Nothing says carefree style quite like boho dresses. Loved for its flowing silhouette and earthy color palette, the whimsical garment has transcended the fashion category to become an true favorite. Just look at the fashion icons known for wearing them. Stevie Nicks, Anita Pallenberg, Janis Joplin, Bianca Jagger – all the women who have raised the bar for expressive style. And although this fashion trend is available all year round, designers have presented countless boho dresses for summer 2022.
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What Is Boho Style?
Boho is short for bohemian and describes a style of clothing inspired by the lifestyle of the free spirits and hippies of the 60s and 70s. Boho style is characterized by long, flared or voluminous skirts and dresses. It also includes peasant blouses, ethnic accents such as tunics or wooden jewelry, as well as embroidery, beadwork, fringed bags, and sandals (or ankle boots) with jewelry or embellishments. The look is often layered and colorful.
Today, the Boho influence is mostly combined with other trends and no longer worn from head to toe. The style hit an all-time high in 2005 and was embodied by Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Currently, these women can still be seen in a slightly boho look, but in a modern mix with other influences such as menswear and minimalism.
Today’s Best Boho Icons
Sienna Miller and the Olsen Twins: In recent years, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and actress Sienna Miller have added new influences to their personal styles, but their innate love of loose silhouettes, embroideries and long dresses is still part of their wardrobe. The boho style lives on.
Note – these looks are also a great example that boho style can also be chic and not just a casual look for music festivals. With beading, silk and fur accents, boho-chic looks become elegant options for evening events and parties. For this look to succeed, keep it modern and elegant with simple shoes and clean, beautiful hair. A low bun and cat eye makeup will give your bohemian-inspired look an updated edge.
Florence Welch: When it comes to modern boho style icons, there’s no one better than Florence Welch. Florence and the Machine lead singer favors wide-leg pants, heavenly dresses and even milkmaid braids. All of this gives her a fresh boho look that is her very own. Whether on stage or at an awards ceremony, she flaunts her long, wavy red hair and romantic sense of style.
If you want to recreate her look, wear a wide-brimmed hat with an embroidered coat, try western-style mid-length dresses with belts, and master those effortlessly beautiful (but actually pretty elusive) beachy waves.
Boho Dresses for Summer 2022 – Check Them Out
Feminine bohemian style maxi dress with embroidery and crew neck, low back and short puff sleeves. It’s fitted to the hips and has a stretchy, gathered bodice.
Bold cotton twill shows its sculptural side in this boho dress. Framed by two angled lingerie straps that cross and drape like ribbons down the back, it flows into a dropped waist and pleated skirt with long slits that accentuate the movement.
Crafted from featherweight satin, this tiered maxi dress is airy-light. It falls from a V-neckline to feminine blouson sleeves and a relaxed A-line silhouette. The front is unexpectedly delicately decorated with pompous bows.
Boho Dresses for Summer 2022 – This little dress is made from a blend of cotton and linen. It features a cropped design, a rounded neckline and embroidery detailing.
This dress features a tunic silhouette with a tiered bodice and paisley print. Team yours with sandals and a tote bag.
Boho Dresses for Summer 2022 – This design is embellished with intricate guipure lace at the neckline. It reflects the geometric architecture of Mexico’s Mitla ruins. Crafted from black cotton poplin, it has a romantic cold shoulder silhouette, voluminous sleeves and a floating A-line shape.
This floral cotton mini dress embodies the freedom of travel and escape. It has contrasting lace trims, tassel ties and relaxed wide sleeves. This embroidered midi dress features a round collar and an adjustable V-neckline with ties. The long sleeves have elastic cuffs.
What Are the Best Ways to Wear Boho Dresses for Summer 2022?
Although the influence of bohemian chic has waned since the early 2000s, a distinctive, individual style means that you can successfully combine different inspirations and trends.
No matter your age, if you’re into loose silhouettes, beaded or peasant-style blouses, there’s a way to incorporate them into your current wardrobe. Try a wide-brimmed hat or faux fur vest over your favorite pair of jeans. Layer some gold chains over your cashmere sweater. Beaded jackets look especially cool layered over mini skirts or little white dresses… You get the idea. Take an element you love about the boho trend and adapt it your own way.