I really love this boden dress but there are a few issues:
-returns are non trivial. I’d have to drive to the US for pickup and try-ons. (1.5 hrs away).
-sizing might not work out for me.

My waist and hip measurements put me into a size 6 or 8 US but bust puts me into a 2 or 4.

It seems risky, but maybe a bust alteration is easy?

I am wondering if the boden fit model just doesn’t work for a slightly pear shaped person like myself.

Advise much appreciated!