Casual Elegance.

After a day of surfing, slip on the Patagonia Women's Amber Dawn Dress for a relaxing evening of oceanside dining and entertainment. Made from easy-care stretch fabric, this dress is the perfect travel companion. It has a flattering V-front and features clean, bold lines for a relaxed and elegant look.

  • Treat yourself to a night out in this casual yet elegant dress
  • Soft organic cotton blend with a subtle texture
  • Strappy wrap-inspired empire bodice
  • Crossback with keyhole detail
  • Slim fit falls to the knees
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Comfortable sundress

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I got this for my girlfriend who was looking for a comfortable sundress. I’m pretty sure she wore it everyday for a week after I gave it to her. She said it’s comfortable and has enough support she can wear it without a bra. She’s 5’3” 128lbs and the small fits perfect.

Gorgeous dress!

    I’m very happy with this dress! It’s comfortable and stylish!

    Love this dress

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I needed to replace an earlier Patagonia dress that is no longer sold, and I like this one even better. The straps and bodice are very comfortable. Bustier women may need to add a bra. I wish it were a little shorter, I’m 5’6”and it hits just above my knee.

    Amber Dawn dress

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Xs

    Usually wear an xs and this fit well. I am going to have it altered so it is more straight and less flaired.

    Agree with this review the Patagonia Amber Dawn dress. Fits well except a bit too flaired which I can easily have altered. Easy to pack for a trip.

    Just ok

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium

    This dress is pretty but not what I was looking for. The fabric was a bit stiffer knit than I expected. The gray color is very light. I also thought it ran a bit small. I usually buy a medium dress or size 8 and whereas it fits I wouldn't want it to shrink at all.


    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    Figure flattering and comfortable. I like this dress so much I bought 2. I have the blue and pink Hawaiian print dresses and will wear them all summer long. I wore the blue one out last night and received several compliments. I typically wear Patagonia dresses in size small and this one fits perfectly.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: small

    I purchased this with really high hopes. While it is very comfortable, it is not at all flattering on my figure. I have the body of a 12 year old boy, and this took away the illusion of any curves I may appear have, and also made me look slightly pregnant at the same time. I think curvy ladies with an ample bust to fill out the top would probably look fantastic in this.

    I am 5'10", 130 lbs, and purchased a small. I think an XS would have fit better. I ultimately kept this because it was very comfortable, and I was too lazy to exchange it.

    Grab it. Gift it. Get it.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Another classic piece from Patagonia.
    I've long been a fan of their everlasting, always flattering, never out of styling dresses. And this Amber Dawn number is no exception. It's smooth, flattering silhouette will take you from the farmer's market to a sexy date night...(well...if I HAD a date). That remains to be seen. Maybe when I head to the farmer's market in this thing, I can snag myself one.

    There are no weird, uncomfortable, strappy built in bra situations on this dress, which I like. It's just smooth, comfy, and absolutely effortless to wear. I typically wear it 2-3 times before laundering, don't tell my mom.
    It's perfect for travel, long weekends, or feeling glamorous while camping.

    If you've got a lady - grab her this - points forever.