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
4.4 out of 5
August 06, 2011
These are my first Carve Design boardshorts, I've have tried other brands before and had issues with fit. These shorts fit true to size and look and feel great! Even if you are curvy, these shorts are a great fit. They sit above the hips and a re very comfortable, the length is quite nice too.Pros: Great value
October 14, 2010
I bought a 6 in these after scouring the size reviews and charts...I'm usuallly between an 6 & 8 but apparently I'm a 6 in Carve (5'8" and slim). They fit well, if not a little odd. Definitely slimmer in the waist/high hip than low hip/bum. When I'm wearing undies (thong) the shorts tend to give me a wedgie though they aren't tight at all. Just a weird cut. I'm assuming when I have my bikini bottoms on the wedgie-effect will diminish. (I also have another cut of Carve boardshorts and they don't do the wedgie thing at all). I bought these for paddleboarding so I don't intend on needing to move too much, as opposed to surfing, and I think these will work very well. Note, the brown/plaid piping version isn't nearly as dark brown as it appears in the pic..much softer light brown. Pretty.Pros: Great design, Build quality, color combos, soft fabric
fits well, true size
February 24, 2010
Fabric is nice and the shorts fit very well.
very happy with shorts and Altrec service!
August 13, 2010
nice fabric and flattering fit. great service from Altrec as well!
Overall comfortable and cute shorts
July 30, 2010
Adorable, shorts and fit great not too short and you can really move in them!
March 31, 2013
Great shorts! I appreciate the longer length for both the ocean and the river, and super soft fabric. Flattering and functional! I am 5'6" and 140 lbs - usually a size 8, and the 8 was slightly large on me, the 6 slightly small. It would be nice if the waistband had some way to cinch it down, rather than just the snap closure. Would inspire more confidence in the water! Love the women's cut and quality of almost every Carve Designs product I have tried!Pros: Great design, Build quality
Loved These Light-Weight Board Shorts
February 21, 2011
I was very pleased with the design and fit of these board shorts. I originally ordered them in a size 10, but returned those for a size 8, which was perfect (I'm around 5'6'' and 140 lbs). I like that they are a bit longer than many women's board shorts. I also LOVED how light-weight these shorts were - very nice for traveling since they take up virtually no room to pack. One thing I'd point out is that the draw-string cord came off after the first washing - I don't think it will be difficult to re-tie, but it would have been easy to lose.Pros: Great design, Build quality
September 05, 2013
These are so great- I have spent all summer in these shorts. Comfortable, soft and dry quickly. I have all three colors. Hope they make these year after year.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Cute design, weird fit
March 28, 2010
I am short wasted, but am a little curvy. I noticed in the back the shorts are almost little too low, but the front had the opposite problem.. they were too high in the front.. I wish they were a little more even. I will be returning them.
Boardshorts are true to size.
August 24, 2010
I ordered one size smaller at first but had to return it for my usual size. Looks great and feels comfortable.
May 10, 2009
I really like this board short, but it does run big. I wish I had ordered one size down.
Berry, Black/ Dots, Blurple, Canton/ Sand Dollar, Cinder, Citadel/ Confetti Lotus, Coast, Dragonfly, Dusk, Graphite, Hydro, Indian Teal/ Reef, Indigo, Marina/ Marina Hibiscus, Milk Chocolate/ Plaid, Navy/ Navy Hibiscus, Rose Ikat/ Lantern, Sage, Sand Dollar/ Canton, Storm Plaid, Walnut and Blue Plaid.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 2, size 4, size 6, size 8, size 10, size 12 and size 14: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14.