Marchesa Notte

Nightingale Gown

$155 – $175 rental?
$1,195 retail
Stylist Notes

Elegantly highlight your decolletage in this richly embroidered Marchesa Notte dress. With so many intricate details, just add some classic stud earrings and simple heels.

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 throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Black Lace (60% Nylon, 40% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew Neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Sheer mesh panel on front and back bodice. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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45 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(24)
Small
(0)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 25, 2015
Dress was beautiful, detailed, and elegant. I received many compliments on it that evening.
Fit: true to size, forgiving in the stomach area. Pros: standout dress. classic and unique. Cons: prone to snag (lace).
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
October 25, 2015
glamorous night honoring a friend
I'm just under 5'8" and I took the size 6 long-it was Very long, needed to wear platform 3 inch heels and the dress still touched the ground. The dress is very well made, of high quality, beautiful & elegant. Looks more black, in real life you don't actually see the gold lining. Had a nice weight to it with the beads, and it was very comfortable. You don't need a necklace with this dress. Fit true to size, I think this dress would work on all body types.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 22, 2015
n/a
Dress was great but a little large in the stomach area. It also felt a little matronly to me so I ended up not wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 28, 2015
The lace and beading on this dress are truely beautiful!
The dress did not need to be pressed and came out of the carrier bag ready to wear. This dress is stunning and photos do not do it justice. The lace is delicate and beautiful up close. I wore this to a wedding and was able to dance and enjoy the reception. This dress runs true to size and is very flattring.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
November 15, 2015
I really liked this dress :)
This dress is incredibly comfortable and it is made very well. I love the lace and see thru fabric across the chest. It's a little Victorian without being Goth. This is the first time I worse a dress that covered so much skin from my mid-section up....it made me feel a little older. Perhaps it was just me. I got many compliments. This was my first experience using RTR and I will definitely do it again.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
November 17, 2015
Very beautiful and flattering dress
I am 5'3 1/2" and the length was perfect. It was not too tight around the abdomen/thighs. It was a perfect fir
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
November 26, 2015
Stunning dress.
Fits true to size, I'm 5'4" and wore 5 inch heels and the length was great with or without shoes. The material has some stretch so is very forgiving. Overall quality was excellent. Dress arrived as advertised. Many complements on the style.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
December 6, 2015
Very elegant and stunning dress!
This dress fits true to size- I usually wear a 4 and the 4R fit perfectly. The length was perfect- I wore 4 inch heels with it- my shoes were just peeking out. It was floor length with flats. One con- Since the dress was lace it was really easy for my heels to get caught on the back while walking so I had to be really careful with my steps the whole night. The style of the dress was form-fitting but still forgiving as it was an A-line cut and can be flattering on any body type. The beading is not really noticeable so the dress looks like black lace but it was still really elegant. The dress was pretty comfortable to wear but the top part was a little itchy. Overall this was an amazing, beautiful dress and I would definitely rent it again!!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
December 27, 2015
This dress was amazing - highly recommended! Gorgeous in person and universally flattering.
Fits TTS, gorgeous details, easy to move around it, very glamourous.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
January 24, 2016
I did get a lot of compliments.
I was so disappointed when I came home from work late on Friday night to a damaged dress. I was to make a 3 hour drive the next day leaving very early to attend a wedding. I had no time for shopping or trading. A string of beads was hanging off the dress on the left side near the lower ribe cage. I could have cried as the other size did not work either. I took our a needle and some black thread and tried to fix it. I am a pretty good seamstress so when I got done it was hard to see in a dark room. (It was a night wedding) Just extra stress I did not need. The dresses have a beige under lining/shirt. On the size 12R the lining had no hem and must have come undone on the last rental. The lining was longer than the dress. It looked very bad having the lining longer than the dress. It showed, hanging out at the bottom.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 18, 2016
Beautiful gown!
Loved everything about this dress except that only a long was available. It worked, but a 6R would've been perfect!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 22, 2016
Elegant comfort
The dress was very beautiful, seems well made of high quality material. Unlike in the photo on the model, the layers are not as visible. The lace at the shoulders is beautiful and delicate. Because the dress was slightly too big in the waist I didn't have to suck anything in, so I was comfortable all night.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
March 15, 2016
The dress was very elegant and I found the other reviewers' comments on fit to be accurate.
It was a bit heavy due to the beading but a flattering and forgiving A line cut. very happy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 1, 2016
Glamorous!
This dress was a beautiful fit. I'm carrying some extra weight around my hips and thighs after just having a baby and this dress made them look awesome. The lace and length of this dress scream elegance and I felt absolutely beautiful wearing this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2015
This dress was so beautiful - I felt like a princess!
The dress was beautiful - well made. I was worried it would be a little boring, but I felt elegant and regal. It runs a little big - I usually ware an 8 but wore the 6 and even had a little room there.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
January 3, 2016
Fabulous Dress!
People were stopping me all night long to tell me how classy and elegant this dress was.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 20, 2016
Beautiful dress, lots of compliments.
The dress was beautiful. I ordered the 14 (my normal size) and could have worn it except I needed to dress myself and could not get my arms stretched back well enough to get the zipper over the "hump" at the waistline. The 16 had enough give in it that I could zip it myself no problem. But, the 14 would have worked with assistance; the 16 was a bit roomy but still looked great, since it's a straight dress. It was really beautiful, the neckline is gorgeous on. I'm 5'7" and had to downsize my heels to kitten heels and it was still barely skimming the floor.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 58
November 10, 2015
Very pretty but it is not brown underneath as photo suggests, it is all black with illusion on top
true to size
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Weight: 160lbs
February 28, 2016
Ordered as my "safe" option but ended up wearing something more youthful
Dress was too big in the waist and less sheer than the stock photo. Very elegant choice, just not right for my event. I ended up wearing a different dress.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 19, 2016
What a gorgeous dress!
Glamorous yet comfortable -- a really rare combination. Also beautifully made. (The photo makes the bottom half of the dress look see-through, but it's not. )
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
June 12, 2016
241st Army Birthday Ball
This is dress is absolutely beautiful! It wasn't heavy, or uncomfortable. I received so many compliments on it & I will totally rent this again if I need to.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
June 16, 2016
Beautiful dress
This dress was perfect. I got a lot of compliments on it too. The only issue with fit was the stomach was a little loose fitting
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
June 30, 2016
Beautiful dress
Loved the dress! Had tons of comments. One problem I had was the under slip was hanging out and rolling up showing the tan color....quick fix though my mom did a quick stitch and turned it under :-)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
July 18, 2016
RTR Team Review
This is such a beautiful dress. The details in this dress are so pretty! I am wearing a four in the photo and the dress does fit true to size. The dress is slightly fitted in my waist but not at my hips. I do recommend going a size up for a backup size. The fabric has no stretch to it. The dress would work for any cup size. I am a 36D and felt very comfortable. This dress must be worn with a strapless bra or NuBra. This dress would be perfect for a formal event during the night. Pair with black heels and gold jewelry.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 11, 2016
Beautiful and elegant
Wore this for a work holiday masquerade ball. This dress was so comfortable to wear, a little heavy but it looked so beautiful. The dress style if very forgiving for the post baby body! no spanx needed :) The only con- the bottom lace will snag on shoes if there beads or anything else on it
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 58
August 25, 2016
The gown was lovely and comfortable to wear.
Gown fit well and was very flattering. Well made. Elegant piece that was also very comfortable.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 27, 2016
Perfect dress for a black tie wedding!
This dress could not have been more perfect. It fit like a glove, the details were subtle, but gorgeous, and it was incredibly comfortable. I'm 5'3" and with 3-inch heels the regular length was great. I have zero complaints and would highly recommend this dress to other curvy girls.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 21, 2016
Elegant, flattering and comfortable
This was the back up to my back up and I had to make last minute decisions because my dress was not available. I asked the stylist for something more covered up and appropriate for my age and this was suggested. It worked perfectly. The size was right on although the 10R would have been a better length with 2 inch heels as I had to mind the hem all night. I wore with a strapless bra because the shoulders are sheer. I felt terrific and would rent it again.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 24, 2016
Stunning dress
I wore this to a black tie event with colleagues and clients. It was conservative enough for the event but the beading and semi-illusion neckline made it a great dress for a young professional. The dress is extremely flattering and the beading is beautiful. I got compliments all night. I wore short heels because the dress was not long enough for my nicer heels. I'm 5'5 so potentially order a long if you're much taller.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 26, 2016
I love it!!
Amazing dress, true to size. Made me feel even skinnier. I'm short but my really high heels was perfect just barely grazing the floor. Everyone in the wedding loves the dress as well. Will definitely rent again
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 30, 2016
Perfect fit!
Perfect fit, with subtle sparkle. Sleeves were comfortable. Very flattering and great fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 30, 2016
Beautiful lace top!
This dress fit wonderfully, but the material was lighter than I expected. I had a baby about 5 months ago, and was looking for something black to hide my new curves and this dress was only slimming because of a new pair of Spanx :). I'm 5'6 and the length was perfect with kitten heels. I got so many compliments on the lace details and it was really comfortable to dance in!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 4, 2016
I felt like Grace Kelly
This dress is stunningly sophisticated. I loved wearing this dress and was disappointed to take it off at the end of the night. It has a very forgiving fit. While it was form-fitting, it wasn't skin-tight and could be worn by any body shape of that size. A friend of mine with a pear figure fit perfectly into it. Another friend with an athletic figure fit perfectly into it too. It was flattering on all of us and didn't require Spanx or any foundation garments to make it look good. It is a heavy dress but that adds to the quality of it. It felt heavy at first but it never dragged nor did I feel like it hung heavy on me.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
December 8, 2016
It was a little heavy....but stunning!
But it was absolutely stunning. Even though it was heavy, the fabric was very soft and very comfortable. The pictures came out amazing, and I would definitely rent it again. It fit true to size and
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
December 12, 2016
Gorgeous!!
My first rental and it was amazing! The dress fit perfectly. I am 5'9 and the 6L was exactly the right length. I loved this dress!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 12, 2016
Gorgeous dress. It fit amazingly abs I had tons of compliments.
I am 5'1 and it was very long but I had heels on and it looked great!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 26, 2016
The dress was great!
The dress was a little short for my height, but with the perfect shoes it worked great!
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
January 1, 2017
Black tie affair, NYE wedding
Dress was beautiful and true to size. I'm 5'9" and wore the long length with three inch heels and still the dress was the perfect length. Very comfortable to wear all evening. Dress even came a whole day before scheduled.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 2, 2017
Great experience
Dress was in good condition, however, some previous renter had placed a temporary hem in the bottom that was coming loose. After removing temporary hem everything was perfect. Great experience renting.!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 8, 2017
Simply amazing! Classy yet allows you to feel comfortable on the dance floor!
I am usually I size 14 in dresses. I got a size 14 r and 16 regular as my back up. I wore the size 14. This dress is very accommodating and the A line extremely flattering! I was getting compliments all night! True to size- a must for a formal wedding!
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