Marchesa Notte

Gilded Gate Sweetheart Gown

$145 – $180 rental?
$1,095 retail
Stylist Notes

A thigh-high slit adds a dramatic touch to the golden embroidery of this Marchesa Notte look. Wear it with strappy sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black crepe ( 98% Polyester, 2% Spandex). Short sleeves. Boat neckline. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit fab for length. Imported.

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47 reviews
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(3)
True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 22
October 7, 2016
Other
IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESS! This dress is so stunning and the embroidered top is beautiful!!! This dress fit true to size and great for women of all cup sizes. It had so much room in the top but fitted amazing towards the midsection. Women with a little curve should consider going one size up. However the slit was high but made the dress sexier. I am wearing this gown for a fall wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
October 12, 2016
Nice dress, just not for me
This dress is very well made and beautiful. It was a bit too long on me (I'm 5'3"). Since I am short the entire fit was off. The shoulders seemed too big, the breast area was too low and the waist didn't fit on me. For the right lady, it would be beautiful.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 12, 2016
My boyfriend and I had a black tie wedding at the Library Club in downtown Chicago
This dress was amazing! I received multiple compliments throughout the night. The detailed neckline is gorgeous and very appropriate for a black tie or formal get together. The slit is playful and shows enough leg; I would be aware how you sit though, as the entire leg does become exposed. The dress was slightly long, but I had to wear flats (was on crutches), so I imagine that a 2 - 3 in. heel would have made the dress an appropriate height if renting a regular. The dress is a bit snug around the mid section, but the floral gold design down the sides hides a "pouch" or bloated stomach quite well. I paired the dress with very simple gold drop earrings, a bright red lip stain and oxblood colored nails to complete the look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 12, 2016
Gorgeous!!
Didn't end up wearing this because it was difficult for me to walk with the slit! But the dress is really gorgeous. I'm 5'2" and pear shaped. The top was a little big and hips comfortable. I could have ordered the size 4. My heels are about 3.5 inches and the length was perfect. Would definitely consider renting again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 13, 2016
Sophisticated look but runs long.
I rented a 4R and it was slightly big in the waist, but way too long. Tried it on with 4 inch heels and it was still much too long. If you're comfortable wearing 6 inch heels, then you should be good.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
October 16, 2016
Perfect dress for a Gala!
Gorgeous dress, beautiful fit! Comfortable too! The regular length was perfect with 3 inch heals. The slit wasn't too high and it gave the dress a really sexy look! My husband loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
October 24, 2016
Black tie gorgeous
The embroidery on this dress is just show stopping. This was perfect for a black tie wedding. Size down if you are short and petite for a truly great fit. Loved this dress.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 24, 2016
Absolutely loved my first RTR experience!
I selected this dress for a formal event and could not have asked for a better experience. Asia Jones, RTR Stylist, led me to this gown in under 45 minutes and I felt amazing in it. The gala I attended was a wonderful event and I received numerous compliments on the gown. Thanks so much Asia and RTR - I will be back!
RTR CustomerOctober 31, 2016
Great picture! Hope this dress looks and fits as well on me!.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
November 1, 2016
Beautiful looking dress
True to size, I decided to wear something else as the zipper is a challenge & the top part material is not comfy.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
November 7, 2016
I went to the Flatiron location and Jared was my stylist. He is beyond amazing!
I made a last min decision to go the the Marine Ball and needed something quick. I made an appointment at the Flatiron location store because I had no time to guess my size. Jared was my stylist (I cannot give enough praise for his excellent customer service! Thanks a bunch). This was the 1st option he showed me & I hated it on the hanger but he insisted I try it on. I'm happy I did! I ordered a size 0R (the length was perfect but the mid section was slightly loose which I usually always have a problem with. My measurements: 32,24,38). I danced all night with comfort. I LOVE this dress and so did everyone else.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 9, 2016
Gorgeous NOLA gala gown
This dress was beautiful quality and looked amazing on. The 8L ran a tiny bit big on me but I think the 6 would have been a little small so the 8 was fine. I am 5'6" and wore a 4 inch heel with the long length and found that the dress was a little on the long side. I would probably get the regular length if I rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Weight: 165lbs
November 9, 2016
Beautiful dress for formal event
This beautiful dress was worn for a formal event, the night before a close friends wedding. I received a ton of compliments, and felt comfortable wearing a classy gown. The dress also photographs very well!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 15, 2016
A lot of compliments, great for an hour glass figure, sleek yet classy look! Loved this dress!!
Size was true to size!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 17, 2016
Show Stopper of a Dress
I LOVED this dress, and I got so many compliments about this it! I wore without a bra and 3 inch heels, and it fit like a dream. I wore it when I worked a black tie gala, and could not have been happier.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
November 14, 2016
Got compliments all night long!
Fit perfectly! Dress was in amazing condition and perfect for a black tie Gala. The slit went a little high when seated but otherwise I would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
November 21, 2016
Everyone loved the dress, and I got constant compliments on the fit and the side slit!
Everyone couldn't stop raving about the dress and how great I looked! The gold around the waist makes you look thinner and really accentuates your curves. The fit was a little snug around the midsection but it made my butt look fantastic! It's a bit shorter than I would've liked but nude heels made it work. The gold fabric rubbed my underarms a bit, making it a little uncomfortable as the night went on but it didn't really matter. The only issue was showing SO much leg when I sat down thanks to the high slit and my bigger thighs, I wish there had been more fabric to cover. But it was very comfortable to dance in and I felt beautiful and sexy the whole time. Overall I am SO HAPPY with my choice and would definitely get this style again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Weight: 120lbs
December 18, 2016
So STUNNING!
I rented this dress for my company Christmas party through my unlimited membership. My favorite rental to date. I received compliments all night. It was stunning! It is true to size, looked very expensive, and hugs all the right places. I wore sticky boobs as the cut in the front is low enough to show a bra. My only complaint was that it was a little long for me as I am 5'3. But with 4 inch heels it didn't cause any further issue. Overall, I was obsessed with this dress!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
December 28, 2016
Classy dress for a classy event.
This dress is GORGEOUS! It looks even better in person. I saw it on the website and passed over it a few times, but after my first two originally ordered dresses didn't fit, and then my next two dresses that were overnighted to me didn't fit either, I stopped into the store to try some on. Even on the hanger I was hesitant to try this because I didn't want something too form fitting, but the gold design makes this dress very slimming and it is so comfortable! I was a little uncomfortable with the deep slit up the leg, but I wore sheer black tights this my heels and it helped disguise the slit a bit more. I was lucky enough to find the long size in the store, and would definitely recommend that if you are 5'8" or taller. With heels that were about 2-3 inches it was perfect. I would definitely rent this dress again for another event.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
January 7, 2017
This dress was my New Years Eve dream. I was told by numerous people that I was the best dressed!
The fit was great. My measurements are 38DD, 29, 38 and the 6 was perfect for me. You will need someone to help you in and out of the dress though because the heavy embroidery causes the zipper to stick. The arms are fairly restrictive meaning you won't be doing the YMCA, but as I wear a lot of vintage I'm accustomed to restrictive arms. The length of the dress was perfect for me with the shoes I wore. I am just 5'7" and with my 1 1/2" Jimmy choos I wasn't stepping on it. I felt beautiful in this dress and was told over and over by other women that it was the best dress of the night. If you're on the fence, do it - this dress is
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 8, 2017
This dress allowed me to look stunning.
It fit well. For my height, it was a bit long. I used the hemming tape to make a temporary hem. It worked perfectly.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 11, 2017
Stunning dress! Perfect for black tie events.
This dress was amazing. Everything fit correctly and the back really isn't as low as it seems in the photos. The zipper can be tricky near the top but it went up without much hassle. I loved the dress!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
January 12, 2017
Received so many compliments!
The fit was perfect! The zipper was a bit of a hassle due to the embroidery, so be really careful. I felt beautiful in this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 19, 2017
Fantastic dress
This dress is perfect for a black tie event! I wore it to an inaugural ball and got tons of compliments. It's very comfortable and fit perfect other than being long on a fun size woman like myself. But the 4 inch heels helped and the accessories were amazing. #elegant #glamorous
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 19, 2017
So many compliments on this beautiful dress
This dress fit perfectly. I had to wear flat shoes because of a foot problem but the length was still ok. Loved the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
January 22, 2017
Amazing fit and so many compliments!
I absolutely love this dress. I had an issue with my original dress and RTR sent me this instead - which I'm so happy they did! Amazing customer service, I just wish I could keep this dress! I had people coming up to me that I didn't know just to tell me how beautiful my dress was. It does an amazing job of highlighting your curves and hiding your stomach.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 3, 2017
STUNNING GOWN
This dress was absolutely stunning! I wore it to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night! I felt very confident and comfortable :):) which was such a relief because I was very nervous to rent the dress (first timer) I typically wear a size 4/6 in dresses and the 6L fit perfectly. I'm 5'6 and wore a 4.5/5 inch heel... I'm happy I went with the long instead of regular because the length was just right. Highly recommend this dress
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
February 1, 2017
Perfect fundraiser gala gown!
This dress was absolutely perfect! It fit like a glove and I was still able to dance around all night! The long length was perfect in heels and the slit hit at an appropriate height on my thigh. I wish I didn't have to send this dress back! I would wear it over and over if I could.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 1, 2017
The dress was showstopping
I did not actually end up wearing this dress (it was my backup) because the slit was SO high and I didn't want to spend the evening concerned about sitting/standing/malfunctioning! But... the dress was utterly spectacular and would be perfect for someone a few inches taller on whom the slit wouldn't be so exhibitionist!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 1, 2017
So figure flattering
I rented the dress for a Mardi Gras ball. It was so comfortable and flattering. I got many comments all night and would definitely rent it again. I loved the dress! I frequently use rent the runway and this was one of the most unique dresses I've rented.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 8, 2017
I LOVED this dress! It definitely made our engagement pictures a success!
Fits true to size, but the zipper was a little difficult to zip.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 11, 2017
It was a beautiful dress
The dress was beautiful, fit very comfortably and looked elegant.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
March 14, 2017
I absolutely LOVED this dress!!! It fits true to size & length was perfect with 3 inch heels!
Fit: true to size, snug, and very elegant! Pros: The dress was stunning, fit perfectly (snug), perfect length, and very durable too! Cons: NONE! It fit perfectly!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
March 20, 2017
Comfortable dress
So many compliments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 21, 2017
This dress is stunning. And just think, it was not even my second choice.
Neither size in my original dress fit and my backup dress ended up being unavailable. Rent the Runway stepped up and was able to fit me with a show stopping dress. It even made it on time through a terrible northeast snow storm. This dress is absolutely stunning and I received so many compliments. Pros: Heavy material that drapes perfectly and yet is still able to "wave" in the wind. The contrast between the gold and the black causes a slimming "hourglass " effect (which is always a plus). There is no need to wear a bra since the material has a "boning" type frame in the bodice. Cons: I wore a 6R, but would have gone with the 4R had it been available. The 6R was way too long. Even in my 4" heels it was still 4" too long. I used hemming tape just along the front of the dress and taped it so there was a slight grade towards a "train" in the back. Rent the Runway knew this would be the perfect dress and they were spot on, as usual. I could not have picked a better backup to my backup. :)
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 25, 2017
Versatile and fun
It had perfect movement, and the fit was incredible especially for a curvy girl. It accentuated everything that needed to be but also did well at taking other things out of attention that I wanted to be. The slit meant that I could be out on the dance floor and not feel awkward moving around in it. The length was also great too as I am on the shorter side. This dress ensured that I slayed all night long.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
March 27, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
This dress was gorgeous at my sorority formal! Runs true to size and the slit is fabulous. Definitely best for an hourglass figure but looks pretty on an apple shaped girl like myself too!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 1, 2017
So in love with this dress!
I went into the store and tried on a 10L since I'm tall, but it wasn't available. I was too in love with it to give it up, so I ended up getting an 8R and it fit beautifully! The fit was amazing, I was comfortable enough to dance and I received many compliments all night! It was conservative enough for a work event but still very sexy. I will definitely be using RTR for all future events!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 4, 2017
Excellent fit, It was easy to dance in and incredibly flattering.
Fit like a glove,great length with heals.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 58
April 11, 2017
The dress was a knockout!
The dress was stunning, the gold lace was beautiful. The slit was a little hard to deal with. it would have been better that was a little lower.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
April 26, 2017
Perfect choice of dress for the event,
fit perfectly, looked great,
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