Carmen Marc Valvo

Major Moment Gown

$70 rental
$745 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Go with this stunning one shoulder ruffle gown by Carmen Marc Valvo. You'll be the center of attention as you'll look radiant at the black tie formal. Go with earrings like the Rodrigo Otazu's Sapphire Crystal Stunner Earrings and a classic bracelet like the Crislu's A Girls Best Friend Bracelet.

Also available in red and black.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down 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 full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down 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 full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Navy crepe(100% polyester). One shoulder neckline with ruffled shoulder strap. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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259 reviews

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Small 8
True to Size 129
Large 117
Photos 126
DDP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 26, 2012

Very pretty dress that is elegant and conservative!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ended up not wearing this dress because both sizes I ordered were too big. It runs big in the waist but pretty normal everywhere else. I would recommend going smaller for the backup size. The dress is a good thick material and is very figure flattering if you get the right size. Customer service was great with my return and I will definitely rent again.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Oct 3, 2012

Very pretty dress!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. I rented the 6 and needed the 4, but I didn't get it in time to wear it, and I was very disappointed. It is a beautiful, comfortable dress. I really liked it!
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 5, 2012

Loved this dress and felt wonderful

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a formal evening event. I am 5'8" and 145lbs and typically wear a size 10. Based on prior reviews I rented the 8R as my back up. I knew I would wear low heels with the dress so I went with the R length and it was perfect. The fabric is a quality, heavy material and feels wonderful on. I usually will not wear strapless clothing as I am self-concious about my shoulders but the ruffles draws the eye's attention and I felt great. I received a lot of compliments and I highly recommend the dress.
Colleen
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Oct 8, 2012

Elegant slimming dress, perfect for a black tie affair

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was great. I had a post-baby body that I was unsure what size to order. I could have easily worn a 12, and probably a ten. But the 14 still looked great, hung draping down. So classic, elegant and slimming. I have an extremely large bust (nursing mom) and it was great. Wore my hair in a chignon, drop earrings, no necklace needed. I got the long, but should have gotten the regular. Was fine only because I wore TOWERING heels, but even so had to pick it up a little to walk. This was my back up dress, so glad I got the second choice. Is much more exciting in person/on than in the photo.
Sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 13, 2012

Beautiful deep color gown.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Lovely dress. Sleek lines in a fabric that does not cling. Fitted enough across the bustline that it could be worn braless. Perfect for a tall long waisted shape. The ruffles drape nicely. The dress did not work for me as I am short waisted with very long legs. It bunched a bit across my lower back.
Emily
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 14, 2012

I wore this dress as a bridesmaid and it was perfect. I got so many compliments and I felt great!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit is super flattering to all body types, I and my three other bridesmaids all looked great in this dress and we were a range of sizes.
Mia
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 17, 2012

It's so easy to return the dress when I'm finished.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got tons of compliments on this dress. It is very comfortable and true to size. The color is beautiful and it's classy as ever.
Rah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Oct 18, 2012

Too loose to wear.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs very large! Go a size down
Mila
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Oct 22, 2012

Loved, loved the dress! Perfect fit and would definitely rent it again.

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'9" 165lbs. and normally wear a 12, but got a 10L and 12L since the reviews indicated it ran large. The 10L was perfect! Very flattering and comfortable.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 28, 2012

Excellent service and smooth delivery.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a great staple dress for a formal work event or "bridesmaid esque" dress for a wedding. I'm tall and slender, not too curvy, so i looked a bit plain jane in it. It looked more conservative on than i thought it would. i think it could be great for those with more curves (or trying to hide some curves), but for me it just didn't have much sex appeal.
RachelJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 2, 2012

Great choice - elegant and understated

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is a great choice for a black tie optional wedding. The color is deeper than pictured - a true navy, and is less expected than black. I normally wear a 14, but after having a baby I have no idea what is "normal" anymore, so I ordered a 12R and a 16R (the 14 was unavailable). The 16 was way too big, but the perfect length for me (I'm barely 5'7). The 12 fit great - the top was very slightly snug, but it was very short. I wore 3.5 inch heels, and I had to embrace really showing my shoes. The dress is cut pretty straight through the top and waist, which can create a bit of puckering along the side zipper if you have a larger bust, but I attribute this to the fact that I probably would have fit the 14 a bit better. I was worried about returns on Sunday, but the return was SO easy - just pop the dresses back in the enclosed bags and drop them in the blue USPS post boxes. I will definitely rent again!
Miranda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 11, 2012

I wore this dress to the Ballet Ball here in Nashville and overall it was a subtle choice.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall the dress fit the bill as I was invited last minute to the Ballet Ball and as I hadn't gone to the event before, I didn't want anything too over the top. The simple streamlined 'Calvin Klein' esque nature of this dress appealed to me. I ordered both a size 4R & 6R; I wish I had ordered a 2R instead as overall the dress seemed a bit looser than I expected. Also, the dress was more of a true dark navy instead of the more royal blue color shown in the image, which made the dress feel a bit more 'blah'. Overall, I would wear this dress again if I ordered it in a smaller size and had the proper amount of 'bling' to contrast the very quiet nature of the dress. One last note, I remember the dress feeling a tad short with the 4 inch heels I wore that night, and I am roughly 5'7.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 14, 2012

flattering

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a true size 6. In this case I ended up calling RTR in a panic. I didn't have a backup size and had ordered the 6R. They ended up sending me the 4R in black overnight. It's a great dress but does run very big. I could have probably worn the 2 if my bust were a little smaller or if I wanted a more fitted look. The dress looked great though and I received lots of compliments.
Ellen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 14, 2012

I wore this dress to the wedding of a friend's son.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit beautifully and was very flattering. My tummy was hidden. The dress was comfortable. I received many compliments. I would wear it again! Note that we needed to tape the hem so I would not trip over the bottom.
Heather
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 178 lbs
Nov 20, 2012

I felt glamorous!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Heavy fabric with a nice volume to make you look like you are on the catwalk as you glide across the room!
Nancy
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Nov 26, 2012

Nice dress

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit well but the zipper puckered. The dress arrived a day late, I was already gone for my event -- first time with RTRW and will think twice next time.
Irma
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121 lbs
Nov 27, 2012

I love wearing beautiful gowns only once!!!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I don't like owning too many long gowns because they are so memorable once you wear them. I like something new all the time.
MT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Nov 30, 2012

Someone said it made me look like Kate Winslet--best compliment ever!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very forgiving, runs true to size.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Dec 7, 2012

This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'3" but still ordered the regular length because I love to wear very high heels. I actually only ended up wearing three-inch heels and if I had wanted to wear taller shoes, I would've needed the long length to make sure the dress touched the floor. I received so many compliments! I recommend wearing your hair because of the shoulder.
Carolyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Dec 8, 2012

Fantastic!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! I thought I would need a 10, but when I read the reviews and learned that the fit runs large, I ordered an 8 for my second size. The 8 fit perfectly! The length was perfect and I felt so comfortable and beautiful.
Justine
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 14, 2012

Runs large. Had to return both dresses.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I usually have to wear a size 8 to fit my 36D bust and the rest of my frame. Sometimes (rarely) I get lucky and can squeeze into a 6. I had a 6R and 8R delivered. I am 5'6". The 6 was way too big - everywhere. It was too big on my bust (most of my breast was visible on one side), saggy in the waist and hips, and much too long with heels on. I had to send both sizes back and do an emergency dress run after hours. BUT - the material felt very nice. High quality dress. Just bigger than expected. :)
Yamila
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 16, 2012

The fact that no other woman in the room had a dress like mine!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was absolutely perfect, as if I had it tailor-made for myself!
Hannah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 16, 2012

I loved this dress and received many compliments!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was perfect for the occasion, although a little bit big in the waist. it was extremely comfortable and was just the right length. People also appreciated that it was Navy blue rather than traditional black. I considered wearing red acessories but, due to procrastination, was not able to purchase what I was looking for so I ended up wearing gold, which worked veru well also!
Nicole
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 27, 2012

The dress was very elegant and perfect for the formal wedding I attended.

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The material is very heavy, but very comfortable. I typically wear an 8 and actually ordered that as my primary size with the 6 as a back up. The 8 was way too big, but the 6 fit perfectly. I would suggest going a size down.
Lori
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 1, 2013

RTR was an amazing experience!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was absolutely beautiful!!! I received so many comliments - even a "you look like you should be on the red carpet in that dress!". I couldn't believe how well it fit me - it's so difficult to find a dress that fits my pear shaped body. Strapless dresses are out of the question unless altered to fit my very smal bust (34 a). I was pleasantly surprised that the 4 was small enough at the top ( with a padded strapless bra) yet still fit my 9 month post baby hips! The color was just gorgeous, a rich deep blue navy and the material vas very thick. Perfect length on me (5'5") with 2" heels. The condition of this dress was brand new. This was a great experience. Thank you RTR!
lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 4, 2013

Beautiful Dress!!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is very pretty and flattering! It was also comfortable (No pulling or sucking in all night!!). It defintely runs a size large.
Victoria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 6, 2013

i had to wear the 6 because of the arm hole space but couldn't have worn a smaller size otherwise

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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Mariya
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Jan 8, 2013

Great fit, great color. Looks even better in person. Love the one shoulder, especially for summer.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress even more in person. So many guests at the wedding complimented me and couldn't stop asking where did I buy my dress. Very comfortable to dance and eat all night at wedding in. Would highly recommend it to anyone!
Laura
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 13, 2013

Great dress for a work formal event

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a formal event I needed to attend with co-workers and my boss and this dress was perfect! It was so classy and I felt completely comfortable around my boss. It did run a little short. I am 5'7" and I ended up having to wear a very low kitten heel, so I may recommend ordering the long if you are tall or plan to wear taller heels. It was also a little tight under my arm, but my bust is on the larger size so it would probably be fine on anyone else. Overall really happy with this dress!
lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Jan 22, 2013

Such a gorgeous fabric! A stunning, elegant gown.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I felt incredible moving around all night in this phenomenal gown. No one else had one like it. The fabric is very heavy and such a luxurious texture - it moves beautifully. There is just a little bit of a train, but it never catches your shoes (unless you step backwards - so don't step backwards). I am very tall, at almost 5'10", and I wore 4" heels (I love my high heels!), and the dress front fell at my ankle, showing all of my shoes - which was fine, but much shorter than I expected since I rented a "Long" and other reviewers said they found the dress to be long anyway. Just one note: the zipper hem fell just a little strangely on me - there were some bumps from the fabric construction that never really smoothed out. But this might just have been my body with this dress. Overall, it was gorgeous and made me feel so beautiful!
eb
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 26, 2013

Sadly, the dress did not work.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I will not be able to wear the dress to my formal event because it is too big throughout the chest and waist, and the hem was too short-- up to my ankles even without shoes on.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Jan 27, 2013

Beautiful, deep navy gown. Very comfortable and easy to wear.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The shoulder makes the gown! It runs very large so keep that in mind when ordering (I am usually a 12 in all designer gowns/dresses but the 10R was perfect in this one and the 12R way too large). Length was great for me (5'7") with low heels. If you're tall or like to wear heels over 2" I would suggest getting the extra length. It was a very comfortable, easy gown to wear. I received several compliments on the gown.
Hang
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 3, 2013

The dress arrived just on time...RTR made it very easy.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great. I got the size 4 and wore just 3 inch heels and I'm about 5'6 and the dress was the right length. It was a little big in the waist area so you could add a belt like some others did but I was at a formal event so I just wanted something simple. I paired it with simple gold/diamond studs, gold with diamond pendant, and gold bracelets. Very simple yet elegant. I'm a bit small chested so I had to tape a little bit on the side where I was exposed but minor fix.
Melyssa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 9, 2013

Stunning dress for a black tie event

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is absolutely stunning. It is flattering in all the right areas and I was getting so many compliments on it. I wish I had more black tie events so that I could rent this dress more often!
Marisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Beautiful dress, but I wasn't happy with the fit.

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress never fit right in the waist to hips ratio. I ordered a 4L and a 2L and probably could have maybe used a 2 as the waist was still very bulky in a 2, but the 2 fit in the hips. Wouldn't order again.
Kris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 13, 2013

Great gown for a formal affair - tons of compliments!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this gown. It was the perfect dress to wear for the presidential inauguration. The material was great but I wish I had ordered a size smaller because it was way too big on me. I also could've used an extra inch or two on my heels because it was a bit long. Still, great dress and I highly recommend it for anyone going to a formal affair.
jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Feb 25, 2013

Too SHORT!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wasnt able to wear this dress as it was about 2 inches to short... too bad as it looked fabulous everwhere! was really disappointed :(
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Mar 6, 2013

Loved!!!!!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous fitting dress. The material is so forgiving, it hides any imperfections. It was so comfortable, so glamorous, and I loved it!
maxxnyc
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 146 lbs
Mar 9, 2013

Really lovely dress. Great deep navy color. I should have worn the 10, but the 12 worked OK

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is really elegant and hides a multitude of "sins", no buldges or bumps. Did not need a bra or spanx but wore spanx anyway.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Mar 11, 2013

I loved this dress!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was absolutely gorgeous and so comfortable! I was sad to send it back!
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