Dress of the day: The only dress we want to wear all summer long

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Boden's Rowena Shirt Dress is our Dress of the Day - and it's on sale. (Boden)
Boden's Rowena Shirt Dress is our Dress of the Day - and it's on sale. (Boden)

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Summer is finally here and we're definitely desperate to make the most of our summer wardrobe. 

Whether you have a staycation booked or you're travelling further afield, returning to work, or need an outfit for an upcoming occasion - that's if you need an excuse to buy a new outfit - we've found the perfect purchase. 

Boden has an almighty sale on right now, and one item in particular we have our sights set on is the Rowena Shirt Dress.

Why we rate it

The Rowena Shirt Dress ticks all the boxes for us; it is lightweight, summery, flattering, versatile, and affordable. 

This design is made from a cotton and elastane blend, which means it's breathable, but also provides extra comfort.

The shirt dress style is flattering for all body shapes too, as it has a waist-belt to cinch in your frame.  

This number has neat cap sleeves, as well as a collar, and V neckline. It falls to the knees, but has a button front fastening so you can alter the depth at the front, depending on your style preferences.  

It also has subtle side seam pockets too, which is an added bonus. 

The white fabric is covered in multicoloured polka dots, which is ideal for those looking to add a pop of colour to their wardrobe but don't want to go OTT.

Boden's Rowena Shirt Dress has garnered glowing reviews from shoppers, who have bought this design in numerous colours.  (Boden)
Boden's Rowena Shirt Dress has garnered glowing reviews from shoppers, who have bought this design in numerous colours. (Boden)

The design does come in other colours too, including chambray, a blue and white tropical print, a red and white print and citrus yellow with white pattern.

It's available in petite, regular and long lengths, and ranges in UK dress sizes 6 to 22. 

The best part is, it's been reduced from £90 to just £54 in Boden's sale.

Whether you style it with trainers, flat sandals, M&S' popular Flatform Flip Flops, or dress up with a heeled sandal or wedge, the options are endless, and we predict shoppers will get their cost per wear out of this design.

What the reviews say

The Rowena Shirt Dress has received a lot of praise from shoppers, and an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here's what shoppers have to say:

  • "I ordered this dress in the red and blue patterns intending to send one back but loved them both! I wore the red dress out to lunch & felt very comfortable, receiving several compliments. Very pleased."

  • "I love this dress. It is comfortable, flattering, and easy to wear."

  • "This dress is so much more than the pictures suggest. The quality of cut and fabric are outstanding. I wore it for a special outdoors event on a hot day and it was so comfortable and didn't crease. The waist is in the right place and I love the midi length. It's definitely worth the money. It's ages since I bought Boden but I'll be back after this."

  • "Bought the Polka Dot version - STYLE: Very flattering cut. The bodice is fitted and the skirt gently skims the tummy/hip area into a soft A-Line skirt. FABRIC is fantastic quality cotton with elastane; so has stretch to ease movement."

  • "I bought this dress to have long, outdoor lunches with my friends after walking through museums and gardens. It is comfortable and fits true to size. I love the polka dots and the hidden buttons (no gapping!) The length is perfect. I cannot wait to wear it again and again."

Buy it: Rowena Shirt Dress | £54 (Was £90) from Boden

Rowena Shirt Dress
Rowena Shirt Dress

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