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You’ll want to wear these timeless Boden dresses all year round

Stand out from the crowd in styles that’ll make every day feel a little better.

By Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Feb 9, 2024

Timeless Boden dresses

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In the ever-changing world of fashion, some styles stand the test of time, becoming wardrobe staples that easily transition through seasons. A brand renowned for offering classic styles with contemporary twists is Boden, a brand that is often celebrated for its commitment to quality, style and versatility by our Mumsnet users. 

From their eye-catching designs to the choice of fabrics and thoughtful details, the dresses in this feature are poised to become your go-to pieces - ensuring you radiate sophistication and elegance every day, regardless of the weather.

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From spring to summer

Smocked Waist Shirt Dress, £125

What we like
  • 100% cotton for maximum comfort

  • Flattering shape

  • A great transition dress from spring to summer

  • Machine washable

Key specs
  • Material: 100% cotton

  • Machine washable: Yes

  • Length: Low calf

  • Sleeves: Full length sleeves, blouson shaping at cuff

  • Fastening: Button

Our verdict

First on our list is this smocked waist shirt dress by Boden that’s crafted from 100% pure cotton. It’ll be perfect for warmer days as we look forward to summer, but can still be styled for colder temperatures as we transition from winter through spring. The fit-and-flare shape is flattering and ensures a comfortable, chic look for any occasion. 

Plus, the slick stripes and simple design give effortless vibes that are versatile and can be worn day and night. 

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For warmer days

Corinne Midi Tea Dress, £98

What we like
  • Short sleeves for warmer temperatures

  • Available in three colours

  • Concealed back zip

  • Pair with boots or sandals

Key specs
  • Material: 55% viscose 45% Viscose (LENZING™ECOVERO™)

  • Machine washable: Yes

  • Length: Mid calf

  • Sleeves: Short sleeves

  • Fastening: Concealed back zip

Our verdict

The Corinne midi dress is a perfect blend of style and comfort. With smocked cuffs and a figure-skimming bias-cut, this dress is certainly a standout choice from morning through to evening. Crafted with care from a combination of viscose and LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose, this dress not only feels luxurious but also reflects Boden’s commitment to sustainability. 

The flattering fit-and-flare shape and mid-calf length add a touch of sophistication to your look, while the short sleeves provide a breezy feel for all-day wear. 

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Comfort with pockets

Emma Tiered Jersey Midi Dress, £75

What we like
  • Available in four designs/colours

  • Relaxed, comfortable fit

  • It has pockets

Key specs
  • Material: 50% cotton 50% TENCEL ™ Modal

  • Machine washable: Yes

  • Length: Midi length

  • Sleeves: Short sleeves

Our verdict

We need to start by saying - this dress has pockets! Made with a blend of cotton and TENCEL ™ Modal, this dress offers a luxurious feeling that embraces sustainability, comfort and it has pockets. 

Designed to be super versatile, this midi dress boasts a relaxed fit, making it an effortless choice for various occasions in your calendar. The short sleeves add a casual touch, while the midi length and pockets provide both comfort and convenience. Whether you prefer prints or block colours, this dress comes in four designs to choose from. Plus, it’s easy to clean and is machine washable - ensuring that maintaining its laid-back elegance is a breeze.

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The most versatile

Amy Cotton Midi Shirt Dress, £125

What we like
  • Available in three colourful designs

  • Made with 100% cotton for maximum comfort

  • It has pockets

  • Full length sleeves with functional cuffs

  • Detachable belt

Key specs
  • Material: 100%

  • Machine washable: Yes

  • Length: Mid calf

  • Sleeves: Full length sleeves with functional cuffs

  • Shape: Fit and flare shape

  • Fastening: Button fastening at front

Our verdict

We’d say that this dress is a superb choice for the office during spring and summer, but a dress this colourful shouldn’t be cooped up inside. This Amy style shirt dress from Boden is incredibly versatile and deserves showing off during days out, gallery visits, special occasions, girls’ nights out and beyond. 

Although, should you wish to wear it to the office, you’ll certainly be comfortable as it’s made from 100% cotton. It’s also machine washable, comes with a detachable self-fabric belt (should you wish to swap it for another), functional cuffs for warmer days, and has a flattering fit and flare shape and mid-calf length. Not forgetting the pockets! 

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A colourful addition

V-Neck Pleated Midi Dress, £155

What we like
  • Colourful design

  • Flattering V-neck cut

  • Made of recycled materials

  • Full body lining

Key specs
  • Material: outer 100% recycled polyester, lining 100% recycled polyester

  • Machine washable: Yes

  • Length: Mid calf

  • Sleeves: Full length sleeves

  • Shape: Fit and flare shape

  • Fastening: Concealed side zip

Our verdict

With a dopamine-inducing design, this pleated midi dress by Boden is a delightful addition to anyone’s wardrobe and is capable of brightening up all occasions throughout the year. 

Whether it’s a casual day out or a special event, this dress offers a blend of style, comfort and is even eco-friendly. This mood-lifting dress comes with a swishy pleated skirt, blousy sleeves and a flattering V-neck cut. Plus, the use of recycled polyester for both the outer fabric and lining adds an environmentally conscious touch. 

The fit and flare shape, mid-calf length, full-length sleeves, and a detachable self-fabric belt contribute to the dress's overall charm. The concealed side zip enhances the garment's sleek look, while the full body lining made from recycled materials reflects Boden’s commitment to sustainability.

About Boden

Boden is a British clothing retailer that offers high-quality and stylish clothing for 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.

About the author

Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she brings parents content designed to make life easier. As a mum-of-two, she knows all too well how much things can cost as a family. So, she's fully invested in finding the best products for families that are affordable and long-lasting.

Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog.