1) Fits well and Looks great
2) Travels well and Doesn't wrinkle
3) Wipes clean and Dries quickly
4) Doesn't hug the tummy
5) Can be sporty and Sexy
6) Is comfortable and Comfortable
This dress is a myth you say?
Nope. The Patagonia Bandha dress is all of these things and then some. That's why it's made the list of Fussworthy Must-Haves.
Patagonia says: "Light, sleeveless, sexy and fully mobile, the Bandha's V-neck drops into a knotted bodice with a high waist and an A-line drape. Made from fabric (92% nylon/8% spandex) originally developed for climbing tights, the dress has enough resiliency and shape retention to shake off wrinkles and dust. Below-knee length; 46" from shoulder to hem (size M). Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. "
I bought two of these dresses last year from the Patagonia store and am excited to give them another spin this summer. Black and Seaport Blue look as perfect as the day I bought them.
The Bandha dress is $75 and worth every penny. Just pull it on and you're instantly polished. You can wear this to dinner, the beach, running errands or camping. You could wash it in a river bed, be dry in ten minutes and look amazing.
Okay, that may be a stretch. But, let's be honest. On any given day, being a parent can be as challenging as scaling the face of a cliff or negotiating frothy, white-capped rapids. So, you may as well look unbelievably put-together while you're doing it.
One tip I got from the Patagonia sales associate - hang it dry to keep it looking new. Heat from the dryer can break down the elastic.