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Columbia Road Dress

WH618
(Was $168.00 ) now $151.20

Inspired by London’s Columbia Road flower market, our lovely leaf print dress comes with flattering ¾ sleeves, full flippy skirt and a grosgrain waist belt.

  • Outer 100% viscose
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust and waist with a full skirt
  • ¾ length sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Belt loops
  • Soft gathers at shoulder
  • Gathers from neckline
  • 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 length363941½39¼42¼39½42½4043
Chest circumference3435½35½373738½38½40½40½
Front neck drop444444
Waist circumference26¾28¼28¼303031½31½33½33½
Hip circumference46¼474747¾47¾48½48½49½49½
Hem circumference72½74½74½76½76½78¼78¼80¼80¼
Sleeve length17½17¾17¾1818181818¼18¼
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length40½43½41¼44¼41¾44¾45¼
Chest circumference42½42½454547¼47¼49½
Front neck drop44
Waist circumference35¾35¾383840½40½42¾
Hip circumference50¼50¼51¼51¼52¼52¼53
Hem circumference82¾82¾858587½87½89¾
Sleeve length18½18½18¾18¾191919¼

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.9

(based on 23 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (17)
  • Well made (14)
  • Great design (10)
  • Practical (9)
  • Retains shape (5)

Cons

  • Poor fit (5)
  • Bad design (3)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (18)
  • Night out (11)
  • Special occasions (8)
  • Casual wear (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      72% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (15), Casual dresser (5)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (12), Style driven (7)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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2.0

too blousy

By ubie

from DC

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Well Made

Cons

  • Bad Design
  • Poor Fit

Best Uses

  • Night Out

I coveted this dress. I watched it for weeks, first waiting for it to go on sale, then waiting for the blue to be available in my size as it had sold out. I finally gave in and bought the lavender in my usual size (6R) because the blue wasn't available. When it arrived, I eagerly tried it on, but was so disappointed. The top was way too blousy and ill-fitting, as others have complained of. Then - I was still watching for it - the blue came back into stock in a 4R, and I thought I'd try it since the 6R had been too big up top. The blue was such a lovely color, but alas it was still too poofy/ill-fitting up top. I have over a dozen Boden dresses, and my husband remarked that this was one of the only ones I've ever ordered that he didn't think was flattering. I had to agree. It looked frumpy and has a strange seam running straight down the center. I will say, though, I saw my cousin at a family funeral recently and she wore this dress in black - and it looked great on her. We have very different proportions, so perhaps this is better for ladies a bit larger (and bigger on top) than I.

  • Age:
  • 35-44 yrs old
  • Sizing:
  • Feels too large
  • Comfort vs Style:
  • Comfort Driven
 
2.0

Poor Fit

By Gabi

from Washington, DC

About Me Classic Dresser

Pros

  • Well Made

Cons

  • Bad Design
  • Poor Fit

Best Uses

    I guess I should have read the reviews more carefully before purchasing. I too found the top to be blousy and sagging, which comes off as "80s reject" instead of "femininely modern." I am on the edge of petite, but own plenty of misses dresses from Boden and other companies, so I'm inclined to blame this particular item.

    If you're petite or short-waisted (or nearly so), I'd give this dress a pass. As someone else noted, a tailor can fix it, but for the price I can find a dress I like that fits from the get-go.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels too large

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful. Worth altering if you must.

    By AnglophileClare

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      I wanted to get this dress as soon as I saw it. This was my first purchase at Boden, even though I habitually look through the catalogs.

      I'm petite so I often have issues with the shoulders and torsos of regular dresses not fitting well, unless the fabric is stretchy or there are adjustable straps. I could tell this dress had a pretty much "set" shape, but I took the risk anyway. Sure enough, as many other reviewers mentioned, the shoulders slump down and the torso billows because they're too big. The skirt skims beautifully over my hips though and the length is perfect. I'll take it to the tailor to get the waist and shoulders taken in because the dress has such great potential. The fabric is high quality--thick, swishy, and subtly shiny. I just wish they made a petite version of this dress! I would highly recommend this dress if you're not petite.

      • Age:
      • 25-34 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      3.0

      Pretty

      By Sage

      from Southern California

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      Very pretty dress...so disappointed it didn't fit. The top was very baggy and I wear a DD (nursing an infant!) You'd have to be quite top heavy for it to fit properly in the larger sizing.

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      5.0

      Flattering and feminine

      By Czechdeb

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        I love this dress. It fits great, is very flattering, comfortable and well made. I'll most likely wear it to church or weddings, but I can also wear it to work on days I feel like dressing up a bit more. I bought the blue, and the color is even nicer in person than in the pictures.

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

        WOW!!!

        By Loveshopping

        from us

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          I JUST GOT THIS DRESS AND ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!! THE STYLE, FIT, QUALITY, ELEGANCE, CLASS.... THIS IS GOING TO BE A STAPLE IN MY CLOSET. I LOVE HOW ITS SO FEMININE. DRAPES BEAUTIFULLY!! RUNS TTS. THANK YOU! NOW IF ONLY THE OTHER COLOR THAT I WANT WAS NOT SOLD OUT...

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          3.0

          Still Undecided

          By Kara

          from San Francisco

          About Me Casual Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Retains Shape
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Wear To Work

            I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep this one. It's a beautifully made dress, but the design (black/white) seems a bit matronly. The contrasting belt is fun, but almost gets lost in the floral print. I think you can find cuter dresses for less money on this site, but it really has a lovely feel to it.

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

            Flattering and Versatile

            By Shopping from Alaska

            from Juneau, Alaska, USA

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Practical

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              Purchased this dress to for an easy and classic option for work, as well as day-to-night travel wear. At the moment, I am very satisfied with the purchase and hope that it proves durable and versatile. Overall, this dress is exactly what I hoped it would be.

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

              Not flattering on me.

              By Big D

              from Seattle

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • Bad Design
              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              The light blue fabric is pretty. The cut of the dress looked frumpy on me. It just wasn't flattering. I'm 5'7, size 4. The fit was okay. The style just did not suit me.

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

              Blue frock is beautiful

              By snunyc

              from SF Bay Area

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Gorgeous Fabric Pattern

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasions
                • Wear To Work

                I fell in love with the blue floral pattern and it was just as lovely in person as I expected. I so very much wanted to keep this dress, but sadly I am returning it. While the fit everywhere was great, there was this strange excess of material at my upper back across the shoulder blades that just made for a really unflattering silhouette on me. I consulted a tailor but it would be too costly to fix. I think this dress would be perfect on someone with slightly larger shoulders/upper back. The blue pattern is exquisite. The rest of the dress fit me perfectly in a size 8L. For reference I am 5'4" 36C hourglass/slightly pear figure and I prefer my skirts at or below the knee. sad to have to send this one back. Keep up the great work, Boden, love your clothes.

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

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