Marchesa Notte

Laurel Dress

$35 – $50 rental
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Admire the city of lights in this Marchessa Notte lace dress with that someone special. Get ready to say I do!

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".)

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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178 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(96)
Small
(36)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 28, 2017
Tons of compliments! Couldn't walk more than 6 steps without having my dress complimented on.
Perfect for a formal evening wedding. The fit was perfect for my curvy figure. I've never received so many compliments on my outfit.
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
July 14, 2017
Amazing
I typically wear a size 12,14 so size up! Amazing dress. Wound up not wearing it due to small tears in the lace - so inspect before wearing. Really a show stopper - will try to rent again for something else.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 6, 2017
Amazing dress! Felt fantastic.
A bit snug in the hips, but workable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 31, 2017
This dress fit perfectly and was a great choice for a hospital gala
True to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
May 22, 2017
Love love love
I've been wearing a 12 in dresses lately I'm glad I stayed with the 14.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
May 17, 2017
Classy and unique
The lace, gold, and sheer parts of the dress make it classy, sexy, and very pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 15, 2017
The event was a fairly formal event, and we finished it out with drinks with friends.
The dress has no stretch, but it fit very well. I was surprised at how fitted the underskirt portion was, but once I got used to it and realized that I wouldn't be able to comfortably sit down, it worked well. I received a ton of compliments on this dress -- it's certainly a stunning dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
May 9, 2017
Fit perfectly, absolutely lovely!
I usually wear a 14 or 16 and this 14 fit perfectly! This dress is just so pretty. I got a ton of compliments on it. The skirt and waist are loose enough to move comfortably and the top is really pretty without being too revealing. Also not scratchy like lace sometimes is. There were a couple loose threads, but nothing too noticeable. I would definitely rent this beauty again!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 9, 2017
Looks like a glam 20's flapper dress. Got lots of complements!
The inner skirt has a tight fit. Pick a size up for your second size.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
April 20, 2017
Glamorous and flattering!
Hour glass fit.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2017
Beautiful Dress!
I wanted a size 0 but there was only a size 2 available for the dates I needed. The bust and waist was slightly too big but not enough for anyone but me to notice. I would recommend going a size smaller than what you think you need so that the lace on the bust fits snug. The length is also a lot longer than what it looks like in the picture due to the models height. Because of my 5'2" stature, I needed pretty high heels for it to satisfy me. Overall, it was a beautiful dress that I didn't stop getting compliments on all night!
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 27, 2017
One of a kind!
Absolutely loved this dress! I usually wear between a size 10 and 12 in dresses but they didn't have those sizes available. However, after reading reviews that it runs small, I chanced my luck with the size 14 dress. It fit just a little big in the back area, but over all it was perfect! Got complements all night! Easy to dance in and not itchy at all! This was my first rent the runway dress and I will definitely be renting again!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 17, 2017
Perfect for my Prohibition Party
This dress was perfect for the prohibition party I had for my 25th! The bottom layer definitely runs tight but the 2 was a great fit! I didn't want to take this dress off it is STUNNING. It definitely is a great knee length dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
March 6, 2017
High quality, true to size
I wore this dress while working a formal fundraising event. It ran true to size, which was perfect because my desired backup size was not in stock. The lace under the arms was slightly itchy, but not enough to be a nuisance throughout the night. Due to the sheer material around the chest and back, I chose not to wear a bra (34D ) and was perfectly comfortable.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
February 27, 2017
Perfect for Gatsby/1920s Themes
i rented this for a roaring 20s themed party, and it was perfect. i normally wear a 10-12, depending on the cut. i ended up renting the 14 and that fit perfectly. it's a beautiful dress and i received tons of compliments all night. it's comfortable and not very heavy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 11, 2017
Perfect formal dress!
Beautiful dress with intricate lace detail. Perfect for a formal gala. Slimming at waist! Received a ton of compliments :)
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
January 10, 2017
New Year's Eve party dress. Loved it. Zipper was a little fragile.
Hem Line was kind of ragging from wear. Overall true to size. Had to slip on overhead instead of stepping into because zipper doesn't open dress wise enough to go over my hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 10, 2017
So many compliments!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous in person! I feel in love as soon as it arrived. The top is a bit smug around the armpits, but nothing too uncomfortable. I was able to dance all night! People raved about the dress at the event and in pictures I posted after!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Weight: 140lbs
January 10, 2017
Fun night.
I usually wear a size Medium or 6, but I have hips so I occasionally have to go to a size 8 in pants. I ordered one of each, and the 8 fit perfectly. Wasn't too big up top, but had enough room that I could take normal steps while walking! It was so much fun to wear, I felt beautiful, would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 39
December 8, 2016
I wore this for my sis wedding rehearsal. I think it was very flattering & different. I recommend!
There were no real cons. Fitted at waist and flattering everywhere.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
November 11, 2016
Elegant dress for a formal affair.
I wore this to a fashion awards show and received a lot of compliments. It was very flattering on the tummy, especially in photos. Because of all the fun details, very little jewelry is needed. One thing to note: the skirt underneath is a pencil skirt, so I had to be careful getting in and out of cars and climbing steep stairs (I had to make a speech on stage). Other than that, it was very comfortable. I'm 5'0" so the outer skirt came down to the knees. Finally, consider a strapless low-cut or demi-bra (black). A normal strapless might peep through.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 35
November 8, 2016
It was a work event that we planned for and I received compliments from many of our celebrity guests
Fit perfectly, no pulling or adjusting required. thanks so much!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
November 7, 2016
Lace and tule with a sexy silhouette, what could be better?!
Fit is true to size. I normally wear a 2 and was lucky it fit so well as they didn't have my backup size. If you need to err on the smaller side. Def don't want it looser to get the shape of the dress to look nice. On the bottom part the layer underneath the tule is snug but that's what gives the nice silhouette (just doesn't make it easy to bend down to take care of kiddos). Absolutely loved this dress and felt beautiful at a gala where many were in long gowns and then felt perfectly proper at a christening a day later (wore it to two events since I had it for 4 days).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
November 7, 2016
Endless compliments
Rented this dress for a party honoring our retiring superintendent. I typically wear a 2, but it was unavailable so I got the 0, but it still fit. It was a tad tight in the hips, but the tulle overlay made that undetectable. The compliments were endless and I felt amazing in the luxurious dress! Wish I could keep it...
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 29, 2016
fit great even for pear shape
I had been dying to wear a Marchesa dress, loved it. The fit was perfect for the size ordered and comfortable to wear. The black and gold dress really stood out. I got so many compliments on the dress, and was very happy with how well made it was. One detraction (if any!!!) was that the skirt is more voluminous than I imagined from the pictures. Pickup and dropoff at the Las Vegas store was great. Loved it.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
October 25, 2016
The dress was incredibly comfortable and still looked very classy. I received compliments all night!
If there was a size 3, that would have been perfect! As others mentioned, the bottom half is essentially a pencil skirt, so it was important to me that I could move and walk around at the gala without issue. I was a little worried about the size 4 since it was roomier at the top (bust size 32C) and it seemed that the size 2 fit better for the top, but I had no issues all night and the lace designs covered my bust area well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 19, 2016
Tasteful
Some peekaboo but still tasteful for a family wedding. Unique. Received many compliments. Highly recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
October 6, 2016
Birthday party stunner - obsessed!
Second time I've rented this dress - the price is right and it is incredibly flattering. Gave me a defined waist, and made "the girls" look fantastic. Favorite dress I've ever rented!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 15, 2016
Pretty dress!
I thought the dress was pretty, and it fit me well and I received many compliments. It was somewhat "trendy" with the crinoline skirt, but it was a trendy crowd of people so it worked out. Maybe not my favorite dress or fit (I've got a short torso, so the top was a bit looser than I would have liked), but still very pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 10, 2016
Multiple compliments! Stood out in a classy way at Steampunk themed event.
I ordered the size 2, with the backup size 0 since I read the other comments and I guess I am clueless to regular dress sizing. I ended up wearing the size 0 which fit perfectly! (For reference I have a 26" waist) The lining skirt that is under the tulle skirt fit tight like a pencil skirt, so that was the only thing that surprised me about this dress. Otherwise I felt classy, sophisticated, yet reserved in this dress at a "Steampunk" themed gala, amongst more costume-y guests.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 28, 2016
Perfect dress to attend the ballet!
The material quality and color was perfect! The gold really pops on the black. I would say it's definitely for a smaller chest otherwise lots of cleavage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
July 20, 2016
Comfortable yet Classy
I rented this for a formal gala. I wore the size 6, the 8 was too large. The dress fit great and I was very comfortable. I received several compliments all night.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
July 15, 2016
Gorgeous, flattering. Forgive the cliche, but it's a total showstopper!
Apologies for my pictures :) This dress was perfect for a formal wedding in Richmond, VA. The golden lace bodice portion is very slimming, and I felt like I could actually drink and eat throughout the evening. There is something spectacular about the gold/black combo and this dress is certainly on the fancier side. The neckline is intricate enough where you shouldn't need a necklace and I did not feel that I needed a bra with this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
July 13, 2016
Wedding
When reviews said no give in the hips.... Listen. I did, and thank god I sized up to a 4. I could barely get into the size up. I am usually a size 2 in more "a line" dresses, or a dress with any amount of stretch, but my hips don't lie! And this dress don't give. Conclusion: This might not be a good choice if you have big hips and a booty, while simultaneously wanting to walk lol. However, I didn't mind having to take baby steps all night bc the dress was gorgeous. So many compliments!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
June 27, 2016
This was one of the fanciest dresses I've ever worn. I felt like a princess!
Fits true to size :)
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Weight: 120lbs
June 24, 2016
Unique, eye-catching dress
Compliments all night long. Fit was good, though definitely pretty tight through hips. more cleavage than I anticipated, but not distasteful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182lbs
June 21, 2016
Beautiful dress with perfect coverage. I loved the fact that it covered all of my problem areas :)
Beautiful dress with perfect coverage. I loved the fact that it covered all of my problem areas :) The sheer material along the top gave it an added sexy feel, while the length kept it appropriate. Another great RTR hit!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
June 14, 2016
Classic and Pretty
This is what I wore to a wedding that had a classy/vintage-glam theme and black and gold as the official wedding colors - how could I NOT pick this dress? It did remind me of something I would see on Mad Men. I normally wear a 6 and ordered a 4 as my backup size. When it arrived, I pulled it out of the bag and thought... "Hmm". I have never been a huge fan of anything frilly or full - and this dress looked fuller than I expected it to be on the bottom, especially with the peplum. I truly didn't expect to like it that much when I put it on. I optimistically tried the size 4 first, and it fit. I honestly can't say if this dress runs large, because I have been working out more and have slightly toned up, so my size might be different than my usual 6 right now. Once I had the dress on, I liked it a lot more than on the hanger. As previous reviews have stated, it isn't exactly a "sexy" dress - it's quite conservative. The second time I tried it on, I liked it even more - it grew on me! Initially I tried it on with a regular strapless bra and that gave it a really restrictive feel up top and made me look flat. I am not busty and it has NO give, so I can't imagine this would be a great dress for someone who is very busty. I got a $20 stick-on gel bra, and that completely remedied the problem - without the bra band, it wasn't so tight around my ribcage but I still had some shape and lift from the gel cups. It even gave me nice cleavage, so that was an added bonus. Also, I recommend putting your shoes on first if you have buckles around the ankles or anything, because the top has no stretch, it was hard for me to lean down to buckle my heels the first time I tried the dress on with them. At the wedding, my dress was a total hit and I got tons of compliments. It was called "fabulous" more times than I can count. This dress is not slinky and sexy, but it is stunning and has a graceful elegance. It will turn heads without flashing a ton of skin.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 10, 2016
Beautiful dress, perfect for a black tie affair!
The dress was absolutely beautiful, very comfortable. I loved the illusion neckline. It was perfect for the fancy black tie wedding we attended. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2016
Had fun with rent the runway! Can't wait to do it again :)
Selected this dress for a formal wedding. (I was hesitant to do a long gown because I am short.) It def runs small, so I am glad I selected the larger size as my backup dress. The under layer to the skirt is so pretty I wish it wasn't covered with the sheer black. However, the dress is very pretty and was comfortable for the hot evening wedding.
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