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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 297 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (224)
  • Great design (197)
  • Well made (166)
  • Practical (122)
  • Durable (65)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (237)
  • Wear to work (131)
  • Night out (108)
  • Special occasions (93)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (196 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (159), Casual dresser (74), Trendy/stylish dresser (42)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (149), Style driven (109)

Reviewed by 297 customers

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5.0

My new favorite!

By A the Reviewer

from Seattle

About Me Casual Dresser

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

    See all my reviews

    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

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      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

          See all my reviews

          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
             
            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

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