Marchesa Notte

Precision Gown

$175 – $195 rental?
$1,295 retail
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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217 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 23, 2017
comfortable
fit was great
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 17, 2017
Amazingly comfortable formal dress!
RTR notified me the day before i was set to receive my dress that the 10L was damaged and they would send a backup. I asked them to send the 8L and it ended up working out even better than I had hoped--I would have wanted the 8. The dress accentuates your waist - for me thats a good thing -- and hides hips nicely. It has POCKETS. The long length was perfect for the 3.5 inch heels I selected, my dress just grazed the floor at times. I got so many compliments. LOVED LOVED LOVED.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2017
So much better in person
Its really a shame the model in the RTR picture is so tall, this dress was beautiful when I tired it on! I received this dress when the one I originally ordered became unavailable, and I immediately did not like how it looked in the picture. I completely changed my mind when I tried it on! The back skimmed the floor perfectly and was so dramatic when I walked. I chose to go with another dress for my event because this dress was very heavy and the top rubbed under the arms.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
May 6, 2017
I was compared to Audrey Hepburn, so...WINNER!
This dress was stunning! I felt like I was floating on air all night. Very flattering on the bottom, and the beading on the top was intricate and beautiful. It fit me perfectly and felt like it was tailored for me. I'm 5'3" so the dress was longer on me compared to the model in the picture. I personally loved the length because it just barely swept the floor and made me look like I was gliding when I walked. I was so sad to have to send this one back.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
May 2, 2017
Loved, loved this dress! I wore it to a wedding and received so many compliments!! 5'5/128/34DD
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Body type: Apple
April 26, 2017
Pretty!
Runs small! Go up a size or two if ordering if have wise back! Loved dress.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 18, 2017
Loved how elegant this dress made me feel.
I'm 5'7" and wore the 4L. With my 2" heels the back just skimmed the floor. I had to lift up the back to walk upstairs, but otherwise it was comfortable and not in the way. Easy to dance in. By the end of the night the tulle around the arms was chafing, but not enough to be a bother. Dresses arrived in a bag, so have adequate time to steam and iron. The double layer tulle underneath took about 1 hour to steam and iron. I absolutely loved the pockets! And no one could tell. I had my flask, lipstick and mobile phone.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
April 14, 2017
This dress was just what I wanted and I loved it!!
The fit was great! I loved the dress and got complements all night! The pockets were amazing and were so handy. When I got the dress it was kind of wrinkled, so I got it steamed, but it wasn't that bad, I could have let it be if I didn't have time to do so. So it would have to be up to you if you would want to get it steamed depending on the dress. Overall, I had no complaints and would at anytime rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2017
Great dress that stood out among the more traditional dresses at our black tie event.
I found the fit to be mostly true to size, although it was a bit snug in the rib cage and the illusion top did rub a bit. The high-low hemline is great and was definitely an attention grabber. I'm 5'8" and wore medium height heels, and the back of the dress still dragged on the floor a bit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 60
April 10, 2017
so many compliment on this dress
love it and would order again
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 112lbs
March 23, 2017
Loved the dress!
This was my second choice dress, but I'm so so glad my first choice order fell through. Loved the dress and was sad to send it back. The top details are very dainty and pretty. They are both gold and white, so a variety of shoes would match. I wore gold sparkly ones. Length is a little long even with 2 inch heels, but it just made it look more formal. No bra needed. Great that it has pockets. My dress had a hole in one of the pockets, but I just put everything in the other one. Material is thicker than it looks in picture. Will be renting again soon!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
March 20, 2017
This dress is a showstopper - completely in love!
I ordered a different dress for a black tie wedding and (fortunately) it never came due to the March 2017 snow storm. RTR thankfully sent me this gorgeous gown as a backup and I am so lucky they did. It is elegant and comfortable and I danced and ate and drank all night long with no issues!! The dress runs pretty true to size; the top (mesh part) fit me great (I am a large chest, 34DDD) so I was pleasantly surprised. I wish I had the 6L to try but RTR unfortunately didn't send it. The 8L, however, worked fine. I am 5'8" and the L was perfect length. For taller ladies who want to wear heels, the L is perfect. Doesn't matter, though - this dress was amazing. It also has pockets, which is so nice...and I got at least 10 compliments on the dress! I wish I could keep it forever.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 18, 2017
Pockets!
Wore this dress for a wedding and it was great! The only somewhat "downside" was that it's a little long in the back so the dance floor was a little harder to navigate haha overall, it was a great dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
March 5, 2017
Gorgeous and comfortable dress!
It would be hard to recommend this dress too highly. It is sophisticated and fun, flattering, and (that rare element of women's fashion) practical - it didn't get uncomfortable as the night went on, and the pockets (which are excellently hidden in the folds of the dress, except when you're coolly putting your hands in them) are large enough to hold credit card/ID and lipstick without looking strange. The only difference from the picture is that the black color is slightly more faded in person. But, as I said, this dress is amazing and I recommend it 100%.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 5, 2017
Flows like a dream
This dress was perfect for a gala. The high low hemline was perfect and the flow of the dress when walking and dancing was just magical.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
February 28, 2017
Great dramatic effect
I wore this to the Oscars where I worked as a publicist on the red carpet. I knew I'd need a dress that was beautiful and formal while also being practical in some ways. With the rise in the front it made it very easy to walk quickly without worrying about tripping, and I put my essentials in the pockets so I could keep my hands free from holding a clutch. The skirt of the dress had a nice dramatic effect, and it photographs incredibly well. The zipper is very difficult to get up, but the overall fit was great. The beading could have been a little nicer, but it's overall a very beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2017
Very Audrey Hepburn!
I received so many compliments on this dress. Loved it! The only complaint is that the sleeve holes are a bit tight. The sequins rub a bit. Overall great though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 8, 2017
Gorgeous Dress!
This is such a glamorous dress. I rented it for the opera, and was not disappointed! The back is longer- almost like a train when you are going up stairs. It is so so pretty in person. I'm glad I read the reviews. I sized up and got the long version. It was so flattering and fit perfectly. Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 6, 2017
Fantastic and fun dress!
I rented the 10 and 12 R, and ended up wearing the 12 as the 10 was way to snug in the chest. I would recommend sizing up for large chested gals. The illusion details was gorgeous, and the dress was fun and swingy all night. The only problem is that the tulle underneath the dress was a little unraveled, and hung down unevenly on one side. I was able to pin it up with several safety pins. This wasn't a huge issue and most likely due to the dress being worn so many times. This is a fun dress and you will get so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 5, 2017
Cute dress!
Very fun dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 31, 2017
Gorgeous and flattering dress
I received so many compliments on this dress. I wore this for formal night on a cruise. The back of the dress flows nicely when walking and floats beautifully
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
January 25, 2017
Beautiful Dress, Great Details!
The fabric was heavy and the dress was very well made, but the zipper was extremely difficult to zip once on. I ended up slipping the dress over my head after many unsuccessful attempts at zipping it, even with 2 helpers! I got compliments all night, and felt like a million bucks in the dress! Short girls beware though, the back is LONG and will likely drag behind you making the dance floor a hazardous place to be.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 23, 2017
Loved this dress!
I loved this dress but I really needed the next size up. The 12 was an ok fit but was a little tight in the chest area. I couldn't wear a bra which was fine and no one noticed or really could tell. I'd rent this again just in the next size up because I received several compliments on how beautiful the dress was on me! I wore it with 3in heels and the length was perfect plus I bought my tory's to change into for the after party and the length was great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 22, 2017
4 seasons formal affair
loved, loved the dress, but did not fit my bust. was definetly disappointed, but had two other dress from RTR that fit great
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
January 15, 2017
I felt so glamorous!
This dress was beautiful for a wedding I went to in Napa. It was a little bit tight on the top and there was no stretch. It barely zipped but it was too late to get a different size so I wore it anyway. I got a ton of compliments and really loved the high low cut of the dress. I would definitely recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
January 3, 2017
Undeniably Elegant!
I wore this dress to a formal graduation dinner/reception. I really wanted to wear a ball gown, but it's hard finding a full length dress that doesn't need altered. This high-low option was perfect for a short person! Pockets were functional and elegant so I didn't have to worry about carrying a clutch for phone/ID/lipstick. I was told throughout the evening that I looked like I should be on a red carpet. Really loved this dress and highly recommend for a formal event.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
January 1, 2017
1st time ordering from RTR... loved the experience. Dresses came the next day!
I loved the dress as it was elegant, comfortable, had pockets, loved the high-low... such a beautiful and fun dress! Many compliments. I am busty (36 DD) and the 10R was tight on my bust.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 1, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
I wore this to a black tie NYE party and I got a ton of compliments!! The fit was slightly large in the straps and waist and overall it was too long. I had to carry the train just to walk and I see in other photos it's much shorter on other girls. The other two 0R dresses I ordered were the perfect length for me (I'm 5'3) so it was a bit odd but I wore it anyways because the top detailing and hi-lo skirt were so fun and different from most of the gowns I wear. Overall I would absolutely recommend RTR for a special occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 28, 2016
Best formal gown for a black tie NYC wedding!
I was originally skeptical about renting this dress because I wanted a formal gown where I stood out a bit among the sea of black that is NYC... but turns out this dress was PERFECT! The top added the glitzy glam but also provided an amazing sophistication. Also the high-low is amazing and gave the dress that edge so I definitely stood out from everyone wearing black. Caution to the wind however... I wore my wedding shoes from Badgley Mischka which has rhinestones that ran up the back of the heel and the crinoline under the dress kept catching on my shoes so it was really annoying. When I walked or dance I really had to hold the back of the dress up so it wouldn't snag on my shoes. However, because my shoes were amazing and you could see them when I wore this dress, the compliments definitely rolled in and people were blown away.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Weight: 150lbs
December 23, 2016
Beware of zipper
I ended up not wearing this, but I wanted to leave a review/heads up: the zipper gets caught mid point I tried on both sizes and it happened on both dresses , it took my boyfriend and I a good 10 minutes to put he dress on, also it runs very true too size , I am 6 ish a solid 8 and it was kind of tight
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 20, 2016
Felt so glamorous!
This is a beautiful gown! Fits a little tightly around the rib cage and is VERY difficult to zip so I would recommend sizing up. I'm on the shorter side and LOVED the high low detail for that reason. Did have some issue with others stepping on the back as it was very train-like on me. Would highly recommend, got a ton of compliments and it was unlike anything others were wearing!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
December 20, 2016
Beautiful dress
It is a beautiful dress. I'm 5'2", and the high/low is perfect. The top of the dress received a lot of compliments- very elegant. I wore a size larger so I would have room in the bust- and it was perfect. Large pockets are great- and people kept asking where I was keeping my phone, and other items I mysteriously pulled out of the dress.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 187lbs
December 18, 2016
Gorgeous dress
This is the second most gorgeous dress I have put on (my wedding dress being first). The details are beautiful and the dress is very comfortable. The pockets are also a big plus! The fabric was so lovely as it flowed when I walked. The regular length was long enough for the back to just touch the floor in my low heels. I would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 210lbs
December 18, 2016
Perfect Fit for Someone tall like me
The high low dress style always looks better on taller women due to our height to be able to wear it well. The dress was just long enough in length with a kitten heel and the top portion fit my small chest area well. Overall a really go to dress for a formal event and it's very elegant. Lots of compliments with this dress.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 4, 2016
Comfortable and classy
Dress was very comfortable to wear, fit a little snug around the chest. Loved the mesh detail at the top, pockets are a plus!, zipper was very hard to zip up.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 15, 2016
Elegant Affair
This dress fit beautifully and the neckline was gorgeous! A few loose beads but not noticeable unless it was something you were looking for. I received many compliments throughout the night.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 13, 2016
Beautiful dress!
This dress was beautiful. I got a lot of compliments. It was very long in the back ( I am only 5' 2") but I made it work. Was over all comfortable, but the material at the top was a little irritating to my skin. I went up a size because I have a bigger bust and the dress fit comfortably.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
November 8, 2016
This dress was STUNNING!!!! I loved everything about it! I felt like a Princess with my Prince!
The dress fit true to size and the quality was amazing. I loved the pockets on the dress and how the dress flowed so beautifully when I walked. I am 5'4 and weigh 128 lbs. I got so many compliments when I wore it. I HIGHLY recommend this dress!!!!!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
November 7, 2016
I wore this dress to the American Music Awards and celebrities were even complimenting on it!
It was a bit tight around the bust but not unbearable! I would love to wear it again!!
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
October 18, 2016
Stunning Dress
This dress is beautiful! I usually wear a size 10 or 12 in dresses but I have a large chest (38DD). I read the reviews and ordered up to a size 16 and it fit perfectly! I received a ton of compliments and felt so comfortable all night. The zipper was tough to work with at first but using the soap bar trick helped a lot. I will say the dress runs long.. I am 5'10 and wore a 2 inch heal and still had the dress on the ground.
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