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Amelie Dress

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(Was $148.00 ) now $88.80

We’ve tweaked our gorgeous, Gallic bestseller with a beautiful ballerina neckline. Enjoy our flattering, vertical stripes and feminine skirt in sumptuous new colours.

  • 54% merino wool 46% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Semi fitted shape
  • Elbow length sleeves
  • Length finishes above knee
  • 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 length3436¾34374034¼37¼40¼34½
Chest circumference30¾30¾32¼32¼32¼34343435½
Front neck drop444444444
Waist circumference25¼25¼26¾26¾26¾28¼28¼28¼30
Hem circumference70½70½72½72½72½74½74½74½76½
Sleeve length565665665
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length37½40½35384138½41½39¼42
Chest circumference35½35½37½37½37½39½39½41¾41¾
Front neck drop4444444
Waist circumference3030323232343436¼36¼
Hem circumference76½76½78¼78¼78¼80¾80¾8383
Sleeve length6656666
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length39¾42¾43¼
Chest circumference444446½
Front neck drop
Waist circumference38½38½41
Hem circumference85½85½91
Sleeve length

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4.3

(based on 283 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (249)
  • Great design (212)
  • Well made (137)
  • Practical (132)
  • Wrinkle resistant (79)

Cons

  • Poor fit (32)
  • Bad design (16)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (233)
  • Night out (152)
  • Casual wear (100)
  • Special occasions (67)
  • Church (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (212 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (153), Trendy/stylish dresser (60), Casual dresser (49)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (147), Style driven (96)

Reviewed by 283 customers

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4.0

Re-Review

By Elle in Cali

from San Jose, CA

About Me Classic Dresser

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    First off, I love the design of this dress. This is what brought me to the Boden website in the first place. I orginially ordered the V-neck version of the dress when I was 2 sizes bigger and I wasn't a fan of how large it made my chest look. Not that I'm down a few cup sizes (and all over as well), I decided to give the ballerina neck version of this dress a go when I saw it pop up in my size. I think the rounded neckline makes a big difference. I don't feel as exposed. I love how the stripes nip in my waist and it flows out gently over my hips. This dress is a winner.

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

    My favorite dress

    By classic and comfortable

    from Colorado

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      I am so fond of this dress I have now purchased it in two colors and am considering a third. It is simply perfection. I would describe it as a soft sweater dress with a beautiful and flattering cut that will look stylish for decades. Lovely scoop neckline that isn't too revealing for the office combined with a pattern that will slim the curviest of figures. If you only buy one dress from Boden this is the one.

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

      Petite = Short

      By Jess

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Practical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        I'm new to Boden and placed a large order to find out how sizes translate and what the quality is like.

        Across the board, the quality was great and the styles were very cute and versatile.

        The problem I ran into with this dress is that I typically am a "petite" (under 5'4" and usually petite-proportioned clothes fit better). So I ordered a petite in this and found that for Boden (at least with this dress) petite really means short. There's a big difference ... the overall length was inappropriately short for me, my body, and my age. (If I was 23 and thin like I was then, this would have been cute.) It hit me at mid-thigh and the waist, which I expected to be a little above natural, was at an awkward spot between my natural waist and empire.

        I'll definitely try again, but if you're on the shorter side, over 28, and not sure whether to get short or regular in this dress, go for regular and perhaps even tall.

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

        Very flattering style

        By vipassana mama

        from Atlanta

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Professional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Wear To Work

          I've been tempted by the Amelie dress many times; it has rarely been offered in color combos that are right for me, but the brown and black works well. Every time I see it on a Boden model, I am struck by how flattering all the stripes and curves are. Sure enough, this dress looks great on both me and my young adult daughter!

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

          Figure-Flattering Dress

          By Rhonda the Wine Gal

          from Hermosa Beach

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Design
          • Practical
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Night Out
            • Wear To Work

            I ordered this dress in brown and size 8R. It's a tad short on me as I'm 5'9", but the 8L wasn't available on sale. This dress is really comfy, looks great, and is very figure flattering (especially for those pear shapes like me). Definitely a keeper.

            • Age:
            • 45-54 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            5.0

            Flattering

            By Happy in Ohio

            from Columbus

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Wrinkle Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              Very flattering. The designs help to hide many figure flaws.

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

              Love this dress!

              By docmom

              from Broomfield, CO

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Well Made
              • Wrinkle Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                This dress is very stylish. Fitted at the top and a swing skirt on the bottom. The stripes are very flattering. I got the regular length and it is above the knees but I like that look. The sweater material is comfortable and not too warm. Good 3 season dress. The waist does hit just below the breasts so it has a bit of an empire feel but doesn't poke out so it is still flattering. There are really wonderful details sewn into the fabric. I highly recommend this dress.

                • Age:
                • 45-54 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                5.0

                Super flattering!

                By Lovey

                from Mississippi

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Design
                • Practical
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wear To Work

                  This dress fits really well and is true to size. I often have trouble with prints lining up well with my short waisted figure. That is not the case with this dress. It is so complementary. Thanks Boden!

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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Flattering

                  By Stormy

                  from North Dakota

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Design
                  • Practical

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wear To Work

                    I was quite pleased with this dress when it arrived. It's both flattering and comfortable. As a teacher, I appreciated the fact that the V neck isn't too low. Overall, the dress was a very good fit. I'm 5'4" and weigh 120 lbs, the size 6 petite was just right.

                    • Age:
                    • 35-44 yrs old
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this dress

                    By SFteacher

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Classic Dresser

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Design
                    • Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wear To Work

                      This dress is perfect for me. I am tall and long waisted and about 10 lbs overweight. It slims me in the waist, the fabric is swingy and it covers my stomach and rear end. I am 5'9", 170 and the 12 R fit perfectly . A great dress to wear to work and the blue/ burgundy colors are beautiful.

                      • Age:
                      • 55-64 yrs old

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