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Trend To Try: Boho World Traveler

The bohemian trend has been going strong for quite some time now, thanks in large part to fashion heavy-hitters like Nicole Richie, Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and co. I will never tire of this style and I especially love the new ways designers are interpreting it.

For Spring ’09, it was all about the boho world traveler, and lots of designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Milly, Roberto Cavalli, and more found inspiration in far-flung, exotic locals. The boho looks this season are marked by beautiful beading, precise embroidery, and bold prints, adding a bit of jet-setter mystique to the laidback sensibility we have all come to love.

While we’ll be going in a bit of a different direction for fall, where the 80’s will reign supreme, I am all about going with what you love and I absolutely love the boho world traveler look, so in my world, it will never be outdated.

If you share my sentiments, and check out some fabulous wordly boho finds after the jump!

Mara Hoffman Chiffon Float Dress, $550. A standout party dress that will make you the envy of everyone!
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Tibi Leilani Beaded One Shoulder Dress, $395. All you need is the perfect pair of shoes and you are all set to go with a killer ensemble.
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Ella Moss Caribbean Long Dress, $198. Comfortable, feminine, and totally unique- what more can you ask for in a maxi?
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Torn by Ronny Kobo Adrienne Dashiki Racer Back Tank, $84. I’ll wear this with an armload of bangles and cut-off shorts for modern spin on seventies cool.
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What Comes Around Goes Around Ilona Dress, $350. Wear this with sandals for day and killer pumps at night.
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Whitley Kros Palace Tunic, $227. A billowy boho top is an absolute must can can be wornw ith everything from jeans to leggings to shorts to minis.
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Twenty8Twelve ‘Mitford’ Variegated Stripe Dress, $360. I’ll wear this with a chunky necklace and some wooden wedges.
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Anna Sui Print Strapless Dress, $455. Anna Sui can always be counted on to create beautiful boho styles with an avant-garde sensibility.
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Diane von Furstenberg ‘Chany’ Beaded Dress, $485. A modern frock with a swingin’ sixties sensibility.
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Rebecca Taylor Moroccan Long Dress, $425. A gorgeous maxi with an ethnic spin. I’m in love.
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IRO Reaia Sheer Sleeveless Dress, $242. A simple style that allows for lots of accessorizing.
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Yaya Aflalo Novella Dress, $566; NOW: $395. Simply stunning is all that can be said about this envy-inducing number.
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Ecote Smocked Tube Dress, $39.99. A breezy style that can go from day to night.
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Antik Batik Fontana Mini Dress, $184. Wear this piece with sandals in the summer and leggings and a killer bomber come fall.
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Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Halter Dress, $370. The perfect ethnic-inspired summer dress.
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Issa Off Shoulder Long Dress, $761. This style has Nicole Richie written all over it!
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Nanette Lepore Red Buzz Dress, $180; NOW: $126. I absolutely love this standout shade.
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Tbags Brown Graphic Jersey Keyhole Dress, $121. One of those easy-to-wear styles that’s a can’t-miss.
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Splash image by Santina Amendola

Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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I love these designs and the whole boho look but I’m lost about ways to dress for my body. I’m average size but have a bigger bust and so when anything hangs off of me from the top it makes me look bigger than I am in the waist and down. I also am not sure I could ever pull off a long shirt look with leggins because I’m not petite. What should I do?

Reply July 29, 2011, 12:13 pm

Sabrina Alexis

Brandy- I think you should try an empire waist maxi dress (like the Rebecca Taylor and Ella Moss styles pictures above). These styles are pretty much universally flattering since they emphasize the rib cage- a slim spot on almost any figure. Plus, they draw the attention upward toward the face making them PERFECT options for those dreaded fat days.

Usually, anything with a graphic print (like the Antik Batik and T-bags styles above) are super flattering, the prints camouflage problem areas by forcng the eye to rove, so those are also great options for you.

I hope this helped! We’ll be doing lots of ‘dressing for your body type’ articles so stay tuned!

Reply June 8, 2009, 8:44 pm


I love the way these dresses look on everyone! I’m not sure which would look good on me however. I’m fairly petite in the waist and legs and upper body, but I have hips…dresses like this tend to make me look wider than I actually am and give me the *gasp* pregnant look. I need things that are fitted all over…how can I wear one of these or which style?

Reply June 7, 2009, 10:12 am

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