Why Wear Boho Dresses?

Boho is short for bohemian, and typifies a style of dress inspired by the lifestyle of free spirits and hippies of the 1960s and 1970s, and even the pre-Raphaelite women of the late 19th century.

Boho style is characterized by long flowing or tiered skirts and dresses, peasant blouses, ethnic touches like tunics or wood jewelry, embroidery or embellishment with beading, fringed handbags, and jeweled or embellished flat sandals (or flat ankle boots). The look is often layered and colorful.

Today, boho (and the boho lifestyle that first became popular in 2000) influences are most often worked into a look with other trends as well, rather than wearing the trend from head-to-toe.

The style hit an all-time high in 2005, and was exemplified by Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Currently, these women are still spotted in slightly boho looks, but in a modern mix with other influences like menswear, Americana and sleek minimalism.

There are so many advantages to wearing Boho dresses especially in warm climates.  Boho style is usually flowing and romantic which means the wearer feels cool and comfortable as well as stylish. 

Many designs also feature sleeves for ladies that like to cover their arms and most dresses are made from cool natural fabrics such as cotton, rayon and viscose meaning the fabric breathes when you are wearing your dress.

Minimal accessories are also needed to create this Boho look.  A dangly pair of ear-rings, cuff or crystal bracelet and even a long tassel necklace complete the look with minor effort.

 

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Boho dresses can also be dressed up or down by changing the style of shoe you choose to wear.  They can take you from day to night by changing from a pair of flat sandals or short boots to a pair of heels or a wedge for evening.

 

To elevate your boho look, add a touch of lace.  This look is super stylish and adds a touch of romanticism to the style.  Check out our Lace collection to find a cute cardigan or duster to add to your Boho Dress. 

No matter your age, if you gravitate towards loose silhouettes, beading or peasant-style blouses, there's a way to work them into your current wardrobe.

Try a wide brim hat or a faux fur vest over your favorite skinny jeans. Layer some gold chains over your cashmere sweater. Beaded jackets look especially cool over mini skirts or little white dresses... You get the idea. Take an element that you love from the boho trend and adapt it in your own way. 

Enjoy!

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