Arc'teryxContenta Dress - Women's

Balmy bliss.

Explore the sun-kissed Adriatic Coast in the airy comfort and flattering drape of the Arc'teryx Women's Contenta Dress. Ready for escapes to seaside villages and beach combing along picturesque coves, the Contenta Dress features Arc'teryx's improved Diem fabric for cool-wearing comfort. This quick-drying, stretchy polyester has anti-wrinkle properties, making it a favorite for distant travel and everyday adventures alike.

The dropped waistline and relaxed fit maintain an easy-going vibe, ensuring you're ready for impromptu exploration of charming boutiques and restaurants. UPF 45+ sun protection means you'll stay protected when you're soaking up balmy sunshine. Another benefit for travelers, the zippered security pocket secures cash, keys, and identification when you'd rather leave your purse in the hotel.

  • Flattering dress for balmy trips and summertime wear
  • Diem fabric is lightweight and wrinkle-resistant
  • Relaxed fit exudes a laid-back vibe on summer days
  • Dropped waistline ensures a flattering aesthetic
  • Zippered pocket secures essentials on-the-go
  • UPF 45+ protects you from searing UV rays
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Size Bought: small

I purchased this to throw on after biking... walking around the city, picnics, etc. It's super light weight and will work perfectly to cover up my padded bike shorts!
I am between a S and XS- 5'6", 120 lbs. Had to return the XS as it is very small through the armholes even though I have a 32" bustline. The adjustable waist is helpful to keep it looking slim.

My go to dress in the summer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite dress when the weather is hot. I have it in multiple colors. The pockets are great, the fabric is great, and it packs well. It's great that you can cinch the waist or leave it longer. I generally wear a size 6 and the medium fit well.

Not a flattering fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

Loved the orange color, however it fits a bit boxy and potato sack like. Returned.

Wife bought it for a casual beach dress

    Wife finds it just ok. She bought it for a casual resort dress to wear down to the beach etc. the material feels a bit strange and not the most flattering fit. Serves a purpose but only ok.

    Contenta Dress

      Love this dress. I'm not one to wear technical apparel casually, but this dress checks everything off my list I would want for a perfect summer dress. It's super lightweight, I can throw it on over a bathing suit to wear kayaking or surfing - or I can throw it on with a cute bra top and fun sandals and wear it around town.

      I'm usually in between a medium and a large, and I usually go with Large in Arc'teryx because it is a more technical fit. The medium probably would have worked too, but I like that it fits a little baggy. The dress isn't too short, and the adjustable waistband let you tailor it to your liking - overall - great piece!