Marchesa Notte

Woven Hem Cocktail Dress

$105 – $140 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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76 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(36)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
September 20, 2017
This dress is elegant and beautiful!
I usually buy classic black dresses or dresses plain enough to go to different types of events. So, renting such a richly embroidered, colorful dress was new. It fit perfectly. I have a long waist, so the 2 was better than the 0. I am 5' 6" and weigh about 115 pounds. I really wish I could own this dress. The wedding was an evening wedding, and I think this dress would work for any formal affair, except during July or August or in a tropical setting. I got tons of compliments and enjoyed the feet and ease to dance and move around. I wore it with tango style shoes - sandals with a back box. Perfect.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 60
September 7, 2017
Friend's daughter's wedding!
This was an amazing dress. It fit perfectly and I received many compliments. Overall elegant!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 1, 2017
It was a hectic event for me (work) so having a dress ready - priceless! Glad I went a size up
tight in spots and ran a little small.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
July 15, 2017
Wedding in a rose garden
I loved this for a cocktail formal Wedding in a rose garden. Fir was incredible. I wear a 14 mostly but some are so narrow in the hips and too short given that I am almost 5'i. This fit perfectly and was an elegant length!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 4, 2017
Amazing floral dress
This has been one of my favorite rentals!! Not normally a style I would gravitate towards because of my hourglass. But I am so happy I did! I got so many compliments!! I wore for my brother's engagement party. Loved everything about how this dress fit. I went with the bigger size to allow a little more wiggle room in the hip area. Additionally because I am taller I closed up the back slit with safety pins since the slit was going up a bit much for me. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
June 25, 2017
Compliment City
This dress is beautiful! I had random people coming up to me at the wedding and complimenting this dress. My friends were surprised at my choice as this dress is different than what I would usually choose to wear. Loved the detailing. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
June 22, 2017
Spectacular dress!!!
Comfortable to wear – and so many compliments! Ordered size 12 and 14. The 12 fit, but the 14 was just much more comfortable around the waist and bustline. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
June 21, 2017
It fit so good. I got a lot of compliments from random people all day.
The details in this dress were stunning! Such a beautiful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 17, 2017
Love!
Lovely dress. I will rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 11, 2017
Perfection
The dress is a work of art! I loved how delicate it is! Must rent.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 5, 2017
Rented dress for my best friend's daughter's wedding at vineyard in Temecula, CA.
Loved this dress. It is sophisticated and slightly sexy. Snug fit with beautiful embroidery and see through netting. I received lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 68
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
May 28, 2017
Many many compliments
It was loose in the arms and a little long for my waist but so elegant
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 152lbs
May 22, 2017
Stunning, but not forgiving at all
This dress was beautifully stunning but very snug on a large chest. I still would have worn it but the sheer sleeves were a lot warmer than I expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
May 13, 2017
Wasn't able to wear because it just did not fit me at all, I'm 6'0 180 with ddd boobs
Small, not flattering on me at all
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
May 11, 2017
Stunning dress! So unique!
I love this dress and received tons of compliments. It's flattering and looks better in person than in photos. I'm a size 8, but ordered a 10 & 12 due to my bust. It took 3 of us to zip up the 10 in the chest area, but the 12 was baggy in the hip area, so I choose the 10.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 10, 2017
wanted something long sleeve and this was perfect!
Great dress, got tons of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 10, 2017
Beautiful, but runs small
Embroidery on this dress is stunning. But it definitely was smaller than most 16s. I'm normally a 14 in dresses, and this was a bit too much like sausage casing. Order a size or two up.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
May 10, 2017
Not for Women who have any kind of belly.
This dress hugged in all of the wrong places. I am usually a straight 14, but this wasn't even close. RTR didn't have the size up so I didn't event wear the dress I spent however much money on. When I did try on the dress, the fabric seems itchy and I was a little worried about it keeping the girls in the right place.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
May 8, 2017
Wore for a wedding.
The arms itch and it's not the best fit. It was shipped to me as a secondary option because the one I originally wanted wasn't available.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 7, 2017
Knockout!!!!
This was my first RTR and I couldn't have been happier! I wore this to my neice's first Communion and received so many compliments. I didn't even try on the size 4 because the 6 fit like a glove! Would absolutely rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 6, 2017
Stunning dress!
This dress was absolutely stunning. One of my favorites by far. Fit so perfectly, and the details were amazing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
May 2, 2017
Stylist Review
The colorful detailing on this dress is absolutely beautiful! It's even prettier in person. The fabric is delicate but high quality, so I didn't feel like it was going to snagged on things or pull. All the colors on this dress make it appropriate for any season and the thinner fabric at the top will keep it from getting too hot on the dancefloor. At 5'5", it hit right at my knee so I definitely wanted to wear heels with this dress. I wore nude heels, but I think black would work just as well. You do need to wear a strapless bra with this dress since it's strapless, but it isn't super tight or clingy at the skirt, so no shapewear necessary!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
May 1, 2017
Beautiful evening for a beautiful cause!
Length was perfect just below the knees, plenty of room in the arms and the shape was very flattering. The detail in this dress is amazing!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
April 11, 2017
One of a kind!
It was a very fitting dress, but very flattering. I felt beautiful, and received compliments all night! I wish I owned the dress, because I would love to wear it again! The details are beautiful and will help you stand out in subtle way. I'm shorter (5ft3) and the dress hit at a perfect lengths. You recommend this dress to all!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 10, 2017
Pretty for a nighttime gala
The gold stitching catches the light well. More pink flowers than I thought, but not enough to make it unwearable. Lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
April 10, 2017
Beautiful embroidery - many compliments!
Great fit. Easy to wear, simple accessories. Wore gold earrings and black pumps. Loved the sheer sleeves. Got tons of compliments! Would rent this exact dress again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 9, 2017
Beautiful embroidery!
I absolutely loved this dress. On top of a classic black dress is sheer fabric covered in vibrantly colored embroidered flowers. The colors really make this dress stand out. I felt confident and beautiful all night.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
April 2, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
This dress is very fitted through bodice. I received many compliments both in person and online. Was able to sit and dance! With no problem. My first RTR experience and it was very positive.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
March 19, 2017
Gorgeous dress
This dress was so beautiful in person, the stitches on the overlay sparkles in the sunlight. I ordered a size 4 and 6. I wore the six because the 4 didn't fit my arms and shoulders, and the six was a tad big through the waist but still wearable. It's very comfortable, and received many compliments.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 17, 2017
Gorgeous
This is a beautiful dress. Exquisite details. I received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 15, 2017
Went to a fall wedding where I didn't know anyone but my boyfriend. Still got tons of compliments!
Fit like a dream!
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
March 12, 2017
The colors and embroidery are amazing. Wore with deep red lipstick and nails and gold accents.
felt comfortable. I got SO many compliments and ladies I didn't know coming up to tell me just how much they were in love with this dress. The colors really popped with deep red lipstick and nails along with gold accents, bangles and clutch.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
March 10, 2017
Loved the detail on the dress, but it didn't fit me exactly the way I wanted.
The stitching is stunning, I probably should have gotten a size smaller but I was worried it would rip. I will likely order this again in the future when I feel bold and in a better size.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 6, 2017
Too matronly
While beautifully made, this dress just didn't "pop" on me. I wasn't excited at all once I tried it on. For a very conservative event, this would be perfect. But it just wasn't right for a fun party. It runs a little small. I ordered a 4 and 6 and there was no way I could zip the 4 up. The 6 was even a little bit tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 28, 2017
Beautiful Workmanship
This is a beautiful, unique dress I got thru Unlimited planning to wear it to an art museum opening. Unfortunately, it's too small. I generally wear a 14-14W, and this was just too tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 60
February 26, 2017
Gorgeous and stands out from the crowd.
I wore this to a charity dinner on a cold February night and got compliments from the moment I took my coat off (from a stranger) through to when we left (from a woman working the event). The slip is low in back, so a regular bra would show; I wore a corset. There's no give in the fabric and the skirt is narrow enough that it isn't ideal for dancing. Plus the tulle on the sleeves is a bit itchy. But the embroidery is rich and vibrant so the dress looks fabulous - especially (as always w/ Rent the Runway) amongst the sea of black dresses! And , while the high neck, 3/4 sleeve and knee length make it modest, it's form-fitting and surprisingly sexy.
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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.
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:
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
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!
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