Sweet As Can Be Dress

$100 to buy
$490 retail
Stylist Notes

Blue beauty! Look sweet and stylish in this floral jacquard style by Carmen Marc Valvo. Looking to dress it up? Add some evening sparkle with Ben-Amun’s Kiss the Bride Bracelet and Kenneth Jay Lane's Deep Blue Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized: 14W - 22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 14W - 22W

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Product Details

Blue printed jacquard (95% Polyester, 5% Nylon). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 42” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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100 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(51)
Small
(24)
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
October 16, 2013
Super easy!!
The dress did fit well, but the top fitting was a tad off. No one could tell, but me. I plan on using RTR+ for Mardi Gras Balls!!
marisaOctober 28, 2013
Was the top too small or too big>?
ErinNovember 4, 2013
The top had extra fabric sticking out near the shoulders. I went with the smaller size, that felt tight, but no one could see the extra fabric.
AnneJune 1, 2014
Was that a shawl you had on with it?
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
December 23, 2013
Vintage feel with pockets! SCORE!
I absolutely loved the color and the brocade fabric. I loved the pockets too - I only carried my ID, lipstick and a hair tie. I loved the overall fit of the dress. The only thing I wasn't too crazy about was how this dress fit me in the chest area. It was pretty big and when I sat down, the dress kind of bunch up around my neck, rather than laying flat. Everywhere else, the dress was a perfect fit, which is why I said true to size.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 66
Body type: Full Bust
April 9, 2014
Charity event for Autism
The dress was a perfect fit! I loved it!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
December 27, 2013
This was a great dress cute and comfy to wear.
Great dress very classy and comfortable to wear. I'm normally a 14 but this dress started in a size 16. It was a bit too big, if only the 14 was available this would have been perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
January 22, 2014
Super cute dress and super comfy!
This dress is a Misses 16, not a Women's, which I was expecting and ordered the 18W as my back up. I was so pleased that the 16 fit -- a little snug at the waistband, but over all solid fit. The shoulders bunched a little, but it was less noticeable once I used the bra strap hooks. There is a little sheen to some of the black in the pattern, which was nice. Over all, this was a lovely dress and I enjoyed wearing it all night. It was a little sad to see it go home...
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 14, 2014
Great dress and arrived very quickly! Loved it!
I'm 5'2 and a size 16, this dress was flattering and comfortable. It's very true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 19, 2014
This dress made me feel like a princess!
This dress fit perfectly in all the right places! It was so figure flattering, and comfortable! I had to size down, thankfully I ordered two sizes,. The blue is more of a cobalt, than is showing in the picture but I still loved it. I recommend a statement necklace to go with it to give the dress a little sass, but ultimately it was a fabulous find! I didn't want to return it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 245lbs
February 21, 2014
I had many compliments on this dress!
There wasn't much difference in the size between the 18 and 20. I wore this out to valentines day date night so I opted for the 20 so I had enough breathing room. I was impressed in the quality of the dress, fabric, stitching, etc. it also had pockets which was a nice plus!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
March 9, 2014
The blue in the dress is gorgeous and the black has a little bit of a sparkle.
The arm holes were a little large so I had to be careful to not let the side of my bra show. In general, the dress was beautiful. The pockets were great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 5, 2014
Beautiful!
I absolutely loved this dress! It had a beautiful sparkle to it and I received so many compliments on it. The blue is more of a cobalt blue than it looks like here. It was overall a stunning dress & it even has pockets!
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
April 26, 2014
I loved this dress! I worry about my stomach and bust and this dress hugged in all the right spots!!
No cons! I'm 5'0 and this dress hit at just the spot! So many compliments
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
April 27, 2014
I loved the quality
The size was more like a true 18, not an 18w, but it worked, just a bit snug.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
May 8, 2014
Comfortable with sacrificing style
Great fabric and the pockets are a plus
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 72
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
May 14, 2014
Really a gorgeous blue.
Fit was big in the waist and shoulders. . I wore a shrug with it so it was easy to cover up. The pictures on line don't do the color justice. Well made too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
May 18, 2014
I got so many compliments in this dress. The color is beautiful and the fit is fantastic.
Perfect dress! I've rented this for two weddings. It's comfortable and classy. It fits well on top for a fuller chest and hits right above the knee. The blue is a much more prominent color than the picture shows.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 235lbs
May 23, 2014
Beautiful dress- perfect for a business evening event.
As others have said - the bust of this dress runs small - you really do need at least one size larger if you have a larger size chest. Otherwise fit is great and dress is very well made and fabric is beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 219lbs
June 5, 2014
Loved the look and feel of the dress, but could not wear it. It was just a tad too small.
Just a little too small. Loved the look.. Was not able to rent the same dressing the next size up. Would like to try it again in the larger size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
June 10, 2014
Comfortable, easy to dance in and fun!
I wore this dress to a friends wedding. Overall, I loved it. A few things to note: I am 5'4'' and it was a little longer than I would have liked but still totally worked. I have a 40DDD chest and it fit perfectly without squeezing! The back near my waist was the only spot it was a little tight where it is usually the reverse for me with my chest size. I paired it with another Rent the Runway item- Lee Angel Tie It Up necklace. Loved the color and details of the dress and received compliments on it as well. Overall- very comfortable for hours of wear and easy to dance in.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230lbs
June 15, 2014
Amazing dress for the price!!
I know that's not the best overall photo - but the only one I had, and I wanted everyone to see what a beautiful color this dress is! It's very pretty. I loved how it flared out at the waist and had the box pleats. My only complaint is that I am not sure I had a long enough torso for it, and probably need to loose another inch from my waist for it really to have fit properly, but thanks to spanx that helped a bit! Very happy with the overall experience at RTR.
AmyJuly 21, 2014
I worry the dress might make me look too 'hip-py' with the flare under the bust (if that makes sense) after wearing it do you think the fit of the dress would make someone appear wider?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 245lbs
June 20, 2014
Beautiful
I loved the dress, the fabric is even prettier in person. The place it cuts off is kinda tough and a tiny bit unflattering, however I still really liked wearing it. Perfect fit for all kinda of formal Events!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
June 27, 2014
Pretty dress
Loved the look, it was actually my first choice of dress to wear. Unfortunately it was too small. Wished it fit! But wore the backup dress which was also great
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230lbs
August 4, 2014
I rented the dress for my friend's wedding, just to have something a little more fun and special.
I rented a size 20 and 22 as a backup. I ended up fitting in both, but wore the 22 because the fit was not a huge difference and it seemed shorter than the smaller size. That might be my only complaint, is on my 5'6" frame it was slightly long for my taste. Other than that I loved the fit, and the pockets were a nice asset! I have large breasts so anything that allows me to breathe and dance and have fun gets an A in my book! I would recommend it to any full-figured girl with a special event coming up. Can't beat a designer dress for that price!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2014
Three events, one day, one dress
I love this dress. I would like to own it and have it tailored for me. I wore it for pictures at work, used it in a video and then went to an event! Three birds, one dress. The waist hit me perfectly. I'm hourglass and high waisted. I added the pink belt and pink lip to try to make it a little more summery. But it is a heavy material. A little longer than I like. But made for a great day and night!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
September 21, 2014
Loved this dress. Very comfortable and got many compliments.
Perfectly fit my body. I actually am a 40D bust size...and it fit wonderfully. The pockets are great too.
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Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 272lbs
September 22, 2014
A stand out in the crowd kind of dress!
The fit was a little small. I normally wear a 20 and couldn't get it zipped at all. The 22 zipped but it is really snug across the stomach and chest. At first I didn't think I was going to be able to pull it off...but with a pair of spanx and giving it some time, the dress was comfortable. I got a ton of compliments from guests at the wedding. I really loved that this dress has pockets! It was so helpful to stuff all my tissues in the pockets during the wedding ceremony. This dress made me feel like a million bucks!
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 5, 2014
This dress is really pretty and flattering. The colors are much more vibrant in person.
I was so disappointed that this dress did not fit and I didn't get to wear it. I normally wear a 14 or 14w depending on bust. The size is not a W. It is a regular misses size. I am 5'5" and am a 38D. I was going to rent the 14 & 16 but the only choice available was the 16. The dress was flattering and fit everywhere but the bust which was extremely tight and fave me a uni-boob making it unwearable sadly. It was also a little longer than I would have preferred. Am going to try it again in a larger size for an upcoming event. I would love to see RTR include the actual measurements for each dress/size as designer's sizes run differently.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
October 6, 2014
The dress is more amazing in person!
The dress has a shimmer that pictures cannot do justice. It was a little chilly that day, which was just fine because the fabric was thicker than expected. I felt glam and received many compliments. The delivery and return of the dress was so easy. There was nothing like seeing the package on my door step after work! I've already reserved my next dress for Vegas in a couple of weeks!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 4, 2014
Beautiful but . . .
The dress was exactly as described! It was beautiful and amazing fabric. The thing with designer dresses which I didn't read in the reviews was that you MUST order up. I ordered up a size but the dresses still didn't fit. It was a great fit in my hips and waist but not when I got to my bust area. The zipper couldn't close when it got to my bust line. I am a 42 DD and it just wouldn't close. I was very much looking forward to wearing this dress. I noticed afterwards that the ladies in the photos didn't have as large chest size as I do. I was very sad but thankfully had a back up plan.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 10, 2014
Breathing isn't important anyways
Tight on the ribs and nowhere else on me. But nice looking. Felt like a corset
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
December 22, 2014
The blue in the dress lit up under the lights when I was on the dance floor!
Slightly tight around the bust and shoulders.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
December 23, 2014
Perfect dress for company holiday party
This dress fit perfectly and was incredibly flattering. The pockets were a bonus and didn't make it too puffy. Really fantastic length - on me it was slightly below the knee.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250lbs
December 23, 2014
So easy to pick up and ship back!I'm gonna drink myself through the rest of this year lol
I loved this dress I felt so confident and got so many compliments!!!!
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Apple
Weight: 250lbs
December 28, 2014
It's hard to find flattering clothes as a plus-size individual, but I felt beautiful in this dress.
This dress is GORGEOUS. The photos don't do it justice. The blue is deep and very striking. The fit is very flattering. The dress was just a little tight around the midsection, but manageable. I would definitely rent this dress again in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 30, 2014
Nice Shimmer
I really liked this dress, great shimmer and nice fit, unfortunately I could've used a size larger as it was too tight around the ribcage. I returned it but would be interested in it again!
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
January 21, 2015
LOVED this dress! It fit nearly perfectly and I felt like a million bucks!!
The fit was about as perfect as it could be for a rented dress. It was flattering and lovely!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 31, 2015
Ladylike but still sexy
Nicely cut torso on me, pretty dark fabric, and POCKETS! Hurrah! Could work for either dressy day or evening, so I did both over one weekend! Wish it were a titch shorter - I'm 5'6" and it was just below knee, which is a look, but not my favorite. Great foil for a glam necklace. Very Mad Men!
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
February 5, 2015
Arrived on time, in perfect condition.
This fit like a true size 14. I'm 5'8 and wish the dress was about an inch shorter. Color was amazing, a truly luxurious dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
March 14, 2015
Fun art show with a wonderful dress!
I love having a new beautiful dress to wear to my husband's art shows. The dress still looked good in fluorescent light, but less sparkly. I wore the 16w because it is tight around the ribs. It fit well, a nice length skirt and you can wear a regular bra. It was another successful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 241lbs
March 16, 2014
Got so many compliments on this dress!! Conservative yet fabulous!
Tight on the back but loose on the front (and I'm full chested).
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 250lbs
April 14, 2015
Second Try Was Perfect!
I rented this a month ago for an event and based on reviews and pictures I got a bigger size. When it arrived it was way too big so I couldn't wear it. I rented it again for a wedding this past weekend and got two sizes smaller and it was perfect. Really comfortable and the pockets are the best! I'm 5'10 and it hit me about an inch over the knee. It does ride up when sitting. Paired it with the Nicole Miller Southern plantation earrings and they looked great. Would definitely recommend this dress.
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