Carmen Marc Valvo

Courtess Gown

$70 – $95 rental?
$1,390 retail
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Stylist Notes

Steal the show in this fantastically feminine style by Carmen Marc Valvo. With a sexy nude lining, this gown will make you feel like a black tie bombshell!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for 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, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Lace with Nude Underlay (100% Polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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216 reviews
Fit
Large
(15)
True to Size
(135)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 16, 2017
This dress rocks
Seriously, this dress rocks. It's forgiving , classy, stunning, and just amazing. I had surgery a few days prior to my event and this dress for great. It stretches a little, which rocked. Hands down-FIVE starts. For some reason my app won't let me give it 5. It is FIVE stars.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 5, 2017
This was a substitute dress sent.
It was not right for a formal event. it was long and large all over. It was a lot of look and it might be good for another event.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 15, 2017
Beautiful winter wedding in Southern VT.
Dress fit true to size, a bit long but nothing a pair of big girl heels couldn't fix. The nude slip was a bit lower in the bust than I had thought but was still covered what needed to be covered. I am nursing, and the dress was easy to get in and out of to pump. Nude bra was perfect as an undergarment. RAVE reviews on the dress - lots of compliments and made me feel like a million bucks and would totally rent it again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 13, 2017
I look and feel like a queen because I got many compliments on this dress. It is modest as I wished
As a Muslim woman, this dress met my priority of being beautiful, yet feminine, classic, and modest. If you are short and petite like I am, the 4R size is great with room since I'm big bust, but it is a bit snug in the arms and hips, so I wore a corset underneath for a great fit. I finished the look by wearing a black headscarf accessorized with a crystal headband, crystal earrings, and tuck-in but shown outside crystal heart-shaped necklace. Wearing a 2.5 inch high-heal tan-ish, brown sandals made the dress drop right on the floor. The backup size 6R was too long, but if you are more busty and tall, it would be good a 6R. During the gala ball, I got many compliments that I looked beautiful in this beautiful dress. I would rent this dress again if I need to.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 5, 2017
Fit like a glove
This was a great dress - comfortable, great fit, wore well all evening. Wore 3 inch heels and the dress touched the top of my toes. I received a lot of complements . Highly recommend.
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2017
A classy and elegant dress!
I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding and received a ton of compliments! The dress is beautiful with great detail but very warm- even in January. My one complaint is that it was a tad short- I am 5'9" and it just skimmed the floor in bare feet. Once I put on heels (about a 1.5/2 inch heel) it no longer touched the floor and you could see my shoes a little bit, which bothered me. Other than that this dress was great!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 19, 2017
Loved this dress for a NYE wedding in a cold winter climate. It was warm and felt fancy.
Length was great. Wore with heels.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Weight: 115lbs
January 16, 2017
This gown was absolutely perfect for my engagement shoot! It was exactly the vision I had in mind.
I am usually a 0 or a 2 in dresses or pants and the 0 fit just fine. I still had a bit of room. I'm 5'3" and the regular length was still a bit long, but worked okay with 4" heels. The overall quality was amazing and it was extremely comfortable. I would love to wear it again!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
January 3, 2017
I got so many compliments on this dress!!
Wore this to a formal event and got so many compliments. Dress fit my curves like a glove. I would have loved for it to be a little longer but other than that, it was a hit. I wore a 10R the 10L wasn't available.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
January 2, 2017
Beautiful dress!
I loved this dress! I am three months pregnant and this dress had enough stretch to allow my bump to fit. It was a little tight on the neck but overall it was beautiful.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
January 1, 2017
I received many compliments on the dress.
The dress was very comfortable and flattering.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
December 19, 2016
Many compliments
This dress is amazing. I received many compliments. The reviews said to size down but the liner is very low cut in the bust and bc I'm currently breastfeeding I'm bigger up top than usual so I wore my normal size so I wouldn't have a huge boob bulge.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
December 18, 2016
This is an epic dress. Total stunner.
It's a heavy, substantial dress, but that's what makes it looks so good. It smooths your figure out. The lace is amazing. It felt a little tight around the neck when I first put it on, but i got used to it and it didn't end up bothering me. I wore a 4 long. I'm 5'6. It was almost too long. Ideally it would have been an inch or so shorter, but is rather long than short so it ended up working out just fine. I'd def recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 18, 2016
Stunning, elegant dress!
At first I wasn't sure I liked the dress because I normally like to show a little more skin and I felt like I wanted it to be a little tighter, but there wasn't a smaller size available. I ended up wearing the dress and felt like a million dollars! I got SO many compliments. It was gorgeous and my husband loved it. I am normally between a 2 and a 4 and the 2 was a little bit loose on me. I am thin, but not skinny and I have curves, so if you're really thin, this dress might be too big on you. I also am only 5'3 but ordered the long because I knew I was going to wear 5" heels. The dress was the perfect length. So if you are tall, I would say this will not work unless you wear flats. Overall, I ended up LOVING this dress and felt so elegant at the black tie wedding I wore it to! Would definitely rent this one again.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 15, 2016
Felt glamorous and a bit sexy
I loved this dress. At 5'8 and 130 lbs, a 2 fit perfectly. I needed a 2L which wasn't available, so I wore flats and it ended up working out fine. Beautiful dress that had class and a touch of sass. Highly recommended.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Weight: 148lbs
December 12, 2016
This dress was stunning and I got so many compliments.
I wore this dress a size down (from a 6 to a 4). Either way, the sleeves were only just long enough. I am 5' 6" and wore a regular. The wedding reception was in September and rather warm but this was a very comfortable dress.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
December 6, 2016
Exceptional customer service and easy process!
The dress is gorgeous!! My husband didn't really like it until I put it on and he LOVED it. I am two months post partum and this dress hid everything I didn't want showing. Pre pregnancy I was a small size 6 and right now I'm a big 8 to be nice to myself. I ordered the 6 and the 8 but later talked with a stylist who recommended I order the 4 and the 6. So glad I did! The 6 fit like a glove and perfect length. I'm 5'0 and about 145lbs right now. The dress with a three inch heel fit just right. The entire process was easy and I could not be happier with my experience!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 5, 2016
I loved the dress!
Fit true to size. I usually wear either a size 2 or 4 and ended up wearing a 2. If you're over 5'5" I would recommend ordering a long.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 5, 2016
So much fun! I felt amazing and got so many compliments!
The fit was amazing! Like a glove. I ordered a 2L and 4L and ended up wearing the 4. They both fit but the 4 was more comfortable to be in. After reading other reviews I opted for the Long. I'm 5'6 and with heels it just hit the floor perfectly.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
December 4, 2016
The most comfortable formal gown ever!
I'm 5'4" and 125 lbs and usually wear a 4 with the occasional 2. Though I could get into the 2, the 4 skimmed my curves beautifully without being too restrictive. The length was perfect with my 3.5 inch heels. The arms are slim, so keep that in mind if you are a weight-lifter!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 3, 2016
Felt like a movie star!
I honestly felt like a red carpet movie star in this dress! The nude/lace overlay was very sexy despite the full coverage, long-sleeve, high-neckline silhouette, and my curves were flaunted perfectly without it being too tight/uncomfortable around my tummy area (don't forget your spanx!). The 8R was the perfect length to rock a pair of 3" nude heels at my height. The specific dress I wore had some crazy safety pins all bent out of shape in the underlay slip that were right up by the armpits, they were there when I put the dress on bc I got 'stuck' with one of them. However, once it was on - I never felt the pins (and realized they were there for good reason--I was quite busty in this dress!). As you can see, it made for great formal photos (which I later used for our Christmas card) and I still get compliments to this day. I felt sexy and beautiful all at the same time! If another black tie/gala/formal fundraiser is in the near future--this will be the first dress I look to rent again!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
November 17, 2016
Classy meets sexy!
Wore this gem of a dress to a formal networking event and received so many compliments! I felt classy, elegant, and sexy all in one which is tough to find in a dress. The dress fit me true to size and hugged me in all the right places without being uncomfortable. I wore a nude longline bra with it and it worked great.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 178lbs
November 13, 2016
Perfection
Fit like it was made for me! Gorgeous! Got soo many compliments!!!!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 9, 2016
This dress was perfect for an upstate NY black-tie wedding!
I am so glad I read through the reviews because I assumed the sizing would be small since it is a designer gown. The dress is a bit heavy, but I wore this for an outdoor November wedding so the weight probably helped keep me warm. It runs short. If you are average height go with the long if you plan to wear heels. The material stretches so don't order big on this one if you want form fitting. This dress is really comfortable and easy to move in. My heels would catch on the lace bottom occasionaly. I ordered a 4L and 6L and ended up wearing the smaller size, which naturally made me fill good. I got so many compliments on my gown. I highly recommend this dress. I was a first time user to RTR and I am certain this will be my go to dress shop.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 8, 2016
Got many compliments on the dress. Wore it to a evening wedding at jw marriot.
My sister wore this dress, she's 5'4" and 135lbs, slightly athletic build, chest 34c. Fit really well and length was perfect with 3 inch heels. Dress is very classy and hugs in all the right places.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
November 7, 2016
Nonstop Compliments All Night
This dress was my backup selection, but I ended up wearing it because was so amazing once I put it on. The photographs do not do it justice - it is a knockout in person. It was also extremely comfortable and I was able to dance the night away in it. This was my first experience with RTR and it is a game changer - I can't wait to use this service again.
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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 6, 2016
Total bombshell!!!
This dress made me Nervous and I thought that this would never fit me. I have NEVER felt so beautiful in my life! I love love love this dress! It's absolutely stunning!! I received a zillion compliments all night and my fiancé thought I looked outstanding! I would 100% recommend this dress to anyone!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 31, 2016
Gorgeous
Elegant and beautiful. So many compliments. Very comfortable! I almost always wear a 2 but wore 0 for this dress. Floor length with total height with heels ~5'8". Felt like a move star!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
October 29, 2016
Perfect for my post baby body!
I had just had my son 3 weeks before having to go to the USMC Ball, this dress was very forgiving, I was able to wear a regular bra, no problem! I felt very comfortable and confident for the first time in a long time!!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
October 29, 2016
Wore this dress for our engagement shoot and it was everything I could have hoped for!!
Perfect formal dress for a sexy, yet elegant look. It is form fitting but also very flattering due to the lace detail. I ordered a 6R and a 4R as my backup. Ended up wearing the 4.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
October 23, 2016
Everybody loved this dress! It was stunning and perfect for an evening wedding!
The arms were a little long, but not noticeable. Other than that, this dress fit perfectly. I would recommended a nude bra or strapless, it is low cut in the back.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 11, 2016
All the compliments!
The fit was perfect and very comfortable. Only con, if I have to name one is that it's a little difficult to find the right bra. But if you're one that can go bra-less than you're good to go!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 10, 2016
So many compliments! The dress was gorgeous, and great quality.
Your bra WILL show. You will either need a strapless or a skin colored bra. Other than that, the dress was heavy and excellent quality. Many compliments all night long. Wanted to keep it! :)
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 25, 2016
Love!
This fit beautifully and almost makes me wish I owned it, I loved it so much!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 23, 2016
Comfortable elegant dress for wedding!
Very comfortable dress overall but very heavy
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2016
INCREDIBLE dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! It was a bit heavy but perfect for a Fall evening. I got tons of compliments and felt very comfortable the entire night. I'm 5'6 and wore the regular length with flats, but would have definitely needed a long if I'd worn heels. I'd highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 14, 2016
Gorgeous and stunning!
It was so gorgeous! Totally stunning. I fit into the 2T - but it was far too short - at 5'8 with 5" heels it was a good 4" off the ground. That was as bummer - the 4T backup was luckily closer to the ground (1/2" off the ground -- too short to really notice) -- a longer dress would have made it even more gorgeous. But overall, very pretty!
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
September 12, 2016
Beautiful dress
First time using RTR and I am very pleased. I picked this dress because it was generous in the hips. I couldn't have picked a better dress. My skin color is the same color as the liner, which worked out perfectly. Elegant & sexy, but not trashy. I absolutely loved this dress. It flowed nicely, was not hot (in the humid summer heat) and was perfect to wear to a gala.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
August 22, 2016
Elegant + Comfortable
I love the dress. I received a lot of compliments. although it runs a bit bigger to my size but it is comfortable.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
August 1, 2016
This dress looks great on just about anyone! Large or small busted. Young or old.
Runs short. I am almost 5'6", so should have ordered the 4L instead of the 4R. I couldn't wear heals with it without it lifting too far off the floor. Fortunately, I had a good low-heal shoe to wear with it!
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