Natural Beauty Gown

$70 rental
$1145 retail

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Stylist Notes

Shimmer all night long in this Carmen Marc Valvo gown. Its ruched bodice will flatter any shape - you'll be best dressed of the night! Glam it up with accessories like kate spade new york accessories’ On the Town Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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

Product Details

Blush with Sequins Stretch Lace (100% Nylon)Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with ruching. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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147 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
(90)
Small
(23)
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 26, 2016
Mother of the Bride
I rented this dress for my mom for my wedding and she looked fabulous, even better though - she felt fabulous! The dress is tight but she said she was comfortable all night none the less. Couldn't recommend this dress enough, especially if you're wanting to look radiant at a formal affair regardless of age!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
August 10, 2016
Loved wearing this fancy dress, I had so many compliments that night!
I have a large chest so it was a bit tight in that area which was fine but that did cause it to chafe a bit under my arms. That's really the only discomfort I felt and that was nothing compared to how beautiful I felt in this dress. I would easily rent this dress again. For some reason this application is not accepting my pictures which were taken with my phone. :(
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
July 10, 2016
The perfect dress!!!
I got this dress the last min because the original brides maid dress I had didn't fit well after I lost some weight. It was WAAAAAYYY better than the original! It was gorgeous and accented the bride perfectly. The dress fit perfectly in all the right spots (besides the armpits) I didn't wear a bra and I have fairly large breasts and I didn't worry once!! The only issue I had however was the armholes were a little small and throughout the evening the sequins began to rub on my skin and was quite bothersome. Other then that small issue... I got so many compliments on this dress! I am super happy with my decision
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
June 22, 2016
Amazing dress!
I wore this gown to a black tie wedding at the Four Seasons, and it was the perfect dress for the occasion! I'm 18 weeks pregnant, so it flattered my mini growing baby bump very nicely (material in waist is stretchy). It was very comfortable and glamorous! I received tons of compliments throughout the night. :-)
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
June 16, 2016
Beautiful dress, fantastic fit!
I wore this to my daughter's daytime wedding. I received so many compliments!! I felt great wearing this dress. The diagonal rouching in the front and back helped camouflage any lumps and bumps. I did not have any irritation from the sequence under my arms like other ladies mentioned. I wear between an 8 to a 10. The size 8 fit perfectly! I also wore it with gold sparkly shoes and it looked beautiful together. I would wear this dress again in a heart beat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
June 8, 2016
Love the look and fit of this dress.
Wore this dress to a wedding and got tons of compliments. I'm 4 months pregnant and at that awkward "did she put on weight" stage. This dress fit great and did a good job hiding my growing middle.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 5, 2016
Ordered the dress for my daughter for her Prom. She loves the vintage look.
She actually wore the back up dress, ordered a 6R and she wore the 4R instead. It fit her beautifully. The length turned out perfect and her shoes had a 1 1/2 inch heal. She received so many compliments on the dress and I received a bunch of "way to go mom" on finding an amazing dress. Many of the other moms I spoke to will be looking into RTR for next years Homecoming and Prom! She is 5'5", 125 lbs, 32 bust (D cup). The fabric stretched to allow a beautiful fit, not too tight, not too loose.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2016
Bridal party glam
I am typically 2-4 dress size and 5'7... The 4L fit perfectly with 2 inch heels. Stunning dress, tight fitting, shows curves, easy to move in. A tad scratchy because of the material but hey, it was worth it. Got tons of compliments :) and tons of press for RTR.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 26
May 8, 2016
Wore it to officiate my best friend's wedding.
Very fitted throughout body, can ride up. Sequins can chafe if wearing for a long day. Lovely dress, though, and got a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
March 22, 2016
Beautiful Dress!
This dress was exactly what I wanted! I had a baby just over a month prior to the event. I thought the material would be a great "hide" for the baby tummy. And it sure was! I'd say the only con for this dress was the arm hole, the edges of lace and beads were a little itchy/scratchy. Other then that I love the dress. Oh the weight on my profile says 114 (pre baby), I'd say I was around 125 for this picture. I know weight can help others determine the right size.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 3, 2016
The fit was perfect! Many compliments!
The dress was a perfect true 8.
RTR CustomerMarch 8, 2016
length was good?
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 23, 2016
Beautiful dress - I received many compliments!
I LOVED this dress overall, but was disappointed in the length. The picture shows it is floor length (which would have been ideal for the occasion), but it was actually ankle length on me. Unfortunately, the additional length is not available for the larger sizes.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
February 22, 2016
This dress was beautiful and classy. Tons of compliments!!
This dress fit true to size. It was stretchy around the middle and very comfortable. Mid thigh to floor is a bit sheer, but added to the drama of it without showing to much. My 3" heel was the perfect height, letting the pretty shoes show just a bit. Comes out of the bag requiring no ironing/ steaming. Loved it and would rent it again.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
January 24, 2016
Great dress! Compliments all night.
This dress was gorgeous! It hugs all the right curves and gets heads turning all night. Only con was the sequins rubbing against my underarms but it was well worth it to look so good. Would recommend
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
January 20, 2016
Elegant and classy!
Fit great, very flattering and comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
January 17, 2016
This dress fit perfect!!
I'm a little over 5'7 and figured the regular would be perfect wish I ordered the long would have hit the floor perfect with my heels! Only complaint I had was what most people said in other reviews, the rubbing on your under arms is a killer after a couple hours! You can also wear your normal bra with the dress, it has the straps to make sure the dress covers your bra straps which is a plus if you want to keep your girls in line!Def awesome for a black tie wedding or any formal affair!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 56
December 31, 2015
the hall we were at and how everyone was dressed like the great gabsy
n/a
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
December 23, 2015
Great overall RTR Experience. The dress just wasn't the best fit for my body type.
This dress is made for women who fit within a more "normal" size range. For instance, I am more of a plus size so I would have faired better by choosing from the plus size selection. I'm curvy in certain places that other women might not be. Be careful of that plus size ladies. I also did not care for the side zipper.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
November 25, 2015
I wore this dress to a formal ball in Vegas. The class and sparkle were perfect for the setting!
The dress is very figure flattering and hugs you in all the right places. As many others mentioned, the sparkle of the dress from the sequins does irritate your arms a bit, but it didn't stop me from dancing all night in the dress. At 4' 8" in the 4 long, I wore high heels and still had a tiny bit of train in the back of the dress (maybe an inch or so) to hold up so it wouldn't drag. Again, this didn't stopped me from dancing all night, so it wasn't too much of a problem. All around, I would rent this dress again and recommend it to others. You'll feel radiant!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 22, 2015
The entire experience, including the gown itself, was fantastic!
When you know your measurements and body type, the Rent the Runway experience is effortless. Recommend it to every woman I know!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
November 19, 2015
Soooo Many Compliments!!
This dress was gorgeous! The bride asked us (her best friends) to all wear a shade of champagne 2 weeks before the wedding. She just got engaged in August & her dad has cancer, so they wanted to get married quickly so he could be there. She didn't want to inconvenience us with all the bridesmaid stuff, but we convinced her at her bachelorette party that we would make it work. My one friend & I ordered our dresses from RTR within minutes of her asking us! So easy!! If you're looking for something to really stand out in the crowd but not be too flashy, this dress was beautiful, easy to wear, comfortable & I loved it!!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
November 17, 2015
Perfect for a 1920s look!
This dress was amazing! I wore it to a 1920s themed gala and it was perfect! I'm normally a 12 but the side zipper was a little hard to close so I wore the bigger size which was more comfortable. The sequins under the arm rubbed a little but that was expected and wasn't too bad. Delivery was timely and packaged well. Another Ararat success in the books!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
November 16, 2015
I was called a sexy mermaid!
Great dress, shows all of your curves. Received compliments on this dress all night. Does run a bit short, the long in my usual size was damaged and could not be sent to me (RTR provided great backup dresses, but I wore this one). I agree that the sequins irritate the skin, my arms were actually bleeding by the end of the night, I'd say this dress is worth the pain though. I was so thrilled with this rental, I will rent again soon!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 13, 2015
When meeting my party there, the first words from everyone were, "WOW, YOU LOOK FABULOUS!"
I would normally wear a 12R but my size was not available so I got a 12L hoping it would be alright as I am 5'3" but was delighted that the length was perfect with the 3 1/2" heels I had gotten! The color was different than I had imagined as it was definitely taupe but because of the sequins I thought it was going to be more gold colored. It was still beautiful and looked brand new. The sequins under the arms were a bit uncomfortable as many reviewers had stated. I got many, many compliments and the dress was VERY comfortable except for the sequins mentioned above.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
October 30, 2015
This dress was amazing. I felt glamorous & it was prefect for my black tie dinner in London.
I LOVED this dress. It fit well but seemed short. I wore flats and it barely covered those so I would recommend the longer version if you want to wear heals at all. (I'm 5'5"). It was scratchy around the arms but worth it! I was a little worried about the light color since I'm fair skinned but it worked well!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 25, 2015
Stunning dress! All the details are gorgeous! Slims stomach & very flattering on curvy body!
Fit like a glove! I loved the lacy flower details when I saw the dress in person! Got so many compliments & felt beautiful! They didn't have my second size available when they shipped it, so they sent me other options! I was worried about other commenters saying the sequins hurt their underarms, because I have pretty sensitive skin... But it wasn't a problem at all! I can't wait to rent another gown again! Perfect for this black tie wedding!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
October 22, 2015
Overall the dress was very comfortable!
The sequins could be a bit scratchy - but well worth it! I wore this as a bridesmaid dress and received numerous compliments on the dress all night! It is a bit more champaign in color (rather than gold). I am only 5'2" but the regular length fit great with a 2" heal. Highly recommend the dress for a formal occasion.
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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 193lbs
September 29, 2015
I chose this dress to minimize my belly. It worked and I felt comfortable in family pictures.
The sequins rubbed one side of my arm pretty bad, I had scratches the next day. But they were worth it!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 28, 2015
The dress was perfect, conservative and classy yet sexy and elegant!
The fabric stretches so you have room to wiggle around but it still fits close to the body. I'm a 32C bust and I had extra room around the bust for sure, but I just put a padded bra with it and it fit just fine. I would rent again!
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 23, 2015
I got so many compliments! Picture doesn't do it justice.
The dress was beautiful, true to size. The only con was the sequin rubbed on the inside of my arm.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 59
September 21, 2015
So easy, and dress was so lovely and generated so many compliments!
Only thing less than perfect was the shoulder closure, a bit tricky to get into and out of
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
September 1, 2015
This dress made me look and feel gorgeous at a black-tie wedding.
This dress has sequins that shimmer under the lights of any events. The way the dress is draped accentuates the curve of your body, and guarantees that you are one of the prettiest human beings in the room. Easy to accessorize with - gold on gold - had black shoes and a black purse that worked well together, although wouldn't pair it with black flats if I wasn't recovering from a sprained ankle. I received so many compliments on this dress and how I looked! Definitely would rent this again for a similar event. The only downsides was that it is a tight fit under the arms, so the sequins can bug you throughout the night in the armpit area. Another thing was that I was not able to do the clasp on the right shoulder by myself, and it looked a little messy and not a seamless connection of cloth that I was expecting. Also, the 4R meant that I couldn't wear heels (despite the sprained ankle) because it just looked weird where the dress ended. Other than that, an absolutely mind-blowing dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
August 22, 2015
So beautiful!
Wore to a gatsby era wedding and got lots of compliments. I'm usually between a 4 and a 6 and decided to wear the 6 after trying both sizes on. I'm tiny-ish/curvy on bottom and I wore spanx underneath. I loved that I could wear a normal bra In this dress. It was actually one of the most comfortable dresses I've ever worn to a wedding. Super easy to get on and off because of the button shoulder strap. The bottom half is sheer but not see thru. The dress was almost too short in the size 4 but the 6 was just perfect with shorter heels. More of a taupe color than gold. This dress fits beautifully and is super classy. People complimented me all night. The only downside was the inside slip of the dress hung lower than the dress at the bottom and could be seen. The size 4 did not have this problem but the 6 I wore did. My mom pinned it up for me and all was well.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
August 16, 2015
Comfortable and stunning! Slightly irritating to the under arms.
It was a beautiful dress and I had a lot of compliments (I was mistaken for the bride!) It was very comfortable except for the sequins on the shoulder blade area...it was very painful! I had to keep reaching around and kind of unfold it. It was very light weight and I felt amazing in it. Other than the sequins issue, it was awesome!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 31
August 5, 2015
beautiful dress. 7 months pregnant & rented for my baby shower.
My baby bump looked perfect.& i didnt look fat. just looked pregnant. thats exactly what i wanted.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 24, 2015
Wore this as a MOH dress and it was perfect!
I'm between an 8 and 10 and the 8 fit perfect. I had to get the long (I'm 5'7) and it was a little long for dancing that night but perfect for everything else. I wore flats the whole day. The only thing I didn't know what how lacy it was, but it worked out!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
July 12, 2015
"Elegant and Classy" ... 5 minutes upon arriving a stranger commented on how BEAUTIFUL I looked!
Fit is flattering and true to size. Zipper little difficult to get up without assistance, which made me think it wouldn't fit, but once in place it was perfect. The dress hugs without being obnoxious and flows very nicely when you walk. I am 5' 1" and had 4" heals which worked very well for the 4R. I highly recommend this dress for anyone who has a black tie formal event or a wedding to go to, the compliments will be continuous and you will feel like the "Bell of the Ball"! The event was my husbands graduation for residency and there were 4 of us at this event who rented dresses and each of us were extremely pleased. One was my daughter and I will be reviewing her dress as well, very satisfied!! The information below is about m daughter... I am 46 years old, 5'1", 122 and 36C
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
July 9, 2015
Worn for Engagement photos.
It was absolutely beautiful!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 7, 2015
I love that they send two sizes! Just in case!
I ordered an 8 and 10 - ended up wearing the 10. I was about 10 weeks pregnant and feeling bloated. This dress was stretchy and didn't feel restrictive around the tummy which I liked. As others have said - the dress under the arms was a little scratchy. I didn't wear the dress all day - so it was tolerable. Just be aware. As for the length- I wore flats and it was perfect. I'm 5'6".
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
July 1, 2015
Perfect for a formal event
The dress is super flattering , but if you are big breasted it will chafe under your arms a bit . By the end of the night was excited to change into something more comfortable .
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