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Carmen Marc Valvo

Beaded Bow Power Gown

$185 rental
$840 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Simply stunning! This Carmen Marc Valvo has it all. Channel old Hollywood glam by trying a rich red lip, the Kenneth Jay Lane's Clear Drop Earrings, and the House of Harlow 1960's Silver Sunburst Bangle to top off your look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust, so we recommend sizing up for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips with fuller skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - One length available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'7'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has support at the bust
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust, so we recommend sizing up for fuller bust sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips with fuller skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - One length available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'7'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has support at the bust
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black satin pique(58% polyester; 17% acrylic; 17% wool; 8% acetate; lining: 100% acetate). One shoulder neckline with beaded bow shoulder. Gathered back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip.

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11 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 10
Large 0
Photos 3
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 30, 2011

Other guests told me I looked like I belonged on the red carpet - like a classic Hollywood movie star!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
very comfortable and elegant dress - fitted enough and with full coverage at top that didn't need a bra. slender/straight skirt but sequin bow and back train are fun/playful additions. absolutely loved this dress - so many compliments. perfect for a sophisticated formal affair!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112 lbs
Feb 15, 2012

Simply Chic

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress. Simple elegance. My husband loved my "rear end" in this dress!! Danced the night away. The only negative was the hem was a little worn/frayed
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 19, 2012

Beautiful!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
A beautiful gown, even though I didn't wear it for the event (it was my backup) but it was amazing and well made
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Aug 26, 2012

Loved!!! Black tie event

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved it!! Comfortable great fit.... Tons of complements!!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 136 lbs
Sep 2, 2012

i was looking good

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
this night i attend a friend bday,many compliment..i was impress
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 17, 2012

Perfectly cut dress wih a little sparkle on the shoulder.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Asymmetrical back is dramatic yet classy. This dress feels fabulous on. Give it a try!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Jul 1, 2013

Very elegant gown

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a formal wedding and it was so elegant. The tail was so much fun to swing around on the dance floor. The dress will require very little jewelry to spice up even though it's a black dress. Definitely recommend it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 143 lbs
Aug 1, 2013

I'm sad to say that I didn't get to wear this. It was such a gorgeous dress...

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Hate that I didn't wear it...
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147 lbs
Aug 5, 2013

Elegant gown

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my back-up. The size 12 was too big so RTR sent me an emergency size 10 which fit perfectly. The material was substantial, the dress was comfortable but elegant, with a small train that I appreciated (though I did have to watch for people stepping on me during the crowded reception. I ended up liking this much better than the dress I'd planned to wear as it was more flattering to my shape (I could stand to lose 20 pounds).
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 21, 2014

Didn't wear. Back up dress. Less than great condition.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my backup dress and I didn't end up wearing it, but - of course - I had to try it on! It's a nice dress that seems like it'd be flattering to most shapes and beautiful on. The particular dress I was sent was damaged and looked very worn. At the time it I rented (feb 2012) it didn't dawn on me to review (since I didn't wear it) but had I known then how awesome the customer service is at RTR I probably would have recommended taking the dress I received out of circulation. Had my first choice not worked out the dress I was sent wouldn't have even been a backup option for me because of the apparent damage (mostly the bottom of the dress - stringy hem and apparent wear). But one in better condition would probably be fabulous.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 25, 2014

Stunning in pictures!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I ordered a dress from RTR and it did not come in on time and we were flying to LA for an our engagement shoot. RTR was so accommodating and shipped another dress overnight so this was actually a last minute option. The dress was quite stunning in pictures although it had some imperfections. The bottom of the dress was frayed because it is long and it was very roomy on the top which is never my problem. Despite these issues, the dress is elegant and classy, making these pictures my favorites amongst over a thousand pictures taken.
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