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Columbia Reel Beauty™ II Maxi Dress Reviews

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Minnesota
4Rated 4 stars
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Love the teal color - purchased a M and L. Medium was a little snug in the middle section, so opted for a Large. Very comfy. Arm holes were a little baggy. I'm 5' 8", 150#, 36DDD.
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  • from Minnesota
  • June 14, 2014
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This dress is awesome. I'm 5'4" and around 140 lbs. it hits the floor with flats and fit perfectly. I got a small.
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  • April 26, 2016
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New Jersey
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Finally, a maxi I like! Pros: covers bra straps, no strapless needed; good fabric - cannot see underwear through; long; fitted without being too tight. Very happy with the fit and material. I'm 5'7", 128lbs, and an A cup - ordered the XS b/c of my small chest. Fit is good - definitely fitted, not tight. Every other dress I've tried shows underwear, this one does not. Would recommend if you're looking for an easy dress. Goes all the way to my ankles - not sure how this would work for someone much shorter than me.
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  • from New Jersey
  • July 29, 2014
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Kristen L from Elk River, MN
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This Maxi is awesome! I finally found one that works for me. I am short (5'3" and 145lbs) so finding a dress that doesn't drag on the ground is difficult. This one falls right at the ground for me and is slightly loose. Got lots of compliments on the fun spring/summer colors.
  • Kristen L - customer
  • from Elk River, MN
  • July 22, 2014
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Chicago, IL
5Rated 5 stars
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Nice, heavier weight cotton dress. Very roomy. I have had many people say how flattering it is and it looks cute with a jean jacket on cooler nights. Enjoy!
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  • from Chicago, IL
  • May 29, 2014
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Rebecca from OH
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Columbia dresses are the best - I have several. The material is thick enough to skim over problem areas while draping beautifully. I wish they would make a few that are shorter but not above the knee, and with short sleeves.
  • Rebecca - customer
  • from OH
  • March 15, 2017
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This dress fits like a dream! I am 5'4" and 125 pounds, and chest is 34B. The dress does not drag on the floor and hits just below my ankles. It works perfect with flats. The dress hangs nicely at the front to hide any tummy pooching, but is fitted just enough every where else. Not to tight, not too lose. Does not show bra straps and does not need a strapless bra. This makes it the perfect maxi dress for me!
  • Jennifer - customer
  • January 28, 2017
Jen A from virginia
5Rated 5 stars
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I have 3 of these dresses. They are perfect for everyday wear and you can dress them up (a little) with the right accessories. When the weather gets cold I pair then with a fitted denim jacket or sweater.
  • Jen A - customer
  • from virginia
  • December 18, 2016
Kim S from Cabo San Lucas
5Rated 5 stars
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Wow! Super comfortable maxi dress that worked for my entire European vacation and even the flight home. I agree with the other reviews that it could be a little short but I only wore it with flats or flip flops and it was perfect for walking around Rome without the hem getting dirty. I'm 5'6", 38B, ~140lbs and found the small fit well- body skimming but not tight. Very happy with the comfort but the black looks faded already - not super important to me.
  • Kim S - customer
  • from Cabo San Lucas
  • August 24, 2016
CT
5Rated 5 stars
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Very comfortable, fits great.
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  • from CT
  • August 8, 2016
Janine from Sioux Falls, SD
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I was in need of a black dress fast - my dad passed away. Zappos sent the dresses overnight. They also sent me flowers! Thank you so much!! During such a painful time, it was so nice to realize what a wonderful world we live in. Thank you so much Zappos!
  • Janine - customer
  • from Sioux Falls, SD
  • July 28, 2016
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Very cute casual dress. Bought it for beach wear more than anything. Very comfortable! I usually wear a 10-12, the large fits great. A regular bra also works great underneath!
  • Zappos Reviewer
  • June 9, 2016
Rebecca H from Ohio
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Really like this dress - bought in 2 different colors. Just enough gathering under the bust to give it a little "blousiness" to cover the tummy. Stretchy fabric, heavy enough that it's not see-through like some other summer dresses, but not too heavy either. Great with a scarf or sweater to change looks. I bought XL - I'm 5' 8", 190 lbs. length and fit are perfect.
  • Rebecca H - customer
  • from Ohio
  • April 20, 2016
Judith M from Poland, Ohio
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This is a fabulous dress. The material is great, and the style allows a flow that is perfect for casual or dressy-casual. The sizing is good, although it is a little long for me in L. I am 5'6 and weigh 156. I got the L because I wear between a 12 and 14 depending on style. Am glad I got the larger size.
  • Judith M - customer
  • from Poland, Ohio
  • February 29, 2016
Janet from Kentucky
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I got this dress to take on a cruise and it is exactly what I wanted. The fit was as indicated. I will wear it with cocoons, wraps and light jackets for different looks. I am glad I got it; and the price was good.
  • Janet - customer
  • from Kentucky
  • December 9, 2015
Dallas, TX
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I was very happy with this dress. I wanted something comfortable yet professional to wear to a business conference, and it worked perfectly. With a jacket during the day in the cold conference room, and a wrap at night for dinner, it was exactly what I wanted. Very comfortable, kept its good looks after washing, and is very versatile.
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  • from Dallas, TX
  • June 7, 2015
Virginia
5Rated 5 stars
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Love it more. I thought I would! Super comfy, cute. I plan to order another fabric right now!
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  • from Virginia
  • March 31, 2015
Blaine, Minnesota
5Rated 5 stars
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Ordered in both colors and am only keeping the black. Felt the blue with stripes made me look to large. I am 5'3" and it will need to be shortened. Wear a size 12 and it fit perfect other than length.
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  • from Blaine, Minnesota
  • March 9, 2015
Kerry S from Baltimore
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Love this dress. I am 5'4", muscular 130 lbs and I was looking for a comfy dress I could throw on and head out when I need to look good last minute. It was super important that it be comfortable as well. I bought the S and XS, but ended up keeping the S. The XS fit, but was a little snugger than I was looking for - I want a dress that I don't have to worry about whether I'm bloated or eat too much or whatever, so I went with the small. I am thinking about getting this in a different color.
I'd also recommend:
Prana
  • Kerry S - customer
  • from Baltimore
  • August 7, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
5Rated 5 stars
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Great quality and style. The moment I put this dress on, I loved it. It fit perfectly and the simple style looks great and is appropriate for all ages. Excellent quality, the fabric is not flimsy, it holds its shape and provides very good coverage. Great for cocktail hour after a busy summer day, cover up on the beach or at the pool, or dress it up with a jacket or sweater.
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  • from Chicago, Illinois
  • July 18, 2014
5Rated 5 stars
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Super cute! Love the fabric, bust is supportive and the gathering in front looks great. Dress is long! I'm 5'9" and it is to my ankles. Pleased!
  • Eli - customer
  • June 18, 2014
Kathy from Seattle, WA
5Rated 5 stars
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Cute and comfy dress. I am 5'4" and 135lbs - I ended up with a Small size. I wish it was just a bit looser in the body, my body is rectangle shaped (straight waist from shoulders to hips) and this nips in a bit so it's a little tight in the belly, but the fabric is also stretchy and pretty forgiving. The medium was just too long, it was dragging on the ground. Probably could have had it hemmed up, but the small fit close enough.
  • Kathy - customer
  • from Seattle, WA
  • May 23, 2014
Rebecca from NH
4Rated 4 stars
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I was looking for a black maxi dress for summer travel, but unfortunately this one just didn't make the cut. It was just a little too shapeless and a little too short for my body. The cotton could have been softer, as well. The hunt continues!
  • Rebecca - customer
  • from NH
  • May 26, 2017
4Rated 4 stars
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I wore this dress to my baby shower. I thought it was perfect since it's blue and pink. The dress is comfy and casual. The top was a little big, but I had to buy a bigger size than normal to fit my bump.
  • Zappos Reviewer
  • April 30, 2017
4Rated 4 stars
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This is a great basic black maxi dress. Very comfortable. Fits well and flattering, EXCEPT the armholes are a bit large and can gap in the front (took a star off for this reason alone). Nice weight of fabric, drapes nicely, but does not show lines (bra/panty).
  • Zappos Reviewer
  • April 20, 2017
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