Carmen Marc Valvo

Precious Sapphire Gown

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$895 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sapphire gown by Carmen Marc Valvo will make you the belle of the ball. Pair with some classic accessories like the Badgley Mischka's Show Stopper Earrings and Crislu's A Girl's Best Friend Bracelet and you will be ready for the night!

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - dress is very fitted at the bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Floor length - Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 4'11''-5'1''), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'5'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6''-5'10''). This gown runs slightly short.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress is very fitted at bust
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Sapphire silk satin(100%silk). One shoulder neckline. Ruched bodice. Draped skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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56 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(44)
Small
(6)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 8, 2014
The rent the runway experience was the best part of this event :/
The dress fit to a "t" and I liked it even more than I thought I was going to like it. My first choice was not available but I think this turned out better! First time customer. Can't wait for an occasion to rent another :)
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 8, 2014
Runs Small In Chest and Length
I got this dress as a back up dress from Rent the Runway. I couldn't get the primary dresses I had to work, and in peek season, this is what they had. The dress is gorgeous in color. However the detail on the front of my dress was running a bit ragged due to being over cleaned. The material also has no forgiveness when it comes to tightness. I'm not heavy by any means, but I am stacked on top and in the behind. The girls were squeezed too tightly in this dress with and without a bra. It was also tight across my middle. The length was also just to my feet. That would be great if I were wearing flats, however I had expected to wear some heels. I'm only 5'0 so having something run short on me was just silly. Overall, if you're 10-15 lbs lighter than I and 2" shorter, try this dress =)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 16, 2015
This dress looked great!
Dress was perfect for an Army Military Ball. The shade of blue looked great, and the dress hung nicely without clinging in any weird places. Very classy looking, and looked great with big, dangling earrings. The size 4 wouldn't zip all the way, but the size 6 fit well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 4, 2012
Elegant and regal
The color is a beautiful blue which shimmers in silk and satan as it moves. Fits perfectly and is very commfortable. Great for dancing too.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
February 27, 2013
Fabulous!
Super great. The dress was long enough with heels and was super comfortable to wear and dance in.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 3, 2013
Not so good for the pear girls
The top was way too big, but if I went down a size I think it wouldn't have been flattering through the hips. You can see EVERY curve in this dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
March 8, 2013
Beautiful & very figure-flattering!
This was my back-up gown. I chose it because it nipped in at the waist, but was looser at the bust which was a more flattering look. The gown was long and covered my not-yet-tan legs. The fabric was silky & it was very comfortable. The blue was deep and rich, so it looked more formal. I got lots of compliments on it! I will be doing RTR for my next event, and be a little bolder with my choice!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
December 11, 2013
This dress is perfect for a military formal, matches perfectly.
This dres is perfect for a military gathering/formal. I recieved so many compliments on this dress and how well it matched my husbands uniform (dress blues). It is not a stretchy material so it will hug every curve. I felt very sexy yet very appropiate. The length was great with medium heels. I wore champagne colored heels and a blue diamond bracelet with blue dangle earings.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2014
The picture doesn't do it justice the color is stunning!
I ordered the 6R, and the 8R and my back up. The 6 ran way too small because of the top. The 8R was a true fit, but would have been a little more comfortable if I were smaller in the chest. Both dresses were in pristine condition. The 8R was a little long in the back, even with 4 inch heels, but I had no problems. The material was so light and flowing. I received lots of compliments all night, I didn't want the night to end! I can't wait for my next formal event. Will definitely use RTR again!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 27, 2015
A beautiful dress that feels beautiful on.
Fit great and felt wonderful on. I was concerned that I might step on the train, but I danced all night with no issues. at 5' 9" I had to wear 4 inch heels, so be prepared. I received several compliments all night.
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Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
November 7, 2011
This is definitely vanity sizing! Both the 6 and 8 were too big, particularly in the bust (which could be a good thing for some of you!) It is very light weight. Did not flatter at the waist, it's a rather straight cut. I really did not like this dress, but that's not to say it's bad it just was bad on me.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 61
Body type: Full Bust
December 29, 2011
Very Elegant
The fabric and color are more subtle than I expected based on the photos provided on the website. Wonderful feel, flow, and movement. Perfect for a formal event.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 21, 2012
Pretty Dress
I wore this dress to a Mardi Gras ball; it fit well. My favorite part of the dress is the bottom because it flows so prettily. It was comfortable, and the length was perfect for me. I'm 5'5 1/2" and wore 3 inch heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 26, 2012
Most gorgeous color blue!
I rented this dress and the Major Moment dress. Both were stunning, elegant, well constructed and went to the floor even with 3.5 in heals. This dress was the most beautiful color blue, but I felt that while this dress did a good job hiding my figure flaws, the other dress excentuated the positive. In other words, if you are sensitive about your belly, hips and thighs, then you will be very happy with this dress because it camouflages those areas perfectly!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 9, 2013
Perfect dress! Loved it!
This was my back-up dress. I wore it to the Inaugural Ball and it was absolutely perfect - I got lots of compliments. I wanted to keep it and not give it back! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 16, 2014
So short???
Okay, I'm 5'2", so I'm a true petite. But this dress was SO SHORT! Even without any heels on, it came to around my ankles. So bizarre. The color is lovely and the style is pretty and flowy but it was just too, too short. I probably would have fit really well into the regular length.
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