Review: Boden Petite Statement Ankle Skimmer

Friday, July 25, 2014
I was very kindly allowed to pick an item from Boden to review on my blog, honesty as always, click here to read my disclaimer. I picked the *Boden Petite Statement Ankle Skimmer Trousers in the 'Raven Floral' print (£55.30 sale, RRP £79). I picked a UK size 8 based on the measurements of the item on the Boden website - I love it when clothing websites have measurements for individual items! The delivery was quick, the packaging was pretty when it arrived and I received a gorgeous floral printed notebook with my trousers - I think new customers may receive one with their order but I'm not sure. 

I picked the statement trousers as I do not have any in my wardrobe but I have always wanted to try them out; however as I am tiny (4ft 10inches) I find it really difficult to find trousers to fit my short legs and fairly large hips! The trousers fit really well, they are an inch or so longer than I would like but as I said I am very tiny! I chose a UK size 8 which is great on me although I wish the waist band was a little elastic, for the days when you have a bit of a food baby!

The trousers are slightly tapered, they are dark navy and white with navy piping around the ankles and waist. There have pockets which I love as well as a concealed zip. The material feels fairly thick and very sturdy/durable. I paired the trousers with a ribbed lightweight jumper from Dorothy Perkins and my white wedges from Newlook. I know not everyone will like this look, it is a little out of my comfort zone but I love the way it turned out!

Overall, I am happy with the fit of the trousers, I love the print (even if it is a little out there for me personally) and the attention to detail makes the trousers feel very well designed. I still have to figure out other ways to style the trousers! Also I adore the cute notebook that came with the trousers. I am very pleased and surprised to see a very wide range of petite clothing on Boden's website, it is fantastic! Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5. One star lost as I think the trousers would be better if they had a slightly elasticated waist band and they are a little on the pricy side but the quality is fantastic!

Have you bought anything from Boden? What do you think of these trousers? 


  1. I love the print on these trousers! so pretty and bold without being OTT
    Allison from

    1. It is such a pretty print but the more basic colours make it wearable even though the print is quite bold x

  2. I've been looking for a place to buy lovely printed trousers, I will have to check these out!
    Lovely outfit.

    Style Storms

    1. They have so many printed trousers, in a regular length and petite length :)


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