Marchesa Notte

Laurel Dress

$35 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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186 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 27, 2014
Ladies this dress is not for hourglass figures!

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! :)

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 22, 2015
Wish it worked

I had planned on wearing this dress and rented both the 0 and 2 to make sure it would work. However, on my body type this was definitely a no go. The 0 was too tight on the hips so the peplum puckered and made my waist look thicker. Tried on the 2 and it fit my hips (& butt) but then was baggy on my waist and bust. It's a beautiful dress in person, great construction just horribly unflattering on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 3, 2015
Love marchesa!! So excited to wear :)

The dress is even more gorgeous in person! It's really tight with the layer of poof over it... So don't feel like sucking it in all night :) loved it!!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
March 19, 2015
Quick service.

Beautiful. Very nice dress but little high priced for what it is. Should be $80 and it would be great. Skirt is tight which makes it hard to dance or walk long distances.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 16, 2015
Not flattering

I have an hourglass shape and the dress did not do anything for me. The waist wasn't small enough so I ended up looking like a box. I didn't wear it to the event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2015
This was my Audrey Hepburn, Carrie Bradshaw moment! It was elegance, personified.

I felt very elegant in this dress that I wore to the White House correspondents affair. Among celebrities and dignitaries and media delete, I blended right in and felt fabulous. I got compliments all night. The dress ran true to size. I wore a corset, strapless garment underneath and it held everything in place. Lovely design for an elegant affair.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 19, 2015
Felt beautiful and confident; got tons of compliments!

Dress is absolutely gorgeous! I usually wear a 10 in dresses, but sized up based on reviews about the underskirt. The 12 was perfect! Super comfortable for the whole evening, didn't find the dress restrictive at all. I felt classy, elegant, fashionable and confident! And I got a ton of compliments about the dress. I would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
July 27, 2015
Everyone kept complimenting how gorgeous this dress is

I went up a size cause it is more form fitting

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
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:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
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' 4"
Age: 39
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:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
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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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 9, 2016
My favorite rental to date!

I wore this dress to a formal work party. I absolutely loved every second in the dress and didn't want to take it off! I have a larger bust, 34DD the dress showed a bit more cleavage than I'd prefer and my nude strapless bra poked out a little but wasn't super noticeable. The dress was extremely comfortable, although it did ride up when sitting. Overall I would love to rent this again, it was feminine and beautiful!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
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:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 19, 2016
Stunning dress!

Very flattering, beautiful dress. The boning in the bodice makes it very fitted, but not uncomfortable. Both the chest area and the underpart of the shirt is snug so I wouldn't recommend for anyone who is curvy. Worked well on my fairly straight, athletic body. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 30, 2016
This dress is super flattering and stands out without the gold being over the top. Would wear again!

Great fitting waist with fun tulle skirt! Lace is not itchy at all

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
April 17, 2016
Easy breezy! Love the easy return without thinking about dry cleaning at all!

lots of compliments..even from strangers! I wanted to hold on to this dress. :)

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
April 24, 2016
One of a kind dress! I loved how I felt and looked all night!

I wore this to a Casino-themed party. In looking for a dress I wanted something flashy but classy- something that would stand out. This was all of that and more! As the other reviews say, the dress runs small so I'm glad I had the 8. The only issues I had were that the lace on the shoulders was a bit itchy, but nothing unbearable and that the inner part of the skit did not stretch or leave a lot of room for movement, but again, it did not stop me from dancing the night away!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
April 26, 2016
I literally squealed while trying this dress on!

This dress is elegant and sexy without being over the top. It is a head turner! Any age group could pull this off. I wore a strapless bra and did fine. I did feel like it was a little "chesty" for a church wedding- at least I know for next time. The liner is also very thick and short. This made it difficult getting in and out of the car. I wore a skirt extender to give it more length. It is very forgiving if you are bottom heavy. This dress was AMAZING!! I highly recommend it to anyone.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 29, 2016
So many compliments! It is a stunning dress!

The dress was a little tight in the hips than what I was expecting, but it was gorgeous on! I loved the color of the gold and the different textures of it. Wore gold bangles, black patterned hose and a black pashmina which really completed the look. It was a great dress, just not used to dresses that hug your hips!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2015
Sophisticated and Classic.

This dress fit like a glove. It's equal parts conservative and sexy, classy and modern. I rented from the Unlimited program but it came too late for the wedding so unfortunately the only dancing I did in it was around my bedroom! I would rent it again, no question- I loved it. No fit complaints here, simply a beautiful dress.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
August 11, 2015
Perfect for a garden wedding!

The dress was a perfect fit for a botanical garden wedding! I had several people take pictures of the dress and tons of compliments! It fit very well- the underskirt was a little tight but the tulle overlay hid any discomfort. The see-through top of the dress added a fun touch that strapless dresses can't compete with!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 1, 2015
Beautiful skirt

The skirt underneath has a beautiful pattern and like the other reviews, had more give than expected. Lovely details.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
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:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
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
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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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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 19, 2016
Tasteful

Some peekaboo but still tasteful for a family wedding. Unique. Received many compliments. Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
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:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
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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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
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:
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:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
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:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 35
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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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
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:
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:
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!

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