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Mercer Dress

WH543
(Was $138.00 ) now $69.00 to $96.60

This structured ponte dress is perfect for work or play. The inverted pleat creates a lovely sense of movement and the tape detailing is a unique Boden twist.

  • 98% cotton 2% elastane
  • Machine washable
  • Semi fitted shape
  • ¾ length sleeves
  • Length finishes above knee
  • Textured medium weight jersey
  • Unlined
  • Concealed side zip
  • 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 length36½3739¾374037½40½3840¾
Chest circumference3031½31½333334½34½36½36½
Front neck drop
Waist circumference26¾28¼28¼303031½31½33½33½
Hip circumference33½35½35½37½37½39½39½41¼41¼
Hem circumference48½50½50½52½52½54¼54¼56¼56¼
Sleeve length17½17¾17¾1818181818¼18¼
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length38¼41¼38¾41¾39¼42¼42¾
Chest circumference38½38½414143¼43¼45¾
Front neck drop9999
Waist circumference35½35½37¾37¾40¼40¼42½
Hip circumference43¾43¾464648½48½50¾
Hem circumference58¾58¾616163½63½65¾
Sleeve length18½18½18¾18¾191919¼

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.7

(based on 61 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (47)
  • Great design (32)
  • Practical (30)
  • Durable (21)
  • Well made (20)

Cons

  • Bad design (7)
  • Poor fit (6)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (45)
  • Night out (17)
  • Casual wear (12)
  • Special occasions (9)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (40 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (40), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Casual dresser (5)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (29), Style driven (23)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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4.0

Well made but zipper sticks

By Eight Was Not Enough

from USA

About Me Casual Dresser

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Practical
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Zipper Sticks At Waist

Best Uses

  • Wear To Work

I bought this dress in the navy and like the thick material. It seems very well made except the zipper sticks when it gets to the waist band. I decided to keep it, however, and have resorted to zipping it up while it is on me backwards and, once it gets over the tricky part, twisting the dress around to the front and putting my arms in...that seems to work. There is no way I could zip it by myself otherwise as the zipper gets stuck in the thick empire waist band material. I did order a size down based on the reviews and I am glad I did. The bust fits well in the 10L..I normally require a 12L in Boden in order to fit my chest. I think this is because the fabric is so forgiving. Also, it is a bit shorter (slightly above or at the knee) even in the long on my 5'9' frame so I would assume the regular size would be above the knee and would order the long if that was an issue. Overall, I like the dress and am going to keep it.

  • Age:
  • 45-54 yrs old
  • Sizing:
  • Feels too large
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Style Driven
 
4.0

Flattering

By Xdm1

from Washington, DC

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear To Work

    I purchased this in the 8L (I'm 5' 6") and I prefer the longer length. I purchased the green in the regular length and sent it back. I felt like it was proportioned quite right and ht at a weird place right above my knee. I wear the 8L all the time and love it.

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

    Great cool weather dress

    By Anon

    from Maine

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Practical

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Night Out
      • Wear To Work

      The big complaints I saw in other comments are true: the zip stalls a bit on the waistband, the waistband sits high, and the fabric is thick. That said, as a practical sturdy dress, I like it a lot. I love the berry color and opting for a long solved the high waistband problem. I am 5'8" and prefer lengths closer to knee length.

      The dress is warm enough to get a lot of use in Maine (or a chilly office). I think it will be easy to wear this to work and the dress is solidly comfortable for everyday wear.

      • Age:
      • 25-34 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      3.0

      Hip dress with a great pleat

      By Annie

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear To Work

        I bought the blue dress and it looks adorable with a scarf and pumps. I love the color and the pleat down the front. My only issue is that it seems to be baggy in the back around the shoulders. If I were to order another one, I would have gotten a smaller size and the fuschia one.

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

        A wardrobe workhorse!

        By Gracie

        from Copenhagen, DK

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          Really lovely dress that works well in the office and out and about.

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

          Great dress for work

          By woolgathering

          from California

          About Me Casual Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Practical

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wear To Work

            This will be a great dress for the office. The ponte fabric is sturdy and forgiving, similar to another Boden ponte dress I own. The navy is a nice, rich color that will look great with bright tights or a scarf, and the quality is just what I expect from Boden. I usually order a 10L in Boden dresses and this one fit as expected.

            Two caveats: As others have mentioned, the zipper does stick a bit at the waistband. The waistband itself is also fairly thick and adds some bulk around the middle -- something to be aware of if you're concerned about that area, maybe.

            • Age:
            • 25-34 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            2.0

            Unforgiving fit

            By Dress for success

            from Boston

            About Me Classic Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Shows Every Bump Lump

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Would Need Accessories

            The fabric is thick and comfortable, and the cut looked interesting, but it hugged every curve in a way that was not flattering. If you have a "gym perfect" body, it would probably be great, but I am returning it.

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

            Cute dress

            By Julie

            from PA

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Practical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Wear To Work

              The dress is very cute. My only complaint is the zipper puckers in the back.

              • Age:
              • 25-34 yrs old
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Style Driven
               
              5.0

              Extremely cute, sassy doll-like vintage!

              By EmilyLoohoo

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              See all my reviews

              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

                Very cute. This dress has a delightful vintage, drive-in-restaurant waitress whimsical, doll-like vibe. Flattering and sassy, but tasteful and doesn't expose too much skin. This is the kind of dress that will draw smiles and compliments from other women, and yet will leave you feeling like the belle of the ball!

                • Age:
                • 25-34 yrs old
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Style Driven

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love this dress

                By Jess

                from Boston

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Design
                • Practical
                • Retains Shape

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Wear To Work

                  I love this dress, it's very flattering and super versatile. You can wear it any occasion. I do wish, though, that it wouldn't hold wrinkles like it does.

                  It also runs big/stretches well. I'm a size eight and can fit in a size four in this dress (even with my broad shoulders). I ended up getting a size six but I think an eight would have been huge.

                  • Age:
                  • 25-34 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels too large
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Comfort Driven

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