Marchesa Notte

Precision Gown

$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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243 reviews
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True to Size
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 9, 2016
Loved this dress! Got lots of compliments!
Great dress! I wore the 4L but 6L would have worked too. I loved the style.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
May 2, 2016
Simply Stunning
I went to an event where pretty much everyone was wearing RTR. How do you compare with so many gorgeous designer dresses? The answer: this dress. Honestly I felt gorgeous. It did run small on me, and dug in a little at the arms, but I still loved it, that's how great this dress is. Additionally the pockets are amazing. I read a few reviews of people unhappy with the fabric, I thought the fabric was appropriately thick and the dress I got was dark. I am a short person, and I was worried about the long size, but honestly the slight drag made it even more elegant, I just had to watch out on stairs.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 16, 2016
I wish I could keep this one!
This dress was gorgeous! The fit was perfect, it was comfortable to wear and I felt so glamorous! The full skirt with pockets was easy to wear, and great for holding an ID, credit card and lipstick (no purse needed). I loved the illusion neckline, and the high low hem added just the right amount of drama! This is a winner!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
May 31, 2016
The skirt makes the shoes the stars of the show- which isn't necessarily a bad thing!
The skirt allowed for a clear view of my amazing heels all night long and it flowed nicely in the wind. It was long without my heels but nothing unbearable. The waist could be a bit smaller but I had to make do since I couldn't get the smaller size around my hips or shoulders. Perfect fit in the bust. Made my prom unforgettable!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 24
July 6, 2016
NYC Black Tie Event
This dress made me feel stunning. It flowed out as you walked and truly made a statement when entering a room. I got compliments all night. I wore 4" heels with the 4R and I'm 5'4". The dress was above the ground by 3 inches at least. I wish I would have gone with the 4L. It would have been wonderful to have more length on the dress. Over all I was very happy. The fabric was thick as others had said but that was fine with me. The beading was fabulous. I highly recommend this dress!!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
July 23, 2016
Amazing dress got complimented all night
Love love love this dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
August 1, 2016
I loved this dress
I wore this to a gala. It was a bit short for me with my heels but you could barely tell when I was out walking around/dancing. Loved the pockets and I received numerous compliments!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 20, 2016
LOVED IT (but didn't wear it)
This gown is so beautiful and flattering. The only thing that kept me from wearing it was the need to have it pressed before my event, which time didn't really allow for. Just give yourself an extra day to have it pressed. Otherwise, it is an exquisite gown!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2016
Classic
Tight in the bust but other than that it's a beautiful classic dress. Wore to a black tie wedding and was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
September 20, 2016
Great Dress!!
Classy!!
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
October 2, 2016
Great dress!
Wore a size up. Read it runs small which was true. Top part of dress had gold and white embellishments on sheer part. Compliments all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
October 11, 2016
Great fit and style
This dress was a perfect fit. I received so many compliments. I loved the pockets for my phone and it was beautiful but very comfortable/forgiving as well. I would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
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:
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:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 33
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:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
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:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
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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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
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:
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
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:
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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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 5, 2017
Cute dress!
Very fun dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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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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!
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
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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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
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:
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:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
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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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
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.
LaurenJanuary 4, 2015
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: 22
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: 28
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: 35
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: 35
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: 33
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: 34
Bust size: 34B
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: 20
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: 20
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: 31
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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