Marchesa Notte

Trident Gown

$205 – $240 rental?
$1,495 retail
Stylist Notes

The fine lace details and sleek fit of this Marchesa Notte gown will turn heads. With so many details, simply finish with sleek heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (65.1% Nylon, 34.9% Polyester). Long sleeves. V-neckline. Fit-and-flare skirt. Lace and sequin overlay. Fully lined. Hidden back zipper and hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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70 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2015
Absolutely beautiful and classy. Comfort ale too.
Dress was fun and glamorous to wear -- at an Italian Villa!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 29, 2015
Felt like a Princess
I order size 8, I think the 6 would have been a better fit. LOVE IT
RTR CustomerNovember 10, 2015
I was wondering what your height and weight is? I am between getting a 6 or 8 and think we have similar body types
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 146lbs
October 6, 2015
"Your gown is absolutely exquisite." The compliments flowed all night.
RTR sent me this gown after my original one wasn't long enough. I was only able to wear 2" heels, but it worked wonderfully - which is considerable since I'm almost 5' 10". The material is thick, has a nice weight with pretty sparkles, and it covers up any lumps and bumps. A bra technically isn't needed due to the heaviness of the fabric, but I very much recommend a sticky bra for some lift since there is no built-in bra and the back is open. Since this dress was last minute and I didn't have a sticky bra, I had this weird baggy area on the front of my dress which hopefully wasn't too noticeable. Spanx also isn't necessary due to the weight of the fabric, but since I was able to wear them even with the deep v back, I did. Big mistake - this dress is HOT. I thought the long sleeves would be a plus since I'm always cold, but this dress is like the winter coat of gowns. Once the reception area filled up with people and I had a cocktail, I ended up needing to make a decision: I could either start sweating while talking to my husband's colleagues or take off the spanx and pop them in the trash in the restroom. I ended up throwing away my favorite pair that night since they wouldn't fit in my small clutch. Bottom line, this is a wonderful and beautiful dress. Wear it when you'll be out in the cold with a nubra and leave the spanx at home.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 7, 2015
Very Elegant, But Not Long Enough for 5'9"+
This was my backup dress for a black tie wedding. I rented the 2L + 4L. I wanted this dress to work, but I am 5'9" and even with no shoes on, it wasn't long enough. The 2L definitely fit better. I like things to be form fitting, and the 4L was too loose. I will say that the sequins made it look a little cheap, but the sleeves made up for it. Would rent it again to wear if the length were longer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 13, 2015
So flattering and elegant but not quite like the photo.
I loved the way I looked in this dress. It's very flattering and is cut in a way that cinches your stomach a little even though it's hugging your body. I did have a few comfort/fit issues though...the sleeves are a little too tight, especially around the wrist and they are very itchy. The fabric itself is itchy but the body of the dress is lined so it doesn't matter. Also, the body lining kept sticking to the exterior layer and becoming really twisted all night which was a bit annoying. Last note is regarding the photo used online to show the dress....the lining is NOT nude as the photo would lead you to believe. The dress is still beautiful with the black lining it has but not nearly as nice as it would have been if it was nude like in the photo. The chest piecing also isn't sheer as the photo implies, it's more translucent at best so not quite as sexy or revealing. Despite these issues it was still an amazing dress and I was okay sacrificing comfort for looks here.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 20, 2015
The illusion florals on the sleeves and intricate details are gorgeous
Overall it fit alright the top of the sleeves kept sliding off Occasionally. I felt it was a lil short for me with heels and I'm 6ft tall and 6'3" with heels. But a beautiful black dress that packs high fashion drama.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
October 27, 2015
Love the dress!! Truly beautiful!!
The leght of the dress was not to long but to me that im 5'8 fitted perfectly had the right shoes that did not look short
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
November 3, 2015
This dress was a dream! I wore it to a 1920's themed party and felt so glam entire night.
The only caution I would say is that at 5'4" I wore a 2 inch heal and that was perfect for the length. If you're taller than 5'4" consider getting the L and not the R.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 9, 2015
The lace details were fun
However for the event I was attending this seemed overkill. So I went with another dress I rented. The bodice is fitted and the neck line is not revealing due to the nude material underneath.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 15, 2015
Elegant dress for a conservative formal affair.
I did not end up wearing this dress because another choice was so great, but this dress is really elegant. As another reviewer has pointed out, the under layer is actually black on the bottom half of the dress rather than nude as shown in the model pics, and I wish it were otherwise, because this does make the lower half of the dress appear much heavier and the beautiful delicate details of the over layer are not as apparent. This dress fit me fine but was a little big all over - wearable, but not fitted close to the body, so maybe size down for your back-up on this one. I didn't take a photo in the dress - sorry, new to RTR - next time will snap one in anticipation of a review. I found that the V-neck front hit me higher on the chest than it appears on the model, so it looked very 'covered-up', so perfect for a more conservative event. Elegant, classy dress.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 17, 2015
Just like Daisy!
RTR is lucky I returned it, I was in love with it and gave it a retro vintage feel since my husband is a Gatsby fan and it was his event. I just felt beautiful in it and received compliments all night. On to fit, I am size 2 in just about everything, this was my first RTR gown. My waist is a 27 in., bust 34D and I am 5'5", athletic build 125lbs. I wore 1 in.heels so this dress was just long enough any higher I would have needed a pedicure. The waist was a little snug, but the Chest and shoulders were loose, I wore a sticky bra and double sided tape. but overall comfortable. The photo on the website is the gives a very nude illusion, which can be seen in the right lighting, it's not as plunged in the front as I hopped, but with the size 4 I probably could have got that effect. Ordered both, just never tried the 4R. Seriously, a gorgeous gown!
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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: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
November 17, 2015
Beautiful Dress, great design for a formal event.
Do not recommend for busty build.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
November 20, 2015
Amazing dress. No hassles.
I absolutely loved this dress. It fit perfectly. I didn't have an issues at all. It was actually a little shorter than I had imagined after reading other reviews, but I'm a bit on the shorter side so it fit perfectly with my shoes. I wore a backless bra with it. It isn't as low-cut in the front as it looks in the picture. I loved it, and I definitely didn't want to send it back!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 25, 2015
the dress was not as pictured. neckline was too high. Disappointing
really short, I'm 5'6'' and got the regular length, would have had to wear flats. fit was right on for size. The neckline was not low and plunging like int he photos shown, it was high and matronly. I felt like a jazzy grandma in it, so needless to say I did not wear either of the dresses. even the larger backup size had a higher neckline than shown. there is also this tan mesh that is not shown on the model, but it's there ont he dress, cheapens it. bummed I spent $200 on something I didn't even wear.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
November 28, 2015
I felt like a beauty queen!!
I wore this gown to a black tie event, and I felt like a princess! The detail on the dress is beautiful. The fabric is a little heavier than it looks but it's nothing crazy! I have a very large chest so I went with the 8R and it held me in and I didn't have to wear a bra. I like to wear high heels so this dress was almost too short, the top just skimmed my toes, but nothing I couldn't work with. I couldn't have been happier with this rental!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
December 7, 2015
Chose this dress for my brother-in-law's black tie wedding reception in NYC. It was perfect!
Dress was definitely true-to-fit. I ordered the 10R and 12R. The 10R fit with the exception of the bust. I am very, very busty. So, I went with the 12R and voila... perfection! I (and my husband) received many compliments throughout the night. This was my second RTR look for this event. It was a very comfortable dress as there is a nude underlay that gives it some stretch. The arms were also quite comfortable and tested during the dancing portion of the reception. : ) The attached picture really does not do it justice (sorry about that), it was actually quite flattering and I was very pleased. This was my first RTR experience and I am looking forward to my next event. I also wore heels with about a 3.5" heel and it was perfect given the hem length of the dress. I hope all Marchesa dresses are this comfortable. The cut was very well done for a curvy woman with a bustline.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 27, 2015
Beautiful dress! Got lots of compliments.
size and fit was great, dress is heavy and wonderful to wear out. Very comfortable and well made. Would definitely wear again!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 22, 2015
From selecting the dress via a stylist at the store and shipping to the event-seamless!
The fit of the dress was wonderful. Perfect length to wear with a standard high heel. I had compliments all night from strangers and friends! The way this dress made me feel while wearing was nothing short of wonderful. Perfect for a black tie event.
MaggieDecember 28, 2015
What heel height did you wear with your dress for the dress to still cover your shoes?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
January 7, 2016
Pretty - but not quite the right fit
Thought this dress looked beautiful on the hanger, but when I tried it on, I was slightly underwhelmed. Overall it was a pretty dress, but as I have narrow shoulders, the dress didn't fit quite the way I was hoping. Also, I'm only 5'4" and with the regular length, flats were a MUST. I would recommend the long for anyone 5'4" or taller. I had a back up dress which I chose to wear for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 7, 2016
Beautiful dress , but not great fit
This dress just didn't look great on me. It also ran extremely small. I just rented I dress not a month prior in my normal size 6 which fit like a glove. This one was tight in both the 6 and 8, and looked matronly. It wasn't very flattering for an hourglass figure in my opinion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
January 8, 2016
This dress is absolutely STUNNING!
I wore this dress for a midnight masquerade ball on NYE in Aspen and it was absolutely perfect! I was surrounded by so many beautiful people (some of which celebrities) and I received SO many compliments on this dress! I originally ordered a 2R and a 4R and the 2R ended up being perfect--it was snug but it hugged my figure perfectly and pulled it all in well I think. Also it was nice that I didn't have to wear a bra and it was totally fine not even any kind of sticky bra underneath which I was worried about after reading some of the comments. So I'm 5'3.5" and I wore 3.5" closed toed heels and they were the perfect height to just cover my shoes but not be dragging on the floor. You cannot go wrong with this dress for a formal affair it is stunning in person and you will feel like a queen!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
January 12, 2016
Over the top way to show up for a 1920s party!
The details on this dress are awesome; definitely agreed with the suggestion not to wear a necklace. I do recommend that if you're tall and you have a little junk in the trunk, you go with a long size; I went with 14R and you can see in one of the pictures that it fell a little short on me.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
January 14, 2016
Nice dress, but didn't fit me.
The process of using RTR was great. Unfortunately, I traveled from one business trip to the wedding, where my dress was delivered before I arrived (same day as the wedding). The dress is very pretty and quite substantial in weight. The arms were huge on me and the shoulders were too broad. Even in the 0, it was simply too big. Luckily, I brought a backup dress that I owned.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 22, 2016
This dress is so incredibly gorgeous. I got so many compliments and wish I could wear it again!
Fit: true to size but unforgiving in terms of stretch Absolutely gorgeous, but you can't wear a bar, which is fine because it fit tight enough to hold things in place regardless. Also, I would suggest this for a winter event. I went to an even in the fall when it should have been cooler, but NYC was having a heat wave, so I was quite warm, but not uncomfortably so.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 32
January 29, 2016
I wore this lovely gown for a photoshoot and it photographed nicely.
The fit ran true to size, however the length was extremely short. A long gown wasn't available in my size, so I got a regular thinking it would be alright with flats. The gown hit just above my ankles, so even girls of average height couldn't wear heels with this. Would be great for a petite frame. The rest looked great, even the low back was flattering.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
January 30, 2016
Perfect fit. i am 5'4" and the regular length was perfect with a 3 inch heel. compliments galore..
great fit, loved the lacy arms and the black on black lace. Very elegant. I would not recommend wearing in warm weather as in the cool fall the skirt was a bit warm as it had many layers of fabric and lace...
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
February 2, 2016
Simply stunning
Beautiful dress that will have compliments thrown your way all night. My only complaint on the fit was that I would have loved it if it was another inch or two longer as I had to wear kitten heels or it would have looked funny (and yes, I ordered the long).
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 21, 2016
Runs short.
Didn't wear this because I didn't have dressy flats. Both regular lengths I tried were floor length with no shoes, and I'm 5'4". Pretty dress, though. Just plan accordingly for length.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
March 6, 2016
Absolutely stunning!
This dress is simply beautiful. It was the absolute perfect dress to wear for a ball I attended with my husband. So, so pretty, there are no words to describe! I ordered a 4 and was hoping to get the 6 as my backup size, but they were out. I hesitantly went with a 2 as my backup after reading some reviews and thinking that might could work. The 2 fit everywhere except it wouldn't quite zip up, but it didn't matter because the 4 fit me like a glove! The only con to this dress (which is hardly even worth mentioning because the pros are so great!) is that the length was almost too short for me. Even paired with a low heel, the dress was just a little short, so if you're planning on wearing a tall heel or you are tall in general, I would recommend getting the long. Overall, I felt so incredibly gorgeous in this dress! Recommend recommend recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
March 22, 2016
The intricacy of this gown is stunning
Beautiful dress that was nice and warm for a cool spring night and hugged all your curves without showing anything.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 23, 2016
Beautiful material and gorgeous dress!
Too short for 5'10.5" gal. Had to wear flats. Still gorgeous though. Not easy to move around, not a lot of give in the material. However, still amazing and was given tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
March 30, 2016
Gorgeous dress
Fit was overall good. Loved the dress and the lace so it made up for some of the faults. Dress is very short! I'm 5'3 and it barely covered my shoes. Sleeves were also extremely tight. Lace is gorgeous though, it is black underneath unlike the model picture which shows nude. I didn't mind it, just gave it a darker feel. Would definitely recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 10, 2016
Beautiful, but size up & get a long
This is a beautiful gown for a formal ball. I planned on wearing a 6R but it was too short and this dress looks silly with flats. (I'm 5'6") I wore my backup, a tight 4L, just for the length. Sleeves were snug also. Recommend sizing up & get a long length.
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Weight: 130lbs
September 27, 2015
Stunning Gown!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! It wore it to a black tie event in Washington D.C. I am 5'5" so this dress was a bit too long, but I had to have it so I wore tall heels and it worked perfectly! It was also very comfortable.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
October 31, 2015
I felt so glamorous!!! I love Rent the Runway!
Fit like a glove... Only con is that I wish it was sheer instead of nude colored underneath
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
November 1, 2015
I felt absolutely magical in this dress.
This was the first dress I wore in my senior recital and I cannot explain how magical and confident I felt in this gown. I had to wear the 16R because my 14R couldn't be shipped to me so the sleeves kept wanting to fall off of me, but the dress still looked wonderful and it was a fan favorite amongst my friends and family. If I were to wear it again I would probably get some kind of sticky bra to wear with it so I'm not constantly fixing my boobs ( I am a 36DDD ), but other than that I loved this gown and how absolutely wonderful it made me feel.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
November 8, 2015
Stunning!
This dress is beautiful - I felt elegant! People were coming up to me all night to give me complements... I thought it was comfortable. - did not find it itchy or too heavy. As far as the fit goes - The dress lays nicely. I wore a backless push-up bra with it. As others have said, the zipper is a little tricky, but what you would expect for a small zipper through multiple layers of fabric. I'm 5'5" and had to wear flats (which I thought was a bonus)...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
December 14, 2015
Black tie wedding on Park Ave of NYC, this dress was perfect! Got so many compliments.
Dress was stunning, much more black than in the photos online but the dress is still amazing. I needed the 4L but it wasn't available, so wore the 4R. I wore flats but you couldn't even tell because the dress fell at the perfect length. Next time I would get 4L, i'm between 5'6-5'7, so would recommend Long for anyone over 5'6. Wore black chandelier earrings and a small black clutch. Would have liked if the front came down a little lower but otherwise, dress was gorgeous.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2016
Stands out from the crowd
Dress fit perfectly on me (even though my arms and butt tend to run larger) and length was perfect for my petite stature plus 4.5 inch heels. I was able to wear without a bra (can't wear a strapless anyways due to the back) and I think it is thick enough to cover any bumps but there is room for Spanx. Agree with previous review that the lining of the dress is black not nude as pictured so the detail of the black lace is not as apparent but it's still a stunning dress. I received so many compliments, even from random strangers!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 10, 2016
This dress is stunning! It fit like a glove!!! Very sad to be returning it!!!
Dress was comfortable & fit me perfectly! I am 5'7 & the long was the perfect length. Only negative was the zip took a lot of work to get up as fabric is thick but hubby & I worked it
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