Boden Elodie Dress – Pros & Cons

The Boden Elodie Dress is a long-sleeve jersey wrap dress. It is made from a draped jersey with a stretch and has a fitted shape. The material does not crease and is machine-washable. The dress has long bell sleeves and a generous wrap (no danger of thigh showing :). It comes in petite, regular, and tall sizes and is about knee-length.

The cut and style are very figure-flattering, and this dress can be worn anywhere and anytime – at work and play.

Product: Boden Elodie DressBoden Elodie Dress

Prices: £45.00 (Sale) – £95.00 (Regular)

Cheapest Place to Buy: boden.co.uk

Sizes: 6- 22 (UK)

Fits: Petite, Regular, Long

Length: Knee-Length

Cut: Long-sleeved jersey wrap dress

Material: 95% viscose 5% elastane

Available Colors and Patterns

(subject to change according to season)

Boden Elodie Dress

My Comfy Business Style Rating: 9 out of 10

Details of rating: Material: 10 points, Care: 10 points, Cut: 8 points, Practicability: 9 points, Suitable for business: 8 points

A Stylish, Versatile, And Extremely Comfortable Dress

The Boden Elodie Dress is every working mom’s dream: stylish, comfortable, and extremely versatile. The dress is made of a soft-high quality jersey, and the cut allows you to wear it as tight or as loose around your waist as you want to, so you will hardly notice you are wearing it.

The Boden Elodie Dress is extremely versatile: it can be worn with opaque tights in the fall, with high heels for the office, or with knee-high boots for a party.

It is perfect for working from home and comfortable enough for doing all the mom things, yet it seamlessly moves from office to evening. It can be worn out at night and just as an everyday dress. It can be dressed up for work or a night out or down for casual daywear. The perfect versatile dress!

One satisfied customer on boden.co.uk says it is a beautiful, stylish, and very comfortable dress!Boden Elodie Dress

The Boden Elodie Dress Offers a Generous And Flattering Cut

Generally, the dress´s size feels a full size too big according to over 100 women’s feedback on Boden´s Website.

Boden Elodie Dress

Wrap dresses offer the big advantage that the wrap allows you to adjust the dress’s fit to your figure.

The Boden Elodie Dress offers a flattering cut with a generous wrap on the skirt, so there is no danger of flashing thighs.

The dress is made from soft jersey material and hangs beautifully, plus the puffed sleeves are a nice addition.

The Boden Elodie Dress also offers a flattering deep V neckline.

Suitable for Bigger Sizes

I also recommend this dress for bigger sized ladies: there is enough material to wrap around nicely, as a satisfied customer states on Boden´s website:

“I am a curvy size 16, and sometimes with wrap dresses, there isn’t enough material, so they gape open; however, it has plenty of material and wraps around really well.”

Super-Soft Material And Easy Care

The Boden Elodie Dress is machine washable – an absolute must for me, as it is hard to fit dry-cleaning for everyday office wear into a busy schedule.

I have also found that virtually no ironing is necessary. If you hang the dress up neatly, there is no need to iron it at all. The Boden Elodie Dress also keeps its size and shape after many washes and will last you for years.

I particularly love the lovely colors and patterns the dress comes in; it brings lots of colors into dull office life.

Boden Elodie Dress – Areas For Improvement

The flattering deep neckline could be a slight con to this dress: the neckline is quite a low cut, and this might be a bit too revealing for work as the dress does slip a little throughout the day.

I still recommend the dress as a suitable dress for work: Wearing a thin camisole underneath sorts the neckline out perfectly, or you could also have a seamstress a snap, as one boden.co.uk customer recommends.

Two slight areas for improvement that Boden customers have found are pockets added to the dress, which I agree is very convenient for business use. The other thing I have also found is that the tie of the dress is quite thin. It would be nice to have a thicker tie that cuts a bit less into your mid-drift and helps hide unwanted bulges.

In Conclusion: I Recommend Boden Elodie Dress For Work And Play

In conclusion, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Boden Elodie Dress: It is made of high-quality soft fabric, suitable for office work, home office, and leisure time. The dress is extremely versatile, and you can dress it up or down. It is also machine-washable and stays in shape. All in all, a good buy will give you lots of joy for many months and years to come.

All the best, Drea

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  1. As a person who is only 5 foot 1 inch tall I’m very happy to see this stylish comfortable dress comes in a petite size. That is usually a problem for short people. I love the design and the material. Wrap over dresses are classics that never go out of fashion. The price being reduced is another huge reason to make a purchase.

    • Hello Lisa, thank you very much for your comment. You are so right – the Boden Elodie Dress is perfect for petite frames. Boden is actually very well known for its great clothing range for petite ladies, and the dress is no exception. 

      Having said that, when looking at the reviews particularly given by petite ladies on the Boden website, It seems that it is not ideal for every petite frame. 

      The rather low neckline is mentioned; as I also highlighted in my review, this is an issue no matter the size. Luckily, it can easily be remedied with a pretty camisole. 

      Two ladies have commented that it was a bit too roomy for them. I gather this could be a disadvantage for petite and very slim ladies, but an advantage for ladies with a fuller figure. 

      Anyway, overall the dress gets a 5-Star rating from more than 100 reviewers on boden.co.uk, and as you mention at sales prices, it is excellent value for money. I hope my additional comments for petite sizing will help you decide about purchasing the Boden Elodie dress. 

      All the best, Drea

  2. I love reading about fashion, and most of all about suggestions like this because I never know what to wear. I recently got a job, so this post definitely means something to me so that I know what is adequate for the job but also comfortable. I really like the outfit from the picture, I will look at more of your posts to have new ideas.

    • Hi, I am glad you have enjoyed this review, and congratulations on the new job – it seems my post comes just at the right time :). The Boden Elodie Dress really is a great choice if you are looking for a comfortable yet versatile outfit for the office and working from home. If you are interested in exploring the world of workwear fashion further, I  recommend my recent post about building a work wardrobe in 9 easy steps. If you are putting together a workwear wardrobe from scratch, this can be a great and simple way to do it. I wish you lots of success in your new job! All the best, Drea

  3. Wrap around dresses are ideal to fit different shaped bodies more comfortably, and I would certainly prefer a snap closure that there is no “gaping” in the V-front. Do you know if there is a button, together with the ties, to keep the wrap over in position?

    I am normally a UK size 8, so if the Boden Elodie dress comes up as a size too big, would you recommend that I would be best with a size 6 dress?

    • Hi Line, I understand your point about the snap closure. What I have done – when I wear this dress for work- I  snap it closed with a simple pin. It works really well, and there is no discomfort whatsoever. There is no button, actually, just the tie-over. But from my experience – because there is plenty of material to wrap around, this is also not needed, and the tie-over is enough to hold the skirt in place perfectly. 

      Indeed, Boden´s customers’ feedback for this dress suggests that you should go for a UK size 6 to get the right fit. However, it also depends on your individual shape. To be sure, I suggest you take a look at the Size Guide feature on Boden´s website (click size guide, right below the “sizing” section). This will give you the exact measurements and give you a perfect idea of the right size. 

      All the best and enjoy 🙂 Drea

  4. I want this!  First of all, the soft and silky feel of viscose is one of my favorite materials.  The fact that there is plenty of “wrap” is also an important aspect of this type of dress.  I remember when wrap-around skirts were big in the 70s.  I loved the fit (who wouldn’t?) but a good breeze could tell more about me than I would want anyone to know!!!!!  

    Can this be shipped to the US? 

    • Hello Cynthia, wrap dresses and skirts certainly are an all-time favorite due to the versatility, comfort and great style of the cut. I am glad you love the Boden Elodie Dress. The dress indeed does ship to the US, as Boden have a US outlet. You can browse for Boden Clothing on their US Site here.. All the best and enjoy! Drea

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