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10-06-2006, 01:39 PM
For those that are interested... I decided to give the everyday sweaters a try. I ordered a v-neck, crewneck, and cardigan. The v-neck arrived and I love it. The color (purple) is very nice, great fit, comfortable, very soft and overall just looks really good on. I'm very pleased.
I'm interested to know if anyone else has tried anything and how they like it. I've been very pleased with the quality and fit of Boden.
10-06-2006, 02:39 PM
I have ordered several things for myself. I now have The jersey wrap dress, which is sooo comfy & has an incredibly flattering fit. I have 2 pairs of the sassy jeans which fit great! I love them & I am hard to please when it comes to blue jeans. I have the cable sassy jumper which feels incredible. I ordered the raspberry color & it is gorgeous. I have the moleskin skirt which I am still undecided about. I am thinking of sending it back, but the fit is great. I have the babycord beach flares which are so comfy & again fit great! I am still waiting on the pretty cable cardigain & the good mood tee. I am picky when it comes to clothes & of course like to feel like I am getting a good deal. I ordered these items when the 25% link was working & I feel they are worth the money.
10-06-2006, 03:20 PM
I have purchased the marled crew neck jersey top and the velvet trim v-neck. I had to exchange them for a larger size, so I think they run a tad small, or maybe just fitted - not small. Anyway, I returned the velvet trim v-neck and got two of the marled crew necks instead, because they're cheaper. :) They are so soft and comfy, and I love that the sleeves are nice and long.
I also just ordered the big button coat, so I'm excited to see that.
10-08-2006, 04:30 PM
I've been thinking about the wrap dress. What print did you get and how do you like the collar?
Parts of my order keep arriving... I just got the buckle bag in plum -- it's great. I'm shocked at how pleased I've been with everything. I'm usually very hard to please so rarely order anything for myself that I can't try on in person, but I've been really lucky with Boden.
10-08-2006, 06:59 PM
I have a truckload of stuff soon to arrive. I'll let you know. I got the fun skirt, the georgette trim scoop neck, the button sweater and some other stuff that I can't even remember....
Barbara-mom to Jack 3/27/03, a Red Sox fan
and Anna 5/12/05, my little Yankee fan!
10-08-2006, 07:07 PM
I love their jersey dresses, got a few in summer sale and the wrap in black, very flattering and a nice buy. I bought the marled ts, velvet trim cardigan and striped henley when it was buy 3 get one for $1, but sent them all back as they were too short for me and I felt the velvet trim shirt was a little pricey for what it was. I've placed an order for wool pants so am anxiously awaiting those. I also have the striped vneck which I love the colors (turquoise and orange) ,but it is a little scratchy so I have to wear long sleeve t under it. Most of all I look for interesting prints and colors that don't look like everything else at the mall. I am please with the quality overall.
10-11-2006, 09:32 AM
And am a little disappointed as almost all of it is too big. I decided to go by their measurements and shouldn't have. The fun skirt is way loose and the tops are too big too. Thank God for the free returns. I will size down and hopefully that will fit.
Anyone else find they run big?
Barbara-mom to Jack 3/27/03, a Red Sox fan
and Anna 5/12/05, my little Yankee fan!
10-11-2006, 09:42 AM
I ordered the blue with the brown cherries. The collar is great too! It's more stylish than a traditional collar. I don't think "normal" collars are very flattering for me, I just dont like them right up against my neck. The collar for this dress lays just right.
10-11-2006, 10:02 AM
Thanks. I went ahead and ordered the wrap dress. I can't wait to get it. I also ordered a couple of things for dh. Has anyone tried any of the men's things?
I've loved the womens' and boys', but their style doesn't really match my daughters style. She has a couple of t-shirts that she likes, but that is the extent...
10-11-2006, 10:08 AM
The double layer t was a bit large, but I think it will shrink a little. Everything else seems to run pretty true to size. I haven't tried skirts or pants b/c I'm very difficult to fit on the lower half. I've been know to where a 2 in an a-line skirt and a 8 in the same brand of pants. I did decide to give the wrap dress a try b/c I figure it has a little play room as long as it fits in the shoulders and arms.
10-11-2006, 11:33 AM
I have the babycord flare pants and it is very comfortable! That's the only Boden that I have though.
10-11-2006, 01:15 PM
The everyday sweater is a little big, but the knit tees run pretty true for me. It seems that just like the Mini boden, Mama Bodens are variable. I'm wearing my new purple everyday sweater - it's so soft and dreamy.
10-11-2006, 02:06 PM
It seems like everyday pieces of my order arrive. Today the wool peacoat came. I was a little skeptical, but love it. I've got longer coats, but really needed a shorter everyday kinda coat. I will say that I think it runs on the smaller side of the size range.
I also got the mini boden boy applique shirts that everyone was raving about and love them as well. I can't wait to dress my little guy in them. It is suppose to be in the 60's by this weekend so he may be able to wear long sleeves!
10-11-2006, 02:48 PM
I just received the short moleskin skirt, the velvet trim v-neck t and the georgette trim scoop neck. Love the velvet v-neck the most - flattering fit and different color combos than you can find elsewhere (I have the forest green with the pink trim), hence justifying the price to me. The scoop neck is pretty colors (purple with red trim) but fits just a little bit looser than the vneck so I'm considering sizing down. I think I'm returning the moleskin skirt - the red is just a little brighter than it seemed from the pics and it's too big, I though I was being risky getting the smaller size based on their measurements but it's still too big. I also don't love the lower waist because it can look bunchy under slim fitting shirts. And the side buttons can look a little bunchy as well. And I don't love the moleskin but that's just a preference thing. Hmm, I guess I really do need to return this!
In general I have been happy with their things although find it a PITA that nothing is supposed to be tumble dried. I guess that's because no one tumble dries in England. I have accidentally put things in the dryer and they have been ok, but have shortened a bit giving a less desirable fit IMO.
Mama to Jack 6/02 and Maddy 12/04
Babywearing education in Napa, CA
10-11-2006, 02:54 PM
No problem! I am thinking about ordering the wrap dress in a different color. I have not tried any of the mens things, but we have lots of Boden for my boys this fall & love each piece. I ordered 2 sizes for each boy & sent back what didnt work since there was free return shipping. I hope you love your wrap dress as much as I do!
10-11-2006, 03:03 PM
I finally wore my second marled crew neck jersey top, and even though it's the same size as the first one I got, it's definitely smaller. I'm going to see how it washes and then possibly exchange it. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Big Button coat still. :)
10-11-2006, 03:19 PM
I placed a big order when the 25% off coupon was valid and received some of the items yesterday. I got two of the velvet trim v-necks (one teal and one dark pink) and love both of them. They are long in the arms, but I'm short so everything is long in the arms on me! I got the velvet trim henley in purple and I'm not sure I'm going to keep it -- it's not as fitted as the v-necks. I got the everyday sweater in teal and love it --- it's soft and has a good fit. I also got the buckle trim bag in dark brown and really like it, but I'm not sure if I should exchange it for the plum one or not (that color might be more versatile). I have the box hidden in my closet so DH doesn't see that I went nuts during the sale!! ;-)
10-11-2006, 03:45 PM
Just wanted to say that I got the plum bag and love it. It is very neutral, but different from the black or brown bags that I usually end up carrying.
10-11-2006, 08:13 PM
It's really nice. I got it in charcoal, and I love the blue buttons. It feels very warm, and it's really cute.
I would love to get the velvet trim henley. Good to know it's not as fitted as the velvet trim v-neck. Am I the only mom around here with a squishy belly?? ;-)
10-11-2006, 08:18 PM
I got most of my order yesterday. I love the Velvet Trim V-Neck, too (green with pink trim). I also really like the Double Layer Tee in blue but it isn't as flattering of a fit as the V-Neck.
I'm undecided about the Classic Marled V-Neck - it's slim in the arms and bust but pretty roomy around the waist. The v-neck is really deep, also, which I'm not sure will be good for casual wear.
The Pretty Cable Cardigan (red), Everyday V-Neck (purple), and Essential Shirt (Multi Stripe) are all very pretty and the colors are great, but the fit is a little roomier than I prefer. Either I need to size down or they're just cut that way.
I am still waiting on the Good Mood Tee.
10-11-2006, 08:32 PM
I got the rest of my order today - the everyday v-neck in purple, the everyday crewneck in turquoise and the chunky marled cardigan in teal.
The crewneck fits great. I love the color of the purple v-neck, but it's a completely different fit from the crewneck and is very roomy around the waist. I'm going to return it for the next size down, but I'm afraid it might be too tight in the shoulders then.
The chunky marl cardigan isn't nearly as soft as the everyday sweaters, but fits well (for a chunky sweater) and I like the color.
10-11-2006, 08:34 PM
JB Mommy -- Thanks for letting me know about the plum bag. I think I'm going to exchange the brown one for the plum one. I tend to wear a lot of black and dark brown pants and think it will go with both of these colors (right?).
10-12-2006, 07:51 AM
I think so. I'm planning on using it w/ black, brown, gray, denim, and just about anything else. I don't see it really clashing w/ much. I'm really glad I went with the plum.
10-12-2006, 08:16 AM
Thanks for the input. You've convinced me to exchange the brown for the plum!
10-12-2006, 03:29 PM
I always order too small since I am delusional in regards to my actual, real size, so maybe this will work after all ;)
I got the fun skirt too!!
10-12-2006, 03:29 PM
10-12-2006, 04:53 PM
I just received my order. I'm saddened, since NOTHING works. I wear a 6 pants (regular size), and I ordered a Boden 10. They are all TIGHT. I couldn't even button the waist. I ordered the black and brown twill Button and Tab Jeans and the Stretch Cotton Bootlegs. I also ordered long length, and the length was good, but I certainly wouldn't call them "long" like other longs that I order from other companies. I'm not that tall either, 5'9". I can't imagine what the "regular" length would have fit like.
I also ordered the Everyday Cami and it is very soft and I really like it, but it's not very long. I want my camis to be longer, so they don't ride up when under stuff.
Everything is very cute, though; I just am surprised that it didn't fit.
10-14-2006, 11:40 PM
I finally got the bulk of my stuff from the 25% off deal. I really like boden, needed new clothes and actually just got a bonus at work, so I went a bit crazy. Some of the things I really like, others just don't fit me, and still others I'm undecided about.
Here's what I like:
Velvet trim Henley in Fern green
Good mood tees (got both brown and black)
Baby cord flares (need to be hemmed as I wear petite pants)
What didn't fit/didn't like:
Marled T's--sleeves were a bit long, and bust was too tight (both v-neck and crew-neck)
Velvet trim v-neck in Navy--maybe if I'd gotten a more unique color I would have liked this more?
Velvet trim Henley in blue--actually like it, but don't need 2 velvet trim henleys!
Double layer t in sage--color was too dark and fit was a bit tighter than I like.
What I'm undecided on:
Forrest green fleece jacket--don't like the color, but may go well with items I like for a warmer layer?
Turquoise fleece jacke--I really like this as the color is unique, but I'm not sure of the color on me--need to consult someone else. Also really only 'matches' white t's in rest of my wardrobe.
I also tried this combo day embellished cardigan/cami, which I love, but the quality doesn't seem as good as the knits and I'm trying to decide if it's worth the $$:
Mom to J. Feb. '04
Starting Homestudy for #2 Oct '06
10-18-2006, 12:33 PM
I just got a few things in today and overall I'm pretty happy - but I try not to expect too much when ordering from a catalog and I knew the returns were free. I'm not sure if I'm getting the "official" names right but here's what I got:
Striped double layer t - very soft and comfortable. A keeper!
Velvet trim wrap shirt - very soft but short! I am on the fence with it.
Button and tab jeans - horrible! not meant to be worn by this mama's body. Can't wait to send them back
For DS - applique t with the truck on it. super cute.
Still on it's way - sassy jeans and double layer t for me. We'll see!
10-18-2006, 02:44 PM
>Velvet trim wrap shirt - very soft but short! I am on the
>fence with it.
Thanks for the feedback. I've been eyeing it, but I'm tall with a long torso, and no doubt it would be too short. Thanks for the advice!
10-21-2006, 09:46 AM
I got the majority of my order yesterday and I'm quite pleased. Here's what I got:
~Velvet trimmed t-shirt in lime. LOVE this, it fits so well!
~Everyday turtleneck in black. Also LOVE this, it fits well and is so soft.
~Velvet Slouchy Trousers in slate. I was worried about these but they fit great everywhere but the length. But, I'm 5'1 or 2, so I'm used to that. ;)
For petite and/or smaller mamas, I'm about 105 and I got 8s in everything.
I'm still waiting on the Spot & Stripe Cardigan and the Fun Jumper. But I think I'm about to place another order! :)
10-21-2006, 07:49 PM
Well, I don't know if I qualify as tall (5'7") but I definitely have more torso than leg :) LOL
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