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Portland Place Dress

WQ080
(Was $148.00 ) now $44.40 to $74.00

Have a Marilyn moment with our fabulous, full skirted frock with flattering cap sleeves and V-neck.

  • Outer 32% cotton 31% modal 28% nylon 9% elastane
  • Lining 95% viscose 5% elastane
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fit and flare shape
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Pleat detail on skirt
  • Flattering V neckline
  • Grosgrain tipping at neckline
  • Concealed side zip
  • Imported
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 R4 R4 L6 R6 L8 R8 L10 R10 L
Front length37¼37½40½37½40½37¾40¾4138
Chest circumference31½333334½34½36¼36¼38¼38¼
Front neck drop99999999
Waist circumference2627½27½292930¾30¾32¾32¾
Hem circumference95¾97½97½99½99½101½101½103½103½
Sleeve length555
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length38½41½394239½42½42¾
Chest circumference40¼40¼42½42½454547¼
Front neck drop
Waist circumference353537¼37¼39½39½42
Hem circumference106106108¼108¼110½110½113
Sleeve length66

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
3.9

(based on 69 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (54)
  • Well made (40)
  • Great design (39)
  • Practical (33)
  • Retains shape (33)

Cons

  • Poor fit (12)
  • Bad design (6)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (51)
  • Night out (30)
  • Casual wear (25)
  • Special occasions (19)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (43 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (40), Trendy/stylish dresser (12), Casual dresser (10)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (42), Style driven (14)

Reviewed by 69 customers

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5.0

Flattering and comfortable

By PMFS

from Boston

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Well Made
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    I'm petite (5'1"), with an hourglass figure and short waist, and this actually fits me in a regular size-- hooray! Good neckline, sleeves are long enough (too-short cap sleeves emphasize my bust in an unflattering way), waist hits in a fine spot, and the length is flattering, just below my knees. The 8R is a bit loose in the waist, so I think I'll exchange for a 6R.

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
     
    2.0

    Terrible for petites

    By Kelsey M.

    from Texas

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Skirt Too Full
    • Torso Too Long

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Wear To Work

    This is a pretty, well-constructed dress, but it looked ridiculous on me. (I am petite and somewhat curvy.) The skirt was MUCH fuller than anticipated, and the torso so long on me as to look ridiculous; the waist of the dress hit at my most unflattering point. This is likely a lovely dress on taller women with smaller waists, but it was terrible on me.

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

    Stunning dress

    By Coffeebee

    from Pittsburgh, Pa

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      Love this dress! I bought it in the vibrant royal blue. There is something almost vintage about it, maybe the fullness of the skirt? Maybe the quality? Dress is so well made & has wonderful dressmaker details like the red grosgrain trim on the inside collar (which only I see but it counts!) and a knit lining which adds to the weight of the overall dress and allows it to hang beautifully. As always, for me, I bought the long. I am a little under 5'10" and I have found that a Boden Regular size hits me above the knee. The Boden long is such an awesome option to have! It hits me right at the knee. Could be dressed up or worn to work.

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

      Beautiful dress

      By Bszabad

      from California

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        This dress is absolutely beautiful. The blue color is lovely and the fit is great. I love Boden dresses, as each one fits perfectly, is incredibly well made, washes nicely and is so cute. Fit is just slightly on the large side, but my normal size still fit.

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        3.0

        beautiful dress, strange fabric

        By WIgirl

        from WI

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I was so excited about this dress but was disappointed when it finally arrived. The fabric is somewhere between a ponte knit and a jersey fabric. It's difficult to describe, but it reminded me of a dressy sweatshirt. Not what I was looking for in a work- and evening-appropriate dress.

              I agree with other reviews that said the waist was too high and not fitted enough in my usual size. It made me look really busty, something I don't want, though I will say the v-neck was great for large-busted women like me. It didn't reveal much cleavage.

              The skirt also hung strangely-there is a piece of thread that connects the lining to the dress, and it pulled in a way that made the skirt wrinkle and deform.

              This was a great design that failed in execution. I would love to see more short-sleeved, a-line dresses like this one from Boden with tweaks to the fabric and cut.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels too large
               
              2.0

              Heavy, thick fabric, very long skirt

              By H Bear

              from Central Virginia, USA

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Bad Design
              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              Loved this dress in photos on the website - looked like something I could wear to work. However, it fit a little loose and the skirt is longer than I expected, coming past my knees (I'm 5'8") even in the "R" size. The fabric was lined and very heavy, so this dress would be too hot for the summer or warm fall. It may be a good dress for winter, but the long skirt is not my style, so back it goes!

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

              Gorgeous, doesn't quite fit

              By Sara

              from USA

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              I love the fabric and style. Unfortunately the neckline was too low on me. It came much lower on me than it does in the model picture.

               
              5.0

              very nice

              By Goddess of thunder

              from Washington

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Retains Shape

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                Very comfortable, easy to accessorize, pin and necklace, add a belt, and you're out the door.

                • Age:
                • 45-54 yrs old
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                4.0

                SO comfortable!

                By Jessica

                from Birmingham, Al

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Wear To Work

                  This reminds me of an old-fashioned tennis dress, and that's a good thing! It's very flattering and very comfortable, and those are the two greatest things I look for in a dress.

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

                  Fun colorful dress

                  By Busy mom

                  from Midwest

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Practical
                  • Retains Shape
                  • Washes Well
                  • Wrinkle Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Wear To Work

                    Nice basic dress for work, easy to accessorize, wear all day and stay comfortable but still classy dress. I own both red and blue.

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

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