XS runs like medium... petite women need not apply!
Love the dress, got it for my girlfriend. She is 5'1" and fit. Unfortunately the XS is a medium at best... could have fit 2 of her. The style is flowing but if you are petite forget it, this will not fit and will not be able to be tailored either, just a bad fit for small women. Too bad, cool print and was excited, but will be returning.
We're so sorry that the sizing didn't end up working out for your girlfriend with our Pataloha Dress. We do have a similar style called the [Women's June Lake Swing Dress](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-june-lake-swing-dress/75180.html?dwvar_75180_color=CCBE&cgid=root). Feel free to reach out to our customer service team to get measurements and see if it'll work!
Lovely and comfortable flowing dress for the hot and humid days of Gulf Coast region summers. Being 5'5" the dress covers enough of my legs to be comfortable in public without too long which would look unflattering and hold in heat on the legs. I.e. a perfectly fitting and lovely summer dress.
The chacos of summer dresses
This is my go-to warm weather outfit. It's perfect!!!! Dresses up with a jacket, and down with adventure sandals. I love how flowy and light it is. Never got or stuffy, and the fabric is silky but very durable. Throw it on quick at the beach, or hike a peak. It's all doable in this baby (I've done both and more in it)! The adjustable... Read More straps can show as much or as little as you want. I can even get away without a bra and feel comfortable that everything stays covered. The hem falls med-high thigh, which is so cute but not so cheeky you can't walk without a breeze showing off your undies. The back hem falls lower so you can bend over and stay covered. The pockets are deep enough to fit my whole hands, and can hold my phone (although it's too heavy and pulls the dress uncomfortably). The fruit pattern is so cute. I really can't get enough of this dress. I'd buy more if they had equally cute prints!
Great everything Dress
I bought 2 of these;MalamaAina Mako blue and Ka Loaa Pono dolomite blue. Love the colors/patterns of both. The fabric is super soft, washes and dries perfectly - no ironing. I wear these almost every day! OK to wear without bra even 36C. They ran large for me so if you get the right size and adjust straps correctly these dresses are quite flatterin... Read Moreg, well made, dry quickly, cool as anything. They are great for hiding sins without looking like a bag. My fav Patagonia dresses.
Beautiful Material and Cut
The first time I wore this dress I felt so beautiful and relaxed. I wore it to an evening pool party. The material is exquisite and the cut is flattering. It is definitely a summertime dress and could also be worn as a beach cover-up, though it is way to pretty to hide in my bag to go for a swim.
The perfect versatile summer dress
Ive been wearing this dress most everyday since I received it. We are in CT for the summer and most of my summer dresses are back home in NYC. Luckily, this one dress fits the bill and is my go-to dress everyday. It is lightweight, breathable and beyond comfortable. It runs a tad large so Ive been able to breastfeed in it by shifting the dress to t... Read Morehe side. I would size down if youre in between sizes.
I purchased this tank top in multiple colors. The fabric is painfully soft and smooth—no polling yet. I found this item to be slightly on the small side. There is a previous review that mentions the underarm area is too large and hangs, I found that to definitely be true. I loved that the neck area was free of troublesome sewn in tags, but was disa... Read Moreppointed they had put truly massive tags on the inside of the flank area. Removing them is above my skill set. I am not disappointed in my purchase. Might even buy more colors!
Best at home dress
I am on the fence with this dress. On one hand, I wish that it was more fitted and could wear outside of the house. On the other hand, it was too comfortable to return and find myself wearing it almost every morning around the house in the Arízona summers. This is not a go out for brunch dress. More of a cover up/ lounge dress.
Cute but awkward
I like that it's simple and flowy, however the structure of the straps and neck make it fall weird. Love the fabric and pattern. If I had tried this on in store I probably wouldn't have bought it because of the fit issues, but it was still cute enough not to deal with returning it on line, haha.
Thanks for your feedback regarding the straps and neck! We've passed it along.
I am 5'3 and this dress looked super weird on the bottom. The top fit beautifully and I did not have any slippage issues that another reviewer mentioned. But the bottom of the dress was too long and looked like a smock on me. It needed to be a few inches shorter and slightly more form fitting. I know it is a flowy dress but from the waist down... Read More it resembled a one size fits all hospital gown on me. Returned it.
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Not for me
Bought my usual XS but this dress is not only too big, also too relaxed styling which might be comfortable but not at all flattering as waist and hips too large for my 34A bust and 34.5" hips. The Navy color was also not flattering for my olive skin as there is more light/white than navy overall. Soft fabric but this was returned immediately.
Awesome little dress
Light,airy,and fun. Perfect for warm days and nights. Looks classy as the length is just right and fabric resist wrinkles and follows the body nicely. The dress is low cut on the side so if you are flat like me (34AA) you will probably show a bit of nip occasionally if you care about that kind of thing. If you have bigger boobs you will be fine. I ... Read Moream 5'7" and 130,got a medium and it is just right.
I purchased this dress in Voyage Pelican as a travel piece for an upcoming vacation. I wanted something that could be worn to the beach,hiking,and to dinner because I'm a super light packer. I haven't even left for my trip yet and I've worn this dress at least 1-2 times a week since I purchased it. I can't get over how incredibl... Read Morey soft this fabric is against my skin; it's just sooo comfortable! I haven't worn this dress hiking yet but I'm confident it will work perfectly for the hikes I have coming up. I'm normally between sizes (XS and S) but since this has a flowy cut I decided to order the smaller size which worked out perfectly! It still has a flowy,beachy cut and is perfect for the summer. I say this runs True To Size because even though it's still flowy,that's the design of the dress. Also a note about the fabric,while it's an excellent quality it is very thin. Normally I hate thin fabrics but this one works out nicely. It's lightweight for warm temperatures but not so thin that the fabric feels like it'll rip apart. I know some of the other reviews complained about the cut alongside the bust which I'll be honest,I was nervous about when ordering. That said,it's actually cut very well and everything that should be covered,stays covered. Note that I have a small bust so I don't require support and I don't typically worry about the girls accidentally being exposed. I've never worn a bra with this dress and it's always worked out fine for me. But if you're bustier and/or more conservative,I'd recommend wearing a cute lace bandeau that matches the dress.
beautiful and,somehow,pretty warm!
I wish there were more colors! This dress looks amazing on,particularly belted with a thin brown or black leather belt (FYR,I'm 5'4",135 lbs,athletic build). Also,I'm ALWAYS freezing at work,but I put a cardigan over this and was quite warm all day. What a win! Honestly would like to wear this every single day.
Perfect breezy summer dress
I ordered this dress in colour Superior Blue,size Small. The colour and print look so nice in person. The material is light but sturdy,and it feels so soft.The fit is very relaxed. The hem falls right above my knee in the front,and right at the back of my knee in the back. It looks nice with a hoodie over for those cool summer nights too. Now I co... Read Moreuld've totally gone for size XS to have a more fitted look,and still have room for movement,but I'm glad I picked size S though because it's exactly what I want,and it might shrink a little after the first wash. Love the adjustable straps and the roomy side pockets too. And if you are small-chested like me,no bra is needed. Yay! Even though the arm holes look very wide from the back,the front is cut very strategically to prevent against accidental exposure. I tried running,jumping and dancing around in this dress and everything stayed in. My personal measurements for reference: height 5'3",weight 125 lbs,chest 35.5 in.,waist 28.5 in.,hip 37.5 in. I'm usually a solid size Small or 6 in Patagonia sizing. Big shoutout to Patagonia for awesome products and customer service. Shipping was super fast too,took only 2 days to ship to Canada from the States
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