Lifetime Love Gown

$70 – $80 rental ?
$745 retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel like a celebrity in this gorgeous Carmen Marc Valvo gown. Classic accessories like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Polished Crystal Drop Earrings are all you need to top off that glam look!

Also available in red and navy.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Size 0-12 & plus 18W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - very loosely fitted in bodice
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted on hips and backside; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist and back
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 3 lengths (Petite, Regular, Long): Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5'1'' woman in 3" heels; Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 61” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’6” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Size 0-12 & plus 18W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - very loosely fitted in bodice
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted on hips and backside; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist and back
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 3 lengths (Petite, Regular, Long): Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5'1'' woman in 3" heels; Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 61” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’6” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black crepe(100% polyester). One shoulder neckline with ruffled shoulder strap. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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530 reviews
Fit
Large171
True to Size300
Small7
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 205lbs
June 26, 2016
Life Saver!
This was my 3rd dress after one didn't fit, another the zipper broke then this gem. A little big but comfy! I felt beautiful in it!
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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
June 20, 2016
Feeling elegant
The fit was true to size but felt very comfortable. Although the bust was a little loose, so I had to pin it. Overall I felt elegant.
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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
June 20, 2016
Loved the dress for a black tie charity event
I loved this dress. So much I wanted to buy it. Fit me like a glove. Didn't need to make any alterations. I am tall and the dress came in tall and was perfect for my 5'10" height. It was elegant and I received a ton of compliments. I am busty but this helped tone it down a bit
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
June 20, 2016
A classic, elegant and crazy-comfortable dress made my evening a spectacular success!
This was actually a replacement dress for a Marchesa that was unable to ship. I attended a 1920's-themed black tie gala for our city's orchestra, and needed something that would look good in motion and still be comfortable enough to sit through a dinner and lengthy symphony performance. This dress knocked it out of the park - elegant and conservative enough for an older crowd, but the dramatic ruffle detail added interest. I could probably have sized down - while the dress stayed up and in place with the addition of a small amount of fashion tape, it was a bit roomy throughout the body and the zipper accordingly crinkled a bit - I think it may have been stretched out over time. Also might have benefited from the long - my dress grazed the floor in back and skimmed the top of my toes in the front. Thank goodness the shoes were cute :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
June 13, 2016
Simple and classic dress
I wore this dress for a fall gala and received several compliments. Ironically, the host was wearing the same dress from here but in red so we looked liked twins and rocked the dresses! It's a very classic dress and fit true to size. I wore some statement earrings with it and it didn't need any more accessories than that. I'm 5'3" and the regular length was perfect with 4 inch heels; the petite would've been too short.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 12, 2016
Simple and elegant
This was my back-up dress and I liked it more than my first choice. I would recommend a strapless bra and spanx for a smooth look. I'm 5'7" and the 4L was almost too short with 4 inch heels. If you're not sure go with a longer length
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 9, 2016
The dress was perfect for the gala evening.
The 10L was a perfect fit with my 5 inch heels. The only negative was the wrinkles and fortunately they didn't show from a distance.
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
June 7, 2016
Beautiful event - lovely dress!
I'm 6'1 so length is a huge challenge for me! This dress is flexible for tall women as the length still works at the ankle. Very comfortable, simply and elegant dress. Thank Goodness!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2016
Elegant and comfortable to wear
The dress was very comfortable to wear, it fits right to your body which is perfect and gives a very nice silhouette! The picture does no justice, it is really beautiful.
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 6, 2016
Great one shoulder dress
Fits great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 4, 2016
Elegant!
6L for well but there was room at the waist. Loved this dress - so elegant and sophisticated.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
May 31, 2016
Black tie military ball, celebrating son's graduation from the US Naval Academy. Unforgettable.
You can't go wrong with this gown. I am very curvy and it wasn't too tight nor gappy. I'm 5'2 and wear 38ddd. Fit perfectly. The fabric is beautiful and breathed well in an over crowded hot space. Almost touched the floor, was perfect length for me. I felt wonderful in it and would rent it again in a snap.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 27, 2016
Pretty dress, nice fit, too short!
I actually was not able to wear this dress as it was too short. I'm 5'9" and was very surprised that the 6L was too short. Other than the length it was a pretty nice fit and fabric.
Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 22, 2016
You can always count on your dress to arrive on time.
This dress runs large in the middle.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
May 16, 2016
I was running for woman of the year for LLS and raised 20k for cancer research! so any compliments!
It was the perfect fit. The only thing was the hanger tags popped out a lot. Other than that it was perfect!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
May 13, 2016
Perfect dress!
I wore this to a company gala and loved everything about it. The ease of ordering and service was phenomenal. I will be using RTR again and again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 25
Body type: Pear
May 8, 2016
Gorgeous dress and perfect fit!!!
I wore this for a black tie gala and received so many compliments. I'm 5'10 and wore heels and the 12 long was absolutely perfect. This was my first RTR experience and I was very hesitant about this dress because of pear shape and height.... I was pleasantly surprised. The material is also heavy enough that it hides trouble areas well. You won't be disappointed with this dress. I can't wait to get rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 8, 2016
This dress is simple and elegant. Showstopper. Love it, and it made me look taller.
Pro: Silhouette it creates, quality of fabric, and it stands out. Very classy. If you need a great black dress, then this is it. Cons: Side zip, It suprisingly was roomy in the stomach area. I ordered this dress before in red andgot a 4R, and it was too long, but it was snug. The 4P was too big in the mid area, so I wore a waiste trainer and it fit perfectly.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2016
Beautiful & Elegant
This dress is beautiful and elegant. I wore it as the maid of honor in my sister's wedding. It does run a little big, so I could have probably fit into the 2R (wore 4R), but just had a baby and wanted room to dance. I had many compliments and felt fancy!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 4, 2016
I received lots of compliments!
I am 5'5" and typically wear a size 2. The 2 that I received was significantly shorter and the side zipper would not lay flat. I ordered regular length in both sizes so I'm not sure why there was such a difference in the lengths. The 4 was slightly big around my bust and waist but not too big that I couldn't wear it. I wish the 2 had not had those issues because it definitely was a better fit.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
April 22, 2016
Bridesmaid at a Wedding
I am 5'7" 175 pounds with 38DDD boobs and a mom pooch but barely any booty. I wore a 16R with a strapless bra and ballet flats. This dress fit perfectly and wasn't too clingy in the stomach but looked like it was made for me. The quality is thick and great. I loved that the one shoulder had a frill but also loved that it didn't stick up as shown on the model so it gives it an elegant flair but not too crazy. The bride was freaking out about how great it looked so I definitely have to give this dress 5 stars.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 22, 2016
This dress is beautiful!
I thought this dress was extremely flattering. Having a curvy figure makes it difficult to find dresses. I thought the dress fit well it was still a little baggy for my taste through the waist even in the size 2 and I'm normally a size 4. I'm sure no one noticed but me. I wore a pretty high heel so the L fit even though I'm only 5ft 2. Overall an extremely positive experience that I would use again.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
April 19, 2016
Loved it!!
Perfect fit! Loved this dress...didn't want to return it! Received lots of compliments.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
April 18, 2016
Stunning neckline made up for awkward zipper.
Was one of the lucky Lady LTs to wear a dress to the Submarine Ball, and boy did it slay! The only downside was the zipper on the specific dress that I had; you could tell that it had been slightly ripped and later repaired which in turn caused that (external) part of the seam to be awkwardly bunched. It didn't lie as smoothly as I expected it to, but the killer neckline on this thing made up for it! Definitely recommend renting a size down, especially if you want the dress to hug your curves at all, otherwise it will drape loosely.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
April 18, 2016
This is a dress I would love to have in my closet. It's understated yet elegant.
I ordered my true size in long (I'm 5'9"). It fit perfectly.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 17, 2016
Lovely
Fit was true to size. Fabric draped nicely and the black was still crisp and not faded. The slight train presented a few challenges, but it was so elegant. Received many compliments and hate to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 17, 2016
A classic
Classic, timeless beauty. Glad I read the reviews bc this definitely runs large, but a bit short - I typically wear a 2R in dresses, but the 0L was perfect. I usually have pretty high heels, so the L worked well. It was very comfy and flattering!
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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
April 16, 2016
I wore the dress to chaperone high school prom.
The dress fits true to size. No issues with the zipper. I wore the long and a 2 inch heel and it was perfect. The dress is comfortable. I was able to enjoy the evening without worrying about the dress.
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 14, 2016
never actually ended up wearing the dress. It didn't fit.
a little tight on the shoulder. ordered a petite but it was to short, it hit right at the bottom of my feet, so i recommend the regular if you plan on wear heels. A little big in the torso, overall great dress just didn't fit me. So, I returned it for another.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
April 13, 2016
Excellent quality, I felt like a million bucks!
Perfect fit, perfect length. I am petite and got a 6P and 8P, and the 6P fit amazing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2016
Stylist Review
This one shouldered black gown is so beautiful and versatile! Running true to size, I would suggest sizing up for backup in this style. The fabric is pretty heavy and does not allow for much stretch, and for that reason I would say this style works best for A to C bust sizes. With the one shoulder look on this gown, I would suggest going with a strapless bra. The natural waist is definitely very fitted, but it did allow comfortable room throughout the midsection. I would suggest sizing up for fuller hips as that area is definitely quite fitted. The one shoulder sleeve was definitely a bit tight on my broader shoulders, so that's definitely something to keep in mind. At 5'7" this hit right at the bottom of the floor without heels so I would definitely suggest a long length for women my height or taller. This dress is perfect for a black tie wedding or gala, and I would pair it with a beautiful pair of long earrings, a shiny clutch and strappy heels.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 140lbs
March 23, 2016
I didn't get to wear the dress but I tried it on when it arrived.
The 4L fit beautifully through the chest, waist and hips, but I was disappointed with the length. I am 5'9" and like to wear heels, but it would have been too short with shoes. (I am barefoot in this picture.)
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
March 22, 2016
Great dress for Black Tie Engagement Party!
The 10L worked best and was even slightly big. I'm 5'5' and glad I got the long, it worked perfect with heels. Definitely eventuates the hips so made for a good hour glass shape! I'd rent again.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 21, 2016
This dress is so figure flattering and fabulous. I wore it to a formal charity event. Loved it!
Not much jewelry needed to deck out this dress. oversized earrings and simple updo make this dress a knockout.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
March 17, 2016
I love this dress. I received so many complements and it was super comfortable.
I had to size down to the 2r. It was a littler shorter, so if your taller than 5'6" I would get the long.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 3, 2016
Unfortunately, the dress arrived 2 days AFTER my event!
This dress is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! When I tried it on, the material felt luxurious and it looked FANTASTIC on (even without Spanx) plus the 12 fit perfectly though my normal size is 14!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
February 28, 2016
Got so many compliments and this dress was so flattering!
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore this to a formal charity event, and I got so many compliments, especially from guy friends. It was so flattering on me and hit in all of the right places. I normally wear a 6 and am 5'4", and I ordered the 6R and 4R. The 4R fit better, mostly in the length and the hip area. It was still a little long on me, the petite length probably would have been better. The fabric is very nice and a little heavy, which helps the dress drape in a beautiful way. Overall this is an amazing and very glamorous dress, and I didn't want to send it back!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
February 27, 2016
Received many compliments on this dress. RTR was such a great experience for me.
I thought this dress was effortless. I never had to worry about readjusting, dancing, or sitting. It was comfortable and easily elegant. I normally wear a size 4 and the 4R was on the long side, but with heels, I thought it helped elongate my build. The 6P also fit well but was looser in the midsection and shorter in front. This dress is good for women that have a waist smaller than their hips. With the 4R, I wore Spanx to smooth things out and a strapless bra.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
February 25, 2016
Great dress!!
I wore this dress for a Heart Ball. Thought it was true to size and very comfortable. Lots of compliments all night long! I'm 5'3 and 165 pound pear shape so I was a bit concerned about the fit but it looked great and I would recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 24, 2016
Classy black dress with character
I think black dresses are so BORING, but when the red dress in this style was damaged RTR sent me this one. Pros: The fabric is incredibly luxurious with a hint of shine and hugs the body beautifully. The ruffle on the one shoulder gave this dress character and class. I wore 4 inch heels and it just skimmed the floor for me. If I had to wear a black dress again, I would choose this one. Cons: It was black. I would have loved to have worn this dress in the red color I originally wanted.
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