Carmen Marc Valvo

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".)

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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223 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(103)
Small
(80)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 19, 2016
Golden goddess is right!
Many many complaints throughout the night. This dress was absolutely perfect for the event! I wore the 14 normally I wear a 12
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 111lbs
November 13, 2016
Fall wedding
This dress does run a bit small as others had commented, so I only ordered the 2 and it was perfect. I love the color and fit, and was also super comfortable! Highly recommend for any fall weddings or formal affairs in cooler weather.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 15
November 12, 2016
Glorious, subtle pattern; looks great on a curvy girl
The fit was slim and the lining was a bit long, but a safety pin fixed it in a snap. It was more demure than it might have been, but nothing too m.o.t.b. I have broad shoulders, and while I couldn't raise my arms very far, the off-the-shoulder fit went very well
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 1, 2016
Surprised how much I liked it!!
When I ordered this dress it was a last minute rental and I ended up loving it! It is the perfect amount of class while still looking cute. I'm 5'5 and it hit at my knee. I wore the size 8 with a strapless bra. No complaints!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 22, 2016
Golden!
I wore this to a party in the fall outdoors in Alabama. The theme called for gold attire, and this is perfect. It got lots of compliments, was very comfortable, and I felt great. I love the bateau neckline and the shirred waist.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 16, 2016
A girlfriend's daught
I decided to try Rent the Runway for a wedding because I needed a great dress with long sleeves. The ceremony was outside on a mountain in PA in the early evening. Found a great dress on here and ordered my true size (6) and the next size up after reading the comments. Luckily I did, because I ended up wearing the 8. It definitely runs small. It arrived as stated in 2 days, in a beautiful garment bag. The dress's lining was silky smooth and very comfortable. As written in other comments the back zipper was VERY hard to zip! ? It was longer than I like, but did get lots of compliments on it! Again it was very comfortable to wear all evening. I will definitely use RTR again!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 9, 2016
Sexy
The fit is tight but you wouldn't want it any bigger otherwise you'd look like a golden bag. I have bigger arms so it was a super tight fit in the arm shoulder are and the dress cut into me there. Problem solved with a black pashmina. Also the lining in the front does hang down noticeably. And there were several quarter sized holes in lace. No one noticed. I would definitely rent again & will recommend in the future.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
October 5, 2016
Nice but emphasizes tummy
Very nice dress. Wore it to a very fancy wedding and felt like I fit right in. Only negative is that I have a bit of a tummy and someone asked me if I was pregnant. That is a first! Never has anything like that ever happened to me, I'm going to have to blame the dress... although I did enjoy the wedding by eating and drinking all that I could. Anyway, its nice but wear a girdle =/
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2016
Nonstop compliments!
Great fit. Definitely a little snug in the arms (but I'm pretty athletic). Overall very flattering and I received compliments all night. Wore it to a family member's wedding and another perk was the long sleeves and not having to show any of my tattoos.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
September 5, 2016
Form-fitting sparkle
So this experience started out a bit rocky as one of the dresses I received was ripped under the arm. But I ended up wearing it anyway and it photographed very well at our annual holiday party. A note for my fellow short ladies, this will hit you below the knees, so it looks best with heels. The other reviews are 100% accurate, the sleeves are EXTREMELY tight, so you should definitely size up just for the arms alone.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 31, 2016
This dress fit perfectly! I received so many compliments.
Fits true to size, I am curvier, but it fit comfortably. Also there was plenty of room in the arms, which is usually a problem area for me, but this wasn't too tight and I could move my arms very well the entire night. This dress looks great on, and was very comfortable. It fit snuggly in the bust area, and I'm not very well-endowed, so for women with larger bust areas this may not work as well.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
July 28, 2016
I got so many compliments on this dress!
Pros: Super easy process! Great fit! Cons: Runs small so be sure to get a size up or two
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
July 25, 2016
Glammed it up!
This dress hugged in all the right places. I did wear a spanx to keep everything in place, but I felt great all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 22, 2016
This dress is sparkly and makes you feel all dressed up!
This dress was flattering. My one complaint was that it was a little baggy in the midsection. The fabric doesn't have much give to it so I felt like I looked a little thicker around the middle than I would have liked.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 18, 2016
DID NOT WEAR
TOO SHORT AND THE LINING SHOWED AT BOTTOM OF DRESS, BUT VERY PRETTY STYLE AND COLOR
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
April 20, 2016
look great, be comfy
Really comfy and form fitting without being too tight or scratchy. The length made it pleasantly conservative, and the off the shoulder sleeves kept it fun and youthful. Really, very beautiful and flattering to my hourglass shape.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
April 17, 2016
SMALL
If you are not petite, don't get this dress. It is very pretty but only for the tiny girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 14, 2016
Elegant
It is a very elegant dress, but ran large especially in the waist and hips. The reviews said size up, but I should have just ordered a size 6. The sleeves were comfortable and the overall color is lush and very enticing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 12, 2016
Eye catching and flattering dress - perfect for a fancy night out!
Overall, this was a great rental. I received many compliments on the fit, style and sparkle of this dress. As other reviewers have reported, the color has quite a greenish/brown/black undertone, and there is a distinct floral pattern to the gold overlay. Cut is very flattering, but there is little stretch to this dress and it has very slim arms...although there are zippers along the forearms, it doesn't give much wiggle room. Slim cut skirt as well, with little stride room when walking/upstairs. There are four (!) attachment pieces of ribbon to assist in hanging the dress, which were very short, poorly placed and consistently popped out throughout the course of the night...really a shame for an otherwise flawless dress. I generally run between sizes but read reviews carefully and went with a 6. Glad I did. Don't have large arms but they never would have fit in a 4. Great sparkle and wears easily. I paired with gold and brown jewelry, black tights and heels to wear to the opera.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
March 2, 2016
Amazing dress
Fit perfectly and looked amazing
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 22, 2016
Compliments like "classy, elegant, and lovely"
This dress was perfect for attending a broadway musical that was on tour here. It definitely ran small. I typically wear a 0 in other dresses, but since that wasn't an option, I rented the 2 and 4. I ended up wearing the 4! With my bust and shoulders, the 2 was just too tight, and I would not have been able to move. The 4 fit a bit better up top, but I had to sacrifice a little less form-fitting on my hips. All in all, it was a beautiful dress that looks even better in person than in photographs. Many people stopped me to give compliments I appreciated the modesty it provided as it was just above my knees (shocking for being 5'11"). The sleeves were a little short for my arms, but that is normal for me. I wore a regular bra but just scooted the straps off the shoulder a little bit. The amount of sparkle was perfect.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 16, 2016
Really cute and comfortable.
This dress is really easy to wear. I've rented this one twice. I would recommend it for any occasion where you want to mix it up and not just wear another "little black dress." Its a fabulous "little gold dress."
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 16, 2016
Not my favorite rental
It fit a little odd around the waste. This is not one of my favorite rents.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 15, 2016
This dress definitely hugs curves!
I ordered two sizes--10 & 12. My usual dress size is a size 10. I could have made the 12 work...but I would have been self-conscious trying to "suck it in" all night. The ruched feature at the waist did not camouflage my post-baby belly enough for my taste. Even with spanx, the dress was too form fitting for me. The arms were great on me (I'm narrow in the shoulders and very petite arms). BUT my sister-in-law (my size, but maybe slightly wider shoulders) could not fit into the arms. The dress was very pretty, but just didn't work with my body or hers, unfortunately. This style was a long shot, so I'm glad I ordered another dress and loved!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
February 11, 2016
I had read that women got lots of compliments on this dress - it was true for me too! It stood out.
The dress was true to size, and comfortable. The one problem was that the lining was longer than the dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 168lbs
January 28, 2016
My first time with RTR.
Didn't get the chance to wear the dress because I couldn't zip it over my shoulders. For busty gals who lift, I advise against this dress. I was pretty disappointed.
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Body type: Full Bust
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: 69
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: 32
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: 31
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: 31
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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Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
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
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157lbs
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: 39
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
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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