River Cove Dress
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River Cove Dress

£69.95

Petite

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56% Linen, 44% Cotton

The simple style of our River Cove Dress makes the most of the statement print. Made from a cool, breathable cotton blend, this knee-length shift dress is fully lined so it hangs beautifully. It's finished with a scoop neck, cap sleeves, a concealed side zip and wrap-around patch pockets. Easy to dress up or down, this versatile dress is one of our favourites this season.

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* * * * - Rated 4/5 (37 reviews)

Average customer rating 4 out of 5, based on 37 reviews.

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Love this dress

I wanted a linen dress but as I'm rather larger than I'd like to be, I don't usually go for a straight style. However, I gave this one a try and I love it - it goes over the lumps and bumps with a flattering drape. It's also lined which feels good to wear. Having read other reviews on sizing I tried both a 16 and a 14 - I'm usually a 16. The 14 was a bit snug so I kept the 16. Overall totally pleased.

Posted by  •  17th May 2019

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Beautiful dress

I have been looking at this dress for a while and bought it in our new shop today. I love it. I love the fact that it is lined, so I won't have to worry about it being see through in the sun. I love the colours and the pattern. And the length is just right for me, just on the knee. I bought a size 10 instead of my usual size 12 as I found the 12 just a bit too loose for me.

Posted by  •  11th May 2019

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Could be a wardrobe staple

I'm a curvy size 10, standing 5ft tall and this dress in petite,was a very comfortable fit. However, I bought it online and found the green to be much darker than expected. I prefer a brighter colour but this dress made me look very pale so I had to reluctantly return it.

Posted by  •  9th May 2019

Comments:

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that the colour wasn't perfect for you this time.

As always, just pop it back to using your free post label and we'll arrange a prompt refund.

Best wishes,

Seasalt


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Pockets let it down.

I'm a new Seasalt customer and just getting used to their styles and sizing. Wasn't sure this dress would look right for me, but was very pleasantly surprised. I'm quite short and quite large, and this dress managed to disguise all the faults in my shape. It's a loose fitting, flattering style and lovely fabric, so I decided to keep it, despite one niggle. The pockets! Patch pockets are a design feature that generally works best on plain fabrics. On a printed fabric, extra care is needed to ensure that they are placed so that the pattern matches up. On this dress, the pattern does not match up and it is definitely a minus point for me.

Posted by  •  8th May 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your comments on to the design team!

Best wishes

Seasalt


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Lovely dress

Received my dress today. It is lovely bright colour. Style great and smart. Love neckline and sleeves. Petite size not available so went for regular. Too long but fits well. I take the hem up no problem. True to size.

Posted by  •  8th May 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your review of the River Cove Dress, we now have petite available in all sizes at the moment. Maybe you could try another colourway for the perfect fit?

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River Cove Dress

Very pleased with dress. Love colour and size is just right. Can't wait to wear it. Always love Seasalt cloths!

Posted by  •  6th May 2019

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Disappointment

This lovely dress arrived this morning. Its a really lovely colour and the quality of the fabric is very very good. But why, oh why, when it says it a regular length, I find that its always too short. Im 5ft 5ins and a lady of a certain age, and want to be modern, but unfortunately I dont like the dress above my knee. It would be lovely if your dresses were a couple of inches longer, so they just went over the knee. I would go for the larger size but I expect the length would be the same. This is the second dress I have had to send back, which is annoying, because I love the dress.

Posted by  •  4th May 2019

Comments:

Dear janusembroidery
Thank you for your review of the River Cove Dress and I'm sorry to hear that the sizing wasn't perfect for you this time.
If you haven't already done so, you can pop it back to us using the free post label enclosed in your parcel. We have a 'no quibble' refund policy so we'll arrange your refund just as soon as we receive it.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/clothing/dresses-tunics, we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
Some styles are designed to be different lengths eg on the knee, above or below. If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the size guide next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries. Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Gorgeous summer dress

Another gorgeous summer dress - I have the Tulip Geo Hedgerow petite and I can't wait for the warmer weather. The shape of the dress ensures that it hangs perfectly and the lining ensures the dress is great for casual wear and suitable for work. More prints please Seasalt!

Posted by  •  3rd May 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your suggestions on to the design team. Roll on summer!

Best wishes

Seasalt


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River cove dress

Absolutely love this dress. Originally wanted to buy the dress in green. Unfortunately the it wasn’t yet in stock in the shop. I tried on the fritillary dress. I loved it. It’s a beautiful dress and feels so comfortable to wear. I love the material. I teamed it up with the cardigan in maple. So pleased with it. I normally wear size 12. The 12 s fit perfectly.

Posted by  •  3rd May 2019

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Lovely, flattering and colourful

I love this dress, as a short and shapely size 14/16 the cut and drape of the dress is beautiful and the little sleeve is very flattering. I really liked that it is lined, otherwise the linen would be a bit see through I think as it quite lightweight linen. I have it in the green tulip hedgerow and the colour is just gorgeous. Another great dress from Seasalt to add to my now growing collection.

Posted by  •  2nd May 2019

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Returned

I loved the brushed stripe dress but unfortunately wasn't for me. My usual size seemed to be tight across the chest (I'm not overly endowed). I did try a bigger size but still wasn't for me - perhaps short sleeves rather than cap? I'm afraid it went back so disappointed as I loved it on the website.

Posted by  •  30th April 2019

Comments:

Dear GoodOldSal
Thank you for reviewing the River Cove Dress. We're sorry to hear that it wasn't perfect for you this time and of course we'll arrange a 'no quibble' refund for you once it's received back. We'll be sure to pass your feedback to the design team.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/clothing/dresses-tunics , we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the size guide next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries. Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Best wishes
Seasalt





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Not great

I tried this on in store. I liked the colour and pattern, though it looked a bit more washed out in person. I felt the cotton was thin and of poor quality. I tried my usual Seasalt size and it didn’t fit me well (another size wouldn’t have made a difference). It was unflattering both in length (too short, even though I’m only 5’3”) and style. It gets 2 stars because of the nice pattern, but the linen dresses and jumpsuits this season were of such a good quality I went for those instead.

Posted by  •  29th April 2019

Comments:

Thank you for reviewing the River Cove Dress. We're sorry to hear that it wasn't perfect for you this time and you were able to purchase a linen dress and jumpsuit instead from our beautiful collection.

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River Cove Dress

Lovely little dress for the summer. As always Seasalt excellent quality and perfect sizing. Thank you

Posted by  •  29th April 2019

Comments:

Thanks for your lovely review and feedback.

Best wishes

Seasalt


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Lovely summer dress

This will be a go to dress. Lovely fabric which will withstand the heat of a commute on the Tube in high summer. Slightly concerned it may crease like crazy but I think that’s a compromise you accept for natural fabrics. Fit similar to a Rocombole dress but with a zip. Possibly doesn’t hang quite as well - it’s a slightly stiffer fabric.

Posted by  •  28th April 2019

Comments:

Dear MrsP
Thanks for your lovely review and feedback for the River Cove Dress. We'll be sure to pass your feedback about the fabric to the design team for their consideration!
To reduce creasing on this beautiful natural fabric we suggest hanging the garment up to dry whilst it's still quite wet. The creases will then drop out more naturally. Only use a slow spin cycle on your machine so you don't over dry it before hanging. We do hope this helps but as always, we have a 'no quibble' return policy.
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Perfect Petite dress

Perfect dress in Petite size for us shorter people. Slimming when on True to size. Have not worn yet but will be happy to we’re anywhere.

Posted by  •  28th April 2019

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Perfect

I love this dress. It is a deep bold green. The material is light. It looks stylish yet is comfortable and relaxed. It flatters. It will be perfect for another long hot summer (fingers crossed). I am 5'4'' and the petite size sits just above the knee. I can't wait to wear it.

Posted by  •  26th April 2019

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Great fabric, great print, plus a couple of niggles

I love this print (tulip geo hedgerow) - that green is a great colour for summer, and the linen-mix fabric shows it off really well. The fit is perfect and figure-skimming. I couldn’t give it a 5 though, because of a couple of niggles: (i) the armholes are a bit tight - it’s a bugbear of mine that so many retailers seem to offer clothes in multiple sizes but all with the same armhole, and these are v snug indeed; (ii) the pockets.... I love that this dress has pockets, but why are they positioned right round the sides and not slightly to the front? If you keep a tissue in your pocket, you may find yourself reaching round the back to retrieve it, which makes you look a bit peculiar!!

Posted by  •  26th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Janet
Thanks for your lovely review and feedback. We'll be sure to pass your comments and suggestions on to the design team for their consideration!
Best wishes
Seasalt


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Pretty but shapeless

This is a lovely fresh green bold patterned fabric and fully lined which makes it feel expensive. Unfortunately the cut is on the wide side, which gives an unflattering shapeless appearance and rather ‘mumsy’. I ordered size 8 so may need to size down but I probably won’t as I ordered another dress at the same time which I like better. I can image this dress will look lovely on someone with a bigger frame and figure than me so if you’re not a stick insect it’s worth a try!

Posted by  •  25th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Gillian
Thank you for your review of the River Cove Dress and I'm sorry to hear that the sizing wasn't perfect for you this time.
If you haven't already done so, you can pop it back to us using the free post label enclosed in your parcel. We have a 'no quibble' refund policy so we'll arrange your refund just as soon as we receive it.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/_all?searchterm=Dresses, we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the size guide next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries. Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Love it!

From the day I first saw it, I knew I had to have this dress! The fritillary pattern is stunning and the colours gorgeous. A dress that can be worn by any age group.
The shift style suits me very well as it disguises my lack of a waistline!
This is yet another item in my Seasalt wardrobe. I can always find something lovely whenever I visit my local shop in Penzance.

Posted by  •  24th April 2019

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Love this tunic

The pattern and colours are beautiful, the fit good and I love it! Goes so well with leggings and is so comfortable.

Posted by  •  22nd April 2019

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all dresses

can sea salt tell me why there sizes are so big. I am a old fashioned size 6,since when was a 6 so big.more like a old size 12.

Posted by  •  21st April 2019

Comments:

Dear Esther 70
Thank you for your review of the River Cove Dress, but I'm sorry to hear that the fit wasn't perfect for you this time. Some of our garments are deliberately designed to be oversized. We'll detail this next to the product and we'd generally recommend ordering your usual size, the garment should fit and drape beautifully.
If you haven't already done so, you can pop it back to us using the free post label enclosed in your parcel. We have a 'no quibble' refund policy so we'll arrange your refund just as soon as we receive it.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/_all?searchterm=Dresses, we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
If it helps, we list detailed measurements on the tab next to each garment, or if you prefer, our customer service team would be pleased to help with specific sizing queries.
Call 01326 640075 or hop onto a chat at www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Best wishes
Seasalt




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Oh dear, so good I bought it twice!

I ordered this in green and fritillary, in petite as the regular one in store was far too long (I am 5’3”) planned to only keep one but love them both. The green is larger for size but oh so comfy so not sizing down, the fritillary, true to size. I love them both.

Posted by  •  20th April 2019

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river cove dresses

As an older woman I like it's very forgiving style. I can dress it up or down without looking like mutton dressed as lamb!

Posted by  •  19th April 2019

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Lined!1

This is a beautiful dress, great shape and lovely material - but why on earth put a lining in a summer dress? Would have bought an unlined version - but was hot in this as soon as I tried it on.

Posted by  •  15th April 2019

Comments:

Dear Brighton Belle
Thank you for your review of the River Cove Dress and I'm sorry to hear that it wasn't perfect for you this time.
If you haven't already done so, you can pop it back to us using the free post label enclosed in your parcel. We have a 'no quibble' refund policy so we'll arrange your refund just as soon as we receive it.
Do take a look at our https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/_all?searchterm=Dresses, we're sure you'll find another dress that you'll love.
We'll be sure to pass your feedback about the lining on to the design team!
Best wishes
Seasalt

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Lovely dress

Bought this dress on a whim and love it .Lovey fabric great fit. Wore it for my 70 th Birthday afternoon tea , felt stylish and comfortable and received many compliments.

Posted by  •  14th April 2019

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Versitle Dress

Purchased the Fritillary Light Squid as muted colours can be worn anytime anywhere but is more of a summer weight dress. However lots of different colour cardi's will go with this pattern. Nice comfy fit so due to the vast differences in the other patterns will purchase another one.

Posted by  •  13th April 2019

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River cove dress

As a larger lady the fabric was perfect and didn't cling to the wrong places. Very good quality and such a pretty fabric, looking forward to wearing it. Yet another great design, thanks.

Posted by  •  8th April 2019

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Gorgeous simple dress

Beautifully made dress, just simply stylish

Posted by  •  6th April 2019

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Beautiful dress

Gorgoeous fabric. Relaxed fit ideal for holidaying in hot clines. Can’t wait

Posted by  •  5th April 2019

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Lovely Dress

I bought this dress as a present for my mum. She is 5 foot 1 and it is an excellent fit for her. She would be a size 12 in other brands and chose a size 8 in this dress - it is quite generous in its proportions.

Posted by  •  4th April 2019

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Love it

Looks stunning, good fit cant wait for hols when I can wear it.

Posted by  •  30th March 2019

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Lovely

Great dress - will be a holiday favourite. I’m 5’0” and it had to be taken up a little but otherwise perfect! True to size.

Posted by  •  29th March 2019

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Perfect dress

I love this style, so comfortable to wear and so many complements about the style and this lovely fabric, looks classy with heels, and casual with flats, love it!

Posted by  •  29th March 2019

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Liked this so much I bought two!

A perfect dress for me; I love the shift style and length, its smart for work and yet comfortable to wear all day. Have had similar styles before and have always received compliments - thank you Seasalt! Bought one in each of the fabric designs, so lovely I couldn't choose. The sizing seems generous, I am between a 12 and 14 in Seasalt but these were definitely roomy and the 12 was fine. The staff as always were excellent - they even recognised my husband when he came into the shop and told him which changing room I was in! Looking forward to wearing my two dresses - as soon as the sun shines.

Posted by  •  21st March 2019

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Perfect

This is such a lovely, easy to wear dress. Fully lined and an excellent quality linen. I am 5'4 and it hangs just below the knee. So pleased to have pockets.

Posted by  •  17th March 2019

Fit: Bigger Fit
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Colour

Darker colour in reality.

Posted by  •  16th March 2019

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Pretty printed dress

Saw this and love the prints. Sadly the colour is pretty dull, very dissapointed. Top was loose, and a bit tight around the hip. So sadly have to return. Guessing the material will have a tendency towards creasing so definitely not my favourite as busy life. More vibrant colours please.

Posted by  •  15th March 2019

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