Carmen Marc Valvo

Gold Idol Gown

$185 rental
$1,200 retail
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: Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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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142 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 46
May 7, 2018
This is a stunning dress.

This a stunning dress. A few things to keep in mind: 1. You need to have thin arms as it's a snug fit on the arms; very little stretch. 2. I'm 5'8" and weigh 142 lbs. Normally, I wear size 8 (ex: I wear a size 8 in Issa, St. John, Maggie London, and Joseph Rilkoff, and Kay Unger). I ordered the size 8L and 10L. Because the dress is very snug, I ended up wearing the 10L and it fit me perfectly. TIP: order one size up from you normal dress size. I received many compliments on the dress. It's elegant, classy and well made.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2018
Simply Stunning!

This dress is one for the book. It is a complete show stopper while being comfortable. I got endless comments on how good I looked at a formal affair. I stood out with an old Hollywood glam but was still classy and formal. The dress moves well and the ruching across the mid-region (stomach) leaves room for eating and such (not worrying about the stomach all night). I could not recommend this dress more! Also, my first experience with customer service and they are a dream. This was a sub for the dress I ordered but could not be delivered. I picked this dress and pretty sure I loved it more than I would have the first dress.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2018
Tall women: don't waste your money!

Okay, I am 5'10" without shoes and wear a 4L. I've rented 10+ items from RTR and usually they are short but not noticeably so. Unfortunately this rental was just silly! I have it pulled down as far as possible in the photo and there are still inches of ankle sticking out. If you want it to sweep the floor you probably need to be 5'6" or shorter. Other than that it is a beautiful dress and very comfortable!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
April 11, 2018
Perfect for black-tie event

Gown fit perfectly and still comfortable after eating a 5-course dinner. I received compliments throughout the entire night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 15, 2018
Gorgeous and Comfortable!

This dress never fails me! The best part about it is how absolutely comfortable it is. Yes to looking and feeling beautiful! I wore the 6 Long with 5-inch heels and it was the perfect length.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 28, 2018
sexy without the skin!

The dress felt great and hugged in all the right places. I felt super sexy even though I wasn't showing off any skin. I love dresses that you can actually wear a bra and underwear comfortably. Theres a bit of a train which makes it feel extra glam. I did a bold lip and no jewelry other than a very simple earring. I got so many compliments! Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
February 4, 2018
Beautiful Dress

My original first pick did not fit unfortunately, this was a back up. It was a beautiful dress and I received many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 27, 2018
The compliments I received as to "that dress!!" Absolutely gorgeous! RENT THIS DRESS!

I was most worried about the length after reading other reviews, but with my 2.5 inch heels, it was perfect. I was able to move about (walking and dancing) effortlessly.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
January 24, 2018
Didn't wear

I'm 5'4" and the regular length dress was way too short for floor length. I prefer a floor length dress to be to the floor, vs showing my feet and ankles. I didn't even like how it looked with flats, which I didn't want to wear flats anyway. If you are doubting what length to get, go with the long. Otherwise the fit was as expected and the dress was pretty. It seemed comfortable although the arms did seem like they could get itchy.

Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
January 17, 2018
Beautiful, elegant & classy

The dress was absolutely beautiful. It glimmered under the lights and was so elegant. I loved wearing it and was impressed by how comfortable it was. I received countless compliments about it. So well designed and classy. Loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 7, 2018
I felt totally amazing!

The fit was excellent. The fabric was forgiving yet supportive. I received tons of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 33
December 27, 2017
Picked it out from the store and only took a few minutes to try on and check out

Its super glamourous! Got many compliments and was very comfortable!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 26, 2017
This dress was stunning! I was complimented all night!

It fit like a glove but had a little extra give so it was not too tight! Perfect for Formal Office Christmas party!! Was sad to send it back!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
November 26, 2017
This dress was perfect!

This dress was perfect! I do have to say that it runs on the short side. I typically wear a petite but ordered this dress in a regular size. It was the perfect length with heels. If you are tall, I would definitely recommend ordering this dress in the long size.

Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
November 19, 2017
Almost Perfect

This is an amazing dress that has a very flattering fit. The only problem that I had were the very tight sleeves. If you have slender arms, this should be perfect, though. The long was a touch too long and the regular was too short, even in flats. I wore the long, but had to wear pretty high heels. Another big plus is that you can wear a regular bra with this dress.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 18, 2017
Stunning dress! Great look

Very confortable fit. Catched all the eyes! Feels great.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
October 30, 2017
I received compliments all that night, into the next day!

This dress was made to show off curves in a good way! The gold coloring is subtle, not ostentatious and is a sure bet for an elegant evening. My sole complaint is that there were a few holes in the lace sleeves. Luckily, they were very small, and no one noticed.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
May 15, 2017
Chosen for me

Last minute email that my selected dress was returned late/damaged. RTR chose this dress for me but was the wrong size and not my style. Did not wear.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2017
Long sleeves are a nice change of pace

I wore this for a winter ball and the color, lace, and long sleeves were a refreshing change from the ordinary. The high neckline and long sleeves make it a conservative pick without being stuffy. I don't think this dress does any favors for the midsection so keep those tummies sucked in! The dress photographs well. Be careful with the delicate lace!

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2017
Beautiful dress, echoing what everyone else says.

I'm 5'6'' and I wore flats for the dress to hit the floor just right

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 65
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 8, 2017
I received so many wonderful compliments, the night was magical!

The dress will fit most body types and gives a flattering shape.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
February 5, 2017
Feeling like a princess getting ready for the ball.

Dress fit true to size and was very comfortable... just enough hug to be sexy yet very forgiving of the extra pounds around the middle.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 22, 2017
Gorgeous dress!

This dress was very flattering! The only issue I had with it was that it was kinda short! I am 5'6 and I have never had to order a long in anything, but I wish I would have for this dress! Otherwise it was an awesome dress for my event! I received a lot of compliments and it photographed well!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 164lbs
January 11, 2017
Beautiful, comfortable formal dress

Fit was true to size. Toes peek out in front as I expected and didn't agree with other reviews that the dress ran short. Received many compliments.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2017
A show stopper!

This dress is a bit tight across the shoulders, but that's often a problem area for me. This dress will get you noticed! Gold and black lace overlay with a "mermaid" shape. Definitely hugs your curves (in a good way). The shirring across the tummy area is very flattering. Note: I usually wear petite lengths, but wore the regular length in the this dress, and could still only wear very short heels. If you are taller, you'll probably want to wear flats.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2016
Made my mother's night with this dress, she got constant compliments!

My mom felt great in this dress all night and loved the flowy hem of this style. She is around 5'5" and this dress just skimmed the floor in flats for her. Just a note for us taller ladies!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 62
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 25
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 60
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
Usually wears: 10
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
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: 29
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
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: 42
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
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
Usually wears: 6
Age: 60
February 11, 2016
The evening was magical!

This is a great dress. Lots of compliments and very elegant.

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