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 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 & 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".)

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 & 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".)

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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136 reviews
Fit
Large
(21)
True to Size
(66)
Small
(15)
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
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: 50
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!
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
June 19, 2016
Easy and Amazing!
I was so excited to get this dress! I was a little nervous at first because I wasn't sure on the fit when ordering, and they only had my true size available for the weekend I needed it so I couldn't order a size smaller. However, I got it in the mail and I loved it. The way it fit was perfect, and it hid everything I wanted. The best part of the dress for me was the pockets, I was able to carry things around all night which was great! I will definitely be ordering from RTR again!!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 17, 2016
Great for evening engagement party
The 2 was a bit tight up top, but I wore it anyway as the 4 looked a little frayed around the waist. Other than that it was a fun and comfortable dress. A little poof in the skirt but not too much! Received lots of compliments on my first RTR!
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 15, 2016
Customer service
Usually wear between a 10 and 12. Have a 36DD chest and the chest was too tight in the 10 but much too big in the 12. I worse a regular bra but I think strapless is the way to go.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
June 15, 2016
Cute.
Slightly tight around the chest area but overall, lots of compliments and a very cute dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 14, 2016
The dress made me feel absolutely beautiful
The fit was amazing not too big or not too small. The dress was a light weight material. I felt very comfortable in the dress and received lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 2, 2016
Cool silhouette, pockets are a plus
I wore this for a spring wedding in Kentucky -- there's a chance that the slightly fuller skirt may have seemed a bit odd in a different location, but I liked it either way. Nice thick fabric, with pockets to boot! Definitely smallest on the natural waist and bust, with room in the hips. If I recall I may have had to go braless to make it fit more comfortably (which works because of the fabric) Pardon the crooked photo -- wanted to show the length and it's the only pic I had! Good for taller girls!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 2, 2016
Fun wedding - danced all night long.
The dress fit perfectly and looked great! The only problem with the dress is there were lots of rips in the lining. That couldn't be seen while wearing so it was ok. The backup size 10 fit ok but the arm holes and chest were really big. I think a size 6 would have also fit but been tight in the waste. I'm glad the 8 fit well and was also comfortable to wear all night and dance.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 30, 2016
Possibly my favorite RTR dress I've ordered!
This dress was amazing. It fit wonderfully, was super pretty and I got a ton of compliments. I wore it to a winter wedding. This was one of my favorite dresses I've ever rented!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Full Bust
May 22, 2016
runs small
this dress is beautiful in person. unfortunately i was not able to wear it as it runs small. the top was too tight. the skirt puffs out a little too much and made for an awkward flare. so glad RTR allows for a back-up choice!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
May 22, 2016
Really fun dress! Photographed great.
Dress was fun, fit well and photographed beautifully.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
May 13, 2016
Way too small - did not wear
Runs VERY small. Couldn't wear this to the event because it wouldn't zip up in the back. I also didn't love it when it arrives. Kinda sits weird in the front.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
April 26, 2016
I received so many compliments on the dress.
I wouldn't recommend a size down for women with larger chests, I have a small chest and the 2 was so snug. However, I was swimming in the 4. The dress had a hole in the lining, but you couldn't see it, so I wasn't worried about it. I would rent this dress again!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
April 26, 2016
Sad. Too small. Couldn't wear.
The dress was gorgeous. But I should remember fancy dresses run small. Dress was too small so I could wear it to the wedding I got it for. Order the dress one size up!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
April 23, 2016
Great dress!
I have rented this same dress now in three fabrics. I am normally a 14 or 16 depending on the cut of the dress, but always take an 18 in this cut. Overall, a flattering dress for my large chested body.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
March 31, 2016
Soft floral fit and flare for a LA Wedding
The floral design of this dress is one I would love to own as a staple dress in my closet. I wore it to a wedding in LA and it was perfect for spring. Fit and flare made it easy to move around in and dance with at the reception. The dress also had pockets! I was able to hold my phone and other small items for upkeep during the night. The only issue I ran into was that the top part around the bust was a bit loose for me. I definitely would consider renting this dress again.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 27, 2016
Beautiful print, but not my fave.
I didn't end up wearing this dress. While it's beautifully made, you have to have a longer torso to pull it off (something I don't have).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
February 10, 2016
Fun for a date night
This dress was a little tight in the chest for a 16W. The pattern was fun, but not too over-the-top and was perfect for a NYE dinner date. A big pro - this dress has pockets. I didn't end up wearing the dress because my boyfriend got sick and we ended up staying in.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
February 8, 2016
Wore this to a very elegant wedding.
loved the dress. Fit perfect. Very comfortable. Loved the pockets. Was also very flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
February 1, 2016
Great fit! Lots of compliments.
Lovely comfortable dress. The pockets were great and even a cell phone didn't ruin the profile of the dress. Fantastic!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
January 31, 2016
It was such a fun dance.
Great dress for a winter event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
January 23, 2016
Fit was a bit snug, but totally worth it! a wonderful dress and a wonderful time.
Had the wear the backup size (10) because the size 12 I was supposed to receive came back damaged from the previous patron and RTR sent a different size 12 dress instead. The dress was a little bit worn (the lining was showing beneath the hem of the dress), but I liked the style of this one better than the replacement, so I dealt with the snugness under the arms and at the waist. Totally worth it! Received many compliments and felt and looked great!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
January 19, 2016
Great dress -- perfect for outdoor, fall wedding in Charleston.
Great dress -- perfect for outdoor, fall wedding in Charleston.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 13, 2016
Dress is great at providing an hour glass shape.
The dress fit me perfectly due to the lower half allowing room for people with hips. The print is pretty and bold. I received compliments all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 2, 2016
LOVE!
This dress is amazing, I'm 5"11 and it was long enough to be comfortable standing and sitting. I wore it to a new years eve lunch and paired it with a black belt. I got a ton of compliments and the pockets are great. I could have worn a 6 but the 8 fit well.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 16, 2015
The perfect combo of conservative and bling!
This dress is darling for a holiday luncheon at the country club with suede boots, and can be dressed up with heels, a black blazer and great jewelry for a night out. There is just enough metallic to make it special, and the fit and quality material is very flattering/forgiving.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 7, 2015
My 13 year old daughter picked this dress out for her crowning ceremony and it was perfect.
This size 0 dress fit my 13 year old daughter perfectly.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 29, 2015
LOVED this dress for the elegant farm house wedding I attended in September.
This dress was beautiful. The fabric is thick and the fit was extremely flattering. No worries about wrinkling and the pockets are perfect! Very comfortable and I felt great - tough to find for someone with a curvy body shape.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 179lbs
November 22, 2015
How easy the service was. It doesn't disappoint!
The dress fit perfect. A few strings that need to be trim on the dress. One thing not mentioned in the description and reviews it was pockets. Loved it! Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
November 18, 2015
Perfect for cocktail Hawaiian party
Great dress, great fit!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
November 15, 2015
This dress was easy and comfortable to sit in and dance around in!
This dress is great! I love that it has pockets and is very comfortable. This dress you can also class up or class down depending on your event, which is nice!
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
November 10, 2015
Great for an afternoon wedding
This dress runs a bit small. I had to wear the larger size sent. It's strange because there is a lot of fabric, but it's tight at the waist and fits fine everywhere else. Still, it was very comfortable and flattering. I'm glad I rented it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
November 10, 2015
Gorgeous, but needs a belt
I had a different dress planned, but it was unavailable to ship, and RTR noticed I had favorited this dress for the same event, so they sent it along, with a few other backups. It saved the day! I never know when RTR says the size is a 16W or a 14W if it really is a W cut or if it is just plus sized and is really a 14. I typically wear a 14/16 top and 16/18 bottom, so flared size 16 fits fine, and sometimes 14s. 14W usually works, too, but can be loose. So when I see 16W, I worry it will be huge on me. This fit perfectly, so I think it is a true 16, not a 16W. Fabric is nice - heavy but not super heavy. Substantial. Pattern is lovely. My only "ugh" was that the skirt is attached outside the top with a raw edge, which maybe is the style, but I think looks terrible (see photo). Easily solved with a belt (though not the one I would have chosen if I had more time to plan, but it worked). I got a TON of compliments and I felt great all night. It was a smidge shorter than my preference, but it was fine. I just had to be careful not to bend over!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 8, 2015
Dramatic colors
I like this designer very much and have worn long gowns of his before. This dress was comfortable, and the gathers on the skirt did not make the dress overly full. Plus it had pockets! Ultimately I wore another dress that I rented for the same wedding. The colors of this dress are dramatic, but "very blue/black" which would look better on either a blond or a warmer skin tone.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
November 4, 2015
Loved this dress
This was my backup dress so I actually didn't wear it to the wedding I was at which was such a shame I loved this dress. Dress was so comfortable stunning material will definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
October 28, 2015
Fantastic and comfortable dress!
This dress was so incredibly comfortable and fun and it has pockets! I'm a sucker for any dress with pockets. I was able to wear normal and comfortable undergarments with it and got lots of compliments. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a classy and fun dress to wear to a cocktail party or wedding.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 50
October 25, 2015
The dress was comfortable and easy to move in....I danced the night away!
The fabric on this dress was absolutely beautiful. It had a very nice hand and was of a substantial weight. However, due to the weight of the material, this dress is better worn in the fall and/or winter. As for the construction of the dress, I was disappointed. None of the previous reviews document the "deconstructed style" of this garment. The darts are exposed as well as the bodice seams connecting to the skirt. If I had known this up-front, I would have invested in a wide belt. At the time that I noticed this issue, it was too late to shop. Everything I currently had in my closet would not have worked...so that was disappointing. At my event, I don't believe anyone noticed this on the dress, but I felt uncomfortable. The back-up dress that I ordered was also created by Carmen Marc Valvo (Spin in Scuba Dress) and it was constructed in a very similar manner. So I am assuming it is the style of this designer. This was my first time ordering from RTR and I was very excited to try it out. The dresses were delivered in a garment bag, pressed and ready to wear. The return was simple and convenient. I will try ordering again but would be prepared to have a few items on hand (i.e. belts, accessories) in the event I would need to accessorize appropriately.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
October 22, 2015
Classy, comfortable dress
Wore this to a fall wedding. Got lots of compliments and felt stylish yet super comfortable all night. Loved the pockets. Wore it with the Cara Dress Me Up bracelet. I ordered the 2 and the 4 and ended up wearing the 2, which is my usual dress size. I'm thicker through the waist but small through the shoulders, so the waist was a teensy bit snug on the size 2, but the 4 was way too roomy on top. Would definitely wear this dress again - loved it.
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