Warning: You're losing money by not using Boden Petite Bargains

I received my very first (and not my last!) Boden order yesterday.   As I haven't ordered anything from Boden before I wasn't sure what the petite sizing was like.  However, the product descriptions were very helpful as they stated the lengths and measurements for each item.  

I ordered two petite dresses and two pairs of petite trousers from the clearance section which states that items are up to 80% off:

Flowershow dress china blue dotty spot reduced from £99 to £19.80.  

This didn't fit me well at all and the best way to describe it is that I looked like I'd just put on 10 pounds.  I didn't feel this was "under 5 foot" petite friendly as it was way too long and drowned my frame.  The pattern, fabric and price are perfect plus it is machine washable so I wish that it looked better on me. 


Sixties Ponte Dress Ivory/navy strip reduced from £79 to £15.80

This dress on the other hand was just perfect.  Mr FSP even said it was as though it had been designed for me.  The length finished just above the knee and it is machine washable. This one is definitely a keeper and I will post some pictures of me wearing it as soon as I can.  



Bistro Crop Trouser Neutral Bud reduced from £69 to £11.80 (length 23.5 inches)

Straight away I loved the pattern on these trousers.  I was surprised to see that these are machine washable, as I read on the product description they were dry clean only, so this was a definite plus point.  They finished just above the ankle, perfect for showing off some fancy heels.  I wore these to work today with a red long sleeved top and received so many compliments. 


Bistro Crop Trousers Metallic Jacquard reduced from £69 to £17.80 (length 23.5 inches)

I really liked the pattern and colour of these trousers but the material felt quite stiff and scratchy.  The length was perfect just above the ankle, but they seemed to pull around my hips so didn't look as good on as the other pair. Even though these trousers are a bargain they are dry clean only, so take the cleaning costs into consideration 


So overall I found shopping at Boden a really lovely experience and I will buy more items from there in the future.  As with most petite sizes, its worth trying a few things on to make sure they are perfect for you.  Boden offers free returns which helps you with this. The order was delivered in a lovely spotty box and the clothes were wrapped in gorgeous spotty boden paper. As a thank you for my order they included a boden notepad. Just lovely! 


Have you tried anything from Boden? What are you top picks?

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