Carmen Marc Valvo

Navy Kayla Gown

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

Exude Hollywood-glam in this Carmen Marc Valvo gown. It is designed with the silhouette of the season: the cold shoulder. Plus, a rich, navy hue makes it a versatile choice all-year long.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Polyester). Gown. Short sleeves with exposed shoulder. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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63 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
September 12, 2017
As soon as I walked in everybody was like "your dress it's soooo beautiful" i felt like a queen

Beautiful dress. I'm 5'7 and use size 14r and it fits perfect. You might need heels because this dress seems to have a little tail. No bra needed because the fabric that is part of the front of the dress will cover your boobs. There is some plastic support on the sides of this dress (probably to keep the shape of it) but barely noticeable. You will feel like a baby queen in this dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 20, 2017
Modest style

8L Fit perfectly. The dress is modest and was perfect for a Catholic school dance. My daughter wore the dress without putting her arms through the sleeves. It can be worn either way. She is 5'9" and wore it with comfortable flats. Perfect length.

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 195lbs
October 9, 2017
So many compliments!

This dress was amazing for a marina wedding. It fit very well and the length was perfect. It was also comfortable and it was easy to dance in.

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Size worn:
22L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
October 16, 2017
Endless compliments!

This dress was beautiful and I received endless compliments on it throughout the night. It's well constructed and gives a beautiful shape at all times. The fabric is a little heavy so it may get uncomfortable outdoors when warm. I wore about 1.5 in heels with it and the long length was perfect (I am 5'8). I highly recommend renting this dress for any formal occasion.

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Size worn:
18L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 42C
October 24, 2017
Over Pour of Compliments!

Rented this gown for my nieces wedding and received so many compliments throughout the whole night! I'm 5'10" and the long length was perfect even with 3 inch heels! I wore the 18L to have a little more room for dancing but even the 16L fit perfectly very true to size! The only con I have for this dress is the boning on the rib area stuck out on the ends a little bit on the 18L and I wouldn't be able to wear a bra on the 16L but that was it! I absolutely loved this dress! I would totally rent again!

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
October 30, 2017
Dress fits better on a taller girl

The dress is beautiful. Did not work well with my body type. I needed to grow 4 inches taller.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2017
Perfect dress for a black tie event

I loved this dress so much and got tons of compliments. It fit perfectly and was very comfortable.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 7, 2017
Lovely dress

Great dress, very "on trend". Would have liked it to be a bit longer but otherwise fit was great!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
November 14, 2017
So many compliments!

I rented this dress as a bridesmaids dress (a backup to my original choice). It fit so well, was a great length and allowed me to dance all night. I wish I owned this one!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 5, 2017
Lovely dress--great fit!

The length was perfect, the shape lovely, and the color fantastic! As a bonus, the dress was surprisingly warm--perfect for the weather. Im typically in between a 12 and 14. The 12 was tight around the neck and across the bust. The 14 felt like it was made just for me. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
18L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
December 12, 2017
I felt beautiful in this dress! I got so many compliments that night.

It fit like a glove! Hugged my curves in all the right ways. The material is high quality and didn't wrinkle at all.

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
December 18, 2017
Perfect Winter Wedding Dress!!

This dress hugged my curves in all the right places!! It moved when I danced and couldn't get enough compliments. I have bigger hips so sized up to a 16 and fit great. #glamourous #winterweddingperfection

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 23, 2018
Beautiful & comfortable!

This dress is both elegant & comfortable! The material is thick & worked perfectly for a winter wedding!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
January 28, 2018
I absolutely adored this dress!

This was my first rent the runway dress so i sized up two sizes based on recommendations - and I'm so happy i did. This dress was perfect! It looked amazing, hugged all my curves, and was comfortable all night long whether i was sitting or standing. I highly recommend renting this beauty! #blacktietailgate #phillyautoshow

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
January 29, 2018
The dress was fabulous! I received so many compliments....was told I had the best dress there!!

The fit was perfect and was very comfortable. I wore the regular length with a small heel and the length was just right. If I had worn high heels, I think the long length would have been better. The dress does have a small train that did catch on my heel a few times when walking and I did step on the train when dancing, but I still reccommend this dress!! I felt like the belle of the ball and I hate to send it back!!

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Size worn:
20L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38DD
February 4, 2018
Such a beautiful dress and customer service was amazing.

I'm 5'6.5"-5'7"on a good day. If I had gone with the regular length , it would have been too short. Absolutey gorgeous dress. Little shoulder shows without showing my arms. Perfect.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 111lbs
February 9, 2018
Gorgeous dress but ran way too big in every in of my body! For reference i am 5ft 6.5in 112pds. Huge

Wish this came in petite?

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 12, 2018
Never felt so good!

I wore this gown to a black tie ball. I have never felt so gorgeous in my life. The dress fit true to size yet was comfortable. It was easy to sit, eat, drink, and mingle in. It was truly stunning and so depressing to return!

Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 29, 2018
Flattering and elegant

This dress has a beautiful rich blue color that stands out in a sea of black. I'm a size 6, sometimes 4, with a pear shape, small bust, and broad shoulders. The 6 fit me perfectly (I tried on the 4, and it fit but looked a little tight and I felt exposed). My only complaint is that it didn't have much stretch: I had to get someone to buckle my shoes for me! All in all, the perfect choice for this formal, black-tie wedding!

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Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178lbs
April 9, 2018
The fit and comfort of the dress is like a velvet!!

The material is stretchy, and hugs my body like a glove. The drape on the sleeve hides the upper arm for people that may have big upper arm. The sizing and length was on point.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2018
14 weeks pregnant

My measurements are 5'6", 32D, 33 in waist. 36 in hips, 14 weeks pregnant. I wore 3 inch heels and the dress hit the floor perfectly. I probably should have worn the size 4, as I had a little trouble getting in and out of the car. I went with this dress because a few reviews reported there was stretch with the dress... *there was NO stretch*. I also have petite shoulders, but still didn't feel swallowed up by the cape feature. Great dress for chilly spring weather! I would definitely not recommend wearing this during warmer weather.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2018
Modern twist on a classic sillouette!

LOVED this dress. It was a beautiful color and high quality fabric that was very flattering. I loved the neckline and exposed shoulders. I wanted to keep this dress!

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
June 13, 2018
Elegant & comfortable

I'm 5'9 almost 5'20, wore this with small heels and had no problem. Hit the floor nicely. The lining is so flattering, because the dress is so well designed, it was flattering on my body and I received lots of compliments on it. I'm self conscious about myself arms so I loved the option to cover them. Overall loved the dress, RTR dresses never disappoint.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 168lbs
October 30, 2018
Comfortable & flattering gown with upper arm coverage!

If you need a formal dress but like to cover your arms, this dress is perfection! Flattering, slimming, elegant. I am only 5'2" & the regular was a tad long, but doable.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
November 14, 2018
Beautiful gown, fits tight!

I rented this gown for a wedding. It wasn't flattering in the stomach area even with spanx. I ordered a long and it was perfect with heels. I didn't end up wearing it. Wish I would have ordered a larger size.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
December 2, 2018
Great dress

The color is great! This is long but didn't have any issues, I'm 5'3" and wore a 4 inch heel. It's lined so it has a nice weight. It was right fitted but probably couldn't have zipped a size 2. 120lb.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Full Bust
March 4, 2019
Black Tie Gown

Beautiful dress. Fit wonderfully except for being too short. I did not end up wearing the dress.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 18, 2017
Wore the dress to a beautiful black tie wedding in an art museum.

I am normally a size 6, but this one ran a little large in the hips. At 5'4" the 4R would have been perfect everywhere in a 4" heel, but with my 3.5" it was a smidge long.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 16, 2017
I wore a dress I wouldn't have been able to buy that was truly elegant.

Dress ran large on me. I wore the 6R back up size. It was elegant and classic with a fun neckline and cape. I received a ton of compliments. I had to pick up my dress train from time to time to walk up stairs or on the dance floor. I am 5'8" and wore 3 inch wedges with the dress and the train skimmed the floor.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154lbs
January 29, 2018
Beautiful dress!

Beautiful dress! I ordered this dress for my daughter's Catholic school winter formal dance. She usually wears a 6L (5'11) it was a little loose around the tummy area she was able to wear the 4L. She also wore 3 inch heels. The front of the dress allowed her heels to peep thru because this dress had a small train, it looked great.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Age: 33
October 25, 2018
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
November 6, 2018
So long!

This was a stylist pick for a dress that was suddenly unavailable. The design isn't really my style, but it didn't matter anyways because the dress was too long even on my tippy toes.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2019
classy dress

elegant dress; more conservative than it looks in the model definitely get the petite if you're shorter, the regular swamped me even in heels

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Size worn:
20R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 34
October 12, 2017
This was a fun dress! Great for creating that hourglass figure and made of high quality material.

Definitely runs small and was not long enough to wear heels.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
January 15, 2018
I ordered an 18, my size and the next size up, and neither fit.

Very unhappy with the fact that this dress did not fit.. not the 18 or the 20. It was very form fitting, showed every flaw. Extremely happy that I ordered a spare dress just in case.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 4' 7"
Age: 46
Body type: Pear
June 21, 2018
Did not wear; runs small.

Runs small; tried on at home and sent back.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 10, 2017
Stylist Review

If you're looking for a gown for your next formal event, pick this one by Carmen Marc Valvo! First of all, this style is so comfortable since there is stretch throughout the entire dress, which is amazing since it is fitted at the hips. There is ample room in the bust so it will definitely work for most cup sizes but do size up if you are fuller in the hips. I love the trendy ruffle detail and high neck but make sure to wear a strapless bra or skip the bra all together. With 2 inch heels, this would sweep the gown so keep this in mind if you are taller than 5'6 and maybe opt for the L if you plan on wearing taller heels. I would 100% choose this as my first style for my next formal affair!

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 30, 2017
Gorgeous!

This dress was beautiful. So flattering and demure. It was really comfy too. I loved it.

Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 3, 2017
Elegant, comfortable, makes you feel like a princess

I LOVED this dress, and it wasn't even the dress I initially chose. Rent the Runway very kindly sent me this dress for free OVERNIGHT. What great Customer service! I got compliments all night. I am a curvy girl: 5'4" and a 38G, and this dress made me feel like a model. I highly recommend this dress.

Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
September 5, 2017
An amazing dress for a formal indoor/outdoor wedding! Elegant & classic while also on trend.

As someone who is self conscious about their arms but still wants to show off their shape, this was a perfect choice for me. It's form fitting before it flares out a bit (mermaid style) and then has the cold shoulder aspect showing a little skin. The fabric has a bit of give but also holds you in which is nice. I loved the navy color as well. I will definitely be renting again and highly recommend.

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