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Women's Prima Agua™ Dress


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Style# 1492331
Uses Water


Stay cool, protected and comfortable with this versatile and universally flattering summer dress. Lightweight jersey gives it great drape while the internal shelf bra allows you to keep layers to a minimum for supreme comfort during warm weather endeavors: UPF 50 sun protection is built in.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • 4-way comfort stretch
  • Antimicrobial treatment protects this product from bacterial growth
  • Internal bra
  • Active fit
  • Center back length: 36”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1492331

    85% polyester/15% elastane Anytime jersey
    100% polyester Freezer pointelle mesh
    92% polyester/8% Lycra® elastane Fab knit jersey
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women's Prima Agua™ Dress is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking dress This will travel many miles with me. Fits great, color pretty.
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect Summer Dress This is one of my favorite Columbia dresses I go for on hot sticky summer days. It's comfy, light, pack-able, flattering, sweat wicking and not clingy. The only problem (which many reviewers have mentioned) is the fabric around the underarm opening area - it doesn't hold the shape (becoming loose) after 2 washes (in a large lingerie bag in washing machine). My other favorite Columbia dress is Women's PFG Freezer™ III Dress (preferred).
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great summer dress Dress is cool and comforable on hot humid summer days and has sun screen protection. I had to return the medium and get a small. It runs larger under the arms.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice for boat wear -- sizing inconsistent Good for beach/boat, OK for walking boardwalk, not so much for travel -- a bit flimsy to wear to town. Fabric thin but not clingy, pretty color/pattern. Bought a blue patterned one locally (large), liked alright so ordered pink/orange foxglove print in same size but sending back because too large. Not exchanging because dress is not versatile enough. They pack into a tiny space -- could almost carry in purse.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prima agua dress Love it! Often end up returning anything I buy on line. Never seems to fit right or look like the picture. Not so here! I went back right away to order another color and was so bummed they were all sold out. Medium fit great but was considering trying a small too. 5' 7". 135#. Smaller bust. Could stand just a bit snugger in the fit but medium fits well.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverup I took this foxglove print dress on vacation as a beach-to-town option. It folds small without wrinkling, doesn't show water marks from a wet swimsuit underneath, and is modest enough to wear into a restaurant. Sizing was a bit off. The chart put me between M and L for my hip measurement, but those were huge on me; the Small fit well with room to spare in the hips.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dress for Warm Weather I love the comfort and the fit! The wick material worked wonders for me while everyone else had wet t-shirts! The length is appropriate, not too short.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Dress Fits true to size, comfortable and stylish.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great dress This dress is my go -to outfit when the weather is too hot. It is very comfortable And not too thin.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the dress After buying a different "active" dress, black, from Columbia and loving it, I wanted another one with some color in it so decided to try this dress. It fits great, very flattering, comfortable, and won't wrinkle. I just wore it for 12 hours at the Minnesota State Fair and couldn't have been more comfortable. Got compliments, too.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sporty I received the orange dress. Very comfortable and sporty.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Prima Agua sundress Looks fabulous, feels even better. Dress it up, dress it down, the perfect dress for warm temps. Would buy again in a heartbeat. I ordered it over the phone as I had coupons and questions, and my customer service rep was excellent. Patient, kind, fact checked every question I had. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous, versatile summer dress I had already bought this in black. Liked it so much, I bought another in blue. Super comfy, super flattering, and oh so cool in hot weather. I wear it during the day for travel and hikes, and on into the evening with a bit of accessorizing. This is a "water-dress" so here's a tip, ladies...if you can't quite beat the heat, drop a few ice cubes into that bodice! Voila! A little bit of discrete evaporative cooling and no one is the wiser. I just wish that we had more hot days in our Bay Area summer so I could wear this dress more. Two thumbs and two big toes up!
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for an active summer! I am 5'7" at 135# with an atletic slim build. This dress is very flattering and made me feel girlie while still allowing me to run around like the tomboy that I really am. I wear it around town, playing at the park with with my kids and even on a date with my hubs. I am not small busted at 36C, yet the shelf bra keeps everything in place (no mishaps when I bend over) and yet keeps me supported and unflattened out :) I felt confident that nothing would show while bending over (longer length skirt) and chasing kids on the playground equipment. Love the fabric and pattern (Clear Blue Ombre Prism Print). Washes well and I hang it to dry. No wrinkles even after shoving it in a bag for travel. I would like to get more colors/patterns because it fit so well and met my needs.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best decision ever! I looked at this dress last spring but has purchased several other items so I put it back on the hanger. I kept kicking myself as there were many times I would think about it. So, I gave in & ordered it. Not being able to wait for shipping I had it sent 2day air. Best decision ever!
Date published: 2013-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress I bought one at a retail store . It is so comfortable and easy to wear casual or you can dress it. I love the dress so much I ordered another on line from your website. Got the dress and fell in live with this one too! I have two more on order and can't wait to get them. I am a water fitness instructor and teaching 31 years. I have been looking for clothing like this to wear to and from work. Thank you! I am 58 and I do have a bit of a tummy... The dresses look very nice on me and I get compliments every time I wear them! From both old and young! Please make more love the striped dress with cross back straps. Please make more of that style too. Three people at my class wanted to know where I got my dress. Think I found a real hit. Thank you! Some of us older gals still like a little style too!
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little summer dress! This dress is deceptively cute. I would never have tried it on without encouragement from a friend, but I am so glad I did! The fit is incredibly flattering; I am 5' 8" and 140, with a 36 C bust, and the medium fits great. It flatters your bust, skims your tummy (good for those of us without a washboard stomach) and hits the right length on the leg. I bought two colors - the orange/white and the black.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress! It is so comfortable, light and perfect for summer!
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Issues with fit Cut: The underarm is cut in such a way that the hole is slightly larger than the fabric around, creating a fold that leaves the side of the breasts exposed. This can be fixed with a couple stitches, but is annoying. The shelf bra provides no support--it's essentially an elastic band around your ribcage. Don't buy this if you have a large cup size, the front is loose, low-cut, and tends to flop when you bend forward (for reference, I am a 36C, 140 lbs, 5'3) Fabric: No complaints here. Feels like swimsuit material. I got this dress for the quick-drying and SPF properties, and it seems to fulfill its promise in both regards. Color: A brighter orange than in the picture. It's coral rather than burnt orange, which is slightly disappointing but bearable. The front center stripe is very apparent. Overall: Disappointed with top fit, happy with fabric properties. Get this dress if you want something for relaxed summer activities in the sun, or pair it with a sports bra if you want to be more active.
Date published: 2013-05-15
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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.

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

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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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