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Women's PFG Reel Beauty™ II Maxi Dress - Plus Size


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Style# 1541922
Uses Fishing


A comfortable, versatile staple of swimsuit season, this beachy full-length maxi dress has a lovely drape, sweat-wicking fabrication, and a flattering high waistline that elongates your figure.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1541922

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

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Women's PFG Reel Beauty™ II Maxi Dress - Extended Size is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable fit and feel to the material. My wife likes the color scheme, too.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pleasedwith first time Columbia purchase Very happy with this dress even though just a little large in the bust area but doesn't compromise the wearability of the garmnent.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taking it up a notch in summer wear! This dress is a delight! The empire waist is flattering and fun. I ordered the black and wear it with an open cotton shirt to look a bit more "dressed up" while remaining really comfortable. There is enough fullness in the bottom and weight to the fabric that I did not find it clingy or revealing. Winner!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beach Ready Love this Maxi Dress!
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wanted to love this dress! It arrived today and I tried it on right away. What a disappointment! The seam under the bust wasn't sewed evenly and the dress looks AWFUL! If it looked as shown in the pictures, I would have loved it.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Dress! I absolutely LOVE this dress! It is very comfortable and sits well on my body. I appreciate that while it is a maxi dress, it is not so long that I cannot wear flat sandals with it.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these dresses! I love these dresses; this purchase was my third in the past year. They are cool, stretchy, comfortable, come in an array of great colors, figure friendly to most body types, and stylish! What's not to love? Next up: The PINK!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy! I am really happy with this purchase. It was a purchase for work and it has been comfortable, looks great and works well for the fluctuating temperature of my office. it is lightweight and dries really quickly if you are caught in the rain. My only criticism is, size wise it's a little off. I'm glad that I ordered 1 size up from my usual size, but it's just a little bit too big. If I had ordered my usual size, I know I would have been returning it for a different size. I need to have it tailored a bit to fit. It still looks great and I've gotten several compliments.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The comfortable and light dress Wore dress to an outdoor evening wedding. It was perfect. The fit is true to size. I am big on top and it fit very nicely. I liked it so much that I am considering purchasing another one.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not true to size I would love to give a 5 Star, but gave it a 3 for size and inconvenience of exchange. Loved the color and the material. But, it ran small. The plus size was more like a regular size. I have to return (at my expense), order a new size (maybe) and it's not on sale now. Frustrating!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from sent back I wanted to love it, but it just didn't sit right on my body. It clung to my hips in unflattering ways. I thought about sizing up, but them it would have been too loose in the bust for my (less than generous) chest. I really wanted to like it, but ended up sending it bac.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, versatile dress I have been searching for a basic, black maxi dress that I could wear a regular bra with & stumbled across this dress. I debated ordering it because it said it was for fishing, but it went on sale so I tried it. I love it so much, I immediately ordered a second dress! Living in FL, I can wear this dress year round & it can go from very casual with flip flops to dressier with sandals or flats & a long necklace.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great dress! This is a nice fitting dress except for the arm holes are quite large and I needed to have it altered to fit properly. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite! I have all of these dresses. As a bigger girl they are very flattering and comfortable. I have used them on a cruise, a night out, and even just a relaxing day. They are very versatile.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite! Light, comfy, fits perfect, and retains its shape. I adore this dress! Wore it all weekend at a family party, even took a nap in it and it didn't stretch out. So happy with this I might need another.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Arm holes too big As other reviewers said, fabric is great but arm holes too big.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Love, Love, Love this dress, its very comfortable and looks excellent on, I get many compliments on it Planning on ordering another one
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully comfortable Bought this for my wife and hit it out of the park. She said it's super comfortable and travels very well.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fit I love this dress. Fits great. I am big busted and it works perfectly.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected The fabric was great, but the fit was strange. The top was designed for someone with very broad shoulders. The shoulder straps wouldn't stay up. And the armholes were too big. Had to return this one. Would love a skirt out of this fabric.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice dress but runs large The fabric and construction are both excellent. I ordered my "normal" size and there was at least 4 " of extra material under the arms. I debated trying to alter it myself because otherwise the dress was perfect. I am a plus size and I am not sure the Columbia store here in Portland, Oregon stocks plus sizes. I wish they did, it would save me time and shipping costs!
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the way this looks on I bought this in black, it fits great and is very flattering for those of us with a full figure. I am planning to order the other colors because I like how great this looks on me.
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy! I was so impressed by the comfort and ease of getting into this dress. Can't wait to wear this on my Las Vegas trip!
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this I really like this dress. I ordered the black and the navy stripe. It is very comfortable and looks cute. I live in Dubai where the weather is extreme. Please consider making this available in more colors/prints. Maybe not horizontal stripes though. I would buy more.
Date published: 2015-03-21
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Women's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Women's Performance Top Fit Guide
Women's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide

Women's Body Measurement (Inches)

Women’s Plus Sizing

  Size Bust Waist Hips Short Inseam Regular Inseam Long Inseam
1X 16W–18W 43–45 36–38 45–47 29.5 32 34.5
2X 20W–22W 47–49 40–42 49–51
3X 24W–26W 51–53 44–46 53–55

How to Measure

Women's Size Chart
  • 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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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