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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94 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(37)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 29, 2015
Pretty lace and festive look
I thought this dress would run small and I have athletic shoulders, so I sized up to an 8. It was too big and too long. I think a 6 would be perfect. I liked it, but didn't love it--it had some sparkle to it that was nice but made me feel a bit like an ice skater. I may rent again in a smaller size as my fiance liked it. Very festive and polished/ladylike.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
November 3, 2015
Beautiful dress, but probably best for someone age 40+.
I loved how this dress looked online and it fit very well, but I did not end up wearing the dress because I felt like it made me look much older than I am. I think this dress would be better suited for someone age 40+. Beautiful dress with amazing detail.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 3, 2015
Perfect for an evening wedding. Dress up with a bold lip and great heels for a classic look.
This was my first rent the runway experience and it was an overwhelming success. Rented it when there was only one review so just went off of that review and the dress info on the site. The picture on the site is a bit deceiving as it shows the dress being much shorter than it actually is, however the details did say 36" from shoulder which for me would result in the dress hitting right above my knee, which it did. I am usually between an 8 and 10 in normal dresses and with bridesmaid dresses I usually end up with a 12 so I went with a 10 and 12 and the 10 fit perfectly! Shoulder got a little irritated from the detailing and there a few little strings where beading used to be but nothing significant enough to stop me from wearing it again. It is a more sophisticated dress that's best for evening weddings or a formal event. Anyone can rock this dress with the addition of some great shoes and a bold lip.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
November 5, 2015
Received compliments all night.
I just had a baby and was nervous about a close fitting dress. This gown was beautiful on and the waist is fitted. I found the mesh top to have an ice-skater effect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 10, 2015
Perfect for black tie events when you just can't do long anymore.
I wanted to get a 2 and a 4, but the 2 was unavailable, so I just went with the 4. It started to stretch out a little as the night continued, but it's an extremely comfortable dress, and not as tight as you'd expect. The shoulders were a little ice-skaterish for me, but all in all very pretty dress and got a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 25, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
Bust: 36 A/B, Waist 30-32, Hips 40-42. This dress looks so regal! This season definitely embraces those royal/Victorian details, and this style is no exception. The color is black with gold embroidery.There is a nude mesh piece at the top to help create the illusion of the shoulder caps. The fabric of this dress has no stretch at all, and the sheath style makes it a little tougher to fit on women who carry more weight in their hips. I would say this look is best suited for hourglass, athletic, straight and narrow, and apple shapes. I have a smaller to average bust line, and I found there was a bit of extra room in that department with this style, but that can easily be fixed with a little padding in the bra. I would say go with a strapless bra on this one, though you may be able to get away with a nude colored bra if need be. Pair this stunner with an understated button earring, pumps, and a black clutch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 27, 2015
Elegant and chic!
I wore this for my schools homecoming dance. The only downside was that I have a flat chest so I couldn't fill out the top enough, but besides that it fit me well!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
November 30, 2015
I felt beautiful and received many compliments.
I got this dress in a 4 and a 6. I am not sure what my true size is, but the 4 fit perfectly. I'm 5'4" and about 135ish. I would say it is a little long for a party dress if you are under 5'5" but it was appropriate for the event I was at. I did like this dress a lot but it doesn't photograph super well. This was the best photo I got of it. Overall I was very happy with the dress and would suggest it! I received so many compliments on it
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
December 13, 2015
Stunning, high quality, looks even better in person
Elegant, intricate, very comfortable to wear. Many compliments. I would love to own it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
January 2, 2016
Chic, vintage beauty
A fantastic RTR experience - my boyfriend adored this dress, and I got so many compliments. It made me feel beautiful! I really loved the peacock detailing in the neckline – makes this dress perfect for any formal occasion, or even an elegant dinner (I wore it for a fancy birthday dinner). Also, you won’t need a necklace with this dress. I’m 35”B, 25”, 35” and my usual 0 fit perfect. The tailoring is very high quality, and the lines hug every curve without being tight, making it quite comfortable to wear. A few reviewers said it felt “matronly” – in my opinion the cause is the dress length. On anyone 5’5”, or under, it’s rather long. I’m 5’0” and it hit my knees. However, with a few gentle gold safety pins, I lifted the hemline to fit my taste just right. Have no worries about this dress – it’s stunning in person, and fits your body like a glove.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 5, 2016
Was told multiple times I had the most beautiful dress at the New Year's Eve wedding
This dress was gorgeous! I loved the intricate details- it was very elegant. I received tons of compliments throughout the night. Dress was for the most part comfortable, but I did wear it close to 10 hours. The sleeves started to get a little itchy but that was due to wearing it so long. I am taller and have a longer torso, so dress was a little short on me when I sat down. It was fine standing, and i'm about 5.9 1/2. I would definitely recommend this dress if you want a unique look and to get tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
January 12, 2016
so comfortable and i looked great
A little longer then i expected but I am short (5'2)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 14, 2016
Glitzy and comfortable
I absolutely loved this dress. It fit perfectly and was comfortable to wear at a SEVEN hour rooftop New Year Eve's party in Manhattan. The event was a mix of people in black tie and party outfits and this fit in perfectly. the gold was beautiful in all kinds of lighting.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
January 15, 2016
Perfect for New Years!!!
Wore this dress for a New Years party and got compliments all night! It was mildly scratchy but not too bad and easy to deal with. It was such a fantastic dress and for so well. The cap sleeves were so delicate. I ended up wearing the 6 because i put on a couple of lbs from all the parties in the holiday season.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
February 7, 2016
I LOVE this dress and did not want to take it off!
This dress runs true to size. I am usually in between a 6 and 8, and went with the 6 because the 8 was a little too big. It was tight in the chest (I couldn't wear a bra) but it was still comfortable. I felt so beautiful and classy in this dress. I received so many compliments - it is truly a knock-out! I will definitely rent this dress again and again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 188lbs
February 16, 2016
gorgeous dress
Lovely gold dress. I didn't wear it b/c the fabric has no give and it felt too snug on my hips and booty. Delicate fabric felt like it would have ripped if I kept it on...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Pear
February 17, 2016
Gorgeous dress for a formal affair
It is very elegant and fits very well. My only caveat is that as a shorter gal I would have wanted it to be a little shorter, so its definitely made for taller women. But if you like the longer look of the dress which makes it more sophisticated, then I think this is perfect. I wore it for a New Year's party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous dress with the detailing
Beautiful dress, wish I could've worn it, but with my body type I typically have problems finding things that fit in the bust but are not too large in the waist. If this fits your body type the dress is really breathtaking.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170lbs
February 29, 2016
the masks! The arms were a little itchy but was still a SUPER fun dress.
Maybe not the BEST pic for broad shouldered ladies b/c it emphasizes it but still was gorgeous and fun for the night!!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
October 6, 2015
so many compliments!
loved the dress - fit great.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 7, 2016
Stunning detailing, very intricate
This dress was stunning, I received several compliments on it. I am normally between a size 6 and 8 depending on the brand, I wore the size 8 and it fit but the shoulders were a bit broad and it was a little bit loose yet still classy, I could have worn a size 6 instead if I had wanted more of a bodycon style fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 8, 2016
Classy and comfortable!
Pros: Fit well and was very comfortable. Cap sleeves are an adorable touch. Cons: none!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 23, 2016
Loved this dress for a Boardwalk Empire themed party
It fit well but was a bit big in the waist and hips but that is typical for my shape. I wear a 36DD so to fit my boobs I needed to order the 10.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 11, 2016
Dream dress for a magical night
I cannot believe how well everything worked out with this dress. I opted for the 14 (I'm typically a 12 or 10) because the mesh back did not fit right in the 12. The 14 also gave my hips some more room, as I'm a curvy girl haha. Other girls have cited issues with the length, but it fit me perfectly. I seriously felt like Cinderella with how well it fit my body. Black heels, black clutch and small earrings and I was good to go! This was for a gay evening wedding, and it was beyond perfect. Not only did I feel incredibly beautiful, but I received SO many compliments. Even the grooms were blown away! Someone I didn't even know came up to me and said I was being called 'the girl with the gorgeous dress'. I am so SO happy with my decision and with RTR's service. Everything went better than I could have imagined.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119lbs
May 1, 2016
Gatsby perfect
Rented for a Great Gatsby themed work party. It was a great fit, loved the capped sleeves until they gave me the underarm red marks.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
October 18, 2015
This dress was breathtaking! Perfect for a night wedding. Great RTR experience.
Dress does run a little small, I would suggest renting your size and also a size larger. Also dress is a little more embellished than I thought but also made for even more compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 24, 2015
Ran big in the waist and felt like it was for an older woman
The dress was beautiful , but even at 42, it felt a little matronly for me. I have a difficult time finding things that fit my hourglass shape, and this was another time I failed, despite reading all the reviews carefully. It wasn't terrible, but I could grab a handful of material at my waist, even in the backup size 2. I usually wear a 4 in things that are fitted in the hips. Maybe a 0 might have worked, but the dress still felt very Mother of the Bride to me. Love RTR, this just wasn't the right dress for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 29, 2015
Completely Stunning and Striking Dress!!
This dress was an absolute dream - I loved every element of it! I rented it for an art-deco themed wedding and it was perfect. The compliments were many that evening! Not only was the dress a work of art, it was actually comfortable and held up well on the dance floor late into the night. The fit was perfect and true to size. I was also able to wear a regular strapless bra which was a nice bonus. The only downside of renting this dress?? I had to send it back!! It is by far one of the favorite dresses I've rented from RTR.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
January 1, 2016
LOVED IT AND EVERYONE ELSE DID TOO!
I wore this dress to a New Years party and it was a hit! It's way more embellished than the pictures give it credit for (and it has a little stretch to it too so I could dance/sit comfortably). I got a handful of compliments all throughout the night and never wanted to take it off! Rent this and you won't be sorry!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 8, 2016
Spectacular dress!
I ended up renting this from the Midtown store as a last resort after having sizing and zipper issues with the Lockhart dress and I am so glad for the hassle that has led me to it. I wore it to a 1920s themed wedding and received so many compliments the entire night. The detailing on the dress was gorgeous!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 13, 2016
Super feminine with an edge
I chose this dress for a black tie option wedding. While I definitely had to be aware of my posture in this dress, I was still able to eat and dance while wearing. I also received SO many compliments on it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 21, 2016
PERFECT for a company holiday party!!! Easy and glamorous
Great dress!!! I rented it for my work's holiday party and got compliments at and AFTER the event. It was so easy to move in and the details are so much more impressive in person. I tried to pick a photo that really showed how it actually looks in person. The gold detailing is much more apparent in person, which I really loved!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
February 26, 2016
This dress was beautiful.
This dress was really beautiful. The mesh top made me feel covered but gave the illusion of a beautiful neckline. The length was conservative enough for a work party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
February 29, 2016
I didn't love it
I thought it was too long and it was a little bulky
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2016
Super classy dress, tons of compliments
Wore this dress for a formal gala. Comfortable fit with glamorous details
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
May 15, 2016
Most amazing dress!
This dress is absolutely amazing and pictures don't do it justice! It was comfortable, classy, and breathtaking! I co-chaired and event and this dress made me feel amazing. I highly recommend it! I don't have large hips or butt, but it might be a little tight if that is your problem area.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 17, 2016
Too small in waist
Not worn returned
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 30, 2016
It's a show stopping dress, for sure. No one will forget your name in this number!
I got my size and a size bigger--definitely didn't need the size bigger but would have loved to see what a four looked like! (one size down) It is pretty true to size, so feel comfortable ordering the size you think you are (even if you're generous sometimes!)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 12, 2016
Excellent fit - details make this a bit costumey!
The dress fits fabulously. If you have curves (aka wide hips) - this dress works well. HOWEVER, the dress if very costumey up close. The lapels and nude mesh over the bust made me think I was Kristi Yamaguchi competing at the 92 Olympics (seriously, look it up...same dress). Which is too bad - because had the lapels not been there, this would have been a show stopper. Now, I didn't end up wearing this, but it did fit true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 3, 2016
Gorgeous detailing
Dress fit extremely true to size however, the material around the neck and armpits was so itchy/painful by the end of the night. Such a pretty dress but would not rent again.
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