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Nancy Dress

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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 283 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (211)
  • Great design (189)
  • Well made (156)
  • Practical (117)
  • Durable (62)

Cons

  • Poor fit (41)
  • Bad design (16)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (227)
  • Wear to work (124)
  • Night out (104)
  • Special occasions (90)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (186 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (150), Casual dresser (69), Trendy/stylish dresser (42)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (140), Style driven (105)

Reviewed by 283 customers

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5.0

I would recommend this dress

By MTNEST

from Wausau, Wisconsin

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Night Out

    Great fit and design in a unique vintage pattern. The fabric is almost linen-like in texture and the colors are just right, not too dull and not too bright. I can dress this up with a cardigan and flats or go casual with sandals. I like that it has pockets, and pleats in back as well as front.

    • Age:
    • 55-64 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    2.0

    Disappointment

    By Gulcom

    from Little Rock , Arkansas

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Wear To Work

    This is a dress with a fabulous fabric. I was thrilled to have the dress until I tried it on.For some reason Boden chooses the wrong fabric / texture with the wrong style/ design. How can a person look slim and elegant in a dress with yards of pleated skirt regardless of the beautiful fabric?
    Wrong design, not flattering...

    • Age:
    • 55-64 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    3.0

    Yellow Not For Me

    By Momof2

    from Chicago

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I ordered this in the yellow but the color was, as another reviewer put it, a dirty gold.I should have listened! It just wasn't the bright sunny yellow I was hoping for. The sizing is spot on but I wish the color would have been more of a summer shade. Otherwise a very lovely dress.

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

          Oh So Fun!

          By Pilawpina

          from San Francisco Bay Area

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design
          • Practical

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Summer Fun
            • Vacation Chic

            I love love love this dress. I ordered a slew of dresses from the clearance sale for a vacation we are taking next year. Of the several I purchased, Nancy is definitely my favorite. In fact, I'm exchanging the Marilyn dress for the two other colors of Nancy.

            I'm a relatively tall (5'9") tall curvy gal. I'm a bit too tall for regular, but not quite tall enough for long. I purchased this, however, in regular and it will work just fine for vacation wear. The material is comfy, the fit is very cute. I love feminine 50's silhouettes, and this one fits the bill very nicely.

            • Age:
            • 35-44 yrs old
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            5.0

            Dancey Nancy Yellow Dress

            By M3000

            from Dallas

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Another great dress. I was worried about the actual shade of yellow online, but the color was just as advertised on the website. I bought the 6L since I'm 5'11, and the length was great. The top fits nice and is not confining. The bottom is the perfect shape. I love the look of the fabric. I'm so glad I took a chance. I could see this as a spring/summer/fall dress.

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                So many compliments

                By V

                from Pittsburgh

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Out
                  • Special Occasions
                  • Wear To Work

                  This dress has such wow factor. It's a very flattering 50's-inspired shape, and I received so many compliments from complete strangers when I wore it for the first time. The print made me feel like I was in Nice, and I can't wait to wear it on an upcoming cruise. The happiest surprise was finding little fasteners in the straps to hold my bra straps in place! I had heard of these appearing in vintage-wear, but have never seen them in modern clothing. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that little detail. I am 5', 1" tall, 128 lbs., and a size 6R fits perfectly. I'm glad for Boden's great sales offers; without them I wouldn't be able to purchase their clothes.

                  • 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

                  Disappointing

                  By Grace

                  from Kentucky

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    I'm 5'9", 130lbs and ordered a 6 tall in both the yellow (dirty gold) and blue dot, and the waist was still too high. And why does a full skirted dress have a slim, pencil shaped lining?! Loved the vintage silhouette, but the fit was odd and very dowdy.

                    • Age:
                    • 45-54 yrs old
                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels too small
                    • Comfort vs Style:
                    • Style Driven

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    lovely dress, perfect fit

                    By Stella

                    from Western Massachusetts

                    About Me Casual Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Design
                    • Practical
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      I knew I would love this dress. I ordered a dress a few years ago and realized that they run smaller than the sizes in USA, so I ordered a size larger this time, and it fits perfectly.
                      I love the design of this retro type fabric, and it has pockets...

                      • Age:
                      • 55-64 yrs old
                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Comfort Driven
                       
                      5.0

                      Love! Love! Love!

                      By Jen

                      from Texas

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Great Design
                      • Practical

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Night Out
                        • Wear To Work

                        I am 6' tall, 149 lbs, with a semi-athletic build. I ordered a 8L. This dress fits perfectly. The fabric is super comfortable. I wouldn't mind having one in every color. You can dress it up or leave as is... I super excited about wearing this dress.

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

                        So gorgeous!

                        By clareby

                        from Sunny Southern California

                        About Me Classic Dresser

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Design
                        • Practical
                        • Well Made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          This dress is just lovely! The fabric is lovely and soft and the dress fits perfectly for my height (which is 170 cmd). It ones of those dresses you can dress up or dress down depending on your needs - a great dress for holidays where you can wear it the beach with sandals during the day and with heels at night. It also guarantees compliments as it is such a classic stylish design.

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

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