Gold Idol Dress

$30 rental
$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Carmen Marc Valvo dress is perfect for any occasion, who could say no? Gold lace will make you the envy of the night! Simply add Gerard Yosca’s Starry Skies Tassel Earrings to complete your look for the night.

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 & plus 16W-22W

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
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 & plus 16W-22W

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
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

Gold Stretch Lace (60% Polyester, 40% Nylon). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt with ruching at waist. Hidden side zipper. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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197 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size94
Small73
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 20
February 8, 2016
My night was full of fun and compliments!
The dress was very pretty and true to size. The only con was I wish the material was stretchy and the dress was just a tad bit shorter. Also I had to pin the slip that was under the dress because it was showing and you couldn't pull it up.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 26, 2016
Everyone loved this dress, I received compliments all night long!
Thanks to the previous reviews I ordered 2 sizes up. I normally wear a 16 so I ordered an 18 and a 20 for the back-up size. I wore the 20 and it was just right. And as previous review also stated, you do have to make sure the hanger straps are secure if not, they will annoy you all night. Everything was perfect for me; I have no complaints about this dress. My advice for anyone ordering: always read the reviews, if I hadn't I probably wouldn't have been able to wear the original size I wanted.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
January 16, 2016
It was beautiful. I loved how it looked.
It fit great! I would wear it again. Very comfortable.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
January 14, 2016
The customer service. They were fantastic.Very caring and understanding of me in crisis! YEA!!!!!!!
Unfortunately, I was not able to wear this dress, it was too small and the alternate size was not available.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 68
January 13, 2016
The dress was fabulous: Well made, stylish, well worth the money! It was a big hit!
I am big busted, so I needed the size 4 instead of size 2--great that they send 2 sizes! It was a glamorous dress and the cut was so flattering! I can't wait for my next formal event--I will never buy a dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
January 11, 2016
Opulent but Chic and Sexy
I get nervous about gold, especially gold lace, but for my husband's work party with a masquerade theme; this dress was perfect! I received many complaints from women on how unique of a dress it is.. After reading other reviews about the arms/sleeves being tight, I made sure to size-up for my back-up size. However, being textbook pear shaped, the 8 fit like a glove, even in the arms. To fit my hips, the top is usually too big, but this "negative" (most hourglass women complained about) was a plus for my pear shape. Bustier, broad shouldered women...definitely get a size-up or two. Pear shaped, thin or smaller chested: this dress will be perfect for you!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
January 10, 2016
Beautiful and comfortable!
This dress was for a work holiday party. Perfect fit. The material wasn't itchy at all. The off the shoulder was easy to wear and I didn't have to fuss with the dress. I even wore a normal bra with the straps off the shoulder. Lace is more of a super dark brown with gold threaded floral. Much more elegant in person than expected!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 6, 2016
Fit like a glove! Wore it for a NYE party.
It runs small...I'm normally a size 6, but the 8 fit perfect :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
January 5, 2016
From the style to the fit everything about this dress was perfect!
This dress was perfect for my Gatsby themed wedding. All of my bridesmaids looked beautiful in it!! I am only sad I didn't get to wear it! I will definitely be using RTR again soon.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
January 4, 2016
N/A
This dress has absolutely no stretch. The sleeves were really small on both the 10 and the 12. I was able to get both dresses over my hips, but the sleeves were the deal breakers. The dress was really pretty, but I couldn't wear the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2016
Classy/comfy and flattering but kind of dull/elderly vibe.
The outside fabric is scratchy but the lining helped, the color was pretty lame. I am 4 months pregnant and the stretch was helpful/comfy around my midsection, flattering as well. The neckline is pretty, almost off the shoulder, but the color is lame. I hoped for a "wow" dress and this was not that.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
January 3, 2016
Wore this dress for a New Years Eve party.
I have athletic, slender arms and shoulders and it was very tight in the arms and shoulders. I had to size up to get them to fit but them the stomach/torso was baggy. I'm tall and it was fairly long, but when I sat, it rode up quite a bit. I am fairly straight (no hips), so maybe if my hips were wider, it would have kept the torso more snug.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 159lbs
December 22, 2015
Gorgeous dress; Perfect for Corp Holiday Party
Yes this dress is beautiful; the material is thick & will keep you warm, but BEWARE the TINY/TIGHT Sleeves!!! I could have worn the 8 if not for the arms...I barely even got the 10 on because the sleeves. Regardless the dress was mostly comfortable & the unique color and exaggerated boat-neck style make this a stand out; received plenty of compliments. Recommend, but with caution unless you have really thin arms.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 22, 2015
Modest length still gives sexy silhouette!
Loved how this dress wasn't too short and had long sleeves. It worked great for a more conservative wedding! The sleeves were very tight so I'm glad that I ordered a larger backup size!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 40
December 21, 2015
Awesome dress, don't hesitate to rent this one!
I rented this for a work Christmas party and received tons of complements. I love the neckline, sexy but yet "work people" appropriate. I ordered a 10 and 12 based on previous reviews but the 10 fit perfectly. The dress almost looks like a bronzy/gold/green once you put it on. Don't need much jewelry, earrings are all I wore, the neckline is lovely enough to not need a necklace.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 13, 2015
Sleeves were too tight
I usually wear a size 8 comfortably. The dress was a lovely material: not too glitzy but just the right amount of sparkle for an evening holiday event. I don't think I have extraordinarily large upper arms, so I was disappointed that the sleeves were too tight. There was no give.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 8, 2015
Pretty Dress, Eye Catcher
Tight around arms. Be ready to wear Spanx; dress is form fitting.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
December 8, 2015
I wore to my husband's holiday work party. It was perfect for the occasion.
I thought perfect fit. I was worried about walking some reviews said it was tight fitting but not for me. I will def use RTR again!!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
December 8, 2015
I got tons of compliments on this dress! The color looks great with blonde hair too.
This dress is fitted, but probably runs true to size. I don't ever wear anything that isn't fit and flare so this was a new silhouette for me. I paired it with high waisted spanx and a strapless bra and felt very confident despite my tummy. Great dress for the gal who is testing out the waters on a fitted dress.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
December 5, 2015
I felt like a million bucks!
I had put on a little weight recently and didn't want to go buy another dress. A colleague told me about Rent the Runway. This dress grabbed attention and a ton of compliments! Dress was comfortable and very flattering; snug but not too tight. Although the neckline could be worn at the peak of the shoulders/just off the shoulders, I was able to wear a regular bra with it and the straps didn't show. The underskirt/lining stuck out a little below the outer layer, but some hem tape did the trick.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
December 5, 2015
Great party dress
Went up a size based on reviews and glad I did! This fit great, couldn't raise my arms above my shoulder but knew that. Was able to wear a regular bra and pull my straps down.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 3, 2015
Pretty gold color
This dress runs true to size. It looks good when you have some curves.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
December 2, 2015
The people.
Great dress, but not made for athletic figures, it was too tight on my arms, it was very hard to zip up because it was tight on my shoulders. The waist was a bit loose and it was really tight on my legs and made it difficult to walk. I think it made me look bigger than I am. I still received a ton a compliments and was great for a winter wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
December 2, 2015
A little uncomfortable but nice design. Arms run small! Wear spanx :)
See sum it up
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
November 24, 2015
the lining fell lower than the top layer and I felt like I constantly had to adjust.
The neckline was very constricting and the sleeves seemed to run small. I am normally a size 6, and ordered an 8, and it was still tight. I didn't end up even wearing the dress in fear of being uncomfortable the entire night
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 22, 2015
Everyone commented that they loved this dress, it was perfect for the wedding we attended :)
If you don't like something a little tighter on the arms...not for you. Also GET A GOOD STRAPLESS! There is not a lot of give on the dress, so if you are in-between sizes you may want to opt for a size up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2015
This is an incredibly figure flattering dress!
Dress fits true to size and is very flattering! I love the shiny gold lace pattern and the sleeves were perfect for a cold evening out.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
November 4, 2015
Loved this dress!! Was very comfortable. Perfect for fall wedding.
Very comfortable. Felt it ran a tad small, glad I got the size 10. Loved the neckline. Long enough so there was no awkward tugging throughout the night. Not too tight so dancing was possible. Downside: you can see everything, rouching in back made it better. Also lace overlay had tiny holes. Luckily you couldn't really tell. Sales rep I called was wonderful and was willing to send a new dress but I declined because it was not very noticeable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 28, 2015
Loved the gold/bronze mesh fabric. Very elegant.
Ran a bit small, the arms felt snug/tight. I wish I would have ordered "up" for my 2nd size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
October 24, 2015
I felt like a GOLD bar. Everyone loved my dress.
Top was a bit snug but it was fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 19, 2015
Just the right level of revealing
The pictures online do not do this dress justice. The gold is embroidery, a floral pattern sewn onto black mesh, underlaid with a nude lining. The dress is comfortable for a full day's events. It gets a little itchy, and there is no slit in the skirt so you'll be walking with short strides. The arms were slightly tight, but the next size up was too big in the middle. In any case It's gorgeous, with that stunning neckline and strategic ruching. I received many compliments and probably converted three women to RTR customers. Strapless bra works and if you're able and willing you could probably go without.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 18, 2015
Perfect Cocktail Dress
I liked the dress and it worked out well for me. I normally wear a size 4 and this dress seemed very true to size. It fit me perfect but with that said it is a tight dress, with minimal wiggle room and not very stretchy fabric at all (dress was lined but outside fabric is slightly itchy/scraty. It was fine but if you're looking for super comfortable sitting down, going up and downstairs, etc. maybe pick another dress or get a size up so you are not as restricted.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
October 18, 2015
N/a
The arms run a little small otherwise the fit is perfect.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
October 16, 2015
Beautiful day. Beautiful dress. Beautiful service.
I rented this dress and Dan earrings for a bar mitzvah. It was my first Rent the Runway experience and I loved it! I don't think I will go through the headache of buying a dress ever again. Being a petite lady, I have a really hard time finding clothing that fits correctly. This was the main reason I was apprehensive to try RTR. Getting a free backup size made me feel better about the rental. I was also surprised to find out that they will overnight you a new dress once your first choice arrives if you don't 100% love it. All of that said, this dress fit like a glove. The dress hit just above my knees so it didn't make me look even shorter than I already am. The bottom was a little tight and going up-stairs/getting in and out of the car was a little difficult. There was no dancing at this event, but I could imagine that if it were time to bust a move the bottom might be a little restrictive. (Depending on how big of a move you want to bust that is.) The top, around the upper part of the sleeves and the shoulders was a little snug as well. Not quite restrictive, but I think it was because of the off the shoulder cut. I didn't wear a bra, but I imagine it may be a little more restrictive with a strapless underneath. Nonetheless, the cut didn't prevent me from lifting my arms or anything like that. What I liked about the top is that the snugness made the off the shoulder look feel secure. There are hints of black in the fabric, but I thought wearing black shoes made it look a little drab. Went for a nude pair of pumps instead! I decided to wear the Dan earrings I rented, but if I didn't choose those I would have went for pearl earrings and a thin pearl necklace to complete the look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 21, 2015
I ordered this dress as a back up but didn't wear it
I didn't care for the material. Neckline was awkward and sleeves were sung
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
September 15, 2015
Dress was a HIT at the affair I attended.
Dress was a HIT at the affair I attended.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
September 8, 2015
This dress was amazing. This is my first RTR experience and I will do it again
This dress is 2 sizes too small so be prepared. The dress hugs you but it's forgiving so not awkward. Arms were a little tight so while the 18 fit me okay, the 20 was comfortable and I could breathe and use my arms LOL.. Got tons of compliments. One word to the wise, probably better suited for a winter occasion as I went to my brother's formal wedding in this and while it was in the evening, we took photos around 3 in the heat outdoors and it was a little warm. One other con, there are these little strap thingies in the front that kept popping out so be prepared... Otherwise I would rent this again, it was a FANTASTIC experience and dress overall.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 31, 2015
Classy & A Bit Of Sassy
I rented a 4 & a 6 based off reviews. Both fit well- decided to go with the 4. The dress was very comfortable and flattering. I paired it with royal blue pumps. I was at a function with my best bud, my grandpa! We decided to take a picture together. :) I'd recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 29, 2015
Color threw me off but it was a well made dress.
Dress run small in the arms, the color was not what I expected, it was black lace and the gold was really gold not a bronze like it looks like in the photo. It did not compliment my red hair, and the 8 was too small.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
July 27, 2015
It didn't fit AT ALL.
I ordered the same size in this that I ordered a couple other dresses in. I couldn't even get my thigh in the dress. Maybe if I were about 60 pounds lighter it would have fit. I was devastated. And the dress appears black and gold, it is gold and brown. And because it only comes to you 2 days in advance and I was flying to Dallas, Texas for my event I had to frantically go shopping out of town (I live in a small town) for another formal dress.
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