Carmen Marc Valvo

Imperial Garden Sheath

$425 retail

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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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217 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(59)
Small
(48)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
April 15, 2015
It was the perfect dress. Beautiful and it was a great fit.

You don't need many or loud accessories wit this. It's a classic dress that holds its own.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 16, 2015
Striking!

There's more sheen to this dress than I had anticipated but I love the classic, conservative cut made more modern in the bold textile. I think it would be appropriate for daytime weddings, cocktail parties or work functions.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 16, 2015
Conservative and feminine, great spring dress

This fit almost precisely true to size for me, except the chest was a little bit too big. I probably could have worn a padded bra to help with this, but opted not to do so. The shoulders are cute, but they do look silly if you raise your arms at all as they sort of pop up. Overall it was a very pretty, feminine dress that was perfect for a dressy brunch. I think it's a bit more pink than the picture, which makes it seem reddish. The dress has beautiful texture and appears woven/embroidered. The pockets were super cute.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 17, 2015
Even prettier in person!

I wore this dress to a brunch wedding. Fit the bill for all that I was looking for; beautiful fabric (pattern, color, even prettier in person), nice fitting, formal enough for a wedding and... pockets! Recieved many compliments. Loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
April 22, 2015
Nothing remarkable unfortunately...

Dress pattern looks like and feels like you are wearing a wall rug. It was just not me. The fit is unflattering on the shoulders as it sticks out too much. Not very comfortable either. I rented two more dresses, so crossing my fingers for a good one. So far, disappointed with RTR. But hopeful for the best!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
April 29, 2015
Great bright fun pop of color in this dress with sublime fabric.

This dress is gorgeous! Great at covering post baby belly and super flattering sleeves. I loved that it had pockets Love love love.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 1, 2015
Fantastic Party Dress!!!

I rented this dress after renting another dress from the same designer. So I knew the 4 would fit me. Pictures do not do this dress justice. This dress has a fantastic shimmer to it. I loved the shape of the dress and how structured it was. I have a long torso so it fit me at the waist perfectly and was not too short. I highly recommend this dress for any occasion where bright colored attire is encouraged!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 1, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW

This coral print is absolutely stunning! This style is perfect for your next daytime wedding. It runs large, so make sure to size down for you backup size. There is ample room in the bust and you can wear a standard bra, so this is a great style for those with larger busts! It has a fitted slip underneath the outer shell, and hits about knee length. It is fitted at the natural waist, so really shows off your curves!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
May 5, 2015
Perfect for the Kentucky Derby!

Per usual, I was between sizes; I could fit into the 4, but the 6 was more comfortable. The dress was perfect for hosting a Derby Party, it even had pockets so I could keep my phone with me at all times without fuss. It did wrinkle easy, so I wouldn't recommend it for travel.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2015
Classy Fun and Perfect Fit!

This is the second time I've chosen this style of dress (the first time was the Teal Envelope Dress) and realistically I'd rent it again. It fits well, it's great for dancing, and I was complimented all night. It can ride up the slightest bit—but that's just nitpicking. I can't recommend this dress enough.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 15, 2015
I wore this to a work awards ceremony and received a ton of compliments. It's a stunning dress.

Fit really well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2015
Sausage Casing

This dress's top half was too long and tight for me, causing its structured shoulders to hover menacingly an inch above my body.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2015
Cute, but didn't fit

This dress was positively adorable, but not made for a tall person. The darts were all off and the shoulders were very narrow. It was beautiful and well constructed, but absolutely NOT a good fit for a tall girl like myself

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 3, 2015
Bright and Classy Dress

This dress was perfect for a Virginia spring wedding. It travels well and fit great! I loved that it was a conservative cut yet the colors say FUN! It is brighter in person than in the RTR photos for sure.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 4, 2015
Engagement photo perfection!

I wore this dress for my engagement photos and it was perfection! In all actuality, I actually should have worn the 0, as this dress is meant to accentuate your figure and the 0 would have highlighted my waistline just a little bit more, but the 2 still fit comfortably and didn't feel too big. I would just say it depends on preference. Comfortable and great for any daytime event!

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
June 7, 2015
Sophisticated AND fun

I loved this dress! I wore it to 2 back to back weddings, and received compliments at each! Both the length, and the style were great. It's very smart with its pencil skirt and cap sleeves. Although the dress was sophisticated in shape, it was also playful with its bright coral pink color and flower print. Loved that juxtaposition. And the length of the dress was perfect on my tall frame. Dresses that look classy on other women, often look like minis on me, but this dress hit me just above the knee. The only con for me was that I had to tug the skirt back into place when I stood up after sitting. However, that could have been because I wore the size 2 which fit perfectly at the bust, but was quite snug at the hip. Overall the skirt tugging was not a big deal for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
June 10, 2015
Perfect for a Garden Party

Dress is beatiful and well-constructed. It fits true to size!

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
June 10, 2015
Beautiful, stand-out pattern, shoulders, and pockets!

I wore this for my bfs fellowship graduation dinner. I felt the shoulders were a little restrictive (I had to take it off to fix my hair). Otherwise it is a very beautiful and comfortable dress. I received a lot of compliments. The color is not as pictured though, it's really more of a neon pink but it truly is still classy enough for any business affair.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 14, 2015
Garden Party Perfection

Great dress for a garden party wedding! The fabric was a beautiful color and texture. I loved the fit and the puffed sleeve gave it a very ladylike vibe. I got tons of compliments!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 24, 2015
Beautiful summer day.

BEAUTIFUL! I thought it was going to be more red and white but overall it is very coral and silvery. SIZE UP! I wear 0's and 2's but the 0 didn't even zip. The 2 was tight across my ribcage but I got used to it. Great length. So many compliments on the cap sleeve. Perfect for a summer event with a pop color shoe.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 30, 2015
This dress fit perfectly! I would rent it again in a heartbeat!

The dress ran a little small in the bust, as I knew it would because of the material, so I went up a size. It fit me like a glove and moved well whilst I was dancing. The only downside was that it was a little hot, but since it was 90 degrees outside, I probably would have run into that problem regardless.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 9, 2015
I wore this dress to a baptism and brunch.

Beautiful dress. Received many compliments. It is fairly fitted through the hips and behind.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
August 23, 2015
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Classy and comfortable. Definitely would rent again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 1, 2015
Amazing dress!!! Loved it!

This is an amazing dress!!! I am full hipped so I got the 4 and 6 just incase but the 4 fit perfectly! I didn't end up using it for the function I rented it for but I know the EXACT event it'll be perfect for!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 3, 2015
Nice cut, very thick fabric.

I didn't really like the color/pattern, reminded me of curtain material. Cut is nice/flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 4, 2015
Lovely dress....

I chose this dress for my new godson's baptism. It was perfect for the occasion because it is a super classy dress that is flattering and modest, but it also stands-out with it's color and shape. That being said, it is a little warm for a summer day. And I suggest you go up a size because your arm movement is restricted by the cap sleeves and stretch-less material. So the only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it was slightly on the uncomfy side. Don't rent if you plan on dancing in it! Also, the color is way brighter in person than it is on the app and definitely more of a pink. Otherwise, it is a beautiful dress and I was happy with it over all!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
August 20, 2015
Classy dress

Loved the style of this dress. The shoulders and the top of the dress fit like a glove. The bottom and the lining of the dress were a bit odd. The lining was tighter than the outer shell of the dress, but overall it made your silhouette look fab! Ladies with a bigger bottom might have the same issues I did...but if you are slender in the hips it would be no issue. The fabric was a bit heavy for a hot summer wedding. The shoulders were fitted so hard to put your arms up - dancing. Still loved it though.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
August 25, 2015
The fabric is more beautiful in person!

Beautiful dress! I got a 4 (I am normally a 4) and it was almost too small. I don't have a large bust (barely a B...maybe a full A?) and it was sooooooooo tight. I just sucked it up because the dress was so pretty. Waist and hips was fine though. Didn't have the opportunity to try the 6. The fabric was just so pretty though. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 9, 2015
Loved this dress!

I rented this for a wedding and the color and fabric are much prettier and more vibrant in real life. This was my first RTR experience and I just rented this dress again in another color for my engagement pics. Amazing fit, I am 6'1 and typically a 12/14. I wore the 14 and it was a perfect fit. I a typically smallest in my waist but it was most snug there on me, so I do think this runs a little small overall.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2015
I received many compliments. Love the structured shoulder and comfortable fit through the hips.

Very classy and elegant. I highly recommend this dress for a conservative affair.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
September 23, 2015
I loved this dress. The colors were great and I got a ton of compliments on it.

The fit was nice however, I have a pretty round tush and a tiny waist so I had to go up to the size 4 since the 2 was a little tight in the hip and butt area. The earrings in the pic I also rented and loved!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 2, 2015
This dress had an amazing fit and beautiful color!

I loved that this dress highlighted my hourglass figure with the tailoring at the waist. The color was a beautiful coral that really stood out at the August wedding I attended. It fit really well while standing,but was a bit uncomfortable when sitting down because it was quite tight through the hips

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 5, 2015
Tons of compliments, fabric was great, color was awesome.

I love the fit of this dress. The fabric was really nice, and lining allowed you to wear any undergarments without fear of them showing through. The length was classy, and I got a ton of compliments. My only complaint is that the arm holes were't quite big enough, so large arm movements were out of the question. Otherwise, I would 100% rent again.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 19, 2015
Beautiful color and print. Very sturdy and easy to move in.

I'm between a 10 or 12 and went for a 12 since the style looked a bit stiff. 12 looked great and was a good choice since I have pretty broad shoulders and really needed that give. Also good for larger bust (32ddd). Would rent again for sure.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 23, 2015
Beautiful fabric!! Gorgeous color!!!

I rented this dress in a size 10, based on experience of renting from this designer in the past. I'm a size 34DDD and this dress fit perfect and showed of every curve . The fabric was amazing and received compliments all day long. Beautiful color, and it has pockets!!! Length came right above my knees. Worn to a military farewell gathering and was very comfortable. You don't need a lot of accessories with this dress as it stands out on its own!!

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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
August 26, 2015
Really cute dress!

This dress was great for a late summer wedding. The fabric was shiny and bright and I got lots of compliments. It was a little bit snug around the chest, so I'd keep this in mind if you are wondering what size to get.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 25, 2016
A little too dressy

I selected this dress for a day at work, but found that the fabric has more of a sheen than in the photo. This made the dress just a little too dressy for a day at work. The fit, cut, and style were great though. Would definitely rent again for a special occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
October 26, 2015
Beautiful fall dress!

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I put it on. I actually put it in the no pile of dresses my stylist brought me. The dress runs really small. I am a 14 stretchy 14 and normally a 16, and had to get the 18.

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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 36
October 12, 2015
Stands out from the crowd!

I loved the unique color and print on this dress. Note that it is much more pink that it appears on the site. If you're expecting a dress with silver/beige background with pinky-red print, you'll be surprised to receive a pale pink background with pinky-pink print! Beautiful dress regardless and worthy of many compliments. The sizing runs smaller than your typical dress, but the measurements chart for this designer is pretty accurate. I went with the larger of two sizes that I received only because it was more comfortable to sit in. :) The top of the smaller size was actually a little more flattering. I was concerned the arm holes/cap sleeves would be tight, but had no issues there. The length was great as well, especially for a tall lady. I paired the dress with simple gray pumps and decided to throw a belt on to break up the print a little. This was my first experience with RTR and it was fantastic. I can't wait for an opportunity to use this service again.

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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 42DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 220lbs
September 8, 2015
This was my first RTR experience and it was worth every penny! The dress was perfect!

I decided to rent this dress for a wedding because I just didn't love anything in my closet. I am so happy with my decision! The dress was perfect -- dressy enough for an evening wedding but not overly formal. And because I have an "apple" figure, I always look for structured dresses to give me a good silhouette. This dress didn't disappoint! It has no stretch, so I definitely had to go a size up (needed room for dinner and dancing!) but it worked really well. The pockets are awesome, the color was gorgeous, and I felt really beautiful. I would absolutely recommend!

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