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Courtess Gown

$70 rental
$1390 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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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Length Chart

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

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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135 reviews
Fit
Large7
True to Size94
Small7
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
February 8, 2016
I LOVED this dress!! Very classic and elegant.
The size 8L was slightly long with 2.5' heels , however, it was fine. Will definitly need a strapless bra, however, I didn't wear one and it was fine. The dress is super comfortable but still supportive without being too tight. Delivery and condition was perfect.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 7, 2016
Endless compliments and the comfort of wearing a "non strapless" bra! Ha
I'm busty (34 DD) and wanted to wear with a regular bra. The dress was comfortable, beautiful, and sexy in a non-skin showing way. I am 5'4 and wore the 4L. The 2R wasn't even touching not the ground when I was bare foot and it was tight across my chest area. I had to wear a nude bandeau top under it to cover excess cleavage. The nude under part of the dress didn't come up high enough. I am mama of 3 little ones and was concerned about my tummy, but spanx made it perfect. I would DEFINITELY wear this again!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 3, 2016
Modest but sexy--VERY figure flattering.
Beautiful dress that received compliments all night. I felt it was fairly modest, but was constantly told it was sexy. Great for a cold evening, although beware that the sleeves are not lined. Ample room everywhere, including the hips, bust, shoulders and sleeves. I ordered a 12L and a 14L and the 12L was even a bit large--I probably could have fit into a 10L. The long was nearly long enough, although I could have used another couple inches. Glad I did not wear a necklace.
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 31, 2016
Felt like a movie star!
This was my first time using rent the runway- I loved it. So many compliments on this dress. Loved the slight train. Ordered the 10L, should have got the 8L. I'm 5'10" so I had to wear flats-aside from that, no complaints.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 52
January 27, 2016
Compliments all night long from young and old!
This dress is more beautiful in person than in the website pics. It fit like a glove and I received compliments all night long, even from the young women. I wore 4 inch heels and the 2R length was perfect. I also ordered the 4R as a backup size but didn't even try it on. The dress is quite comfortable. No pulling, tugging or worrying about wardrobe malfunctions. It is a little heavy and I wouldn't be able to wear this in warm weather. The temp was 30 degrees in the evening and I was only a little cool outside. It is very nicely lined and doesn't require any type of shaping garment. I was even able to go without a bra. Love this dress! Wish it was for sale!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
January 27, 2016
This was the perfect dress to wear to match my husband's tuxedo at a black tie event.
I read the reviews about the length of the regular length dress and was a little concerned. Mine seemed short when I tried it on, but I ended up being thankful for the length as I got in and out of the car and up and down from a chair! I usually wear a size 10 dress. I am 5'5" and 150 lbs and a 36DD. This dress had some stretch and weight to it so the 10R was snug on me. I think I would have also been comfortable in a 12R. Overall a really high quality dress that was elegant and perfect for a chilly January night in the South!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 26, 2016
Great dress...received so many compliments!
Dress fit true to size. I am very short, and was worries about it being long, but looked great with my 3"-4" heels. I will say I wore stilettos and the heel of my shoe did get caught in the crocheting of the dress a few times. Additionally, I did feel like the inner nude liner hung very low around my chest. Tried to use double sided tape to hold it up, but it didn't really work. If this hadn't been a work event, I wouldn't have thought twice about it. And the high neckline on the crocheting did mask this well.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 40
January 12, 2016
I was glad the dress fit perfect and everyone liked it also. I would rent another and recommend.
I loved the dress. everyone liked the design. I told everyone where I got the dress from and I will rent another for my jobs banquet.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
January 6, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
I ordered the 6L and 4L and wore the 4L Other reviews had said it was kind of short and if you wear heels you should get the long. Thank god I did! I am 5'5" and wore 2inch heels and it barely hit the floor.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
January 3, 2016
I received so many compliments that night. Hugs the body beautifully, perfect for a winter wedding.
The weight of the dress and the long sleeves make it a perfect choice for a winter wedding. Sculpts the body and shows off the curves in a sexy but tasteful way.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
January 2, 2016
Beautiful dress!
The dress fit good. It was a bit big but looked great. Length was perfect. I'm 5'11. And wore a long. The neck was extremely tight and cut into me all night but I got tons of complements!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 1, 2016
This dress is absolutely beautiful!!
It runs pretty tts. I'm 5 4' and wore 2 inch heels and it was almost too short.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 28, 2015
Received so many compliments on this dress. Perfect for the gala I wore it to. Fit great! Loved it!
True to size #gala
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
December 23, 2015
Perfect fit to own my baby bump!
I am four months pregnant with our second child and wanted a dress to own my bump rather than try to conceal it for a black tie wedding in December in Chicago - not an easy task. This dress fit perfectly. I got compliments all night long. I'm only 5'5" but the long was perfect for my 4" heels. Best of all, I was totally comfortable both from the weather and from the feel of it.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
December 19, 2015
How easy it was to rent, I will never buy a formal dress again
I wore this dress to a Military Christmas Ball and received many compliments on how gorgeous this dress was. I would have to agree with other reviews the picture does not do this dress any justice, it is beautiful on. I am 5'4 and I was really scared that the length would be to short because I read that it ran short, but I did not have that problem and I still wore high heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 57
December 14, 2015
This dress was so comfortable and pretty. My husband said I should buy it! I hated to take it off.
I wore a nude regular bra and it worked great. fit perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 13, 2015
Gorgeous gown
I received many compliments. I'm 5'7 and I wish the 0L had been available to rent instead. Over all the dress was so gorgeous that no one even noticed that I had on flats (for dress to touch the floor) under versus heels. Ladies, a gown that doesn't touch the floor NEVER looks good if it is a full length gown. I recommend Longer gown for anyone over 5'4 if you're planning on wearing your heels.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
December 13, 2015
Got tons of compliments all night! This dress made me feel like a celebrity!
This fits like a glove!! I wasn't sure if the 12R would work, but it was the only size left when I ordered. I received the dress and it literally felt like it was made for my body. The sleeve lengths and dress length were perfect! It was so comfortable and perfect for a holiday soirée!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
December 9, 2015
Perfectly appropriate for a formal Christmas party! I loved it!
I'm only 5'1, so the dress was a tiny bit long - I had to hold the dress when I went up or down stairs in it. It got stuck under my short heels a few times. It was a little loose around the stomach area. Very comfortable overall.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 145lbs
December 7, 2015
Wore this to my sister's debutante ball. I received tons and tons of compliments. Elegant!
Because of my height I ordered the 4L. The long did not even touch the floor when I was barefoot, so I was little disappointed there. Other than that, the gown is lovely. Like other reviews, I agree the pictures online do not do it justice! I was still able to dance comfortably, though it would have been nearly impossible to lift my hands all the way over my head, so don't try any crazy lifting or reaching up into the highest cabinet in the kitchen while you're in the dress. I wore a strapless bra and was comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2015
Showstopper
I originally wanted the 6L based on reviews however it wasn't available. The 4L fit right out of the box so I never even tried the 6R. I'm between 5'4 & 5'5 and wore 3 in heels and it was the perfect length. Skimmed the floor but could walk fairly easily. A few times my heels got caught on the lace. The dress is definitely a bit thick but it makes it very flattering on curves. Perfect for hourglasses. I was at an end of year banquet for my sport so I wanted to look nice but also appropriate given a lot of colleagues who were in attendance. I was in this dress for 7+ hours and I didn't want to take it off. I LOVED it. Was a struggle to zip alone but made it work. Also their are small zippers on end of sleeves which I wasn't expecting. This was sexy but not over the top due to the high neck line and long sleeves. I struggled with the lining. Strapless bras don't work well on me so I wore a nude regular bra and tried to keep my hair over so that you couldn't see the straps.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
November 30, 2015
Got so many compliments on this dress at my cousin's wedding!
This was my first renttherunway experience, but I'm so glad I did it! So great having the backup size just in case, but I ended up using the 2R which is my normal dress size. The detailing of this dress is incredible! Definitely something to wear during colder weather because it's a little heavy, but I felt super comfortable all night! Ran a little long for me, but it worked great with heels.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
November 30, 2015
I felt so confident in this dress. I received compliments the entire night.
I ordered an 8L and a 6L as a back up. I'm so glad I ordered the second size in a smaller size, based on the reviews. The smaller size fit perfectly. Also glad I ordered the long the dress -- it hit my shoe perfectly. The fabric rubbing on my neck/collarbone was uncomfortable at first, but it improved as the evening went on and the fabric began to relax. Definitely a good pick for anyone with curves!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 23, 2015
Got compliments all night, but the only one that mattered was my boyfriends compliments ALL night
Amazing dress! Fit true to size. I'm really short (5'0'') and the length with heels was perfect! The only problem I had with the dress was the tan dress liner underneath, it kept slipping down, so I used dress tape to hold it in place. I would definitely recommend this dress! It's gorgeous, classy, and fit like a glove! Plus my boyfriend wouldn't shut up about how gorgeous I looked. Win!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 162lbs
November 22, 2015
Great fit - comfortable - elegant!
Heavy material, so it lays really well. Stretches, so was great for my curves. Huge plus that I was comfortable all night, loved having sleeves! Got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
November 19, 2015
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I absolutely loved this dress. Felt sexy without being revealing and was very flattering. Thick fabric hides imperfections. I got lots of compliments.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 18, 2015
This dress defines sexiness!
Fit like a glove! My only complaint is that it was incredibly short. I'm only 5'4" and the dress barely skimmed the floor when I was barefoot. Unfortunately, RTR did not have the long in stock so I had to make do as I did not want to go with another dress. Luckily, heels don't stay on for long at weddings!
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
November 10, 2015
Sexy and modest
I'm 5'5 and normally wear a 0 reg, so I was really worried ordering a 2 long (the long size is recommended for 5'7 and up). But thank goodness I got a long because the dress was totally short. I wore 3" heels and it probably two inches from the ground. So I'd say order a long for 5'4 and up. If you're over 5'7, I don't know how you could wear this. The dress could've been a bit tighter, (had to order the next size up due to availability). Still, it wasn't terrible. So, true to size. The dress is gorgeous, flattering, and easy to accessorize. It is heavy, so good for winter but not good for warm nights with dancing. Overall, I really loved it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 53
November 8, 2015
Not Worn
The dress is beautiful but I couldn't wear either size so this rental wasn't a good spend for me. I'm 5'4", 150 lbs. I usually wear a size 8R or 8P. I ordered 8R and 10R. I couldn't zip the 8R at all and the 10R was too uncomfortably tight to wear at a 7-hour formal dinner event. I suggest ordering up a size.
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 27, 2015
Fricken incredible. Wore to a wedding and non-stop compliments. Recommend the 50's hairstyle w it!
Fit perfect. It's heavy, but it breathes.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
October 20, 2015
Everyone LOVED the dress and was perfect for a more conservative wedding.
Definitely need a strapless/ nude bra because the slip is nude and dips a little lower than where a normal bra would land. Overall, it fit beautifully and really accentuated all the right curves.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 5, 2015
The dress was so very comfortable, but extremely flattering.
Fit very well, however; it stretched out as the night grew later.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 1, 2015
Great dress, lots of compliments!
I had just had a baby 3 months ago, so I was looking for a dress with some coverage to make me more comfortable. It's tight, body hugging dress (which a corset/tummy trainer helped), but I still felt good in it, despite not being my "normal" size. It's comfortable and you can move it. For me, it was a little short, I should have ordered the tall. I'm 5' 7'' and the dress stopped right above my ankles. I would have liked it to go down to the floor. My husband said it's very sexual and it looks like I'm naked, just wearing the black lace overlay. He like it :)
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 17
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
September 30, 2015
This dress was perfect for prom. It was elegant and classy but also very fun.
The dress was very fitted, but also stretchy. Showed off my curves very well. It was a little heavy but not too bad. The fabric is on the thicker side but the holes keep you cool! Great dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
September 26, 2015
This dress was stunning! The photos truly don't do it justice.
I wore this to my fiance's military ball. The fit was beautiful. Such an elegant dress. As I said, the photos really don't do this dress justice. So many compliments on it all night long! Only advice, as others have mentioned, is to order a long size if you plan on wearing high heels. Don't think twice - this dress is amazing!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
August 31, 2015
Everyone at the event and all of my friends and followers on FB and IG LOVED the dress!
This dress was a perfect fit. I thought I would need spanx, but I didn't. I even went braless because the underlay fit so well. I can't say enough about this dress. I think the photo speaks for itself. I wanted to keep it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
July 17, 2015
I wore this for a gala.
Pros: Beautiful gown, classy, sexy without showing too much skin Cons: Heavy gown, oddly enough, for a long gown, the hem is quite short (I'm 5' 2", and with 3 inch heels it was about an inch or 2 off the grown) I know the fit/style said this is a good choice for Apple body types, but I wore heavy duty spanks and still looked pregnant (though I'm NOT), so I wouldn't recommend this for Apples.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 16, 2015
Loved this dress! Received LOTS of compliments.
Fit perfect! Was a little heavier material, but it was perfect for the night outside!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
June 15, 2015
Runs Way Too Short
I am 5'5", I tried on both the 4R & 6R and they were WAY too short and tight. Like 2-3 inches above my feet and with heels it looked even worse. I did not wear the dress & would not recommend it if you like long dresses.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 3, 2015
Just like the other reviews I got so many complements.
I am 5'4 - 5'5, and this was a 6R and it paired perfectly with flats. If you want to wear a heel I suggest that you get the 6L for the extra 3 inches.. I normally wear an 8 for the bust reason but the 6 fit just perfect in that area.
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