Carmen Marc Valvo

In And Out Of Love Dress

$40 rental
$835 Retail

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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.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

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".)

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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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Small 19
True to Size 37
Large 8
Photos 42
Cait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 22, 2012

This dress fit perfectly and made me feel amazing! I got so many compliments!!

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit wasn't too tight, very comfortable. The shoulders were much lower than in the picture but it still looked great. It was heavier than I thought it would be but I didn't feel weighted down. There were small loops at the top on the inside so you could hang the dress. They kept coming out through the night. Despite the little issues, I would wear this dress again.
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 26, 2012

It made my night to have a VERY well dressed woman stop to compliment me & comment on my dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a military cocktail reception in Washington, D.C. What a spectacular dress. It felt tight for about the first hour (I was the first one to wear it), then was perfect the rest of the night. It also felt heavy on the hanger, but not at all when it was on. The length was just right, and the way it fit and hangs really accentuated the few curves I have. It felt like such an 'of the moment' dress and I could not have been happier with it. My husband kept repeating, "You look SO nice!" This is a dress I wish I had in my closet!!
Linda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 26, 2012

Great dress, very elegant. Lots of compliments.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Runs slightly large.
J
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 7, 2012

OMG

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
First, let me state that RTR has to be the most dedicated, awesome company. In the midst of a hurricane, which I FULLY comprehend after living through Katrina, they shipped me my dresses overnight airmail. I was headed out shopping 2 days prior to a destination wedding to look for a mother of the groom dress, and I received the email that my dresses were on the way! This company ROCKS! Having sang their praises, now let me critique this dress. Perfect. Elegant. I felt like a star. The wedding was at a venue in New Orleans, and there were hundreds of candles. The beading on this dress picked up all the flickering light and was twinkling away. It is a substantial dress with boning, lined extremely well, and slightly drapes on the shoulder (I wore a VS bra with clear non-slip straps so it was not a problem at all!). Beautiful, glamorous, and comfortable! I danced away to all sorts of music. Compliments galore. Gorgeous. Loved it 100%. Thank you RTR, for your customer service and tremendous selection of dresses!!!
Miriam
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 27, 2013

RTR is genius. They make it so easy to look gorgeous for any occasion. Will definitely rent again.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this gorgeous dress for a baptism reception and I have never felt more beautiful in a dress than I did in this dress. The fit was amazing. It was super comfortable and I got so many compliments on it. I usually wear between and 8 and a 10 in dresses but I ordered the dress in a 10 and a 12 knowing that designer dresses usually run small. I ended up wearing the 12 even though the 10 fit me like a glove because the sleeves were so narrow. This lace has NO give at all so the sleeves were very tight. I opted for comfort over size and I am so glad I did. Rent this dress - you will not be sorry.
Deanna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 28, 2013

I have never been complimented so many times in one night! Loved every moment in this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It's a skin hugger yet flattering and forgiving at the same time. The neck line is gorgeous. I wore this to a black tie and was not at all underdressed. It is an eye catcher! It was comfortable. Showed off my curves, it's sexy but conservative all at the same time. Love love love!
MENKATZ
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 22, 2013

That I could wear it once and then just return it! It was so easy and I will DEFINITELY do it again!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was great. The arms were a tad small but not uncomfortable.
Connie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 8, 2013

Sooooooo loved the fit, the 10 did fit like a glove but the sleeves very tight so went with the 12

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
if the sleeves would have not been so tight on the 10 it would have been the perfect fit then the shoulders would have stayed up more...but I had my slimming Spanx on and it had the straps so I just let them show which really didn't take away from the dress at all.......thanks RTR I will never sew or buy another dress you are now my reason for attending more functions.......I also recommended you to one of my co workers and she so loved her dress for the Black Tie Gala
Lisa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 5, 2013

Rented for a Holiday party at the country club and it was perfect! Received lots of compliments!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I normally wear a 12 but as an ex swimmer and current weight lifter my arms and shoulders were too big for the 12 so I wore the 14. It was big around the waist but people didnt notice because the dress was so stunning. Enjoyed it very much!
Orthowife
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113 lbs
Dec 16, 2013

So elegant and classy!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am 5'8 and 113 lbs and either a size 2 or 4, and I was pleasantly surprised that the 2 fit great. I was looking for a long sleeve dress because of the cold weather and this dress is even more beautiful in person. As always, customer service was great and this dress was even brand new with the tags still on. I received so many compliments on this dress!
Bobbie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 30, 2013

Getting complimented by the bride

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Jill
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 28, 2014

Beautiful dress that was fun to wear!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The sleeves run very small. I never thought I had fat arms until I tried to wriggle into the size 4. Thankful for the backup size 6! Arms were still quite small but everything else fit perfectly. I especially appreciated the length. I am 5'7" and have a long torso so shorter dresses just look inappropriate on me! This was a perfect length and hit just above the knee. Thanks RTR!
Nerri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

I felt classy, yet sexy in this dress. It was form fitting without being too tight or revealing.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING! I got compliments on it all night, everything about it was right.. the length, fit, and style. The lace detailing was sexy without being too revealing, I would definitely recommend this dress, I might even rent it again myself! Great job once again RTR!
Angelica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

WOW! Prepare to make every head turn in this dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I think this is the most beautiful dress I have ever worn. Fits like a glove and not only is it sexy, but classy. I found it to be very comfortable.
Cassandra
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

I was the bell of the ball, and it was amazing!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
melisa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
May 7, 2014

Packaging was amazing and ease of returning

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented for a mad men themed reception. It was selected as a backup dress but once I tried it on I thought it was perfect. It was very comfortable and I normally wear a 12 so this was a pinch big. But I loved it and would definitely rent again.
Kesha
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
May 12, 2014

Dress fit like a glove

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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
Laverne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 183 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Did not get to wear the size 14. This is the 16w.

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Dress is very beautiful, is beaded and very well made. It is true to size, however the arms are so tiny, I could not get the sleeves up past my elbow. The sleeves look like they belong on a size 6 dress! I had to send dress back and call RTR to overnight a size 16w which was perfect.
Anita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142 lbs
Aug 26, 2014

I loved wearing this dress at my stepson's wedding. It was a NYC cocktail party.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit me beautifully, although it was a bit snug and uncomfortable under the arm. I felt very elegant at the wedding and would rent again in a heartbeat.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

Loved it!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
So I actually think this dress looked awesome but my husband thought I had too much belly. I did not have a problem with the arms and the 14 fit better than the 16. I actually regret NOT wearing this.
Brandi
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Nov 2, 2014

Perfect dress for the occasion.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I originally ordered a different dress but when it arrived I realized it was too short and also had some fraying on the bottom. So I called and the assistant helped me with the return and overnighted this dress she recommended. Worked well. I normally wear an 8 but took the suggestion of sizing up due to the narrow arms (I have an atheltic build). Length was perfect and I recieved many compliments though the night. Will be a regular renter for sure! Thanks RTR!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 3, 2014

Sexy, comfortable, work appropriate

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for a work-related event and it was perfect. True to size, fitting yet comfortable.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

Great dress, but heavy and tight arms!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Traci
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

This dress was perfect for the event that I attended, which was an awards banquet for a conference.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Lots of compliments, fit snug but not tight. Very elegant but a bit longer than I would have preferred. The sleeves have a zipper at the ends to make them more fitted. An excellence choice overall!
Lynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

You'll feel like Audrey Hepburn!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. The black over nude is stunning -- it looks as though you're showing skin, but it's perfectly modest. The black is a very rich tone and the lace has embroidery over it in a flower pattern that doesn't show well in the photos. Also a few discreet sequins to give sparkle -- stunning, elegant and classy effect, almost Spanish looking. Size 2 fit perfectly other than the arms, which run SMALL! I'm very thin and muscular but barely could get my arms in; hence the 4-star review. You'll also need someone to zip you up, as I could not manage it on my own. No bra needed if you're small. I wore to the ballet in Philadelphia and turned heads all night. If you want a truly elegant dress, this is the one.
momof3
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

The reviews about the arms being too tight are not a joke!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress would have fit perfectly, but I couldn't pull the sleves up past my shoulder. I carry my weight in my hips, not my arms, so i didn't think I'd have any issues....but it was terrible. There is absolutely no strech in the material of the arms. Unless your arms are twigs, I'd recommend choosing a different dress
Cashell
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 16, 2014

Awesome, sophisticated dress perfect for any occasion.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered a size 10 and a 12 as this dress style isn't always flattering on me. It usually ends up being too lose on top and too tight on bottom. He size 10 fit however I ended up wearing the size 12 instead because it was just a little bit longer on me. The neckline of this dress is so flattering and adds a real element of class. The beading on the dress is very subtle and gives it that little extra something. The fabric was comfortable on the body of the dress but I found the lace fabric on the arms to be a little itchy after a while. Nothing to the point of discomfort, more like a gradual annoyance. Overall, it's the perfect little black dress and I would recommend it for all body types.
Adelina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 21, 2014

I felt great, sexy and confident!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It was a little tight in the arms so I had to wear the larger size. I got a lot of compliments! This dress does not disappoint!
Samantha
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 185 lbs
Dec 22, 2014

Gorgeous, but damaged.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered this dress for my company holiday party and it was absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, the 14 which fit was damaged. There was a piece of boning which was poking out of the side and into my arm. It was extremely uncomfortable and I could not wear it which was very disappointing. Luckily, RTR was great and gave me a full refund for the issue.
Kristie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Great New Year's Eve dress!!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Date
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!
Judy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jan 2, 2015

didnt get to wear this dress to the wedding.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
it was a bit tight on my arms, but everything else was a good fit.
RTR Customer
Jan 6, 2015

Perfect fit, perfect look and absolutely comfortable the entire night. I felt great and comfortable

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Formal Affair
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
Michelle
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

The Dress and the fabulous red shoes I bought to go with the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was perfect! The sleeves were a little snug but not uncomfortable. I am fairly well proportioned and a bit top heavy but still no problems at all with the overall fit and look of the dress. I received so many compliments. I felt so very elegant and beautiful! Will definitely Rent the Runway again!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

Classy and Sexy!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This fit me great. Other reviewers had some issues with the sleeves, but I just let the neck go out a little wider, so the sleeves didn't bother me much. I really liked this dress and will definitely rent it again!
Maegon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 25, 2015

Very nice details and neckline, though the sleeves were a little scratchy

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
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
Rakita
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Jan 26, 2015

LOVED this dress! Got many compliments!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for the occasion. I am a wedding planner so I'm always looking for new dresses RTR is the perfect option for me! This dress fit perfectly in with the theme of the wedding and my role. I suggest you order one size up as it is a little snug around the arms.
Roshan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

A perfect dress for the event!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
All the reviews on here really stressed how snug the arms were and I was super stressed out about it before the dress came. I was worried I made a wrong choice! I didn't find them that bad! I found that going up a size really helped with the fit. I usually wear an 8/10 but wearing the 12 in this dress was perfect. Going up a size made the arms/neck line fit great. I loved the way this fit around my hips. Great style! and perfect for a black tie benefit.
RTR Customer
Feb 7, 2015

Photos very well!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Alicia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 9, 2015

Comfortable and stunning. LOVED IT!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Sleeves are a bit short, but it doesn't damage the look. Overall a great dress. Definitely recommend.
Teah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 12, 2015

no no no

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Who were these sleeves made for?! I rented the 10 & the 12. Both had good length (I'm 6ft tall) and plenty of room for my hips/pear figure. But those SLEEVES! I couldn't even get my arm in enough to zip up the dress. The part of the dress that supposed to be in your underarm was just past my elbows. DON'T RENT! If you're looking for something with sleeves in the black lace category, go with Milly Sara Lace Shift dress. This was the first RTR I rented that I couldn't make work. Luckily, RTR did a fabulous job getting me a replacement dress that fit in time
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