Carmen Marc Valvo

Magenta Floral Sheath

$45 – $65 rental?
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

Tailored for tea-time, this floral Carmen Marco Valvo dress is feminine and flattering. Pair it with pearls for a daytime look.

Also available in pink, teal, and coral.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12 & plus 14W-22W

Product Details

Pink jacquard (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 39” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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359 reviews
Fit
Large
(15)
True to Size
(151)
Small
(47)
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 24, 2015
Beautiful floral detailing, plus pockets
Originally ordered the same style in teal for a fall wedding, but they misdelivered so I ended up choosing this in magenta instead. Color worked out beautifully as it was a deep magenta, close to plum purple, and the floral detailing was very three-dimensional. Such a texturally interesting dress, yet still subtle. The boxy sleeves and pleating in the front added amazing structure, and the pockets hidden in the pleats meant I didn't have to carry around a clutch the whole time. Since they only had a 0 left, I wore that and it fit, but a 2, my usual size, would definitely have been more comfortable. Arm movement was limited with the cap sleeves, and thigh area gets tighter when sitting, but still doable. Chest area is not forgiving -- not great for busty gals. Paired with nude heels and gold bangle, but because the stitching in the details is darker, could also be paired with black shoes and accessories. Overall, it was just my style, just what I was looking for, and a very classy dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
October 24, 2015
Arrived early with tags still attached!
The dress is lovely with a vibrant color that leans more towards purple than wine on the Magenta spectrum. Worn to an Alice in Wonderland event so I thought the roses would be perfect. I usually wear a 2/4. Both fit but the 2 was tight in the bust while the 4 fit the top but was lose in the waist. I wore the 4 for freedom of movement. Overall, it was very comfortable and the pockets are quite convenient and roomy.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
October 28, 2015
I wore this dress to a work event in the fall. It was professional looking but also very stylish!
The dress fit me well--very true to size!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 4, 2015
Nicely cut, perfect length.
I rented this for a formal dinner. The dress fit nicely. It hit at a good spot on the hips and was the perfect length. The color is definitely different than the picture, but still very nice. Its more of a true purple. I would rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Weight: 126lbs
November 4, 2015
Wore it to work - and got lots of compliments!
Definitely a structured dress. Very flattering for anyone with a bit of a tummy. A little tight under the arms and definitely snug across the rib cage, but a very professional, yet feminine look.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 8, 2015
Stylish and fun with conservative class
Perfect dress for my fundraising event. Fit was great and did not need the extra size. Tulip skirt is perfect if you need a break from spanx or are self conscious about your mid section. The jewel tone is a nice contrast from the typical LBD and I got nothing but compliments all evening. I did have a little trouble getting in/out of the car and sitting. Definitely a standing dress.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 8, 2015
The color and fabric are beautiful and I received many compliments!
The fabric is a thick brocade and is warm enough for fall and winter. The color and subtle floral print are gorgeous. The fit is generous in the hips, making the pockets functional (I was able to keep my work ID and phone in there). It runs a little large in the waist, so it doesn't create as much of a slim or hourglass figure as I would prefer.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
November 9, 2015
This dress is AMAZING!!!! Received so many compliments! My favorite RTR dress!
The structure of the fabric and cut was SUPER flattering. This dress worked it for me this weekend--work party on Friday, sorority alumnae brunch on Sunday, and I had my husband take me on a fancy dinner date Saturday night so I could wear it one more time! Very versatile dress. I accessorized with black jewelry and heels for the party on Friday and pearls/nude pumps for brunch on Sunday. The color is more purple than the pink-leaning photo shows, but I liked the actual color better (close-up of fabric in second photo--no filters)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
November 11, 2015
A gorgeous wedding in the French Quarter
I got compliments on this dress all night, including from complete strangers on the street while walking TO the wedding. I probably could have worn the 4, but I was OK with it being a little bit forgiving in the waist/thighs. The pockets were great and didn't make me look extra hip-y, they were completely seamless. Overall this was a beautifully tailored, very flattering dress and I recommend it highly.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
November 15, 2015
pretty fabric but was big overall
Did not wear... was too big overall
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 16, 2015
Beautiful fabric!
I rented this dress for a work event where I was the host. It was a beautiful dress but did fit me a bit funny. I usually wear a size 2 but that was too tight around the ribcage. The size 4 was definitely too roomy on the bottom half but I wore it anyway. The fabric and pattern were beautiful. It's a heavier fabric so you wouldn't want to wear this to an outdoor warm wedding. Got many compliments. Loved the pockets.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
November 27, 2015
What a Great Dress!
The dress is so classic and was perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. The pockets are always a plus and the fabric feels very nice when wearing it. It was a little uncomfortable to wear the dress while driving (the neck was a little tight and the sleeves dug in to my arms when I was holding the steering wheel) but I was able to adjust it a bit to handle that. The color is perfect for fall/winter!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 1, 2015
Gorgeous dress, fantastic fabric. I received many compliments on this dress, a standout.
The dress is not very forgiving. It's gorgeous to wear and totally worth it but there is not an ounce of stretch so be sure to size as right as you can.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
December 1, 2015
This dress fit perfectly and was very flattering!
The structured shoulder/sleeve design helped make my wide shoulders look much narrower and the fabric color was extremely flattering. I also loved the envelope folds at the waist which made me look slimmer. I would absolutely wear this dress again, loved it!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 11, 2015
It's so easy! So many compliments!
I was worried that there wouldn't be any stretch in the fabric and it would run small. I ended up wearing the 8 and it was a little larger that I was imagining. The dress is true to a retail store size. Even though the dress was a tad big in some areas everyone loved it at the wedding I attended. It's a simply beautiful dress. Not to loud not too much. Just wonderful.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
December 2, 2015
Many compliments on the beautiful color
No stretch or give in the dress at all but if you find the correct size it complements your curves as if made custom.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
December 4, 2015
The perfect cocktail dress!
Received many compliments. Very flattering dress with a beautiful hue. What made the dress for me was the stunning color and the cap sleeves. Forgiving in midsection too. Just a tad snug on the hip area though would definitely consider renting the dress again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
December 7, 2015
Gorgeous Floral Pattern
The sleeves are a bit tight as others mentioned before. Love the pockets. Beautiful rich color. It was the perfect dress for my company holiday party.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 7, 2015
Perfect color for winter party.
I wore this dress to my company's holiday party. I loved it! This dress fit true to size. I have a broad back so it was slightly hard to lift my arms but not uncomfortable. The next size up was unavailable so I can't compare how the bigger size would have been. The pockets were lovely and I got lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
December 8, 2015
The fit was comfortable, great to have pockets , a little darker than shown in photo.
Nice length, heavy weight fabric, knee length, darker than shown in photos but elegant over all.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2015
Stunning dress
I would rent this dress again. It was stunning and I received lots of compliments. The fabric is thick and great quality. The dress fits true to size, but was snug across the chest. I decided to wear the 4 even though it was snug because the 6 was too loose and appeared baggy and ill fitting. The darting and structure if this dress is great. I was concerned about the length hitting below my knee and making me appear even shorter as I am only 5'2 but with a pair of heels it worked fine.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 41
December 10, 2015
Great color and very professional. I received so many compliments.
I am 5'1" and have some hips. I requested the 8 and 10. The 8 fit great, and the design gave for my hips. Love this dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
December 14, 2015
Love this dress!!!
I love, love, loved this dress! The color is so beautiful and changes in different lighting. The fit was perfect. I did not want to send this dress back! Also rented the necklace and it made the dress even more perfect.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 15, 2015
Lovely, but bad fit for me
I am a short waisted hourglass. The seam that should hit at the natural waist was too low on me. The waist was also loose, but the arms were very restricting. I always welcome pockets, but if you fill out the hips it would look awkward to have anything (even a hand) in the pockets. This dress feels and looks very expensive but not for my body type.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
December 17, 2015
Beautiful dress and lots of compliments!
I wore this to my office holiday party and it was great. Conservative enough for a work event but still fun. The sleeves were just a little tight and the length was just a little off but overall it was a great fit.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 17, 2015
Stunning color!
The color of this dress was so vibrant and the pattern was perfect. It's a bit thicker fabric which was perfect for a winter event. The size up wasn't available for the dates I needed so I took a chance on a size 4 (always hit or miss whether that size fits me). It was a bit snug through the hips but wearable, nonetheless.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 19, 2015
I loved the color, fit and look of this dress!
The dress fit perfectly and made me feel great! The only issues I had were that it was too tight in the arms when lifting over my head, which was only an issue while dancing. It also was restricting when walking up stairs, but I didn't have to do that much. Overall, it fit and looked great so those two minor issues did not affect my overall love of the dress.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
December 21, 2015
The fabric is a lot more luxurious than it looks in the pics and it has pockets!
I liked the dress a lot but did not end up wearing it. The neckline did not suit me but overall I was happy with the rental. I just ended up being in a mood to show more skin. The fabric is better looking in person and the length is appropriate for a work event. Pockets are a plus!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119lbs
December 21, 2015
I rented this dress for a work holiday party, it couldn't be more perfect!
This dress was perfect for my work holiday party. It was "work" appropriate. The color was gorgeous! I got a lot of compliments on it. The shoulders were a little tight, and it was a little hard to bend down in it, but I didn't want to go up to size 4, only because the skirt would've been to big on me. Beautiful dress and so classy!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
December 21, 2015
This dress was perfect! I would have kept it if I could!
I normally wear a 0, but it was tight in the shoulders and neckline felt too tight. I wore the 2 and it was much better!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
December 22, 2015
Great Dress!
Fit great everywhere. Very lightweight and easy to move around in. Color is more vibrant in person. Be aware it hits at the knee so it is more of a longer dress. Got a lot of compliments! Would reccomend
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
December 10, 2015
Beautiful Color & Style
This was darker than the fushia color I was expecting but it was a beautifully cut and flattering dress. It was forgiving in the skirt and was very comfortable. I received lots of complements.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 23, 2015
Would recommend this dress - It's conservative, sophisticated, and elegant!
I chose this dress for my daughter's baptism. I still have 15lbs of baby weight to lose and thought the front pleating would help with my post partum figure. The material of the dress is exquisite. It's a beautiful and rich color of fabric and the cut was sophisticated and appropriate for the occasion. I'm 5'4" and although the dress hit me where it shows in the picture, I do wish it were just a tad bit shorter. But the length is more in keeping with the style of dress, so overall it wasn't an issue. I would recommend this dress to others considering it. It was comfortable. If you have bigger arms, it might not be the best choice because of where they cut across the arm. The dress is fitted, but you can still move in it. I really enjoyed this rental.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
December 23, 2015
Love this dress!
Absolutely love this dress! Received so many complements. The color is beautiful (better in person), very comfortable, fit true to size, LOVED the pockets, the material is a bit thicker but was great for a winter event as it kept me warm. Would rent again without a doubt.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
December 23, 2015
Fantastic dress! The material was an excellent quality and the cut was very flattering.
Pros: Cut of dress creates an hourglass figure Perfect length, hitting right at my knee (5'7") Sleeves give a strong shoulder and help strengthen the hourglass line Cons: It's not mine to keep.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2016
This dress is GORGEOUS!!! I recommend going 1 size up I am a 4-6 and I wear an 8 in this designer
Got TONS of compliments - beautiful fabric Just a perfect choice for any event Fabric is heavier and dress looks very well made
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 4, 2016
Great color and great style, worked wonderfully for our engagement photos.
Fit was very flattering, slightly snug on the arms and on my thighs. I do have a more curvy / athletic build. Overall great dress.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
January 4, 2016
I LOVED EVERYTHING about this Dress! Perfect for the occasion.
Pockets are Perfect. It fits a little small. I ordered the 18 but got the 20 as a back up and it worked out.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
January 5, 2016
Really pretty dress!
I really liked this dress. It's a beautiful color with great texture and detail. The pockets also come in handy. I thought it was a little small in the hips and the sleeves were a bit too poofy for my taste, but it was great otherwise.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 6, 2016
Stunning dress with elegant lines and a beautiful pattern.
The fabric is crisp and not stretchy so don't expect any give if you order a size that's slightly too small. Several co-workers complimented the dress!
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