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Thanks to a late-season snowstorm your plane to your tropical getaway was way behind schedule; but no worries, you still have time for a quick dip in the ocean before you pull on the Patagonia Women's Bandha Dress and head out for dinner and dancing at the resort. Back at home, the Bandha's your favorite after-yoga coverup, but you know that its flattering A-line shape and V-neck with a twist at the bodice ensure help you look sensational anywhere. The stretchy, wicking jersey fabric also feels great against your skin in the welcome tropical heat.

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Beautiful dress - fabric surprise

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

This dress fits and drapes beautifully. However I was surprised that the material is like a swimsuit - nylon, lycra type, thin, not a cotton blend like other patagonia dresses and skirts. I also did not care for the semi cap sleeves on me - neither cap sleeves nor sleeveless. So I returned this dress.

A very beautiful dress

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

A very beautiful dress. The material is soft, beautiful color(Glass Blue). My wife wears size s. and this dress suits her perfectly. My wife loves it.

Fits a little slim but great dress!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

Just exchanged this dress for a larger size. Usually I just return a garment that doesn't fit but I really liked the fabric and the cut and I think it will be a very versatile piece by itself or with leggings and a wrap. Can be dressed up or down. I am 5'9" and 165 pounds and pear-shaped. The Large was a little snug for my comfort through the belly. The top is a flattering V-neck and I didn't find it too low. Again, the large was a little snug. I wear a 36DD. Hopefully the Extra Large en route to me will be the charm! Very impressed with Backcountry service. This was my first (of hopefully many) purchases!


    It's too cool and comfortable and cute for words-- I'm 5'2/106 and XS was perfect for me-- Very flattering if you've got a girly girl figure (boobs, waist, hips)--probably not so for the flapper look! If they had it in other colors, I'd buy them too--


      It's too cool and comfortable and cute for words-- I'm 5'2/106 and XS was perfect for me-- Very flattering if you've got a girly girl figure (boobs, waist, hips)--probably not so for the flapper look! If they had it in other colors, I'd buy them too--


        I'm 5'4" and 115lbs. The small fits perfectly! The fabric is comfortable on a hot day, versatile enough that with a nice sweater can also work on a cool day. It's the perfect dress up / dress down outfit! I would get one in every color if I could!

        awesome. would love to get other colors.

          got it in black-wish there were other dark colors (teal, burgundy, brown, etc) available. i am 5'8" and about 135 lbs...but that varies from 130-140+ and this dress is FINE for that whole range. the top is very flattering and not too small since it stretches (i often have issues with small sizes not having enough cup space) fact the cut provides a tiny bit of support. note there is no built in bra, though. its long enough to wear to work with a camisole underneath to limit the cleavage and its also cute and comfortable for biking, traveling, etc. probably wearing it to a wedding also. don't love the weird seam down the front, but its not that noticeable. also wish it werent such an artificial fabric (kind of feels like bathing suit material) but it does make it wrinkle-free and quick-drying (and probably contributes to it being so flattering) so thats awesome for traveling. i put it in a delicates bag and wash on cold and lay it out to dry-doesnt show any wear yet (~10 washes). also, i have a belly, and unlike others who have commented that that's a problem, i don't find it to be so. maybe its because i got the black color or i'm past the early-20s "caring about my belly" phase...

          Works well

            This dress fits well, size small (I am 5'2", 105 lb). Often I am XS, but a small is needed in this style. The teal color was as shown. You can shove this dress in a backpack and get it out later, wrinkle free. Would prefer a more natural fabric, but that is hard to find. Not exactly what you would call a light-weight fabric, probably will wear well though.

            Great dress...but if you have any sort of stomach...I'd say stay away

              LOVE the dress...unfortunately, I've gotten quite chubby and this shows ALL of my body....perhaps wishing it was loser around my middle...and it's low cut as you see from the pic...but if I were to tighten up my middle then I'd be like everyone else and say I love it to pieces...

              but at 5'4" and 145....a large is tight around my little too hugging...but it's not the dress''s mine.

              But I wanted to let the heftier girls know....


                I bought this in Deep Space and I lvoe this dress. From office to bech, it can be dressed up or casual and the fabric drapes beautifully. I'm 5'6" and normally wear a small or medium. I got this in a small and it fits perfectly.

                All~time Fav

                  I have the older, longer version of this dress, which is so super flattering, comfortable, and effortless.
                  I loved the dress so much that I bought two of this shorter version, which I like better.

                  The shorter length works well for my petite stature. I wear this to work, bbqs, and even if I want to feel fancy while camping. It is beyond comfortable, and very fetching. Definite score!

                  Miss the original version

                    What a shame they changed this dress. I have four of the old style and I'd still buy more - but this version was a disappointment. This version was made of WAY too thin fabric. Showed everything - was pretty much see through. A camera flash would reveal even more. I really miss the old fabric, cut, and length - it could be hemmed if necessary. The new one is just not flattering. Too bad! Glad I bought so many of the old one!

                    Not quite the old one

                      The older version of this dress was a bit longer, and had much less clingy fabric. This one definately shows what's underneath more. That said, I could wear my old one (s - I bought a second a year after the first because I loved it so much) 24/7: to bed, to the beach, to a dinner out! Liked the old length and fabric much more.


                        If there were 10 stars I would give this dress 10, I just ordered it and can't stop wearing it. I got this dress in Amaranth XS for a trip I'm taking to Thailand and it's absolutley fantastic, I've worn it out for drinks with the girls, moving into my apartment, running to the grocery store, I will be purchasing more colors I think as it's the all purpose dress and so incredibly flattering. I'm 5'4, 110lbs and it is the perfect length and fit.

                        Strange seam

                          A few years ago I ordered a Patagonia top that looked really cute online. The fit was flattering, but there were seams running diagonally across each boob. As soon as I tried this dress on, I realized it was the same style. The seam across the boobs ruins this dress for me. Otherwise it is a flattering dress.

                          Love this dress!

                            I LOVE this dress - comfy, flattering, fits true to.size. I got an xs - i'm 5'1" & 115lbs & have a hard time finding clothes that aren't too big. My only complaint is that I have gained several pounds recently, & if I manage to lose it, i'm pretty sure it will gap in the chest, as I barely fill it out now. Sigh. No clothing love for short, flat chested women...unless you wanna shop in the little girls' section.

                            I'm 5'6" and 130 lbs with wide-ish shoulders....

                            I'm 5'6" and 130 lbs with wide-ish shoulders. Am I a small or a medium?

                            is the amaranth color as pink as it looks...

                            is the amaranth color as pink as it looks in "real life" ?? i'm thinking about doing this for a bridesmaid's dress for my wedding party but it looks super bright.