Marchesa Notte

Diane Dress

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

A subtle sheer midriff delicately separates the intricate black lace sections of this Marchesa Notte sheath. Pair the elegant look with a simple strappy sandal for your next event.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (60% Nylon, 40% Polyester). Short sleeves. Boat neckline. Sheer Bodice. A-line skirt with sheer midriff detail. Lace and beading details. Partially lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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91 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 21, 2015
Gorgeous!!

When I rented this dress there were no reviews with pictures yet so I was nervous that the whole top would be see through but it's not. The only parts that are sheer are the middle section and a little at the top and sleeves. This dress is so elegant and classy. Compliments all night!! I am 5 foot 2 and the dress came right to me knees. The bead work is fabulous. Everything about the dress was beautiful!!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
January 3, 2016
Elegance with a touch of sexy

This dress was beautiful and fit perfectly, tighter in all the right places and looser in the others that gave room for dancing. Definitely need strapless bra (probably black). Did not end up wearing it to the event but I will definitely re-rent ASAP for another

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 10, 2016
Beautiful details

Both sizes fit me but I seemed to have more room with the 12 for comfort. I am petite so I would have liked it if it was a bit shorter. I forgot that lace and sequins can be itchy on me but didn't notice it after the first hour. The dress was heavier then I expected. Overall, very comfortable and would be flattering on many body types. There are a few snaps on the back near the bottom part of the zipper that would not stay closed so I used a safety pin.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
April 6, 2016
Such a wonderful dress!

I was so happy with this dress. I wore it for my friend's bridal shower and it fit with her theme perfectly. I usually wear a size 12 and was pleasantly surprised when the size 10 was what fit better. There was nothing I did not like about this dress. Highly recommend renting this dress.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 17, 2016
Unique and classy

I am post-partum so I admit, I probably am up a size from my usual so the 12 zipped but was pretty snug around my bust and midsection. I ended up buying nude spanx just to give myself a little more room but honestly, since it's an A-line silhouette, it didn't really do much. Plenty of room for wide hips and some tummy, just snug through the ribcage. As a fuller-busted girl, the sheer panel was a little challenging because the bottom of my strapless bra showed if I didn't keep hiking it up. I ended up wearing a black one so when it was showing, it wasn't that noticeable. Plenty of room in the arms for movement, though with the sheer panel, I was hesitant to raise my arms up fully, lest my boobs fall out the bottom. All in all, lots of compliment a and felt good in it.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 17, 2015
The beading and lace with sheer overlay is beautiful!

This dress is so pretty and comfortable. The size 8 I tried on in store was too big (I'm a solid size 6) but ended up wearing the backup size 4.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 25, 2016
So many compliments on this dress!!!

Absolutely loved this dress. The beading was flawless, the fit was perfect. I thought it would be shorter and tighter around my hips but it didn't even matter.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 28, 2016
Showstopper without overshadowing the bride

Beautifully constructed dress, the beadwork is perfect. It's fitted in the top with a more relaxed skirt. I'm a 34C and the size 2 worked without a bra, but just barely. The dress fells heavy, but I was still able to dance the night away without getting sweaty. I'll be renting this one again for sure!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
May 31, 2016
Beautiful dress!

This dress is so beautiful on but I ended up wearing my first choice instead because anytime I moved or lifted my arms you could see my bra peek through under the sheer. I am 32D and had plenty of room in the size 4. The bottom of the dress runs very large. It came to my knees and the hips are just super wide which looked a little odd on me because I don't have hips. Overall beautiful dress and such great quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2016
Elegant but modern!

Gorgeous dress. Perfect fit with being modest and modern at the same time with the exposed mesh stomach area. Will definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36I
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
June 21, 2016
Gorgeous Dress!

It fit great! I loved that it flared in the skirt a bit, but it wasn't a full-on "fit and flare"/ A-line. I got so many compliments! It really was a special dress and I didn't want to send it back! Despite all the beading the dress wore really comfortably and moved well on the dance floor. I have a large chest, and this dress fit well on top!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
July 12, 2016
Princess moment

This dress is the most beautiful dress I have ever worn. It is made wonderfully and hugs your body without being tight. The length is great if you don't want to show too much leg and the peekaboo material at the waist gives it such a sexy feel. I seriously did not want to return this dress! One minor con: the beading that is all around the dress can be a little shabby on the back of your legs when you're sitting. Other than that, this dress is perfect.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
July 16, 2016
Great dress

This dress was great. I especially loved the sleeves, the lace detailing was great. I would have given this five stars except the zipper on my dress was a little broken. Kept getting stuck and wouldn't zip up as easily as it should. Other than that it was a great dress. Perfect for a wedding

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 165lbs
October 13, 2016
Lace + form fitting

Loved the uniqueness of the dress! Hid all my uncomfortable spots

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 36C
December 17, 2016
Elegant and comfortable!

The detail on this dress was stunning and it was high quality. I loved the fit because it was sexy while still flaring slightly in the bottom half which made it so comfortable! Would definitely rent again and got tons of compliments.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
December 30, 2016
Beautiful dress, wish I would have sized down.

This dress was gorgeous! The beading and little details really dress it up. The A-line style made it great for my body type (small waist, big booty!), but the 4 was still a little too poofy. I think the 2 would have hugged my waist more and given me more of a shape. Also, the dress was a little longer than I would have liked, but a classy length depending on your occasion.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
January 2, 2017
Classy LBD

Loved this dress! It was perfect for a formal NYE Party!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 11, 2017
Unexpectedly perfect!

I rented a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, but my backup size was damaged by the previous renter, so I was given the option to choose an alternate backup, and I chose this dress. I didnt think I would wear it anyway, but when I tried it on, it was so elegant and comfortable, that I decided to wear it. I normally wear an 8/10, but though the 12 was a little roomy, it wasn't ridiculously large. I ended up letting my sister wear the wrap dress, which worked out even though she is a 2 and the dress was an 8, because it could be wrapped quite tightly. I highly recommend this dress!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 13, 2017
LOVED THIS DRESS!

I loved the sheer midsection-it wasn't too much though. It was a great length and very comfortable!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 24, 2017
The lace around the ribs bunches up

It's nice but ended up being warmer so went with another dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 3, 2017
Compliments all night!

This dress is really pretty. I wore to a black tie event for work and received multiple complements. The dress is unique, the material is quality and the sheer panels were done tastefully. I usually wear a size 4 in dresses with no stretch but this one had ample room because of the slightly flared skirt.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2017
3.1 Philip Lim (in photo) complimented my dress!

Wore this dress to a gala and designer Philip Lim liked it so there you go! Lol it was actually my back up dress because my first choice ball gown did not fit.. but I really liked this short yet classy dress too!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 137lbs
June 4, 2017
Perfect for a wedding

Felt glamorous in this dress! The 8 was not tight.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
June 7, 2017
Beautiful

Wore this dress to a black tie event and it was perfect. I loved how it wasn't too short and the mesh is tasteful.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 17, 2017
Great dress!

I ordered a size 10 and 12, the 10 fit but a tiny bit snug in back area where sheer panel is. The 12 fit pretty much perfectly though! The 10 came damaged, the sheer panels on the front had runs in them, spoke to a rep, and that was handled asap! Got so many compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 9, 2017
So pretty

This dress hit in the right places but seemed a little bigger than an 8. The 6 wasnt available so i cant compare. The white hanger strings were hard to hide because of the shear areas but it worked out fine. The dress is really well made but by not wearing a bra the top was a little pointy. Larger busted ladies would benefit in this area to fill it out better up top but I loved the dress and have long hair so covered up the pointiness. Would rent again for formal or any party/wedding.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
January 22, 2018
Great little black dress!

Loved this dress. Perfect for a bit of a fancier little black dress. Loved the sleeves on it. I did find it ran large. I wore the 8 but wished I had gotten it in a 6. When sitting, the bottom of the dress rides up over that sheer midsection part. That might have been because it was a bit too large. But just keep that in mind if you're going to be sitting all night. It's a bit more beaded than I could tell from the pics, but still really gorgeous. Would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
February 17, 2018
Loved this dress!

Amazing fit and detail on the dress. Definitely runs small. Im usually a 10 and lost a few pounds to fit into the 12 I wore in the photo. The dress created a great hourglass figure and was very eye catching. Perfect LBD!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 24, 2018
Great birthday dress

The dress was flattering and comfy! Im in my first trimester (mocktail mule) and havent told many people yet and this dress was fab!

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 21, 2018
Sheer middle detail really stood out

Great fit and details

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 9, 2018
Perfect fit, very flattering, loved it.

A bit longer than expected though

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 138lbs
June 12, 2018
Compliments all night!

This dress fit great! TTS and so beautiful! I got compliments all night. Would recommend!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 29, 2018
Forgiving a-line, nice material

A little more conservative than I wanted for a Brooklyn wedding so didn't wear. Beautiful dress is you have the right occasion. Came just about to my knees. The a-line was fuller than expected and the shoulders a little large in the 6. I'm a pair shape, usually between a 4 and 6 in fuller skirts like this.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2018
Elegant LBD

Loved the beading details, mesh cutout and silhouette of this dress. Fit was true to size for me (2). Only complaint is that the beading was a little scratchy on the skin in the beginning but it was minimal and did not notice it as the night went on. Classy and a little sexy!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 4, 2019
Great party dress!

Was a bit loose around the waist, would've liked it to be a bit more structured, BUT flattering nonetheless. I felt great wearing this dress. It can definitely be for a more formal cocktail vibe or just a fancy night out in the city!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
March 7, 2019
Wonderful dress!

I couldn't wait to try this on when it came. It fit perfectly but I will say that the picture on the website shows the skirt hem way higher than it is on me. I wanted to buy this simply because the dress is so beautiful I wanted to hem the skirt which comes just above the knee and below the part of the legs that made a dress dazzling. The price was more than my budget to buy so I am going to wear it anyway as is. For me this is the only flaw in a flattering and great design.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
May 7, 2019
LOVE this dress!!!!

So elegant and classy. Felt great and received a ton of compliments.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
October 20, 2015
Beautiful cocktail party in Georgetown!

Longer than I expected and also roomier in the hips, stomach, and bottom areas. I was hoping for something more form fitting! But still beautiful lace and beading!

MeredithOctober 20, 2015
was the bust area quite literally sheer?
AmandaOctober 20, 2015
not at all!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
February 22, 2016
The subtle details

One of the best lines of Clueless was when Cher is describing someone as a full-on Monet. This dress is the opposite. This dress looks pretty from far away, but the closer you get the more beautiful this dress is. This dress features lots of lace and semi-hidden sequins that blend right in. The lace is high quality and looks luxe. It also feels that way. The sheer waist is barely there, keeping it elegant. That portion, even on my 5'3" self did not venture down toward belly button territory. It was also a good length. My only issue with this dress was with the zipper. This dress was too large on me (my traditional zero left a few extra inches of fabric around the waist) , yet the zipper was hard to do up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 8, 2016
I am usually a 4 or 6 but the 0 fit perfectly. I got so many compliments and felt amazing!

I am usually a 4 or 6 but the 0 fit perfectly. I got so many compliments and felt amazing!

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