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Boden novice

(13 Posts)
Donge13 Thu 19-Nov-15 18:07:34

I've been given a £50 voucher for Boden, I have never bought anything from them before, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice that would help a size 16 Apple decide what to put it towards.

southeastastra Thu 19-Nov-15 18:07:53

i quite like the plain wrap tops

Gillybobs Thu 19-Nov-15 18:13:04

I'm a size 16 apple and am in love with the off duty jumpers. They are second to none

jamtartandcustard Thu 19-Nov-15 19:18:10

I wear the Breton tops. I like that they how do them in a longer length. I'm a pear not an apple though so can't comment on body style. I also like their favourite cardigans and woven pj bottoms (ok I adore their pj bottoms!)
If all else fails - shoes

Donge13 Thu 19-Nov-15 19:22:03

Could i ask if the size 16 is a 16 or should I go up a size ?

Maraki Thu 19-Nov-15 21:06:39

They are true to size, so don't size up or down. Unless you go for the off duty jumper in which you will need a medium.
Their ravello tops are very good for apples.
Dresses and skirts are on the short side, but they do long length in most stuff.
Happy shopping

tassisssss Thu 19-Nov-15 21:10:06

you need to know not to buy without a discount (probably 20% and free delivery). If you don't have one now have a google and wait a day or 2 and one will appear. I never buy full price.

HettyD Thu 19-Nov-15 21:11:12

Have a look at the size measurements of each item - it varies! Also read the reviews, they are usually very honest. The things I have that last for years are cashmere cardigans and sweaters, the bistro trousers and Panama bottoms. Enjoy!!

hiccupgirl Fri 20-Nov-15 09:22:19

Def check the measurements and reviews. I vary between a 16 and 18 in their tops depending on the fit. I'm a 16 in places like M&S and Next.

RoobyTuesday Sat 21-Nov-15 21:43:33

If would say be careful with sizing - I bought two Breton tops this year, one in a 12 (a few weeks post baby) and one in a 10 (several months later once back to normal) and they were EXACTLY the same size!!

RoobyTuesday Sat 21-Nov-15 21:44:35

So personally I'd say size up for Breton tops, however I have a couple of Boden jumpers in my usual size 10 which are fine.

NorthernLurker Sat 21-Nov-15 21:46:30

The leggings are very good. Bit dull for a gift voucher though. If you get a Boden habit check out eBay smile

mrslebon Sat 21-Nov-15 22:47:53

A2G2 may work for 20% off.

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