Please read the instructions below this size chart before ordering. We have indicated whether this size chart uses body or garment measurements in the notes below the size chart. Allow 1cm variance for all garment measurements (as an example a 56cm garment measurement has a variance of 55-57cm. Please factor that into deciding on the size to order.)
To select cm (cm) or inches (in") please see the top left corner of the size chart table.
Please read the information below before selecting your size to get the best fit & save on returns costs:
⊙ We have included the following estimated conversion sizes for UK / US / EU sizes for this product. However, please do still scroll down and always use the garment measurements and instructions to get the best fit. Size 8/XXS: UK Size 6/8 | USA Size 4 | EUROPE Size 36 Size 10/XS: UK Size 10 | USA Size 6 | EUROPE Size 38 Size 12/S: UK Size 12 | USA Size 8 | EUROPE Size 40 Size 14/M: UK Size 14 | USA Size 10 | EUROPE Size 42 Size 16/L: UK Size 16 | USA Size 12 | EUROPE Size 44 Size 18/XL: UK Size 18 | USA Size 14 | EUROPE Size 46 Size 20/XXL: UK Size 20 | USA Size 16 | EUROPE Size 48 Size 22/3XL: UK Size 22 | USA Size 18 | EUROPE Size 50
⊙ The measurements shown in the size chart above are garment measurements so should be compared to the measurements for a similar garment you already own, rather than your body measurements. For instructions on how to measure please scroll down to see 'Three easy steps to ordering the right size' below. Once you have worked out your size please scroll back up this page to place your order for this item.
⊙ You can view the size chart in inches or centimeters by clicking on the "cm" or "inch" text on the green bar above the chart.
Three easy steps to ordering the right size:
You will need the following items:
• Measuring tape
• A flat surface (such as a table or counter)
• A notepad and pen
• An item of clothing from your wardrobe that fits comfortably and is similar to the one you wish to purchase (e.g. if you are looking at buying a collared shirt then use one of your own collared shirts to compare measurements to.)
Referring to the images above, place your garment on a flat surface and record the following measurements:
A. 1/2 Bust/Chest: Measure across the front of the shirt from armpit to armpit. It is worth noting for a shirt dress that if you are uncertain about your bust size, going one size bigger usually makes only a small difference to the fit of the shirt dress. For example if your garment measures 50cm across the bust, then please use your discretion to decide whether you should opt for a size 10 or 12 for this shirt dress. We would probably suggest going for the 12.
B. Sleeve Overarm: Measure from the end of the cuff to the shoulder seam.
C. Centre Back Length: Measure from the nape of the neck on the back of the shirt to the bottom hem.
Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to those measurements. Chest/bust is usually the most important measurement if you are in a hurry, but checking all three will make for the most comfortable fit.
TIP: If you do not have a measuring tape, use your credit card. The long side of a credit card measures 8.5cm and the short side is 5.4cm. Simply use the centimetre measurements on our chart and divide by 8.5cm to get an idea of how many credit card lengths equals the measurement you are recording.
Please note: If you are unsure about which size to order, please contact us before ordering and we will help you as best we can.
⊙ Weight: 300g / 10.6oz.
⊙ Made from 100% strong and cool Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric with moisture wicking.
⊙ Built-in SPF50+.
⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology to keep your dress smelling fresh between washes.
⊙ Flattering, feminine cut.
⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel.
⊙ Comes standard with fabric belt which can be worn on or above the waist according to your preferred style.
⊙ Two chest pockets with button closure.
⊙ Button and loop system for securing sleeves when rolled up.
⊙ +Vent hidden system along back top seam to keep you cool.
⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time.
⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy.
The MaraTech™ fabric of this dress is full of features for safaris, travel, and outdoors. Combined with its elegant safari look, it’s easily adapted to wear daily – a great crossover dress.
Add a feminine yet practical touch to your safari wardrobe with this flattering shirt dress. This exciting item in the Rufiji™ range has a number of features which make it a great choice for women on safari and outdoors. Its versatility lies in its design, making it the kind of dress you’ll want to wear for safari style around the lodge, to dinner, or daily.
MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric sets itself apart as being cool, lightweight, yet very strong. Its moisture wicking capabilities draw moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable in warmer climates and the built-in SPF50+ offers maximum sun protection. The SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes. It is also quick-drying and easily releases wrinkles, making it perfect for travel. The +Vent system of hidden vents along the top back seam also serves to promote movement of air around the body.
The roll-up sleeve tabs are hidden when the sleeves are down, but hold your sleeves in place when rolled up for flexibility and convenience. The Rufiji™ Safari Shirt Dress comes standard with a fabric belt (leather belt in the photographs not included). You can choose where to wear this – on or above the waist or on the empire line – according to your preferences and to give added shape to the dress. Dress it up with shoes or change belts to spice up the look a bit. Worn as a dress or shirt over trousers, leggings, or shorts and paired with boots or sandals, you will love its versatility.
About Rufiji™ Outdoor Apparel: We have spent years going on safari and we know African and adventure travel conditions intimately. We know what works best in extreme climes and what we demand from the clothing we wear. Simply put, other products on the market did not perform to our standards. The next step was obvious: to design and manufacture our own safari and adventure clothing range. The Rufiji™ range was born. The result is a line of clothing that has been tailored for your travels.
Say no to plastic packaging
Your Rufiji™ clothing is packaged in a recyclable paper bag. At The Safari Store, we are working hard to eliminate plastic from all of our packaging. This forms part of our commitment to a green future and the preservation of the environment, so future generations can enjoy pristine natural spaces.
*Please do not assume your size - always check the size guide.
Rufiji&trade MaraTech™ Safari Shirt Dress – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: 100% strong, lightweight Rufiji™ Ripstop MaraTech™ fabric. Quickly releases wrinkling caused by packing. Ripstop gives the fabric extra strength. The fabric is quick to dry for your convenience.
⊙ MOISTURE WICKING: Moves perspiration away from skin and promotes quick evaporation for maximum dryness and comfort.
⊙ SPF50+: The Sun Protection Factor is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our MaraTech™ fabric will protect your skin from harmful sun exposure - in effect, sunblock for your clothing. This is the highest SPF rating we know of on a garment.
⊙ ANTI-BACTERIAL TECHNOLOGY: SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt dress smelling fresh for much longer without washing.
⊙ +VENT SYSTEM: This shirt dress includes our +Vent system. This system increases the flow of air around your body by including hidden vents along the seam-line of the back, top section of the shirt dress.
⊙ FEMININE CUT: Merging technical fabric with a feminine design, the shape of this shirt dress ensures that the days of boring, shapeless safari clothing are long gone!
⊙ ROLL-UP SLEEVE TABS: Roll up and secure the sleeves of this long-sleeved shirt for flexibility and convenience. The tabs secure the sleeves when they're rolled up but remain hidden when sleeves are down.
⊙ POCKETS: Two functional and stylish button-up chest pockets.
⊙ BELT: The Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari Shirt Dress comes standard with a fabric belt you can wear along the empire line or above or on the waist according to your preferred style. (Leather belt in the photographs not included.)
Love this dress, wish it was also in Okavango Olive...the perfect fit, perfect length...light weight...
30 Jul 2020
I love the dress, but you may want to know that I was hesitant in ordering it with only the shorter length available in my size as I thought it looked too short (like a mini dress) on the model. The size chart though helped me with the decision and for me (at 152cm) this shorter length is a perfect length at just below the knee
7 Feb 2018
Bought this last year and wore it plenty of times on our last safari. Perfect. Lightweight, washes and dries easily and looks equally good on a game drive as it does for a casual dinner in the bush. Am about to purchase another. Highly recommended.