Boden Dresses and Coats – Autumn Perfect

My latest Autumn Fashion focus is looking at a British brand that is always seriously stylish. Boden is a must visit destination if you are looking for dresses that will suit your everyday and work wear needs. Each season they create a collection that is both covetable, but totally practical and wearable, and their dresses are always standouts from the collection. Autumn/Winter 2016 is no exception, with a special mention also needed for the beautiful coats that are also highly lust-worthy.

Boden is so clever when it comes to dresses as they seem to understand exactly what women need when it comes to a day dress. These are dresses that we will wear for work, for every day, for lunch dates, for shopping, for the school run, so they need to be warm and practical as well as stylish. We want dresses that have stretch, that have sleeves, but we also want them to look great, and to come in a range of colours so that our wardrobe doesn’t look like one never ending stretch of black. Boden addresses all of this, but adds retro touches that make some of their dresses look like they are beautifully curated pieces from the 1950s and 1960s.

My current faves are the Octavia dress which is simply stunning, and the Barbara Ponte dress which reminds me of a Stella McCartney design that has been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. For the next two days you are also able to get 20% off all dresses, hence the reduced price point I have indicted. With one eye towards Winter and the falling temperatures, I have also added my five favourite coats to the post, with the showstopper being that navy suede beauty.

Do you ever buy from Boden? Do you have a fave dress or coat from the offering below?

Boden Beautiful Day Dresses

Serena Ponte Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Serena Ponte Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

 Barbara Ponte Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden

 Paula Shirt Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden


Paula Shirt Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

 Priscilla Jacquard Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden


Priscilla Jacquard Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden

 Melanie Jersey Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden


Melanie Jersey Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden

Ursula Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Ursula Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Octavia Dress Was £149.00 Now £119.20 Click to visit Boden

Octavia Dress Was £149.00 Now £119.20 Click to visit Boden

Sixties Jacquard Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Sixties Jacquard Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Martha Dress Was £99.50 Now £79.60 Click to visit Boden

Martha Dress Was £99.50 Now £79.60 Click to visit Boden

Dotty Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Dotty Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

And Coats…

 Jennie Coat £189 Click to visit Boden


Jennie Coat £189 Click to visit Boden

Clementine Coat £199 Click to visit Boden

Clementine Coat £199 Click to visit Boden

Suede Trench Coat £299 Click to visit Boden

Suede Trench Coat £399 Click to visit Boden

 Rose Coat £129 Click to visit Boden


Rose Coat £129 Click to visit Boden

 Bridget Bouclé Coat £179 Click to visit Boden


Bridget Bouclé Coat £179 Click to visit Boden

Brit Girl focus from Boden

With London Fashion Week well under way, tonight’s fashion post focuses on a brand that is well on its way to becoming a British institution itself. Yes, I could only be talking about Boden, with its emphasis on cool British style and wearable trends that are influenced by a range of decades, eras and style icons.

Looking through the new in section, there is definitely an emphasis on comfort as well as luxury. Boden want you to be cosy and snug and warm, but at the same time, they want the Boden woman to look stylish and elegant, even as the temperatures start to take a tumble. And so we have the ‘New Brit Girl’ collection, which is a collection that in Boden’s own words, offers ‘ luxurious fabrics, contemporary cuts and statement making separates.’ Think knitwear, in a range of colours and yarns, dresses that will take you from day to night, in block colour and prints, with differing lengths, and, happy days, many with sleeves.  Winter coats are also making an appearance, but if you fancy something a little different, I am totally obsessing over the Charlotte Cape – super cute and just a little bit super hero too.

Here is my current edit of my fave Boden pieces. Do you intend to add a bit of Boden to your wardrobe this Autumn/Winter?

 Abigail Jacquard Tunic Dress WH907 Was £79.00 Now £68.73 click to visit Boden


Abigail Jacquard Tunic Dress
WH907
Was £79.00
Now £68.73 click to visit Boden

 Lara Sparkle Dress WH905  £86.13 click to visit Boden


Lara Sparkle Dress
WH905
£86.13 click to visit Boden

 

 Rosemary Sparkle Dress £112.23  click to visit Boden


Rosemary Sparkle Dress £112.23 click to visit Boden

Dolly Top £60.03 click to visit Boden

Dolly Top £60.03 click to visit Boden

 Longer Line Cable Jumper £77.43 click to visit Boden


Longer Line Cable Jumper £77.43 click to visit Boden

Chelsea Knitted Poncho £86.13 click to visit Boden

Chelsea Knitted Poncho £86.13 click to visit Boden

Charlotte Cape £138.33 click to visit Boden

Charlotte Cape £138.33 click to visit Boden

 Pippa Coat £173.13 click to visit Boden


Pippa Coat £173.13 click to visit Boden

 Richmond Skirt £68.73 click to visit Boden


Richmond Skirt £68.73 click to visit Boden

 Chic All-In-One £112.23 click to visit Boden


Chic All-In-One £112.23 click to visit Boden

Many of the shoes I featured in this post have now been unveiled in different colour ways, so it is worth checking it out again.

You can also sign up for the much anticipated Boden Icons range, a limited edition collection that is being modelled by the amazing Karen Elson, and promises pieces inspired by Britain’s rich, eclectic heritage. Sign up to hear more about the collection here.

 

Boden – Top Ten Dresses for Every Occasion

I am totally besotted by the latest collection of dresses from Boden. Featuring a mouthwatering palette of colour, and a range of styles to suit all tastes and body shapes, Boden are again showing that when you need a dress for an occasion, they are definitely the shopping destination of choice.

The 60s styling which seems to becoming Boden’s trade mark is still around, with the Wardour dress having that early 1960s silhouette favourited by Doris Day in those Rock Hudson paired comedies like Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back. The zesty yellow of the lace dress is sheer sixties ‘dollybird’ and has been styled as such, think Brigitte Bardot at her sexiness, whilst the white innocence of the Clara dress is pure Marianne Faithfull, before she met Mick Jagger of course.

But this collection is not just for those obsessed with that swinging decade. All the fabulous prints, and jersey stretchiness that you associate with Boden are still there, with the Roseberry dress a perfect transitional piece as we move from the (hopefully) final cold stretch into early spring. And, if you are planning a holiday in the sin, make sure you add the casual jersey dress to your shopping list. I’m thinking tan sandals and a straw hat and you will be sunshine ready!

Boden – My Top Ten

Rosebery Dress WH519 £89.00 click to visit Boden

Wardour Dress WH472 £99.00 click to visit Boden

Adelaide Dress WH514 £49.00 click to visit Boden

Casual Jersey Dress WH492 £45.00 click to visit Boden

Knot Detail Dress WH419 £129.00 click to visit Boden

Necklace Dress WH506 £59.00 click to visit Boden

Selina Dress WH449 (Was £129.00 ) now £114.81 click to visit Boden

Beautiful Bow Dress WH459 (Was £89.00 ) now £79.21 click to visit Boden

Clara Dress WH446 (Was £139.00 ) now £123.71 click to visit Boden

Lace Dress WH436 (Was £169.00 ) now £150.41 click to visit Boden

Boden Offer

Offer: 20% off at Boden plus free delivery & free returns 
Code: DMAF
Live: Sunday 24th March 2013
Expires:Midnight Wednesday 27th March 2013

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