Marchesa Notte

Mena Dress

$105 – $140 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Regal red embroidery elevates this charmingMarchesa Notte cocktail dress. Pair the simple heel, or for a pop, try a red shoe.

Also available in blue.

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 at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Red synthetic tulle (100% Nylon). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Sewn on red rosette details. Hourglass bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Key-hole back with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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170 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(76)
Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 12, 2016
Flattering, noteworthy dress for an outdoor spring/summer wedding!
This dress is definitely a standout without being too "edgy", which I thought made it perfect for a wedding or other event where you don't want to be the center of attention but still want to look great. The red is a bit richer than in the photos and the lining is more tan/taupe - the colors in the photo would have been great but I thought this was even better. Received so many compliments (especially about how tan I looked, even though I am not at all tan right now...), and it was super comfy all night. You will need a strapless bra with smaller cups and a thinner band due to where the illusion neckline falls, but definitely no sticky boobs required. I sized up due to some tightness along the ribcage / bust so I would get your normal size and the size up as a backup.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 10, 2015
So flattering yet comfortable!
Absolutely gorgeous dress of impeccable quality! I wore this to a friend's October wedding and received so many compliments. The dress fits true to size. I am long in the torso, short in leg, and curvy, but the 10 fit perfectly. So sad to put it in the bag and send it away!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 11, 2015
I have never received so many compliments on anything! Even complete strangers!
This was a total accident after another dress was unable to be shipped the day before it was supposed to arrive. I'm so glad this happened, as this dress was stunning! It even had the tag on it, so I was lucky to be the first to wear this size. The embroidery is intricate and beautiful and this is really a show stopper! The lining was a bit snug around my hips/thighs, and did not stretch, but it looked great. It was also a bit itchy around the neck and armholes, but because it was so pretty, I dealt with it.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 13, 2015
It was beautiful for an evening fall wedding. Received many many compliments!
I usually wear a 12 and the 14 was still snug. The rib cage/chest is what I feel runs small. The dress is longer than it appears in the picture, but I didn't personally mind. The detail on the dress is delicate and I was a bit worried that it would pull or get stuck as I was dancing and sitting.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 13, 2015
Pretty but Small
The dress was really pretty and the quality was great. The underlay looks white in the picture but it's actually more beige/nude. The only issue I had with the dress is that it runs small. I typically wear a size 10 dress but in this dress a size 12 didn't even work. The bust area was the real problem, I was fine until we got there. I'm a 36D and there was no way the size 12 was going to zip. There isn't any give in the fabric. It's a lovely dress though and RTR was fantastic in trying to help me find a dress for my brother's wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 16, 2015
So pretty and unique!
This dress is fun and colorful. It fits well and is great for a cocktail party. It's conservative enough for a work event too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 20, 2015
Pretty dress, but way too big for petite frames
I was sent the size 0 and ended up not wearing because the fit was large and unflattering. I loved the material and pattern otherwise. Wish RTR would have more sizes for petites!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 21, 2015
Great dress-more maroon then red
Dress fits well, but I would say a little bigger than true to size. The color is a lot more darker than pictured, don't expect fire engine flowers.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
October 26, 2015
Never used Runway before; such a blast! Loved wearing awesome dress I would never buy on my own!
Perfect dress! Fit like a glove but able to move. Comfortable. Quality construction. No bra needed. No underwear lines showing. Loved how the appliqué was on the netting, not the nude fabric so it didn't look or feel like wearing a curtain. Great detail from keyhole back to scalloped hemline. Transitions easily from afternoon to formal evening. Sophisticated yet fun--no need to dress it up with lots of accessories. Received several compliments from strangers. Husband LOVED it. Sad to send it back. Service was spectacular.
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
October 28, 2015
Great dress for a wedding!
The dress was very beautiful. I received so many positive compliments on the dress all night. The dress was snug in the waist, I wore the size 16 instead of the 14 but then found the bust area was a bit loose and had to wear a bra. I'm very straight and don't have a strong defined natural waist. Would work much better on someone with a true hour glass figure. Overall, great choice for the wedding I attended!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
November 2, 2015
n/a
Rented for a rehearsal dinner and it was a perfect fit. Truck loads of compliments. I am 3 months post-baby and still have a little extra baby weight hanging around the belly. I ordered larger than I typically wear and it was perfect. I will definitely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 5, 2015
So unique!
Fit true to size and was very comfortable. Definitely a head-turner and I got a ridiculous amount of compliments. The color is beautiful and it was perfect for a wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
May 15, 2016
So many compliments!
This dress was beautiful. Wish I could have kept it! The dress was a little roomy up top for me because I have a smaller bust, but otherwise it was perfect. The length was very appropriate as well. I am 5'10/5'11 so that's always a concern for me. So sad to send this one back!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
November 11, 2015
I love how easy the process of returning the dress is.
My normal size is a 12, so I ordered a 12 and 14. The 12 was too small and the 14 fit fine, just a little snug in the neckline area and the shoulders. I would've been more comfortable in a 16, but the 14 worked. I got so many compliments on the dress and felt very pretty in it! I would recommend ordering 2 sizes up than your normal size. I would definitely order this dress again.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
November 14, 2015
N/A did not wear for event
The dress did fit really well, definitely true to size. But the flowers were hanging off in spots-- it looked like the dressed needed to be pressed in order to get the flowers to lay flat. It's also much darker in person
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
November 16, 2015
The photographer at the wedding came up to me to ask me where I got the dress. Made me feel great!
Easy to dance in. Goes great with a nude shoe.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Petite
November 18, 2015
Beautiful dress for a fall wedding!
I was afraid to rent this dress for a wedding because the liner looked very light but it is actually a deep champagne color in person! The only reason I did not give this dress the full five stars is because of the sizing in the chest. I am a 34DD and usually a 10 or 12 in dresses. I read the reviews that stated this dress has no stretch so I ordered up from what I normally ordered. Good thing I did because the 14 was still a bit tight in the chest but you could not tell. With some fashion tape I made the rest of the dress look good although it was a bit big. Overall this dress is absolutely stunning and way better in person than in pictures! I would 100% recommend this dress but if you have a larger chest I would go up one to two sizes!
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
November 23, 2015
So much easier then buying a dress I would only wear occasionally!
Got so many compliments at the wedding. 10 fit beautifully with a little help from undergarments. The lace overlay flowers didn't sit flat - likely from being packaged or I would have given this a perfect score.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 24, 2015
I loved this dress and was sad to send it back! I got a lot of compliments.
The dress fit perfectly. I ordered a size 0 and a 2. I ended up wearing the 0. The red detailing is closer to a maroon than a red. I wore this to a firefighters ball and it was perfect for the event. I would order this one again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
November 24, 2015
I got married in this dress and felt gorgeous and comfortable!
The size 4 was not available at the time I reserved the dress; thankfully, the 2 fit nicely. Though I was a little wide in the shoulders for the 2, the relatively open keyhole back meant that the fit was flexible. I wore it comfortably without a bra. The dress that I received did look quite well worn upon arrival, and some trimming of loose threads and very patient ironing of the roses was necessary to fix it up. The roses that were not completely attached were curled up, and took quite a bit of low-heat ironing to lay flat again. I suppose this may or may not be an issue depending on the condition of the dress you receive. The dress does picture slightly lighter than it looks in person; it is a dark red and nude color. Overall, I loved it and felt beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
November 29, 2015
Fit perfectly! Looks fabulous I got so many compliments!
Fit great, but the flowers were a little bent and folded when I got it. It was okay though, I didn't mind
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 30, 2015
runs true to size. I loved it and everyone complimented me on the dress as well.
I received so many compliments on this dress. It was comfortable to wear and looked great
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108lbs
December 2, 2015
Stylist Review
This dress is absolutely perfect to wear for a winter or fall wedding! I would recommend wearing a strapless bra as the straps would show if you wore a standard one. There is not a lot of stretch in the dress so I would size up! Overall this dress is both elegant and timeless.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
December 11, 2015
This dress was amazing and sexy.
My challenge with the dress is there was not enough room in the bust area. I wear a 38 H and was smashed in. I ended up using a pashmina to cover up the fact that the dress didn't quite fit me. In a perfect world, I would have purchased a size 16 and had it tailored.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
December 15, 2015
I'm STILL getting compliments on this dress...
I am in love with this dress! Literally my only complaint is that the zipper is very tricky so I had to pre-zip and climb into the dress - but it fit really well and I felt like a million bucks in it. I received compliments all night long and once photos were posted to social media I received texts letting me know how much people loved the dress. The wedding I wore it to was over a month ago and as recently as this weekend I was catching up with someone at a party and mentioned the wedding I attended and my friend asked "was that where you wore that red dress I saw on Facebook!?!!" I seriously can't recommend this dress enough!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 17, 2015
Perfect Holiday Party Dress- Classy and Beautiful
Fit is true to size, absolutely no stretch to the dress. It is really beautiful, I received a ton of compliments. Wore this to my husbands work holiday party and it was the perfect dress for the occasion.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
December 20, 2015
Excellent dress, very flattering.
Not only is this a unique, stand-out dress, but it is truly flattering! I felt super glamorous in it all evening and at a Manhattan cocktail party, it helped me stand out amid a sea of dark dresses. I styled with nude pumps and simple, flattering makeup. This dress is easy to style because it does all the work for you! Excellent piece.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 21, 2015
no comment
I wore this to my company Christmas party one night then to my husband's the next night. Got compliments galore both nights!! Good length, very fitted in the bodice but overall GREAT!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
December 23, 2015
An Elegant Statement
Dress fits very true to size and was comfortable to wear all evening! It's a classic, timeless look with a statement color and pattern.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
December 27, 2015
This dress is gorgeous!
Unfortunately, my true size was not available so I sized up based on other reviews and it was just too big. :(. Can't wait to try it again in the correct size!
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
January 13, 2016
Stunning & Perfect for a fall Bridal Shower!
I said that this runs large because I am usually wearing a size 18 & I could zip this 16 (though snuggly) It was quite flattering for my body type (I carry my weight in my abdomen). Truly - This was a dress I rented that I wish I had purchased because I loved it so much.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 22, 2016
New Year's Eve ball
Great proportions, fitted but not skin tight. Got tons of compliments. Size 6 worked best. Size 8 was frumpy.
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 183lbs
January 26, 2016
This was such a beautiful dress! Perfect for the work party!
Sexy, sophisticated, and beautiful details! I got compliments throughout the night - would definitely rent this dress again! I had to size up as the mid area was a little tight - but overall surprisingly comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
February 8, 2016
Beautiful for a garden party or wedding.
This was a backup selection for me that I didn't wear. I thought it ran a bit big. You can't really tell but there are pleats in the lace/sheer overlay that I wasn't really crazy about. Also, beware that even though RTR dry cleans the dresses before sending, the dress will most likely be wrinkled when it arrives. You will definitely want to have this dress professionally pressed before wearing it. The red lace flowers are folded, misshapen and a wrinkled mess when it arrived due to how it is shipped (folded). Wrinkles aren't exactly pretty for a formal event!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
February 9, 2016
LOVED! didn't want to send it back!
Pros: I felt amazing. Sexy and comfortable. Cons: When the dress got to me the floral red parts were all folded up from being folded. I had to steam them and press on them so they wouldn't be sticking out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 13, 2016
Unique and statement making.
I was unsure about this dress at first. My waist and sholders are pretty small. I rented both the 0 and 2, and ended up going with the 2 because it was a little bit loser. The dress got tons of compliements all night - its a different way to wear lace! In one word - love.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 14, 2016
Pretty , but the pleats in the waist made me look like I had a pooch! Not the most flattering on me
The 4 fit well, though I wonder if maybe a 2 might have been more flattering, but it wasn't available, so I got the 0 in case. The zero would even zip at the top once I hit the bust, but I wasn't surprised. The way the waist gathers causes it to stick out, making me look like my stomach was sticking out, even with Spanx, and my stomach is usually not an issue for me. The nude color was darker than I expected, the red a dark blood red. It is pretty, just not flattering for me at 5'5", 123, 34D, 25"37".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 15, 2016
Beautiful and unique dress.
I loved this dress and got a ton of compliments. Fits true to size and is even more beautiful in person. My only complaint is that the small button in the back would not stay buttoned. It was so annoying to have it come undone constantly throughout the night. I finally located a safety pin and fastened it for the rest of the evening.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 26, 2016
Unique, dainty, and pretty!
True to size and comfortable. The dress looks great and in a "not trying" way. One of my favorite rentals.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 27, 2016
Very elegant
I'm very petite (5'1) and this dress in a 0 fit perfectly. It hit just above my knees which looked fine with the heels. Otherwise, very comfortable and elegant for a wedding! Didn't want to return it!
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