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Women's Boho Clothes: Vintage Style Bohemian Clothing

Updated on September 19, 2011

Women's Boho

Women's boho is a unique style of fashion that has become popular once again.  Find out where the boho style came from and how to dress boho.  Then add assessories to enhance your boho look.  Use this hub to get yourself started wearing the boho clothing that you were meant to wear.

How did Boho style fashion start?

Boho or boho-chic are terms used for Bohemian style fashion. Boho started being worn in the 60's by popular free-spirited artist types. Boho style, as with punk and more recently goth, was not a mainstream style when created. As with most symbolical breaks from the mainstream, boho style clothing has become a very hot fashion trend.

Other common terms that can be synonymous include retro and vintage. The vintage style is known for extreme ornate colorful flowery patterned fabrics with ruffles and large artistic accessories such as over-sized wood bead jewelry. Think of Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin as icons of boho style. Merriam-Webster's online defines Bohemian as, "a person (as a writer or an artist) living an unconventional life usually in a colony with others."

Embroidered Boho Woven Top

Image from Forever21.com
Image from Forever21.com

The Bohemian Style Look

You can almost see 60's rock legends wearing the bohemian top on the right. Notice the embroidered design making the piece extremely decorated. That's the key to boho clothing. The more ornate, the closer you are to true boho. There are many items poping up now that are not as true to the pure boho formula, but this top is a good example.

Building The Women's Boho Look

Women's Boho Tank Top

Image from: http://www.wildrootsgeneva.com/ladies_tops.html
Image from: http://www.wildrootsgeneva.com/ladies_tops.html

Women's Boho Tops

Boho tops wrok much better in the summer time when it is warm, and the light and natural materials can let the breeze blow through to your skin. Boho is natural ornate, meaning natural earthy looking materials and dyes are used to create these wearable art pieces.

Beautiful Boho Women

  From: http://www.theworldcloset.com/boho-dresses.html
From: http://www.theworldcloset.com/boho-dresses.html

Where to buy Women's Boho Clothing

The great thing about boho clothes is your ability to mix an match styles. So don't be limited by one design or designer, or you are most certainly not dressing boho. Boho clothes can be bought from a variety of sources. Anything from your local thrift store such as Goodwill to ebay.com are good sources of original boho clothing.

Charlotterusse.com, freepeople.com, and forever21.com are great sources of modern vintage boho clothes online. Simply type in "boho" in the search terms and you will be on your way.  Buying a boho dress is an easy way to give you the foundation for the boho look.

How to Accessorize Boho

If you want to use your accessories to show your retro boho style, you shouldn't have too much trouble with these simple tips:

1. The more plain the fabric of your clothes, the more colorful you want your accessories.

2. Normal sized neclaces can be looped over and worn as boho bracelets.

3. Materials should be authentic whether it is a cuff bracelet or your shoes. Use wood, wool, metal, glass, and stone as opposed to plastic or any other fake material. So wear leather cuffs or leather shoes.

4. Peace signs are boho, but may make you appear like you are trying too hard. Go for more abstract symbols.

5. Try making your own boho accessories. You can knit a wool purse, buy some large beads and customize.

Boho Style Makeup

This video shows a bold boho look and how to apply makeup to get it. The boho look is created by using bold colors and dark eyes. This example includes brown and purple, and dark eyeliner. And she highlights the inner corner of the eyes. Adding accessories such as head bands and large jewelry will help you get the look.

Women's Boho Accessories

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An example of a women's boho watch.  The beads and the metal give is a bohemian flavor, even though it is modern looking.These shoes are a great example of earthy looking leather.  Use natural looking shoes when wearing boho.Another example of sandals that can be worn in the summer with bohemian style clothes.Blues turquoise looks great, even though this example is fake turquoiseThe key to choosing great bohemian style sunglasses is avoid looking sporty.  Choose sunglasses that match the earthy tones of your dress.
An example of a women's boho watch.  The beads and the metal give is a bohemian flavor, even though it is modern looking.
An example of a women's boho watch. The beads and the metal give is a bohemian flavor, even though it is modern looking.
These shoes are a great example of earthy looking leather.  Use natural looking shoes when wearing boho.
These shoes are a great example of earthy looking leather. Use natural looking shoes when wearing boho.
Another example of sandals that can be worn in the summer with bohemian style clothes.
Another example of sandals that can be worn in the summer with bohemian style clothes.
Blues turquoise looks great, even though this example is fake turquoise
Blues turquoise looks great, even though this example is fake turquoise
The key to choosing great bohemian style sunglasses is avoid looking sporty.  Choose sunglasses that match the earthy tones of your dress.
The key to choosing great bohemian style sunglasses is avoid looking sporty. Choose sunglasses that match the earthy tones of your dress.

Where Is Women's Boho Going In The Future?

Nowhere,  most fashion styles cycle through time.  So as boho will peak and drop as a popular style for years to come.   Two things are for sure, boho is not new and it is not going away soon.  As bohemian style fashion trends cool, some elements of boho will remain.  Those that are most likely to remain are the styles that will work with the next fashion trends. 

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    • Surfraz profile image

      Surfraz 

      7 years ago from India

      i love the boho accessories... great hub

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      mysisters 

      7 years ago

      Great Hub. I saw Vintage and Bohemian all in the same sentence and had to click on your article. I love both styles. They are both very different looking and that is what I love about them. Its not the same thing that everyone else is going around wearing.

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      bohemian cocktail dresses 

      7 years ago

      nice post thanks for sharing Women's Boho Clothes, Vintage Style Bohemian Clothing.

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      Yena Williams 

      7 years ago from California

      I have been super into neo-bohemian looks lately! I love embroidery =)

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      messerc123 

      8 years ago from El Paso, Texas

      Love BOHO, super great hub!!! Especially loving the jewelry.

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      Justin White 

      8 years ago

      Great Post! Lots of good, timely info. Thanks!!!

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      Boho Clothing 

      8 years ago

      Great write! I love Boho Clothing!

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      advisor4qb 

      8 years ago from On New Footing

      Love it!

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      sneakorocksolid 

      9 years ago

      You are not allowed to talk to my wife! She loves BOHO, it'll ruin me! Good Hub!

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