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Arc'teryx Contenta Dress - Women's

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    Make hot summer days happy ones.

    Explore Spain's streets in the light, comfy, and incredibly flattering Arc'teryx Women's Contenta Dress during your Eurotrip this summer. Its stretchy Diem polyester fabric resists wrinkles, dries quickly, has a UPF of 50+. The relaxed fit includes a dropped waistline with an elastic drawcord to simultaneously give you a flattering figure and keep you comfy in Spain's hot summer weather. A zippered security pocket stores your cash in crowded areas, and both front pockets are shaped to fit your hands perfectly.   

    • Diem polyester
    • Relaxed fit
    • Dropped waistline with elastic drawcord
    • Zippered security pocket
    • Shaped hand pockets
    • UPF 50+
    • Item #ARC3746

    Tech Specs

    Diem (polyester)
    dropped waistline
    tank dress
    2 hand
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    casual, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Go-To Summer and Travel Dress

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    My husband got me this dress for an upcoming trip and I am in love. The silhouette is extremely flattering, a tank dress with a drop waist and the ability to cinch the dress to accentuate your waist and shorten the length. The fabric is silky and soft feeling but will also pack well and is moisture wicking and easy to clean. The perfect multi-purpose dress - a night out, a lounge by the pool, a stroll on the beach, a trek through Europe...a traveler's best friend. I am 5'7, 130 pounds with an athletic build and usually take a small or medium. The small in this dress fits perfectly.

    Arc'teryx LBD

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    On a quest for a LBD (little black dress) I would have never began my search with Arc'teryx, but lo and behold, I sure found it! This dress is adorable, and so comfortable. The fabric is technical, but silky. The drawstring waist also allows you adjust the fit to get whatever look you are trying to achieve. <br ></article><br />I bought this dress after a trip to the desert, where I was wanting something that was technical and easy to wear camping, but cute as well so that that if I wanted to venture into civilization after a few days in the woods, I would be able to without looking like I was homeless. <br /><br />This dress totally serves that purpose. I would also honestly say, since it's so silky and soft, you could pair it with a pair of heels and wear it to a dinner party as well, and no one would ever guess it was the same dress you were wearing out on the river a few weeks before.<br /><br />Bravo arc'teryx for making a versatile, kill it all, LBD. <br />

    Arc'teryx LBD

    Great travel dress

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    Really excited to take this dress on my summer travel adventures. It packs down quite small, seems pretty wrinkle- and dirt-resistant, and the material feels luxe/classy for a performance/wicking fabric. It also will be easy enough to dress up or down. I started out with the S and ended up sizing down to an XS for a better fit up top and lengthwise, without the dress becoming too snug (I'm 34A/26/36).

    Great dress!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    This dress is so cute and stylish, while also having great performance - two things I find usually to be at odds with each other. I got the raku color, which is a gorgeous deep purple. I'm 5'10, about 155 lbs, and the medium fits great, although is pretty short if you're tall like me. I doubtfully will ever wear this without leggings underneath, unless it was just as a cover up over a bathing suit. But it dries quickly, looks great, and the material feels great on the skin, too. Highly recommend it!

    Easy & Breezy!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Extra Small

    Size Ref: 5' 4.75", between 108-112, ~34A, generally wear a size 0/XS in dresses. I have this dress in a size XS. I've used this dress for running errands around town, traveling, hiking and camping, and even for fancy nights out—in fact, the fabric looks richer than that of any other 'little black dress' I own.

    FIT: This dress fits in a unique way compared to typical dresses one finds at run-of-the-mill stores at the mall. It has a kind of modern 'drop waist' fit that actually stays where you want it when you tighten the drawstring, and it’s long enough to wear it at your natural waist on a hot day (for me, I wear yoga shorts or leggings underneath when I wear it that high and my fingertips hit the end of the skirt). I have about a +1 ape index and when I wear it closer to my the top of my hips, it's about 3 inches from my fingertips, so there's pretty good coverage (and I'm picky about coverage). With regard to the top of the dress, the fit in the chest is very comfortable for me (I have a smaller cup size) and the neckline is quite pretty. If you go out for a big lunch or dinner in this dress, the stylish draping hides a full tummy without looking baggy. Finally, I think the fit of this dress is especially flattering for athletic builds—sometimes dresses from mainstream clothing brands accentuate muscles in unflattering ways, and this dress doesn’t hide them, but rather nicely complements them.

    PERFORMANCE: The performance of this fabric and dress with regard to temperature regulation is exquisite. Even in the bright Colorado sun, this dress is so breezy that I have never been uncomfortable temperature-wise. In a way, it's so breezy you feel like you’re only in your underwear in big gusts! Plus, it dries super quickly; it's probably the fastest-drying garment I own. The drawstring is flawless and the metal pieces that guide the string feel and look sturdy. As for the pockets, well, these guys deserve their own section.

    POCKETS: Incredible pockets. I love putting my hands in pockets, especially in a dress that has 'em. The two hand pockets are great in this--perfect placement, nice and deep, and even quite stylish themselves with their geometric seaming. The Arc'teryx logo shimmers proudly in a subtle position on the left hand pocket. Also on the left side is, what I think, the best feature of this dress: a zip stash. It fits both my wallet and phone--perfect for those who don't like carrying a purse!

    CONS: Unfortunately, the arm holes are quite restricting on me when I reach my arms forward. The small was a little too big everywhere else, so I thought I'd bite the bullet on a little discomfort. I do notice this restriction when I hike and am moving my arms a lot when I'm going downhill, but other than that it doesn't bother me too much (but I'd give it a 4.5 stars if I could for this quality). See pic for the oddly small sleeve(less) opening. Another related problem I’ve noticed is that if you’re hiking and taking very big strides, you can really tell that the fabric needs some stretch in the bottom half; as it is, this garment has very little stretch--you can also definitely notice this quality when you put the dress on and take it off.

    Easy & Breezy!

    Great summer dress

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    This dress is adorable! Very light weight and comfortable. Perfect for summer. I love the pockets! I am not a dress person and this is something I am very comfortable wearing out and about on a warm day. I am 5'6", 120 and the small fits perfectly.