I love Boden knits. But trying on is difficult (no stores here) and there is a cost for delivery and returns. So it's tricky.
I took a chance at the sale price on two sweaters, one of which I am keeping and one I'm returning.
Keeping the Effie sparkle stripe sweater. Very subtle daytime sparkle and comfortable and easy to wear. They'd sold out of my regular size in this colour, so I took a chance and sized down, because my experience with this type of ribbed sweater at Boden is that it is generous. That is the case here -- even a size down it's quite fluid on me.
I'm returning my other purchase. It's a lovely sweater but the reds are too rust for my needs (in the photo I thought they were a little more neutral dark red) and the knit gauge is too heavy for my needs -- it's a true pullover for layering under, not a top to wear on its own, really.
At the doctor's with my kid....