Marchesa Notte

Teal Elizabeth Gown

$155 – $175 rental
$1,095 retail
Stylist Notes

Ornate embroidery and semi-sheer details make this Marchesa Notte gown one-of-a-kind. Try it with green and blue earrings.

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 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

Black lace (75% Rayon, 25% Nylon). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Sheer yoke and midsection. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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125 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(67)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
September 21, 2017
Show stopping dress! It was perfect for the military ball. Classy and slightly sexy, the best combo.
I typically wear a 2-4 so I got both sizes and the 2R fit like a glove and was still easy to move around in. I'm 5'2 and weigh 118 lbs with a 32A chest.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
September 19, 2017
Got a ton of compliments. Very comfortable!
Sexy, yet formal and an amazing pop of color.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 1, 2017
Like many other reviewers, I wore this dress for an Indian wedding!
I ordered the 6R and the 8L, since some people in the comments were saying that even the regular ran long. I'm 5'9" and didn't want to wear heels. I'm not sure if other reviewers think they are taller than they actually are, but the 6R was definitely short on me. I could have worn a 6L, but the 8L fit very comfortably. The dress seemed to be in pretty good shape, and I found it comfortable for dancing! I also got many many compliments on this dress.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
September 1, 2017
Back up dress
Very unique dress. A bit too unique for me so I didn't wear it.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 24, 2017
Perfect for black tie Boston wedding.
I loved this dress! The detailing is beautiful and unique. I got a long because of some reviews and it ended working perfectly with heels (I'm 5'8"). I got so many compliments online and in person; it matched the formal affair perfectly.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 22, 2017
This dress was GORGEOUS! I loved it!
I absolutely loved this dress! This was my first RTR experience, and I couldn't have picked a better dress. I wore this to a sorority formal event, and I got so many compliments. I ordered a 2R as my primary size, but ended up sizing up to the 4R. The 4R was a little looser in the waist, but fit better in the arms. If you prefer to have a little more range of motion in the arms, I would suggest sizing up. Another reason why I went with the 4R was due to a split seam at the neckline, but I was just being picky. Shipping and returning was a breeze. I would highly recommend using RTR, especially getting this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
August 21, 2017
This dress was just amazing!
This dress was just lovely. I am 5'6" about 145lbs and wore a size 4R in order to wear with flats. I could have gotten away with heels but I am not a heel type of gal and the length was perfect - no stepping over the dress at all! I was also able to go bra-less which for me is definitely a plus! I wear about a size 34/36 B and the dress would have fit fine with a bra but it was also form fitting enough that it didn't look bad without one. The dress was so comfortable, whether it was sitting, standing, or dancing. It fit pretty snug around my shoulders but I didn't feel restricted at all moving my arms around - great for dancing! It was a little pricey IMO, but I am so glad I got it and very happy with my experience - I would recommend anyone to try this dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
August 18, 2017
This gown is STUNNING and so unique. I definitely felt heads turning to check out the dress.
The fit is snug around the waist and flows out to the ground beautifully. I was very comfortable moving around in it and felt like a princess!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 15, 2017
Beautiful and unique dress
I rented this for an Indian wedding. It was perfect for the occasion, and was very comfortable for eating and dancing. I am typically a 4 but wore the 6 because it was slightly longer (however, even in my 2.5'' heels my toes were showing).
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 146lbs
July 27, 2017
Loved
Beautiful and elegant
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
July 27, 2017
Great dress but decided to wear my back up instead
I have wide shoulders so a little tight other than that it was wonderful.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
July 6, 2017
It was the perfect dress for an Indian wedding
Fits like a glove. I ordered the long and it was just right
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 43
June 28, 2017
This is a beautiful dress but I had to return it since it ran short.
This is a beautiful dress but I had to return it since it ran short. I am 5.7 and 140 lbs. I normally wear a 4R in other brands and assumed this would be fine too. But even though the fit was perfect through the body the length was 1/2 to an inch too short. If you are 5.6 or above in height I would recommend getting a size "L".
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
June 27, 2017
lovely and comfortable but was too matronly for me
This dress was absolutely gorgeous and the material was light and stretchy. I opted against it for my brother's Indian wedding just because I wanted something a little younger looking with a high-low hemline to make for more fun on the dancefloor. But in retrospect, this dress would have worked perfectly. Definitely worth a try and very forgiving on my figure.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 16
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 147lbs
June 27, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous!
I wore this for my prom, and I felt so beautiful! I got so many compliments, and I was the only girl with a dress like this. The material is nice, and the mesh on the stomach is very on trend! I chose to get a 6R and an 8R because I was sure which one would fit me, and the 8R was perfect. I am 5'2 3/4", to be exact, and I wore 4 inch heels with the dress and it brushed the ground at the absolute PERFECT length. I definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 12, 2017
Couldn't have picked a more perfect dress for my night.
The dress runs slightly small so I needed to go one size larger than usual. This is not a dress for someone with a large chest. I received numerous compliments throughout my evening. The dress made me feel beautiful!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
June 11, 2017
Show stopping!
I loved, loved this dress! It fit beautifully and was so comfortable to wear. I'm 5'10 and wore comfortable wedge shoes underneath and it was still long enough. I received compliments all night. Would definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 23, 2017
This dress was fun, different & beautiful!
I loved how different this dress was than what I would usually rent. It was beautiful in person, the colors are amazing. The dress was a little worn, lots of strings/threads, but not a big deal. It fit tightly on the arms, I couldn't raise my arms above my head. Overall, it was a fun dress and I did receive lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2017
Perfect for a black tie Indian wedding reception!
Design fit the event very well, compliments all night! The dress was rather long on me - I'm 5'3" and wore 2" heels. 3-4" heels would work just fine though. There actually is a black panel across tbe back, so you could wear a strapless bra if you wanted, but I went without and had no issue. Overall a beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
May 6, 2017
So comfortable and perfect for my friend's Hindu wedding that had a formal dress code.
I was looking for a formal dress that covered my shoulders. I was a little worried that the sleeves would be tight because I have muscular arms, but this dress fit like a dream - 11 hours of ceremony, coffee run, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing! I am 5'4" and wore 3 inch heels and it was a perfect length.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2017
I wore this dress for my senior prom, and loved it!
This dress had gorgeous detailing and fit perfectly. I am about 125 lbs and tend to wear a size 0 in dresses and this fit amazing, I received countless compliments and the dress photographed well. The embroidery was loose in some places but that is to be expected from a gown that has been rented and re worn, it wasn't an issue at all. Also, the inside layer of the dress was slightly longer than the embroidered layer and would show out the bottom, it didn't bother me much, but I'm assuming they hemmed the top layer due to wear and tear. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 30, 2017
This dress was stunning and unique.
I had to wear 3 inch heels, but then the length was perfect. The panel at the waist was interesting without being revealing. I went to an event where many women were wearing rent-the-runway, but didn't see anyone else in this dress and got a ton of compliments. It was comfortable and easy to move around in.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2017
Beautiful color and design; looks better in person
I rented this gown for a Renaissance themed gala. The lace pattern is gorgeous and I liked the modern "peekaboo" element just below the bust. The 6L fit perfectly true to size, but it was VERY long. I'm 5'11" and the dress barely skimmed the ground in 4" heels, which was perfect for me but might be challenging for shorter people. Because it fit like a glove on the top, I opted to not wear a bra because it was unnecessary and so snug. However, I will say that I was on underboob watch all night long. If I lifted my hands too high in the sky, I got worried about my girls shifting south and potentially showing the bottom curve in the see through mesh. It was subtle, but enough to have me slightly paranoid, so think about factoring in a bra if you are modest! Overall, I really liked the dress for its unique design and color, which didn't photograph as well or as brightly as it looked in person.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 11, 2017
Amazing dress!!!
Loved this dress!!! I rented for an Indian themed charity ball and I fit right in. Dress was a little loose. I ordered the 12 as well but the embroidery was a hot mess and the 14 looked better.. I wore a nude strapless bra and it was perfect.. dress stretches, isn't scratchy and is a good weight. Not too heavy but not too light either. I had tons of compliments on it!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 140lbs
April 9, 2017
Very flattering
Very flattering, loved it!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
April 9, 2017
It was perfect
Great dress!!! Fit was a little big throughout the shoulders but it felt and looked amazing!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 6, 2017
Beautiful dress, high quality
I ordered a 0L and a 4L (I thought a 2L would have been best, but it was unavailable), and ended up wearing the 0L. To start, I admittedly have an atypical figure, so I was worried about how the dress would fit. Several of the reviews said that it was tight on top, but I'm very small-busted (Bust:31, Chest: 31.5, Underbust: 27), so the 0L fit perfectly on top. Even though I'm slightly pear-shaped, it was fairly loose lower in the waist and through the hips (my waist: 26, hips: 35.5). For length, I'm 6'0" tall, and was hoping it would be longer, but the L just skimmed the ground flat-footed. I tried both the 0L and 4L to see if the larger size was a bit longer, but they were the same. There honestly wasn't that much of a difference in sizes between the 0L and 4L overall, so if the incremental difference remains the same across all sizes, maybe this dress runs larger for the smaller sizes and smaller for the larger sizes? The dress was good quality, and is better for cooler weather occasions. I wore it to a friend's wedding that I was officiating in Colombia, and was REALLY hot even though I'm almost always cold. Some of the embroidery threads were missing and/or sticking out, but because the pattern is so busy, it's hard to notice. The colors were beautiful. Because it's such a unique dress, I was initially a bit concerned that it might be too showy against the bride, but it was perfect and didn't take away from her at all. In my opinion, it was more subdued in person than in the online photos, but other reviews say the opposite. Overall, the dress was beautiful, but not "stunning." I normally would have rented something a bit more strappy or with a deep v-neck, but thought I should dress more conservatively for the wedding. This dress fit that role perfectly.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
March 28, 2017
Beautiful, elegant gown
Great arm coverage. Was worried about the length as I'm only 5'3", but with 2.5" heels on it was the absolute perfect length. Was a little snug in the chest area, but did not wear a bra so it helped with some support.
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
March 24, 2017
best dress ever
i wore this dress to my senior prom and it was amazing and i loved it so much! i didn't want to send it back!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 19, 2017
The perfect dress to meet UN Secretary General Ban Kai-moon! I felt comfortable and sophisticated.
I ended up wearing the smaller size (4) instead of the (6) because it fit my small bust line better (no Bra!) The dress was comfortable and as a petite woman (5'3), just a tab bit too long. The turquoise color was stunning and beautiful over the black mesh. It made my night truly unforgettable!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 13, 2017
Compliments all night
Stunning dress. The embroidery is seriously gorgeous and it catches the light in the room. Looks and feels expensive. I am short and it was a little long even with my highest heels. The lace does not have much (any) give so I needed to wear the larger size for it to be comfortable in the shoulders.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 6, 2017
Great, if you're tall.
I loved the details on the dress and really wanted to wear it, unfortunately I have a shorter torso so the sheer part didn't show up much for me and made me feel like I was wearing a mother of the bride dress instead of what I was envisioning.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
February 25, 2017
Great Go-To Dress
I feel like this dress could work for just about anyone. The style is very forgiving, and the dress skims the body in a flattering way, without being tight or constricting. It's actually quite comfortable. I received many compliments. It's a unique, interesting dress. Not a knockout, not glamorous, but a great go-to dress for a formal occasion. Could be dressed up super formal or dressed down for more casual events. One tip-- wear a black strapless bra. When I put my hand on my hip in a pic, you could see the underside of my nude bra (!).
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
February 17, 2017
Beautiful fit and dress
The dress is not at all tight, it kind of just lays on the body straight down. It is only fitted on the shoulders and chest but at the waist and hips there is a lot of room for movement. Runs true to size, if dresses run a little big I will go with a size 2, but on this one, the 4 was perfect and that's my usual dress size at a store. Very comfortable dress and received many compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
February 11, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal event
Worn to an Oscars party. The dress fit perfectly. So many compliments from others.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
February 2, 2017
Made an Entrance
This dress was perfect for a conservative night time wedding. The details we beautiful, and I felt like a princess. It was super comfortable, and great for dancing in. I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
January 31, 2017
This may be my favorite RTR dress ever; I'm renting it again for an event in March!
I loved everything about it. Gorgeous colors and details, fit, comfort, unusual in a good way.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 66
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 13, 2017
I felt like a princess!
The gown arrived as promised and was in perfect shape. The 8 fit beautifully and the length ideal. I received so many compliments! This was my first rental and I can't wait to rent again!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 11, 2017
PRETTY
Very pretty. Lace makes it WARM and I wished I had worn stronger deodorant. Wore sticky bra cups b/c strapless bra showed too much in see-through tummy section. Even with the see-through tummy section, it was still a conservative dress b/c of the floor length and A-line loose fit from the waist down. My regular size (8) barely fit (lace doesn't give much); my backup size (10) was too big. RTR should cut the hanger ties b/c they drop into the see-through tummy section and can be seen. The size 10 had been cut, but not the size 8.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
January 9, 2017
Prepare for the compliments with this gown's unique design.
At 5'3'', any dress not offered in petite means heels are a necessity. I have an hourglass shape (32D bust) and the fit was near perfection. One small complaint, the hanger straps dangled below the sheer midsection. I used fashion tape to adhere them to the bust, so they couldn't be seen. Pictures can't do justice in showing the intricacy of the threadwork on this gown, which incorporates two shades of green. This is the type of gown you won't see many -- if anyone -- wearing. And that means you are sure to stand out!
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