Carmen Marc Valvo

Black Couture Ruffle Gown

$80 rental
$745 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Channel Grace Kelly glam in this one shoulder ruffle gown by Carmen Marc Valvo. Classic and elegant, this style will make you feel like royalty! Simply add kate spade new york accessories’ Crystal Chapel Cluster Necklace, Cara Accessories’ Gold Dress Me Up Bracelet and Whiting and Davis’ Gold Mesh Glam Clutch.

Also available in red.

Also available in sizes 0 - 14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W. Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W. Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Plus Size Size Chart

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Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black crepe (100% polyester ). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline with ruffle detail. A-line skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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34 reviews

Fit
Small 8
True to Size 19
Large 4
Photos 15
LeAnn
Age: 33
May 15, 2015

Stunning dress

Size worn: 18WL
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful and very comfortable gown. The long size was still a little short on me, but that's ok because I had gorgeous shoes to show off. It was very easy to move and dance in. This was my first RTR experience and I will be back, I felt like a movie star.
Kerry
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 28, 2015

I received compliments when I walked in the door. I felt like a million bucks.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was great in the chest area. The only thing I wasn't expecting was how short the front was. It was a few inches shorter than in the front and it actually worked out because it was snowing I didn't have to worry about it dragging on the ground.
RTR Customer
Dec 1, 2014

The dress's luxurious fabric held up to a whole night of dancing without any awkward bumps and lumps

Size worn: 20WL
Rented for: Wedding
This dress wasn't my first choice, but it seemed elegant enough for a black tie wedding (it definitely was.) The mermaid cut really emphasizes the right curves. My problem is my tummy area, though, and since the dress doesn't flare away from the midsection, I felt it was hard to conceal that. The black color, the slip underneath , and the heavy, quality fabric definitely helps. This was a long, but it was WAY short on me, even barefoot. I'm 5'9, and was hopeful that it came in a long version, but it was about 7 inches off the floor with heels on. The ruffle doesn't stay fluffed like it does on the model, but the dress is very elegant and "va va voom," especially for the price! Came in great condition, looked brand spanking new. Loved the RTR experience overall and will definitely rent again!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 28, 2014

Perfection!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The perfect evening dress. Flattering cut, great shoulder detail and the prefect fabric for a smooth figure (with spanx of course). I'm 5'7" and could not have worn the standard length. Order the extra long if you are over 5'6" and plan on wearing any heel. I also used the the hollywood tape for the strapless side - danced all night without tugging at the dress once.
sissly89
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 23, 2014

AMAZING

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so beautiful. I got so many compliments on the dress. It was perfect for the Formal wedding i attended. I originally had another dress ordered but it was stuck in the northern states due to weather and wasnt going to arrive on time. RTR let me pick out another dress because they didnt have the correct size in my original dress, so i picked this one and I am so glad i did. When i called RTR on the day before my dresses were supposed to be delivered and tracking was advising it would be delivered monday,2 days after my event, RTR saved me and overnighted the dresses to me so i would have them. I LOVE RTR!! thanks a bunch!!
mayog
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
Jun 21, 2014

The dress was absolutely the right fit for the evening, and I looked like a million buckx

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is a little big at the bust, but nothing a safety pin couldn't handle. I ordered the 16 and 18 and the 16 fit perfectly, if a little loosely. This is a VERY figure-flattering dress; made me look much thinner than I am. I did wear it with shapewear, but could have gotten away without. Pro-Tip: Especially if you are "Plus Sized," take the time to take your measurements. Every designer's "16" is not the same as every other designer's 16.
RTR Customer
Apr 14, 2014

This dress really flattered my hourglass figure!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This wasn't my first choice but my original choice was returned in poor condition so I had to go with my second choice. The dress fit really well and flattered my hourglass figure nicely, however it fell a little short. The picture on the model shows the dress going to the floor but on me it stopped at my ankles! I'm only 5'3'' so usually my problem is that long dresses are TOO long, so that was a little annoying.
RTR Customer
Apr 8, 2014

RTR was fantastic! Easy, affordable, and amazing!

Size worn: 20WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit beautifully! It was almost a little bit too short, so I wouldn't recommend it for women taller than 5'9. But like I said, amazing fit! I did wear the size up from my normal size because I have a smaller upper body and wider hips, and my normal size fit a little snug through the hips. The dress hugged my curves in all of the right places, so I definitely recommend this dress for curvier girls! So glad that I chose RTR for this experience!
MayDay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 186 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Fundraising event for client

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful fabric. Nice weight. Very comfortable. A little large in the bust and I have 38DDD. I had to use dress tape to get it to stay where I wanted on the non-shoulder side. shorter in front with a little bit of a train or longer in back. I felt very elegant. Though I would be intimidated or overpowered by ruffle, but did not feel that way at all. Also, was afraid I'd feel exposed with open shoulder, but was quite comfortable. I was also able to use a removal strap on my strapless bra under the ruffle so I felt more supported. I work spanx just to help smooth things out, but they may not have been necessary. Would be curious if the dress would have been more flattering or curve conscious in a smaller size. I feel like this picture does not do the dress justice and that I did not look as apple shaped as I appear here, but it was the only full shot I got the whole night!
Rosanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 23, 2014

Beautiful black gown that emphasized the right spots

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this gown. This was my first time renting anything long and I was super nervous about this. I'm short (5'3) and was worried I would be tripping over myself all night. However, when the dresses came they were only ankle length which was perfect because I could truly show off my new shoes. It was a comfortable dress. I wore spanx shorts to keep my belly in check, but the color really hid any imperfections. I loved the way it accentuated my curves. I highly recommend this dress for a formal affair.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Straight & narrow
Mar 5, 2014

I felt beautiful and elegant in this dress.

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this gown to a Mardi Gras ball and felt absolutely beautiful. The dress fit wonderfully and I had many compliments throughout the night. I wear a size 16 and had to go up a size for the dress but I think that may be normal for formals.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180 lbs
Feb 17, 2014

Classy and comfortable

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The great RTR staff sent this to me after my original dress was lost by the shipper. It was a really simple but classy and was really comfortable to wear. I received a ton of compliments on the dress! It ran bigger than expected but with the hem tape and a little pinning I made it work. I am short (5'1") and I was surprised at the shortness of the length. It worked well for me but tall ladies should definitely go with the longer length.
Marie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
Dec 1, 2013

My boyfriend like the dress on me, he was so proud.

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit me very well, the only problem was the length it was too short, but I fixed it by wearing a long black skirt under.
Mary Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 70
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215 lbs
Nov 7, 2013

What a great dress to wear as Cruella.!!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit very well except for the length. It was about 4" too short. I wore black tights underneath so it was okay. Got lots of complements.
N
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Body type: Pear
Jun 9, 2015

Beautiful dress-did not get to wear it too big

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved it but did not wear it....too big.....normally 14 but when ordered a bridesmaid dress, 20 was ordered but this was too big
Austin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Apr 23, 2015

Super comfortable dress!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Make sure to order the Long - I'm 5'6" and the long was perfect with a 3" heel. I'm so glad I read the other reviews. This dress is so comfortable and was lovely to wear. You'll need Spanx to smooth out lines because it is a fit to flare cut but with the stretch and color, it is a dream!
Denekia
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Apr 22, 2015

The dress gave a very sleek look.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress ran a little big around the waist.
Katherine
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195 lbs
Feb 20, 2015

Classic Elegance!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I would probably recommend getting your size and 1 size larger. I ordered 1 size larger and it fit PERFECTLY! The dress was extremely comfortable and hung beautifully. Very classy! I wore 3 inch heals and the long length was perfect. I am 5'8". HIGHLY recommend!
Laura
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Jan 20, 2015

A very formal dress, and flattering to my figure.

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is shorter in the front. I'm not quite 5'4'', and it didn't touch the ground with out heels. It was a little big on me, so I didn't wear this dress. The top was bigger, and the side without the strap would fall over and expose my boobs. I am a D cup, so I would normally fill it up.
April
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 24, 2014

Unfortunately didn't wear it

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ran pretty large. Was too big and didn't end up wearing.
Teresa
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

I was shocked and completely stunned at how WONDERFUL this dress looked and fit on me!

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Ran a little bigger on top, but didn't droop or sag. I worried when I pulled the dress out that it would be too long, I tried it on and it was PERFECT right to the shoes. I wore it to a formal work Christmas party and a week later I'm still getting compliments! It was a TOTAL SUCCESS! I've shared the website so many times as a result.
Amber
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Nov 21, 2014

Great dress but runs a little large

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The 16W was loose all around. This was sent as a back-up dress. It's really gorgeous but I could have used a size down.
RTR Customer
Nov 10, 2014

So worried it wasn't going to fit and it did wonderfully!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my sorority formal and it fit amazing! At first I thought it was a little too short. And considering I'm only 5'3 it might be too short for anyone else taller. But it's a tad longer in the back than in the front and as the night went on I was very thankful it wasn't any longer or I would've been tripping all over it. Plus it showed off my heels a little.
Carolyn
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 1, 2014

The perfect dress,even if it was my second choice.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
There are no pros or cons.
Hana
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Fabric thickness was great, but it looks a little cheap.

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this for my sister for her prom, and she loved it! The fabric is thick so it sucks everything in, but she still wore spanks underneath to make sure everything stayed in place. The dress made her look slender and hugged all of the right places. Although it looked very nice, I can't imagine anyone paying full retail price for this gown! In person the fabric looked cheap but in photos it looks stunning. She is 5'10" ~ 5'11" wore size 18L with 2.5 inch heels and it was barely off the ground.
JC
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 1, 2014

I wore the back up dress that I also rented.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It's a beautiful gown, but it ran small and was extremely short. I'm 5'5" and based on the reviews, I ordered the "long", but it was still entirely too short to wear. I was very disappointed.
Kari
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

Beautiful dress, too short!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit of the dress was perfect. It hugs every curve the right way. Unfortunately it was way too short. At 5'6 you could see my ankles. (Not a cute look) loved the dress, not the length.
andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 50 lbs
Jun 17, 2014

Did not wear it

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is short in the front and has a tail (long) in the back. I am 5'5" and the dress was too short without shoes and looked even more ridiculous with heels. Unfortunately I could not wear it. The dress material was elegant. I think having wide hips (normally size 16) it wasn't flattering. I think the dress would look much better on someone thinner.
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
May 18, 2014

Not meant for ladies with big chests!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this as my back up dress in a size 16WR and 18WR. I'm considered plus size because I'm a size 16, but mainly because my chest is a 36HH. This dress is NOT meant for us ladies with boobs. Nor is it meant for anyone without proper sized hips. My chest would have fallen out of this had I tried to wear it, and it was a couple inches too big in the hips. The length would have been too short had I worn my 4 inch heels as well, I'm 5'9. Overall this dress was very pretty, but kind of boring in my book (I didn't want black), and not the right size. But, the fabric was great, and would have held up nicely to a night of dancing.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 15, 2014

this dress was super nice, ended up not wearing

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress just didn't work for my body type. such a bummer cause i really liked it
Wendy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 194 lbs
Feb 24, 2014

Great fit and very comfortable!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5' 4" and ordered the Regular length but it was too short and hit at my ankles. I ordered the 16WL and it was perfect with heels. This dress was very classic and looked great at the Jr. League Black Tie Gala Ball.
Colette
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 4, 2013

Classic, elegant look

Size worn: 20WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress, but would recommend sizing up 2-3 sizes. I wear a 14W in regular clothes and dresses, and had to size all the way up to a 20W. The look overall was fantastic, and I got a lot of compliments.
Emily
Age: 44
Aug 6, 2015

ran a bit small, but I felt like a million bucks!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
runs a bit small for the larger busted women, but the rest of the dress fits true to size. It is exceptionally comfortable.
kari
Age: 39
Aug 2, 2015

Stunning dress.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Super elegant. A little short in the front but that was good for me.....if you are taller than 5'7 get the long version. Looked beautiful with hair back and chandelier earrings! :O) Compliments were flowing all night!
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