Product Crush: Boden's Lana dress
Do you have a crazy long waist, and like the optical illusion of a higher and smaller one?
Do you crave a dress that is nice enough to wear to work; will actually "dress up for" a date with a chunky necklace; and can still survive a trip to the Mountain time zone without wrinkling, then get thrown in the wash? Is this dress of your dreams pockety?
Good news, kids: it's called the Lana, Boden sells it in three colors, AND it's on sale right now (I paid full price and I'd do it again).
The less-good news is that those of you who fear a boatneck may not love it, but! The fabric has enough give that you could put a cute little pointelle crew or tissue turtleneck under it. Throw on a brooch or a nice fuzzy cardi; eye fooled. (Can you tell Wing and I have some experience hacking outfits that look like shit on one of us so that we can both buy it? "I can't have this yellow next to my face, dude." "Cut the top off and make it a skirt! …No?")
I do not work for Boden, and if you get me started on how their frustratingly cute sweaters hit me right on the love-handles and make me look like a bag of yarn potatoes, you'd best have packed a lunch, but the Lana is the shit: reliable three-season dress, comfy but not in a shleppy way, definitely paid for itself after two wearings, and if your new year is going to include a bunch of interviews, it's a great investment.
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