Carmen Marc Valvo

All Eyes On You Gown

$105 – $125 rental
$745 retail
Stylist Notes

Pair this gown with accessories like Ben-Amun’s Deco Crystal Teardrops and Whiting and Davis’ Silver Mesh Glam Clutch and the red carpet will roll out for you at the party. This breathtaking Carmen Marc Valvo is for sure a showstopper.

Also available in navy and black.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size yet short in length. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12 & plus 16W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - very loosely fitted in bodice
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted on hips and backside; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist and back
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 3 lengths (Petite, Regular, Long): Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5'1" woman in 3" heels; Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 61” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’6” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Product Details

Red crepe(100% polyester). One shoulder neckline with ruffled shoulder strap. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported.

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732 reviews
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Large
(221)
True to Size
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Small
(8)
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
November 21, 2014
The moment I walked out of my room my mom told me I look absolutely beautiful & I felt that way to
Both sizes fit me but the zipper on the one of them was messed up I wore this to a gala and was the best dressed person in attendance! I felt besitiful
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
December 3, 2014
Gorgeous dress for a winter wonderland wedding
This dress definitely runs a bit big. I loved the shoulder ruffle in this dress. I saw other pictures of this dress with the belt and I liked that look. Was very happy with the overall effect of the gold belt and shoes.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
December 8, 2014
comfortable dress
get the usual size and a size smaller I'm usually a size 14 but the size 12 fit better and even a little more room too! I had so many compliments the whole entire night.. the only thing that the dress wasn't long enough as I would've liked, but overall a beautiful fun dress
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
December 15, 2014
This dress is STUNNING!
This is a beautiful, very feminine dress you will not want to take off. I felt so fabulous all night wearing this , I love this dress! Showstopper. Ordered my size long because regular length was unavailable- didn't need the extra length.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
December 17, 2014
Best compliments on a dress ever!
The dress and accessories were a perfect combo! The dress is true red, hourglass flattering and overall just stunning. It was perfectly elegant and conservative for my firm's annual holiday party, yet I still felt foxy! Be prepared -- You can't hide anything under this dress other than gel adhesives. I'm 5'1 and planned to wear a 4.5" heel, so I ordered the 4R with a 6R backup size. I ended up going with a 3" heel, which made it a tad long. Overall A+!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
December 20, 2014
Got tons of compliments all night in this beautiful red dress.
Definitely wear spanx if you have them, but this dress was comfortable and beautiful!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 23, 2015
Great dress, tons of compliments, and fits well for dancing/moving around.
Length was a little long- I'm 5'4 and had to wear 4 inch wedges. The bust runs a little small, but other parts of the dress run true to size.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 31, 2015
The dress was pretty
So as other reviewers have explained, this dress runs VERY large and baggy through the waist. I am normally a 6 in higher end clothing, but this dress even the 4 was too big. I ended up wearing the 4L even though it was too long, because it had some semblance of a waist and the 4R didn't. Strange dress. At least it was comfortable. If you've got any sort of hips and need to accentuate your waist for a dress to be flattering, this isn't the dress for you. That being said, the color and fabric is gorgeous and if you're more straight up and down, this dress might be great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
February 8, 2015
Love!!
The length was perfect for me to wear with flats! The only part I didn't love was the zipper on the side. The fabric in that area didn't lay flat. I ironed it well and that helped some.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
February 9, 2015
This dress was beautiful in color, but fit ran large.
Rented for my daughter, age 17, Navy Ball event. She's approximately a size with 34 DDD+ bust. Size 4 was still a bit large in bust area and in waist. She wore another RTR dress instead.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 9, 2015
I wore this dress in my mom's wedding. It was bulky on my 5'1" size 14 38G frame.
Ruffle too overbearing, strings kept hanging out on the sides. Too low on strapless side. Bulky fit in my 5'2", 38 G frame. Color was beautiful though.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 11, 2015
Loved the dress, color and weight of the material! Very pleased.
Fit true to size
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
February 18, 2015
Gorgeous dress!!!
This dress was absolutely fantastic!!! Compliments all night AND the days after! Great experience and I felt beautiful!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 8, 2015
This dress was picked for me bc my backup was unavailable. I loved it so much I wore it instead!
This dress was sent as my backup bc the backup dress I ordered was unavailable last minute. When I tried it on I loved it so much I wore it instead of the dress I actually initially ordered. This dress is AMAZING! I felt like a movie star. It did run a little big so I probably could've worn a 4R in it but the length was perfect. It was so comfy, flattering, and hugged all the right spots perfectly. I was complimented all night long. I was able to move and dance the night away and felt like a million bucks doing so!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 168lbs
March 15, 2015
Never rented a dress before...wasn't confident it would fit. But it fit like a glove! True to size.
I messed up on the delivery date, but with one call, RTR made it happen. Delivered to my door, didn't skip a beat. Really made my life a whole lot easier!
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
March 22, 2015
So easy! The dresses came a day early. Easy to order and to ship back! Will definitely use again!
My only complaint is that I ordered a long and should have ordered a regular! With heals, I was fine... Just had to wear a little higher than normal. Great fit, not too tight and hugs in all the right places! I am normally a 4-6 and wore a 2 very comfortably!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
March 23, 2015
Gorgeous!!
This was my back up dress but it was so fabulous it won. I got it in two sizes and the smaller size was the better fit. It's heavily lined so doesn't show imperfections like some fitted gowns do. I did wear strapless spanx underneath and it smoothed out perfectly. I'm certain I've never gotten so any compliments on a dress before.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 26, 2015
My CEO told me I was the "prom queen"
Had to wear the 2L bc the 4R was so short I could not have worn any heel. Make sure you have a seamless shaper because the seam on the spanx shorts I originally had was very visible. Dress was comfortable and the material is quality and heavy. I wore this to an annual awards recognition event for my company, and my CEO told me I was the prom queen of the night. Got tons of compliments all evening and the red dress really stood out. Great RTR experience!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 31, 2015
This dress is WONDERFUL! I previously rented the same dress in black and loved it in red even more!
One shoulder is very flattering if you are busty and have an hour-glass shape. This dress is very comfortable and moves wonderfully with you. The quality is very good. I am 5'4" and wore medium heels with it. If I were any taller, it would have been too short. This dress really stood out at the event I attended and I received LOADS of compliments.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 19, 2015
Beautiful dress in a GORGEOUS red
This dress was rented for my daughter's prom. She stands 5'3", and is about 140 pounds. She has a full bust. She used the 4regular. It was a bit long but with platform heels, it fit perfectly. The color was rich and popped among a sea of typical dresses the other kids had. She was red carpet glam- I'm so happy with the way the dress fit and looked. Thanks RTR!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2015
Great dress!
This dress is beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2015
A Stand Out Gown, Runs Short
The cut and weight of the fabric makes this gown very flattering and noticeable in the sea of mass produced department store gowns at military balls. This is my second time renting this as the first time I was unable to attend my event but that was over a year ago. I would have given it a full 5 stars but the dress and the back up size is showing significant wear. Nothing that is noticeable to anyone at arm's reach but it might be time to retire this style. Be advised that this dress runs very short. I am 5'1" and the regular was perfect with four inch heels. I can wear the petite with a two inch.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 172lbs
May 5, 2015
RTR makes it so easy to look fab!
Literally the most perfect dress for any formal event! Everyone loved it. So classy and sassy!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
May 7, 2015
I actually had this dress as a backup but my friend ended up wearing it and it fit her amazing!
A little loose in the waist area but other than that it's a beautiful dress. It's also pretty heavy, broke the hanger.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
May 28, 2015
Return was so easy, pop it in the given envelop and drop it off!
The fit was so flattering didn't have to wear any tights or anything underneath because it already looked great, so comfortable. A bit long though because I'm short!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
June 2, 2015
This dress is so comfortable and glamorous!
The dress fit perfectly, except that it was a little loose in the middle. However, this did not detract from the overall look and comfort of the dress. I normally wear a 4 and found this dress ran true to size. That said, I could have gotten away with the 2, but it was a little too short.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 6, 2015
Such a stunning dress for a black tie wedding!
Great length for shorter girls. A little loose around the waistline.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
October 22, 2015
Loved this dress. Perfect for a holiday ball. Tons of compliments.
#christmasball
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 25, 2015
My mom and I both have always been told, "Red is your color!" I love renting red gowns from RTR!
This CMV gown is absolutely gorgeous! I've rented from RTR multiple times but for this particular occasion (my cousin's wedding) I wanted to actually purchase a dress. However, I had no luck whatsoever finding a bridal party gown that I "loved"... At the very last minute my mom logged onto her account & rented this dress for me to wear! And I am SO happy she did. I received so many compliments and the dress was so comfy, perfect length, and just overall amaze. My mom often tells me that I think I am bigger than I really am - she was right this time. I told her to order me a size 8 & backup size 10. I wore the 8R, but it was actually too big around my stomach area and boobs. You can't really tell on this picture but if I would have raised my arms, you could. I would say this dress runs true to size, I just didn't request the right size. A 6R would have been perfect! No biggie though, I have no complaints! Except that it had a tiny little black spot on the ruffles, but it wasn't noticeable unless I pointed it out. Loved this gown! If you're hesitant about renting it... Don't be! Xoxo
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
November 3, 2015
I loved this dress! So comfy and I got compliments all night!
The only issue is this dress wrinkled. I'd suggest making sure you have a steamer on hand!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 204lbs
November 7, 2015
This dress is a true beauty!
I received. Lots of compliments with this dress. Very beautiful. No negative experience.. True red and good fabric. Definitely can wear undergarments without a problem. 100% recommend !!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 10, 2015
Perfect for the Marine Corps Ball!
I ordered the 2R and the 4R. There was something going on with the zipper on the 2 that was causing the dress to have pleats along the midsection, which weren't supposed to be there. The 2 was the right size but after trying to get in touch with RTR (their phones were down the afternoon I received the dress as well as the day after) I decided to wear the 4 instead. It was a little large but the heavier material weighed it down enough that it didn't look baggy. After hemming the bottom with fashion tape, the dress was good to go! Lovely color- I received tons of compliments from complete strangers and the red was perfect with my boyfriend's dress blues. This was my first RTR experience and I plan to use them again for a NYE wedding!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 10, 2015
The color is absolutely stunning and the dress is very flattering.
If you are tall, you must go with the long length option. I tried on the 4R and though it fit in the waist, it hit halfway down my shin. Also, it could have been because it was a looser fit but the zipper didn't lay flat on my side. The dress overall is stunning though!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 23, 2015
Dress was classic but fun! Perfect for a black tie wedding
Pros: flowed down nicely didn't need spanx, great silhouette and the shoulder ruffle was a fun pop. The long is definitely the way to go if you're on the edge - I'm 5'7" Con: only con is that the arm holes were a smidge tight if you're broad.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
December 4, 2015
The dress fit me like a glove. It was absolutely amazing.
It fits true to size. I was able to wear a regular and it was still long enough to cover my 2" heels. I got so many compliments the whole night and my husband was very pleased. I would definitely recommend rent the runway to anyone and everyone. This was my first time using it and it was an awesome experience I hope to use them again soon.
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Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 9, 2015
The color and cut of the dress was perfect. Compliments all night!
I usually wear a 2 and wore the 2P with three inch heels without any issues. The drape of the dress is lovely, but it does fit loosely through the mid-section if you are tiny-waisted. I could not have gone with the zero though or the top wouldn't have fit. It was SO comfortable and the single shoulder strap meant I didn't have to pull it up all night at all. Would definitely recommend. Loved it.
RTR CustomerJune 23, 2016
Looks perfect on this young lady!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 30
December 10, 2015
Gorgeous! I felt like all eyes were on me! Loved it
The dress was so comfortable!! I fit true to size. Being tall I was worried about the length but I was still able to wear 1.5" heels. I ordered a 4L and a 6L. The 4L zipped but was tight around the arms. The 6L was perfect. I got so many compliments that night. I felt like I was the bell of the ball!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 38C
December 23, 2015
I really stood out in the dress and got so many compliments throughout the entire night!
Overall I was very please. The dress has a very good weight, and made of very soft material, and comfortable to wear all night. Most reviews say that this dress runs large, so I ordered a size down from what I would normally wear. I got a size larger for my backup just in case, and I'm so glad I did because the smaller size was very tight in the bust. However, the midsection of the dress is very forgiving, but in a good way. If you have broad shoulders or a bigger bust/chest, definitely order the size you would normally wear.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2016
Everyone commented on this dress... And I was still able to dance
I'm 5'3" with a 2 inch heel... Regular length was perfect.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
January 18, 2016
Loved this dress!!
This dress was perfect for a formal event. I should have gotten the long and it would have been great with heals. But I made the regular work with a pair of sparkley flats! Getting and returning this dress has been so easy! This was my first RTR rental and I look forward to doing t again!
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