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Marchesa Notte

Madison Gown

$75 rental
$1295 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Have your cake and eat it too in this Victorian-inspired Marchesa Notte gown. For a beautiful pastel pairing add Oscar de la Renta’s Music Box 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: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Tall, 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: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black Floral Printed Tulle (100% Nylon). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Made in China.

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37 reviews

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Small 16
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RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 26, 2014

RENT THIS DRESS!!!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, absolutely beautiful and so fun to wear. Great fit, very tight on top and dramatic bottom. Of the more than 100 dresses I have rented, this is one of the top 2 (the other being the Reem Acra Florence Gown).
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Too Small!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had such high hopes for this dress for my black tie affair, but it was such a disaster! I'm a TTS size 6, and the sizing information for the dress didn't mention anything about it not running TTS, so I had ordered the 6 as suggested. It was so small I couldn't get the bust anywhere near zipped! Just from that, I probably would have been safe renting at least a size or two up. Not only that, but the dress is ridiculously long, even with my 4" heels on (I'm 5'3"). I only suggest this dress for those who are a very slim and tall. Not for us petite girls!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

Beautiful gown went with backup dress one size bigger

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Absolutely beautiful gown
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 17, 2014

Compliments All Night Long

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this dress to a 1950's Golden Age of Broadway event. Everyone loved it. Yes the top does run small so go up one size. I am 5'3" and wore 5" heels and that worked although I did have to walk carefully to avoid stepping on the tulle. I would highly recommend this dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

An elegant black tie dress for an elegant black tie affair!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I waited a day too long to book the 10R and 12R, so I gambled on the Longs and it worked out! With my measurements (and I'm pretty short-waisted, for my height) and 4" heels, the 10L was PERFECT, provided I stood up straight and never took my shoes off. Which is to say, I'd have been a little better off in the 10R, most likely. But I was able to dance, sit, walk, eat, and hang out very comfortably all evening in this gorgeous gown, and I got many compliments! I would not recommend it for outdoor or warm-weather events, because all the tulle does make it pretty heavy.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

Beautiful, statement making dress.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This is a great black tie option if you're looking for a standout dress. The fit is small, especially in the chest. The overall effect is elegant and classic.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Felt like a Princess

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I wore this dress for my surprise 30th birthday trip to Boston. I wore this to L'Espalier and the Boston Opera House. The compliments were endless! I felt like a celebrity. We had to catch a cab and numerous times, people just stopped and stared or did double takes. Women just stopped me to say how much they dug this dress. I was really humbled because I just wanted to make my day memorable, and was it ever! I adored this dress and definitely worth the rent. It runs large, but only slightly. I got the 6R and the 8R as a backup. The 6 was perfect as I'm normally a 4. The dress fit well and was just a dream. I was originally going to wear 6 inch heels, but switched at the last minute. That was regrettable as I stepped on the dress all night, and so did others. So, I'd wear very high heels just for safety purposes.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Backup ended up being the best!

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was a last minute backup, and thank goodness I picked it because it was the best fit/look by far! It runs a bit small, and since I have a very large bust I had to go with the 16, but it was so comfortable the entire night. It was flattering and the colors are perfect fall complements. I wish I had another wedding to go to this fall just for the sake of wearing this dress again! Bustier top has boning and two zippers (inner and outer) so there really is no need for undergarments. The skirt was very wrinkled when it arrived but I hung the dress in the bathroom when I showered and the steam straightened it out right away.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 8, 2014

Perfect Black tie look!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely fabulous rental! Definitely recommend. I am a 34D , 5'3 , 120lbs and the 4R fit perfectly! Tulle skirt moved like a dream on the dance floor! Only thing is THE DRESS IS LONG so be sure if you're a smaller woman to wear very high heels or a platform! The black lining under the tulle creates a beautiful silhouette that really turned up the sexiness of the dress! A great choice for effortless glamour!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Amazing timeless gown!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received this dress as a backup after my original choice was damaged beyond repair. The customer service of RTR was amazing - and I ended up with four gowns to choose from. I tried this one on at home and was torn between it and another RTR selection. I ended up going with the other gown - just because it was slightly more unique and I thought it would truly stand out (which it did). But this gown was amazing and fit perfectly. I tried on the 4R in this gown and it was a perfect fit. The bust fit was perfect for me (34B) and the length was perfect with 4" heels (i'm 5'9"). I wished I could have kept all of the gowns I was sent longer - because they were all beautiful and I would definitely rent this one again!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 26, 2014

I felt like a princess walking into the ball. It was wonderful and makes a statement.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you want something elegant, but also young and fun...this is the dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

Perfect dress

Size worn: 12L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect fit. Loose at the hips which is perfect for my figure. Got so many compliments in this dress. I'm in love with it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

Fabulous, but runs small

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I couldn't believe how many compliments I received on this dress. It's just a stunning dress. Even the CEO of my company went out of his way to compliment the dress at our holiday party. I did have an issue with the fit though. I am a size 10 and am pear shaped (I carry my weight in my hips and waist). The bodice of the dress comes in very tight about 3-4 inches up from the waist. I would have thought that would be fine for me, but it actually wasn't - It came in so tight that I had to wear the backup size (12) and, even then, had to have my husband zip it up for me. So, be careful on the sizing. Of course, the advantage of the waist coming in was that I looked 20 lbs lighter than I am and had a nice figure in the dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Dec 17, 2014

Felt like a princess all night

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros: This dress is amazingly elegant and so comfortable! I wore it to our black tie Christmas party and got compliments all night. I ordered the regular length since I didn't want to wear super high heels. I wore a pair of comfortable 2-inch wedges and it kept the dress floor length. It's very flattering and you don't need to wear a bra or Spanx! Only cons: It does definitely run small. I usually wear a 12-14 and the 16 fit me. There are two zippers on the back, which are kind of a pain to work with. The 16R came damaged, with small rips in the mesh at top. RTR made it right, but just be aware that there is a lot of mesh and it feels very delicate.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 21, 2014

Such a gorgeous dress. You will feel like a million bucks in this.

Size worn: 16L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Definitely runs small in the bust so I went with a different style. The tulle skirt part of the dress makes for a very formal look.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185 lbs
Dec 29, 2014

Wish it could have worked

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Took a chance and ordered the 16R hoping that it would fit once it arrived (had to be shipped to hotel day of event - AWESOME! because it was there when we arrived the day of the event). Tried it on and it fit everywhere EXCEPT the most important part... aside from the difficulty with the zippers just to try it on - designers don't believe in making easy zippers I guess - the "girls" would NOT and COULD not be made to fit... Luckily I had brought 2 alternatives with me just in case of a mishap. However, even though I couldn't wow the crowd at the anniversary party, I will still go with RTR for my next event! Awesome service, helpful staff, etc.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 5, 2015

I styled a photoshoot using these two dresses. I called the looks "White Collared Crime!"

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
As a stylist I try thinking outside of the box for many different looks. I thought it was cool to place white button downs under extremely elegant gowns! I received so much positive feedback from the shoot. It was a complete success!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

My husband telling me I looked like a princess

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought that this dress was great! I am normally a 6 and ended up wearing the 8. The ribbing in the 6 was just a little tight. It is pretty long. I am 5'5'' and definitely had to pick it up when I was walking so I didn't fall all over it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Gorgeous and elegant princess dress! I love this gown!!

Size worn: 0R
Rented for: Wedding
This was sent last minute as another gown was returned damaged. I adore this gown. It's the perfect mix between elegance and youth with the tulle ball gown skirt and the gorgeous corset patterned top. It is VERY tiny around the ribs. If you are anything bigger than a 31 bra size, you will not get this zipped. It's a two person job to zip this up, FYI. There are two layers of boning. Absolutely stunning. I'm 5'7" and got the 0L and the length was perfect with flats or heels, because of the way the skirt is. Gorgeous.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

One of the most beautiful dresses I have ever worn

Size worn: 2R
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is marvelous ... I felt like a queen... I was the best dressed in the event... Tons of compliments... Great customer service too. This was sent the same day of the event when the initial size I booked (0long) didn't fit. Thank you fir making my night special
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 16, 2015

Stunning and dramatic - runs incredibly small!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got this dress as a backup - I had ordered another dress from Marchesa Notte in size 0 and was worried it would be too small. I rented this in a size 2 and could barely get zipped into it while the other dress in a size 0 fit perfect . It was also fairly long. That said, had it fit right, this dress is stunning on!
RTR Customer
Age: 21
Mar 23, 2015

Being able to wear such a beautiful gown was the best part of my recital.

Size worn: 16R
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented the 14 and 16, but chose the 16 because the 14 was a little tighter on my chest (I am a 36DDD) than I would have liked. This dress was absolutely beautiful and I got compliments from the moment I put it on until the moment I took it off. I am so in love with this dress and I wish I could keep it forever!!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 1, 2015

I shined in this dress at my son's Mother/Son dance!

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is simply classic and beautiful. The top part has this rose detail that is reminiscent of a vintage style dress. I'm almost 6 feet tall and the dress worked well with kitten heels and even better with some flat sandals as you wouldn't be able to see. Tall heels won't work if you're tall. It covers the midsection well. It is hard to zip up but my husband sprayed some WD40 on a paper towel and rubbed it a little on the zipper and it went right up. Overall I love this dress and didn't want to return it. RTR is my new go-to for dresses!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

The dress fit small, but if go up a size fits like a dream!

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was reviewed by others as running small so I went up a few sized to account for this. I typically wear a 12-14 because of my wide shoulders and rib cage, and I went with a 16 as per the other reviews. It ended up fitting perfectly and looked great for our gala. I will say that the skirt is a little long. I am about 5'5" and wore 4 inch heels and I still needed to gather the tulle to walk.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 9, 2015

Love this dress!!!

Size worn: 4L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit perfectly. Two zippers, tough to zip on your own, but do-able. Perfect length for flats at my height. Tons of compliments.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

FABULOUS and Floof!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Tons of compliments! I think I heard "you look like a princess" more than once. I'll take it! This dress was so fun and flowy. The only cons were it is a 2 person job to get into this dress. There is an inside zipper to hold you in and then the outside zipper sticks and does not slide easy at all. So have assistance, and half a can of Crisco when you rent this one. The 2R is what I worse and I wore 5 inch heels with it and it was too short of a dress. I ended up changing into flip flops and the length was fine. If you are above 5'6" rent a long size. Great dress for dancing as everyone will stear clear of you because they can see this dress coming from a mile away. I didn't get stepped on once. ;)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 15, 2015

Phenomenal, unique and elegant.

Size worn: 2R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fantastic dress, absolutely adored the fit and feel. Received all sorts of compliments all night. The perfect senior year prom dress. Loved it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
May 4, 2015

Lovely Junior Prom

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
While looking for a prom dress on line I decided to check out rent the runway after seeing a blogger I follow use it. I fell in love with this dress and booked a size 2R and 4R in January. I recieved my dress on Thursday April 30th and my prom was May 2nd. I took out the 2R and decided to try it on first, and it fit perfectly. I do wish I couldve used the 4R as the 2R was horribly torn up, but it would've been too big. The top layer of tulle had a large tear in it that dragged and looked pretty obvious when I walked, and the tulle around the back zipper had been ripped and patched up with a hook and eye which looked bizarre. We called in and RTR apologized and said that we could work on the dress to make it work as they had no more 2Rs to overnight. My dad gently patched the tulle up as best he could in both bad spots, and they were for the most part fine. The dress made me feel beautiful, and I didn't want to take it off. I felt very classy and pretty in it. It really is a beautiful gown and I recieved many compliments on it. I was probably the only one who noticed the tears, so it didn't matter too much. This dress is wonderfully girly and I would wear it again in a heartbeat.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 10, 2015

I will never forget this beautiful dress!

Size worn: 4L
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit like a glove, although the zipper was a little tricky. By the end of the night, the boning on the left was digging into my side. It was totally worth it though! There's nothing like a few layers of tulle and a floral pattern to make a girl feel like a princess.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
May 12, 2015

Dress runs long but overall GORGEOUS dress.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
LOVED this dress!! I wore this to my prom paired with RJ GRAZIANO Abbey earrings and 5 inch nude heels since the dress does run long. I got complements all night and wearing this dress made me feel like a princess. Highly recommend!
RTR Customer
May 12, 2015

The dress is so pretty!

Size worn: 0R
Rented for: Party
The dress is prefect size for me!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 12, 2015

We were the most fashionable

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress ran small for me. I could not wear it to my event. But RTR rocked it out by emailing me the dresses in the style I liked that were available in my sizes. They overnighted me another dress and we were one of the best dressed couples there! The dress was beautiful, but just too tight for me to wear.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
Weight: 181 lbs
May 28, 2015

Gorgeous! Love this dress, so much fun :)

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I always assume formal wear will run small, and this did, so glad I got the 16! I also thought I'd want the long, but was able to wear Dansko clogs and be amazingly comfortable since I got the regular. Because the waist is tight, I had zero worry about it being strapless, even while dancing.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185 lbs
Jun 12, 2015

I was looking for a dress to wear to the 2015 Tony Awards.

Size worn: 16L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I don't know if it was mis-labeled, but this dress ran so small I could not even hope to zip it up. It was more like a size 12 than 16. Fortunately my backup dress (the exact same size in another style) fit ok - in fact, I probably could have gone down to a size 14 with that one. So go figure. But for me this one was a waste of money.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Jun 16, 2015

Came right on time! Perfect fit and great look!

Size worn: 10L
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered two sizes 8R and 10L, 8 is generally my size and with this dress it was too small. I have big chest 34DDD so it wasn't closing. I ended up going with 10L which was perfect size and length wise. I'm 5'10 without heels, so with pair of 4inch heels it was great! Had to be careful going up and down the stairs because of the beautiful tulle. I received so many compliments on the style and fit! I felt amazing! I would definitely suggest this dress as a pick! It complimented by curvy figure and had so much grace and class!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 20, 2015

I felt beautiful at prom!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It photographed extremely well and overall I'm very happy with the way everything turned out. I went to one of RTW's stores and tried on dresses. Usually I'm a 4 in dresses, but the women at the store said that it runs small and I should order a 6. They were right! It fit perfectly. The waist was snug and the dress didn't fall down at all. The only thing is my breasts didn't fill out the top completely so I needed to wear a bra with the dress. If you have slightly larger breasts this shouldn't be an issue. I'm about 5'7" and I wore flats with the dress. The dress was fun to twirl and dance in. I definitely recommend this dress! I got so many complements on it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111 lbs

The dress was gorgeous and fit great! Thanks to RTR for overnighting the 2R when the 0R didn't fit.

Size worn: 2R
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm a size 0 or XS (32D, 111 lbs, 5'4") but the 0R did not fit at all! Thanks to the incredible customer service department for overnighting a 2R at the last minute! That one fit like a glove.
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