How to dress boho as a short and curvy girl?
I love the boho look but I am short and curvy and let’s face it – that style works well mainly on tall and slim girls. How can I wear boho/hippie clothes and don’t look like a child or as if I was going to a costume party?
You are right, hippie style is easier to pull out when you are tall and slim.
This is because it implies:
– long clothes, that tend to shorten
– oversize items that tend to make shorter girls look “lost” in them
– big prints that tend to widen the silhouette
Still, there are ways to get that boho feel in your look even if you are a short and curvy girl.
Main tip: play with accessories!
A beautiful ethnic bag (like this one), can be sufficient to make a simple outfit look boho.
Second tip: stick with natural colors and fabrics.
Last, use the markers of boho style like tassels, prints, ethnic jewels, fringes, lace, embroideries, crochet, slouchyness and suede, in your clothes OR in your accessories.
1. Kimono based boho outfit
Fluid and straight shape suit curvy girls. That is why I chose this dress and kimono. Besides, the kimono will create vertical lines that will make your body look slimmer. Beware of choosing a kimono (or a cardigan) that does not have those very large sleeves. They shorten small arms. The pendant necklace is also a good trick to lenghten your body while adding to the boho feel. For shoes, clogs, which are emblematic for the boho look will complete the style and add some height to your legs. A natural leather satchel and some purple lipstick complement the look.
– Flower kimono in viscose (a vegetal fabric)
– Clogs with patterns (to wear with plain colors)
You could also skip the kimono and create a great evening outfit with just adding embroideries on your straight dress:
2. Shirt based boho outfit
3. Cardigan based boho look
4. Necklace based evening boho look