Carmen Marc Valvo

Metallic Elderflower Dress

$100 rental
$800 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Win best dressed in beaded brocade! This gold showstopper by Carmen Marc Valvo will shine through a sea of black dresses at the wedding reception. Simply pair with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Anne Crystal Teardrops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Gold Jacquard (60% Acetate, 28% Polyester, 12% Metallic Yarn). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full pleated skirt and beaded detail at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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32 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 17
Large 11
Photos 18
Sasha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

Besides looking elegant with plenty of compliments, the dress travels well. Easy to pack.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
My garment bag was crammed in small overhead bins on two different flights. Arrived at my hotel, pulled out my dress and it was ready to go! This dress travels well! Needed to convert my bra to racer-back. Length was at mid knee cap, I'm 5'2. Classy length. The gold is a muted or pastel gold. What I did not notice from the photo was that the beading on the waist has black as well as gold, white and silver. Since my gold shoes seemed to clash, I decided to wear black satin shoes, black cocktail bag and black pearls w/ gold/crystal accents. This is a classy sophisticated dress. I wore it to a evening wedding. Will rent it again for a special luncheon.
Taylor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 10, 2014

I felt so glittery in this dress! I wore it to a sorority formal and received tons of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I'm 5'3'' so this dress hit just below my knees. I could still wear a regular bra (good for big busts), and it has these nifty snaps to keep your bra straps from popping out. Great for full range mobility and dancing!!
JR
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 10, 2014

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Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I received a lot of compliments on the dress. I usaully wear a 4 or 6 depending on the make, I wish size 2 in this dress would have been available to try. Very easy process
Stephanie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 3, 2014

I got tons of compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It runs big. I wore a 4 and never in my life have I been a 4. I usually wear an 8!
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 156 lbs
Apr 9, 2014

Perfect dress for a black tie welcome wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I felt like this dress was true to size. It's really pretty in person and also light and easy to move in so I was comfortable all night. Three things bothered me: 1) the skirt had a lot of fabric so when I sat, I just felt like there was a lot going on, 2) the neckline was super high and a little irritating at times, and 3) It has those snaps for your bra but my regular bra straps STILL poked out. Overall it was the perfect pick for a black tie welcome wedding in Charleston.
Blythe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

A lovely dress, but it didn't hold a candle to my other option.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress to wear at our "rehearsal brunch" at One If By Land, Two If By Sea in the West Village. I knew I wanted something with a bit of Old Hollywood glamour, and this was a beautiful option which fit nicely (if a bit large). I wasn't crazy about the big rhinestones on the "belt" area. There wasn't anything wrong with the dress, however, once I put on the Lela Rose "Such a Charmer" dress there was no comparison.
Missy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Apr 16, 2014

Beautiful fabric , and loved the shoulder cut of this dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore to spring wedding, very comfortable all night!loved that it had pockets. Wore with cream shawl!
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 22, 2014

Very Pretty

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was very pleased with the fit and look of this dress. The pockets add a fun twist to an elegant piece...great place to keep your lip gloss handy. True to size and very comfortable.
NG
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 23, 2014

The event was a formal charity party/silent auction.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a nice dress and has a comfortable fit. However, the waist was LARGE. I normally wear an 8; the 6 was a better fit overall. The waist on the 6 was still too big and it really needs to fit snug with the dress design. I didn't think a 4 would be big enough in the upper area, so I opted to return it. This was my first time to try RTR and, while this order didn't work out, I have credit and plan to use them again.
PK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143 lbs
May 3, 2014

Backup dress-not worn, just too large

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Pretty dress, the skirt is a bit too voluminous, it was also long, past my knee-- Did like it, and may have been an option if it was smaller size.
Susan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
May 20, 2014

It was my girlfriend's daughter who got married. I know this friend since we were in 2nd grade!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The ladies who work at Rent The Runway are incredible! They helped me so much!!!! However, the dress was a little big on me. Initially I had ordered a 6, thinking it would fit. It was very big. Rent The Runway sent me a size 4 to my hotel in Garden City free of charge! I also rented the earrings. It was a very upscaled wedding and I could so many compliments. I told everyone where I got my dress. No one could believe it. One man told me if I had to return the dress by midnight! Had a blast. I'm intending on using Rent The Runway for my birthday and every occasion forward. Thrilled with the convenience, service and styles.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
May 24, 2014

Very pretty!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a great dress but I ended up picking a different dress for the event we were going to.
VS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

Eye Catching and Glamorous!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress was more sparkly then I thought. I'm between a size 6 and 8 and received both sizes. I wore the 8 as it was most comfortable in the chest and arms. The 6 was better in the waist though. this dress does run large in the waist but for broad shoulders and a D chest I needed more room. It's a perfect length and nice for dancing.
SP
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Jun 11, 2014

I didn't actually end up wearing it. While it fit in most places, the bust was too big.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
It's a beautiful dress-love the waist details. However, if you're more of a pear shape like me who has trouble finding dresses that fit on top as well as on the bottom, this isn't the dress for you. The 14 ended up being too big on top while fitting everywhere else and the 12, my backup size, didn't fit at all.
renata
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 13, 2014

I thing i am going to rent the drees always from rent runaway.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was very confutable .!!
Jessica
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 17, 2014

Dress is lovely and perfect for a formal affair! Lightweight fabric and pockets make it even better!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a black tie wedding in Newport. The dress is lovely, came in excellent condition, and worked out perfectly! It definitely runs big. I am an 8, ordered the 6 and 8, and wore the 6. I wore the earrings on the model and got a clutch from RTR as well, all worked together beautifully. I wore a sparkly gold and silver shoe. The pockets were excellent and the fabric was much lighter weight then I was expecting and moved easily, I danced all night in it.. No complaints, the process is super easy, the stylist helped me put it all together and the dress fit just like described. Great experience.
Lauren
Age: 28
Jun 18, 2014

Wore this to my engagement party and everyone loved it! Way more gold than pictures show though

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fits well for large chest - more gold than expected but loved it. Was a little below knee for 5'6 me
Anne
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

This dress is classy and easy to wear. I received SO MANY compliments!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am an event planner and wore this to my annual black tie in DC. You can't imagine how happy I was when I discovered the dress has pockets! I was able to carry my phone, charger, lipstick and event cheat sheet and didn't have to bother with a handbag. There is a lot of fabric in the skirt in the front. It's essentially one enormous pleat. Perfect if you want to hide your tummy (or pockets full of stuff). I was complimented all night long on how great I looked. This was my first Rent the Runway experience. I'll definitely be back!
Nancy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

RTR Girls at the Wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this for a summer wedding in the Hamptons. I rented the 8 and 10 but could easily have worn the 6. It is a beautiful dress -- well made, lightweight pockets (!), and beautiful fabric. One woman at the wedding told me she had seen the fabric at a design center and asked if I had the dress made for me. Other reviews said you need a racer-back bra because the shoulders are slightly inset; however, the dress has lingerie straps so no worries there. Paired with gold shoes and gold jewelry but you could easily wear silver as the fabric is a silver and gold brocade. Dress looked just as fresh at the end of the evening as the beginning. I would definitely rent again. Photo is of two of us RTR-savvy women who know the best way to dress for any occassion is RTR! [I am the older blonde; the younger brunette was much cuter and a better advertisement for RTR!]
Kareno
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

Beautiful dress. Received a lot compliments.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Runs small. I'm a zero and other descriptions said it ran small. Ordered 2 and 4. Size 2 was snug around arms and bust (I'm a size 34 C). Size 4 was too big in the back and waist but perfect in arms and bust. The material was comfortable and the style is classy, sophisticated and elegant. My husband said I was radiant I felt like a princess.
Shari
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 13, 2014

This dress made me feel absolutely amazing! Not only was it dressy, but it was comfortable too!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm a dress size 4/6 and the 2 fit me perfectly! I would say that it runs a bit large . The great thing about this dress is that there are pockets! As a person who sniffles a lot(especially at weddings), having tissues handy is a plus. I couldn't ask for a better dress. The material is rich and thick, but not heavy. Can work for different seasons and you can wear just about any undergarment you can think of without a problem.
Theresa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 29, 2014

I wore this for my daughter's wedding! I absolutely loved it and so did everyone else!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfectly. I usually wear a 12 but the dress does run a bit big. The 10 was perfect.
Donna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 13, 2014

Nice dress, very comfortable

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Reserved this dress as my back-up for a fancy afternoon wedding. The color is so much nicer in person than it appears in pictures but I did not like the beading at the front of the waist. Fabric is nice and light. Also, this was longer than I was looking for. Didn't end up wearing.
Lee
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

It was black tie, and this short dress suited the occasion beautifully.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Fit great, although I'm glad I saw the other reviews, because I ended up with the smaller size, which I've never worn before. Beautiful dress, very flattering.
Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Oct 8, 2014

Beautiful dress - really shines.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit perfectly and was the perfect outfit for a formal wedding.
PARia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

This is such an elegant dress! It looks even more beautiful in person!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It is an absolutely gorgeous dress, perfect for a wedding. I loved the beaded center and the fabric is soooo comfortable. Pockets are a cool addition. The dress does run large as others have noted. i ordered a 4 and 6 bc I am in between usually but a 2 would have been fine. Also I am 5'2" and it would have fit better if it came in a petite size. I thought it had too much of a flare (probably bc of my hip size) so if you're looking for a fitted dress, this isn't it. Be careful wearing jewelry that might get caught on the fabric bc it will pull the thread! If you get the right size, this is a MUST to rent.
Brittany
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

I received many compliments! Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my bridal shower. It's a beautiful dress, and I received many compliments. I may have been overdressed, but I'll take that over the alternative. I went with the size 12. Also, I am a DDD on top, and It was a little tight, but the size up was too large everywhere else. Would rent this dress again!
Allison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 22, 2014

Great dress for hospital foundation gala.

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'2" and 125 lbs. the 2 fit great but was a little longer than I wanted. I felt a tiny bit like the mother of the bride. I'm 45 but felt like this dress made me look a little older. My friends and husband disagreed and thought I looked great. Had a fun night and would definitely rent the runway again!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

The color was fun and not to over the top.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was sent to me as a replacement dress after my original order was damaged. I wore this dress to afternoon tea for my 29th birthday. It fit nicely and is comfortable. It felt a little more formal than a usual afternoon tea dress, but it was my birthday, so I didn't mind. Hits at about the knee, and you can wear a regular bra with it.
Becks
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167 lbs
Dec 7, 2014

Love the quality of the dress and free samples of deodorant, dry shampoo, and coupon.

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my Bridal shower today. I received nothing but compliments. The fit was perfect and design unique. The shipping was on point and so easy to return. I rate the overall service between the time I rented this dress to returning it outstanding! Thank you.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

LOVED this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a Charity Christmas Ball. The dress was beautiful and I got compliments all night on it! It fit perfectly. I would definitely rent this dress again.
RTR Customer
Dec 23, 2014

The President of the United States complemented me on the dress. He said it was festive and sparkly!

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit well. I am 5'4" and it fell just below my knee.
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