Review: Boden The Classic Shirt

December 28, 2017

Boden is running a really great winter sale right now (with free shipping on orders over $49). I just noticed that that "The Classic Shirt" is on sale in most colors--the colorway that I am wearing here is 50% off, and dug up this post from a few months ago that I forgot to finish.

The size that I am wearing here, 2P, is the smallest that petite sizes come in and fits more like a 0P at American mass market retailers. The shirt is designed to be only semi-fitted, so you don't necessarily have to size down if you are looking for a more tailored fit. Here are the shirt's measurements in 2P: 22" (sleeves); 17" (underarm to underarm); and 26" (overall length).

The material--100% cotton--is crisp, machine washable and not as wrinkle-prone in print colorways as you might expect from a material that doesn't have some percentage of elastane. I would recommend that you stay away from the solid colors, though, as wrinkles show more easily in those colorways.

The shirt's cut and design are hardly original, but the prints give the style life. Wear it tucked into pencil skirts for work, or untucked with skinny jeans casually, the shirt is versatile enough to transcend occasions. Here are some ways I wore it in the fall:
Boden The Classic Shirt in Ivory London Conversational (size 2P) || J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer (past season; size 00) || Michael Kors Selma Saffiano Leather Medium Satchel (also here, here, and here) || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps
Boden The Classic Shirt in Ivory London Conversational (size 2P) || J. Crew Toggle Cape In Wool Cashmere (past season) ||  J. Crew Martie Pant in Bi-Stretch Wool in Navy (past season; size 00) || Prada Medium Saffiano Double-Zip Tote || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps
Boden The Classic Shirt in Ivory London Conversational (size 2P) || Lauren Ralph Lauren Crest Blazer (past season) || Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Ginny Leather Shoulder Bag (also here and here) ||Salvatore Ferragamo Patent Bow Pumps in Rosso (also here, here, and here)
My sale picks: Sophia Shirt Dress (see on me here), Claudette Coat, Ella Silk Blouse, Carina Dress, Sofia Coat, Deborah Tweed Dress, Wool Duffle Coat, Brittany Lace Dress, Robyn Velvet Dress, Maria Dress, Marie Military Coat, Brittany Lace Top, Riviera Dress, Moleskin Duffle Coat, and Olivia Wool Dress.

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