Marchesa Notte

Purple Lace Dress

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

A flawless silhouette with intricate lace detail and a floral embroidered design. This tea length dress by Marchesa Notte radiates refined elegance. We love to pair it with a black clutch to complete the modish attire.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Purple lace (100% Polyester). Sheath. Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Adjustable straps. Partially lined. 53" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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190 reviews
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(7)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 26, 2017
Not for small boobed women

The fit was very strange for a tall woman like me. I had to let the straps down and the cups were still in a very strange place. I never wore it out because it was just a strange dress overall. If you are flat chested or have smaller boobs I wouldn't suggest it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
August 29, 2017
It's a gorgeous dress but it was too big so as soon as my unlimited return is registered,

Runs a little large

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 30, 2017
Birthday Glam

Fits like a glove. Had to pull over my head as bottom and waist is narrow, but once on, fit is great. No give. Was worried top wouldn't fit my larger bust, but covered perfectly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
August 31, 2017
Purple perfection!

What a dress & in purple!!! The richness of lace is incredible .The only problem - its no stretch whatsoever. So for girls with hips- watch out, it fit me perfect at waist, was tight to get in to the dress at the hips or lift for the use of lady's room, also to get in to the car, ( so pick your battles! I prefer tighter in hips- but fit my waist) its fine to walk- have a slit at the back. Shoulder straps is adjustable . I put temporary hair coloring to match the purple mood!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 5, 2017
Favorite RTR of ALL TIME

Ladies, don't rent this dress if you don't enjoy endless compliments. This Marchesa was TO DIE FOR! The purple hue is a complete stunner and it's sweet and sexy with the laciness and delicate straps. I wore for a black tie optional wedding, and since most other guests didn't opt for a formal look, this dress was absolutely spot on for the occasion. There were no reviews at the time I rented and it suggested sizing up, so I went with the 2. It was rather loose in the hips for me, but I don't think I could've zipped up the bust all the way with a 0. Didn't need any shapewear (almost went braless) and so comfy to dance all night in (while getting those compliments)! This dress was a dream. Go rent this!!!

LaurenSeptember 5, 2017
How was the length of this dress? I'm 5'2" and I'm having a hard time visualizing. Thanks!!
RTR CustomerSeptember 5, 2017
Are you 100 pounds? Did it fit? I'm about 100 and I'm afraid it is going to be too big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
September 6, 2017
The compliments won't stop coming about this rental!

Don't hesistate to rent this. It does have minimal stretch. I usually wear 0 but 2 was the perfect fit. I didn't even try for the 0.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 6, 2017
Great dress

Beautiful dress. Some pulling in the lace up close but wasn't noticeable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
September 6, 2017
Great dress, gorgeous fit.

True to size, comfortable, well made, and beautiful.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
September 6, 2017
The ease of renting is wonderful, the selection of dresses fab.

The fit on this dress was a little small. I wore an 8 and there was some room, but I did need to slide it up a bit to sit, but otherwise comfortable. There is no stretch to the lace and the straps are adjustable. It's a beautiful dress, great color, not too revealing but understated. I see myself as "hippy" but these photos make me look more like a line backer. I'm 5'9" 140lbs and I feel like the length probably wasn't my best choice. Good news I have another event in December to rent for!

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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
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 7, 2017
Rehearsal dinner dress!

This dress is true to size and photographs extremely well. It is very flattering on curvy girls however here is little stretch. I am usually between a 6 and 8 in dresses and the 8 fit perfectly. I received so many compliments. Love this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 10, 2017
Compliments all night long, but beware

Stunning dress, but beware the zipper! The fabric is super stiff and because it hugs the body, it's incredibly challenging to get in and out of. The zipper isn't long enough to get you in and out and the shape doesn't move well, so pushing it up doesn't help. Using the bathroom and dancing was difficult in this dress. I have an hourglass body so maybe it was just my booty getting in the way? Loved this dress, I just wish the zipper went longer in the back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 12, 2017
Amazing silhouette

I wore this to a friends wedding. The purple against the nude catches your eye. But what I loved the most was the silhouette of this dress! It was very flattering on my normally straight figure. The straps are adjustable, I did wear a strapless bra for my own comfort. The dress ended around my ankles which was nice because there was no fuss with dragging a dress on the floor or being stepped on. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 13, 2017
Can I live in this dress?

One word- juicy. My favorite dress I've worn! Felt like Sofia Vergara in it all night. The only problem I had with it was that it's super tight all the way down through the lower leg - yes it's sexy - but being 6'0 it makes it REALLY hard to take normal sized steps in. Needless to say, I had to step over a grate in my heels and it was too big of a step for the dress...the dress ripped a couple inches up the seam at the bottom :( it wasn't noticeable the rest of the night...but definitely a bummer

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 139lbs
September 15, 2017
Lovely mermaid dress!

This dress is so stunning. I loved the bright purple and the mermaid flare. This dress is perfect for a wedding or formal affair.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
September 16, 2017
Amazing color and endless compliments!!

I am 6ft tall -- this dress is just gorgeous!! And I loved the fact that the straps were adjustable (like a bra strap) which allowed me to accommodate for my height! It was a SUPER tight fit, but not in an uncomfortable or unflattering way. No stretch in the fabric at all, so I would suggest ordering a size up -- I typically wear a 12 and ordered a 14....so glad I did!!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 17, 2017
This dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

This dress is beautiful! I received so many compliments all evening. It fit like a glove and I felt so beautiful in it. The only downside is that there is no stretch in fabric so any bending can be a little challenging.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
September 18, 2017
OMG this dress!

This dress is GORGEOUS! I have a straight body type, but larger on top. It gave me curves and hung beautifully. I'm sure it would be even better on curvier women. I didn't even try the 2 on. It was not tight at all. Comfortable to walk in, but no stretch. I wore a sticky bra, but could have worn a strapless. It's not as low in the back as pictured on model. Great to dance in. Compliments all night! Love.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 18, 2017
Amazing color!

Wore this to a black tie wedding and it stood out in a sea of black. It was perfect, flattering, and elegant! Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 19, 2017
Amazing Elegant and very feminine

The dress fits well very well. I ordered size 6 and 8 both looked great, but the 8 was more confortable than the 6. The color and the intricate pattern of the dress is unique. Received many compliments.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 40
September 20, 2017
Beautiful color and lace detail

This dress was a showstopper for sure. Received so many compliments on the beautiful color and intricacies of the lace and material. After reading some reviews, I decided to size up, which was perfect because it fit like a glove. It was comfortable to sit and dance in and there are adjustable straps. I would recommend this eloquent dress to anyone with a full chest because there is plenty of coverage.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2017
So many compliments!

I wore this to an outdoor black tie wedding in Sonoma and it was perfect! The length was great--formal but I wasn't stepping on it all night. You will need a low back bra or sticky bra because the back is just a hair too low for a strapless bra. I am busty and wore a sticky bra that pulled the girls together without lifting much and it worked great. I ended up sizing up 2 sizes because the lace pulled in the hips and I wanted to be able to move without it puckering. Overall great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Body type: Apple
September 27, 2017
Glamorous for Cruise Around NYC

I couldn't be happier with my choice of dress for an alumni cruise around Manhattan! I received several compliments and the dress made me feel extremely confident. I felt that the dress looked very flattering on me as my areas of concern on my body (my stomach) were not made visible by this dress. I am 5'9" and it was the perfect dress for a taller girl. The bottom of the dress flares out like mermaid style. Such a fun and beautiful dress!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 1, 2017
Wore it to a friend's black-tie optional, late summer/early fall wedding (indoors).

This is a beautifully made dress in a stunning color—a vibrant royal purple. I think it would work best on women with a greater breast-to-waist ratio, versus flatter gals like me. I do think I may have liked the fit of the next size down better (it was a tad loose in the waist/chest area), but this probably made it more comfortable for dancing. All in all, a lovely choice, but also a popular one... I wasn't the only woman at the event who wore it! Would love to see RTR add a feature that tells you if a dress has been rented in your same area for your same dates.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
October 1, 2017
A special, unique dress perfect for a wedding, etc.

Fit is slightly small, but I would recommend ordering true to size and up one size for back-up

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
October 2, 2017
The dress was beautiful !

Fit perfectly!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 129lbs
October 8, 2017
Beautiful color and fit

Dress accentuates curves and is a perfect color for a late summer/early fall wedding. Loved wearing it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 8, 2017
Didn't use it

Beautiful but runs small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 9, 2017
great color, lovely dress

This is a great dress and was a lot of fun to wear! It's a lovely rich purple color in person. The dress creates a fantastic hourglass shape. It runs fairly true to size, maybe a little big up top. It's tight down to the knees, which makes it a little hard to dance in.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2017
Loved this dress

Loved this dress. Wore to a wedding and felt amazing. While this dress doesn't have a lot give it definitely runs true to size or slightly large compared to other rentals. I ordered a 2 and a 4. The 4 was pretty lose in the hips so I ended up wearing the 2 which fit perfectly. I paired with nude stiletto sandals like in the picture and they worked great with the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2017
Beautiful and unique gown- fitted but flattering

This is a gorgeous gown, I received compliments all night. The bodice is fitted as is the dress through the thighs so not a ton of room for movement if you plan on dancing a lot :). However, the fit was incredibly flattering and still enough movement to be comfortable. There is lining throughout the bodice so you do not need to wear a bra if you don't want to. I was between the 2 and 4- The 4 gave me a little bit more of a relaxed feel but my shape was kind of lost. The 2 was a much more flattering fit. Would totally rent this again!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 11, 2017
Beautiful dress! Unique and versatile.

I rented this because I liked that it was essentially long and is relatively versatile in the sense that you can dress it way up for a black-tie event or down for a more casual event. The dress is fairly structured, so you can go braless. This also means it's fairly forgiving, if you plan to do a lot of eating and/or drinking! The dress I got was pretty worn, but this wasn't really noticeable because of the pattern.

Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DD
October 12, 2017
I wore this dress to a gala and it was perfect!

I can get into a 12 or 14 depending on the cut. The 12 was too snug at the 14 fit perfectly. If you're curvy go for the 14. The underwire in my dress was poking out through the seam and it poked me throughout the night it was manageable but still uncomfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 14, 2017
Compliments all night! Felt amazing wearing this dress

Pros- gorgeous dress, material lush! True to size has no give, so when in doubt size up. Almost has a mermaid fit, was difficult to dance in. Would have given it more stars if the wires on the side didn't dig into my skin most of the night

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
October 23, 2017
This dress was STUNNING! I got so many compliments on it and would definitely rent it again!

It was so incredibly flattering and super comfortable to wear! Fit was true to size!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 23, 2017
Unique color and style

It's not every day you see a purple dress, and this one definitely stands out. The jewel tone is even more beautiful in person and the dress fits like a glove! Absolutely love this dress for a cocktail or formal occasion!

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 125lbs
October 25, 2017
Such an amazing dress! Tons of compliments!

Although I would say the dress was very true to size, it was a little baggy through hips and waist but nothing too noticeable. It was perfect for a fall wedding and it was surprisingly comfortable to wear all night long! Received SO many compliments. Definitely happy I rented it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 25, 2017
I received a lot of compliments of the dress.

Fits small, usually a size six and should have ordered an 8. Particularly because fabric has no stretch. Not the dress to break dance in! Beautiful silhouette and lace pattern. Worn well with or without strapless bra.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
November 4, 2017
Great dress!

The dress is amazing. It has beautiful lace detail and I love the bottom where the lining ends. It is a bit tight so getting in and out of cars was interesting since there is no give but it was comfortable to wear all night. For petite ladies this was great since I didn't worry about stepping on it all night.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
November 6, 2017
Beautiful dress!

LOVED this dress!! I wore it to a wedding and received lots of compliments. This dress runs a bit small. I usually wear a 6 but went with the 8 as it was challenging to sit/bend in the 6. Highly recommend this one!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 6, 2017
This dress is one of a kind

I wore this dress for an outdoor cocktail party and got numerous compliments. It has no stretch and does run small, so make sure to size up. The silhouette flattered my curves perfectly and the color is absolutely gorgeous. The lace/color combo is versatile - I wore a leather jacket and black accessories for an edgier look, but would look lovely with gold/nude to add a feminine touch. Would rent again!

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