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Mark & James by Badgley Mischka

Sea of Sequins Shift

$75 rental
$495 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This shimmering style from Mark and James is perfect for making a splash this season.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted
HIPS: Fitted - straight skirt runs slightly narrow throughout hips so curvier women should consider sizing up for length
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'8".)

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).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted
HIPS: Fitted - straight skirt runs slightly narrow throughout hips so curvier women should consider sizing up for length
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'8".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Ombre gold sequins embroidered on chiffon. Scoop neckline. Floral beading detail at shoulders. Shift body style. Mini Length. About 32" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'8".

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32 reviews

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Small 3
True to Size 26
Large 3
Photos 17
Megs
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Nov 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Perfect party dress! The picture does not do this dress justice but with the right accessories, it is beautiful. Only downfall is if all the sequins are not facing down, it looks like you are missing some.
Jen
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
Dec 2, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Great dress! You do have to smooth down the sequins. I love the silver and gold together. You can do so much with accessories that way. I wore it with nude platform stilettos and shimmery hose. I'm a 36D and my size 6 just fit in the bust.
Sonia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 28, 2011

Short and Sweet!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is awesome! Perfect for a night out. I do agree that you have to smooth down the sequins, but it's really not that big of a deal.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 13, 2011

Bachelorette dress

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my bachelorette party-it was amazing. Def on the short side bc I am 5'9'' and wore heels. Such a great dress for a fun night out.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117 lbs
Aug 31, 2011

My guy tweeted "Wife's birthday. After seeing what she looks like tonight, kinda feels like mine!"

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
KILLER dress! I felt like a million bucks & my husband said it was the hottest I've ever looked! WOOT! Dress is short, but it's loose so it's not too overboard. I didnt bother smoothing down the sequins that were flipped over. It was a lost cause and looked cute regardless. I got an XS & was worried about tight bust (32DD) but there was ample room. It's so fun to wear, you'll put it on and immediately start to shake and wiggle! You cant help it!
Romanda
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 9, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress for my homecoming dance and everyone loved it. Most people were wearing sequin dresses but this one stood out by far. The only downside was that a few of the sequins were missing. I would recommend that you wear the SEQUIN jet fringe fan earrings with it.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Oct 24, 2011

Happy 40th to me!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Fit extremely well. I wore the XS and it was a bit short, but not any shorter than the S. I'm 32DDD and bust fit fine. Wore this for my 40th birthday and felt gorgeous! The colors are much more muted than shown here.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 7, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful dress and perfect for a night out in Vegas. You do have to smooth down the sequins and on the dress I received there were some spots where sequins were missing and the black fabric was showing. Not that big of a deal! Only complaint is that the dress was a little short when I was sitting down.
sky
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Jan 31, 2012

perfect fit, but too short

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my senior homecoming. It was really cute, but too short. I wore 4 1/2 inch heels and have a big butt, so I had to wear spandex underneath. Wouldn't recommend for taller girls! Also, the beading on the sleeves was coming off.
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 16, 2012

I would definitely recommend this dress for anyone! You'll look amazing and still be comfortable!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I LOVED this dress! I got compliments all night and it was just enough sparkle without overdoing it!! I thought the length was perfect for my height but it may be a little short on girls that are taller.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 28, 2012

Standout Dress!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Amazing dress, got so many compliments from GUYS all night. It fit perfectly but it was very short. I had to wear spandex shorts underneath. With this dress you get the best of both worlds: comfortable and easy to dance in, but a completely unique and standout dress at the same time!
LC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Jul 23, 2012

fabulous!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my 30th birthday party and theme was "Roaring Twenties". Perfect flapper outfit! Was short though...so be prepared!
Sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 22, 2012

Short and Sexy

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
But, too short for a wedding so I didn't wear it. I assumed that being 5' 3" this would be fine for length but it was still really short and having to walk up stairs in the church to do a reading I didn't feel comfortable potentially being exposed from behind! However...any other event I'd love to wear this and might rent it again!
Andria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Aug 29, 2012

Didn't Like In Person

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a cute dress in person. I ordered two for my 40th birthday party and liked the second dress much better. The center sequins were missing in spots, although you could run your hand down the dress and the dress would smooth out.
Lauren
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 30, 2012

Perfect for creative black tie

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was very loose fitting, yet I loved it! It definitely worked for a creative black tie event at the Kansas City Zoo. It was short and sassy!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 24, 2012

Fun, eye-catching dress. Short but conservative & easy to match with shoes/purse/jewelry.

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Well - this dress might have been the saving grace for my RTR experience. I had originally ordered a different metallic dress but was told less than 24 hours before it was supposed to arrive that it would not be available. I scrambled to look through the website to find a replacement - gave the representative two options (one of which was listed as available and guess what? wasn't) and although, bless her heart for working so quickly and efficiently with me (a very fussy customer at this point) she sent two dresses, this one included, in larger sizes than I would have chosen (I wear a size 6 due to a larger bust and hips, but she sent a Medium in this dress and an 8 in another). I was able to work with the Medium since it is very shift-dress-esque but it was baggy in the back and definitely could have been a size smaller. I got a lot of compliments and people were very memorized by the sequins shifting (literally at one point had a guy trying to etch-a-sketch his initials into the sequins). It was nice being able to wear a fun dress, bag it up and send it back! I'll definitely try out RTR again! Pictures to come - the site was having issues with letting me upload.
Kristen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 10, 2012

Everyone loved the dress, and with my new haircut, it made everything magical! It was perfect!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Fit was very, very short. I had to go to the large simply for length. It was more like a long shirt rather than a dress. Other than that, the sequins tended to stick together so you had to pull them away from each other so the dress hung nicely. That wasn't much of a problem though. It was very pretty on.
Tia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 17, 2012

I felt fun and flirty in this fabulous party dress.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit true to size, the colors were fun to accessorize, and I didn't have to wear a bra!
Jessi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 8, 2012

An amazing dress for an amazing night!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a semi-formal dance at my boyfriend's fraternity, and it could not have been any more perfect! I definitely stood out in comparison to everyone else, but it was not at all too flashy. The small embellishment on the straps made it unique - which I loved. The length wasn't a huge problem on a body type like mine. Regardless, due to weather conditions I wore a pair of black sheer tights, which reminded me a lot of something you would see on Gossip Girl. I have rented my fair share of RTR dresses, but this one was among the best!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 21, 2012

Cute, Short and Sweet!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
If you have nice legs ladies, I highly recommend! It doesn't show much in the way of cleavage, but thats fine! I wore this to dinner in vegas and then later as eye candy for some gambling fellas in my group. I got a ton of compliments! I didn't wear this out clubbing though because I was worried about ruining the material. But just for the evening activities, it was perfect!
Alexia
Age: 35
Nov 23, 2012

Fun dress for Vegas!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Iadore this dress and got even more compliments on this one then the other gorgeous one I rented for my red carpet event. It runs true to size but beware it is short! Perfect for Vegas but just keep that in mind...y have to be careful when bending. I wasn't sure about this dress because of my full bust but you can wear a regular bra with it!
Tina
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 15, 2012

SPARKLY!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Good fit, very comfortable and easy to dance in. Cut like a shift, as in not fitted in the back (and very easy to put on. I didn't even need the zipper). Dress is a bit 'weighty' from all the sequins, which made it quite warm even for a winter party. Black stockings recommended, though. Got compliments all night. Very sparkly but not overwhelming, as the sequins have this sorta subdued/matte quality to them. Corgi approved!
Libby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 1, 2013

Didn't wear it because it was too small, but it was super sparkly!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Couldn't wear it because it was super tight, guess its not for the hourglass type! Super pretty in person though and heavy, you can tell its a very well made dress.
Cassidy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 7, 2013

I absolutely loved this dress! GREAT RTR dress for ANY body type!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is super flattering and really comfortable to wear. You don't have to have any special bra and I wasn't fussing with it all night as I typically do with any halfway formal dress. I wore it to a New Years Eve party and got tons of compliments. I got the XS & the Small and to be completely honest, I couldn't tell a whole lot of difference between them, but I ended up wearing the XS just because it looked more gently worn than the small I recieved. I would definitely order this dress again, and recommend it to ANYONE! It has a very forgiving fit. It's not one of those dresses that you feel like you have to suck in all night! Other reviewers have also mentioned it's a bit short, but I didn't find it too short at all (although i'm only 5'4"). I LOVED it!
Cecilia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Jan 22, 2013

Beautiful dress, but runs small

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Very pretty, super short and sexy but did not fit..
Julie D
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 24, 2013

Perfect Dress for a fun party!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It is short, keep that in mind! :)
Katie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 4, 2013

not recommended for tall girls, was really short on me!

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
missing sequins, really short, fits well up top.
Darby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Mar 31, 2013

This dress was comfortable, festive, and I got so many compliments with it on!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
When I ordered this dress I ordered a small and a medium, because I usually wear a small. however, once I put the small on with my heels the dress looked incredibly short so I ended up going with the medium. The only other con about the dress is that the sequins shift so from a distance it looks like they are missing but this was easily fixed by smoothing them out. A pro about this dress is that it is a very edgy looking dress but looks very nice and put together at the same time. I was so comfortable all night because of the loose fit but still got a ton of compliments on how nice it looked. Overall I absolutely loved this dress and it was perfect for the homecoming dance that I rented it for!
Penny
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 69
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 10, 2013

I wore this to a rehearsal dinner and it was so stylish and comfy as well.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit was perfect! Thought I might need a medium b/c of 38B bust, but the fit was just right. I especially liked the length. Since I'm only 5'1" many dresses are just too long for me.
Rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 29, 2013

It's beautiful.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented it as a back up and it was a tough contender. It's well made. More sturdy than you'd think. The sequins are great. I'm 5'3" and 115lb and the xs was perfect and it's a good length (sexy short).
Miranda
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
May 2, 2013

Unique, Comfortable, Carefree Dress Perfect for a fancy party!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my first rental, and it was great! I didn't have to continually adjust, and you can use the sparkles to play tic tack toe. A woman on the street even stopped to tell my boyfriend and I how cute we looked. I wore this dress for a fancy dinner in Chicago and went to a yacht dance afterwards; it was versatile, fun, and a wonderful first renting experience. The dress is short, but I just wore spandex underneath.
Little B
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

Very sexy dress, length was perfect, danced all night in it.

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The weight of the dress is a little heavy
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