Mark & James by Badgley Mischka

Gossip Queen Dress

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$358 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be prepared for a night of dancing in this flirty Mark & James by Badgley Mischka dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - dress has a very deep V so fashion tape is recommended
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - dress has a very deep V so fashion tape is recommended
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

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Product Details

Blush tulle with sequins(100% polyester). Surplice neckline. Sash at waist. Tiered pleated skirt. 34'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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213 reviews

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Small 32
True to Size 148
Large 24
Photos 137
Taylor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Dec 13, 2013

Beautiful and unique!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is gorgeous and photographs so well. It is really low but because of the sequins I didn't have to wear a bra, just used some double stick tape to make sure it stayed in place. I did not find it too short as others have said, and besides being low the fit was true to size. Also because the straps are so thick even though it's low, it doesn't come off as too revealing, just the right amount for a special occasion! Great for a holiday party!
Natasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 11, 2013

Very pretty but some fit issues

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to the Christmas office party last year (2012) and though I liked it a lot and got several compliments on it, I had trouble with the fit that took the dress down a few stars for me. I had a 6 and an 8, and the 6 was a little small in the hips and the 8 was a little big in the bust. I ended up wearing the 6 but had to pull down the skirt a few times that night. I also felt that the ruffled bottom wasn't flattering to the stomach region!
Lauren
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 3, 2013

I wore this for a Great Gatsby gala.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit well, though it was low cut. I had to pin the dress to my bar. I got so many compliments on this dress.
Zoe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Nov 24, 2013

Definitely an eye catcher...even in Vegas!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Rented for a specific cocktail competition/party attended while in Vegas. Got both the 10 and the 8, ended up wearing the 8. The bottom on the 10 fit better but the bust was huge. Ended up in the 8 and after wearing for 30 minutes, it fit like a glove. Not sure I'd rent again because of opportunity to wear but definitely recommend to others!
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 12, 2013

I chose this dress as my 2nd dress for my wedding.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted something fun, classy and sexy. Received many compliments from our guests. Comes with a matching belt as well. Loved it.
CT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 9, 2013

Perfect for Roaring '20's Halloween Party

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a speakeasy bar in San Francisco with a large group of friends dressed up for Halloween in 1920's costumes. The color and sequins were very unique. It was a little shorter than I had anticipated and it was a struggle getting in and out of cabs without flashing! It was also pretty low cut and required a lot of fashion tape. It probably would have fit better on someone with a larger chest. Overall though, I was happy with the style of the dress, it went with our theme perfectly!
Lauren
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Oct 25, 2013

Perfect dress. Perfect fit. Perfect experience.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is perfect! I normally wear a size 0, so I rented the 0 and got the size 2 as a back-up. The size 0 fit me perfectly; however; the style of this dress makes it a little shorter. Due to this, I went with the 2 for added length. Since I am a tad busty, I didn't need any fashion tape to secure the top, and I was even able to wear a bra without it showing. If you aren't at least a C-cup though, I'd recommend getting some fashion tape to make sure everything stays in place. The picture doesn't even capture the true essence of the dress. The top sparkles beautifully, and the belt defines the waist really well. I got so many compliments on this dress, and I felt fabulous all night. I will definitely be Renting the Runway again!
Lauren
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
Sep 9, 2013

Perfect for Bachelorette Party!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my first experience with RTR (I was super nervous) and am soooo happy with my experience! My order came exactly on time, in the cutest little box with samples and an adorable carry bag. The dress fit true to size and was perfectly sparkly and fun for my bachelorette party! I received SO many compliments!! Be warned, the neck line is VERY low, even with double stick tape I had trouble. But overall a great experience and I cant wait to rent my next dress:)
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 14, 2013

Wore this dress out for my 30th bday party and there was no questioning who the birthday girl was!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
True to size, I loved it and got compliments all night long. I have a D cup and it was def a "boob dress" so if that't not a look you are going for and you are busty you may want to pass this one over! The only con - as with all sequin dresses, is it really rubbed against the inside of my arms and that hurt a bit.
Anne
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 13, 2013

This is a super fun dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had to use a ton of fashion tape to get the top to stay down.
Jeanne
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 20, 2013

Received so many compliments.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit perfectly! I had to pin it a little in the middle since the plunge was so drastic. I wore it to a New Year's Eve party, and comfortably danced the night away!
Lauren
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 9, 2013

Brilliant!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I felt like a gem all night long and received numerous compliments! I could have gone a size down but it was a little too short when I sat down so I was nervous about that. The bra situation is a little weird so make sure you have enough time to sort that out before walking out the door. Overall the dress was super comfortable and arrived perfectly on time and in great condition. Sad to send it back!
Karrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 5, 2013

Felt gorgeous in this sparkly stunner

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a Roaring 20s party and loved that it had a touch of retro glam with some modern flair as well. It fit great - really comfy - and I got lots of compliments.
amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 13, 2013

Get. This. Dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is awesome! The sequins are more of a peachy/gold color than silver and it fit true to size. Its comfortable and easy to move in. Nude heels are perfect for this dress and I wore gold jewelry. Everyone was giving me compliments all night!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 25, 2013

Great dress! I wore it for a 20s themed birthday party and it was a hit!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Runs true to size Rides up a bit A little itchy Gorgeous dress though!
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 4, 2013

This dress was very cute, and definitely an eye-catcher.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wasn't very comfortable with the low neckline (even with lots of fashion tape, I'm a 34A), but someone with a larger chest would probably find this dress more flattering.
Eileen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 3, 2013

very fun, eye-catching dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very fun dress! I wore it for my bachlorette party. It is VERY low cut. I had read this in other reviews, but was still a bit shocked when I tried it on! Easily fixed with a safety pin, however :) Also, it is very short. Overall, very fun dress for a party night!
Bailey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

Love the sparkly top of this dress! Definitely felt super glamorous for my event.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Got lots of compliments on this dress, but it's pretty low cut. You'll definitely need the fashion tape they send along. I'm a little conservative, so I was a little uncomfortable. But the dress itself is super cute!
Madeline
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Feb 19, 2013

Loved it!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I'm 5'1" and 95 pound and it fit me perfectly, I got compliments all night! This dress is a show stopper! I highly recommend it, aside from being a tad scratchy it was never comfortable! However, double sided tape is a must!
Kellie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 3, 2013

Loved it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was gorgeous and even better in pictures! So glad I was provided with two sizes its definitely low cut in the top, I ended up wearing the size 6 although it was a little shorter than I liked. The size 8 was too lose in the top. It fit perfect the skirt was pretty snug but it wasn't so tight that I was uncomfortable. The sequins did hurt my arms after awhile but it was so worth it! I got compliments all night. So sad I had to send it back! I will definitely be back to RTR for our next wedding!
Madison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Feb 1, 2013

This dress was truly memorable! I felt so glamourous and it fit perfectly!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit is comfortable and the sash really defines your waist! The sequins aren't itchy at all!
Angelina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 1, 2013

Wore this dress for New Years,had so many compliments on it. RTR was so easy!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Is a little itchy on the top but not too bad. Over all the dress fit very well for larger chests.
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 24, 2013

Fun, flirty and great for a night out!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a New Years Eve party in New York City. I ordered both the 6 and the 8 and went with the smaller size. As you can see from my photo, the dress is very low cut so I had to wear a lace bandeau bra under it. No one could tell that it was separate, but I am not sure how you could wear a regular bra with this dress. I received this dress without the belt, which didn't really bother me. I think it would have looked good with the belt, but it worked without too. Another reviewer had mentioned that this dress is hard for hourglass/pear shapes and I would agree. The ruffles on the bottom don't do you any favors, but it was still doable. The dress looks great in person and in photos, and I did get a few compliments during the night.
GEM
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 22, 2013

I received so many compliments on my dress that evening for the school's formal 20's theme dance.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was amazing. Dress was rather short, so I paired it with barely black, sheer tights. There was a lot of dancing that evening and the sequence top started to irritate the inside of my upper arms later that night.
Kim P
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 8, 2013

This was a good dress for a holiday type party.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am 4'11, 125 lbs and this dress fit very good length/body wise. The only thing I hated was the belt. If I would have had a better one myself that didn't droop I would have switched it out. It also adds a little bit of size to the bottom half of you. It was a nice dress though and was very comfortable.
Meg
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Jan 6, 2013

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was a little on the long side since I am only 5'0'' but regardless of the length it was a great fit even for shorter women.
Kylie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 29, 2012

I wore it for my sorority formal, so being around all of my favorite girls was a blast!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the dress! I got tons of compliments on it! Dress fits true to size and it truly is a beautiful dress!! I highly recommend!
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

Stunning.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I was a little apprehensive when I first tried on the garment because the deep v in the front was a bit more revealing than I tend to go, however with the hollywood tape that came with it, the dress stayed in place all night and I had no mishaps. Other than that it was a show stopper, I don't think I've ever received so many compliments.
Eugenia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 10, 2012

It's such a fun and flirty dress that it makes the girl wearing it have more fun than normal.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a fraternity formal party called "Wine and Cheese". Even at the pregame for the event, girls were complementing me nonstop. They were both in love with the dress and surprised that I would wear something so sparkly, which I don't normally do. The sparkly nature of the dress make it much more fun, and therefore made me have way more fun, dance more, and act more playful in this dress. It fit either just right or even a little bit big. I ordered a 4 and that's what I wore, but instead of ordering a 6 as a back-up, I should have ordered a 2. Also, this dress is not for girls that don't want their cleavage everywhere--I am a 32DD and felt like I was about to burst. So I had to act a little more cautious and use a little boob tape here and there, but when I did that, the problem was solved. It might work better if you're smaller than a DD. Either way, I recommend this dress. It's beautiful, comfortable, fun, and very sexy.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 9, 2012

One of my favorite dresses!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit perfectly. I tried the size 0 and it was fitted. I was worried about cleavage but it worked out fine. It's a bit short, I am 5'4 and look where it is on my legs (see pics) so if you are very tall...it may not be the right dress for you. I looks very expensive! and I got compliments from people. I don't know what I would have done without RTR!
Dee
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 18, 2012

Beautiful! Flattering! Show Stopper! I loved this dress and was sad to send it back! Amazing!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for a military cocktail party in Las Vegas--the sequins were perfect and the dress was fun and sexy! I ordered a 4 and a 6 but went with the 6 because it was a little longer. No issues with sequins and I was surprised that both dresses they sent looked BRAND NEW! The whole experience was amazing and I will NEVER purchase a formal dress again! Thank you so much RTR-- I WILL BE BACK!
colleen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 13, 2012

Such a fun flirty dress! Definitely a showstopper and I received many compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore the dress with a sticky bra and overall it was very comfortable to wear. I usually wear a size 6 ,but I wore a 4, however the top was a little large while the skirt runs small with little stretch but it worked for my apple shaped body!
Sonya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137 lbs
Nov 4, 2012

Perfect Glam Party Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my 'Roaring 20's' themed birthday party and it was perfect! The dress photographs silvery on top, but the sequins are a coppery color. The fit was great! You will definately need to utilize double-stick tape in the cleavage area, and the fabric on the bottom gives so it's not super tight. The sequins do tend to irritate the skin under your arms but it wasn't unbearable.I got so many compliments on this dress and it was a huge hit! I absolutely reccommend this dress for a night out!
Jenn
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 24, 2012

It made my night ! Noone else had this dress and I got tons of complements!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I couldn't wear it with heels( my date isn't tall) but it would have looked amazing in heels ! Also the sash really makes the outfit but I took it off to dance in because it didn't stay tied all that well .. It was a tad itchy under the arms but it fit amazing !
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 21, 2012

What a fantastic dress, so many compliments and my husband LOVED IT!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I normally wear an 8 especially in the bust and this one ran big, even the 6 was still kinda big on top. I had to use a good amount of Hollywood tape. But that said this dress is a show stopper. I wore it for our first date as Mr and Mrs out in Chicago. I had 2 women at Pops and 2 more at Processco stop me with compliments. I can't wait to have an event where I can wear this dress again!
francesca
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 16, 2012

This dress was perfect!! I'm all about sparkles!! Sexy, girly & fun.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color was different in person than in the model photo. The skirt is more brown than nude and the top is more of a blush/rose gold, however in pictures, it looks the same. I wore it with champagne color shoes. The top is very low cut. I am a D cup, and definitely need towear a bra. I just pinned it with a safety pin. if you have a smaller chest I think this dress would look fabulous with no bra & some fashion tape. the ruffles are very figure flattering. I was bloated that day but you couldn't tell. I wish I could rent this dress again!! I received lots of compliments all night and off the pictures I posted.
Hannah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 14, 2012

Great dress, was low cut in the front, but the fashion tape RTR sent with the dress fixed it!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It fit nicely, and was perfect for homecoming! The sequins cut the undersidess of my arms when I was dancing. It was also a little too low cut in the front, but I fixed it with the fashion tape RTR sent me with the dress! I was very happy with my experience, and I would definitely rent again. Thank you!!
Natasha
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Body type: Athletic
Oct 14, 2012

This dress got so many compliments at homecoming, even the teachers were giving compliments! (:

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was perfect and it wasn't uncomfortable dancing around in all night long. My hair did get caught in the sequins, and it looks silver on the top in the picture, but it's more of a gold kind of look. All in all, I loved this dress and it really made my last homecoming, because of me being a senior, unforgettable! Thanks RTR!
Audra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 10, 2012

super eye catching! needed dress tape for sure!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress in person, got a million compliments. If you have a larger top make sure to give your self some time to get adjusted in it.... find a bra that works! I had only 20 mins to get ready and definately struggled with keeping my girls covered! THe size four worked well and hid everything but was tight...and i dance :) so i went with the 6 that draped my body instead of "sucking" it in.
Angelina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
Oct 4, 2012

Another great dress from RTR! I always receive compliments on my rentals.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was great and the fashion tape they sent me came in very handy for the top of the dress. I had to go bra-less, but it stayed in place. I danced all night in this! I rented this for a cocktail party for our Mardi Gras Krewe, perfect for that type of event. When I posted photos on Facebook, people emailed asking where my dress came from!
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