Marchesa Notte

Dipped in Gold Gown

$180 – $200 rental?
$1,395 retail
Stylist Notes

In gold, this princess ball gown by Marchesa Notte feels fresh and modern. Accent the striking look with Oscar de la Renta's Nightshade Earrings.

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 at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold lace (87% Nylon, 9.5% Rayon, 3.5% Polyester). Sheer long sleeves. Crew illusion yoke neckline. Full skirt with ribbon waistline detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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63 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(16)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2017
I thought was going to be doing a photoshoot for my fashion blog and was surprised with a proposal!!
This dress firs very true to size for my body type. I am 5'8 and wish a long would have been available but the R was great while I was barefoot. The sleeves are tight and did take some work to get them off and on other than that this dress was amazing. After being proposed in it I really didn't want to send it back.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 8, 2017
Made Senior Prom Amazing
RTR only was able to send me the 8L when I rented both an 8L and the 6L but they were very apologetic and offered to send me another dress plus the dress runs small so I fit the 8L perfect! the dress was very flowy and made me feel wonderful! A problem would be that I for sure stepped on it a couple times making me a bit more cautious about where and how i stepped. Over all awesome dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 21, 2017
I had strangers approaching me all evening telling me it was the most beautiful dress at the event.
Absolutely GORGEOUS dress! My only complaint is my own fault in that I should have ordered the long dress because with my 4" heels my shoes were visible. I wore this dress to the 50th Petroushka ball in NYC. Felt like the belle of the ball. Definitely a great choice.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 31
April 21, 2017
Loved it!!!
Very unique.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2017
Photographs beautifully, captures the light incredibly well!
As others have reviewed, the arm holes on this dress are built for someone with a shorter torso, so you need to be very careful getting the dress on. Outside of the arms, the fit of the dress is true to size through the torso, but I noted that it "runs small" because of the arms. I also think if you had broad shoulders it would be really challenging to get this on. As there is a lot of lace and tulle on this dress, there are some nips and snags here and there, but you absolutely cannot tell when photographed. Definitely plan to wear flats if you are tall- I had the regular and needed to wear flats, I wish the tall had been available for my date!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 30
March 31, 2017
We rented this for a Beauty and the Beast inspired shoot! It was perfection (Just runs small)
Fits small, so order up a size!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 7, 2017
It's lovely, but I'm blond and it would be much better suited to a brunette/dark skinned person.
Runs small, rather constricting around the neck. I normally rent 4-6, this was an 8 and was a little tight.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
February 18, 2017
Gorgeous! Felt like a real princess!
I am a teacher and wore this for our classroom tea party. It is just divine! I had to wear 3 inch heels due to my 5'1 height, but it worked out just fine. Extremely classy, but I will say that virtually 100% of fathers without a wife present during car rider dismal (I directed traffic in the dress) rolled down their window and said gorgeous or beautiful.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
January 14, 2017
I rented the gown for my daughter's homecoming. She was absolutely beautiful in the gown!
The dress was snug. It would have been better in the next size but instead of shipping a 10 and 12, I received two dresses in a size 10.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 14, 2017
A lot of fabric to manage but worth it.
It is a lot of material to deal with but the overall effect is worth it. It runs a bit small without a lot of give in the underdress so size up.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
December 28, 2016
I wore this dress for my engagement pictures and felt like a princess!
The dress ran a bit on the small and short side - I usually wear a size 4, and I got the backup size 6L just in case. Thank goodness I did as the 4R was too tight around the chest and much too short for me to wear with any heel. The 6L was also a bit short with my high heels, but it was perfect for when I was wearing flats. The sleeves were also quite tight and a bit short, so I definitely recommend sizing up (or at least opting in for a large backup size just in case). Beautiful dress, though!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 30, 2016
Beautiful photos
Fits snug. I fit a normal size 0. Glad I got the 2. Very fairy tale like dress. Love, love, love!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
November 22, 2016
Loved the layers of tulle and the gold.... something different!
I rented this dress for an anniversary shoot... I'm a photographer and love encouraging my couples to dress up so RTR is great for that. I loved this dress and it looked beautiful on her- however the back is completely see through. I definitely recommend wearing a nude slip under this dress. Other then that, no complaints and it photographed beautifully.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 20, 2016
Beautiful dress, very used
Absolutely fell in love with this dress for my engagement photo shoot! I ordered two sizes of this dress and only received the smaller size since the other was previously returned damaged. The one I received was very worn and had pulls all in the lace and tulle, though you could really only tell if you were very close. There is more tulle in the front than there is in the back so in certain light, the back of this dress can be see through. I definitely recommend nude under wear! Rent the Runway was really great and sent two more dresses just in case the one I originally ordered didn't work out. Over all the dress was beautiful and took the best photos!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Weight: 150lbs
October 19, 2016
Dream Wedding Dress
Dreamy. When my mother saw me she literally gasped. Compliments all night on this dress. As for the fit, I am 5'11" and have a rather narrow body. I can see how the empire waist on this dress could be rather unflattering for some. Otherwise the flowiness and color and fit was just a dream. I was comfortable all night - note the pictures of me breakin' it down. Lovely, lovely gown. So grateful I got to be a princess on my wedding - affordably! Thanks Rent the Runway :)
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 18, 2016
The dress made me feel like a princess!
I rented this dress for my engagement pictures and it was absolutely gorgeous! The lace details on the sleeves and top are perfect and delicate! The full tulle skirt was gorgeous and made me feel like a princess. I needed a 6R but they were sold out on my date so I went with the 8R. It was a little large on me but I think that means it runs true to size. This dress is great for any special occasion!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2016
Beautiful dress. I got so many compliments!
It was so beautiful. It hides any imperfections from the waist down! Runs a tad small so order your size and a size up and you'll be good to go!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 47
April 8, 2016
The lace and tulle just blended with the remarkable colors of the southwest! Perfect!
We did a photo shoot in this gown in Santa Fe and it was simply amazing! Looked great on my blonde model AND my brunette model! ;) Have fun! Will require you to take some time to steam tulle to help in fluff and flow.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 8, 2016
It photographs beautifully!
I usually wear a 2 but it was too tight to breathe or move my arms in the 2. Luckily I also ordered the 4. It was hard to lift my arms very high. The sleeves are constricting. It also came pretty wrinkled. Plan to have a steamer - the steamer worked quickly and easily. I wore it for an opera performance. With the lights and and ambiance, the dress was completely angelic. I did have to wear a slip so It wasn't see through. Also it was a lot shorter than I expected. I wore it barefoot so that it would touch the ground. I'm 5'4" and I definitely would have gotten the long if I wanted to wear heels. I feel like I didn't have any shoes that would have seemed right to show under the dress. Overall, I felt like a princess.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
March 2, 2016
These photographs. The dress photographed wonderfully.
I normally wear a size 4. 6L was my back up size - the dress was too small and a tight fit to zip. The zipper was very hard to pull up.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
February 3, 2016
Rented this for our 10yr anniversary shoot in NYC. It was the perfect classic tulle look I wanted!
My arms are a bit fleshier - lol, so I rented a 4&6 based on reviews because I was afraid my arms wouldn't make it in the 4. Here's the gist: my fleshy arms were fine in the 4, but the waist sat really weird (and my waist is small). I'd pull it down and it'd ride up and make a puff bulge (hard to describe - but the boob tulle crosses weird right there) and it made me look kinda chubby. The 6 sat better there but the boob area was super loose and sad looking. (After 2 kids - my ladies are a bit shriveled up). Oh - and it was much more yellow than gold - definitely know that - especially if you're blonde and fair. Much yellowier than I'd hoped. I also got a backup second gown and was glad I did - because while yes - I wore this for the shoot - I only wore it for 1/2 of it and I'm glad because it wasn't quite all I'd hoped it be. Thank goodness for RTR backups! So there you have it. I went with the 4 though because it fit best. If your arms are a little bigger - they'll be okay. The dress overall doesn't allow for a lot of full arm lifting though - so spinning dance moves aren't gonna happen a la Cinderella. :)
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
January 6, 2016
This dress was absolutely gorgeous! I loved wearing it and felt so beautiful in it!!
The shoulder width was a little narrow for me, but I have broad shoulders. I was very glad I had the additional size 10 because I had ordered a size 8, that was extremely narrow in the shoulder. I was glad to have the longer size as well because I was able to wear a 1 1/2 inch heel.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 94lbs
December 1, 2015
....
I am 5"1 94lb, 0R fits perfect!!! Gorgeous and very classy dress. Got a compliment all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
November 24, 2015
I didn't end up wearing this one to the event.
This dress was beautiful, however, I am a 34H and the support even with a strapless bra was not enough.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
November 9, 2015
Statement dress.
The dress is absolutely gorgeous. NOT a dress for dancing - I couldn't lift up my arms, the arms are super tight! I did panic and try a size 6, but the 6 was too big in the waist and the bodice. The 4 looked much better so I opted for minimal arm movement. Fortunately, the wedding was just dinner. The liner under all that tulle was a bit clingy and still see-through, so really smooth/tight undergarments are needed. The dress is also much more dark gold (not yellow gold) than appears on the official RTR photos. Would make a great holiday dress. Other than the tight arms, I absolutely loved this dress. It's super unique, classy & flirty at the same time. Looks great in pics!
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 22, 2015
I felt like such a princess in this gold ballgown!
All the other reviews saying that the zipper is sticky are TRUE. We weren't even able to get it up, even though there was plenty of slack...thank goodness this was for a photoshoot! The arms were a little tight but nothing too crazy, and I was surprised that it was classed as a long but I (as a short, 5'3" girl) was able to wear flats. As for everything else, it was a dream!! Very flowy and romantic. It is definitely a show stopper!!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 12, 2015
Wore for engagement photos - felt like a princess!
I was 132 lbs when I wore this dress. I would have preferred the 6R but they only had 6L, so I just wore higher heels :) Felt like a princess in every way - the dress perfectly matched the scenery of our engagement photoshoot! Photos by Marissa Joy Photography (www.marissajoyphotography.com)
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 25, 2015
Very elegant
I ended up wearing a more fitted gown, but this dress was adorable. I ordered the 4R and it was pretty short-I'm 5'6" and would have had to wear flats with it. I didn't have issues with the zipper like some other people mentioned.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
September 23, 2015
I rented this dress for a styled photoshoot. The model looked INCREDIBLE!!
The only issue she had was with the 2L. It fit her like a glove, but she couldn't really lift her arms, so we went with the 4L to give it some slack for moving around in. She was very comfortable the entire day and looked magnificent!! To see more of the photos, go to www.cellardoorweddings.com/blog-2/
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
September 16, 2015
Wonderful dress!
This dress was awesome. I wore it for my wedding and received so many compliments because it was a unique choice for a wedding dress. I normally wear a size 4, but the arms on the size 4 in this dress were way too tight on me. I wore my backup size 6 and it fit comfortably. Overall I loved the dress though. It was really comfortable for an outdoor, summer wedding in 85 degree F heat because the lace and tulle are very sheer and the under dress is quite light.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 1, 2015
Such a princess dress!
I wish the 0 did not come damaged because the 2 was a bit large on me. Other then that it was an amazing dress!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 27, 2015
"Whimsical" is the word of the day :)
This dress was sent to me when the original dress I ordered for my engagement photos was returned damaged by the previous renter. I got the 0R and the 2R in this gown. Unfortunately, both were damaged when I received them. The one I am wearing in the photos is the 0R. I am usually a true 0 in dresses, so I would say it fits pretty true to size, maybe slightly on the small size due to the sleeves. The sleeves were not too tight, but the lace has no give, so you can't really make large arm movements in it :). Before I noticed the damage, I sent pictures to my best friend and fiance - both texted back and said it was very "whimsical". My fiance walked in the door a few minutes later and pointed out there was a reasonably sized tear in the sleeve around the wrist area. On the size 2R, the zipper was separated from the fabric right at the waist, the zipper would stick there and I did not want to force it past that point or get stuck in the dress so I did not attempt it, though the 0R fit perfectly, so I imagine it would have been a little big. The stylist, Mary Kate, was very helpful and sent out a couple of alternative options for me when I contacted them and let them know about the damage. I think this dress is really beautiful - it's not going to "slim" you by any means (the poof factor definitely didn't do anything for my figure, haha), but I think the purpose of the dress is a certain look and not to be particularly flattering. I think it would be beautiful for a ball or for engagement photos. I recommend sizing up for your back up size. The last suggestion I have is on length, I am 5'6.5" and the R was just long enough if I wore flats, I could not have worn ANY heel with it at all (which was fine for me, I was planning on wearing flats). If you want to wear heels and are around the R/L height cutoff, I recommend going with the L.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 10, 2015
absolutely stunning dress - a jaw dropper
fit was perfection
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 14, 2015
Stylist Review!
There is no doubt that this is a stunning, princess gown! The tulle and delicate, gold lace make this gown ultra feminine and perfect for an incredibly special event. While it does run true to size, be sure to size up for backup due to the snug fit of the waist, bust and lace sleeve. Also be sure to wear with either a nubra or no bra as the back of the dress is sheer and any bra will show. Since this gown is such a showstopper, I would keep accessories simple and pair it with a pair of complimentary earrings to complete your look!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 13, 2015
Beautiful dress!
Everything about the dress was absolutely gorgeous.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2015
made prom absolutely unforgettable
this dress truly made me feel like a princess. I was a little worried about the fit of it (since it was the only size available), but was very pleased when it fit. fair warning that the zipper on this is an absolute beast. it is very difficult to get up and required the help of three others. I recommend wearing a slip underneath because the fabric is a tad bit see through.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 5, 2015
Beautiful!
Fit me perfectly! I was concerned about the bust (I wear a 36DDD) but it was comfortable and supportive enough that with only a sticky bra I was comfortable. I wore this to my senior prom, and was mistaken for a princess by a toddler in a restaurant. I got compliments all night- this truly was my dream gown!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
May 18, 2015
I felt like a princess
runs 1-2 sizes smaller than normal, beautiful fabric, whimsical
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 16, 2015
Wasn't my favorite
Beautiful fabric but not very flattering at all. The dress made me feel frumpy
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 121lbs
April 12, 2015
Beautiful, ethereal gown.
I'm 5'5" and 121 pounds and found the L to fit perfectly. The arms fit fine and I did not find them too tight, as others have mentioned and I don't think of myself as having small arms. The 6 was a bit big around the waist, but the zipper on the 4 was impossible, even when it wasn't on, it was still a challenge to get the zipper up. The dress definitely adds some bulk, so not the best choice for anyone concerned about that. I rented for a Venetian masquerade ball and did a photo shoot prior, and it was perfection and I got a lot of compliments on the dress all night. Photo by Jay Hemphill @ jayhemphill.com
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