Carmen Marc Valvo

Limoncello Dress

$80 rental
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

Spark interest in this vibrant dress by Carmen Marc Valvo. Accent this bold look with simple accessories and nude heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room 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, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types (Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Yellow jacquard (87% polyester, 13% silk). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 38” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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50 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 38
August 9, 2017
Got TONS of compliments! Lovely.
True to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 8, 2017
I rented this for photos with my husbands family and didn't want to send it back!
the fit was flattering, the color vibrant, and it made me feel as if i wasn't so "pear" shaped
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
May 9, 2017
Beautiful fabric, more poofy than expected
Very beautiful fabric and color. Fitted in the waist and fabric is not stretchy at all. The skirt was a little bit poofier than I would have liked and I feel like it made me look a little bigger than I am in some photos. But overall, pretty pleased with this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
October 31, 2016
Halloween at the Races !
This dress was incredible! The drop waist really cinches your mid-section and it was the perfect choice for a bright sunny day at Keeneland! Received tons of compliments, and because it was Halloween...just add salt ;)
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 21, 2016
Fabulous Engagement Photos
This dress took my then fiancé, now husbands breathe away. It took mine as well. This dress photographs well but looks fabulous in person. I felt beautiful and enjoyed every minute of our photo shoot. I just want to know when I can purchase this dress.....
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 124lbs
October 1, 2016
This dress was a little bit more "poofy"-er than I wanted, but it ended up being great.
I feel this dress ran a bit a bigger than normal. But, the fabric is Great quality!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 5, 2016
Great Dress for a Summer Wedding!
The dress was very flattering. I was a little concern with the creases on the dress...they were fluffy and made my waist look bigger when I first put the dress on. After an hour of wearing the dress, it looked less fluffy. I received tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
August 9, 2016
Fitted very well and very comfy
I'm a size 12 and rented size 12 & 14. It's true to size and the 12 fitted me perfectly. Love the dress and will recommend it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 8, 2016
Beautiful Evening
This dress was perfect for the event I chose it for. My only concern was that the slip under the skirt showed a bit on the sides. I am 5 foot three and the skirt fell perfectly for a slightly conservative wedding. There was still enough appeal in the top of the dress to make it feel just a little sexy. Overall this was another great rent the runway experience.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 7, 2016
Effortless elegance and comfort!
A woman came up to me during the reception and she told me that when I walked into the ceremony she whispered to her friends, "wow! Look at that woman in the yellow dress! I received many compliments... But above all, my favorite things about this dress are its unique citron color, the texture of the material, the flattering shape for any body type, and mostly how comfortable it is! It was 85 degrees on a humid summery day and I never felt too hot in this dress. A++++ Plus, it looks very high end! I may even rent this dress again for another occasion.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 25, 2016
I RECEIVED SOO MANY COMPLIMENTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT! THE ONLINE PHOTO DOES NOT DO THE DRESS JUSTICE
I LOVE HOW IT IS FITTED ON THE TOP AND FLARES AT THE WAIST
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
June 22, 2016
Not disappointed on my 3rd round!
I got this dress for my best friend's wedding. The dress came right on time. On inspecting the dress I found that on both the size 2 and 4, the lining peeked out by at least an inch from the skirt. I had to get needle and thread and do a harmless slip stitch all the way around the lining to prevent it from peeking out. It never broke through hugs, dancing, and cake! Then at the end of the night, I cut the thread and voila, it was back to its original form. The bodice is form fitting which only helped to accent the skirt. Overall it was a wonderful dress and I got tons of compliments. Can't wait to rent again!!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
June 13, 2016
I wore this for the blue carpet event for the Finding Dory world premiere in LA
I have a large bust (36H) and am petite (5'0") and this dress was perfect for my body type. I had to go up two sizes to accommodate my bust and the dress was still a bit tight on top. I did non-permanent alterations on the straps to take them up about 1.5" to really make it fit well. (The seamstress handstitched the strap, then used a wide basting stitch to make it flat.) In retrospect, I should have bought a bra that had a bit more of a plunge, as I had trouble with my regular nude bra peaking out, especially when I sat. I wore this to the Finding Dory movie premiere in Hollywood and had numerous compliments on the dress. The fabric is really stunning. I wore nude peep toe shoes and gold earrings/bracelet, also from RTR. You can see more photos here: http://www.themomcreative.com/2016/06/finding-dory-world-premiere-all-the-details.html
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
June 11, 2016
Wore the dress for a wedding and received lots of compliment about it.
The yellow color was nice and the design made it look classic. However, the dress felt like it was more worn than the size I chose (worn the free size; a wise decision that should be done if ordering). And the lining was showing a bit under the skirt. Otherwise, it's a great yellow dress.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
May 11, 2016
Perfect Color and fit
I loved this dress! I received so many compliments. Everyone wanted to know "who the lady in Yellow was"! All the women wanted to know where I got this dress from. So I told them RTR! It fit perfectly especially around my bust as I am top heavy.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
April 11, 2016
Great dress to shine in
The dress is beautiful. I received a ton of comments. Pros- fits well, color is beautiful, you can wear a regular bra (I can't stand strapless), you will stand out in the crowd Cons- the lining seems to peek through the bottom of the dress a little bit Watchout - If you have a larger chest this dress will run true to size. The fit is awesome but it is best to wear some "support" under to look polished
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
March 24, 2016
I rented this dress for a dance showcase. It was comfortable and swingy.
I rented this dress for a swing dance to Pharrell Williams "Happy". It was perfect. I could have worn and 8 or 10. The yellow has a hint of green. The skirt has a full lining that makes the bottom flare. Nice, fun dress. At my age, I would not have worn it except for this event.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 15, 2016
Stunning Color
The color and fit of this dress was gorgeous. It is perfect for any spring luncheon or Derby party. I am 5'4 120 lbs and the dress fit perfect. It was a little snug in the chest but I have a 36 in chest so I always find for a size 2 clothes are tight in that area. The dress fell just above the knee so very nice for a classy event. I would highly suggest this rental!!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 13, 2015
loved the fit and color!
True to size!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
October 13, 2015
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Fabric pulls easily and doesn't have that fresh, new dress look when it comes out of the box Fits well at the waist and flattering for big chests
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 12, 2015
Beautiful Color
This was a very fun dress. It looked great in pictures (sorry the one I shared is not the best!) and got tons of compliments. I wore a size 10 and wished I had ordered an 8 as backup b/c it fit a little big around the waist. The flare is serious! I felt like I had a lot of volume in this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
October 6, 2015
Loved this dress! The bright color was fun and unique. Lots of compliments.
Very classy and comfortable, feminine and flattering. No fit issues save for the underlayer had dropped and was showing. Ordered both the 6 and the 8 - chose to wear the 6 b/c it was a little bit more formfitting and attractive, no less comfortable.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
October 6, 2015
Felt like a celebrity!
The dress was beautiful, nothing I would have originally picked myself but the stylist brought it by and I tried it on and fell in love! It was a little low cut for my style but it did the job! People were stopping to look at me and I felt like a celebrity the entire night! Magical!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 30, 2015
Very nice color and pattern, good structure
I ended up not wearing this dress because it was a bit tight in the waist and bust. There is no give to the material. I liked the dress better in person than in the picture.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 40G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
September 11, 2015
A last minute save that pulled through for a beautiful wedding
This was a last minute back up that was overnighted to me when the dress I originally chose was unavailable (which I wasn't notified about until a couple hours prior to shipping, which is a whole other story). I was relieved that it fit. I am large busted (38FF), so it was slightly snug in that area, but an overall a great look for a formal wedding. I added a metallic belt of my own and was overall content with the results.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
August 17, 2015
Beautiful dress. Accents the girls perfectly.
The dress runs smaller than expected.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
August 14, 2015
Showstopper dress. Most compliments I've ever received! Could not recommend it more.
Dress fit very true to size. It was comfortable and flattering. For big-busted girls, you can wear a bra, which I really like. The yellow is a really vibrant color and everyone loved it.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154lbs
August 11, 2015
Gorgeous color; fit iffy if you have hips and booty.
This bright, lemony citron is my FAVE shade of the moment! I am slender with hips, thighs, and boo-tay so this fit and flare silhouette usually jives with my body. Sadly, the "poof" of the flare was too much in a size 4 and the dress I got was a tad worn out. Plus, it was too huge in the bust and waist. The 2 may have fit better, but it was damaged and I went with a FABULOUS backup (see Elizabeth and James' Lela review). Won't be renting this gal again.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 10, 2015
fun, shows cleavage if you have a full bust - but tastefully, full skirt, great to dance in.
This dress helped disguise my post-partum body. It hugged enough without showing too much and gave a beautiful silhouette. I had to lightly press the pleats to give the skirt the correct shape as some were creased in the wrong areas upon arrival.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162lbs
August 3, 2015
Lovely color, stood out in the crowd. Even my daddy loved it
Fit was a bit tight on waist but that helped with the overall fit
ShevonneMarch 19, 2016
thanks...your body type is similar to mine so I hope I look as good as you did. Now to find shoes...
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 3, 2015
Great color!
I loved the color of this dress, and it was really comfortable. I did find that my petite shoulders made this dress more low-cut than I expected, and because I'm short, it was much longer on me than on the model. Overall a great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
July 23, 2015
Beautiful color - perfect for a Summer wedding
This was not the original dress I had ordered, so I had reservations when it was delivered in place of the Kate Spade yellow dress I had rented months in advance for a good friends summer wedding. That being said, the dress was a great substitute. I was nervous about the sizing as I usually wear a 6 dress and had sized down in the KS based on recommendations, so they sent a 4 in this as a replacement, surprisingly it was actually a bit loose, I could have worn the 2 as it was roomy in the shoulders and the waist so keep that in mind and maybe size down for a backup size. The nice thing about this dress is you can wear a normal bra, or none at all (its a thick material). The skirt was a bit poofier than I had originally liked, but it photographed well and people stopped me all night to compliment the dress. Overall I would recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 22, 2015
Got lots of compliments but I was still comfortable
I rented this dress for an evening wedding at a hotel near downtown Houston. The day it was to be shipped I asked for my back up size to be a size larger instead of a size smaller than I normally wear because reviews about it being tight on busty women scared me as I'm a D cup. When I tried on the dress it was large everywhere; my bust, waist, and you could sometimes see my bra because it was so big. I HATE belting things but I HAD to belt this dress or I would've looked like my waist didn't exist. NOW did I like the dress, YES. It's gorgeous! I got lots of compliments and I felt super girly and feminine in it. It wasn't too short or tight or uncomfortable. I was able to dance, eat and drink to my hearts desire with no problems. Also my boyfriend liked it and said I looked pretty. I had no problems with the zippers or hooks on the dress, easy to put on and take off. The fabric is thick and has this somewhat quilted pattern sewn into it, which I didn't expect but was fine. It can also photograph shiny which I'm not a huge fan of, but it's not going to ruin my day or anything. I would urge you to order a size down as your back up and have a cute belt on standby. I would rent it again but in a size 8 instead of a 10.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
July 18, 2015
This yellow beauty made me feel like a queen all night! I received so many compliments!!
I love the color but added a black and white belt and accessories to match my hubby's outfit. It fits true to size. They called us Cinderella and Prince Charming all night and we felt like it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 10, 2015
Wore the dress to a wedding.
Fit was good. Just a little snug around the chest. It really flares out which I loved. I paired it with blue which was the perfect color.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 28, 2015
Stood out in this dress and color!
The dress just felt fun from the moment I tried it on! The top was a bit tight but I am larger breasted. The waist was too big as I am definitely hourglass with a smaller waist so I decided to add a tiny blue belt to help accentuate my waist. The color is gorgeous and stands out beautifully. I loved the texture of the fabric. I was very comfortable. Lots of compliments received! I wore this to Seattle Fashion Week's 2015 final night.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
June 25, 2015
Dress came much earlier than expected.
The color is absolutely stunning. if you have a large bust order a size larger.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
June 22, 2015
Welcome to Pleasantville
I really wanted to love this dress. It fit well, but being petite, (5'3") it hit below my knees. The whole vibe was mad men-esc when I wanted fun and flirty. It would probably look great on a taller frame, the skirt is full so it will add a curvy silhouette if you don't have one.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 21, 2015
I felt so pretty!
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding. It was also my birthday so i wanted to wear something that made me feel extra special, and his dress totally delivered! It is somewhat simple in it's design, but the construction, fit, and color are what make it a true standout! The fit was great, a bit snug at the waist, but I could still breathe! The pouf of the skirt gave me an hourglass appearance and helped to camouflage my mummy tummy perfectly! I love the fit and flare of this dress, and that you can wear it with a regular bra! It is so decidedly feminine and made me feel super girly! The eye catching color made it stand out in a sea of more muted tones and complemented my complexion. Everyone noticed the girl in the yellow dress and told me how much they loved it! I chose sparkly, somewhat reserved, yet equally fabulous accessories, Ella Carter Dan earrings and Carroll bracelet, that wouldn't compete with the bold color of the dress. I loved the overall look so much that even after the event was over I continued to wear the it for a couple more hours! I didn't want to take it off! I wish I could keep the dress. It truly made me feel like the belle of the ball (no offense to the bride). Happy birthday to me!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 16, 2015
This dress is amazing. It has such a great vibrant yellow color and full skirt with pockets.
I wore this dress to the opening reception of a work conference, and was receiving compliments on it three days later. It was lots of fun to dance in and flattering for a curvy figure. Fit was snug in the bodice with a bit of stretch.
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