Marchesa Notte

Nightingale Gown

$1,195 retail

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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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89 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(48)
Small
(1)
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
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 19, 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
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
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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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
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: 31
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: 48
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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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
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: 33
Bust size: 36D
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: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
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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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
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:
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:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
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:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
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 3, 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:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
January 8, 2017
Beautiful gown

Absolutely wonderful. Beaded lace and truly elegant. You can't wear a traditional bra with the dress - I ended up not wearing one. Really gorgeous gown.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
March 2, 2017
Perfect and flattering.

Loved this dress!! So elegant and perfect for our event.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
June 26, 2017
Great modest Gala dress!

I'm 5'9" and this was a great length. This was my back up size, I had requested the 10, I'm not sure how different the 10 size was from the 12, but the length was great. I still had room on top, make sure you have a backless and strapless bra for this dress. Some wear and tear visible, but perfect for my black tie gala.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 19, 2017
Stunning dress for black tie gala

Dress fit true to size. While it was heavy on the hanger, it didn't feel heavy to wear. Wore to a black tie gala that I ran - was easy and comfortable to run around in all night. Perfect with a small heel. Underlay is black - not nude as it appears in photos of model. I received compliments all night on the dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
October 17, 2017
Beautiful details

I rented this dress for a gala but ended up wearing a different gown. This dress is gorgeous but was not as fitted at the natural waist as I would have liked, which is why I wore the other dress.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 30F
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
November 16, 2017
Fun & Forgiving Black Tie Gown

I found the 4R somewhat loose but wearable because the heavy fabric falls smoothly. Received lots of compliments. The liner is black, NOT nude as it appears in the RTR photos. Would rent again if I had the opportunity!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 8, 2018
Great dress for an awards banquet!

Fit true to size and was very elegant for a work event!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 18, 2018
Beautiful New Years Dress!

Not your typical black gown! The lace and beads are one of a kind! Perfect for a festivity of any kind!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 14, 2018
Compliments galore!

This dress is just beautiful and fits like a glove. Bust runs a little small. I am 5'2" and 145lbs. Bust is 36C and the dress is very snug through the chest. Minimal issue considering the reward. Will definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
April 16, 2018
Beautiful gown but not for short people

The gown was absolutely beautiful. It was so elegant. There is no give to the fabric. The 8 fit but was a little snug. I think a 10 would have been perfect. However, this dress is not for short people. I am 5'0 & ended up wearing 4 inch heels. The dress was still about 1 inch too long.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 20, 2018
Went with a different dress

Dress is lovely but very dark and heavy. Fits true to size and is well made but it felt too formal for the black tie optional wedding I attended. I ended up wearing a different dress.

Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 34B
October 9, 2018
Great fit but too long

Fit perfectly but length was too long. I am 5ft3. I should have noticed the L which I assume means long. Oops! Otherwise beautiful dress

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 22, 2018
Gala

A little large

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 29, 2018
Gala Charity Event

A nice and comfortable gown to wear for a charity gala event. I received many compliments and enjoyed the gown.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 6, 2019
Comfort and style

This was my backup dress but it fit so well I loved it! Had lots of compliments on it all night. I felt very comfortable to sit or stand. Loved wearing it. The neckline needed to be pressed s bit to lay flat but overall it exceeded my expectations.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
January 3, 2019
Perfect fit, beautiful

Very flattering Perfect fit Gorgeous details and subtle beauty Nice weight to it for a winter dress but ultimately choose one with longer sleeves and just a bit more flashy, but it was a hard decision!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
October 23, 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.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
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.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
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:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
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:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
August 9, 2017
This was a beautiful and elegant dress, though it does not look like in the photo.

It runs larger, which is nice. However, my biggest concern and only true disappointment is that the nude slip that made me attracted to the dress to begin with is lined by another black fabric over it. Therefore, the nude does not shine through as sheer as in the photo on the model, but instead, the whole skirt looks black. If i wanted an all-black dress, i would have chosen one.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
September 5, 2017
I didn't wear it

The dress runs large, even my backup order a size 2 was too big. It hangs like a tent, and overall, it made me look matronly .

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 26, 2018
This dress ran large

I usually wear a 00-0 in most department store brands. The 0R was a full size too big on me. Very loose through the waist and the hips. I have very pale skin, and the sheer panel at the top of the dress was too dark and looked odd on my skin. This was a pretty dress, but I would not recommend for petite body types.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 16, 2018
Very Comfortable and flattering

Great Fit

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
September 25, 2018
Rented for a black tie event

Dang it, i was so sad this didn't work. I'm 5'2 and this was just so big on me, in every way. What ultimately did it though is the nude inset above the bust. It was the oddest color and I doubt it would have matched anyone. It really bummed me out because the dress is beautiful and the quality is very good. Nude can be tricky, but this stood out and was distracting. Def get some other back up dresses if you must try this dress on.

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