Carmen Marc Valvo

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 and Serpui Marie’s Fireuze Crystal Minaudière.

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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Length Chart

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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89 reviews

Fit
Small 18
True to Size 59
Large 4
Photos 75
Theresa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Nov 6, 2013

its so glittery!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very comfortable - fits well, great color - really stood out in a field of black but felt formal. Its long - or rather, Im short 5'4" so wear high heels! Loved it and got a ton of complements
Popi
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 11, 2013

The dress complimented my figure perfectly and I received numerous compliments!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was simply gorgeous and is true to the photograph on-line. The sequins around the armhole did irritate my skin especially around the backside of the armhole, but otherwise the dress was perfect.
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 1, 2013

Beautiful gown!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown is such a pretty cream color with sequined detailing all over for a slight and subtle sheen. The fit is very easy, stretchy so it is forgiving and hugs in the right places. Gorgeous option for any formal event!
TaraFabulous
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

Beautiful gown.... tons of compliments!

Size worn: 16L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful. It is a little forgiving and slightly stretchy... but not by much.It runs a bit small, I think. The gown itself is a gorgeous color, beautiful beading and the dress I recieved still had the tags attached! I was complimented all evening... by everyone! Where your arms come down, it's a bit scratchy and uncomfortable and the dress was a bit long, despite 5" Louboutin's. I felt gorgeous and was pleased with the dress, overall!
Cass
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 13, 2013

The dress was the kicker. I had my hair designed and wore jewelry and shoes to compliment it all.

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I originally ordered one size up for a formal gown and exercised to insure a fit. At the last moment I ordered my true size and the dress came in fitting like a glove. I got MANY COMPLIMENTS because it looked like a runway dress. The only problem I had is that it was full of sequins and they stuck together periodically. Other than that, the dress fllowed! All of the RTR helpers were outstanding.
Karen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 28, 2013

Fabulously comfortable stylish gown!

Size worn: 14R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a formal event during the holidays and was stylish and comfortable. I am usually a 12, but wore the 14 because I thought I would get a little more length. I am 5' 6"and usually wear regular length dresses. I wished I had selected the long. The dress was barely floor length without my heels. Other than that It was one of the most comfortable formal dresses I have ever worn. I would definitely rent it again!
Sarah
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Jan 27, 2014

This dress hugged in all the right places, but the sequins were very irritating!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit me like a dream. I was amazed! But after wearing it for about 10 minutes, the sequins started to really bother my skin and the area at the top of my arms and shoulders turned red. That was my only issue. Otherwise, it looked fabulous and I felt fabulous in it! Great dress for a woman with curves to flaunt!
malissa
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Jan 30, 2014

Comfortable and Stunning!

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to my husbands Fireman's Ball. I'm 5'4" and the regular length was perfect with a small heel. I wore an skin colored under tank to offset the scratching of the sequins and it worked perfectly. I was comfortable all night in the dress and loved how it flowed at the bottom when I walked. I received many compliments on the dresses beauty. I did order a size bigger than my normal size because of my bust and needed to wear that one. I would highly recommend this dress!
Lucinda
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 67
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 134 lbs
Feb 5, 2014

"Grandma, you look like a movie star!"

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown has plenty of give, but is a snug fit. I wear a 10 and wore a ten. If you are large busted, I would go up to a 12. It runs just a bit small. I have a flat bottom but this made me look better from behind. If I could only wear this everyday! I think it would look more like the model on someone who has more of an athletic build. The sequins were a bit ouchy, but the look was worth the "pain"...not too bad. The length was perfect. I wore 3" heels. I wore a full length strapless "garment" for a smooth look. Measure yourself in your shoes before ordering. The dress measures 58" from shoulder to floor. It was perfect for me. I decided against a necklace but went for classy, drop earrings. I didn't want to take away from the dress. The photo makes the dress look silvery..it is not. It is exactly the color on the model. I also bought a light wrap about the same color in case I got cold..(NY in 8" of snow). I didn't use the wrap, but it looked nice if you are worried about cold or you want to hide your arms a bit.
Lois
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Mar 2, 2014

I loved how I was able to wear such a fancy gown for an evening!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was very easy to wear and true to size! It hugged in all of the right places and the rouching throughout the mid section made me feel comfortable. I loved everything about it. The lace and sequin fabric was beautiful.
SJR
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

The dress was not my first choice, but I am so happy that I decided on this elegant and fun dress!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The only thing I will say is the material is alittle scratchy around the arm area. It's the sequence that poke out. Also, the bottom sometimes folded over and would catch as you walk, but all and all I was given so many compliments. I felt confident and sexy! I will def use renttherunway again!
Misty
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 5, 2014

Got compliments all night!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'3 and wore 2 inch heels but the regular was too long for me and I kept stepping on the dress. Also, the sequins hurt me all night:/ Very flattering and over all loved the dress
PeaJae
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 6, 2014

I was Red Carpet Ready!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful sequined lace dress. The fit was perfect, although I could have squeezed into the 10. The length was perfect for me and it enhanced my shape. I wore gold sandals and rented the Kate Spade necklace which was amazing with the dress. I wore large stud "diamond" earrings and a gold and rhinestone bracelet. The dress was exceptionally comfortable and flattering and I was happy with the wonderful compliments I received. I would defintely rent this dress again.
Zakiya
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Mar 23, 2014

I rented this dress to wear during the formal wear portion of a scholarship pageant. I WON!

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fits like a gloveee. Honestly, pulling the dress out of the bag..it doesn't look as flashy as the pictures. But when light hits it, the shine and sparkle is never ending. I will make you look and FEEL like a million bucks.
Rhonda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 29, 2014

Sequence

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Sequence were awesome but they rub around your arns
Leah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

I went to a military ball. This dress was a perfect choice for this event.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit perfectly! The sequins on the dress did not bother me as much as I thought they would. I received so many compliments on the dress!!
Steph
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 159 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

I wore this dress for a formal charity ball and felt VERY glamorous! I rocked the red carpet!

Size worn: 14L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I used the reviews from other women who were my age and body type and was very pleased with how sexy and glamorous I felt in this gown. I wasn't exactly sure what color sandals to wear and had purchased two different colors (from Payless!) and thought the silver 3-inch heel worked well. I think I would have been alright with the regular length dress instead of the long and gone with a lower heel. The dress is "forgiving" of a tummy-pooch, but still accents all of your curves. I was very impressed with the service from Rent the Runway and will certainly do business with them in the future!
Tina
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 2, 2014

Looks great on!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm normally a size 6 dress wise but the 6 would not zip. The 8 fit like a glove. With 1 1/2 in heels the dress was a little long.
Danessa
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

Gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a friend and she looked absolutely stunning in it. The only set back for her was the dress was a little irritating around the arms. Yet and still she would recommend this dress because the compliments she received were surpassing.
Crystal
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 26, 2014

This was a great dress and I received so many compliments! Worked perfect for the 20's themed party

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a 2R and 2L. I was worried about the length since I am 5'4 but planned to wear 3" heels. The 2R would have been way too short for anything other than flats. The dress did rub a little on the shoulders, but nothing terrible. Wish I had another event I could wear this dress to!
Marissa
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 18, 2014

Felt amazing without spending over $1200 for a dress! The wedding was spectacular and I felt perfect

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved the dress...fit was pretty good but the sequins hurt around the armpits. Other than that it was a 10! The length was great for any height heel....even in the flip fops I ended up in! Great rental, great service, highly recommend to all.
Marissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

RTR was effortless!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is beautiful and so comfortable! The draping really accentuated my curves. Very classy dress.
JmG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 12, 2014

Great for a formal party

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit well, maybe could have gone down a size. A bit itchy. The larger size was very worn looking so I'm glad I didn't need that one.
Taylor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 9, 2014

The 8L was too short! Would not recommend for someone 5'10 or taller.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The 8L was too short! Would not recommend for someone 5'10 or taller.
Gail
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Sep 27, 2014

Beautiful dress!!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this gown! Really enjoyed the style, color and fabric beautiful! I felt great in the dress and had a wonderful evening! The dress was a little bit long for me so I had to make sure to wear higher heels.
Dana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Nice, comfortable dress

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
A little large and long
Lisa
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190 lbs
Nov 26, 2014

I really liked the dress - it was perfect for the black tie wedding I attended.

Size worn: 16R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered both a 14 Long and 16 Regular since they did not have a 16 Long. The 14 Long was too small in the bust area (I am a 40 DDD). The 16 fit (although snug across the chest) and I would have liked the dress to be about 3 inches longer (I am sure a 16 Long would have been perfect, but that was not available). The dress was rruched in the torso and cut nicely around the neck, arm and back so that I was able to wear my supportive under garments without worries they would be showing. The next time I order a dress, I will probably order from the plus sizes due to needing more room in the chest. I highly recommend the service - the dress came on time and was easy to return.
klm
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

My bridesmaids looked amazing!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for my bridesmaids for my formal wedding this November. It fit both my taller bridesmaid and my petite bridesmaid perfectly!
Courtney
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 183 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

This dress was for a 30s glamour party, and it was the best dress there!

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The armholes were a little small so that the sequins were a little irritating. The dress was very flattering, but I wished I had gone a size up.
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Really wish I could have made this dress happen.

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was my second attempt at getting this dress. The first time it wasn't available and this time it was just a touch small/short for my tastes. The fabric and color were beautiful and the ruching was lovely. It was amazingly comfortable and I look forward to trying to rent this dress again in the correct size.
Tiffany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

beautiful dress - did not fit - could not wear it to the event. Suggest one size larger.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
beautiful dress - runs small - did not fit and could not wear it to the event.
Babette
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jan 28, 2015

Absolutely felt like a princess in this dress. The one down size was the sequins rubbed terribly!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit great, length could have been a little longer but I am tall.
Kensie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Feb 5, 2015

I didn't end up wearing this dress

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress along with a different one for a 20's themed party. I am 5'9" and even the long was way too short. It was also tight in the top part (like gave me underarm fat tight). If they would have had it in a 10L it might have worked.
Djrb
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Fantastic.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not wear this gown. I rented two, I wore the other. This dress fit fine EXCEPT it was too short for me even with flats. If you are tall you will be disappointed.
Barb
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 60
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 18, 2015

Loved it.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rent the Runway was so helpful, I can't say enough.
Violeta
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126 lbs
Mar 13, 2015

The gown was very attractive, fitted me perfectly and its comfortable. Got a lot of compliments .

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The style looks great, fit true to size. Only difficulty I had was trying to close zip on side and closure on the top shoulder was difficult. It is best if you had someone to assist you in dressing up. Closure on top shoulder actually shows the buttons, does not look good unless you have long hair to cover it. I've seen reviews that the sequins bothered them esp. at the armpit but for me not at all, I was very comfortable. I definitely recommended RTR to all those that complimented me that night. The dress was beautiful.
Kelly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 30, 2015

Runs Small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress in size 2R as a backup for another dress. I'm 5'3" and usually wear a size 2 dress, but I couldn't even zip this dress up because it was so tight. The material definitely hugs your curves. The fabric and sequins were scratchy around the arms just in the few minutes I had it on, and the dress was short even without shoes. Overall, it was a pretty dress on the hanger but uncomfortable on, and doesn't run true to size. I probably should have ordered a 4L and then it may have fit.
BCS
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 31, 2015

Great Dress, easy dress

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Elegant and easy. the fit is true to size. The color is more nude than the gold it appears to be in photos . I was a bit nervous when it first arrived…. it really comes alive at night and shimmers beautifully. Lots of compliments! Thank you so much it was a great experience using RTR!
Denise
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

Elegantly sexy

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress! I wore this to a masquerade ball and had compliments all night! The color in person is very true to what's shown on the site, and the design is remarkably unique - especially in a sea of little black dresses.
Eli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Apr 8, 2015

Amazing dress, countless compliments

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
They did not have my size so I had to wear the 6R, which was slightly on the comfortable size but was still gorgeous. Very comfortable to wear and sit on. Great length, was perfect with high heels.
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