Carmen Marc Valvo

Black Truffle Dress

$144 to buy
$480 retail
Stylist Notes

Attending a wedding? This elegant Carmen Marc Valvo asymmetric, ruffle shoulder style is perfect for the ceremony. Accessorize with the Crislu's Classic Lady Earrings and Ben-Amun's Crystal Cambon Pearl Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 6-14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black metallic jacquard (76%Polyester, 17% Metallic) Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline with ruffle detail. Straight skirt. Hidden side zipper. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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73 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(49)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
September 11, 2017
I received a lot of compliments.
No cons really. Everything about the dress was great.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
September 3, 2017
Great service from rtr!
I loved this dress! So many compliments! I always feel the need to coverup my broad shoulders but this actually seemed flattering! My first time wearing a one shoulder. Would buy this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
May 14, 2017
Conservative yet fun
I was an officiant for a friends wedding and wore this dress. It was a perfect little black dress that was conservative enough to wear during the ceremony, as well as dancing. Only downfall was it is a little tight through the hips
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
July 18, 2016
Very nice dress with lots of compliments.
fit like a glove
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
February 14, 2016
Love the classic style.
Fits true to size. A lot of loose threads but clipped them easily. The fabric has a lot more texture than the pics show.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
December 27, 2015
Classy with a twist!
This was one of two dresses RTR overnight rd after the first two didn't fit correctly. I wasn't sure about the one-shoulder but it was perfect! There is a pattern in the material that dresses it up a bit from your basic LBD, and the shoulder is sassy without being too over the top. Super comfortable too!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 30, 2015
Great Black Dress Option
I wore this to my boyfriend's sister's wedding. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit of this dress. It hugged my curves perfectly and was a great length. A great black dress option!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
November 24, 2015
Great dress for day and night!
I wore this dress for a ceremony and luncheon, then for a party in the evening. The dress held up very well. It didn't wrinkle at all. I did not have the issue of it being too low on the one side or the sting coming out like other reviewers. Overall I was very pleased. I did however have a problem with the lining of the skirt. It was too tight and every time I got in and out of my car I felt it rip a little bit. I could not help it! The dress itself had plenty of space but the inside was way too tight.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Age: 34
November 18, 2015
Perfect for holiday photos.
Loved everything about the dress; there were some loose strands but other than that it was perfect.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 14, 2015
Beautiful and comfortable.
I loved this dress. It was very comfortable. I would have preferred that it was a little bit tighter in the waist, but overall, it was a hit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
November 5, 2015
Great for a classy night in the city!
I wore this to the theatre with my boyfriend in November. I rented 12 & 14. Beware--there is no stretch in this dress. 12 ran a bit tight, but was more flattering around the bust while the 14 gaped a lot on the strapless side. (The little black hanger straps kept coming out all night--maybe get some tape to hold them down?) My boyfriend definitely liked the textured fabric--showed off my assets well even though it was unimpressive on the hanger. This dress did run a bit on the long side for me, hitting barely above my knees. I paired this with small silver jewelry and some strappy Calvin Klein heels to keep it simple.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 28, 2015
Easy to order, shipped on time, clean, nice quality dress
I wore this to a graduation dinner. Perfect little black dress. The material was thicker but comfortable. It had a pretty floral design with a slight shimmer to it. I loved the ruffle shoulder detail. It was snug in the chest area but a bit big in my hips. Loved my overall experience!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
October 15, 2015
Lovely dress! Tight in the underarm area
Got the dress for a wedding. Looks fabulous on!! I'd say the dress is true to size, but I went up a size for comfort. The underarm area of the size 6 really dug into my armpits. It was very uncomfortable, so I wore the size 8. The only down side to this dress is that dancing is difficult due to the snug fit in the hips. Couldn't do funky moves like the stanky leg in the whip nae nae, etc ;)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 7, 2015
Beautiful dress, needed a little hemming
This dress is really flattering and extremely comfortable. My boyfriend and mom were "unimpressed" when I showed them the photo of what I rented & even when they saw the dress on the hanger. Luckily, I knew better. The subtle pattern on the dress makes it look really nice and not plain at all. The one shoulder fit perfectly - I have a small bust & am too annoyed by strapless dresses to even consider them so this was perfect for me. The only thing is that the dress is a little large around the mid section and also a little long. When I first tried it on I was annoyed that the fabric bunched in the midsection when I walked around (everything above the band stayed in place and was perfect). I bought some hemming tape and brought up the bottom of the dress at least 2 inches, the length of the slit, and that made it look a lot more flattering (& young) and also made it a bit tighter, alleviating some of the bunching. I think if the dress came in a 4 it probably would have been perfect for me... I wear a 6 in most work dresses and pants but sometimes formal wear I need a 4 so I'm not very surprised by this. I opted for grey and black BCBG heels and simple jewelry since I felt the dress did most of the work. I wore large silver/diamond studs and a silver bracelet, seriously no necklace needed. I would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
October 4, 2015
Easy to wear, nothing over the top
I wore this to a party. It was a little big. I am not quite a 14 but it didn't look too bad. A little worn but a good functional party dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
September 30, 2015
nephews wedding
Beautiful dress, but didn't fit. too small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
September 13, 2015
Cute Dress!
Ended up wearing another dress I rented to the wedding but this was super cute and I would totally rent it again!! The dress I wore was a 14 but the 12 fit in the dress (and I usually wear a 10/12).
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 13, 2015
Fits like a glove, lots of compliments!
This dress fit me like a glove, which is why i rated it "runs small.". I loved it and it was much more comfortable than i had expected. Easy to sit and dance in! I received many compliments and would highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
June 29, 2015
Very comfortable and received a ton of compliments!!!!
True to size! I got constant compliments the entire night and I danced all night in it! It was very comfortable, the material was great, and it was perfect for the occasion!
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 29, 2015
So many compliments!
I am normally a size 10, but wore the 12 because the lower portion was too tight to be comfortable. The top half was too large and had to be safety pinned. Even with the adjustments this dress was incredibly comfortable and looked great on!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 32
June 14, 2015
This was a perfectly classy gorgeous dress for a classy Newport wedding!
Because there was no stretch, I had to wear the larger size, which fit perfectly!! It was perfect for a super classy wedding in Newport, RI! Easy to move in and I was able to dance all night AND eat ;)
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 11, 2015
Classic black dress, would rent again.
Dress fit well and worked great but was a little bit worn. There were some strings hanging down that had to be cut and the lining when it arrived was a little bit rumpled with the bottom of the dress. Lining issue was fixed just by letting it hang up so no issue there. Really liked this dress and would rent it again for similar events. Material is not too heavy so wearing it for an outdoor evening wedding in early May was ok.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
June 4, 2015
Perfect for a black tie wedding. Got lots of compliments.
Fitted through the bust and waist. More room through the hips. Very figure-flattering. I'm 5'6" and the hem was just below the knee.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 29, 2015
My Cousin's wedding
This is the first dress that I have rented from Rent the Runway. I was very pleased with the dress. It fit perfect and was very comfortable. I received lots of compliments. The design in the material make it very elegant. The dress arrived a day before it was suppose to and was easy to ship back after my event. I found that past customers pictures were very helpful in picking out a dress so I especially love that feature offered from Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
April 21, 2015
Comfrotable dress that allowed movement during a hectic rehearsal dinner
This dress was extremely comfortable and beautiful. It ended up being a little more dressed up than the dress code for the rehearsal dinner but there's nothing wrong with dressing up! I got a lot of comments about how beautiful the dress was. It fit perfectly around the waist and bust which are typically problem areas for me. I also had to help set up the dinner as well as help clean up very quickly afterwards and this dress did not restrict much of my upper body movements. The skirt was a little tighter than I had expected so I had to shorten my strides a bit and it made going up and down the stairs carrying trays very interesting. However, I loved the dress. Another successful RTR rental!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 14, 2015
Very flattering!
I loved the length and cut of this dress. However, while it fit my hips pretty well, it gaped quite a bit on my left side and I was worried I might pop out of it! Also, the black straps used to hang the dress kept coming out. Other than that, I loved it!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
March 16, 2015
I rented this dress for a friends wedding and I loved it!
This was my first RTR and I'm hooked! There is NO stretch whatsoever in this dress, but the material is thick and holds up well. I had to size up as recommended and found that it was a little big in the bust, but overall it was a great fit and I got so many compliments on it! I felt so pretty in it, it was hard to return!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
March 2, 2015
didn't wear it
Rented a six but the waist was very loose and too long. The chest area did fit a 34DD
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 25, 2015
Loved this dress!
Pros: True to size, thicker material, high quality, lots of compliments Cons: Dress rubs a little under the arms
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
February 18, 2015
Easy! Perfect!
Perfect! Fitted through then bust and loose in the abdomen. But that's more me than the dress. Very comfortable. Lots of compliments. Will definitely wear again!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
February 17, 2015
Dress fit great! It was classy, elegant and perfect for a winter wedding!
Dress fit great. It was classy, elegant and perfect for a winter wedding! The fabric was heavier and laid well. I am on the shorter side and the dress came to just below my knee, but it looked great with heels. Comfortable enough to dance in all night!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
January 6, 2015
Rented for New Year's Eve.
The fit was great! My stomach is my biggest problem area and this dress hit it well. It's a very classy dress that can be glammed up with good jewelry and shoes. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 25, 2014
Loved this dress!
The dress was really pretty and it fit everywhere except in my hips/waist area. My butt and thighs are too thick. It caused the fabric bunch up in my tummy area. Too bad cuz I felt it looked really nice. If only all I had to do was stand and just be pretty . . .
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 24, 2014
Elegant LBD
I rented this dress for an Annual Awards Dinner for a DC NPO. For a cocktail reception, it was a great choice. The fabric was not too heavy and the brocade pattern added interest. There were several pulled threads in the fabric, but they were not very noticeable. The band at the waist helped create shape, and I received several compliments all evening. To punch up the outfit, I wore red heels and gold jewelry.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 3, 2014
Great dress to make a dramatic statement!
The top was a little big, a lot of room for someone that is busty (which I am). It wasn't too tight that I could wear a strapless bra. I also wore spanx to keep everything smooth. I was moving a lot and the dress was easy to move in. It hugged my curves in the right places and I felt fabulous!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
October 31, 2014
Loved it! Stunning perfect dress
This dress was exactly what I wanted. I do have a short torso and it fit perfect! It was a little tight at the armpits but was great.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 12, 2014
Great dress!
Great fit! Runs true to size and I found all of the stylist notes to be true. Plenty of room in the bust. I am 5'9" and this dress hit right above my knee... Would not have wanted it to be any longer. I would have given it 5 stars, but was a little disappointed that when the dress arrived there were signs of wear... Little strings that I needed to trim. Not a major problem at all. This was my first rtr and I can't wait to rent again :)!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
September 14, 2014
Nice & light weight- hippy girls beware
A fab dress with just enough detail. I am normally an 8 in dresses but that's probably more in my upper waist... I couldn't get the 8 up over my hips! Got the 10 up with no problem but it was a bit too loose in the chest and the upper waist. Still a little snug through the mid section/thighs. If I threw on spanx the dress would have fit fine and fallen great. Wore another dress instead but would rent again in the future!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 5, 2014
The dress was comfortable and the fabric was soft.
The dress was a nice dress and I received many compliments. One thing I did notice was the dress was really worn. There were some fabric pulls on it and places that were more worn than others. I would rent again despite this. The 8 was a tad snug so I wore the 10 with Spanx to smooth everything out and was all set! It was flattering and comfortable.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
August 11, 2014
Convenient :-)
While it was a beautiful dress, it was not built for taller women or those with a longer torso. I chose to wear the 8, versus the 6, as it seemed to allow for more length and looked better. Both of them were too baggy. That said, it is such a beautiful dress it still wore well, despite not fitting perfectly.
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