Badgley Mischka

Green Illusionist Sheath

$45 rental
$420 Retail

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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.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

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".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

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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Fit
Small 4
True to Size 48
Large 2
Photos 20
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 28, 2013

Lovely dress, but a little matronly

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is pretty, but somehow looked a little matronly when I put it on. I think it would be more age-appropriate on a woman in her 40s or older - it would look classy rather than "costumey". On me, it just looked like a child pretending to be the first lady. Also, it should be noted that this dress does not hide any sort of a tummy. So, if you are ages 40+ with six pack abs, rent away!
Ella
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 17, 2013

Great fall/holiday dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was very comfortable and is true to size. It was a little more fitted than I expected, but I still wore my usual size. It is a perfect cocktail dress for a more conservative affair due to the high neckline and the length (I am 5'5" and the dress covered my knees.). The green fabric was had more sparkle than I thought, but it wasn't too much especially since the majority of the dress is plane black.
elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 18, 2013

Great dress

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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
Allison
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Nov 20, 2013

Perfect for evening work function!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the cut and the fit. Got lots of compliments. Very flattering.
CMH
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 25, 2013

I have rented a lot of dresses from RTR, but this one received the most compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The length and fit were perfect. I felt so comfortable, yet sexy at the same time. I wore it to an evening wedding, and so many people asked me where I got the dress.
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 27, 2013

I received a lot of very positive commenst

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress looked great
Mandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 27, 2013

Very classy ensemble!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Great Dress!
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 3, 2014

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Kim T.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 9, 2014

Super flattering dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Filiz
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 30, 2014

Loved the fit, design, and quality of this dress! Very elegant and got numerous compliments. Lovely!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Advice highly to rent! Admired everything about this dress!
Sierra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Stunning cocktail dress for black-tie wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138 lbs
Apr 9, 2014

Beautiful Dress!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Apr 18, 2014

I rented this for Christmas Eve. It was very comfortable and pretty. I got many compliments.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 18, 2014

I wore this to a friend's wedding

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Colleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
May 5, 2014

Beautiful dress, but small around the armpit.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Nichole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
May 12, 2014

Horrible color

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Looked cheap with a terrible shade of green metallic wrapping paper down the middle
Nikki
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 3, 2014

Received two sizes.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The wait and hips fit very well, length was perfect, and the colors were great (the shiny green strip in the middle was perfect). Cons: the arm holes were a bit too small in both sizes I received.
L
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157 lbs
Jun 16, 2014

Easy safe dress that got lots of compliments

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Marty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Good fit and flattering

Size worn: 14R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 28, 2014

Flattering

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
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