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Nancy Dress

WH640
(Was $148.00 ) now $44.40

A fabulous new frock with a flattering Fifties inspired fit and our proudest print moment - the Blue Riviera - inspired by a vintage print from Creative Director, Justine’s 1940s laundry bag.

  • Outer 100% cotton
  • Lining 100% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust and waist with a full skirt
  • Sleeveless
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Pleat detail at waist
  • Deep V neckline at back
  • Concealed back zip
  • Side pockets
  • 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 length363936½39½42½3739¾42¾37¼
Chest circumference33½33½35353536½36½36½38¼
Waist circumference26½26½28282829½29½29½31
Hem circumference81½81½83½83½83½85½85½85½87½
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length40¼4337¾40¾43½41¼44¼41¾44¾
Chest circumference38¼38¼40¼40¼40¼424244½44½
Waist circumference313133333335¼35¼37½37½
Hem circumference87½87½89½89½89½91¾91¾9494
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length42½45¼46
Chest circumference474747
Waist circumference404042½
Hem circumference96½96½98¾

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.1

(based on 303 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (229)
  • Great design (202)
  • Well made (169)
  • Practical (125)
  • Durable (66)

Cons

  • Poor fit (41)
  • Bad design (18)
  • Poor quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (242)
  • Wear to work (134)
  • Night out (110)
  • Special occasions (95)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (202 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (160), Casual dresser (77), Trendy/stylish dresser (44)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (154), Style driven (110)

Reviewed by 303 customers

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4.0

Beautiful Dress

By Tjn politics

from Washington DC

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Special Occasions

    Great fit. True to size. Definitely could dress it up for a outside wedding or dress down for a casual outing. Super cute.

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    4.0

    What a dreamy dress

    By Kate in 85% humidity

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Casual Dresser

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Design
    • Practical
    • Retains Shape
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Hard to iron

    Best Uses

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

    This vintage fabric was so well utilized in a great vintage-style dress. I was concerned about the pleats at the waist hitting me at the worst-possible belly-accentuating way, but nope! It fits like a glove. I buy 14L for all my Boden dresses, however, and this one is the first that really DOES fit like a glove—meaning, I'm going to wash this in cool water and hang it to dry. I could see this being useful for any situation in which you'd like to be complimented on your cute dress. I wanted this dress when it was new, so what a bonus to nab it when it was on super-sale!

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

    Adorable dress!

    By Cait

    from Florida

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Well Made
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out

      I own the Nancy dress in two different prints and I love them both! They look different enough that they feel like two different dresses. The fit is great and I love the cut of this dress. It can be worn in so many different ways (dressed up or down). It looks cute with a belt and cardigan. I am about 5'4 and the size 6 falls right at my knee caps - not too short or too long.

      • Age:
      • 25-34 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      4.0

      Beautiful and comfortable

      By LL

      from N. California

      About Me Casual Dresser

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Practical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear To Work

        Beautiful and very comfortable. I agree with others that the waist is a little higher than I would like. I ordered both regular length and long, and ultimately kept the long one, as I wanted the hem to fall consistently below my knees and the regular length fell right at the knee (I'm 5'7"). Very comfortable and looks cute with a cardigan. I don't usually wear dresses when I feel like wearing comfortable clothing, but will probably wear these as they are so soft and easy to wear. It's a bit poofy around the hips because of the pleating and the pockets, and it has a full skirt, so would not work if you wanted a more fitted shape - I wish it was also offered in a more fitted shape as well. I initially ordered the navy and have now also ordered the other two colors as they are at a great sale price and these will be great comfortable go-to options for the spring and summer.

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

        Great Summer Dress

        By AAA

        from New York

        About Me Casual Dresser

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Wear To Work

          Cute, comfortable summer dress.

          • Age:
          • 25-34 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          4.0

          Retro Summer dress

          By HM boston

          from Boston

          About Me Classic Dresser

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            The skirt has pleats which gives it nice volume. Nice hidden pockets in skirt. The neckline is not low, revealed no cleavage on me. I am American size 8 (Jcrew) and this seems to fit like some of the size 12 UK Marks and Spencer dresses I have.

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

            My new favorite!

            By A the Reviewer

            from Seattle

            About Me Casual Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Gorgeous
            • Great Design
            • Practical
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              This dress has my favorite cut ever. I am petite (5'3", 125 lbs) and pear-shaped, so it is tricky to find clothes that work for me. I ordered the 6 L to get extra leg coverage, which was a good decision. You can dress the dress up (it's got a classic 50s vibe) or down (it's cotton with pockets!). The color was off from the picture --it turned out to be more mustard than canary, but I like it even more this way. It suits my skin tone better.

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

              Great for summer!

              By jangram

              from Kansas USA

              About Me Casual Dresser

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                I have two of this style of dress. I know some people said the fabric was flimsy and unsubstantial. Well, in the summer here in Kansas, the fabric is the perfect weight. It gets hotter than blazes her in the summer so a lightweight dress is a dream come true. I am 5'6" and 130 lbs. This dress fit me great. I am small busted so take that into consideration. The top fit me well, I didn't have to have the top altered like I have had to do with several Boden dresses. They look really cute paired with a cardigan. Throw on some sandals and a lightweight cardi and you are good to go.

                • Age:
                • 55-64 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                1.0

                not for me!

                By PhDMom

                from Davis, CA

                About Me Casual Dresser

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Design

                  Best Uses

                    I loved the print online and so wanted to love this dress, but the fit was very odd - the waist was too high (and, I am usually a fan of empire waist dresses), and given the full pleated skirt and cotton lining, made me feel like I'd put on 20 lbs the moment I put the dress on! Very rare that I have to return anything to Boden, but this one has been sent back.

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

                    Love it!

                    By Jane

                    from Washington

                    About Me Classic Dresser

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Design
                    • Retains Shape
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Special Occasions
                      • Wear To Work

                      I'd been eyeing this dress this past summer. I finally ordered it from clearance.....dreaming of warmer days. I found the fit just right in my dress size. I love the Blue Riviera print, the cotton lining works perfect for the light cotton fabric and pockets are always a plus. I love this dress!

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

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