In F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920), a young woman who wishes to become a "society vamp" regards the adoption of a bob as a necessary prelude, while Louise Brooks' sexually charged performance as Lulu in G. W. Pabst's film, Pandora's Box (1929), left an enduring image of the style, which has been replicated on screen over the years, most vividly by Cyd Charisse in Singin' in the Rain (1952), Isabelle de Funès as Valentina in Baba Yaga (1973) and Melanie Griffith in Something Wild (1986). It was associated also with many popular singers and actresses in the 1960s and has frequently been evoked by writers and directors, as well as fashion designers, seeking to recapture the hedonsitic or free spirit of the 1920s. For example, Kerry Greenwood's Cocaine Blues (1989) and succeeding novels about Phryne Fisher, a glamorous, but unconventional aristocratic investigator in late twenties Melbourne, Australia, conveyed an image – "five feet two [157.5 centimetres] with eyes of green and black hair cut into a cap" – that was later cultivated stylishly on television by Essie Davis in ABC's Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012).
Jane Morris, who was to become Rossetti's muse, epitomised, probably more than any of the women associated with the pre-Raphaelites, an unrestricted, flowing style of dress that, while unconventional at the time, would be highly influential at certain periods during the 20th century. She and others, including the much less outlandish Georgiana Burne-Jones (wife of Edward Burne-Jones, one of the later pre-Raphaelites), eschewed the corsets and crinolines of the mid-to-late Victorian era, a feature that impressed the American writer Henry James when he wrote to his sister in 1869 of the bohemian atmosphere of the Morrises’ house in the Bloomsbury district of London and, in particular, the "dark silent medieval" presence of its chateleine:
Love the vibrant colors (photo is accurate for brightness and colors), the flow of this dress, and of course the pockets. I bought size small and medium not knowing which size would be best based on other reviews. The small fits perfect except like other people have said, the arm area is a little too small. The medium was way too big on my chest though. I would recommend to buy your “usual” size unless you have a larger chest and/or broad shoulders, then likely go a size up. I don’t think the dress is that heavy; it’s pretty light and comfortable. Would buy again!
^ Quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (10th ed. 1993) edited by John Walker. Almost 70 years after Lombard's death, the Sunday Times described red lipstick as the "ne plus ultra [not further beyond] of make up ... We respect red lipstick as a badge of loveliness and youth (Georgia May), bold style (Florence Welch), sexual confidence (Scarlett Johansson) and old-school glamour (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) – and, above all, we appreciate that it doesn't work for everyone": Shane Watson in Style, 4 December 2011.
Maxi dresses alone give you a million options to keep up with the Bohemian vibe. Prints like paisley, floral, flowing, geometric, and eclectic ones define your look further. Pair them with a statement neckpiece and/or bandana, gladiator or pom-pom sandals, and a huge finger ring to match the occasion. You could also throw on a printed denim vest or a fur jacket.
Whether you just consider yourself a free spirit or you're an all-out bohemian fashionista, our boho collection brings vintage-style staples to your wardrobe for at incredible prices. Dress to impress on your night out in an embroidered shirt paired with a handcrafted statement necklace for a boho look that is both effortless and glamorous. You can grab a slouchy bucket bag to complement your breezy peasant top. Your hair will shine when adorned with gold leaves or an ivory and rhinestone headband. Add a dramatic floral kimono or thrift store jacket, or finish your look with a colorful pashmina-style wrap. You can even bring your sweet, flowy dresses into the colder months with inspiration from our warm and wintery lookbook.
Vintage style spiritual symbols organic jewelry and Bohemian chic at its best! This beautiful pair of nugget organic-shaped earring is on a sculptured wire and accented with a topaz briolette. The design is finished with a red glass briolette jewel at the bottom. This Native American inspired organic earrings set is a favorite amongst the boho chic, artistic, spiritual like-minded fashionistas.Let your free spirit fly with these bohemian earrings. A style that adds vintage elegance to any lei...
Vintage style Bohemian chic jewelry at its best! Small organically inspired pewter tone semi-hoops retreat back to a more natural setting and mood. The tree branch details bring life and color to your vintage look. This vintage inspired branch earrings set is a favorite amongst the boho chic, artistic, spiritual like-minded fashionistas. Let your free spirit fly with these bohemian branch earrings. A style that adds vintage elegance to any leisure day outfit can also be worn for your formal s...
When the weather gets too cold for shorts, bohos turn to two distinct types of trousers to provide them with coverage and style. The first of these trouser types is jeans. Jeans are a wardrobe staple for every gent and bohemians are no exception. To pull off the bohemian look, ensure that your jeans are the appropriate off-duty style. Forego the sharp, dark denim you wear to the office on casual Friday, and opt for a rugged and ripped, light or mid-blue jeans instead. A slim silhouette is best while cuffed legs are optional. While these jeans suit the easy-going nature of bohemian style, pleated trousers create an old-world feel that suits its vintage feel. Wear them slightly baggy in the leg and belted at the waist to complete the style.
This vintage inspired necklace with an adjustable dark brown leather cord tie necklace is accented with a matte gold tone fireball of black diamond hued Swarvoski crystals elements and hand wrapped wax linen screams tribal with a modern twist. It will add an adventurous, natural flow to your lifestyle. It’s a perfect way to express your bohemian jewelry creativity and it’s a great addition to accessorize your wardrobe. It will inspire you to immerse yourself in subtle adventure. This handcraf...
In Iris Murdoch's novel, The Bell (1958), an art student named Dora Greenfield bought "big multi-coloured skirts and jazz records and sandals". However, as Britain emerged from post-war austerity, some Bohemian women found influences from continental Europe, adopting, for example, the "gamine look", with its black jerseys and short, almost boyish hairstyles associated with film actresses Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina, 1954, and as a "Gréco beatnik" in Funny Face, 1957) and Jean Seberg (Bonjour Tristesse, 1957 and A bout de souffle, 1960), as well as the French novelist Françoise Sagan, who, as one critic put it, "was celebrated for the variety of her partners and for driving fast sports cars in bare feet as an example of the free life". In 1961 Fenella Fielding played "a mascara-clad Gréco-alike" in The Rebel with comedian Tony Hancock, while, more recently, Talulah Riley replicated the look for scenes in ITV's 2006 adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Moving Finger, set in 1951.
By the early 1920s, what had been a wartime expedient – the need to economise on material – had become a statement of freedom by young women, manifested by shorter hemlines (just above the knee by 1925–6) and boyish hairstyles, accompanied by what Robert Graves and Alan Hodge described as "the new fantastic development of Jazz music". At the Antwerp Olympic Games in 1920 the French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen attracted attention with a knee length skirt that revealed her suspender belt whenever she leapt to smash a ball. From then on, sportwear for women, as with day-to-day clothes, became freer, although, after the Second World War, when the American player Gussie Moran appeared at the Wimbledon championships of 1949 in a short skirt that revealed lace-trimmed panties, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club accused her of bringing "vulgarity and sin into tennis" and shunned the outfit's designer Teddy Tinling for many years.
Our highly edited collection spotlights the most mesmerizing gems from fashion's most in-demand jewelry designers. Go modern and minimal with ERTH's uniquely pared-down earrings. Bring a boho element to any outfit with Lili Clapse's celestial-centric pendants. Or take things to the top with our own collection of bold earrings. Our fashion jewelry demands attention whether worn as a singular statement or mixed, matched, and stacked in bohemian layers. With adornments ranging from anklets to rings to ear cuffs and studs, head-to-toe embellishment is effortless. Explore our entire jewelry line and discover never-taking-it-off treasures for every style.
I LOVE this dress. I had been having some bad days lately where I've been hating the way all of my clothes look on my body (I'm a bigger girl, roughly 180lbs and 5 feet tall) so I ordered this dress as a hope it'll cheer me up and boy did it. It's so flattering on me, and fits perfectly. I was so excited by how much I loved this dress that I immediately ordered another one in another color. I wish there were more color options (I would die for a black one with flowers on it) so I could wear it everyday. I don't remember the last time I bought something that I loved this much and that made me feel this confident. My only issue is I'll need to hem it a little since it just barely drags on the ground, but that's standard for being short ... full review