Marchesa Notte

Laurel Dress

$80 – $100 rental ?
$795 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Admire the city of lights in this Marchessa Notte lace dress with that someone special. Get ready to say I do! Shown here with Oscar de la Renta’s Dusky Tile Drop 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 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. 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 - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black & Gold Lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with peplum detail. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Made in China.

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53 reviews

Fit
Small 12
True to Size 36
Large 1
Photos 34
Ellie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129 lbs
Aug 31, 2014

Wonderful customer service!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was sent as a backup And the only reason I didn't wear it was because it was too hot for New Orleans!
Nidhi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

Not for pear shapes!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was very excited about this dress. I'm a typical "pear" shape... size 4 tops and size 8 bottoms. I have a lot of trouble finding dresses. I called the stylists to get recommendations and this one was highly recommended for my body shape. Given the pictures... I thought it was worth it. The pleated tulle on the bottom looks forgiving. However, the lining under the tulle is not pleated in any fashion. The dress fit me on top but I could not get the lining over my hips... let alone walk or even think about sitting in it! So, if you're a size 4 on top, make sure you're a size 4 on bottom before ordering this dress! Otherwise, very pretty. The edges of the tulle are not well finished... so it is itchy all over (around shoulders, neck, etc).
VVF
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Thanks Rent the Runway for the fine dress! I couldn't afford to acquire it as it is pricey.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
If you are self-conscious about cleavage, the good news is that the mesh material is black. Nude shapewear is a possibility for better coverage of the chest area.
Arley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this as a backup dress, and I did really like it. I will probably rent it again for something else now that I have tried it on. It was a bit tight in the chest, but I wear a 36F, so most people should be ok.
Aileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 24, 2014

Stunning Dress

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I absolutely loved this dress! I received compliments all night. Very flattering and true to size. I would definitely rent again :)
KC
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Perfect dress for an evening wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a fall wedding, and it was perfect! I'm 5'9", 36B, 140lbs, and the size 6 was just the right fit. I got so many compliments on the dress throughout the night. The only downside is that the material on the bodice became a tiny bit itchy after several hours, but nothing that was too bothersome. Overall, it was a great choice.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Oct 14, 2014

Beautiful dress, but can read matronly

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented for a wedding. The length is a bit long for a petite girl, I would not recommend. The cut of the dress can read a little matronly, as my sister and fiancee agree that it looks that way. The gold and black is beautiful. The skirt underneath the tulle is also gold and black although not very visible. More importantly, the dress does not have much stretch so do not size down.
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

Gorgeous Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress and got so many compliments
mitch25
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

The dress was gorgeous and perfect for the wedding.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got both the 4 and the 2 and didn't even try on the 4 since the 2 was a good fit in the arms/shoulders/bust. I'm normally a 2 in dresses, but having just had a baby 4 months ago, the rib cage was a teensy bit tight, but since everything else fit perfectly, I went with the 2.
M
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Beautiful dress, super comfy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is my favorite rental thus far. I ordered the size 6 and 8 based on the reviews and the 6 fit perfectly and was comfortable throughout. It works best with a black strapless bra (tried nude at first, but the black blended in more). The material is very high quality - highly recommend it.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

Very unique, classy

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
No cons to this dress. The texture and details are beautiful. No jewelry necessary beyond diamond studs. Loved the dress and was complimented all night!
Kiana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 27, 2014

Ladies this dress is not for hourglass figures!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
I had rented this dress in a 16L, unfortunately there was no backup size available. This dress runs very small and the skirt is very unforgiving. I am a hourglass figure with chest and hips and I could barely get in this dress. I suggest to all ladies with curves say no to this one. It is as beautiful as the pictures but not comfty. Good luck! :)
Alicia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

Pretty lace, but itchy tulle. Not ideal for pear shapes.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress to wear to a friend's wedding. I am a true pear shape so I'd hoped this would be a great fit. From the photograph on the model and my search results (I looked specifically under my body type), I thought this would be a great fit. I'm usually between a 6 and an 8, so I ordered both. Well, the 6 was way too tight on the bottom and the 8 was way too loose on top. I wore the 8 but there was something strange about the fit. It seems that the bottom part of the skirt sat awkwardly on my hips and because the top was so loose, the whole dress kept shifting to the left all night and getting stuck there. I spent a good part of the night running from the dance floor to the bathroom to unzip and correct the fit and direction. The tulle was also very itchy. You should also know that the fabric has absolutely no stretch. Bottom line: If you're a pear shape, this dress is NOT for you, despite what it may look like on the model. I wish I'd read the other reviewer's comments and chosen another option. I love Marchesa and their gorgeous designs but this dress was not at all a wearable option.
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