Marchesa Notte

Golden Crest Sheath

$105 – $125 rental
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Get whimsical in this delicate and dazzling Marchesa Notte cocktail dress. Accent the gold threads with a metallic heel and simple jewelry.
Also available in gold.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down 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: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Lace (60% Nylon, 40% Polyester). Short sleeves. Sweetheart Neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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101 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(40)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 6, 2017
This dress made me feel like a movie star
This dress was amazing. I have a large chest and was able to wear this braless. While it was a little tight, it was still amazing. I felt so pretty, which is not something I feel often. Highly recommend this dress! Will definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
July 3, 2017
GORGEOUS DRESS!!!!! And surprisingly comfortable. Love the designer. Did not disappoint.
Dress is gorgeous in person. Felt like a showstopper. And the material was a little stretchy which made it pretty comfortable to wear.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 23, 2017
Beautiful neckline
Loved the neckline on this elegant, unique dress - would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 21, 2017
Art deco appropriate.
I wore this as the mother of the groom to a Roaring 20s themed wedding. I wanted to go elegant, rather than flapper style. Everyone thought it was beautiful. I usually wear a Sz 4, but ended up wearing the Sz 2 backup. The 4 looked large on the hanger, so I never tried it on. The Sz 2 fit great, with a little help from a stapless bra. Without a bra, the waist wouldn't sit in the right place, since I am flat chested -- I needed some lift there. Waist was comfy in this smaller size, I could move easily. I did not experience the itch from the material like other wearers, I found it perfectly comfortable. The sheer neckline is a little weird, but the necklace I rented with the dress completely covered it, making it look like just a low cut neckline. I probably would have to go back up to the Sz 4 if I gained any more weight, the Sz 2 fit like a glove. I am small, but not rail thin. I received compliments all evening, and felt appropriately dressed as the mom of the groom. It is an elegant dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 12, 2017
Perfect dress for a fancy & special occasion
Loved it! So many compliments. Unique. Looked way better than I expected and was comfortable enough to dance in all night
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Age: 25
June 10, 2017
NYC Show Stopper
Wore this to a broadway show and loved the way I felt in it! I forgot to take a full body shot though while we were out on the town so this is just me trying it on. Fabric was giving and flattering. There were some stringy beads here and there but not really noticeable. I literally walked all over NYC in this and it was super comfortable. Confidence and compliments :) (32DDD wasn't an option for body type above)
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 23, 2017
The fabric is super beautiful and detailed. The color is amazing.
It fit true to size. I have a very large bust, but it fit well and offered decent support without a bra. I would recommend wearing a sticky bra though. It was flattering on my tummy, which is my least favorite part of my body. Gorgeous dress.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 21, 2017
Compliments all night!!!
The dress was so beautiful and unique. It was longer than I thought it would be and a little itchy around the neck line.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 21, 2017
Not my first choice but beautiful
This was sent me as a back up despite having reserved my first choice more than two months in advance. This was a very different dress than my usual style and a little outside of my comfort zone. I was not in love with this dress but I received a lot of compliments on it. The detailed sleeves really make the dress special and glamorous. Unfortunately the sleeves were showing some wear - beads and sequins were falling off and there were some loose threads. The length was perfect - it came to my knees (I'm 5'2"). The lining of the dress would peek out from the dress at times, which was kind of annoying. I also did not like that the mesh lining on the top of the dress was a dark flesh color (it was kind of sheer but still darker than my skin tone - and I had a little bit of a tan). I was worried the lining would look weird (I was self conscious of it), but luckily it wasn't that noticeable in pictures. Despite all of this, people loved this dress. It photographs really well. It's sophisticated, and the details on the dress, especially the sleeves, are stunning.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
May 18, 2017
All of the reviews are correct. This dress is very special. I stopped counting the compliments.
I usually run between a 4 and a 6, so I was not surprised that the 6 fit me perfectly. I was able to swing dance with my hubby and dance the night away. It was very comfortable, and isn't too tight that I felt like I had to suck it in all night. I didn't feel like the underarms were scratchy at all. I wore a nude strapless bra with it, which fit perfectly. My only issue with the dress is that it had a lot of loose strings on the cap sleeves. This was my first time and I would definitely rent from RTR again.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2017
Wanted to love it
I wanted to try something out of my norm, but this one didn't pay out. It was a tough fit for wider hips and honestly looked tacky up close with all the sequins. I read a review that said it looked like an ice skating costume and wish I would've taken that comment more seriously. If you're on the fence, I'd say this one isn't worth the gamble.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 12, 2017
Great looking dress! Definitely worth renting it!!
I wore this for a mad men themed holiday party. It was perfect for the occasion, and I got a lot of compliments on it. The dress had more details and ornate embellishment than I expected from the online pictures. Like the other reviews said, I would definitely size down. I am usually between a size 2 and size 4, and I luckily ordered a backup size 0 after reading the reviews. This was my first dress I rented through RTR and I was definitely impressed!
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Date
Age: 35
April 11, 2017
Evening glam
I wanted a fancy cocktail dress for a special night out - dinner, the Kennedy Center, and post-event drinks at a speakeasy. This wasn't my original selection, but it definitely fit the bill! It hit at the knee (I was expecting shorter based on the model photos). It runs a little small. A few missing sequins and dangling threads, but overall the garment was in good shape. I would rent again.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
April 8, 2017
Perfect for a Great-Gatsby themed party.
Length was similar to the picture on me (I'm 5'3"). Surprisingly comfortable given all the embellishments.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
April 5, 2017
1920s Glamor
I rented this dress for a 1920s speakeasy event. The dress looked great and fit great, in fact it felt like it was tailored to fit me so well that I skipped desert for fear of being unable to move. Although it was fabulous it was really scratchy to wear and at the end of the night I was glad to be able to take it off, return to 2017 and get into sweat pants.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 30, 2017
So beautiful!!
Perfect dress for a great gatsby party and I love that it doesn't look like a costume. Goes great with a simple gold necklace. The dress was perfect and I received so many comments!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
March 28, 2017
STUNNING!
This dress is STUNNING and true to size. It can be a little itchy if you have sensitive skin, but it is worth it. The length is perfect, everything is just perfect.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
March 26, 2017
I felt like a gold and black beautifully wrapped package. What a nice piece. perfect.
Perfect. like a glove.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 15, 2017
It was exciting to be at the inauguration.
No complaints it was an amazing dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 12, 2017
Roaring 20s
Great dress for roaring 20s charity ball. I chose to also rent a necklace to cover the mesh portion at the top. This dress does run large.. I usually wear size 6 but ended up wearing a size 4. Strapless bra works nicely. Overall, received tons of compliments and this dress was well worth it!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 175lbs
March 10, 2017
Beautiful on Sight! <Size up>
Well structured with beautiful detail. Rented this and a back up size; but neither fit. Fortunately, since the design runs small it fit my coworker (pictured) who got to rock it at an awards show for our company. Needs little accessorizing since the dress has so much detail on its own. Plan for a nude bra and size up 2x.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 145lbs
March 9, 2017
Great for a 1920s birthday party!
Fit great! fabric around the arms became a little itchy after a few hours of wearing it, but I got tons of compliments! Dress was beautiful and fit our 1920s birthday party theme well!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 214lbs
March 2, 2017
Beautiful but a bit small
This dress was perfect for the event I was going to (Roaring 20's/Great Gatsby theme) so I was super excited when I found. I got a 14 which is my normal size and would have gotten a 16 too but it either wasn't available or the dress doesn't go to that size. I could zip it to my bust, but if you have a bigger chest like me it's not going to work. The dress was beautiful though so I was definitely disappointed I didn't get to wear it.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 28, 2017
Not my fave
I generally love Marchesa, but not this dress. It was too small, so I couldn't wear it, but I wasn't disappointed because it wasn't that special. Quite short, too.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
February 24, 2017
Elegant Black and Gold
This dress was beautiful! It fit true to size and the details on the dress were sooo super fantastic! I used the dress for my 1920's themed engagement photos and received many compliments. I'd rent this dress again for a Gatsby Night out!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
February 22, 2017
Lots of compliments- very unique- no one had anything like it
I'm a 12-14 with a large chest. While it was a bit tight in the chest area the rest fit like a glove. It's a beautiful dress, I received so many compliments on it. It's definitely unlike other dresses. Even though I was going through a hard time mentally at this event - I felt beautiful. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
February 8, 2017
Great for my 1920s themed event!
I received lots of compliments on my outfit, and felt great in the dress all night!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 3, 2017
Perfect Birthday dress!
I wore this dress for my birthday at a 5 star restaurant. I had 2 ladies in coat check compliment me and a waiter stop in his tracks to tell me my dress was beautiful. The detail of this dress is amazing. I wish I owned it but glad I got pictures!!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 26, 2017
Beautiful details and very sparkly without being tacky!
I normally wear between an 8 and a 10 depending on the fit in the bust and the hips. I'm 5'6'' and pretty muscular and curvy. The 8 was unavailable, so I ordered the 10 and a backup 6. The 10 was a little bit more loose in the stomach and hips than I would have liked, but it was comfortable and pretty flattering. I was worried that the straight sheath cut and lack of stretch would be unforgiving, but it is actually cut more curvy than I thought. I also worried the sleeves would look dumb on my muscular shoulders, but it was very flattering. I got a ton of compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 23, 2017
Unique and beautiful dress
I received many complements. The 4 fit perfectly and I usually wear a 4 or a 6. There were a few loose threads though when I received the dress, but they were hardly noticeable.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 23, 2017
Gorgeous dress
Absolutely loved this dress. The detail of the sleeves is even better in person. Received so many compliments!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 167lbs
January 21, 2017
The dress was so beautiful. Rented this for a Gatsby themed 1920s style cocktail party. Perfect!
Fit was pretty true to size. Usually a 10-12. The 10 fit great but was more snug. Went with the 12 at the last minute to have more room to dance. I have broad shoulders and was worried this would exaggerate them but it didn't. So glad I picked this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 17, 2017
Good holiday dress
Very very pretty detail, fit well for size and it's a perfect holiday dress!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 12, 2017
NYE dress
Gold detail on the dress is stunning.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
January 5, 2017
Hosted an NYE Gatsby Party and this dress was perfection!
Paired it with a fur stole, a short bob wig, and headband from Amazon. Super easy (and economical!) ensemble. I received compliments the entire night! Some of the lace on the sleeves was a little worn, but I wasn't worried about it. I'm usually a size 6, which I rented too, and it fit great. Hugged in all the right places, but I ended up going with the 8 to have some extra room. For this event, I preferred comfort over fit. Overall, highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 4, 2017
New Year's Eve
Great dress, great fit, lots of fun to wear. Rated it a 4 bc I didn't like how obvious the sheer mesh was close up, and bc the black slip under the dress would peak out. Still loved it overall though!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2017
Beautiful details
This is a beautiful dress, and very well made! I received this as a backup to my original dress and while it is gorgeous, I felt that it seemed a little too "old" for me. It gave off a bit of a mother-of-the-bride feel. It is longer than it looks in the photos - I am on the shorter side but this hit me at knee length. Look forward to renting another Marchesa in the future!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 26, 2016
Loved this dress! Perfect for a 20s theme party!
Not too short, not too long. Comfortable. Classy.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 23, 2016
Glamorous and can still dance in!
This dress was absolutely perfect for a winter wedding. I received so many compliments from people of all ages. The dress is fitted but not too tight and I was able to dance my face off! Sleeves were not restrictive which was awesome for dancing. Gorgeous, would definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 22, 2016
Gorgeous but a bit matronly
This was absolutely beautiful... the detail is gorgeous and the lace was lovely. Just felt a bit matronly with the sleeves and length.
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