Boden: The Mumsnet Edit

Boden clothes - what to buy

It's no secret that Mumsnetters rate Boden as a go-to for stylish basics in bright colours and patterns. From legendary leggings to flattering dresses – shop their most-loved items below.

Richmond Trousers, £75

<h3><a href="">Richmond Trousers, £75</a></h3>

“Stretchy and forgiving”, “really good length” and a “nice fit” – just some of the praise accorded to Boden’s ever-popular Richmond ⅞ trousers. Their flattering shape seems to suit just about everyone: “I have a flat bum, love handles and a thick middle and they suit me,” preaches one convert.

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Breton Top, £28

<h3><a href="">Breton Top, £28</a></h3>

A casual wardrobe staple, Boden's Breton comes in a myriad of stripy styles. Whether you're devoted to the traditional French colour combo or fancy a twist on the classic, it's a comfy yet hard-wearing top which will “last for ages”. We're told they can run a little roomy though, so consider sizing down “unless your norks need more room”.

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Rita ruched dress, £98

<h3><a href="">Rita ruched dress, £98</a></h3>

Ruching flatters all body shapes and this jersey wrap style has been hailed “classic and wearable”. The new season Rita comes in timeless black or with colourful spot details, and is a “longer length – a winner for me”. Easy to wear for work or a fancy dinner (or both).

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Ravello top, £55

<h3><a href="">Ravello top, £55</a></h3>

The “fab” Ravello top comes in bright colours and classy prints with a simple v-neck and flattering pleats. It's no wonder this is a bestselling style – but even more importantly, it's minimal fuss: “they don't need ironing if you hang them to dry” and they “wash beautifully”. Win-win.

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Blackberry dress, £35-£50

<h3><a href="">Blackberry dress, £35-£50</a></h3>

Apparently, just one Blackberry dress isn't enough. “I have three,” confesses one Mumsnetter. No wonder when they're so versatile – “easy to dress up or wear with flip flops” and “super comfy and flattering to boobs and tum”. We'll take one in every colour.

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Cashmere cropped cardigan, £99 (£79.20 with discount)

<h3><a href="">Cashmere cropped cardigan, £99 (£79.20 with discount)</a></h3>

In unpredictable British weather, layers are your friend. This well fitting, cropped cardigan sits on your natural waist (the narrowest part of your body), and the cashmere gives it a luxurious edge which other cover-ups can lack. “They're so dainty, comfortable and easy to pop on if it gets chilly,” enthuses one fan. “I swear by them.”

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Margot dress, £38.50-£55

<h3><a href="">Margot dress, £38.50-£55</a></h3>

An update on the Casual Weekend Dress, this is another summery number which is also “very flattering”, whether you're looking to highlight or skim over certain features. There's that infamous ruching on the waist and a stylish scooped neck – plus pockets (who doesn't love pockets) and a few new lovely patterns to choose from, too.

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Leggings, £22/a>

<h3><a href="">Leggings, £22/a></h3>

“I've found Boden leggings to be far superior to any others,” writes one devotee. Another fan approves of the stretchy-yet-sturdy fabric's ability to “hold you in” while one Mumsnetter sums it all up: “they're soft as butter, wash brilliantly and keep their shape.” High praise indeed.

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Double Layer Front ¾ sleeve tops, £28)

<h3><a href="">Double Layer Front ¾ sleeve tops, £28)</a></h3>

These super versatile tees have a special inner layer to thicken the fabric, adding a bit of extra structure to a “quite fitted” top. The plain colours can be teamed with jeans or simple workwear – or jazzed up with statement accessories for more formal occasions. One Mumsnetter proclaims it's “been a godsend for me this season.” A useful addition to any wardrobe.

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Pyjamas and loungewear, from £12

<h3><a href="">Pyjamas and loungewear, from £12</a></h3>

On the hunt for perfect PJs? One Mumsnetter declares: “all my favourite loungewear is from Boden.” There's a hefty collection to choose from, including seasonal shorts and camisoles – or, if you can hold out 'til winter, then cosier options “come in lovely soft brushed cotton.” Dreamy.

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