Hot Fashions for Women - Bohemian Rhapsody
Hippy dippy fashion
Somewhere out there are a whole group of women aged sixteen to thirty, who are going absolutely ga-ga for the latest trend in women's fashion - namely the Bohemian, gypsy clothing, or 'boho' fashion style skirts and jewellery. Having already travelled through this colourful trend once, I can attest to absolutely loving it!
I have always had a 'thing' for flowing skirts, peasant blouses and bangles. They make me feel skinny, pretty, feminine and free. Which is probably why the fashionistas decided on a return visit.
Many of us from the 'Flower Power' generation, still cling to the comfort idea, having forsworn control top pantyhose, slim lift garments and under wire bras. Okay, maybe not the bras...
However, the notion of being able to wear something tasteful, colorful and comfortable is something that I, for one, am all for!
Vision of loveliness
I absoluetly adore this picture. This is exactly how I feel, not necessarily how I look mind you, when I wear these types of clothes. I suppose that is what the designers had in mind when they came up with this style of clothing. Everyone can feel like a model, even if we don't actually look like the lady in this photo!
One of my favorite summer fashions has to be the shoes! I absolutely love the way roman and T style sandals make your feet look. Nothing shows off those tender tootsies quite like them. They are graceful, trendy and comfortable - and get compliments galore! I have had women stop me on the street just to ask where I bought my sandals.
My best friend is always on the look out for unique, unusual handbags. Not the little, all-they-can-hold-is-a-keychain-and-smokes kind of handbag - no...the kind of bag that you can lose the kitchen sink in! Not that she walks around with her kichen sink - she is much too petite for that - but she likes to be able to fit her wallet, water bottle, sensible shoes, and who knows what else in there.
Regardless of what she likes to be prepared for, she is very particular about the look of her bag.
Now we come to another one of my favorite areas - skirts. I adore long flowing, pretty patterned cotton skirts. For one reason, they hide a multitude of sins, and flatter your figure at the same time.
For those of us who happen to have a slightly fuller figure, this type of skirt combines beauty, comfort and wearability, making it a number one choice on my list of what to wear.
I love how the material swirls when I walk - cooling in the summer and warming in the winter - freedom from constricting clothing - and like the popular slogan on your television screen, fashion for the sidewalk, not the catwalk!
A perfect fit
I must admit, I prefer the longer styles of skirts, not because I'm leary about showing my legs, but simply because they are so darn comfortable to wear.
They can be worn for a casual day at the beach or out for dinner and drinks with your fella.
All you need to do is change your top or add a wrap and voila you are all set for an evening on the town, and look good doing it.
The feature that I like about these skirts is the length. It isdifficult sometimes to find a pretty, comfortable, knee length skirt,so for this reason, they have my thumbs up! Not that 'mature' ladies can't wear these, I'm sure there are some beautiful ladies who would look fabulous - and I would be envious as hell!
Young at heart
Here is something for those svelt, sexy, long legged femmes fatale! Not that I wouldn't be caught wearing anything like these short, hot little numbers, but somehow I don't think the man in my life would be wanting to follow me around with a baseball bat - as he would say! (Such a sweet man...) He prefers me to wear something a tad more modest - knee length - these short skirts wouldn't make it out of the house I'm afraid!
However, for the unattached young thing wanting to snag someone of the opposite sex, and look amazing doing it, these cotton numbers are perfect! They have all the color and pizzazz for the fashion conscious woman who likes to follow the beat of her own drum.
Dance of the Seven Veils
Well this may not be exactly seven veils, and unfortunately, there isn't any dancing involved either, so sorry to disappoint! I think I lost most of my audience with that one...
However, women have been using scarves as accessories before clothing was fashionable, hence the above mentioned dance, and any item used to showcase their strengths needed to be something pretty damn special!
In the spirit of the dance, this style of scarf is a show-stopper. I have worn many scarves (not all at one time though...) and several styles of sarongs, and never failed to garner compliments on the attire. I can't say I've worn them quite the same way as these particular manequins, but they do catch your eye!
For the more conservative
For those of us who don't care to bare their midriff, a fashionable alternative is a long Asian, or peasant style blouse. Most of these are the newer Bollywood style of Boho, but they do have a wonderfully tailored look.
My personal favorites are the peasant style blouses - for the same reason I like sarongs - that multitude of sin's thing. They flatter your figure, keep you in style and are most comfortable to wear. Given the opportunity, I would live in them!
As you can see, they come in a multitude of colours and styles and can be worn either casual or dressy. The longer line fo the shirt gives a longer, thinner look, which is exactly what I need.
The ears have it
Now we come to the section that most women can't live without...jewellery! These pieces have a wide range of wearability, and are easy on the pocketbook - what's not to love about that?
This style of jewellery is popular with all ages and not regulated to just the 'hippy dippy' crowd - just turn on the news channel, talk shows, or take a trip to the mall to see how women from all walks of life have embraced these fashion accessories.
I have seen these styles worn by receptionists in doctor's offices, retail clerks (that's a surprise...) and lawyers - the ladies my dear...the ladies! Every woman wants to look her best, and sometimes all it takes to complete a make-over is some jewellery.
These pieces give a new perspective to the catch phrase, "Don't leave home without it!"
Last but not least...
This once-upon-a-time flower-child look has come full circle, like many other's we have enjoyed over the years, and is taking the fashion industry by storm.
Once again, beautiful people of all ages are showing off their flair for colour and style, which just goes to show - hang on to those 'out of date' fashions ladies...sooner or later, they will come back with a flourish!
I recently looked through my jewellery box, as of course, I knew I had a couple of pairs of earrings like the ones featured here, and lo and behold, they were gone. After spending a few hours trying to locate them to no avail, I called my daughter to ask if she had seen them lying around.
She had seen them alright - she was wearing them! Ah well, such is life. So it appears that I will be on the hunt for a couple of new pairs.
This time I will be sure to hide them somewhere she won't think to look!