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Laurel Dress

$35 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".)

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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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116 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size68
Small26
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
January 31, 2016
Gorgeous dress
Loved this dress. The fabric is high quality and looks amazing in person. It fits true to size, but I'd go a size up rather than down for backup. I'd rent this again!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 21, 2016
Fun, elegant - sexy but still modest enough for more conservative, formal occasions
I've just had a baby and don't fit in to my pre-baby clothes yet- so it was so awesome to be able to wear this to my friend's wedding and feel elegant and beautiful. I got so many compliments on it it and the details of this dress are stunning. It fit me perfect - but if I'd had a bigger bust or bigger hips it would have been a little snug - probably not the best dress for a curvier women. Alternative sizes weren't available when I ordered it - so I'm glad it fit. If you have the option, I would order one size up just to be safe!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
January 14, 2016
Loved the dress- perfect mix of dressy with a little sexy, but not too much for a family wedding.
Fit was snug in the bust- (34D) and I barely got it zipped, but once on it did not look tight at all. Liked the fact it could be a little sexy with cleavage, but still covered with the mesh so you did not feel overexposed. I am a 34 D, and the bust was snug for sure, too snug for me personally. Fit nicely throughout other than that. My mother-in-law liked it, so it was a big win in my book! It was for a nice family wedding, reception was at the St. Regis in DC, perfect for the venue. Very comfortable for dancing. I recommend this dress, felt very pretty in it, but would suggest going up a size if you are busty at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 2
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
January 2, 2016
This was the perfect choice for a formal New Year's Eve party at a private club
This dress fits true to size. It is body clinging & does not stretch, so be sure to choose 2 sizes that you think would work. The 2 size worked perfectly for me. Really beautiful fabrics & design and the gold design carries through to the dress under the tulle. Received many compliments, wore it with gold strappy sandals rather than black shoes & they were perfect for it. Great dress to dance in & very comfortable. A 10+ !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 69
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 31, 2015
Did not wear this dress because although the overall fit was good, it was too short waisted
I loved this dress but could not wear it because it was too short waisted. I am 5'7"
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2015
It is beautiful in pictures, I hope to rent it again one day
As excited as i was for the dress... i never received it... Apparently the previous renter had done some damage and they didn't have another one to send which is understandable... the backup that they sent to me, which was more cost than the rental which was nice :) just wasn't right for the event. I wound up going out to buy a dress the day before the event. Still love it and would like to try again
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
December 14, 2015
Being surrounded by people who dress up exquisitely on the regular and feeling like I am top notch.
The dress ran small and thankfully I read other comments from others and went with the size up. I don't ever wear dresses and so the underskirt made me nervous to wear and show off a little bit of leg, but the outer skirt layer made it so much more comfortable to wear. The most snug part was right at the waist, especially when sitting. My skin is super sensitive to fabrics (textures) and to my surprise nothing rubbed me wrong or caused me to break out. I loved love loved this dress and felt so beautiful in it. I would wear it again! Compliments throughout the night from people I have known for years and people I had just met. Even the rich, snooty woman at my husband's Christmas party was begging me to tell her where I got it.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Weight: 180lbs
December 11, 2015
Voted best dress of the night
I wore this to a work holiday party and got compliments all night. I was a walking billboard for RTW because I talked about it so much :) The gold details are really pretty. The mesh skirt was a bit long for me and the dress kept twisting when I walked because it would catch on my nylons, but nothing a couple trips to the ladies room couldn't fix. I felt great wearing this dress as it was so unique and pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2015
Stylish
The fit was tight but not uncomfortable. The fabric was slightly scratchy in the skirt and the gold wasn't as shiny as I had hoped. It's a nice dress but the design and the fit wasn't as flattering on my body type.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
December 7, 2015
Love this dress! Gorgeous in person!
I received soooo many compliments on this dress! It is so gorgeous and was perfect for the wedding I attended. The size 4 was sold out so I wore the size 2, which fit like a glove....but I would be interested to see if the size 4 would have given me a touch more room. (I'm normally between a 2 and 4).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 6, 2015
Pretty but not my cup of tea
I am bottom heavy so it did fit a little snug. I regret not taking a photo as it didn't look bad, but the skirt under the tule was a bit constricting, but I know Marchesa sometimes runs small. The 8 was sold out, but maybe if I was able to obtain that one my opinion would be different.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 3, 2015
Beautiful detailing. A great, flattering fit.
I had been eyeing this dress for awhile and had the chance to wear it to a formal rehearsal dinner for a good friend. The dress is appropriately sexy and very flattering at the waist. I loved the tulle skirt and it was very easy to move in. The lace detailing at the top is beautiful and I received complements all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 43
December 2, 2015
What a beautiful dress!!!!!!!!
I received SO many compliments on this dress!!!! The fit for me was different than for others. I expected the bottom to be tight, but neither size was snug in the least. Both sizes fit me virtually the same in the bottom half, but I went with the larger size because it made for better cleavage. :) The only issue with this was that the lace was irritating to my underarms when dancing. But it was so worth it.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
November 27, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress. It fit perfectly and I received so many compliments on it.
I'm 5'1" and the dress was just a teeny bit long on me. It would have looked better if it were about an inch shorter, but overall I loved the dress because it it was very flattering to my stomach area and the neckline on it was beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 24, 2015
Beautiful detailing on the dress.
This dress was very beautiful and had a lot of detail. It is definitely better for someone with a smaller bust as the top part of the dress is tight fitting. Underneath the layer of toole (which was very flowy and fun) there is a tight skirt underneath. The only con of this dress is the skirt underneath the toole. It was very tight, I probably should have worn the size 4. Whenever I would sit on move around the skirt would ride up a little bit.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
November 23, 2015
I wore this dress to an evening wedding and got so many compliments! I highly recommend this dress.
The dress runs a bit small - I am usually a 0 but the size 2 fit perfectly. Length is true to the model.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 18, 2015
Wore to a black-tie-optional gala.
This dress ran a little small on me. I typically wear a four, but definitely needed the six. Glad I got the back-up size. The six fit like a glove, and doesn't have any stretch. The dress is beautiful and I received tons of compliments. The quality, fabric, god embroidery, and tulle skirt detail were all wonderful.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
November 18, 2015
elegant, unique and fun
runs true to size/small
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
November 17, 2015
It rained, but I shined
The dress ran a little small and snug across my full bust. Overall it was a beautiful and fun dress, but the fit wasn't perfect. Go up a size.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 17, 2015
This dress was classy and elegant. I felt free to move.
It did have some rubbing in the top because of the mesh but it went away true next day. I received many compliments and I would rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 12, 2015
Easy to wear, easy to dance in - I got so many compliments!
I still work some Spanx with this dress, but it ran true to size and fit really well. It felt fancy, yet not vacuum sealed. The bottom part is a tight dress with the tulle over it, so no worries about it being too see-through. Get someone to help you zip - the zipper was tricky with all the tulle.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 8, 2015
My favorite rental so far. I may want to keep this one! So pretty and unique. So many compliments.
Good fit. As mentioned in other reviews, the dress under the tulle is fitted. Comfortable. Great to dance in! It spins beautifully!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
November 8, 2015
Perfect for a black tie optional wedding
Loved wearing this dress! The 4 fit perfectly, which was good because I got a 2 as a back up because the 6 was not available. The thigh area was a little snug but not uncomfortable- that is where I am biggest. Got tons of compliments and had plenty of room to eat all my dinner. Easy choice for a new mom because the dress really doesn't need a lot of accessories, so I felt put together without having to spend a lot of time thinking about it. The top was just the right amount of sexy and worked perfectly with my strapless bra. So happy I went with RTR!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 29, 2015
Lots and lots of compliments all night :)
The only discomfort was around the armpit. But I have rather wider shoulders than most women my size. Size 2 would have worked but size 4 looked better.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 13, 2015
I ended up not wearing this dress, but for someone else it could have been great
I rented this for a wedding and am 5'10" and an avid gym go'er so am on the muscular side (not very curvy, small chest). I normally I opt for form fitting straight dresses but I loved the neck line. It is true it runs small. I usually wear between an 8-10 in a dress. I would have worn the 12 in this dress. I didn't end up wearing this because it made me look and feel large. The tulle added weight and the high neck made me appear larger than I am and I have worked too hard to not feel special. Sadly, wasn't for me.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 9, 2015
Perfect!!
I ordered the 6 with the 4 as a back up and ended up wearing the 4. The 6 may have been a little more comfortable but i felt like the 4 was more flattering. Love the lace mesh top and the detailing is very pretty.I got compliments on this dress all night! I loved it. Perfect party dress. :)
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 30
October 8, 2015
The amazing dress!
Fits very tightly in the hips, but looks beautiful on. I have a full bust and it worked really well with it - not squishing and not overflowing. I got so many compliments on it. Full-figured girls, this is for you!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
October 6, 2015
It was the perfect dress!
The fit was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2015
Beautiful
I wore the size 0 instead of the 2. It fit beautifully. Very classy and elegant. Perfect for a wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2015
Easy to wear, but a standout dress without being "too much"
You can't tell from the models picture, but this dress has a very fitted, straight skirt with NO stretch under the tulle. If you're hippy, go up a size. I'm normally a perfect-to-small size 4 and I wore the 4 in this. The 2 fit, but since the fabric through the skirt and waist has no stretch, and I knew I'd be sitting through the wedding, I went up to the 4. The 2 looked good standing up though! Even in the 4, I had to do some wiggling to sit in the car. The gold lace is gorgeous, but because it's very much an antique gold color, gold jewelry doesn't work. I didn't think about this ahead of time or I would have gone with black jewelry instead. You really don't need much though-- certainly no necklace needed. Also, the gold embroidery around the neck is metallic, so I wouldn't say this dress would work for a daytime event. But for evening- gorgeous! I wore a strapless bra and it just peeked the slightest bit above the lace. I could see it (from my vantage point) but no one else could. You'll definitely need as low cut a strapless as you can find.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 13, 2015
Fun night!
Loved this dress and received a lot of compliments while wearing it! I am a pretty standard 4 in dresses but wore the 6 because the bottom skirt was pretty tight in the 4. The top is a little itchy on your arms but worth it :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
September 7, 2015
Great dress for a classy cocktail wedding-- loads of compliments
This was perfect for the occasion. The dress was a little snug in the shoulders, but otherwise fit and moved perfectly. You can easily wear a regular strapless bra.
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
September 6, 2015
Beautiful dress!
This dress was beautiful and I received countless compliments all night. I would recommended going up 1 size, I normally wear a 14, and the 16 fit great all over, including the length. When reading reviews I read that the dress was on the modest side, maybe if your small chested, but I'm a 36DD and was thankful it had a high sheer neckline. This is my first RTR experience and I will definitely rent again, and I would rent this dress again in a heart beat, I was sad to send it back.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
September 3, 2015
Stunning dress. Perfect for a gala.
The zipper was extremely difficult to pull up. I needed someone else (with strong hands) to zip me up.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 48
September 3, 2015
This was a work event so I was busy all night. The dress was comfortable, appropriate, and pretty.
I wore this to a Carnivale event similar to a Mardi Gras and it was the right dress for it. It fit perfectly and I received many compliments. Other reviews mentioned the tight underskirt but it didn't seem tight to me except when using the restroom! The top dips down in front so I had to be careful not to bend forward. I was also unable to wear even a strapless bra because of the low cut but didn't need one since I have a small bust and the fabric is thick enough in the bust line. The website is easy to use and the customer service all throughout the process was great. They make it easy to order, give you a backup size for free, send clear, helpful emails, and give clear, easy instructions/packaging for returning the dress. I had a wonderful experience.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 31, 2015
Compliments galore!
Size 4 fit perfectly. Lovely for a Sunday brunch with the family! A very feminine piece.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 31, 2015
Good for formal graduation dinner
Received compliments on dress. i'm pretty straight (not much hip). I'm sure it would look better on someone with a bit of curve, but I still liked it and it was nice to try something different. Not too short, and wore with strapless bra - those were my two must-haves for a dress and it delivered. The skirt was tulle-like, which I wasn't expecting.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 31, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress!
I ordered the 2 and the 4. The 2 was slightly snug in the chest (I am a 32DD) but the 4 was just too big in the waist and did not look as flattering. I normally wear a 2, so I would say it is pretty true to size, I got the 4 as a backup as most people said the under part is a little form fitting, but I didn't have any trouble dancing in it! I wore a strapless bra with no problems. I got SO many compliments on this dress, it really is stunning. Although she is lovely, I don't think the model in this dress does it any justice. It looks much better on in person as you can probably tell from all the customer photos. This was my first time using RTR and I will definitely use it again!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 29
August 30, 2015
I received lots of compliments on this dress - can be dressed up or down and so elegant!
I bought this for an outdoor Indian/Western wedding in August. It ended up raining so the dress was perfect - probably wouldn't have been ideal for a warm day because it was quite heavy. It definitely adds bulk to your bottom half (OK for me because it's my slimmer area but a new look) and its not the most flattering for bigger women but it's such a pretty, different dress that it was OK. I wish I could have worn a strapless bra underneath because you cant really pull it up, but I couldn't find one that worked nicely. I'd rent it again.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
August 29, 2015
This was beautiful. I wore P6 and it was knee length and I am 5'1".
I usually P4 on Banana Republic, P6 was snug. but I made it into. I could have worn P8 probably. Length was to the knee. Very cool dress. I recommend wearing black strapless bra. I ended up without a bra but it would look better with bra if you are on the smaller breast size. Over all I am very happy with this dress!
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