Carmen Marc Valvo

Racing Florals Dress

$70 – $90 rental
$540 retail
Stylist Notes

The contrasting tones and racerback cut add edge to this classic party dress by Carmen Marc Valvo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12 & plus 14W-22W.

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: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black and Silver Printed Jacquard (100% polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with pleating at waist and side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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173 reviews
Fit
Large
(25)
True to Size
(80)
Small
(18)
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
November 3, 2017
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This dress looked great. I received many compliments! It is, however a 20 not a 20W. It fit, but was a scrunch tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
October 8, 2017
Love this dress!
Loved the fit, very flattering! Fit well on top, not too tight and bottom was loose and comfortable. Only downside, the lining on the inside of the dress is like torn to shreds. Not sure if when previously worn the slip on the inside may have been too tight for someone and they ripped it down both sides.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 14, 2017
Comfortable & Classy
Fit great. True to size and true to the picture. Looked and felt great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
August 17, 2017
Perfect fit, length, and pattern!
Highly recommend!
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
August 8, 2017
Fit perfectly!
This was my first time using Rent the Runway. I was a bit nervous because I am busty gal, but this dress fit perfectly and I wad comfortable in it all night long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
May 21, 2017
Perfect dress for evening event!
This dress fits true to size or slightly on the big size. Loved that I could wear a regular bra with it.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Hourglass
May 14, 2017
RUNS SMALLLLLL
Fabric has no give. Runs very small.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 40C
Weight: 210lbs
May 1, 2017
I felt very pretty, stylish and comfortable.
First rental! Process was wonderful, and return was easy. I rented the size 18 with a backup of 16. They didn't have the backup size 16, so they sent two other dresses. I was pleasantly surprised! One of the backups was a dress I'm thinking about renting in June, so I got to try it on. The dress I wore had a VERY tight waist. I'm a plus-size, but I have a small waist. Most pants run big in the waist for me, and I have to wear belts. I was able to wear the dress, but the size 16 would never have fit. The dress made my already plus-size rear end look a bit larger, but it didn't bother me too much. Very pretty and well made. The zipper was a nightmare to get up. I couldn't have done it myself, and my daughter even had trouble getting it up. When I tried on the backup dress, I couldn't get that zipper up by myself either. I'm wondering if this is common for designer dresses? Super happy with experience, and I'm renting again in June.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
April 23, 2017
Perfect Wedding Guest dress
I usually wear a 2, but went with the 0. I loved the dress and the pockets were a great bonus!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 4, 2017
Amazing dress!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous. I got so many compliments and felt so classy. It for like a glove except for being a little tight in the chest area. I actually wear a 32 DDD so It fit my rib cage but I had to go braless to get it to zip. It was snug but with it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
March 5, 2017
Modern flower print with puffy skirt and pockets
Dress was not worn because I only got one size of this in my order. Size 4 on me was just a little tight on my torso/chest/back. If I had gotten my asked for size 6, I think it would have been a perfect fit on the torso. Skirt is a full tulip shaped skirt, so if that's not a style that is flattering for you, I wouldn't recommend. The pockets are convenient. The flower print is modern but still subtle for a formal event; I had planned to wear it to the symphony. I wish I had gotten a chance to wear the dress, and I will have to save it for next time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
February 22, 2017
I wore this dress Christmas Sunday.
I received a lot of compliments. The dress is very flattering.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 31, 2017
Amazing destination winter wedding in Canada!
The dress did fit true-to-size, which was amazing (especially because my backup size wasn't available). I have a large bust and wider hips so sometimes these dresses' fit can be a challenge, but this one wasn't too tight in the arms, bust, OR waist. The material is thick and very comfortable (although, the underlining WAS torn when I received the dress; I hope RTR is able to fix the tear). The length was good on my frame. The pleats in the skirt are a little strange, but not unflattering. Best part? THE POCKETS.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
January 25, 2017
Great pattern - versatile black/gray/white
This is lovely but fitted a bit oddly. Carmen Marc valvo normally runs small but this particular style was even tighter in the natural waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 23, 2017
Great print
Wore this for a work event. Length is pretty good. I'm 5'3" so it fell right below my knees which is a little longer than I would have liked. It felt a little big around the waist but it left me room to move. Fun print though and I got several compliments.
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
January 3, 2017
Felt Great!
I loved the slightly metallic tones of the flowers. Just special enough for New Years Eve out with friends. Fit was flattering on my hourglass figure. I did need to wear my alternate larger size for the top to fit comfortably (not surprising as I'm a 40DDD bust). Overall, the dress made me feel great and I'd recommend to friends.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
January 3, 2017
Luxe silky fabric, classy print, AND Pockets! YESS Lovely silhouette added curves to straight figure
Felt amazing the moment I put this dress on, and I hadn't even done my hair or makeup yet. I wore this to an evening indoor, spring wedding. The skirt is pleasingly full but not over the top. The structured look of the top is very classy and great for a more conservative look, if you need to keep the Grandmothers happy, but still has plenty of feminine and sexy chic. The higher neckline let me skip the necklace and stick to statement earrings- rented these too (Elizabeth Cole Bacall Earrings)! Loved it, if I have the chance, I will rent it again.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
December 13, 2016
Great pattern, fit, and pockets!
Loved the style, fit, and pattern of this dress. The pockets were a great feature, too. The fit was so complimenting. Overall, love this designer and will definitely continue renting their dresses. Thanks!
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 225lbs
November 27, 2016
Less more flowers
Fit was snug in the waist but not flattering emu figure. Even with spanx on.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 16, 2016
Functional & Stylish
The fit was true to size. Very convenient pockets.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
November 8, 2016
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This looks exactly as it does in the photo. I am 5'5 and it came to my knees. The skirt is very full. I thought it was a pretty and flattering dress - perfect for a cocktail wedding. I am normally a 4 or 6 in dresses, and the 4 was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 4, 2016
Great dress!
I wore my backup size (6) as my original size (4) was not available. It was slightly large in the bust/waist area, but the addition of a belt fixed my problems! The fabric is thick, yet quite comfortable... not to mention, POCKETS!! I carried my phone, lipstick, and credit card all night without having to carry a clutch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 3, 2016
Really cute and comfortable dress!
This dress is very pretty and was perfect for a friend's wedding! Even though most 10s are usually a little too short and a little too tight on me this 10 was actually a little loose in the waist and the length worked. The silver of the flowers look really nice in person and even better in pictures. And pockets is always a plus!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
October 24, 2016
Conservative and very classy!
This dress was perfect for a fall, sunset wedding!! I am only 5'2 and this dress came to my knees. Definitely wouldn't recommend for someone any shorter, unless you are going for a more of a conservative look! The silhouette was very flattering and made my waist look tiny!! The armholes are a little tight, but not too terrible. Loved the pockets on this dress.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
October 23, 2016
Felt fabulous in this dress. Great fabric, just heavy enough without feeling stiff. Comfortable.
I could wear a regular bra with this dress, as it had a snap feature in the shoulders. The bodice fit perfectly, and hip and thigh area was generous for my hourglass shape.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
October 18, 2016
Nothing better than a dress with pockets!
This was a great dress for a fall wedding. My normal size was too big on top, and had some room in the waist, so I'm glad I ordered the size down, as that's what I wore for the event. Dress was comfortable to dance in and looked great in photos. I was not a fan of some of the details - where the skirt meets the bodice has a revealed hem, which looks kind of sloppy to me, but I'm no fashion expert. But still a solid rental overall.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Weight: 160lbs
October 17, 2016
I felt awesome in this dress! So comfortable.
My backup size 6 fit as well in the waist and hips, however the neckline felt like it was trying to choke me so I stuck with the 8. Love that this gave me a nice waist and hid my thighs.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 12, 2016
Fun to spin in
THIS DRESS HAS POCKETS
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
October 4, 2016
Great dress!! You definitely stand out in a crowd!
For my top heavy ladies this dress will pose a problem. You must go up at least 2 sizes or the zipper will not budge as the dress has no stretch. The pockets can make you feel a bit wider but overall a great great dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
October 2, 2016
Comfortable and classic
The dresses arrived as expected. I wore the size 4 and did not need to try the backup. The fit was great, the arms were a little snug. I loved fabric and the pockets. I will definitely be using this again for my next event.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
September 28, 2016
Very good fit
I liked this dress much more than I thought I would. I'm wide across the ribs and the dress fit very well and is a classic style. I was afraid the skirt puffiness would not be flattering, but it wasn't a issue and you'll feel like you're dressed up for a fancy night. Perfect for weddings
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
September 23, 2016
For a summer wedding
I was so happy with my first dress! I have a large bust (DD) so the 18 was a bit snug. The 20 fit perfectly. It was comfortable and I got a lot of compliments. I love the pockets as well.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
September 21, 2016
Wedding
It was a little baggy on the top and a little too poofy on the bottom. Loved the pockets! Gorgeous dress but probably would fit a larger chested person better. I wore it to a wedding and it was a prefect style for a wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 55
September 19, 2016
Great dress for a wedding
The dress fitted like it was made for me! I am usually somewhere between a size 4-6 and the size 2 fit like a glove. It was very flattering and the print was very pretty. It was super comfortable and didn't wrinkle after I sat down. I am 5'4" and about 115 pounds and it fell right above my knees. Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 157lbs
September 18, 2016
Love the fit and the pockets!
I wore this to my nephew's rehearsal dinner. Since I cannot comfortably wear heels, I paired it with black strappy sandals. I added black and silver earrings and carried a small black purse. I received so many compliments on this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
September 15, 2016
Cute dress
I liked this dress. It was a bit snug in the chest area, but still fit. The skirt is also a bit poufy in an odd way, but overall, I though it was a pretty dress and flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Weight: 160lbs
September 13, 2016
Stunning coloring, perfect fit, bubble bottom type dress!
I kept this dress as a backup to the one I actually ended up wearing to the wedding. The fit of this dress was true to it's size. The pattern/colors were gorgeous - there was sparkle to it that just caught your eye in the light. The only downfall (just because of my personal preference) was the bottom ended up being more of a bubble style dress than I prefer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
August 21, 2016
Stylish but comfortable!
I rented this for a wedding and got tons of compliments. The fit was great and the length was not an issue for me (I'm 6'1"), The pockets were nice, although the placement made the sides of the dress stick out just a teensy bit. It has those bra strap snaps so I wore a normal bra even though it exposes more shoulder than a normal tank top. I didn't look too closely at the pictures before I ordered, but the bust darts and pleats for the skirt are exposed, they're not sewn inside the garment like normal. Wearing a belt over the waist would hide that no problem if you didn't like it.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 14, 2016
Rented this dress for our anniversary dinner date. I loved it so much, I'm renting it again!
My husband and I make a fancy dinner date every year for our anniversary. Being 20 or so weeks pregnant with our second child, I could not fit into anything dressy in my closet. Thank goodness I ended up ordering this dress!!! I had ordered one other dress which I had intended to wear on the date but that ended up fitting me horribly in every possible way. I slipped this dress on and was so thankful for how great it made my body look. Great comfortable fabric, very comfortable, fabulous pockets and the perfect hemline for my 5' 10" height. I am now searching for a dress for this year's anniversary date. Since I'm now dealing with the baby weight and know how well this dress fits me when I'm not at my "fighting weight", I plan to add this one to my order.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
June 27, 2016
Stylish but comfortable
I loved this dress! The cut was perfect so that it was flattering and elegant but completely comfortable at the same time. The pockets were fantastic. I'm pear shaped but it was cut in such a way to minimize my flaws. Great dress!
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