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, 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'').

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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93 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
May 20, 2017
beautiful dress!
The 6 didn't come in so I had to go with the 4 which ended up working but if you much of a chest then might be too tight. Otherwise the dress was beautiful and perfect for a black tie wedding.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 7, 2017
Such a standout dress!
I received so many compliments! My only complaint would be that i was pulling it up the whole night, but tbh it was worth it because the dress looked so great!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Weight: 130lbs
April 30, 2017
I wore this dress for my prom, and I loved it!
It was even prettier in person than in the website because you can't see the pick thread on the flowers in the pictures. It was slightly long so I couldn't walk without holding it up. It didn't really bother me except for when I was dancing because I had to constantly hold up the bottom. The bust was also slightly too big, but it didn't bother me too much. Overall it was a really great dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 9, 2017
Pretty
I love this dress but I am so self conscious of my hips I didn't end up wearing it. But some things I loved about it were the flowers and the colors, the bust was really beautiful. It is quite difficult to move in though because it is very form fitting.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 5, 2017
this dress was fabulous
the dress fit snug but like others had reviewed it does bunch of in front. it was perfect in the chest, no need for a bra
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2017
Wearing this dress with the jewelry and hair I had done. I couldn't have felt more elegant. Loved it
Most beautiful dress I've ever worn. It was extremely comfortable, not too long, not too tight. So glad I had two sizes because the 8L was just a little too big. The only flaw with this dress was if you're like me and don't have much of a bust, the unfilled bra fabric was pointy. But that was exremely minor. Didn't want to part with this dress!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Body type: Athletic
March 13, 2017
Beautiful gown for a black tie gala.
I normally wear a size 6. After reading reviews and referring to the size chart I decided to select a size 6L and an 8L. I was afraid the regular would be too short. I am broad on top, and I could not zip the 6. I am glad I ordered the 8 as a backup. The 8 was still tight, but with the dress being sleeveless I guess I would prefer it be tight than too loose. The dress is quite long, just as other reviews stated. I wore very high heels and still had to hold the gown when walking. I wore a shrug as it was chilly outside. Hence the photo I included covers part of the dress. I tried to find a different photo without it to include in the review. This was my first try with RTR. I was impressed with how the items were shipped and packaged. The gowns looked brand new and were not wrinkled, each in their own plastic bag inside the garment bag. I also used prior suggestions to use static guard on all layers which helped some, although the tulle fabric still gathered which is visible in the photo. There are two layers of tulle, therefore I think this is inevitable no matter how much static guard I used. Don't misunderstand; it is a beautiful gown. I did receive compliments throughout the evening. I am only listing this information in an effort to be helpful when trying to make a decision when selecting a dress online.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 8"
March 1, 2017
Most stunning dress so far! Stunner!!
Rented this dress for my daughter's Awards gala. It was a show stopper!! To be honest I didn't think from the pictures that it would be as stunning as it is in person. The embroidery is iridescent and when lights hit it the dress almost seems to glow! The cut was perfect for my daughter's hourglass figure. The weight of it and the fact that it's strapless worried us that it would slide down but it stayed perfectly in place even while dancing for hours!
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 8, 2017
Glorious!
Perfect fit!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
December 7, 2016
Winter floral fabulousness!
I wore this dress to a black tie work event - it's stunning and seriously a work of art. Marchesa forever! However, I'm a 36C and even with the 8 i had trouble zipping up and was very conscious of my cleavage (even though in most dresses I'm a 6). Definitely size up if you are a bit bigger in the ribs/boobs area. I'm 5'4" and with 3" heels the Regular was perfect. One of my favorite rentals to date!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
November 21, 2016
Amazing dress!!
Tight fit but incredible!! Tons of compliments & I felt like a princess.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 1, 2016
Stunning
Received so many compliments on this. True to size, as I'm tall the long worked great. Comfortable and elegant!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 26, 2016
Prettier in person!
The dress was very pretty, much prettier than online and hanging on the hanger. I wore this to a gala and received multiple compliments. I normally wear a 2 but this time the 2 was a little small, thankfully I got a 4 which fit (though it did stretch a bit as the night wore on and was slightly too big). The fit was slightly off, but still was ok and didn't ruin the night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 16, 2016
Beautiful and unique gown
Gorgeous fit- bodice is slightly tight. Also ran a bit long, so mind the length of your heels and have options!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 6, 2016
The dress is a knockout!
It hugs in all the right places and catches the eye - I received compliments on the dress throughout the night and it was comfortable up top. The only cons are the length and the ability to move your legs underneath the dress. I'm 5'3 and this dress was made for someone at least 6 inches taller than me. Even with 3 inch heels I had to hem the bottom with almost 30 safety pins (luckily it folded right up with no problem and my last minute hem job wasn't even noticeable). It is also quite tight under there. If you're someone with long strides that likes to move fast, forget this dress. But if your goal is to feel and look absolutely beautiful, I highly recommend it! ... A couple glasses of wine help with movement also ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 13, 2016
Stunning dress
This dress was sent as a back up when one of the sizes of my original dress was unable to ship. I am pretty much a size 4 across the board and I would say this dress runs true to size. I didn't end up wearing this to the wedding because I felt my original pick was more flattering for the wedding. This is a gorgeous dress but it's the dress that shines and grabs your attention. It didn't really highlight me. The only other thing, it has a lot of layers and they get caught up so you have black bunches which may have driven me mad if I had the dress on door more than 10 minutes. Great dress, just not for me.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 9, 2016
Political victory party
The dress is beautiful. It has 3 layers and fits beautifully .
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 1, 2016
Garden Engagement Party Perfection!
Wore to my own engagement party, was great but long, wish I would have had the 4R, but it was booked so just wore very, very high heels. Amazing fit. Although has built in bra still wore my own underneath for more support.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
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:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
May 8, 2016
Fit like a glove
I wore this for my senior prom and I will always remember how elegant I felt! I got so many compliments on how unique the dress was
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 3, 2016
Stunning, classic but unique dress!
I absolutely adored this dress. It was completely beautiful in person. The flowers have silver and pink thread in them. There are multiple layers of fabric which gives it a lot of dimension and texture. The internal corset zip made the strapless a non-issue. I never buy strapless dresses, nevermind rent one without trying it on, but this totally worked. It stayed in place all night. I got many compliments about the fit as well as the look. It looks classy, but different. No one else's dress looked like it. A major RTR win!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 1, 2016
The overlay on this dress makes it stunning.
I have a wide rib cage so I needed to to wear the 6 instead of the 4. If you are busty or have a wide rib cage, go one size up. The dress is very comfortable and not heavy at all. It shows off your figure by coming in at the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
April 26, 2016
The detail on this dress is to die for. MN is hands down one of my favorite designers.
Ok so this dress was too long and too big at the top for my small chest so I kept pulling at the top so I don't Dias anyone, but even with it not fitting right, it was still incredibly flawless. Was wearing 5 inch heels and it was still long LoL!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
April 24, 2016
This dress is so unique! You definitely will make an entrance!
The fit was great ! Love the built in bra. I read previous reviews and sprayed each layer with static guard. This definitely helped the layers from bunching up. Being 6'0, this dress was still long on me and I loved it! Will rent again! Such a classy and striking gown!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 20, 2016
Lovely Dress but Flimsy Flowers
Very pretty dress but the flowers at the bust line on top were very flimsy and would bend over away from my body making it look cheap or as if it wasn't steamed appropriately (though steaming them didn't help them hold up straight). Overall the sizing was accurate. I'm always between a 2 and 4 and would have worn the 4. Also, I'm 5'7" and was planning to where 3" heels and the length was perfect.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
April 19, 2016
I looked like a princess for my senior prom and didn't go broke getting a dress!
This ran really small on me- I'm 5'6" and 130 lbs and I wear a 4 in almost every dress, but I ended up wearing the 6 in this dress and it was very very tight. It had more to do with ribcage size, the dress was very tight in the back, not necessarily the chest (I wore a strapless bra with mine to fill it out!). There's also a built in bra layer with a zipper, but I couldn't get the inner part to zip on mine. The length was perfect, I got a 6R and it was barely on the ground when I stood without heels. The dress is pretty hard to move in, there's not a lot of give in the stomach or upper legs, but it was fine to sit down in and dance in. The tulle layer in the middle makes the dress look like a charcoal grey (it looks kind of purple on the RTR website but it's grey) and rides/bunches up a little bit but I didn't find it a nuisance. Overall it's a beautiful dress, a little different from my expectations, but perfect for my senior prom! #prom2k16
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 10, 2016
Garden princess
This dress is amazing! I rented it for my senior prom, and it was everything a dress should be: flattering, comfortable, and gorgeous. I needed a little help to zip it up, because my chest is a little large for a 4. I rented the long, and, yes, it's long! I like the long look (I wore 3 inch heels), but it was a little bit too long for dancing. Also, I followed the advice of other reviews and used static spray between each of the four layers (one blush colored under-lay, two layers of black tule, and the top layer of black tule with embroidery). It keeps all the layers from riding up, which is a must. **Details you may not know from the picture: The silver embroidery has pink thread and tiny clear sequins, which give it a nice sparkle (shown in the close-up of embroidery). The tule is actually black and not gray. There are two layers of black tule between the blush lining and the embroidered layer. There are two zippers; one that zips all the way up the back, and one underneath for the bodice
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 9, 2016
Wearing this gorgeous Marchesa gown to my college senior dance with my boyfriend of eight years!
This dress was truly divine. It fit perfectly. I felt comfortable to sit, dance, and walk. I did not have to wear a bra because there was a second zipper inside that supported my chest. The embroidery was soft and not itchy at all. The embroidery also favored my midsection whereas a silk or satin dress would not. There was a hint of metallic shine that sparkled under the lights. It was just structured and just flowy enough. Marchesa really is top-notch. I got compliments all night, and recommend this dress to anyone! I felt like a princess all night. I went for the elven princess look with a butterfly crown and a messy bun up-do, but a very classic look would be great with this dress as well.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2016
Beautiful dress! Appreciated do ability to rent 2 sizes. So many compliments
I had so many compliments on this stunning dress! I appreciated the tip to use fashion tape on the top flowers to keep them in place. I'm 5'7" & wore a long with 3.5" heels. Still a little too long on me so either plan for a taller heel or just hold it up a bit as you walk/ dance.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2016
An incredible dress. Too many compliments to count.
My hips could have worn the 2, but even though I'm a 32A, I still needed the 4 to fit on top. I used garment tape to hold up the details at the top and it worked perfectly. I am 5'10 and was wearing 4 inch heels in the 4L. The length couldn't have been better. Just kissed the floor. The hint of color in the threading is beautiful but I would still describe it as grey. The only downside was when another guest told me she almost rented the same one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
March 14, 2016
Gorgeous, unique print for a formal wedding
The long was the perfect length for my height. Tons of compliments. Fit well. Not forgiving material though and hard to sit down in.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
February 23, 2016
So many compliments!
Strangers, friends, and the photographer at the event complimented this dress. My husband liked it too! It is pretty fitted, but not tight in any area. I loved this and I will rent again!
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
February 21, 2016
I wore this to my Junior Prom and got many compliments.
The 2L was definitely too long, even though I'm pretty tall and had 4.5inch heels on. I had to pick it up to walk and when I took my heels off to dance, the length was bothersome. The dress is more straight up and down in person, online it looked like it would cinch around my waist more. There's also pink stitching and intermittent sequins, but it still looked very classy. It didn't stay up very well on me, but overall I liked it.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
February 19, 2016
Not being able to wear this gown.
This dress was not wearable. The size 6R was up to my daughter's ankles. The 6L was all twisted. I had to drive home 2 hours to go get another gown for the event. Neither gown and as worn. I sent back a note but have not heard from anyone. It put a lot of stress on us.
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 18, 2016
It was absolutely perfect. Got people saying it was their favorite dress of the whole night!!
It was very true to size. I wore about 6 inch heels and it was still long on me, but that's because I chose to wear the long. The only annoying thing was the under layer of black sheer was always riding up (as you can see in the photo). Other then that it was amazing. I loved it!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 10, 2016
I loved this dress! I got so many compliments. Many said I had the prettiest dress at the ball.
I normally wear a 4R but the 6R fit me perfectly. Very comfortable.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 10, 2016
Great dress just not the most flattering
I felt like all the layers kept riding up and sometimes made it look a bit unflattering. Other than that it was a pretty dress! Lots of compliments
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
February 5, 2016
It was such a fairytale dress which was totally the effect I was going for!
I did think it was a bit heavy material for the time of year, late April in Washington DC.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
January 13, 2016
I received compliments on this dress all night long. I felt beautiful.
The dress fit great. The only negative is the top layer bunched up a little. I should have smoothed it before I had my picture taken.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 9, 2016
Stunning embroidery and black tie elegance!
This was such a beautiful gown. It's fitted all through the top wth another layer with boning that you zip up underneath. This area is very tight on the rib cage and the boning would probably make this gown tough to sit in for an extended period of time, but it was fine for standing and dancing. The hips are also fitted, but there was some stretch to it so I could go with my normal size 4 and still be comfortable. The bust area doesn't leave much room, so it would probably be tough for women with a larger chest. The length was perfect with 3.5 inch heels even though I was wearing a regular length and I'm 5'6" . The floral appliqué detailing was so lovely and really gave a dress that really is fitted all the way through a soft and feminine feel.
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