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(Was $148.00 ) now $74.00 to $88.80

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 246 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (182)
  • Great design (163)
  • Well made (135)
  • Practical (99)
  • Durable (56)

Cons

  • Poor fit (35)
  • Bad design (16)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (195)
  • Wear to work (109)
  • Night out (92)
  • Special occasions (81)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (164 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (128), Casual dresser (63), Trendy/stylish dresser (34)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (120), Style driven (91)

Reviewed by 246 customers

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4.0

Long vs. regular

By stm

from San Jose CA

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Great Design
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Wear To Work

    I ordered this dress in both the 8R and 8L. I am 5'11", 145 lbs. The dress is beautifully made and if you like a full skirt and fitted bodice, really pretty on. But the sizing of the 8L is weird! The only differences between R and L are:
    L has about 1" more width in the bodice, about 1/2" more length in the straps and about 2" to 2.5" extra length in the skirt. The bodice waist still hits me about 2 inches above my waistline, and the skirt is way too long. So Boden, please figure out that tall women don't just need a bit more skirt length. We need extra length in the bodice as well!
    That said, I am keeping the 8R because the torso fits better and I prefer the above-the-knee length. I wish the 8L had fit nicely.

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

    Pretty but too much skirt

    By Alyssa

    from Florida

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I wanted this dress to work so badly! I loved the yellow print, but it just had too much fabric in the skirt part for my body shape (hippy). It just made me look bigger than I was. I should've known better, the pleated skirt style rarely works on me. I got an 8, which has been my size in Boden, but it was too tight up top and too big on the bottom. A 10 would've fit me up top, but would've been way too big on the bottom, so I sadly returned it. Boden please bring the yellow flower print back next summer!

          • Age:
          • 25-34 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels too small
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          4.0

          Cool and cute!

          By Sheltie Mom

          from Colorado

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Special Occasions

            The first time I saw this dress, I really wanted it, but felt it was too much $$ and probably wouldn't work for me because of the gathers at the waist. (I have 'larger' hips and don't want to accentuate that!) But, once I saw it on sale I thought I'd give it a chance, it's just too cute. I took the recommended size: 8. It was far too big. (If I'd been paying attention I would have gone by the garment measurements instead of body size...this will put me between 4 and 6. For reference: 34D,28 waist,38 hips.)

            In spite of the dress being too large, I modeled it for DH, who is my best critic, expecting him not to like it because of the fullness; I really thought it would over-accentuate my hips with all of the gathers,(and he is always the first to point this out...;-)but he really liked it on me. I'm not completely convinced about the gathers, but we will see what happens when I get the size 6. I reordered the 6L because I thought the length might be a little short, since the 8 length was perfect for me, just at the bottom of the kneecap, being 5'5". Also, I am long waisted and the waist did hit a little high in the sz. 8, but I liked the look.

            Overall, I really liked this dress. It seemed well-made and the fabric was a very nice thin weight cotton, perfect for warm summer evenings. The blue spot was exactly as pictured and I think it would work for semi-dressy occasions with nice heels and a bit of sparkle, maybe a bracelet and earrings or dressed down with just some cute sandals.

            Very cute, but next time, maybe just a bit less pleats?

            • Age:
            • 45-54 yrs old
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven
             
            5.0

            Awesome Dress

            By Aqua Cata

            from Houston

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Special Occasions
              • Wear To Work

              This is a dress that will make you look or feel ten years younger, I mean the Blue Riviera. The color, the pattern, the style, and the pockets ... all perfect.

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

              Breathtaking!

              By Little Foxlamb

              from Nebraska

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                The Nancy Dress is the crowned queen of all dresses. It is absolutely perfect in every way, like Mary Poppins. The design is adorable - I feel like I stepped out of a '60s suburban kitchen (or the set of Mad Men). The fit is just right, and I never get to say that because my figure is difficult to manage when it comes to clothing. My hips are a 10, my waist an 8, and my bust a 14. I ordered a 10 and it feels like it was tailored for me (which might mean it runs large in the chest). I chose the yellow print and it is so eye-catching. I've been getting compliments all day. As an extremely pale redhead, I usually look washed out in yellow, but this shade is mustard-y enough to be flattering. The details are fabulous: the back zips to a subtle v, the pleats are perfectly placed, snaps are sewn on the straps to hide your bra, and it has cleverly concealed pockets!!! August in Nebraska is miserably hot and humid, but this year I'll twirl through the month in my Nancy Dress! Six stars!

                • Age:
                • 25-34 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                5.0

                My favorite dress this summer!

                By megapax

                from NYC

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Special Occasions
                  • Wear To Work

                  I ordered this in the yellow sunflower print and loved it so much I ordered it in the Riviera print, which is even better! The cut is very flattering, with a modest neckline and full skirt. I feel like I'm an extra in "Roman Holiday" when I wear it and get compliments every time! Good for work, barbecues, summer concerts, almost anywhere.

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

                  The Best Summer Dress Ever!

                  By Bethany

                  from New York

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Classic
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Great Design
                  • Practical
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Night Out
                    • Wear To Work

                    I wore this dress to a special occasion--my son proposing publically to my future daughter-in-law. I received so many compliments on the dress that I was afraid I'd steal the spotlight!

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

                    Lovely summery dress

                    By FT

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Classic Dresser

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great Design
                    • Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Lovely summer dress - the Riviera print makes you feel like you're on holidays. It looks even better with a belt to define the waist. I wore this to a summer evening party with wedges, and I'll wear it to work on Fridays with a cardigan and ballet flats...

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

                        LOVE!!!

                        By AmyD

                        from California

                        About Me Classic Dresser

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear

                          I LOVE this dress! The cut, the print, the pockets, the fabric...everything!! My only complaint is that I ordered the wrong size based on the sizing guide of my Jcrew size. I re-ordered a smaller size and CAN'T wait to receive it.

                          • Age:
                          • 35-44 yrs old
                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels too large
                          • Comfort vs Style:
                          • Style Driven
                           
                          5.0

                          Such a sweet dress!

                          By AC

                          from Washington DC

                          About Me Classic Dresser

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Great Design
                          • Practical
                          • Well Made

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Casual Wear
                            • Wear To Work

                            This is precious! I was a little nervous about the yellow, but it is the perfect shade. Fits well, looks great with a belt. I need to let it hang as it is a little stiff from traveling to me, but it should look great! My favorite dress in what I ordered!

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

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