Carve Designs Sizing Chart
|0 - 2||4 - 6||8 - 10||12 - 14||16 - 18|
|Bust||32 - 34||35 - 36||37- 38||39 - 40||41 - 42|
|Waist||27 - 28||29 - 30||31 - 32||33 - 34||35 - 36|
|Hip||36 - 37||38 - 39||40 - 41||42 - 43||44 - 45|
|Waist||27 - 28||29 - 30||31 - 32||33 - 35||36 - 39.5|
|Hip||36 - 37||38 - 39||40 - 41||42 - 44||45 - 48.5|
Measurements stated in inches unless otherwise indicated.close
4.1 out of 5
Cute dress, but not for me
May 05, 2011
I am 5'8", 142 pounds, and small on top with a tummy bump. Before ordering, I researched several sites to read reviews on this particular dress. Unfortunately, I had to return it. First impression: the black color looked like an extremely dark forest green in certain lights. The bodice fit was all right for my small bust, but too small across the shoulders. It was too tight through the hips, accentuating my tummy. The fabric, although not flimsy, was clingy. I expected more ease in the cut from the pictures. The length was all right. I prefer knee length or slightly below.
September 12, 2011
I love this dress! I bought one in black and another one w/ stripes. I've worn this on vacation, to parties, and to pick up my kids from school. It's a dress you could dress 'up' or 'down'. Highly recommend it.
Great color, perfect length
August 16, 2010
I love the dress. It's a little fitted for my taste, but a good reason to lose a few pounds. Great fabric, soft and flowy. Really wonderful color.
Great summer dress
May 07, 2010
This dress fits true to size, its a little low cut, but I wear a tank top under it. It is not as forgiving in the tummy area as I would like, but still looks great. I have gotten several compliments on it.
Great place! Luv the dress
May 19, 2012
I just started to order from this company, and I love it. Very cool and comfortable clothing, with amazing style. The stuff comes immediately. No hassles. Love the online chat, and this dress is perfect for a women with a bit of curves. The stripes and side detail at bottom, are a great design, and give the dress extra character. I am size 8/10. Mostly a 10, these days, and it fits very nicely, but not too big for when I am closer to an 8. So (M) was what I purchased. It is loose around hips and rear, so great for those areas.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Great value, attractive
Not as long as the picture. Only half-sleeves.
May 03, 2011
This would have been a perfect dress--very flattering fit and lovely fabric. If only it was actually as long as the picture shows it is. It was a good 4" above my kneecaps in front and back. Let's just say that my knees aren't my best feature. I ordered a medium, and it really was a great fit for my 5'7" 145 lb. body. I only wish I could have kept this dress. Another thing to not is that the sleeves are only half-sleeves, which means your whole armit is exposed. I would have preferred this dress to have a small cap sleeve rather than an exposed half-sleeve as well.
August 04, 2010
I usually wear a size 6, and the small was form fitting, but I returned it for a medium and was much happier with the fit. I am a bit heavier in the bust area. Gave me a bit more room just in case I shrink it and allows me to wear a cami under without the lines showing as the front is low cut. It is a flattering fit and I am happy with the purchase.
August 26, 2011
The dress is beautiful -- great length, great fit, great fabric. But those sleeves (sleevelets?) look really silly if you have even moderately broad shoulders.
Cute and comfortable
April 29, 2010
I was really pleased when I received this dress. It has a unique cut with an interesting hemline and the bodice is shaped so that you can wear a regular bra with it. It is also super soft and comfortable. I plan to wear it all summer long!
beautiful summer casual
June 01, 2012
I bought this dress to wear to my son's outdoor birthday party and it was very appropriate in length and style for a hot Texas summer party. The length falls at my knees. The pictures don't show an asymmetrical hem line, which adds a little extra flair. The gathering under the bust does an excellent job of camouflaging my postpartum pouch, without looking like I was trying to cover it up! One warning, the plunge of the neckline could be more extreme than you are looking for if you are large busted, although a camisole could make it work appropriate. I thought the fabric might be clingy or a little transparent (I got the white and gray stripes) but it wasn't. It is a pretty gorgeous fit. Two complaints: If you are large busted it is hard to hide your bra in the underarm area. I had to try on several bras to find one that worked with the dress. Also, during my first wear I noticed a hole along the seam of the dress on the right hand side (hence the lower durability rating). I like the dress so much I am exchanging it for another. Overall I think the dress is a great buy and I would consider buying another in a different color. I am 5'8", 150 pounds and the medium fit me well.Pros: Great design, Ease of use
May 02, 2010
But you need a perfectly fit body to wear it...I still have a little baby tummy so it did not work for me. If you are thin and have great abs-- go for it!! Super sexy dress....
Very comfortable and flattering dress!
June 24, 2010
I really love this dress, especially the fact that it is narrow under the bust line to flatter the figure, gradually widening into a graceful flow at the bottom. The only issue is that I feel the bodice could have been cut a little more generously. However, the aqua color is beautiful and I will be wearing the dress often this summer!
Super cute but bad sizing
August 31, 2011
Lovely dress, but doesn't fit right. I checked Carve Designs sizing guide on their website, and this dress should have fit me well. I ordered an XL, and am normally a size 14 in pants/jeans. According to their site, XL is 16/18. I'm a 38C chest, and it fit fine there - not tight, in fact a little loose. The hips/belly of this dress are VERY form fitting. So it fit me tightly at the hips and butt, then flared out. The material is clingy, so will hug your curves. If you have smaller hips and a flat tummy, you'll love this dress.
so cute and flattering.
May 11, 2010
Adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. It fits super cute and is really comfortable. light weight material. Looks super cute with flip flops.
Not for me
March 15, 2011
After carefully reading the reviews I ordered this dress from Altrec (best price found). This dress was much heaftier and very nicely constructed. However, if you have traditional womanly curves (i.e. big bustline, little waist, larger hips/thighs) this dress doesn't work. It is designed well for those that are flatter chested and have extra to hide around the middle. I have a long torso as well, so the dress started to flare before I do. The bust was really small (I normally wear between a 4 and 8 and ordered a M), and the dress then hung like a maternity dress. Also the arm holes are very large and open. For someone with the right shape, this is a very nice dress and I suspect given the weight of the material would wash very well. But alas, it's going back.
September 14, 2011
I purchased this dress in black and the color did not seem to be a true black but a blackish navy blue. Also it's hard to where a bra with this dress because the arm holes make it visible.
April 11, 2012
I ordered 4 dresses and this is the one I expected to return b/c I just wasn't sure about it. Well, it fits great and looks fantastic. I feel so pretty in it! Could dress it up or down. I am 5'5" and 115 lbs. and the small is perfect. The fabric is very nice too. I am headed on vacation in July and this is definitely coming!
June 01, 2011
I was really excited about this dress, but it just didn't work for me. I'm 5'6" and a little <120#, I actually did my measurements because I wasn't sure about what size to order and, according to the sizing chart, I should be an XS (34/27/36). Well, the top fit okay, but the bottom was tighter than it should have been so it made the mid-section feel too big and poochy. I think the cut was just wrong for me. In addition, the arm holes were pretty big which may be a drawback for some. Quality wise, for the cost, I just thought the dress could be better made, too.
Black, Canton/ Surf, Coral, Graphite/ White, Marina, Pink/ Aqua Gray and Walnut/ Aqua Gray.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl.