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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215 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(59)
Small
(46)
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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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!

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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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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
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

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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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.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
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:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
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:
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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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:
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:
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: 43
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:
18W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
June 16, 2015
Oddly fit

This fits small. I have a wider waist and hips. Very right across the hips which then caused the top to be baggy. The neckline was big and came up high like a turtle neck. If it was a size bigger I bet it would have solved the issues.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 17, 2015
Between the color & the fit I got a lot of complements on this awesome dress

The pic of the dress on the site doesn't really do it justice. And best of all the dress has pockets as every dress should. The structured sleeves took some getting used to but overall the dress is a winner.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2015
Cute-wrong size

Very cute dress. A little shiny in person. Would be better for a party or event than work.

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Age: 51
April 12, 2015
Received several compliments. Wore dress to church and a brunch.

Dress runs small. Tight around the neck area.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
March 5, 2016
Tons of compliments!

Loved this super ladylike dress. I just started a new job. I've worked from home for the last 9 years, so I signed up for Unlimited to bolster my work wardrobe. This dress was on the verge of bring too dressy for work, but I got so many compliments the day I wore it. Added bonus: this dress has pockets! It could easily be worn to a wedding or daytime formal event; the brocade fabric is quite dressy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 186lbs
March 14, 2016
Gorgeous color

I am 5'8", 190. This dress was sent as a back up when another dress didn't fit. I was happy with the overall cut and style. There is no stretch to the material, so if you have big hips- order a size up. I received many compliments.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
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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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
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.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 6, 2015
Business Professional and Classy

The color was much brighter than I had imagined- a neon pink almost. I wore it for a business DECA presentation on RTR and really stood out in a sea of black. The cap sleeves are gorgeous. The skirt lining was tight and it was difficult to walk up stairs and sit. Lifting my arms up past 90 degrees was also hard. The fabric is thick so be mindful of you are going to be outside in the summer. Overall it was a great rental and I'm happy I chose it.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 10, 2015
Perfect for Oakes Day at Churchill Downs!

The dress fit true to size. Loved the pockets!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Age: 48
June 24, 2015
Flattering style, easy to wear, beautiful color

This dress fit perfectly. The cut of the dress created a very flattering silhouette while being super easy to wear. Never had to fuss with it all night. The material is a touch heavier than I imagined, but probably part of what made it so easy to wear. The color is beautiful and on trend, cross between a poppy red and coral. Received many compliments.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 16, 2015
Chic and comfortable

This was my first RTR experience and I'm never buying a dress ever again! This dress was beautiful and super comfortable. I still have a baby tummy and the folds in the front were perfect for hiding it. The color was beautiful and perfect for a summer wedding. Much brighter than this photo. I expected it to be light pink and dark pink based on the photos but it was actually light pink and coral. I'm currently wearing an 8 or a 10 depending on the clothes and I wore the 10. I felt very chic and beautiful in this dress and got lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
November 9, 2015
Beautiful pattern for a wedding

The cut of this dress is very flattering and the pattern is very pretty. I was comfortable in this dress all night - it even has pockets! I got a lot of compliments and felt great in this dress,m. Would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 5, 2016
Very sophisticated and flattering

I usually wear a size 6, this dress fit perfect. Sleeves were a little tight and I'm only 5'2" so it was a little long but I wore stilettos so it worked out. The color is much brighter in person and great for a spring wedding!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
June 25, 2015
Couldn't make this one work

I am a little pear shaped and have a small chest, and this dress has wide, architectural shoulders that would work better on a true hourglass figure.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 8, 2015
Very elegant and structured dress

This dress is quite interesting, the fabric is more shinny then it looks like in the pictures. The cut was excellent and it had a very structured and polished look.

Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
September 13, 2015
Fabric is prettier in person than in photo

They didn't have my size so I got the larger one which was definitely wearable, just big in the shoulders

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
October 2, 2015
Great color, wedding appropriate.

I loved the high neckline on this dress, but still felt sexy with the cut. The pattern is great in person.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
November 5, 2015
Beautiful

I didn't get to wear this one because it came as a second choice since they didn't have my second size available... Absolutely beautiful colors! I regretted not wearing it later!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
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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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 30, 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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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
June 19, 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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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
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:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
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:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
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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