Lifetime Love Gown

$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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542 reviews
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Large
(172)
True to Size
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(7)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
September 6, 2016
My first rental was a total bust so I ordered this one last minute!
This dress runs true to size. I am typically a 2 or 4 but the 2 fit perfectly for a black tie wedding. The only con was that it was a little snug under the arms but not enough difference to go up a size. The dress runs short, even at 5'1 I was able to wear a simple 2" heel and it wasn't dragging to the floor.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 24, 2016
Perfect for a 5-months preggo woman! The black was slimming and there was plenty of bump room.
The dress I wanted wasn't available, so I ordered this one at the suggestion of an associate. It was perfect! Mamas, if you need to look great and you're 5 months pregnant, this is the way to go. I usually wear a size 2 or 4, so I ordered a 6 and an 8 and ultimately went with the 8. I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
August 15, 2016
Perfect for a black tie affair
After reading all the wonderful reviews of this dress I was so excited when it arrived. The long length fit perfect, I definitely recommend long for anyone 5'6" and taller. My only complaint about this dress was the fit on the side with the zipper. It did not fit flush to my body, but instead it was all bumpy. I know the dress fit because the next size up was way too big. Maybe this is just a dress that is better fit if it's tailored to you? I'm not sure but it bothered me and I stood in pictures so you could not see it. I did not read this complaint in other reviews so maybe I just got a bad dress. It was also horribly wrinkled and I had to steam it. I felt very beautiful overall, just wish it fit better. #blacktie
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
August 14, 2016
Overnighted 2cnd dress that was more amazing than my first pick
I'm so glad my first pick didn't fit. This dress is amazing. I wore the 18 but def could've done the 16, which is my true size. I'm 5'1, 220lbs and the length was perfect with 3" heels. The dress is a very flattering heavier material. This dress made a curvier girl look and feel beautiful all night. Thank you RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
August 9, 2016
Classy & Comfy
This is one of 3 dresses I rented to choose from to wear to a formal wedding, and my first RtR experience. I went ahead and joined their unlimited program so I had extra time choosing and keeping the right dress. I usually wear a SS 0 or 2 and the 2R fit perfectly. I don't usually wear heels, so I thought the length was fine for my 2" pumps, but if they were any higher I would have needed the long. I didn't end up keeping this dress for the wedding, mostly because my friends and hubby liked one that was a little sexier, but I really loved this dress and thought it was the easiest to wear and definitely the most comfortable of the three.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Weight: 148lbs
July 30, 2016
Dress is amazing. Easy to accessorize
Pros: easy to accessorize, fits to body Cons: order 6R and it fit my body but was too short. If above 5'7.5" I recommend ordering the Long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
July 22, 2016
Classic and comfortable!
This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding in Chicago. I'm from Oregon and rented the 4 and the 2. The 4 was slightly big and long, the 2 fit well but was too short. Luckily there was a RTR store in Chicago right next to our hotel so I brought in my dresses and they had me try the 4 Petite which fit PERFECTLY! Awesome customer service. I got soooo many compliments the whole night!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
July 20, 2016
I absolutely loved being comfortable and gorg at the same time for my in laws vow renewal!
This dress dropped on my shape so nicely. It is probably the best dress I've ever worn. True to size and the lining was the icing on the cake.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 19, 2016
The perfect dress for a formal wedding!
This dress was perfect for a very formal wedding! Great quality material and a very flattering cut. I'm 5'8'' and the Long size was the right length for me in 2" heels.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
July 11, 2016
AMAZING DRESS
So many compliments. It was so flattering!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
July 9, 2016
Dress was pretty but beware of one shoulder
Dress was very pretty and fabric was comfortable. The only downside was that the arm hole for the one shoulder was very tight and by the end of the night it was digging into my skin. I don't have unusually large arms but I couldn't wait to get it off by the time the wedding was over.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
June 30, 2016
Dress was perfect, comfortable and not tight around the mid section!
Perfect length for 5'9 and a little heel, not too tight around mid section, comfortable and easy to move in! Loved this dress!
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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: 35
Bust size: 36D
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: 50
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: 45
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: 26
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: 31
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: 33
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: 49
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.
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