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Last Update: April 16, 2017
Faux Button Front Maxi
Size 14 - 24W
Cotton Batik Midi
Size S - 3X
Color Block Mini Skirt
8 - 22W
Bohemian style clothing is some of the most
popular in plus-sizes for week-end, resort, and
casual wear across all age groups.
Technically a "style tribe", the influence is
often felt in trendy mainstream fashion while
still turning up in more classic and
contemporary shops as well. BoHo dresses
and maxi dresses have been the most popular
fashion items in recent years, but skirts
coordinated with beaded, embroidered, lace, and
other embellished tops have
held their ground with those favoring the look.
BoHo skirts are often
characterized by natural fibers and materials,
earth tones and colors found in nature, and
details that evoke a hand-made quality.
Others have more of a vintage quality as part of
the eclecticism of the BoHo aesthetic.
flowing, maxi skirts are the most prevalent
style. Ethnic prints, beading, embroidery
and crochet lace are an integral part of the
style. These qualities make them popular resort wear
summer music festival styles. Some styles
also make good swim cover ups. The
winter months can see options done in heavier
fabrics such as velvet and suede. They are sometimes
layered over colorful or patterned
tights, or leggings.
Tall, leather boots in cooler months, and beaded
sandals in warmer weather are the usual footwear
pairings. Leggings and tights are commonly
Leather and suede are
frequently mixed into the look with faux
leathers and suedes chosen by vegetarian and
animal rights activists who follow the style.
Somewhat scarcer than dresses, skirts are not as
well represented in the department stores.
Occasionally boho style skirts will turn up at
one that regularly carries designer labels such
Solid black knit maxi skirts are more common in
the summer and can frequently be found from
labels such as Eileen Fisher and Michael Kors at
Plus trendy retailer
has recently expanded their collections to
include more large sizes in 1X to 3X with
bohemian flavors felt throughout the collection. Characterized by many natural fibers
and an artistic flavor, Portland based
Sahalie is another great fashion
find for BoHo fashionistas with sizes available
from XS to 3X. Good for tall women, in
addition to average height, is the resort knit
Rachel Pally. The White Label
collection is available from size 1X to 3X, with
extra long lengths meant to be snipped to
QVC has an
especially deep plus-size fashion inventory with
petite and tall lengths often offered with
extended sizing up to 28W. Knit maxi
skirts, peasant skirts, solids, and prints
frequently turn up in their moderately priced
designer diffusion collections all year.
The return of
in ecommerce and catalog form only is another
boon for skirts with artistic detailing in size
S to 3X. Meanwhile,
is a must stop for more upscale shoppers
who appreciate global inspired prints, ethnic
detailing, and natural fibers for size 2 to 24
with petite and tall sizes available to 18 in
frequently has velvet and lace options, in
addition to peasant and maxi styles in both
solids and prints. Sizing here is XS to 3X
(28W). Their sister catalog,
is stronger in crinkle dress styles but does
from time to time offer tiered, crinkle peasant
skirts in size S to 3X.
can also be an overlooked resource for
affordable tiered skirt options.
has been amping up its style with more European,
natural and eco-fibers, and BoHo inspired
fashion for size 12 to 34W. Meanwhile,
ModCloth is the go-to source for
skirts in vintage silhouettes and prints for
size XS to 4X.
Finally, California trendy and BoHo
plus fashion hot spot,
Sealed with a Kiss,
usually has knit maxi skirts in prints and
patterns in size 1X to 6X.