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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 307 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (231)
  • Great design (202)
  • Well made (170)
  • Practical (126)
  • Durable (67)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (244)
  • Wear to work (136)
  • Night out (111)
  • Special occasions (96)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (206 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (162), Casual dresser (77), Trendy/stylish dresser (45)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (155), Style driven (112)

Reviewed by 307 customers

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3.0

It had to go back

By AJR

from Santa Barbara

About Me Classic Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very cute

Cons

  • It Has A Puffy Skirt
  • Not Flattering On The Hip

Best Uses

  • Special Occasions
  • Wear To Work

This dress is really cute. I love it's look, but the skirt was puffy and not flattering on my hips. If someone had a very straight build, this might work nicely.Unfortunately, It had to go back.

  • Age:
  • 45-54 yrs old
  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Style Driven
 
4.0

Another winner!

By Gigi

from Kansas City

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Darling summer sale dress to go with my other darling summer sale dress (see "Lovely Linen Dress" in blue). I am not in love with the yellow, kind of a mustardy goldenrod that is not terribly flattering to my pale/freckly/caucasian complexion. However, the 6L fits my 5'8", 122-125 frame so nicely that I will keep this dress with its cheerful flower pattern and not get hung up on the color.

        • Age:
        • 45-54 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
         
        3.0

        Print was mismatched

        By AC

        from Michigan

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Practical

        Cons

        • Fabric Wasn't Matched Up

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear To Work

        I really thought the style and cut of the dress was flattering and with the riviera print fun! However the bodice fabric was only of a plain water cross section and that seemed to be a mismatch of the busy print used on the skirt. I requested another dress, same size and same print to see if they could find one that contained more of the detailing in the bodice like the rest of the dress.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        4.0

        love, love

        By ladyd

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Night Out

          This is a beautiful dress to pack for a island vacation or a cruise.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                  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

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