British online retailer Boden launched its pre-Autumn collection early, and forum members have had success with their items. Here are the winners. Make sure you browse all the colour and pattern options. Items can come in petite and go up to a US18. Some items come in longer lengths. 

  • Boden Althea Jersey Top: A polished jersey top that is gently fluid on the torso. Forgiving of midsection extra bits, yet adequately tailored. Sufficiently crisp for the office. All the colours are nice, but the green looks particularly fresh.
  • Boden Sadie Silk Top: A boho-lite silk blouse that is as lovely untucked. Billowy but drapes neatly against the body. Good tailored cuff detailing that adds polish. Three fun colours.
  • Boden Cavendish Girlfriend Jeans: Fab streamlined jeans with ease through the hips and thighs. Trendy high rise, and works well on a curvier figure. Four washes, a tuxedo stripe, and read the rave reviews.
  • Boden Arabella Sweatshirt: A sweatshirt with a fluid fit that does not look too slouchy. The ivory embroidered version is the least casual, but all the patterns are fun. Fab semi-tucked or worn over a pencil skirt.
  • Boden Wren Ponte Midi Dress: The sweep on the hem swooshes with the best of them. Gorgeously elegant and made of substantial fabric that holds you in. Looks as good with dressy flats. Runs at least a size big and has a long torso. Interesting selection of colour-blocked colours.
  • Boden Tilda V Neck Sweater: A crisp, polished, one-up-from-basic V-neck pullover. Looks fabulous UNtucked. Interesting cuff detailing and the V-neckline is not too low. Lots of lovely colours. VERSATILE.
  • Boden Alexis Jersey Dress: A very comfortable knitted viscose and polyamide dress that works on a range of body types. Best on those who like to define their waist, although quite forgiving on the midsection. Comes in four solid colours and a pattern.
  • Boden Annie Pointed Slingbacks: A block-heeled Summer classic that's available in a polka dot, as well as navy and blush. Quite comfy, and read the rave reviews. Best on regular and low-volume feet.
  • Boden Evie Pointed Flats: A pointy-toe flat that stays on your foot because of the strap. Can work on higher volume feet. Might run half a size big for lower volume feet. Available in navy and mustard suede which are the softer and more comfortable options.

Go to the collection page to see pictures of the items alongside my descriptions.

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Althea Jersey Top
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Sadie Silk Top
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Arabella Sweatshirt
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Wren Ponte Midi Dress
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Tilda V Neck Sweater
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Alexis Jersey Dress
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Evie Pointed Flats
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