Perfect fit and fabric
I wanted a cute, slightly fitted, and comfortable cotton dress, and this dress is perfect. I am 5'5", 155 pounds, and long-waisted, and the size Large fits me perfectly. I bought the dress in three colors, and I love all three versions. I feel super-comfortable thanks to the cotton & the fit and also super-cute thanks to the style.
This is my favorite dress of all time, I find myself reaching for it first all the time. I bought 5 so far. I like the patterned ones because they don't show dog hair. I work from home and like to feel comfortable but not feel like I live in pajamas. It is perfect for an hourglass figure and ok if you gain a little weight because it's str... Read Moreetchy. Breathable fabric but thick enough that you can wear an unlined bra and not worry. I also sometimes do yoga in it if I'm alone at the house because it's so comfy.
Pretty, true to size, slightly low cut
I'm a huge fan of Patagonia dresses and skirts (I have at least 10 in my closet right now, not to mention the ones I've worn out in the past), and this ranks among my favorites. True to size, pretty pattern, wider over the shoulders to hide bra straps, length is nice - not too short - it's just a slightly lower cut than I'd like... Read More (I'm a c cup, might work better for an a or a b?), If I bend over to pick something up, even a low cut bra can still be visible. A cami underneath fixes this but that can be hot in summer.
Im super active, love patagonia clothing and had a bilateral mastectomy a week ago. I bought this dress hoping itd look okay on my new figure- I went from a 34c to flat- no reconstruction. After Sad days in big shirts, PJs and yoga pants, I stepped into this dress and felt beautiful and happy! I always felt too big on the top for some Patagonia dre... Read Moresses and this one is just so perfect and has a really flattering neck and shoulder line. Its super soft and Im getting another one. I got the dolomite blue and it is gorgeous. Thanks Patagonia!
Versatile and flattering
Husband got me this dress shortly after our daughter was born last year. The a-line shape was super flattering on my postpartum body and the neckline gives great breastfeeding access. I could still look cute and feel comfortable doing the new mom thing. A little low cut to be able to transition to work wear, but a great weekend dress. Still loving ... Read Moreone year later and 20 pounds lighter
Super cute and fits perfectly!
I love this dress! It fits so well that I am going to order it in a second color. It's casual enough for every day and work wear, but nice enough that I can wear it to a wedding if needed (granted, I probably won't have a wedding for a while, but still...). It's also super comfortable! Sizing: I'm slightly over 5'4, 34C b... Read Moreust, with a fairly muscular/athletic build. Normally I wear a small. The dress fits me perfectly, particularly in the top. The cut hits right above the knee. Color also appeared just like the website.
Pretty dress but the sizing runs small
Unfortunately this dress too small in the chest. I wear a medium top or dress in most clothing but this dress was much too tight. Unfortunately I had no choice but to return it
Hi Rox, we're really sorry you had to return this dress due to the fit. When in doubt, we are always happy to provide you with any item's measurements chart. Just reach out to us and we'll email that to you no problem.
Hot Weather Dress
After a trip, I decided I really needed to add several hot weather black dresses to my wardrobe. I really like this one, the fabric is perfect for hot weather and it has a bit of give which not all cotton dresses do. The fabric is also thicker so it hides bulges. I am 5'4" 123 lb but I have broad shoulders, 34D, small hips and large legs.... Read More The dress is a little revealing when worn like on the model (although it can be made modest with a scarf) but I found that it looks good when worn backwards as well and is more modest that way! So I will wear it with the fold opening on date nights and vacations and backwards other times. When I first put it on, I was slightly concerned because it is a little bit tight and I bought it for trip comfort but you can easily stretch the waist out some and make it more comfortable for those long trips where you have become bloated from traveling.
While I haven't had the chance to wear this dress for it's intended purpose, an upcoming trip to Mexico, I wore it a bit this summer. It falls great on my body (5'4" and 140 lbs) though it's a bit tight in the chest area, and I am fairly flat-chested, hence, the four-star review.
I was hoping this dress would fit me like it looked on the model, haha! However the top of the dress seemed like it was a different size than the bottom. The top perhaps was meant for someone with a large chest. For me the shoulder straps fell right off as though it was made for a man with large shoulders. I ordered a small and the bottom fit great... Read More but the had to return it as the top couldn’t be helped. Disappointing for sure!
I'm not usually a dress wearer since I'm tall and "normal" dresses aren't proportioned right for me. This was a total impulse buy as the design really caught my eye. The fit is ok, a little on the short side, and the waist is a little on the high side, but all deal-able and worth the experiment. I'm small-chested so th... Read Moree top works ok, though it seemed to get a little floppier as the day went on -- I may need to do a stitch or two to tack it closed a bit. The design is lovely and I like the heavier material, though I've only worn it once and can't say how it will handle lots of washings. It'll be cute in the fall with leggings and boots, as well as is now in the summer with sandals. I wish P would design more clothing for those of us who are height outliers -- more petite and tall options would be very nice. Or if they already do, I never see any.
This dress has a nice fit and the pattern looks great, subtle but interesting. Its a slightly stiffer fabric than I expected so I worry it will wrinkle more when I travel then other similar dresses I have, but overall am very happy with it. I'm 5'4", 130lb and the small fits perfectly
the colors/patterns weren’t as pretty as I had hoped….also, I typically wear a S/M and these medium dresses were a bit snug. I love Patagonia products but didn’t love these dresses.
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Not Quite Right. . .
I've just started buying a few things from Patagonia. I like their philosophy. Their clothes not so much. The fabrics seem to be good quality and wash well. Unfortunately the fit of their clothing seems a bit odd. I'm 5' 8" and weigh 138 lbs., athletic build, and small chested. I purchased a size small. Most brands I can wear of... Read Moref the rack and rarely need anything but minor alterations usually at the waist. This dress seems to need the shoulder seams taken up a good inch and a half maybe more. The top will likely still be too wide and not lay properly on me. It may suit larger breasted women better, though the low cut may expose too much to be comfortable.
We are sorry to hear about the troubles you've experienced with sizing. We'd be happy to help you find something different that may work better for you. In the meantime, please reach out and we can [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) make the [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) process as easy as possible.
Love Love Love this dress!
It's comfortable and washes up great. The best part is I don't have to wear a bra with the black color and you can't tell I am not. I had an older model and this cut is a big improvement. I have wide muscular shoulders and the fit accommodates them without buying up a size. Loved it so much I bought another. One for casual dress up a... Read Morend one for wearing around the house and while out and about doing errands. I even wear it for hot weather hikes.
Porch Dress is Perfect!
Perfect size. I've had this fabric before in Patagonia dresses and it keeps its shape so well after MANY washings (including in sinks while camping in France!). It fits well and looks nice for just about any occasion. And it's a bargain. LOVE this dress (and so many others!).
Nice neckline, very flattering. Wanted for multi-purpose to - casual and business casual however the material is more faded cotton, older appearing personally not appropriate for business casual. Plus I’m short, 5’2.5” and hourglass shaped, made for more straight sporty figure. Too tight in the bust for small and got longer when moved up to a mediu... Read Morem so hit too far below the knee for my liking. Would have preferred a bit lighter material for hotter weather also
Nice dress but will likely return
The XS fits my 33.5A 26 34.5 5'3" 107# frame perfectly, including the length. Love the plunging/flattering neckline, bra friendly straps and bodice (for going without a bra), interesting design and patterns. The main reason I will likely return is because of the wrap front the right chest stitching and fabric intersection is so thick it s... Read Moreticks out, creating a ridge which is noticeable, but only on the right side. Maybe I got a defective sewing job? Smoother/more even area would look better.
Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that fabric is sticking out around the chest. We are happy to receive that back for a warranty evaluation or for a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). Please [contact](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact) us and our team can help with this process.
Soft Cool Flattering
I bought the blue pattern and really love it - beautiful without screaming color. This dress is a good length for me - not too short or long. I’m a bit over 5’3” 130 and got a medium which shapes on top and falls nicely from the empire waist. The shoulders sit a bit wide on me. Need regular bra for sure.
W's Porch Song Dress
I have been wearing Patagonia dresses for the last decade. I love that the cut is always appropriate for this fifty year old mom of teenagers! The only down side that I've noticed the last several years is that the cotton fabric seems to be much more stiff and restrictive. All of my older dresses were made with soft, buttery cotton that felt g... Read Moreood to the touch and allowed for more movement. I would love to see Patagonia go back to their old fabric, but keep the cut and cute prints.
GREAT DRESS BUT NOT FOR ME
I am 5'2" and 110 pounds. This dress is pretty, soft, and love the vneck. I wish I could keep this dress, but my tummy shows a little too much and I never would be comfy in this dress for that reason. If you have a flatter tummy this dress is perfect, but it doesnt flare enough for me in that area to keep it.
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