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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: August 26, 2017

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Mixed Print Dress
Size 1
4 - 24W

Ruffled Floral Blouse
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Tolani
Print Kimono Topper
One Size Plus

 

 

Especially popular during both the winter resort and summer music festival seasons, Bohemian or BoHo Chic style has evolved over time, but its free-spirited ethos and sensibility have remained stable.  Today the style is mainly characterized by the free flowing styles reminiscent of the hippie era of flower children, maxi dresses, and skirts mixed with peasant blouses; but, the use of luxurious fabrics such as lace  and velvet with beading and embroidery has carried through from earlier periods. 

Kimono toppers and sweater dusters in gorgeous burn out velvets, printed chiffons, crochet lace, and western or ethnic blanket patterns can come into play at various times of year. Other outerwear styles can include fringed, western style jackets, ponchos, capes, and vests.  Wide leg palazzo pant styles are popular with BoHo fashionistas, in addition to leggings and jeans.  Embroidery and beading can be very elaborate on both jeans and denim jackets.

Prints, patterns, and embellishments draw on the ethnic traditions and crafts from around the world.  Vintage qualities from Pre-War eras can also influence BoHo fashion trends. Hand-crafting, or fabrics that suggest hand-crafting, play an important role such as crochet lace, batik prints, and painted silks. Flower embellishments and floral prints are in important part of many looks.

Natural fibers including cotton, leather, linen, and silk are frequently favored by those who wear this style. Leather and suede also plays an important role, especially in boots and jackets that are a part of the look.  Denim from dark wash to faded vintage and deconstructed looks work into the look with jackets, vests and jeans. Plus-size BoHo clothing, unfortunately, is still sometimes of lower quality and available mainly in cheap synthetics. This has something to do with BoHo-Chic moving into mainstream trends and the quality of Fast Fashion in all sizes.  But, it also is a problem with plus clothing, generally. 
 

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Floral Striped Shirt
Size 1X - 3X

Melissa McCarthy
Floral Print Jeans
Size 14 - 24W

Open Knit Duster Cardigan
Size S - 3X

Vintage Floral
Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Size
1X - 3X
 
 

The best quality is often found in high end contemporary art-to-wear boutiques that specialize in limited runs or unique, one-off pieces that can be purchased directly from the artisans that design them.

Color palettes tend to be earthy and revved up with rich mineral tones and shots of spicy reds and oranges. Meanwhile, it's jewelry, and accessories that really make the look eclectic and unique.  Ethnic, artisan, and hand-crafted pieces are the most authentic but long strands of beads, tooled leather and gem studded belts, chandelier earrings, cuff bracelets, beaded sandals, and tall leather boots can all be found at lower mass market prices with the BoHo aesthetic.

 

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- 3X

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Size
1X - 3X

Double Ruffle Sleeve Blouse
Size
12 - 36W

 

Shopping for Plus-Size BoHo Chic

Young, trendy Fast Fashion spots with low prices can be a good resource. Some of the best junior retailers  for BoHo style clothes, especially during the summer festival season are Rue 21 and Rainbow Shops which offer BoHo inspired fashion in sizes to 3X.  Torrid can also carry styles that would be appealing, especially maxi dresses and tops in size XL to 6X.

British shopping hot-spot Asos has been stocking flowing kimono toppers and maxi dresses this year.  Super size divas will also appreciate the mixed print blouses and growing eco-fashion collection at Ulla Popken in size 12 to 38W.  Dress Barn has a growing collection of peasant tops and tunics in mixed prints, and often carries resort style maxi dresses and kimono toppers in size small to 3X.
 

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Embroidered
Peasant Top
Size
L - 6X

Paisley Soft Pants
Size
S - 4X
Avg - Petite

Embroidered Dress
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

Faux Suede
Patchwork Skirt

Size 12 - 30W

 

Meanwhile, Indian direct wholesale to consumer website eShakti has begun adding BoHo cotton and rayon selections to their primarily vintage inspired dress collection.  All styles can be customized for height and are available from 0 to 36W.  Plus specialty retailer SWAK has a California beach vibe to their collection that will be appealing, especially print maxi dresses and wide leg palazzo pants in size 1X to 6X.

Macy's frequently has BoHo inpsired tops, tunics, maxi skirts and dresses from a wide variety of labels, including some private label brands designed just for them, in addition to junior plus lines.  Their deep jeans selections often provides just the right vintage denim looks favored by bohemian princesses as well.

More upscale bohemian designer labels that work is silk such as Johnny Was and Tolani are regularly available from Neiman Marcus in size 1X to 3X.  Look for Citron, Lucky Brand, City Chic at Nordstrom  for bohemian tops in sizes up to 24W, with maxi dresses from labels such as Tart, MYNT, and Melissa McCarthy in sizes up to 4X.

 

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Embroidered Ankle Boots
Size
6 - 11 W, WW

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Size 6 - 28W

Floral Cold Shoulder Top
Size 14 - 32W

Embroidered Denim Jacket
Size 1X - 3X

 

An excellent resource for crinkle peasant skirts and dresses, in addition to ponchos and sweaters is Serengeti.  For some of the most unique styles available in plus check out Pyramid Collections with sizes available from 2 to 28W. Here you'll find plenty of vintage inspiration from medieval, renaissance, and hippie chick eras along with unique laces, velvets, prints, and pieces such as bell sleeves, harem pants, and steampunk looks.

BoHo jackets and sweaters are especially good at North Style, while Coldwater Creek often has more upscale looks in natural fibers appealing to polished bohemian fashionistas for sizes up to 24W.  Melissa McCarthy has developed into one of the go to spots for painted, embroidered, and embellished jeans in sizes up to 28W.

Soft Surroundings has some of the most sumptuous textiles including luscious BoHo prints, beading, embroidery, lace, modals, silks, and cottons.  Everything is available up to size 18, with a good selection extended to size 24W and talls and petites. Meanwhile, those seeking western style accessories, genuine and faux leather and suede with fringe, and prairie style blouses and skirts will have good luck at Back in the Saddle.

 

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Print Velvet Kimono Topper
Size
2 - 24W

Purple Paisley Shift
Size
6 - 24W

Embroidered Gauze
Bell Sleeve Tunic

Size
XL - 5X
Petite to 3X

Lucky Brand
Velvet Loafers
Size
5.5 - 11 M

 

Boutiques are some of the best places to find more unusual styles and a growing number are including larger sizes in their offerings.  The Shoptiques marketplace allows you to browse hundreds of boutiques from all over the United States on one platform.

An Elegant Plus favorites for hand crafted jewelry and accessories designed and produced by artisans from around the globe is Novica, run by National Geographic.

 

 
 

 

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