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St James Dress

WQ076
(Was $228.00 ) now $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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.4

(based on 39 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (32)
  • Well made (25)
  • Comfortable (23)
  • Practical (12)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Dry clean only (6)
  • Poor fit (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (34)
  • Night out (14)
  • Special occasions (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (24), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Casual dresser (3)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (18), Comfort driven (12)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Great Design

By Classically Trained

from Springfield

About Me Classic Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Practical

Cons

  • Dry Clean Only

Best Uses

  • Night Out
  • Wear To Work

This is a great dress. Somewhat difficult to get on and off, and belt looked somewhat flimsy, but overall, like it a lot.

If it could come out in future iterations in colors such as a vibrant purple, bright kelly green, as well as classic colors like dark chocolate brown and navy, that would be FANTASTIC!

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

Classic dress, very versatile

By La gamine

from Philadelphia PA

About Me Classic Dresser

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear To Work

    Beautiful, very well made classic dress. I bought it to wear to work and it definitely looks the part. Normally in Boden sizes I wear 6R (my regular sizing is 2 or 4) but based on measurements provided for that dress I ordered 4R. My order was cancelled due to discrepancies in the inventory and 4R was sold out. I resorted to buying 6R and turns out it fits perfecly in spite of the listed measurements! 4 would be a little too tight - hard to get into.

    I got the one in black since blue is not my color and orange one is a little too bright for the wool dress.

    The black dress can be worn too work or to go out if worn with the right type of accessories. Very pleased

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

    Flattering for hourglass figures!

    By Boden lover

    from Virginia

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Great dress! My only complaints are that it's WAY too hard to get on and off and the placement of the under-bust darts is odd.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          3.0

          Not as expected

          By Working Mom

          from Arlington, VA

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Wear To Work

            This didn't fit me well. I ordered a 4 and the belt was too big and it was a bit large in the top.

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

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                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

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                  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

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                    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

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