Carven

Poppy Printed Georgette Dress

$770 retail

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Stylist Notes

Subtle pleating gives this printed Carven dress movement. We love this colorful look with simple sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 34-42, French sizing

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - 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: Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Hidden side zipper. Fully lined. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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68 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(33)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2016
Well made, and really cute pattern, horrible fit.

The fit, as was mentioned in previous reviews, was really baggy on top. There was all this gaping in the sides, extra fabric, it was not flattering at all! I did not wear. I am tall , athletic, and proportioned. The bottom, and waist, fit true to size, but the top was not workable, it makes you look quite top heavy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 11, 2016
Couldn't wear it because it was too small

I typically wear a 0 and sometimes a 2 but this was too small sadly. The material is beautiful but I wasn't able to wear it:(

AshleyMay 11, 2016
What size(s) did you order?
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
July 11, 2016
Beautifully Tailored & Gorgeous Color

Luckily, I was able to try this dress on prior to renting it for a wedding (as I visited the Las Vegas store front during the July 4th holiday weekend). I'm so glad this dress was available in store as I'm not sure I would have chosen it off the website! The fabric and the color was what initially drew me in- but the fit was extremely flattering, as well (thanks to the cinched, tiny waist and flowing skirt). I would definitely rent this dress again for another occasion if I was sure not to run into anyone who had previously seen it! Only downside worth mentioning - the arm holes are quite tight (guessing due to the structured tailoring of the dress), and I had to pin the top to be sure my bra wouldn't show midway through the reception. I don't recall having this issue with the version I tried in store, and perhaps someone with a bigger, er, chest could fill out the top in a way that wouldn't require this minor adjustment. :) Overall, a great rental experience.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 15, 2016
Unique, high quality, flattering

Order a size (or 2 up). The European sizes are tiny, and this particular dress has a very very small waist. I squeezed into this but next time would get the 6 (I'm typically a 2/4). The micro pleats are beautiful and hold their shape. I loved the touches of red in the dress as a pop of color. Lots of compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2016
Such a unique, beautiful dress! I've rented it a few times and always get tons of compliments.

The dress is a little short and smaller in the waist, but it fit fine on my. The delicate pleating and gorgeous print really make the dress special.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 20, 2016
Tiny waist!

I have a very small waist and rarely have fit issues in that area... until this rental! I normally wear a 2, but could often wear a 0 in this style dress. Couldn't even zip the 36 at the waist band. Definitely size up for backup. Disappointed, as it was very pretty and well made. Would work best on someone with a larger chest. Sadly, had to send it back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2017
SIZE UP!!

Great quality, length, and print! Had to send back for a larger size! The black ribbon around the waist DOES NOT GIVE at all! Hoping the 38 will work! :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 3, 2017
Small in the waist, gave me bigger hips

I already have an hourglass shape and the way the waistband hit on this dress made my hips look huge. I have a smaller waist but even so, I could not get this zipped.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 17, 2017
Great Pattern... way too big on top

This dress was a great length for someone a little shorter like myself. It was pleated and happy and the pattern was so fun for spring. But there was so much excess fabric on top that I looked really silly in it. I could have used half the material... safe to say it didn't look like it does on the model on me

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 24, 2017
Fun!

Fun shape and pattern! Waist is definitely small and I have a tiny waist. However I was surprised that even though I have a very large bust this dress still covered me well! Was perfect for a night out in Mexico!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 10, 2017
Too much fabric on top

I love the print and style of this dress with the little ruffle at the bottom, but the pleating at the top just makes the top have entirely too much fabric. It just makes you look massive on top. The waist and has no stretch and was a little too tight on me as well, so maybe size up. I think this would be cuter on someone who is a smaller size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2017
Cute dress runs small at waist

Cute and unique dress. Runs small at waist. I normally wear a Small or 4/6 and the 6 was too small to zip at the waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 29, 2017
Unique and colorful

The fit was as expected, per other reviews, the black waist is unforgiving but luckily it fit perfect for me. The top is loose and as a smaller chest, with a black bralette it worked well. The dress is shorter and felt short but didn't necessarily look like a mini. It was comfortable and added a little something for the rehearsal dinner.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 1, 2017
WAY too small

I am always an XS, 0, or 00 and there was 0% chance of my zipping this up. The black band is very tight with no stretch. So sad because this would've been such a fun dress to wear to work!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 1, 2017
Gorgeous but runs very small

Sadly I couldnt wear this beauty. I'm a 4 and the size 36 was just way too small. So sad

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
June 3, 2017
Too Small

This dress is super cute but was so small I couldn't zip it. Order two sizes up!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 5, 2017
I did not wear the dress

Beautiful dress but no stretch and runs very small

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Age: 40
September 13, 2017
Great material- way too small

Size 38 should fit a size 6- VERY small. Possibly size up 2 sizes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 17, 2018
Cute and sturdy materials

I really liked this dress but I could not get it zipped up so I didn't wear it. Be sure to read reviews on size because the middle is smaller than I expected with zero give because of the ribbon.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2018
Tricky fit, but ended up working!

Wore this to a rehearsal dinner. I'm a size 4, and I wore the 38. I have a pretty small waist, and when I say that this was tight, it was super tight! It's the black straps that have absolutely no stretch to them and make this a difficult dress. I wish I would've sized up, but I wonder if that would've made the top way too large. In the size I got, the top was so roomy that I almost needed fashion tape to secure the V-neck. The length was short, but I loved where it hit! The zipper was so difficult--almost thought I was going to break it because the black bands were so thick and hard to get over with the delicate zipper. The colors are fantastic in person, and I got several compliments. No regrets, but it was a close call with how tight the black bands were!

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Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
October 9, 2018
Waist too tight!

I received a 36, I'm 5'5 130lbs it looked like it was going to fit, the chest area was a bit blousy with extra room but the waist was so tight I couldn't zip it up at all:( returned it, the fit seems way out of proportion I didn't want to take the time to get a larger size bc the chest was way too big

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Age: 26
October 9, 2018
Runs very small! Adorable and will order a size up in the future.

Runs very small! Adorable and will order a size up in the future.

Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2018
N/a

Runs really small. I ordered my regular size 4 and a back up size 6 and I'm sure glad I got a back up. Even the 6 was really tight where the black band is then it's very loose on the top. Overall pretty dress and I got a ton of compliments but size up

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 25, 2018
Okay

I rented this for work followed by an event at a women's social club. Super cute idea, but the other reviewers were right in saying that the waist is SO small! I am usually a 2 and wore the equivalent of a 6 in this, and it barely fit! The top half though seemed to be a normal 6, so there way wayyy too much fabric everywhere. Was fine to wear once, but wouldn't rent again.

Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
March 16, 2019
Cute, but didn't work

Too boxy, proportions are off.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
April 9, 2019
So small

In another Carven dress I wore a 38. I could not zip this 40.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2019
Tiny waist band

The dress is beautiful and the material is pleated and heavier than I expected which was great. The black waist band is unbelievably small! I rented a 36. While it fit (26.5" waist) it was incredibly tight, not comfortable and awkward looking.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 27, 2019
The perfect Barbie dress.

But only if you have Barbie's measurements. The waist is tiny with no give and the chest area is quite roomy. I ended up not wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 26, 2019
Unforgiving!!!

When I read the reviews, a lot of people said the black straps on the waistline were ~unforgiving, but this was no joke!! Literally almost got stuck in this dress - largely due to the fact that the left sleeve (zipper side) is completely sewn to the dress rather than connected via zipper like most, so it made it scary to pull back over your head when the black waistline had zero give to it. Also, just runs super small to begin with. I'd order 2 sizes up for sure!

Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 12, 2016
Work or play

I'm not super busty, and there was a lot of extra fabric on the top. Very well constructed though--would be super cute for a a weekend date.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
May 18, 2016
Beautiful style and material but very weird fit

The dress itself is gorgeous. The design is beautiful and the material is really nice. I loved the length and style of the dress however I just could not wear this. The arm holes are TINY so I felt like I had material in my armpits and there is SO much material on the upper half that it flares out in odd places. I'm a 32D too, so I would think anyone would have this issue. It may work for really talk slender women who can pull the dress down, but then again maybe not.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
May 19, 2016
Black Band is Tight

I have a larger bust 36D, and the black band was too tight. I rented an 8, which fit. but the black band has no give and was really uncomfortable. Overall the dress is beautiful. I would not recommend for girls with small chests as there is a lot of fabric up top. This would be better on a petite girl

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Age: 28
August 10, 2016
Super cute and vibrant dress!

This dress is super cute but not very roomy in the stomach area.. the material makes it super hot when worn but the dress photographs beautifully and I love how it looked! I'd recommend to wear this to an indoor event if possible!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 30, 2016
The dress is very flattering and cute

The fit is cute. As others noted, the armholes are small and I sized up. I found the zipper to be very challenging to zip up (not because it was too tight but because of the zipper prongs). I didn't end up wearing it b/c I could get it to zip all of the way up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2016
Wore it to the movie(date night), brunch the next day, and then dinner. Very versatile. Bf said fav

Runs small, had to order bigger size because no give in the waist

Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 29
December 6, 2016
good

good

Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 17, 2017
So many compliments -awesome material!

I really loved the way the dress looked on me- I rented it for Easter dinner and received so many compliments! I ordered a size 40 and 42 - both fit me about the same but I ended up wearing a size 42 because of the belt. I have a wide rib cage and even though the top and bottom are super loose fitting and flowy, the zipper and the black belt around the waist is extremely tight and I almost couldn't get it zipped. Once it was on it felt great but the Zipper was definitely very hard to get closed. I would recommend sizing up for this reason. The top also is made for bustier women but it still worked for me as long as I was careful not to lean over without paying attention. It's a little bit on the short side but not too bad. I would consider myself an average-small woman and I had to wear the biggest size....

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 28, 2017
Tight waist

This dress was very cute, but the waist was very unforgiving. The dress zips up the side with a tight waistband so size up if you need any extra room there. As reference, the size 36 had a 26" waist. The rest of the dress fit fine, but couldn't wear.

KTApril 28, 2017
great tip on the waist
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 31, 2017
Did not wear this dress.

Definitely size up. I normally wear a size 2. The waist was tiny. I could not zip the dress. The fabric and style is attractive.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2017
SO TIGHT but so cute!

Should have sized up on this one! I'm normally a 4-6 but should have gotten a size 8. I will definitely be ordering this one again. The rib cage - surprisingly was just too tight to zip! everything else looked like it would have fit perfect.

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