Honest Review of Karina Dresses – Vintage Style Dresses That Don’t Wrinkle

Last Updated on August 12, 2021 by haveclotheswilltravel

Karina Dresses is a small company that makes wrinkle-free dresses with a vintage flair.  And they proudly make these dresses in the USA.

The perfect travel dress

If you’ve been following my blog over the last year, this isn’t the first time you’ve seen their dresses featured here. I now own a total of 5 of their dresses, so I felt I could give my honest opinion of the quality of a variety of their dresses, now. I’ll share my honest opinion on the quality, sizing, versatility and price of these dresses, below.

Honest Review of Karina Dresses - The Original Easy Dress

My Honest Review of Karina Dresses – Quality, Sizing, Style, Price and Versatility

*Disclosure: some of these links are affiliate links. Meaning, if you click a link and make a purchase, Have Clothes, Will Travel gets a very small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! 

Karina Dresses Quality

Now that I have been wearing and washing my Karina Dresses for close to a year, I can say without a doubt that they are fantastic quality. That particular dress above (the “Ruby” fit) has been worn and washed at least 30 times now and still looks like new.

I really love that they are machine washable, and they DON’T WRINKLE. They are perfect for traveling, as I can throw them in my suitcase and not think about it.

They are also very breathable and comfortable to wear. I’ve worn them in blisteringly hot weather and have also been wearing them in winter with tights and leggings (pictured below).

Note: some of their dresses DO have pockets. But not all of them have pockets. Click here to see their dresses with pockets. 

Karina Dresses Review

Karina Dresses Sizing

Karina Dresses offers sizes XS – 3X (and in some styles, they also offer XXS and 4X). Their dresses also have quite a bit of stretch to them. Typically, my dress size is a size 6 or medium. In Karina Dresses I can fit in a size XS or Small/Medium.

For example, the dress below (the Nora Dress), I am wearing a size XS.

A Stylish & Packable Travel Dress (With Pockets!)

And their Megan dress, which is a very similar fit and style of dress, I am wearing a size Small/Medium (below). Both of these dresses fit me well.

Honest Review of Karina Dresses - Vintage Style Dresses That Don't Wrinkle

If you’re in between sizes on their size chart, I would say your best bet is to size down. The dresses are quite stretchy and forgiving, and for me, the smaller sizes stay in place through the bust area better. However, If you’re looking to layer under the dress, though, (with a cami) then the larger size would be better. I could easily pair the dress above with a cami under it.

Versatility

In my opinion, ALL of my Karina Dresses are incredibly versatile. I can easily pair them with boots, heels, sandals or sneakers. I can also wear them with tights or leggings in chillier weather.

These dresses have been worn for days of sightseeing from exploring Russia to resorts in Jamaica, fancy dinners, work events and for every day just running errands! They work for just about everything, in my opinion.

Price

The biggest downfall for these dresses is their price tags. Which is understandable, though. They are high-quality dresses, and they are made in the USA. They aren’t being made in a sweatshop in China.

I do understand, though, that this can make them unaffordable. The average dress price is $108 – which is pretty high (but, again, rightfully so).

However, some dresses do go on sale at the end of the season. These sale prices are between $68-$88. (My Nora Dress is currently on sale for $68.) They also host a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale every year. (These can be between 25%-30% off the entire website.)

Joan Dress - Boho Vibes - Karina Dresses Review

Shipping

I’ve also gotten quite a few questions about Karina Dresses’ shipping policy for international customers. They do ship internationally, and the rate will vary on where it is being shipped and how heavy the package is.

For a rough idea, though, when I was living in Moscow, Russia, to have a dress shipped to my Moscow address would cost around $22.

  • Click here to see Karina Dresses full shipping and return policy.
Black Donna Heels Review in wide width styled with Karina Dresses
Cece Dress in Karina’s 2020 collection.
Margaret dress Sharp Sketch twirling and worn by Lindsey of Have Clothes, Will Travel
Margaret Dress in Karina’s 2020 collection.

The Verdict on Karina Dresses

So, my overall opinion of Karina Dresses, is… yes, they are pricey, but they are worth the price tag. These dresses are fantastic quality. They are great for just about every event under the sun. And as someone who travels frequently, they are absolutely perfect for traveling!

I really can’t recommend them enough.

  • Heads up, Karina Dresses just launched their new Fall 2020 Collection! Click here to shop it.
  • Click here for the Cece dress I’m wearing above!
  • Click here for the Margaret dress I’m wearing above!

Red pumps from photo above can be found here & black pumps (similar) from photo above can be found here

You can also see all of my blog posts featuring Karina Dresses, below.

If anyone has any questions at all about Karina Dresses, please feel free to ask me in the comments section at the end of the post! And I’m curious, do you own any Karina Dresses? Let me know in the comments!

*Thank you to Karina Dresses for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own, and I am never compensated for a positive review. I do, honestly, REALLY love these dresses!

Honest Review of Karina Dresses – Vintage Style Dresses That Don’t Wrinkle

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10 Comments

  1. So, I hate it when a dress is see-through transparent. I hate wearing a slip, so usually try to buy dresses that are lined or made of a thick enough fabric to avoid having to use a slip. What is your opinion about Karina dresses- can you see through the fabric? Are they lined?

    1. Hi, Arlene! I hate wearing a slip as well. I have 8 of their dresses now in varying colors and prints. While they are not lined, I haven’t had any issues with their dresses being see-through (I don’t even worry about the color of undergarments I wear with them). Fabric is plenty thick enough to not worry about a slip. Hope that helps!

  2. Is the material clingy? I live in the desert southwest, where the humidity averages about 5-10% and have a real problem with static cling.

    1. That is a great question that I, unfortunately, can’t answer fully. I have been wearing the dresses in hot climates, but they’re usually very humid climates as well. I have been wearing a couple of the dresses this winter with tights and leggings… so, I am experiencing some drier weather that way. The dresses do cling to my tights a bit when I’m wearing them. It’s not the worst (my cotton dresses are way clingier when paired with tights), but I don’t think they’ll be 100% cling-free.

  3. Ohhh, I am definitely going to have to check out these dresses! They sound PERFECT especially for traveling! I’ve been really trying to purchase things I know won’t wrinkle. And all of these are soooo pretty!

    Lee

  4. These dresses are gorgeous! It sounds like they hold up well and the fact that they don’t wrinkle is amazing.

  5. With all the traveling we have been doing, I need to check these out!! They would be perfect for my 4 different ways to wear the same dress.
    Thanks for all the information Lindsey,
    XOXO
    Jodie

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