Marchesa Notte

Woven Hem Cocktail Dress

$105 – $125 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Bright embroidery enhances this sleek Marchesa Notte sheath. Style it with red lipstick and the Windrose Pave Ring by Elizabeth and James.

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, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). ¾ sleeve. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-closure. Partially lined. 42” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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62 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 3, 2016
Rich fall colors, perfect for evening weddings!
The colors on this dress are amazing, and (just a pro tip) match the new Urban Decay gash lip color perfectly. I usually rock between a 4-6 (34C, 130lbs) and wore the 4 for a better fit. I'm 5'4" and this dress fell to right around my knees. My only complaint is that the sleeves aren't terribly form fitting and look looser than the rest of the dress. Not scratchy. Well constructed. Solid rental for a fall wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
October 9, 2016
Beautiful dress, just not the right fit
This dress is quite beautiful, but I wasn't able to wear it. I am built quite small on top and larger on bottom and the cut of the dress isn't conducive to my curvier build (unless I was able to tailor it). When in an A-line or similar cut of dresses I wear a 4 usually, but if I have to account for my hips that sky rockets to around a 10, but then it doesn't fit on top. There weren't other reviews to check when I ordered it so I went for an 8 and just kind of crossed my fingers and hoped the material would have give... it doesn't. I also thought it maybe ended up being a bit more mature of a style than I was originally anticipating. Looking forward to seeing how it looked on others who rented it.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 54
October 11, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
The dress doesn't have a lot of give. The size 6 wasn't available as a back up, so I took a risk ordering just the size 4. Many women, throughout the evening, young and old, came up to me and told me that they loved my dress. I thought the dress was elegant and well made. The embroidery added a custom, "hand-made" quality to the dress that made it very unique and special. I probably wouldn't have spent the money to own this dress knowing that I wouldn't wear it to too many events because it is so memorable.
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 18, 2016
I wore this dress for my brother's rehearsal dinner and received SO many compliments.
It fit true to size, I usually wear a 14 and probably could have gotten away with renting a 14 but I was much more comfortable sitting and moving around in the 16.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
October 18, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous dress!
So pretty, but the back runs very small/narrow and no give with the embroidery. I ended up not wearing it. I think one size up would've been too big everywhere else. :-/
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2016
Gorgeous Detailing & great fit - so nice I wore it twice!
I love this dress. And so did everyone else. Got major compliments on it. I wore it to a black tie charity gala and to a wedding. The fit was great - true to size. I do have larger arms and sometimes feel constricted in sleeved dresses but this was perfect. The sleeves may be a bit big on someone with thinner arms. Length was great too. Hit just below the knee on me at 5'7. I did not find it to be itchy The detailing was perfection. It photographs really well too. The mix of gold pink and deep reds really worked well together. I wore this with hair up to show off the sheer detailing and gold dangling earrings. For one event I chose black pumps. For the other which had a sneaker theme I chose metallic gold kicks. Definitely try this unique dress for your next event.
KatheyNovember 22, 2016
Looks amazing on you! I weigh about 114 but have a32D bust think it will fit me?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 23, 2016
Beautiful and Stunning
Detailing of the dress is stunning. Loved everything about this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 49
October 24, 2016
This dress was perfect for the wedding rehearsal cocktail reception.
Fit like it was made just for me!! I had just completed treatment for breast cancer and did not feel like shopping for the perfect wedding attire--RTR was a God send!!
RTR CustomerOctober 30, 2016
You look stunning, your family is beautiful, and congrats on finishing treatment!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
October 25, 2016
Intricate embroidery but runs small
The fabric of this dress is truly gorgeous. The embroidery is so beautiful and colorful and the dress looks very expensive. However, this dress has no give, and is difficult to put on if you have fuller hips. I usually wear a 10 very comfortably in dresses because I like a little room in my dresses, and can also fit into an 8, but the size 10 of this dress was very tight and did not fit properly. In hindsight, I would pass on this as it's difficult to fit into for curvier figures.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
October 26, 2016
Wedding
6 was too big in waist and butt. The 4 was not available so I did not wear this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
October 28, 2016
really nice dress, just right for an evening fall wedding. Fits nicely in the torso, a nice length
Comfortable, fits nicely, a nice length too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
November 1, 2016
Details. Details. Details.
I wore this to a traditional Indian wedding. Lots of detail. Ran a bit small, ended up sizing up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
November 4, 2016
This is my new favorite RTR dress!
The fit was true to size. Being only 5"0 I was worried about the length, but it was perfect! The quality and the gorgeous embroidery on this dress is more vibrant in person than in the photo. Received lots of compliments and hated to take it off and return it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 5, 2016
Concert
Tight for a size 16, but beautiful dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
November 9, 2016
Beautiful & Comfortable
I have muscular arms so I was sure to order a size up, but surprisingly I was true to my normal size 4. It fit like a glove and I got compliments all night and even at the bar post reception. It's a unique dress. The only negative thing is that I did get a little uncomfortable around my armpits after raising my hands on the dance floor all night. But, this is dress is gorgeous enough to have made me forget that tiny con.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Weight: 120lbs
November 11, 2016
Gorgeous detailing, great winter/fall dress
Fit was true to size, was a little long and a bit loose since they didn't have a 0 available... but still looked gorgeous! Comfortable and beautiful dress and I received many compliments throughout the night!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 12, 2016
Beautiful for fall wedding
I wore this dress to a fall church wedding. I wanted something appropriate for the season and for the venue, and this was perfect. The iridescent embroidery was really stunning (it's hard to see in photos). One thing to note, there is not much give in this dress, which I noticed when I sat down. Regardless, I loved this dress and received a number of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2016
Comfortably glamorous, fitting in with high society on Election Night.
This was my victory dress, and it was gorgeous. I was at a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel and felt just right among all the extremely well to do folks there. The dress is just the right mix of sexy and demure, with its sheer black sleeves yet modest length and gorgeous embroidery. It's hard to find such a dress that is flattering at my age (57) even with a relatively good figure, so this dress is a real find. It runs just a little small, but is more true to size. I'm about 5'5, 140 lbs, 36D and needed the 12 to be sure I could fit in the bust area - there is no stretch to this material.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 20, 2016
Endless Compliments
My favorite RTR dress I have ever worn. I normally wear a 10 but ordered the 12 since I expected it to be a little more form fitting, and I am so glad that I did. The 12 fit like a dream! I wore this to a friend's wedding and could barely walk across the room without someone stopping me to talk about my dress. The embroidery work is even more beautiful in person, especially when the sun hits the metallic threads. 10/10 would recommend, and I will likely be renting this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 144lbs
November 21, 2016
Didn't wear it. Beautiful, but too sparkly for my event.
I didn't wear the dress. It was beautiful and fit OK, but I opted for another RTR dress that was more my personal style and more flattering on me. The photo of the dress on the model doesn't do it justice - it is sparkly with metallic threaded flowers embroidered all over. It really is PRETTY. I am a size 10-ish (sometimes I am in an 8 [yay!]) and not particularly curvy, but somewhat straight up and down through the waist and hips. This dress, as pretty as the fabric is, was somewhat shapeless on me. If the waist had been sewn a bit tighter, it MIGHT have looked a bit better on me, but having curvier hips would have helped significantly. I doubt that I'll be renting this again, but highly recommend this dress as a gorgeous option for someone who is curvy or at least curvier than I am.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 46
December 1, 2016
As expected from a Marchesa dress, it looked and fell luxurious expensive.
First rent. Fit very well, nice length, the embroidery is very beautiful
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 131lbs
December 1, 2016
So amazing!
Fit perfectly. Snug and comfortable. I loved this and would rent again!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 59
December 1, 2016
Beautiful wedding!
This is a nice dress but it looked horrible on me and so I didn't wear it. It is very stiff and quite scratchy. I was disappointed but it does look very nice on all the ladies in the photographs
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 5, 2016
Fit well, many compliments
I'm 128 pounds, 5'4", 34DD. This fit well overall, a little loose around the waist but not bad. Needs a strapless bra pulled down in the back so it doesn't show through the mesh. A very pretty dress, appropriate for a December wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
December 5, 2016
Pretty dress for a December wedding!
At 5'4", the length hit me right below the knees. I got lots of compliments! The sheer material with embroidery was a little itchy around the neck/shoulders. Really liked the colors and length!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 5, 2016
So many compliments! Felt beautiful!!!
The dress fit perfectly and true to size. I accented it with a gold belt, it's absolutely stunning. I have a classic hourglass figure and the dress was not tight any where, very complimentary to my curves. Wanted to keep it!! Second Marchesa I have worn from RTR, both fit perfectly. Love this designer and service. Will rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34A
December 5, 2016
This is a lovely dress! My best rental.
The rich details of the dress were beautiful and shimmering even on pics!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 6, 2016
Classy, unique, tailored dress for formal affairs.
This dress is an incredible combination of fitted yet modest, artistic yet traditional. It seems more formal in person because of the metallic threads used in the embroidery. I'm almost 6 feet tall and the hem hit just above the knee. I also have bigger arms, and as other reviewers mentioned the sleeves are roomy. I wore this dress to a charity event and received compliments all night. Because of the extensive embroidery, there were a lot of flyaway threads that had to be trimmed. The dress in my backup size was in much worse shape - looked heavily worn. I'm glad this one fit!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 65
December 7, 2016
I'm 65 years old and this dress was elegant and age appropriate. Many, many compliments!!!
The fabric is fabulous. Detailing and fit is excellent for women of all ages.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
December 31, 2016
Most beautiful dress I've ever worn
I couldn't stop smiling when this dress arrived - it was simply breathtaking! You will be noticed in this dress. I felt so beautiful wearing it, and received so many compliments. I wore it to a birthday dinner around New Years Eve, and the gold thread and gorgeous embroidery were also perfect for the holidays. It's both festive and formal, and looks great in all lighting. I'm only 5'1" and was pleasantly surprised that the length was not too long on me - it hit just below the knee. About sizing, it's a tad tight in the chest area and you might want to size up on the backup dress if you're bigger than a C cup. No bra was required. The fabric in the hip area was more loose. I've rented a quite few RTR dresses, but this was the best experience ever!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
December 31, 2016
Compliments galore! This dress is even better in person!
This was perfect for a Holiday time wedding! The details in the were stunning and the fit was spot on!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
January 1, 2017
Rocked the dress for New Year's Eve!
A little snug through the hips, but the shoulders and sleeves were fine (areas where dresses frequently feel too tight). Hit right at the knee (I'm 5'9"). Very attractive and flattering dress, I got compliments from others at the party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 12, 2017
Gorgeous Dress!
The detail on this dress is amazing. It was very comfortable to wear and the fit was true to size. It was perfect to wear to a wedding and would highly recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
January 18, 2017
Classy
Nice modest dress.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 10, 2017
Elegant and Beautiful!
This dress is amazing. Beautiful and retro. Lots of compliments. I wore is for a January Wedding. I had to wear a black bra with clear straps. I ordered a size 2 and a 0. Both fit fine but the size 2 sleeves were a little baggy so I went with the 0. Would definitely recommend this dress! I am 5'2". 115lbs. 34B
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 28, 2017
Detail is stunning
I usually wear a 4, but a 2 was all that was available. Which actually worked out! The 2 was big around my waist but fit great everywhere else. Def recommend selecting a size down. The details and Lace and sheer top was classy yet sexy. Got a lot of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Weight: 156lbs
February 5, 2017
Pretty but a little bit snug.
I ordered this dress as an option for what to wear on Valentine's Day. It's really pretty especially the embroidery but the sheer part was scratchy. It was also a bit snug by the waist area so be sure to size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
February 8, 2017
10 was too small, 12 fit. Normally wear 8-10
GORGEOUS DRESS - lots of compliments
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
February 14, 2017
Gorgeous dress.
Received many compliments. Fits a little small but embroidery is gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 16, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress is gorgeous and fit perfectly. Unfortunately, it arrived with a rip under the arm so I wasn't able to wear it.
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