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Day Shift Knit Dress

Item 356026

Day Shift Knit Dress: When you feel like shorts and a tank but the occasion calls for something more refined, you can happily keep your cool in this pigment-garment-dyed, slubbed cotton shift. It’s lightweight and styled with a deep, self-bound neck; raglan cap sleeves; and scoop pockets at the hip.

  • Falls above the knee.
  • Machine washable.
  • Imported.
  • 39" length.

Regular Women's Sizing

All of our women's clothes are designed to fit true to size.
Size 2 4
Bust 32½ 33½
Sleeves 30 30½ 31 31½ 32
Waist 24 25
Hips 34½ 35½

Petite Women's Sizing

Size 2 4
Bust 32 33
Sleeves 28½ 29 29½ 30 30½
Waist 23½ 24½
Hips 34 35
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-882-4323

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 22 reviews)

By Sandy R
Harrisburg PA
March 04, 2015
"Not what I expected but can be dressed up with a scarf. can also use at the beach. very comfortable and true to size."
By TXSunflower
February 21, 2015
"I was a little hesitant to order this dress, based on the reviews to size down. I'm a curvy size 12 and I usually wear a size large. I sized down to a medium and I'm glad I did. This dress is so comfortable, but very casual. It's not something I would wear to work, even if I dressed it up. It's the kind of dress I would throw on to run errands or use as a swimsuit cover. I gave it four stars because the fabric is a little on the thin side for me."
By luvcutecomfort
Meridian, IDaho
May 22, 2014
"I purchased two of these dresses last year. They were 100% cotton. Comfortable but EXTREMELY casual looking, especially after a few washes. This year I purchased another one in black. I was pleasantly surprised to see the addition of rayon to the cotton. Hopefully it will help it look better after washing. I also sized down this year which looks much better. The neckline isn't so low and it fits more like the picture instead of just hanging on me like a sack."
By PoodleMom
Cary NC
April 28, 2014
"I love the material and the color(Orchid Haze). I usually wear a medium, but based on other reviews, ordered both a medium and a small. They are going back. The small fit, but it is shapeless. When I tried it on a friend said "it does nothing for your figure". The fit reminded me of the 'house dresses' my grandmother used to wear."
By Sharon
Minneapolis, MN
May 10, 2013
"I tried this dress on and the first thing my husband said was "That dress makes you look skinny." Needless to say, I kept it. I usually wear a medium, but based on other reviews, I did order a small and it fit just right. Can't wait for warmer weather to wear it."
By luvcutecomfort
Meridian, Idaho
May 10, 2013
"I first purchased this dress in "leaf" which looks just like the color on my screen. (really more of an "Army green") Unfortunately I got tea tree oil stains on the dress and thought it was ruined. So I ordered another one but in "cyan" which does NOT look just like the color on my screen. I was expecting a deeper, more vivid blue and the dress I received looks paler and more "washed out"I still like it but those who want the blue they see on the screen should be aware. I still think the dress is pricey BUT I must admit that I'm wearing the heck out of it so I think I'll get my $$$ worth. The sizing is consistent. The blue one fits just like the green one. They DO SHRINK after a cold water wash and dryer on LOW heat. They also FADE a bit with each wash. But considering the comfort and wearability, I will most likely buy one more IF they go on SALE at the end of the season. Oh, FYI: I soaked the green dress in Stain Solver oxygen bleach for 6 hours and it completely removed the"
By luvcutecomfort
Meridian, Idaho
April 25, 2013
"The fabric on this dress is excellent. It feels like wearing a medium weight super soft favorite T-shirt. Neckline is a little low but looks okay with a scooped neck T-shirt tank peeking out underneath. I'm 5'6" 140 lbs. and ordered the Large because, according to the size chart, my 39"(38D) bustline would not fit into a Medium even though I usually wear a size 10-12. So the Large in this dress was quite loose on me until I washed it. IT SHRINKS. Good for me but not good if the dress just fits before washing. Even after shrinking the dress hit my knees about the same as in the picture. The back of the dress hits the crease line in the back of my knee. I like this dress but it's too pricey to order another one."
By Karama
South Florida
October 23, 2012
"I purchased this item in a small/coral color. I would normally wear an M, but the S fits perfectly, so, this item runs big. Love the color, but it already faded a bit with one wash. That's a downer. But, it fits comfortably. It hits at the knee, which is a fine length for me. I am 5' 4" tall and weigh 134, with a somewhat athletic body. I would purchase another. Yes, I would recommend it to others with the cautions of sizing and color-fading as listed above."
By meerkat
September 05, 2012
"Bought this dress for a cruise. It is perfect. Pop it on to go to breakfast, pop it on over a bathing suit to go to the pool, pop it on for the tours-It is so comfy I think I might even be able to sleep in it! It is a little low, but does not gap so I think OK. As others have said a little pricey even on sale. But I'm going to wear this one to death and look for more sales."
By BichonMama
Central Texas
July 11, 2012
"I LOVE this dress so much I bought it in three colors! It is the perfect travel dress, packable, and easily dressed up or down. The fabric is soft and not to thin. The colors are extremely true to the pictures on the website. I get a compliment whenever I wear one of them. I wear an L or XL, depending on the cut. In this dress I took the XL and it was perfect."
Clinton, Ms
July 11, 2012
By goodshopper
July 05, 2012
"I really wanted to like this dress. I liked the fabric and comfort of it. But the neckline was cut so low, I thought it looked ridiculous. It must be made for very tall people with a lot of space between shoulders and bust. Or for people who want to wear a camisole or a big necklace every time they wear this to fill in the huge open chest area. Not for me, so I sent it back."
By CharlotteRT2
Northwest Arkansas
June 26, 2012
"As another reviewer said, I really wanted to like this dress. The verdigris color was great and so was the feel of the material. Fit everywhere but the top. It gaped and the cut is such that another top underneath does not work. Had to return."
By SDinReno
Reno, NV
June 26, 2012
"I bought this in olive and love the fabric and style of this dress. It's a little big on top (the neckline is lower than I like), but I saw someone else's review that it'll shrink in the wash, so I expect it will fit perfectly then."
By mollymarie
Rio Rancho,NM
June 12, 2012
"The dress itself is perfect...exactly as pictured. Good quality medium weight material, very well made. Color is also as pictured. However...the sizing is way off!! I wear an XL(14-16) tee shirt, so I ordered the same. The dress is HUGE!!!!! I considered having it altered, but it would have to be completely remade! The dress is expensive for what it is, so rather than sinking any more money into it, I had to return it. This is not the first sizing issue I've had with this company. Such a shame...."
By mep1
May 31, 2012
"Cute and comfy dress...and the pockets are a nice touch! I'm 5'6" 142 lbs and the small fit nicely."
May 30, 2012
By GirlontheGo
East Troy, WI
April 28, 2012
"I usually wear a size 4 or 6 in a dress so I ordered the xs. It fits perfectly! I may have squealed when I tried it on. It's that perfect. It's just so darn cute! I like that it is fitted and short, but not too tight in the bum. I love the pigment dyed colors and the comfy cotton material. I agree that it would make a great swim suit cover up too. Throw it on, grab a pair of sandals and you're good to go."
By cyndlou
April 26, 2012
"This dress is so comfortable and can be worn with sandles or dressed up with heals. I receive compliments each time I wear it."
By wizz
April 19, 2012
"Really wanted this dress to work, but I'm small, especially on top, and the neckline, even on the X-small, gaped. Tried wearing a camisole, but the neckline still didn't work. Ended up donating it to a local charity, so hope someone is happy."
By EllDee
Central Texas
April 10, 2012
"Love the fit. True to size. Easy to just throw on and go. My idea of the perfect summer dress!"
By Forestdweller
Puget Sound area, WA
March 30, 2012
"I love the styling of this dress. (I wish more dresses had pockets!) The neckline is a little lower than I would optimally like, but I can live with it. The fabric seems nice, on the thinner side (good for hot weather). I've laundered it once so far. I don't know how it will wear over time. I agree with the reviewer who said that that it's a little pricey."