Carven

Ink Mark Dress

$69 to buy
$490 retail
Stylist Notes

This patterned Carven mini dress is graphic and feminine. We love the patterned look with chunky black heels.

Size & Fit

Sized: 34-42, French sizing

Product Details

Printed black crepe (60% Viscose, 30% Polyester, 10% Linen). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 35” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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34 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 11, 2016
Easy and light

I thought this dress was going to run small on my broad shoulders so I sized up, too bad it was a little loose everywhere else. I should have just stuck to my usual size. The pattern is fun and the material extremely light, more sundress than the structured fit I thought it might have but it kept its shape with the slight bubble in the skirt. It's cute and interesting but I didn't feel like it was anything special.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 20, 2016
Rented for a graduation and it was great.

Dress fits true to size and is relatively flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 147lbs
May 23, 2016
Super cute!

I love this dress! The pattern is very unique and the cutout shoulders in the back are really flattering (but I had to wear a strapless bra!) this dress runs really big, I was swimming in it and wished I had sized down. Otherwise lots of compliments and my fiancé loved it on me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
June 7, 2016
Really cute summer work dress

Tons of compliments on this dress! The way the back is cut sends it over the top. It's also surprisingly comfortable even though it's a tighter/form-fitting dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 11, 2016
Cuter in person

Super cute. Tight in the waist but cute. I thought the wide hips on it would look weird but it looked cute and the pockets were great.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
August 3, 2016
So many compliments!!! Great fit!!!

Shorter than I like for work but lined and hung nice so it worked for me. Pockets Rock! Worn with racer back bra Snug top fit Zipper is super hard to zip so have help to make it easier to wear.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
March 13, 2017
Springy

Bust might run a bit snug for fuller chests. But still cute! Light material and pockets.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 13, 2017
Too small, couldn't zip

I usually wear a 2 in most dresses on here, and RTR suggested the 34 as similar, but it was way too small. Had to send it right back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 19, 2017
Couldn't zip it up!

I rented the larger of the two sizes I usually rent and still couldn't get the zipper past my ribcage.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
October 29, 2017
Dinner w friends

The cut of the dress is cute and very flattering if you want to show off back/shoulders. The bottom was poufy and runs a little on the large side. Size down. Very comfortable and felt high quality.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
March 2, 2018
Layer for transitional wear

Loved it and may even purchase. Versatile for seasons and occasions. Smaller chest area, not for busty women. Tapered waist lead into a flouncy, dare I say almost bubbly, hemline. Fun pattern and textile is quality as always with carven.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 13, 2016
Fun print!

I am usually a size 2 but the 36 was a little bit too tight. For French sizing, I would recommend going one size up. The 38 fit perfectly. The print on this dress is absolutely fabulous. There are hidden scrubber divers and submarines in the busy design that can go almost without any notice. I love that! Very comfortable dress. Beautifully made.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 4, 2016
Beautiful fabric overlay

loved the allusion of separates but really a dress. the delicate fabric overlay accentuates the high quality of this piece. Would be great for a summer wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 25, 2016
Cute but weird fit

This dress is cute with a great print and I almost wore it for work, but ended up sending back because the fit was a little weird on me. Kind of loose in the shoulders but quite tight in the rib cage and would be uncomfortable, especially sitting. Definitely size up if you're larger busted/larger ribcage but might have weird fit in other areas.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 28AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 1, 2016
Cute dress but runs small

This was a really adorable dress. You could dress it up with heels or make it casual for an outside BBQ. My only compliant is that the dress runs a slight small. It was also difficult to zip up around the waist area because of the make and material. However, once I got it on, it was a great addition to the wardrobe!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 21, 2016
Adorable! Runs very small.

I loved this dress! Light and sweet. However, size up as the waist is small and difficult to zip up. I had to return my usual size and get a larger one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 142lbs
July 24, 2016
Cute dress

But sadly I was not able to wear it because I should have sized up. I have an unlimited subscription so I will try this dress again in a larger size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 17, 2016
Work Outfit

The dress was beautiful just tight in the top area. I would recommend sizing based on waist size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
August 23, 2016
Cool print - is that the yellow submarine?

Very cool print on this dress. I think it has the yellow submarine from the Beatles album. Dress was too small and wouldnt zip up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2016
size up!

i'm typically btwn 2 and 4, usually a 4 in carven, but wore the 6 based on reviews and glad i did because i have a larger waist. even size 6 was a little snug. loved the pockets, hem hit a touch above the knee, very work appropriate. really liked the pattern, didn't love the cut around the arms because i feel like it highlights my under arm fat, but that's just a peeve of mine. can't wear reg bra, but no bra worked from for me. dress is actually black w a white mesh over it, not a printed pattern.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 34C
July 12, 2017
Beautiful pattern

Did not wear this as it was too long in the torso for me, and it was also too small in the waist and didn't zip.

Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
July 18, 2017
Could not get it to zip up in the back once I passed my waist and no stretch at all.

It was really gorgeous and I was sad it did not fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
February 27, 2018
Very fun pattern, fits well, accentuate waist. Loved it

I really enjoyed this dress, nice quality, except the zipper was not so good quality. Love the pattern, very unique. Dress runs a bit small tho. I had to get one size larger than usual

Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
April 18, 2016
Solid spring dress

Material was thinner than expected. FYI I'm 5' 2" so the if the waist was at natural waist, I had to pin the top to so the front wasn't baggy. #petiteproblems All in all, cute spring/summer dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 19, 2016
Vineyard party

I wore this dress to an alumni party at a vineyard on a warm spring day. I loved the dress -- it fit like a glove around the waist with plenty of room in the hips to sashay around the party. The fabric is beautiful, with a sheerness to the overlay over black, which really added something special and extra dimension. It hit me just above the knee, so not as short as it appears in the model photo. Paired with pale pink heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 156lbs
April 20, 2016
Good Dress But Tricky Zipper

I didn't get to wear this dress to my event as the zipper was extremely hard to get up.The dress fit fine once we got it but it took me and my two roommates to get the zipper over the part where the bottom of the dress connects with the top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 11, 2016
beautiful spring dress

light and true to size, really cute!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 26, 2016
LOVE

So great

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
June 2, 2016
scuba divers, submarines, and POCKETS

This is officially my favorite RTR dress. The fabric is such a lovely quality and nice and light. The pattern has coral, submarines, and scuba divers. Bonus, it also has pockets! This dress could not have fit me better. I wore this with pointy black flats for work and black wedges for church. Looked great both times!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 10, 2016
Cute dress, unique fabric

Fitted at the waist. Low quality zipper, so you may need assistance zipping it past the waist. I was nervous about the wide hips, but they style was great. Pattern is unique and interesting. Lightweight, great for summer. Racer back detail is night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 15, 2016
Comfortable cotton structured dress for daytime bridal shower

Short and fitted, nice A-line and cut up front/back makes it a little more interesting than the usual short A-line mini dress. Cotton was light and great for summer. Perfect for a more formal day time affair like a bridal shower.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 27, 2016
Stunning

This dress is even better in person! The print is interesting and almost psychedelic with some hidden yellow submarine shapes in the pattern. My boyfriend couldn't get enough! The fit was snug in a good way. It definitely needed steaming and I had to cross my bra straps to keep them from showing but loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 2, 2017
Great Dress!

Cute dress, great length not short. Fits true to size. I worn it to work with a black shift over it and then later worn it to a dinner date - minus the shift. The dress fit very nicely and was very comfortable and easy to wear. Fun cut out on the back which required a special bra (Racer). Lightweight fabric was also very comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 25, 2017
Cute dress, a shame it needed repair. Excellent Customer Service.

This was a cute dress with a sheer overlay. I will rent again -- looked like it would be easy to wear with the pockets.

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