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Dorchester Dress

WH573
(Was $218.00 ) now $174.40

Beautiful ingredients and signature Boden detail make this dress a delight. Wow them in Bright Pink wool or two fabulous French tweeds.

  • BPK: outer 100% wool
  • Other colours: outer 67% cotton 33% polyester
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Dry clean only
  • Fitted shape
  • Elbow length sleeves
  • Length finishes just above knee
  • Fully lined
  • Pleat detail on skirt
  • Concealed back zip
  • Imported
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Front length333633¼36¼39¼33¾36¾39½34
Chest circumference33½33½35353536½36½36½38¼
Front neck drop
Waist circumference26¾26¾28¼28¼28¼30303031½
Hip circumference353537373739393941
Hem circumference47¼47¼49¼49¼49¼51¼51¼51¼53
Sleeve length11½12¼11½12½12½11¾12½12½12
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length374034½37½40½384138¾41½
Chest circumference38¼38¼40¼40¼40¼424244½44½
Front neck drop
Waist circumference31½31½33½33½33½35¾35¾3838
Hip circumference414143434345¼45¼47½47½
Hem circumference535355555557½57½59¾59¾
Sleeve length12¾12¾12¼131313¼13¼13½13½
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length39¼42¼42¾
Chest circumference474749¼
Front neck drop444
Waist circumference40½40½42¾
Hip circumference505052½
Hem circumference62¼62¼64½
Sleeve length13¾13¾14

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well made (13)
  • Great design (12)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Practical (6)
  • Wrinkle resistant (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear to work (13)
    • Special occasions (12)
    • Night out (10)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        85% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic dresser (10), Trendy/stylish dresser (4)
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style driven (9), Comfort driven (6)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Lovely Fabric!

    By Bird Chica

    from SA, TX

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions

      The orange/black tweed is a lovely fabric and I hope Boden will use a similar fabric again as I was not able to keep this one. It was true to size, the top section was a perfect fit but the bottom part was just too much of a ballon shape and even with the long it was just not quit long enough for the variety of occasions that I needed it to fulfill. And a note to Boden Designers, please offer this sleeve length again in other dresses, it's GREAT!

      • Age:
      • 45-54 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
       
      5.0

      amazing dress

      By PCDR06

      from boston

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        I wore this dress to work for a presentation and everyone complimented me on the gorgeous pink dress. Paired with tights, you can wear this to work in the winter.

        Must dry clean, but worth it. Everyone wanted to know where I had purchased this dress.

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

        This is a beautiful dress

        By Boobella

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Occasions

            Gorgeous material and clean lines. It is a lovely dress to wear to an elegant day time wedding or out to a fancy dinner with your grandparents.

            The waist is high - like a lot of Boden dresses so if that works for you I would recommend the dress highly.

            • Age:
            • 45-54 yrs old
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pink and Perfect

            By Susie

            from Sunnyvale, California

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Special Occasions
              • Wear To Work

              After ordering and loving this dress in the Blue, I returned for the Bright Pink ~ and I'm very glad I did. It's thinner than the Blue, but that's good ~ it almost feels like a different dress, yet with all the same impressive details. The craftsmanship on this garment is simply superb, reminiscent of the days in the late sixties when my mother used to have "better" dresses tailored for her and believe this quality is rare in the more frequented stores here in America.

              I would dry-clean this dress ~ to be safe. It's worth it, though.

              This pink color will be perfect for weddings, formal luncheons and some speaking engagements. I couldn't be happier.

              • Age:
              • 55-64 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Style Driven
               
              4.0

              nice dress

              By nancy

              from california

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                Had to return this because it wasn't the mother of the groom dress that I was looking for, but it seemed like a great dress.

                • Age:
                • 55-64 yrs old
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Divine!

                By Daddy's Girl

                from New Jersey

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Design
                • Practical

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Out
                  • Special Occasions
                  • Wear To Work

                  So spectacular was this dress that I bought two colors: the pink and the blue tweed. I somehow kept looking for pockets in the side seams and, though none are there, this dress is not any less of a gem. The comfort level for something so beautifully cut and fitting is amazing. I'm olive-skinned, so the pink is an amazing fit color-wise. I wore the pink dress to a wedding and the bride inquired about it--as did the groom! Though 5'5", I did purchase the 6L as I like length to the knee rather than above it; chasing toddlers necessitates stealth and I don't have to be as careful if I have to bend and swoop a crying kid. One of the favorites of the season! Oh, and the notch in the neckline is the perfect resting place for a fab necklace--if you're so inclined.

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

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Gorgeous but not for me

                  By snunyc

                  from Berkeley, CA

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful fabric
                  • Great Design
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Out
                    • Wear To Work

                    I was delighted to see a tweedy design like this that is not wool (I'm highly allergic). The fabric and colors on this dress are gorgeous. It's extremely well made. I ordered the orange tweed. I am giving it four stars because of the overall quality and design. Unfortunately, it's not the dress for me. The fit was generally great, although it could have been more fitted in the torso. I might have gone to a tailor, except the overall look just made me feel really dowdy, and so I'll be sending it back. For reference, I'm 5'4" hourglass shape usually between an 8 and 10 (US) in Boden sizes. I'm in my 40s so I'm at that age where a dress like this toes the line between chic and school-marmish. Don't let my review discourage you--this is a beautiful dress, especially at this price, for the right person -- a younger person, someone with more "endowment" on top, or an older woman could rock this as a really elegant dress. Sadly, I'm not that one.

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

                    elegant dress

                    By malabar

                    from Somerville

                    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Design
                    • Practical
                    • Retains Shape
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Out
                      • Wear To Work

                      I love the style, and the fabric is quite nice. I am a big fan of the 40s and 50s style and this one has a bit modern touch, very chic. Depending on your body shape, this dress could be tricky. To me, the tightest part of the dress hits my rib so I have to order a size up and it fits fine. Therefore, you have to fine the right size for you, not just depending on your regular size.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Style Driven

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Gorgeous material; very narrow sleeves

                      By CurlySal

                      from Boston

                      About Me Classic Dresser

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Design
                      • Well Made
                      • Wrinkle Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Out
                        • Special Occasions
                        • Wear To Work

                        I bought the pink and it is a beautiful, soft wool. Unfortunately, the petite size was too short and the waist was a little high, so I ordered the regular size. That fit better overall, but alas, the sleeves were too tight. So sad to send back - it is really a gorgeous dress for the right person.

                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Style Driven

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Lovely dress

                        By CK in NC

                        from North Carolina

                        About Me Classic Dresser

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Design
                        • Incredible Fabric
                        • Well Made
                        • Wrinkle Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Out
                          • Special Occasions
                          • Wear To Work

                          I feel like a princess in this beautiful dress. I am 5'8", 140 lb., with a long torso, and the 6L fit perfectly (the waistline is at the narrowest part of my torso, the hemline comes just to my knee, and the sleeves graze the elbows of my long arms). The beautiful fabric (I have the orange tweed) and cut make the dress subtly glamorous, perfect for a special occasion or evening out, but the simplicity of the style also makes it work for less dressy occasions. I told my teenage daughter that this is a dress she will be glad I bought when I give it to her 10 or 15 years from now!

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

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