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(Was $138.00 ) now $55.20 to $69.00

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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3.8

(based on 67 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (51)
  • Great design (36)
  • Practical (34)
  • Durable (26)
  • Well made (23)

Cons

  • Bad design (7)
  • Poor fit (6)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (51)
  • Night out (20)
  • Casual wear (16)
  • Special occasions (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (42), Trendy/stylish dresser (10), Casual dresser (6)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (32), Style driven (25)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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5.0

Very pretty, work appropriate dress

By V

from Pittsburgh

About Me Classic Dresser

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Retains Shape
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Special Occasions
    • Wear To Work

    I passed this dress by on the Boden website many times, until it went on clearance. I'm so pleased I gave this one a chance. It has a very interesting 1940's flair in the cut of the shoulders, and the deep forest green is a color you don't see often anymore. This is a very flattering dress that looks great with gold accessories. I had no difficulties with the zipper as some other reviewers reported. I am a size 6 at 5'1", 130 lbs.

    • Age:
    • 35-44 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    5.0

    Fantastic dress!

    By Digging Boden

    from Boston

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Wear To Work

      This is the perfect 3 season dress. I now have it in 3 colors and know I will be wearing them all for years to come. Top fits well and bottom provides a bit of camouflage for a bit of a belly. Always get compliments when I wear this one.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
       
      5.0

      LOVE

      By K

      from Missouri

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Design
      • Practical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        I ordered this dress in 16L in green and I love the style. It has such a nice thick fabric that it hides all the wobbly bits. I paired it with tall brown socks and brown boots and get compliments all of the time.

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

        Formal

        By Nina

        from Houston

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Practical
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          Formal dress, heavy material, can run big, like the V neck to make it more sexy.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels too large
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          4.0

          Elegant dress

          By Nina

          from Houston

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Practical
          • Retains Shape

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Wear To Work

            Conservative dress, but the V neck gives it a little sexyness. Thick material, not bulky at the bottom.

            • Age:
            • 35-44 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels too large
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven
             
            4.0

            Gorgeous!

            By Wiscokid

            from New Mexico

            About Me Casual Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              This dress is just gorgeous -- flattering and comfortable. Could be worn to work or out to dinner. The cut is amazing and the wine color beautiful. I assumed I'd send this one back, since it's already quite warm in the SW, but the fabric really breathes.

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

              Well made but zipper sticks

              By Eight Was Not Enough

              from USA

              About Me Casual Dresser

              See all my reviews

              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

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