Carmen Marc Valvo

Black Truffle Dress

$35 rental
$480 Retail

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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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Small 5
True to Size 37
Large 3
Photos 36
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 1, 2012

Super Elegant Little Black Dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was really stunning. I loved the ruffle detail on the shoulder and the texture on the dress really added a unique touch to the dress. I wore the size 6, and it was a little bit loose; however, I would recommend sizing up in your backup because there is no stretch. This dress hit right above my knee.
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185 lbs
Oct 7, 2012

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Melissa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 9, 2012

Loved this dress! Perfect for a wedding.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Meghan
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Oct 22, 2012

Loved this dress for a black tie optional wedding. It was dressy enough but still fun.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Material is thick so it gave enough structure. It also gave enough room that it wasn't too constricting.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148 lbs
Oct 26, 2012

The dress was a perfect combination of class and style! It made me feel confident and beautiful.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Frances
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Dec 6, 2012

Beautiful, sophisticated dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my backup dress for a friend's wedding, but I ended up wearing a different dress to the wedding. They didn't have a size 4 available for the date that I rented so I sized up which gave the dress a little bit of a loose fit, which was okay for me. Anyways, I didn't want this dress to go to waste so I decided to wear it to Sunday brunch with my best friend's family. Absolutely loved this dress!
Cheryl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 14, 2012

Beautiful comfortable dress, got lots of compliments, perfect for the holidays!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Johanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

Love the back and the ruffle over the shoulder!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits nicely overall, although it's a tad loose in the midsection
Stephanie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 17, 2012

Loved this dress! Classic for a black tie wedding. Perfect LBD.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a beautiful winter black tie wedding. I felt very comfortable in the dress, loved the pattern of the fabric, that gave it a little more umph that just a plain LBD.
Vivienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Dec 24, 2012

Fresh twist on the standard LBD

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 20, 2013

Night at the ballet

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Kelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 25, 2013

This was my first time using RTR & it was perfect!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for my boyfriend's formal dinner at West Point, and it could not have been a better or smoother process. The dress fit really well and was beautiful, and I got so many compliments..it was a nice, fun, classy twist on the standard black dress. Pretty much ran true to size, and since the smallest size was a size up from what I usually wear, it was a little loose in the waist, but nothing some tape couldn't fix. Overall an amazing dress!
sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 27, 2013

Perfect!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a black tie masquerade ball. Because i don't feel as comfortable in long gowns, i wanted a short dress that was still appropriate for black tie. This dress was perfect!
Adrienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142 lbs
Apr 9, 2013

Amazing for a wedding! Received many compliments and was comfortable!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Bust ran a little big, but nothing to worry about. Length was perfect!
Kristen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 14, 2013

A perfect dress for a classy dinner birthday party for Kim D of RHONJ.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I ordered both a size 6 an 8 figuring one of the two would fit. I tried the 6 on first and had no problem zipping it up, however I noticed a ton of extra material in the stomach...I was so disappointed! I tried on the 8 and it actually fit tighter than the 6 which worked out for me since it fit! I felt very comfortable and super classy in my dress all night. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is not on the petite size however, since the smallest size is a 6. Once again, rent the runway came through!
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 10, 2013

Classy dress for a work event

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Sally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 23, 2013

It's a beautiful dress, but it runs small.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The size 8 was too tight, but the size 10 was too big. I wore the size 8 because I didn't have time to find an alternative. It was just a bit uncomfortable.
Lisaleclair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 8, 2013

22 weeks prego

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
JDJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 28, 2013

Great for a cocktail party!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not end up wearing this dress because it was a little too casual for the black tie function I planned to attend. The dress was beautifully made and very comfortable. Would rent for a wedding or cocktail party.
eastbaybanker
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 25, 2013

Not so hot

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 3, 2013

I just didn't have to worry about fit all night. Got many compliments!!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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. :-)
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 8, 2014

Perfect choice of a LBD to dazzle at a very formal event! WINNER!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
My second time renting and LOVED this time around. I needed a formal dress for a black-tie Chamber event - normally would have spent way too long (and way too much $$) finding a dress to this annual event - I had a quick turnaround to find the perfect dress and RTR once again saved the day. Working with the Go To Girls, I narrowed my choice down to this lovely dress. It was perfect - compliments and praise all night long. It really rocked the event - and as you see, the red carpet too! I got both the 12 and 14 - usually end up between sizes - I went with the larger size b/c of my bust - the 12 wasn't going to allow me breathe b/c of the (ahem) "girls." However, fit great - did wear shape fitting garment to smooth the look of the dress - the material and weight of the dress is very exquisite - the 14 was in perfect condition. I'm a short girl, but this dress worked very well with the event, movement, and comfort - yes, comfort! I didn't feel restricted or uncomfortable in my dress all night - sitting and standing. I would suggest identifying a necklace or a shawl. I felt any pictures with my bare shoulder seemed a little plain - but that can be taken care of accessories in the future. I didn't go with one as it felt like it may overshadow the decorative ruffle. THAT would be my only update if and when I do rent the dress - and chances are I will!
Kate
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Apr 16, 2014

Gorgeous Dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a 12 and a 14 and the 12 was perfect. Lots of compliments on this dress!
AnneP 625
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 198 lbs
Jun 4, 2014

Fit fine in the butt and the top, but tight around the rib cage!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Meg
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

Great dress! Note size 10 runs large

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding. Unfortunately I had to return because the size 10 was too large on me. I am usually a 10 in everything so I was surprised. RTR send me another size the next morning (very fast service) which was an 8 and it was SO SMALL. This dress has a large difference in between sizes. However, it was a beautiful dress and hopefully it will fit someone else very well. RTR has amazing customer service and I will continue to rent from them in the near future!
Marty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

Even better in person!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
RTR Customer
Aug 11, 2014

Convenient :-)

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Steph
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 5, 2014

The dress was comfortable and the fabric was soft.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Amanda Lynne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Sep 14, 2014

Nice & light weight- hippy girls beware

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Ginny
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 12, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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 :)!
Megan
Age: 27
Oct 31, 2014

Loved it! Stunning perfect dress

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 3, 2014

Great dress to make a dramatic statement!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Elegant LBD

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Africa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 25, 2014

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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 . . .
Brynn
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185 lbs
Jan 6, 2015

Rented for New Year's Eve.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Ashley
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 17, 2015

Dress fit great! It was classy, elegant and perfect for a winter wedding!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Kelly
Age: 44
Feb 18, 2015

Easy! Perfect!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Date
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!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 25, 2015

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros: True to size, thicker material, high quality, lots of compliments Cons: Dress rubs a little under the arms
Diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 2, 2015

didn't wear it

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented a six but the waist was very loose and too long. The chest area did fit a 34DD
Rachel
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Mar 16, 2015

I rented this dress for a friends wedding and I loved it!

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Wedding
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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