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Mercer Dress

WH543
(Was $138.00 ) now $55.20 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 62 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (48)
  • Great design (33)
  • Practical (30)
  • Durable (21)
  • Well made (20)

Cons

  • Bad design (7)
  • Poor fit (6)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (46)
  • Night out (18)
  • Casual wear (13)
  • Special occasions (9)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (40), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Casual dresser (6)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (30), Style driven (23)

Reviewed by 62 customers

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4.0

Gorgeous!

By Wiscokid

from New Mexico

About Me Casual Dresser

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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

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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

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        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

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          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

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              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

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                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

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