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Ensenada Dress - Women's

3.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Current price: $27.18 - $39.98 Original price: $79.95
Up to 66% off
Color:Red Oak


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Why We Like The Ensenada Dress

From the middle seat in coach to beachside sips, the wrinkle-opposed Ensenada Dress keeps us feeling and looking good throughout our wandering. We stay cool in our balmy destination draped in the breezy performance material, while the gathered elastic waist and curved hem give us a flattering silhouette.


  • Lightweight summer dress for traveling and hometown adventures
  • Stretchy weave offers quick-drying comfort and easy movement
  • Drop-in hand pockets stow your keys, cash, and phone
  • Item #KAV00KA
92% polyester, 8% spandex
High Point Shoulder Length
[small] 36in
Center Back Length
[xx-small] 35.5in [x-small] 36.5in [small] 37.5in [medium] 38.5in [large] 39.5in [x-large/xx-large] 40.5in
2 hand
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 2 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

July 28, 2023

Manufacturer defect?

I returned this product before using it

I wanted to love this dress! I ordered for a Salmon River trip and it came just in time. However, the elastic around the waist doesn't seem to be sewn correctly. I ordered a large and it fits nicely everywhere except the waist. The elastic is just way too loose. It almost seems like a big piece was just sewn in and not stretched first. Elastic should shrink and gather the material, stretching as your body needs. As you can see from the pics, the elastic just hung off me. There was at least 2" of extra space at the waist that seemed inconsistent with the rest of the dress sizing. If I could sew, I might have tried to fix it, but at this price and Kavu quality, I shouldn't have to. For reference I am 5'3", 37 bust 31 waist 40 hips, 149lbs

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Kimberly B

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

May 30, 2023

really cute but awkward fit

I got this dress in sunset stripe and it's beautiful. The pattern and colors are mesmerizing and I'd love to wear it all the time. Unfortunately the sizing doesn't work for me. I'm 5'4", about 160 pounds, with wider hips, and usually wear a large in both tops and bottoms. The large fits perfectly in the upper body, but it's a smidge too tight around the butt, which causes it to ride up and cause an awkward wrinkle of fabric around my hips. I also tried the XL, and it is just way too huge. I like loose clothes but it seriously looks like a sack. I think it would be true to size for someone who is more straight up and down through the hips, but not so good for curvier people.

Skye S

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 30, 2022

KAVU Ensenada Dress

The Ensenada's wrinkle opposed, quick dry, spandex material is practical and stylish

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Keith R

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 28, 2021

Live in this

I've put it through the wringer

I love this dress and wear it all the time. It's breathable, fast-drying and not too short. You can definitely dress it up if you want to or wear it as a cover up, hiking, etc. Very versatile. I'm 5'5", 140 lbs and 34C, typically wear a size 4. The small fits and I kept it but it's the tiniest bit tight around the bum and if you're larger than a C-cup I'd size up to M.

Emily L

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com