Don't be Afraid to Dabble in the Bohemian

"You said I would've hit the ceiling
  You said I,
 You said I should eat my feelings,
  Head held high.
  I won't take anyone down if I cry tonight,
  But I still let everyone down when I change in size.
  And I went tumbling down trying to reach your high,
  But I scream too loud if I speak my mind.

  I don't wanna wake it up,
  I don't wanna wake it up,
  I don't wanna wake it up,
  The Devil in me. (Repeat 2xs)

 Gotta wake up, gotta wake up
 Gotta wake up, gotta wake up
 Gotta wake up, come back to life" -- Halsey, Devil Inside Me

Styling Note: Bohemian can be tricky. The silhouettes are loose. The fabrics are gauzy and flowing, not structured.  The color palettes are typically soft and muted. For years, the "common wisdom" told plus size women that because of these things, these styles were not our friends. But can I tell you a secret? I love the gauzy, lace filled, romantic silhouettes that embody this trend. I would wear them every day if I could get away with it at work.

Bohemian doesn't have to be scary. In this post, I will show you why. First, I am wearing a shorter dress instead of a maxi length, which allows you to see some of my legs. Rather than covering myself completely, the dress has cut-outs, which make it a little more bold and a lot less frumpy. I paired it with a vest that has both embroidery and fringe to add texture to the look. The princess seams on the bust draw the eye downward and define my figure. While the pink is definitely a more pastel tone, the color has enough depth to avoid being bland.

Dress: Alice & You, via Asos Curve.  Vest: Coco + Jameson, via Dillard's. Wedges: Kork Ease. Rings: H&M, Forever21, and flea market finds. Necklace: Nordstrom Rack.
Clutch: pop up shop in Eastdale Mall, Montgomery Alabama.
Lipstick: Diva, via Mac Cosmetics.

Photo credit. P. Weiss


  1. Ive always been a fan of the BOHO looks xoxo Chubby Mannequin

    1. Me too! I hate that so many people tell plus size women that they cannot wear flowing silhouettes.


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