Carmen Marc Valvo

Pom Pom Peplum Sheath

$77 to buy
$565 retail
Stylist Notes

Wear and fall in love with this Carmen Marc Valvo vivacious peplum dress. This style will bring in your waist line while accentuating your lady curves in the right place! Go with a nude clutch like the Lauren Merkin Eve Clutch and a colorful necklace like kate spade new york accessories' Clean Break Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for your backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes –fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted – curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee-(on a 5'7" model)

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

Product Details

Teal metallic jacquard (90% Polyester 10% Acrylic) Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Straight skirt with peplum at waist. Hidden side zipper. 42" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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190 reviews
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Large
(28)
True to Size
(110)
Small
(35)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
May 23, 2013
This was perfect. I received nothing but compliments all night long.
Was hard to sit in and I'm not hippy but fit in the bust area perfectly and I have large a large bust.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
July 16, 2013
Perfect cocktail dress.
The dress is well-tailored and the fabric looks even better in person than in the photos. A forewarning that the fabric has no stretch whatsoever, but I could still dance comfortably. For larger busted gals, this dress actually works well. The notes on the dress are confusing because it notes that it is only for an A-C cup, but is good for larger busts. I gave it a shot and it was not tight. One of the positive parts of this dress is that you can wear it in either a modern or classic way via shoes/jewelry. My fiance really loved it as did the other wedding guests. After all of the compliments, I am highly tempted to buy it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
August 7, 2013
Cute dress but ran big.
The color and pattern of this dress was gorgeous but the bottom ran big and made me look bottom heavy so I returned it and did not wear it.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 11, 2013
Gorgeous fabric and color and flattering silhouette
It was a gorgeous dress and I felt great in it. Only note is to curvier girls: I am smaller in the waist and larger in the butt, so it fit very snug in my butt and was loose in my waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 25, 2013
Bummed
I was so excited for this dress - but the waist was wayy too loose. The cut is kind of boxy the whole way down so I don't think it's appropriate for people who have natural curves.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
September 29, 2013
I received a TON of complements on this dress! Loved it for a late February with black tights.
Fit really well and the cut at the shoulders is really flattering. FYI: make sure to bring along a good steamer. There was a center crease that I couldn't get out with an iron.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
October 2, 2013
So-so dress.
I am more heavy on the bottom so the size 4 was snug around my hip while it was big on the top. It was overall okay dress for the wedding but nothing too special.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 18, 2013
Amazing, elegant, classy, structured.
I love this dress! The fit is divine. I'm curvy yet this dress pulled me in, made my waist look teeny tiny and just oozed elegance. I was looking for a conservative dress for an awards dinner but I wanted something that would stand out a little. this dress did the trick! the color is rich and vibrant. The length was perfect for the event. it is definitely a stiff dress in that sitting is a little tricky if the dress is very fitted but its worth it. my favorite rental so far.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
October 23, 2013
Glamorous Green!
I was sad to let this one go! Fit like a GLOVE. Very form fitting, not a lot of give in the fabric, but true to size. Received compliments from family and strangers! Definitely needed the chunky necklace (also rented) to break up the neckline and create the perfect package. I felt so elegant in this dress. The green/black pattern was also wonderful for a fall wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
October 26, 2013
Perfect for a Christmas Party
I rented this dress for a friend's formal Christmas party and it was beautiful. The dress fit me like a glove and the fabric is a really beautiful brocade. I received many complements including from a friend who is a fashion blogger!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
November 14, 2013
Great fit and beautiful color!
The fit was great, I ordered a 8 and 10 and was so excited when I could wear the 8. The 8 was more form-fitting and a better cut. Received many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
November 18, 2013
Very pretty but too small
The fabric is stunning- pictures cannot capture how iridescent and elegant it is. Cut is flattering for both curvy woman and boy figures due to the peplum. Unfortunately, it was torn in the back so I didn't wear it but I tried it on anyway and the ten was pretty tight. Go up a size if you're curvy or athletic.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 22, 2013
Runs small, the lining is tight... Stunning dress!
Great dress for a wedding.... but, was small in the hips... Had to wear the 6, also ordered the 4 which was way to small.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
December 1, 2013
Perfect sophisticated Christmas party look.
You will be thrilled with this stunning cocktail dress. The fabric is absolutely gorgeous. It has a sheen to it, making it formal enough for an evening occasion. If you generally favor the sheath style, as I do, this dress will be perfect. It is well cut and elegant. I've never worn peplum before this dress, and I did not feel at all uncomfortable. I ordered the 2 and 4, and the 2 fit perfectly. I accessorized it with druzy earrings, a gold clutch, and black satin pumps. I would definitely rent this dress again for a holiday occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
December 10, 2013
Very cool peplum dress! Went very well with my red hair!
i rented this for my friend's October wedding at Harvest on Hudson in NY. Luckily she had shawls provided because I was freezing for the outdoor (very windy) ceremony. The dress was not AS form fitting as I would have liked, but you take what you can get when you have a 30'' waist and DDD chest....Overall I enjoyed wearing this dress and received a few compliments, too.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 12, 2013
Great for a holiday party
I wore this dress to a work holiday party and it was flattering and appropriate for a work function. The bottom was a bit fitted for a gal with some curves and it was a little long for someone my height.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 17, 2013
I felt like I was in the Great Gatsby!
This dress was so gorgeous & comfortable, the fabric is beautiful and the peplum was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
December 18, 2013
loved this dress fabric was exquisite, really looked one of a kind & high end!
really faltering and slimming work s well if you have a larger bust like me.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 22, 2013
Elegant. Great compliments.
It ran really large in the waist and bust. I tried the size down, but it was too small in the hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 23, 2013
Incredibly elegant dress! Necklace was the perfect combo!
I am usually a 4 or 6 and ordered the 4. I have to say it was a little hard to sit in, because there is no stretch in the dress - but again I am between sizes so I think this would be great for a true size 4, etc. The print is AH-MA-ZING. So vibrant and saturated with emerald!! I wore Kate Spade's "Clean Break" necklace and the colors matched perfectly. Great styling choice by RTR. The peplum is perfect on this dress because it is only on the sides/back, not the front where it could make you look a little bigger. Very very flattering & elegant! Felt like such a sophisticated lady!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
December 30, 2013
I didn't like this dress, runs big
This dress did not look good on me. I am straight figured. It runs large. I am 5'8" and it was too long (below the knee) I didn't like it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 3, 2014
Beautiful color
Loved the color and pattern- it is really beautiful. The cut and length made it feel a bit more "buttoned-up" than I was hoping, which made it perfect for the office holiday party but not as fun as I was hoping for dinner with friends the next night. I normally wear a six with most designers, but I went with the 8 for this dress as the fabric is not forgiving and the straight down cut of the skirt was quite snug around my hips.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
January 19, 2014
Stunning dress. Thrilled with it and will rent again. Lovely fit, looked stunning.
I usually wear either an 8/10 in a dress (Judith & Charles 10) but the 8 was a perfect fit. Plenty of room around the hips. It really is a lovely fit. Would describe myself as pear shaped and it did NOT accentuate that shape.. rather flattered it. Would highly recommend.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153lbs
January 31, 2014
Great unique look for fall wedding!
Unique style was why I picked this out for a fall wedding. ran very small in the rib cage area for me so I had to wear a size up (usually I am a size 8) which made the hips little be loose than I would preferred. Overall a fun unique dress. Wear heels though otherwise you will look too frumpy / short with such a long hemline!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 20, 2014
Beautiful but didn't fit and wasn't able to wear it.
Size up if you have any hips
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 21, 2014
I felt sophisticated
I wish the dress photographed better because it really is a gorgeous dress. I wore it to a charity even I was being honored at and it was lady like and modest but also really pretty and fun to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 8, 2014
This dress made me feel so regal!
I wore this dress to two parties ... one at my country club and one at our local art center. The dress made me feel so elegant & sophisticated at both! The art center party was emerald themed, so my friends and I all got green RTR dresses. At both the country club and the art center we were turning heads all night! I wish we'd have had RTR referral cards to give out! I absolutely recommend this dress to any girl with some curves. The peplum is low-profile enough as not to add unwanted bulk around the hips, but pronounced enough to show off the trend. I'm a bit pear-shaped, so the 12 was tight around my hips, but fit perfectly around the bust. The 14 was perfect around my hips, but a bit too loose around the bust, so I went with the 12. Everyone kept saying it fit me like a glove, so maybe I'm just being paranoid about it being tight. :) Gorgeous dress. Great friends. A wonderful night. Hope everyone else who rents this dress has the same!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
March 16, 2014
Gorgeous dress with incredible sheen. Received so many compliments and I might rent this one again!
I am large busted (38D) and it fit perfectly. I was shocked that the peplum did not exaggerate my curves but actually created a very flirty look. Skirt is very straight so sitting could be a bit challenging for someone with hips. Also I loved the length because I am not fond of my shapeless legs, but at 5'8" it hit me at the bottom portion of my knee which was perfect. A very gorgeous dress and perfect for cool weather.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 18, 2014
Really terrible for anyone with thighs or hips
This dress did not fit me at all. It was way too tight on my legs and hips and was huge on top. I probably should have known better than to try peplum, but it definitely does not work with anyone with hips or thighs! I returned it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
March 18, 2014
This dress is beautiful in person, unfortunately I didn't get to wear it because it was so tight.
This dress runs small, it has no stretch in it. I decided to not wear it for the fear of having to be uncomfortable all night. I would recommend this dress to women who are not as curvy in the hips and bum area.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
April 8, 2014
The dress is elegant and comfortable
The size I choose (10) was too tight in the chest so I wore the 12 and taped up a hem of a few inches. The dress allows a bra and doesn't require tight undergarments, making it very comfortable to wear for a long evening.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 15, 2014
Perfect for an evening work function!
It was fantastic! I'm sorry I don't have a photo of me in the dress, but it fit like a glove and I got tons of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2014
Peplum waist is a flattering cut!
The dress runs large in the waist so I would consider sizing down if you're a true hourglass. The fabric is elegant and well lined.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 28, 2014
I really liked the dress for this wedding. The colors and shape of the dress were very flattering.
Everyone loved the dress and it was very formal. The only con was that the sizes runs a bit bigger and I should of older a smaller size. This dress is good for woman that a tall with larger bust sizes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
May 1, 2014
Great dress, a little snug in the booty
Beautiful dress. Lots of compliments. The fabric isn't very forgiving. I have a bit of a booty so it was a little uncomfortable when I was sitting. Could maybe have done an 8 and it would have fit more comfortably but might have been too baggy in the chest. Rented if for a charity event though and it was a great dress for a 3 hour event. On a different body type it might have been absolutely perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2014
Didn't end up wearing it because it ran a little big. Definitely more of a sophisticated look.
The emerald color is gorg and the pattern is really beautiful in person. That picture does it little justice. However, the dress fit just okay. Ran a little big in the hips, waist and chest. Length was to the knee. The peplum was a little stiff and didn't really justify the peplum. It was more like excess fabric that accented my hips. Definitely a sophisticated look. Sad I wasn't able to wear it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2014
My first time using RTR...I loved the unique pattern, and the shipping process was GREAT!
The dress was nice, I think the only thing that was a bit underwhelming, is that the skirt is very structured-- even though I could fit the 4 in the bust area, I could not sit down in the dress-- I wore the 6, because it catered a bit better for those who have a curvier bottom. But overall, it was great--- got a lot of compliments!
LorraineOctober 18, 2014
Ambre, how was the length on you at 5'3"? Did you have to shorten it? I've had my eye on this one for months but at 5'2" I hesitate to rent it. Thanks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 1, 2014
Felt Great!!!
My mom wore this dress, first time renting. The 12 fit better in the hips but was fairly large in the chest so ended up wearing the 10 (spanx helped). The dress is a beautiful green color and loved the different take on peplum!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
June 11, 2014
Color was beautiful!
I really wanted an emerald dress for symbolization at this event and I thought the color and pattern of this dress was perfect. It was really flattering for the most part but the thigh area was so tight it almost created more volume on the tummy area since it was hugging my thighs so tight. Overall loved the dress but if you have thick thighs, I would rent a size up :-)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 25, 2014
Perfect for a perfect day!
I host a huge 1000 person wine event and this was a stunning outfit! I felt absolutely professional and stunning all day while working!
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