Carmen Marc Valvo

Earl Grey Peplum

$61 to buy
$525 retail
Stylist Notes

Get the utmost in sophistication wearing this rose print peplum dress by Carmen Marc Valvo. Perfect for a dinner party or upscale brunch! Pair with similar toned accessories like Whiting and Davis’ Silver Mesh Glam Clutch for subtle shine.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Grey floral jacquard (93% Polyester, 7% Acrylic). Sleeveless. One shoulder. Side gather at waist. Pencil skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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64 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(44)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
February 9, 2016
I got a ton of compliments on this dress. It was perfect for an evening wedding.
The material has zero stretch, so it fits very snug. But it is a very flattering cut.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
June 10, 2016
Great dress!!!
This dress is very well constructed and the pattern on the dress was beautiful. The only con would be that the dress doesn't have any stretch, so if you are in between sizes I would recommend sizing up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 26, 2016
Beautiful dress for a bridesmaid!
Thankful for this RTR staff pick in a pinch. I stood up in my best friend's wedding and had gained more weight than I cared to admit. I had rented another dress and neither size fit. Fortunately the wonderful team at RTR recommended this dress. The material had no give, so I was happy I ordered a size (or two) up from what I thought my dress size was. The dress turned out to be perfect for the occasion and fit in wonderfully with the other bridesmaids.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 12, 2016
Unique and elegant.
The fit was perfect for me. I usually wear a 6, but the other reviews made me think I should wear a 4. Fortunately, a 4 wasn't available and I went with the 6. It was perfect! The length was right above my knee. I was concerned about the torso being "bunchy" because I'm short, but I didn't have that problem!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
September 11, 2016
Perfect dress for my nieces' glamorous wedding!
I typically wear a size 6, but needed the 8 in this dress. Beautiful fabric and fit. Loved it and received lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 18, 2016
Beautiful Dress
It's a beautiful dress, love the fabric however it was a big too big for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 27, 2016
So sophisticated!
Loved it! The fabric doesn't have much give, but it runs true to size. Would wear again/recommend to a friend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 3, 2013
Very pretty
I thought this was a lovely dress. After reading some of the comments and style advise, I sized up to a 12 which was a little loose. I think the 10 would have been a better fit. This was my back up dress to the Theia palm party dress I also rented and loved! I will keep this in my favorites for next time though -- so elegant and classy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
April 3, 2013
STYLIST REVIEW!
I loved this style! It's a great dress for many seasons. You can easily wear with tights and boots, like I did, or you can wear with a great pump! It runs slightly small in the bust. I felt comfortable in the size 2 but may have gone up to the size 4. I didn't feel as though I needed to wear a bra with this dress but you need to wear a bra I would recommend sizing up and going with a strapless bra! Highly recommend, fantastic quality!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 16, 2013
Wonderful experience. Will be sure to recommend!!!
Absolutely loved this dress. The fit was perfect. Very classy. I brightened it up just a little to add my own style but all in all I loved it and will most definitely rent dresses for upcoming occasions.
deniseJanuary 15, 2014
the way you put this together is perfect for a "champagne and roses" wedding i'll be attending on valentine's day!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
July 8, 2013
Great for a daytime wedding or fancy shower
Very flattering cut and fit my chest well. The armpit seemed a little tight but otherwise it was a great fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2013
Very happy with this dress!
This dress fit perfectly and was easy to wear. The only issue that I had was that the hanger straps were very annoying (there are three of them). I had initially just tucked them, but after having three people adjust them for me while at the church, I opted to get some safety pins to secure them. After that, the dress was set and I could wear it confidently. I felt great in it and received a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 13, 2013
Luxurious material - very cool cut
Tried this on for my "At Home Try On". Love that the material is luxurious and cut/color are classy. Will probably rent this for a November California wedding. Dress was quite longer than I expected though (touching my knees and I'm 5'7").
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
September 17, 2013
Beautiful dress, just not the right size
This was my back-up dress, unfortunately it didn't fit either. I sometimes wear a 14 and sometimes a 16. This size 14 was perfect in the top but a little too tight in the hips. It also smelled a little musty. If it had fit, I would have needed quite a bit of febreeze to feel comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 24, 2013
I felt very elegant in this dress, which I wore to a friend's black tie optional wedding.
The dress was true to size, although I still needed to wear spanx as the lining and fabric were more structured. I am more of a pear figure so the other size, 10, was too big in the bust. Overall though, it was very flattering, and the one shoulder made it so much more comfortable to move around in. This was my first experience renting a dress from RTR, but I would definitely do so again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 7, 2013
This was my backup dress. Nice but not spectacular. Did not wear it.
It was cut small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
October 25, 2013
Pretty in person but busty gals this one may not be for you...
I rented this dress using the overnight try on deal RTR had going on. This was not the dress I ultimately decided to rent for my upcoming event. The dress on this fabric is super cute and much prettier in person than in the pictures but the fabric has zero give. Oy. I'm a pretty busty gal and though the waist and hips fit it, the dress did not close at the chest area. If I was serious about this dress I would no doubt go up a size or two due to that problem. This one just wasn't for me. (no picture attached because it didn't zip.)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
January 15, 2014
Lovely- but not for my body
I try again and again to make the peplum work for me, and it never does. This dress is lovely with a sturdy fabric that looks forgiving. I just don't have a shape and it seemed to highlight that. It made me look wider than I am. I wish it had worked, because it reminds me of something Blair Waldorf would have worn :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
February 16, 2014
This was gorgeous dress
So well made. It has a wonderful sophisticated air about it. Tailoring is gorgeous and material is exquisite yet, it is so simple and carefree to wear. Didn't even have to wear a bra. Compliments all night long. Just a really lovely dress.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
April 20, 2014
The dress was a hit!
I'm a little busty so I had to use the larger size I ordered. I am 5'5 and a DD. I dress was flattering for my figUre.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 173lbs
May 21, 2014
I like how it showed my shape
I didn't think I was going to wear the dress. I felt tight and uncomfortable when I put it on. I guess after a while it adjusted or I did but it was ok. One issue, it doesn't have a split so it gets hard to get in and out of the car and can be uncomfortable in the thigh area. It was very flattering though.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 31, 2014
beautiful dress for semi-formal event
The pictures don't do this dress justice. The flow of the pattern and the quality of the material were excellent. Only two issues that any one interested in this dress should be aware of, one, the garment hanging strings needed to be taped in, they refused to stay in the dress and two, the bust runs a little big. Sizing down would have been too small all over. The fit was accurate for length and waist. I would rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 7, 2014
Good dress
This is a nice dress, I ordered it as my alternate dress and didn't wear it bc my first choice worked out well. I did like this dress though and if I didn't like the other dress I wouldn't have hesitated to wear this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 16, 2014
Beautiful wedding
I did not end up wearing this dress. It was my second choice for the wedding. It was a little too large in the waist and hips to be a good fit for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 23, 2014
Chic - but difficult zipper
I liked wearing this dress, it's a basic sheath with some fun elements. I believe it fits very true to size. I was afraid the peplum would emphasize my hip and abdomen area, but it laid smoothly and if anything, helped hide the troubles spots. The material is very thick. My main complaint is the zipper, it was very difficult to zip on both dresses. At the time I ordered this I was between an 8 and 10, and even on the larger size with ample extra room I could barely zip it?!? This is the second CMV dress I've had this issue with. Definitely plan on having a helper to zip into this dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2014
Loved it and had lots of compliments.
Good fit although arm hole was a bit snug.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 3, 2014
Felt so beautiful!
This dress was perfect for a formal family wedding. It was a little snug in the chest, but a long as you're a D or below, it shouldn't be a problem. The dress also had enough room in the legs and hips that I could run, dance, and bend down with my toddler - a rare find in formal attire.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
September 8, 2014
So happy could fit this dress after baby
Great dress! I'm 7 months post partum & received lots of compliments wearing this. I'm short so length was at my knees but fit was perfect!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2014
The fabric makes you feel so chic.
Great fit and very sturdy, structured material. As others have said , you will need someone to help you with the zipper. It was perfect for a formal wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
October 5, 2014
Great for a mommy-to-be!
I am pregnant so I was a little worried about the fit but after reading other reviews I felt very confident that the fit would be fine. I measured myself right before order the dress since I have been growing. I got the 12 and 14, with the baby bump I ended up wearing the 14. The dress was loose in the waist and the bust but for me it was more important that the dress fit my baby bump and hips. This dress is actually really cute with a baby bump and was very flattering.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 12, 2014
Great early fall dress!
I wore this dress to an outdoor/indoor October wedding. Wore with grey shoes, a grey/purple pashmina, and rtr earrings. Pros: The dress had great sturdy fabric and a very pretty pattern. The colors were rich. I thought the cut of the dress was flattering; I loved the one sided peplum! Cons: The dress did run a little small in the hips. I went with the larger size and felt the dress was still a little constricting (no give in the fabric). I could see why some others have worn a belt to cinch on their waist; there seemed to be a little extra fabric in that area due to sizing up for my hips.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 1, 2015
Wore this as a bridesmaid dress, got so many compliments! Great fit, comfortable.
Wore this as a bridesmaid dress, got so many compliments! Great fit, comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
March 20, 2015
LOVED IT!. Wore this for a wedding. Very elegant.
The material is very good quality and expensive looking. Very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 29, 2015
I wore this dress to my rehearsal dinner, and it was perfect!
The fit is true to size. The peplum detail is flattering. In person the fabric looks expensive -- much better looking in person than it looks online.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 21, 2015
Wore this to a charity fundraiser. The event was gorgeous!
Fun dress to wear. It was unique but still on trend. Color of the dress goes best with silver accessories. The fit is a bit tight across the bust but overall true to size.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 17, 2015
This dress was perfect for a more formal wedding like I attended.
The dress was true to size so it fit perfectly! I was concerned about the top being small due to other reviews on this dress (I am a 32DD) however it was not small by any means. I wore a strapless bra under the dress and it still fit nicely. I received many compliments throughout the night and would definitely rent this dress again. Overall, I was very happy with my first Rent the Runway purchase, can't wait to do it again.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Body type: Hourglass
August 14, 2015
Comfortable, beautiful, affordable
True to size, beautiful dress. Modest enough but special enough for a family wedding. Received tons of compliments. Loved it!,,
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 14, 2015
The process of renting and returning was easy. The selections are endless. The reviews were helpful.
The dress fit perfectly - room for food and to bust a move! I took a chance getting this dress too bc they did not have the backup size I needed just in case. This is where I emphasize the reviews and photos of people who rent are very helpful. Had a great RTR experience! Thanks for giving me the chance to dress fabulously for my grandmother's 80th birthday!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 24, 2015
Cute dress, but it wasn't meant to be.
I rented this as a last minute reselection, so I could only get it in one size. I wanted it to work out, but unfortunately for curvier girls like me, when it runs true to size, it's going to fit up top but be too small in the hips. I thought I was going to bust a seam when I tried to sit down! It also had a very high armhole which made the top uncomfortable as it cut in to my underarm, but not unbearable. I only had the 6 to try, so not sure how an 8 would have fit. It was pretty material and the RTR Customer Service team did a 5 star job getting me a last-minute reselection, even if it didn't work out.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 28, 2015
Fun and formal dress
This dress fit me well in the bust. It was tight around my hips and there was no slit in the back, so climbing stairs was a bit difficult. Overall it looked nice and fit well enough for the evening. My back up size of 10 was unavailable. This may have fit me better at the hips, but I would have been worried about the bust being too large, so the 8 worked well.
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