Kingsley Gown

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$995 retail

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Stylist Notes

RSVP in style. Get your hands on this Marchesa Notte gown for the Met Gala. Accessorize with Alexis Bittar’s Genie in a Bottle Earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14. 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'').

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 0-14. 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'').

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Burgundy Lace (65.1% Nylon, 34.9% Polyester). Sheer long sleeves. Illusion boat neckline. Column skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in China.

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19 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size13
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
March 2, 2016
Wore this for my sons wedding
I wore the 4 because the 6 was not available. My seamstress had to repair the sleeve of the 4 on the day of the wedding because it arrived with a large rip. The sleeves on this dress are tight; though the rest of the dress fits a little big. I normally wear a 6 or 8 and I squeezed into this dress with Spanx to dance all night in the 4. Conservative but not aging - I did get allot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
January 25, 2016
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding and the color stood out but was elegant.
The dress fit well on my curvy figure and accentuated my trimmer arms and while not hugging too closely on the hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2015
Beautiful details in person.
Flattering, easy to wear. Rich color & fabulous shoulder details.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
December 21, 2015
Exquisite Dress
Beautiful dress, but unfortunately it had a few tears in the lace sleeves. It fit great, hugged the right places. Got tons of compliments and felt so glamorous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 25, 2015
Formal gatsby themed wedding.
Slightly snug and the length was no where near a long. Must have gotten shipped a short length it literally came up to my shins. Poor quality as well not a fan of this dress. Returned it upon arrival.
RTR CustomerFebruary 22, 2016
Totally agreed! PLEASE do not rent this dress if you are 5'6 or taller, it is NOT long at all. Rented for a Gala and I also had to return it next day.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 20, 2015
I LOVED this dress!I would highly recommend it!
I LOVED this dress! It fit perfectly and true to size. The only thing was the arms were a bit tight and it was definitely long. I'm 5'9" and I wore 3 1/2 inch heels and it hit right to the ground. It was snug on the chest, I'm a D cup so I did not wear a bra. I received SO many compliments and it really felt like such a special gown to wear. It arrived perfectly on time and my rent the runway experience was perfect.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
October 13, 2015
This is a beautiful dress! I received so many compliments throughout the whole night!
Pros: Beautiful!!! Cons: So many rips in the mesh when I received it : (. I decided to suck it up and pretend like they weren't there but some people definitely noticed and were a little weirded out... So if you are ordering the 4L, you are warned! **I'm always in between a 2 and 4 in dresses. I'm rather tall, with child bearing hips, with nothing to give on top, so I ordered the 2 and the 4L to see which fit better. The 2 was an inch short (without heels) so I definitely did not want that dress so I was stuck with the 4 that still fit but had to compensate the extra length by wearing 4-5 inch heels
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2015
Gorgeous dress, got tons of compliments.
There is no stretch in the lace of this dress. Going up one size gave me plenty of room to move and still fit like a dream!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
May 6, 2015
So pretty and super classy
Fits true to size, arms are a little tight but overall super comfortable! Stunning Dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 1, 2015
Stunning dress
Beautiful gown - tons of compliments. Fit snugly and was overall very flattering - very tight in underarms, but I'd rather the lace be too tight than too loose. Only complaint was that the dress came with 2 holes I had to sew up a few hours before my event. Good length for tall girls, but could not wear with very high heels or else it would have been too short.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
January 3, 2015
I absolutely loved the detail on this dress and I definitely felt glamorous wearing it!
Wearing at least a 4 inch heel on my petite 5'3" frame was a necessity....at that height, the dress was perfect in length. As in some of the other reviews, the sleeves do fit a little snug, but not uncomfortably tight. This dress is very comfortable and I was able to dance the night away with ease for the New Years Eve wedding I attended! I love Marchesa!! The compliments I received on this dress were numerous. This is my first Rent The Runway experience, and I am more than satisfied....I will be back!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2014
Perfect dress!
Dress arrived with holes in the mesh sleeves. My tailor sewed them up for me by hand. Otherwise the dress fit like a glove. I received so many compliments. Gorgeous winter wine color. Modest, formal, elegant and classy!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 22, 2014
The dress fit true to size and was absolutely stunning on.
The lace is very, very delicate, so it's important to be conservative when wearing it. The overall comfort was fantastic and the dress was beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
December 15, 2014
This dress was perfect for a black tie work event!
The dress fit beautifully and the detailing was great. I am 5' 4" and with heels it was the perfect length.
AyeshaApril 30, 2015
Hi, I'm 5'2" and I'm ordering size 2R, do you think it would fit me okay? I'm totally okay with wearing about 4 inch heels
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 14, 2014
Gorgeous dress! Hugs curves!
This dress was beautiful! It runs a little small. I'm usually a 12 or 14, and this 14 only fit with Spanx and no bra. The color and material were beautiful. It was also shorter than the recommendations. I usually never need a long length both this dress hit my ankles without heels. Ultimately I wore my backup because I felt the lace didn't photograph well; it exposed my belly curves in an unflattering way. I would rent this again if I lost a few lbs and ordered the long length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 10, 2014
Perfect Mother-of-the-bride dress for a winter wedding!
I wore this dress to my daughter's vineyard wedding. It was perfect! I got more compliments than I could count. The dress does not have a tapered waist, but it fits very well. It has two linings, therefore spanx aren't necessary. The lace and mesh are very delicate however, and the dresses I received had been repaired, but because of the vine and leaf pattern, it was not noticable. I was comfortable all night long and felt wonderful. It as very appropriate for a wedding, but with only the lace on top, I didn't feel old or matronly. The color is a cranberry, which is just what we were looking for! I was very pleased and would recommend this rental.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 16, 2014
My daughter wore the dress for a school homecoming event. Elegant and vintage.... a look we wanted!
Worked perfectly for this event and she fell in love with the dress. We really needed the Long version of the dress but it wasn't available. She is 5' 9" and could have easily worn the dress with flats.
HelenOctober 19, 2014
Were the sleeves hot to wear?
NoorNovember 4, 2014
This dress is good for a fall or winter event. The sleeves are fine but might get a little warm in the summer time due to the tight fitting.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 5, 2014
You will not find a dress like this in a department store- one of a kind!
This is certainly one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever worn. Elegant, conservative yet sexy at the same time. This dress is LONG- I am 5'7", wore 4.5" heels and it touched the ground slightly.The sleeves are NOT forgiving there is no stretch/ give to them. If you have muscular arms - it may be difficult to wear. Also, I would imagine that the model has the dress cinched in the back- it does not contour at the waist as it shows in the photo. Ok to wear nude bra with it- doesn't show. Overall, The detail in this dress is incredible, the color photographs beautifully. I would have liked for it to be slightly more form fitting at the waist. Experience with RTR- 5 stArs.
HelenOctober 19, 2014
Were the sleeves hot to wear?
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 21, 2014
Simple, stunning, comfy, elegant
I'll start with the cons because there aren't many: I ordered a 12r and 14r, I loved the length if the 12r but I couldn't get the back to close comfortably, so I went with the 14. I would've preferred a long I'm both, but they weren't available, although, I suspect the 12 actually was a long. I am very shapely, with large breasts and a large hip/bottom area. The dress fit my curves perfectly. It was perfect for a black tie affair! I'm so glad a designer like Marchesa looks out for us thick girls! I will say this though, I have very small arms, so this dress wasn't a problem at all. My arms are the same size as they were when I was a size 8, so this might not work for someone who has larger arms.
CendahlOctober 6, 2014
Is the dress really that purple? The picture of the model makes it look a lot more plum.
RTR CustomerOctober 7, 2014
In person it's cranberry in color. I think the flash makes it look a bit purple, but it's not.
NoorNovember 4, 2014
It's more of a plum/ burgundy color, I wore it and it was simply elegant!
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