While traditional bohemians might consider going barefoot the only real option, modern-day gents will undoubtedly find that quite impractical (and a little unhygienic). Instead, the trendsetting bohos of today’s generation have found themselves rocking sandals. Casual, yet indisputably more stylish than flip flops, sandals are the ideal footwear to complete a bohemian look. While you may be tempted to throw on some Nike pool slides or pull out a pair of hipsteresque, velcro sandals, stop yourself. Bohemian is synonymous with artistic, and therefore to dress like one your outfit must feature artisanal details. Leather straps are definitely the way to go with your sandals. Likewise, when the weather cools off, opt for leather too. Select a pair of loafers with a slightly worn or “travelled in” appearance.
The definition of a bohemian is “A socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.” In other words? Someone who makes their own rules and finds the beauty in everyday life. A fine idea, but how does it translate into a style of dress? The answer is, with a notion of unconformity that provides a refreshing departure from the modern, minimal and sleek aesthetic of current days. Silhouettes are relaxed and styles made comfortable and casual for the wearer. Patterns and colours are injected in a bold and expressive manner. Fabrics are natural and unfussy. Details carry a vintage charm and accessories are artisanal and aplenty. Still don’t get it? Let us show you.
John Lennon's wife Cynthia recalled that Kirchherr was fascinated by the Beatles' "teddy-boy style", but that they, in turn, were "bowled over by her hip black clothes, her avant garde way of life, her photography and her sense of style". As a result the group acquired black leather jackets, as well as fringed hairstyles that were the prototype of the "mop-top" cuts associated with "Beatlemania" in 1963-4. The latter coincided with the revival of the bobbed style for women, promoted in London by hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, initially for actress Nancy Kwan, and adopted by, among others, singers Cilla Black, Billie Davis and, in America, Bev Bivens of We Five and Tammi Terrell, fashion designers Mary Quant and Jean Muir, American actress Barbara Feldon in the TV series Get Smart, and, in the form of a longer bob, Cathy McGowan, who presented the influential British TV pop music show, Ready Steady Go! (1963-6). However, when longer blonde hair (associated with, among many others, Julie Christie, Samantha Juste, Judy Geeson and a fashion model named Lorna McDonald, who, at the end of each edition of the BBC's Dee Time, jumped into Simon Dee's open E-type Jaguar) came to typify the "sixties" look, advertisers turned to the Bohemian world for inspiration: through its use of herbs, Sunsilk shampoo was said to have "stolen something from the gypsies".
I'm 5'4" 125 lbs and ordered the 0/2 (FYI: the dress is labeled S/Small when you receive it). These maxi style dresses usually don't look very good on me (they are too long for my height) but this one looks amazing and doesn't make me look short and stumpy. It's classy and sexy at the same time. Speaking of sexy, if you have larger boobs (I'm a 34D) be prepared to show a little side boob in this dress.