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striped carolyn dress

adorned with bright blocks of color and a bevy of beautiful dressmaker details, our striped carolyn dress is quite the confection. gentle gathering at the waist makes the skirt extra full, flattering and fete-worthy.
Overall rating:
4.571 / 5
4.6
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
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7 out of 7(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for striped carolyn dress
Review 1 for striped carolyn dress
striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Chest
runs loose
slightly snug
runs tight
Customer avatardallas
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Length of ownership:1 month
Frequency of use:Monthly
Body type:Tall and slender
Height:5'9"
Yes, I recommend this product.
Beautiful classic dress
PostedFebruary 7, 2013
Highlights: Flatters smaller bust, Slims waist, Flatters curves
I bought this dress for my 16 year old daughter who saw it in a magazine and loved it...It looks darling on her and I can wear it too - that's a bonus!! It is ageless in its style.
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Review 2 for striped carolyn dress
striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Overall Size
runs big
perfect fit
runs small
Chest
runs loose
slightly snug
runs tight
Customer avatarSammye
Location:southern California
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Length of ownership:1 week
Height:5'6"
Yes, I recommend this product.
timeless classic!
PostedFebruary 1, 2013
Highlights: timeless!
I loved this dress the day I saw it in the boutique, fresh off the truck. I was patient and thrilled I was eventually able to get it on sale - more appropriately priced now in my opinion. I had tried it on that day, so knew I needed to order a size up for the tight fitting bust. I'm not a busty person, but have an athletic back and need some more room to not smush breasts (38B). Consequently, in a size 12- larger than I need through the hips, the skirt portion is too full- I will have it taken in, to reduce the bulk of extra skirt fabric (the size 10 was perfect through hips, but too tight up top). For these reasons I could not give it a 5 star rating. Have not decided if I will hem it a bit...hits at knee now, and I might like it a bit above. Again, I think this is due to having to order up a size :( However, overall it's quite elegant and perfect for a wedding or other spring/ summer dressy occasion, and is not so trendy it will become obsolete. Come spring it's my new go-to dress--very feminine without being fussy!
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Review 3 for striped carolyn dress
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striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall Size
runs big
a touch loose
runs small
Chest
runs loose
a touch roomy
runs tight
Customer avatarladymimosa
Age:25 to 34
Height:5'9"
Yes, I recommend this product.
Gorgeous bright day-to-night dress!
PostedMarch 2, 2013
Highlights: Slims upper arms
This is such a beautiful and versatile dress! The fabric is a silk/cotton blend, but slightly less shiny than it appears in the photos here, so it is perfect for day or evening. The pink is a really dark vibrant fuschia, and the orange is a lovely tangerine shade. Perfect dressed up with pearls and heels or dressed down with gold flats and a few bracelets. It also looks divine belted. I love that it's fully lined; the only tiny quibble I have is that the fabric of mine had a few imperfections, but that's the nature of this kind of silk, so it's not really a flaw. Honestly, one of my favourite KS dresses of all time!
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Review 4 for striped carolyn dress
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striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Chest
runs loose
a touch roomy
runs tight
Customer avatarDaisyrae
Location:Green, WI, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Body type:Curvy on bottom
Height:5'7"
Yes, I recommend this product.
Loved it, it didn't love me!
PostedFebruary 19, 2013
I really loved the feel of this dress, until I looked in the mirror! It made my middle look HUGE! I am a size 8, 5'7" 140lbs. Where the waist hit me made it appear I had a belly, and I do not! I was very sad, it is such a pretty dress!
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Review 5 for striped carolyn dress
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striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall Size
runs big
a touch loose
runs small
Chest
runs loose
a touch roomy
runs tight
Customer avatarivyjayne
Yes, I recommend this product.
The perfect party dress
PostedFebruary 7, 2013
I couldn't decide between the pink/orange and the black/white, and so got both. I have zero regrets on the splurge, because these dresses are fabulous! I'd recommend sizing down as they are quite roomy in the chest area - a similar fit to the garance dore rainey dress, which I also found too big in my regular size. Once you nail the sizing, the cut of this dress is super flattering. This review only gets four stars overall, because the dress lacks some of the beautiful finishes I've come to expect from kate spade - for example, the usual lace lining of the hem. Putting these small issues aside, the dress is going to be a year-round gem. The perfect dress for twirling!
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Review 6 for striped carolyn dress
striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatarchristine84
Location:Boston, ma
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Female
Length of ownership:1 month
Frequency of use:Yearly
Body type:Petite
Height:5'4"
Yes, I recommend this product.
perfect dress!
PostedDecember 8, 2012
Highlights: Flatters full bust, Slims waist
my boyfriend bought this dress for me to wear to a wedding. we called the boston store and had it put on hold in 2 and 4. when i got to the store to try it on the sales girl pulled a whole bunch of other styles to try and even styled up this dress for me to try. i wound up purchasing the black bow belt and the pearl cluster earrings that she gave me to try with the dress. a perfect ensemble! i wore it with opaque tights and black suede and patent slingbacks. be aware that there is a very big size difference as you go up, the 4 was absolutely swimming on me, and the 2 was a perfect fit. this dress is so classic and pretty i can't wait to wear it again!
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Review 7 for striped carolyn dress
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striped carolyn dress
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
striped carolyn dress
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall Size
runs big
perfect fit
runs small
Length
runs long
perfect fit
runs short
Chest
runs loose
slightly snug
runs tight
Customer avatarshoepershopper
Location:Charleston, SC, USA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Length of ownership:1 month
Body type:Hourglass
Height:5'2"
Yes, I recommend this product.
Perfect holiday dress
PostedDecember 1, 2012
Highlights: Slims waist, Accentuates small waist, Flatters curves
I'm 5'2" and hourglass and this dress is perfect for me. it accentuates my waist in the best way. It doesn't hang on me, it fits me. I'm a c cup, so it fits my chest. the saleslady at the shop said if I went bigger, i would lose my waist (size 8) and the dress wouldn't hang right. She suggested I put it with my spanx slip underneath. it was perfect to smooth down the upper half. If you're a b cup, you won't need to hold anything in. i can't tell you how many compliments i got for thanksgiving and i can't wait to wear for my holiday party with my pink novellas!!!
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