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Last Update: November 28, 2016
Paisley Bell Sleeve
Size 12 - 26W
Knit Damask Print
0 - 28W
Velvet Burnout Shift
1X - 3X
have become very popular in recent years among
all style categories, but bohemian style
fashionistas have always favored them. With pattern and pattern mixing becoming
increasingly important on the fashion scene, BoHo looks are currently trending
in mainstream trendy looks.
Mainly a boutique style for individualists who
appreciate expressing uniqueness, the style
tribe has influenced trendy fashion in recent
years as part of the vintage and retro mania
permeating the runways. Both 1960's
and 1970's looks are being recycled and
reinterpreted for today's fashionistas.
Folkloric, global, and ethnic inspired patterns
are especially important in this style category.
Well-traveled, educated bohemians are also
influenced by art and museum exhibitions such as
collection in Mexico City and the
China: Through the Looking Glass show at
the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art. Florals, especially vintage rose patterns, also
turn up here. Colors can be wild and
vibrant, or earthy neutrals. It's not
unusual to see the mixing of prints in unique
and unexpected ways. Women with a more romantic
style can also pull from BoHo
looks, but with less distinct global or ethnic
dresses are especially popular during the warmer
summer months, during the winter resort
and cruise season, and for Spring Break. Favorites for outdoor music
festivals, summer beach vacations, and hanging
out on weekends, bohemian style
dresses are an easy style statement that
requires little fuss.
Maxi dresses are
typically part of the bohemian style, but BoHo
style dresses are
also available in shorter cotton, lace, linen and rayon
sun dresses in the summer and velvet and other
heavier fabrics with with
embroidery or beading in the winter.
Typically characterized by natural fibers, trims
suggesting hand-crafting such as: beads,
appliqué, and crochet lace. Some more romantic vintage styles
can also play a role.
In cooler weather bohemian princesses frequently
dress in eclectic layers with
becoming important parts of the look.
Leather and suede
jackets, scarves, hats and winter
create an opportunity for a unique individual
With it's focus on unique,
unusual, and collectible finds it's not a
surprise that eBay is one of the best shopping
resources for BoHo style fashion. For
those who favor the flowing layers, peasant
style dresses, and maxis in global and ethnic
prints check out the offerings at the
Only Golden Goddess eBay Store
in sizes to 5X. Small, individual
artisans designing one-of-a-kind garments are
scattered throughout eBay and can often be
located in a search for
Art to Wear.
Goddess inspired, New Age
Pyramid Collection has one of the
best and most unusual collections of dresses
appealing to bohemian aesthetics. Styles
can draw on romantic vintage and goth looks,
batiks and tie dyes, Steampunk, crochet and lace
and more, in sweeping, easy long silhouettes and
loose swing dress and tunic dress styles.
Sizes are available to 3X with individual
garments listing numerical size equivalencies
that can range from 20W to 28W.
is turning into a BoHo mecca for those who enjoy
indie boutique fashion. Styles range from
vintage romantic to classic California bohemian,
with a few art-to-wear fiber artists in the mix.
More expensive natural fiber, often organic, designs from
are widely available from better
department stores. Silhouettes are loose
and easy, with classic black a staple in fine
jersey knits and wovens.
Fast, trendy fashion in recent
years has been picking up elements of the
bohemian style making some inexpensive junior
focused retailers a good resource for flowing
maxi dresses and the occasional shorter style.
One of the best for plus-size BoHo styles is
Chic has maxi and tunic dress styles in
both prints and solids that appeal to the
bohemian aesthetic for size 14 to 24W.
Junior retailers such as
have recently extended their sizes to XS to 3X,
with bohemian styles well represented in their
frequently stocks a
particularly good selection of maxi dresses and
shorter shift dresses in global prints, lace,
and sometimes beaded or embroidered styles
especially during the winter resort and summer
festival seasons from a number of different
labels including Lucky Brand, American Rag, INC,
and Michael Kors in size 14 to 24W.
often has longer length crinkle dresses in a
variety of global and ethnic prints in size S to
3X. Meanwhile, dress super retailer
has been adding moderately priced printed maxi
dresses to their offerings in recent months in
size 6 to 24W.
Upscale designers Rachel Pally
and Johnny Was are some of the best high end
dress labels appealing to those with bohemian
sensibilities available in size S to 3X.
Rachel Pally works in jersey knits and
specializes in long flowing lines in both
shorter and maxi dress lengths and can sometimes
work for women even larger than 24W.
Lengths tend to be long with hems expected to be
taken up by tailors for the perfect fit.
Was is a little more difficult to find, but
worth the effort, for vintage influenced silk,
cotton, and rayon dresses in eyelet lace and
Nic + Zoe
designs upscale knits, often with unique,
artisanal patterns. Dresses include tunic,
fit and flare, and maxi silhouettes for sizes XS
Nataya's style is infused with a
romantic aesthetic drawn from the era of Downton
Abbey and the Titanic with vintage detailing
including lace, beading, and embroidery in
creamy whites, classic black, tea stained
pastels, and deeper muted shades for size S to
fibers and simple silhouettes favored by
Eileen Fisher are enormously popular.
Many of the tunic styles are perfect for
layering and more lagenlooks for size S to 3X.
Super size women will find the
best selection at value to moderate prices from
California lifestyle retailer
Sealed with a Kiss
in sizes to 6X. Jersey maxi and lace
also a specialty at contemporary designer
Kiyonna in sizes to 5X. India - based
direct from manufacturer dress super-store
been adding more BoHo styles to their vintage
collections with everything offered available to
will often have dresses with global prints and
maxi dress styles during the winter cruise and
resort season, and during the summer months in
size 14 to 34W.
will frequently stock knits and batiks both in
tunic and maxi dress styles. Bohemian
styles with a European flavor are beginning to
turn up here more regularly. Some tie dye
styles will also turn up in size 12 to 38W.