Carmen Marc Valvo

Racing Florals Dress

$70 rental
$540 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

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 teal floral print.

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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65 reviews

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Small 3
True to Size 41
Large 13
Photos 26
Samantha
Top Contributor
Age: 29
Jun 21, 2015

Fantastic dress!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
Fantastic dress! Ran slightly big but that was perfect because there was room for eating and dancing. Comfortable and way more beautiful in person than the picture.
Ashley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 16, 2015

Gorgeous Dress!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first RTR dress and I couldn't have been more pleased. The dress fit perfectly and I loved the pockets. The skirt was fully lined and the material was light (which was good because it was an outdoor ceremony in 90 degree heat). I would definitely recommend this dress to others.
Jennifer
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
May 11, 2015

Perfect dress for afternoon wedding!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is very well made, fits true to size and even has cute little pockets! Very easy to wear and looked amazing!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Apr 28, 2015

Felt classy, glamorous, and elegant all night

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I really loved this dress. It's very classy and elegant and was perfect for a spring black tie wedding. I wore it with the Elizabeth and James windrose pave cuff and the Ella Carter Aubrey earrings. It was perfect, I would definitely rent again. Another plus it has pockets! This dress does run large though so size down for your back up size.
RTR Customer
Apr 20, 2015

I felt beautiful and put together for the first time since my son was born!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit like a glove. I had asked for the 10 and the 12 and was so sad when the 12 wasn't available. My son was born in August and I haven't comfortably been able to wear a 10 since way before than and figured this wouldn't fit. Thankfully I tried it on because it was beautiful. It's fitted in the bust but roomy enough that my 36 DD+ chest felt just fine. It hid all of my post-baby chub and I felt like a rock star. I don't remember how many of any complements I got but it didn't matter because I felt fabulous.
Annemarie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
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.
Beth
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
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!
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!
Caroline
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
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!
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.
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. :)
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
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: 33
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! :)
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!
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.
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).
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!
Justine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
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.
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!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
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.
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.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
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!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 15, 2015

Would've worn it to a wedding

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Just like the ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER dress, the band around the waist rested right above my handles and the bottom half flared out a lot which was very unflattering for my body type.
Ada
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195 lbs
Jun 2, 2015

Does the job...but not as vivid in person

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Wedding
Very nice dress. But in person...it wasn't as eye catching as I thought it would be. It fits well though and has pockets. Win!
Lani
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 74
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 1, 2015

Loved the dress!! Everyone loved it!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I normally wear a size 6 but because I recently had rotator - cuff surgery and have not been able to workout, I put some weight on and the size 8 fit me perfectly. I am 4' 11" and am 73 years old so the dress length was just below my knees and I loved it that length which fit perfectly for my age.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 13, 2015

Love dresses with pockets. Will rent again

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fabric is very luxurious.
Natalie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
May 6, 2015

I loved everything about the dress!!!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm very heavy up top so finding a dress that's flattering to my body type is hard! I loved how the dress fit so perfectly with my body without it looking like it was adding extra pounds. I got lots of compliments on my dress at the wedding as well. The material was really nice and the dress was also very comfortable to wear. I would definitely recommend this dress.
Katrina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 5, 2015

Beautiful Floral Print...A Dress You Don't See Everyday

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a volunteer appreciation dinner. It is a beautiful dress that is dressy but a little less formal than cocktail attire. I have a small chest but have broad shoulders and an athletic back and this dress fit tight across the chest. The size 2 fit better in the waist but would have been very uncomfortable in the top. The size 4 was still a little tight across the top and was a little big in the waist but it worked out fine.
Karyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
May 1, 2015

Not bad, but not the best dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is beautiful in the picture, but if I had tried this on in a store, I probably would have passed on it. The material is thick and structured, and it is obviously well made. It fits true to size, but I didn't love how much the skirt poofed. The dress cinched at my rib cage rather than the smallest part of my waist, so I felt as though it made me appear larger than I am. Also, in looking at the picture, I thought the top of dress would be more of a racerback so I was disappointed that it was not. It is still a beautiful dress, but I probably would not rent it again.
Britney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 23, 2015

Lots of compliments

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit well. It was not super fitted on the top but fit right in all the right places. I got lots of compliments all night long and thought it was a very pretty dress overall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
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)
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.
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