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

New season wardrobe updates from Boden

It always seems strange to be talking about ‘new season’ fashion when we are firmly entrenched in the current season, and that seems odder still when the current season is winter. But now is the time when stores and websites start to get the new season drops, ones which point to brighter, warmer days. I am going to be looking at a lot of the new season ranges from the High Streets in upcoming weeks, but am going to start where I always seem to start, with the rather wonderful new collection from Boden.

I guess what I love about this collection from Boden is that it is very much wear now and still wear later. All the new dresses are perfect for adding opaque tights and a cosy knit to now, and then wear with cute flats, bare legs and thin knits when Spring hits. Key point is the Maggie Ottoman dress that is a hero piece of the new range. I would definitely wear this with tights and an ankle boot for Winter wear, but it is a piece that would slot easily into your Summer wardrobe too with sandals due to those fresh stripes. There is also a great striped Maggie skirt that is so versatile – add a cashmere jumper and kitten heels now, and a simple white vest top and espadrilles come warmer times.

As ever with Boden, there are retro influences that are given a modern twist. The Audrey dress has a classic Hepburn- Givenchy neckline, bit feels modern due to the colour blocking. The Maggie Ottoman and classic boatneck striped top are reminiscent of Jean Seberg’s effortless style in ‘A Bout De Souffle’, classic Breton styles that are always wardrobe winners.

I’m loving the use of colour in the latest collection, zesty and vibrant and full of my favourite yellow shade. Even though the weather outside is shocking, this will bring at least a touch of the sunshine back.

Maggie Ottoman Dress WH975 £89.50 Click to visit Boden

Maggie Ottoman Dress
WH975
£89.50 Click to visit Boden

Jacquard Knitted Tunic Dress WW005 £99.50 Click to visit Boden

Jacquard Knitted Tunic Dress
WW005
£99.50 Click to visit Boden

Tipped Clover Dress WH992 £99.50 Click to visit Boden

Tipped Clover Dress
WH992
£99.50 Click to visit Boden

Audrey Shift Workwear Dress £139 Click to visit Boden

Audrey Shift Workwear Dress £139 Click to visit Boden

Long Maggie Ottoman Top £64.50 Click to visit Boden

Long Maggie Ottoman Top £64.50 Click to visit Boden

 Essential Boatneck WL997 £19.50 Click to visit Boden


Essential Boatneck
WL997 £19.50 Click to visit Boden

Easy Lightweight Cardigan WU057 £49.50 Click to visit Boden

Easy Lightweight Cardigan
WU057
£49.50 Click to visit Boden

Visual Cashmere Jumper WV078 £139.00 Click to visit Boden

Visual Cashmere Jumper
WV078
£139.00 Click to visit Boden

 Maggie Ottoman Midi Skirt WG648 £69.50 Click to visit Boden


Maggie Ottoman Midi Skirt
WG648
£69.50 Click to visit Boden

 Felicity Skirt WG654 £79.50 Click to visit Boden


Felicity Skirt
WG654
£79.50 Click to visit Boden

Richmond Wide Crop Trouser £59.50 Click to visit Boden

Richmond Wide Crop Trouser £59.50 Click to visit Boden

 Wide Leg Jean WC167 £49.50 Click to visit Boden


Wide Leg Jean
WC167
£49.50 Click to visit Boden

Great British Christmas Sparkle at Boden

Well the party season is now in full swing, and, if you’re diary is anything like mine, you’re actually looking forward to having a little bit of relaxing time over the Christmas break. But, before you get to that point, it may well be party central. There are work parties, dates with friends, a girls night out, trips to the panto, the theatre, family meals…need I go on.

You may well have all your wardrobe sorted for your numerous events and outings, but if you are still looking for something to wear on Christmas day, or New Year’s Eve, this is actually the best time to pick something up, as so many stores are holding discounted events in the run up to Christmas, including Christmas advent discounts. This means that you may find something you’ve had your eye on at a cheaper price, before everything gets snapped up when the sales start proper.

Boden is one store who have been adding discounts throughout their site for the last few weeks, and as they are doing Christmas sparkle so brilliantly this year it is well worth a browse if you are looking for something special and glittering. As ever, the shoes are just to die for, so pretty and glamorous, whilst the range goes from high octane velvet and sequins, to casual, classic knitwear with just a touch of glitter and embellishment.

Boden Sparkle – Key pieces

Sparkle Spot Jacquard Dress  Was £99.00 Now £74.25  Click to visit Boden

Sparkle Spot Jacquard Dress Was £99.00
Now £74.25 Click to visit Boden

Sequin & Velvet Dress  Was £149.00 Now £111.75 Click to visit Boden

Sequin & Velvet Dress Was £149.00
Now £111.75 Click to visit Boden

 Embellished Mary Jane  Was £129.00 Now £96.75 Click to visit Boden


Embellished Mary Jane Was £129.00
Now £96.75 Click to visit Boden

Statement Sequin Skirt  Was £129.00 Now £96.75  Click to visit Boden

Statement Sequin Skirt Was £129.00
Now £96.75 Click to visit Boden

Statement Sequin Top  Was £119.00 Now £89.25  Click to visit Boden

Statement Sequin Top Was £119.00
Now £89.25 Click to visit Boden

Fifties Sparkle Cardigan  Was £59.00 Now £44.25 Click to visit Boden

Fifties Sparkle Cardigan Was £59.00
Now £44.25 Click to visit Boden

Sparkle Spot Jacquard Skirt  Was £69.00 Now £51.75 Click to visit Boden

Sparkle Spot Jacquard Skirt Was £69.00
Now £51.75 Click to visit Boden

Luxe Lace Skirt  Was £149.00 Now £111.75  Click to visit Boden Relaxed Embellished V Jumper  Was £99.00  Now £59.40  Click here to visit Boden

Luxe Lace Skirt Was £149.00
Now £111.75 Click here to visit Boden Relaxed Embellished V Jumper Was £99.00 Now £59.40 Click here to visit Boden

Alexis High Heel Boot  Was £139.00 Now £69.50 To £97.30 Click to visit Boden

Alexis High Heel Boot Was £139.00
Now £69.50 To £97.30 Click to visit Boden

Bow Heel  Was £139.00 Now £104.25 Click to visit Boden

Bow Heel Was £139.00
Now £104.25 Click to visit Boden

Chancery Clutch  Now £48.30 To £55.30  Click to visit Boden

Chancery Clutch Now £48.30 To £55.30 Click to visit Boden

 Jewelled Clutch  Was £89.00 Now £53.40  Click to visit Boden


Jewelled Clutch Was £89.00
Now £53.40 Click to visit Boden

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