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".)

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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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55 reviews
Fit
Large16
True to Size30
Small4
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
February 26, 2016
Beautiful wedding at a vineyard, and the dress was perfect - I received compliments all night long!
Fitted on the top, with PLENTY of room from the hips down. Very elegant and a nice alternative to black...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
January 4, 2016
wore it for new years dance social. loved it and got lots of compliments.
we do ballroom dancing. dress was great overall. the inner lining was a little tighter so good as long as you are not a rockette high kicker you could move and dance wonderfully!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 1, 2016
Very comfy
I selected both the 6 and 8 as I usually wear 6 but wanted to play it safe. This dress in 6 runs fairly large and it was roomy everywhere. On the plus side, it was incredibly comfy, perfectly glitzy for my event and had pockets!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
December 1, 2015
I received many compliments on this dress. It was comfortable, sparkling and noticeable.
I usually wear a size 8, but in this dress the 8 was too baggy. The size 6 fit very well although a tiny bit snug under my arms. Loved the pockets!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 17, 2015
Comfortable, pretty, and it had pockets!
I gave this a rating of running true to size because I only had the size 8 to work with. I requested a 6 as well but there wasn't one available and based on some of the reviews I was worried it runs big. It didn't hang on me the way it does in the picture with the model, much loser with a size 8. I'm 5'10 and short waisted so usually syles with high waist like this dress don't flatter my body type but this one hung very nice for how much fabric there is at the bottom with the folds. That's a testament to the quality of the design. The gold was a little scratchy so had it been tighter it might have felt uncomfortable around the arm area. It was worn to a cocktail attire wedding and was very comfortable.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
November 13, 2015
I wore this dress as the maid of honor to a wedding.
Originally, I hadn't ordered this dress for my event. The dress I originally ordered wasn't returned in time to be shipped to me, so they selected this one for me instead. I had ordered a second style as a back up, but when I saw the dress I knew this was the one! The dress has a very elegant look, and fits snug if you have a larger chest (which I do). Overall, it was comfortable and light, and more beautiful in person than it looks in photos. I received compliments all night long on it. I'd definitely select this style again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 29, 2015
Great dress!
The dress fit beautifully. Either silver or gold accessories can be used. I got a ton of compliments. The whole process was easy-peasy! I will definitely do this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 119lbs
October 26, 2015
I wore this for my bachelorette party and it was great! I loved how it was so shiny!
I originally tried this on as a 0 and it fit, but the 2 was just more comfortable. I was concerned about the fit around my waist, but it was fine!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 13, 2015
Perfect dress for a Mad Men inspired event!
I wore this to a Mad Men/Cocktail attire wedding and received a ton of compliments! A few of the guests even asked if it was vintage. Very comfortable, full skirt (with pockets) allowed room for eating, drinking and dancing all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
September 14, 2015
Made for a pear shaped person
This was a very pretty dress, but didn't fit me in a flattering way. In the size 2, the top and waist fit me just fine, but the back side bubbled out in an unsexy way. This dress would look stunning on someone a bit more pear shaped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 4, 2015
Wasn't a good fit for me
The dress was very nice but didn't fit or look good on me therefore I was glad I had another option of something to wear for a wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
July 24, 2015
Did not Fit.
Ummm. Love this designer and everything has fit well before. This dress seemed very short waisted and did not fit me at all. Very disappointed because the fabric was light and perfect for a dressy evening wedding. The pleating shot out way to high.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
July 6, 2015
Did not wear
Didnt wear - pretty dress but not for me. the fabric looks heavy but its not at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 11, 2015
Didn't wear it.
Just too glitzy for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
June 5, 2015
Way too small, unable to wear
Do not rent if you have large breasts.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 27, 2015
Stunning dress - tons of compliments!
Beautiful dress. I felt beautiful and received compliments from complete strangers. Love the pockets - always fun. Fit great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2015
Beautiful with pockets!
I loved this dress. It was very comfortable and flattering. Being short, it was longer than I would like, but otherwise, it was perfect for a Spring gala event.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 5, 2015
Reaction to this dress was INSANE. I've never received as many compliments as I did with this dress
I typically wear a 2-4, but this size 0 fit perfectly. I'm 5'2" and it hit bottom of knee. I thought dress was nice, nothing spectacular. I wore to my husband's work awards ceremony, a huge event with 500+ attendees. I swear, half of them came over to tell me how fabulous the dress was.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
May 4, 2015
Great dress. Wonderful service.
I wore this dress to a charity gala and it was great. Very comfortable. Runs large. I ordered a 12 and the 10 as a back up and ended up wearing the 10 but probably could have worn an 8. I also rented the Nicole Miller Teardrop Pearl Earrings and they matched very nicely. Will be using RTR in the future!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 30, 2015
Loved this dress and the color!
I got so many compliments on this dress. One person even told me it was her favorite dress at the event! It was a little long, hit me right at my knees, but with the right heels, it was great. Very comfortable and easy to dance in! A little more silver in person than in the picture but still loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
March 31, 2015
did not end up wearing this. I wore the Vivienne Westwood Aztech instead.
I did try it on and it fit true to size and was comfortable. You could wear silver or gold heels
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2015
Pretty fabric, but I didn't feel pretty
It hit just below the knee, making my 5'4" look really short. It made me look like a solid column. Hit above my natural waist. Felt frumpy and pudgy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 16, 2015
Beautiful, classy and comfortable!
I got this dress in a size 8 and it fit so perfectly; it was not tight or loose, fit just right! I loved the material and the way the dress laid on me. Very classy and elegant. I received many compliments from strangers, even the man working at the art museum walked over to me to tell me how beautiful the dress was. My Fiance got a kick out of all the compliments I received that day. We had a great date day/night!
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 23, 2014
The President of the United States complemented me on the dress. He said it was festive and sparkly!
The dress fit well. I am 5'4" and it fell just below my knee.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2014
LOVED this dress!
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.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
December 7, 2014
Love the quality of the dress and free samples of deodorant, dry shampoo, and coupon.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 28, 2014
The color was fun and not to over the top.
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.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 22, 2014
Great dress for hospital foundation gala.
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!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
November 10, 2014
I received many compliments! Beautiful dress!
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!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2014
This is such an elegant dress! It looks even more beautiful in person!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
October 8, 2014
Beautiful dress - really shines.
The dress fit perfectly and was the perfect outfit for a formal wedding.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 18, 2014
It was black tie, and this short dress suited the occasion beautifully.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
September 13, 2014
Nice dress, very comfortable
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.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
August 29, 2014
I wore this for my daughter's wedding! I absolutely loved it and so did everyone else!
This dress fit perfectly. I usually wear a 12 but the dress does run a bit big. The 10 was perfect.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2014
This dress made me feel absolutely amazing! Not only was it dressy, but it was comfortable too!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 3, 2014
Beautiful dress. Received a lot compliments.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
June 30, 2014
RTR Girls at the 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!]
StashaSeptember 15, 2014
You look great!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 19, 2014
This dress is classy and easy to wear. I received SO MANY compliments!!
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!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
June 18, 2014
Wore this to my engagement party and everyone loved it! Way more gold than pictures show though
Fits well for large chest - more gold than expected but loved it. Was a little below knee for 5'6 me
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 17, 2014
Dress is lovely and perfect for a formal affair! Lightweight fabric and pockets make it even better!
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.
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