Do I say yes to this dress?

(57 Posts)
SansaClegane Wed 29-Jun-16 10:00:41

So, I fell in love with this Boden dress and managed to get it in the sale. It's just arrived and now I'm not sure if it actually suits me confused So please, style gurus of MN, can you give me your verdict?

Here's the link to the dress on the website:
http://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-dresses/day-dresses/ww088-spt/womens-navy-dot-violet-dress

And I'm trying to attach photos of me in the dress!

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 29-Jun-16 10:03:02

That looks gorgeous on you, lovely dress.

You have a fab figure you lucky duck!

jayner182 Wed 29-Jun-16 10:03:26

Yes! lovely.

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 29-Jun-16 10:03:38

Honestly - you look as good as the model in it!

Why don't you think it suits you?

I bought a Boden dress with a ruched waist once, and found it rather unflattering - to the point that I never wore it. But this looks lovely on you.

Archedbrowse Wed 29-Jun-16 10:04:56

Fits you perfectly, looks great.

SansaClegane Wed 29-Jun-16 10:08:36

Oh thank you guys so much!

I guess the two things I was worried about were 1) length - wasn't sure if this is right for me as I usually wear just-above-knee length and 2) chest area as I'm quite busty and it felt a bit squashed, though I'm not sure if that comes across in the photos.

As an additional question, are those shoes ok with it or do they look too wedding-y?

TobleroneBoo Wed 29-Jun-16 10:08:48

It looks lovely!

InternationalHouseofToast Wed 29-Jun-16 10:13:03

I wouldn't go with white shoes for this dress, it's too much. I'd go for red shoes, if you have them, or black as a fallback.

Lovely dress though.

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 29-Jun-16 10:14:37

The length is lovely. Very 'Pretty Woman' at the races.

SansaClegane Wed 29-Jun-16 10:21:29

OMG DowagerCuntess that's probably what drew me to it...! I love Pretty Woman.

Re: shoes, the dots on the dress are navy, would black shoes still work in that case?

InternationalHouseofToast Wed 29-Jun-16 10:24:54

We've only got your photos to go on, where it looks like a dark navy, so I'd say yes based on that.

LillyVonSchtupp Wed 29-Jun-16 10:27:34

I thought of Pretty Woman too!

You look fantastic OP - great dress!

Charmed18 Wed 29-Jun-16 11:03:15

Lovely dress really flattering smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 29-Jun-16 11:09:31

OMG. That dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you. Very flattering. It would be a crime against fashion not to buy it. The clothes police will lock you up. If you don't.
I love polka dots. I have loads of them. In all colours. I'm obsessed

SheHasAWildHeart Wed 29-Jun-16 11:56:23

You look lovely and the dress is really pretty.

burnishedsilver Wed 29-Jun-16 15:38:19

Oh yes. Keep it.

icklekid Wed 29-Jun-16 15:41:31

Love the dress on you, length is perfect. Agree white shoes are a bit weddingy- is there an occasion it is for? I'm sure black shoes would be fine or coloured if you wanted to add some colour also fine!

KoalaDownUnder Wed 29-Jun-16 15:44:41

Suits you perfectly. smile Beautiful.

SpiritedLondon Wed 29-Jun-16 22:46:56

Yep it's a keeper. I think the length is spot on and I think slightly longer lengths and midis are more modern than above the knee. I'm not keen on the shoes but this gives you the opportunity to wear any colour really if you want to contrast rather than match. My immediate thought was hot pink or Emerald green but anything goes really.

SansaClegane Thu 30-Jun-16 08:14:36

Again, thank you all for the kind reassurance and tips regarding shoes!

Tbh I'm a bit surprised at all the positivity as I thought S&B detests Boden? Was bracing myself for the "frumpy" comments!

The tips on shoe colour are great; I hadn't considered contrasting colours but I love the idea, need to have a rummage through the shoe cupboard and see what I can find!

Fabellini Thu 30-Jun-16 08:19:30

Agree with others...the dress is fab, but I don't love the shoes with it. Red would be my first choice, but nude would work too.....as would bright pink, or green.

FashionLover1 Thu 30-Jun-16 09:00:11

Gorgeous dress and suits you a lot x

Lexilooo Thu 30-Jun-16 12:13:46

I'm not a big fan of the neckline, not particularly flattering for larger boobs so I see your concern, but overall it looks nice and I would keep it. Maybe try it with a scarf or beads to break up the bust area a bit.

I'm not keen on the shoes, if you want to dress it down white pumps/ballet shoes would work, if you want heels go for a bright colour as suggested above (and maybe match this to your other accessories) or navy to match the spots. Don't wear black shoes.

YorkieDorkie Thu 30-Jun-16 12:21:20

Very flattering OP! It's a very classy ensemble wine.

alexandragimenez Thu 30-Jun-16 14:34:08

Yes, its really nice!

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