Marchesa Notte

Ivory Lace Cocktail Sheath

$130 – $145 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Delicate details, like a scalloped-lace neckline and a ribbon-accented waistline, make this cocktail dress by Marchesa Notte chic.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. 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: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

White lace (62% Nylon, 27% Rayon, 11% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Sheath. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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42 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(12)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
July 29, 2016
Loved this dress! Fit like a glove
I wore this dress for a dressy family event and loved it! It runs true to size and fits like a glove. The lace detail throughout the dress as well as the shear material at the top of the dress are gorgeous :-)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
July 18, 2016
RTR Team Review
This dress is so beautiful ! The lace and sheer detailing really make this dress a show stopper. I am wearing a size 10 in the photo. The dress runs very small. I am usually a size four and the 10 was only slightly big on me. I recommend going a size up. This dress was not fitted in my mid-section, waist or hips. The fabric has no stretch. The dress is great for any cup size. I am a 36D and felt very comfortable in the dress. This dress can be worn with a strapless bra or NuBra because of the sheer material on top. I am 5’9” and the dress was knee to tea length on me. This dress would be great for a summer party. This dress would also be perfect for a brides rehearsal dinner. Pair with nude heels and minimal jewelry.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
July 18, 2016
Great dress! I ordered this for my own rehearsal dinner. I had many compliments on this dress!
I am a size 2 but ordered a size 4. It was a bit big but I still loved it. If you want a snug fit order your exact size. If you want some give room order up a size. I am very fair and the flesh colored top blended right into my skin. I am 5'7 and this dress hit just below my knee.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
July 27, 2016
Loved this dress!
I ordered the 10; it was large. The 8 was tight, but perfect! I would definitely size up. I am pretty curvy with a larger chest. I wore for my bridal shower. Everyone loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 8, 2016
Amazing bridal shower dress
I got this as a last minute backup at the rtr store when my original shower dress was lost in the mail. I was so glad it was! I never would have picked this dress for myself but it was gorgeous. I don't think I've ever gotten so many compliments on a dress before. It fit so well. I'm a 4 or 6 so if anything I would size down in this dress. It is form fitting and compliments your figure without being too tight. The ONLY thing keeping it from 5 stars is that the mesh on my skin tone wasn't really flesh colored (it was 5 shades darker than my skin tone). I'm too fair and in some pictures and certain light you could tell it wasn't a true off the shoulder gown and could see the mesh. Other than that, it's gorgeous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 9, 2016
I wore this for my wedding rehearsal dinner!
I received so many compliments on this dress, and continue to have other future brides ask me where I bought it! Fit was perfect!! Truly gorgeous in person!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 9, 2016
I wore this to my rehearsal dinner.
I felt classy in this dress because of the length, but sexy because of the neckline. It fit like a glove and was perfect for my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I managed not to get any pasta on it! The ribbon belt around the middle is not forgiving though so do not over-eat in this dress unless you're prepared to be uncomfortable.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
August 10, 2016
Perfect & comfortable for my bridal shower
Got this in a size 4 since others said it ran small, but I definitely could have gone with my regular size 2. That said, it was a perfect dress for my shower!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 22
August 14, 2016
I ordered this dress for my bridal shower and it was gorgeous!! I got so many compliments
I feel like this dress does run a little small, but it's supposed to be fitted. The top of the dress (the sheer part) was a little loose on the back, but my hair was down so you couldn't even see it & it didn't affect the fit at all so it didn't bother me! I wore this with some spanx and it looked great! All my guests said I looked like I could get married today!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2016
Perfect bridal shower dress
I reserved this dress before there was a single review. I was so nervous. But I couldn't pass on it and I am SO glad I took the rent. It is amazing! I was sad to take it off at the end of the day and package it back up. I rented a size up for backup but was able to wear original size. It is true to size and was not tight in chest as I've experienced with other dresses. I received numerous compliments and many asking where the dress came from. This dress does not disappoint!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 31, 2016
Perfect for my rehearsal dinner!
I rented this for my rehearsal dinner and couldn't have been happier. I rented both the size 4 and the size 6. The size 6 was big at the top so the sheer part was very obvious. The 4 looked so much more polished and gave the right illusion. I felt very bridal and classy, exactly what I was going for. Another great rental!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
September 5, 2016
It was for my daughter's Bridal Shower
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 7, 2016
It's all in the details
This dress is the holy trinity of well made, classic and slightly sexy. I wore it for my grooms dinner. I had so many compliments. The illusion top, lace details and back is just perfect. Being its illusion top and the hem length is respectful this is conservative enough to wear in a church environment. It also has flattering on the bum and hugs your curves. This with a cage vail could totally pass for a chic & simple wedding dress in a court house or something similar. Very satisfied with this rental.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 17, 2016
This dress is so classy, beautiful, and comfortable.
I would highly recommend this dress, especially for anything wedding related. I wore it to my first bridal shower and got so many compliments. I'm 5'8 and it was the perfect length. If your tall- this dress is for you :) I ordered my normal size (6) and ordered a size down (4). I ended up wearing the 4 (I'm around 140 pounds, bust 34D). The sheer material at the top is more of a darker tan color so I'm glad it was just after summer when I wore it since I had some color (I'm naturally fair). Overall, I LOVED this dress and I might have to rent it again for the rehearsal dinner!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
October 26, 2016
Beautiful dress- runs a little tight so went up in size. Had issues with zipper getting stuck
Beautiful dress- runs a little tight so went up in size. Had issues with zipper getting stuck.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 31, 2016
Pretty dress
The dress is very pretty but I didn't like how the nude-colored fabric wouldn't lay flat--it makes you look like you have wrinkly shoulders.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 137lbs
November 1, 2016
I wore it for Halloween for an ice queen costume and it was PERFECT! The fit was very flattering.
I wear between a 6 and an 8 and the 8 definitely fit better. I was worried about the mesh on top but it blended very nicely and I was happy with the overall look:)
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
November 6, 2016
Wedding reception
Wore this dress to my post destination wedding reception and it received a ton of compliments! Only issue I had was that the keyhole portion was slightly loose on me. Otherwise, the dress was great!!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 7, 2016
The perfect dress for any wedding event!
I got this dress for by bridal shower brunch. Luckily I was able to try on a dress by the same designer at their new location in Topanga, CA. This designer runs a little small, so while I normally wear an 8, we went with a size 10. Normally I do not order clothing online, let alone a dress for a special event, so you can imagine my anxiety! It fit perfectly!!! Its going to be hard to find a dress for the rehearsal dinner to top this!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 17, 2016
Great rehearsal dinner dress, but a bit snug
Gorgeous dress, beautiful quality. Love the illusion detail on top. Fabric has no give. I'm small on top and bigger hip and behind. This dress fit well on top but was tight in the waist (which is rare for me) and almost too small on bottom. I am usually between a 2 and a 4 (4 on bottom).
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
December 29, 2016
It was the PERFECT dress for my wedding rehearsal
I am 5'8 143 lbs and wore 2.5 inch heels. This dress was beautiful and fit perfectly; I have a smaller waist and bigger butt, thighs, and hip. It is not a "stretchy" material so it was snug on my waist but was still very comfortable. The material is beautiful and photographs very well. I had a great experience with RTR and will be using them again in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
January 4, 2017
Bridal, beautiful and overall perfection.
This dress was incredible! I wore this for my wedding rehearsal and dinner and it was perfection. The lace definitely played up the bridal feel, but the fit and quality of this dress were impeccable. I wanted so much to buy this dress and absolutely recommend it to everyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
January 7, 2017
Wore this dress to my elopement. Added a belt and a veil.
I had this dress come in with no backup sizes. I wanted a size 6 but got a size 4 and had to deal with it. The dress is true to size and well made.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 9, 2017
Didn't Wear, but would look nice on a tall, slender person
I rented this dress for my bridal shower, but they didn't have my original size and I ended up ordering a backup dress as well (Lilly Pulitzer Bianca Flores, which is what I ended up wearing). The dress I received was a size 8 and was a little snug. It was also really long and hit just above mid calf for me. I'm 5'2" so something that long made me me look short in an unflattering way. I wouldn't recommend this dress for shorter girls unless you want a longer look.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 9, 2017
Winter wedding
Overall I really loved the dress. I'm on the taller side and the dress came to the perfect spot above the knee. The cream color lace was perfect for my court wedding. The dress was pretty tight in the rib area, with NO stretch, so it got a little uncomfortable after a while. The only other flaw was the color of the mesh top, it was darker than my skin, maybe bc of my winter paleness. Either way, everyone complimented it and I was pleased with how it looked on me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 1, 2017
Beautiful, classic, feminine!
I wore this for my engagement pictures & i love the way it ended up photographing. I was worried the mesh top would be too obvious. I ended up really loving the mesh top bc it kept all the lace in the place & the off the shoulder look was not annoying at all. The waist has no give so warning to those with a more round mid section
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
March 4, 2017
Perfect dress for a bridal shower
I absolutely love this dress! It's stunning. Not only did it fit like a globe but it was perfect for the bridal shower. I was showered not only with love but with compliments. I would definitely recommend this dress to anyone.
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 8, 2017
An afternoon wedding. This dress was perfection. Comfortable, age appropriate & just lovely.
This dress ran incredibly small. I'm typically between a 12 and 14. I had to return the 14 -- it was extremely small on me. Thankfully whoever had rented the 16 returned it on time because it was the only one in that size. The zipper is just awful on the ribbon portion. Very difficult to zip, you will need help.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
March 18, 2017
Perfect Courthouse Wedding dress!
I rented this dress for our courthouse wedding. It was perfect!! Very feminine, elegant and sexy. My family loved it and so did my husband!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 24, 2017
Feminine, sophisticated and most importantly BRIDAL!
I wore this for my bridal shower and it was beautiful! The details are lovely and delicate, feminine and very modest. I felt like a bride! The white is more of an ivory shade. My normal size is a 2 and I thought it ran true to size. There is no give in the middle, especially with the band so spanx are always a good idea :) The size 4 fit well for the most part but the mesh overlay looked loose and the back of the dress looked too baggy. Gorgeous dress I would recommend to any bride or bride to be!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 1, 2017
Beautiful dress! Great experience and very easy!
I wore this dress for my Wedding Shower. I received compliments about the dress throughout the day. I wore a size 8 and the only issue I experienced was difficulty pulling up the zipper. The delivery and the shipping return was very convenient and user friendly. I would definitely recommend this dress and will be using Rent the Runway more in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 5, 2017
Courthouse wedding
This was the perfect dress for a courthouse wedding. Elegant and comfortable and it fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
April 7, 2017
Court House Wedding
I am curvy. I'm a 34DDD and usually wear a size 8. This dress was beautiful. I wish it fit better. I got an 8 and a 10. I had to wear the 10. It was really tight around the middle, loose right under the bust, tight around the bust and loose on the shoulders. I kept having to adjust.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
April 8, 2017
Perfect rehearsal dinner dress!
This dress was perfect for my rehearsal dinner, it's very classy! It is ivory so do not rent if you are looking for a bright white dress. No much stretch in the waste and fitting through the knee.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
April 9, 2017
Did not end up wearing
I really liked the fit on this. It is a little tight in the waist, but I had recently lost weight. The nude on top is a little weird. I am very pale so it didn't look right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
April 12, 2017
Beautiful & Elegant
This dress is absolutely stunning. I received so many compliments on this dress. You can't even notice the sheer nude material in photos. It gives the prettiest silhouette of an off shoulder dress. Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
April 18, 2017
I ordered a different dress for my body shape. This was sent as a back up.
This was for my bridal shower, it was the back up to my first choice. The dress is reviewed as running very small so I ordered a 2 and 4. It was so ill fitting! The top was huge on my shoulders and midsection. It looked so awkward and made me sad I didn't have something else to wear! I had to buy a very padded strapless bra just to fill out the chest area, which made me feel so awkward. It just left something to be desired. I know I won't be renting again for one of My own events coming up!! I have to rent for a bridesmaid dress but its not my special day so I don't mind if it doesn't fit just right. I do Not recommend for pear shaped women.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
April 20, 2017
Perfect Courthouse ceremony dress!
This dress was the perfect style as I was searching for something a little more formal but still cute and fun for my courthouse ceremony and reception. Pro: Fits true to size. I have a big bust but I was able to wear a bra with clear straps and it wasn't noticeable. The mesh part will not lay flat on your chest if you have a big bust like me. Still cute though. Got tons of compliments and felt super comfortable the entire day! Con: The size 12 rental I received was torn at the seam at the zipper in the back. Once zipped, the hole pulled and was bigger than a quarter. It was definitely noticeable. I tied a sash with appliqué over it and it solved the problem (and was a great accent for the dress actually).
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
April 23, 2017
Loved it! You can't take very big steps, but it wasn't an issue for me.
The lace is gorgeous in person!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
April 26, 2017
I rented this for my bridal shower and received tons of compliments!
I rented this to wear to my bridal shower and was not disappointed. I rented both the size 10 and 12 since reviews recommended sizing up. The 10 fit so perfectly I never even tried the 12. This dress was extremely flattering and so comfy I didn't want to take it off. It was perfect for the occasion!
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