Isla is a dress made from wool, lined with polyester. The sleeves reach just above the elbows and the hem of the dress is knee-length. The dress arrived in a thick plastic protector with a hanger in a cardboard box, nicely wrapped with polka dot paper. (My cats later adopted the Boden box as their new bed.) Since I’m between a 6 and an 8 UK, I was a little worried that 8 would look a little baggy on me (didn’t help being small-chested either). I later bought an elastic belt that seemed to solve the problem. (Unfortunately, I lost that belt and now wear the dress without a belt.) Since this is a circle dress and the dress isn’t very heavy, I would highly recommend wearing a slip or petticoat under the dress. Just in case it happens to be quite windy that day, It’s probably best to wear a longer coat to prevent a Marilyn Monroe moment. As you can see from this Instagram video I posted, twirling raises the skirt above the knees and I should have tucked that nude petticoat under the black slip.
I wear this dress at least once a week, sometimes for work or simply to visit a museum. I wear it during autumn and winter but also during spring, when it is still somewhat chilly. It is definitely too warm for summer!
A close-up of the print:
Walking in the dress:
Faced my fear of heights on the #TowerBridgeExhibition catwalk, 42 metres above the River Thames! 😱😭 My fellow model, the little boy, was far braver than I was! Dress is Boden, by the way. Video by @isakotero. #London #igerslondon #fearfactor #fearofheights #iwalkfunny
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