Carven

Marine Schoolboy Dress

$690 retail

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Stylist Notes

A subtle frontal pleat modernizes this Carven dress. We love it with loafers.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 34-42, French sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Loose, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline Shift. Fully lined. 37" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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69 reviews
Fit
Large
(22)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
October 16, 2016
You need this dress!

I love this dress! It's navy on top and black underneath. There is a slip as a third layer, so it is not as loose as it actually seems. Fits great and everyone wanted to know where I got it from! So cute I wore in with black vans but heels would of made a great date look!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 3, 2017
Not as chic as I had hoped

Just, not quite there. I like baggy dresses like this but the length and draping just make it look a bit maternity on me!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 17, 2016
My favorite rental so far!

I've had some great selects lately with my Unlimited subscription, but this is my favorite! It's so simply yet so chic (without looking like you're trying too hard). Yes, the fit is voluminous (trapeze cut), but it's tres chic that way. It's the antithesis of sexy (my husband asked if it was backwards), but it's the epitome of modern and sophisticated. I wore it with some Ferragamo flats and bare legs (winter didn't affect me since I stayed in my office today). I want to keep this one because I see a lot of cool styling possibilities! LOVE.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 26, 2017
So comfortable and unique!

Love the two fabrics and shape! Comfortable and flowy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
February 6, 2017
Stylish, comfortable and sleek

I am usually between a size 40-42 but the reviews were correct it's a loose fitting dress so I went a size down and if for very well. This is NOT form fitting at all thus making it very comfortable. Even with the slip underneath it was still larger. I wore this twice. Once out to dinner which I loved because I could eat a nice steak dinner and still be comfortable and then wore it to work with some high leather boots and it was very work appropriate. The length is great and the material is very classy. Loved this- would rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
February 5, 2017
Fresh take on the black/navy dress!

I loved this dress. From the front it is looks like a fairly conservative dark navy dress but on the side it has a really fun pleated chiffon material. The opaque lining underneath makes it completely work appropriate. The material is beautiful and the sleeves make it a perfect dress for when you want to up the ante a little bit. I highly recommend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 30, 2017
Edgy vibe with classic details

This dress is beautifully tailored with pretty details. There are several layers, some of which are fairly thick, so it's lots of fabric. It's black and navy, which I found versatile. Overall fairly conservative but stylish.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
February 16, 2017
All the compliments!

Everyone loved this dress even though it was a little big! Most comfy dress ever.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2017
Schoolboy style!

This dress is great, comfortable but also chic in a subtle way. I wore it with a white button down for work. The front navy panel did just kind of flop around when it got windy out, but it just shows off the cute black pleats underneath!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2017
Fantastic!

The color in the photo is not great, but wanted to illustrate the different fabric detail of dress. The overlay is almost like an apron in a dark navy. Under is a pleated black georgette. This is an awesome dress and one I regret not purchasing. True to size but unlike most carven dresses, I could size down in a pinch. Will rent again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 16, 2017
Very fashion forward

This dress is so cool and I felt really trendy in it. It looks really great standing up but when you sit it's a little odd, but I would wear it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 27, 2017
A bit too tent-like but fun

A bit too tent-like but fun. I almost didn't wear this as a size down might have been better. But decided to wear it once since I had it, and it was fun and got compliments. Fashion-forward. But just a tad big around the arms/chest before it flares out. I would try a full size down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
August 16, 2017
Great, easy to wear dress - I wore it a couple of times

More flattering than this photo would lead you to believe. It hangs nicely and is well-made.

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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 11, 2017
No shape makes you look heavy.

I was excited about this dress but t was long with out a shape. Do not recommend it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 171lbs
August 22, 2017
Adorable dress

I ended up sending the dress back because it was too boxy looking and had zero shape. I felt extra big in it and couldn't see myself wearing it all day. The slip underneath is true to size but the dress has a boxy shape. Just didn't look good on me unfortunately.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
September 10, 2017
Tight in the chest but beautiful fabric

Wore this to brunch. It was fun. I felt pregnant in it. It was so big in waste area and snug in the chest and armpits. Looks high quality.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 26, 2017
More on the casual side

This is really baggy and really comfortable. I wore it to work on a more casual day and received a lot of compliments for my female coworkers. The men didn't like it as much... but I was comfortable! The slip underneath fits true to size and is flowy, but not baggy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
October 4, 2017
Mixed reviews

I thought this was a really cute dress, very bag like fit but felt cute on. When I walked into the living room my husband suggested really sweetly that I wear something else lol, said it added 30 lbs to my frame. Ended up putting something else on, who needs 30 extra pounds.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 12, 2018
So easy to wear

Loved this dress for evening at the ballet with my daughter!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 15, 2018
Easy to wear; interesting piece.

This dress gave me some issues with static cling, despite my best efforts! I wore it with a fitted jacket because the dress made me feel a little frumpy without some slimming contrasts.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
March 29, 2018
Too baggy

Dress was very large and too baggy. Maybe it would have been nicer in a smaller size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 14, 2018
Loved

N/A

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 21, 2018
Fun and comfy

Great color, it's actually navy and black. I wore to wear to work, with flats. I am a bigger girl so it was a bit snug in the chest but not overly so. Was lovely and flowy and comfortable. I would highly recommend. I received many compliments on the style of it. Looked good with flats for daytime but would be awesome with heels for a more formal look.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
May 22, 2018
Too big

Really loved the idea of this dress- it was so flowy and comfortable- but it was way too big-

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
June 7, 2018
Fit great. Was fun

Very loose fitting, but doesn't sag under the arms

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 11, 2018
Fun and Flowy!

Loved this dress. Very comfortable and versatile. Wore it to work and a backyard wedding.

Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Body type: Petite
October 2, 2018
Sadly too big

I didn't wear as it was too big

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 27, 2018
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overall proportions were too large for petites

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 28, 2018
Very comfortable and classy!

This dress was very comfortable and looks nice on. I probably should have rented a size down, as it was a little more tent-like than I would have preferred. Overall a really nice dress! Would be good for a day at work followed by a night out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
December 7, 2018
Great dress for work and play.

Loved this for work. Super comfy and whimsical. Wore at work and xmas party the same day

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 2, 2019
Too big looked like apron

Really big fit Nice pleated material underneath Didn't wear

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2019
Adorable dress that is the perfect combination of classic, work-appropriate, funky and pretty

Loose, comfortable fit but doesn't look sloppy or frumpy. Layers nicely with collared shirt

Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 2, 2019
Loved!

Great dress, wore with sweater for winter. Ran really large, but smaller size was tight in bust. Will rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
March 13, 2019
Photo underestimates how big the dress is

Disappointed because the photo makes it look more angular on the bottom than it is. It ballooned out at the bottom which made me feel like I was wearing a parachute. The top fit normal but the bottom was too much.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
June 5, 2019
True to size

Don't size down! I sized down like the reviews said, and I wish I didn't :( fabric doesn't give and is very fitted at the top. Nice material.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
June 20, 2019
Fabulous Dress

Dress is beautiful! It is loose but flattering and fits true to size. I am a size 6 and wore a 38 and it was perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 14, 2016
Comfy Dress, great quality

Very full dress, it runs large, I am a 10 I ordered a 42, I should have sized down. loved the layers and the architectural structure of the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 26, 2016
Runs large!

Very cute style but runs extremely large. I wore a size 38 and could have down a couple of sizes. I threw a wide belt around it and wore it to the office but felt frumpy and unkempt all day. Might work better on someone taller and thinner.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 16, 2016
dress is awesome!!

really really cool dress. it does run large, usually i'm a 4 in carven got the us 2 equivalent instead, plenty of room around, which is fine. this dress isn't supposed to be tight. loved the blue black, easy to wear either color tight underneath. the blue portion was like a smock and the pleated black portion is a slip that peaks out. really really awesome dress. highly highly recommend. great for work, wore a reg bra, hit a touch above the knee.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
January 24, 2017
Too big!

This dress is so well made, really cool details that makes it more than just your everyday black dress. Unfortunately, it really is very big. I usually wear a 6, ordered a 4, and it was still way too big. Trying again in a smaller size.

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