Marchesa Notte

Fontaine Gown

$190 – $225 rental
$1,395 retail
Stylist Notes

A black and grey palette gives this intricate Marchesa Notte gown a modern elegance. Accent the black tie look with delicate jewelry and a loose, romantic updo.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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'').

Product Details

Black and grey tulle (100% nylon) Strapless. Straight neckline. Fitted skirt with tulle overlay. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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98 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
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Small
(16)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Body type: Pear
March 15, 2015
I debated keeping it
I cannot say enough good things about this dress. I lost track of the amount of compliments on it. It made me feel like a movie star wearing this dress. I knew that it would run small so I ordered sizes larger and it fit perfect! The ONLY con I have about this dress is that it has weird underlying black mesh under the lace that sometimes rides up and makes it look a little weird. But other than that, it physically hurt me having to return this dress. Highly recommend to anyone considering it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 23, 2015
Black Tie Function
This gown is absolutely stunning, the embroidery work is very detailed. However, I am a 32C and found this dress very tight in the chest. You will need to go up a size if you are a busty woman.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
March 25, 2015
Chameleon dress. Definitely looks amazing on the RTR photo, ok on the hanger, but great on!
There are two layers of tulle, which means they'll ride up strangely and create lines across the tummy you do not want. The breast are was HUGE on me, but it fit me well everywhere else. There is a double-zipper that helps the dress stay up, and the little flowers across the top wouldn't stay flushed to my skin unfortunately. I received a lot of compliments and enjoyed the dress, although not my favorite ever. I expected higher quality from Marchesa.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
April 1, 2015
MARCHESA DOES NOT LIKE TOP HEAVY GIRLS
36C GIRLS, STAY AWAY. this company is phenom. they went sent me two extra dresses to choose from and they arrived promptly on time. this dress rocks it if you have small breasts. basically the thin, tall straight bodies will look amazing in this dress.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
April 1, 2015
Beautiful Dress, I felt like a princess. I would totally rent this dress again.
Dress was a bit big in the top but I added a padded strapless bra and that took care of it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
April 10, 2015
Very pretty in person
This dress is beautiful in person. It's very unique and photographs well. It fits well around the ribcage and highlights your waist nicely. The embroidery is nice and heavy so it won't get damaged easily. The top of the dress has an inner zipper and structure so it does not slip at all. The long length is LONG. I'm 5'7", and even standing way up on my tip toes the dress was at least 3" too long. Since the embroidery on the bottom is so thick, you can't use hem tape to shorten it. So unless you're super tall and wearing stilettos, get the regular length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 13, 2015
This dress was absolutely perfect!
Although I loved this dress, I was a little hesitant to order it because there weren't any reviews at the time. I'm glad I did though! The dress was very comfortable and did not slide down, thanks to the gel lining on the inside of the bust and the double zipper in the back. I wore a strapless, backless bra and about 3 or 4 inch heels, so the dress reached the ground in the front. The train was beautiful, although maybe not ideal for group pictures. I received a lot of compliments on the dress, and felt rather special in it. I would definitely rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 130lbs
April 14, 2015
Great dress for prom!
I received the dress a day early (awesome) and I immediately noticed it looked different than in photos. The pattern has some pink threading and underlay to it and is less metallic than it looks in photos. That said, the dress was still beautiful. It photographs wonderfully! There are two zippers, one for a corset-type thing and another for the dress. The corset works well to ensure that you safely zip the gown. For the most part it was comfortable, nothing itchy or anything. The only issue with the dress is the black underlay tended to bunch up and make lines. However this shouldn't be a deciding factor. I splurged to get this gown for prom and i am so glad I rented it. It would look beautiful on anyone!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
April 17, 2015
When my fiancé saw me his eyes lit up! It was a total show stopper! I got so many compliments.
The fit is the normal fit for a formal gown. It fit nicely and it hugged my curves! I was snatched to the gods honey! No one had a dress that looked mine. I felt beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 21, 2015
This gown was gorgeous and I felt beautiful wearing it!
It definitely runs small. I ordered a size up which worked perfectly. The dress is a lot darker than the model picture the under layer is black and the grey lace overlay is embroidered with light pink. The mesh undergarment of the dress certainly rides up a lot? So watch out for that. I ordered the 8L which was recommended for my height but the dress was still quite long even with 3'' heels. Even though the dress differed from my expectations I loved it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2015
Didn't wear it
Got it as an option for a black tie wedding. Found the material too stiff.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 3, 2015
Defiantly has the most gorgeous gown at my senior prom. Tons of compliments!!
The gown fit perfectly everywhere expect my boobs. Was large up there and I had to pull the dress up constantly throughout the night but it was worth all the comments, looks great for pictures. Even with four inch heels the gown still hit the floor.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 3, 2015
This dress is beautiful! I wore it for my prom and felt so classy in it and got so many compliments!
The only con is that the tool in the bottom rides up but other than that I highly recommend this dress! It gives you a great shape as it accentuates your waist nicely! Its also very comfortable to dance in!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2015
Great dress!
Gorgeous in person, the mesh/tulle tends to ride up but it's not too noticeable. Also the long sizes are VERY long, I am 5'9 and wore 4 inch heels and it still dragged the floor.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 6, 2015
This is a gorgeous dress- compliments all night. The picture does not do it justice.
The dress was not available in my size which is usually a six, but the other reviews said to size up. It was a little big, but still so gorgeous. I would say true to size
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 6, 2015
It was perfect. Got compliments all night!
Since there is lace, there isn't any give. I was much more comfortable in the 10 as opposed to the 8 (My normal size).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 6, 2015
Beautiful!
This is a stunning gown but it did not work for me. The 6L was a good fit in the chest and waist area but it was very long even with a 4" heel. I would rent it again in the regular length. It is beautiful!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 7, 2015
This dress is one-of-a-kind
I ordered a 4R and a 2R, and a 2 is usually a little small for me but this 2R fit better. So the dress I think runs a little big. It's unique and SO beautiful, even more beautiful in person. I also had to steam it because the mesh layer was a little wrinkled. Get this dress!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 13, 2015
This dress made me feel incredible. I loved it so much!
Surprisingly comfortable!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
May 17, 2015
Such an incredible dress. Suggest wearing a corset with it so it gives a little more shape!
Fit me like a glove
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 18, 2015
Killer dress!!
The dress was gorgeous and definitely stood out. On a side note, I'm 5'8 but the dress would have been too long without heels. Wish I didn't have to give it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 18, 2015
Awesome Dress!
This dress was amazing! I rented it for my engagement photos and it was stunning. The only cons that I have are that there are three layers that can get bunched up whenever you move around and the bust of the dress fell a little bit. I have a 32D bust and it was still a problem. Awesome dress though and photographs great!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 20, 2015
I had so many compliments on this dress! I felt like a vintage doll! Best night ever!
The dress runs small so be sure and order up a size. Even numbers only. If it's only a little small, a girdle or spanx will do the trick. Very glamorous dress!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 22, 2015
This dress was gorgeous, and definitely stood out among the rhinestones & chiffon.
It was really nice that the bust had a second zipper to hold you in. However I did have to pull it up several times through out the night. I am a 32DDD so that may have added to the issue with the top but for women with a smaller chest they may find this dress a bit more comfortable. They didn't have the regular in my size so I ordered the long hoping for the best. It is definitely LONG but I wore 7 inch heels to compensate.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 23, 2015
sophisticated and unique dress
I wore this dress for my senior prom and absolutely loved it. The only con was how long it is. I'm 5'10" and had to wear 4.5 inch heels but thankfully that was an easy fix. It was very comfortable but most of all a gorgeous dress. I was sad to have to send it back in but hope many others will have amazing experiences with this dress like I did.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
May 28, 2015
Repeatedly told it was the best dress of the night.
This dress is very beautiful and fits true to size. I am between a 6 and 8 so I went with the 6 because I liked the look when it was more fitted. Only challenge, as noted by a previous reviewer, is that there are several layers of lining and one layer can tend to bunch up and make it look like you have wrinkles in the front. Before heading out to my event, I used to static spray and that helped. I lift each layer, sprayed and then pulled them down one by one to get it straight. I was stopped by women and men throughout the night telling me that my dress was the best dress of the evening.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 31, 2015
I wanted to stand out at prom, and this dress did the trick
I got compliments all night! The length is perfect, not too long, not too short. I ordered a 0 and a 2, and the 2 was a little more breathable, but the bust was slightly larger. You do need to buy some fashion tape to keep the top embroidery detailing from slouching. I loved this dress and felt like a million dollars in it! The other thing that was a challenge with this dress was that it does not open up much on the bottom, so I had a hard time walking. I had to take smaller steps the whole time, but the pictures and the memories were worth it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
June 3, 2015
Absolutely stunning dress! A very different look!
I loved this dress, it was stunning, but the size seemed to run a little bit small, the dress dug into me a bit and it was super tight and uncomfortable. Unfortunately with a 14 there was nowhere higher for me to go. I usually don't experience this with dresses, especially size 14 so I would suggest going one size up if you order it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 4, 2015
N/A
I am normally a size 4-6, but I was unable to zip up the size 6 dress and could not wear it to my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
July 7, 2015
Beautiful but must be very fit
I got this dress as a backup when one of my sizes became unavailable for a phot shoot. It was gorgeous and fit well everywhere except it accentuated my muffin top :( The other dress that only came in the one size ended up working perfectly. I wouldn't have had to wear a bra because the dress held up securely. With some more sit-ups I might consider renting this again, in the future.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
July 20, 2015
I didn't want to take this dress off!
I rented this for my stepson's wedding at a Winery. I was really nervous about taking the risk but I read and appreciated the previous reviews. Many of the people I work with have used RTR several times before and always had a great experience. We also rented a BCBG dress for my 21 year old daughter. I had a back up if I really didn't like it when it arrived but I LOVED it! I usually wear a 6 or an 8...I was more comfortable and had more breathing room in the 8R...it wasn't too long and I started the night in heals...eventually tossed them for dancing and still was able to not trip over the bottom. It's a stunning dress and so many people asked me where I had gotten it...so many compliments. I didn't have to wear a bra...excellent support. I did get some of the Hollywood double-sided tape for the top floral design to stay up. That worked for pictures but didn't last when moving around and dancing. I also took another reviewer's advice about static guard for the 3 layers of the dress to keep it down. That worked great. I individually sprayed each layer a few hours before getting dressed and a quick spray right before putting it on. It's a head turning dress! I am so glad I took the risk and rented this!!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163lbs
August 4, 2015
very pretty dress
The dress is really beautiful. I couldn't wear the backup size 10R because it was damage by the zipper in the back, so I had to wear the 12R, which was pretty roomy on top, even with Hollywood double-sided tape, therefore I had to wear the shawl all night and was very self conscious about the girls making an appearance (notice my uneasy look on my face). Other than that, again the dress is beautiful and I received many compliments, and I will say that as this being my first my experience with RTR it was still a good one! I will definitely use them again.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
August 26, 2015
Felt beautiful in this dress. Very high quality. Very comfortable. So happy. Wish I could keep it.
I was 5'11" with my heels and the 2R was perfect length. This dress is amazing! I loved it. So many compliments.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 12, 2015
Wow! It is stunning, but really long!
This dress is stunning! The 4R wasn't available, so I took a risk with the 4L At 5'3.5", there was no hope for me, even with incredibly high stilettos. If you are tall, this dress is gorgeous. If you are on the more petite side, wear 4" heels at a minimum. I didn't wear this dress, but I might try to get the 4R in the future. Truly, it looks like a work of art.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
September 23, 2015
Gorgeous Dress!
Tons of compliments, felt all dolled up in it! The colors of the picture of the dress is a bit deceiving from what it looks like in person, it is a black overlay with light pink and light green florals. A bit hard to keep the pedals of the top part of the dress up. Tape didn't work that well for me. Great length, just a bit tight for my walk around the feet but I got used to it.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 25, 2015
How I felt in this while taking pictures with my fiance for our engagement photos.
I wore this for our engagement photos because the dress showed up so pretty in pictures. It really did stand out so nice and the pictures turned out beautiful. I was a little unsure about it when I pulled it out of the box. Everyone was right, it does bunch in the middle. Also, it's heavy and hot so just keep that in mind but otherwise a stunning dress. I thought this dress was great for pictures but I wouldn't wear it to a party where I wanted to dance and move around.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 27, 2015
The delivery and return process are so convenient and you cannot beat the fabulous selection !
I wore this to a charity ball in DC and felt like the bell of the ball. Pictures do not do this gown true justice. I absolutely LOVED this dress and received compliments all evening long. My husband and I attend quite a few formal events throughout the year. Rent the Runway saves me from constantly buying new dresses that I will only wear once! I'm already looking forward to my next event! The dress is a tad snug from the rib cage on up so I should have tried an 8 to compare, but I was still comfortable in the size 6R. I'm 5'4 so I wore 4 inch heels with a platform to keep the gown from touching the ground.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 4, 2015
It didn't fall as nicely as I'd hoped. I don't have a lot of curves, so maybe that's the issue.
elegant. beautiful design.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
May 14, 2016
The dress was stunning, comfortable, and fit perfectly!
The dress was very true to size. There are other reviews that mention the layers bunching but it's an easy fix. The dress comes with a bra/boning in the upper that has a separate zipper. Make sure to zip it all the way. Then pull each layer (there are three) down separately. Make sure you get the tulle layer all the way from the top. It will lay perfectly! I received a ton of compliments! I wish I could keep it in my closet!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
November 11, 2015
This is an absolutely gorgeous dress. Huge compliments from everyone
Fits well, a little big around the waist but it hangs beautifully. I wore a nude stick on strapless bra which worked well and helped hold it in place. I'm 5'7", 135 lbs and was comfortable in it. I needed a pretty high heel (3.5"+) to keep it from dragging on the ground, but it was just fabulous. Wore it to a black tie event with 1200 people and felt like I stood out. Highly recommended
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