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Smart Shift

WH596
(Was $148.00 ) now $111.00

We know you love this versatile shift shape in structured cotton sateen. This season a belt accentuates the narrowest part of your body.

  • Outer 97% cotton 3% elastane
  • Lining 96% polyester 4% elastane
  • Machine washable
  • Fitted shape
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Belt loops
  • Side zip
  • Detachable self fabric belt
  • 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 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Front length36½39½3739¾42¾37¼40¼4337½
Chest circumference343435½35½35½37373738½
Front neck drop44
Waist circumference27½27½29292930¾30¾30¾32¼
Hip circumference35½35½37½37½37½39½39½39½41¼
Hem circumference34¼34¼36¼36¼36¼38¼38¼38¼40¼
Sleeve length55555
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length40½43½38414441½44½42¼45¼
Chest circumference38½38½40½40½40½42½42½4545
Front neck drop444444
Waist circumference32¼32¼34¼34¼34¼36½36½38¾38¾
Hip circumference41¼41¼43¼43¼43¼45¾45¾4848
Hem circumference40¼40¼42424244½44½4747
Sleeve length66
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length42¾45¾46¼
Chest circumference47¼47¼49½
Front neck drop
Waist circumference41¼41¼43½
Hip circumference50½50½52¾
Hem circumference49¼49¼51½
Sleeve length

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

(based on 104 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (80)
  • Comfortable (71)
  • Well made (70)
  • Durable (34)
  • Retains shape (34)

Cons

  • Poor fit (17)
  • Bad design (7)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (85)
  • Night out (48)
  • Special occasions (46)
  • Casual wear (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (88 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (63), Trendy/stylish dresser (22), Casual dresser (13)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (49), Comfort driven (46)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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4.0

Lovely dress

By Sunny

from Minneapolis

About Me Classic Dresser

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Practical

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    I ordered this a few weeks ago and it came in mail - I really like the material and that the dress is lined. I cannot try it on, as I am 8 months pregnant and it would not fit me currently, but I cannot wait until I can try this on and wear it! Love the polka dots!

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

    Stylish,beautiful fabric,cute look,but..

    By lover of great style

    from usa

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Practical
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Bad Design
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    I purchased this dress during the 80% off deal and thought it would fit simuliar to the earlier,"notch neck" style dress. The chest area was too large,(I am a 36/30/39), and the hip area fit too tight in the Boden 8. A larger size would not work.Thank you Boden for the garment sizing,but unfortunately I had to return.Let my loss be your gain in this style,it is a well made,beautiful khaki flowered pattern.

    • Age:
    • 55-64 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    5.0

    Smart indeed

    By jvs 195

    from Northern VA

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wear To Work

      This dress was an absolute steal on sale. It's perfect for spring/fall/summer with or without a cardi or jacket. The self belt is nice, but can be swapped with something more fun. The fabric is nice, the neckline not too high and not too low. It flatters my busty apple figure (can't imagine a less busty person being able to fill it) The size recommended to me worked perfectly.

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

      good for a larger chest!

      By jp

      from US

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Design
      • Practical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wear To Work

        This is one of the few Boden dresses that works for those who are well-endowed (32E-27-37). (I guess I should be warned by how often they show the different views of dresses with a fairly flat-chested woman, but i am always hopeful!) I think this dress works for 2 reasons: #1 despite the slightly large waist it has a belt, #2 I had to get a long length (though I'm only 5'5" and had to have it hemmed), so there was a bit more length to the top half of the dress so that after covering my chest the waist ended up in the proper position (instead of looking like an empire waist). I am sometimes a 6 and sometimes an 8 and needed this in a 6, so i think it is a bit big by boden standards. i wore the navy with tan polka dots to a conference and felt good: the V was not too deep and the dress kept my knees and shoulders covered, so it was all-around professional.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        4.0

        Great dress for evening events

        By S

        from Arkansas

        About Me Casual Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Retains Shape

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions

          This was on super sale so I went for it, and I'm so happy I did. I wore it to an evening event for work, and I got more compliments than I can remember getting in a long time. The dark polka-dotted fabric looked both professional and cheery. The fit was very flattering. There's a bit of extra fabric in the back, below the bodice and above the bum, but that seems to be fairly common in Boden dresses, and the dress still looked nice. Other than that, it's the best looking dress I've had in a long, long time.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Cute shape and pattern BUT....

          By Jenny

          from Oak Beach, NY

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Design

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          Poor fit, but cute pattern.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          super stylish

          By Lily the Runner

          from Virginia, US

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Great Design
          • Retains Shape
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Special Occasions
            • Wear To Work

            Love this dress! I've worn it many many times since I got it. It's super stylish, fits really well my pear-shaped body and makes me feel great (I'm 5'4'', size 6R). It's a little tight-fitting but the stretchy fabric makes up for it and accommodates all the areas that need a bit more room. Like other Boden workwear dresses, this too is a bit too roomy on the bust (I'm a 34B) but I don't mind it too much because it doesn't show in this color (I got the black with the white polka dots). I think that in another lighter color though, the excess fabric would be a reason to return it (that's why I didn't give it a perfect score). So if you're small on the bust, beware when you order it. Other than that, though, I absolutely love it!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven
             
            5.0

            Simply Elegant!

            By LayLow

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

                This dress is Boden at its best.

                Fits true to size, is slimming and forgiving of tummy.

                The matching fabric belt gives it that extra something that just makes it more polished and perfect.

                I loved the navy spot print, the black with wildflowers was a bit dull, but that's a personal preference. Prints are exactly as pictured.

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                 
                3.0

                Too big/boxy

                By herrera1125

                from Chapel Hill, NC

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Pros

                • Great Design
                • Well Made
                • Wrinkle Resistant

                Cons

                • Poor Fit

                Best Uses

                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                Bought this dress based on my largest measurement (hips) using the size chart and it was HUGE on me. Beautifully made and a stylish dress, but the neck/shoulders were especially poofy and boxy and it was also way too large through the hips (I measured!) Sadly, this will be going back...

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels too large
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                3.0

                Cut Dress. Strange Cut

                By KoweOllieLand

                from San Diego

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Practical

                Cons

                • Poor Fit

                Best Uses

                • Wear To Work

                This dress is so cute! Unfortunately, I am a bit between sizes. The arm holes are rather large, where I was able to see my bra through the arm hole. Not a great look for work. Hopefully this dress will come back with an improved cut in the future.

                • Age:
                • 65 yrs and older
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Style Driven

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