Marchesa Notte

Navy Mena Dress

$125 – $140 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Regal navy embroidery elevates this charming Marchesa Notte cocktail dress. Pair the simple heel and the Rose Silver Liliana Minaudiere by Inge Christopher.

Also available in red.

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: 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: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue synthetic tulle (100% Nylon). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Sewn on 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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50 reviews
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Large
(3)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 6, 2016
Elegant and Flattering
Been trying to find a dress that was classy, interesting, and flattering. This dress met all my requirements. I am in between sizes 12 and 14 right now, with a tummy problem area and this dress hid all the flaws. The back of the dress closes with a cute button at the top, but for some reason it seems a little big, like too much fabric. I wore my hair down and had no problem.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 22
October 7, 2016
Other
In love with this dress! It was very fitted throughout the midsection but it was still comfortable! I would suggest women that have a little more curve to do one size up however this dress is pretty true to size. I also consider wearing a nude or strapless bra.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 19, 2016
I felt SUPER stylish!
I really fell in love with this dress and so did everyone at the wedding I attended. I literally had so many compliments and questions about where I got it. I thought the dress fit a little small, mainly in the bust. I didn't wear a bra with it because it was very tight on the top, I'm a 36c. It was extremely comfortable and flattering. Great length for a fall wedding. I would rent this again in a heartbeat!!
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
November 7, 2016
Pretty alternative to a black cocktail dress
The dress fit as expected and was a great length for my height (almost 6'0). I didn't find the need to iron the flowers down as others described. The only issue I had was the clasp at the back of the neck frequently came undone (was covered by my hair and didn't effect the fit/comfort). Fun alternative to a black cocktail dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 7, 2016
Way too big!
I had been looking forward to wearing this dress for a while. The photos and other reviewer's pictures looked beautiful, but when I got this dress it just didn't look right. For starters, the sheer top of the dress came below my strapless bra and just didn't fit my proportions - where the chest was supposed to fall ended up below my bust. If I pulled it up, there was a bulge in the back of the dress. As a reference, I'm 5'3", 112 lbs and a 32B. I only tried on the size 0 and didn't even bother with the backup 2. Also, only the center of the blue flowers were stitched, which led to creased flowers that were kind of sticking out all over the place. This just overall did not work for me. I received it at 8p the night before the wedding, so I tried going to the store in NYC but wasn't able to find anything so I ended up borrowing from a friend. On the bright side, this was the only negative RTR experience I've had, so I'll be giving it another shot.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 12, 2016
Loved having the choice of dresses for the wedding activities.
Loved this dress. Perfect for a wedding that could be casual or slightly formal! Perfect when you aren't sure which way to go.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
November 14, 2016
Eye catching but not quite what I expected
This dress has beautiful details and is appropriate for a variety of occasions. I ultimately felt like it was much more peach than I was expecting. That wasn't a color that worked well with my skin tone and I went with another dress. I am a 38B and felt a little snug across the bust in a 12.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 15, 2016
Fall Wedding
Fun dress that isn't too fitted and gives a shaping look. The length is a little long for a shorter person but once I had higher heels on it looked much better.
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
November 15, 2016
Prettiest neckline!
This dress is flattering and very forgiving in the belly area. I was able to wear a nude bra with it and you could hardly tell, which was great because I hate strapless bras. I'm 5'9" and the dress was knee length on me, which I was hoping for. I got lots of compliments and felt very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 15, 2016
Elegant but no shape.
Loved this dress but its definitely made for someone with tiny arms and an hour glass figure. The netting around the arms is a tough material (not stretchy) so it cut into my arms a bit. It's kind of a straight cut so not great if you don't have a tiny waist and hips. I did get a few comments that it looked "expensive" but I didn't feel it was my favorite.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
November 21, 2016
Stunning Design & Great Fit
This dress was absolutely beautiful. It fit wonderfully and was easy to move around in. I received many compliments on the dress. The intricate design made me stand out and made me feel fantastic. Love Marchesa!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 20, 2016
Gorgeous Detail
This dress is everything attention to detail. The liner is fitted and the outside layer is loose. The flower and lace detail is perfection and the dainty keyhole closure in the back tops this dress off with beautiful detail. Pairs nicely with nude accessories. Can wear with or without a bra. No need for a necklace! Throw on a pair of simple earrings and bracelet and let the dress steal all the attention. LOVED this piece.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 29, 2016
I loved this dress, it fit perfectly, and I received so many compliments wearing it.
Very flattering, fit well and true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 30, 2016
Great experience at the Style Studio in Soho
I needed a dress as the mother of the groom for a backyard wedding. I just happened to have a trip planned to NYC and was able to schedule an appointment with a RTR stylist. He spent an hour picking out dresses for me and helping me narrow my choice down to this beautiful dress! I also have several dresses in my queue for the next many events this year. I cannot recommend this service high enough. The stylist was so helpful. He never treated me like I was an overweight middle-aged woman He was so so kind!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
December 4, 2016
Beautiful dress!! <3
In between a size 14 and 16, right now. This dress in a size 16 fit perfectly! The embroidery is gorgeous! I was able to wear a nude bra. I definitely recommend shape wear if you have a tummy problem area (I had to). Love this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
December 12, 2016
wore this to my son's baptism
the detail in this dress is AMAZING. I got a TON of compliments and everyone wanted to know where I got it and how much it was. Told everyone about RTR. Great dress! Wanted to buy it!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 196lbs
December 20, 2016
Lots of compliments on the dress
Fit was pretty true to size, a little snug up top, but not horrible, length just right
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 54
January 7, 2017
Received tons of comments, everyone loved the dress!!! Wore it to an afternoon wedding
There are no cons to this dress, beautiful dress and comfortable to wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 10, 2017
Classy and Unique
Fit was a little loose and the dress was longer than the pictures let on, but appreciated how pretty and detailed it was!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 20, 2017
I did not end up wearing this dress.
Runs very true to size. I did not care for the mesh and applique on the top in person. Very glad I rented a back up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 134lbs
January 26, 2017
Beautiful dress!
I originally rented this for my husband's holiday work party, but there was a snow storm and it got cancelled last minute! Since I had the dress, we ended up just going out to a nice dinner. I actually received several compliments at dinner! The dress fit well, and the fabric was really beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 5, 2016
If you want a ton of compliments, rent this dress!
Rented this dress for a work Christmas party and got a ton of compliments! I loved it and it was very comfortable. The back of the dress is open and the button at the top was a little loose and it was pretty hard to zipper up. For your back up dress I would rent a size down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
February 10, 2017
Unique and Beautiful
It was a bit long on me. I'm 5'0, so I decided to wear another RTR dress. I really liked this one as it is not like anyting else!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 11, 2017
The event was a masquerade ball to raise money for families of cancer patients.
I wore a size 2. The dress fit great and I was very happy with this dress! I received a lot of compliments. I'm 5'5" 125lbs
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 2, 2017
Great dress! So many complements. The embroidery is extraordinary. Very comfortable.
I loved this dress and will definitely be renting it again. A total winner!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
March 4, 2017
Great experience
I fell in love with this dress but was afraid to commit to a specific dress so did unlimited to try different options. I got so many compliments on the dress even from strangers. The sleeves cut into my arms alittle if I lifted my arms but not bad. I had to keep pulling the slip down. I was able to wear a spaghetti strap camisole with support rather than a bra. I definitely will be using RTR anytime I have the need to dress up
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
March 6, 2017
Perfection!
I rented this for my cousin's wedding in March. The pictures on RTR don't do this dress justice! It's absolutely gorgeous in picture. I thought it was a lace designed, but the flowers are actually appliqué and give the dress that extra something. I received so many complements. My only complaint (which is not enough to reduce a star) is that the shoulders don't have much give- so if you're raising your hands up (like you just don't care) while dancing, it rises up. The lining is fitted, and snug on the hips, so if you're hippier, be aware, because the lining isn't very stretchy. But I loved this dress and would rent it again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 7, 2017
Beautiful Dress!!!
The dress fit and was very comfortable. I ordered a size 4 as well but went with the 6 so that i had room to eat, drink, sit and dance. :) Definitely order a size up for your backup!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Weight: 180lbs
March 10, 2017
Wedding of my daughter's best friend.
The dress fit great! This was my first time using RTR and I was very pleased. The second size was not available so they included another dress in two sizes. The second dress was great as well. Almost, ended up wearing that one. I loved the ease of the entire process and the quality of the dresses provided!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
March 10, 2017
Beautiful dress!! The detail and color are lovely. I just didn't like the dress on myself. I didn't find the waistline flattering. I opted to not wear the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
March 12, 2017
Ii received tons of compliments and felt very elegant .
The dress is gorgeous very comfortable the fabric is a nude underneath not a light beige as the picture shows. My nude pumps were perfect with the dress . Would definitely rent again
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 13, 2017
The dress is beautiful - so detailed and intricate - and fit true to size.
I love that RTR sends two sizes!! The 0 fit perfectly, but had holes in both shoulders - almost like someone tried to iron the flowers and melted the sheer fabric on top. The size 2 was fine - a little longer and less form fitting - but still fit. I ended up wearing the 2 due to damage on the other dress. For size references, had it not been damaged, I would have absolutely worn the size 0. When I called to let them know the size 0 had been delivered to me with damage, customer service was SO apologetic and gracious. They were really wonderful and helpful in making sure I was taking care of. They assured me this was not their typical experience and I really believe them. Overall, even with the snafu, I would definitely recommend RTR and will be using them again because of their great customer service and beautiful dresses.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 13, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable dress.
I'm 5'71/2 145 and this dress fit perfectly. I did not even need a bra and it was so comfortable. Got loads of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 21, 2017
This is a lovely dress. I felt very special in it. I wore the larger size for room to dance.
There was only one thing not perfect, the black lining hung down a bit below the embroidered scalloped hemline. At first, I thought it was only while I sat, but then I noticed it when I was standing as well. This was minor and did not detract from the impact of this dress.
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Body type: Pear
March 25, 2017
I received so many compliments on the dress!
The dress was perfect for the occasion and it fit perfectly. As soon as I took it out of the bag, I knew it would fit. I wore a nude/beige bra underneath and the straps did not show at all. I wore navy blue pumps with it and it looked great too. The only thing I didn't like was the some of the flowers were curled up so I ironed them so they would lay flat. It worked for a while, but the flowers didn't stay flat. I would rent the dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 30, 2017
Beautiful dress but the fit was not for me
This dress was a back-up selection for another dress I ordered. Although I was glad that I finally got to try this one, since I've had my eye on it for a while. I planned on wearing this for my engagement photos, but ended up going with something else. The dress is beautiful in person, especially the overlay. However, they only had a size 8 in stock, so I didn't have a back size to try. The 8 fit well in the shoulders and bust (I'm a 36D and have pretty wide shoulders) but was a bit too big everywhere else. Given that I have a larger chest, I always like to wear dresses that cinch in at the waist, to give me a better shape. This dress did not do that, and made me look wider than I wanted. I ended up going with a different RTR dress for my engagement photos. This dress is beautiful, but the shape was not for me. I tried a size 8; I'm 5' 10", 150 lbs., 36D, 29" waist, 40" hips
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 31, 2017
Wedding Dress!
After trying to dance at my wedding in my big, beautiful, bustled ball gown it became quickly apparent that if I wanted to really cut a rug, I needed a wardrobe change! I'd rented this as a backup for my rehearsal dinner, but ended up wearing it at my reception instead! So elegant and detailed, it worked perfectly and looked gorgeous with our navy color scheme! RTR helped me get married comfortably AND in style!! The arms were the only part that felt like a 2, the midsection and hips weren't snug/formfitting at all.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 10, 2017
Baggy fit
I did not end of wearing this dress, as the fit was too baggy and did not look great on me. Also the fabric smelled musty. I did take the dress into the store to do a swap, and I was able to wear my swapped dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 50
April 11, 2017
I wore this dress to a wedding and received many compliments.
I am 5'4" and 135lbs, I ordered a size 6 & a size 8 because I wasn't sure how small it would run. I ended up wearing the size 6 (I never even tried on the size 8 because if fit so well) It fit well every where and not too tight. The dress was VERY comfortable!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 11, 2017
What a great dress! The color was wonderful and it fit great. I received so many compliments!!
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