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: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (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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119 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
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:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
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: 25
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: 47
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:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
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:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
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: 34
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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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
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
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
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:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 3, 2017
Beautiful dress!

This was my first RTR experience and I'm so happy. The dress came in great condition, fit true to size and after the event I just had to pack it back up and ship it. The only issue I had was it was not long enough to wear heals with. Our event was mostly outdoors and standing the entire time so I was ok with wearing flats. However I would probably order a long next time since I enjoy wear heals when I dress up. I'm 5 feet 8 inches for reference and could not wear any heal at all. Anytime you wear a statement dress like this, it's hard to wear again bc it's memorable so renting is so smart! I love that I don't have something this beautiful sitting in the back of my closet that I'll never wear again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 174lbs
May 14, 2017
Beautiful dress.

So comfortable and easy to wear. Felt amazing in this. Regular length was perfect with short heels. It was a little low cut when I sized up but with the embroidery you couldn't see anything. Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
June 23, 2017
Loved wearing a dress no one else would have.

Fit was amazing. Very classy with an edge. I received many compliments. I went without a bra. The slit goes up further than I thought but looked stunning with long legs.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
July 2, 2017
SO many compliments!

I wore this dress to my brother's wedding and I got so many compliments on the dress! The dress size is 1 size bigger than I normally wear (a 10), and I am short (5'3") so I had to put a temporary hem in the dress for the event. But it fits the body and hugs the right areas!! I loved this dress and would recommend anyone to get it - no matter what type of body you have!!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
July 5, 2017
Since the 6R was unavailable the staff was very friendly and helpful picking a back up!

The 6R was not returned in time but I am so happy the 8R fit. I was comfortable all night, received a lot of compliments. It was a little long but was okay with my 3.5 heels on. I am sorry I don't have a picture of the back of the dress but it is truly a beautiful gown.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 12, 2017
Glamorous Marchesa Gown!

I felt very beautiful in this dress! Probably the most expensive dress I've ever worn. We have several weddings to go to this coming year. I love that I only had to wear it once & can still afford to rent other dresses for many other friends wedding this coming year! Most of us never wear the same dress twice where the same people will see us. Love Rent The Runway!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
July 26, 2017
The Perfect Dress for Sexy Coverage

I rented this for a black tie, Gatsby themed wedding and it did not disappoint! The dress is absolutely beautiful and provides coverage in the chest area that I always want. I have big boobs, so if I can find a dress that covers me, and still makes me look sexy - it's a keeper! I wish I could have gotten a size bigger, because with my chest, the sleeves and lace were too tight, so sadly I couldn't wear it. I was absolutely in love with it, otherwise!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 4, 2017
Gorgeous

First off I didn't end up wearing the dress to the wedding but not because I didn't like it. The dress is gorgeous, beautifully made and hugs all the right curves. So so elegant. I ended up returning because I've gained weight and I didn't feel confortable. The 8 seemed a bit too lose and the 6 a bit too tight. I didnt wnt to deal with returns and rushing into other options. But the dress is amazing. For a next event and hopefully with my size better figured out I will be able to feel confident enough to try it again. But order this dress, its perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230lbs
August 9, 2017
Gorgeous, but didn't fit.

Beautiful dress, but the sleeves didn't fit. The slit was very high and would have been pretty but the seam was kinda floppy so it never was closed. Very pretty but not flattering on bigger sizes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
August 23, 2017
This wasn't the dress I wanted, but it worked out perfectly!

I had originally ordered another dress and the week of I found out it wouldn't be available and I had 5 hours to pick a new dress or it wouldn't be delivered in time. I was so worried because my app wasn't giving me a lot of options (I found out later that I could have picked anything I wanted, but that's another issue...) and nothing looked good on the stick figure models. I landed on this because I figured my curves would make the dress look better-- I was so right! It looked amazing and I got so many compliments! The only issue I had is that the zipper is really tough, and the length didn't hit the floor.

JenniferAugust 23, 2017
Hi! Can you tell me about the fabric since you wore it in August? I'm worried about it being hot in GA in June. Thx!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
August 31, 2017
Beautiful!

I got a size up to make sure it fit so it was a little big, but I loved it! Normally a size 10. Looked great and had so many compliments! Would love to own this dress!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
September 13, 2017
Glam at the Gold Rush Gala!

I loved this dress for a Gala to support a non profit for children with cancer and received so many compliments! Very figure flattering. My problem area is my tummy, and with a spanx I felt very comfortable with my appearance in this dress. I ordered the 12 and the 10 and preferred the ten. Of note, the back doesn't allow for a bra- I do not feel comfortable braless as I've had two kids, and I need the lift those sticky things can't handle. I ended up pinning in cups that I cut out from a bra I don't wear very often, and it worked just fine! Would definitely recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2017
So many compliments!

I love this dress! I wore this for a wedding and it is such a glamorous, flattering, high quality dress. I received compliments all night! Will definitely be a first choice for me again.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
October 8, 2017
Another incredible RTR experience!

This was worn to a black-tie masquerade fundraiser. The fit of this gown was extraordinary and didn't require any special bra or consideration. I normally wear between a 6 and an 8 . The 8 was more comfortable in the shoulders. I wore 3" gold sandals that made the regular length perfect. I felt like a million dollars all night. I've sent lots of women to RTR (the woman to the right of me is in an RTR!) This is a dress I'd keep if I could!!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
October 12, 2017
Heaven!

This dress was so comfortable! It was stretchy thank goodness because my original dress was too small! The slit makes it easy to walk in for those of us that are short. I got so many compliments on this dress and honestly I'm tempted to rent it every year for the upcoming military balls!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 16, 2017
STUNNING DRESS!

Rented for the Annual Navy Ball. It is absolutely gorgeous, the gold lace detailing on the side is so flattering! I typically tow the line between 6 & 8 and the 6 fit perfectly! Dress is comfortable & extremely elegant---I want to keep it! Received so many compliments on it, it's a must rent for a special occasion!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
October 19, 2017
Gold lace is beautiful but dress is not form fitting

The dress looks high quality, but was tight around the hips and loose in the waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
October 23, 2017
Hands Down Best Dressed

This was absolutely the best dress I have rented from RTR. I received so many compliments when I wore this dress. It fit perfectly. Sexy yet conservative. The slit was little high when sitting down and the zipper was hard to get but overall I loved this dress! I was going to wear the size 8 but a piece of the lace appliqué was not sewn down so I went with the 10. Amazing Dress!!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
November 5, 2017
Beautiful!

Wore this dress for angry deco themed gala. The leg slit and gold at the top make this dress stunning! Would rent again. I felt great in this dress.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
November 6, 2017
Glad I chose this as a backup because there were a lot of ladies wearing my original choice.

The dress fit perfectly the sleeves were just a bit snug.

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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
November 17, 2017
Stunning embroidery

I rented this for a 1930's themed wedding. I normally wear a 4P. The fit was true to size, but long for my 5'2" frame. I wore 4" heels and that solved the length problem. It is truly a beautiful dress. The embroidery isn't scratchy and the overall weight of the dress was great. I wore a Nubra with it.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 21, 2017
Perfect for a black and gold Gala!

This was my first experience with Rent the Runway, and I could not be happier! I rented a gown for my theatre company's Gala. This was not the gown I originally ordered; they sent this as a backup when the original was abruptly no longer available to ship. But I could not have been happier with it. I'm 5'9", and read the gown ran small, so I ordered the 10L and nervously added the 8R as my back-up (8L was unavailable). The 8R ended up fitting perfectly, and the length was perfect even with 2 inch heels. I'm also fairly busty and couldn't go braless, but the gold overlay hid my bra no problem. I got compliments all night. I never wanted to take it off! I will definitely be returning to RTR in the future!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
November 26, 2017
Beautiful Gown

I rented this for a black tie wedding. The size I was hoping for wasn't available, so I sized up. The dress came and it was so beautiful. The dress fit, however it was loose in many places. I felt like it would've looked best slightly more fitted. So I opted for another dress. Had I been able to order this in my size. It would've been my choice hands down! Gorgeous detailing.

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