Carmen Marc Valvo

Courtess Gown

$70 – $90 rental?
$1,390 retail
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Stylist Notes

Steal the show in this fantastically feminine style by Carmen Marc Valvo. With a sexy nude lining, this gown will make you feel like a black tie bombshell!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Lace with Nude Underlay (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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195 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(124)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
November 17, 2016
Classy meets sexy!
Wore this gem of a dress to a formal networking event and received so many compliments! I felt classy, elegant, and sexy all in one which is tough to find in a dress. The dress fit me true to size and hugged me in all the right places without being uncomfortable. I wore a nude longline bra with it and it worked great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 178lbs
November 13, 2016
Perfection
Fit like it was made for me! Gorgeous! Got soo many compliments!!!!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 9, 2016
This dress was perfect for an upstate NY black-tie wedding!
I am so glad I read through the reviews because I assumed the sizing would be small since it is a designer gown. The dress is a bit heavy, but I wore this for an outdoor November wedding so the weight probably helped keep me warm. It runs short. If you are average height go with the long if you plan to wear heels. The material stretches so don't order big on this one if you want form fitting. This dress is really comfortable and easy to move in. My heels would catch on the lace bottom occasionaly. I ordered a 4L and 6L and ended up wearing the smaller size, which naturally made me fill good. I got so many compliments on my gown. I highly recommend this dress. I was a first time user to RTR and I am certain this will be my go to dress shop.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 8, 2016
Got many compliments on the dress. Wore it to a evening wedding at jw marriot.
My sister wore this dress, she's 5'4" and 135lbs, slightly athletic build, chest 34c. Fit really well and length was perfect with 3 inch heels. Dress is very classy and hugs in all the right places.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
November 7, 2016
Nonstop Compliments All Night
This dress was my backup selection, but I ended up wearing it because was so amazing once I put it on. The photographs do not do it justice - it is a knockout in person. It was also extremely comfortable and I was able to dance the night away in it. This was my first experience with RTR and it is a game changer - I can't wait to use this service again.
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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 6, 2016
Total bombshell!!!
This dress made me Nervous and I thought that this would never fit me. I have NEVER felt so beautiful in my life! I love love love this dress! It's absolutely stunning!! I received a zillion compliments all night and my fiancé thought I looked outstanding! I would 100% recommend this dress to anyone!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 31, 2016
Gorgeous
Elegant and beautiful. So many compliments. Very comfortable! I almost always wear a 2 but wore 0 for this dress. Floor length with total height with heels ~5'8". Felt like a move star!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
October 29, 2016
Perfect for my post baby body!
I had just had my son 3 weeks before having to go to the USMC Ball, this dress was very forgiving, I was able to wear a regular bra, no problem! I felt very comfortable and confident for the first time in a long time!!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
October 29, 2016
Wore this dress for our engagement shoot and it was everything I could have hoped for!!
Perfect formal dress for a sexy, yet elegant look. It is form fitting but also very flattering due to the lace detail. I ordered a 6R and a 4R as my backup. Ended up wearing the 4.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
October 23, 2016
Everybody loved this dress! It was stunning and perfect for an evening wedding!
The arms were a little long, but not noticeable. Other than that, this dress fit perfectly. I would recommended a nude bra or strapless, it is low cut in the back.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 11, 2016
All the compliments!
The fit was perfect and very comfortable. Only con, if I have to name one is that it's a little difficult to find the right bra. But if you're one that can go bra-less than you're good to go!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 10, 2016
So many compliments! The dress was gorgeous, and great quality.
Your bra WILL show. You will either need a strapless or a skin colored bra. Other than that, the dress was heavy and excellent quality. Many compliments all night long. Wanted to keep it! :)
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 25, 2016
Love!
This fit beautifully and almost makes me wish I owned it, I loved it so much!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 23, 2016
Comfortable elegant dress for wedding!
Very comfortable dress overall but very heavy
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2016
INCREDIBLE dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! It was a bit heavy but perfect for a Fall evening. I got tons of compliments and felt very comfortable the entire night. I'm 5'6 and wore the regular length with flats, but would have definitely needed a long if I'd worn heels. I'd highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 14, 2016
Gorgeous and stunning!
It was so gorgeous! Totally stunning. I fit into the 2T - but it was far too short - at 5'8 with 5" heels it was a good 4" off the ground. That was as bummer - the 4T backup was luckily closer to the ground (1/2" off the ground -- too short to really notice) -- a longer dress would have made it even more gorgeous. But overall, very pretty!
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
September 12, 2016
Beautiful dress
First time using RTR and I am very pleased. I picked this dress because it was generous in the hips. I couldn't have picked a better dress. My skin color is the same color as the liner, which worked out perfectly. Elegant & sexy, but not trashy. I absolutely loved this dress. It flowed nicely, was not hot (in the humid summer heat) and was perfect to wear to a gala.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
August 22, 2016
Elegant + Comfortable
I love the dress. I received a lot of compliments. although it runs a bit bigger to my size but it is comfortable.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
August 1, 2016
This dress looks great on just about anyone! Large or small busted. Young or old.
Runs short. I am almost 5'6", so should have ordered the 4L instead of the 4R. I couldn't wear heals with it without it lifting too far off the floor. Fortunately, I had a good low-heal shoe to wear with it!
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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
July 27, 2016
Fit like a glove!
This was the most incredible dress I've ever worn. It hugged all the right places and was very comfortable. I've never received so many compliment.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 179lbs
June 27, 2016
Looks so much better in person!
This dress was a last minute replacement from RTR bc my original choice was not available. I'm so glad I choose this one! It's so beautiful on. It hugs your curves in all the right places. I received tons of compliments on how beautiful the dress was. Although, it is heavy, it was extremely comfortable! I loved this dress! You won't be disappointed at all!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 171lbs
June 23, 2016
Absolutely loved this dress!
10-L was perfection. It fitted my body well and draped me well. Length perfect with 4" heels and I'm 5'6". Several Compliments and gorgeous!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
June 19, 2016
The dress was great, my husband loved the dress!! Very Elegant and sexy!! I am tall and it fit well.
Loved the dress.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
June 12, 2016
I received a lot of compliments! LOVE this gorgeous dress!
The dress is a bit heavy - similar to the other reviews, but comfortable. I am an 8, and the size was true to fit. I had a 6 that also fit, but it was tighter and more fitted. If you like a more fitted look, then the size down will be fine!
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
June 8, 2016
prefect black tie dress
didnt run big per say but would have been able to go with smaller size. Was perfect length for me with 4inch + heels!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 24, 2016
This dress was elegant and fit perfectly! It showed my curves without being too sexy.
I am usually a 4S or 4R so when I read the reviews and they said it ran large and short, I was hesitant to order a 2L. I wound up ordering the 4R and 2L to ensure I had the perfect fit for the black tie wedding I was attending out of town. Eventhough the tagged lengths were different for the two dresses, they actually hit the floor at the same spot but ultimately the 2 fit better and I feel like I could have even gone a size smaller.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
May 18, 2016
This dress steals the show
People will stop you left and right when you wear this gorgeous dress! The fit is perfect- tight in the right places, loose in the right places. Very elegant. It is long so you will need to wear at least a small heel if you are 5'4" or less. I wore this dress to a black tie optional gala. It was perfect in every way. It is a little warm, but not too bad. I wouldn't wear it outside in anything over 75 degrees. If you're thinking about getting this dress right now, let me help you decide...get it!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
May 9, 2016
I got compliments ALL NIGHT! This dress is a stunner!
This dress was perfect for the formal event I attended. I'm still getting compliments from people who were blown away by this gorgeous gown. The weight is heavy, but not so much that it's hot. Instead, the weight allowed it to fall beautifully, and to give a great silhouette from all angles. I wore a strapless bra, which I NEVER do, and it was perfect. The dress held me in, while being super comfortable at the same time. LOVED it!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 6, 2016
Wore this dress for a fundraiser event. It fit perfectly!
I am 5'4" about 165 pounds, athletic build. This dress was flattering, fit perfect in length, and was comfortable!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 179lbs
May 2, 2016
Beautiful dress, very elegant and easy to dress up.
Fits great. However, wish I ordered the long instead of regular. I'm 5'9" so with heels it was a little shorter than I wanted.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 26, 2016
Super easy process. LOVED this dress. Very comfortable and I got SOOOO MANY compliments.
GORGEOUS dress. Super easy to wear, and everyone loved it. I ordered both a 6R and a 8R, and the 6 was perfect. I'm almost 5'4 and length oh the regular was perfect too with a normal heel. Love RTR!!!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
April 25, 2016
Amazing dress!
This dress was soooo amazing! Runs true to size and was the perfect length on me.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
April 22, 2016
Formal Wedding in DC
This dress was amazing! I had originally ordered a different dress that RTR told me wasn't available the day before the wedding, but they sent me this dream of a dress. Fit perfectly aside from me being a little tall for the dress - and the long lace was so dramatic for such a fancy wedding. I received so many complements and danced the night away as anyone should at a great wedding!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
April 20, 2016
lovely lady lace
Really great fit, very flattering on an hourglass figure. I loved the beautiful lace and the zippered sleeves. I'm 5'7'' and the regular length was just a little on the short size, so I'd definitely recommend long for anyone taller.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 145lbs
April 19, 2016
Sophisticated & sexy!
I rented this dress for a black tie event and when it came time to attend the event a year later, I wanted to order this dress again! The dress was SO amazing! The nude underlay matched my skin perfectly and gave the illusion that all I had on was black lace. The dress also completely fit like a glove in the body. The only con was that the sleeves were a bit short, but honestly I couldn't have cared less about that compared to the overall bang of the dress. So sexy and so sophisticated for a black tie event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 14, 2016
Excellent Dress
I wore this to my work holiday party which is fairly formal and it was perfect. It kept me warm and hung beautifully. I received tons of compliments! The long was a fine length with heels and the dress ran true to size. It certainly is sexy and modest at the same time.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 11, 2016
Absolutely beautiful gown! Received a ton of compliments!!
Perfect fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 10, 2016
My favorite RTR ever!
Perfect dress. Do yourself a favor and rent it!
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
March 20, 2016
Fits like a custom made gown; alluring and substantial. Comfy to boot!
Worn to a fundraising gala. Perfect dress for the Moulin Rouge theme. The gown is weighty, which I love. Form-fit shows every curve. Was able to wear a regular padded bra (a necessity for me). The sleeves zip close at wrist...required because the lace does not stretch. 4 long is my typical gown size, I wore a 3" heel which showed a little (I'm 5'8"). A flat would have given the gown a floor drape, if that's your style. Comfortable, substantial, tons of complements, and very sexy. Wears like a $3000 gown.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 61
March 19, 2016
This was a beautiful and flattering dress.
This fit perfectly and was the right length.
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