Carmen Marc Valvo

Imperial Garden Sheath

$50 – $70 rental?
$425 retail
Stylist Notes

Coral blossoms freshen up this classic sheath by Carmen Marc Valvo. Pair the bold pattern with delicate jewelry and nude heels for your next daytime event.

Also available in magenta, teal, coral .

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14 & plus 16W-22W

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink jacquard (100% polyester). Short sleeves. Scoop neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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120 reviews
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Large
(7)
True to Size
(43)
Small
(20)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 23, 2017
Beautiful spring dress
This is a beautiful spring dress. I wear it to work with a blazer, then after work took blazer off and went to a party with a dress code "festive". It runs a little tight below chest. I usually wear the smallest size but felt like this one I could do a 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 22, 2017
Unworn but loved!
This dress was so pretty but lots of the reviews stated it ran small so I ordered up which proved a bad choice. I ordered a 2 and a 4 back up and neither fit. The hip area is very roomy when I didn't need it to be the chest very snug in both sizes. I loved the fabric weight and color of this dress and truly hated I wasn't able to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 14
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 21, 2017
Perfect for a charity breakfast
Wore this to a charity breakfast at a very fancy country club and got compliments from the minute I walked in the door. The fabric is gorgeous and the dress fit me like a glove. Loved the pockets. I sometimes have a problem with the arms being too tight with sleeves like this but that was not the case for this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
May 8, 2017
Great Dress - comfortable, flattering, photographs well.
I was comfortable and felt good in the dress all day! That is rare and appreciated! I rented the 10 and the 12, wore the 12. The 10 fit but the lining was ultra tight and not stretchy. The 12 was a little loose in the waist but a lot more comfortable. The fabric was a upholstery-like in the bag but looked cute on and was very forgiving. It was thick but not heavy or clingy. The color is highlighter red but not too flashy. This dress would have been fine for hot weather. I added a sweater when it got cool. Very nice!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
May 2, 2017
This was my first time using RTR. The process was very easy!
Rented a size 4 and 6. Went with the size 6 as the 4 was too small in the top. Lots of compliments on this dress! I wore this for Easter Sunday.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2017
Wore this dress for Easter, beautiful dress!
Tight around my legs was difficult to get in and out of the car... but, loved the print. Very Classy
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 24, 2017
Fits odd
This dress looked really pretty online but in person it fit very oddly and was just really busy. For starters, as you an tell in the photo, the dress is poofy around the middle. I'm curvy and this dress only made it worse. Second, and probably most annoying, the lining was like a size smaller than the dress. So it made it uncomfortable to sit in. Finally I think it needs a belt. I added this pink belt I had in my closet - I think a black belt would also look good to dress it up some. Overall it wasn't a great look.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
April 23, 2017
Fun dress!!
Sleeves made it difficult to raise my arms while dancing but otherwise great dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 17, 2017
Wore to work.
Weird fit. Like the slit wasn't high enough...dress was very pretty, but wasn't overly comfortable even though it was slightly big on me. Hard to move around - had to take off the whole thing to use the bathroom!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 16, 2017
Perfect Easter dress for church
Fit very well, received lots of compliments. Was comfortable and confident. The colors are bright and showy and the flowers are embossed giving it a lot of interest. I plan to borrow it again for a spring fundraising event.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 11, 2017
The colors of the dress and fit...amazing!
I typically wear a size 4. I ordered a 4 and a size 6, just in case but the size 4 was a perfect fit.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
March 17, 2017
I got several compliments - even from my Father in Law who never acknowledges I even exist!
I ordered an 18W with a 16W as backup. I am big busted - 44DDD and 190 pounds. C-section flap in my lower belly so I wore Spanx like tummy control. I could get the 16 on but there were unsightly rolls around my mid section so I went with the 18W. A touch tight - the fabric is dense and not stretchy at all - but it felt and looked good for the most part. I LOVED the pockets! I had no problem sitting - only climbing up into my SUV. The only downside are the shoulders - they are very wide. When I lifted my arm they did this weird puff thing at the top - see picture. Got several compliments - perfect choice for a morning wedding in Florida!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
February 20, 2017
Amazing shower dress
Loved the dress and received so many compliments. It is true that it runs slightly smaller, but it did fit me. The fabric has no stretch but there is room in the hip area and since I am such a pear shape, this worked well.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
December 6, 2016
Fabulous color and fabric! Very comfortable and I loved the pockets. Tons of compliments.
A little snug under the arms and across the chest - I am a 36D. Figure flattering cut. Loved this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 133lbs
December 5, 2016
Too fancy for work
I rented this for work but it's fancier in person than it looks in the pictures. I did end up wearing it with a white blazer but I wouldn't rent it to wear to work again. It's does make a perfect spring or summer dress, but I rented in winter which made it a little out of place. As far as the fit, it's very fitted in the waist and there is no stretch in the material, so you can't raise your arms all the way up when you are wearing it.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
November 25, 2016
Conservative but sexy!
This was my back up dress in case my first choice didn't work out. It fit true to my size and but it is definitely a form fitting cut and clings snugly to all the curves. It looks conservative but ends up being a sexy surprise.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2016
The color was perfect and the dress was fun for a summer day.
Loved this dress. Definitely could have used the size 2 though because it was a little loose in the chest. The fitted skirt and the cap sleeves make the dress. I received so many compliments; the color is perfect with olive skin!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Age: 25
November 8, 2016
Pretty but wrong size
Returned it because 4 is too large. Ordering a 2 instead. 5'6 - 110lbs - 32DDD
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 25, 2016
Beautiful dress- just very pink/ rosey color
I'm 4'11 so it was quite long on me. The shoulder detail is cute but a lot of people kept trying to pull it down to fix it because it looked bunched up. A bit tight on the middle stomach area. Loved loved lovedddd the pockets detail. It was also more pink/ rosey color than I thought it would be.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 17, 2016
So nice I've rented it twice!
I rented this dress last year for my brother's Navy promotion ceremony and again to a friends wedding. Great dress!! Good for hourglass figures, plus it has pockets!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
September 26, 2016
Beautiful dress. Coloring is much prettier in person than in picture.
Beautiful dress. Perfect fit. Has pockets which is very handy. I'm 5'11" and the dress falls right above my knee.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 8, 2016
I NEED To Own This!
Fabulous dress. I'm 5'7" and at the time I wore this around 165, athletic to hourglass build and it fit like it had been professionally tailored. The lining was sewn in a little off (maybe a repair job from a previous rental) so the skirt kept pulling and shifting to the right which threw off the pleats in the front, but throw your hand in the pockets and you can discreetly straighten it out. So my specific dress was a bit of a pain, but seriously this is fabulous! Color is much more pink in real life, as mentioned in other reviews. I wore oversized pearl studs and felt spectacular. My favorite dress so far! Wish I took a picture. Worn to a bridal shower.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Weight: 190lbs
September 7, 2016
Evening wedding.
I loved this dress! It was different from anything else at the wedding and it was very flattering on an hourglass figure. I'm a pretty true size 14 and this dress fit like a glove - when I was standing. Sitting, however, was a little tricky. The dress was very snug around the bum and hips, so much so that I almost changed my dress as the last minute. My husband convinced me otherwise because he also loved the dress and I'm glad I stuck with it, because I did feel more comfortable sitting as the night went on. I just had to hike it up before I sat. Highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
September 1, 2016
Beautiful and bright.
I very busty and typically wear a 12. I wore the 14 and even that size up didn't give a lot of room in the chest area. It was a flattering Fitbit wouldn't recommend for busty girls.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 10, 2016
Vibrant, Unique Dress!
I ordered the size 2 and 4 for this dress. I found that I surprisingly fit the 2, but it didn't give me any flexibility or movement, so I went with wearing the 4. It was such a unique dress, and made feel like I stood out during the wedding. I especially loved the pockets! Wouldn't call it my absolute favorite dress, but it definitely made me feel and look good!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 7, 2016
Wore to Church
This dress www worn to church in August (very hot) and was perfect. Though the material is high quality it is thin enough to wear in the summer months. The fit is true to size but is meant to be very fitted. So, if you like a Little room you should size up but if you're looking for something to flatter your figure- you found it. The tulip skirt is perfect for people that need hip room. I will definitely be renting more Carmen MV dresses!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
July 17, 2016
Really pretty for my niece's christening
It fit well, and I got lots of compliments. I got a 6 and 8 as some others said it ran small. It ran large for me and ended up wearing a slightly-large 6 but it still looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
July 5, 2016
Beautiful dress and material, but it was cut a bit too big and long for my frame so didn't wear it.
This dress was unflattering with the length (hit at the calf) and overall cut for my 5'2" frame. Wound up wearing something I already owned which was disappointing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
June 18, 2016
Comfort fit, great dress
I loved everything about this dress. I went with a larger size. At first the lining felt a little tight , however, as the night progressed the dress loosened up. I loved the fact that the dress has pockets. I'm loving RTR
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 29, 2016
Sweet wedding dress
I wish I had a better picture to show you of this dress. The color was really beautiful and this pic doesn't show that at all. It was very comfortable and flattering for my body shape. I got compliments all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 23, 2016
Love the pockets!
I love this dress, but not on me. The pockets are great! I was sent this dress as a backup when the one I ordered wasn't available in time. The first thing I noticed was how bright the pink is. The pictures don't do it justice. It is BRIGHT. I wore this designer to another event and I loved my last dress (Pom Pom peplum sheath) and the fit seemed different from that one. The 12 was a bit tight but I could have worn it. A nice dress for someone who is more girly and likes pink! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
May 18, 2016
Classic with a Beautiful Fit
I love this dress! It fits me so well and was truly flattering. I wore it to my rehearsal dinner and got tons of compliments. The pink is a nice pop without being overwhelming, and the length hit nicely at my knees (I'm 5'3"). I totally plan to rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 16, 2016
The waistline on this dress looks great on everyone.
I wore this dress to Churchill Downs for night racing. It was the first time I was meeting my boyfriends parents and it was perfectly conservative. I loved the fit and the fabric was dressy yet still a bit casual for horse racing. I would wear it a million more times if I could.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 8, 2016
The dress fit well, but the slip underneath was too snug.
Beautiful colors and silhouette.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 5, 2016
Pretty and conservative
The fabric is very pretty - large flowers with a sheen to the material. However, I didn't love the sheen although it makes the fabric dressier looking. Also, I'd say the overall cut was very conservative, which you may or may not like depending on your event. I wanted to be more wowed by this dress than I was.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 4, 2016
Great dress for a spring wedding
I liked this dress a lot - it worked well for a spring wedding. I got a lot of compliments and overall it fit pretty well to my body type.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 1, 2016
size was too big
I think if I had the size 6 it would've worked for me. very pretty but too large. this was a backup dress. I wore the Daphne Dress instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2016
Never received more compliments
I wasn't sure about this dress. The dress I had reserved got lost on it's way to me :-( The stylist suggested this. I was unsure about the color and the very large floral pattern but I received so many compliments on the dress. And for my hourglass shape the cut of the dress was perfect. It just accentuated what I already have. Perfect!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
April 18, 2016
Great!
Pinker in person. Pockets are great, loved the length and the cap sleeves, fit in the waist perfectly but was a little big in the shoulders.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
April 17, 2016
The customer service can not be beat.
This dress is beautiful. Fit a little snug a little at first and the arms are a little tight. It is prefect for a spring wedding. I would rent this dress again.
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