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Carmen Marc Valvo

Goldify Yourself Gown

$80 rental
$1150 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Make it a night to remember in this gold lace showstopper by Carmen Marc Valvo. This gown will highlight all your curves for an ultra feminine fit! Pair with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and Serpui Marie’s Fireuze Crystal Minaudière to complete your ensemble.

Also available in sizes 0 - 14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W. 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'').

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W. 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'').

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Product Details

Black and gold lace (40% Rayon, 40% Nylon, 20% Metallic). Sleeveless. V-neckline. V-back. Trumpet skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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35 reviews

Fit
Small 18
True to Size 10
Large 1
Photos 15
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Dec 18, 2013

Very low cut...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was sent to me by RTR because my original chosen dress was damaged beyond repair. The stomach area on this dress was flattering, but the dress was very low cut. I tried it on while wearing my bra and you could practically see the entire bra. I don't think any bra I own would have been low cut enough to wear with this dress.
Christie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250 lbs
Jan 8, 2014

Total Failure

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress runs slightly small. I am typically between an 18/20/22, and the 22 "fit". Unfortunately, the straps were much too long making this nearly a plunge neckline. And the "regular" was a good 6"-9" too short. There isn't a Tall option in sizes above 18. I should say that I am only 5'7". I have never worn a TALL anything. The fabric is gorgeous, I would have loved it if this gown fit. If you are 5'2" plus size woman, this dress is waiting for you.
Pamela
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 192 lbs
Feb 15, 2014

The dress made me feel beautiful.

Size worn: 16L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
From the waist down the fit was fine after I got a Spanx. The traps were too big in both sizes so I had to wear a cover. I made it work. The length was fine.
Laurie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 235 lbs
Feb 16, 2014

The gold tone lace over the black underlay was so pretty. One of a kind!!!

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
WOW...it's very pretty and I received multiple compliments, but the "V" in the front and back are VERY low, my bra showed both front and back. I wore SPANX with it to keep my lady lumps nice and tight because it's a straight dress no hiding anything. A great dress to wear with a chunky statement necklace and a sassy black heel. I wear an 18 at the LB and RTR runs just one size up. I'd also suggest going up in length if you are around my height, the regular was short on me with a three inch heel. I added a black wrap to keep my arms warm and it was comfortable and kept up with me all night long...
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Straight & narrow
Feb 25, 2014

Rocked the night in this dress!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had to go a size up -- thank heavens for great costumer service! I called the day before my event and they were able to get another dress to me in time. The dress fits like a glove and shows all your curves. I had many compliments during the night.
Glenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 23, 2014

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Size worn: 22WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress was so short. Because a 22W doesn't come in a long length, I had no choice. Would be ok with short heels, but I'm 5'8" and I'd say the dress seemed almost ankle length - barefoot.
Brittany
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230 lbs
Mar 23, 2014

All the compliments took me aback! I didn't realize how well the dress fit me!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great. The length was a tad too long, but it was the best part because I could wear flats!
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 12, 2014

Beautiful dress, runs really small

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented this for a 20s Gatsby event, but couldn't wear it. I read the reviews and ordered a size up from my usual, but it was still way too tight around the hips and belly area to be flattering. It's also very low cut. Would be better for a woman who is not too busty and hippy. Order at least one size up, maybe two if you are hippy. There is NO stretch in this one. Bummed that it wasn't flattering on me as it is a lovely dress.
MN
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 14, 2014

na

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
There's no stretch at all in the lining, which was an issue only when zipping up at the top. The neckline is low, but not obscenely, though you will need a plunging undergarment. I wore this with statement earrings and a side updo, so I didn't wear the necklace i'd rented. When I first took it out of the bag, I was kind of underwhelmed because I thought the gold lace would be flashier. But when I got it on and stood under the light, it was gorgeous and just the right amount of flash. I don't know if the regular length they sent me had been hemmed by a previous wearer as super short, but at 5'6", I needed to wear the Long version absolutely and that was the "just right" length.
Hollie
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 25, 2014

Beautiful dress!!

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was amazing! Beautiful design and good quality. Unfortunately, the regular was too short for me.
Kimberly
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 27, 2014

Very glam! Tons of compliments and easy to accessorize.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was true to size although I didn't feel there was much of a trumpet at the bottom. Material was nice and straps were great!
Roi
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

I received a ton of compliments and it looks great in pictures!

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit is true to size. I am currently a 16 and a 16WR fit me spot on. I am 5'4, so the length was perfect for high heels. It fit perfectly with enough room to dance the night away in. The straps have a little fastener on the inside that you snap your bra straps in and they stay in place all night!
Laquana
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

This gown is a show stopper!

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received tons of compliments on this gown!! I felt great, looked great and I am super happy about this dress and the service. I will say, the dress runs small in regards to the online size chart. It hugs your curves and has some stretch, but if your are a pear shape like me or an apple shape, go up a size and wear a push up bra to compensate on the top. It was long enough for me, but I couldn't wear high heals with the long. To wear 4" or higher heels for my hight I would have needed an extra long fit. On the fit, It wasn't tight, it zipped perfect, but I needed a little more room to sit!!! Overall, this was one of the finest dresses I've worn aside from my wedding dress. This gown is a must if you want to WOW the crowd and look great!
Scoopy
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 11, 2014

Beautiful dress! Much prettier in person than in photos! Wasn't able to wear it - sizing not right.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is a straight size, not a W - I ordered the 16WR & 20WR (18 wasn't available). The 16 fit, but wasn't comfortable or flattering - the 20 was too big because it was too long and the V front and back were VERY deep, but it fit through the torso. The 18 might have been okay. In regular dresses, I wear a 14W, but formal wear, usually a bit larger - thought the 16W would fit! I'm 5'3 and the 16R was too long with 4" heels! It could have been wearable but would drag the floor a bit. Nice dress, heavy weight. Mine wasn't "green" tinted as other reviews have suggested...it was deep black and gold - bold but not too flashy - very beautiful!
LG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jul 17, 2014

Rented for a friend as a gift.

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
She looked absolutely fabulous. It hugged her in all the right places.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

As soon as I walked in everyone started to compliment me!!!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a very glamorous, sexy dress. I was "channeling" Mariah Carey!!! The dress arrived two days early which was great! As the reviews said, the neckline is plunging. I pinned it up by the straps otherwise I would not have been able to wear a bra. I am 5'7" and the length was just short even though I ordered the long. It was ok as I just wore a kitten heel sandal. This dress is made for an hourglass figure. Did not need Spanx as the material was lined and holds a great shape. The RTR customer service was also wonderful. Highly recommend this dress if you want to make a statement. This was my third rental and each one just gets better:)
Edith
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 201 lbs
Aug 7, 2014

I ordered two dresses and neither of them fit

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I only ordered one size because I thought the 18 would be too big.
Tamieka
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190 lbs
Aug 15, 2014

Amazing!

Size worn: 16WL
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got tons of compliments. It's slimming and flattering. I think it runs a little short. The Long perfectly grazed the floor barefoot so pro/con I got to wear flats underneath it.
linda
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

returned

Size worn: 20WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
could not fit
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Oct 29, 2014

Beautiful/Classic Gown

Size worn: 18WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I've had my eye on this dress for a while, so jumped at the chance to rent it for a Halloween formal cocktail party in an NY cemetery. I would usually wear a 16W, but this dress was snug in the hips, so I went up to the 18. I got the long length, and it was prefect with flats. I'm 5'7", so with heels it may have looked a little short. I will note this dress is VERY low cut. I had to pin up the straps a bit, and was still glad to have my faux fur stole to cover up a bit. Not for ladies who prefer not to show cleavage! Aside from that one fit issue, I got tons of compliments all night, and my husband loved it. :)
Andrea
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 196 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

This was a black-tie event for the Ballet Gala.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs VERY small. I'm a size 16 but ordered at size 18. Even that was tight. I do have large breasts so that could have been the problem. VERY LOW CUT . . but stunning.
Tara
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

Great experience. Will use RTR again. Overall, loved the dress.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was noted that this dress runs true to size, but that is not the case if you have a larger rear like I do. I normally wear a 16, but had to wear an 18 in this dress, which still was tight for my butt, but large everywhere else. It is also very deeply cut in the bust area, so be aware if you're not used to your cleavage being completely exposed. Other than that, I loved the dress and so did everyone else. I will definitely rent from RTR again.
Kara
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Apple
Dec 14, 2014

Gorgeous piece, waaaay small

Size worn: 20WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered one size up (20) from my normal dress size (18), and even then I could BARELY fit into the dress. Recommend ordering two sizes up for this dress, especially as there's zero give/stretch.
Yvonne
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Dec 22, 2014

The fabric of this dress is a showstopper!! I enjoyed wearing this dress. I felt gorgeous.

Size worn: 16WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
The top of the dress runs a little big. I could have fit the 14 it would have been more fitted. There is a little stretch in the dress.
Susan
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

Great first experience with RTR.

Size worn: 20WR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Glad that I had size 18 & 20 sent. The 18 would have fit a little snug , but would have been too short for heals. I wore the size 20 ...and the length was better. Very comfy dress. A bit low cut in front, so I took up the straps just a little. Got many compliments.
Ree
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 26, 2015

I really wish this had come in my size.. it would have been perfect for occasion.

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ran small, looks elegant
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Mar 17, 2015

I love this gown size 18 did not a fit.size 20 Didn't come so I got two dresses free of charge.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs small in hips area
Maria
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 23, 2015

runs small

Size worn: 16WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress does run small and fabric does not have much wiggle room in it. It is a beautiful dress, wish I could of worn it.
Cat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Mar 23, 2015

Pretty but too small

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wish I could have worn this but it is waaaaaaay too tight. Probably two sizes smaller than usual. Go at least two sizes up if you have a big round booty. :-)
Wendy
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 238 lbs
Apr 22, 2015

I felt BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Size worn: 20WL
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress! It was a little snug around the "girls". If you are busty like myself, I would suggest going up an additional size.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
May 10, 2015

I didn't actually use this dress because...

Size worn: 22WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ok so this dress was definitely figure flattering except the bust area. This dress does run small for the most part except in the bust. The straps and bust area in the size 22 are very stretched out. I would have to pin the straps up first then I wouldn't have been able to wear any type of bra because it is severely low cut. I wear a 42 DD or a 44C depending on brand. I wish this dress worked out but it just didn't. If you have much larger boobs and normally a size 20, this dress would be perfect! The length is also on the short side so make sure you have great shoes!
Colleen
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
May 12, 2015

Would have been perfect if only it fit!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress is really beautiful but there were too many problems with the fit! I am very much a pear shape and thought this dress would fit well but it didn't. First, it fits very tight around the hips with no room to stretch so if this is a problem area for you, size up! Second, the other reviews were not kidding when they said it was much shorter than it says! I'm 5'4" and the regular length hit right above my ankle. Finally, the top was very big on me. There is no way I would have felt comfortable for the entire evening in this dress with the top that loose. The straps are very long and since it is low cut the fabric would not stay in place to cover what needed to be covered. If it had fit, this would have been perfect for the occasion but it just really didn't fit at all.
RTR Customer
May 27, 2015

Not for thick girls!

Size worn: 18WR
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is great and beautiful but it is NOT for girls who have a tummy or a muffin top. It runs small but the bust runs big. Make sure to get a back up in another dress because this dress is a chance!
ty
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Body type: Apple
Weight: 256 lbs
Jun 8, 2015

I got plenty of compliments and I enjoyed my first rental experience. We attended an old school prom

Size worn: 22WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was beautiful but ran a little odd for my body shape. It was big in the shoulder area but very fitted in other areas. I would definitely size up. Also if you are very hippy (like myself) you may want to get the long so that the length is appropriate.
Gini
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 9, 2015

I did not wear gown, neither fit right on me.

Size worn: 18WR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The gown itself is stunning. I am sorry to say it did not fit. I would like to come into a "Rent the Runway" shop and try on some gowns, to find one in this style that fits. As a larger sized person, I find gowns are very touch and go to find the right fit.
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