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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170 reviews
Fit
Large11
True to Size114
Small7
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
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: 24
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
Age: 29
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
Age: 36
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: 34
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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Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
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: 28
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: 31
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.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 17, 2016
Fit my pregnant belly!
Soooo I'm normally a size 6 but decided to size way up because I was 33 weeks pregnant here! I ordered a size 10R and size 12L and ended up wearing the 12L because the 10R was up to my ankles! If the 10L were available that would've fit perfectly, but it wasn't :(. So I wore the 12L because it skimmed the floor with my heels (3 inches). It was a little big but I got compliments all night. Definitely go with the long if you are 5'5 or taller! The material is beautiful and made very well. It is however, a little heavy so I wouldn't wear during the summer months if it's too hot out.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
March 17, 2016
I absolutely loved this dress! I will Rent the Runway again!
The fit of this dress was perfect. It hugged all the right spots. It was heavier than expected but it wasn't a problem. The length was perfect with 3 inch heels.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
March 16, 2016
Amazing dress. So elegant.
I rented the 4L and 6L. I ended up wearing the 4L. Overall, amazing dress. It was so elegant for the black tie wedding I went to but was still able to move around, despite it being a heavier dress. One small complaint. I'm 5'8" and the 4L was almost too short with bare feet. Once I put on heels (three inches) it was too short. Still an amazing dress. Would have been nice to have the length of the 6L and the fit of the 4L.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
March 10, 2016
Elegant, sexy and flattering.
The heavy material hides many flaws. I got many compliments. My husband loved it- and thought I was very smart for not buying a dress I'd only wear once.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
March 8, 2016
Such a beautiful dress!
Loved the style, it was sheer enough to need a nude bra but a strapless isn't necessary. The fabric was thick enough to hide my trouble spots and I received endless compliments on the dress!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
March 5, 2016
Very comfortable and beautiful!
The 2L was not available, so I wore the 4L, instead of 2R. The 4L was a bit big. Overall comfort was fabulous and I felt great in it. Good experience for the 3rd time renting. Would have given the 5 stars, but they didn't have the size I needed available.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
March 2, 2016
Great fit, pictures don't do it justice!
Loved it! Dress is super heavy, but hugs all of your curves. I wore 3 inch heels with the 0R fit (I'm 5'2", plus change) and it just brushed the ground. There isn't much give in the arms/neck of the lace, so you may need help getting it zipped up. Would definitely get again! I had compliments all night.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
February 29, 2016
It was perfect for a Military Ball. I received so many compliments!
I followed others recommendations about ordering a smaller size down as back-up. I ordered my normal size 10R and the 8R. I wore the 8R. I am 5'6' and was pleased that the dress was the perfect length for 2 inch heels. I was able to wear a regular nude bra underneath. It fit beautifully and was very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
February 29, 2016
This dress was confidence in fabric form. I have never felt so beautiful!
I. love. this. dress. Seriously, I have never received so many compliments in a single evening! I usually feel self-conscious in fitted dresses, but not in this beauty. I have a fairly straight up-and-down body shape with a wee pooch (hey, wine is delicious), and as a result I stick to swing and sheath dresses that are loose around my middle. I also have larger arms for my frame, so there's a constant war between wanting to cover my arms and concern about sleeves fitting properly. Not so in this dress! It was like a dream pair of jeans—heavy enough material to conceal any flaws, and just stretchy enough for a custom fit. Size-wise, I'm between a 10 and 12, and the 12 looked fine but I loved how the 10 showed off my curves more. My arms fit comfortably in both sizes, which was an awesome bonus :) This dress honestly made me rethink fitted dresses, and I love it so much that I already booked it to wear again this fall. Do it!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 29, 2016
Very elegant!
I just had a baby so trying to figure out a size was tough..I'm 5'6 around 145lbs now..I'm normally a size 2 but because of the baby weight was thought I should've sized up so I got a 4L and just in case a 6L...I was wrong and I most definitely could've gotten away with a 2L for a fitted sexy look..the 4L was just straight down on me..didn't really hug any curves..the length was perfect..the next was tight and so was the shoulders as they have a weird lining bands in it..and it is HOT...its the winter in the middle of NY and I was dying/sweating..
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 26, 2016
Gorgeous dress!!
Fit very nice, comfortable, got numerous compliments
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 21, 2016
I felt BEAUTIFUL!
I received compliments all night and felt beautiful! I love RTR and the ease of the process, not only will I order from RTR again but will recommend this service to my friends..... I am SO grateful to have come across your site!!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
February 18, 2016
A memorable evening.
I got both the 12R and 14L, while I easily could have worn the 12 the length for the Regular was a bit too short with 5 inch heels. I was glad i got the 14 in a long because it hot the floor perfectly. This dress is super flattering and can disguise insecurities. The dress was a hit! I received compliments all night. It was classy with that right amount of sexy. Definitely wear a strapless bra or no bra if you can swing it. Doesn't need much accessorizing in my opinion, i paired it with a simple black choker. The material is heavy and sturdy, a legit sign of quality. I hate showing my arms in dresses so this literally was PERFECT!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 17, 2016
Gorgeous AND Comfortable!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous, in person and in pictures! It was very comfortable and didn't hold me back on the dance floor at all. I am 5'6 and the longer length (I wore a 4L) was perfect with my 3 inch, open toed, black heels. I usually wear a 6 in dresses so I was surprised when the 4 fit perfectly; I'd say it runs a bit big. FYI, the sleeves are sheer. I wasn't aware of this until I tried it on; no complaints here, I just didn't know. Also, there is a nude slip under the black material that matched my skin perfectly. You couldn't tell the slip from my chest/arms (where there is no slip). Needless to say, I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
February 17, 2016
The dress!
This dress was true to size and I received a million compliments on it at the gala! My husband liked the fitted style and the peek-a-boo lace (it is lined underneath). Someone else's husband was also enamored with the lace and the fact that it looks like there is nothing underneath! I agree with the other reviewers that the 6R is a little short (I am 5'7") so I wore kitten heels. The 6L would have been better, but it was not available for the dates I needed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 17, 2016
Get a LONG if you aren't straight & narrow
If you have any curves, get a LONG- you won't regret it With a normal bust, small flat waist and full butt/hips- the 10R hit me six inches above the floor. Assuming my booty and bust took up too much material. The arms are lovely and great 'normal' length, there's zippers on the wrist to make it easy to get in and out of. Material is very nice and thick and I wouldn't had needed any special underwear or bra, if it only would had been long enough.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 14, 2016
Nothing but compliments all night!
I wore this for a formal work event... We called it "teacher prom" haha! I received so many compliments! I love it! It's a heavy lace that has little give but it hugs curves. If you are big chested, I would get the regular size and then a size bigger.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2016
Beautiful dress which received many compliments. Felt very glamorous. Perfect for black tie event!
Recommend going a size down than normal. Even Size 4 felt loose. Sturdy, well made dress. No complaints about length. 5'5/regular. Would definitely rent again! #blacktie #glam
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
February 10, 2016
I felt fancy in the dress even though it wasn't long enough.
Overall fit was a bit large, but the long was not long enough for me. I had to wear flats and it just barely touched the floor when i was standing still (and bending a knee). I think it photographed very well though and I received several compliments.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
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:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 8, 2016
Such a unique and wonderful dress!
I loved the long sleeves. It felt a little heavy but nothing too crazy. It felt like a glove over all. My only issue was the length. I am 5'2" and wore 5" heels and still had to fashion tape the bottom hem to make it easier to walk. I wish I didn't have to send this dress back!!
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: 31
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!
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