Carmen Marc Valvo

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

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
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Large
(5)
True to Size
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Small
(24)
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

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:
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: 37
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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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 225lbs
June 28, 2015
Loved it but couldn't wear it!

I'm very busty so unfortunately the two sizes I got didn't fit in that area. I would rent it again, just in the larger sizes.

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
August 26, 2015
Lots of compliments!

This dress had a strange fit – – The 16 (my usual dress size) was perfect except it was too tight at the waist to zip. In the 18, the waist fit perfectly but it was too big elsewhere. Because of the structure of the dress, it still worked and didn't look totally ridiculous. I wore this dress with black kitten heels and a statement necklace for a night wedding, and I got tons of compliments on it. I thought the pockets were a really fun touch even though I did not use them. The fabric was absolutely beautiful, much more attractive in person than in pictures. Overall, though, I probably would not rent the dress again. I am 5'4" and I think the dress is much better suited to someone who is tall (or at least average height!) with a true hourglass figure.

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
September 5, 2015
Lovedddd this dress!!

Loved this dress so much from the first minute I zipped it up! The pictures online don't do this dress justice because it's beautiful in person. Runs a little small in the top and waist so I wore the 18 even through usually I'm a 16 in dresses. But loved that it pulled me in tight and showed off my waist which is my slimmed part and then puffed out on the skirt. Felt like it hid my larger hips and belly. Would definitely rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 247lbs
September 13, 2015
The dress made me feel like a million bucks. I received a multitude of compliments on it!

I will definitely be renting from RTR again for any formal occasion! Loved the dress!

Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
October 3, 2015
This dress is amazing!

I wore this to an early October wedding and it was perfect! I ended up wearing a black sweater because it was cold and rainy. But I got so many compliments. Would definitely rent this dress again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
October 13, 2015
Great selection

This is a beautiful dress, much prettier in person. I ordered my true size and the bodice was too small so I couldn't wear it unfortunately. I do plan on renting this for my next event but in a bigger size. Enjoy!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
February 27, 2016
Cute but not a good cut

I couldn't wear this dress because the top was way too small. I'm very busty and my boobs were completely smushed and I had a hard time breathing. The pockets are adorable and the print is fantastic but it's not made for bigger girls as the fabric doesn't give at all.

Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
June 22, 2015
I wore this dress for my Birthday, and felt beautiful!

True to size

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
November 24, 2014
Loved this dress! Got so many compliments on it!

The dress was very comfortable. I wore it to my sister in laws wedding and reception. Beautiful detail on the dress! There's even sparkle in the black part -- that was a pleasant surprise! I couldn't see those details in the website photos!

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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
July 30, 2015
Great dress - has pockets and is comfy

Runs a little small. Perfect length for tall ladies

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 225lbs
May 18, 2016
Fun dress for work

Love this dress! Looks good feels good. I thought the 16w would fit but it was a bit snug. 18w was comfortable. Sparkling necklace and boots. Work to wine dinner, very classy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
May 30, 2016
Fit well but...

I rented this for my nephew's bar mitzvah services. The dress fit perfectly but the lining and pockets were torn so I decided to wear the back up dress. The backup dress was different because the backup was damaged but RTR did offer to overnight the correct size I just didn't have the time to wait.

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Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
August 23, 2016
This dress was a hit!

No cons about the dress other than it got "poofy" whenever I sat down, which I thought looked a little strange. Pros are that it had pockets, bra strap holders, and the bust didn't feel tight at all!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
October 8, 2016
Great dress

I wore this to a wedding and got lots of compliments I went up two sizes I have big hips so if your hippy go up I ordered the 18 and the 20 was out and got the 22 and it fit the only thing was in the top in was a little big and the 18 was fit in the top and tight in the hips so 20 probably would have fit perfect but still looked great

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
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:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 73
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.

Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
May 26, 2015
a bit too big, so I went with my 2nd choice!

comfortable fit, easy to wear

Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 49
August 25, 2016
The dress really match my groom shirt and the other men in the wedding. love the pockets

The con's of the dress is the lining of the dress was torn in different spots. I was glad it didn't show when I tried the dress on. The hanger it came with was broken and so the dress was crushed in the bag.

Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
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: 62
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:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
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: 33
Bust size: 40C
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:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
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: 60
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:
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.

Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 53
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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
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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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).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
April 26, 2015
Elegant, comfortable and flattering

I wore the 18W, because the 16W was tight in the bust. The length is great and fell right at my knees. The material was smooth and comfortable for the entire evening.

Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 68
Body type: Apple
Weight: 184lbs
April 25, 2015
Love this dress. Tons of comments. Fabric was gorgeous!

Love this dress. It was a bit short waisted. It would have been totally perfect if a little longer waisted. Design awesome. Pockets a big bonus!

Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 24+
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
August 13, 2015
Wore this to my friend's wedding and it was great for both day and night

I originally ordered the 20W but wore the 22W since the mid section runs a little small but the rest of the dress was very comfortable. I spent the entire day in it and was never uncomfortable. I would highly recommend this dress for a wedding guest.

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