Marchesa Notte

Astor Dress

$88 to buy
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

Achieve timeless beauty wearing this Marchesa Notte work of art. A metallic heel is all you need to complete this look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
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. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold Lace (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Made in China.

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81 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(41)
Small
(15)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 18, 2014
My son's wedding
I did not wear this dress. Even though I loved it in every picture on the site, it did not look good on me. The top layer of jeweled netting from waist to knee bulged out, adding about 2 inches to each hip. Dress is very pretty, but didn't work for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 23, 2014
STYLIST REVIEW
This dress is to die for! The detailing is so impressive I couldn't stop looking at it before trying it on. The fit is true to size and I would size up for back up just because I found the shoulders/arms very snug with little give. This would be excellent for any formal event. You can get away with any shoe, as this dress hits between mid-thigh and the knee, depending on your height.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 204lbs
September 2, 2014
Tons of compliments
This dress is gorgeous. I got so many compliments throughout the entire night, and it wasn't even my wedding. Like others have said, this fabric has very little give so maybe size up if you're on the cusp of sizes. Also, if you have larger arms the fabric will rub against the underside of your arm and may cause chafing. I had to be cognizant of this an remember to not let my arms rub against the fabric too much. Lastly, this dress is HOT. The fabric traps heat. Wouldn't recommend for an outdoor occasion. Overall, the dress is beautiful and I had a great night in it.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
September 4, 2014
Beautiful dress, but not ultra-flattering.
The details on this dress are beautiful, but for some reason it wasn't the most flattering dress I've ever worn. I am typically an 8, ordered the 8 and 10, and ended up wearing the 8. The 10 was more comfortable, but I think I needed the more fitted version for this dress to be flattering. I looked too "boxy" in the 10. I have a larger chest, 32DD, and had no issues in either size there. The biggest problem for me was that the sleeves and shoulders were really, really tight. I do have larger upper arms, so if you do too and you want to be able to raise your arms above your chest, this will not be the dress for you.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2014
Don't usually go for princessy tulle, but man! This one is epically gorgeous.
I usually wear a 4, but the sleeves were a tad bit loose (just enough to look bunchy), as was the waist. The 2 was snug in all the right places but still gave me enough freedom to move around. Wore this to an anniversary dinner date and I've never felt more elegant. Begs for a glass of champagne, this dress.
RTR CustomerAugust 11, 2014
stunning
MeredithOctober 30, 2014
so pretty!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 22, 2014
PERFECT
literally fit like a glove. better than a glove. i want to own this dress and wear it every day for the rest of my life. i got so many compliments and it was so comfortable. i could dance and move around, and most importantly - I COULD EAT AS MUCH AS I WANTED with out it getting too tight!!! i couldn't have asked for a better dress.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
July 21, 2014
Absolutely Stunning Dress!
This dress was simply gorgeous. Wore this for my engagement party and felt incredible in it! Fits true to size, however the bust is quite fitted and was a bit too tight for me. Anything under a D-cup would most likely be just fine, though! I thought the fabric might be scratchy, but it wasn't at all! Loved all of the lace detailing; worked great with nude pumps and a statement necklace!
RTR CustomerSeptember 5, 2014
Hi! Does the material under the lace have any sort of stretch to it? The dress looks like it has more of an empire waist type feel but I'm nervous it is going to be skin tight on the bottom. I'm usually between a 12 and 14.
AprilSeptember 16, 2014
The material under the lace is very stretchy!
DanaSeptember 27, 2014
How much room is there in the hip area?
AprilSeptember 30, 2014
Hi Dana- Yes, there is plenty of room in the hips!! I felt very comfortable. The fabric underneath is stretchy and the lace has enough room to move around!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 116
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 1, 2014
Bridal shower dress
I ordered the 2 and the 4 but since this runs large I wish I had ordered the 0 and the 2 (even though I wear a 4!) The 2 as you can see was a nice fit and if you rent this dress you'll be guaranteed to get lots of compliments! A very luxe dress that works well in any season.
MollyOctober 9, 2014
What color shoes did you wear? I ordered this dress for my rehersal dinner and don't know what shoes to wear.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 7, 2014
Beautiful dress for fall/winter
I tried on this dress for my rehearsal dinner. It is a beautiful dress but it was unseasonably warm where I live so it was far too warm to wear. I ended up wearing a different option dress. The sleeves are a little itchy but worth it as the dress is gorgeous. This does run a little small. I am usually a comfortable 6 and I had to wear an 8 in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 10, 2014
Didn't wear it. :/
This was a beautiful dress, however it could not fit my muscular arms. Both the size 4 and 6 were large on my body, but squeezed my arms. It's a pity. This dress is not for athletic figures.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 12, 2014
Perfect for Rehearsal Dinner
I loved this dress and I had many compliments on it. The only problem was I had to wear the second size I chose because the didn't send the first choice size (8) so the dress was a little big but it worked out anyway. I was a little upset that I ordered this dress at least 4 months in advance yet they didn't end up having my size the day I needed it. Luckily the other dress fit well.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
October 14, 2014
gorgeous and elegant dress
This is a stand-out dress. The yellowish-gold fabric looks incredibly expensive, and the cut is kate-middleton-like. I wore it to a conference banquet with silver Jimmy Choos and received so many compliments all night. The dress fit me me more like a straight sheath than an A-line, and there was less structure to highlight a narrow waistline than what i expected based on the photos online. The dress's actual waistline hit right at the middle of my ribcage, and then pouffed out quite a bit right below the cinching before narrowing again at the hips. however, the material is pretty thick, and the beautiful, delicate mesh neckline has the effect of drawing the eye up, so the overall look was elegant, rather than frumpy. i'd rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 15, 2014
The dress was beautiful! Perfect for my son's baptism. It fit very true to size.
Great fit, the dress stretched to fit the curves in the right spots. The sleeves were a tad itchy and hot, and did not have any give - however, it still fit great. Tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 22, 2014
This dress is a showstopper, the fit is comfortable and the detailed sleeves are simply ethereal.
Wore this dress for my engagement party and got SO many compliments. This dress fit like a dream. You're going to need a strapless bra if you're at all busty. Also, the arms are the tiniest bit itchy under your upper arms (but not tight), but you won't even notice with how gorgeous you feel in it. Absolutely recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 23, 2014
Gorg but runs small
I rented thsi dress for my rehearsal dinner and unfortunately, it fit terribly. I am not petite but by no means unable to fit into a size 6. The sleeves were so tight and the fabric was so stiff that it just didn't work. I was so bummed bc it's such a striking dress but the stylists at RTR came to my rescue (including emailing me available options for the weekend---they always go above and beyond!)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 27, 2014
The dress was PERFECT!
I was nervous because I ordered too late to get a size four, so they just sent the two. It fit perfectly! The length was great and I received compliments all night. It really went well with the theme of the wedding. Rent the Runway sent some goodies, too! I really felt like a princess, the customer service is great! I have already ordered again!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 27, 2014
The earring rtr paired with is fantastic
It makes you look a bit fatter than you are, mainly because of the design of waist part. But the patterns on the dress are gorgeous.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 149lbs
November 2, 2014
Beautiful dress but not for girls with big hips
If you are pear shaped like me, this is not the dress for you. I do say it runs true to size because if your top and bottom are the same size, then it is perfect. I have pretty big hips and the slip that is sewn in has no stretch. I first tried the 10 so I hopes the 12 would work; that was a little better in the hips but then too big for me in the top so I couldn't wear either. The material is high quality and the sheer sleeves are delicate and beautiful. You have to wear a strapless bra, which don't give me a lot of support so I looked a little frumpy in the dress anyways.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 2, 2014
This dress is nothing like I've ever seen before. It is unique and timeless.
There isn't one thing I don't LOVE about this dress. I received both a 2 and 4 and found the size 2 to be the best fit. It is true to size. It was a tad bit big in the waist, but overall the fit was very flattering and comfortable. I received compliments all night! The sleeves are a bit itchy at first, but once my bridal shower started to get going I quickly forgot about the itchy sleeves. This is such an elegant dress and I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a dress for a special event. Timeless and classic!! I'm sad to send it back!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
November 5, 2014
I received TONS of compliments on this dress all night!!! spread the word about RTR.
True to size - the 10 fit like a glove. The fabric definitely has no give and it was a little tight in the boob area. Loved the patterns - definitely a unique, beautiful dress. I thought it would be more flattering than it was because I'm a little chubbier and it's not skin tight but it wasn't the most flattering thing I've ever worn.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 8, 2014
gorgeous dress, got lots of compliments- would rent again
the top was a bit loose and the it def poofs out a bit at the waist but its a beautiful dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
August 24, 2014
Picture perfect!
I wore this dress for my talent portion of a pageant, Got so many positive comments, both before and after the event! The dress was a tad longer than I wanted it to be, but all in all it set the tone of what I was bringing to the stage.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
November 18, 2014
Beautiful Dress, tight in the arms.
The dress was goregous on, received so many compliements on it. The 8 fit better in the body but the sleeves were so tight on my arms, I had to go up to my back up size 10. The reviews I read were all accurate. Lace has no stretch/movement.It was a hot/humid day and the dress didn't help...I wore to a Black Tie wedding in September. Great dress for the winter.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 27, 2014
I wore this for the rehearsal dinner the night before my November wedding. It was perfect!
This dress was stunning for my rehearsal dinner. I got countless compliments from my bridesmaids and guests. The dress was pretty in pictures but even more beautiful in person. I wish I had a reason to wear it again!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 30, 2014
Wonderful dress I wore as a bridesmaid in a "pick-your-own" dress wedding. So many compliments!
Sleeves were kind of tight on muscular arms. Overall, it was absolutely gorgeous and I got so many compliments!
RTR CustomerDecember 23, 2014
Hi is the dress white base or more gold? i'm going to a wedding in february and don't want to clash with the bride!! Thanks Joann
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2014
I was told I looked like a princess.
I was a sponsor in my cousin's wedding so I felt that I needed something a bit conservative, traditional but yet still beautiful. This was the perfect dress. I received a ton of compliments, even from folks I didn't know. I was even told that I looked like a princess. It was comfortable to move around in for 8 hours including eating and dancing. The lace is not itchy either. This dress really isn't for petite people (I'm 5'1") so the zipper ruched/bubbled up in the back and front. I found myself pulling the dress down through out the event. I was still happy to wear it, I just don't like to fidget. I looked and felt like a million bucks.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 4, 2014
Perfect dress for my wedding shower brunch!
This was a great dress for a formal brunch we held for our joint wedding shower. It looks great in natural sunlight. It does fit a bit tightly in the chest, but I was able to comfortably breathe, eat, and move around. I'm (in my opinion) an average/medium build -- not considered skinny, but not considered overweight -- and I thought it was good for my body type. I got so many compliments on the dress, people kept asking where I got it. I was proud to tell them about Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
December 5, 2014
The most beautiful dress I have ever worn.
The lace overlay can get a little clingy on the inner sheath.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 7, 2014
Stunning dress!
Rented this for a celebratory date night. Absolutely gorgeous dress but a little restricting. I wore a 4 which is my normal size and I would say it is true to size but on the smaller side. The arms feel a little tight and it was definitely tight for me in the bust/rib cage (I am a DD). I would recommend for a shorter evening.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
December 9, 2014
Stunning Dress
The dress fit great! If my chest was any bigger I may have run into a problem but it fit just right. It was a little snug around my upper arms but all in all it was well worth it! I got compliments all night and was very happy with the way it looked.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2014
I received compliments all night. Very elegant and classic dress!!!
If anything the dress ran a bit tight, especially around my shoulders. It was difficult to raise my hands completely above my head but the bodice fit very well. I was comfortable. Skirt was a modest length for a girl with long legs, too. I would definitely rent this dress again!!!!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 22, 2014
Beautiful dress
I loved wearing this dress- I felt great in it and it looked great too! So many compliments- I was worried it would be too much for this wedding, but it was perfect.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 23, 2014
Perfect dress! I felt like a bride-to-be!
Fit was true to size. Sometimes I go back and forth between and 2 and 4 and the 2 fit perfectly with this dress
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 26, 2014
So detailed and classic!
The dress was so pretty and detailed. The sleeves were a little itchy, but overall I loved the dress!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 1, 2015
Love!!!! So fancy.
This was my first RTR experience and it was a great one. I rented this beauty for my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner before my wedding on Dec 26 and it was PERFECT! The dress is absolutely stunning. It was perfect for the winter season and it glistened all over. I got SO many compliments and felt like a princess.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 76
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
February 11, 2015
Beautiful dress -
I received a size 12 and a size 14. The 12 was too small and the 14 didn't fit quite right. I ended up not wearing either one, but not the fault of RTR.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 27, 2015
Do not rent if you have hips
All of the reviews about not renting if you are hippy are completely true. This was sent as a back-up dress and I still couldn't use it. It looks beautiful in photos, but it is not flattering at all.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 4, 2015
I needed a gold dress... and I fell in love with this one.
I wore this for a wedding and it worked perfectly. I definitely wouldn't have wanted to wear it any longer than I did. I got tons of compliments, but it was pretty uncomfortable. The tulle has NO give so I couldn't lift my arms any higher than my shoulders. The stitching on the outerskirt sticks to the slip, so it required lots of adjusting. I would recommend this dress for a short event - it's lovely, just not the most comfortable.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
March 8, 2015
I used this for my rehearsal dinner and got many compliments on it. The top is very fitted
This beautiful dress is a bit snug on the chest and arm area. Other than that I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
March 8, 2015
I received so many compliments on this dress! Everyone, including myself, loved it!
Great fit, however, the arms are a bit stiff, but that is expected with the style.
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