Marchesa Notte

Purple Lace Dress

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

A flawless silhouette with intricate lace detail and a floral embroidered design. This tea length dress by Marchesa Notte radiates refined elegance. We love to pair it with a black clutch to complete the modish attire.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Purple lace (100% Polyester). Sheath. Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Adjustable straps. Partially lined. 53" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 26, 2017
Not for small boobed women

The fit was very strange for a tall woman like me. I had to let the straps down and the cups were still in a very strange place. I never wore it out because it was just a strange dress overall. If you are flat chested or have smaller boobs I wouldn't suggest it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
August 29, 2017
It's a gorgeous dress but it was too big so as soon as my unlimited return is registered,

Runs a little large

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
August 31, 2017
Purple perfection!

What a dress & in purple!!! The richness of lace is incredible .The only problem - its no stretch whatsoever. So for girls with hips- watch out, it fit me perfect at waist, was tight to get in to the dress at the hips or lift for the use of lady's room, also to get in to the car, ( so pick your battles! I prefer tighter in hips- but fit my waist) its fine to walk- have a slit at the back. Shoulder straps is adjustable . I put temporary hair coloring to match the purple mood!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 5, 2017
Favorite RTR of ALL TIME

Ladies, don't rent this dress if you don't enjoy endless compliments. This Marchesa was TO DIE FOR! The purple hue is a complete stunner and it's sweet and sexy with the laciness and delicate straps. I wore for a black tie optional wedding, and since most other guests didn't opt for a formal look, this dress was absolutely spot on for the occasion. There were no reviews at the time I rented and it suggested sizing up, so I went with the 2. It was rather loose in the hips for me, but I don't think I could've zipped up the bust all the way with a 0. Didn't need any shapewear (almost went braless) and so comfy to dance all night in (while getting those compliments)! This dress was a dream. Go rent this!!!

LaurenSeptember 5, 2017
How was the length of this dress? I'm 5'2" and I'm having a hard time visualizing. Thanks!!
RTR CustomerSeptember 5, 2017
Are you 100 pounds? Did it fit? I'm about 100 and I'm afraid it is going to be too big.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 6, 2017
Great dress

Beautiful dress. Some pulling in the lace up close but wasn't noticeable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 10, 2017
Compliments all night long, but beware

Stunning dress, but beware the zipper! The fabric is super stiff and because it hugs the body, it's incredibly challenging to get in and out of. The zipper isn't long enough to get you in and out and the shape doesn't move well, so pushing it up doesn't help. Using the bathroom and dancing was difficult in this dress. I have an hourglass body so maybe it was just my booty getting in the way? Loved this dress, I just wish the zipper went longer in the back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 12, 2017
Amazing silhouette

I wore this to a friends wedding. The purple against the nude catches your eye. But what I loved the most was the silhouette of this dress! It was very flattering on my normally straight figure. The straps are adjustable, I did wear a strapless bra for my own comfort. The dress ended around my ankles which was nice because there was no fuss with dragging a dress on the floor or being stepped on. Highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 13, 2017
Can I live in this dress?

One word- juicy. My favorite dress I've worn! Felt like Sofia Vergara in it all night. The only problem I had with it was that it's super tight all the way down through the lower leg - yes it's sexy - but being 6'0 it makes it REALLY hard to take normal sized steps in. Needless to say, I had to step over a grate in my heels and it was too big of a step for the dress...the dress ripped a couple inches up the seam at the bottom :( it wasn't noticeable the rest of the night...but definitely a bummer

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 139lbs
September 15, 2017
Lovely mermaid dress!

This dress is so stunning. I loved the bright purple and the mermaid flare. This dress is perfect for a wedding or formal affair.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
September 16, 2017
Amazing color and endless compliments!!

I am 6ft tall -- this dress is just gorgeous!! And I loved the fact that the straps were adjustable (like a bra strap) which allowed me to accommodate for my height! It was a SUPER tight fit, but not in an uncomfortable or unflattering way. No stretch in the fabric at all, so I would suggest ordering a size up -- I typically wear a 12 and ordered a 14....so glad I did!!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
September 18, 2017
OMG this dress!

This dress is GORGEOUS! I have a straight body type, but larger on top. It gave me curves and hung beautifully. I'm sure it would be even better on curvier women. I didn't even try the 2 on. It was not tight at all. Comfortable to walk in, but no stretch. I wore a sticky bra, but could have worn a strapless. It's not as low in the back as pictured on model. Great to dance in. Compliments all night! Love.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 19, 2017
Amazing Elegant and very feminine

The dress fits well very well. I ordered size 6 and 8 both looked great, but the 8 was more confortable than the 6. The color and the intricate pattern of the dress is unique. Received many compliments.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 40
September 20, 2017
Beautiful color and lace detail

This dress was a showstopper for sure. Received so many compliments on the beautiful color and intricacies of the lace and material. After reading some reviews, I decided to size up, which was perfect because it fit like a glove. It was comfortable to sit and dance in and there are adjustable straps. I would recommend this eloquent dress to anyone with a full chest because there is plenty of coverage.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2017
So many compliments!

I wore this to an outdoor black tie wedding in Sonoma and it was perfect! The length was great--formal but I wasn't stepping on it all night. You will need a low back bra or sticky bra because the back is just a hair too low for a strapless bra. I am busty and wore a sticky bra that pulled the girls together without lifting much and it worked great. I ended up sizing up 2 sizes because the lace pulled in the hips and I wanted to be able to move without it puckering. Overall great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Body type: Apple
September 27, 2017
Glamorous for Cruise Around NYC

I couldn't be happier with my choice of dress for an alumni cruise around Manhattan! I received several compliments and the dress made me feel extremely confident. I felt that the dress looked very flattering on me as my areas of concern on my body (my stomach) were not made visible by this dress. I am 5'9" and it was the perfect dress for a taller girl. The bottom of the dress flares out like mermaid style. Such a fun and beautiful dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
October 1, 2017
A special, unique dress perfect for a wedding, etc.

Fit is slightly small, but I would recommend ordering true to size and up one size for back-up

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
October 2, 2017
The dress was beautiful !

Fit perfectly!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2017
Beautiful color and fit

Dress accentuates curves and is a perfect color for a late summer/early fall wedding. Loved wearing it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 8, 2017
Didn't use it

Beautiful but runs small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2017
Beautiful and unique gown- fitted but flattering

This is a gorgeous gown, I received compliments all night. The bodice is fitted as is the dress through the thighs so not a ton of room for movement if you plan on dancing a lot :). However, the fit was incredibly flattering and still enough movement to be comfortable. There is lining throughout the bodice so you do not need to wear a bra if you don't want to. I was between the 2 and 4- The 4 gave me a little bit more of a relaxed feel but my shape was kind of lost. The 2 was a much more flattering fit. Would totally rent this again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 14, 2017
Compliments all night! Felt amazing wearing this dress

Pros- gorgeous dress, material lush! True to size has no give, so when in doubt size up. Almost has a mermaid fit, was difficult to dance in. Would have given it more stars if the wires on the side didn't dig into my skin most of the night

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
October 23, 2017
Unique color and style

It's not every day you see a purple dress, and this one definitely stands out. The jewel tone is even more beautiful in person and the dress fits like a glove! Absolutely love this dress for a cocktail or formal occasion!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
November 4, 2017
Great dress!

The dress is amazing. It has beautiful lace detail and I love the bottom where the lining ends. It is a bit tight so getting in and out of cars was interesting since there is no give but it was comfortable to wear all night. For petite ladies this was great since I didn't worry about stepping on it all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 8, 2017
This dress was absolutely gorgeous!

I tried on the 4 at first, but it was a little tight around my hips, so I went with the 6 which fit me perfectly. The straps on top are adjustable which was great because they didn't slip off my shoulders all night. The sticking detail on the dress was so beautiful. I have an hourglass shape, and it really hugged my curves in all the right places. I felt elegant and sexy at the same time. I definitely recommend it!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 26
November 8, 2017
I felt amazing in this dress!

I received compliments all night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2017
Unexpected color for Fall wedding

Very comfortable and memorable dress for a Fall wedding. The color is more indigo than you'd think. I also think the 0 would have fit more snug and highlighted my body more. But the 2 worked fine. Would highly recommend!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2017
A stunning showstopper!

This dress was fabulous! It is a little snug in the hips but nothing that kept me from dancing the night away! There is a slit in the back of the dress so that helps a lot with walking and dancing. The straps are adjustable so that gives you some flexibility with the fit at the top. I wore this to a wedding and felt like million bucks! This is just another dress I wish I had permanently in my closet!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
November 14, 2017
Unique and killer fit, pattern, and color!

I️ got a size up, normally an 8, and I️t fit perfectly. The fabric has no give and the purple lace overlay is very delicate, I️ would go a size up to make sure I️t doesn't pucker or pop one of the little threads when you dance or sit. So pretty, super unique and makes you feel spicy and sexy while being formal and sophisticated. Can't say enough good things!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 18, 2017
Perfect for a gala!

Loved this dress! Wore to a gala for work... got compliments all night. Tight and super form fitting - didn't need a bra.. But a regular strapless bra would have worked if I had wanted one. Dress runs a little small-definitely recommend sizing up.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 20, 2017
Beautiful dress and fit

The Lace material was pretty worn out on the back side and almost looked ripped in some spots, it's hard to bend over in. It runs pretty small. I would suggest going up a size especially if you have a bigger backside.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 22, 2017
Royal purple dress for the win

This is probably my favorite dress I've ever worn. It was absolutely stunning on. Everyone kept giving me compliments. I did not have to wear a bra with it! I wore it for a winter wedding and wore a black fur coat over it. I wore minimal jewelry with it because the dress stole the show. Would recommend wearing it. It is however hard to walk up stairs in gracefully because it's tighter around your calf region. That's my only complaint.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 26, 2017
perfect dress for best friend's wedding

This dress was perfect for formal affair where there was a mix or long and short dresses. Beautiful fit, although runs small and there isn't any wiggle room. Gorgeous dress with beautiful detailing. Received compliments all night long.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 28, 2017
Beautiful Dress!!

This dress was beautiful! I recieved a bunch of compliments! I wish i didn't have to return it. Very figure flattering.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 30
November 29, 2017
Show stopper!

Gorgeous dress, unique and everyone loved it! Like the others are saying, its a bit tight in some areas, but i managed just fine, even with dancing! Rent this dress!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 10, 2017
Sultry yet Sophisticated

Wore this to a rehearsal dinner and was very pleased. I was a little suprised by the color which was indeed purple be seemed to go more towards navy in person, a rich and flattering hue nonetheless. The dress is definitely dressy cocktail and could be worn for a more formal occassion. I'm typically a 6 but ended up wearing the 8 for a little more room in the hips to sit, though that did make the top a little big for me. Im a 34C. Luckily the straps were adjustable. Wore a standard strapless bra. Overall loved this and the pattern in the lace had a lot of depth.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 10, 2017
Beautiful dress

This dress was so pretty! I loved the color and the lace. It was very romantic. It was very form fitting so needed to be careful when sitting although I had no trouble dancing as others did.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 14, 2017
Beautiful!

Wore to a black tie wedding. Easy to walk in but harder to sit in. So beautiful would definitely rent it again

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 13, 2017
Formal wear for my Company Christmas Party

The dress was a bit tight after a couple of drinks. The dress was hard to walk in however, i had alot of compliments. I rented a size 0 and size 2. The size 2 fitted ok so im sure it would be easier to walk in but I went with the 0 instead so it can accentuate my body more.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 28D
Body type: Full Bust
December 18, 2017
Beautiful Dress

Beautiful dress! True to size.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 17, 2017
Not your typical dress

Ohh this dress!! Such a beauty! I love how different it is. the lace may be replicated but the shape/style is definitely different than any ive seen! I had compliments allllll night and I felt absolutely stunning in the dress! It had no give but still fit perfectly! Some commenta mentioned that id you have an hourglass figure that this is not the dress for you...that couldnt be further from the truth! I have an hourglass figure and this dress just fit perfecy around every curve! Love love love

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