Carmen Marc Valvo

Gold Idol Gown

$110 rental
$1,200 retail
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Stylist Notes

Style is taken to another level in this gold lace gown. This ruched style by Carmen Marc Valvo will make you the epitome of chic at your next black tie event! Bring out the gold with earrings like Oscar de la Renta’s Etoile Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted 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: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold Stretch Lace (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with ruching at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and eye-closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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116 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(84)
Small
(14)
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 22, 2016
So comfortable!
I worry about anything form fitting - but this dress was a hit! I got a ton of compliments, I felt stunning in it, and I could dance, sit and eat during the ball with no trouble. This is a truly flattering dress. I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2016
This is a very, very flattering dress. I felt like a princess.
Dress fits true to size. I wore 6R. I am 5'5", 125 lbs. I did have to wear 4 inch heels to keep from tripping over the dress. I received many, many compliments. The dress shimmers, much more eye-catching than black. If you're hesitant, get this dress, you won't be disappointed!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 8, 2016
beautiful but worn
Great fit and gorgeous dress. It had holes in the arms and didn't notice until time of event...I sent a note when returned so hope it gets fixed. Dress fits my size beautifully and if I were taller or had taller heels I would have had to have gone with the long but it worked great. I loved being able to wear normal bra and underwear and not have to wear shapewear since it is double layered and wasn't tight. Great fit for my size (5'7, 145lb. with a large bust)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
October 27, 2016
Flattering to curves, form fitting in a classy way. Best for warm undertones.
Pros: Rouching is very flattering. Cons: Color washed me out. I have a neutral/cool undertone. I'm 5'3.... would need 3 inch heel for it not to drag the ground.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 54
October 10, 2016
Unique gold lace, hugs curves in a classy way
Wore for my daughters wedding and it was awesome. Traveled very well - no need to steam. The gold lace was unique and classy. Very comfortable - Wore it for hours. I am 5'7" and wore kitten heals and the length was perfect.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
August 18, 2016
Showstopper dress
This was my first RTR experience and I was terrified to get this dress two days before the wedding I was attending. It ended up being a DREAM. I normally wear either size 8 or 10. They both fit nicely and I didn't notice a huge difference is size but the 10 felt more comfortable so I went with that. The sleeves were a little on the tighter side but honestly it made me feel even more glamorous because I felt very tight and toned, so to speak.. I received COUNTLESS compliments. The RTR pictures don't do this dress justice. If you have any sort of curves whatsoever this dress will make them pop. It is cut beautifully. Plus you can wear a regular bra, and that's a nice plus when you're jumping around on the dance floor.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Body type: Full Bust
April 21, 2016
Beautiful, gorgeous, timeless gown. All eyes on me!
Arms were tight, otherwise great fit! The overlay was more loose than the undergarment, so it flowed with my movements.
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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 17, 2016
Tons of compliments all evening!! People went out of their way to comment on the gown.
The fit was great but super short in the front. Ordered a long but still had to wear a small kitten heel. The dress was still too short even with the small heel. I also felt like it looks better to others. I felt super matronly. But after an evening of compliments, I felt like a million bucks. The hair and make up made the dress stand out. Making it in an almost perfect look.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
April 6, 2016
Not the dress I wanted but was even better
I'd ordered the Issa Gold Cassia dress in 6R and 8R sizes but my backup size wasn't available at the time of delivery do RTR sent this dress in 8R. I'm so glad they did because this one was better than the Issa dress! Very comfortable and elegant. I wore it to the opera and looked great.
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
April 1, 2016
Heading to the opera with great friends, for the first time. Best girls night ever!
The dress fit very well. It did however come with 2 small holes in the right upper most part of the sleeve. I sewed it up... it wasn't too much of a big deal. However, because this could have been worse I think next time I would try my order on at the store in flatiron.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 29, 2016
Felt amazing. Worn it to an Oscar Galla.
Went up a size because of the tightness in the arms. Then it was perfect. Got a lot of complements. So comfortable.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 29, 2016
Had to wear the back-up size though my measurements met the size 8 dress specs.
Such a comfortable dress. I received compliments all night long. Attended a very formal society event where I had to cover my arms and could not wear black, red or white.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 28, 2016
I wore this beautiful dress (my first Rent the Runway!) to my cousin's black tie wedding in Boston.
The fit felt true to size. I only have 2 minor complaints -- multiple reviews stated it ran short, so knowing I'd be in heels, I ordered the dress in Long. The dress itself just stated that it was a 6, not a 6L, so I am not sure if it was actually a Long or not. I just know that if it was a Long, I can't imagine what the regular was like as I could only get away with 2 inch heels. My package also did not come with the lock it told me to use when sending back, so I had to use a zip tie. Both issues easily remedied. The dress itself was stunning and I received a lot of compliments throughout the evening. I loved how conservative but glamorous it was. And the comfort! What a pleasant surprise to wear a comfortable dress -- no constant readjusting, tugging and pulling -- just fell and stayed in the right spot! I thought it was perfect for a New England winter city formal affair and can say I was very pleased with my first RTR experience.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 58
February 11, 2016
The evening was magical!
This is a great dress. Lots of compliments and very elegant.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
January 30, 2016
Easy to ship and love the credit return option
Very glamorous. Runs small and short. I'm 5 2 and could only wear a two inch heel. I'm a bigger build though short and it was comfortable yet form fitting. Dynamite from the front and back though my profile accentuated some trouble areas but that's not the dresses fault! I have a very hard time finding clothes and I'm shocked this worked. I will use rate again.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
January 26, 2016
This dress fit like a glove. Super comfortable and flattering; got lots of compliments!
There are no cons. This dress was a home run! A perfect fit. LOVE.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
January 21, 2016
Complimented all night!
I am 5'4" and about 118. I wore the 2R with flats. When I had no spanx on, it was the perfect length. But adding the spanx tightened everything up a bit so I should have worn small heels! It dragged a little but it was not enough to be a problem. It is very stretchy so it is very forgiving. Watch out if you have broad shoulders. Mine aren't broad and I don't have big arms, but it was tight-ish across that region. I could not zip it up fully (or get out of it) without assistance but I didn't mind. I found help! I did a bold red lip and wore simple threader earrings. You really don't need anything else. The dress is like a piece of jewelry all on its own. I would absolutely recommend this dress. If I wore it again, I'd remember to wear heels. :)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
January 4, 2016
Absolutely loved it! SO flattering and got tons of compliments!
I will say it was short. I'm 5'5" and I got the regular and had to wear flats.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
January 4, 2016
My First Gala
The dress is beautiful, but like other people have mentioned, it's short. I'm only 5'3"and I chose the 14R & thought it might be too long until I had it on & my entire shoe was showing. The dress Does not have much give at all. I have chubby arms and they were tight in these sleeves. Other than that though, I was complimented throughout the night as it is quite a showstopper even though pictures make it look subtle.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
December 29, 2015
Very pretty, but runs small
I could tell this dress would have been very pretty, had I been able to zip it. I ordered this in my regular dress size and could barely even get my arms through the sleeves. Consequently, zipping the dress was not even an option.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 8, 2015
AMAZING Dress - loved it and the photos don't do it justice!
This dress wasn't even on my radar. The dress I had originally rented had been returned damaged. RTR sent an email alert and Carrie was very helpful in getting another gown selected for me. The gold on this dress is shimmery and absolutely gorgeous. I wish you could see the fabric better in the photos. I wore the dress to a Las Vegas themed holiday event and it was perfect. The fabric has give. The dress is extremely comfortable, which is key for me as an event planner. It also has plenty of coverage, also important since this was a corporate event. I'm 5'6" and the regular length worked with flats and low heels (ended up in my flats later in the evening.) There is a small and elegant train in the back - it's the perfect amount of fabric and does not get stepped on. I have some "junk in the trunk" if you know what I mean, and the ruching on this dress was slimming on the backside. I included a photo of the back, as that was my favorite part of the dress. You can wear regular undergarments and the dress has a nude colored lining. The dress arrived with a 6-inch hole along the seam on the right sleeve. I called RTR and a like replacement wasn't available. They offered to ship me another dress, but I loved this one. I decided to do a temporary tack on the sleeve and wear it anyway! So many people complimented the dress. Several told me it was the best dress of the night and there were over 1,700 people at the event! If you're on the fence, rent this beautiful dress and you won't be disappointed.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 52
December 2, 2015
This was for an industry awards ceremony. We wanted to spice things up!
I felt it was true to size, if not a little big. I normally wear a 4 and this was a 2. The sleeves are very skinny. I thought the length was perfect. I am 5'5".
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 29, 2015
I fell in love with this dress when I first saw it, and it's just so much more beautiful in person!!
I was so glad when the 10L became available. It fit perfectly. The dress gives a lot so I could've worn an 8, but the 10 was great. Length was perfect with 4" heels. Showed just enough of my shoes. I was originally supposed to wear this for my engagement pictures, but time got the best of us during our shoot, so we took advantage of the outfit and went to take our annual Christmas pictures right after our shoot and everyone was complimenting me in this dress. Very light. Not heavy or bulky at all. I soooooo wish I could keep this dress! This was my 1st time using RTR but I will definitely be back. I can't thank my coworker enough for recommending it to me!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 20, 2015
Scratchy material and too short
I received this gown as a replacement for the one I originally ordered that became unavailable at the last minute due to being returned damaged by someone else. This gown was pretty,but the material is scratchy and has no give. I had a size up from my normal in the long length and it still hit me at my ankles with flats on. There was no way I was going to wear it.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
November 10, 2015
Dress looked and felt great!
Loved the way it felt and looked on me. I received many complements. Perfect for the Indian-American wedding I attended.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 59
November 9, 2015
felt like a princess
ran small around waist the scrunching made it worse
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 56
November 8, 2015
Stunning!
I wore this dress to a black tie event. My husband was traveling so my daughter came over to help me zip it up and pick out shoes -- her reaction when she saw the dress on me: "stunning!" She sent a picture to her dad and said "see what you are missing!" I received so many compliments at the event, even from people I did not know. I am 5'7" typically wear a size 12 jacket and size 10 pants so I ordered a 12 with a 10 backup. The 12 long fit perfectly and the length was just right for 3 inch heels.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 6, 2015
And the award for best dressed goes to....ME!!!
Strangers stopped me to tell me how amazing I looked. One volunteer told me all the volunteers decided I was best dressed!! I did belt the dress which I believe made it look more tailored. It is crazy comfortable and super flattering. Hello boobs and booty, goodbye hips and gut! Amazing!! I don't think it photographs as well as it looks in person so if you're on the fence get it! Length was perfect with two inch heels.(I'm 5'6")
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
October 20, 2015
Tight arms!
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was too tight in the arms for me and my biceps. Beautiful though!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 4, 2015
This is an amazing dress. I received compliments the entire evening starting with my husband.
I loved this dress from the minute I opened the package. It is extremly flattering and works well if you have a larger bust. You can wear a normal bra and the dress was the perfect weight for a cool evening.
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
September 29, 2015
Military ball turned into the night I got engaged! Will never forget this dress!
Very curve flattering. Ruched in all the right places and frames the behind nicely. Curve hugging but in a way that is still conservative enough for any formal type event.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 25, 2015
Amazing gown. The first time ever I didn't wear black. Fantastic!
Beautiful, very flattering. I usually wear a 6 and this one was a little big. The rushing is great. Really loved this dress.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
September 12, 2015
Dress is very comfortable. Fits tight in all the right places.
2 L was a little short. just make sure to have a shorther heel option.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 4, 2015
Stunning
I have very wide hips, though it was big in the hips it draped nicely. Stunning gown. Looks great on. Will rent again
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 60
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
July 16, 2015
I felt like a glamour-puss.
I am large. I have big breasts, arms, back and belly. Truly, I was worried the dress wouldn't actually fit, but when stuffed into a spanx and with a good bra, Hubby zipped me right in. A miracle! Add some classic black heels, gold earrings, hair and make-up, and I was rockin' it. Complete strangers kept telling me how beautiful I was. I was also able to sit and dance in complete comfort. Now, I'm the local promoter for RTR! Thank you SO much for a truly great experience.
Shirley April 20, 2016
hello, do you have a photo?
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 14, 2015
Awesome fit , was the belle of the ball. Highly recommended.
Sleeves are a little tight .
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
June 26, 2015
Absolutely beautiful!
This dress is absolutely beautiful! Don't think twice about renting this. I got so many compliment from wearing this dress. It was really glamorous and not heavy even for a June wedding. I will definitely recommend this for a formal event. The length is more a shorter side. I got the 10L and 12L, even with my 5'4 height it was jumping up. So I will recommend the L. Also the dress is tight on the arms. I am a regular size 10 but the 10 was too tight on the arms and the 10 I received had some tears, so I wore the 12L, which was still very nice.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 22, 2015
modest, flattering gown
This dress is gorgeous. It definitely runs small - so order a size up. It is extremely forgiving. A couple things to note - I only wore 2 inch heels and this was just a tad short, even though I ordered the long. If you're my height, I would not plan on taller heels, and for sure order the long. Secondly, my upper arms are larger, at 13.5 inches, and the sleeves were just too tight. There is no touch of stretch to the fabric, but I barely managed to squeeze it over my arms. I ended up not wearing this gown, because it was simply too mature for me. It is gorgeous and classic, and perfect for any woman 50+. This will be my go-to gown in about 10 years.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 1, 2015
Stunning dress
I was unable to wear because length was too short for my height with heels.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
March 17, 2015
This dress fits FABULOUS!! I received many compliments. Thanks to the stylist who picked it out.
#Fabulous #AllEyesOnMe
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