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HELP HEL P HELP- Boden Riviara to decide by tomorrow

(12 Posts)
mrsmerryweather Thu 02-Jul-09 14:41:37

Anyone bought one?

Is this is frumpy dress or is it nice- got it in

Thanks to MNs I ordered 2 yesterday express delivery cos I need one!

Trying on now- the 8 is a tad tigth round waist/under bust but the 10 is slightly too large across the bust.

Have you washed yours and did it shrink?

lucykate Thu 02-Jul-09 14:44:00

not looked at the link yet, but just to warn you, there is a possibility that the boden sale starts tomorrow

lucykate Thu 02-Jul-09 14:46:00

i don't think it's frumpy, the green fabric they've used is designed by quite a well know fabric designer (except i've forgotten her name!)

mrsmerryweather Thu 02-Jul-09 14:59:03

thanks LK_ I know about the sale- but off on hols Sat and need it now really....

anniemac Thu 02-Jul-09 15:01:06

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MangoJuggler Thu 02-Jul-09 15:02:45

No will not shrink

get the 10 as you will be sweating a lot in Spain envy

mrsmerryweather Thu 02-Jul-09 15:18:51

I intend to chop a good 3 inches off the length whichever one I keep!

I think the 10 is too big on the bust- it gapes a bit at the back neckline.

wifeofdoom Thu 02-Jul-09 20:42:56

I've just got one but am returning it - looked frumpy on me (but I am a 14/16) so prob looks much better on you!

fishie Thu 02-Jul-09 20:53:08

keep the 8 this is jersey not sailcloth. it borders on frumpy anyway so baggy is diaster. good luck to you if it suits because i bet the fabric is really nice and swishy.

mrsmerryweather Thu 02-Jul-09 21:04:22

Riviera- oh dear- DH hates it- the colour, pattern etc etc. I am not so sure- the green is much brighter than on the web- I quite like it but not just me.

Looks like it's going back- so if you want an 8 or a 10 in green, there will be one next week inthe sale!

I have now got my eye on the perfect shift in purple.

If anyone has bought it I'd be keen to know about sizing- the under bust measurement is tiny in an 8- something like 26 inches!

BunnyLebowski Thu 02-Jul-09 21:06:39

I was reading your thread yest MrsMerry and you are quite short?

The dress looks quite long? If so it might look a bit frumpy.

mrsmerryweather Thu 02-Jul-09 21:08:33

I am short- 5' 3"- even pinning the hem up ( ahem) about 3 inches it looks frumpy.....a bit 1950s but not quite IYSWIM. I think the skirt just looks a bit full.......for me anyway- might be great if you are taller.

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