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What is Bohemian style and fashion? Bohemian look decoded

Posted by Sandhya Garg on

A guide to bohemian fashion. Ever heard the words- hippie, boho chic, bohemian style, gypsy style and wondered what exactly it was?

Bohemian style, often referred to as “boho” or “boho chic” is a style of dressing that was popularized during the 1960s and 1970s though it is possible to trace the roots back further to gypsy or nomadic clothing style from. Gypsies or nomads would wear long flowy dresses, breaded hair, multiple ear and nose piercings, kohl in eyes. 

 

The essence of bohemian is focusing on free and flowy fabrics. If you want to style yourself in the bohemian fashion, take steps to incorporate bohemian style into your wardrobe. Remember though that the bohemian style also emphasizes finding the clothing that makes you feel in harmony with yourself and with nature, so don’t assume that there are any hard and fast rules about what is and isn’t bohemian.

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 How can you dress in Bohemian Fashion?

Try layering your existing clothing, wear a shirt under a dress. You can also try wearing a patterned loose oversized jacket or cardigan over your dress.

What is a bohemian dress?

Wear long flowy flared dresses. Printed dresses in light fabrics are great. Ruffled styles are also great. Big baloony sleeves on a simple dress can also lend a bohemian look.

Bohemian hair and make up?

Go for long loose waves, try interesting braids, messy effortless hair all add to the look. In terms of make-up try lining your eyes with dark kohl, eye liner, nude lipstick and cheeks all create the bohemian mysterious look.

What can you do with real or faux piercings and bohemian jewelry?

The septum ring has been on bohemian trend for sometime now, you don't have to pierce your nose for the same, just wear a faux ring and voila- you are set. You can also wear small faux earrings for gypsy style bohemian look. Combine lots of chains and beads and wear around your hand and neck to complete the bohemian look. Multiple metal rings in fingers and a gorgeous cowboy style rimmed hat can all add to the boho look.

Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway designer. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few. She has her own successful resort dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few. 

She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.


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