New '70s Dress: Missoni my Way

Missoni my way means = Sustainable, ethical, more affordable, and beautifully made the Boden way :)

I LOVE THIS DRESS. I can't stop prancing around and swooshing in it! My favourite dress of 2020! Couldn't be more perfect, and especially for my 50th year. Happiness-factor is through the roof. 

Waving at my '70s style sisters Sal, Suz and Brooklyn! 

Great fit, stunning knitwear quality, lined, very comfortable, and bought on discount. My colours, love the bold stripes and chevron makes a nice '70s change. A bit of lurex glitz because I like shine.

All the dark you see here is navy - not black. Even the underside of the turquoise coat collar is navy.

The dress can be styled is soooo many ways. It works with sooooo much in my wardrobe because my palette - although colourful - is very deliberately thought out over many years of accumulation. Most things match most things, which makes outfit creation easy. I love remixing old with new! 

This is an everyday city dress for me because it's extremely comfortable and unfussy. It doesn't matter that it's dressy because that's who I am. It's also machine washable, so more practical than you might expect.

I will wear it to work at home - maybe tomorrow! - as well as go out, work with clients, and walk Sam in the city (which I do many times a day). That is..... when we eventually go out and I work with clients in person again. Life is still very restricted in Seattle.

But the dress won't go on outdoorsy trails and beach runs with my boys ;)

I've shown the dress with my new navy shearling and turquoise coats so that you could see those too. Old tall navy boots which I've dusted off, and signature leather Chucks hi-tops that are wardrobe essentials for my style. I have every colour bag represented in the chevron stripes, but here are the blush and watermelon to keep it simple.

Thanks for looking! xo

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73 Comments

  • torontogirl replied 1 month ago

    Oh wow that is gorgeous; fun with the sneaks and so swish with the boots. Beautiful!

  • Synne replied 1 month ago

    Such a sweet look!

  • Julie replied 1 month ago

    I saw this dress on the Boden website and thought it was so beautiful, though not right for me. I'm so glad you got it. Not only is this dress perfect for you, I think you are the perfect person for this dress!

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks, Helena and Synne

    Julie, what a sweet thing to say. Thank you :)

  • merwoman replied 1 month ago

    Say yes to the dress! Looks like your happiness factor is through the roof, as it should be. Gorgeous dress on gorgeous you!

  • DonnaF replied 1 month ago

    This dress is absolutely and completely made for you!!! It takes my breath away. Had you not purchased it, I think we would have taken up a collection so that you could own it.

  • Erin replied 1 month ago

    Lovely, Angie.

  • kellygirl replied 1 month ago

    Gasping at how perfect this is on you. Absolutely breathtaking and fun! What a fab Friday treat to see you in your new dress!

  • bonnie replied 1 month ago

    Fabulous dress and I love every combo you've tried.

  • anchie replied 1 month ago

    So beautiful, it looks great on you. I have noticed this dress and it is actually sitting in my shopping cart waiting for a discount that are happening on regular basis. My colors too :)

  • Christina F. replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous! I admired that dress when I first saw it--glad you got it!

    I want the coat. Sadly, my coats are a massive space burden right now so I'll have to see if it still exists on the website in a few months.

  • Vildy replied 1 month ago

    Man, that's a happy woman in a happy dress!  (and coats! and bags!)

  • Runcarla replied 1 month ago

    That is an ‘Angie’ dress, if ever there was one!  

  • Ginkgo replied 1 month ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!  I love how your bags and coats and specs are a perfect match for the shades in the dress.  And show us again when you wear this out in "real life", which includes dog-walking -- I'll want to see which coats and shoes your wearing.

  • Sterling replied 1 month ago

    I love this so much.  

  • madeline replied 1 month ago

    You look fab! That dress was made for you! And I love how everything matches-shoes, bags, coats. You are a marvel!

  • rachylou replied 1 month ago

    The colours are so incredibly you! Wow! Absolutely adore the dress with shearling coat and boots. That’s spectacular.

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks so much ladies!

    I think this dress was made for me, Carla.....

    Kelly, Rachy and Madeline, you are so gracious, and make me blush :)

    DonnaF, HAHAHAHA. Thanks for the chuckle!

    Gingko
    , I will wear the same coats - and some others - but with hi-tops - not the heeled boots! It's city dog walking and not a less than pristine dog park ;)

    Sterling and Merwoman, how lovely to see you chime in! Miss you around here. Hope you and your tribes are safe and strong.

    Thanks Erin, bonnie, Christina and Vildy! You are lovely. 

    Anchie, hope you get it soon too. 

  • MsMary replied 1 month ago

    Love it! So "you!"

  • Tanya replied 1 month ago

    It is stunning on you and absolutely made for you. It is like it was custom made for your color and style preferences.

  • avicennia replied 1 month ago

    I have a black and white stripped Missoni knit dress that I love, love, love. Because it’s knit, it travels well and is my go-to outfit for causal summer weddings. Your Boden dress reminds me of that dress — it sounds like it will also become a go-to for you.

  • lisa p replied 1 month ago

    Very nice, and indeed perfect colours for you!  I like it best with the boots, and like  the turquoise coat as a topper.  Certainly brightens up a typically darker fall palette :)

  • MsMaven replied 1 month ago

    Fabulous with both coats and the red bag. So cheerful and happy. People will be so happy to see you--well, when they can see you in real life again. 

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thank you, ladies.


    Mary, I knew you'd like it! 

    avicennia, your Missoni dress sounds divine. Fab to have such a beloved workhorse,

    Tanya, if the dress was in cool toned blues and purples - you'd be trying it  :)

    Lisa P, what has become typical is that I wear my bright Spring palette year round. Why not, right! Whatever is authentic and makes us happy ;)

    MsMaven, I hope so! Next year..... 

  • Janet replied 1 month ago

    Oh, how perfect is that for you! All your colors, and of course you wear it even better than the model. I particularly like it with the boots. 

  • Brooklyn replied 1 month ago

    Gorgeous! I can’t get over how well it works with all your bags, coats and shoes. Plus Missoni(esque)! I bet it feels great too.

  • JAileen replied 1 month ago

    It looks like it was custom made for you - your exact colors and perfect fit.  

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Janet, that's so nice. Thanks!

    Brooklyn and JAileen I know, right! Boden made the dress for my wardrobe ;)

  • suntiger replied 1 month ago

    Perfect for you :)
    Love it with the turquoise coat and the tall boots especially!
    *carries off boots*

  • taylor replied 1 month ago

    Omg...how did I ever miss the Tiffany blue coat !
    you look gorgeous as ever in the dress ...so very you!
    That beautiful  coat tho...Kiliing me !

  • CocoLion replied 1 month ago

    Picture #13 puts a lot of joy in my heart!  I am gasping at how perfectly the colors match your wardrobe.  It's as if you sent Boden your colors and they made a dress just for you.

    On a practical level, how do you keep Sam's paws from nicking your knits?  My Chessie paws me a lot, out of love.  Although my sister reminds me that I haven't trained her properly.

  • Sal replied 1 month ago

    What a perfect dress for you!! Just gorgeous - suits you so well. You look fab. And yes I would love it too;)

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Suntiger, YES, the tall boots are you! You know they're blue, right - not black ;)

    Taylor, thank you! Go Team Tiffany Blue. One of our faves. High five!

    Oh, Denise. You make me laugh! Sam's small paws are more manageable, and his nails are cut every 6 weeks :)

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Sal, my '70s style and frock sister! You need one of these in your colours too!

  • unfrumped replied 1 month ago

    Unbelievable happy color convergence for you!
    Reminds me of your swirly-striped skirt, but less muted.

  • Karie replied 1 month ago

    Super fantastic! I love all the different bright, happy colors!

  • Suz replied 1 month ago

    Oh, this is gorgeous on you, Angie -- it's got all your colours! So beautiful with all the coats -- I'll be back - have to run to cook -- more soon!

  • Suz replied 1 month ago

    #13 is so adorable!! 

    What a great dress. Of course it is everyday -- it's swishy, soft, easy to throw on, and absolutely gorgeous on you! 

  • slim cat replied 1 month ago

    Beautiful colors and perfect fit! All outfit options are great but combination of dress, turquoise coat and white chucks made it so fresh and modern - love!

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    Wow! My mouth is hanging open. That dress definitely says you and perfect in your closet. I love all ways you show it can be worn.

  • Jessikams replied 1 month ago

    oooooh fantastic dress. Do you ever have trouble with Sam catching his little claws in this kind of knitwear? My cats seem to snag everything even though I keep their nails trimmed.

  • Lucy replied 1 month ago

    I absolutely love this on you ! Dress perfection! Certainly a bright spot in a difficult year.

  • Katerina replied 1 month ago

    Angie, this is truly your dress. Perfect in every sense. You look gorgeous.
    I love how you build your bag wardrobe - very clever to use your favorite shapes in many beautiful colours. And the guitar straps are so fun.
       

  • Minaminu replied 1 month ago

    This dress is so perfect for you! Fun, colouful and nicely tailored, great find! I can imagine it will match very well with the other pieces in your wardrobe!!!

  • Murph11 replied 1 month ago

    Wow, wow, wow! Perfection!

  • Star replied 1 month ago

    Love it with navy boots and the navy coat and watermelon bag - so fabulous!

  • nemosmom replied 1 month ago

    That dress looks like it was made just for you!!! Could it be any more perfect for your style, and your supporting pieces??!! Your palette has such a happy vibe! ❤️

  • Joyce B replied 1 month ago

    What a happy dress! Comfy with the sneakers, loving it with the navy boots and coat.

  • PaulaF replied 1 month ago

    How adorable, and soooo flattering on you! You nailed the fit like it was made for you! I especially love the watermelon bag with this dress. [chef’s kiss]

  • Laura replied 1 month ago

    Incredibly flattering and look at how seamlessly it fits into your wardrobe. The Missoni look with a happy color palette for the win!

  • Dianna replied 1 month ago

    The dress is almost as gorgeous as you are!  You look way better than the model.  Even the colors seem brighter in your outfit pictures than on the stock photo.

  • lyn67 replied 1 month ago

    Last one is priceless:-)  and your dress of course a gem! I trully love is a lacey knit- and that doesn't  feel overly dressy to me -and so,  it  has them all: delicate feminine texture, happy bright color, claasic pattern and bit of glamorous shine. Thanks for posting it with the outerwear-I am always unsure about coat's lengths and this gives me a good measure, YLF and happy im your milestone dress-like it should be-hope you will wear it long years to come!

  • shevia replied 1 month ago

    A ray of sunshine on a gloomy day. Agree that the dress looks like it was made for you. So fun and beautiful with all the combinations. Boden should hire you as their model.

  • Aquamarine replied 1 month ago

    Oh this is perfect for you! Such a happy dress.

  • Suz replied 1 month ago

    What I'm hoping is that this dress sells so well that Boden makes one in my colours, too! :) 

  • Jane replied 1 month ago

    Really lovely! It was made for you Angie! Love those blue boots too!

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 month ago

    Oh,that turquoise coat...so lovely.The dress is very you as is the fact that you have a handbag in every shade of stripe.

    What  a great choice!

  • Barbara Diane replied 1 month ago

    Big smile from me. Sam is still the best accessory.

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thank you, for the awfully kind compliments! 

    Suz, you get why this is an everyday dress for me - soft, swishy, does not crease, easy! I hope you find one in your colours too. 

    Slimcat, that's my favourite. HIGH FIVE. 

    Katerina, nice to see you back on YLF!

  • UmmLila replied 1 month ago

    I took a Boden cardigan in this light blue. But I can't believe how well this dress represents all the colors you love ... perfect!

  • Cee replied 1 month ago

    Not nearly bright or colourful enough, dammit !!

  • Column replied 1 month ago

    Stunning, Angie. The colors are so happy!

  • Staysfit replied 1 month ago

    Dress perfection!  The colors and style are spot on!  Enjoy!

  • RobinF replied 1 month ago

    Such a great dress on you! Boden really suits your style!

  • Preppy Pear replied 1 month ago

    Never stop prancing and swooshing in your dresses, Angie! This one is perfection. So. Much. Joy!

  • Laurie replied 1 month ago

    This is definitely your magic dress, and they should rename it the "Angie".  Lots of wows from me. What a happy garment!

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thank you ALL, for being kind, funny, and complementary. I'm smiling :)

  • Firecracker replied 1 month ago

    Wow, that is such an Angie dress! Totally made for you. I especially love it with the navy boots and shearling coat.

  • The Cat replied 1 month ago

    Love the colours and the pattern. The dress looks stylish, versatile and very you.

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thanks, ladies. I'm breaking out the dress this week! 

  • Debbie replied 1 month ago

    Angie-this dress is perfection for you! Love the colors and the way you styled it. Very versatile.

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 1 month ago

    Love love love! Your outfits make me feel happy!

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    Thank you. I LOVE MY NEW DRESS! :)

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