Carmen Marc Valvo

Spin in Scuba Dress

$55 – $75 rental?
$480 retail
Stylist Notes

Painterly flowers on this fit and flare dress by Carmen Marc Valvo get serious cool factor on neoprene. Pair with feminine heels and you’re ready for a party with the girls.

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 very 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 is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Abstract printed (92% polyester 8% elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with black trim on bodice . Full skirt with paper bag waist. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 38.5“ from shoulder to hem. Made in the USA.

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172 reviews
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(11)
True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
August 31, 2014
Comfortable and put together for a late summer outdoor wedding!
The dress fit well - both the 8 and 10. I went with the larger size as it looked a little better. The scuba material is great. The dress was incredibly comfortable and super flattering. Fun to dance in for a wedding. Fit a larger bust well. I felt very put together and the painted floral print felt special.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 1, 2014
Felt pretty, loved the pockets, great design.
Size two fit like a glove, size four was a little bit looser around the waist. Dress was heavy because of the fabric but it didn't feel hotter or less breathable than other material. The design and color is beautiful! And it had pockets, always a plus. The only thing that I would keep in mind is the weight of the dress but it didn't bother me personally.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
September 14, 2014
The dress is so comfortable and figure flattering! I didn't want to send it back.
Fits true to size. Could wear a regular bra and no need for shape wear because of the full skirt and smoothing nature of neoprene. The zipper is small and was hard to get up and down on my own - needed my hubby to zip me in and out.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 17, 2014
Loved this dress!
I loved this dress so much I went online to see if I could buy it somewhere but couldn't find it. The material flowed very nicely, heavy enough that you could not see underwear lines but not too thick. I am 5'6, 125 pounds, 34A chest. The size 4 fit great. I also ordered the size 2. I could have worn that one but it was tighter in the chest than I was comfortable with. I have a boyish figure and the pleated skirt added some nice curves. The dress has cute pockets and even has snaps for you to attach your bra straps so they do not peak out from the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
October 6, 2014
This on trend dress was bot flattering and comfortable to wear at friend's wedding.
The fit was slimming and true to size. I received many compliments and would rent this one again.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 9, 2014
The service was Great!!
The fit was amazing! Loved the dress... Super comfortable! Perfect for a end of summer morning wedding! I got tons of compliments on the dress! Will def rent this designer again!
ColleenSeptember 10, 2014
You look great in these colors!
RobinSeptember 23, 2014
Great lipstick shade with the dress and your skin tone too!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 57
September 21, 2014
Taking my 81 year old mom to a wedding.
I loved this dress. The colors were beautiful and the fabric was soft and very comfortable. I wore it to a daytime wedding and it was perfect for an event in September. It fit perfectly. Use a strapless or crisscross strap bra so the straps don't show. Also it has pockets, so that's a plus. It was a fun dress.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 162lbs
September 21, 2014
Perfect dress for a party!
This was my first rental and i could not have been happier. The dress fits true to size. Carmen Marc Valvo cuts for a "real" woman with curves. The dress is made of neoprene so it has a snug fit. Snug, but not tight. I loved that the dress gave me more of a defined waist. The dress was comfortable. Loved the pockets and the full skirt. I paired the dress with a statement necklace and nude heels. Got lots of compliments at the party!
JeananneSeptember 26, 2014
Beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 66
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
September 29, 2014
Loved this dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! The fit was flattering and the pockets are always a huge bonus. I am a sucker for neoprene dressed because of the fabulous prints. I would wear this one again in a heartbeat!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
September 29, 2014
It was so easy to rent. Ease the stress of have time to go shopping.
I love the dress over all. Wore it to a evening wedding at a winery in NorCal. It was just the right amount of formal for this event. The fit was perfect and true to size. I could of wore the 8 it was a little snug on top but not uncomfortable while I was trying it on. I was just worried that it would get uncomfortable later in the evening when we started dancing. The neoprene material will keep you warm so if you are going to a day event outside in warmer weather, keep that in mind. The only thing I didn't like about the dress was the raw unfinished edges on the dress specially were the skirt meets the top. The pockets were awesome fit my iPhone perfectly. I recommend wearing lighter color shoes like sliver or nude. Black shoe makes you and the dress look heavy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 29, 2014
Lots of compliments while being totally appropriate for the event!
The dress is a somewhat heavy scuba material, but it was comfortable to wear and the cut kept me cool. It was perfect for a late summer/early fall wedding. I loved the print and cut, and the length was perfect for anxiety-free dancing! The material had some stretch. The 2 was only slightly snug at the arms: not enough to be uncomfortable or to look bad. The pleats at the waist added just a tiny bit of bulk from the side but it was still a flattering cut. I got several compliments on the dress but still felt completely appropriate for the event. Everything about the rental was smooth and easy. I keep telling everyone I know to use RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
October 2, 2014
This dress was so classy and elegant, received many many compliments.
This dress fits like a glove. It is so perfect for any special occasion. I wore it to a wedding and felt comfortable the whole entire day. Absolutely love this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 6, 2014
Pretty & Conservative Dress for a Wedding!!!
Loved everything about this dress - the neoprene was comfy and different, pattern was beautiful and fit was great. I would suggest sizing up for a backup size... I almost always wear a 4, especially in dresses that are more fitted at the top/waist but this was ever so slightly tight in the bust/underarm area.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
October 12, 2014
Great for a fall wedding!
I wore this with a black moto jacket and loved the overall look. The dress speaks for itself so you don't have to do too much with your hair or accessories which is nice :) I didn't expect it to fit perfectly so it's okay that it didn't. The fabric was very light and comfortable. I do feel like it wasn't the most flattering. I am very curvy and I feel like it made me look bigger on top. I loved the print and overall was happy with my first RTR experience!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 13, 2014
My favorite rental yet!
I wore this dress to my brothers rehearsal dinner, and it was a hit! I received many compliments, and I loved the pattern and material. The fit was true to size and very flattering on a post baby body. I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 21, 2014
Great dress for a party or wedding . Very comfortable and has pockets !
runs true size to a bit big. I rented a size 6 and may have been able to fit into a 4 but not sure. The 6 still fit very nicely.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 28, 2014
pretty!
great fit, pockets were super cute and material and print were perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 29, 2014
Elegant, versatile party dress!
I wore this dress to a brunch and loved the feel of it! It was a warm October day, but the material was comfortable and not too hot. I added a cardigan to the dress, but it could easily be worn without one. Very versatile dress--beautiful pattern!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
November 3, 2014
I rented this for a formal work event. It was the perfect dress!
The fabric is very soft and flexible. I loved the room at the waist and bust, and the pockets were so important. Since this was a work event I had to move around a lot and this dress was very practical. So fun!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 9, 2014
The dress was beautiful and unique. It felt elegant and fun at the same time!
Figure flattering and comfortable.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 13, 2014
Perfect!
I rented this dress for my daughter to wear to her Homecoming. She loved it! She's only 14 and this dress looked amazing on her. She usually would wear an 8 but the 6 was a perfect fit. She attends catholic school and the dress couldn’t be more than 1 inch above her knee, she's 5'11, and it was the perfect length. We will definitely be renting more formal wear from you guys again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
December 2, 2014
Always an easy experience to rent !
Loved the print the material is on the heavier side and has a raw edge. Very nice fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 18, 2014
Stylish and the right amount of special
I'm a LBD girl, through and through. But when a late summer wedding invite calls for "Garden Formal," you just can't NOT do florals. This dress is florals with an edge - the neoprene fabric makes it a bit more cool instead of just too sweet. The dress is true to size - I can imagine it being a bit on the long side for anyone under 5'6"ish. It was a perfect choice for the event.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 9, 2015
Pros: Beautiful floral dress that is also stretchy & comfortable! Con: Extra thick fabric.
I wore this to a thesis presentation. The fabric is very comfortable but very thick. It is very well made and the pattern is to die for! Got so many compliments on the fit and pattern! Luckily, I rented this in December so it was about 30 degrees outside and the thickness didn't bother me. I would not recommend for spring/summer, or any outside event. I rented the 4 and 6, but ended up with the 4 (my usual size is a 4). I'm 5'10 (all legs) and the length was still at my knees, which was appropriate for this event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
February 7, 2015
Gorgeous dress for a religious convention.
Came right below the knee for me (I'm 5'2 ") and everyone loved it!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
February 9, 2015
Classy, beautiful, comfortable, flattering. I would buy this dress in a heartbeat.
Ugh, I wish I had a full-length photo of this dress. I was nervous about the "scuba-like" neoprene material, but it was stretchy and comfortable without being itchy or strange-feeling. I fell in love with the colors on the dress as soon as I took it out of the garment bag. The length was conservative on me (I'm 5'1"), but it would be a good length on just about anyone. The only thing I didn't like is the unfinished seam running around the waist. I wore a wide black belt to hide that and it really brought the dress together. Gorgeous and perfect for my anniversary dinner. I got lots of compliments (from strangers too!).
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 142lbs
February 10, 2015
I loved how this dress was warm, flirty, and fun. I wore it with a chunky blue necklace, black heels
The fit was roomy but the skirt being attached at the front made it really look like I had a slim waist in comparison to my hips. The top does a killer job hiding the chicken fat parts over my bra but under my arms, so thanks for that! The dress is very modern, with a vintage chunky necklace i felt very hip. The dress is unlined but because it's a heavy, heavy stretchy fabric (not neoprene)you don't need a slip over tights.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 11, 2015
Perfect brunch dress!
I had a somewhat fancy brunch to attend and this dress was perfect for it. Many complements were given to me! You can dress this dress up or down, I wore it with a sandal to play it down a bit. This dress does run large, I'm a size 14 in almost everything but I wore this in a 12 and it was fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 17, 2015
Lovely luncheon frock.
The fabric and pockets were great. I could definitely tell this had been worn before, as the mid section was fairly loose on me, which for a size four, typically is not the case... It was a little stretched but not so much that it didn't fit. I got some very nice compliments about the dress, it was perfect for looking well put together - but not "stealing the show". It was a bit longer than I expected. However I did LOVE the clips that keep your "every day bra" in place and out of sight!!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 22, 2015
Best dress for my shower
LOVE this dress! I wore this dress to my bridal shower and could not have been happier. It runs slightly large, I rented a size 8 and it was a little big in the waist but overall looked great; I got tons of compliments! Nice heavy material (polyester, might be too hot in summer!) that kept its shape. This was actually a backup dress because the original dress I ordered wasn't fitting quite right. Customer service was awesome. I called them the Friday I received the first dress, let them know it didn't fit properly and was told I could pick another dress and they would have it to me by the next day!! I am so glad the first dress didn't work out bc this one is so much better!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 25, 2015
I rented a size 2 and size 4. I ended up wearing the 2. Fit perfect! Beautiful dress & comfortable!
I wore a size 2 because I have a smaller waist, otherwise I may have had to go with my normal size, which is a 4. It was perfect for a wedding and although I usually like dresses that hit above the knee, this was a beautiful dress with the longer length.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
February 28, 2015
Palm Springs wedding!
I really liked this dress. Thought it was going to be hot because it's neoprene...but it was very comfortable. Also, bonus pockets! Would have liked a little more give in the waist, but otherwise perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 2, 2015
Amazing dress that fit so well!
The dress was extremely flattering. It covered the areas I am a bit self conscious about. The length was perfect for an end of February wedding. It was long enough (I'm 5'8 1/2) and hit me just above the knees. The material was so comfortable, and it didn't bunch or ride up at all! I would recommend this dress for ladies who have some hips and a butt. It covers it all and gives you a great figure. I also rented the mint colored necklace that was a statement piece that went great with this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 8, 2015
Beautiful print well made
nice thick material, easy to wear and very pretty
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 18, 2015
I did not wear the dress.
The dress would have been fabulous on however I am short waisted so the dress sat on my hips and bunched up at the top. I was aware that it was made of neoprene, but wasn't quite prepared for the unfinished edges. Had I been long waisted, it would have been lovely, as it included in the colors of the wedding. It would have been beautiful. The dress was shown on a 5'10" model, so I thought it would work. I will be alert to where the waist sits in future rentals. The experience was absolutely pleasant. Easier than fighting traffic to get to the mall and shop all day. : )
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
March 26, 2015
Fun dress for work.
Loved the material and the fit! Runs pretty true to size, I am usually a 2/4 and I would probably go down to the 2 if I rented it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 64
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 31, 2015
Perfect for a lovely afternoon tea!
Fits beautifully, great texture and lines!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 1, 2015
Comfortable, stretchy, good for bigger bust.
Very comfortable! I wear a 34D and this dress fit my bust perfectly. I wore it to a friend's springtime bridal shower. Got so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 1, 2015
Love it!
Beautiful material, fun and different. I got so many compliments on my dress. I wore it to a Sunday Brunch engagement party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164lbs
April 7, 2015
This dress was a dream!!!
Absolutely beautiful. Rented this dress for a 3 day wedding in CA. Length was long and conservative (Indian/Paki ceremony) so that was a plus. I have an arm tattoo so I wore a shawl over my shoulders during the ceremony. I would definitely rent again. Bust fit great and there was enough skirt to twirl in. Received many compliments.
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