Marchesa Notte

Sweet Kiernan Dress

$298 to buy
$745 retail
Stylist Notes

The exaggerated open neckline and cut-out back modernize this feminine dress by Marchesa Notte. Go bare on jewelry for an elegant wedding look and simply pair with metallic heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
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, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink jacquard (37% Polyester, 37% Cotton, 14% Silk, 12% Metal). Short sleeves. Scoop neckline. Pleated full skirt with beading at waist. Hidden zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Open back with gold accented closures. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2017
The fit was perfect!
This dress was stunning and I received so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163lbs
March 31, 2017
Great choice
I wore this for a bridal shower ... I usually wear a 8-10 but the size 12 fit the best
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Weight: 103lbs
November 8, 2016
Super nice dress and very classy!
I wore this dress for my twins' Baptism and it looked awesome! The fit was perfect and I received many compliments on it. The only downside was that the pink/purplish slip underneath was completely showing all around the entire dress. I had the secure it up with numerous safety pins and that did the job. I got a size 2 as a backup and saw that the slip on that one was also showing so at first I thought it was supposed to be like that, but on other customer's pictures and even on the model in the picture it wasn't, so I pinned it and it looked completely fine!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
October 10, 2016
Great material- tight fit
I rented this dress for my sister for a wedding. We are both very different shaped size tens and this did not fit either of us. It was very tight in the chest. She is a DD and the dress gave her no support while also smushing her chest so that it was bursting everywhere. I am smaller chested but broader and found the dress very tight in the chest as well. Neither of us wore the dress. Aside from the fit it was a well made beautiful dress, great color- more pink than in the picture.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
August 24, 2016
Very pretty dress
I love the details of this dress. I got compliments all night. I would've given 5 stars but the pink undergarment was longer than the exterior. Also, I'm usually a size 0, but I had to go with the 2 so I would definitely up the size. Overall, very pretty!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
August 22, 2016
I didn't get to wear this to my event due to it being the wrong size and the other being damaged.
This dress is actually much more hot pink than it looks in the photo. I expected a rose/blush pink with gold highlights (as the picture appears). The dress is a chunky woven composition of fuchsia embroidery thread-like material, with little gold thread embroidered squares. It would be helpful for RTR to post close-up photos of the material. The rating I gave this dress was entirely to do with how it was represented compared with how it looked, but on a side note, the dress had obviously been washed and most likely dried as well in a standard washing machine, rather than only dry cleaned. This was the case with both sizes I ordered. It had also shrunk some and the fuchsia slip was showing, which only added to the feeling that the color was misrepresented.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 5, 2016
Liked it a lot !
The 0 fits just enough with very little room to wiggle in but the 2 is a bit too big (wish they had a size 1). The only con about this dress is the sleeves.. It was too tight in that area that I can't really fully extend/raise my arms since it's a bit tight there. Otherwise I love the flow of the dress and the back is pretty nice too.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
July 6, 2016
Great dress for an outdoor wedding
Love the back and the belt! The dress looks different in person than in pictures - its more pinkish coral but nevertheless its an amazing dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
June 26, 2016
Elegant and flirty
The dress is so fun to wear. It has gold flecks in it that you can't see in the photo. I didn't need to wear a bra and I'm a 36B. Hugged in the right places. Very cute.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 107lbs
May 31, 2016
such a pretty dress!
this dress is so beautiful. unfortunately, I couldn't wear it. I didn't fill out the top. read reviews that it ran small so I sized up. I would try to rent this dress again in a smaller size.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 29, 2016
Best Friend's Bridal Shower
I wore this dress to my best friend's bridal shower, and it was PERFECT. I got SO many compliments on it. This was honestly my 1st time using Rent The Runway, and will definitely be doing it again. So, I normally am a size 4 however, have been in the process of losing weight, and actually fit into the size 2. It fit perfectly. I will say I noticed on some of the other reviews of this dress that it's tough to wear if you have a chest, and I would have to agree. I don't personally have a big chest, so it wasn't a problem for me, but I can see what the other ladies mean. But I overall LOVED this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 18, 2016
Loved this dress! Perfect first rental!
Dress was a little snug around the chest area but was very flattering everywhere else. The underneath hem showed slightly but not enough to be very noticeable.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
April 17, 2016
Gorgeous!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The open back is a perfect touch, adds a subtle sexiness while maintaining a sweet feminine vibe. The shape of the dress could flatter any body type. The length was about fingertip reach on me. The jeweled belt was striking, not gaudy. If your bust is on the smaller side, I would recommended sizing down. The four was a little roomy up top. My only issue was with the condition of the dress. It definitely had some miles on it, a few minor snags but not noticeable if you weren't looking for them. That's the only reason it didn't get five stars.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2016
Tight on the arms but cute!
Rented this for my bridal shower. It was actually pretty cute and I would've worn it had I sized up. It was tight on the arms. Fun and flirty!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 4, 2016
Lovely Blush Color, fun on the dance floor!
The best part of this dress is the fun back! It's so lovely and pretty under evening lights. Has a slight shimmer. If you are busty, it's very form fitting in the chest, so I was a little pushed in....but not a deal breaker. The only off thing is the 'pleats' in the front...they make it look like 'it's cold outside' but really just the points of the dress. I overall think it was a good rental...lovely fabric, good color, fun to dance in. It is a little heavier, so maybe not a first choice in the summer.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 28, 2016
Fun dress with pretty details
This dress had such a pretty back. Pictures don't do the details to it justice. Just be aware the fabric is not very comfortable. It's a little rough and caused me to break out a little since I had to wear it for a few hours.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 27, 2016
Classic look for a baby shower
I rented this dress for my best friend's baby shower; it was perfect for the event. The design is classic with the snug bodice and pleated skirt; the back is a bit more edgy since it's open. I definitely recommend this dress for small chested women like myself. I imagine this may be difficult to wear if you had a big chest or larger arms, as the sleeves are a little snug too. Like many other reviews stated, the color is different in person. It's not a bad color, just more neutral than expected which left me wishing I would have gotten a spray tan. Overall it was great though!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
March 25, 2016
This dress was perfect for a semi-formal wedding!
This was my back up dress and I only ordered it in a size 12 but the fit was true to size. I loved the open back on the dress but definitely could not wear a bra with it. Lovely dress as I received lots of compliments, highly recommended.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
March 24, 2016
very beautiful dress
loved the color, and back of the dress (backless) and the accented color of the waist was a plus. Glad I got a back up dress because I gained a couple pounds before the wedding. The dress is a bit restricting at the shoulders, not too much, but if you wanted to tie your hair up in a high bun, you would have some trouble.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 21, 2016
Really Beautiful
This dress was so beautiful and I got a ton of compliments. The only trouble was the bust. This dress definitely does not cater to busty women. It didn't fit quite right, kind of gave me uni-boob, and there is no option for a bra as the back is open. Still really pretty, but not the most flattering in the bust.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 9, 2016
I loved the color of this dress - I felt like a princess!
Although every rating said to size up in this dress, I wore my regular size and it fit perfectly! I liked that it was tighter in the bust - it allowed me to wear the dress without a bra, which was great because of the open back. I loved the fabric of the dress - it's really a darker pink with more gold than the photos show. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 6, 2016
I felt beautiful in this dress!
I normally am a size 2 in dresses but had to size up to a 4 because the waist was too small and had no give. I recommend sizing up for your extra size just in case.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 9, 2016
color is lovely!
i'm going to agree with the other reviewers, small in the chest! i didn't wear a bra (because it wouldn't fit) so if you have a large bust, steer clear. the shade compliments a pale skin tone so i was smitten!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
February 5, 2016
Beautiful dress with elaborate details
I rented this dress for a wedding in November. I got the dress in a size 6 and size 8. Both sizes were pretty much the same length. I ended up wearing the 8 since the fit was more relaxed in the shoulders/bodice. I got plenty of compliments on this dress and would highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 4, 2016
Gorgeous dress with retro glam!
Dress design and material are beautiful - though this piece looks like it had been worn and dry cleaned often. Hard to wear any kind of bra (I just used the petal pasties but can use other backless bras) even though I'm an A cup. The cap sleeve is a little restrictive in terms of arm movement for dancing. I thought it ran maybe a half size too large, especially around the waist, but the dress photographs beautifully and I got a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
February 2, 2016
Perfect for my tea lunch birthday party!
The dress was perfect for my tea lunch birthday party with my friends. I got lots of compliments. The belt was a plus.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 1, 2016
I received so many compliments!
Loved this dress! I rented it to wear to my friends Rehearsal Dinner. I was worried the color would be too springy for January, but it was perfect. I will probably rent this dress again for an engagement party. I wish I would have taken an actually picture instead of a selfie because the lighting in my room isn't great.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 28, 2016
Cute dress, but worn a few too many times.
I rented this for my company holiday party. It was perfect for the affair, fit well, but seemed like it was worn few too many times. The hem was uneven, maybe from dry cleaning repeatedly, and it smelt a little musty. The lining poked out the bottom a bit.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Age: 30
January 20, 2016
Pretty dress
It was a very pretty dress but slightly too worn out. The beading in the back looked like it was going to fall apart and the fabric started to thin out. I knew cause I looked at it good before wearing it but anybody that saw me in the dress loved it. Also, if you have a large bust then this is not the dress for you.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 15, 2016
Dress Up Day At School!
I rented this dress for senior dress up day at my high school. Since I ordered it two days before I needed it, I had to pay for rush shipping. But it was worth it! Though the underskirt of the dress was a little too long (I had to pin it) and it didn't look brand new, it was beautiful. I got so many compliments throughout the day and I felt really good. The color definitely intrigued people. It looks amazing with nude heels! If I could offer any advice, I would have to agree with the other reviewers and say don't order this dress if you're busty. I'm not, but it was still a tiny bit tight at times.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
January 6, 2016
Everyone loves it
The dress fits true to size in the waist BUT if you have a decent sized chest you may be uncomfortable. The top is small compared to the rest of the dress. I wear a B cup and the top was snug but it gave me a little boost in that area so I can't complain lol. So I would go up in size if you have a bigger chest. You may be uncomfortable otherwise. Also, the dress is not the pale pink it looks like in pictures. It's more of a magenta. Still very pretty but if you were hoping for a light pink, you should probably keep looking. Loved the dress overall
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 29, 2015
The color and fabric was amazing.
Perfect fit. I would totally rent again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 16, 2015
This is so cheesy, but the dress made me feel really pretty.
I originally clicked the dress because it was really cute, but I also saw in the user pictures that every body type seems to look great in it. And I'm glad I chose it, because it looked PERFECT. 1. The sleeve/shoulder area is tight when lifting your arms, so that range of motion is a bit limited 2. In case you can't see, there is a REALLY pretty gold fabric woven throughout 3. It's lined with a hot pink slip, and you can twirl, and the skirt will spin up high, but the slip stays down but looks like it's part of the dress. 4. nothing irritated me at all. That's a big plus. No chaffing, no tight armholes, or scratchiness.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 27, 2015
Ridiculous.
DO NOT rent this dress if you have any boobs at all. This is ridiculous. I rented this in a size 12 thinking there should be enough room, but clearly there wasn't. The dress fit otherwise but it is obviously unwearable. Too bad, the fabric and beading was beautiful.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2015
Wore this gem for a wedding and it was just perfect!
This dress fit perfectly, and had a great deal of little details that made it truly amazing! I received so many compliments on it. This may have been one of my greatest rentals yet! Thanks again RTR!!!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2015
Amazing dress, just the right balance of glamorous and fun!
I can't say enough good things about this dress. I have a large ribcage, so I sized up to a 10, which fit perfectly and made my boobs look great without a bra. (The fabric was thick enough for an early-fall wedding in Maine, including a sunset cocktail cruise on a lake.) I guess the only con was because of sizing up, the cap sleeves were kind of loose on my shoulders, but I doubt anyone noticed. The open back was very impressive and set me apart from all the other guests at the wedding. The fabric was rich and textured with shiny gold accents that made it feel very fancy. The skirt was not to short and not too long. Totally perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 1, 2015
Non-stop compliments
I wanted to wear a lot of color and something with fun cut outs since the warm weather was coming to a close. Perfect! I wore the two because I'm a little flat chested and I couldn't be more pleased. The hostess, the waiter, the bartender, strangers on the street loved this dress. It was really humid out that night too and the open back was perfect for it.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Bust size: 32A
October 16, 2015
I would rent this dress again!
I didn't get a chance to wear this dress because i was informed the day before it was supposed to ship out to me that the dress didn't arrived in their facility on time. The reason this gets 5 stars is because the costumer service was excellent in providing me details about my order. Can't wait to use rent the runway again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 1, 2015
This dress provided a perfect hourglass silhouette and shined a beautiful rose gold in the sunshine!
The fit was perfect. I opted to wear my larger back up because it was an outdoor wedding, at 103 degrees in Temecula, CA and I wanted to be as comfortable as possible dancing the night away. I didn't need to wear a bra as the material was thick and snug enough to hold the girls in! I got SO many compliments on this dress and the fact that it was easy to wear and easy to move in was a huge plus. Rent the Runway made the experience simple and easy and I couldn't be more pleased!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 23, 2015
Great fit and flare!
The dress has a little more gold detail than I expected, but I loved it. Received a lot of comments on the belt detail asking if it was included (it obviously is). Very fun dress.
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