Carmen Marc Valvo

Courtess Gown

$50 – $85 rental
$1,390 retail
Stylist Notes

Steal the show in this fantastically feminine style by Carmen Marc Valvo. With a sexy nude lining, this gown will make you feel like a black tie bombshell!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit 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: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Lace with Nude Underlay (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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245 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(154)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
October 18, 2017
This dress was perfect, classy but sexy and kept me warm.
It fit perfect with room to eat and breath! No adjusting my dress all night .
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 46
October 17, 2017
Gorgeous fit; stretchy; comfy; would wear again
perfect dress; very comfortable; flattering to shape; I wore this for Navy Day Ball and was not over dressed. Felt very classy.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
October 13, 2017
Great dress!
Fit perfect!
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 5, 2017
Loved the dress, got lots of compliments and felt amazing wearing it
It was a bit short so i had to wear flats but it worked out great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
October 2, 2017
Love this dress!
This dress is so glamorous and sexy. I receives compliments all night long. I'm 5'6" and I was glad I had rented the long because after I put on 3" heels, the dress was still just long enough. It's comfortable and doesn't require Spanx, but they do help smooth things out. You will need a strapless bra because the top of the dress has your skin showing rather than the liner(which starts around top bra line). Can't recommend this dress enough. You'll feel and look fabulous and sexy!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
September 28, 2017
Made the bump look fabulous
Enough stretch to cover a 5 month baby bump. Runs long but with heals isn't a problem.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 31
September 26, 2017
Compliments!
Very pretty dress. Wore to a black tie gala. The dress definitely runs short! I'm 5'3 and ordered a 2L and 4R. I had to go with the 2L because after I put on my heels (4 inches) the dress was pretty short for formal standards. But other than that .. very cute and runs absolutely true to size.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 21, 2017
Fit great and I received a lot of compliments!
Fit extremely well and very comfortable.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
September 18, 2017
The compliments NEVER stopped coming in this dress!
It was very long even in 3 inch heels. Very form fitting and great for women with curves! It can be a little heavy to pick up and dance in from time to time.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
September 11, 2017
Ordered this for a formal event didn't end up wearing it.
Was too heavy and short at the regular length.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2017
Elegant and comfortable.
I should have ordered one size smaller, but to be safe, I ordered the bigger size. The length was perfect with a small heel. The dress offers great quality material; it's a great choice as an unique, elegant dress without sacrificing modesty or comfort.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 1, 2017
My staff was GORGEOUS in these dresses. Took my event to the next level!
This dress is incredible. I rented about 10 of them for a black tie masquerade ball to outfit my cocktail servers and they looked unbelievable. Everyone complimented them and they FELT so beautiful and confident and were comfortable running around serving 300 guests all night. The material and cut is so forgiving and elegant with just the right amount of sexy. None of the girls had anything negative to say at all and we know how picky we can all be - especially a group of 10 ladies in their early 20s! Thanks RTR for these showstoppers ;)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
August 23, 2017
This dress was perfect for a formal wedding.
Dress has a bit of stretch and fits true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 20, 2017
Incredibly sexy, totally modest
As many many gals have said, GET THIS DRESS. I've never gotten so many compliments, questions, wows, and kind comments! I rented it for an awards gala related to work, so didn't want to be plungy, or revealing. I'm curvy, and somewhat lumpy in the hips, and this gown is ideal. It floats over each curve, but because the lining and embroidery top layer is heavy/weighty, it just pulls away from any unflattering lines. Man oh man, this moves so beautifully when you walk, is INCREDIBLY comfortable, no spanx even remotely needed. And I wore the 12 not the 14 (I end up wearing a 14 in most gowns on here, though I wear a 12 in street clothes.) Just such a dream. It is long, with a bit of a train, so I couldn't really dance all out in it in the spike heeled shoes I had. I'd recommend a chunky heel to avoid snagging as you walk. At my height, 5'3", you'd never see the shoes anyways! The lining is darker than most Caucasian "nude" bras. I had to get a new one to be a good match that wouldn't peek out over the low line of the lining. I tucked the sleeves up into themselves bc I'm short!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
August 18, 2017
Show stopper!
#blacktie #formal
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
June 27, 2017
I didn't wear this - the long was much too short in 2 sizes.
I ended up wearing my backup dress. I am 5'8" and ordered both the 4L and 6L in this dress. Both of them barely grazed the floor when I was barefoot. I don't know why the long versions were both so short, but if you're over 5'6" and wish to wear any heel and you want the bottom of the dress to hit the floor, this isn't the dress for you. The overall fit was fine, but the length was not at all a 'long'.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
June 24, 2017
I looked great!
Rented this for a party. Unfortunately, I had to return it, because hubby thought the nude was too sexy. But I looked absolutely great in it!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 32
June 19, 2017
This dress was so comfortable! It fit like a glove. I wore it to a wedding & danced the night away!
True to size, comfortable, the lining underneath is very giving. I received compliments all night long! I'm 5'2" and was worried about the length, but with a 3 1/2 inch heel it was PERFECT. Highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 14, 2017
Stunning!
I wore this to a fraternity dinner in Chicago during the middle of April. I have never received as many compliments on a dress then I did with this one! It is so classy and elegant. While all of the other girls were freezing in their tiny dresses, I was warm and very comfortable in this dress. I would say it fits true to size. I got a size 10 and an 8 as my backup and I ended up wearing the 8. The 10 was way too loose on me. I don't have much of a chest so I was able to get away without wearing a bra. I absolutely loved this dress! I am still getting compliments on it and I wore it 2 months ago! I always say I got it from RTR and how happy I was with it!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 5, 2017
Felt like a Princess!!!
I felt like an absolute princess in this dress. With the right spanx to hold everything in, I looked like a curvy Kardahsian and loved it. I got so so so many compliments on the dress and did not want to return ot!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 16, 2017
High quality
Wearing this dress makes you feel like a million bucks. The design and fit of the dress is perfect without feeling like you're wearing something too snug. I wore it for a wedding and it was so easy to move around in. Loved it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
May 10, 2017
Gorgeous, true-to-size slimming sexy dress.
I loved this dress. I got so many complements (especially from my husband) and felt beautiful in it. I wore it to a black tie optional gala. The dress was heavy but it was a spring night so that was fine. I may rent it again for another event later in the year. Definitely recommend for a curvy figure. It's slimming. I was surprised to fit the six, I normally wear an eight.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
April 21, 2017
Stunning dress!
This dress is amazing! It hugs in all the right places. Although it's a form fit I was extremely comfortable in it. The material is stretchy. I went with the 2 bc the 4 seemed too loose in the bottom. Glad I did bc it felt like it stretched a little by the end of the night
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
April 9, 2017
Winter wedding in Northern Canada!
This heavy dress made me feel regal. The zippers on the sleeve cuffs give a glove-like fit. Overall, comfortable dress to move in. Was church-appropriate and still looked great on the dance floor that night!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
April 4, 2017
Fantastic Fit! Loved it!
This dress was incredibly flattering and comfortable but still felt super sexy. I would rent again and again. Hands down my favorite dress of many I've rented. SO many compliments!
MarissaSeptember 14, 2017
Sweet! I was scrolling through trying to find someone similar to my size and you were it! So happy it fit great for you! I ordered the same size and will be wearing it this weekend :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2017
Gorgeous and luxurious classy dress!
This dress was beautiful! The material is thick, and the fit was both flattering and comfortable. Definitely hope to rent again!!
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
March 30, 2017
Love this dress!
Fit great. I'm 27 weeks pregnant and this dress fit great very flattering received many complements! Would recommend.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
March 21, 2017
Sexy and dramatic
I loved how this dress looked. It hugged my body and it was very sexy. I would recommend it for a black tie only event. It's quite a dramatic look. I am 5'7 and it was perfect with 3 inch heels
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 16, 2017
This dress rocks
Seriously, this dress rocks. It's forgiving , classy, stunning, and just amazing. I had surgery a few days prior to my event and this dress for great. It stretches a little, which rocked. Hands down-FIVE starts. For some reason my app won't let me give it 5. It is FIVE stars.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 5, 2017
This was a substitute dress sent.
It was not right for a formal event. it was long and large all over. It was a lot of look and it might be good for another event.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 15, 2017
Beautiful winter wedding in Southern VT.
Dress fit true to size, a bit long but nothing a pair of big girl heels couldn't fix. The nude slip was a bit lower in the bust than I had thought but was still covered what needed to be covered. I am nursing, and the dress was easy to get in and out of to pump. Nude bra was perfect as an undergarment. RAVE reviews on the dress - lots of compliments and made me feel like a million bucks and would totally rent it again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
February 13, 2017
I look and feel like a queen because I got many compliments on this dress. It is modest as I wished
As a Muslim woman, this dress met my priority of being beautiful, yet feminine, classic, and modest. If you are short and petite like I am, the 4R size is great with room since I'm big bust, but it is a bit snug in the arms and hips, so I wore a corset underneath for a great fit. I finished the look by wearing a black headscarf accessorized with a crystal headband, crystal earrings, and tuck-in but shown outside crystal heart-shaped necklace. Wearing a 2.5 inch high-heal tan-ish, brown sandals made the dress drop right on the floor. The backup size 6R was too long, but if you are more busty and tall, it would be good a 6R. During the gala ball, I got many compliments that I looked beautiful in this beautiful dress. I would rent this dress again if I need to.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 5, 2017
Fit like a glove
This was a great dress - comfortable, great fit, wore well all evening. Wore 3 inch heels and the dress touched the top of my toes. I received a lot of complements . Highly recommend.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2017
A classy and elegant dress!
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding and received a ton of compliments! The dress is beautiful with great detail but very warm- even in January. My one complaint is that it was a tad short- I am 5'9" and it just skimmed the floor in bare feet. Once I put on heels (about a 1.5/2 inch heel) it no longer touched the floor and you could see my shoes a little bit, which bothered me. Other than that this dress was great!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 19, 2017
Loved this dress for a NYE wedding in a cold winter climate. It was warm and felt fancy.
Length was great. Wore with heels.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Weight: 115lbs
January 16, 2017
This gown was absolutely perfect for my engagement shoot! It was exactly the vision I had in mind.
I am usually a 0 or a 2 in dresses or pants and the 0 fit just fine. I still had a bit of room. I'm 5'3" and the regular length was still a bit long, but worked okay with 4" heels. The overall quality was amazing and it was extremely comfortable. I would love to wear it again!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
January 3, 2017
I got so many compliments on this dress!!
Wore this to a formal event and got so many compliments. Dress fit my curves like a glove. I would have loved for it to be a little longer but other than that, it was a hit. I wore a 10R the 10L wasn't available.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
January 2, 2017
Beautiful dress!
I loved this dress! I am three months pregnant and this dress had enough stretch to allow my bump to fit. It was a little tight on the neck but overall it was beautiful.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
January 1, 2017
I received many compliments on the dress.
The dress was very comfortable and flattering.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
December 19, 2016
Many compliments
This dress is amazing. I received many compliments. The reviews said to size down but the liner is very low cut in the bust and bc I'm currently breastfeeding I'm bigger up top than usual so I wore my normal size so I wouldn't have a huge boob bulge.
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