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Silky Vintage Top

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(Was $88.00 ) now $26.40 to $61.60

This true one-off was inspired by a vintage sample we stumbled across in Paris. Pretty ditsy florals and sweet back buttons give it a brilliant Boden twist.

  • LBR: 100% cotton
  • Other colours: 63% viscose 37% silk
  • Machine washable
  • Easy fitted shape
  • Sleeveless
  • Length finishes at low hip
  • Button placket at centre back neck
  • Self covered buttons
  • 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)
 24681012141618
Front length22½2323¼23½2424½2525½26
Chest circumference34¼35¾37½39414345¼47½50
Front neck drop444444
Waist circumference32¼3435½37394143¼45¾48
Hem circumference373941434547¼49½5254¼

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.0

(based on 76 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (50)
  • Great design (49)
  • Well made (43)
  • Retains shape (25)
  • Practical (24)

Cons

  • Poor fit (20)
  • Bad design (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (61)
  • Casual wear (47)
  • Night out (46)
  • Special occasions (29)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (45 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (45), Casual dresser (14), Trendy/stylish dresser (11)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (35), Style driven (29)

Reviewed by 76 customers

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5.0

Stunning!

By Gold Coast Anna

from West Palm Beach, Florida

About Me Classic Dresser

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Using the garment measurements, I ordered an 8 which fits perfectly. The print colors match the slim pencil cotton skirt and Chelsea Turn-Up Pants in Blue/Pink perfectly although they are not in the same fabric. It was not easy to button it but I managed. The armholes are cut high but I like that! It's a sign of great tailoring. All too often American-designed clothes often show my bra though it is nude. I rarely have reason to raise my arms but still... Boden's tailoring is unrivaled in my opinion. And there is no brand like it at it's price point. So many US brands are delivering shoddy stuff, even the brands I used to rely on have all been sold to other companies and so I am relying even more on Boden. This top and the pink silk one that tied in a bow in back from SS14 along with the matching pants and skirt make a great weekend getaway city wardrobe. I am looking forward to wearing this top w/ the matching skirt to a charity luncheon this Season.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fantastic Vintage Pattern!

    By Marge

    from NYC

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Great Design
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions

      This tank top is definitely for those who are more busty, which I am (34DD). I purchased this top because of the amazing pattern and color and I was not disappointed. I was able to get a size 6 and thankfully, it fit my bust area and the buttons in the back do not look too bad. However, this top will not sit flat due to the buttons and it is a pain to get on and off. I just put it over my head very carefully. Also as it has been noticed in other reviews, the arm holes are quite small and sit high. I was able to get my arms in, but arm holes are usually too big and low on me (I am petite).

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

      Beautiful top

      By rose2bud

      from Western NY

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        I purchased the green and the navy prints in this shirt and I really like both of them. I find sizing in Boden tops to be inconsistent; looking at the garment measurements made it clear that size 8 would be best for me, and that is the size that Boden thinks I am based on body measurements. (I wear a 10 in most brands.) The 8 did fit me well - for reference I am 36A/B, depends on the brand. My only complaint is that the armholes feel a tiny bit tight. It does not affect the look of the garment, so I decided that I could live with it. These will be great for work with a blazer or cardigan, and can be worn alone for a dressier occasion.

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

        Pretty, fun top.

        By Mary G.

        from North Carolina

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Retains Shape
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Wear To Work

          This was one of my favorite prints from the spring/summer collection. Love all the colors, which will transition into fall. Fabric is lovely. I thought it had some silk but it doesn't, which should make it more durable. A size two petite would have fit me perfectly, but I will nip in the sides just a bit.

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

          Lovely but rather shapeless

          By Violin Mom

          from Seattle

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Special Occasions
            • Wear To Work

            This blouse would be stunning if it were more fitted, especially if it came in at the waist. As is, the fabric and colors (yellow, green, pink) are so beautiful that I kept it anyway. It is prettier in person and if it were priced lower and more tailored I would buy one in every color. I love the length and the slits in front.
            I believe this is the same fabric as the Ravello top, which I find to have the same problem of shapelessness. I would recommend for someone who wants a vibrant, dressy blouse to skim over ample curves. The size 8 fits my 34DD bust well.

            • Age:
            • 35-44 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
             
            4.0

            Lovely

            By Betsy68

            from Washington DC

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Wear To Work

              The floral pattern is eye-catching and lovely. Covered buttons! On sale it's a great value

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

              Not for the small busted!

              By Snowboots

              from Midwest

              About Me Casual Dresser

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              Pros

              • Great Design

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

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

              I was so sad to have to send this top back. Fit perfectly everywhere but bust: I am 5'2", 115lbs, 32B; I got a size 2. It was the 32B that did me in: the top fit perfectly around my waist and hips (35 inches--sometimes I find they don't cut the hips generously enough, but that was not the case here), BUT the shirt drooped so much around my chest that it was comical (or at least, my husband got a kick out of it). So small-chested women: the top is probably not for you, unless you're a much more impressively talented seamstress than I am.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              For busty women?

              By #wantedtokeepit

              from Indiana

              About Me Classic Dresser

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              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

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

              I loved this top and wanted it to work. I spent time on Face Time with my mum (who used to make her own clothes) to see whether we could fix it. But to my dismay, it has to go back. Here is why:

              I am 5'2", 115 pounds, 32B, 27" waist, 35" hip. I ordered the size 2. Waist and hip, the shirt is perfect--it even has slits so that you can wear it untucked over skinny jeans. Length-wise, it's also terrific (again, skinny jeans). But the darts for the bust are, on someone as small-busted as I am, HUGE. It makes the entire top look droopy and enormous. Because I ordered the size 2, there is no going down a size (and even if I could, it would be too small everywhere else). Mum and I tried to figure out where you would take it in without ruining the beautiful material; she lives far away, and she ultimately said it might be possible, but it was too difficult to tell. For the price, I didn't want to keep it, only to find that she couldn't really do anything about it. (It's not wearable as is, unfortunately.)

              I just thought I'd post this review in case someone else my size likes it as much as I do--unless you are an expert seamstress, I'd say don't order it. Save yourself the heartbreak! :) Really, it's beautiful, and I'm sad to send it back. I'd recommend it to a friend only if she were large-chested (and I mean, more than a C-cup).

              • Age:
              • 35-44 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels too large
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
               
              1.0

              A misss!

              By SClady

              from South Carolina

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Bad Design
              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              I was very excited when I saw this great top on sale. The bright green and blue print was vibrant and trendy and I could see a wide variety of uses from work to casual with jeans. The style was there but it was cut entirely too long. The princess shaping and overall design of the garment was destroyed by the fact that it was way too long and would need to be tucked into any skirt or pants you wore with it. The small cutouts on the bottom hem show that it was meant to be worn out, but the length really made it impossible to do just that. I toyed with the idea of shortening the top, but decided that would be more work that it was worth in the end. I simply returned it for a refund. Such a shame.

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

              Beautiful top

              By Amy

              from Somers, NY

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Out
                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                This top is light, airy, silky, vibrant, and with a vintage feel to it with the split ham and buttons on the back. I always wear boden size 2 and this fits me perfectly. I was worried that the material may be too thick/stiff by the pictures online, but was pleasantly surprised to see how silky and soft it is. I bought the blue one and the color is very vibrant. The shape of the top would pair well with pants or pencil skirts. Like many boden clothes however, the color and print would limit the pairing pieces mostly to be neural, solid color. The buttons on the back would have been more pronounced if they were in a contract color or fabric. You can hardly see them unless you get close.

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

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