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Women’s Marakesh Maven™ Dress


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Style# 1409301
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Our softest peached knit provides streamlined shaping on the top, while the bottom half flows away in a wash of sleek-ifying stretch knit. Generous pockets are hidden along the side seaming and are great for cell phones, keys, cards…or just stuffing your hands in when there’s nothing else to do with them.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 40 sun protection
  • Omni-Wick™ advanced evaporation
  • Flex Fit
  • 4-way comfort stretch
  • Multi-functional pockets
  • Imported

  • 86% polyester / 14% elastane stretch jersey
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect multi purpose dress Tried this dress on at an outlet store and loved the fit so much I purchased two. I usually wear a 1X, however the XL fits great. If you have some extra tummy it really hides that very well. The length is ideal for work (hits me just below the knee). Only issue is that if you're a C cup or above the amount of cleavage is more than you'll want going on at work. I solved that problem by getting some chemesettes aka modesty panels. For reference: I'm 5'4" 220 lbs size 18 and my cup size is 38D. Hope that info helps you decide if this fabulous dress will work for you. July 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beat the heat I love this dress i now have 2, it can be dressed up or down. It is extremely cool for a South Texas summer! The pockets are great and don't make dress look poofy. The material is super soft & doesnt cling on to your body in extreme heat. It's my new favorite summer dress Im 5'4 & it sits right at mid knee, would definately purchase again- oh & it is easy to wash & dries quickly wrinkle free June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Columbia classic! I have several Columbia dresses. My sister-in-law bought this for herself and I admired it. I bought the foxglove color for me and love it. I went back to order more colors but none were available in my size. Alas! Please make more Columbia! June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Summer Dress I purchased 2 of these at the outlet and fell in LOVE with them. They are flowy and comfy...especially in the Arizona heat! Given I loved them, when I placed an order online I figured I'd buy yet another. I am 140 lbs and 5'5. I normally wear a small or medium size in Columbia gear but definitely needed the small in the dress. June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thrilled with this dress! This dress is so comfortable and flattering. It kept me cool during a day outdoors in sweltering Florida! I highly recommend this dress to anyone who loves cool, comfortable, quality clothing! June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I was just tickled Fit me PERFECTLY. Love the fabric -- never saw anything like it before. The empire waist is so flattering yet the dress is so functional. Just perfect for me. June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this dress I love the material, it fits like a glove. I ordered a M it fits me perfect. This dress could be used to hike or on a night out!!!!! June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MUST HAVE FOR SUMMER I bought this dress at an outlet mail for $19 during the Memorial Day Sale and I LOVE IT! This is perfect for any events you will be outside all day in the heat. The material is light weight, and it is flattering! As a big bonus, it has pockets. I'm heading back to get another one. My only wish is they came in a full length version! June 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for travel. Comfortable in hot sun and warm rainy conditions. Great to walk in or dress up with jewelry to go out. May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and Stylish This dress is roomy and stylish. I went down a size based on other reviews, and I'm glad I did. It fits perfectly! April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great casual dress I bought one of these dresses last year and have now purchased two more. They are great for the hot summers we have in Texas! I don't find them to be overly wrinkly and I haven't had any issues with the fabric. I'm 5'3", 128ish lbs, with a C cup and the xs works best for me. The outlets have a few additional colors. April 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Looks good Although I haven't had a chance to wear this yet (for warm weather), it fits perfectly and I'm looking forward to wearing it next spring on travels. It's very light for packing and versatile. Pockets don't detract at all from the fit and could be useful. October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE it I love this dress.... and it fits perfectly even with my larger than 'normal' bust line. YEAHHHH and it has pockets. BEAUTIFUL, can't wait to wear it into the fall. August 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by I'm happy for those who like this drees -- NOT me! I hesitated to write this review because so many seem to love this dress. A pretty summer dress that fits and makes us feel good is a simple joy and I am happy for you if you like this dress. But for those like me, who are looking for something comparable to the Feezer II, this is a complete miss! The color is garish, the fit is a sack and the fabric is wrinkly, clingy and just super cheap-looking. Without even opening the bag, I saw this was not for me but figured I should at least give it a shot. Not only did it not work, I was cautious taking it off to not snag the fabric. August 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A great summer dress This little dress is perfect for warm/hot summer days. I was even able to dress it up with a simple scarf and wear it out to lunch. If the neckline had not been so low, I would have even worn it to church! Nicely constructed and a beautiful color. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this Dress! Love this dress - it fits well and is flattering - even if you're curvy. Love the length - not too short. The material is light and breathable - great for hot, humid days but works with a sweater over it for cooler days. Definitely recommend this one! July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love, love, love this dress! I loved this dress so much when I was at a Columbia outlet store I bought two more! It's a little long, but I'm short so it's not the dresses fault. If you have larger breasts it does have a lower neck and cleavage is going to happen. Just FYI. I love to wear this dress everywhere. It keeps me cool while I dress It up or down. I've worn it by itself in the summer or with leggings and a jacket in the cooler months. The pockets are plus, too! June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marakesh Maven Dress I bought all three colors. I went a size up since it had pockets and I wanted a nice flow from behind. Great go to dress. Easy to accessorize and create different looks. May 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by More like a swimsuit than a dress After years of buying Columbia products for our entire family, this is the first Columbia product I've been disappointed with. Per the description, I thought this would be more of a knit dress but the material feels and looks like swimsuit material. I'd intended to wear it for casual outings or just running errands but the material is thin, it wrinkles badly and it doesn't have a flattering drape. it may be a suitable coverup for the pool or beach. It also fits small. I find most Columbia clothes, especially tops are too small if you have a larger bust. I usually wear a medium but purchased a large as I usually do with Columbia clothes and it was beyond snug, mainly in the bust and waist area and not in a smoothing or flattering way. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bought a second one I bought the coral color of this dress two years ago. I'm not much of a dress wearer but in the warm humid summer here it's fantastic!! Fit is super flattering (even on those bloated days) and the pockets are a great useful size but don't bow out like some dress pockets. Length is also great right at my knee. I wore this all over Europe during a 3 week vacation and it never wrinkled and could be dressed up for nice dinners or helped wick sweat during the 96 degree days sightseeing in Rome. When I saw it in an email from Columbia on sale recently I quickly bought a black version. I'm a few months postpartum and still have baby weight and already this dress has my confidence up because the fit is flattering over that extra weight. So yes you should buy this dress. It can be worn around town, on dates, at the park, hiking, etc etc. April 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bought 2 This dress is ideal for any travel from cruising to paddling . Lightweight, drys quickly. Full cover tank style with pockets, perfect. It will double as a dress, cover up and even a cover when getting out of the shower. April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Dress! I love this dress! This garment is very cool, perfect for summer days. March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this dress so much that I have 2! I purchased my first dress in black and loved it so much that I purchased in the coral. It fits perfect and covers me well on top as I am very large busted. The length is perfect and the side pockets are unique. These are going with me to Tahiti in October and should work well for day or night! August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love Love Love I have 3 of these dresses and wish I had more. They are so comfortable even in the hottest climates. I can really dress them up with a scarf and cute sandals or run around town with flip flops. I teach school and these are great for work too! Love the side pockets! August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marakesh Dress I am embarrassed to say that I have four of these in black! I wear them almost everyday (I work from home so no one knows!). I did find a pretty plum in an Outlet store. Pastels are not for me, so I hope they will make the same dress in subtle sophisticated colors. I have worn this on a boat test drive and then to a nice dinner and felt perfectly dressed the whole day. I shorten the shoulders a lot and it makes the dress fit perfectly. Great dress, please keep making them. June 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Woah!! Runs very large This is an adorable dress and the idea of it is great (I've been searching everywhere for dresses with pockets) but the sizing is SO horrific I cannot recommend it. Based on the size charts I should be exactly a size Small. I ordered two of this dress-- the EXACT same dress. One in Geyser (blue) and one in Black. The black dress fits okay (although still a tad big), the blue one is absurdly large. I measured them against each other and the blue is over 2 inches larger in all directions than the black one-- again, the exact same size. For the cost of this dress, this is unacceptable. June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth Creating an Account to Review I lucked up with this dress. I HATE shopping... with a passion. In a desperate attempt to flee the in-laws, my husband and I spent a day at an outlet mall in Destin, Florida. I wasn't hardcore shopping, but I said if I happened upon a cute summer dress, I wouldn't mind buying it. I did not expect to buy it at Columbia, but I'm so glad I did. I'm larger in the bust an hips, and this dress is ridiculously flattering. You can wear a normal bra with it! I loved it so much in the store that I took advantage of a buy one get on half off sale they were having and bought it in 2 colors. The store had a plum, which I bought along with black. I wish I could wear these dresses every day of my life. I'm typically a large, but fit beautifully in the medium. My husband LOVES me in this dress and it's comfortable, which means I am very confident in it. It's pretty enough that you can dress it up a little with cute flats and some jewelry or throw it over your suit for a boat ride. I've gotten nothing but great compliments on this dress even wearing it in the office on casual Fridays. If you're not sure on it, buy it. I promise, it's totally worth it. May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So happy you still carry this dress! I first bought this dress 3 years ago and it has been a summer staple. This last year I've had health issues and gained too much weight to fit in my beloved dress. I tried on the Armadale dress (going up one size) as a replacement. It didn't look good on me and I was sad, thinking that this style dress just doesn't work for me anymore. Then I put on my old Marakesh Maven and noticed that even though it was a size smaller than the Armadale, it still fit better (although it was obviously too small). The Armadale is definitely smaller in the bust, bust fits higher up, and is made of a cheaper, less forgiving material that shows more bulges on your lower half. So if you've tried the Armadale and that didn't work for you , try the Marakesh Maven. I'm very happy I can buy another one in my new size. February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greatest All Around Dress This dress works for casual in the mountains of Colorado and dressy for going out in Chicago. It also works year round with layering possible to make so many different styles. In addition, it packs for a trip taking up little space and no ironing required. I now have this dress in basic black and green. August 27, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wanted to like it but fit all wrong I was looking for a simple go anywhere dress with pockets and this looked perfect. I love every other Columbia Sportswear article of clothing I've ever purchased. However, the fit of this dress is so strange and inconsistent with other purchases. The top knit part seems like it was meant for two sizes larger than the marked size. However, from the high waist down, it was sized correctly... very strange. It gaps in the back and on the sides. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs. I usually wear a size 4 or small in other Columbia Sportswear but based on the other reviews I ordered an XS. I'm not busty... a 32 B or 34 A. perhaps someone more busty could wear this. However if the shoulders and chest were broad enough to fit the top, I think the high waist and skirt would be too small. Will be returning this one. August 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great travel dress, or everyday dress I love this dress, I got it in all the colors. For travel in hot climates, this is the best material out there. While everyone is sweating, you stay cool and dry. It fits you well and you still look stylish in it. The pockets are a bonus! August 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by great investment I love this dress. I bought it in black. I've had it less than a week and have worn it twice. It'd s cool, flattering and washes easily. I. An dress it up or down. I'm considering getting it in a different color. At 6' tall, I struggle finding clothes that fit nicely. This dress does. July 27, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by 'Tank' really is army green I read the reviews, and opted for a medium, and this was definitely too tight. It is also was a terrible color for me, army green on the side of yellow. Sadly, back it goes. The other colors are too bright for me and I already own too much black,. July 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Dress!! Bought the teal dress while shopping in Philly, it is so nice I decided to order the orange and black one on line. This dress is so light weight and versatile it really works for almost every occassion, on the beach with flip-flops or dress it up with dewelry and dress sandals! I would highly recommend the dress. July 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by If you have curves, great dress! I love this dress and would wear it every day. It's like wearing a nightgown but you can wear it in public. Very forgiving for those days when you feel a bit "large". Hides the "travel belly" you might get from bingeing on Italian pasta for a couple weeks. July 12, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hem length too short and neckline too low for bra Wanted to use this dress for traveling and the fabric would have been perfect for that. Nice smooth feel. Wash and dry would have been perfect. But the styling would have been more acceptable if the length was below the knees. The neckline was too low for me to wear a bra. The tank color is a very nice neutral. Would really appreciate garments like this taking into consideration the needs of women over 65. July 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this dress. Awesome dress. Nice and light and great for traveling. June 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Summer Dress Very light weight but not cheap material like most. I love this dress and plan on dressing it up for a summer wedding and them using it on my trip to Africa. The only think I didn't like was the pleat down the back, it sit's funny. Nothing a quick stick will not fix. I also was really excited to find out this dress had pockets! June 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great flexible dress! Am taking this dress with me to Europe to wear on outings with walking sandals, evenings with dressier shoes and jewelry, as well as to a Captain's dinner on a cruise (with heels.) For the more formal times, I have a scarf and/or a fancy top to tie over the bodice. This dress can go anywhere and is easy to wash! Lightwieght. Love it! Needed a small instead of my regular medium. June 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Summer Dress This dress is oh, so cute and comfortable. Great fit, no wrinkle and fast drying. I have this dress in 4 colors so far. Everyone asks me where I got this dress. The pockets don't add buldge and are supper handy. The quality is SUPER! I've worn casual or dressy with bolero and jewelry. June 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by This dress is AWESOME I read all the previous reviews, went out on a limb, and bought 2. The night my delivery arrived, I bought another. I can jazz this dress up to wear it to work or dress it down and wear it outside with flip flops. So comfy, So versatile. Love the pockets!! May 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect for Travel I loved they style and material of this dress so much that I bought 2 for my recent trip to Asia in black and army green. The fit runs very large - like an earlier poster I usually get a S or M in most everything at any store, and with this dress I had to get an XS. Flattering to gown a size, but the sizing is a bit off. I was most excited about the material not wrinkling in my luggage and not showing my excessive sweat in the 100 degree heat/humidity. They did not wrinkle at all, but the sweat factor was an sadly issue. I wore the green one in Bangkok and pools of sweat did find their way through this fabric onto my chest and lower back, despite the wicking material. I still give the dress 4 stars for the design and pack-ability. You can dress it up or down, with jewelry, layers, etc. It washes easy too. I am disappointed in the wicking not totally living up to its promise. May 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marakesh Maven Dress I live in the deep south and this dress is perfect for the climate. Love the stretch in the material. I have all three colors. If Columbia comes out with more colors I will order them too! April 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by It'll be great once I get the right size. I'm pretty much a medium in everything, so I was surprised that this was so big on me. It gapped across the back and was huge across the chest. It has potential to be a great piece if it fits properly, so I do think it's worth exchanging. April 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect dress to dress up or down This is a great dress for a variety of purposes, and it fits especially well for those of us with curves. I picked it up last summer at the Columbia store in Seattle and since then, six of my friends (and my mom!) have bought this dress. One of them owns 4- one in every color! I've worn it to work, one red-eye flights, around town, to the beach and day-hiking in the Sierra Nevada's. This dress is my most versatile item of clothing, hands down. April 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT summer dress! I love this dress!!! Great fabric, unlike cotton it doesn't stretch out and loose shape. Keeps shape well, nice texture. Dress it up or dress it down. Best part is that it has pockets!!!!! Great for traveling!!! Will keep you comfortable for hours during the day, add a necklace or strappy sandles are you are ready for a night on the town!! March 17, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by disappointing styling My first impression was - I love this dress! It's perfect for dressing up or down, and it drapes beautifully. Then . . . I moved my arms. The armholes gape oddly, hugely, poking out to the sides. The dress then pinches in so much to the underbust seam that I could not imagine a human physique that this dress would fit well. Certainly not mine; there was no point ordering a smaller size, because then the underbust seam would be too snug for my taste. Either the armholes will fit or the bust, not both. If you don't move your arms much, this dress might work for you. February 21, 2011
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
womens relaxed fit bottom
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37.5 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

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  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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