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St James Dress

WQ076
(Was $228.00 ) now $136.80 to $159.60

Make day-to-night dressing a cinch with our Forties-inspired, belted dress – be bold in bright City Blue and sunny Gladioli, or embrace classic Black.

  • Outer 98% wool 2% elastane
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Dry clean only
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust waist and hip
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes below knee
  • Fully lined
  • Back vent
  • Detachable self fabric belt
  • Topstitched dart detail at neckline front and back
  • Notch neck
  • Concealed side zip
  • Imported
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 R4 R4 L6 R6 L8 R8 L10 R10 L
Front length39½39¾42¾40¼42¾40½434144
Chest circumference3334½34½36¼36¼37¾37¾39¾39¾
Waist circumference27½292930¾30¾32¼32¼034¼
Hip circumference35½37½37½39½39½41¼41¼43¼43¼
Hem circumference31½33½33½35½35½37½37½39½39½
Sleeve length455
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length41½44½42¼45¼42¾45¾46¼
Chest circumference41¾41¾444446½46½48¾
Waist circumference36½36½38¾38¾41¼41¼43½
Hip circumference45¾45¾484850½50½52¾
Hem circumference41¾41¾444446½46½48¾
Sleeve length6

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4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (30)
  • Well made (24)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Practical (11)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Dry clean only (5)
  • Poor fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (31)
  • Night out (12)
  • Special occasions (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (20), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Casual dresser (3)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (16), Comfort driven (11)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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4.0

Beautiful!

By 1Armywife

from Texas

About Me Classic Dresser

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Great Design
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    I loved this. I got the blue and it is absolutely beautiful. The cut and style are wonderful, but it was just a wee bit tight in across my bottom.

    I measured my hips and compared that to the dress measurements online, and I was right at the high end of the 8L, which is my normal size. So I knew it may be too small, and it was. Maybe it would work with some serious spanx, but I live in central Texas and I will not subject myself to that in the middle of summer.

    It does have the sometimes-weird Boden waist placement - halfway between empire and where my actual waist is. That is actually not a bad look for me, because my torso is narrow. However, because it was tight across the bottom, it billowed out in the front from the belt to my legs when I walked.

    I highly recommend this for a nice work outfit or a more subdued going-out dress. It is lovely fabric with a little bit of stretch and has the usual Boden touches (like great printed bodice lining). But it was just too small for me, though I am very sure the 10 would have been way too big.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bravo Boden!

    By Heather

    from Philadelphia

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wear To Work

      Bought this dress on sale in two colors (blue and black) and LOVE them both! Excellent quality, good weight of fabric (won't show undergarments so you don't need a slip), classic and refined but still with a feminine and slightly urban feel.

      I'm 5'6" and 170 lbs, with a post-baby body so I'm still getting used to dressing for my little belly. I usually wear a size 12, which fit perfectly in this case. (Sometimes Boden dresses are a bit big/roomy/baggy on me in 12.)

      This dress makes me feel fabulous! Cap sleeves draw attention away from my upper arms (not my favorite bits), the belt and waist give me a nice shape in the middle, and the fit below the waist is flattering and the perfect length for meetings.

      Go for it! You'll love it too :)

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      4.0

      Sophisticated style

      By dunganroth

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Design
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Brilliant blue color with lovely, fitted design. The lining is beautiful and overall the dress is well made.

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

        Lovely

        By Boston

        from USA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Great Design
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          I never write reviews, but I've received more compliments on this dress than anything else I've ever worn to the office. I often have trouble finding shift dresses that fit well since I'm a size 6 in tops and a 10 in bottoms. I'm 5'8" 160lbs and the 10L fits great.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
           
          5.0

          Beautiful dress!

          By Anna

          from New York City

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Design
          • Practical
          • Retains Shape
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Dry Clean Only

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          This dress is perfect for work and the blue is beautiful.

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

          Amazing dress

          By AllBoden Jen

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Wear To Work

            I must have received a couple of dozen compliments on this dress the first time I wore it. It's just beautiful. The blue color is just like it appears online. I love it! Might be one of my favorite all-time Boden dresses.

            • Age:
            • 35-44 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
             
            5.0

            Beautiful

            By Meg

            from Washington DC

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              Beautiful dress. The blue is a lovely color and the fit is perfect.

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

              GORGEOUS DRESS

              By Kenneka

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Well Made
              • Wrinkle Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wear To Work

                This dress is amazing in every possible way -- more so than you might expect from looking at it. It seems pretty plain and simple, but the fabric is a lovely, silky fine wool and the fit is perfect; I almost couldn't believe how nice it looked on. My only complaint is that with the cap sleeves, one must make plans for being cold in one's office and I hate to spoil the effect of the magnificent royal blue color and the beautifully-fitting bodice/waist with a cardigan, so I am holding off wearing it until later in the spring. Since it is wool, that might make the window for wearing it fairly short, but I love it anyway!

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

                Work dress I always wanted

                By Miss Journalist

                from New York City

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Design
                • Practical
                • Well Made

                Cons

                • Dry Clean Only

                Best Uses

                • Wear To Work

                As a young professional, my wardrobe often feels stuck in that awkward phase between juniors and the career section. (You know, the "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman" situation).

                I'd like to look young, but also dress to impress at work. I've been looking for a classic, knee-length work dress for a while, but most of the appropriate dresses I've found don't come in small sizes (I'm a 0 petite in American sizes). Classic career dresses often come in size 4 and up, and anything available in smaller sizes tends to have shorter hemlines and look like it was designed for juniors.

                This dress, at a 2R, was perfect fit for me. It fits like a glove and is amazingly well made for its price. I wore the dress to an interview last week, and felt totally career-woman confident!

                Thank you!

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

                Flattering

                By Christina

                from Ann Arbor, MI

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                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Design
                • Practical

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wear To Work

                  I ordered this and a couple other Boden dresses trying to find a black dress that I could wear with a grey suit jacket for work. This one was the winner. I'm curvy and it's extremely flattering on me. I'm 5'4" and the regular length falls just slightly below my knees. Plus the lining around the neck is really cute! I'm a sucker for Boden's cute linings. I highly recommend this dress.

                  • Age:
                  • 25-34 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size

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