my firt time and was a little concerned. Was really happy with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 4, 2014
Flattering and Perfect for a Work Cocktail Party!
This was the most flattering dress I've ever worn. It also has a nice stretch, so it was comfortable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
November 15, 2014
The winner
Great fit. The fabric is great material and the length is perfect - very classy. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 23, 2014
Great dress, lots of compliments
So, like other reviews state, the armholes are a bit snug. I ordered the 12 and the 14 and went with the 14 because of the armholes. You can wear a regular bra which is nice but I do recommend wearing some sort of shapewear underneath. The dress is form fitting. I found the green panel to be more glittery in person than in the pictures but I didn't mind. I paired it with black and gold pumps, a necklace from RTR and a vintage bracelet. Overall I loved my outfit and would recommend this dress and RTR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 6, 2014
Convenient!
I wore this for my annual work #holidayparty my boyfriend really liked the dress and I received a lot of compliments. The dress is baggy, I wore the smaller of the two sizes. Other reviews are correct, it's more fitted at the hips and loose at the waist and chest. Overall I am happy with the service and will use it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
December 9, 2014
Classy Dress!
I rented this for a daytime holiday fundraiser. The dress fits true in size. It had some nice stretch to it except in the arm area. It fit a bit tights under the arms. The length came right to my knees. I also rented a gold & crystal necklace to go with it and it looked really pretty. I would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2014
Great dress! Flattering silhouette
This dress was very flattering and the color created a great silhouette. As others mentioned the armholes are a bit snug but did not prevent me from wearing. Wore to work Christmas party. The perfect amount of festive without being over-the-top. Wore with Nicole Miller star light star bright necklace and Whiting & Davis Hollywood Boulevard clutch.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 39
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 22, 2014
Great dress, but waist hit too high
The dress was beautiful and a perfect style for a company Christmas party. Unfortunately, it was too short in the torso for me and didn't fit properly. I'm 6'1" and the seeming for the bust, waist & hips all hit about 1" to 2" too high, which made the dress balloon in weird places. You can see this a little bit in the pic in the bust area. This is a reoccurring problem for me with dresses, but I had thought this dress looked stretchy enough to overcome these issues. I ended up wearing it anyway, as my backup dress fit worse and I didn't have anything better. I still felt pretty, though self conscious and I kept having to pull it down all evening. For anyone who normally has fit issues because of a longer torso, I would not recommend this dress. For all others, I definitely would recommend it. Hopefully designers will start making dresses for us taller/longer torso ladies soon!! Also, it would be great if RTR would add a feature to allow me to search/filter dresses based on those that fit ladies with longer torsos.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 23, 2014
Received lots of compliments on my festive holiday cocktail dress
I'm bigger in the hips and it was a little tight, but the stretch helped. The material is thick and forgiving, so I didn't really need shape wear underneath.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 5, 2015
Loved it, so many compliments!
Fit right just about everywhere. Really like the blue down the sides
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
January 13, 2015
Eye-catching and comfortable
I wore this dress for a rehearsal dinner. The color was beautiful and the dress was comfortable. There is very little give in this dress but it is quite forgiving. I could wear a regular bra and went without the spanx without a problem. This is a dress I would definitely own.
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