Marchesa Notte

Dark Romance Dress

$30 rental
$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

Feathers, tulle and lace make this LBD by Marchesa Notte an ultra feminine pick for a wedding. With all those delicate details, you can skip jewelry and simply finish off with chic stilettos.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted 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: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (50% Nylon, 50% Polyester). Three-quarter length sleeves. Boat neckline. A-line skirt with feather and tulle detail at hem, ribbon waistline accent. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37.5“ from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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20 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(10)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 26, 2016
it's beautiful and funky and so fun!
LOVED the dress - Easy to dance in even if it was a bit tight on me
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 11, 2015
Beautiful and Fun!
It was very fitted but super classy. If you have larger arms, I might suggest that you consider a different dress choice as there was not a lot of of give.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
October 20, 2015
Beautiful dress for a night of opera at the Met
This dress is so much more beautiful than the picture shows. The lace overlay is gorgeous and helps smooth out the fit. Tight in the bust, didnt have to wear a bra. I found it funny that I could tell where I had already been by the trail of feathers that were molting off as I walked. Still give it five stars though, I was very pleased with the overall look and fit. Can't go wrong with a Marchesa!
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
August 5, 2015
I rented this for my son's wedding in Austin. It was an evening affair with cocktail attire.
This is a great looking dress and very fun to wear. It runs QUITE SMALL. I am a size 8, but I rented a 10 because everyone's reviews said this dress ran small. I rented a second dress in a 12 just in case. I got myself into it, but would not have been able to if I'd worn a bra. A 14 would have been perfect. Yep. That's how small this dress runs. Regardless of the sizing, it's a great dress, fun to wear, and - got a TON of compliments on it.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2015
Classic dress with fun feather detail at the hem.
Fabulous dress that has NO GIVE. Usually wear an 8 or 10, and wore a 12 in this. Sleeves were a bit loose, and the back gapped a little. Snug for full-chested/full figured woman. Wore strapless bra since there's little shoulder fabric, but because of the snug fit, didn't notice no bra straps. Great compliments on the fun hem details that include feathers and netting. Loved the dress, but sadly would not rent again because of sizing issues.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 25, 2015
Unique LBD.
As always, renting through Rent The Runway was a breeze. I rented this for a cocktail-dress code fundraiser and I felt it was just perfect for the occasion, not too fancy, but not too casual either. The size 10 fit but was a little tight in the chest and arms so I wore the 12, which seemed a bit too loose in the chest, but was more comfortable since I knew that I would be dancing. I found the dress to be comforable overall, no itching for me anywhere. Will continue to use Rent The Runway for unique dresses like this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
March 18, 2015
Looks special on the model!
I thought I would love this dress, but it's not as interesting in person so I didn't wear it. This dress runs small. I would have needed a 6 instead of a 4 to wear this without having to adjust it. This neckline would definitely benefit from a more ample bust. It's not a great dress for the flat chested.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 25, 2015
Beautiful dress- nice detail - runs small!
This was my first negative experience with Rent The Runway. The original dress I ordered was unavailable. Luckily I happened to check my email and find that out - they gave me until 5pm that night to select another style. Ugh. I usually pour over the reviews and didn't have time so unfortunately this dress was really tight for me. I did receive compliments on the detail of the dress. I couldn't wear a bra because of the narrow cut of the sleeves and feared a strapless would just make it more tight. In the end I was able to wear the dress (which was good) just felt uncomfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 19, 2015
Amazing dress, great neckline fit was small for my body type, love the sleeves!
Fit ran small for tons of compliments very comfortable
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 14, 2015
Beautiful Dress
This is a beautiful dress, but I didn't end up wearing it, because it was too small! Make sure you order a size larger! RTR's customer service is outstanding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2015
Perfect for NYE party!
Perfect dress for NYE party and received lots of compliments. However, this dress runs very small in the chest area with no give in the fabric. I normally wear a 0 or 2 (went with the 2) but could have worn a 4 and been more comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 4, 2015
I couldn't wear too small, needed a 12 and rtr was out. They graciously refunded .
Very small , absolutely gorgeous . I ordered the wrong size. I rated 5 stars because if I had ordered the right size it would have been stunning. A very complimenting dress( makes u look skinny)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 30, 2014
Runs small, but I loved it!
Loved it. It runs a little small on top, so I sized up, but there was still room in the hips. It was comfortable and really cute. The skirt is so fun - this was perfect for a holiday party!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 10, 2014
Received many compliments
Fit me like a glove!!!! I had a little trouble with the lining that night, but overall a wonderful dress. I usually wear size 4...... 5'5" and 124 lbs. length was perfect.... right above my knee.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
November 14, 2014
Festive but not flattering
The decorative skirt looked really pretty and fun in the photo, but on me, the skirt was too foofy at the bottom and the neckline was weirdly broad/wide. Not a good silhouette overall. I ended up not wearing it.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
November 10, 2014
Beautiful top, awkward bottom
This was my first time using RTR. I thought the service was really great. As described, this dress ran small. I went up a size to a 6 and that fit pretty well but didn't leave too much room to move around the rib cage. The dress was in great condition. Ultimately I decided not to wear it. I'm 5'6" and this dress fell in a really awkward place above my knees. The bottom of it also was much more structured and poofy than I thought it would be from the picture, and it just seemed to hang weirdly. The rest of the dress was beautiful though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Body type: Petite
November 5, 2014
This was a hit.
It was true to size and lovely. A very fun dress w/ a cool feathery detail along the bottom. I received many compliments and felt pretty. I forgot my girdle, and wasn't punished for it. The dress remained very flattering.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 131lbs
October 31, 2014
30th High School Reunion
What a beautiful dress! I love the feathers! I am a pear, and both the 6 and the 8 were snug in the hip for me, but the 6 looked better because it wasn't as 'baggy' in the midsection and fit better. Very comfortable, and too many compliments to count. The dress is more fitted than I thought it would be, which is VERY flattering. I high heel is a must.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
September 26, 2014
Beautiful dress but didn't fit.
I rented this for a wedding in size 6 & 8. I am 5'8', 148 lbs, 34D with some curves and normally wear size 6-8. Neither size fit well at all. The 6 was way too small and the 8 was able to be zipped but still felt tight. The stylist's note were spot on. It was very fitted through my waist down to my upper thighs and flared at the bottom. Overall the dress was beautiful and RTR even sent one with the tags still attached but it just wasn't meant for my body type. It would probably look very good on someone with a straight and narrow body. This was my first experience with RTR and they shipped me a replacement dress without any hassle. Thank you!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 22, 2014
Great early maternity style
This was such a fun dress! The detail along the bottom made it feel so festive and fun for a cocktail/formal wedding. I typically wear a size 2 but had to size up to the 6 to accommodate the growing baby bump :) So many women came up to me saying what a beautiful dress and how well it worked as a maternity style too. I think the fit would be more flattering for someone who is not pregnant, but it was very versatile and made me feel stylish even at this bigger size.
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