Boho - The Fashion History of Bohemian Style

A history of bohemian style and its influence on hippie style and boho chic. For 200 years, bohemian style has been the fashion for artists and intellectuals who embrace an alternative life style
  • Renata Bursten

    Bohemian style has, for over 200 years, been an exotic alternative to the accepted fashions of a given period. Generally associated with artists, writers, and intellectuals, bohemian culture incorporates Gypsy, and various ethic clothing styles, as well as historical costume

  • Cally Roberts

    Fashion Elements of Bohemian Style Bohemian style, now referred to as boho chic, has come down through history, reappearing as beatnik style and in the hippie culture of the 1960's. For 200 years, bohemian style has consisted of several fashion elements. Loose, flowing clothing made of natural fabrics Less restrictive garments worn without corsets, bras or other restrictive elements Loose, flowing hair Colorful scarves worn at the neck, on the head, or instead of a belt Peasant style clothing including tunics, loose trousers, boots, and sandals Used or worn clothing Oriental elements including robes, kimonos, an the ethnic designs of Persia, India, Turkey, and China Mixing historical elements of medieval clothing with ethnic styles Layering Matching of garments in a nontraditional manner, such as mixing prints, or unusual color combinations Multi strands of beads, several bangle bracelets, and the wearing of unusual, hand crafted, or unmatched jewelry Large dangle or large hoop earrings Broad brimmed hats Patched clothing Paisley, flowered fabrics, ruffles, lace edged sleeves A general disregard for tidiness and uniformity of dress A look of contrived dishevelment

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