Marchesa Notte

Ivory Embroidered Gown

$995 retail

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Stylist Notes

Embroidered scrollwork draws the eye to this statuesque Marchesa Notte sheath gown that commands attention as soon as you enter the room.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Floor length, two lengths available. 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 no stretch

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Product Details

Black & white guipure lace (100% Polyester). Gown. Cap sleeves. High neckline. Exposed back zipper with bodice strap and hook closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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117 reviews
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(8)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 17, 2018
Great fit and comfortable

I ordered the 12 because many items are right around my arms, but this one had no issues. I could have sized down but I ran out of time. This dress is heavy but not cumbersome. The dress is well lined and no need for a bra. Great design and style. Would highly recommend this dress for any black tie event.

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
October 19, 2018
Full-On Glam

This is a great dress if you're looking to go full glam and aren't messing around. I felt very 30s in it, very sophisticated and chic. If you can go without a bra I recommend it but if not the go for a thin back-strap and you can even pin it behind the strap in the back. Dress does not stretch.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
October 21, 2018
Long was too long for me

Wasn't able to wear it because it was too long but the dress is beautiful and the fabric is great!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2018
Gorgeous gown came NWT

Usually wear size 4-6 and originally rented a 6. The 6 was huggggge around the chest (I wear 34 C/D). I then rented a 2 and a 4 and decided to go with the 2. The 4 looked great but the 2 looked tailored. Please note that my waist is 25 inches which allows for the smaller size. Hourglass can size down but all other body shapes should get your true size. My measurements in this pic are 34-25-36 if that helps.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
October 26, 2018
Perfect fit. Loved the lace and blue details! Back is gorgeous on!

Gorgeous dress!! So many compliments!

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 26, 2018
Perfect dress for a prohibition themed fundraiser.

Beautiful details, looks better in person than online! I would have preferred a Regular length but the Long was ok with heels. Loved the dress overall.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 1, 2018
Love love love!

Excellent fit in all the right places. Beautiful details in the fabric. Very comfortable as I was running around organizing a Gala event. Numerous compliments. Sexy back was a fun addition.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Pear
Weight: 193lbs
November 4, 2018
Beautiful dress, very fitted

Gorgeous dress. Rented to possibly wear to a formal affair. Chose another option. Form fitting and a little hard to move in- easier to dance in other options. Very thick material, great for these cooler months. Length was good (I'm 5'10).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2018
Absolutely Stunning!

The material quality was beautiful, and the shape was extremely flattering! I have a larger chest and was very comfortable without a bra. The dress shows off your waist beautifully and hides flaws! The open back was such a great sexy but classy detail. The long length was perfect with 4 inch heels.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 34C
November 19, 2018
So comfortable and beautiful

Loved this dress and got so many compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
December 4, 2018
Mature

While the back of the dress is gorgeous, the front is very matronly. Heavy too.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 4, 2018
Loved this one of a kind dress!

I absolutely loved this dress. It was unique! Very good material, true to size. I was able to eat and most importantly dance in it comfortably! Would buy if i could!

RTR CustomerDecember 4, 2018
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
December 6, 2018
Stunning dress I could never afford

From the moment I saw this dress online I was in love. And it did not disappoint. The dress arrived a couple of days early which was great because it gave me total peace of mind! I loved the option of having a back-up size because I almost ordered the 2R after reading the reviews! The 4R fit me perfectly! To make it even better, the back is stunning and I was concerned the bra would show but they way the dress fits and since the material is heavy, no bra required! Definitely made a statement and the dress received the compliments to prove it! Can't wait to order my next dress!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 34C
December 17, 2018
Perfect dress for a Victorian themed evening!

I am 5'3", 134 lbs, and 34C. The 4R fit like a glove. It was a little long but I wore high heels and the length was perfect. I did use a adhesive strapless, backless bra, but probably would have been okay without it. The material is thick and the slit up the back made it easy to walk in.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 18, 2018
Amazing!!!!

It runs small so size up but this was amazing! Wore it for a formal event in Italy!! So many compliments

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 40DD
December 18, 2018
Loved this dress!

I got so many compliments when I wore this dress. The colors and lace are gorgeous. I'm curvy so it was snug but really accented my curves. The back was beautiful!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 20, 2018
Pretty

This dress is nice. All lace and embroidery which I love. The dress fit large all over on me. I am a size 0 and it was still too big. I wore it anyways and still received complements all day.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
December 24, 2018
Not wearing dress, unfortunately

This dress is really tight around the ribs and has an umpire waist style fit. It was NOT flattering on me. Additionally, the dress has almost neon blue netting on it, which I didn't notice in the photos or I wouldn't have rented it. I thought it was black and white. Not true. Now off to find something else to wear in less than a week. It shipped early which is probably the only nice thing I've experienced on my first RTR try. If you are 5'5" or above definitely go with the long if you will have any heel on your feet.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 31, 2018
Gorgeous!!!

Was just a few inches too long for me I would have been tripping in it. Otherwise the fit everywhere else was stunning!!!!! Wish I owned so I could hem it.

Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 172lbs
December 31, 2018
Beautiful lace dress that creates a great silhouette for your body.

I rented this dress for a friend's engagement party. The material is thick enough that you do not have to wear a bra, since your back is open. I wore a 12R, but I could have worn the 10R (just depends on how form fitting you want it). This dress was easy to dance in and was very comfortable. I wore black pumps and minimal jewelry. The dress can snag a bit because it's lace, but it only happened twice with me. I absolutely loved this dress and felt so beautiful and classy while wearing it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
January 4, 2019
Beautiful and comfortable

This dress got so many compliments! It was very beautiful and comfortable, I thought it might be a little heavy or itchy but it was neither. Fit was good, could have worn a size smaller for a more form fitting look at 5'6 125lbs. I would rent this dress again for a formal affair!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
January 9, 2019
Unique but classic

Length was great for a small 1" heel, and didn't need much jewelry. It stood out in many strapless gowns, but was not a spectacle.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D
January 10, 2019
Easy

Fun!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
January 11, 2019
Harlem Nights Couture

I rented this dress for my Aunt's 50th that was Harlem Nights Themed. I received so many compliments on how i made the dress feel vintage and that i did 't go straight to a flapper dress. It fit me perfectly! I just wish i wore a bra because my boobs looked saggy, but other than that i loved it!!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
January 13, 2019
The reaction! Everyone loved it!

I love love love this dress! It was beautifully designed with much more detail than any picture has shown. For those ladies that NEED to wear a bra this is the dress for you. My only draw back was sizing. I ordered a 0 but maybe should've gotten a 00. It was loose around the shoulders and I had to pin my waistline. Nonetheless I would not have traded it for another dress even if I had the option!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 30, 2019
Beautiful!

I wore this to a Old Hollywood Glam awards banquet and it was a hit. I normally wear a 4, but only the 2L was available so it was a bit snug, but still workable. The back is very flattering and as a taller gal (5'9"), the 2L was the perfect length with heels. For the right event, I'd rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 5, 2019
Intricate and very comfortable

Fits TTS. Not too snug through hips. Tons of compliments on this unique gown.

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
February 2, 2019
Yay a dress long enough!

This dress is gorgeous! Compliments all night. I tried a gazillion dresses and all too short. I'm 6' tall and I wore heels with this dress even. Definitely would rent this piece again!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 13, 2019
Stunning dress for a formal southern wedding

Fit size especially in length

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
February 25, 2019
Wearing black in a way that stood out and was stunning!

This dress is elegance and sophistication at its finest! I wore it to a Church Gala and it is the perfect dress for when you want demure but still want feel beautiful and stand out! Going black can be basic but this black number has nothing basic about it! It's a memorable dress and I received many compliments. I ordered a 2R and 4R because I usually fluctuate between those sizes. The 2R was a bit tight in the waist but all the other areas hugged my body better than the 4R so I opted to be slightly uncomfortable in the waist to get a ether overall look.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DDD/E
March 3, 2019
I wore this to a mother son dance , it fit like a glove .

You can't go wrong with it .

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 198lbs
March 3, 2019
Modestly sexy elegant dress

I received so many compliments in this dress!! I'm normally a size 12 but i just recently lost weight and my 12s are fitting loose... so i tried a size 10 and i'm glad i did... The size 12 would have fit but the size 10 gave me a more tailored fit which is what i wanted. This dress also has hints if navy blue in the embroidery which doesn't come through in pictures but it's very pretty!! love wearing this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 0
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
March 8, 2019
Looks so beautiful on & perfect for formal Gatsby party!

A teeny bit tight across the bust for 38D, but looks great! Plenty of room elsewhere. Dress is HEAVY, but it is amazing!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 10, 2019
Classy!

Gorgeous dress, nice material and style, sits very well at the waist, a bit big on the back which works well when you are sitting but can be a bit loose while standing. Overall loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 13, 2019
Lace perfection

Fit like it was made for me. Wouldn't have had any tailoring if it were mine to keep. I'm 5'7 and 145lbs, thicker in the thighs and narrow near bust. Material was very well made and thick quality but not heavy. Didn't need to wear bra was perfect length as well.. shoes were 4-6 inches tall I believe. Photographs nicely, would highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 188lbs
April 1, 2019
Beautiful dress

Dress was very beautiful. Would have given it 5 stars but had an issue with the back. I have a small torso, so i had to use fashion tape to keep the sides in place (so they wouldn't bunch up). So if you have a small torso and are planning on renting this dress, just keep that in mind

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2019
Perfect for a Gatsby Gala theme!

Fit great & received lots of compliments! Wore it to a 20's themed Gatsby Gala at my kid's private school. Tasteful but edgy & beautiful. It was the perfect dress for the event!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
April 10, 2019
SO BEAUTIFUL!

I wore flats and it was the perfect length! I'm 6'0"

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 11, 2019
Beautiful and fancier than expected

Gorgeous gown. Even fancier than anticipated. Fit like it was made for me, but wasn't the right dress for the occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 15, 2019
So many compliments! Beautiful dress!

True to size. Slim fit. Great condition. The back is cut out so make note of this you will need a sticky bra or I wore a silk tank under and it looked part of the dress. I was able to dance with no issues great coverage.

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