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Boden - what sort of shape woman suits their clothes?

(34 Posts)
angelene Mon 01-Sep-08 17:33:08

The catalogue seems to be all rake thin women with no tits or arse to speak of, so the clothes don't look all that 'shaped'. Can anyone recommend them? I am quite big busted and have a stomach, shall I bother?

maidamess Mon 01-Sep-08 17:33:47


ForeverOptimistic Mon 01-Sep-08 17:34:51

From what I have seen of their clothes they do seem to suit tall slim women. I don't think they would do me any favours.

DarrellRivers Mon 01-Sep-08 17:35:54

They have short arms and short bodies
But long legs

Cappuccino Mon 01-Sep-08 17:36:32

they suit smiley women who always look as if they are hopping or skipping

if you walk normally you will look ridiculous in them

cremolafoam Mon 01-Sep-08 17:37:05

tall slim boyish I think.
slim of ankle and wrist - vital

DarrellRivers Mon 01-Sep-08 17:38:13

Live in France with a bicycle and have a baguette in their bag
Or frolic by the seaside, in the waves etc
(they also have large waists)

everlong Mon 01-Sep-08 17:49:49

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MaryAnnSingleton Mon 01-Sep-08 17:50:53

beware of trousers - they are big on the hips,imo

marialuisa Mon 01-Sep-08 18:11:30

The tops are not designed for anyone bigger than a C cup. I am 5'6" and slimmish (8/10 dress size) but also hour-glass shaped and on the whole I can't wear their clothes.

DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Mon 01-Sep-08 18:15:06

I'm short and curvy and 99% of their stuff doesn't fit me.

Gobbledigook Mon 01-Sep-08 18:15:42

I'm 5'6, size 8 and DD and I have a few Boden tops and dresses that fit perfectly.

Gobbledigook Mon 01-Sep-08 18:17:19

And I do not have a boyish figure at all - I have a small waist, DD boobs and I have hips.
Obviously you pick the items that will suit your shape - the dresses I have a pretty fitted at the top and under the bust and then are A-line. I have a jersey dress that clings so it doesn't matter what shape you really.

Bronze Mon 01-Sep-08 18:22:55

MAS sounds good to me. I'm tall and thin but have big hips and can never find anywhere to shop. Now if I could just afford it.

RubyRioja Mon 01-Sep-08 18:24:30

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bossykate Mon 01-Sep-08 18:24:37

not tall! i am tall and they are too short in the body for me.

bossykate Mon 01-Sep-08 18:25:39

ime in the fit is very inconsistent anyway (except the shortness in the body, that is consistent) so it's no surprise there are differences of opinion.

pippibluestocking Mon 01-Sep-08 18:28:34

I don't think there is a uniform shape that thye fit, I do wonder if it depends on where they are made. Bought some linen trousers last year sized 12 and another pair exactly the same style this year, but had to get a 10 - they were made in different countries. I am a size 12 (usually) 5'5 and 32 C bust and most things fit, although sometimes things are too long.

Gobbledigook Mon 01-Sep-08 18:29:02

I have just set up a profile page and put a pic on - me in a Boden dress (you'll love it)

RubyRioja Mon 01-Sep-08 18:31:14

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Gobbledigook Mon 01-Sep-08 18:34:20

Can you not see it?

MrsMattie Mon 01-Sep-08 18:34:26

I've never found anything in Boden fits me well - am tall, size 12, big of nork.

RubyRioja Mon 01-Sep-08 18:34:40

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Blu Mon 01-Sep-08 18:35:01

I agree they are short in the body.

Johnnie designs things he wants his wife to wear - I think a sort of 'flattened by Johnnie' shape carries them off best.

RubyRioja Mon 01-Sep-08 18:39:40

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