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Women's PFG Reel Beauty™ II Maxi Dress


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Style# 1541921
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# 1541921

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

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Women's PFG Reel Beauty™ II Maxi Dress is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit Love it and would buy it again!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dress Very pretty color, long length.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Would buy again Last summer I purchased this dress at an outlet store in a peach color. When I saw they had it again this year in different colors I was ecstatic and had to get another. Hoping they have more next year.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from odd fit but comfy The dress was a little more clingy than I prefer. I had purchased a Med before and the arm hole, and length were too large. This one was a small but it still didn't quite fit right. I went back to the med. I think, if you don't mind it being clingy you would be ok with your true size. I returned the small and kept the med even though it was too large.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not for travels I really wanted to like this dress but just couldn't. The fabric wrinkles, so it won't work for traveling. I am 5.4 and the length was just about my ankles (too short for me). Then, under the arms the fabric stuck out a lot which is the main reason why I am returning it.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dress I LOVE this dress! So cute and comfortable. I wish I had been able to get the other colors before they sold out.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful dress Love this dress. It's very comfy and love the colors. I'm 5'2 so I wish it was a little shorter. I'm going to have to hem it a little to make it perfect but I love it.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is Amazing!!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! I really love this dress, it fits me so nicely and it fresh on a hot hot day!!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beach Dress Love the dress it fits over my swim suit when we go to the beach or pool
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the material! Love this dress. Can be casual or dressy. Washes well.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy long dress, runs a little small. I like this dress, but if I ordered it again, I would order in a larger size. The material is very lightweight and stretchy so it hugs you.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Be careful with length I'm only 5'1"" so I always have to shorten things. This dress looked to be about 4 inches too long when I tried it on but fit well and draped nicely otherwise. While I had it on my sewing table I spilled a glass of water on half of it. When I picked it up that half stretched about 2 more inches so I soaked the whole thing and threw it in the dryer ( low heat as recommended). The length shrunk by about 3 inches though the rest stayed the same. I still need to shorten it a bit but I'm wondering if it will stretch out when I wear it. I love the dress itself so the work involved is worth it.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Dress This dress is so comfy ...... it's like wearing your pajamas all day long!!!!!
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maxi dress Love this dress! Couldn't be more happier with it.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool light pretty Sizing true. Gets wrinkled when washed is the only downside.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Material Thinner Than Other Columbia Maxi Dresses Pros: 1) The dress was extremely comfortable. 2) The darting in the front adds a nice feminine flare to a utilitarian dress. 3) I'm 5'5" and the dress hit right under my ankles, but didn't drag on the ground. Cons: 1) I own a previous version of this dress, and I found that this recent one I bought is thinner in material. I was slightly disappointed since this purchase did not provide enough weight not to cling to my silhouette when walking into the wind. This is certainly not a dealbreaker, though. Summary: A great maxi dress by Columbia! I'll buy more if I want them later on.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too Long for Short People I love the material and how the dress fits! The only problem is that I'm 5'1" I wish the dress came in a short size option, it's about 3 inches too long. Another thing about the dress is that the material is a bit heavy so it feels like the dress is being pulled down while you're wearing it. Also, the dress is a bit form fitting, I am 120 lbs and it is evident where my thighs are. I bought black and I really do like the feel of the dress, I haven't worn it for a great length of time because I need to hem it, but it seems like a great late night boat dress. I'm not sure what is up with the extra fabric in the under arm area either, it seems that a lot of Columbia's shirts have the same thing going on. It doesn't bother me on this particular dress, maybe it's so it won't be tight there, seems like a lot of extra material.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Dress This dress fits really nicely and it is perfect for traveling. It doesn't wrinkle and looks great on. You can dress it up or down. I plan on getting another one of these dresses since I love it so much. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dress I sent this dress back. It is not flattering to anyone without a flat tummy etc. The fabric is also not as nice as Columbia usually has.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this dress! After loving this dress in the bluebell multi color, I bought it in Navy stripes also. The material is breathable, but has a nice weight to it. It drapes nicely and the seams line up perfectly. I think it's very flattering on me, accentuating the smallest part of my torso. It's so comfortable and I often get comments on how nice I look while wearing it. For reference, I'm about 5'7", 135lbs, athletic build, and a small fits great.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Comfortable Dress This dress is absolutely amazing. It truly is the most comfortable dress I have ever worn. In the recent heat wave it does wick away moisture, it feels like pajamas on so I bought one at the Columbia Outlet Store on Tacoma and ordered three more on line here! Then I bought a matching turqouise jacket for chilly mornings, thank you Columbia!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute but not long enough I'm 5'9" 150lbs this item fit great but was not quite as long as I prefer a Maxie so I had to return.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dress! This is a great dress, perfect for the beach, running around town, or a casual work day. I get so many compliments on this dress and everyone wants to know where I got it!
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Craftsmanship is Lacking I bought this dress hoping for the amazing quality that normally accompanies my Columbia purchases. I bought the striped blue version and thought it would be versatile and go with everything. It arrived and I was immediately disappointed. The lines below the bustline were terribly unmatched. It's distracting to the point of needing to return the dress. Columbia, if you make something with stripes, at least match up the stripes. It looks bad. Also, not a huge deal for some people who like the style, but the way the waistline is positioned, the dress kind of looks like it should be maternity. I could have lived with that, but the pattern mistake was a deal breaker.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dress I have this dress in black and loved it. So I bought the navy stripe, had to return it. The way the stitching meets at the bust was off and looked strange so I returned. The black is wonderful and wear it a lot, it is now beginning to fade just a bit from Florida sun.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Fav I love the maxi it fits in all the right places from arm hole to hip length. I'm 5'2 so the dress is way to long so I do have to get it trim to ankle size length.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MtnMimi I'm not smart enough to maneuve, But, I want you ladies to know how comfortable these dresses are. I have the full set of the dresses, except Navy, due to my lack of computer skills. I have taken sequined tops to dress them or a sweater,which are also offered by Columbia. I have Health issues and these dresses are so soft when my skin is so tender. You can go to sleep in them, get up, an they look fresh out of the closet. I recommend them so earnestly. I promise you will love them. Throw on a pair of heels or sandals and your business look is just beautiful.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very loose armholes The dress itself is great but I need to have it adjusted. I am a tall woman and the shoulder straps are extra long and cause the armholes to gape a lot. Disappointed in the fit as Columbia products usually have great fit.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable This dress runs a little small. I'm usually a small in other maxi dresses. This one fits, but is a little more snug in the belly area and isn't as flattering as it would have been if I would have ordered a small.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress! In one day, I wore this dress, bicycled to and from the office (tucked dress hem into my Spanks to keep it off the chain) on the train, to a school function, to the art museum for a concert and showing, and walked two miles in the city, in 88° heat. The fabric and drape feel great. The cut is flattering. The dress is sewn well. I have washed it five times. After washing on delicate, I usually toss it in the dryer for a bit on low heat and then line dry. Love that I can wear it without bra showing, but if you add a shelf bra to some of your dresses, and a light sweater to the Columbia clothing line and I'd be so grateful. Since I wear this to the office, and out to dinner, a light 3/4 length sleeve sweater of same fabric and quality would complete its functionality. Add adjustable straps/snaps, so I don't have to tuck it into my Spanks, to ride my bike, and I'd be awed.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfy and versatile bought this is two colors, super comfortable, can dress up or keep nice and casual. Only complaint is that it is big in the top/arms for the size. I got a Small and it fit perfectly through waist and legs, but wish the straps were about an inch or two tighter
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Maxi Dress Love the dress. I bought two last year in another striped pattern. I'm 5'4 and they are true maxi dress length. Super comfortable and flattering. Highly Recommend!
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Returned-fabric not as expected I thought this dress would be wrinkle free, soft and flowing. It is cotton and somewhat heavy. Might be perfect for some but I wanted it for the basic black dress for travel.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute basic I got the maxi dress in black and it's a great little basic dress. It's just a tad on the short side which is why I gave it 3 stars. I'm 5'6, 125lbs and most maxi dresses fit just right in length on me. It also runs a tad large, I got the XS and it fits perfectly but I would normally wear a S.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reel Beauty II Maxi Dress Bought this dress for a trip to Hawaii, but I think it will do well for Washington state summers, as well. Fabric is soft. Nice dress!
Date published: 2014-03-22
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
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
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top

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

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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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