Carmen Marc Valvo

Earl Grey Peplum

$40 rental
$525 Retail

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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 and Alexis Bittar’s Pyramide du Louvre Earrings 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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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36 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 30
Large 2
Photos 17
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 24, 2013

Very elegant!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fits true to size, and the colors and patterns match exactly what you see in the picture. For women with a larger bust, I'd recommend sizing up as it is tight around that area. Otherwise, the cut, color, and pattern of this dress is very elegant and suits well for your next formal affair.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 3, 2013

Very pretty

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Apr 3, 2013

STYLIST REVIEW!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Ires
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 15, 2013

The elegance and classic simplicity of this dress made my formal party unforgettable!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress! It fit perfectly except for the bust--it was a little tight (I'm a 36C) but other than that it was exactly what I wanted and the look I was going for. I got so many compliments on it the entire night. I felt elegant and confident wearing it. Truly a RTR gem! I am 5'4 and it hit me right at the knee if not a little below which was exactly what I wanted for the occasion.
Beverly
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 16, 2013

Wonderful experience. Will be sure to recommend!!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Christy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 23, 2013

Very elegant dress. Fabric and color is rich.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I rented this for a trip to NYC. Perfect for vacation as almost any color shoes will work because the color is neutral enough. You could use vibrant colors (red) or (neutral or black) shoes. Very comfortable and the style is "forgiving" as it can hide a tummy or thick thighs. Loved this dress. BTW, I have not rented a lot of outfits but this was the third time I was the one to remove the brand new tags. Obiously these dresses are not over used.
Merechap
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 8, 2013

Great for a daytime wedding or fancy shower

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very flattering cut and fit my chest well. The armpit seemed a little tight but otherwise it was a great fit.
Angela
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 9, 2013

Pics don't do it justice

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress - the pattern is beautiful and the color looked great for a sophisticated, traditional wedding. I could have sized down, but a belt easily fixed the slight bagginess. Wish I could have cut off the hanger loops, but other than that, this dress was spot on.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 10, 2013

Very happy with this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 13, 2013

Luxurious material - very cool cut

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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").
Julie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Sep 17, 2013

Beautiful dress, just not the right size

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 24, 2013

I felt very elegant in this dress, which I wore to a friend's black tie optional wedding.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 7, 2013

This was my backup dress. Nice but not spectacular. Did not wear it.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It was cut small.
Ebeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 17, 2013

Great Dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was very flattering. It was a little too big becuase I couldn't get the size I wanted, but overall great. I paired it with a black belt to dress it down a bit for the wedding. Heavy, quality material and doesn't have much give.
Yahpee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 25, 2013

Pretty in person but busty gals this one may not be for you...

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.)
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 15, 2014

Lovely- but not for my body

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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 :)
JT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Feb 16, 2014

This was gorgeous dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

Great fabric. Good dress condition. Unique pattern

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The size 8 fit great as well, but the hem line rolled, so I wore the 10.
Lill
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 20, 2014

The dress was a hit!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Pachou
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 173 lbs
May 21, 2014

I like how it showed my shape

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
kerry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
May 31, 2014

beautiful dress for semi-formal event

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Pam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 7, 2014

Good dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Leila
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 16, 2014

Beautiful wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: 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.
denise
Age: 42
Jun 18, 2014

Classy and Elegant....LOVE the fabric.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect fit, beautiful material. The only problem I had was the hanger strap kept showing.
Olena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Chic - but difficult zipper

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Athena
Age: 31
Jun 25, 2014

So simple. I waited to the last min to find something and rtr saved me!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fits true to size. Love the dress. The material was heavier than I anticipate so it wouldn't be good for a very hot or humid outdoor event. Zipper was very hard to use on or off...you'll definitely need help getting dressed.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

Felt so beautiful!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Nessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

So happy could fit this dress after baby

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Tiffany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Beautiful but didn't fit

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The top is tight with no give -
anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 23, 2014

The fabric makes you feel so chic.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Melania
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Oct 5, 2014

Great for a mommy-to-be!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Nancy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 10, 2014

Loved it and had lots of compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Good fit although arm hole was a bit snug.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 12, 2014

Great early fall dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
RP
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 1, 2015

Wore this as a bridesmaid dress, got so many compliments! Great fit, comfortable.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this as a bridesmaid dress, got so many compliments! Great fit, comfortable.
YM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129 lbs
Mar 20, 2015

LOVED IT!. Wore this for a wedding. Very elegant.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The material is very good quality and expensive looking. Very flattering.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

I wore this dress to my rehearsal dinner, and it was perfect!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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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