Carmen Marc Valvo

Racing Florals Dress

$70 rental
$540 Retail

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Stylist Notes

The contrasting tones and racerback cut add edge to this classic party dress by Carmen Marc Valvo. Add a pop of color with Slate & Willow Pale Pink Floret Earrings.

Also available in sizes 14W-20W and blue.

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.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

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".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

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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40 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 27
Large 10
Photos 18
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

Comfortable & feminine for a fall wedding

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric of this dress was heavier than expected, which worked out well for the wedding I wore it to, since the weather turned cool and rainy. The dress fit true to size, although the waistband pinched a bit at times. The feel of the dress is very feminine and classy, and the silver pattern photographed beautifully!
Ally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

really cute and comfortable

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I think I could have tried a size 2, but the 4 fit just fine (true to size, but in some cases I can wear a 2). I wore nude hose with beige open toe platform shoes, red nails, red purse. Really loved this dress.
Andria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 184 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

SO CLASSIC!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I am crazy about this dress! Please let me know when it goes into SELL status!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
Sep 19, 2014

Poof and pockets!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The zipper was a tough pull, even though it wasn't tight. The skirt carries it's own shape - but not too exaggerated of a poof. Pockets are fun! Dress hit just above the knee - I am 5'5". It isn't overly sexy - but the colors, fabric and fit make it elegant and classy. I like this dress.
Julia
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Flattering and appropriate for a formal event with a more conservative crowd

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ordered this very last minute for a black tie party and it did the job nicely!
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Beautiful dress, on the conservative side.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a terrific dress for those events when you cant be too sexy and you just want to look really polished and sophisticated. Dressy cocktail event. Note that it's not lined.
Justine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

Elegant dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was very elegant and conservative for the wedding I attended. I did find the dress ran a little large. I wore the four, but could have probably gone down to a two. The top was a little large on me, but otherwise this was a great dress! The pattern is beautiful and I received many compliments.
Deb
Age: 42
Sep 30, 2014

Great dress, got lots of compliments

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore it to a cocktail-attire party. Was perfect for the occasion. Classy dress.. Fitted on top, lots of pouf on bottom. I loved the pockets and racer back. I recommend!
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Flattering, comfortable fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is incredibly comfortable while also flattering. I am smaller on top, so this dress was perfect - fitted on top and roomier on the bottom. The high-quality fabric and structure are what make it such a great dress. I highly recommend.
Ginny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Cute dress, but size down!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is an adorable and fun dress, but it ran very big in my opinion. I received a size 6 in all my other rental options and this 4 was far too big on me. Nice fabric. I would consider wearing it in a smaller size.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Fun Pattern for a Fun Night

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a mid-September Chicago wedding. The b+w pattern and jacquard fabric was a good choice for our Midwestern in-between-season (the temperatures can be completely unpredictable). I have a large bust and broad shoulders; the 10 was just a tad snug but nothing pulled and I felt like I could move freely (especially on the dance floor). The cinched waist gave me some shape and the hemline hit PERFECTLY below my knees, making my muscular gams look shapely. The dress could have used an iron but the floral pattern hid this well. The dress was pretty and fun but not a knockout like some of the other dresses I’ve rented from RTR. I paired the rental with the suggested Slate and Willow Pale Pink Floret Earrings; LOVED the earrings (they could easily be paired with a hundred other dresses/outfits).
Esther
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 13, 2014

This dress was so CLASSY.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I personally really enjoyed the dress because of the pattern and also it was so comfortable int the entire night! In pictures, it was captured so beautifully and you can definitely tell the quality of the dress really makes it stand out. I don't think the picture on this model does this dress justice but those considering this dress will be very delighted to see it worn. It was a very classy dress and I was very happy with my choice.
Melissa
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Great dress other than the neck.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful and the dress I planned on wearing when I placed my order. The dress was pretty true to size. The 0 fit like a glove, minus the neck. The neck was very tight and slightly choking. I also had the size 2 but it was a lot larger in the waist and was obviously too large but had the same issue with the neck being very tight. The skirt has a bell like shape to it where it puffs out a bit past the hips and then comes narrower at the bottom giving the dress a unique shape. I liked the shape, my boyfriend thought it was a little strange, it was his reasoning for ranking it #2 out of the dresses I rented.
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Oct 14, 2014

Loved this fabric!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I don't usually go for such a full skirt, but it was a fun look! The fabric of this dress is gorgeous. Fit was true to size -- I am pretty much always a 6, and the 6 fit perfectly.
Marissa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
Oct 19, 2014

LOVED this dress! Got so many compliments, and it was perfect for a fall wedding venue.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect, especially for my body type. Because I have a large chest (38DD), dresses where the skirt starts to fall right at the waistline are usually the styles that I go for, so this was perfect. The only area that was tight was my chest, but with that said I did not have to wear a bra and that felt pretty great. So overall, the dress was a success and I am very happy with my first RTR experience!
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

Super flattering, comfortable and received many compliments

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pro: My bra straps were secure with little clasps in the dress that kept them in space. Tons of compliments! Flattering cut. Con: I was concerned with the pleats lying the right way (not enough to stop me from renting it again)
Steph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 10, 2014

Classy and fun wedding!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great from the front and in pics! It was also quite comfy and there was plenty of space for an hourglass shape. It paired very well with a cardigan/boots/tights. 4 stars and not 5 because of the rear view - the slight balloon of the bottom is not exceptionally flattering for a bigger rear - the pleating also causes some puffing especially after sitting. Overall tho it was a great dress and all pics were from the front and thus I am happy! :)
eliza
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 10, 2014

Great quality dress, and a pretty pattern.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fits true to size, a little tight through the shoulders, but overall fit perfectly. It is definitely poufy on the bottom but in a sophisticated way, and the pockets are a plus.
Daria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 20
Bust size: 38C
Nov 13, 2014

Felt Glamorous!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Overall I really liked this dress! I ordered a 10 and 12 both fit, but I went with the 12 because it had a bit more room. The dress is very pretty and elegant, perfect for a wedding! The fabric is really nice, a bit heavy duty but comfortable. Also I enjoyed this dress because it was long enough! I am 5'11" and have a hard time with finding dresses that are long enough...this dress is the perfect balance not to short but not too long. :)
Marin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 13, 2014

I wore the dress with black heel booties and it worked perfectly for my black tie fundraiser

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size and moves well. Very comfortable!
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 13, 2014

B+ Dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a family wedding. The print was really nice for an afternoon fall wedding. The dress has pleats and is a little poofy on the bottom. Made me look bigger on the bottom. You should rent a size down for your backup size. The dress looked new and came perfectly pressed. Always great customer service from RTR!
Callie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

I wore this to a wedding and it was perfect!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was super flattering, comfortable and so classy. It was lady-like but flirty. I loved it. It was perfect for a fall wedding - the dress is longer than it seems, so definitely need some pretty high heels to keep it from looking too demure.
Camille
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Pretty, elegant, comfortable

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
Beautiful fabric. I love a full skirt, and this was nice. It is fitted at the waist but I still found it very comfortable a size smaller than my norm (8 instead of a 10). Good room both at bust and hips.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

I rented this for a formal event, is adorable, but was made more for a party or less formal event

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size. Has pockets. Great for a summer party or more informal event
Kelly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 108 lbs
Dec 18, 2014

Dress was cute, but longer than anticipated and bigger as well. Didn't love it :-(

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was a second option for me, but I loved the dress so I went for it! I am normally a size 0-2, I ordered the 2 because I have a larger bust size. Did not fit at all. Waist, bust...all of it felt big. Also though it would be more "flirty" but the hem line is longer than I thought. Did not feel sexy, felt covered up and boring...meh
Casey
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

Classy but young and fun! Great for any season.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
really great dress but does run a little bit large so order a size down.
Tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 29, 2015

Loved

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I would rent from this designer again. She knows how to make dresses for busty gals. I felt very comfortable dancing and moving around. Loved the pockets and the weight of the fabric. It held a really cute shape throughout the night! It hit just below my knees (I'm short - 5'3)
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 7, 2015

Unique Silhouette, Fun to Wear!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was outside my comfort zone due to its print and the silhouette, but I received a TON of compliments throughout the night. It was perfect for an intimate September wedding in SLC. Would definitely consider renting again!
Emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

Loved this dress! So elegant. Lots of complements

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear a 4 or 6. I wore a 4 in this dress and it fit fairly well..somewhat tight on the arms.
Allcia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 10, 2015

I wore this to work with a sweater. I received many compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The material is very nice. The skirt flares out and this would be a good dress for someone who is tall.
Caroline
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 25, 2015

Cute Cocktail Dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding in a size 4 and 2. I'm normally one of those two sizes, and since this dress is only fitted through the bust and waist, the 2 was the better fit. It was a little large through the bust, but not noticeably so. The skirt is full without looking like a cupcake and the pockets are a lot of fun! The fabric is very thick and has a brocade feel to it. Because of the nature of this fabric and the colors, it lends itself more to a Fall/Winter wedding, in my opinion. Overall I was pleased with this rental!
dana
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 25, 2015

This dress is gorgeous. I loved the pockets.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
it was little lose in the bust area, but not a big deal.
Cindy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 25, 2015

not flattering

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
A smaller size might have just been much better, the top part of the dress was too big. I just felt like I was wearing a bag, if the waist line was tighter, I wouldn't mind the puffy bottom to the dress. I didn't get to wear it.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

Perfect for pear shape

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Party
The full skirt was perfect for a daytime luncheon. You can wear a normal bra with the top as there are hooks for straps. The dress is amazingly comfortable and has pockets!
Beth
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

Beautiful rehearsal dinner for my sister-in-law at Chez Philippe at the Peabody in Memphis!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was true to size as far as I could tell - I am in the process of losing the baby weight though so I am not sure exactly what size I should be! The pockets were amazing and the shape was very flattering. Sorry the photo is a bit washed out. This was my first RTR experience and it was great! I received tons of compliments and the "stylist surprise" earrings were perfect!
Maddie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 15
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 3, 2015

Comfortable and easy to wear.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit slightly small around arm holes.
Annemarie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 3, 2015

Not Very Photogenic, but Really Cute

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I received this as a replacement dress since a dress I ordered was unavailable. It's so comfortable, while looking very pretty. It runs a little big on top, even with my push up bra. The pattern doesn't photograph in a flattering way, so wouldn't suggest if you are wearing it for a photo shoot for a wedding or anything like that.
Cherie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 16, 2015

Loved this Dress!! Fun, Pretty and great for Dancing.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size. I am 5 Feet 10 inches and it was just above me knee. Great for full bust.
Eli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Apr 16, 2015

Very comfortable dress, pockets are amazing

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Amazing dress, very comfortable to wear, very versatile and definitely gorgeous. I got endless compliments.
JB-ATL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Apr 19, 2015

really beautiful - be careful when walking by a table of fragiles

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress was a bit small across the chest for me (sz 0) so I cheated, wore a little black cardigan and left the top back unzipped. It's NOT my style - I am a sheath/column dress gal but this won me over to a bit of a flounce. I wore it to work and did find that the skirt would brush against my desk and knock stuff off. The 2 would be too big everywhere except my chest - and I am not large chested - 32C - so this one will fit best for someone who is smaller than 35" at the fullest part, 30" at the band.
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