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Paternoster Shift

BQ029
$208.00

This flattering fitted shape comes complete with a smart, self-fabric belt. It will help you feel confident and pulled together for that big presentation.

  • GRN and BLK: outer 97% wool 3% elastane
  • BUR and NAV: outer 51% cotton 49% polyester
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Dry clean only
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust, waist, hip and hem
  • Short sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Fully lined
  • Back vent
  • Belt loops
  • Detachable self fabric belt
  • Notch neck
  • Concealed side zip
  • BLK and GRN: contrast stab stitch detailing at centre front panel
  • 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 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Front length3638¾36½39423739½42½37¼
Chest circumference33½33½35353536½36½36½38¼
Waist circumference27½27½29292930¾30¾30¾32¼
Hip circumference34½34½36½36½36½38¼38¼38¼40¼
Hem circumference303032323234343436
Sleeve length778888
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length39¾42¾37¾40¼43¼40¾43¾41½44½
Chest circumference38¼38¼40¼393¼40¼424244½44½
Waist circumference32¼32¼34¼34¼34¼36½36½38¾38¾
Hip circumference40¼40¼42¼42¼42¼44½44½4747
Hem circumference363638383840½40½42¾42¾
Sleeve length99
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length424545½
Chest circumference474749¼
Waist circumference41¼41¼43½
Hip circumference49½49½51¾
Hem circumference454547½
Sleeve length

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.0

(based on 7 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (4)
  • Well made (4)
  • Retains shape (3)

Cons

  • Poor fit (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (6)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (5)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (5)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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4.0

Beautiful, but runs small.

By LalaLisa

from Boston

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Retains Shape

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear To Work

    Beautiful dress but I've yet to find my size. I think it runs quite small. I ordered a 4P and 6P. I'm 5'1, 125 lbs, and B cup and the 6P was way too tight. I'll be trying the next size up, though I have no other size 8s!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Needed help to remove it!

    By Spending too much on pretty dresses

    from Washington DC

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Pros

    • Pretty colors

    Cons

    • Bad Design
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      The shoulders & bust were too snug, but the hips were enormous.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      tight on top

      By KimNA

      from North Andover, MA

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Pros

      • Great Design
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        I love this dress. I ordered the beetroot spot. It is well-made and classic; high price but worth it if it fits. Which sadly, it did not on top. It was tight on my arms and chest, but from the waist down perfect. It skims the body, the weighty fabric hiding any lumps and bumps. Even though it was too tight on top, I was considering keeping it. Until I struggled for a few panicked minutes trying to peel it off. I wish I could try the next size up, but it's all sold out :(

        • Age:
        • 35-44 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        4.0

        Love the Dress; Sizing Slightly Off

        By Brookelyn

        from Salt Lake City, Utah

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Design
        • Retains Shape
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        I absolutely loved this piece! The pattern is fantastic, and the dress carries great structure. Very flattering neckline and length. I would recommend ordering at least a size up; the shoulders and upper bodice run extremely tight (an issue I've never had with any other Boden dresses).

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        4.0

        Nice dress

        By Namila

        from New York

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          I ordered the green and it is a gorgeous dress, fit like a glove. Fabric and details are beautiful. As with a few other Boden styles, it is hard to get on and off due to side zipper. I would have kept it but it looked more feminine on me than I prefer, due to gathering on top of sleeves. I was worried about it fitting under suit jackets. For someone who prefers a feminine look, it is very well made, form fitting but not tight, and very elegant.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          An extra slim fit

          By umo74

          from Virginia-DC

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Great Design
          • Retains Shape

          Cons

          • Poor Fit
          • Poor Quality
          • Tight around hips

          Best Uses

          • Wear To Work

          I wanted to love this dress and wear it in place of a suit for work. But, it didn't fit my body. Usually I'm a size 6 or sometimes a 4 in dresses, and I could barely get the 6 around my hips. It also was a tad too big on top, as the dress didn't lie flat against my upper chest. I ordered navy, which was a good color, as it is something different from black or gray. The dress is fully lined but the lining isn't sewn in there all that securely, so I'd be worried it would come out after a couple of wearings.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels too small
           
          3.0

          tight across shoulders

          By SLO

          from Colorado

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          This dress was very cute, but the top (across the shoulders and upper arms) was so tight that I could barely move; I am pretty muscular on top, but haven't had this problem with other Boden dresses. The rest fit fine. It was otherwise a very attractive dress.

          • Age:
          • 55-64 yrs old
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven

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