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Carve Designs Beacon Full Piece Reviews

25 reviews
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Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

25%Rated 4 stars

10%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Additional 20 Beacon Full Piece Carve Designs Reviews

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September 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Maine

Love it! Just wish I'd bought it earlier in the summer. I'm 57 yrs. old, 5'6", wear 12s-14s/large in most clothes. The size large suit fit perfectly. As a few others noted, the suit is extremely flattering, provides good coverage, and is stylish. I do mostly lake swimming, some chlorine pool swimming in winter. It's true, the straps don't alway lie flat, but not a problem for me. I received many compliments on this new suit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Kimberly l

from Vermont

This is a very comfortable bathing suit. I bought it in a medium. It has ample room to cover your rear end and doesn't ride up at all. Also, the shoulder straps stay securely in place. Never had to adjust the suit in any way while wearing it and swimming. The only fault is that the pads inside the bra section drift around and I had to take them out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2014

Toriamarie

from Miami, Florida

I love this swimsuit! It is made of a high quality material and fits so nice. I am 5'6" and 165 lbs. Size medium fits really well. The shoulders straps are a bit too tight but that helps keep everything in place and it is certainly keeper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

May 13, 2014

Doreen C

from San Dimas, California

This is a beautiful tank. I am 5'3 and 138 lb, and a 36C, I got the medium and it fit perfectly, no tugging and the back straps are very comfortable and sexy. Great material, and made in the USA too. I love it so much I got the Dandelion and Tulum. I'm in my 50's and this suit makes me look great. Do not hesitate to buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

Love this suit. I'm a long waisted 62 year old gal and this suit makes me feel young. The color is peppy and fun. I'm 5'9", 160lbs and 38DD and I took the XL. I do have to remove the padding in the bra area which leaves me a little 'free and exposed'. Some women may feel uncomfortable and I can imagine situations where I might as well. But the suit is so cute I'm keeping it for more laid back family type gatherings.

Brands I'd also recommend: Splendid. Lily Pulitzer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2013

Paula T

from New Orleans, La

I absolutely love this suit. This is the second Carve Design suit I bought recently. I ordered XL size as I am a rather tall full figured gal (5ft 10in, 180 lbs.) and it fits perfectly. The material is very high quality and its completely lined with an attached bra insert as well. I would highly recommend these bathing suits & definitely Zappos. I also received it 24 hours after I ordered it. I needed it for a cruise that was scheduled for 2 days later. Very happy girl.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2013

JNC

from San Francisco

Love, love, love this suit! The material is delicious, cut is modest yet sexy, and the color of the coral is gorgeous. I normally buy very plain suits but I'm glad I chose a more colorful one. I'm a 43 year old active mama, who surfs, boogie boards, and swims regularly. I need a practical suit and this one is great for all that plus I feel sexy in it. Haven't found a suit I like this much in a long time. In fact, I just bought a second one. After reading the reviews, I decided to buy a large--although most of my previous suits are in the medium (8-10) range and it fits really well. Also, as a woman who usually needs a lot of support in my suits, I like this because it provides support and coverage without having underwire or a lot of bulky material. Plus, an added bonus, the company is awesome (started by 2 surfing mamas) and the suit is made in the US! And, for the quality, it's very reasonably priced. What's not to love? Thank you Carve Designs! I'm totally sold and will continue to buy their clothes. I also have a Carve rash guard it's it's amazing too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2013

Martha

from Sun Valley, ID

Cute pattern and just the right amount of coverage. I wanted a suit to wear more for actual swimming and water skiing versus just sitting in the sun and this suit works well for that. I am 5'7" and typically wear a 12 in swimsuits (8/10 in most reg clothing). The L in this suit will work for me but the M was too tight all over so I feel it fits true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2013

Cheryl K

from Dallas, Texas

The suit is made of beautiful, high quality fabric. The color is my favorite--a deep, rich, coral that looks good on everyone. I purchased the suit for pool exercise. I did go up one size, to a medium, due to the tightness of the straps at the shoulder. I am 5'7" and weigh 130.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

Oddly sat too high on my butt cheeks. Not good for chasing around children. Flattened my boobs. Returning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2013

DD

from Florida

I am exchanging for a large. The suit is oh, so cute and fits well except the straps are tight enough that it isn't comfortable. I am 60-something, 5'8" and weigh 130. Fairly slim, 34B bust so I thought a medium would be fine. It looks good on but if it isn't comfy in my air-conditioned bedroom it will certainly not feel good on a hot beach with sun baked shoulders. Hope the large feels better because I would like to have this suit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2013

Meghan

from California

I am just LOVING this swimsuit. I just tried it on, and I know this is going to be a favorite until I wear it out (which is hopefully many years). The heft of the fabric is substantial, which I think is great, and will add to longevity. The walnut hibiscus print is really nice - colorful without being too flashy. Surprisingly, I settled on a size Small for this item - I am typically a M/L. I also tried on the Large, which was way too big. Medium was out of stock, so I tried the Small on a lark, and it totally works! For reference, I am 5'9" with a short torso and 32DDD chest and small bottom. A more average-proportioned lady at my height would probably be comfortable in a medium. I love the internal shelf bra - you can't tell there's one at all (sometimes they can be bunchy), but it provides welcome support. I also appreciate the cut of the leg - it's not too modest at all, but more like a hipster line, as opposed to high leg, which I feel is more flattering on me. Overall, I'm super excited about this purchase, and I can't wait to wear it! I'm on an adult swim team, and I'm tempted to wear it instead of my workout suits! But I'm going to try to save it for my vacation to Maui this summer...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2015

Anonymous

from CA

Love the swim suit but had to return it was a little too tight around check area not meant for fuller chest. Ordered the small but would have needed the xsmall. I'm 5'2", too much material in the back for me. Does have great tummy support and I thought the back straps gave it a sexy look for it being a one piece suit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 15, 2015

Meagan E

from Ketchikan, Alaska

Probably the single best bathing suit I have ever owned. Fits like a glove, stays in place, comfortable, supportive, and cute! The only negative is the straps are kind of annoying, they get twisted when putting the suit on. Also when it is wet and your are putting the suit on or taking it off, the inner bra pads get out of place.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 25, 2014

Generation X

from Flordia

Finally found the suit! Very nice quality with a print and fit that is both retro and current. Plus it looks really good on! Slimming through the mid section and enough coverage on the backside! This is not a matronly suit. The low back scoop gives subtle sex appeal. I felt confident running around on the beach and doing other outdoor water activities. Never once felt like I was having wardrobe malfunctions! This might help in ordering: I am 5'6 and 120lbs. 34-26-36 Usually wear size 4/6. I ordered a medium and it fits great.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Suburban Philly

The crossed double straps and low, scooped back elevate this suit from basic to stylish. The bust support is not fantastic, but acceptable for this 50+, 34D. I would not recommend this suit to normal or long-torsos. I'm quite short-waisted and it works great for me. The binding and straps are dark-colored so they won't stain from sunscreen. The dandelions save it from being boring. Seems well-made.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 21, 2014

Babette

from Orange County

Studied model's size and ordered the size I usually wear--a small--and it could have worked, but the back straps dug into my back. The suit was very cute but flattened me out. Considered ordering a bigger size, and may still. This arrived with another Carve item--a tankini--to go with bottoms, so I may just use that until I find a one piece in the store.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 6, 2015

MN

 

I really wanted to love this suit, but I have a longer torso. Didn't work for me. I wish there were more one piece suits for longer torsos. It was so cute.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

I wanted to love this but couldn't get a good fit. Am a small on top and medium on bottom, so one half was either too loose or tight. The style and pattern are super cute though. Trying the tankini in the same pattern. For reference, I'm 5'2", about 128, and athletic build.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 12, 2015

Elizabeth K

from La Crescent, Minnesota

I really liked the way the body of the suit fit. Good bust support. The straps dug into my shoulders and the seat rode up. Beautiful colors. 145lbs. 34C. 5'3''.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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