Carmen Marc Valvo

Gold Idol Gown

$185 rental
$1,200 retail
Stylist Notes

Style is taken to another level in this gold lace gown. This ruched style by Carmen Marc Valvo will make you the epitome of chic at your next black tie event! Bring out the gold with earrings like Oscar de la Renta’s Etoile Earrings.

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.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold Stretch Lace (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with ruching at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and eye-closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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125 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
October 19, 2014
I got SO MANY lovely compliments. One guest said she thought it was the best gown at the event!
This dress looked exactly like The picture. The fabric was gorgeous and the gown was beautifully made with nice details like hidden zippers at the wrists. I wore spanx but could easily have gone without them as the shirring at the midsection was very flattering. The drape of the whole dress was in fact just lovely.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 65
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 5, 2013
I felt like a queen!
This dress is amazing. Runs small so I had to wear one size up. It fit like it was tailored for me. I loved it and got lots of compliments.
Cinna StyxOctober 29, 2014
shoes?
BetseyJuly 25, 2016
Very close to my profile. I also wonder about shoes - heels how high?
BetseyJuly 25, 2016
Oops! Forgot to sign in to previous comment. Question about shoes....
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 27, 2014
Beyond flattered to have received multiple, "best dressed " compliments throughout the evening.
This dress far exceeded my expectations!!!. Even more fabulous in person than online! Incredibly comfortable and loved being able to wear a normal bra and not having to deal all night with tapping, pinning, adjusting, etc. Only suggestion is to be mindful of the length. I am only 5'5 but had to go with the long. Had to run out at the 11th hour to purchase 2.5" heels in order for it to hit the floor at the appropriate length.
Cinna StyxOctober 29, 2014
shoes??
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 3, 2014
Compliments all night!!
This dress was incredible--- flattering in all the right places, received compliments all night!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 15, 2014
This dress is truly STUNNING - a MUST RENT! Expect tons of compliments!
Perfect fit up top and on bottom. The 4L was the perfect length to the floor, in flats, which didn't allow me to wear heals but that was perfectly fine by me because I found some gorgeously elegant sandals that matched great. My feet were happy all night and my confidence was boosted with every compliment I received on the dress - and there were many!
RTR CustomerApril 21, 2014
do you think this dress is too sparkly/fancy for a formal evening event? It's an engagement party but not incredibly fancy...
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 14, 2014
Comfortable and felt Amazing to wear
I wore this dress to a camo-themed gala for Duck Dynasty. I needed something that would match my husband and daughter's camo attire. This dress was perfect because the beautiful gold lace pattern was outdoorsy enough to pass as camo. The long sleeves were comfortable and the ruching at the waist was very flattering.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 110lbs
November 15, 2014
The compliments were ENDLESS. the caterers, wedding party, friends, family, people I didn't know
This dress is more perfect in person! End your search here!! I was a little skeptical at first only getting 1 size in bc the size both up and down were take for the weekend but it fit and turned out beautifully! I wear a 2 in other formal gowns and this was a too also, true to fit. I was called a Kardashian from a TABLE of people... Oh God. But it was stunning and so worth every penny. Will return to RTR! But maybe only for this dress again haha it was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 23, 2014
The Belle of The Ball!
This dress was stunning!!! Definitely a show stopper and worth renting again! This is my 3rd time renting from RTR and I will be using the services again in February. The compliments never stopped all thru the night. "Your dress is Gorgeous." "Where did you get this remarkable frock?". And the best one of the night..."The Diva Has Arrived and Time Has Stopped!". Knowing I was going to use RTR again this year, I convinced one of my very good friends to rent her dress from RTR too. Of course she loved it! The fit of this dress was perfection! The 10R was a little too big but the 8R was a perfect fit and accentuated my curves. I'm 5'1, wore a 3 inch heel and the length was spot on. This dress was the embodiment of elegance, class, and timeless style! No need to give it another thought, Rent It. =)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2014
Easy to return! Love this app
Gorgeous dress, comfortable, makes the booty POP ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2014
Compliments all night
The dress fits perfectly. It's got stretch and is very flattering while still being incredibly elegant, so you get comfort and glamour all in one dress. The length was great with heels. The sleeves were a perfect length. I wore this to a formal gala and was still getting compliments a couple of weeks after the event.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2014
Unique and sophisticated!
I am wearing a 2R in the photo. I think a 4L would have been perfect. The arms seem to be a little disproportionately tight, but it fit on mine and I do have bigger arms. It was also a little short to wear with the 5 inch heels I wanted to wear. It would have maybe worked with kitten heels. I don't think pictures do this gown justice, as the gold pattern on the dress was stunning in person.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
December 23, 2014
The gown made me feel super glamorous!
Beautiful fit
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 18, 2015
I'm 5'9 and it sat right above my ankles. I have a feeling the long would be too short as well.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
February 3, 2015
Gorgeous dress!
Because of a storm I received this dress literally 10 minutes before the military ball I was attending started. This was supposed to be my backup dress, but as soon as I put it on I loved it! I got so many compliments and it was honestly hard for me to send it back! I am 5'5 and usually a 6R, but if I had to do it over again I would get the 6L. This dress seems to run true to size, although I could have probably worn a 4L in it because it is stretchy. This dress looks great with olive skin and dark hair. I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
February 4, 2015
I LOVED this dress! It was extremely comfortable and fabulous in every way! SO many compliments!
It was extremely comfortable and fabulous in every way! I received so many compliments. It was a great dress for dancing and definitely stood out beside all of the LBDs! The only negative is that everyone will remember this dress so I could not wear it again...that is why I love Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 3, 2014
Effortless for returning.
It fit like a glove. Exactly the look I was going for.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 2, 2015
Great for NYE!
I stood out at a NYE gala as I was the only one in a long sleeved dress, and it was extremely comfortable. I ordered the 12, but I've recently lost weight and ended up wearing the 10 as it was more form fitting. The only downside of the dress is the mermaid cut- I ordered the long but both the 10 AND the 12 were right at my ankles in the front, but too long in the back when I wore flats.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
March 17, 2015
This dress fits FABULOUS!! I received many compliments. Thanks to the stylist who picked it out.
#Fabulous #AllEyesOnMe
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 1, 2015
Stunning dress
I was unable to wear because length was too short for my height with heels.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 22, 2015
modest, flattering gown
This dress is gorgeous. It definitely runs small - so order a size up. It is extremely forgiving. A couple things to note - I only wore 2 inch heels and this was just a tad short, even though I ordered the long. If you're my height, I would not plan on taller heels, and for sure order the long. Secondly, my upper arms are larger, at 13.5 inches, and the sleeves were just too tight. There is no touch of stretch to the fabric, but I barely managed to squeeze it over my arms. I ended up not wearing this gown, because it was simply too mature for me. It is gorgeous and classic, and perfect for any woman 50+. This will be my go-to gown in about 10 years.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
June 26, 2015
Absolutely beautiful!
This dress is absolutely beautiful! Don't think twice about renting this. I got so many compliment from wearing this dress. It was really glamorous and not heavy even for a June wedding. I will definitely recommend this for a formal event. The length is more a shorter side. I got the 10L and 12L, even with my 5'4 height it was jumping up. So I will recommend the L. Also the dress is tight on the arms. I am a regular size 10 but the 10 was too tight on the arms and the 10 I received had some tears, so I wore the 12L, which was still very nice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
February 27, 2015
Beautiful, curve hugging, jaw dropper!
I wore this for my fiances' family's annual black tie thanksgiving. I loveee this dress and so did everyone else. It's very flattering and extremely comfortable! I recommend to anyone who wants to make an entrance! It was so nice, I was sad to have to send it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 4, 2015
Stunning
I have very wide hips, though it was big in the hips it draped nicely. Stunning gown. Looks great on. Will rent again
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
September 12, 2015
Dress is very comfortable. Fits tight in all the right places.
2 L was a little short. just make sure to have a shorther heel option.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 25, 2015
Amazing gown. The first time ever I didn't wear black. Fantastic!
Beautiful, very flattering. I usually wear a 6 and this one was a little big. The rushing is great. Really loved this dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 4, 2015
This is an amazing dress. I received compliments the entire evening starting with my husband.
I loved this dress from the minute I opened the package. It is extremly flattering and works well if you have a larger bust. You can wear a normal bra and the dress was the perfect weight for a cool evening.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 24, 2014
Beautiful ruching in the bust and waist - compliments all night long!
I was 133 lbs when I wore this dress to a formal winter wedding. Stretch fabric hugged curves in all the right places. Not too hot (temperature) either!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
October 20, 2015
Tight arms!
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was too tight in the arms for me and my biceps. Beautiful though!
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 6, 2015
And the award for best dressed goes to....ME!!!
Strangers stopped me to tell me how amazing I looked. One volunteer told me all the volunteers decided I was best dressed!! I did belt the dress which I believe made it look more tailored. It is crazy comfortable and super flattering. Hello boobs and booty, goodbye hips and gut! Amazing!! I don't think it photographs as well as it looks in person so if you're on the fence get it! Length was perfect with two inch heels.(I'm 5'6")
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
November 10, 2015
Dress looked and felt great!
Loved the way it felt and looked on me. I received many complements. Perfect for the Indian-American wedding I attended.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 20, 2015
Scratchy material and too short
I received this gown as a replacement for the one I originally ordered that became unavailable at the last minute due to being returned damaged by someone else. This gown was pretty,but the material is scratchy and has no give. I had a size up from my normal in the long length and it still hit me at my ankles with flats on. There was no way I was going to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 29, 2015
I fell in love with this dress when I first saw it, and it's just so much more beautiful in person!!
I was so glad when the 10L became available. It fit perfectly. The dress gives a lot so I could've worn an 8, but the 10 was great. Length was perfect with 4" heels. Showed just enough of my shoes. I was originally supposed to wear this for my engagement pictures, but time got the best of us during our shoot, so we took advantage of the outfit and went to take our annual Christmas pictures right after our shoot and everyone was complimenting me in this dress. Very light. Not heavy or bulky at all. I soooooo wish I could keep this dress! This was my 1st time using RTR but I will definitely be back. I can't thank my coworker enough for recommending it to me!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 53
December 2, 2015
This was for an industry awards ceremony. We wanted to spice things up!
I felt it was true to size, if not a little big. I normally wear a 4 and this was a 2. The sleeves are very skinny. I thought the length was perfect. I am 5'5".
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
December 8, 2015
AMAZING Dress - loved it and the photos don't do it justice!
This dress wasn't even on my radar. The dress I had originally rented had been returned damaged. RTR sent an email alert and Carrie was very helpful in getting another gown selected for me. The gold on this dress is shimmery and absolutely gorgeous. I wish you could see the fabric better in the photos. I wore the dress to a Las Vegas themed holiday event and it was perfect. The fabric has give. The dress is extremely comfortable, which is key for me as an event planner. It also has plenty of coverage, also important since this was a corporate event. I'm 5'6" and the regular length worked with flats and low heels (ended up in my flats later in the evening.) There is a small and elegant train in the back - it's the perfect amount of fabric and does not get stepped on. I have some "junk in the trunk" if you know what I mean, and the ruching on this dress was slimming on the backside. I included a photo of the back, as that was my favorite part of the dress. You can wear regular undergarments and the dress has a nude colored lining. The dress arrived with a 6-inch hole along the seam on the right sleeve. I called RTR and a like replacement wasn't available. They offered to ship me another dress, but I loved this one. I decided to do a temporary tack on the sleeve and wear it anyway! So many people complimented the dress. Several told me it was the best dress of the night and there were over 1,700 people at the event! If you're on the fence, rent this beautiful dress and you won't be disappointed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
September 13, 2014
Beautiful dress! Very glamour and true to size. Great fit. Definiteiy flattering!
The dress was very thin, but appropriate, not revealing at all. The down side is that you could tell it has seen better days. Not sure how many times it had been rented, but was still in reasonable shape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
December 29, 2015
Very pretty, but runs small
I could tell this dress would have been very pretty, had I been able to zip it. I ordered this in my regular dress size and could barely even get my arms through the sleeves. Consequently, zipping the dress was not even an option.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 4, 2016
Absolutely loved it! SO flattering and got tons of compliments!
I will say it was short. I'm 5'5" and I got the regular and had to wear flats.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
January 21, 2016
Complimented all night!
I am 5'4" and about 118. I wore the 2R with flats. When I had no spanx on, it was the perfect length. But adding the spanx tightened everything up a bit so I should have worn small heels! It dragged a little but it was not enough to be a problem. It is very stretchy so it is very forgiving. Watch out if you have broad shoulders. Mine aren't broad and I don't have big arms, but it was tight-ish across that region. I could not zip it up fully (or get out of it) without assistance but I didn't mind. I found help! I did a bold red lip and wore simple threader earrings. You really don't need anything else. The dress is like a piece of jewelry all on its own. I would absolutely recommend this dress. If I wore it again, I'd remember to wear heels. :)
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
January 30, 2016
Easy to ship and love the credit return option
Very glamorous. Runs small and short. I'm 5 2 and could only wear a two inch heel. I'm a bigger build though short and it was comfortable yet form fitting. Dynamite from the front and back though my profile accentuated some trouble areas but that's not the dresses fault! I have a very hard time finding clothes and I'm shocked this worked. I will use rate again.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 59
February 11, 2016
The evening was magical!
This is a great dress. Lots of compliments and very elegant.
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