THE BOHO CHIC STYLE
LITTLE WOMEN SET THE TREND
Fashion is always reinventing itself, and even the March sisters’ nineteenth-century outfits become contemporary and an alternative to athleisure and streetwear.
Greta Gerwig’s Little Women was released in December. It’s the seventh film adaptation of one of the most beloved novels of all time written by Louisa May Alcott 150 years ago, and it’s already set to be one of this year’s most memorable fashion moments.
In this film, the March sisters don’t just give lessons in life, style, and etiquette, but are also unexpected fashion influencers.
Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy’s clothes reflect the boho chic trend that has been all the rage both on the runways and on the road: long, high-neck dresses, circle skirts, cotton blouses, lace-up ankle boots, pastel colors, and lots of flowers.
Last spring, online searches for prairie dresses, which resemble the long-sleeve dresses with circle skirts worn in the mid-19th century, had increased by 38%, followed by an incredible surge in purchases.
WHAT DOES BOHO CHIC MEAN?
Boho is short for bohemian and results from different inspirations and styles, from nonconformist 19th-century artists to the hippie style of the 70s, with an extra touch of romanticism. The pioneer style will also be the trend for the 2020 spring/summer and the beauty look for hedonist brides who love simplicity and light shapes and fabrics.
The boho chic style is characterized by flowy skirts, waistcoats, embroidered tunics, cropped jackets, cowgirl boots, oversized cardigans, rigid bracelets, amulets and raffia.
THE BOHO CHIC STYLE
Many brands have translated this style into creations. Think of Saint Laurent’s embroidered tunics; Atlein’s long draped saris; Isabel Marant’s jumpsuits, denim overalls, crochet blouses and floral waistcoats; or Molly Goddard’s circle skirts embellished with soft tulle flounces, velvet bows, puffed sleeves, and trapeze silhouettes, for romantic women who know what they want.
And then, there are the accessories: gladiator sandals with gold studs; suede fringe boots; bucket and mini bags; necklaces with magic, esoteric or religious symbols; maxi hoop earrings decorated with multi-color stones, such as those by Aurelie Bidermann and Marco Bicego; round, colored sunglasses, straw hats, and belts with inlaid buckles and metal applications.
And what about hair? Down dos for sure, although they’re not the only option. Deconstructed buns with strands falling on the sides of the face, braids and dreads, true expressions of a hippie chic style, are also in.