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Portland Place Dress

WQ080
(Was $148.00 ) now $88.80

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®

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4.0

(based on 30 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Well made (20)
  • Great design (18)
  • Practical (13)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

  • Poor fit (7)
  • Bad design (3)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (21)
  • Night out (15)
  • Casual wear (9)
  • Special occasions (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (15), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Casual dresser (5)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (20), Style driven (4)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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5.0

fun swingy summer dress - love it!

By btransatlantic

from Washington, DC

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Desk-to-drinks
    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    I love this dress! I got the L because I'm 5'11" and it was perfect - the regular probably would have been fine, but the extra length really enhanced the swinginess of the skirt. The dress had some creases from being folded in the packaging, but they all fell out after a few days of the dress being on the hanger. The material is heaver than I expected, which is why I probably wouldn't wear the dress just out and about on the weekends and will keep it for fun workwear.

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    4.0

    really nice dress

    By DC dogwalker

    from Washington DC

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful color
    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wear To Work

      This is a style of dress that works well for me in general (pear to hourglass, with a slightly high waistline), and the Portland Place dress didn't disappoint. It's the usual high Boden quality: the hand of the material is soft although the fabric is rather weighty (which does make the very short sleeves a little odd from the POV of seasonableness); the blue color is simply lovely.

      The only reason it didn't receive 5 stars from me is that the shoulder line fit a little off: the dress wants to sit just slightly higher than the neck (it's not tight at the waist so it's not riding up). Since I will wear it with a sweater or jacket most of the time, this isn't a serious problem--and maybe a trip to the tailor can take care of it. Given the sale price, it was just too good to pass up.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
       
      4.0

      Great Dress!

      By Louise

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      I was very pleased when I received this dress, the color is beautiful (blue). Based on other recommendations, I ordered a size down and it fits perfectly (size 12). I am 5'5 and 36DDD bust. I am a professional and like modest necklines. V-Necks always make me nervous, but this cut is really nice. The placement is high enough that there isn't any cleavage but defined enough that it adds interest to the neckline and also minimizes your chest. The shape does give a small waist and then a very full skirt. The fabric is really nice quality but it is a little heavy and has some stretch, wouldn't be an ideal summer dress but spring, fall, and winter it is perfect. Definitely Boden quality.

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

      Great dress for day or night

      By Gigi

      from NYC

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Practical
      • Retains Shape

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Great dress that goes from day to night. I will wear it with wedges for during the day and then strappy gold shoes for nighttime. Very comfortable - skirt is a pretty full skirt but pleating makes it hang flat.

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        2.0

        Pretty color, bad fit

        By Mosy

        from New York

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Bad Design
        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Night Out

        This dress is such a pretty color, the fabric was very high quality but it was short waisted. I was deeply disappointed because it appears so great on the model. I am 5'7" but long-legged, not long-waisted, so I'm pretty sure it wasn't my body shape that was the problem. Back it went :(

        • Age:
        • 45-54 yrs old
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        5.0

        A truely perfect dress!

        By AHigh

        from USA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions

          I've had my eye on this one for quite some time, and when the price dropped, I jumped on the opportunity. Now that I have it, I wish I would have bought it sooner!

          This dress is beautifully made and gives you the look of a small waist and curvy bottom...in a perfectly shaped way. The blue color is vibrant and stands out in a crowd. The material is heavy and durable, but light enough to wear on a warm day.

          Overall, a truly perfect dress. My husband even commented that it was a beautiful dress and encouraged me to buy more in different colors. Boden, may have ruined me...I don't think I can ever purchase another dress brand, every time I get one of your pieces I am blown away with the quality and shape. Thanks for a wonderful product!

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beautiful quality but too low cut

          By Anne

          from Lincoln, NE

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Practical
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          I have come to count on Boden for top quality garments and this one did not disappoint. It's well made, a heavy quality fabric that I know would wear well. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. I sized down after reading a few reviews and while it fit well through the waist and hips the chest area was a tad too tight. (I am 5'6, about 135 and a 34D) Mostly it didn't work because I intended to wear it for work and it was too low cut for comfort. While it certainly wasn't obnoxious, I knew I woudln't feel comfortable. It would be just fine for an evening out. I really wished it worked but I had to send it back.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          1.0

          A HEAVY TENT of FABRIC

          By sfgirl

          from San Francisco

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Design
            • Bulky Fabric
            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

              Many stretch dresses from Boden are nice but this one should NEVER have gone out the door! The dress is made of a thick unflattering fabric, has no shape or style, and the full skirt is a messy bulk around your hips and legs. I am 5'11" tall and slender and this is NOT a flattering dress--not even close!

              • Age:
              • 45-54 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels too large
               
              4.0

              Very flattering

              By Tracy

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wear To Work

                  This is a very flattering dress for a curvier shape. I had to return it because it was a bit large in the bust, but the flared skirt made me feel like a much small size.

                  • Age:
                  • 35-44 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                   
                  5.0

                  It had me at hello

                  By Jess

                  from NYC

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Design
                  • Practical
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Occasions
                    • Wear To Work

                    As I opened the package I was immediately struck by the gorgeous color. Loved the little of the grosgrain ribbon around the neck. The weight of the fabric felt special even before I tried it on. As soon as I started to slip it on I knew it would fit well.
                    Looking in the mirror confirmed it. This dress fit my curves perfectly. The v-neck wasn't to low. No need for a cami.
                    What other colors does it come in?

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

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