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Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress

Even a visit to the pool feels like a trip to the Riviera in this retro-glam swim dress. Utterly romantic, it minimizes hips and tummy while it dazzles with a shirred twist top and a cutout back with adjustable ties. Full coverage. Soft cups. Removable straps. Nylon/spandex. Lined. By Carmen Marc Valvo. Imported. Suit runs small; we recommend that you order up one size.
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress
Review 1 for Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress
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TinaInCT
Location:CT
Gender:Female
Age:25-34
Exchanging for another size
Date:August 4, 2014
The quality of the suit is gorgeous. I especially like how the ruching is not only in the front, like a lot of suits that have it, I think that makes it even more obvious that you are trying to hide something and looks less stylish. It does have a lot of material, like other reviewers say, but I am looking to mask some belly flaws and it definitely does that. I like the extra fabric (there is the bathing suit layer and the ruched layer is a double layer) I usually order between a 6 or 8, but ordered a 10, because the 8 was unavailable at the time in the color I wanted. The body fit fine, there is room for size adjustments in swimsuits because of all of that stretch, but the chest area is enormous! I am a B and it was so big, I could not keep it up even with the straps there was a huge gap. I am waiting to see what the 8 will fit like and then I will adjust my review. I am hoping for a better fit in the chest area because the suit is quite lovely. Carmen Marc Valvo doesn't disappoint and neither does the customer service and experience you get at Garnet Hill.
Review 2 for Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress
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glitteringgold
Location:Great Neck, NY
Gender:Female
Age:55-64
Beautiful but...
Date:June 4, 2014
I ordered this in two colors thrilled to finally purchase it after looking at it longingly for a while. Sorry to say the suit is beautiful but the fit is ridiculous. Purchased one size up but suit is incredibly long and lean even in the size 12. Cup size is strictly for someone with an A or B. I wear a C so forget it. I never had this much trouble fitting into a suit. 5'8" or taller, size 2 or 4, A or B cup, this is for you. I am size 10 and 5'4" so I will have to look elsewhere.Very disappointed!
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Review 3 for Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress
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lamersea
Location:florida
Gender:Female
Age:55-64
too much material
Date:May 31, 2014
I loved this suit but it didn't work... I am 5'2", 120 lbs & it was way too much material . The top did not feel like it would be secure enough to stay up even in a smaller size --but I loved the color, fabric and design....maybe if I were taller?
Review 4 for Carmen Marc Valvo Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress
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vtpetunia
Location:Vermont
Gender:Female
Age:45-54
Lovely swimsuit
Date:May 9, 2014
Beautiful color... I purchased the orange. Per your suggestion I ordered up. Fit beautifully!
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