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Can we start a BODEN review thread for the AW stuff?

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missbopeep Thu 25-Jul-13 12:11:46

After much excitement at having a load arrive today I am sorely disappointed.

The trousers are TINY. I tried the very skinny jeans and can't even get the 10 to zip up, despite having loads of other size 10s in Boden trousers.

The Roma Ponte trousers are the same- tiny- and the rise is so short it's almost indecent. They feel like surgical stockings.

The peter pan dress is okay though a bit bulky around the middle even in an 8- so size down. Not sure if it's a keeper.

The cable jumper is itchy and shapeless.

The broderie jersey top is very big and makes me look PG due to the high empire line right across the middle of the bust.

So- everything going back and might re-order stuff using 20% off.


LadyMilfordHaven Sun 04-Aug-13 19:12:10

Just stick some normal soles on them ?

LadyMilfordHaven Sun 04-Aug-13 19:17:45

Or these will do for work.

Yes. Like much more than platforms now.

LadyMilfordHaven Sun 04-Aug-13 20:18:35

yes and spikey toes are ossom - very mean girls ;)

lurkingaround Sun 04-Aug-13 20:26:13

Late here, have only read the last page. Any chance of a link to the Clarks heeled loafers? <Lazy> What with my Whistles skirt, Hobbs Simone top, (thanks Remus) alls that I need is a pair of heeled loafers......

higgle Sun 04-Aug-13 20:42:43

I'll be getting these heeled loafers from Duo
for my number one brown work shoes, they do them in black too.

lurkingaround Sun 04-Aug-13 21:05:09

Thanks. I like the patent ones. V nice.

Missbopeep Mon 05-Aug-13 19:34:56

The Spotty button back jumper is nice. Much better fit than the plain one ( it's a different fabric as well.)

Skinny cropped cords/jeans are small- notice a lot of reviews say they are skimpy so mine are going back- the 10 barely fastens and they aren't quite long enough to wear as 'uncropped' ITSWIM!

Elliptic5 Mon 05-Aug-13 20:31:01

Got a couple of exchanges today.
The off duty sweatshirt in a smaller size fitted better but I decided I didn't like the colour (oat).
Super skinny jeans are a really good fit now I've sized up, had a bit of a colour crisis as the grey is so dark I thought they may have sent the black by mistake (as they seemed darker than the ones I sent back) - apparently there is no way of telling which is the grey and which is black without comparing them together confused. Decided I'm probably going senile and will look at them tomorrow in brighter light.

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 20:50:35

Is it wrong that I can't wait till it's cold enough to wear my spotty jumper? Probably smile

Missbopeep Mon 05-Aug-13 23:03:54

Does anyone have the tweed mini in grey or violet- can't decide which to try.

Wish I had ordered the 60s mini- now a 17 week wait for the purple one!

juneau Tue 06-Aug-13 18:07:05

(whispers) I have the purple 60s mini.

Grey Marilyn dress arrived today. I think I'm keeping it. I'm not 100% sure about it, but I do need another winter dress and I think it'll look nice with black tights and some killer stilettos, but it's too hot to try it all on together right now.

jimjamspam Tue 06-Aug-13 18:19:36

I got the ponte skater skirt in black - it's lovely so I've ordered the red too.

Also yet another wrap top - boring I know but they always suit and are good for work

SofaCanary Tue 06-Aug-13 18:25:04

Wasn't impressed with the Audrey jumper, felt a bit cheap to me.

The Tippi-alike is fab, got it in the red which is gorgeous bright and warm, very flattering for my Spring (I think) colouring.

midnightinmoscow Tue 06-Aug-13 18:57:00

Can anyone describe the pink Tippi like merino jumper to me? As in, what is the pink like? On one of the models it looks more of a darker pink, but bubblegum pink on the ordering page.

Missbopeep Tue 06-Aug-13 20:53:43

What do we think about the cashmere in Pop Pink? I am a neutral girl really ( grey, camel, blues and teals mainly) and gave up pink in my 20s, and now associate it with the elderly- or the really young yummy mummies.
But I have a slight urge to go for a bright pink just for a change.
Is it a bit Mary Berry? I'm dark blondish and pale skin.

polyhymnia Tue 06-Aug-13 22:26:19

Juneau is the grey print on the Marilyn nice? . Was thinking of going for that or the navy and was a bit concerned the grey would be either too big and bold a pattern or - on the other hand - dull.

Also useful if you could say any more on the pros and cons of the Marilyn generally.

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