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Vanessa Dress

WH589
(Was $148.00 ) now $59.20 to $111.00

We’ve updated this classic Boden shape this season and the pretty pleats at the neckline accentuate the feminine feeling.

  • Outer 63% viscose 37% silk
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Semi fitted shape
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Pleat detail at neckline
  • Soft gathers 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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3.7

(based on 48 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well made (25)
  • Comfortable (24)
  • Great design (24)
  • Practical (11)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Poor fit (14)
  • Bad design (9)

Best Uses

  • Special occasions (34)
  • Night out (33)
  • Wear to work (27)
  • Casual wear (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      68% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (35), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Casual dresser (3)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (27), Style driven (15)

Reviewed by 48 customers

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4.0

Lady-like dress

By SoJo

from Pennsylvania

About Me Classic Dresser

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Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasions

    I've been on the fence about buying this dress. I'm glad I finally did. It's beautifully made. Great comfortable material. Perfect dress to wear to a baby or bridal shower. Looks great in the red floral. I like that you can wear it with a cardigan or without and it still looks put together. Can't wait to wear it!

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

    Super Pretty

    By Cynthia

    from Seattle

    About Me Casual Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions

      I got the red. The color is beautiful! While I understand what other reviewers have said about the top, it fits me great. The only negative is that the lining peeks out one side of the kick pleat in the back. I will tack it up myself.

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

      Just perfect!

      By Morena

      from Minnesota, US

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Design
      • Practical

      Cons

      • Must Hand Wash

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      My best buy until now. A really great dress, the color is just like in the picture.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      3.0

      great fabric

      By swim-mom

      from minneapolis

      About Me Classic Dresser

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Wear To Work

          This dress is cut smaller than other Boden items - very slim cut below the empire waist. Based on other reviews I may have gone up a size but it was no longer available. The cut of the top was full, which would have been fine on me in the proper size. If you have a straight lower body and full chest this is a great choice - beautiful fabric.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels too small
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          4.0

          Lovely color

          By Xten

          from Columbus, Ohio

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Special Occasions

            The dress is very well made, but for my curvy size 10 I will need to take it in at the waist. I am used to this in everything I buy and expect to taylor all of my dress clothes since a 10 fits in the hips, but will always be too big in the waist. Otherwise, the fabric is smooth and comfortable and the neckline flattering. The skirt length from the waist is appropriate and flattering to curvy figures.

            • Age:
            • 25-34 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By LCK

            from Washington DC

            About Me Classic Dresser

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              I'm looking to add more dresses to my wardrobe and this is prefect. Stylish and demure. I got it at a great price. I just wish I had seen it earlier so I could have gotten the green one too!

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

              Classy, and Cheerful

              By Shauna

              from Arkansas

              About Me Classic Dresser

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasions

                This dress is as beautiful in person as in the photos. It is very cheerful, and fresh looking, and is lady like without being dowdy.

                • Age:
                • 25-34 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                5.0

                I love this dress!

                By Eight Was Not Enough

                from USA

                About Me Casual Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Great Design
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Out
                  • Special Occasions
                  • Wear To Work

                  I bought this dress on a whim in the red color as I am trying to brighten up the colors of my wardrobe. It looks and feels so well made and is very flattering on my hourglass figure. The cinch at the waist and the pleats at the bust are very flattering and I am thrilled with the fitted nature of the skirt. I am waiting to see if the green goes on sale too so I can snag that color as well. Best of all, it says machine washable! Whoo hooo!

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

                  Great Spring Dress

                  By Rachele

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Occasions
                    • Wear To Work

                    I really love this dress. The shape is very flattering and I can't wait for spring to get here so I can wear it. The only downside is that I'll have to get the waist taken in, as I typically have a hard time finding dresses that fit my hips and my waist.

                    • Age:
                    • Under 25 yrs old
                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                     
                    2.0

                    weird fit

                    By msunshine

                    from New Jersey, USA

                    About Me Classic Dresser

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Practical

                    Cons

                    • Bad Design
                    • Poor Fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Out
                    • Special Occasions
                    • Wear To Work

                    The dress is very pretty, very Mad Men, and it certainly looked promising when I took it out of the box. However, the fit of the bodice is really strange. I'm somewhat busty, but my chest looks absolutely huge in this dress! The pleats also floof out strangely right above the waist and from the side I look like I have a potential third underboob sprouting out. I tried belting it, tucking it, fiddling with the pleats, wearing (two) different bras, spanx, a tasteful cardigan, you name it--to no avail. In the words of a character on Mad Men referring to Joan, the buxom secretary,"She is built like a B-52". Well, that's how I felt, and not in a good way. It might be better on someone with a smaller chest, but, unfortunately, I have to send it back.

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

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