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(Was $148.00 ) now $44.40 to $59.20

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 293 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (221)
  • Great design (194)
  • Well made (163)
  • Practical (121)
  • Durable (65)

Cons

  • Poor fit (41)
  • Bad design (17)
  • Poor quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (235)
  • Wear to work (129)
  • Night out (107)
  • Special occasions (92)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (192 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (158), Casual dresser (71), Trendy/stylish dresser (42)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (146), Style driven (109)

Reviewed by 293 customers

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4.0

Classic yet retro

By Betsy

from Southern California

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Retains Shape

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Special Occasions
    • Wear To Work

    I love this dress! Specifically, because it is so hard to find vintage styles that are comfortable and made well. I plan on wearing this dress to church, running errands, out to dinner or to parties. There are so many uses. The only draw back is sometime the zipper can be a little stubborn where the pleats and top of the dress come together, but this doesn't always happens and I have always been able to fullerton zip it.

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    4.0

    Absolutely love it!

    By SeekingMona

    from Minneapolis, Minnesota

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Practical
    • Retains Shape
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      This dress is adorable! I bought it in the Blue Riviera print. The fit is not perfect but that's splitting hairs; my only regret is that the waist seems a bit higher than I'd prefer but I also know I'm not getting something that's custom-made. The print is to die for. So retro-chic but not too much so that it looks like I'm wearing a costume. It's so adorable and it has that whimsical air about it which makes it chic but also youthful. LOVE!

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Favorite dress I've ever owned!

      By Ritabook

      from San Diego

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear To Work

        I have worn this dress to work and to a backyard party. Both instances I received constant compliments! Despite previous comments, be aware that this dress is very true to size! I ordered a 12 at first but it was way too big! I got the 10 and it is pleasantly loose and comfortable. Because of the gorgeous fabric, it hangs well and is very cool and comfortable. The pockets are a dream come true, as well as the snaps to hold bra straps in place. It is positively the most comfortable and flattering dress I have ever owned. Perfect fit + perfectly comfortable = makes me feel pretty (even at age 62!) As an added bonus, shipping was very fast and it came beautifully packaged in heavy plastic with a hanger and wrapped in tissue ; )

        • Age:
        • 55-64 yrs old
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        2.0

        Wanted to love it

        By CMS

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        I really wanted to love this dress. Such a fun print and perfect for wearing to brunch. I went with the recommended size, but I found it too big in the chest/shoulder area. I was also expecting a better quality of material for the price.

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too large
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        5.0

        summer or transitional dress in darker b

        By Cape Cod Lady

        from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering Shape For Mine
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Wear To Work

          I bought this in the darker blue towards the end of summer. I've had a great time wearing it alone and with a shortish cardigan. Because it's fully lined, it doesn't feel flimsy. I have a defined waist, and it is so flattering! Many, many compliments and "where did you get that?"s.

          • Age:
          • 45-54 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          2.0

          I really wanted to like this dress.

          By Frygirl

          from MN

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • Must Hand Wash
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          I was so excited about this dress, but when it arrived the neckline was too high and the length was too long so I felt like I was wearing a little girl's dress.

          The material was very thin and required frequent ironing.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels too large
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          4.0

          Beautiful dress.

          By DD

          from Chicago

          About Me Casual Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Like all other Boden dresses, this one is well made, stylish and comfortable. I gave it only 4 stars because it didn't fit me so well as I have wider shoulders.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            High waisted

            By Rosebud

            from Western, NY

            About Me Classic Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Bad Design

            Best Uses

              I returned this dress. I am 5'10" and ordered the size 10 long. The dress fit, but unfortunately, and this is a consistent problem with Boden, the dress seems to only be longer from waist to hem. The bodice of the dress is not proportionally longer. Hence the waistline falls above my natural waist. I'm about ready to give up on Boden dresses with defined waists because all the ones that I have tried have this issue. It simply isn't flattering. That in combination with a very full skirt, which I thought would be good for my body shape (pear), just made me look bigger than I already am.

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

              lovely summer dress

              By joyce

              from washington

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Design
              • Practical
              • Retains Shape
              • Washes Well
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                love this dress-the waist isn't too high and the queen would approve of the skirt length-the lining is a little odd since it's slimmer than the full skirt (no running ladies..) but really a beautiful dress-maybe next year available in solid colors?

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

                Super adorable!

                By Peggy

                from CT

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Design
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  I love anything that looks like it came from the 1950's and 1960's. When I put on this dress for the first time I felt like I was guest starring on an episode of Mad Men. I absolutely love this dress. I just wore it to work and received many compliments. The best part is that it is so unique. I would highly recommend this dress if you like to wear dresses that are vintage inspired and if you want to feel fabulous!

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

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