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15 pieces from Boden Mumsnet made me buy

From versatile wardrobe staples to stylish statement pieces, find our roundup of the top purchases made by Mumsnetters recently from Boden.

By Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Apr 17, 2024

Pieces from Boden Mumsnet made me buy

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Boden is a beloved British clothing brand that has been a firm favourite among Mumsnet users for years. Loved by fashion-conscious mums everywhere, the company is known for its stylish yet practical pieces that seamlessly transition from office to weekend wear.

With a wide range of colourful, vibrant prints, flattering cuts and high-quality fabrics, it’s no surprise that Boden is a go-to choice for stylish mums everywhere. But with so many tempting items on offer, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top Boden purchases that Mumsnetters just couldn’t resist.

Whether you’re a long-time Boden fan or just discovering the brand, read on to find out what statement dresses and versatile separates from Boden that Mumsnetters have been snapping up and declaring “Mumsnet made me buy it”.

1. Richmond ⅞ Trousers, £53

Richmond trousers from Boden

Price: £53 (RRP £70) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Cotton, elastane | Machine washable: Yes | Tumble dry: No | Sizing: Petite, regular, long | Length: Ankle length | Fastening: Hook and bar, zip fly

What we love

  • Versatile design and style

  • Flattering, ankle-skimmer trousers

  • Functional and fashionable

What to know

  • Some reviewers report a small fit

Our verdict

Looking for a smart alternative to jeans? Look no further than these stylish ankle-skimmer trousers that Mumsnetters have been nabbing recently.

Made from a comfortable cotton-elastane blend, they provide just the right amount of stretch for all-day comfort. The fitted waist, hip, and thigh with a straight leg create a seriously flattering fit that will make you feel both confident and chic. Sitting below the natural waist, they’re great paired with a button-down shirt during the week, or a longline tunic for the weekend.

With front and faux back pockets and a hook and bar fastening at the centre front waist with zip fly, these trousers are both practical and fashionable. Available in petite, regular and long sizes, these ankle-length trousers are a versatile wardrobe staple that will flatter every figure. So, world, meet ankles, and legs, meet your new favourite trousers!

2. Circle Cut Peasant Blouse, £49

Circle Cut Peasant Blouse

Price: £49 (RRP £65) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Cotton, metallised fibre | Machine washable: Yes | Sleeves: Full length sleeves, elasticated cuffs

What we love

  • Timeless print

  • Loose, comfortable fitting

  • Great for warmer days

What to know

  • There’s a shiny gold shimmer to the stripes

Our verdict

Making a statement with this striped top from Boden that has a timeless print will keep you looking chic throughout the seasons. Crafted from a comfortable cotton blend with a hint of metallised fibre, it’s soft to the touch and easy to care for. The elasticated cuffs and soft gathers create a free-spirited feel that’s both relaxed and feminine. With a loose-fitting swing shape that falls to the low hip, it’s great for pairing with your favourite jeans or skirts. The full length sleeves and functional front placket add the perfect finishing touches.

3. Oversized High Neck Jumper, £91

oversized high neck jumper from Boden

Price: £91 (RRP £140) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Merino wool | Washing instructions: Hand wash only | Fit: Oversized shape | Sleeve length: Full length sleeves

What we love

  • Merino wool material is very comfortable

  • True to size and great fit

  • Pair with jeans or leggings

  • Stepped hem

What to know

  • Some reviewers report it feeling itchy

Our verdict

We shared this great find in a newsletter recently, and both Mumsnetters and Gransnet users were quick to order their own. This oversized high-neck jumper from Boden is made from 100% Merino wool, and is luxuriously soft and comfortable - ensuring you stay safe and warm when temperatures drop.

Its oversized shape adds an effortless ease to every look, white the high-neck design adds a touch of sophistication. The stepped hem also adds to the drape, and offers a little extra coverage at the back, making it perfect for pairing with leggings or jeans. Hand-wash only, this sweater is easy to care for and will last you for many autumn and winters to come.

4. Quilted Borg Jacket, £91

quilted borg jacket from Boden

Price: £91 (RRP £130) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Polyester, polyamide, cotton | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Relaxed | Sleeve length: Full length sleeves

What we love

  • Removable borg collar

  • It’s machine washable

  • Is true to size

What to know

  • Size up if you’d like to wear layers underneath

Mumsnet users say

“I think I've seen someone wearing it, it was nice!” FiftyNotNifty 

Our verdict

Mumsnetter pharmachameleon was facing quite the conundrum recently after her most recent Boden purchase. “I think I like it but part of me thinks it's hideous. Gah! I just can't decide and would love someone else's opinion…” What ensued was a thread of honest feedback from fellow users who weren’t too keen on this unusually designed jacket from Boden. But despite the consensus saying no, funnily enough, it’s quickly become one of the top Boden purchases by Mumsnetters since the start of 2023, with no signs of slowing down.

For those who quite fancy their own, this versatile piece is both durable and easy to care for. Featuring a removable borg collar, side pockets, and a relaxed, boxy fit, this jacket is a great combination of both practicality and style. Whether you’re running errands, enjoying date night or attending an event, this jacket will become your go-to… And if you see someone else wearing it, you might have found a fellow Mumsnetter!

5. Relaxed Tiered Beach Dress

Boden relaxed beach dress

Price: £53 (RRP £70) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Cotton, viscose | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Relaxed | Sleeve length: Full length sleeves with elasticated cuffs

What we love

  • Flattering, relaxed fit

  • Perfect for warmer temps

  • Style with a one piece

What to know

  • This dress is unlined, so layer it

Mumsnet users say

“Haven’t bought anything from Boden in years but saw this and thought it looked like a good style and fabric weight” Kaftankween

Our verdict

Turn heads this summer with this effortlessly stylish cotton-blend mini dress. Perfect for both poolside lounging and city strolling, this dress will quickly become your new summer go-to.

Crafted from a lightweight and breathable fabric, it features a relaxed fit and full-length sleeves gathered into elasticated cuffs, ensuring maximum comfort and versatility. The notch neck adds a touch of sophistication to the overall design, while the loose-fitting silhouette allows you to layer it over a swimsuit for the beach, or dress it up for a night out. It's machine washable for easy care, and is a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

6. Patent Black Loafers, £77

patent loafer from Boden

Price: £77 (RRP £110) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Patent leather (upper), leather (insock/lining) | Sizing: 36 to 42

What we love

  • They’re versatile

  • Suitable for work and almost every occasion

  • Chic and comfortable style

What to know

  • Patent leather, so may need breaking in a little

Our verdict

Whether you’re heading to the office, running errands, or meeting friends for lunch, this loafer is the perfect choice. It’s chic and versatile, and its classic design and timeless appeal make it easy to pair with any outfit - from jeans and a t-shirt, to a skirt and blouse.

Crafted from high-quality materials, the upper is made from 100% patent leather, ensuring a luxurious and durable finish. The insock and lining are 100% leather, which are comfortable and offer a breathable fit, while the sole is 100% man-made, ensuring a sturdy grip for any surface.

7. Cotton Trench Jacket, £105

Cotton Trench Jacket

Price: £105 (RRP £130) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: 100% cotton | Machine washable: No, dry clean only | Fit: Short length, cropped | Sleeves: Full length blouson sleeves

What we love

  • 100% cotton

  • Perfect for warmer days

  • Flattering, swing silhouette

What to know

  • Dry clean only

Our verdict

This cotton trench coat is perfect for those who seek a lighter option without compromising on style. Cut in a flattering, swingy silhouette, this cropped coat sits at the hop, making it a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

The blouson sleeves add a touch of sophistication to the design, making it ideal for dressing up or down. Made from high-quality, 100% cotton, this coat is a great choice for those wishing to stay comfortable and chic. With button fastenings at the front and cuffs, it's easy to wear and style to your liking. The best part? This coat is unlined, making it the perfect layering piece for any season. Don't miss out on this must-have item for your wardrobe!

8. High Neck Jersey Maxi Dress, £52

High Neck Jersey Maxi Dress

Price: £52 (RRP £130) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: 95% LENZING™ ECOVERO™, 5% elastane | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Semi-fitted shape, maxi length | Sleeves: Full length sleeves

What we love

  • Made of sustainable, eco-friendly material

  • Has pockets(!)

  • Machine washable

  • Easy to dress up or down

What to know

  • May not be too warm during colder temperatures

Our verdict

This stunning maxi dress exudes “I’d like to see the wine list” with its high neck and sophisticated design. Made from high-quality materials - including 95% LENZING™ ECOVERO™ (a sustainable and eco-friendly material that's gentle on the environment) and 5% elastane, this dress is not only stylish but also comfortable.

The semi-fitted shape ensures a flattering and comfortable fit, while the maxi length and full-length sleeves make it perfect for any occasion. Plus, bonus - it has pockets.

Whether you’re heading for a formal event, a romantic dinner, or a night out with friends, this dress is the perfect choice. Its stunning design and high-quality finish will have you feeling confident and glamorous, no matter where you go.

9. Brushed Wool Cropped Jumper, £83

Brushed Wool Cropped Jumper

Price: £83 (RRP £110) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Wool | Machine washable: No, hand wash only | Sizing: XS to XL | Fit: Relaxed fit

What we love

  • Relaxed, comfortable fit

  • Layer during winter or wear on its own when warmer

  • Ribbed details to hem, cuffs and neckline

What to know

  • Cropped style may not be for everyone

Our verdict

Seeking the ultimate cosy knit for spring? This boxy cropped jumper is made from brushed wool, and boasts a luxuriously soft feel that will make you want to snuggle up all day long. Perfect to layer during winter, or wear on its own when warmer, the relaxed fit and ribbed details to the hem, cuffs, and neckline add a distinctive touch to this piece - making it a standout addition to any wardrobe.

The cropped length is great for pairing with high-waisted jeans or skirts, while the overall boxy shape adds a modern and chic vibe. Hand-wash only to keep this beauty look its best.

10. Long Cashmere Cardigan, £168

Long Cashmere Cardigan

Price: £168 (RRP £280) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: 100% cashmere | Machine washable: No, hand-wash only | Fit: Relaxed fit | Sleeves: Full length sleeves | Sizing: XS to XL

What we love

  • A great staple piece

  • Dress up for day or night

  • Certified according to the Good Cashmere Standard

What to know

  • Hand-wash only

  • This cardigan doesn’t have pockets

Our verdict

Indulge in the luxurious softness of this cashmere cardigan that will quickly become a staple piece in your wardrobe. Made from 100% pure cashmere, this cardigan is the epitome of comfort and style, making it a perfect layering option for any outfit.

The relaxed fit of the cardigan ensures maximum comfort while adding an effortless elegance to your ensemble. This product has been certified according to the Good Cashmere Standard, giving you the confidence to know that your purchase is sustainable, ethically sourced, and of the highest quality.

11. Square Toe Espadrille Wedges, £64

Square Toe Espadrille Wedges

Price: £64 (RRP £85) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Leather, suede | Heel: Wedge | Sizing: Available in sizes 36 to 42

What we love

  • Ankle ties for easy wearing

  • Wear with jeans or skirts/dresses

  • The hint of metallic leather

What to know

Our verdict

Get ready to elevate your footwear as temperatures rise with these stunning wedges. Designed with ankle ties and intricate detailing, these wedges are great for strolls on the beach, dancing under the sunset, or a picnic in the park.

The insole and lining are made from 100% leather, providing both comfort and durability. As they’re handmade from suede, canvas and metallic leather with a man-made sole, sizing may vary between each pair.

12. Cut-out Maxi Party Dress, £60

Cut-out Maxi Party Dress

Price: £60 (RRP £150) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Polyester, metallic yarns, LENZING™ ECOVERO™, elastane | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Semi-fitted shape, maxi length | Sleeves: Full length sleeves with elasticated cuffs  | Lining: Lined bodice and skirt | Sizing: Petite, regular

What we love

  • Made of sustainable, eco-friendly material

  • Elasticated cuffs for increased comfort

  • Machine washable

What to know

  • Openings are elasticated at the waist

Mumsnet users say

“Got a really lovely dress in the sale, for a fraction of original cost. Not complaining!” GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing

Our verdict

Make a statement in this stunning cut-out midi dress that’s perfect for any party or special occasion.

Featuring a hint of sparkle, this dress is made from 55% polyester and 45% metallic yarns, ensuring a high-quality finish that will have you feeling confident and glamorous. The semi-fitted shape, maxi length, and full-length sleeves gathered into elasticated cuffs make this dress a stylish and comfortable choice for any event.

The dress is machine washable, making it easy to care for. In addition, it contains LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose, a sustainable and eco-friendly material that's gentle on the environment. The lined bodice and skirt provide added comfort and convenience, ensuring you'll look and feel amazing.

13. Embroidered Holiday Blouse, £90

Embroidered Holiday Blouse

Price: £90 (RRP £120) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Cotton, viscose, polyester | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Semi-fitted shape | Sleeves: Full length sleeves

What we love

  • Vintage charm

  • Intricate embroidery

  • Machine washable

What to know

  • Fairly lightweight so maybe layer in colder temperatures

Our verdict

Bring a touch of vintage charm to your wardrobe with this collarless cotton shirt. Intricately embroidered with delicate floral patterns, it’s sure to turn heads wherever you go. Crafted from a soft blend of cotton and viscose, this shirt drapes beautifully and is designed with a semi-fitted shape that flatters your figure. The full-length sleeves and functional front pocket add a touch of sophistication to the design. Whether you’re dressing it up or down, this shirt is great for several occasions. Machine washable for easy care, it’s sure to quickly become a favourite in your wardrobe.

14. Green Polka Dot Tulle Midi Dress, £75

Green Polka Dot Tulle Midi Dress

Price: £75 (RRP £220) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Polyester | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Semi-fitted shape, maxi length | Sleeves: Elbow length sleeves with elasticated cuffs  | Lining: Full body lining | Sizing: Petite, regular

What we love

  • Concealed zip, keyhole and button for easy fastening

  • Machine washable

  • Great for any special occasion

What to know

  • Reviewers report sizing is quite small and advise to size-up

Mumsnet users say

“I love it. It would look great on my niece with docs and an oversized cropped jumper.” Mumsnet user

Our verdict

This show-stopper of a dress left Mumsnetters debating whether they’d buy it recently. Understandably, some were honest about the fact it isn’t their style but others… Well, their heads were surely turned. In fact, quite a few users went ahead and ordered one for their own wardrobe.

Crafted from 100% polyester with a full body lining, this dress is not only stunning but also comfortable to wear. The semi-fitted shape and elasticated waist provide a flattering fit, while the elbow-length sleeves with elasticated cuff detail add a touch of sophistication. This dress is machine washable for easy care and maintenance, so you can look your best without any added hassle. The concealed back zip, keyhole, and button fastening at the back neck make it easy to slip on and off, ensuring you're always party-ready.

15. Twist Front Knitted Midi Dress, £78

Twist Front Knitted Midi Dress

Price: £78 (RRP £130) | Buy now from Boden

Key specs

Material: Cotton, polyamide, elastane | Machine washable: Yes | Fit: Semi-fitted shape | Sleeves: Full length sleeves | Sizing: Petite, regular

What we love

  • Suitable from day to night

  • Machine washable

  • Flattering and stretchy

What to know

Our verdict

Elevate your wardrobe with this gorgeous, green knitted midi dress that’s sure to turn heads. Crafted from a high-quality blend of cotton, polyamide and elastane, this dress offers the perfect combination of comfort and style. The fit-and-flare silhouette is enhanced by the knotted front, creating a beautiful shape that's both flattering and feminine.

The stitch details throughout add movement and texture, creating an eye-catching look that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're dressing up for a night out or simply running errands, this dress is versatile enough to work with any outfit.

About Boden

Boden is a British clothing retailer that offers high-quality and stylish clothing for men, women, and children. Known for their vibrant prints, classic cuts, and attention to detail, Boden has become a go-to brand for fashion-conscious shoppers. With a focus on sustainable and ethical fashion practices, Boden is committed to creating clothing that is not only fashionable but also environmentally friendly. Whether you're looking for casual wear or office attire, Boden has something for everyone.