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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 18, 2014
I felt like an absolute princess. This is definitely a show stopper.
I typically wear a 6-8 and wore the 10 so I probably could have gone smaller but it didn't impact out I felt. The gown was stunning and definitely stood apart from everyone else at the holiday party. I felt like a princess and loved every minute of wearing this show stopper of a gown.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 23, 2014
This dress was a hit! I received so many compliments.
The dress was true to size and very comfortable to wear.
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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 31, 2014
Fabulous special gown
This was the perfect nye black tie dress. Only complaint is the zipper it's tiny and think fabric but a little patience and and extra pair of hands is all it takes. Loved it! Thanks for another great rtr experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2015
A truly elegant dress
This dress fit perfect. An elegant way to bring in the New Year! #newyearseve #iloveRTR
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
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:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
January 5, 2015
Great statement dress!
I wish I had the 4R, but unfotuatnely it was unavailble. The size 6R worked and gave me some extra room, but did not emphasize my waist as much as I would have liked. However, I still got lots of compliments and felt amazing in the dress. The hi-lo make walking and dancing a non-issue.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 6, 2015
This dress will get you noticed.
I admittedly have gained a few pounds and should not be sluggin down a chocolate martini...However! The dress fits pretty tight in the arms. I usually don't have the under arm jiggle problem, but as you can see, I did in this dress. I also had some discomfort and red marks on my shoulders through out the night. I kept drinking, so it didn't bother me after a while. But if you have larger arms, boobs, or shoulders, you may want to reconsider. I also had to rent the 12L because the regular was out. I wore 3 inch heels and it was probably an inch too long, but good enough. Having said that, it's a gorgeous dress that really gets you attention. The back almost floats when you are walking and lifts off the ground for quite an effect. I received a lot of comments from strangers about how beautiful it was. And it has pockets!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
January 21, 2015
This dress was amazing! I wore it to a formal black tie event and got a ton of compliments!
I preferred to have the 6L, but it was unavailable. The regular length worked fine, and I still was able to wear heels. I got the 4L as my back up size- and it was just a little too tight in the bust, but would have worked otherwise. The one negative was the zipper was very difficult to operate on both dresses that I received. It was even difficult to zip while they were on the hangers. Aside from that, the dress was beautiful, comfortable, and the high-low style really looked amazing!
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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:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 2, 2015
Loved standing out in the crowd with my amazing dress!
The dress was absolutely gorgeous! I received so many compliments from complete strangers who came up to me just to tell me how beautiful it was. The contrasting hem and mesh top makes such a statement. The pictures don't do this dress justice to the way it flows as you walk and dance. As for the fit, I feel it was true to size, and the long was the perfect length for my 5'7" height with heels. I have a slightly larger rib cage, so it was snug, but not too tight. The only slight negative I can find about this dress is that the mesh top does run a little tight around the arm holes and bottom neck. Nothing bad, but just snug. All in all, a great dress and another great RTR experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
February 15, 2015
I felt like a princess!
The 2R was very snug in the bodice so I went with the 4R and it fit perfectly. The hi lo hem made the dress stand out from the other long dresses at the party and the way the dress floated felt very regal. I was worried about the dress being too long in the back but with 2 in heels, it skimmed the floor beautifully. I received so many compliments and have nothing negative to say about it. It was such a comfortable dress and perfect for the black tie gala. And the best part was that it has pockets!
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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: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 17, 2015
Easy to dance in, walk in, and comfortable
The length was just right for me at 5'8" to not worry about the dress dragging with 4" heels. For something more formal, I should have had the long. I am a pretty pure size 8, curvy with a slender waist and round rear end. I got the 8 and 10, wore the 8, and probably could have gone with a 6. I do have very muscular arms and the arm holes on this dress were a bit tight and somewhat painful. I had red marks around the neck at my shoulders, but I am a rather athletic build on the shoulders and arms. The fabric on the dress was wonderful. Highly recommended.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 19, 2015
LOVED this dress! So elegant and got so many compliments
Very comfortable and has pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 26, 2015
Beautiful dress!
this was my first choice but I ended up liking my back up more. It is a beautiful dress, the beading on top really made it special! I am post-baby and right now a 8/10 and the 8L fit great.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 4, 2015
Trying dresses for my daughters wedding
I ordered this dress to try it before I rented it for my daughter's wedding in June. I loved it. I have already reserved it for her wedding in June. Fit perfectly! Beautiful neckline, beading was perfect, not too much!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 28, 2015
We had a great night of drinking and dancing and raising money for a good cause.
This dress fit like a dream and it is stunning in person. Great quality and the beading on the upper portion of the dress really kicked it up a notch. I wore with a great pair of chandelier earrings and that was all that was needed. Top it off with a classy updo to let the dress really shine.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 9, 2015
Perfect black tie dress
I wore this to a black tie fundraiser and I was complimented on it all night. I'm normally a size 2 and ordered a 4 as my back-up but didn't even need to try it on because the 2 fit like a glove! I do wish I had ordered a tall since I wore 4" heels but since it's a high/low dress, it honestly wasn't noticable. The weight of the black fabric is a heavier fabric, which was great for a March event, but if it was a summer event, I would probably choose something lighter weight. Also, at the end of the night, the arm holes of the sheer fabric started to irritate my skin where it was rubbing but I didn't see any irritation until I took the dress off and it didn't even bother me until the drive home. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
March 11, 2015
Perfect for a black-tie wedding. Have never had so many compliments on a dress!
Being 5'0", I loved the high-low hem -- made the Regular length workable for me in 5-inch heels. The fullness of the skirt made this dress so playful and fun. Had SO MANY compliments on this dress!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 13, 2015
Fun and elegant
I usually wear a size 0 or 2 and the 2 fit perfectly with a strapless bra underneath. I'm smaller on top than the bottom. Was perfect for the "black tie optional" wedding. I received lots of complements, and was told that the dress had a beautiful flow when dancing. Was a great first experience with Rent the Runway.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2015
Stunning on - got so many compliments!
It looks SO expensive on! I loved it! The pockets were a nice touch. I'm 5'3" and the length was absolutely perfect with 3.5" heels. So comfortable all night long.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
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:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 18, 2015
Fun and formal!
The pockets and hi-low hem make it a little fun and edgy while still being totally appropriate for a black-tie event. Very comfortable, beautiful heavy high quality material. The beading is exquisite in person. The 6 fit great but I almost could have worn a 4. The whole service and experience was perfection.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 19, 2015
Gorgeous and practical.
I got tons of compliments. This dress was super fun. It does run small. I'm usually a 2, but that size wouldn't zip around my rib cage. The 4L was a great, though. I wore 3" heels and it barely swept the floor. The pockets were so useful and were the perfect size for an iPhone 5s. I danced all night and it stayed secure. They might be a little small for an iPhone 6, though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 20, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW!!!
This is a beautiful gown! The high-low skirt is a unique alternative to the traditional floor length gown. the full skirt is made of thick luxurious fabric and has beautiful movement when you walk! The beaded detail on top is intricate and elegant. This dress runs small, I would recommend sizing up, or if you are in between sizes- choose the bigger size, and size up for back up. I am typically a 0-2 and the 2 fit but was slightly snug in the bust. This dress works best for bust sizes A-C; if you have a fuller bust size up 1-2 sizes. Fantastic option for a black tie event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
March 26, 2015
pretty dress
i loved it. my husband did not. said it added pounds that i don't have. he's my best critic and buys many of my outfits as he has a better eye than i do. my girlfriends ask him for advice as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 28, 2015
Unforgettable gown
I wore this to a black tie charity ball. Ran into someone wearing the same one ! I know I wore it better, because she added a belt to it, which takes away from the delicacies intended by the designer. I was surprised that the dress is made of this matte, almost velour-like thin material, not satin, as I thought looking at the pictures. That affected my shoes choice. I wore 16L as a back up, because 12 would not zip, and RTR did not have 14 as a back up. I would say it runs small, and caution to have a back up because of the zipper issues. I wish I had a photo that I could post here, but I ended up crouching, sitting, standing on the side in all of the photos from the night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 7, 2015
It was my brother's wedding and the dress was just perfect. It was fancy enough but not too fancy.
The dress is great and is true to size. The only con I have is that the dress is a bit heavy.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 22, 2015
Gorgeous dress, stunning. But sadly, it didn't fit.
Unfortunately the dress didn't fit. It is beautiful but the fabric had no stretch at all. I guess I should have ordered a larger size or lose weight. Ha ha.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2015
This dress made me feel so elegant and poised. I got endless compliments on it.
My actual bust size is a 32DD and it hugged a little bit tight there so I just didn't wear a sleeveless bra as I had planned, instead wearing pasties. It was also still a bit long as a 4L even with 4-inch heels and 5'6" and 3/4 so there's obviously some room for differentiate. But everything else about the dress was absolutely wonderful! I danced all night at my senior prom in it and had a blast. The pockets are pretty big so I didn't even bother to bring a clutch at all! If I had the money and the reason to I would definitely buy this dress. P.S. The embellishment on the mesh is actually gold with some pearly accents and some plastic crystals, but I accessorized with silver and it still looked great!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 27, 2015
Draping of this dress will make you look royal
The asymmetrical cut and full lining give this dress a gorgeous movement that is elegant and whimsical. The neck detail is delicate but intriguing, adding a touch of glamour that isn't childish or over the top. My only negative comment is that the fabric doesn't look exactly like it does in the picture. It's more of a soft, brushed cotton blend rather than a dupioni or crepe as I originally thought. As a result, the fabric looks a little duller than I would have hoped, and the black seemed a little faded (possibly from wear/wash). I would have preferred a more polished fabric with a slight sheen, but this did not ultimately detract from the gown and styling. It's a stunning cut and will undoubtedly get you tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
February 20, 2016
Perfect fit. Beautiful dress. Loved the fullness of the skirt and pockets.
the weight of the dress has a good feel. The pockets are undetected and carry enough so a purse isnt needed. This is a comfortable dress that wears beautifully, and I would rent it again. Prepare to get lots of compliments.
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:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 8, 2015
Really pretty and flattering! Perfect for showing off great shoes.
This dress looks as beautiful as the photos suggest -- delicate sparkles in the neckline, very feminine -- surprisingly comfortable, especially because of the pockets. The zipper's a little tricky where the top attaches to the skirt. [I had to ask my doorman to help when I tried it on!] The skirt fabric has an unexpected texture -- sort of like a man's cotton dress shirt that needs pressing to look crisp, not something naturally "poofy" or formal like taffeta. I realized at the last minute I had an ironing board but no steamer or iron, so I hung the dress in the bathroom when I took a shower, hoping that would ease the wrinkles, but that didn't help. The dress I received (a 12R) looked a little faded ... as if it had been dry cleaned A LOT, so beware if that's your size. Still gorgeous, though. I would have worn it if I had had a steamer on hand. I wore the other Rent the Runway dress I ordered as my second choice, and it worked out great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 10, 2015
One Word: Pockets!
I loved this dress when I saw it online and I loved even more when I tried it on. I wore it for my sorority's formal and everyone came up to me and complimented me on the dress. The selling point for me were the pockets it has. It fit all the essentials: phone, id, lipstick, and money. This is a must rent dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2015
fun night, amazing dress
i was a little nervous about the dress just because some of the reviews said it was tight in the rib cage, but FEAR NOT, i'm a 36D gal and the dress fit like a dream. wore it to a black tie wedding in NYC and never felt more beautiful! classy, elegant and just timeless. compliments galore. beautiful dress!
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