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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®

by PowerReviews
 
3.4

(based on 34 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (28)
  • Durable (23)
  • Well made (23)
  • Great design (16)
  • Practical (16)

Cons

  • Bad design (7)
  • Poor fit (5)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (27)
  • Night out (13)
  • Casual wear (12)
  • Special occasions (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (28), Casual dresser (3)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (14), Comfort driven (13)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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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

        See all my reviews

        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
               
              2.0

              Full skirt

              By curvygirl

              from texas

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              I'm pear shaped and this dress had way too much fabric around the hips, making me look larger than I am. The top of the dress fit great but the skirt was just too full. This would probably work on a really thin, tall person.

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

              Power ponte

              By Jenny

              from Iowa

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Out
                • Wear To Work

                Love this sturdy cotton ponte fabric. Dress is slimming and great for pear shapes. Great way to be comfortable and polished at the office.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                4.0

                Classic, but not long enough for me!

                By Plantlady

                from east coast

                About Me Classic Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Occasions

                  This dress would have been a regular choice for me, especially for more formal evenings out, like a dinner with colleagues. Great about this dress is the fitted bodice. I ordered the 2R, and I'm 5'9 and 130, with a small frame, especially on top. I wouldn't want the chest area any larger (it's almost too big as is, and I'm not terribly small chested). If I could handle more room in the bust area, I'd size up, since I find the dress to be about 3 inches too short (and so to have a slightly childish look). Overall, a really nice dress, especially for someone shorter than me. Too bad there's no 2L!

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

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