Carve Designs

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Carve Designs® is an apparel company focused on fashionable and functional water wear, surf, and lifestyle collections for women. The company was founded in San Francisco by two female surfers and athletes who were tired of squeezing into junior's clothing and were also bored by too many shades of khaki. Carve Designs has dedicated themselves to designing and manufacturing a colorful, fresh, and unique active apparel line that fits real women.

Mindful of the environment in which we live, Carve Designs uses sustainable fabric as often as possible and uses certified organic cotton. As a community member, Carve Designs also donates a portion of their revenue to the preservation of oceans and beaches.

The women of Carve Designs are determined to push the boundaries of outdoor apparel and prove that functional can be fashionable and well-fitting. The clothes are designed to be as inspirational and versatile as the women who wear them.

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Dahlia One-Piece

Dahlia One-Piece

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I am 5'6" and 140 pounds, 34A bra size, I ordered a size 8 and it fit perfectly. It can be hard to find a one piece that does not look matronly, but even my daughter said it was "not to momish!" So I consider that a win! The cut of the thigh seems to be a bit higher in real life. It is flattering.

on March 21, 2019

Dylan Chambray Shirt

Dylan Chambray Shirt

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great all-round shirt. The fabric gauzy so a bit sheer, but the deep color makes you still feel well covered. It's well-made and loose but still shaped so it looks good tucked in or not. I have big shoulders and sometimes have to size up because of that, but this shirt has nice ease, so medium feels just right. I wash in the washer in a lingerie bag and hang to dry; it's casual so no need to iron. Nice drape too.

on March 21, 2019

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Carson Jeans

Carson Jeans

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are so cute and fit sooooo well. They run huge though. I always wear a size 8 and ended up with a size 4 which is weird. Just order down at least one size.

on March 11, 2019

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Talora Dress

Talora Dress

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The fabric has a marvelously soft feel and a nice weight, not too heavy, not too light. Still not sure it'd be breathable, but it feels good to the touch. Unfortunately, in my opinion this dress runs way too small. Need to return it.

on March 05, 2019

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Alexandra One-Piece

Alexandra One-Piece

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

What a great swimsuit. Fits great, and has just enough coverage for the booty without looking dowdy. Highly recommend!

from Chicago on March 04, 2019

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Talora Dress

Talora Dress

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love love love!

on February 12, 2019

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Sanitas Reversible Bikini Top

Sanitas Reversible Bikini Top

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I can't believe how happy I am with this bikini top. I have enormous shoulders from 25 years of rowing and weight lifting and most all bikinis look ridiculous on me -- I have a 41-inch chest on a 5'6" frame! -- and I'd pretty much given up on bikinis. This top, however, is perfection. I got it in XL and it is super soft and comfortable. I have the matching Medium Catalina bottoms to go with it and finally I don't feel self conscious in a bikini.

on February 01, 2019

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Lake Sunshirt

Lake Sunshirt

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I usually would wear a large but didn’t want this to be tight around the middle as I planned to wear it over bathing suit or shirt so got XL. Got was great except the sleeves which were literally 5 inches too long - odd. I wasn’t sure about white but needed to feel and see the material. Since I planned to use at the beach, I was concerned sunscreen or other things would stain it very quickly so returned it (in addition to ape arms).

on January 27, 2019

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Cayman Top

Cayman Top

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a cute top, but the shoulder straps are just a little to wide form my small shoulders.

from Houston on January 11, 2019

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Rowayton Cowl Neck

Rowayton Cowl Neck

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Fit is generous and style is flattering. The garment pills terribly after a few wears and even more after a wash. It is no longer of use to me after the bad pilling.

on December 29, 2018

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Dahlia One-Piece

Dahlia One-Piece

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Thought it was cute but returned because it was too low cut on the legs for me

on December 05, 2018

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Talora Dress

Talora Dress

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is my third Talora dress! You cant beat the quality of the fabric,it is so comfortable and looks great with leggings. Its warm and cozy, keeps it shape and washes like a dream.

from Vermont on October 23, 2018

Allison Sleeveless

Allison Sleeveless

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

This was so huge! Like maternity wear! Very unflattering ... beautiful fabric though. Nice details, very thin. If it was just properly sized and a bit more tailored it would be great. I had to return it.

on October 04, 2018

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Cozumel Bikini Top

Cozumel Bikini Top

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love this bikini top. It held me up I ordered a small and I wear a 34C.

on September 17, 2018

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Cozumel Bikini Top

Cozumel Bikini Top

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

It a great top I just didn’t like the color. I’m a 34C and I ordered the small it fit perfect and held me up.

on September 17, 2018

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Cruz Rashguard

Cruz Rashguard

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So here’s the deal about rash guards: if you can’t get them on comfortably while dry, forget about it while wet!! This rash guard is the perfect combination of sunshirt/guard/swimsuit. First, it has adjustable sides. Ruching is flattering and being able to control the length is a bonus. Second, the fabric is a perfect weight. Not too thick, not too thin. Enough thickness to provide good sun protection but not too thick that it’s heavy or compressing. Also thin enough to be breathable but not sacrificing on quality. With that said, if you purchase a lighter color, it will become somewhat see through when wet. If you aren’t planning to wear a swim top underneath, might be a problem????? Another pro for this top in my opinion is the mock neck. Good coverage but not bulky or suffocating. Order a size up from your normal shirt size for a relaxed fit. Order your normal shirt size for a more fitted feel.

on September 11, 2018

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Catalina Bottom

Catalina Bottom

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Size around waist is good but elastic around legs too loose. Don't want to be pulling them down all the time. the search continues....

on August 29, 2018

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Catalina Bottom

Catalina Bottom

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I like the shape of this suit, but it gave me major muffin top and was not very comfortable.

on August 26, 2018

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Dahlia One-Piece

Dahlia One-Piece

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

This suit is well made and cute, but it is unflattering in the bust. The cups separate and flatten your chest and are too small for a 32 C in the xs. I’m 5 3 and 105 and the xs fits but due to the top, I’m returning it. It has moderate coverage in the rear and might look better on a smaller breasted person.

on August 24, 2018

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Cruz Rashguard

Cruz Rashguard

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love, love, love this rashguard! It is so flattering! It also kept me from getting sunburned all summer for the first time ever. I have nothing bad to say - probably the best clothing purchase I made all summer!

on August 24, 2018

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Cruz Rashguard

Cruz Rashguard

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great shirt, but needed to size up one size.

on August 20, 2018

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Belles Beach Rashguard

Belles Beach Rashguard

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love this Rashie. Paired it with Carve designs aisles board shorts. For sizing, I’m 5’8” 125lbs. 34b and ordered a small and am happy with the fit.

on August 18, 2018

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Lake Sunshirt

Lake Sunshirt

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I haven't fully submerged myself in water while wearing this yet, but I've worn it on the beach and on a boat to keep the sun off. It is very lightweight, has an easy and so far snag-free zipper that feels like it's good quality. This is my first sun/swim shirt, so I can't compare. I am 5' 6"115 lbs and decided on the size XS. This fit is a bit more snug, but still very comfortable. The small also fit well and gave me a bit more room in the arms, but since this isn't a layering piece in my mind (I'll wear a bikini swim top underneath), I decided to go with the closer fit.

on August 17, 2018

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Waikiki One-Piece

Waikiki One-Piece

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Impossible to get on

on August 16, 2018

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Belles Beach Rashguard

Belles Beach Rashguard

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a very cute rash guard. Unfortunately, I went by the size chart which is not accurate. I am 5'2", 112 lbs, C-D cup, and wear size 2-4. I have many rash guards (lots of different brands) and have always purchased a size small. The Carve Designs size chart lists the bust size for a small as 34-36 and the waist as 27-28 which seemed generous for a size small. Based on this, it should have been fine. Instead, it is very, very tight through the chest and also through the torso. So, it's going back. I may try the medium - size 8-10!!!

on August 14, 2018

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