Carmen Marc Valvo

Racing Florals Dress

$50 – $85 rental
$540 retail
Stylist Notes

The contrasting tones and racerback cut add edge to this classic party dress by Carmen Marc Valvo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12 & plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and Silver Printed Jacquard (100% polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with pleating at waist and side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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171 reviews
Fit
Large
(25)
True to Size
(79)
Small
(18)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 184lbs
September 16, 2014
SO CLASSIC!
I am crazy about this dress! Please let me know when it goes into SELL status!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
October 27, 2014
Amazing customer service!
I rented this dress for a wedding that I was attending as a guest, but also coordinating. I wanted to be comfortable and pretty while working my tail off, but also look great standing next to my husband (the best man). The dress is really beautiful in person, so much prettier than the pictures and it killed me that it didn't fit. I could zip it, but I had horrible smashed boobs and couldn't breathe. I normally wear a 16W in dresses, but this fit more like a regular 16. I tried to get the 18, but it wasn't available. RTR was great about getting me 2 different dresses to me before my event, I wore the Hello Dolly and looked great. I will rent this dress again, in the 18.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
February 10, 2016
Fun for a date night
This dress was a little tight in the chest for a 16W. The pattern was fun, but not too over-the-top and was perfect for a NYE dinner date. A big pro - this dress has pockets. I didn't end up wearing the dress because my boyfriend got sick and we ended up staying in.
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 29, 2015
LOVED this dress for the elegant farm house wedding I attended in September.
This dress was beautiful. The fabric is thick and the fit was extremely flattering. No worries about wrinkling and the pockets are perfect! Very comfortable and I felt great - tough to find for someone with a curvy body shape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
November 10, 2015
Gorgeous, but needs a belt
I had a different dress planned, but it was unavailable to ship, and RTR noticed I had favorited this dress for the same event, so they sent it along, with a few other backups. It saved the day! I never know when RTR says the size is a 16W or a 14W if it really is a W cut or if it is just plus sized and is really a 14. I typically wear a 14/16 top and 16/18 bottom, so flared size 16 fits fine, and sometimes 14s. 14W usually works, too, but can be loose. So when I see 16W, I worry it will be huge on me. This fit perfectly, so I think it is a true 16, not a 16W. Fabric is nice - heavy but not super heavy. Substantial. Pattern is lovely. My only "ugh" was that the skirt is attached outside the top with a raw edge, which maybe is the style, but I think looks terrible (see photo). Easily solved with a belt (though not the one I would have chosen if I had more time to plan, but it worked). I got a TON of compliments and I felt great all night. It was a smidge shorter than my preference, but it was fine. I just had to be careful not to bend over!
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 8, 2015
Great first purchase!!
I typically wear a 16 but glad I ordered a couple sizes up. Very cinched at the waist. Pockets kept my phone safe all night. Flattering to all figures.
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 10, 2015
Lovely fabric and print. Fits well.
Received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 14, 2014
Comfortable & feminine for a fall wedding
The fabric of this dress was heavier than expected, which worked out well for the wedding I wore it to, since the weather turned cool and rainy. The dress fit true to size, although the waistband pinched a bit at times. The feel of the dress is very feminine and classy, and the silver pattern photographed beautifully!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2014
really cute and comfortable
I think I could have tried a size 2, but the 4 fit just fine (true to size, but in some cases I can wear a 2). I wore nude hose with beige open toe platform shoes, red nails, red purse. Really loved this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
September 19, 2014
Poof and pockets!
The zipper was a tough pull, even though it wasn't tight. The skirt carries it's own shape - but not too exaggerated of a poof. Pockets are fun! Dress hit just above the knee - I am 5'5". It isn't overly sexy - but the colors, fabric and fit make it elegant and classy. I like this dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
September 22, 2014
Flattering and appropriate for a formal event with a more conservative crowd
Ordered this very last minute for a black tie party and it did the job nicely!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 29, 2014
Elegant dress!
This dress was very elegant and conservative for the wedding I attended. I did find the dress ran a little large. I wore the four, but could have probably gone down to a two. The top was a little large on me, but otherwise this was a great dress! The pattern is beautiful and I received many compliments.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
September 30, 2014
Great dress, got lots of compliments
Wore it to a cocktail-attire party. Was perfect for the occasion. Classy dress.. Fitted on top, lots of pouf on bottom. I loved the pockets and racer back. I recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2014
Flattering, comfortable fit
This dress is incredibly comfortable while also flattering. I am smaller on top, so this dress was perfect - fitted on top and roomier on the bottom. The high-quality fabric and structure are what make it such a great dress. I highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 1, 2014
Cute dress, but size down!!
This is an adorable and fun dress, but it ran very big in my opinion. I received a size 6 in all my other rental options and this 4 was far too big on me. Nice fabric. I would consider wearing it in a smaller size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 3, 2014
Fun Pattern for a Fun Night
I rented this dress for a mid-September Chicago wedding. The b+w pattern and jacquard fabric was a good choice for our Midwestern in-between-season (the temperatures can be completely unpredictable). I have a large bust and broad shoulders; the 10 was just a tad snug but nothing pulled and I felt like I could move freely (especially on the dance floor). The cinched waist gave me some shape and the hemline hit PERFECTLY below my knees, making my muscular gams look shapely. The dress could have used an iron but the floral pattern hid this well. The dress was pretty and fun but not a knockout like some of the other dresses I’ve rented from RTR. I paired the rental with the suggested Slate and Willow Pale Pink Floret Earrings; LOVED the earrings (they could easily be paired with a hundred other dresses/outfits).
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 13, 2014
This dress was so CLASSY.
I personally really enjoyed the dress because of the pattern and also it was so comfortable int the entire night! In pictures, it was captured so beautifully and you can definitely tell the quality of the dress really makes it stand out. I don't think the picture on this model does this dress justice but those considering this dress will be very delighted to see it worn. It was a very classy dress and I was very happy with my choice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 13, 2014
Great dress other than the neck.
This dress was beautiful and the dress I planned on wearing when I placed my order. The dress was pretty true to size. The 0 fit like a glove, minus the neck. The neck was very tight and slightly choking. I also had the size 2 but it was a lot larger in the waist and was obviously too large but had the same issue with the neck being very tight. The skirt has a bell like shape to it where it puffs out a bit past the hips and then comes narrower at the bottom giving the dress a unique shape. I liked the shape, my boyfriend thought it was a little strange, it was his reasoning for ranking it #2 out of the dresses I rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
October 14, 2014
Loved this fabric!
I loved this dress. I don't usually go for such a full skirt, but it was a fun look! The fabric of this dress is gorgeous. Fit was true to size -- I am pretty much always a 6, and the 6 fit perfectly.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
October 19, 2014
LOVED this dress! Got so many compliments, and it was perfect for a fall wedding venue.
The fit was perfect, especially for my body type. Because I have a large chest (38DD), dresses where the skirt starts to fall right at the waistline are usually the styles that I go for, so this was perfect. The only area that was tight was my chest, but with that said I did not have to wear a bra and that felt pretty great. So overall, the dress was a success and I am very happy with my first RTR experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 10, 2014
Classy and fun wedding!
This dress was great from the front and in pics! It was also quite comfy and there was plenty of space for an hourglass shape. It paired very well with a cardigan/boots/tights. 4 stars and not 5 because of the rear view - the slight balloon of the bottom is not exceptionally flattering for a bigger rear - the pleating also causes some puffing especially after sitting. Overall tho it was a great dress and all pics were from the front and thus I am happy! :)
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
November 10, 2014
Great quality dress, and a pretty pattern.
This dress fits true to size, a little tight through the shoulders, but overall fit perfectly. It is definitely poufy on the bottom but in a sophisticated way, and the pockets are a plus.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2014
Super flattering, comfortable and received many compliments
Pro: My bra straps were secure with little clasps in the dress that kept them in space. Tons of compliments! Flattering cut. Con: I was concerned with the pleats lying the right way (not enough to stop me from renting it again)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38C
November 13, 2014
Felt Glamorous!
Overall I really liked this dress! I ordered a 10 and 12 both fit, but I went with the 12 because it had a bit more room. The dress is very pretty and elegant, perfect for a wedding! The fabric is really nice, a bit heavy duty but comfortable. Also I enjoyed this dress because it was long enough! I am 5'11" and have a hard time with finding dresses that are long enough...this dress is the perfect balance not to short but not too long. :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2014
I wore the dress with black heel booties and it worked perfectly for my black tie fundraiser
Fits true to size and moves well. Very comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 13, 2014
B+ Dress
I rented this for a family wedding. The print was really nice for an afternoon fall wedding. The dress has pleats and is a little poofy on the bottom. Made me look bigger on the bottom. You should rent a size down for your backup size. The dress looked new and came perfectly pressed. Always great customer service from RTR!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 19, 2014
I wore this to a wedding and it was perfect!
The dress was super flattering, comfortable and so classy. It was lady-like but flirty. I loved it. It was perfect for a fall wedding - the dress is longer than it seems, so definitely need some pretty high heels to keep it from looking too demure.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
December 8, 2014
Pretty, elegant, comfortable
Beautiful fabric. I love a full skirt, and this was nice. It is fitted at the waist but I still found it very comfortable a size smaller than my norm (8 instead of a 10). Good room both at bust and hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 108lbs
December 18, 2014
Dress was cute, but longer than anticipated and bigger as well. Didn't love it :-(
This was a second option for me, but I loved the dress so I went for it! I am normally a size 0-2, I ordered the 2 because I have a larger bust size. Did not fit at all. Waist, bust...all of it felt big. Also though it would be more "flirty" but the hem line is longer than I thought. Did not feel sexy, felt covered up and boring...meh
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 29, 2015
Loved
I would rent from this designer again. She knows how to make dresses for busty gals. I felt very comfortable dancing and moving around. Loved the pockets and the weight of the fabric. It held a really cute shape throughout the night! It hit just below my knees (I'm short - 5'3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 7, 2015
Unique Silhouette, Fun to Wear!
This dress was outside my comfort zone due to its print and the silhouette, but I received a TON of compliments throughout the night. It was perfect for an intimate September wedding in SLC. Would definitely consider renting again!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 25, 2015
Loved this dress! So elegant. Lots of complements
I usually wear a 4 or 6. I wore a 4 in this dress and it fit fairly well..somewhat tight on the arms.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 10, 2015
I wore this to work with a sweater. I received many compliments.
The material is very nice. The skirt flares out and this would be a good dress for someone who is tall.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 2, 2015
second choice
didn't realize the unfinished detail, so I belted it which helped the top of the dress fit better. Got a lot of compliments. Loved the pockets!!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 25, 2015
Cute Cocktail Dress!
I rented this dress for a wedding in a size 4 and 2. I'm normally one of those two sizes, and since this dress is only fitted through the bust and waist, the 2 was the better fit. It was a little large through the bust, but not noticeably so. The skirt is full without looking like a cupcake and the pockets are a lot of fun! The fabric is very thick and has a brocade feel to it. Because of the nature of this fabric and the colors, it lends itself more to a Fall/Winter wedding, in my opinion. Overall I was pleased with this rental!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
March 25, 2015
This dress is gorgeous. I loved the pockets.
it was little lose in the bust area, but not a big deal.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 25, 2015
not flattering
A smaller size might have just been much better, the top part of the dress was too big. I just felt like I was wearing a bag, if the waist line was tighter, I wouldn't mind the puffy bottom to the dress. I didn't get to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 29, 2015
Perfect for pear shape
The full skirt was perfect for a daytime luncheon. You can wear a normal bra with the top as there are hooks for straps. The dress is amazingly comfortable and has pockets!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 2, 2015
Beautiful rehearsal dinner for my sister-in-law at Chez Philippe at the Peabody in Memphis!
Fit was true to size as far as I could tell - I am in the process of losing the baby weight though so I am not sure exactly what size I should be! The pockets were amazing and the shape was very flattering. Sorry the photo is a bit washed out. This was my first RTR experience and it was great! I received tons of compliments and the "stylist surprise" earrings were perfect!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 3, 2015
Comfortable and easy to wear.
Fit slightly small around arm holes.
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