Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress

Columbia Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress

Simplify your warm-weather wardrobe with this one-and-done, go-everywhere dress: quick-wicking and ray-repelling, it keeps you comfortable and protected during casual outings into the great outdoors.
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12 out of 14(86%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
Review 1 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A nice dress for a hot weather

PostedAugust 28, 2013
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thelastavailablenickname
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It's a nice dress for anyone with average or above shapes :)
Helps to highlight benefits and hides extras where you don't want them to be seen. A little bit more transparent fabrics than I expected, not every bra will work with this dress.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

love dress not this color

PostedJuly 25, 2013
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shellinmn
Location: mn
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
love love love this dress in black!! staple summer piece. ordered the salsa, which looked red to me online...ahhhhggg...it is camo orange! what a bummer! i am 5'9 140 and in pretty good shape, no workout worrier. this dress is so forgiving and cute on! i got tons of compliments on the black one i had!! it even has pockets on the sides that look super modern, but doesn't add the weight look to your tummy...it hits about 3-4 inches above the knee...super modern but great for not showing everything.(not a mini dress but not a grandma dress either. loved the black hated the salsa color! Unless of course your going in the woods and don't want to get shot. :-)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this Dress!

PostedJuly 18, 2013
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Chelsea25
Location: Sarasota, FL
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
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Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this dress! It fits perfectly, is very flattering and super comfortable. The pockets are definitely a huge plus. The only thing is that the green is a tiny bit see through, but other than that it's perfect!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Light and comfortable.

PostedJune 27, 2013
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ddgarg
Location: Milford,NH
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased the kiwi XL and the clear Blue L. I was not sure of the size. Generally I would buy a large, but a review I read stated these dresses ran on the smaller side. I found they ran true to size for me. I loved both colors and was sad to have to return the kiwi. The fit is comfortable, light weight and washes well. You can dress it up or simply wear it casual with flip flops. A great pick!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Cute dress, "Zing" a great color...

PostedJune 22, 2013
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Bell
Location: Central PA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am deciding whether or not to keep this dress, ONLY because the underarm area is sewn in a way that makes it jut out, leaving a gap there. Fits great besides, the material is nice and lightweight but not see-through. I am just under 5'8, 145 pounds, normally a 6-8 in most brands and ordered a size medium. Good length also.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Unflattering cut and color

PostedJune 18, 2013
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Shezebelle
Location: Austin, TX
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I am 5'7" and 130lbs. Based on my measurements and those in the size chart, the large should have been right. Unfortunately, it was enormous.
Considered exchanging it, but after pulling and tugging and realizing that the cut is so straight up and down, a medium was likely to still be horribly unflattering. I have a waist that is much smaller than my chest and hips and this dress just made me look shapeless. So I just returned it.
Plus, the Zing color looks almost terra-cotta on the website, but is closer to neon coral in person. So ugly.
I do not recommend this product.
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Geez, I think this is a great dress!
Posted July 2, 2013
Not sure why a large was ordered with this customer only weighing 130 lbs! I would think a small in Columbia would have done the trick. I happen to love the color zing, I could see it being a flattering color on a lot of skin tones. This dress is in no way straight up and down. It has an empire waist for goodness sakes! I kept mine after being unsure of the underarm area and you know what, it's nice because you don't get that bad bra bulge that you do with others. I love it and it is extremely comfy!
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Review 7 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great dress!

PostedMay 18, 2013
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LindseyCMB
Location: Seattle, WA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
I am almost 5'10" and 175#, size 10-12, bra size 36 C-D, and 7 mos after baby #2 am dressing for this little belly I still have. This dress is perfect! I love the pockets. I got a L and I think it fits a little small, but it FITS! It's great. Very forgiving of the belly area. My only complaint is that it's a little short but I think it actually works well as a shorter dress. I'll just have to be a little careful what I do when I wear it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

It Has Pockets!

PostedMay 15, 2013
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MKuhl
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the perfect summer dress - it's super comfortable, really cute, and did I mention it has pockets? Wear it to run errands with some flip flops, and to a wedding with heels.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Fun Dress

PostedMay 12, 2013
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Marymac
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfortable and easy to wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

This dress has a great style.

PostedMay 11, 2013
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BunnyRunner
Location: MPLS, MN
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: Yes
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This dress has nailed the arms, the fabric goes up just enough that there is no gap or underarm skin showing. Love the empire waist, it gives it that girly look that we all love.... It's just that great summer dress that you can go anywhere and do just about anything in.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A new favorite to my collection

PostedMay 10, 2013
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GargetGirl
Location: Folsom, 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
This is my new go-to summer dress! Great slimming fit. I like the minimal pleats in the front and the access to pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Zing is amazing

PostedApril 30, 2013
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Gouldie
Location: Coleraine MN
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
The color Zing is an amazingly beautiful orange. I love it. The dress is a little smaller than the XL dress I previously purchased from Columbia. It is very cute and comfortable. It moves well and holds it's shape.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Dress!

PostedMarch 22, 2013
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mr1979
User Rated Sizing: 
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Wonderful dress! I'm wanting one in every color!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Splendid Summer™ Dress
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not good quality

PostedMarch 1, 2013
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Dislike00
Location: Madison, WI
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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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I was very disappointed in the quality of this dress. The material was thin and appeared cheap. I was not impressed with this dress in the least. I will be sending it back. The color fresh kiwi is more like a florescent yellow.
I do not recommend this product.
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Really?
Posted April 22, 2013
So, you're saying a light-weight, wicking fabric looks thin? Startling. A summer dress made of a thin material is just ... too strange for most people I suppose. It's still Omni-Shade, though, so I guess somehow, this cheap-looking material is able to keep 97% of UV radiation out.
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