Marchesa Notte

Precision Gown

$1,295 retail

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Stylist Notes

An asymmetrical hemline modernizes this classic gown by Marchesa Notte. Accent the decorated neckline with sparkly jewelry, then complete with metallic heels.

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 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room 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, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black faille (63% Cotton, 27% Silk, 5% Nylon, 5% Polyester). Sleeveless. Illusion crew neckline. Full hi-lo skirt. Key hole back with hook-and-eye closure and hidden back zipper. Partially Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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261 reviews
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
December 22, 2014
Everyone loved the dress. Several people said it was their favorite dress of the evening.

I recently had a baby and haven't lost all of my tummy weight yet, but the dress his it beautifully. And it was so comfortable. No funky bra needed, and the neckline is so beautiful all I needed were some studs. It was stunning.

LaurenDecember 22, 2014
How was the length of the dress in the back? I'm also 5'4" and I'm worried about having to wear higher than 3 inch heels because I have to be in them for 8 hours.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
December 25, 2014
This was my first RTR experience and it was great! This dress is amazing I got a lot of compliments

I went with the 8 only because the 6 was a little tight on the bust and it only fit comfortably without a bra. The length was totally fine and the dress moves beautifully! Overall super comfortable and perfect for black tie or white tie affair! Has pockets too!!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
January 3, 2015
It was a dreamy NYE in this dress!

This dress was amazing. Everyone was obsessed with it too. I wore it to a black tie affair - I wouldn't wear it to anything where boys aren't wearing tuxes. It's very formal. My favorite aspects were the beaded sheer top, and when when you're walking the skirt fills with air and looks full and just dreamy! It also has POCKETS. The skirt has some tulle underneath to add to the poof. I also love to swing dance and was concerned that I would not be able to with the long dress, but the high-low aspect of the skirt really helped a lot and I danced all night long! I was comfortable the whole time.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
January 3, 2015
The intricate work on the sheer top is beautiful up close.

Dress is absolutely gorgeous and has such a great feel to it when you walk. The material of the skirt flows very well.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 2, 2015
A very elegant dress

I wore this dress for an awards ceremony and received many compliments. Fit very well and very comfortable. Usually wear a 2 and he 4 R fit perfectly. Had to have it steamed but was such a Great dress!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
February 9, 2015
Perfect black tie dress!

Comfortable and classy. Perfect long dress for a shorter lady. Since its short in the front you won't trip if the dress is a little too long. Loved the pockets!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
March 17, 2015
When people started taking picture of me as if I was on the red carpet!!

If you are a bit bustier, go with the bigger size.. I'm about 132 pounds, 5'3, and a 34B and the dress fit perfect. However, my chest size is small, so I was able to fit the 4R. I hope this helps! Overall the dress was fabulous and I can't thank RTR enough! Without this service, I couldn't have afforded a $1500 dress for such a formal occasion!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 4, 2015
Great experience

The 2R fit better around my busy and waist, but I needed a longer fit, so I went with the 4L. The difference was small, but I would have been happier if it came in a 2L. Overall, the dress is very comfortable, and the pockets are useful, although I made note not to take any pictures with my hands in my pockets. The skirt of the dress was really flat, so I recommend either knowing how to make the mesh and underskirt stiffer, or buying a tulle skirt to wear underneath. As the dress gets worn out the color gets duller and the fabric starts to pill; this is only noticeable up close, but please be prepared to receive a used dress.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 165lbs
May 9, 2015
Stunning.

This dress was everything I could have hoped for. It fit beautifully and was perfect for prom. The pockets were beyond convenient so I didn't have to ask my boyfriend to put my phone in his pocket. It had a beautiful movement and while this is far from the best picture of the night it was wonderful. With the 3 inch heels I was wearing it floated elegantly across the floor and I didn't have to worry about anyone stepping on it. I would recommend it to anyone in a heart beat

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
May 16, 2015
Great customer service

I ordered 4L and 4R for back up. However, I was contacted by RTR staff saying 4L would not be available on the date of my event. Instead, they offered to ship a second dress with a back up size for free. I wore a 4"3 heel and 4R was slightly short. I got tons of compliments during the event. Thanks for making this a wonderful experience.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 22
May 19, 2015
Very pretty dress!

This dress was stunning; however, it fits differently than the picture would suggest. The dress in the picture seems a lot more stiff and flared whereas the actual dress is less dramatic. Overall though, it was a beautiful dress and I really loved wearing it. Just make sure you know what you're getting!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
May 26, 2015
The fact that 1 dress with no back up size actually worked well!

I wore this to my sisters wedding and paired it with pearl & diamond blended studs & a pearl and diamond blended bracelet. I also wore silver pumps like the model did & the multiple tones took the dress to a whole new era. I took photos of hair & makeup from the great Gatsby era & my hair dresser & makeup artist nailed it so the look was flawless! The 12R was all that was left and I needed a 10R but nonetheless, it worked. Take your measurements and Google the size chart for the designer and/or dress you want because I wear everything from a size 4 to a size 12 . I am 5"4 & weigh 127lbs but wore a 12R in this dress simply because my bust & waist measurements are larger than they appear & this happens often so the size charts & measurements are crucial (especially for online ordering). I loved the flow of the skirt & received countless compliments on this dress so I was very happy with my first rent the runway experience.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 6, 2015
Very dramatic!

I typically wear a 6, but ordered the 8 due to needing a little more room in the chest. I wore this to an upscale black tie wedding. When I received the dresses the 6 had a tear in the tulle underneath, but that did not hinder the effect of the dress. The 8 fit better, and had a matte-black appearance. This may have been due to washing, but am not sure. The dress has a very dramatic, classy appearance especially when the breeze or wind catches underneath. There are pockets which made it great to carry my shades, or phone. I received many compliments. I would use this service again.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 16, 2015
Worn covering a red carpet event. Looked fantastic on camera, and I was the talk of the night.

Fit like a glove. It was comfortable and easy to move in, even through a 10 hour event. Pockets are a big plus, and even in 90+ heat it was very easy to wear. Fabric is heavy, but airy. It is also very matte.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 20, 2015
RTR makes picking out address effortless

I didn't end up wearing this dress because it wasn't my style. When I put it on I felt dowdy. I thought the black fabric would be more elegant but it is a matte black. I went with the BCBG Sketching Gown which was more my style.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 22, 2015
Glamour and Style!! Fabulous

This photo doesn't do this dress justice!! It was just fabulous! The fabric the shine. I was beyond thrilled with this choice!! You won't be sorry! I would love a reason to rent again!! Sumptuous!!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 13, 2015
Walking into the hotel and all eyes were glued on me.

I went to the front desk to ask where the gala was and she said we just stopped to admire your dress it is so beautiful. Don't know how many times my husband was told he is s lucky man...felt like a queen. The dress glides as I walk. The material and detail of the dress was exquisite. The zipper is a bit tricky, but the dress was a grease choice!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
September 21, 2015
LOVED THIS DRESS!!

This dress was so pretty! I wore it to my boyfriend's army ball and I got so many compliments! I felt like I should have been on the red carpet! Usually I wear a 0 or 2 in dresses but when I fell in love with this dress it was only available for the dates I needed I a 2L. I talked myself into ordering the longer size even though it would drag the ground! The very next day I found out it was available in a 2R and the RTR associate helped me add it to my order! I was so happy when I got the dress and it fit!! It was a tad baggy in the rib cage area, but I can't complain because I get beautiful the whole night!! Thanks RTR!!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 24, 2015
Very stylish, Lots of compliments

I recently had a baby(6 weeks ago) and it was very hard for me to find anything that fits well. My pre-baby size was 4, so getting into a size 8 was slightly depressing .But with this dress, i felt beautiful and elegant. I received a lot of compliments throughout the night. This was my first rental, definitely not my last.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 36D
October 12, 2015
A million compliments!

Fabric seemed worn and a bit faded, but did not effect overall look. Normally wear ten, but that was way too big. Size eight was just right. Dress was wrinkly when it arrived so be prepared to steam or cool iron!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
October 19, 2015
The garment bag, with the pre-paid label for return shipping.

My dress fit great! I got a 2R and it fit like a glove, and the length was absolutely perfect. I got so many compliments at my friends NYC black tie wedding.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 28, 2015
I needed a dress for a black tie wedding that elegant and allowed me to chase my toddler around!

This dress ran small; I normally wear a size 0 but when I tried the 0 on, the zipper was really hard to get up and we didn't want to break it, so I wore the 2. I wore 4 inch heels which was perfect! The hem was higher in the front, showcasing my shoes, but the back dragged a bit on the floor behind me like a train. I loved the beaded detail on the top and kept my jewelry simple with big stud earrings and a bracelet. My only complaint is that the hook and eye on the very top of the dress came apart on a few occasions. This was a fabulous dress, I got so many compliments, and I highly recommend it!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
November 15, 2015
Loved this dress, loved the pockets!

The material is not as dark of a black as pictures but other ratings said to expect that. I was not disappointed at all with this dress or service of RTR. Absolutely will be using this again!!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
December 15, 2015
Being able to wear a Marchesa!

Loved this dress. The tulle is a bit tattered like other reviews pointed out but it was fine.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 24, 2015
Did not wear

Dress material was matte and not what I expected. The dress was not full as pictures and tulle didn't help fluff any.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
January 1, 2016
Gorgeous dress for a NYE wedding

I was so excited to rent this dress and it not only did not disappoint, but completely exceeded my expectations. This was true to size and fit perfectly. I am 5' 8" and wore a 3.5" heel and the length was perfect. The sheer top with gold beading is absolutely gorgeous and the high low hem was a really fun design element for a black tie NYE wedding. I got so many compliments on it and could not have been happier with this choice.

Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 1, 2016
A beautiful dress that got compliments all night!

The tulle lining came ripped, but you would never know with the dress on. Loved that it was not too tight around the arms.

Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
January 19, 2016
I love the fabric and the designer. Pockets!!

Great for a black tie at the art museum! It's was warm and easy to walk in.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 20, 2016
Hi-Lo was fancy but not over the top, and the trail was beautiful. Loved the pockets too!

Runs small and tight

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2016
Classy

This dress runs a bit tight in the chest area. I am a 34b (on the small size) so most of my bras have a lot of push up power. I found that I had to zip the dress most of the way up without my strapless bra on, then wiggle it on at the end to give it the "filled out" look in the chest. Other than that, the dress was amazing and I got a lot of compliments on it. I'm 5"5" with an athletic build. I wore 4 inch heels, but could have gotten away with 1-2" heels.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 13, 2016
This dress is gorgeous! I got so many compliments all night!

The dress is pretty true to size. A little tight around the rib area. The bearing on the top got annoying, rubbing my arms throughout the night.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 48
February 17, 2016
Arrived on time in perfect condition

It fit perfectly. With 4-1/2" heels the back grazed the floor. It has POCKETS! In a sea of beautiful evening wear it stood out - women stopped me to tell me how much they loved the dress.

JenniferFebruary 17, 2016
How tall are you?
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
April 11, 2016
It was such a comfortable dress. No fussy undergarments. So many compliments on this gorgeous dress.

Small in the bust so I went up a size. Super comfortable.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 17, 2016
This dress definitely makes you feel like a queen ready to strut the runway!

I usually am between a 4 & 6 but I would say go up if you're between because the bust and the bodice can be a little tight. Being 5'5'' I was worried I would be too short for the dress and the back would drag, but with my shoes (which were Betsey Johnson's and about 4in) the dress was about 5 inches off the ground; so when I took off my shoes the dress just barely touch the ground. The fit was perfect and the dress was amazing! Definitely made my Senior prom a night to remember! I got so many complements and so many strangers even approached me to tell me how beautiful the dress was.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 18, 2016
I got compliments all night! This dress was stunning. Perfect dress for my senior prom.

I ordered the 4L because the 4R was unavailable. I'm 5'4, I wore 4 inch heels, and the dress was still extremely long! Fashion tape helped, so I fake hemmed the dress to be about 6 inches shorter. As you can see, it's still pretty long! However, it only made the dress more gorgeous. Walking made the skirt flow back behind me, and when the wind blew, WOW. Words cannot describe how gorgeous this dress is. A hot dress and a hot date made my prom unforgettable. My only complaint is that it was a little tight in my arms/chest area. But honestly, I'm self conscious about my arms in almost everything I wear, so I sucked it up and ignored it! I still felt beautiful regardless. For jewelry I recommend pearl earrings and a pearl bracelet. No need for a necklace because the neckline is embellished! I also wore a gold diamond ring. For shoes: nude, gold, or black, and make sure the heel is 3+ inches so you don't step on it! The dress has pockets, but a gold or black clutch is ideal for money, makeup, etc. Dancing in this dress is so fun! But make sure you pick it up off the floor so you don't trip on it or it gets stepped on.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 1, 2016
Great dress. Loved the pockets.

I am 5'8 and 123. I wore the 4L. The zipper stuck a bit but got it up and fit perfectly. Lots of compliments on the dress.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 1, 2016
Beautiful dress that's stunning and comfortable!

The zipper is difficult to zip, but when you realize that the superior construction gives the sides some stretch you can easily zip. The underskirt tulle can get caught in your heels, so maneuver carefully. If you have lung legs or are on the tall side, order the long.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
December 22, 2014
Pretty but small

Gorgeous Marchesa gown! I wore to a black tie event. The zipper is a pain! It barely got over the seam. I'd say this dress ran small. I'm normally a 12/14 and wore the 16R. Length wasn't really an issue, I'm 5'9 and the regular was fine with 4" heels. The dress actually came brand new with tags! A RTR stylist helped me pick this dress.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
January 24, 2015
Everyone, even strangers, spent all night pulling me aside to compliment the dress!

It was true to size, but if you are in between sizes I'd say go up. The material on the top is scratchy and can be irritating, and the bust area was quite fitted, so I feel like it would have been more comfortable in the 8 but it was unavailable. Otherwise, no complaints! Comfortable to dance it, it has pockets (!), and just to top it off, the skirt looked gorgeous when the wind would catch it and make it billow out! And now I've convinced all my family and plenty of wedding guests that RTR is the only way to go.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
February 21, 2015
Felt so glamorous at the NAIAS!!

Very sophisticated dress with the perfect amount of beading on the shear neckline. Loved the high low skirt it flowed so nicely when walking. And the pockets! Who doesn't love pockets on a dress. With most dresses I need a 10 to fit the hips/thighs but with this dress, the 8 fit great as I am smaller in the chest.

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