Carmen Marc Valvo

Purple Metallic Dress

$73 to buy
$545 retail
Stylist Notes

Pleats make this waist-flattering Carmen Marc Valvo dress charming. Elevate it with simple pumps.

Size & Fit

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

Product Details

Purple jacquard (45% Polyester, 31% Silk, 23% Acetate, 1% Cotton). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Fully lined. 38" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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59 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(28)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
July 31, 2017
Festive dress
Very cute comfortable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
May 26, 2017
Perfect Bridesmaid's Dress!
I wore this as a bridesmaid for a Vegas wedding, and it made me feel gorgeous without making a huge statement. I'm usually an 18 but a 16 was the only available size. Naturally, it was a little snug in the waist and bust, but it gave my bust a nice lift and made my waist look narrow! The skirt is pretty and very forgiving of any tummy insecurities. Also, loooooved that I could wear a "normal" bra with this dress!
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 245lbs
May 16, 2017
The dress looked elegant and I received so many compliments!
This dress was pretty snug in the bust but it may have been due to my bra having a little padding. I wasn't sure of the style on my wide hips at first because it does bloop out quite a bit but the waist was very flattering so I made an exception. It's not a dress I would normally choose but I think it worked really well.
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 152lbs
May 7, 2017
Loved this dress
This dress is a beautiful color the fabric is very heavy. This dress runs small I am usually a 10or a 12. Got several compliments on how great this dress looked on me
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Body type: Full Bust
April 10, 2017
I dazzled for my bestfriends wedding!
I decided to rent this beautiful purple dress for my bestfriends winter wedding. I absolutely loved this dress. It was fitted in the chest and then flared out in the stomach, which I absolutely loved that it accentuated my positive features. The dress also had pockets which of course who doesn't love those. Such a cute, but simple dress that works on any body shape!
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Body type: Pear
March 26, 2017
Gorgeous dress for a beautiful day!
The color is gorgeous! My picture doesn't do the purple jewel tone color justice. I wore this to a friend's Mardi Gras themed wedding and it was perfect! Received so many compliments. #glamorous #wedding #RTRforthewin
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 14, 2017
Fit perfectly and was a goregous purple.
This dress was great! It fit really well. I wore a padded bra to make the bust fill out more, as it was a bit loose there. My only complaint was that it was tight in the armpit area, so started to get uncomfortable after 9 hours of wearing it. I wore it with simple diamond earrings.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
February 17, 2017
Beautiful and Practical
I wore this to work and it was a beautiful dress! It was dressy and flattering, but not crazy and didn't over do anything.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
January 17, 2017
This dress was very comfortable and cute.
The dress was the perfect length for a formal wedding. It had a lot of movement through the skirt, which made it fun to wear.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
January 1, 2017
Rented this for New Year's Eve and LOVED it! The color is stunning!
Loved the color - so rich and luxurious. Got so many compliments all night. The cut and fit was perfect and helped me bring in the New Year in style!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 21, 2016
Beautiful Color
This dress fit like a glove! I probably could have worn the 2, but it was a bit snug in the arms and I felt like I had more room in the 4. This dress was SO flattering on me. I'm on the short side so length is almost always something that worries me, but this dress did not make me look short and stumpy as I feared it would, it just looked wonderful! The color is SO beautiful and was perfect for a holiday party. I would most definitely rent this dress again if given the opportunity! It was absolutely perfect!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
December 12, 2016
This dress was so flattering, and the shade of purple was just beautiful!
The only con was the arm holes- the dress cut a bit at the front of the arms and the armpits. It was a bit uncomfortable after awhile, but not extremely noticeable if you are having a good time (which I was!). Overall it was a great experience and I would rent with RTR again.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 12, 2016
Classy for a professional holiday party
I loved this dress. Ended up wearing the 4 because as an exaggerated pear shape, the 6 was way too long in torso and big in the bust for me. It was a little tight in the waist but that's only because I've gained a little weight so I'm not a true size 4 at the moment. I paired it with a belt and a vintage lace jacket. I felt the belt was necessary because the inverted pleats at the waist look weird if the dress isn't hanging loose through the midsection. They'll pull and make the dress look more stretched than it is. Felt wonderful in it all night and had a blast dancing in it.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
December 10, 2016
Perfect for work holiday party
Snug through bodice but elegant and fun. Many compliments all evening!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Age: 37
December 9, 2016
The dress fit perfect and I received tons of compliments. I wore this to a work holiday luncheon.
The event was a holiday lunch on the beach. It fit really well and I received tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
December 6, 2016
Holiday family professional photo!
I needed a purple dress for my holiday card for my family. I had my kids in purple velvet. This was perfect for a mommy photo with kids. The fit is perfect and I love the A-line cut. The length worked well right between knees and ankle.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 21, 2016
Cute purple cocktail dress!
I normally wear between 8 and 10. Wore the 8 and it was actually a little big in the bodice, but the arm holes were tight, so I wouldn't have wanted to go any smaller. Lots of compliments! It's a super cute dress.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
November 8, 2016
The dress was perfect.
Both sizes sent were in perfect condition. The 14 was just a little too tight and I thought I might want breathing room at the event so I wore the 16W. I was able to wear a normal bra without it showing. I did wear spanx to smooth things out. I really liked the dress! I don't think I would have felt it was worth the full purchase price, but I definitely felt it was worth the rental price.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
October 24, 2016
Gorgeous purple dress with a little cleavage, a little leg, and a little glow.
I ended up wearing the larger size I purchased (20w) because the 18w had a run in it - as a result, it may look a little big on me in the picture but it was a wonderful dress and I got a ton of compliments. It was perfect for a wedding with a cocktail dress code and gave me a gorgeous silhouette. I loved it!
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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
October 3, 2016
Entire rental process was fun, exciting and made the event more special.
True to fit, I usually wear a 14. The zipper was a bit more stubborn at the waist seam than I was expecting. Even the larger size. You may need help! Fabric is lovely, textured purple. I wore this for a bachelorette party and it was very comfortable to dance in! I wear 38DD, which wasn't an option in the review filters
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 112lbs
October 1, 2016
I wore this dress to deliver a speech at the walk to end alzheimers' it was the perfect purple color
Looks big on the hanger but fits really well. Really flouncy on the bottom.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
September 28, 2016
Didn't wear for event but tried on and got many compliments
Loved this dress! It ran a little large and there was some puckering in the shoulders.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
September 27, 2016
Gorgeous dress that was SO comfortable!
I'm in the process of losing weight, and while the 10 would've worked, the 12 was more comfortable for the evening. The color is gorgeous and while the material is beautiful, I thought it would've been a bit heavier. The 10 had a snag in it, but only noticeable to me. It was extremely flattering for an hourglass shape, especially with the v-neck, and fuller skirt. The theme of the gala I attended was 50's black and purple. So this fit the bill perfectly! I received compliments all night!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 4, 2016
Wore this to a wedding! Loved the color of this dress!
Dress fit nicely but shows quite a bit of cleavage. I loved the dress but wish it was a tad shorter.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
August 10, 2016
I wore this to a friend's wedding in Santa Barbara and was perfect
Loved the fit and the color photographs very nicely! The cut and feel of the fabric was very nice and extremely comfortable. I received a ton of compliments on the dress.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 9, 2016
Got lots of compliments on the dress and the color is beautiful!
If you have bigger boobs I would recommend getting some double sided tape for the neckline as it slid over a bit with all the wedding dancing.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
August 7, 2016
This was a such a perfect dress and I got so many compliments on it.
I was a little worried about the V-neck since I'm a pear shape and a dress that fits me at the waist and hips don't always fit me on top. Wore a nice pushup bra with it and it fit well.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
July 30, 2016
Great dress
This is a very forgiving dress. Looks great on. Love the pockets! I did not wear it because I feel in love with another dress I rented as an option!
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
July 25, 2016
I got so many compliments! I loved this dress!
Beautiful dress and such a rich color! Lightweight enough fabric that even in 90 degree plus weather I stayed comfortable! The dress ran small for me primarily because there is no give in the fabric and it is very fitted in the waist. I carry my weight in my middle. Going up a size gave me the room I needed in the waist and consequently the very fitted waist was extremely flattering! This dress is listed as being a 20W but the tag said 20. I would definitely rent this again and I'd give serious thought to purchasing it.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
July 16, 2016
The fit was amazing!
The color was perfect. The fit was a little snug in the bust but not uncomfortable. I was able to wear a standard bra with the dress. The length was just right and did not hit awkwardly at the knees. I received compliments on the dress all evening.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
July 14, 2016
It was too small for me.
The dress itself looks great, nice fabric, great color - wish it fit; had to send it back. I usually wear a size 6 however it is restricting in the midsection and didn't look great on me.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
July 10, 2016
This dress was perfect for a work party. I got so many compliments!
Fit perfectly, and the fabric was excellent quality, so even though it's a simple dress, it looks formal.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
June 26, 2016
Work event
Gorgeous dress!! Does run just a tad small and the zip is impossible if you don't have someone to assist. Otherwise very comfortable and easy to wear!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 18, 2016
Nice dress but runs large and fabric a little heavy
I'm pretty sure this had pockets which I like. But, I'm really glad I went to the store- this dress for my body ran large. I carry weight in my hips and thighs so, with this dress having a flare, I wore a much smaller size than I would have guessed.
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2016
Rehearsal Dinner dream!
This was a backup that was overnighted to me after I realized the dress I picked wasn't going to work. It ended up being so perfect. I thought the cut of the V was going to be a little high, but it fell just in the right place. I received so many compliments on this dress, I would rent it again!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2016
It's a really lovely color, nice details and fit very true-to-size.
I'm pretty busty (34DD - most dresses/shirts don't fit me) so it was pretty tight there, but otherwise it was nice. Neckline wasn't too low. The dress is very full - it flares out a lot. I was worried it'd make me hippier than I already am but I think it looked okay. Definitely a great party dress, I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
April 30, 2016
LOVED THIS DRESS!
This was not my first choice rental, when my first dress did not fit I chose this one and had it overnighted to me. I was a little worried about when it would arrive but much to my surprise it was at my door BEFORE 10am!!! This dress is beautiful, the fabric is so pretty and a rich purple color. My husband is graduating next month and the event was for his school (colors are purple and gold) so I felt festive! I paired the dress with black heels and a statement necklace that had some colors and bling to it. I loved my dress all night and got lots of compliments! Typical designer sizing, my regular dress size fit but was just a little snug, the next size up fit more comfortably and allowed room to wear a strapless bra. The dress does have buttons to hold regular straps! (Big plus for a nice dress) I would have bought this dress, I loved it that much. #comfortable #gorgeousfit #classy #funskirt
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
April 28, 2016
Flattering fit and super fun!
The texture of the dress was great and I felt amazing all night long!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
April 19, 2016
Beautiful Color
The dress is gorgeous, the fit not so much. I ended up wearing size 2, it was a bit large on me but felt better under arms. Size 0 fit me perfectly, but was way to tight under my arms, to the point were it restricted my blood flow. I ended up wearing size 2.
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
April 2, 2016
My first RTR experience was amazing & I felt beautiful in this dress!
I originally rented the 12, which was just a smidge too small in my chest. The dress has no give on top, so size up if you are large chested. I called customer service and had the 14W overnighted just in time. It looked great in person, a little fuller on the bottom than I had anticipated, but I got loads of compliments all night!
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