Marchesa Notte

Laurel Dress

$35 rental
$795 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

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.

Share

Got A Minute?

Share your review (upload a pic, too!) and help others select the perfect style and fit.

79 reviews

Fit
Small 16
True to Size 50
Large 2
Photos 56
Elayne
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Jun 16, 2015

Black tie wedding - great dress for classy sexy look!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit fabulous! Perhaps an inch longer than perfect for me but worked well. A touch itchy around the arm but not an issue. I felt really good in it. My experience with RTR was excellent. Highly recommend them. I will be renting again soon. So much fun!!
Daisy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 12, 2015

Classic and Absolute Perfection

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is now of my favorite dress I have rented from RTR. I absolutely love the fit and the elegance of this dress. I wore it to a wedding, and received an overwhelming amount of compliments. The fit was perfect, it was form fitting in the top which made my upper body look divine, and yet loose towards the bottom that allowed me to eat and dance freely all night. I must say that when I first put on the dress, I had to wiggle in it to get comfortable, but overall this rental was a success to the extent that I am considering buying this dress for my closet.
Annie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
May 18, 2015

Sophisticated and Classic.

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Kris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
May 14, 2015

Beautifully detailed, unique, and super flattering for a mom bod!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I could have probably worn a 6 but it was not available as a secondary option. Spanx worked wonders with it. I loved the 2-tone black and gold contrast. The lace was exquisite! I also loved the embroidered pencil skirt underneath the fuller tulle skirt. The peplum did a great job of hiding the tum. The bodice fit perfectly on me. I might have to wear this again somewhere!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

This was my Audrey Hepburn, Carrie Bradshaw moment! It was elegance, personified.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
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.
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 31, 2015

Sexy, elegant, and moves beautifully!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress to a mardi gras themed party and it was perfect. The under skirt is fitted and really showed off my curves, while the flowy overskirt moved beautifully and was SO much fun to dance in. Definitely needs a strapless bra, and if you're moving a lot, is a little restricting by the end of the night but otherwise, a great dress. Would definitely recommend.
Marina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 9, 2015

This dress was unbelievably beautiful. I got compliments all night long.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you wear a strapless bra, I would make sure to wear a black one, as the cleavage dips a little.
Ula
Age: 35
Mar 19, 2015

Quick service.

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Adrienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Feb 4, 2015

"Stunning, striking, elegant." Just 3 of the compliments I received while wearing this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I have to admit that for as long as I've admired this dress, I was consumed by second thoughts about it until the moment after I arrived at the event--was it too matronly? did it flatter me? I am not exaggerating when I tell you that the deluge of compliments I received after walking in the door--from both strangers and friends, washed away any feelings of doubt I had and that I could not have been happier with my decision to finally rent this dress! I do agree with other reviewers that it's not the sexiest dress, but it's stunning elegance makes up for it and elevates your look in a whole different way. I also agree that the underskirt is tight! It shortened my stride a little as it had no stretch and I wore the larger backup size (8) to ensure I'd be able to move without risking some sort of disaster! I usually wear a 6 and sometimes even a 4 in dresses, but I am so glad I sized up on this one.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 3, 2015

Love marchesa!! So excited to wear :)

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!!
N
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Feb 2, 2015

I wore this dress to a Golden Globes party and fit right in with the celebs! Very appropriate.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was perfect for the event but i would caution that it's not as flattering in the waist as I would have liked. I had no trouble with the bottom being tight, as I think others ran into, and I felt comfortable all night. I would recommend this dress for a formal event where you need to be a bit more modest (I was working, so I couldn't be totally va-va-voom) but still want to look special.
Nancy
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

This dress was great for a Gatsby themed cocktail & dinner/dance party!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The gold lace was beautiful. There was no stiffness. The black stretch "under skirt" was shorter than I expected (I am 5'7") hitting mid thigh, but with the longer black chiffon "over skirt" hitting at the knee it still looked appropriate for my tastes and age. I received lots of compliments on the dress. Package came on time as promised and the extra size 12 was included. The 10 just looked slimmer on my body & felt perfect. Return was simple and easy with the UPS prepaid mailer. I will certainly try R the R again!
Susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

Countless compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress, rented this for my late husband's honor hour and it was perfect. Classy, comfortable, and unique detailing. Couldn't have made a better choice for the occasion.
Chelsie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 111 lbs
Jan 18, 2015

Edgy and unique....so much fun!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a 2 and a 0 and the 0 fit perfectly. It was tight enough to be flattering and long enough to still be classy for my formal speaking event.... while always keeping it easy to move. I wore a strapless bra with this. I received so many compliments about how "vogue" I looked and how beautiful the detail was in the dress and skirt area. This was the perfect dress!
Caroline
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 14, 2015

LOVED this dress, and I've been dying to wear Marchesa. I got so many compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit is extremely true to size- but the underskirt is a bit tight so if you're worried about the bottom, go up a size. I'm usually a 4, but after reading the reviews about the skirt size I went up to a 6 and it fit perfectly. Definitely recommend!
Katie
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Jan 14, 2015

I wore this to a formal event...my father and brother were in tuxes. They looked great!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was beautiful! Very elegant and feminine. It was a little scratchy under the arms, but otherwise very comfortable. At the event I attended, I was speaking with one of the staff and another walked up and said "Did you tell her she won?" When I laughed and asked what, she said they'd voted mine the best dress at the event. :)
Mesha
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 6, 2015

I received compliments all night long at the opera gala I attended.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great! It camouflaged all the right areas...I loved this dress and I wish I could buy it. I added a sash ti help define my waistline.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

Loved everything about this dress. Beautiful!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a perfect dress for a (Southern California) winter wedding. I loved the gold lace! The inside layer, lining, was a bit snug so I went with the 10 instead of the 8. Also the skirt lining is a bit shorter but not very noticeable because of the outer layer. Other than that, I loved the dress and would rent it again, it was a beautiful dress.
Sheila
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

Stunning and elegant dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress with elegant details and design. Runs small throughout, but the shape of the dress is pretty forgiving. For bigger busted women like myself, note that the dress is cut low and small on the top (even in the bigger size) which means that your cleavage will be (tastefully) on display. Also, due to the sheer top, a strapless bra/corset works best. I wore this to a rehearsal dinner and it was perfect for the occasion. I received a ton of compliments and felt gorgeous in it all night. So happy with it!
Jas
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 26, 2014

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was another backup dress that was sent for a wedding I attended last summer. Ended up not wearing it, but it's a stunner. It fit me a bit tight in the chest area but I've lost about 8 pounds since trying this last summer and I think the 6 would be perfect on me now. I will rent this dress for a black tie event or formal wedding in the future. Can't say enough about RTR's customer service. They over-nighted 2 other dresses when my first choose dress wasn't fitting as I hoped.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 105 lbs
Dec 21, 2014

Great dress for a classy formal evening!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this to attend a black tie optional holiday party. I wanted a dress that was classy, but still a bit sexy and this dress delivered. It was a nice tea length on my petite figure and my ample cleavage was present, but a bit hidden under the black sheer top. I was a bit worried it came across matronly, but was told by several girlfriends that that was absolutely not the case. I really enjoyed wearing this dress and it was perfect for the party I attended.
RFT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

I got so many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was beautiful! I rented it for my company holiday party which was masquerade themed. The size 4 fit well. The only thing is it was a little snug on my 32 DDs and the result was really nice cleavage! The only problem was that it was a professional work event so I had to tone it down by wearing the size 6. It went over really well. I wore with a strapless black bra with no issues. It's a high quality dress and the tulle skirt is so fun! It made me feel classy and the length and overall conservative-ness of this dress was good for a work party. I'd give it a 10 if the waist was smaller on the 6 to fit (my waist is 27") and the material around the arm holes was a little itchy/ scratchy but I forgot about that quickly!
Alexis
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

Stunning Head-Turner of a Dress!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was looking for a fun dress to wear to a wedding at a Southern wine vineyard and came across this beauty in my search! This was my very first RTR rental and it was worth every penny! Not only did I get compliments all evening but even the Mother of the Bride came up to me after to tell me that she thought my dress was one of the classiest and best of the bunch! The material was a bit itchy and the inner skirt is very fitted (you can't see it in the pictures beneath the tulle) but overall it's very comfortable and I would highly recommend it for a special occasion!
Amberd882
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Perfect dress for a night at the ballet!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This was my second time to use RTR. I ordered this dress for a night out at the ballet and it was perfect..It was classy, comfortable and flattering,. I ordered a 0 and a 2. The 2 fit better because of the fitted skirt underneath.I did not need to wear a bra. I received many compliments that evening and will be ordering from RTR again. Such and easy process!
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Love the Gold Lace Detail

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress itself is beautiful, however it did run small. The skirt part has a small leg opening so it was hard to walk upstairs and get into a car. The gold details of the dress are absolutely beautiful and worth noting! I usually wear a size 0, and I did this time but it was definitely tight. The zipper was a tad hard to get up, but other than that it was great. Go a size up!
kalli
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

I had so many complements, it was the perfect dress for a semi formal wedding.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The underskirt is a little tight so if you have any hips you'll probably want to go up a size. I found that the top of the 2 and 4 did fit similarly, the only difference was with the underskirt. The hemline of the underskirt was still a little tight but I only felt it when I was going up stairs. I had no problems dancing for hours in it. It's a very comfortable and elegant dress, I would definitely wear it again.
TZ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Oct 6, 2014

Wedding photog asked if i could turn around so he could take a picture.. JUST of the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is gorgeous. It made me look much more fashionable than I am in real life! Its extremely flattering especially in the bust, although I would recommend not wearing crazy bracelets with it, as mine kept getting caught. I wore this to a late summer wedding - its not the best dancing dress as its a little restricting through the waist, hence the 4/5 instead of 5/5. Also got a little hot.. so would probably recommend more for fall/winter than summer obviously. But its beautiful, fits true to size.. and very easy to match accessories to!
kc217
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 5, 2014

This dress is so unique and glamorous, I got compliments all night, perfect for a fall wedding!!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is very flattering if you are bustier the dress can be a little low cut but the mesh on the top masks that a bit
Kathy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 67
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

A beautiful dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for an evening wedding/cocktails/dinner at an upscale dining venue. Sexy and ladylike at the same time. Major compliments! Keep the bling to a minimum—all you need is a great pair of earrings and a cocktail ring. Strapless bra works best. I'm a 2/4 top and bottom...went with the 4. Photos were taken as soon as dress arrived. (No make-up!) Note how tulle overskirt drapes legs when seated as underskirt rises. Very cool! Enjoy this dress!!
Steph
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Beautiful detailing, compliments all night

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is gorgeous, very classy. I ordered sizes 4 and 6 and I went with the 4. It was difficult to bend over in this dress, the skirt is very tight. I would definitely recommend the dress!
Brawnlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

I had women stop changing for a wedding to see the dress one lady was raving over!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I normally wear a size 8, which fit well but went with wearing the size 10 for the event because it was so darn hot the bottom half of the dress was sticking to my legs too much. The 10 provided just a bit more breathing room. The dress was gorgeous! The mother and grandmother of the bride were changing into their wedding clothes when the aunt was raving about it. They both stopped mid-change to come out and see it. I got compliments all night long.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Aug 25, 2014

Beautiful detail work. Stands out in a crowd.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I liked this dress. It was a bit uncomfortable as the material was a little itchy and the skirt completely unforgiving. But it was beautiful and I would rent it again
mt0812
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Felt like this dress was made for the event (black-tie Indian wedding)!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall, this was a beautiful, well constructed, elegant dress... that wasn't very flattering on my body. Elegant, yes - sexy, not so much. The lining of the skirt portion is tight but stretchy, while the lack of stretch in the bodice is what made me choose the 4 over the 2. It was a little tight in the arm holes for me, but this is usually where I have problems with dresses. The bust had extra room on my 34B chest but might be tight on a larger chest. The length just covered my knees. Overall, I thought the shape of the dress was not at all flattering. The peplum gave the impression that I'm the same width in my shoulders, waist, and hips, without giving any definition to my waist. I definitely didn't feel sexy when I looked in the mirror.... BUT the fabric was beautiful, the gold detailing and sheer overlay in the skirt were very elegant, and the style was absolutely perfect for the black-tie Indian wedding I attended. The dress is really stunning, and if there's an event where you'd rather look elegant/timeless/classy (versus super hot), then this is a must-rent dress!
melissa
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 12, 2015

Did not end up wearing this dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was looking forward to wearing Marchesa, but unfortunately this dress did nothing for my body. The gold lace detailing is a similar color to my skin tone and hair color, which made for a flat effect. I think this dress would look best on someone older since its conservative and classy, but also shows a little skin at the top.
N
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 3, 2015

Didn't end up wearing - a dress for an older lady in my opinion.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Too long and doesn't look great ;-/
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
May 5, 2015

Loved this dress. It's unique, comfortable and stylish.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Easy to wear, more fun than just a plain black dress but still understated and cool. Fit was true to size. The skirt doesn't have much stretch but it's cut with enough room to make some shapes if that's your plan.
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124 lbs
Apr 24, 2015

Fabulous dress. Got compliments all night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
skirt fit was a little tight
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 16, 2015

Not flattering

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kyaa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

Fit perfectly, everyone gushed over the gold lace.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
No stretch, it will need to fit perfectly.
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

Beautiful skirt

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Formal Affair
The skirt underneath has a beautiful pattern and like the other reviews, had more give than expected. Lovely details.
See more reviews:

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×