Bohemian dresses are typically loose, flowy-looking and sometimes drapey with vintage or ethnic prints such as paisley or Ikat. They range from tunic to maxi styles, strapless to kimono dresses - and they're great for creating a pretty but relaxed fashion statement!
I just love how a bohemian-inspired dress can make any bohonista look oh-so pretty and feminine. You can find various dress styles that can help define your personal style or a fashion look you're craving to wear. Below you'll find fashion advice and styling tips on how to style a boho-inspired dress:
How to Wear a Bohemian Dress
Who Do You Want to be Today?
Depending on the details, shape and style of the dress - you can decide if you want to look ethereal, sweet, rugged or glamorous.
My favorite boho dress look is the Peasant girl - topped with a wavy hairstyle :-)
Create a Juxtaposition
Update and polish the look by mixing and matching boho with contemporary. So I suggest you to combine the dress with something modern and typical you.
With me that's wearing classy accessories and garments - so I would personally pair a boho dress with a blazer and probably a pearl ring.
Or do a trendy look with a leather jacket and platform pumps. Or infuse some edge with studs and chain.. it's up to you!
However, keep in mind that if you want to achieve a boho-chic look you need to maintain a balanced outfit with the right amount of details and basics. Learn how to mix and match trends with basics
Pair it With Leggings
Yeah, I know that pairing short bohemian dresses with leggings can appear a bit juvenile, but it's much better than wearing heavy jeans!
It's all in how you wear it - so boost the chic factor by throwing in a pair of heels (pumps or boots) and a stylish handbag, and top it off with knit cardigan if it gets chilly outside. This is a great look for Fall & Winter.
How about pairing a tunic dress with faux leather leggings?
Turn a basic, plain dress in to bohemian style outfit
You can easily turn a basic, plain black dress in to boho-chic outfit. The versatility of a plain dress gives room for "bohemianizing" it with boho-inspired jewelry, print scarves and other hippie-looking accessories. Bohemian style is
all about the details. Check out my boho jewelry section.
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Stores offering boho-inspired dresses at the bottom of this page
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Store DirectoryFree People | $$ | A wide variety of gorgeous boho dresses with a high fashion and casual flair. They now ship worldwide! (Update: Jan 09)
Beauty Batik | $ | Their eBay store Provides a huge range of tie dye and floral dresses in both long and knee-length versions. They also offer hippie-inspired kaftans, pants and skirts for all sizes (plus-size and petite sizes included).
Mini Maxi Dress Outlet | $ | One of my favorite eBay shops who offers gorgeous boho-inspired maxi dresses for both evening and beach wear. Many of their dresses are perfect for perfect for wedding occasions. They're Thailand-based and ship worldwide (eBay store).
yy-ebuy | $ |
A nice variety of low-priced sweet-looking gypsy dresses. Their eBay store is based in Hong Kong.
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