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Women's Reel Beauty™ II Short Sleeve Dress


http://www.columbia.com/womens-reel-beauty-ii-short-sleeve-dress-FL5040.html FL5040
$41.25 $55.00
Style# 1538521
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Uses: Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Large | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1538521
Uses Fishing


Cute and breezy—yet built to keep up with your active lifestyle, this sweat-wicking, sun-protecting short-sleeve dress plays flatteringly with stripes for a versatile, feminine piece that excels at fishing, rambling, and daily life alike. The tie at mid-section delivers an adjustable look and fit and can also be removed entirely.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported

  • 57% Cotton, 38% Rayon, 5% Elastane
High-Performance Wicking Fabric

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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very large, loose neck hole I was really looking forward to receiving this dress, but unfortunately it was unwearable for me. The neck of the dress was so loose and large that the only way I could wear it is if I wore a cami underneath and even then, it would hang too low. I am 5'5" and 123 lbs. I am thinner on top and rounder in the hips and normally wear a small. This one definitely did not work for me. July 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Loved This Dress But Neck Gapes ALOT I saw this dress in the navy striped and knew I had to have it. It fit like a dream. Except in the neck and shoulder area. I'm 5'3 115 lbs and work out a lot. I have shoulders. I have never had a dress or shirt of any kind do what this dress did. I had to return it. It gaped and drooped something fierce. It was a no go. Too bad because it is a beautiful dress with a gorgeous drape. I would buy it in a heart beat if they fixed the neck. July 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runs big in the neck The pluses- I like this dress, easy to wear, about knee-length, good coverage. The negatives-It does run a bit big in the neck so I do kind of feel like I am "falling out" of it. I almost need a cami or tank to feel more secure that I am not flashing anyone. July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by best little black dress ever!!! I ordered this dress in black and loved it so much I ordered the blue stripe also. It is the perfect little black dress and is very flattering with the tie string waist. Perfect work dress also because of the short sleeve and knee length. The black dress attracts lint and hair so pack a lint roller with you and you will love it! June 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice cover up I took this dress on a camping trip and it met all my expectations. I would have liked to have had it in a lighter, solid color but black works. Very comfortable. May 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by More Stylish Than Expected Very cute dress to throw over a swimsuit or with a cute pair of flats for the evening! Dress it up with a scarf or necklace. Love it! April 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wide neck dress I read that the neck was a little gappey so I ordered a small (I normally take medium). The neck is still large but the dress fits everywhere else OK. With a jacket or light weight scarf I can make it work. The quality is nice and I can't wait to get a bit of a tan and start wearing it. April 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by So comfy,could be better Love the dress! The fabric is so soft and very stretchy. I found the neckline too big so I threaded elastic through the neckline and now it is perfect. I do wish it had pockets.m January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Knit Dress I love this dress. I did order a size smaller due to the reviews and I am glad that I did. It fits perfectly. I highly recommend this dress - perfect length, excellent quality, flattering. You can't go wrong :) August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE THIS DRESS!!! I do NOT wear dresses at all!!! But I seen this dress and tried it on and FELL IN LOVE!!! It is perfect!! It is very comfy, flattering and super adorable! I have gotten the best compliments when I wear it! I just LOVE it! May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lazy day dress This dress feels like you are wearing sweats! super comfy and i could wear it all day. does run a tad big, but it might be the style. i do wish the tie on the waist was removable so i could wear it lower. goes below the knees. March 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cute little dress I really like this casual little dress. I'm 5'6, 125lbs and the XS fits perfectly. I would normally wear a S in most brands so I think this runs a little on the large side but I got the right size so I'm happy with it. This will get a lot of wear this summer! March 28, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
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
  • 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.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns
Shipping Information
Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping
Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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