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Poor Johnny, he just can't win

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JuliaFlyte Mon 15-Oct-12 13:32:26

Having had to listen to complaints from us for years about mumsy styles and fun prints, Johnny really upped his game this season I think, there are lots of things I would be happy to wear and I haven't said that about Boden ever for a long time.

But it seems there is a backlash grin

minipie Mon 15-Oct-12 20:06:23

Ah sounds like you're a different shape to me shiny! I have never had to haul up jeans, my bum keeps them well in place grin thanks for the info!

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 15-Oct-12 17:48:52

Slinky shiney - you should look at the johnnie b stuff too - they're jeans are good.

shineonucrazydiamond Mon 15-Oct-12 17:47:51

They are not generous on the bottom and thighs particularly! I wear the bootcut ones from Boden < usually skinny or slim fit /straight leg everywhere else > and they are just a great fit. There is not much stretch in them so the fit is the same in the evening as it is when you first put them on - which is good as i hate hauling up my jeans all day!

I'm a size 8/10 and wear a 10 in Boden. I don't have a big bottom or thighs but I do have a fat tummy and they manage to go over that ok!

minipie Mon 15-Oct-12 17:22:39


shine I am also 5'3 and quite slim (or will be hopefully when no longer pregnant). which are the ones that fit you? also, I have a slim waist but ample bottom and thighs - how generous are the jeans on the thighs/bottom? thanks!

shineonucrazydiamond Mon 15-Oct-12 17:10:12

Yes, like her and like the stuff more now.

I have a few bits and pieces < nothing spotty though! > and their jeans are fantastic. I'm short at 5 ft 3 and a bit and quite slim and they always fit perfectly.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 15-Oct-12 16:47:24

I wish I was as ok looking as Helena sad

FreddyStaratemyhampster Mon 15-Oct-12 16:44:57

I didn't even know it was Helena C- so it was all wasted on me.

She's just an okay-looking woman in a Boden outfit.

If Helena was modelling a throng and cutaway bra I could understand the "she's too sultry and sexy" POV but she in a freakin patterned knee length skirt and cardi FFS.

daimbardiva Mon 15-Oct-12 15:56:54

I really can't see what all the fuss is about - the previous models were models too. I actually like seeing Helena Christiansen model these clothes, and also fwiw think Boden have really upped their game recently.

I think it's quite funny that people are getting so het up about this! The comments on the telegraph article are depressing though sad

polyhymnia Mon 15-Oct-12 15:26:03

Agree with ujjayi and others - it can only be a good thing if they are styling their clothes better and aiming for a rather harder-edged look. I too have always bought some things from them - very carefully chosen and avoiding 'fun' prints - and they have been major assets in my wardrobe.

I like this season's things more than usual - one of the pieces I've bought is that cable knit dress chandon posted - I love it.

If using Helena is a sign of more stylish times I'm all for it. And it's certainly not irritating in the way the previous smiling 'girl women' with their likes and dislikes were.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Mon 15-Oct-12 15:08:52

These are women who wanted to believe that they were 'Cath' on the Cornish beach with her adorable children.

They weren't.

Seeing Helena has brought this home to them. They cannot pretend they are Helena.

I actually quite like a lot of the Boden stuff this season, though not bought anything yet.

noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 15:05:16

like this

noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 15:02:45

Yes I don't have that problem. HAve seen some nice shoes and wool things

MaureenCognito Mon 15-Oct-12 14:58:29

their bottoms halves are well odd though. now stretch no sexy pencil skirts just comedic tweed mini skirts

MaureenCognito Mon 15-Oct-12 14:57:53

they have their own ebay shop now too.
i hate the patterns but found myself fecking buying one. I tell you until you work in a smart casual situatzione you dont know the hole that boden fills

shoots self

October1st Mon 15-Oct-12 14:55:52

A lot of Boden clothes are great, I do a roaring trade on Ebay as they usually last so well

VinegarTits Mon 15-Oct-12 14:54:20

christ i despise Boden and the yummy mummy middle class style it has always had

Helena is far to good to model that shite clothing range

AngelsWithSilverWings Mon 15-Oct-12 14:53:44

That's so funny! I've bought quite a lot of Boden over the past month but I'd never bought anything from them before.

It was a helpful mumsnetter who suggested a couple of Boden tops on a thread about clothes for ladies with big boobs! I've been a bit hooked ever since.

I now also have two pairs of the skinny seam detail trousers which Helena was wearing in the brochure. I always assumed Boden would be too pretty and feminine for my taste but Helena has that edgy look going on and the styles she was wearing appealed to me.

minipie Mon 15-Oct-12 14:49:59

She is. And she doesn't appear to age either envy.

<curses english genes>

I really like that cable knit dress Chandon

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 15-Oct-12 14:46:38

And Michael Hutchence dumped her. shock

noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 14:43:29


noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 14:40:39

She is beautiful.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 15-Oct-12 14:36:27

Don' you just hate Helena though?
No woman deserves to be as gorgeous as her.envy
She actually does make the clothes look better.

noddyholder Mon 15-Oct-12 14:30:40

She is sexy but the clothes aren't. I am surprised she did it she usually dresses so beautifully.

Chandon Mon 15-Oct-12 14:28:51

I have bought my first Boden items this year, ever.

I have bought before, sporadically, but always sent it back.

I now have their cable knitted dress (gorgeous 100% merino) in two colours.

It is kind of demure yet sexy, shows of the feminine shape (for a change! very unBoden really).

another winner:

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