At the liberation of Paris in 1944, the American journalist Ernie Pyle observed that the women were all "brightly dressed in white or red blouses and colourful peasant skirts, with flowers in their hair and big flashy earrings." while Lady Diana Cooper, whose husband, Duff Cooper, became British Ambassador to Paris that year, wrote that, during the occupation, Parisienne women had worn "grotesquely large hats hung with flowers and fruits and feathers and ribbons" as well as high carved wooden shoes. However, in contrast to such striking bohemian adornments and subsequently the "New Look" (which itself scandalised some Parisennes), the clothes of the post-war bohemians were predominantly black: when Gréco first performed outside Saint-Germain she affronted some of her audience by wearing "black trousers, her bare feet slipped into golden sandals". In old age she claimed that this style of dress arose from poverty:
Bohemian chic at its best! Retreat back into a natural glow with this copper-tone finish tree branch. The realistic, simple texture of the bangle reflects the true wealth of vintage beauty. This designer vintage inspired piece is a favorite amongst the boho chic, artistic, spiritual like-minded fashionistas. Let your free spirit fly with this bohemian bangle. The Tree of life symbolism has a long history, crossing many cultures. A style that adds vintage elegance to any leisure day outfit can...
Incorporating the boho style into your work wardrobe can seem daunting since the very idea of bohemian is to be "different than the norm" and most offices want a professional uniformity from their employees. Fear not! There is still hope for your boho style to shine through. Here are some tips. First and foremost, check your workplace dress code. If it's business formal, we recommend sticking to that at work and using your off time to shine your bohemian beauty. If you have a mostly relaxed workplace then read on!
UPDATE AUGUST 22 2017 Yes the straps are adjustable but still doesn't go as low as I'd like it to (naughty grin). Maybe my chest is just too large for it to hang as low as i would want the chest to hang. I wanted to update this review and warn people so they don't do what i did. DO NOT PUT THIS IN THE DRYER! MINE SHRUNK! I recently wore it and forgot you're supposed to line dry. The flow is ruined and it comes much higher above my ankles now!!!! I don't like it the same. PREV REVIEW REMARKS :Feb 2017 I got the V- neck spaghetti strap blue polka dot dress. Flowy type maxi dress. I ordered size XL and it fits. I'm 5'4. 225lbs. I have hips but i'm pretty proportionate throughout. So no one area of my body is much ... full review