Marchesa Notte

Scalloped Empire Dress

$100 – $135 rental
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Delicate cap sleeves give this elegant white dress by Marchesa Notte a charming twist. Accent the intricate design with delicate jewelry and nude stilettos.

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 throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

White lace (100% nylon) Cap sleeves. Sweetheart neckline. Partially lined. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Full skirt. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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59 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 24, 2015
beautiful dress, great for bridal events
I rented this dress to wear after my wedding, in case I got exasperated with my wedding dress at the after party. I never ended up wearing it, which is too bad, as it is gorgeous dress. The lace is very intricate, but there were already a few pics in it (and I don't think it had ever been worn before -- the tags were still on). You definitely can't wear a normal bra with it, as the lace near the shoulders is shear and shows straps. I ordered sizes 4 and 6, and I tried both sizes with and without a strapless bustier. With the bustier, I could fit in the size 6 but it made my chest look huge (the neckline is pretty revealing). I could wear the size 4 without any bra, but then my chest looked a little saggy. With some better undergarments, I think the size 4 (my usual dress size) would have been a knockout. So, with some caution that the neckline is not very chaste, I think this would be a great dress for a bride at wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
June 24, 2015
I received many compliments on my dress!
I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner. I normally wear a 6 or an 8, but ended up wearing the 10, so I would say it runs small. I loved this dress and felt that it was flattering, and also received many compliments on it. The quality of the dress was great and I would definitely recommend this dress to other renters!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 26, 2015
Lacy, light and fun
Wore this to brunch for a family event. Shoulders were a little tight, I had to stand up really straight! The fabric breathes nicely even though it has several layers. The lace has a nice sheen! Can't wear a bra with the back and neckline, but it's quite supportive.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
July 6, 2015
Beautiful Dress
This is definitely a beautiful dress. Fits TTS and the only thing is a little hard to raise my arm due to the sleeve of the dress. People kept coming up to me and telling me they loved my dress. Both men and woman. This dress somewhat feels and look like something a bride to be would wear. All in all beautiful dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 6, 2015
The dress is beautiful.
I rented it for my engagement shoot. However, while putting the dress on one of the buttons came off. Thankfully I was still able to hook it to the metal part. But it was disappointing to have that happen to such a beautiful and for such an important occasion.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 31, 2015
Did not work!
The fabric is scratchy and the sleeves are too small and inflexible. It's also longer than I expected (knee-length on me). I returned it because I felt like I was dressed for a first communion ceremony.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 6, 2015
disappointing :(
I was hoping to wear this for engagement photos, but I think this is the one and only unflattering dress I've gotten from RTR, unfortunately. I got a size 4 and 6, and 4 was the 'best' fit. The bust was both tight, but also very unflattering to a smaller cup size. The waist was more straight than it should have been, so it made my midsection look bigger, and the seam right under the bust-line just made the whole thing worse. Not to mention that the lace was rough and itchy. It's also difficult to move your arms. The only redeemable feature was that the back looks awesome and the lace IS pretty, but otherwise I would not recommend unless you are curvier to fill out the top part better
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2015
Beautiful lace detailing, a smidgen too short for church ceremony
I loved this dress! It was gorgeous! I'm 5'8" and wore heels, and I felt it was a smidgen too short for a church ceremony. No one else seemed to think it looked too short, and it photographs beautifully!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
August 10, 2015
This dress fit perfectly and was everything I hoped for!
This dress is so pretty in person. I wore a white slip underneath it just to make sure you couldn't see through it in any photos. The sleeves make it hard to hug people (I wore it for my wedding day). I wore the 12 which is my normal dress size and it was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 28, 2015
Beautiful detail in the front and back of the dress.
The dress was beautiful! Unfortunately, I was unable to receive the dress that I originally ordered for my simple courthouse wedding, but...RTR was so helpful and sent a few dresses for me to choose from so that my big day would not be ruined. I ordered this dress as one of the dresses that I would change into during the photo shot. I did take this dress along for the pictures but fell in love with the other dress that I did not change into this one.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 5, 2015
Everybody loved my dress and I feel pretty wearing it!
The dress is comfortable and not itchy at all. I used a nubra since I am flat chested. I wore the size 4 and it just fits perfectly. The only drawback is the fit at the back which is slightly bigger but other than that, the dress is perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 27, 2015
I rented this dress for my rehearsal dinner.
The dress runs a bit tight in the arm and back area. I wore a size bigger than I normally wear just to be comfortable and to allow me to move my arms more freely. The dress is fully lined.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
December 8, 2015
Beautiful bridal shower dress
I wore this dress for my bridal shower & everyone loved it. It was elegant and classy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 18, 2015
RTR made my birthday great!
I had ordered a different dress for my birthday party at a fancy restaurant. The dress didnt make it back to RTR on time, so I got to choose a replacement. RTR shipped it out fast and got it to me on time. The dress is lovely,, beautiful detailing. Even though it is empire waist, it is tapered, so you wont have that "pregnant empire waist" look. The one drawback is, the sleeves were a bit tight. Granted, I have muscular arms, but I couldn't raise my arms above my head in the dress. Fortunately, I didnt need to get anything off the top shelf!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136lbs
January 5, 2016
What really sold me what the cutout back detailing,
I ordered both the 6 and the 8. Both fit; however, I noticed that size 6 was tight in the shoulder area. It was hard lifting my arms, and I was scared of ripping the dress! The 8 alleviated this issue, and it still fit great in the waist and bust. The fabric is thick enough that you're fine going braless. Length was perfect, didn't ride up on me too badly when I sat down. I received so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
January 27, 2016
It was perfect for my civil wedding
As a B-C cup, the chest area was a little big for me. I had to use a nu-bra to fill it in.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 19
January 31, 2016
I got compliments on my dress all night!
Fit perfectly! The length wasn't too long or too short and everything else fit true to size. Because of the back, I didn't wear a bra with the dress, so I'd recommend it to women with smaller breasts.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
March 6, 2016
I wore this dress for my NYC wedding and absolutely loved it!
The fit was perfect and was great for a petite frame like mine. I got so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 8, 2016
Not for those with broad shoulders
This dress is lovely. I rented it for one of my bridal showers. The bodice fit like a glove - very flattering and beautiful. However, the top/sleeves are lace and not stretchy at all so I was unable to wear it, as the button closure was at least 4 inches from fastening.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 28, 2016
An intimate wedding ceremony with only our closest family members at an historic inn restaurant
The dress fit great! Many compliments! Very comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 1, 2015
Perfect for my bridal shower
Stunning in person. Sizes 4 and 6 both fit, but the 4 was more fitted around the shoulders so I went with that one. The lace is slightly metallic in person which is really pretty. Perfect for any wedding event.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
August 26, 2015
Our rehearsal dinner was perfect in this dress!
This dress is beyond words! The lace has a bit of a metallic sheen, but really makes the dress pop in the evening. The front of the dress is low cut, but it didn't bother me. I didn't wear a bra with this dress with the cut out in the back of this dress. I wore this for my rehearsal dinner, and did not stop getting compliments how beautiful I looked. Every girl in the room wanted my dress!! Thanks RTR for making my moment perfect and allowing me to feel so beautiful!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
September 28, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
When I saw this dress on RTR I knew I had to wear it for my bridal shower tea. When I tried it on it was perfect! Then when I wore it for my shower, everyone adored it! I wanted to wear it all day because of how cute it was. I felt gorgeous!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
January 7, 2016
My wedding dress
Fit well, we had to fix the bottom in the back, shows off legs but not boobs! I was very happy with it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 15, 2016
Great second wedding dress
I wanted something light and fun to change into and it was perfect for after the formal weddings traditions were over. The detail was really nice and it was super comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 14, 2015
not as delicate as appears in photos
This dress is fairly short and the fabric is not as delicate as it appears in the photos. Fit was a bit off for me as well. I rented it as a backup option for my rehearsal dinner. I did not and would not wear it. When I put it on my friend said it looked like I was wearing a dress made for a little girl. I didn't think it was that bad but the dimensions of the dress were tough to pull off and the overall look wasn't quite as elegant as I had hoped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
September 17, 2015
Wore this for my rehearsal dinner & it was just perfect. Received compliments all night & felt great
Was planning to wear the size 4, but got away with the 2. The smaller size felt more tailored and didn't need a bra as it offered enough support. Order a size down if you are considering doing so.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2016
So elegant
I wore this for my rehearsal dinner before my wedding. I felt beautiful! The lace is perfect and the neckline is so flattering.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2016
This dress was absolutely gorgeous! Wore it as my second dress on my wedding day. LOVED IT.
Absolutely loved this dress. I rented it for a back up to my wedding dress and I was SO thankful that I did. It was almost 90 on our wedding day, and I couldn't wait to get out of my big heavy wedding dress into this little beaut. So many compliments and love love loved the fit. Highly recommend it.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2016
Derby ready!
I wore this dress for my bachelorette party in Charleston the night of the Derby! It was perfect for the Derby and white for the bride to be! Very comfy! The bust was a little small and kept hiking up which I had to keep adjusting my strapless bra, but fun to wear!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
June 22, 2016
I felt beautiful at my rehearsal dinner
This dress is a looker! I received a lot of compliments about the dress - the lace and the back of the dress especially. I didn't even try on the 2, as the 0 fit perfectly, and no bra required. As other reviews stated, it is a little snug when you raise your arms, but this didn't affect the evening. The threading on the dress is more silver than I thought. I wore nude strappy stilettos to keep the look soft. Very happy with my rental!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Weight: 135lbs
July 8, 2016
Loved the dress! Wore it to my Bridal shower....def wear your hair up cause the back is so gorgeous
loved all of it...i'm a try size 4 i didn't even bother getting the free 2nd size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
August 10, 2016
Beautiful
Love the neckline and the little sleeve in this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 15, 2016
My wedding!
The dress was pretty but short. I also did not think it was stunning or look especially expensive, especially after taking off my wedding dress (this was the dress I wore for our exit).
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 15, 2016
Beautiful lace!
The shoulders were a bit tight, but I expected that based on other peoples' reviews. I think this dress is best-suited for smaller cup sizes (I'm a 34C and it fit like a glove). I wore this dress to my elopement and couldn't have picked a better choice!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
August 17, 2016
Made me feel so beautiful!
I wore this dress to my bridal shower. I ordered a size 10 (I'm also 5'7) and it fit perfectly! I got so many compliments on the dress! I couldn't have been happier!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
August 18, 2016
Beautiful, elegant dress
Wore this for civil marriage and loved it. Very flattering! Thinking about renting again for wedding party.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
August 25, 2016
Amazing dress!
Loved this dress!!! I wore it for my bridal shower. Fit perfect but the girls were trying to come out a little. I'm a 38H. Also I have broad shoulders so it was a little hard to lift my arms up with the sleeves but I would definitely rent this again.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 8, 2016
I received lots of compliments!
This dress is a classic beauty. I gave it a 4 instead of 5 stars because of the fit--tight around the shoulder and chest area, and shorter than I expected. Overall, the dress is stunning, and the fit didn't affect me moving around the dance floor.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 2, 2016
I wore this dress to my bridal shower and it was perfect.
The material was nice and the sleeves did not restrict.
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