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Ponte Skater Dress

BQ023
(Was $148.00 ) now $118.40

You’ll love the feminine feel of the swishy skirt and chic ¾ length sleeves. Added stretch makes corporate life more comfortable.

  • Outer 39% cotton 29% polyamide 27% modal 5% elastane
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Flattering fit and flare shape
  • ¾ length sleeves
  • Length finishes above knee
  • Full body lining
  • Concealed back zip
  • Waist seam sits at natural waist
  • 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 length3636¼39¼36½39½36½39½3740
Chest circumference3334½34½36¼36¼37¾37¾39¾39¾
Waist circumference25¼26¾26¾28¼28¼30303232
Hem circumference113115115117117119119121121
Sleeve length1717¼17¼17½17½17¾17¾1818
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length37½40½384138½41½42
Chest circumference41¾41¾444446½46½48¾
Waist circumference343436½36½38¾38¾41¼
Hem circumference123¼123¼125½125½128128130¼
Sleeve length18¼18¼18½18½18¾18¾19

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.4

(based on 37 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (30)
  • Durable (24)
  • Well made (24)
  • Practical (17)
  • Great design (16)

Cons

  • Bad design (7)
  • Poor fit (7)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (29)
  • Night out (14)
  • Casual wear (13)
  • Special occasions (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      76% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (31), Casual dresser (3)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (16), Style driven (14)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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4.0

Beautiful color and nice shape

By Corinne412

from Pittsburgh

About Me Classic Dresser

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wear To Work

      I love Boden's ponte dresses with full skirts but I wasn't sure about ordering this one because of some of the negative reviews. I am a pear shape and I find this to be quite flattering. The purple is a beautiful, saturated color and the dress lining feels so nice. I was worried when I first tried it on because it has a long zipper and I couldn't reach it myself. But, the fabric is stretchy enough that I was able to pull it on fully zipped.

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

      Sadly, this dress is not for me.

      By Mindy

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Practical
      • Wrinkle Resistant

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

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

      The color of this dress is gorgeous, but the style just didn't work on my body. It was a little frumpy looking on my "not so model like" figure. I had to send it back, but luckily, Boden is wonderful about returns!

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

      So close to perfect but too shortwaisted

      By Hilary loves Johnnie

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        So much too love: not too heavy for US off office central heating fab swishy skirt, potentially really flattering cut. Drawbacks: wais cut too.high for the short waisted (that's me 5'4.5" and usually liking Boden dresses BECAUSE they accommodate my really short back-waist length. The almost empire waistline really makes the floppy skirt less flattering. No pockets. There's plenty of room for side-seam pockets in this design, and a dress for the office is much better if it gives you a place to put a key. Black not available iny size. ;).

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

        Perfection!

        By Abby's Mom

        from Tennessee

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Wear To Work

          I am very happy with this dress! Not only is it comfortable, it fits perfectly and is very flattering. (I am 5'6", 170 lbs., sz 10) It is more on the conservative side so I will mainly be wearing to it to work, but I like that it is a classic and can be dressed up or down. I purchased the black and hope to purchase the green before it sells out!

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

          runs big

          By Jeannette

          from Maryland

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Practical
          • Pretty color
          • Well Made
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Out
            • Wear To Work

            I run in between a 10 and 12 and bought the 12 in this and it was too large. I'm not loving it enough to trade it back for a 10, though. Seemed short waisted for me. I love Boden skirts and sweaters but never have luck with the dresses. I'll keep trying, though. I love Boden.

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

            Basic dress for fall and winter

            By Curls

            from Texas

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design
            • Practical
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              Great basic dress to wear to work, out for an evening, or just a nice day dress when you are tired of jeans. This dress is made of a nice mid weight fabric, that will work well in the cooler months. I ordered the wine color in the regular length and it comes to my knee. The skirt is full and the waist is high but not too high. Love it!

              • Age:
              • 45-54 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
               
              1.0

              Unwearable!

              By Momof2

              from Chicago

              About Me Classic Dresser

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad Design

                Best Uses

                  The best way I can describe my reaction after trying on this green dress is it's simply unwearable. The green color is lovely, the fit is right on for a size 4 (34B/27/36 and 123 pounds/5'5" tall) But the reason I couldn't step out of my closet in this dress is the seams at the bust point out so oddly that everyone would be looking at them! It's not just that they're strangely pointy. There is a little gathering of fabric at the tip of each seam. I typically love Boden dresses but this is a serious design flaw and makes the dress truly awful. I've never rated anything from Boden a "1" before but this dress doesn't deserve better! Couldn't send it back fast enough!

                  • Age:
                  • 45-54 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven
                   
                  3.0

                  Beatiful Color, Matronly flow

                  By Cort

                  from Portland

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Bad Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Wear To Work

                  Hi Boden,

                  Beautiful fall line! This dress has such strong potential, a rich emerald green, a full skirt, proper fit in the arms, shoulders, and upper body. This style is normally very flattering on me, but this time I looked "10 years older". I think the reason is that the skirt fell longer than other similar styles, and perhaps the waist was a bit off to give me that matronly look. If I wanted to be conservative and matronly, this is perfect, but I'd like to fool folks into thinking I'm on the 10 years less side...sigh, despite the color and comfort, this one goes back.

                  • Age:
                  • 35-44 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven
                   
                  3.0

                  nice quality dress, but not for me

                  By Plantlady

                  from North east

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Retains Shape
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                  • Poor Fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Occasions
                  • Wear To Work

                  I first ordered this dress in 4L, but the long at Boden is really long. The chest area of the dress was also quite roomy. I tried a 2R after that, but the dress was too short and A-line, and also snug around the neckline (5'8 or 5'9). Great about the dress is the heaviness of the fabric, but I wish there were a little less of it in the top of the skirt and middle of the skirt, and a little more length. The green is also maybe not quite as nice in person as online. For someone shorter and looking for a kind of 50s, early 60s professional look, this dress would be perfect, especially for winter months.

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

                  Didn't fit my bustline

                  By SeattleChic

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Great Design
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Occasions
                    • Wear To Work

                    I wanted so much to love this dress. The green color was gorgous and the fit and flare style was perfect. The neckline was modest and warm enough for a dress with this weight of fabric, but unfortunately the darts in the bust made the fabric stick out in two small points and I just felt that I'd be uncomfortable wearing it. I ordered the dress in a size 6L which fit perfect everywhere except the bust. I am 5'6", 130 lbs, and wear a 32D bra. I'm not sure if it was made strangely or I was just to small to fill out the top, but I was so sad to send this dress back.

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

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