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Boden ladies clothes sizes - generous or not?

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Trojan1970 Sat 12-Sep-09 20:29:32

Hi - I must live in a cave as I have only just discovered the Boden catalogue at a friends house. Now looking on eBay for some stuff. Are the sizes generous? Thanks x

KaDeWeh Sat 12-Sep-09 20:33:50

IME, the sleeves are long and dresses are completely hopeless unless you have a bust. I'd say the sizes are on the generous side overall; I go for a size up in skirts, but that's because I don't like things sitting on my waist. Tops are good - well cut and quite long, so you don't get the crop-top look.

I'm 5 foot 2 and generally petite (8 on top and 10 on the bottom, with no bust, no waist and relatively long legs for a titchy person) if that is of any use to you!

pingapengin Sat 12-Sep-09 20:33:56

I would say not really, i am a standard (in most shops) size 10 and ive found their stuff a bit <whispers> tight...

Or maybe im getting fatter?

moodlumthehoodlum Sat 12-Sep-09 20:36:06

I agree

and if you're lumbered blessed with substantial norks, I find the tops too short in the body, personally.

Trojan1970 Sat 12-Sep-09 20:39:28

I am well endowed in the chesticles, tummy and backside areas so would normally (regretably) have to go for a 20. If they are a complete size out ie normally 18 so buy a 20, then I shan't bother. Thanks All.

fishie Sat 12-Sep-09 20:45:35

is worth a try trojan, really does depend on the garment and your shape. i find their larger sizes are more generous and smaller slightly less so.

moodlumthehoodlum Sat 12-Sep-09 20:46:40

no, the large sizes are good, as fishie says.

happilyeverafter Sat 12-Sep-09 23:50:37

I wear my normal size and find them quite generous.

RubyrubyrubyRevel Sat 12-Sep-09 23:52:54

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Clary Sun 13-Sep-09 00:01:54

I wear a 12 as a rule and find that fine from Boden.

Tho I do agree the tops can be short in body.

Schoolsec Sun 13-Sep-09 21:24:32

same..am a 12 normally and their size 12s generally fit easily.

pasturesnew Sun 13-Sep-09 22:37:33

Well I just got the jersey wrap dress for ease of bf after DC2's birth and it fits me well at 39 weeks!!!! So that is generous indeed.

Trojan1970 Mon 14-Sep-09 22:05:25

Thanks for the feedback. I won the top on eBay for 99p so it's not too much of a disaster if it doesn't fit. I also went back to Fat Club last week so it may well fit better in a few weeks time!

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