A few years back, when I was doing a search for my alma mater, Google re-directed me to the Boden website (phonetically, Google had the right thing in mind). And perhaps Google knew exactly what I *really* needed to know about as Boden—the relatively-new (est. 1991) baby of unabashed Brit-prep designer Johnnie Boden—carries whimsical, candy-colored sartorial confections for even tall ladies too (and regularly-sized ladies, men, and teens, and little ones).
Originally established in England as the antidote to men’s wardrobe blahs, the range has expanded vastly from the original 8 tailored shirts to finely-tailored frocks, shirts, skirts, and even handbags and shoes for women. And truly, Boden is synonymous with tailoring and quality. Their dresses and skirts are lined. Their cotton sateens are substantial. Their silks are low slub and luminous. Their seams are straight. And even their groovy florals and Union Jack colorblocked skirts are versatile and well…timeless!
Although I’m not yet a yummy mummy with a formidable salary to match, their mid-range prices are reasonable, and I know for a fact that any Boden piece will stand up to multiple washes and wears. Though their long pants only run at around 33-34″ in inseam, check out their glorious dresses in the long length…they hit squarely around or at the knee, exactly where dresses SHOULD hit on us tall lasses (and so often fall short)!