Mark & James by Badgley Mischka

Wild Thing Dress

$56 rental
$350 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This one shoulder Mark & James by Badgley Mischka dress has purple leather inserts for a downtown edge. Rock out this number with a cool mixed media neckline.

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: Very fitted - leather bands create a slimming effect at waistline
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt is fitted throughout creating an hourglass frame
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''.)

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: Very fitted - leather bands create a slimming effect at waistline
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt is fitted throughout creating an hourglass frame
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''.)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black stretch cotton. One shoulder neckline. Violet leather inserts. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 37'' from shoulder to hem.

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40 reviews

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Small 3
True to Size 30
Large 7
Photos 7
Michelle
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Oct 24, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I usually wear between a size 10 and 12. I got both sizes for my rental and wore the 12. It was fitted and looked exactly like the picture shown. It was not the most comfortable dress I've worn, as there isn't much flexibility in the material but it wasn't as if it was terribly uncomfortable either. This was my first RTR rental and I will definitely rent again. I wore it with black hoop earrings, black bangle bracelets and no necklace. I wore black nylons and open toe heels, with my hair similar to the model's shown.
BellaBella
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Oct 31, 2010

Overall fit: Small
This dress was awesome! It gave me a more hourglass figure. The only reason that I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because it is a little tight in the hips and is made for someone a little more busty. However, I got so many compliments and felt very very sexy! Definitely recommended for everyone!
Caro
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 16, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is really fun! It runs true to size and is very comfortable (I am a 6-8 and ended up wearing the 6). It is very fitted around the hips and the curve of the stripes help accentuate an hourglass figure. It has some extra room on the top right, which you may want to consider if you are small busted. Otherwise, it is classic yet edgy - I paired it with black peep-toed pumps, a black cuff and earrings, and purple nails. My first RTR rental, but I will definitely be back.
SS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 25, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Such a cute dress. I wore it to a wedding and got a lot of compliments. Runs true to size and fit like a glove. It's very cool and different. Edgy yet elegant. I was very happy with it.
Jamie
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 14, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I got compliments all night long in this dress! It truly feels like a higher quality dress. I thought it might be a little too sexy for a wedding, but it wasn't as short as I thought it would be. It was an inch or so longer on me than on the model in the photo. I'm 5'5" and 137 lbs. I wore the 6 with a good fit. I should have gotten the 4 as my back up size because that might have fit as well. There is slight stretch to the fabric. I thought this dress was well portioned for an hourglass. The right side came up high enough that there was no peep through of undergarments. The dress arrived on time, as expected. Very impressed with this website!
vm316
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Mar 14, 2011

Overall fit: Large
I loved this dress but the chest area was a little loose but it didn't look bad. The rest of the dress fit perfectly. It was super comfortable. I rented a size 4 and I am about 125 pounds. It covered my gut which I loved! I got a lot of compliments from this dress.
Helen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 30, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
The dress and the backup size arrived in perfect condition. Unfortunately none of the two sizes fit. The smaller size (4) would have fit all around with the exception of the waist. If you don't have a very defined waist this is probably not the right dress. The bigger size (6) was primarily too long for my body. The top part could have used 3 inches off in order to fit my torso and I am fairly busty. I am giving this dress some stars because of its pristine condition and it did look gorgeous. It just is built for a very specific body type that wasn't mine.
Callie Leah
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this dress last night to a wedding and received many compliments! I paired it with nude heels and light pink, multi-drop earrings. I wore my hair in a french braid that ended halfway with the rest of my hair in a pony tail. This was my first rental and it won't be my last! Thank you!
CB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Oct 10, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This is a great simple and sophisticated dress which can be worn to almost any event. It's just sexy enough without being provocative. The purple leather insets give the dress some color and also accentuate your curves. Very nice dress!
Elle
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 20, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress fit great, and i really felt good in it! The only reason i gave it a four, was that the purple stripes were a whole lot darker than i expected, and the dress was just a little too long (it was a few inches longer on me, than the model)
Tina
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 31, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
So my sister actually wore this one with a little black leather jacket and peeptoes to an event- recommend pairing with silver bangles instead of a necklace for an edgier look. She's taller and more of a true hourglass. Ran perfectly true to size and looked chic and sexy (but not too short on her 5'9" leggy body). The leather is absolutely perfect. She would buy this dress if still available anywhere out there...I'm looking.
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 4, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was truly fabulous. Great structure to the fabric, perfect just-above-the-knees length, very well cut. I would highly recommend this dress!
alyse
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 12, 2011

Dangerous curves ahead!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Really true to size!! What a gorgeous dress!! Zipper sticks a bit because of the leather panels...but overall, gorgeous!!
Tammy
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 14, 2011

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my office holiday party and it was a hit! I got lots of compliments and the dress was very flattering. The dress was fitted through the waist but for me it was not uncomfortable. (I have a 26" waist and wore spanx underneath.) Because I'm only 5'-0" tall, the dress wasn't as short on me (which is what I was hoping for, didn't want anything too short since I wore it to an office event) as it is on the model in the photo. You can't see it in the photo, but the detailing on the dress is quite nice. There's a drape at the shoulder that adds a bit of flare. I would not recommend this dress for apple-shaped bodies or curvacious pear shapes because the waist is fitted and the side zipper isn't very long. I had to give the dress a gentle tug to get it past my hips (I stepped into it instead of pulling it over my shoulders).
Carol1na
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 28, 2011

leather waist makes the dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits a true hourglass figure really well. The leather straps @ waist showcased everything
Janet
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 2, 2012

When I told everyone I had rented the dress and all the girls wanted to know from where and all their boyfriends/husbands looked relieved that they wouldn't be buying the designer dresses. I was told I looked stunning and wore black really well :)

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for New Years Eve dinner and party at a bar/restaurant I like in town. I am curvy and it was snug around my hips but not uncomfortably so. The length was perfect and came to a few inches above my knee, I never felt like I had to tug at the dress to pull it down. The side without a strap cuts low and was a little loose. I wore the dress with a bra that has removable straps so I wore the strap on one shoulder. I'm sure I could have used fashion tape to secure the loose parts but it didn't feel necessary and I was worried it would show anything. I got a lot of compliments on this dress!
Jen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 1, 2012

My mom loved the dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was really cute and fit great. However, the zipper was hard to zip over the leather part of the dress and the dress was a little stiff. Not the greatest for dancing.
Jessica M.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Mar 11, 2012

Quite Roomy

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a rehearsal dinner. I'm coming to terms that I am smaller than I used to be, but I rented a 4 and a 6. Lately I've found it's been a close call between the 2 and the 4. But this 4 was HUGE. Wish I had rented the 2 for a back up size. I think it would have looked nice!
Claire
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 18, 2012

Lots of complements

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a wedding and it fit great! I felt awesome in it all night. I have a small waist and big chest and it fit me perfect.
Haide
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 22, 2012

just perfect

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
just perfect for my height, my size is 2,I ordered on 2 and 4 size and 4 works on me, because the dress not strech much, so the size 4 was great and i got a lot of compliments.
Kristen
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

Fun and funky!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding and I loved it. It really showed off my figure and it was easy to move in. I would rent it again for a different event.
Susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170 lbs
Aug 31, 2012

Party Dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Bust was a little large
Tonya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

A classic black dress with a fun leather pop of color!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress was a bit larger, so I ended up wearing the 0 (normally I'm a 2). The hook at the top of the zipper was broken, but I wore it anyway because I loved the dress. The shape was flattering on my figure and I thought it was the perfect dress for the charity event I attended.
Akilah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Sep 27, 2012

I wore it to my preference night during Sorority Recruitment and every house I went to loved it!!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
When I tried it on, it literally fit me like a glove. It definitely showed off my curves and made my legs look great. Pretty much the perfect size and length on me since I'm almost 5'11 but it was really amazing! I would definitely rent this dress again if I need it! :)
Jeanette
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 9, 2012

Stunning dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely a great choice for the wedding.
Mariel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 15, 2012

This was my first time renting from RTR, and I had a fab experience! The size I chose fit perfectly!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I would definitely recommend using the filters offered on the site. It narrowed down the choices for my body type and the occasion. This is a great, comfortable sexy dress. Loved it!!
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 19, 2012

Good Dress, Wrong Occasion

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I got this dress as my back up dress, I think I should have listened to the reviews, there was not as much give to the dress and I was concerned that it would not be great for a night of dancing. It would have been great for a formal dinner.
T.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 19, 2012

The quick shipping and second size made my first rental with RTR an awesome experience!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for the wedding I went to! It was a little big at the top (which isn't unusual for me in any dress) and a bit longer on me than the model (hit me just at my knee), but otherwise I loved it! The material was thick and comfy. I wore it with a pair of nude sandals and was able to dance the night away. I am 5'4", 115 lbs., and a 32A and ordered the 2 and the 4, ended up wearing the 2. Overall, I had an awesome experience with RTR and will definitely be using them again in the future! PS, sorry the pic doesn't show much.... I didn't get any full body pictures in it! Dummy....next time!
Jenna
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 25, 2012

Got many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore it for my best friend's engagement party, and she said it inspired her to make her bridesmaids' dresses one-shoulder : )
Karin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Dec 27, 2012

Runs Large, Not Form Fitting

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
First of all I was disappointed that both the sizes I rented were way too big. It's not as form fitting as I had expected either, so I'd definitely go a size down. Also the stripes look good on the model but when I tried the dress on they looked kind of awkward. I ended up returning it.
Teresa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 4, 2013

Hard to put on

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wanted to love this dress but it was difficult to zip up and it kept rouching in the middle. Purple is my absolute favorite color but it was difficult to see the leather purple across the waist at night. This might be my 4th or 5th dress from RTR and it has been my least favorite of them all.
Ryann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 31, 2013

Fun and Sexy

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress is definitely slim fitting and fun. It was a little longer (knee length) on me because I'm 5'4. I wished it was a little shorter, but it was still great.
caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Jun 2, 2013

It didn't fit me at all and couldn't wear it

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I'm a size 4-6 and the size 4 was way too big on the bust, probably best for a more curvy girl
MK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157 lbs
Aug 21, 2013

Awesome fit! Perfect for a not too dressy NYE party

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for New Years Eve and wore it to a kinda casual party at a club. It fit great and was a kind of edgy version of an LBD. The fabric has some stretch to it but it is still substantial enough that I didn't need to wear Spanx with it.
Robyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 21, 2013

Great dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I purchased this dress during the clearance sale - it is true to size and I cannot wait to wear it out!
Jacki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

Favorite dress! Sorority date party perfection

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I've rented for years, and this is by far my favorite dress from RTR. Perfect fit -- really slimming, hugs tight but still forgiving, short but not too short! The leather detail is so hot. Loved this dress and got more compliments than I ever have.
DFD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113 lbs
Feb 7, 2014

Love the Purple Leather Detail!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a great LBD!! Fit, Comfort it all gets an A+++ from me!
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 13, 2014

classy, with the leather giving it a twist

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was too long for me and I had to tape up the hem, and it could have been a little more tight fitting on me, but I usually prefer things very tight, so it was still really good and I still loved wearing it! definitely really good quality
Jacquelyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

Appropriately sexy but not exposed in this dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect length for my height, 5'4" Flattering lines, good coverage on top for my full bust
Mariah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 28, 2014

Looked great, but a little large in the bust.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I wore this to a ball with my date, it was great for dancing and looked great all night. It was a little loose around my chest, but I have a fairly small chest so it might be better suited for someone with a slightly larger chest. Overall still very good.
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