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Paternoster Dress

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Great for all those meetings you go to and slinky enough to take you into the evening. A Ponte dress with a flattering fit through the body and a pretty twist detail.

  • 41% cotton 29% polyamide 27% modal 3% elastane
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust waist and hip
  • Sleeveless
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Concealed side zip
  • 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 R4 R4 L6 R6 L8 R8 L10 R10 L
Front length3939¼42¼39½42½404340½40½
Chest circumference32¼343435½3537373939
Front neck drop
Waist circumference27½292930¾30¾32¼32¼34¼34¼
Hip circumference35½37½37½39½39½41¼41¼43¼43¼
Hem circumference353737393941414343
Sleeve length0000000
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length414441½44½42¼4545¾
Chest circumference414143¼43¼45¾45¾48
Front neck drop999
Waist circumference36½36½38¾38¾41¼41¼43½
Hip circumference45¾45¾484850½50½52¾
Hem circumference45¼45¼47½47½505052½
Sleeve length11

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (14)
  • Great design (10)
  • Well made (10)
  • Practical (8)
  • Retains shape (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear to work (14)
    • Night out (9)
    • Special occasions (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic dresser (7), Trendy/stylish dresser (4), Casual dresser (3)
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort driven (11), Style driven (3)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Lovely, flattering dress

    By Liz

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Practical
    • Washes Well
    • Well Made
    • Wrinkle Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Wear To Work

      This is a fantastic dress. It fits, flatters hourglass figures, is super-comfortable, and can be dressed up or down for almost any occasion. It is probably my favorite of many Boden dresses I own, particularly because it travels very well.

      I bought the navy/black almost a year ago and wear it often. It still looks brand new despite many washings. I receive compliments almost every time I wear it. I recently bought the grey and love it just as much. The color is great in person (perhaps a little lighter than it appears on my computer screen) and has a textured look to it. Almost sorry I didn't snap up the purple/navy version. Highly recommend!

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

      WONDERFUL little grey dress!

      By On the fly

      from USA

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        Great dress for work & travel. My job keeps me living out of a suitcase 24/7, & this dress is perfect for my lifestyle.

        • Age:
        • 55-64 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        4.0

        Great dress for work

        By Former_flutist

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Design
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          I've only tried it on, but I can't wait to wear this dress to work. It's professional and not too tight but pretty and feminine at the same time. I may even wear it to speak at a conference next month.
          I may get the waist taken in a little in the back since it falls straight from my low/mid back to booty - a little more contouring would be better. I like it enough that it's worth the alteration.

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

          Pewter Paternoster

          By Pretty shoes that are comfortable

          from USA

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Well Made
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Night Out
            • Wear To Work

            This dress is really nice. I would have given it five if it was more flattering around the bust. I plan to wear with a blazer to make it work for work and going out. I am 5'5" and I ordered the 8L so that it would hit my knee.

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

            Gorgeous dress

            By ll

            from Boston

            About Me Classic Dresser

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Design
            • Practical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              This dress is wonderful - flattering, great design, beautiful material. Love it!!

              • Age:
              • 35-44 yrs old
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
               
              4.0

              Lovely Fabric, but not the design for me

              By MKHaig

              from Manhattan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Practical
              • Retains Shape

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  The knot design doesn't flatter me. Looks great on the model, but not for a large busted woman. Beautiful dress, tho. I wish it had worked.

                  • Age:
                  • 45-54 yrs old
                   
                  4.0

                  Very pretty

                  By ML

                  from Houston

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Design
                  • Practical

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Out
                    • Special Occasions
                    • Wear To Work

                    I like the look of the dress but will need to shorten it as it is a bit too long for me. Also, the zipper seems to get stuck at the bodice -- hopefully this doesn't mean that it will break soon!

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

                    It's the perfect dress!

                    By Kas Esq.

                    from St. Louis

                    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Special Occasions
                      • Wear To Work

                      Perfect for work. I also wore it to a wedding shower topped with a cardigan. High quality fabric. I hope Boden makes this a repeat item in other colors. I would buy several.

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

                      Love this dress!!!

                      By Chris2665

                      from Boston

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Out
                        • Wear To Work

                        I work in a casually dressed place but sometimes do need to dress up. When I do I like to be comfortable. I bought the gray and love it. I feel like it took 20 pounds off me. Accented my hourglass figure in a way that was comfortable for me. It curved and draped in the right places. I am not to fond of the other colors but because I love the dress so much I have ordered another. I might need to break out of my casual comfortable style and live a little. This dress makes me want to do it.

                        • Age:
                        • 35-44 yrs old
                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Comfort Driven
                         
                        5.0

                        Fashionable & Forgiving

                        By WestCoastBodenLover

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            This dress is a very comfortable cotton knit and if I can work out the sizing, I will buy it in two colors. The size I ordered seems large so I'm waiting for the next size down. I'm hoping it isn't too small. If it is, I'll probably just get the large size taken in, I like it so much. It can be worn casually or dressed up for work. The purple one is a bit trendier than the other colors but can be dressed up with the right jacket or sweater. It's a hit, especially for those who are trying to cover up a few problem areas. I think it's probably more flattering for those who aren't short.

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

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