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 mainstream.
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 currently running in Mexico City.
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 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.
Vintage romantic styles are a specialty of
Wear Dreams Are Made
in sizes to 3X. 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.
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.
Those offering plus-sizes include
Meanwhile, look for brands Blue Plate, Mlle
Gabrielle, Gabby, and Pink Apple at plus
fashion super retailer
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
Melissa Masse will sometimes
design maxi dress styles in bold prints that
will also appeal to women with more eclectic
sensibilities in sizes to 3X. California
Igigi will also frequently offer
printed maxi dress styles that might appeal in
size 12 to 32W. British plus designer
specializes in prints with some of her styles
appealing to those who wear a bohemian aesthetic
in size 10 to 28W.
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 dresses are
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. The final mention is value priced plus
which has been offering a deep collection of
maxi dress styles in recent months with frequent
sales bringing prices down into almost any
budget for size 14 to 32W.
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