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The Strand Dress

BQ025
$148.00

This new, panelled Ponte style has a pretty Peter Pan collar with contrast tipping. The gentle A-line skirt makes it easy to wear to work.

  • Outer 39% cotton 29% polyamide 27% modal 5% elastane
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fit and flare shape
  • Cap sleeves
  • Length finishes just above knee
  • Full body lining
  • Concealed back 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 length37½37¾40¾384138¼4138½41¼
Chest circumference3435½35½37¼37¼38¾38¾40¾40¾
Waist circumference2728½28½303031¾31¾33¾33¾
Hip circumference4545¾45¾46½46½47¼47¼48¼48¼
Hem circumference50½52½52½54¼54¼56¼56¼58¼58¼
Sleeve length5555
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length38½41½38¾41¾394242
Chest circumference42¾42¾454547½47½49¾
Waist circumference363638¼38¼40½40½43
Hip circumference49495050515152
Hem circumference60½60½636365½65½67¾
Sleeve length6

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4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (20)
  • Great design (15)
  • Well made (12)
  • Durable (8)
  • Practical (8)

Cons

  • Poor fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (18)
  • Casual wear (6)
  • Night out (4)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (16), Trendy/stylish dresser (6)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (11), Style driven (10)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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4.0

Cute and Easy

By Elle

from Philadelphia

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Retains Shape

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear To Work

    This is a perfect dress for work - uncomplicated and comfortable but with great details that make it stand out. I can wear it in the early fall, but it's a heavy enough fabric that I imagine it will be warm enough to wear throughout the winter with tights and a sweater.

    I tried both the 8L and 8R. Since I have a long torso, I often find the waist of Boden dresses sits too high on me if I order the regular length. For this one, though, 8L fell too far below my knee for my taste, so I went with the 8R. The waist is a little bit higher than I would ideally like, but I felt the other positive parts of the dress outweighed that so I kept the 8R.

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
     
    5.0

    Love this dress!!!

    By Em

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Wear To Work

      I adore this dress. It's comfortable, well made, and super cute. The fabric is heavy and feels like it will last. I bought it in black and it is great for work, but can be dressed down for a more casual look. I'm a pear shape, so the A-line skirt is perfect without being too full. I usually have trouble finding dresses that fit both top and bottom, but this one fits really nicely. I'm also tall (5'9") and this dress is a good length, falling just above the knee.

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

      Retro Professional Perfection

      By Little Foxlamb

      from Nebraska

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        The Strand is my new go-to work dress. The professional styling is perfect for the office, dressed up with pearls, heels, and a blazer. But at the end of the day, I can dress it down with cute flats and a cardigan and I'm good to go for dinner or a movie. The Peter Pan collar makes this dress stand out and adds a touch of fun. I purchased the gray marl with black trim, which is lovely, and the lined fabric drapes beautifully. I bought my usual Boden 10L and the fit couldn't be better. I am 5'10" with an hourglass frame and an ample bust. I was afraid I might need to size up to avoid squashing, but the fabric has enough stretch to accommodate my curves. I plan to order more colors.

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

        best dress ever!

        By AG

        from USA

        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

          I think this is my favorite Boden dress yet, and I have many - I ordered navy and gray - fits well, a bit of stretch for comfort, peter pan collar with edge color is so cute - I wish they made it with long sleeves so I could wear it into late fall/winter

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

          Looks good, feels good, runs larger

          By Jasmin

          from San Francisco

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            This dress is cute, comfortable and a good length - not too short not too long. I will say it ran a bit bigger than I expected. The liner feels great and is stretchy. I just wish I'd sized down one. The way it is now it doesnt' really nip in at the waist the way it should. Too late to return so I may just have it altered.

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

            Prim and Proper

            By ABC1129

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Practical
            • Well Made
            • Wrinkle Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              Better than a little black dress, this dress is conservative, but stylish. Add pearls and look totally prim and proper. This dress is versatile and could be worn for many occasions - work, church, ladies luncheon, dinner. The dress is well-made from good-quality fabric. The fabric is thick enough that you may not want to wear this dress on a hot, humid day. And the dress is completely lined. The bodice has more fabric that I can fill with my 36As, so I may have the bodice taken in some. The knit fabric means this dress hardly wrinkles.

              • Age:
              • 55-64 yrs old
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A wonderful multi-purpose dress!

              By jnp242

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    The material is nice and thick, and the dress is also lined. The waist is a little lower than usual, which is a great change. It is A-line, but a very gentle A-line, so you don't get that little girl princess feeling. Highly recommended if you want to look nice but value comfort and machine washables!

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

                    Not a good fit

                    By DivaD

                    from USA

                    About Me Classic Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Good For Long Waisted
                      • Poor Fit

                      Best Uses

                        I am 5 foot 5, average weight, but slightly long wasited and this landed at my last rib. The quality seemed fine, but not good for my body type. Not a huge surprise, but I thought I would try it anyhow.

                        • Age:
                        • 45-54 yrs old
                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels too small
                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Style Driven
                         
                        5.0

                        Love it

                        By Jen

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Design
                        • Well Made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Wear To Work

                          Cute, easy to wear, and exactly what I needed. I ended up getting both the pink and black versions. Totally recommend!

                          • Age:
                          • 35-44 yrs old
                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Comfort vs Style:
                          • Comfort Driven
                           
                          2.0

                          Not for me

                          By Kath77

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Classic Dresser

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              I had such hope for this dress! The Peter Pan collar made me look childish and I felt like I was swimming in it. The fabric is fabulous though and I think it might look nice on a more petite frame. I am 5'8 and ordered the 10L.

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

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