Carmen Marc Valvo

Gold Idol Dress

$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Carmen Marc Valvo dress is perfect for any occasion, who could say no? Gold lace will make you the envy of the night! Simply add Gerard Yosca’s Starry Skies Tassel Earrings to complete your look for the night.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2-14 & plus 16W-22W

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold Stretch Lace (60% Polyester, 40% Nylon). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt with ruching at waist. Hidden side zipper. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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278 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(115)
Small
(105)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 5, 2014
The dress is gorgeous. It fit snug and showed all the right curves.

The arms were snug but okay. The whole dress is obviously very fitted. I didn't need a bra- the dress kept everything in place. The bottom has a narrow opening, I felt like Morticia Adams. The dress is gorgeous. I felt great in it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 13, 2014
Didn't arrive in time

Wore the long version instead. Color of this dress is great!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
January 2, 2015
Very fitted

I wanted it to work but the dress was very fired didn't realize it wasn't as stretchy as I wanted it to be. I'm 27 weeks pregnant it didn't work out for me this time

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
January 3, 2015
Timeless

Wore this for the #NYE party and received dozens of compliments. I ended up wearing the larger size (10) after the holiday cookie binging, but the size was more needed for the arms, which are snug. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because I had a hard times lifting my arms with the cut of the dress and fitted quality of the sleeves. I think this is also because I have a larger bust (34DD), which took up room in the dress. However, it was totally worth the rental and I felt like a queen on New Years. It's classic, timeless, and sexy in a really beautiful way. Thanks RTR!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 21, 2015
Great dress!

Loved the dress. Got lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 18, 2015
N/a

The arms run a little small otherwise the fit is perfect.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 19, 2015
Just the right level of revealing

The pictures online do not do this dress justice. The gold is embroidery, a floral pattern sewn onto black mesh, underlaid with a nude lining. The dress is comfortable for a full day's events. It gets a little itchy, and there is no slit in the skirt so you'll be walking with short strides. The arms were slightly tight, but the next size up was too big in the middle. In any case It's gorgeous, with that stunning neckline and strategic ruching. I received many compliments and probably converted three women to RTR customers. Strapless bra works and if you're able and willing you could probably go without.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2015
This is an incredibly figure flattering dress!

Dress fits true to size and is very flattering! I love the shiny gold lace pattern and the sleeves were perfect for a cold evening out.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
December 5, 2015
Great party dress

Went up a size based on reviews and glad I did! This fit great, couldn't raise my arms above my shoulder but knew that. Was able to wear a regular bra and pull my straps down.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
December 8, 2015
I got tons of compliments on this dress! The color looks great with blonde hair too.

This dress is fitted, but probably runs true to size. I don't ever wear anything that isn't fit and flare so this was a new silhouette for me. I paired it with high waisted spanx and a strapless bra and felt very confident despite my tummy. Great dress for the gal who is testing out the waters on a fitted dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 22, 2015
Modest length still gives sexy silhouette!

Loved how this dress wasn't too short and had long sleeves. It worked great for a more conservative wedding! The sleeves were very tight so I'm glad that I ordered a larger backup size!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 22, 2015
Gorgeous dress; Perfect for Corp Holiday Party

Yes this dress is beautiful; the material is thick & will keep you warm, but BEWARE the TINY/TIGHT Sleeves!!! I could have worn the 8 if not for the arms...I barely even got the 10 on because the sleeves. Regardless the dress was mostly comfortable & the unique color and exaggerated boat-neck style make this a stand out; received plenty of compliments. Recommend, but with caution unless you have really thin arms.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2016
Classy/comfy and flattering but kind of dull/elderly vibe.

The outside fabric is scratchy but the lining helped, the color was pretty lame. I am 4 months pregnant and the stretch was helpful/comfy around my midsection, flattering as well. The neckline is pretty, almost off the shoulder, but the color is lame. I hoped for a "wow" dress and this was not that.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 10, 2016
Beautiful and comfortable!

This dress was for a work holiday party. Perfect fit. The material wasn't itchy at all. The off the shoulder was easy to wear and I didn't have to fuss with the dress. I even wore a normal bra with the straps off the shoulder. Lace is more of a super dark brown with gold threaded floral. Much more elegant in person than expected!

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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 31, 2015
Feeling Curvy & Classy

This does run small... I usually wear an 18/20 but went with the 22 to feel comfortable. The dress is a perfect fit with some good spanx lol . The material was surprisingly comfortable and not itchy! I got a lot of great compliments for the country club wedding. The neckline was sexy too with a little off the shoulder action.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
February 26, 2015
Beautiful dress for a formal dinner at the Ritz

This dress fit nicely and was very comfortable. It was cold out so the long sleeves were nice. The reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars is because the lining was hanging out below the hem of the dress and you could see it. Luckily it was a nude tone fabric. I tend to carry extra weight in my stomach and usually everything is tight and uncomfortable in that area. This dress was not. I am also very busty (larger than the size they have available for the review).

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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2015
Beautiful and elegant dress with lots of sparkle!!!

Dress runs small, I usually wear a size 18 however from previous reviews I knew to order a size or two up, thank goodness I did because I wore the largest of the two dresses. And the dress was still snug yet loose in bust and shoulder area on me. Dress itself had beautiful detail and lots of sparkle, elegant yet fun and eye catching. I got many compliments throughout the night and truly did feel great in the dress however I was a little self conscious of the tummy area. There is a flattering rueshing effect, however, it does not work miracles. Dress hugs all your curves, and shows off all of figure. Wear with confidence!!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 50
November 27, 2014
Runs WAY small!!! Get 2 sizes bigger than you usually where-bummer

Too small-not nice material

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
March 2, 2016
Amazing dress

Fit perfectly and looked amazing

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 12, 2016
Eye catching and flattering dress - perfect for a fancy night out!

Overall, this was a great rental. I received many compliments on the fit, style and sparkle of this dress. As other reviewers have reported, the color has quite a greenish/brown/black undertone, and there is a distinct floral pattern to the gold overlay. Cut is very flattering, but there is little stretch to this dress and it has very slim arms...although there are zippers along the forearms, it doesn't give much wiggle room. Slim cut skirt as well, with little stride room when walking/upstairs. There are four (!) attachment pieces of ribbon to assist in hanging the dress, which were very short, poorly placed and consistently popped out throughout the course of the night...really a shame for an otherwise flawless dress. I generally run between sizes but read reviews carefully and went with a 6. Glad I did. Don't have large arms but they never would have fit in a 4. Great sparkle and wears easily. I paired with gold and brown jewelry, black tights and heels to wear to the opera.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 38D
December 2, 2015
A little uncomfortable but nice design. Arms run small! Wear spanx :)

See sum it up

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
November 25, 2014
Many compliments

Overall this was a great dress. The slip was longer than the dress which made for an annoying fix throughout the night. Overall it was great!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 14, 2014
Order was shipped to the wrong house so I lost a day in rental but RTR was kind enough to extend it

Love this dress! Very elegant,classy,and forgiving. Perfect winter time dress. The only con is that it is a bit restricting when going up stairs. But other than that would definitely rent again! Stunning dress that makes you feel beautiful.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
April 10, 2015
I felt absolutely stunning in this dress! Another great rental experience. RTR never lets me down!

This dress fit like a glove. Not a single complaint. It was perfect for the semi-formal winter wedding we attended.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
November 4, 2015
Loved this dress!! Was very comfortable. Perfect for fall wedding.

Very comfortable. Felt it ran a tad small, glad I got the size 10. Loved the neckline. Long enough so there was no awkward tugging throughout the night. Not too tight so dancing was possible. Downside: you can see everything, rouching in back made it better. Also lace overlay had tiny holes. Luckily you couldn't really tell. Sales rep I called was wonderful and was willing to send a new dress but I declined because it was not very noticeable.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 133lbs
January 17, 2015
Shipment arrived way ahead of schedule, which gave me enough time to try it on.

It was a very fun dress to wear for NYE and it was very flattering. The main reason why I gave it 4 stars was because the hanger strings were a bit unruly and kept peeking out of the dress.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
November 24, 2015
the lining fell lower than the top layer and I felt like I constantly had to adjust.

The neckline was very constricting and the sleeves seemed to run small. I am normally a size 6, and ordered an 8, and it was still tight. I didn't end up even wearing the dress in fear of being uncomfortable the entire night

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 168lbs
January 28, 2016
My first time with RTR.

Didn't get the chance to wear the dress because I couldn't zip it over my shoulders. For busty gals who lift, I advise against this dress. I was pretty disappointed.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 220lbs
January 28, 2015
I loved the dress but could not wear

I'm a size 16 in clothes and I got a size 16 & 18 and they were both way too small. :( I couldn't wear it

Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 9, 2016
Sexy

The fit is tight but you wouldn't want it any bigger otherwise you'd look like a golden bag. I have bigger arms so it was a super tight fit in the arm shoulder are and the dress cut into me there. Problem solved with a black pashmina. Also the lining in the front does hang down noticeably. And there were several quarter sized holes in lace. No one noticed. I would definitely rent again & will recommend in the future.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 22, 2016
Golden!

I wore this to a party in the fall outdoors in Alabama. The theme called for gold attire, and this is perfect. It got lots of compliments, was very comfortable, and I felt great. I love the bateau neckline and the shirred waist.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 1, 2016
Surprised how much I liked it!!

When I ordered this dress it was a last minute rental and I ended up loving it! It is the perfect amount of class while still looking cute. I'm 5'5 and it hit at my knee. I wore the size 8 with a strapless bra. No complaints!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
November 13, 2016
Fall wedding

This dress does run a bit small as others had commented, so I only ordered the 2 and it was perfect. I love the color and fit, and was also super comfortable! Highly recommend for any fall weddings or formal affairs in cooler weather.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 19, 2016
Golden goddess is right!

Many many complaints throughout the night. This dress was absolutely perfect for the event! I wore the 14 normally I wear a 12

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 31
December 14, 2016
So many compliments!

It was a bit hard to get into but once I was in it , it was so comfortable! So many compliments on it and it's perfect for a winter event.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 24, 2016
Dress with a classic look, but the gold sparkle keeps it interesting and gorgeous!

This dress was rented for a holiday toy drive I attended, it does run small, so I had to go with the larger size I ordered. Very classy and the sparkles weren't overwhelming, rather an elegant touch that completed the whole outfit. Definitely recommend for the holidays, absolutely stunning and I received compliments all night!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 38
January 1, 2017
Showstopper!!!

When my husband saw me in this dress, the first words out of his mouth were "Can we buy that one?" Absolutely GORGEOUS on. I wore it to a NYE event and I got compliments all night. I'm usually a 2, but ordered the 4 because the 2 wasn't available. The 4 was perfect. I didn't have any trouble with the hanger straps like other reviewers. This dress is gathered in all the right places. Eat, drink, and be merry - you'll still look like a million bucks! #lace #sleeves

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 1, 2017
Fabulous hostess dress

Got so many compliments; it was the ideal cut, style, color, shape for hosting a cocktail Christmas party. There's not a lot of stretch, so def glad I ordered a larger back up size. The only drawback were the weird hanger loops that due to their placement and the unusual neckline, really liked to poke out, so I spent a lot of time fussing with them. But it's such a gorgeous dress; fits like a glove, but still flattering. Great for a winter party. Bottom of the dress is fairly tight, so don't do too much dancing. Ideal for floating around a party though.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
January 28, 2017
Kept me warm

The fit is slim. Great dress to wear when cold outside. Wish I owned :)

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
February 12, 2017
Steal the Show

This was my first RTR and definitely not my last! I was extremely nervous, as it is extremely difficult to find dresses that fit me. I am a tall woman (6'1) and the length was absolutely perfect! I loved the shimmer and it was extremely comfortable. Thanks for making me feel beautiful RTR!

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