Carmen Marc Valvo

Golden Leaf Gown

$105 – $125 rental?
$1,275 retail
Stylist Notes

Make your moment unforgettable in this oh so glamorous Carmen Marc Valvo gown.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-16 & plus 16W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable fit at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Gold and black lace (40% rayon, 40% nylon, 20% metallic, 20% metallic). Sleeveless. V-neckline. V-back. A-line skirt. Hidden back center zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% acetate). Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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228 reviews
Fit
Large
(33)
True to Size
(149)
Small
(26)
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 4, 2012
Everything arrived and worked out perfectly. I looked and felt totally Glam. Loved this dress.
I would say this dress is pretty true to size. I have a small bust so I needed a little "help" since the neckline plunges a bit. ( otherwise it would not have hung well on me) The length for me was perfect. And it was actually even more beautiful than the photo. The gold and black lace is just stunning. And.. it was very comfortable, a good no fuss glamourous dress. I received lots of flattering compliments. Overall, very happy with the whole experience.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2012
Compliments all night, really plays up your curves
I've been teetering between a 4 and a 6 so I got both just in case and ended up going with the 4. The dress was a little big on top and although I don't usually have problems filling in that area, I found myself in one of those rare occasions where I actually had to wear a padded bra to make sure the dress would stay up. I think the dress looked much better in person than in the picture on this site. Very Jessica Rabbit :-)
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
November 12, 2012
Everyone loved the dress! It was perfect for a fall black tie wedding and I felt wonderful!
I loved the, dress, experience and look forward to renting more dresses in the future!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 18, 2012
The perfect combination of sexy and classy.
I oringinally ordered two other dress, but when they arrived I wasn't thrilled with their fit. I contact a stylist at renttherunway and she was able to help me pick out two new dresses; this was one of them. They really saved me on this one, had they not overnighted me a new selection I would have been in a bad spot. The dress is gorgeous, the picture does not do it justice. It fits like a gloveand really accentuates a womes best assets. I received lots of compliments. I will definitly be using renttherunway again!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
December 2, 2012
Shimmer!!!!
Loved this dress!!!!!! I am a full figured gal and this dress made me feel very much va va voom!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 5, 2012
The cut of this dress through the neckline and waist is beautiful and very flattering.
This dress is definitely very sexy and sparkly! The fabric is beautiful, more gold and black in person, than the picture on the model shows. I have never seen anything like it. The 10 fit me great, but the length was shorter than pictured. You could see my whole shoe. (I'm 5'10") Even with a little kitten heel, it looked weird. The length really needs to be like in the picture, so if you are tall, order the long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
December 7, 2012
Everyone loved the dress and gave compliments all night! The perfect dress!!
I probably could have worn a 2 but the size wasn't available. The 4R was loose but still fit well enough, allowed for more dancing!
KatyMay 8, 2013
how was the length? we are around the same height and wasn't sure if I should get the long or the regular?
ReneeMay 11, 2013
I would have gotten the long if it were available because I typically like the dress to hit the floor. I wore 2.5" heels with the regular and the dress are about 1" to 1.5" from the ground. Hope that helps!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 16, 2012
Very Glam!
This dress fit very well. It is a deep v cut front and back. Although this was not my first choice it worked very well. The length was perfect. Really enjoyed the dress and will order again!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
January 10, 2013
couldn't wear it
it was very beautiful, unfortunately was too tight in the bust area
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 22, 2013
Great fit, lots of compliments. Made a great Inaugural Ball even better!
I'm 5'10", approximately 140 lbs. I normally wear a 6, but ordered a 6L and a 4L after reading reviews about the fit. I wound up wearing the 4L--and it fit like a glove! It could have been a 1/2 inch longer in the front, which wasn't a huge deal--but worth keeping in mind if you're tall, esp. since I wore heels that were on the shorter side (3-3.5 inches or so). I loved the deep V in the front and back, and how the dress showed off my curves. Would definitely recommend this dress for a formal occasion!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 29, 2013
LOVED this dress! I didn't want to take it off at the end of the night!!
The dress fit amazing; I typically wear an 8 but it wasn't available so I went with the 10R; overall it fit but was a little loose especially up top- which is rare for me being a 36D. I would definately recommend this dress- it was very elegant with the gold lace and definately stood out (in a good way). I got compliments all night!
MickiOctober 17, 2013
How many inches were your heels?
AndreaOctober 17, 2013
Maybe 2 inches? Def. not more than 3
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
January 30, 2013
Beautiful! But not meant for a "hip-py" girl...
Snug through hips. No give in the fabric! Not great for a well-endowed bust! Beautiful gown, but sadly disappointed. Maybe next time.
MelissaFebruary 17, 2014
I agree. Although the dress is beautiful it's not for ladies with fuller hips. The fabric and lining are not stretchy so it is really tight in the hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 3, 2013
Lovely and a bit different.
I liked this dress. I have put on a few pounds this winter so had to go a size up. I read other reviews but since I am a D cup I thought the top wouldn't be loose on me. Not so, it was still a little loose. The dress looked stunning on and I was very happy with it. However, I would not recommend it if you plan on dancing the night away.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 9, 2013
Great dress!
I really enjoyed the beautiful shine and shimmer the dress elicited. We did have a little trouble with the top. It was a little big around the bust. Everything else fit perfectly.
Lena May 14, 2013
Hi there! I'm teetering between a 4 or 2. Can you tell me your hip measurements? I have a bigger bottom :)
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 16, 2013
I felt feminine and glamorous!
I normally wear a six, but I wore a 4 in this dress. Even though I am only 5'6" the long was the right length. LIke the description says, the dress does not have any give - you'll need to have the right size for it to fit. I have a relatively straight body shape and this gave me curves!! I got so many compliments on the dress throughout the night - I felt like a movie star!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
February 18, 2013
Got compliments all night on the wow factor of the dress. Perfect for a military formal dining out.
The overall fit was pretty true to size. They didn't have my exact size (4L) so I rented a 2L and a 6L. The 2 was tight but fit, but was way too short for me at 5'9" (even with no shoes on). The 6L was a tad big, so I put a skinny belt at my waist and it worked well. The length of the 6 was perfect for me with 2 1/2" heels. The only downside was that my bust didn't fill out the top of the dress very well. Possibly better for a more busty woman!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 154lbs
February 25, 2013
Unfortunately, I could not wear this dress.
This beautiful dress did not fit me through the bust even with some padding and the fashion tape.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
February 28, 2013
This dress was a hit!
I got compliments all night long! I was glad that I got 2 sizes since the 6 would have been too large in the bust. I wore a low-cut push up bra to give myself some shape. The neckline is low, but not so low that I was uncomfortable. I was outside in Miami and worried about being hot in this long dress, but I was very comfortable all night. The length was perfect with my 3 inch heels and I had no problem dancing the night away. Thanks RTR!
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
March 3, 2013
Felt fabulous at fifty in this beautiful dress! I loved the ease of the process and would recommend!
I ordered a size 6L and 8L. The 6 fit better through the hips but rubbed at the top of arm holes and was uncomfortable so I went with the 8L. I am only 5'5" and consider myself average but I am glad I got the long because it was perfect with heels. I loved the fact that I could wear my bra with the dress. I felt very comfortable and beautiful in the dress. My favorite part of ordering this dress was reading the reviews from real women. I felt like everyone from size 2 to 14 wore this dress beautifully and I am honored to be a part of this group now! I loved the ease of ordering a dress online, having it delivered to my doorstep and then mailing it back-NOT keeping it for years to come to only give away one day! I would recommend rent the runway to all my friends.
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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 177lbs
March 13, 2013
Movie Star Looks!
I wore this dress to a wedding that was themed as a "Puttin' on the Ritz" type of ceremony. All the women were dressed up like they were from the classic days of Hollywood and the men were in mostly white tie and tails. It was WAY too much fun and everyone told me that the gown and the coordinating jewelry made me look truly like a movie star! It was a super comfortable dress and the only thing I will do next time is not rent it in Long. I had on 5 inch heals with a platform and I was still picking up my hem - which actually looked kinda classy. Loved it and loved the experience of renting it - could not have been easier!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 18, 2013
Loved this dress!
I rented this for a very large black tie work event. I fell in love with it online, and I loved it in person. It fit like a glove. There were hooks in the straps to hold your bra strap in place, but that wasn't working for me - the V was so low that you could see the bra in the front and the back. I bought an adhesive bra and that worked just fine. Two minor things are keeping me from giving this dress 5 stars, and they're both about the hem. First, at 5'4", I thought the 'regular" length would be fine. It just skimmed the floor when I was barefoot, so add heels, and it was a little shorter than I would have liked. Second, on the dress I wore and on my backup size, the lining of the dress hung about 1" longer than the lace overlay. Since I was wearing this for a work dinner, I knew I'd be sitting most of the night, so it wasn't horrible, but I would have liked the lace a bit longer and the lining a bit shorter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 20, 2013
Perfect in every way!
Fit like a glove, the length was perfect and the style couldn't have been more flattering! I don't typically order a long but they were out of regular for the date I needed. I figured I could do a temporary hem if it fit because the style seemed right for the theme of the gala. Didn't need to hem at all with a 4" heel. Covered all the areas of concern, back, side boob, etc. Couldn't have been more pleased!
kristinDecember 9, 2013
did it show any bulges in the hip/back roll area?
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 27, 2013
Great glam dress!
I wore this dress to a black tie charity event. I felt beautiful and received compliments all night. My husband loved it. I noticed that it runs on the short side to plan to wear slightly lower heels. Also, the bust is a little large- it was big on me and I'm a full C. However, RTR send complimentary fashion tape and that did the trick. Also, I would recommend getting the U-Plung bra by Victoria secret to wear as it is low in both the front and the back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
March 29, 2013
Gorgeous dress but...
unfortunately, could not wear it. The lining was longer than the dress and didn't have enough time to repair or get another.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 8, 2013
Fabulous fabulous - even better fit!
The dress is beautifully cut and hugs an hour glass figure perfectly. I am 5'4"-5'5" and typically wear a 4. The dress was lovely but shorter than I would have liked in the regular length. The fit says it can be worn with a regular bra but I did not find that to be true in the back. It is roomier than I would expect on top.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 23, 2013
I felt very glamorous & elegant, perfect for a formal occasion. Loved it!
I fell in love with this dress when I first saw it on the site! I was worried initially about the fit since I have very wide hips but thankfully, that wasn't a problem. However, the dress is very big in the bust area; even with a padded bra, I felt it was a bit loose up top. Overall, the dress received a lot of compliments throughout the night - I had a wonderful experience & will hopefully be renting from RTR again soon!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2013
Too short
The overall quality of the dress was beautiful, but it was too short (and I'm only 5'4"). I got the dress because it looked good on so many people, but I didn't end up wearing it in the end because it didn't look very flattering on me. My problem area is a curvy midsection, and this just felt like it was exposing it even more.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2013
Gorgeous dress!!!! amazing fit for an hourglass figure!
If you are between sizes, go one size down (i'm usually between a 4 and a 6 in dresses and the 4 fit perfect). The only issues I had was that it is very low in front so tough to find the right bra to wear with it. I'm 5'1" and wore with four inch heels and the length was perfect.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
June 4, 2013
Great quality & service! Wore this for prom, it has great detailing and silhouettes beautifully.
With 5" heels, the 4L fit well. Although this dress didn't come in a 2, the 4 leaves room for dancing & dessert, and is still well-fitted. The gold detailing is a lot more vibrant and even more beautiful in person! I'd recommend using fashion tape to secure the V-neckline (RTR sent me a free sample of fashion tape that came in handy.) Such unparalleled service from RTR!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 4, 2013
Fit like a glove, and everyone couldn't stop admiring the dress! Definitely recommend!
I was a little nervous a couple days before prom not knowing if it would fit right and looks good on me. All my worries vanished as soon as I put the dress on. I usually size up in prom dresses so I ordered a 2R, it fit perfectly: hugged my hips and legs without being too tight and the bust was just right along with the length. I added the belt around my waist just to cinch it in but you don't need to. Overall, I loved this dress, and the compliments that went with it! I would definitely order from RTR again.
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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
June 18, 2013
outstanding dress. I looked like a million bucks. worn at my semi formal 50th birthday party
well worth it.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 24, 2013
wore this to a formal event
The dress was fabulous but very low in the front. I wore some lace in the plunge which made me more comfortable with the look.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 141lbs
June 24, 2013
Made prom less tacky and unforgettable!
It was great everywhere except it was a little large in the chest. Otherwise fit perfectly! This was my first time using RTR... let me tell you, it was terrifying getting this dress. I fell in love from the moment I saw it and I bought it! But since I've never rented anything I was so scared it wouldn't fit and the fact that it was scheduled to come the day before prom, and I had never tried it on before... TERRIFYING! But when it fit... I almost cried in joy! We were the only ones at prom that didn't look tacky or like I forced my date to wear something! The dress is a dark gold (which looks a bit bronze in some pics) with black. My date wore a gold and brown vest, but we still matched so well! THANKS! It was an amazing experience! Will soooo order again for any occasion!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
July 1, 2013
It was a perfect fit
This dress was stunning. It looks better than the picture shown. I loved it. This was my first rental and I will do it again. The dress was in great condition and quality was amazing. Thanks RTR!!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 16, 2013
Felt like a queen for my friend's black tie wedding :)
As far as the fit goes, it was perfect. Form fitting, yet still enough room to dance and most importantly drink and eat. I think it is even more lovely in person, the pictures almost don't do it justice! I'm on the shorter side (5'3) and the length on the 4R was perfect for my 5 inch heels. Even without shoes on, the dress didn't really drag. My only suggestion is to beware of the very plunging neckline. I wore a regular bra underneath but some of it still peeked out on top. Thankfully, RTR threw in a sample pack of the fashion tape. Definitely came in handy. Other than that, perfection! I went with the same Badgley Mischka earrings as worn by the model, and wore my hair in a high bun.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 24, 2013
Too short! Had to return!
Super bummed with the length of this dress--I ordered the regular length and it was WAY too short (above the ankles). I am 5'6" and usually wear kitten heels but I wouldn't have been able to even wear flats. Definitely order the long! On the bright side, this dress has a beautiful neckline! Sad to have to return!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
August 28, 2013
Loved the dress, I received tons of compliments all evening.
The 6 fit me perfectly and the recommendations that RTR gives on heel height were spot on. I did pin the shoulder straps up a bit so that the plunge wasn’t as deep, but my hair was down and it wasn't noticeable. It would have been ok without the pins, but I felt better with my assets a bit more secure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 31, 2013
Absolutely Stunning Dress!
This dress is gorgeous! I wore it to a black tie wedding and got a ton of compliments. The length was perfect on me with 4 in heels. Highly recommend if your looking for a black dress with a little bit of pop.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 192lbs
September 18, 2013
I ordered this as part of an At Home Try On
This will show off your curves whether you like it or not. Out of all of the dresses I tried on, this one probably fit the best; however it called attention to my chest and I wasn't really comfortable flaunting everything.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
October 4, 2013
compliments galore!
wow. I love, love, love this dress. I wore it when I performed at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ this summer. Every single person asked me where I got the gorgeous dress from. It made the performance soo dramatic! Really happy I went with this dress
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