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Nancy Dress

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(Was $148.00 ) now $59.20 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 259 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (193)
  • Great design (173)
  • Well made (145)
  • Practical (107)
  • Durable (59)

Cons

  • Poor fit (36)
  • Bad design (16)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (208)
  • Wear to work (116)
  • Night out (96)
  • Special occasions (84)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (171 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (136), Casual dresser (65), Trendy/stylish dresser (37)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (128), Style driven (95)

Reviewed by 259 customers

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4.0

Great versatile summer dress

By picky

from Oregon

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    I'm 5'1", 107 lb, and am long waisted so I didn't want to order the petite length plus I like to have skirts and dresses hit just below the knee. I ordered the 2R and 4R and the 2R fit great, including the length. I bought the blue dot because it's a pattern that will stay in style and seems more versatile. I bought the dress for a summer afternoon outdoor wedding and wore it with a strand of pearls and pearl earrings and it was great.

    • Age:
    • 55-64 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too large
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    4.0

    Cute summer dress!

    By Cat at UW

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Practical
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      This dress is really quite cute. The style is simple and classic, and the Blue Riviera print adds some fun. My only two complaints are that the dress runs kind of long and hit at an unflattering length on me and that the colors are not quite as vibrant as the online photos. Regarding the length, hemming the skirt portion is a pretty cheap and easy fix, and I don't think one would lose too much of the print by doing so.

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

      cutest dress!

      By UGARPh

      from Augusta, Georgia

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Practical
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        I am a crazy fool for retro styles which is why I love Boden. The Nancy dress is one of many orders that I made from the Spring/Summer selection this year and it is a fabulous design! The narrow strap and scoop neckline are very flattering and comfortable, the waistline hits perfectly on my shape (some wrote that it was a tad too short), and the pleated skirt adds that perfect "Tammy" and "Gidget" look that I adore. I ordered the yellow floral and the color is beautiful (not a daffodil yellow but more of a maize)and have gotten many comments on the dress style and color/pattern. As with all my other Boden purchases, this dress is very well made with nice seamstress detailing. The skirt lining is less full than the skirt itself, as noted in other reviews, but if it were as full as the skirt there would be a lot of bulk...slits in the side seams at hem line would help with the narrow lining but isn't really necessary. I have worn this dress as is and with a cadet blue cropped cardigan and sandals. For an upcoming casual dinner I will be wearing it with a jean jacket and cowboy boots. Very excited about this addition to my Boden collection and hope that Nancy will be back in more pretty colors and patterns! I got a 4R and it fits as if tailor made for me.

        • Age:
        • 55-64 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
         
        4.0

        Gonna give it a second try

        By Lovemesomedresses

        from New York

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Wear To Work

          I normally wear between 6/8 with Boden, I ordered my 8L but found there was enough extra room in the waist that I am going to exchange for a 6L. We'll see how it goes. I felt the pleats nearly made me look too full below the waist, but I hope with a size smaller it will help. The pattern, Blue Etched Spot is lovely. Neutral without being too drab. I also like the v in the back, accents the waist. Hoping the 6 works for me.

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

          So much fun!

          By slu2

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Special Occasions
            • Wear To Work

            This dress is pretty and fun. I wore it to work with a matching 3/4 sleeve sweater (it is always freezing in my office). I got so many complements. Everyone loved it. The dress is comfortable. I just love it.

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

            so cute

            By juin

            from NYC

            About Me Classic Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              I am 5 ft 3 in and 102 lbs . I purchased this dress in size 2 petite and found this dress to be the perfect length with it hitting right at the knees. Unfortunately the body and chest were too wide and i had to return this dress. Such a shame since the dress is so cute.

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

              Love print, love dress, size surprise!

              By Mary Ann

              from Sellersville, PA, USA

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Arm Holes Small

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              I am a size 14 US with Boden, so was surprised when I had to get a size 16 US with the Nancy dress (normally wouldn't size up, but I have LOVED this dress since the moment I saw it!). I've heard that the top of this dress is a tight fit and I've noted that the arm hole openings are tight. Now that I have the correct size, I am in love. I feel all floaty when I wear this dress! It's great for summer wear, will take it on vacation with me and can't wait to wear it to work. (I'm a school nurse and it will be so cute and comfy with a crop cardigan to finish off the look!)

              • Age:
              • 55-64 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels too small
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
               
              4.0

              Cute but fit too tight

              By Lisa

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Design
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                Very cute design but the shoulders were tight. I'm 5'3" and 119lbs and ordered it in a 4 petite.

                • Age:
                • 45-54 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels too small
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                2.0

                Cute on the model

                By clove

                from San Francisco CA

                About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Well Made

                Cons

                • Poor Fit

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                I bought this dress to wear to a garden party in the late summer. Unfortunately, it was too short waisted for me (and I have a short waist). Also, the full skirt made my hips look too large. I loved the print and also bought it in the yellow print. I wish I didn't have to send them back, but back they go.

                • Age:
                • 55-64 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels too small
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Style Driven
                 
                5.0

                Cute Dress

                By baygo

                from Wyoming

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Design
                • Well Made

                Cons

                • Cold Wash No Dryer

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out

                I love the retro cut and graphics of this dress! Plus it's all cotton, so it is cool and soft. It is very fun and could be worn everyday or for a party. It seems to be very well made.

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

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