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Cecily Dress

WH597
(Was $198.00 ) now $59.40 to $99.00

Our floaty tea dress has lots of vintage va va voom, including intricate smocking details and a flippy skirt.

  • Outer 100% viscose
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Semi fitted shape
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Smocking detail at front
  • Concealed side zip
  • Button and loop at centre back neck
  • Imported
Body Measurements  (inches)
US24681012141618
Bustup to 3232-33½34-35½36-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-48
Waistup to 2525-26½27-2828½-3030½-3232½-3434½-36½37-3939½-41
Hipup to 33½33½-3535½-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-4848½-51
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 R4 R4 L6 R6 L8 R8 L10 R10 L
Front length3838¼41¼38½41½394239½42½
Chest circumference3435½35½373738½38½40½40½
Front neck drop44444444
Waist circumference26½282829½29½31313333
Hip circumference35¾37¾37¾39¾39¾41¾41¾43¾43¾
Hem circumference32¾34½34½36½36½38½38½40½40½
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length42½4340½43½41¼44¼44¾
Chest circumference42½42½454515¾15¾49½
Front neck drop
Waist circumference35¼35¼37½37½404042½
Hip circumference464648½48½50¾50¾53
Hem circumference434345¼45¼47½47½50

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.3

(based on 51 reviews)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (29)
  • Well made (19)
  • Great design (16)
  • Practical (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Poor fit (22)
  • Bad design (21)

Best Uses

  • Special occasions (28)
  • Wear to work (20)
  • Night out (19)
  • Casual wear (16)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      65% 

      (32 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (29), Casual dresser (13), Trendy/stylish dresser (6)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (29), Style driven (15)

Reviewed by 51 customers

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1.0

Pretty pattern, but fit is strange

By Julia

from Northern California

About Me Classic Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Pretty

Cons

  • Bad Design
  • Poor Fit

Best Uses

  • Special Occasions

This looks gorgeous, and the fabric and pattern is really lovely. BUT the waist is super high, right below the bust line, and I could not lift my arms up with the way the dress is designed. On top of that is made me look fat. Not a winner. Sending it back.

  • Age:
  • 35-44 yrs old
  • Sizing:
  • Feels too small
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Comfort Driven
 
1.0

No

By Sulichar

from Virginia

About Me Classic Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Design

    Best Uses

    • Wear To Work

    I liked the print, but didn't care for the cut of the dress at all.

    • Age:
    • 35-44 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
     
    3.0

    needs improvement

    By Elena

    from Seattle

    About Me Casual Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Bad Design
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      I will probably repeat others in my review - the fabric is really beautiful, but the fit is off. I read reviews before purchasing it on the deep 80%sale and knew what to expect, and for that reason I also got a bow tie belt that somehow improves the fit and overall look of the dress.
      I will keep it because it is a real steal with 80% off ( but would never buy it for full price)
      With the belt it makes a nice summer party dress. Without it it hangs on the chest area in really unflattering way.
      I would recommend it only if you use the right belt or taylor it ( and that's why it is not worth to pay the full price)

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

      Beautiful fabric perfect for Spring

      By Meanjeanz

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear To Work
        • Weekend Fun

        I am almost a perfect size 8 (US) but this dress just didn't fit me well. It's a beautiful flowing fabric and very comfortable but for me it was too big on top. I'd still recommend it, especially for a blonde. I'm brunette and the particular hue of off-white didn't look good on me in person. But for the right skin tone and body shape, this is a great dress! Usually Boden dresses fit me perfectly. This was a fluke.

        • Age:
        • 35-44 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too large
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        5.0

        veyr pretty Spring dress

        By Seattle professional

        from Seattle, USA

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          My 15 year old daughter is adorable and loves this charming, flowy dress. It is well made and feels substantial in the fabric that went into making it, and the effort it took to pleat it carefully in the front. Very, very pretty.

          • Age:
          • 45-54 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          3.0

          Pretty Print, less flattering cut

          By Charlotte

          from Virginia

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Design
            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Special Occasions

            I read the reviews and knew what to expect with this one. As other reviewers have said, the fabric is very beautiful, but the fit is a little off. It's not un-wearble, just not up to Boden's usual quality. It's loose in the chest with very tight sleeves and the waist doesn't hit in quite the right place.

            I purchased it deeply on sale, because I really wanted a dress in this floral print, and I wasn't as worried about perfect fit. It does look significantly better with the right belt. I may tailor it a little bit to see if I can improve the sleeve comfort.

            • Age:
            • 25-34 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            4.0

            Lovely Pattern

            By Frog Girl

            from Washington D.C.

            About Me Casual Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                I fell in love with this dress when it came out in the Fall 13 preview catalog. I missed the preview sale so I decided to wait to get it.

                Many of the other reviewers have complained about the location and size of the arm holes and I have to agree they are a bit awkward. However, I am so crazy about the print, smocking and material that I've just decided to work with it.

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                2.0

                Interesting Fit

                By Drea

                from San Francisco, CA, USA

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Bad Design
                • Dry Clean Only
                • Poor Fit

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                I really thought I would love this dress. However, I took it out of the packaging and tried it on and realized the waist is too high for me, and the design in front of the waist caused bunching under my chest and made me look like my tummy was much larger than it really is. I am returning the dress; it's just not flattering for me.

                • Age:
                • Under 25 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                2.0

                No bueno

                By CAMommy

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Bad Design
                • Poor Fit

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                I soooo wanted to like this dress, it's a great material with a lovely color and pattern. But I ordered a size 14 and was swimming in it. The pleats for the skirts also added several inches to my waistline -- no one needs that! Returned.

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels too large
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                5.0

                lovely

                By Elena

                from Seattle

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Design
                • Practical

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I would understand the poor reviews for this dress - it might look baggy indeed. As for me with my small bust, it was a right fit, but still I have to use Boden's bow belt ( as on the model) to make it more fitted on me. Other than that, the fabric is lovely and delicate, and I'm glad I got it on 80% sale

                    • Age:
                    • 35-44 yrs old
                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size

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