Luisa Gown

$75 rental
$1195 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look simply stunning at the black tie wedding in this lace illusion neckline Marchesa Notte gown. For a modern accessory pairing try Kenneth Jay Lane’s Heirloom Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, 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 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Blue Silk Chiffon Over Lace (100% Silk). Sleeveless. Illusion lace neckline. Fitted skirt. Draping detail at waist. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in China.

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46 reviews
Fit
Large3
True to Size29
Small5
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
May 19, 2016
Even more gorgeous in person
Pictures don't do this dress justice. It's absolutely gorgeous on and in person. The gold accents are perfect compliments. They add elegance without being too overstated. The fabric is light and comfortable. You can't see how the gown moves in a picture, but it's very pretty.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
May 3, 2016
The dress was gorgeous, lots of compliments.
The dress runs pretty long, as I am tall and wore 1.5" shoes.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 20, 2016
Supply Corps 221st Birthday Ball!
LOVED, LOVEEEDD this dress. I was a little skeptical about RTR before I ordered for my event, but now I'm definitely going to be using it again the future. The dress fit like a glove. I wore 1 inch heals and the dress was the perfect length. No bra is needed. I received so many compliments too. I agree with all the other reviews commenting about the zipper. My husband had to help me zip it up and down each time. Otherwise, highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
February 20, 2016
I love love loved the dress
The only reason I didn't wear this dress was because the long wasn't available and I thought (just maybe) the regular 12 would work and it was just too short with any shoes. It was too short barefoot, but I am tall. Beautiful dress so sad I couldn't wear it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 10, 2016
It was appropriate for the occasion, a beautiful dress.
The dress runs true to size and unfortunately this time I chose 12,the only size available. There was no backup and off course I always had to resort to wearing the backup 12 and this time my ideal size,10 would have bee the ideal fit.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 22, 2016
The perfect dress
I wore this for a blacktie wedding. Fit perfectly and I felt like a princess. I would wear this dress over and over if I could!! Tons of compliments. The dress had great built in support so a bra was not needed.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
December 18, 2015
Extremely flattering and elegant
I am 5'7" and the dress ended right at the top of my feet. It was extremely flattering because the fabric drapes over the stomach area and also emphasizes the chest well. I just loved how elegant it felt. The gold detail on the top is beautiful and adds that extra bit of glamour and glitter to make the dress fun too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2015
This dress is a showstopper!
I wore this dress to a black-tie gala at the Art Museum. Got many compliments and was told my dress was nominated for the most amazing dress of the night! Very nice fabric and colors are much more vivid in person, pics don't do it justice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 31, 2015
Sophisticated, elegant and just enough sexy!
I normally wear an 8 or 10 so I rented the 8R and 10R. Oddly enough, the 10 was tighter in the hips but too long so I wore the 8R. It was a bit snug and there is no give in the fabric. The dresses arrived quite wrinkled so I spent about 45 minutes pressing it gradually increasing the iron temp so I didn't scorch the chiffon. The ruffle down the front moved beautifully when I walked and the rushing at the midriff was very flattering. I wore a nubra that worked fine - it's far too low in the back to wear anything else. I could have gone without if I had really wanted to. Ladies with a more amble bosom would be comfortable. You'll need help with the side zipper. Perfect Mother of the Bride dress!!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2015
I was stopped multiple times with compliments on this stunning dress!
The fit is perfect for an hourglass shape--bustier girls may need to go braless (my backless bustier made the bust too tight), but the structure in the front of the dress allows that to be possible. The dress is elegant, subtly sexy, and super figure flattering. Definitely one I wish I could have in my closet permanently!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 13, 2015
Pictures from other customers help a lot.
Beautiful and elegant gown, received many compliments! Fits well, though I have a broad shoulder so the upper body is a tad snug. The length in the size guide is a bit misleading; 5'7" is the upper bound for Regular so I also got the Long one, but Regular is already grazing the floor and I'm 5'7" with 5 inch heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 5, 2015
Princess for the Day
Fit was a little tight up top but grateful it was designed so I didn't have to wear a bra. Rest of dress fit well enough to gave me a waist and butt yet was very comfortable. I'm short so the length was about 3 inches too long. Using hem tape a little tricky since dress has 3 layers and top layer is sheer. Hemmed all three layers together in front only and left back alone to become a little train. The sheer layer had a couple small holes as well as a rip that was mended. Disappointing but it made me careful not to bump into things and remove jewelry when putting dress on or off. But it was well worth it. Jaws dropped, eyes popped and my daughter said it was amazing.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 165lbs
July 19, 2015
Stunning and Striking
I rented this gown for a required recital performance for my university opera program - I loved it! It was comfortable and fit in all the right places!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
July 11, 2015
The perfect dress
My only complaint is that the top lace part got a bit itchy towards the end of the night. Incredibly comfortable dress. Perfection.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
June 29, 2015
Too matronly for a sexy 30 year old!
Quite beautiful and comfortable fit, but waaaaaay too matronly looking for my taste. Also, you can't wear a regular strapless bra with it so you're seeing the gals there au natural. They probably make a bra that would work, but it's not in my lingerie drawer right now. No Spanx in photo either, but dress hides stuff pretty well with the layers and the ruffles. Also it made my top half look quite large, and though at the time of this photo I am 40, 34, 41, it made me look even bigger than just any other dress I tried on did.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 27, 2015
Perfection!
I rented this dress for one of the formal nights on a cruise to Alaska. I normally wear a 6 and the 8 was perfect. This dress is gorgeous and exceptionally comfortable. It had a lovely flowy quality to it, was sexy with the sheer front and back, but the sheer panels also provided coverage so I never felt too exposed. I did not need to wear a bra - the dress hugged in all the right places. The only negative was a stain on the navy front panel. It was only noticeable to me, but I was disappointed that it was not removed prior to receiving the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 24, 2015
Flattering fit. Did not need a bra. Gorgeous gown
Absolutely beautiful
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
May 27, 2015
Felt too traditional / grandma-Like.
It looks gorgeous and fabulous on some of the other ladies, so I decided to give it a try. Sadly, I didn't experience the same results. The gold and navy just didn't look great against my skin. The draping puffed out in all of the wrong places. I felt double my age in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 24, 2015
Gorgeous color, luxurious fabric...elegant dress
I sized up in this dress (am between a 10 and a 12). I chose the 12 and it was perfect. Wore it with low heels...could have gone higher as the back is longer. The back of the dress is gold lace and therefore a regular bra wouldn't work. I went without and had no issues. I loved, loved, loved this dress and received a lot of compliments. Not to tight to dance in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
April 20, 2015
So many compliments!
This dress was such a treat to wear! I received a lot of compliments on the color and fit, and it was just so beautiful and feminine. It had just the right touch of glam, but didn't upstage the bride or the bridal party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 10, 2015
Pretty and classy, understated
I ended up wearing the black and gold Marchessa Notte dress instead of this one, but I found this one very pretty. It's just a bit more understated (in an elegant matronly way) than the other - but it was also more comfortable! The draping is very pretty and since most of the lace is covered w/ chiffon it's quite easy to wear, with plenty of movement in the legs. I opted for the other dress because it's flashier and came in Long length, which proved to be important. I am 5'8" and this dress was slightly above floor length while barefoot, so it would have looked weird with heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 17, 2015
beautiful dress
The gown was beautiful, easy to wear, comfortable and no fuss. Received compliments from strangers. loved it! I did size up which was a great idea.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 141lbs
March 9, 2015
Love this dress. Fit so comfortably and we danced all night. Beautiful detail and was perfect.
Beautiful detail and color. So many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 1, 2015
Loved my first order from RTR!
The dress fits just right, and is pretty comfortable. It's on the longer side though especially with the slight tail, I needed 2 inch heels to keep it just off the ground. Other than that, it's comfortable enough to dance around in too. The gold filigree like detail, especially on the back is gorgeous. I got a lot of compliments from people.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
February 20, 2015
Did not wear. It was a back up.
It was way too big, way too long. I'm glad it was just a back up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 15, 2015
Good formal dress
I wanted something special that was not too over the top, this dress was perfect, I had several compliments. The only negatives were that even in a size 0 the dress was loose around the waist and butt, and that the mesh irritated my skin slightly on top. Despite this I would still recommend it. The dress was very comfortable and fun to dance in.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157lbs
February 7, 2015
Beautiful gown
This dress seemed to run a little narrow but not much. It wasn't very flattering on my figure. I loved the front. I didn't wear this dress.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 26, 2015
Unspeakably elegant
Really beautiful dress. I wore it to a black-tie ball and it really stood out. The lace back is unbelievable and I loved that there's a little slit in the leg (tasteful yet you get to show off those legs). It runs true to size and is quite long, I was able to wear heels even though I'm 6'1". I've seen some women say they didn't need a bra, and a bra isn't strictly necessary, but I used an adhesive one because otherwise I felt too flat. RTR had fantastic customer service with this as well. Highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
December 14, 2014
Beautiful dress but runs small. I was unable to wear it for the event.
Beautiful dress, runs small. I was unable to wear it for the event. I suggest sizing up by one size.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 9, 2014
Great selection and so great I could wear a beautiful dress off the rack with no alterations.
Beautiful dress, very comfortable and flattering. Perfect condition. Great first experience with RTR- will definitely return.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 31, 2014
I received a large number of compliments on the dress!
Fits true to size. A little hard to zipper up. I loved that I didn't need to wear a bra which is a rare treat for me. The color is very pretty (the gold highlights are elegant not tacky) and the dress is sexy without showing too much off. It was perfect. It is long. I had to wear 4 inch heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 12, 2014
Lovely, comfortable, formal dress.
A beautiful dress for a formal occasion. The color, which is bluer than in the picture, is quite flattering. I originally hoped to wear an 8L or 10L but only 10R was available. It was the perfect length, even with 3 inch heels and the dress fit well. It's possible I could have done better with an 8, but not much better!. I received many compliments, even from strangers. I have rented 5 or 6 times from RTR and this was among my favorites.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 65
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 7, 2014
This was my Mother-of the-Groom dress and I felt elegant and unique. The gold overlay was divine.
The dress fit was perfect except it was a bit long in the front. I am 5'3" and had 3" heels and I had to hold up the front when walking. However, for photos, the hem laid perfectly on the floor. I received many compliments, especially on the gold lace at the top. The dress was comfortable for sitting and dancing. It was warm, in spite of cold, damp weather. It was different from any dress that anyone wore. It was the perfect dress for me because the fabrics and design were so elegant and I did not feel as though I was competing with the wedding party. I was unique in my own way.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 3, 2014
Was given so many compliments. I loved this gown the first time I saw it Was so comfortable to wear
Fit like a glove. Was true to size and hide all the imperfections on my body!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
October 2, 2014
The detail on this dress is gorgeous!
I wore this dress because I was asked to officiate my brother-in-law's wedding, and I knew I'd be in the center of the action, but didn't want to upstage the bride. This dress was elegant, but in an understated way, and several people came up to me afterward raving about how perfect it was for the occasion. My only complaint would be that the dress was a little bit long. I am 5'3" and wore 3 inch heels, but still had to lift up the front everywhere I walked or I would step on it. It's a dress made for looking elegant, but not necessarily a lot of movement!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 14, 2014
Elegant
I got tons of compliments on the dress! What you can't really see from the picture is that he dress is sparkly gold lace with a layer of navy chiffon over it.. It looks great with gold shoes and bag. You don't need much jewelry with the dress and that is a plus! One thing I did notice from pictures is that if you r arms are not super toned than you may not like how they look in this dress. There is something about the way the dress is cut that made my arms look fat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
July 22, 2014
Great for a vineyard wedding!
It ran true to size. I didn't need to wear a bra and received many compliments on the colors. I wore it to a cousin's vineyard wedding.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 20, 2014
Perfect dress for my style and the occasion.
It was very flattering but in an elegant way. I'm typically between a size 2 and 4 because of my busy, but this fit just fine. I ordered 2 & 4 just incase but I fit better in the 2R. I am 5'6" and I wore 4" heals, do not order the long size because you will drag that dress all day. The regular length was perfect, it fell right on the floor at the back of the train. Be mindful when selecting your size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 10, 2014
Gorgeous dress - received compliments all night.
Very well made & lays very nicely - a little long and there is a bit of a train - something to keep in mind - I wore 3" platforms and it was just right (5'5"). Truly beautiful & unique dress - I wore a nubra with it because of the open back - not too much support otherwise.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 29, 2014
Lovely evening gown!
I really wanted to wear this dress for a black tie summer wedding, however the fit was off for my figure. I have a bum, but my hips are narrow and I did not fill out the dress in a sz 4 (I'm between a 4 and 6 these days). The fabric is a little stiff due to the lace underlay and the extra fabric ended up adding inches instead of draping and skimming over my curves. Would definitely recommend getting your normal size and one size down.
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