Marchesa Notte

Gilded Garden Gown

$1,295 retail

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Stylist Notes

A delicate gold lace layer enhances this Marchesa Notte gown. Complement the body-skimming look with an upswept hairdo and dangling earrings.

Also available in blush.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up 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 no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black and gold lace (60% Nylon, 40% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Mermaid skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Imported.

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143 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 13, 2016
Unforgettable elegance

I rented this in a zero and 2. The zero fit but cut under my arms so I wore the 2. I'm not gonna lie, it was slightly itchy but I'm kinda freaky about that. I had tons of compliments and second looks. I was going to wear spanx but the dress held my belly bulge in just fine and I run on the hot (flash) side lately. The size zero had a little rip in the arm seam(which I didn't wear) I am 5'5 and a four inch heel was perfect. A truly unforgettable night.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 13, 2016
Fun and elegant.

This was actually my back up dress and I ended up liking it better than the one I picked out. I needed a dress I can wear a bra with since I'm breastfeeding. It fit perfectly and was pretty comfortable. I would recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
March 10, 2016
Very elegant! Very impressed with RTR service.

Material is flattering for figure. No stretch. True to size. Very stunning! I'm 5'3" and wore a 5" heel and it still coved my toes. I made sure and checked the notes on sizing options first then used a tape measure while wearing my heels to decide on a length.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
March 24, 2016
Looked fab!!! Easy to dance in and I got lots of compliments

Had some stretch, kinda short

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 5, 2016
Beautiful dress

Dress was gorgeous! I wore the 10R but it was a little short so I couldn't wear my heels. I wore flats and it was fine but I wish I had the long! Overall great dress

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Weight: 125lbs
April 11, 2016
Amazing customer service

Rented for Barrister's Ball and didn't end up wearing. The fit was great and the dress was beautiful, but it was my backup. Perfect for a formal event, the dress speaks for itself.

Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 24, 2016
I got so many compliments on this dress. It is old Hollywood glam and gorgeous.

It is a great dress and you don't have to wear a lot of extra jewelry the dress is stunning. I wore a 6L and it was perfect if you are 5'7" or taller with the heels it was perfect. The back is gorgeous and I was not able to wear a bra. I was very happy with this dress and would highly recommend.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 151lbs
March 5, 2016
A lot of compliments on my dress

I was over all happy with the dress

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
May 3, 2016
I got so many compliments in this dress and felt so elegant in it. I absolutely adored it!

It fit pretty well but was a little lose on top. Otherwise it was perfect, even as a long dress on my 5 foot frame. I would wear it everyday if I could. The only thing is it was pretty hard to zip up and unzip on my own, so either stretch or get help haha

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
June 20, 2016
Absolutely stunning and great for a night of dancing!

Loved this dress! The gold embroidery is rich and glamorous, and the dress reads as formal, black tie. Wore this to a wedding and got tons of compliments! Despite the heavy embroidery and lace, this dress is lightweight and easy to dance in! The fabric has a lot of give so it's comfortable for sitting/dining as well as dancing. I'd size down to show off your figure. You will need a strapless bra, and the sheer lace is low in the back so keep that in mind. Also, the lining falls a few inches short of the scalloped lace hem, so wear pretty shoes. This dress was the perfect length for me with 3.5" heels.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
September 26, 2016
Total Showstopper

I have zero negative things to say about this gown. It was gorgeous, comfortable, fit like a glove and extremely well made. As soon as I arrived to the chapel I began receiving compliment and they continued all night, even from men! It has such a great wow factor. I would definitely wear this again!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
October 23, 2016
Felt so elegant

This gown fit like a glove. I felt like royalty for our friends black tie admired wedding. The 2R was perfect with a 3 inch heal. My backup size was the 0L which could have worked but was too long for me. Couldn't recommend this gown more as a rental.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
October 31, 2016
Such a perfect gown!

Fit perfect, length was great with heels (I'm 5'6)! So many compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 2, 2016
So elegant!!

I wore this dress to a wedding and received many compliments, including from the bride who told me I looked "like a goddess!" The fit is very flattering, has some give to it, but it did start to get itchy under the arms (a small price to pay!) I am 5'9" and wore 3" heels and it hit the ground perfect! You need a backless, strapless bra- I wore a NuBra. No need for a necklace, just some statement earrings!! If you want a show stopper dress, this is it!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2016
Flattering and easy to wear dress

Comfortable, really beautiful in photos, fit perfectly. Observations: -Just a touch too long in 3 inch heels. Manageable but I had to lift it to walk at times. -I'm very picky about comfort and some of the reviews said it was itchy under the armpits. That was not my experience at all! Didn't bother me. -Unless you are blessed with a natural hourglass figure, you may be a little disappointed in your overall shape since it does not have any real definition for your waist. I bought a waist trainer with boning and it really helped add some curves. -Your strapless bra will show through the mesh panels in the back, but it's really really hard to spot unless you're looking for it. I wore a strapless with straps crossed in the back and it worked very well. There is no chest support so if you have anything up top, you will need a bra! -A little teeny bit of armpit pudge resulted from the way it's cut for me. But not a dealbreaker. Overall super pretty, very comfortable, normal sizing and a great rental! Would recommend!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 27, 2016
Perfect for a holiday wedding !

This dress is so beautiful! Received many compliments and loved how it looked. It is pretty form fitting, hugs all your curves. I was able to wear a black strapless bra and you couldn't notice at all. The length was perfect with heels, I am 5'3 and wore the reg length...ended up being about a half an inch off the ground. The gold stitching is also not too overwhelming. Some loose threads but you could barely tell. Overall love this dress!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 19, 2016
Everyone loved it!

Dress was beautiful. I ordered the 2R and 0R as a backup because I saw girls that said it runs pretty true to fit.... which it does because I should've got 0&2P! I ended up pinning the back just a tad, but it was a great fit.. the mesh wasn't itchy either!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 37
January 1, 2017
Perfect fit!

This dress was a perfect fit, comfortable and elegant. The cut was flattering all around and the gold detailing was beautiful. I felt good in this dress and received a lot of compliments.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 172lbs
January 1, 2017
Showstopper

Loved the dress. I'm 5'8 170 lbs and usually have trouble finding dresses that are long enough for me to wear high heels with. I paired the dress with 4 in heels. Compliments all night! Even from the bride on her big day.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 2, 2017
I felt stunning bringing in the new year at our good friends' wedding!

I am typically between a size 4 and 6 so I knew personally I would have a difficult time choosing between the two. The 4L did fit but it was more form fitting than I felt comfortable in the tummy area. Therefore I sized up to the 6L. Though it was a little large on me, the 6L gave the room needed to eat comfortably and dance. The length for both was nice, barely skimming the floor with my 4inch heels peeking through. There does seem to be a slight train as the back was a little longer. I just was extra cautious of my footing so I didn't catch my heel in it. The dress is stunning in person with a beautiful structure and gorgeous embroidery design. Though the design is intricate, the dress was not very heavy and felt comfortable. I did not have discomfort anytime during the night. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was due to the strings hanging out in the embroidery. It just took me extra effort to tuck the strings into the existing embroidery so that I wouldn't worry about catching a string or it coming out. I received many compliments on this dress at a New Year's Eve wedding. I felt confident and beautiful. My dress went perfectly with my husband's tuxedo.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
February 1, 2017
John Travolta liked it!! :)

Beautiful and sexy and easy to walk in. It runs large but with 5 inch heels it just missed the ground. I loved it. Many complements.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
February 12, 2017
Perfect fit!

Loved this gown it was a perfect fit and super comfortable! Just stunning dress.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
February 19, 2017
Sexy

The dress fit amazing. It shows your curves in all the right places. I received compliments all night. I didn't want to take it off. The dress fits long. I wore a 4 inch heel and I had to be careful. But I danced the whole night. I could of worn a 5 inch and been fine too. That's how long the dress was. You should get a regular if you are shorter than me.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2017
Gorgeous material

I rented for my daughters wedding and it was a true standout. Material is gorgeous and flattering. I am a 34dd and did not have to wear a bra or spanks making the evening super comfortable. I am also 5'1 and was afraid dress would drag but with 4' heels it would was perfect length.

Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 4, 2017
Felt like a princess!!

This dress was a backup because my first one was damaged. RTR overnighted me this dress and I couldn't have been happier. It was a head turner and I received a ton of compliments. I wore it to a military ball!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
May 15, 2017
Didn't fit. Runs large

Couldn't wear because it was too big :(

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
June 19, 2017
Comfortable and beautiful.

The dress was so comfortable and beautiful for my son's wedding that I could forget about preening, make-up retouches, and hair. I spent every moment on friends and family instead. I received so many compliments I felt like a Rent the Runway spokesperson.

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
September 1, 2017
It was ok

Didn't end up wearing. Was a back up

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 135lbs
September 2, 2017
Magical evening at the DSO

The dress was beautiful and fit very well. I loved the lace detail. I didn't have the right heels so I wore gladiator sandals that matched. It worked out because we walked from dinner to the concert. The dress barely brushed the ground. I think 1 in heels would have been perfect. The dress was tight enough not to need a bra but had no trouble zipping it up. It rubbed a little bit in the arm holes at the front of the dress, but it wasn't enough to really bother me. All in all: loved my first rental from RTR and would recommend this dress to anyone.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 20, 2017
Stunning dress!

Perfect for a black tie wedding! A little tight through the waistline so I went with my back up 8L instead of the 6. I did rent the long and it was just long enough. I'm 5'9" and wore 4" heels though so would be fine for most!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2017
Beautiful formal gown

I'm 5'2 and petite. The size 2R was still a little long with 4 inch heals on. The dress is very beautiful and I received many compliments. It is also really comfortable. I personally had to wear a sticky bra because I couldn't fill the chest area up.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
October 1, 2017
Beautiful dress

Very comfortable and easy to wear. I'm 5' and wore 4" heels - dress was perfect length - just brushed the floor. I'm very full busted (30G) and this dress provided full coverage. Great find!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 1, 2017
Fit like a dream

Even though this dress is black, the gold brightens it up enough - was perfect for a formal summer wedding. Length was perfect with average heels.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 13, 2017
Dress was great!

Recieved alot of compliments, was easy to wear with a strapless bra, but did make the girls look small. Loved it though would rent again

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 66
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
December 17, 2017
My boyfriend proposed to me

The fit was true to size, i wore a 2 inch heel and it was perfect.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
January 24, 2018
Gorgeous dress!!

I typically wear a size 2-4 depending on the dress. I definitely needed the size 4 for it to fit through the bust. I am a 32DD. The length was great for me but I'm 5'5" and was surprised the dress wasn't longer. I would encourage anyone 5'6" or taller to select the long length. It was a perfect dress for the formal I attended.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Bust size: 34B
February 21, 2018
Great dress!

Rented for a wedding as a backup dress when my original choice became unavailable and loved it! I wore it to a black tie optional wedding. I wore a 0R and it fit true to size. It was a little long with 4" heels on, but I think the 0P might have been a little too tight on the hips so I was happy with the regular. Would definitely recommend, the detailing is gorgeous! Very pretty and classy dress!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
March 11, 2018
Most beautiful gown

Loved this dress for the Mayor's Ball!

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Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 4, 2018
I felt so glamorous!

This dress was perfect for a formal event and I received so many compliments! I wore the size 2 although it felt a little tight around the arm holes by the end of the night. The size 4 allowed for some more room but the waist area was a little baggy so I opted for the size 2.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 28B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
April 11, 2018
Beautiful details.

Runs long. Get petite. I'm 4'11 106pds and wore the 2R. Wish I ordered the 0P. Dress was beautiful though, and I just lifted the 'train' while I walked. Wore it to symphony.

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