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)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
October 7, 2012
Beautiful dress!
This dress is so pretty! The print and shape of the dress are unique and so beautifully done. I wore this to a wedding and tons of compliments all night! The fit was okay, as I am significantly larger on the bottom, it was a little tight around my hips and sort of tugged. The top portion was a little large on my frame, also. There is a couple of pleats on either side of the waist, underneath the bust, which I didn't realize from the picture, which also could have been a reason why the bottom portion didn't look perfect on my body type. Overall, I did feel great in the dress and loved all the compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2012
Loved this dress! Perfect for a wedding.
The dress is absolutely beautiful. From the cut at the top, to the ruffle, to the pattern. Now for the sizing - I rented the 10 and 12 as a back-up. I have a broad back, so the 10 fit perfectly except for some slight pulling around the back at the top (even though I was able to zip it fine). So I went with the 12, which was big, but I was less self-conscious about the back. Aside from the size bit, it was also a little long on me (although I am on the shorter side) and hit below my knee. Overall though, I was very happy with the dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 22, 2012
Loved this dress for a black tie optional wedding. It was dressy enough but still fun.
Material is thick so it gave enough structure. It also gave enough room that it wasn't too constricting.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
October 26, 2012
The dress was a perfect combination of class and style! It made me feel confident and beautiful.
As a new mom I needed something that was forgiving in all the right areas. I rented a 10 and a 12, I wore the 12 it hid my baby belly and gave me enough room in the chest. I am only 5'2, but the length was perfect. It was long enough without drowning me.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2012
this was incredibly fun and easy to do!
dress was perfect for a black tie affair and was comfortable to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
December 14, 2012
Beautiful comfortable dress, got lots of compliments, perfect for the holidays!
I'm in between sizes so the 12 was a little too tight and the 14 a little too big, went for the bigger size to be comfortable. Material was heavier perfect for a winter holiday party! It was a little long on me since I'm 5'4" but still looked good.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 17, 2012
Love the back and the ruffle over the shoulder!
Fits nicely overall, although it's a tad loose in the midsection
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 156lbs
December 19, 2012
very comfortable
slightly tighte around the hips but overall very c omfortable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
December 24, 2012
Fresh twist on the standard LBD
The tonal shadow brocade fabric was lovely: not too clingy, not too stiff. I loved the ruffled one-shoulder neckline with the black satin edging. I was getting compliments all night! My hips are a size 6, but my waist is a size 4- this dress worked amazingly in a 6 and I just cinched the waist with a wide, soft black leather belt. I will most definitely be renting this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 20, 2013
Night at the ballet
I wore this dress to the ballet in DC. I'd never worn a one shoulder dress before and absolutely loved it! It was flirty and sophisticated at the same time. The length was perfect for the ballet. The details of the fabric were really pretty close up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2013
All wrong.
I'm generally between a size 4 and a 6. I'm curvy, but I ordered this dress in just a 6 thinking that it would be perfect (since it said it ran small). This dress is wayyyy small, but also just an odd fit. The chest fit, the midection was huge, and the dress was tight around my hips. I didn't want to go up to the 8 because I knew it would fit my hips, but it would be too big everywhere else. Also, the fabric is not my fave-- looks kind of cheap and gawdy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 10, 2013
Classy dress for a work event
I rented this dress for a work event in NYC. I thought it was perfect for the event. It came to about knee length which was perfect, and I loved the style. The material was beautiful and had a nice subtle shimmer to it. My only issue with it was that it was a little loose in the hips, but for someone with fuller hips this would fit nicely.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 8, 2013
22 weeks prego
Got this as part of 5 dress sleep over. This is a great option for a growing belly. It did run a little big for me but still a very cute option.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 25, 2013
Not so hot
I had high hopes for this dress. Unfortunately, the size 8 ran small and I did not receive an alternate size. I'm still confused about why I didn't get a back up size and have contacted customer service. The dress fit me like a sausage casing and the zipper couldn't make it all the way up. I didn't get a single compliment, where as previous RTR dresses have been major hits. If I'd actually had the right size, I think the dress would have looked good on me. I guess my lesson learned is always have a back up plan. C'est la vie.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 3, 2013
I just didn't have to worry about fit all night. Got many compliments!!!
Fit great. Hard to zip… need to trust someone for that. A little longer than I'd have liked, but overall it was an amazing dress for the price and timeframe. I tried to rent the same dress in a 6 2 weeks ago, but I've lost 6 lbs It was too big. So… advice… size down. :-)
GinaFebruary 10, 2014
I agree with Lisa about the hard to zip-- you do need someone there to help you do it!
RTR CustomerMay 9, 2014
I agree with both Lisa and Gina...tremendously difficult to zip.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
April 16, 2014
Gorgeous Dress
I ordered a 12 and a 14 and the 12 was perfect. Lots of compliments on this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 198lbs
June 4, 2014
Fit fine in the butt and the top, but tight around the rib cage!
The size 12 didn't fit at all, it was a tad too short probably because it was too small overall. I tried the 14 and it fit everywhere but the ribcage and we had a hard time zipping it up. My goal is to lose about 15lbs and I should be able to wear this for another event in the fall. I loved everything about the dress and am really bummed that I can't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 162lbs
June 8, 2014
Even better in person!
I had a great time tonight wearing this dress! Lots of compliments; my husband insisted on the five-star rating. The dress is very comfortable and was light weight enough for a summer wedding in the south. I used a single piece of two-sided fashion tape to keep the sleeveless side of the dress in place for the evening, and it didn't slip once throughout lots of dancing. A standard strapless bra worked fine. I'm a little bigger on the top than bottom, so someone with a little more curves could still wear this size. Ignore the silver chain on my left shoulder, that's my evening bag that I didn't remember to take off for the photo.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
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:
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:
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:
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!
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:
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:
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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Top Contributor
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!
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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Top Contributor
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:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
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:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
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:
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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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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Top Contributor
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:
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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Top Contributor
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 ;)
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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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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Top Contributor
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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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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