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Introduction of Boho
This style of dress was inspired by the free-spirited lifestyle of hippies and free spirits in the 1960s and 1970s and the pre-Raphaelites of the late 19th century. Dresses and skirts in the boho style feature long flowing or tiered Womens boho dresses skirts, peasant shirts, ethnic accessories, embroidery and beading embellishments, fringed handbags, and jeweled or embellished flat sandals. Usually, the look is layered and colorful.
These days, boho influences (and the boho lifestyle, which first became popular in 2000) are often incorporated into a look with other styles, rather than wearing the trend head-to-toe. In 2005, this style reached its peak, and examples can be found in Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Mary-Kate, and Ashley Olsen. These women still have a distinctly bohemian vibe, but it has been infused with other influences, such as men’s wear, Americana, and sleek minimalism.
How to Wear Boho (Celebrity Style)
- Sienna Miller’s Boho Influence
Although her boho-chic sensibilities and style choices reached their apogee between 2000 and 2006, actress Sienna Miller’s style is still unique and resonant today. This trend has its roots in the 1970s, so you can be sure that it will come in and out of style year after year – so you can do boho whenever you want.
Sienna is cited year after year as an icon of summer and fall style with its embroidered jackets, wide-brimmed hats, and slouchy sundresses. She influenced high street labels like Zara and Topshop to produce items similar to those Kate Moss had recently worn at an unprecedented rate.
- Sienna Miller and Mary-Kate Olsen Today
Despite bringing fresh influences to their respective personal style lexicons more recently, Mary-Kate Olsen and Sienna Miller’s innate love of loose silhouettes, embroidery, and long dresses remains part of their respective wardrobes. Bohemian vibes are still alive.
It’s worth noting that these looks also demonstrate how the boho style can be dressy and not just a casual look for music festivals. Boho-chic looks are transformed into dressy options by adding beading, silk, and fur accents. You can pull off this look at your next wedding or even a class reunion by wearing simple shoes and maintaining clean, pretty hair. Makeup with a cat-eye and a low bun will give your bohemian-inspired look an updated feel.
- Brightest Boho Icon: Florence Welch
Florence Welch is the epitome of a modern bohemian-style icon. Her wide-leg pants, ethereal gowns, and milkmaid braids give her a fresh bohemian style that’s all her own. Aside from her beautiful hair and romantic sense of style, she is always on top form on stage or at an awards show.
Try to channel her look by rocking a wide-brimmed hat with an embroidered coat, wearing dresses with midi-length belts, and mastering those effortlessly lovely (but actually rather difficult to achieve) beach waves.
If you’re not ready to pull out the big guns on the beauty front, try to emulate the style of the woman in the photo above. She’s got a no-nonsense haircut and a no-nonsense style. Her outfit is classic—a pair of skinny jeans, a blouse or sweater, and flat shoes. This look can be easy if you’re a size zero, but it’s hard to pull off if you’re a size two.