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Silky Vintage Top

WA512
(Was $88.00 ) now $70.40

This true one-off was inspired by a vintage sample we stumbled across in Paris. Pretty ditsy florals and sweet back buttons give it a brilliant Boden twist.

  • LBR: 100% cotton
  • Other colours: 63% viscose 37% silk
  • Machine washable
  • Easy fitted shape
  • Sleeveless
  • Length finishes at low hip
  • Button placket at centre back neck
  • Self covered buttons
  • 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)
 24681012141618
Front length22½2323¼23½2424½2525½26
Chest circumference34¼35¾37½39414345¼47½50
Front neck drop444444
Waist circumference32¼3435½37394143¼45¾48
Hem circumference373941434547¼49½5254¼

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.0

(based on 72 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (47)
  • Great design (46)
  • Well made (39)
  • Practical (23)
  • Retains shape (23)

Cons

  • Poor fit (20)
  • Bad design (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (58)
  • Casual wear (44)
  • Night out (43)
  • Special occasions (26)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      68% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (42), Casual dresser (14), Trendy/stylish dresser (10)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (34), Style driven (26)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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4.0

Lovely but rather shapeless

By Violin Mom

from Seattle

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Special Occasions
    • Wear To Work

    This blouse would be stunning if it were more fitted, especially if it came in at the waist. As is, the fabric and colors (yellow, green, pink) are so beautiful that I kept it anyway. It is prettier in person and if it were priced lower and more tailored I would buy one in every color. I love the length and the slits in front.
    I believe this is the same fabric as the Ravello top, which I find to have the same problem of shapelessness. I would recommend for someone who wants a vibrant, dressy blouse to skim over ample curves. The size 8 fits my 34DD bust well.

    • Age:
    • 35-44 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
     
    4.0

    Lovely

    By Betsy68

    from Washington DC

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Wear To Work

      The floral pattern is eye-catching and lovely. Covered buttons! On sale it's a great value

      • Age:
      • 55-64 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      3.0

      Not for the small busted!

      By Snowboots

      from Midwest

      About Me Casual Dresser

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      Pros

      • Great Design

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

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

      I was so sad to have to send this top back. Fit perfectly everywhere but bust: I am 5'2", 115lbs, 32B; I got a size 2. It was the 32B that did me in: the top fit perfectly around my waist and hips (35 inches--sometimes I find they don't cut the hips generously enough, but that was not the case here), BUT the shirt drooped so much around my chest that it was comical (or at least, my husband got a kick out of it). So small-chested women: the top is probably not for you, unless you're a much more impressively talented seamstress than I am.

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

      For busty women?

      By #wantedtokeepit

      from Indiana

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

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

      I loved this top and wanted it to work. I spent time on Face Time with my mum (who used to make her own clothes) to see whether we could fix it. But to my dismay, it has to go back. Here is why:

      I am 5'2", 115 pounds, 32B, 27" waist, 35" hip. I ordered the size 2. Waist and hip, the shirt is perfect--it even has slits so that you can wear it untucked over skinny jeans. Length-wise, it's also terrific (again, skinny jeans). But the darts for the bust are, on someone as small-busted as I am, HUGE. It makes the entire top look droopy and enormous. Because I ordered the size 2, there is no going down a size (and even if I could, it would be too small everywhere else). Mum and I tried to figure out where you would take it in without ruining the beautiful material; she lives far away, and she ultimately said it might be possible, but it was too difficult to tell. For the price, I didn't want to keep it, only to find that she couldn't really do anything about it. (It's not wearable as is, unfortunately.)

      I just thought I'd post this review in case someone else my size likes it as much as I do--unless you are an expert seamstress, I'd say don't order it. Save yourself the heartbreak! :) Really, it's beautiful, and I'm sad to send it back. I'd recommend it to a friend only if she were large-chested (and I mean, more than a C-cup).

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      1.0

      A misss!

      By SClady

      from South Carolina

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Bad Design
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Wear To Work

      I was very excited when I saw this great top on sale. The bright green and blue print was vibrant and trendy and I could see a wide variety of uses from work to casual with jeans. The style was there but it was cut entirely too long. The princess shaping and overall design of the garment was destroyed by the fact that it was way too long and would need to be tucked into any skirt or pants you wore with it. The small cutouts on the bottom hem show that it was meant to be worn out, but the length really made it impossible to do just that. I toyed with the idea of shortening the top, but decided that would be more work that it was worth in the end. I simply returned it for a refund. Such a shame.

      • Age:
      • 55-64 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      5.0

      Beautiful top

      By Amy

      from Somers, NY

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        This top is light, airy, silky, vibrant, and with a vintage feel to it with the split ham and buttons on the back. I always wear boden size 2 and this fits me perfectly. I was worried that the material may be too thick/stiff by the pictures online, but was pleasantly surprised to see how silky and soft it is. I bought the blue one and the color is very vibrant. The shape of the top would pair well with pants or pencil skirts. Like many boden clothes however, the color and print would limit the pairing pieces mostly to be neural, solid color. The buttons on the back would have been more pronounced if they were in a contract color or fabric. You can hardly see them unless you get close.

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

        Nice idea but way too loose

        By Iza

        from Ukraine

        About Me Classic Dresser

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

            Idea is nice, but it is not fitted at all. I am size 4 and usually it fits me well. But this one is great at shoulders but completely loose at the waist. I feel as it is a waste of nice summer blouse. Too expensive and too dressy t-shirt :)

            • Sizing:
            • Feels too large
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Style Driven
             
            5.0

            beautiful fabric and pattern

            By EC

            from NYC

            About Me Classic Dresser

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              fabric is silk-blend in it, which gives the top a luxurious touch, but you can machine wash.
              partial lining around the arm hole and the neckline
              beautifully crafted
              the buttons add very classic look
              the length was a little long so I added a skinny belt to it.
              the notches on the hem are very cute

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

              The green is so pretty

              By Cora

              from London

              About Me Classic Dresser

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                Versatile top that I can wear to work or out. Comfortable and light weight. I can wear it with jeans or a nice work skirt. Very flattering shape and the green is a lovely color. The only real con is you have to iron it while still damp (though it is machine washable on gentle).

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

                Love it!

                By Sarah

                from USA

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Wear To Work

                  I get so many compliments on the green floral top! Love this!!

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

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