Anytime Boden asks if I am up for a review I am always on board. Their attention to detail and quality is amazing. When I heard they were releasing a new line of active wear I became giddy. Working mostly from home and having two active kids means I live in active wear a lot. Oh and yes on occasion I even actually work out whether it's Irontribe or a brisk walk/jog around the neighborhood.
The first thing I noticed was how soft the materials were. Like butter really. They have good compression which is a must for me, but not so much so that I can't move and breath with ease.
The pieces moved well and did not do a lot of shifting which is huge for me. If I have to pull and tug a lot I will not wear it. I do wish I ordered a size up in the tee because I tend to not like anything tight on my top half. This is most definitely a fitted top which is not bad, looser is just more of my preference. What I did LOVE about the shirt is the ballerina neck line which is my all time favorite so I will be wearing it again and often.
Also can I tell you how much I love a good thumb hole. Helps keep pieces from riding up and they are cozy which is what I deem most important in all clothing I wear. The older I get the more I am finding that if it's not comfortable I can't wear it. I remember the days when being uncomfortable was completely tolerable as long as I looked "cute". This also makes me grateful for shops like Boden that take the time to combine the two and do it well.
Let's be real, the placement of the pattern is rather slimming in the jacket. It helped create more of a waist on me which I happen to lack. I can pull off the teenage boy look any day which may be why I don't care for tight tops. Really that fact alone should give me full permission to own one in every color.
We did this shoot after I got home from taking to Ellie to ballet. She said it looks like a could be a hip hop dancer and then proceeded to request a picture. She was going to be the ballerina, obviously, and I would have some funk. This is the pose she gave me to do. Did I pull off hip? I'm not so sure. HA.
You can see more of the BODEN ACTIVE WEAR here. I give it a standing ovation.
Currently they are offering 15% off with the code YOGA till the 9th of November.
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