Point Of Sail Dress

$168 to buy
$480 retail
Stylist Notes

Whether it's dinner at the beach club or a wedding in the Hamptons, this dress by Carmen Marc Valvo is fit for the occasion. With its clean, classic style you will look polished to perfection! Make your look shine with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Bursting Baubles Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

White & Navy Cotton (65% Polyester, 35% Cotton) Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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97 reviews
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Large
(16)
True to Size
(55)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 6, 2014
Beautiful dress. Lots if compliments. Great for my graduation.
This was my first RTR experience, and it was great! My dresses arrived two days early and in perfect condition. I was surprised to see the floral pattern in the white sections since I didn't notice in the pictures, but it made it even more beautiful. I love the fit of the dress. I always need fitted tops with flowy bottoms due to my hips. The arm holes were a bit tight on my arms but everything else fit perfect. Was a bit longer than the average dress (went just below my knee), but I hate it when dresses are too short. Overall great experience. I recommend this dress!!
Gale June 10, 2014
The high looks high - is it? Thanks
KristyJune 12, 2014
High looks high? Happy to help, just need clarification!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 7, 2014
Easy to wear
This dress was classy and easy to wear. Adding a bright accessory is a simple way to make the outfit your own. glad I rented this!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 9, 2014
Liked the dress, just not on me
I rented this dress for my neice's christening. I thought the dress was black and white stripes, but when I received it I realized it was navy stripes and there was detail to the white fabric. I liked it that much more! I tried on the 6 and it slipped right on, no problems and even had a little extra room at the waist. I probably could have gone down to a size 4. Overall I liked the dress, it had pockets! But I don't think it was the right dress for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 10, 2014
This dress was fantastic!
I LoVeD this dress!! My fiance even said I should buy it! The fit was so fun, with a playful flare at the waist. The pockets were AMAZING. The material couldn't have been more perfect and so comfortable. Very high quality. Best of all, I am 5' 9" and the length was everything I look for in a dress. It was just above my knee so it was long enough to be very modest, but short enough to still be young. I wore this to the Belmont Stakes and wore a hot pink hat and hot pink necklace and got tons of complements. Would totally rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
June 15, 2014
Great summer dress!
Great fit and styling. Wore it to a summer cocktail party. Flattering on my fuller figure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
June 18, 2014
So classy!
This dress is so pretty. When I took it out of the bag to show my mom, she was in awe how beautiful it was! I love the shape, the fabric, and overall fit. It's such a classy dress, it was perfect for Mother's Day brunch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
June 29, 2014
The whole experience was amazingly easy. I will definitely rent another dress.
I wore this dress to a family reunion dinner. It was so very comfortable. My husband liked it so much he wanted to know if I could buy it! I loved the fact that it had pockets. It was the perfect dress for a warm summer evening. The length was perfect for me.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 6, 2014
This dress was perfect for the semi-formal semi-casual outdoor 4th of July dinner party.
I wore size 8, I'm 5'11" and 155 pounds. It was a bit loose, but that made it comfortable at the outdoor event I wore it for. Loved the pockets. I added a skinny belt to the waist to add some definition and a pair of "statement" earrings.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
April 16, 2014
Keeneland in April was a success!!
Dress fit true to size! Pockets were great!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2014
Fit perfectly!
Could of fit slightly tighter in waist otherwise fit perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
July 24, 2014
Opening day at the horse races
I've rented this dress twice now....First time I ordered it a size 4 and it was way too big on, Second time I thought I would be safe ordering a size 2...the overall dress fit much better than the 4 however the shoulder and underarm section was very short/tight. Bottom line dress is beautiful and even with the uncomfortableness of the sleeves I would still order it again :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
August 10, 2014
Everyone loved it. Was in Newport so nautical theme was great
Material is elegant and pockets are great. Lots of compliments. Would rent this one again and maybe buy it Great fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
August 20, 2014
Did not wear
Unfortunately, there was only one size left of this dress and it did not fit; it was way too big.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
August 21, 2014
Great look for a daytime event
Great fit and look for a religious daytime wedding that I attended. Dress was conservative, which was what I was going for. It didn't show any bra on the sides, back was fully covered, and dress was knee-length on me (I'm 5'10"). Fabric was thick and richly detailed-- this was a very well made dress. Was able to wear a normal full coverage bra underneath. Size 8 fit my body, but was entirely too tight on my chest, so I went with my normal size 10, which was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
August 30, 2014
I felt amazing in this dress!
So wonderful to be a size 14 and 57 years old and feel beautiful and fashionable at a wedding full of twenty somethings in their skin tight minis! Thank you RTR for making us older and curvier girls feel beautiful! I ordered the 12 and the 14 since some reviewers said it ran large. The 12 fit except the "girls" were squished so wore the 14. Such a fun dress. Great for dancing and twirling! Pockets were a plus! Love this designer!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2014
Loved the material & fit.
I loved the dress as the material felt rich and the black and white stood out. The arm holes were just right and the way the skirt fit was flattering to my figure. The pockets were an added bonus. You could add red, yellow, blue or almost any accent color. I used red shoes and everyone said I looked pretty good for an "old broad". I am between a 10-12 but for this one I went with the 10 and it was perfect (I may have been having a skinny day). I would buy or rent this one again.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
November 1, 2014
I love that dress But it dosen't fit me! Wrong siZe
Day to night! I love it Love rtr
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
April 7, 2014
Very flattering dress
This was a great fitting dress, and very flattering. And you can dress it up or down based on the jewelry and shoes you wear. I made it a little casual by wearing black flats. I can see this working for most body types.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 27, 2014
THis dress is beautifully made. Loved the pockets.
I rated the fir as "true to size but it may run a bit on the large size. I am 5'8" and the size 10 dress hit me below the knee. I was very comfortable and felt put together. Thanks!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 27, 2014
Classy
The 6 was loose, but I liked it that way. I am 5'5" and the 6 hit right above the knee. Classy for a casual resort wear hotel dinner. I loved the look!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2014
Such a fabulous fit and flare dress for Derby!
Fit great, well-lined, love the pockets and pleats, beautiful fabric!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
February 23, 2015
Felt absolutely elegant.
A bit tight in the shoulders. This may not be a problem for most people, I am a bit broader shouldered. It is just that the 4 was a really ideal fit except for that one area. The fabric was absolutely gorgeous and though it is hardly a showstopper, I felt really, really attractive in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 26, 2015
I wore this to my daughter's informal wedding rehearsal.
A fun summer dress that is very well made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
March 15, 2015
The material is great, half of it is somewhat embossed while the blue stripes are made of ribbon
The only con of this dress is that the waist runs slightly big but it was not a deterrent in the least, but if you have a tiny waist, you may want to reconsider because A line dresses are the best for people like me with wider hips and a bigger stomachs. You can wear this for a day wedding, your office (with a cute sweater) and to a date for either day or night during spring and summer. Temp dropped to about 60F and I wore a jacket just because I get cold. However, the material isn't too thick for summer temps either. Just rent it, you will love it and so will everyone else. The material is somewhat embossed with white designs to add texture and depth, the blue lines are actually made of a really god quality ribbon.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
March 17, 2015
Nice dress. Wasn't overly impressed, but works.
I wore this dress for a summer wedding. I added red costume jewelry, red high heels and a white cardi and it was pretty cute. I have a large bust and arms this dress worked well. I also had a post baby belly I was trying to hide and this dress was okay for that with the help from spanx. Though I did feel that it wasn't the best "slimming" dress out there. The pockets were a nice touch and perfect for a couple little snacks for my little ring bearer. Material was thick and it was a hot day, so not very breathable.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 204lbs
March 22, 2015
RTR made my experience effortlessly easy! Loved everything about the dress and the necklace!
Fit like a glove! Adored the pockets!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 68
Body type: Pear
April 23, 2015
Length of skirt made me feel out of the 50s. Never wore dress or jewelry since dress was not for me.
Thought dress would be sorter and would be cuter.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2015
Perfect for an evening meeting
This was perfect for an Annual Meeting I was getting inducted as the next President. I agree the torso is a bit longer, but that's perfect for me. I have broad shoulders and the fit was a little snug under my arms, but I was able to wear it for 2 nights to 2 different events and it worked perfect! The front box pleat can make your lower stomach look a little bit, but it could also be helpful if you wanted to hide that unwanted area. The recommended Kate Spade necklace with it was the perfect pop of color I needed. The stripes are navy blue, but black shoes worked fine.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
April 29, 2015
The process was easy and the dress was beautiful!
The dress came on time and it was in perfect condition. It was a little big but that was probably my fault not really knowing what size I needed. I also have wider shoulders and was concerned that a size 6 would be too tight in my shoulders. I ended up wearing a decent push-up bra and added a belt and the dress was good to go! Nice conservative dress for a wedding. I am 5"11 and the dress hit just below the knee. I received lots of compliments. This was my first experience with Rent the Runway and I must admit it was easy and I was impressed with the whole process!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 8, 2015
Comfortable and cute
This dress runs big. I normally wear a 10 and the 8 was comfortable. I am a pear shape (8 on top & 10 on bottom) and had to wear a padded bra that was still a bit small to fill in the dress. The pockets are cute. The fabric is thick and expensive looking.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 2015
Terrific spring dress!
I wanted a pretty spring dress for a meeting, and this was just the ticket. Fabric is beautiful (the white areas have a white on white brocade rose pattern, and the navy alternating stripes makes it a fun print), and the dress is extremely well made. I have a 30" waist and 40" hips, and the fit was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 13, 2015
Picture doesn't do it justice!
I loved this dress! The pictures on the site don't do it justice in showing the awesome pattern on the fabric as well as the fact that the navy stripes are grossgrain ribbon. I would definitely rent this again. I wore it for a baptism in May which was perfect. It does run big, I am usually a 6-8 and I wore the size 4. I would recommend sizing down. It also has pockets.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 21, 2015
preppy and chic
this dress has a lovely floral texture in the white of the stripe, which makes it feel so lux. It was the perfect dress for a charity dinner that started at 5:30 and ended before 9.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 24, 2015
Elegant and classic.
I am 5'9" and wear a six or so usually. I ordered this in a two after reading other reviews, and it fit perfectly. It is structured at the top to the waist and then flairs. The pockets are great and the dress fell to right about my knee which made it appropriate for a college graduation and daytime party. Well constructed, very New England preppy elegant and entirely classic. I love this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 27, 2015
Great look and fit!
I wore this dress for my engagement photos. We were trying to go with a vintage theme and this dress absolutely captured the look we were going for. I would definitely rent this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 28, 2015
Every dress needs pockets!
This dress was so comfortable and pretty. The bottom part was very big - if you are looking for something more form-fitting, this is not your dress. I wore this with the Kate Spade Pink Hot Chip Statement Necklace and Ella Carter Rylan Earrings
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
June 13, 2015
Very flattering and the embroidery on the dress is beautiful
Very flattering, a little tight on the bust but breathable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 18, 2015
Wore this dress for a work convention I attended. It worked perfectly for me.
I ordered the 10 with an 8 as my backup size. I'm glad I got the smaller backup size, as that is the one I ended up wearing. Even with a large bust, that was a much better fit for me. I also have larger hips and the fuller skirt worked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 21, 2015
Adorable Classy Dress with POCKETS :)
Adorable in every way, this dress not only has pockets which make it practical but the thick construction was the perfect thickness for cool spring day. May be uncomfortable if it was warmer than 70, but it was a perfect classy dress for an elegant and fun evening. I probably could have warn the 2 and not had the rubbing under my arms, but it was flattering and perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 24, 2015
Loved the dress!
I loved the dress, and received so many compliments! It seemed like the dress was made out of a very nice material and I was very comfortable in it all day. There's a very pretty pattern on the dress that doesn't show in the picture so that was a nice surprise :) My only complaint was how tight the dress fit around my arms, but overall I absolutely loved the dress and will be renting it again in the future!
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