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Marilyn Dress

WH531
(Was $138.00 ) now $69.00 to $117.30

Inspired by a vintage sample, this timeless classic has a Thirties vibe with a full, floaty skirt, keyhole detail and buttons at the back.

  • 95% viscose 5% elastane
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust and waist with a full skirt
  • Full length sleeves
  • Bell shaped sleeve
  • Length finishes above knee
  • Drapey jersey with stretch
  • Button and loop at centre back neck
  • Imported
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Front length33¼36¼33½36½39½33¾36¾39¾34
Chest circumference28¼28¼30303031½31½31½33
Front neck drop33333
Hem circumference124¾129½126¾131½131½128¾133½133½130¾
Sleeve length2122½21¼22¾22¾21½232321¾
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length374034½37½40½384138½41½
Chest circumference3333353535373739½39½
Front neck drop333333
Hem circumference135½135½132¾137½137½139¾139¾142142
Sleeve length23¼23¼2223½23½23¾23¾2424
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length394242¼
Chest circumference41¾41¾44
Front neck drop
Hem circumference144½144½147
Sleeve length24¼24¼24½

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.4

(based on 130 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (119)
  • Great design (101)
  • Well made (73)
  • Practical (71)
  • Wrinkle resistant (51)

Cons

  • Poor fit (7)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (100)
  • Night out (90)
  • Special occasions (50)
  • Casual wear (39)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (94 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (69), Casual dresser (27), Trendy/stylish dresser (24)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (60), Style driven (58)

Reviewed by 130 customers

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4.0

Alluring but professional.

By Ingrid J.

from Boston, MA

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Retains Shape
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Night Out
  • Special Occasions
  • Wear To Work

I absolutely love this dress and feel like a million bucks when I wear it. It truly *is* the sort of dress you can wear from day to night, with just a different shoe or a change of earrings, etc. I cannot count the number of compliments I've gotten on it, and sense that it's the sort of cut that would flatter many body types. Just like the shoulders, a woman's "décolletage" is a part of every woman's body that is lovely to expose, and this dress really manages to show enough skin to be alluring (but not so much that it can't be worn to work).

It travels well and doesn't require any ironing. It's wearable right out of the suitcase/drawer, which is good because I don't have the time to fuss (and neither do you!). It couldn't be more comfortable either.

My one issue is that, even if you dutifully follow the instructions and wash it inside out, the fabric pills and fades quickly. I wish that the fabric was a bit more durable, but am still glad I made this purchase.

  • Age:
  • 25-34 yrs old
  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Style Driven
 
5.0

Very 20s!

By EmilyLoohoo

from Wisconsin

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Retains Shape
  • Well Made
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Special Occasions
    • Wear To Work

    This is a great dress for someone ready to feel a little vintage, and a little bit glamorous, but still blend with current trends.

    It would really be set off with some nice heels- Mary Janes especially- the cut of the skirt really is meant to highlight legs, legs, legs! Love the spin-ability of the fabric, which is slightly weighted.

    I am considering gently sewing up the key hole in the front so that I can wear it to work, as is, it's not quite work appropriate. I think I'll have success doing so since the torso of the dress is double lined. Wish me luck, because I really want to make this a go-to day dress for the office.

    Thanks Boden!

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    5.0

    I love this Dress, too!

    By Mary the teacher

    from Dayton, Ohio

    About Me Casual Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Retains Shape
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      I returned the black Marilyn dress because I felt it overwhelmed my frame. This print is great. I love the retro- styling and the feel of the heavyweight rayon(viscose) knit. The skirt looks swingy and fabulous, and the dress looked perfect right out of the somewhat beat up package. I would love to see this in an Asian- inspired print that has shown up on some of Boden's other dresses. I would also love to see a flutter sleeve; some version for summer.

      • Age:
      • 45-54 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      4.0

      Elegant

      By otter354

      from Texas

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        I bought this dress because of the design around the waist, hoping it would be slimming. I am 5'6", about 150 lbs, big busted. It did exactly what I hoped -- defined my waist. The fabric is heavy enough to drape well and the floating shirt hides bulges. It doesn't de-emphasize the bust but contains it well.

        • Age:
        • 55-64 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        3.0

        So-so

        By Lisa Likes

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Practical

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Very stretchy and very comfortable. The fit and flare design means it will flatter many folks. Very forgiving below the belt if you want to hide a tummy. It is made from Jersey material so not sure how durable it will be. I have other jersey garments from Boden and they tend to fade and pill very quickly. Although it was roomy, it was still very clingy up top - makes big breasts look bigger and highlights the back fat ladies! I am really on the fence about this one. It didn't look horrible, but it also didn't look fabulous. Let's be clear, if I am going to shell out the $$ for Boden, it needs to look FABULOUS! So I returned this one.

        • Age:
        • 35-44 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        4.0

        I would recommend this product"

        By Mary the teacher

        from Dayton, Ohio

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions

          This is a beautiful dress in a very nice weight knit fabric. I love the style of it, but had ordered it in black. I decided that the black looks a little overwhelming on me and way too serious! I am waiting for my exchange; I have reordered in the gray raindrop pattern. I am quite buxom and this dress is still a good style for me. However, I think the same overall design, but with a more open neckline would be even better.

          • Age:
          • 45-54 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          5.0

          A Lovely and Elegant Dress

          By Absolutely 8

          from USA

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Special Occasions
            • Wear To Work

            I love this dress!! The design is classic (is a dress that Kate Middleton might like, I love her!!). It gives an elegant look. There's nothing that I don't like about this dress.

            • Age:
            • 25-34 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven
             
            5.0

            new favorite

            By Emily

            from New Jersey

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Practical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              I bought this dress in the green, and as soon as I put it on it became a new favorite. When it went on sale I got it in the grey and white. I like the green better, but I like them both. I love the vintage style in comfortable jersey: two of the things I love most in dresses. I've gotten many compliments from my husband and my female friends. It's flattering on an hourglass shape, but is not too "body conscious." It's suitable for every day, for work, and for special occasions. Though, since it is cotton jersey, it is fairly casual.

              I can't give enough love to this dress! If they still have it in your size, buy it! (I'm 5'9" and curvy and the 10L fits perfectly).

              • Age:
              • 25-34 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
               
              5.0

              It looks elegant!

              By The Dancer

              from Chicago

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Design
              • Practical
              • Retains Shape
              • Washes Well
              • Well Made
              • Wrinkle Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out
                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                You could easily wear this dress to work with a nice sweater or jacket, but it is really suited for going out to dinner and dancing. It makes the body look great and it moves with you. There is no tightness or restriction to movement - thereby making it a perfect dress for dancing or just sashaying around town.

                • Age:
                • 45-54 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                5.0

                When It's Good, It's Great!

                By boden lover

                from kentucky

                About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Design
                • Practical
                • Retains Shape
                • Washes Well
                • Well Made
                • Wrinkle Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Out
                  • Special Occasions
                  • Wear To Work

                  Some Boden dresses are not a good fit for my body (too tight in the arms or too short) but when I find the right one for me, IT IS GREAT!!!!.
                  This is so flattering, flowing fabric, comfy, stylish. LOVE IT!!
                  Gray is a very dark charcoal. Thick jersey fabric. Perfect length. Multiple uses for different seasons. I will start with tights and boots.
                  The keyhole at neck is very pretty.

                  • Age:
                  • 35-44 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven

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