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Size 12 to 38W

Carries styles in bold patterns and colors, many with global inspiration.  Resort wear and summer maxi dress styles, peasant tops, and flowing skirts are often here.  Prices are moderate with frequent sales, coupons, and shipping offers available directly from the website.


Let's Shop! AVENUE

Size 14 to 32W
Petites & Talls Available
A well known plus-specialty retailer, they are introducing more and more styles with an artsy or bohemian edge to them along with their contemporary to trendy styles. Bell sleeves are particularly prolific here for extended sizes up to 32W in both tops and dresses.  Prices are moderate with coupons usually available directly on the site. Particularly good peasant top and maxi dress selection in the resort season and warmer months.



Let's Shop! BON TON

Size 0 to 24W
This department store carries an assortment of more unusual labels and brands in women's sizes that have a more BoHo sensibility with a trend conscious orientation.  Look for labels such as One World, Skylar & Jade, and Lucky Brand to name a few.  Peasant tops, embroidered jeans, and maxi dresses are typical options available. Prices are moderate.




Size 16 to 34W
Petites Available
The sister retailer to Lane Bryant, they have long built their plus and super size specialty business on the tastes and styles of women who like bold prints and colors, artsy and whimsical details.  Regularly stocked are items such as poncho tops, peasant tunics, tiered maxi skirts and dresses, and items with beaded and embroidered detailing.  Prices are moderate.




Size 4 to 24W
Petite to 16P
This retail chain has returned in catalog and on-line form, continuing their well loved collections that include artisanal detailing in natural fibers and fine knits.  BoHo styles in addition to more contemporary looks appealing to those who want to add just a little something extra to their fashion sensibilities options include casual, work appropriate and occasion pieces.  This is a great spot for unusual outerwear, folk embroidered details on items such as skirts and jackets, and building block pieces that provide foils for more elaborately embellished pieces.  Prices are moderate to slightly upscale.



Let's Shop! DILLARD'S

Misses Size
0 to 16
Women's Size
14 to 24W
This well known department store carries a mixture of moderate to upscale fashion with a trendy to bohemian flair in wonderful fabrics such as linen, cotton, and silks from well recognized labels and designers. A wide variety of price points makes this a good stop for those with different budgets.  Tops and an usual collection of blazers and jackets are especially good here.  Look for brands such such as  Peter Nygard, Eileen Fisher, Bryn Walker, ZoZo Woman, Gibson & Lattimer, Eva Varro, and Karen Kane. 




Let's Shop! DRESS BARN

Size 2 to 24W
Petite to 16P
With a deeper selection in extended sizes available on-line this retailer carries a mixtures of styles from classic to trendy, with more bohemian styles available in the resort season and warmer months.  They often have maxi dresses and skirts, and BoHo style peasant tops in both prints and solids.  Palazzo pants are also frequently available. Although not racked separately, occasionally pant styles come in women's petite and tall sizes beyond the 16P offered in the petite section. Prices are low to moderate.



Let's Shop! ELOQUII

Size 14 to 28W
This trend conscious plus specialty retailer can turn out some of the most interesting and distinctive looks that work well in both retro vintage and BoHo style wardrobes.  Pieces are well made for the price point and include embroidery, velvets, lace, dramatic sleeves, and unique prints.  Styles move quickly and occasionally are brought back for an encore.  A small but equally interesting collection of shoes and boots for wide widths are also well worth a look.



Let's Shop! ESHAKTI

Size 0 to 36W
Petite & Tall Available
One of the most popular internet retailers for modern vintage style dresses, this direct from manufacturer in India website offers a steadily changing collection of fabrics and prints mainly in cotton with the occasional style in silk or synthetics.  Classic mid twentieth century silhouettes are the mainstay of their collection, with a few styles drawing inspiration from decades later in the century. As trends go more BoHo, they are stocking more options with bell sleeves, ruffles, embroidery and beading. They also carry a smaller collection of tops, palazzo pants, embroidered jeans, and skirts.  Most styles are customizable including hem lengths, neck lines and sleeves for a small fee. Prices are moderate.



Let's Shop! FOREVER 21

Size XS to 3X
Of the Fast Fashion retailers, the on-line offerings with a vintage or bohemian vibe here are among the best for the price-point.  Styles sell out quickly and nothing is priced to last.  Those looking for items such as kimono dusters will want to pay close attention to the individual garment measurements accompanying each item, as many listed in the misses inventory are generously proportioned enough even for 3X or larger beauties.  The shoe and boot collection is well worth the stop as well, for those with medium width feet.



Let's Shop! HIPS & CURVES

Size XL to 6X
Primarily a plus size lingerie merchant, they also carry goth and steampunk fashion and accessories.  Look for Victorian bustled skirts, petticoats, billowing Edwardian cotton shirts and bloomers, in addition to an excellent selection of leather and silk boned corsets for Victorian period costuming, and hosiery like stockings, garters and fishnets. Faux-leather and leather with a sexy, goth edge is also stocked. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale.




Size 6 to 28W
This curvy on-line super store stocks a variety of contemporary labels appropriate for work, play and occasions.  Well represented is the popular Joe Browns line with funky details and art-to-wear sensibilities in and among the more conservative pieces. Prices are moderate.



Let's Shop! KAREN KANE

Misses Size 2 to 16
Women's Size 14 to 22W
A designer label with an artistic and vintage flare regularly carried by major department stores, the entire collection available in extended sizes is available directly from the designer. Also has a good selection of core basic black knits to mix and match with brighter and more patterned boutique style designs.  Prices are moderately upscale.



Let's Shop! KIYONNA

Size 10 to 32W
One of the leading and best established plus-specialty designers, shop directly from their website for the best size assortment.  Lace dresses with a romantic vintage feel and jersey maxi dresses are a specialty, with bohemian and global inspired prints part of the style mix. Equally popular are their modal jersey tops. Designed and manufactured in Los Angeles. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale.




Size 14 to 28W
Upping its game in recent years with fashion forward options more readily available, the best known retailer in plus fashion is keeping up with the BoHo trends translated into curvy fits.  Summer and resort seasons have more BoHo options such as maxi skirts and dresses, but it's worth a check at other times of year as well.  Prices are moderate with frequent sales, coupons, and shipping offers available directly from the website.



Let's Shop! LAST CALL

Size 0 to 24W
Steep discounts are offered on many of the designer labels offered by the main Neiman Marcus department store bringing them into the budget of more shoppers. Shop overstocks and past season's merchandise. Artsy and bohemian labels to look for include the BoHo silk and natural fiber tops and maxi dresses from Johnny Was and Tolani, along with separates from Berek and Caroline Rose. Also a great spot for high end cashmere at more affordable prices. Jewelry can be a find here, along with other accessories. Price points are moderately upscale to upscale.




Size 1X to 3X
The newest trendy store for curvy fashionistas, this shopping spot is full of bohemian inspired looks including embroidery, ruffles, and sexy shoulders.  Prices are moderate with sales and coupons available directly from the website making this spot friendly to many budgets.



Let's Shop! MACY'S

Size 0 to 24W
One-line is better stocked with a deeper inventory of more youthful fashion than most brick-and-mortar department store locations. Deep bell sleeves, maxi dress silhouettes, and embroidered jeans and tops are plentiful here in extended sizes.  Look especially for Lucky Brand, City Chic, Melissa McCarthy, and in house label INC.  2017 sees a collaboration with bohemian designer Anna Sui offering an especially must-have collection for BoHo babes.




Size XS to 4X
Known for her quirky originality and humor both on the red carpet and silver screen, this curvy Hollywood darling created her own clothing line to mirror her personal style.  Popular at many well known retailers, the entire line and size range is available directly through the  main website.  Notable styles include a collection of flowing kimonos and toppers, boldly printed tunics, maxi dresses, and embellished denim and jeans.  Moderate to moderately upscale price points.



Let's Shop! MOD CLOTH

Size XS to 4X
A fabulous spot for vintage and retro style indie fashion. Small runs from a variety of designers in hard to find styles, plus their own in house designs tapping into vintage influenced style trends.  Looks range from art deco inspired pieces to mid twentieth century influenced dresses, tops, swimsuits, outerwear, and cocktail looks, to the occasional flower child and groovy seventies piece. Also be sure to check out their chic, retro inspired shoe and accessory collections for some unusual, yet affordable style finds.  Prices points are moderate to moderately upscale.




Misses Size 0 to 18
Women's Size 14 to 24W
This leading luxury department store regularly carries  upscale labels and designers with a BoHo, resort, or artier design aesthetic.  Look for Johnny Was, Berek, Caroline Rose, Tolani, Misook, Joan Vass, Michael Simon and Eileen Fisher. This is an especially good spot for silk print tunics, easy topper jackets in artful designs and patterns, ponchos, and jacquard knits.   Lots of natural fibers including cotton, linen, silk, and cashmere.  Prices are moderately upscale to luxury.



Let's Shop! NIC + ZOE

Size XS to 3X
Petite to XL (16)
This Boston based designer specializes in beautiful knit fashion for women who appreciate a contemporary, easy feel to their clothes.  Pattern inspirations are global giving an artistic quality  to the designs.  Cardigans and knit jackets, knit skirts, and easy wide leg pants create an easy, yet polished collection.  Carried by several of the upscale department stores the entire line in extended sizes is available directly through their website. Prices are moderately upscale.




Misses Size 0 to 18
Women's Size 14 to 26W

Petite to XL (16/18)
Known for their customer service, this upscale department store regularly offers art-to-wear and BoHo styles from designers such as Citron and Eileen Fisher.  More youthful lines such as City Chic, Tart, Melissa McCarthy, and Lucky Brand are also beginning to appear and follow the trends more closely which are currently moving in a more bohemian direction.  Tops, cardigans, and maxi dresses are the best represented in this style category.  This is one of the best places for genuine leather coats and occasionally fur in the colder months for extended sizes. Prices range from moderate to moderately upscale, with the occasional luxury piece mainly in the outerwear category.




Size XS to 4X
The off-price sister to the main department store, the inventory and labels are actually quite different with a much artier and more bohemian vibe.  Along with discounts on upscale labels such as Rachel Pally, shoppers can score much lower priced looks from a collection of lesser known brands not stocked elsewhere on the internet.  The jewelry, shoe, scarf and accessories selection is also well worth a browse. Prices are low to moderate, with the occasional slightly more upscale price point.




Size 4 to 24W
Petite to 16P
This catalog offers a mixture of artsy, classic and natural fiber fashions.  Traditional folk patterns inspire sweaters and tops, art-to-wear inspirations turn up in gorgeous coats and jackets, and romantic vintage details and patterns influence blouses and tunics.  Skirts range from crochet maxis and tiered broomstick styles to jacquard sweater knits, while pants include patterned and free flowing palazzo styles.  Prices are moderate.



Let's Shop! NOVICA

BoHo style is all about the accessories - the more unique, more hand crafted, and ethnically authentic the better.  In partnership with National Geographic, this is one of those amazing places where you can learn a little bit about the origin of beautiful ethnic crafts, meet the artisans, and get GREAT prices! Check out the beaded purses, jewelry, and wraps - the pashminas are an especially good bargain!  Prices are the full range from value to upscale. Fair Trade. 




Size 2 to 28W
One of the best spots for vintage, romantic, and bohemian fashion. Goth and Steampunk styles are also well represented with unusual Victorian style jackets in brocades, lace, and velvet, corseted style skirts and dresses, capes, and bell sleeve tops.  Unique leggings, palazzo pants, and items such as layering sleeves are well represented. Fantastic resources for both period costumes and those who just like to dress with a unique flair.  Be sure to also check out the shoes, jewelry, and accessories.  This is a rare retailer that lists numeric sizing with the standard S to 3X, noting where a garment is sized with a 3X = 20 versus a 3X = 28W so make sure to read individual sizing for each garment.  Price points are moderate.




Size XS to 3X
Talls Available
This upscale resort and lifestyle designer is worn by many West Coast celebrities who have a bohemian style. Working in a smooth fine jersey with exceptional drape these garments are as delicious to the touch as they are to the eye. Both classic and trend conscious solid colors and worldly, BoHo prints are parts of the collection. Especially good for maxi skirts and maxi dresses, easy wide leg palazzo pants, and tunics garments are intentionally cut long with a raw hem making the label a very good choice for tall women.  A sharp pair of scissor and a steady hand, or quick trip to your tailor will shorten garments easily for average and shorter height women, as the newly cut fabric will not fray.  Prices are moderately upscale.



Let's Shop! RACHEL ROY

Size XS to 3X
This popular and well-known designer combines strong contemporary style with a bohemian twist for bold art-inspired looks.  Pieces are suitable for casual, resort, and office wear including a good selection of tunics and dresses. Prices are moderately upscale.




Size XS to 4X
One of the trendy chain stores dotting America, this retailer translates many of the mainstream BoHo looks into Fast Fashion chic.  Particularly good for jumpsuits, maxi dresses, and oversized swingy tunics in the latest color ways and prints.  Value price points.




Misses Size 2 to 14
Women's Size 14 to 24W
An extremely popular British High Street shopping destination, this European label is now available directly to the U.S. and Canadian markets with low minimum purchase, fast free shipping, and payment of all import duties.  Boho styles for fashionistas with a more sophisticated aesthetic are well stocked here, especially particularly stunning kimono dusters and dresses.  Prices are moderate to moderately upscale.



Let's Shop! SAHALI

Size XS to 3X
Petite to XL
Based in Portland, OR the artistic and free spirited vibe translates into a line of clothing that is kicked back cool and perfect for weekend casual days.  Cotton tees with art prints, easy jersey skirts and peasant dresses in solids and prints, and folk inspired sweaters mix with Nordic and BoHo style shoes and accessories.  Much of the jewelry is hand crafted locally in Portland as well.  Prices are moderate.




Size S to 3X
Petite to XL
A long established catalog with and artsy and whimsical inventory, this can be a great spot for crinkle broomstick skirts, border print tunics, tapestry vests and jackets, and capes.  Fun dresses in midi and maxi length, along with cardigans and sweaters round out the collection. Natural fibers such as rayon, linen, and cotton are common.  Prices are moderate.




Size XS to 3X
This is an internet mall for small brick-and-mortar boutiques to make their inventory available on-line in one, easy-to-shop spot.  Snatch finds up quickly as often only one or two are available in any given size and style. A growing number of affordable, indie designer, California style BoHo, and art-to-wear looks are being listed in larger sizes, making this well worth the stop for those that enjoy unusual fashion.  Prices range from value to moderately upscale.



Let's Shop! SIMPLY BE

Size 8 to 28W
A British curvy shopping mecca, this retailer has made it easy for American and Canadian shoppers to access European labels with a BoHo style.  Choose from flowing tunics, kimono toppers, maxi dresses, gorgeous bell sleeves, chiffons, lace, and more.  Labels to especially look for include Joe Browns, Alice & You, Lavish Alice, LovedRobed, Little Mistress, and Frock & Frill.  Price points are mostly moderate with some especially good bargains available on the sale rack.  Low cost shipping rates to the U.S.




Misses, Tall, Petite
Size 0 to 18
Women's Size 14 to 24W
This growing retailer offers gorgeous, well-made clothes of soft materials which are often natural fibers such as cashmere, silk, cotton, velvet, and modal.  Styles include vintage and artisan detailing such as rich brocades, hand painted silks, lace trims, globally inspired prints, beading, and embroidery.  Long flowing lines are the norm here, with many looks appealing for both resort and to those who prefer a more bohemian aesthetic. Price points are moderate to moderately upscale.




Size 1X to 6X
 An independent plus and super size clothing boutique from Southern California this shop frequently has affordable bohemian style fashion including maxi skirts and maxi dresses, flowing peasant style tops, and tie dye patterns.  Specialties are wide leg palazzo pants and convertible maxi dresses in knit jersey. Prices are value to moderate.



Let's Shop! TORRID

Size L to 6X
One of the best known plus specialty retailers, and sister to Hot Topic, the original concept was darker and gothier than the majority of the inventory today.  This is still a good spot to find deep bell sleeves, lace up looks, fishnet tights, and punk inspired prints and plaids.  The licensing agreements with pop culture franchises also makes this a resource for costuming, cosplay, Steampunk, and sometimes Lolita looks based on characters such as Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella.   More mainstream inventories include peasant tops, maxi dresses, and faux leather and suede for a more bohemian vibe.  Prices are value with frequent sales to moderate.




Misses & Petite
Size 2 to 18
Women's Size 14 to 26W
The BoHo lifestyle is all about global travel, and nobody gets packable travel clothes quite like a travel retailer. Styles are a mixture of classic and bohemian with items such as crinkle broomstick skirts, knit dresses and separates, and easy care tunics.  This is one of the best spots for luggage and travel accessories too. Prices are moderate.




Size 12 to 36W
This European plus specialty retailer is well established and known in the United States.  Recently more of the European style clothing in their inventory is being offered to the American shopper.  This includes ethnic Oktoberfest style tops and dresses, eco-fashion in organic cottons and linens, and silk dresses and blouses.  BoHo styles tunics and maxi dresses, intarsia knits, and vintage influenced styles are still and important part of the repertoire, along with more artistic style jackets and coats.  Prices are moderate to moderately upscale.




Size XS to 5X
As the name implies, vintage style fashion is the specialty here.  Along with labels such as Stop Staring and Bernie Dexter, they have their own line that includes cute swing dresses, tulle 50's inspired cocktail dresses, vampy wiggle dresses, cute high waist sailor shorts and pencil skirts, and form fitting peter pan collar tops for retro pin-up style fashionistas.  A specialty is the Art Deco Great Gatsby flapper dresses that come in a wide range of colors and styles. The formalwear selection includes many styles with vintage Old Hollywood glamour. Fun accessories include large silk flowers, hair snoods, hats and fascinators, retro sunglasses, and more.  Prices are moderate to moderately upscale.








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