Marchesa Notte

Dipped in Gold Gown

$180 – $200 rental
$1,395 retail
Stylist Notes

In gold, this princess ball gown by Marchesa Notte feels fresh and modern. Accent the striking look with Oscar de la Renta's Nightshade 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 - 12.

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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold lace (87% Nylon, 9.5% Rayon, 3.5% Polyester). Sheer long sleeves. Crew illusion yoke neckline. Full skirt with ribbon waistline detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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68 reviews
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Large
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True to Size
(34)
Small
(17)
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
April 3, 2015
Gorgeous!

The dress is beautiful. Perfect in every way for my 'Miss Gulf Breeze' photoshoot for my high school yearbook. Luckily, this dress runs true to size because RTR suddenly was unable to send my backup size. It is a tad short & that is why I give it 4 stars.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 16, 2015
Wasn't my favorite

Beautiful fabric but not very flattering at all. The dress made me feel frumpy

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 5, 2015
Beautiful!

Fit me perfectly! I was concerned about the bust (I wear a 36DDD) but it was comfortable and supportive enough that with only a sticky bra I was comfortable. I wore this to my senior prom, and was mistaken for a princess by a toddler in a restaurant. I got compliments all night- this truly was my dream gown!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 25, 2015
Very elegant

I ended up wearing a more fitted gown, but this dress was adorable. I ordered the 4R and it was pretty short-I'm 5'6" and would have had to wear flats with it. I didn't have issues with the zipper like some other people mentioned.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 22, 2015
I felt like such a princess in this gold ballgown!

All the other reviews saying that the zipper is sticky are TRUE. We weren't even able to get it up, even though there was plenty of slack...thank goodness this was for a photoshoot! The arms were a little tight but nothing too crazy, and I was surprised that it was classed as a long but I (as a short, 5'3" girl) was able to wear flats. As for everything else, it was a dream!! Very flowy and romantic. It is definitely a show stopper!!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 8, 2016
It photographs beautifully!

I usually wear a 2 but it was too tight to breathe or move my arms in the 2. Luckily I also ordered the 4. It was hard to lift my arms very high. The sleeves are constricting. It also came pretty wrinkled. Plan to have a steamer - the steamer worked quickly and easily. I wore it for an opera performance. With the lights and and ambiance, the dress was completely angelic. I did have to wear a slip so It wasn't see through. Also it was a lot shorter than I expected. I wore it barefoot so that it would touch the ground. I'm 5'4" and I definitely would have gotten the long if I wanted to wear heels. I feel like I didn't have any shoes that would have seemed right to show under the dress. Overall, I felt like a princess.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
May 18, 2015
I felt like a princess

runs 1-2 sizes smaller than normal, beautiful fabric, whimsical

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2015
made prom absolutely unforgettable

this dress truly made me feel like a princess. I was a little worried about the fit of it (since it was the only size available), but was very pleased when it fit. fair warning that the zipper on this is an absolute beast. it is very difficult to get up and required the help of three others. I recommend wearing a slip underneath because the fabric is a tad bit see through.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2016
Beautiful dress. I got so many compliments!

It was so beautiful. It hides any imperfections from the waist down! Runs a tad small so order your size and a size up and you'll be good to go!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 20, 2016
Beautiful dress, very used

Absolutely fell in love with this dress for my engagement photo shoot! I ordered two sizes of this dress and only received the smaller size since the other was previously returned damaged. The one I received was very worn and had pulls all in the lace and tulle, though you could really only tell if you were very close. There is more tulle in the front than there is in the back so in certain light, the back of this dress can be see through. I definitely recommend nude under wear! Rent the Runway was really great and sent two more dresses just in case the one I originally ordered didn't work out. Over all the dress was beautiful and took the best photos!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 30, 2016
Beautiful photos

Fits snug. I fit a normal size 0. Glad I got the 2. Very fairy tale like dress. Love, love, love!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 14, 2017
A lot of fabric to manage but worth it.

It is a lot of material to deal with but the overall effect is worth it. It runs a bit small without a lot of give in the underdress so size up.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
February 18, 2017
Gorgeous! Felt like a real princess!

I am a teacher and wore this for our classroom tea party. It is just divine! I had to wear 3 inch heels due to my 5'1 height, but it worked out just fine. Extremely classy, but I will say that virtually 100% of fathers without a wife present during car rider dismal (I directed traffic in the dress) rolled down their window and said gorgeous or beautiful.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
May 8, 2017
Made Senior Prom Amazing

RTR only was able to send me the 8L when I rented both an 8L and the 6L but they were very apologetic and offered to send me another dress plus the dress runs small so I fit the 8L perfect! the dress was very flowy and made me feel wonderful! A problem would be that I for sure stepped on it a couple times making me a bit more cautious about where and how i stepped. Over all awesome dress!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 3, 2017
Beautiful and elegant, but tricky to wear

Ordered as backup for a wedding but did not end up wearing. Dress itself was gorgeous, fabric, lace detailing, etc. Execution of wearing the dress is where it failed - the lace arms were scratchy and the zipper was impossible to get closed. I am 5'7", ~135#, 34B, usually wear size 4, this dress was a bit too tight and way too short to pull off (1 inch short with no shoes).

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 26, 2017
Perfect outfit for an Indian wedding

PROS: I ordered this for my cousin's wedding (an Indian wedding). I paired it with a long scarf from another Indian outfit, some Indian jewelry, and it matched perfectly! I received compliments all night. I usually wear a 6, but the back where it zips up was a little snug. I'm glad I had the backup size 8. CONS: The material underneath the tulle is very transparent, so you have to plan on wearing a slip or spanx.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
January 2, 2018
Beautiful bodice, but VERY worn

I fell in love with dress online, and rented it specifically for a photo session. The bodice is intricate and quite stunning, but I felt that the tulle skirt actually looked cheap, and didn't hang well at all. I specifically packed a steamer, but you couldn't even tell I'd gone to all the effort, even with me only wearing it for about an hour. There is a single layer lining the skirt (hence why others reported needing a slip), and it was more than just piling, it was covered in dingleberries. Several smal holes and a rip in the tulle, that you probably couldn't see unless you were looking closely. But the loose strings and tears in the bodice were abundant and very noticable. I would have been embarassed if I had worn this out to an event, it was in such bad shape. My back-up dress was from this same designer, and I wore a 6 with a little room to spare. I found this 8 to be tight in the bust/ribs, which made it fit awkwardly. So I have mixed emotions on this dress. It was overall unique and mostly stunning, but skip it if you need the 8L--hopefully their other sizes are in better condition.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 28, 2014
This dress is so beautiful! I was homecoming queen and got so many compliments on the dress!

I'm 5'8 and about 125-130lbs. I rented the 4R and it fit like a gem. I wore flats so it did drag on the ground but if I had worn heals then it would have been perfect. I think the 2R would have been too tight. This dress is the perfect fairy tale dress and was easily the most beautiful there. I would recommend 100%!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 109lbs
October 8, 2014
I got compliments all night!

My dress came a day late even though my address was correct. I believe that RTR forgot to give UPS my apt #. Other than that, everything else was smooth. I'm 5"4 and almost 130 pounds and I had to wear the 6R. I felt like I was in a dream all night.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 3, 2014
Absolutely Stunning Dress

The dress was absolutely beautiful, and to no surprise the extra size was unavailable for my engagement photo date due to popularity I am sure. I would highly recommend that you reserve this dress ahead of time to ensure you book a size larger just in case, I was unable to get the zipper up, even though I had plenty of room and it wasn't tight. You may benefit from the larger size so you aren't playing around with the zipper for too long. Needless to say, when the zipper finally went up after an hour of finagling, it looked amazing, and I felt like a princess. It has a romantic look and stunning appearance against fall colors.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 18, 2014
Too much dresses. Too small

I typically wear a 0 in dresses. I ordered a 0 and a 2L in this dress. The 2L fit but was way too snug in the arms. The zipper was a struggle as others have stated not due to fit but function, the dress is also very overwhelming. In my opinion, you should be the start not the dress. I'm actually glad this didn't work out as another woman at the Marine Ball had also rented this dress ( It was too tight on her arms also and she didn't wear it either) I would love to see Rent The Runway have an event listing to avoid renting the same dress as someone attending your event.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 3, 2015
huh

I could not wear this dress and was very disappointed. I am thin and normally wear a size 4 in dresses. This dress was cut for someone with narrow shoulders and very thin arms. I felt like it was just not cut for my body type.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 121lbs
April 12, 2015
Beautiful, ethereal gown.

I'm 5'5" and 121 pounds and found the L to fit perfectly. The arms fit fine and I did not find them too tight, as others have mentioned and I don't think of myself as having small arms. The 6 was a bit big around the waist, but the zipper on the 4 was impossible, even when it wasn't on, it was still a challenge to get the zipper up. The dress definitely adds some bulk, so not the best choice for anyone concerned about that. I rented for a Venetian masquerade ball and did a photo shoot prior, and it was perfection and I got a lot of compliments on the dress all night. Photo by Jay Hemphill @ jayhemphill.com

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
September 16, 2015
Wonderful dress!

This dress was awesome. I wore it for my wedding and received so many compliments because it was a unique choice for a wedding dress. I normally wear a size 4, but the arms on the size 4 in this dress were way too tight on me. I wore my backup size 6 and it fit comfortably. Overall I loved the dress though. It was really comfortable for an outdoor, summer wedding in 85 degree F heat because the lace and tulle are very sheer and the under dress is quite light.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34H
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 24, 2015
I didn't end up wearing this one to the event.

This dress was beautiful, however, I am a 34H and the support even with a strapless bra was not enough.

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
January 6, 2016
This dress was absolutely gorgeous! I loved wearing it and felt so beautiful in it!!

The shoulder width was a little narrow for me, but I have broad shoulders. I was very glad I had the additional size 10 because I had ordered a size 8, that was extremely narrow in the shoulder. I was glad to have the longer size as well because I was able to wear a 1 1/2 inch heel.

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
March 2, 2016
These photographs. The dress photographed wonderfully.

I normally wear a size 4. 6L was my back up size - the dress was too small and a tight fit to zip. The zipper was very hard to pull up.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 12, 2014
Sadly had to return both sizes

I order the size 0R and 2R for my family holiday photo session. However both dresses did not fit. It was too tight. The size 0R was really wrinkly and looked like a hot mess out of the bag and it did not fit. The 2R was really tight around my arms and very long and it also did not work for me. It's a beautiful dress, and I would suggest sizing up.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
March 19, 2015
Cinderella will have nothing on you!

The dress I had rented had been returned damaged and of course I was in a panic. RTR was absolutely amazing the stylist helped me go through some options. Now I typically don't go for a ball gown look, but I went on a limb and trusted the stylist and I'm so glad I did. All eyes WILL be on you. This is a statement dress. It flows so beautifully when you walk. When I tried it on my two year old walked in the room and said "Oh my gosh, you're a princess, momma!" and he wanted to play in the tulle (needless to say, yes, I cried, he was so stinkin' cute). There are a few cons, but you'll look so great you wont care. There is a TON of tulle, like literally. I had to stand up and sit down a lot because I was on the program, so it was getting the way a bit. Also, I did have to have this dress steamed like crazy and because its so much fabric, it will cost a little bit. Trust me, after being stuffed in a box for 24hrs, it will need it. Also, you may need help with the zipper, not because of weight, but because of the structure of the dress. The gold band that comes around the middle makes it a little difficult to zip up and down. These are all minor things, and you will not care, because you will look AMAZING!!!!

Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
December 28, 2016
I wore this dress for my engagement pictures and felt like a princess!

The dress ran a bit on the small and short side - I usually wear a size 4, and I got the backup size 6L just in case. Thank goodness I did as the 4R was too tight around the chest and much too short for me to wear with any heel. The 6L was also a bit short with my high heels, but it was perfect for when I was wearing flats. The sleeves were also quite tight and a bit short, so I definitely recommend sizing up (or at least opting in for a large backup size just in case). Beautiful dress, though!!

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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
February 13, 2017
This dress flows wonderfully, but it's not the most flattering.

The arms were extremely tight and difficult to get on, even with super skinny arms. The tule is beautiful and it flows really well, but it also bunches up at the waist and is not the most flattering for any shape.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 7, 2017
It's lovely, but I'm blond and it would be much better suited to a brunette/dark skinned person.

Runs small, rather constricting around the neck. I normally rent 4-6, this was an 8 and was a little tight.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 31
March 31, 2017
We rented this for a Beauty and the Beast inspired shoot! It was perfection (Just runs small)

Fits small, so order up a size!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2017
Photographs beautifully, captures the light incredibly well!

As others have reviewed, the arm holes on this dress are built for someone with a shorter torso, so you need to be very careful getting the dress on. Outside of the arms, the fit of the dress is true to size through the torso, but I noted that it "runs small" because of the arms. I also think if you had broad shoulders it would be really challenging to get this on. As there is a lot of lace and tulle on this dress, there are some nips and snags here and there, but you absolutely cannot tell when photographed. Definitely plan to wear flats if you are tall- I had the regular and needed to wear flats, I wish the tall had been available for my date!

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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: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 21, 2014
I felt like Cinderella

This dress is definitely a show stopper. Be prepared to have all eyes on you! The dress itself is really gorgeous but wearing high heels is a MUST because it is very long. I am 5'3 and I rented a size 4R and I constantly had to watch my step in order not to step on it. There was a problem with the zipper which made it very difficult to close so you will need someone to help you zip it up. Also, the fabric is very sheer and see through so you will need to wear light underwear , preferably a thong. You will also need to wear a low back bra, go bra less, or buy one of those sticky bras. I rented this dress for a masquerade ball and it was absolutely PERFECT for my event. Everyone loved it!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 22, 2014
It was a unique dress that everyone loved

It fits perfect. I am 5'6" / 140lb the only issue was that the second size up that I received would have fit a littler re comfortable around the shoulders but the dress arrived to me ripped (the top layer tulle)so I had no choice but to wear the smaller size. The skirt of the dress see through so I had to wear 2 slips to cover my underware. Other than that the dress was beautiful.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2014
Felt like a princess!

This gown was amazing! So dreamy and romantic! I originally had another gown picked out, but it was returned ruined so RTR let me pick any gown to replace it. When I saw this gown was available I had to snatch it up! I did some new portraits for my business and this gown was perfection for it. Seriously so much fun to wear and fit like a dream!

ParisaSeptember 23, 2014
hi, great pictures! I am 5'9, and have ordered this dress in a long size. I wondered if you found the L to be too long. Can I ask what size heels you wore?
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 25, 2014
That dress is a show stopper!

My stylist Erin at the lower Manhattan store took one look at me and knew what I should wear. She was awesome!

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 171lbs
October 13, 2014
Affordable!

The gown was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I was told that I looked like a queen allllll night! Everything from the colors to the way the bottom of gown moved to the lace detailing was beautiful! Definitely a show stopper! This dress runs true to size considering the length and bust, I'm 5'8 and I had to wear flats. Also the back wouldn't zip up all the way b/c I'm a DD but leaving it unzipped a bit in the back worked out fine b/c it added a hint of sexiness to balance the conservativeness of long sleeves. Plus you couldn't even notice the zipper while it was unzipped. I recommend sizing up if your a DD and ordering the dress long for heights 5'5+.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 20, 2014
A Stunning Gold Gown!

I rented this for my client (I am a photographer www.toniechristine.com ) and she LOVED it! She is only about 5'3" but wore high heels and it was perfect on her!

KateOctober 20, 2014
Gorgeous! I SO wish you were local so I could use you as my photographer. Do you know where your client bought her headband? It's so pretty!
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