Carmen Marc Valvo

In And Out Of Love Dress

$98 to buy
$835 retail
Stylist Notes

Look classic for your rehearsal dinner wearing this Carmen Marc Valvo lace sheath. Shown here with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and Whiting & Davis' Black Mesh Glam Clutch for that lady like look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10 & plus 16W-20W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black lace with black beading (60% Rayon, 40% Nylon). Three quarter sleeves. Off the shoulder square neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper. Imported. 38“ from shoulder to hem.

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134 reviews
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(9)
True to Size
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Small
(39)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
December 9, 2014
Great dress, but heavy and tight arms!

This dress was pretty on, but the fit wasn't the best. The material was really heavy and made me hot in the ballroom. The arms were very tight and coupled with the boat neck made it hard to lift your arms. There was also some boning on the sides that poked into my underarms all know night which became pretty painful.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 1, 2015
Great New Year's Eve dress!!

Liked the dress a lot. Wore a size 6 and felt so great in it! It hugged my curves great. The arms are a bit small so I was a little uncomfortable since I have athletic arms. Otherwise a great dress with amazing detail!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 6, 2015
Perfect fit, perfect look and absolutely comfortable the entire night. I felt great and comfortable

Fit was on point. For a second I thought it might be too small but it fit perfect, not too tight, not too loose. Just right. It wasn't itchy or anything, very comfortable feel, hugging in all the right places with enough room but sufficient tightness particularly in the midsection and hips (which I tend to have a lot of). Highly recommend this dress for any formal affair, I got it for my best friends engagement party and everyone loved it. Super fun, sexy dress -L

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2015
Very nice details and neckline, though the sleeves were a little scratchy

I wore this in a winter month for my birthday, it was a hit! I received so many compliments and looked and felt great. I found the 4 to be true to size, but the material was a little uncomfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
February 7, 2015
Photos very well!

I love the way it looks in pictures. Fit true to size. At first, I was going to wear the 8, but I went with the 6 after reading reviews that the dress stretches a bit after some time in it. I got a lot of compliments, but I have to say, I felt a bit matronly in this dress. 3 stars only because of this. It was well made, fit well and as described. I just think this style is better suited for someone older. This was my first rental and I went a bit conservative and think it was TOO conservative.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
March 23, 2015
Just enough sparkle!

I didn't wear this, but the 2 would've fit! It was in very good condition, and the sparkle was great. Might rent again when I need something a little more formal!! Cute!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 23, 2014
The ease of calling a getting a different dress size

Very cute dress , but I was in the process of losing baby weight so I ordered a bigger size than needed.

Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 29, 2014
You know you look great when the bride tells you that you look stunning! Comfortable dress.

The dress was heavy and it did stretch out as the night went on. I read other reviews that the sleeves were tight but I had no problem with them. Everything fit nicely.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 16, 2015
Wore this backup as my dress to wedding affair.

I originally ordered another dress to wear for my occasion, but my original size was not shipped and I received my backup size as my original purchase. The original backup size in the dress I ordered was too small in the bust. So RTR sent me this dress in place of my original decision with my chest sizing. This dress is absolutely gorgeous!!! There is no give anywhere, so order based on your chest sizing if you are full busted like me. I am so thankful RTR sent this dress. I would've never picked it out for myself. The beading is so gorgeous on this dress. I received compliments all night long. I also loved the sample gifts that were sent!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
September 27, 2015
The compliments about the dress

The dress fitted perfectly, the service was great, the dress arrived on time Thank you RTRW.... I will definitely recommend this site to other people

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
October 5, 2015
All the compliments I received

The sleeves are super tight! Other than that the fit was great

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
October 23, 2015
It is a knock out dress. I got a lot of compliments on it. I would definitely wear it again!

I ordered both the 10 and the 12. I tried the 10 and it fit...however, the arms felt a little tight. The 12 felt much more comfortable on me so I went with that.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
October 26, 2015
The dress was the perfect style for a gala I attended but was not very comfortable

The sleeves felt a little short, and I'm not at all a tall person. It was also not very forgiving in the mid section, although it was a beautiful dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
December 15, 2015
Small arms!

I rented this as a back up for a wedding and am really glad it was my back up. The arms are super super tight and I have slim arms. It's a pretty dress but not meant for a wedding or any event where you will want to dance.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 30, 2015
Beautiful!

Fits perfectly but does show flaws, definitely keep the spanx handy!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
February 6, 2016
Warning: pretty, but SUPER unforgiving arm material

I wanted to love this dress- overall for true to size and was conservatively flattering with a bit of sexy given the neckline. But the lace for the arms has zero stretch and o felt was not appropriately sized to the size of the dress. I don't have crazy big arms- proportional to my curvier figure and fuller size. And o couldn't even get them pulled up all the way and had a hard ting living past waist height. Truly- felt like a mummy all wrapped up! Nonetheless I wore it and it did garner many compliments. Just be warned if you like looser fitting clothing.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 3, 2015
Stunning isn't enough to review this dress!

My mom wore this to my cousins wedding in TriBeCa, and she has never felt more glamorous! Fit like a glove, although slightly restricting in the sleeves (if she was a big dancer, that might have been frustrating) but the neckline and body of the dress were perfection!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
August 3, 2015
Na

Wasn't a huge fan. Arms felt oddly tight while the rest of the dress was a little loose. Felt a bit matronly. Didn't end up wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
May 19, 2016
Na

I sadly did not wear this. The arms were to tight, which made it not comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
June 5, 2016
Classy, sexy dress!

This dress was very form fitting but not too tight...I rented the 10 and 12 and went with the 12 because the arms were too tight in the 10. There was no give so if you went, I would definitely get the bigger size as a second option. Overall I loved the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
June 29, 2016
Tight shoulders and sleeves

The dress itself fits true to size. However, the sleeves were snug and where the shoulders went around was extremely tight it was uncomfortable. Unfortunately I read the fit information rather than the reviews. You should definitely order up a size if you don't have very thin arms. Other than that it was a stunning dress on, wish the sizing wouldve worked

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
July 12, 2016
first RTR rental and it went well

this was my first RTR rental and I was happy with how easy it was to order and send back the dress. I wore this dress for a formal work function and the dress fight snugly. I would have maybe felt more comfortable in a size up but I had my spanx to help me through the day. one Hong about this dress is that you would need someone to help you with the zipper in the back. I couldn't zip this up myself. overall, nice dress. I would definitely order again.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 19, 2017
Perfect wedding dress!

The fit was great. I have bigger legs, smaller waist, and bigger boobs.. and it was perfect. The length was appropriate just above the knee, and I loved the neckline and long sleeves. The sleeves were a bit tight on top and loose nearer to my hands.. I just pushed them up a bit so they were more like 3/4 sleeves. Another downside was the fabric has no give or stretch which I normally like. Also, the sequins are rough - not uncomfortable for you but if you want your date to hold you, hug you, or dance with you, they may get a poke. Overall very happy with this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 26, 2012
Great dress, very elegant. Lots of compliments.

Runs slightly large.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 30, 2013
Getting complimented by the bride

Perfect dress! So classy, but sexy and flattering too. Paired perfectly with black heels and really didn't need any additional jewelry or anything. Read the reviews and decided to go a size smaller than I normally would. Got a 4 as back up--both fit, but the two was the best fit. I think the 0 would have been an absolute perfect fit although based on other reviews, the arms may have been too small. I didn't have any issues with the arms being too tight in the 2 and I felt like the dress was made for my body! I didn't want to take it off and had compliments all night. I will without a doubt rent this dress again for the next wedding or formal function I have!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 27, 2014
Complimented by the bride - perfect cool weather dress for a wedding!

This dress is stunning and romantic in person: beautiful bead and lace detailing, very flattering neckline. With the help of customer service and reviews, I went with my normal size 8 and size 10 for backup, based on all the reviews of right sleeves. While I generally a very classic size 8, i found that this dress was not as fitted as I wanted it to be. The sleeves were right, but the body of the dress was too loose. Nevertheless I loved the look of the dress and got compliments all night.

Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
April 13, 2014
I was the bell of the ball, and it was amazing!

With my linebacker back n shoulders, the top of the gown was fitted (no bra worn), as the night progressed it loosened. The hip area was loose but allowed movement for dancing. Luv RTR.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 21, 2014
Cute dress, didn't fit

I was really excited to receive this dress, Unfortunately for me both sizes ran to big. Also, dress sits farther off the shoulder than I expected. Luckily for me, I was able to receive a credit toward my next rental.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
August 14, 2014
Gorgeous dress, sizing a little off

Simply put, this dress is gorgeous. It's a great mix of trendy (the lace overlay is lovely in person) and old-school glamour (the off-the-shoulder cut is super flattering without being super revealing) and the fit definitely makes the most of curves! All in all, this style strikes a balance between elegant and sexy, and was ideal for a formal cocktail party and rehearsal dinner. Though a rental obviously worn by other fashionable ladies, the dress I received was in great condition - no obviously missing or damaged beads, no pulls in the lace, etc. The only issue I encountered was the fit. I felt the dress ran slightly large, especially in the waist, and yet was significantly shorter than I anticipated. Based on the length advertised in the product details, I expected the dress to hit 2 inches below the knee on my 5' 6" frame; once I shimmied into it, however, it hit at least an inch above my knees while standing - and quite a bit higher than that while I was sitting down. Not a catastrophe, but I'd purposefully chosen a dress with a longer skirt since I would be sitting on an elevated platform for part of the evening. On the upside, I did not have any issues with the sleeves being tight (an initial concern, as other reviewers mentioned they ran narrow) nor any trouble with range of motion in my arms. I absolutely recommend the dress, but suggest chatting with an RTR stylist about the length and fit if you know you want/need to have your knees covered!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
May 12, 2014
Dress fit like a glove

It made me feel very sexy, great quality and I would definitely rent again. The arms were a bit small but the dress itself ran big

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 17, 2012
Beautiful Dress

This dress is very well made and absolutely gorgeous!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 10, 2012
Beautiful dress, but it was a hung on my body a little, I probably could have used a size 4.

I put a belt around the waist of the dress to synch it in a little more and it turned out perfect! Definitely would wear again, if there were a smaller size available.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
January 9, 2013
A bit small in the shoulders/arms

This dress is a bit longer than what I normally wear. I think it's more appropriate for an older woman or a more conservative dresser than myself. It fit a bit small, especially in the shoulders/arms. I do have athletic shoulders/arms but I could barely get the dress over them while it fit in the waist/hips.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 27, 2013
Pretty dress but had some issues

Sorry for no picture, but I ended up wearing my backup dress from RTR. I took an 8 with a 10 as back up. Both were fine in the length but the sleeves were REALLY tight. My arms are not big and this was just uncomfortable. This is a dress which also looks much better with spanx to keep everything nice and firm. Not a bad dress, but tight lace on the sleeves was just too much to handle. I am glad I spent the extra $ for the back up dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 21, 2013
The dress itself was actually a little big but the lace on the arms has no give what so ever.

The arms were so tight I couldn't get it on. The rest of the dress was roomy and almost big. You really have to have very thin arms to make this dress work. If I had sized up the dress would have been swimming on me. I wish the lace had more of a stretch like the Nicole Miller lace dresses tend to. In jeans I wear a 10 and in dresses I almost always wear an 8.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 10, 2013
Did not like the length, style.

I felt like an old lady in this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 4, 2013
Great cocktail dress

I rented this for a wedding as a back up dress, but ended up choosing the other style. This would be nice for a cocktail party. The fit made my stomach hang out just a bit too much for my comfort. I can also see the sleeves getting pretty itchy after a while.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2014
Not satisfied

The shell of the dress is technically well-constructed - lace and beading structure is very sturdy, material is high quality - but then I put it on. For the retail price, I'd expect it to wear much better. - The sleeves are SMALL - I have a very thin upper body and still had to work the sleeves up inch by inch over my arms. - The body fits decently well, although some extra fabric in the back - The straps for hanging are not well placed - I constantly had to keep tucking them in. It's a beautiful dress in theory, but if it doesn't fit you like a glove, it doesn't fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
April 5, 2014
Was back up dress, didn't wear it.

tight on arms

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 20, 2014
Beautiful dress on model, different story when rented

Dress is super fragile and the arms run tight. Be careful!!

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