Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Armadale™ Dress

Columbia Women's Armadale™ Dress

Built to bring femininity to the outdoors, the Armadale’s built-in UPF 40 sun protection and sweat-wicking technology blend with an amazing sweeping fit in a soft drapey fabric that flatters any shape.
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4.6
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40 out of 45(89%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Armadale™ Dress
Review 1 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love my Sundress!

PostedSeptember 12, 2013
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Jen306
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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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
I originally purchased this style in the Salmon color for our trip to Africa. Africa was cooler than anticipated so I only wore it once. However, here at home it got quite warm, so I have worn it several times. I liked it so much I ordered the same style in black and it is equally wonderful. The compliments I receive on this dress are incredible. Fits like a glove, so very comfortable. Just makes me a little sad with fall coming I won't get to wear them as often. Highly recommend.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love!

PostedSeptember 5, 2013
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MKinTC
Location: Traverse City, MI
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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
This dress is very lightweight and so comfortable. I got a million compliments on it when I wore it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Women's Armadale Dress, clear blue

PostedAugust 27, 2013
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Ann1
Location: Goldsboro, NC
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased this dress in the spring in green/ print and absolutely love it! That is why I ordered another in solid blue. However, I did not care for the two shades of blue and the fabric in the bottom part of the dress did not feel like the same quality. Perhaps the print bottom hides wrinkles better. Anyway, I was disappointed as this is a perfect beach and summer dress for the south. Hopefully, you will continue the same design next year with different fabric prints.
Ann
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Travel dress

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Honolulu
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
I like how easy it is to care for this fabric. Wash and wear; wash it in hotel sink, dry the next day. No need ironing. It packs oh so light, great to layer with a sweater, a shawl, or anything, really. I got 2, one in black and the other in red, for that very purpose. Hardly takes up any space in a carry-on bag. It's really the only dress I need to pack because it can go from casual to dressy depending on how you accessorize. So versatile, comfortable, and attractive. Great travel dress!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this dress!

PostedAugust 6, 2013
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Anniealpine
Location: Massachusetts
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
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
This dress is so comfortable - I wear it to work as well as on weekend trips to Maine. It has an empire waist and the fabric is really light.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not flattering

PostedJuly 20, 2013
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JLMT
Location: Adirondacks new york
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Just didnt hit me right. Probably not for short-wasted women. bad back look.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very good dress

PostedJuly 20, 2013
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Andreus68
Location: Elizabeth, NJ
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
Very good dress, easy, soft, I don't feel it on a body. Always I carry Colambia. Exact size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Travel gem

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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AWPDX
Location: Portland, OR
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this the day before a trip to the Middle East and am wearing it to work with a blazer today! It was perfect, never wrinkles, cool sun protection and flattering. I bought a size smaller than usual and it fits nicely. My suggestion for its next incarnation or simply product extension is to add 3/4 length sleeves. A bit more elegant and needed sun protection.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I am hooked

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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Jennings
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have 2 of these dresses and love them for hot summer days. They can be dressed up or down and are perfect for the outdoors, running errands or hanging out with friends. The fabric is SUPER light and the fit is flattering. The pockets are a nice feature and they don't add bulk! I lik how the top is fitted but the bottom part is flowy. A lot of people mentioned it ran small but I bought it in my normal size and thought it fit fine.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Wanted to like it...

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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TJsMom
Location: PA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Unfortunately, this dress is being returned. If I didn't have the ol' muffin top, perhaps it would have been more flattering.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Works for Office, Exercise, Social Time

PostedJune 7, 2013
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CeliaVA
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wore my new Armadale dress on a very hot casual Friday at work. Early in the day, I went out for my walk before the heat built up and even wore it through some wooded trails. At the end of the day, I was still fresh enough to go straight to a wine tasting. Got loads of compliments on the dress. The only issue I have with it is that it seems a bit large on top, while fitting on bottom.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I want wear this everyday!

PostedJune 4, 2013
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DesertMom
Location: Arizona
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
I was struggling with what to wear as I adjust to the Desert Climate in Arizona. Then... I found this gem!!! To say I love it is an understatement. Now, I am 5'7 around 135 and 34b bra size and the small fits perfect but I could see a big chested gal maybe needing to size up to get it over that area ;) but go ahead and size up because this dress is worth it. Did I mention I love it???
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect travel dress

PostedMay 24, 2013
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PDXtitan
Location: 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
This dress does it all, easy to pack, easy to wash and quick dry, can be dressed up or down, comfortable to travel in - I have 2 now!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This Dress is Really Cute!

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
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wore this dress for the first time last Sunday and received a ton of compliments. We went from one function to another so I wound up hanging out in the park on a hot day playing with a bunch of kids and it was really comfortable, has full coverage and the material is super light and cool. I will probably end up purchasing this dress in other colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great

PostedApril 22, 2013
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Ang64
Location: Idaho
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: Yes
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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
I bought this dress to wear for my college graduation. I usually hate wearing dresses, but I love this one. The only con is it runs a little big. I order small and its a little too big for me. I am 5 '4 116 lbs. I like how simple it is.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Beautiful dress for the summer months

PostedMarch 23, 2013
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ktfd1
Location: New Hampshire
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this dress last year and loved wearing it during the summer. Fits well and not clingy. Lost some weight over the winter and came back to buy 2 more in a size smaller (bright pink and the black). Love this dress in the solid colors. Wished you made it in a solid mid-blue (maybe a lapis blue) and I would buy another.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Awesome Dress!

PostedMarch 22, 2013
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mr1979
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Wonderful Dress! I just love the way it feels! I'm now wanting one in every color!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not as flattering as everyone else says!

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
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This dress is far from flattering! The material is so thin and the quality of the dress is minimal. It also did not seem to be as wrinkle free as others have written in terms of a great traveling dress. The bright rose color is more pink than it appears online. I am very disappointed in the dress and will be sending it back.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Adorable!

PostedJanuary 8, 2013
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kayak
Location: Missouri
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
Perfect fit. Great fabric. Very flattering. Can't wait for warm weather so I can wear it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Armadale™ Dress
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Beautiful

PostedDecember 15, 2012
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Sherisagoff
Location: Singapore
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
I love this dress, I wear it under cardigans on chilly days, under jackets and over my jeans when I travel to colder climates in winter, and by itself in my home country of Singapore. It's made of thin, breathable fabric that's sturdy yet pretty. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this product.
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