Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Prima Agua™ Dress

Columbia Women's Prima Agua™ Dress

Stay cool, protected and comfortable with this versatile and universally flattering summer dress. Lightweight jersey gives it great drape while the internal shelf bra allows you to keep layers to a minimum for supreme comfort during warm weather endeavors: UPF 50 sun protection is built in.
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17 out of 17(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
Review 1 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great summer dress

PostedAugust 9, 2015
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Location: Orlando, Florida
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dress is cool and comforable on hot humid summer days and has sun screen protection. I had to return the medium and get a small. It runs larger under the arms.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice for boat wear -- sizing inconsistent

PostedAugust 8, 2015
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Location: Montana
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good for beach/boat, OK for walking boardwalk, not so much for travel -- a bit flimsy to wear to town. Fabric thin but not clingy, pretty color/pattern. Bought a blue patterned one locally (large), liked alright so ordered pink/orange foxglove print in same size but sending back because too large. Not exchanging because dress is not versatile enough. They pack into a tiny space -- could almost carry in purse.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Prima agua dress

PostedAugust 6, 2015
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Location: Indianapolis in
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it! Often end up returning anything I buy on line. Never seems to fit right or look like the picture. Not so here! I went back right away to order another color and was so bummed they were all sold out. Medium fit great but was considering trying a small too. 5' 7". 135#. Smaller bust. Could stand just a bit snugger in the fit but medium fits well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great coverup

PostedJuly 16, 2015
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I took this foxglove print dress on vacation as a beach-to-town option. It folds small without wrinkling, doesn't show water marks from a wet swimsuit underneath, and is modest enough to wear into a restaurant. Sizing was a bit off. The chart put me between M and L for my hip measurement, but those were huge on me; the Small fit well with room to spare in the hips.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Dress for Warm Weather

PostedJuly 10, 2015
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Location: Kaneohe, HI, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love the comfort and the fit! The wick material worked wonders for me while everyone else had wet t-shirts! The length is appropriate, not too short.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Cute Dress

PostedJuly 10, 2015
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Runs Very Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Fits true to size, comfortable and stylish.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great dress

PostedMay 24, 2015
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Location: Pennsylvania
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This dress is my go -to outfit when the weather is too hot. It is very comfortable And not too thin.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the dress

PostedAugust 23, 2014
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Location: Saint Paul, MN, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
After buying a different "active" dress, black, from Columbia and loving it, I wanted another one with some color in it so decided to try this dress. It fits great, very flattering, comfortable, and won't wrinkle. I just wore it for 12 hours at the Minnesota State Fair and couldn't have been more comfortable. Got compliments, too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

sporty

PostedAugust 16, 2014
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Location: South Sioux City, NE, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I received the orange dress. Very comfortable and sporty.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love my Prima Agua sundress

PostedSeptember 12, 2013
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Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks fabulous, feels even better. Dress it up, dress it down, the perfect dress for warm temps. Would buy again in a heartbeat. I ordered it over the phone as I had coupons and questions, and my customer service rep was excellent. Patient, kind, fact checked every question I had. Highly recommend!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fabulous, versatile summer dress

PostedAugust 14, 2013
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Location: Oakland, CA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I had already bought this in black. Liked it so much, I bought another in blue. Super comfy, super flattering, and oh so cool in hot weather.
I wear it during the day for travel and hikes, and on into the evening with a bit of accessorizing.
This is a "water-dress" so here's a tip, ladies...if you can't quite beat the heat, drop a few ice cubes into that bodice!
Voila! A little bit of discrete evaporative cooling and no one is the wiser.
I just wish that we had more hot days in our Bay Area summer so I could wear this dress more.
Two thumbs and two big toes up!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for an active summer!

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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Location: Nothern Nevada
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am 5'7" at 135# with an atletic slim build. This dress is very flattering and made me feel girlie while still allowing me to run around like the tomboy that I really am. I wear it around town, playing at the park with with my kids and even on a date with my hubs. I am not small busted at 36C, yet the shelf bra keeps everything in place (no mishaps when I bend over) and yet keeps me supported and unflattened out :) I felt confident that nothing would show while bending over (longer length skirt) and chasing kids on the playground equipment. Love the fabric and pattern (Clear Blue Ombre Prism Print). Washes well and I hang it to dry. No wrinkles even after shoving it in a bag for travel. I would like to get more colors/patterns because it fit so well and met my needs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best decision ever!

PostedAugust 10, 2013
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Location: Minnesota
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I looked at this dress last spring but has purchased several other items so I put it back on the hanger.
I kept kicking myself as there were many times I would think about it. So, I gave in & ordered it. Not being able to wait for shipping I had it sent 2day air. Best decision ever!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this dress

PostedJuly 10, 2013
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Location: Rochester,NY
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought one at a retail store . It is so comfortable and easy to wear casual or you can dress it. I love the dress so much I ordered another on line from your website. Got the dress and fell in live with this one too! I have two more on order and can't wait to get them. I am a water fitness instructor and teaching 31 years. I have been looking for clothing like this to wear to and from work. Thank you! I am 58 and I do have a bit of a tummy...
The dresses look very nice on me and I get compliments every time I wear them! From both old and young! Please make more love the striped dress with cross back straps. Please make more of that style too. Three people at my class wanted to know where I got my dress. Think I found a real hit. Thank you! Some of us older gals still like a little style too!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great little summer dress!

PostedJune 17, 2013
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This dress is deceptively cute. I would never have tried it on without encouragement from a friend, but I am so glad I did! The fit is incredibly flattering; I am 5' 8" and 140, with a 36 C bust, and the medium fits great. It flatters your bust, skims your tummy (good for those of us without a washboard stomach) and hits the right length on the leg. I bought two colors - the orange/white and the black.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this dress!

PostedMay 30, 2013
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Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is so comfortable, light and perfect for summer!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Prima Agua™ Dress
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Issues with fit

PostedMay 15, 2013
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Location: Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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Cut:
The underarm is cut in such a way that the hole is slightly larger than the fabric around, creating a fold that leaves the side of the breasts exposed. This can be fixed with a couple stitches, but is annoying. The shelf bra provides no support--it's essentially an elastic band around your ribcage. Don't buy this if you have a large cup size, the front is loose, low-cut, and tends to flop when you bend forward (for reference, I am a 36C, 140 lbs, 5'3)
Fabric:
No complaints here. Feels like swimsuit material. I got this dress for the quick-drying and SPF properties, and it seems to fulfill its promise in both regards.
Color:
A brighter orange than in the picture. It's coral rather than burnt orange, which is slightly disappointing but bearable. The front center stripe is very apparent.
Overall:
Disappointed with top fit, happy with fabric properties. Get this dress if you want something for relaxed summer activities in the sun, or pair it with a sports bra if you want to be more active.
I would recommend this product.
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