Is Bohemian Clothing style for you? Below you will find the complete guide to what this style is all about. From clothing, to shoes, to accessories, you will discover if this is your style or perhaps you will like just a few elements of what this style offers.
Either way it's a distinct look that is fun, and a care free way to dress.
Most of us like to see what our favourite famous people are wearing. Here are some of the well know celebrities you will see in Bohemian fashion styles.
Stevie Nicks, Nicole Richie, Barbara Streisand, just to name a few celebrity style icons that embrace the gypsy clothing style.
Bohemian clothing style has a care free feel, but chic at the same time.
Like the classic fashion style, your not worried about the trends. If this is your style, you enjoy the richness of fabrics and jewelry that are one of a kind.
So what defines Bohemian Clothing Style? Here are a few guidelines.
You don't have to pay excessively for this either. If you are sewing your own wardrobe pieces or buying from retail ready to wear stores, shop at the stores with the best quality.
Look in vintage shops and consignment boutiques. Look for your local Indian import shops. Eastern Indian cultures have wonderful fabrics and accessories.
Boho Chic Fabrics reflect nature and a sense of culture and tradition.
Blouses are light and flowing. Wide flowing sleeves and strap tanks and camisoles are what to look for.
Sweaters are chunky, over sized and the length is best to mid thigh. Choose a wrap style over a button cardigan. It should not look sloppy, just cozy.
Vests can be fitted and long enough to the hip. Or choose a beaded velvet bolero. Matched with a flow y skirt gives a nice silhouette.
Crochet ponchos can also be a nice alternative to the sweater. Worn with a pair of jeans and wedge heals is a nice light carefree look.
Boho Chic Skirts are light fabric, flowing styles. Think light weight linen, gauze cotton, silk or cotton batiste, silk chiffon. Peasant skirts are a classic bohemian style.
A couple of things to remember: Wear your skirts slightly below the waist. The waist to the hip, the skirt should fall straight as to avoid bulk and risk a frumpy look. The length should be to the ankle or below the knee.
Bohemian clothing style has a flow y feel to it. This is going to reflect in the silhouette of your pants as well.
The waist, hip and thigh should fit snug but not too tight. The legs are wide from knee to the bottom. Look for fabrics that have a worn in look if possible. Even if you just bought your pants brand new.
The length of your pants should not be too long or short. The front should cover your shoes and just dust the floor.
Boho chic dresses are long or knee length generally, with a loose flowing skirt.
The sleeves should reflect a peasant look or no sleeves.
Cotton batiste and silks or rayon and light weight jersey, will give you the look your going for.
Boho chic outer wear has a vintage late 60s and 70s fashion look. Blazers have larger lapels and jackets have buckle and large details, such as pockets and belt loops. Shear ling jackets that reflect the 1970s fashion look.
When your shopping for shoes, look for fur trim boots, crochet strap shoes, leather braiding, and wedge heels.
Boho Jewelry reflects nature, so look for semi precious gems and rich yellow gold. Eastern culture is a good choice.
Look for leather, macrame, velvet, or rich colored ethnic print weave fabrics. Bohemian Chic bags and purses tend to be on the larger size and cross body straps for easing carrying. For evening, look for beaded silk velvet purses.
As I said earlier, Bohemian clothing is easy to sew. There are plenty of sewing patterns, and wonderful fabrics to use in any garment you choose to create. The great aspect of this style is the fashion is quite easy to sew if you are first learning how to sew.
Here are some pages you may find helpful to get you started.
Here is a boho fashion blog I like. There are many around the web and I will add more when I see interesting blogs to add.
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