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10 Best Boho Dresses for Women Over 50          

By Sandra Roussy October 21, 2023 Makeup and Fashion

Do you like the bohemian look? It made its rise in popularity in the 1960s when the world experienced post-war freedom and vibrance. Fashion became eclectic and colorful, and people were defining their style with their clothing and hair more than ever before.

Bohemian dresses became popular among concertgoers, Woodstock for example, and then made it into mainstream fashion trends. The bohemian trend has never really gone away completely, but at various times it does become more trendy and we see a rise of bohemian dresses in stores.

  1. Satin Floral Shirt Dress – Elegantly versatile, the Satin Floral Shirt Dress is made from soft, lightweight satin fabric with a bold floral print, featuring smocked cuffs for ease of wear and functioning as both a dress and a topper, perfect for women over 50 seeking effortless style.
  2. Poplin Eyelet Midi Dress – Make a stylish statement with this Poplin Eyelet Midi Dress, crafted from breathable cotton-blend stretch poplin fabric and featuring eyelet details on the sleeves, tiered hem, and V-neck, making it the perfect choice for a versatile day-to-night look.
  3. Linen Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress – Boost your summer boho style with this Linen Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress, featuring intricate embroidery, a flattering tiered A-line silhouette, and crafted from breathable linen fabric.
  4. Pure Jill Kantha-Stitched & Printed A-Line Dress – This A-line maxi dress is made from soft cotton and adorned with a botanical-inspired print at the hemline and hand-crafted kantha stitching, ideal for summer celebrations when paired with your favorite sandals and accessories.
  5. Soutache-Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Dress – Add unique summer style to your wardrobe with this cotton-blend slub-knit dress, featuring soutache embroidery along the split neckline and puff sleeves.
  6. Coastal Ruffled Midi Dress – This season-perfect split-neck midi dress, designed in soft crinkled rayon with a beautiful drape and an allover paisley print accented by a striped border print along the ruffles, is a perfect addition to your boho look. 
  7. Poplin Embroidered Sleeve Midi Dress –This eye-catching Poplin Embroidered Sleeve Midi Dress is made with 100% cotton with intricate eyelets and embroidery on the balloon sleeves and tiered hem.
  8. Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress –Elegant and lightweight, this Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress in Sea Island fabric showcases a flattering multi-tier design and V-neck with front pockets.
  9. Flounced-Hem Maxi Dress – Perfect for the boho style, this soft crinkled-rayon dress boasts a summer-perfect mix of colors and patterns, a slight halter neckline, a double-flounced hemline, and a border print at the front for a feminine and stylish look.
  10. PATCHWORK PRINT MIDI DRESS – Discover effortless style in this Patchwork Dress, featuring a V-neck design with long sleeves and a back opening with button closure.

Bohemian dresses are often (but not exclusively) made of natural fabric like cotton or linen and come in colorful prints that range from pretty florals to tie-dyes and ethnic-inspired paisleys. They are very feminine and sometimes have trimmings like lace, ruffles, or embroideries.

They are often styled with large hats and bags, long necklaces and earrings. Boho dresses look good with sandals, flats, as well as booties and boots.

Satin Floral Shirt Dress

Satin Floral Shirt Dress

This Floral Shirt Dress from Chico’s is a soft, lightweight, and versatile piece, crafted from sumptuous satin fabric with a bold floral print and smocked cuffs for easy wear.

This classic fit design features long sleeves, a collared neckline, front pockets, concealed front buttons, and a flattering midi length in an A-line silhouette. Doubles as both a dress and a topper, making it the ideal choice for packing light on your travels.

Poplin Eyelet Midi Dress

Poplin Eyelet Midi Dress

Get ready to make a stylish statement with the Eyelet Midi Dress, crafted from cotton-blend stretch poplin fabric featuring eyelet details on the sleeves, tiered hem, and V-neck.

With a classic fit, long sleeves, and front pockets, this A-line dress is breathable and comfortable. Complete your look with fashion sandals for a lovely day-to-night seasonal outfit.

Linen Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress

Linen Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress

Shine in this Linen Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress, featuring a flattering tiered A-line silhouette and intricate embroidery, perfect for summer boho chic style.

Made from 100% linen, this relaxed fit, sleeveless dress boasts a V-neck and maxi length, ensuring comfort and elegance.

Pure Jill Kantha-Stitched & Printed A-Line Dress

Pure Jill Kantha-Stitched & Printed A-Line Dress

Experience serenity and style with this A-line maxi dress, made from soft cotton and featuring a botanical-inspired print at the hemline and hand-crafted kantha stitching for an artistic touch.

With a V-neckline, this one-and-done style is perfect for summer celebrations, paired with your favorite sandals and accessories.

Soutache-Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Dress

Soutache-Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Dress

Heighten your everyday summer boho style with this cotton-blend slub-knit dress, featuring unique soutache embroidery along the split neckline and puff sleeves for added femininity.

With on-seam pockets for convenience, this dress is made from 60% cotton and 40% Tencel™ modal knit which is both chic and functional.

Coastal Ruffled Midi Dress

Coastal Ruffled Midi Dress

This split-neck midi dress is crafted from soft crinkled 100% rayon for a flattering drape that suits all body types. It features an allover paisley print with a striped border print highlighting each ruffle tier, this dress is a stylish addition to your warm-weather wardrobe.

Poplin Embroidered Sleeve Midi Dress

Poplin Embroidered Sleeve Midi Dress

Enjoy the days of summer in this eye-catching Poplin Embroidered Sleeve Midi Dress, made from 100% cotton with eyelets and embroidery on the balloon sleeves and flattering tiered hem, making it the perfect occasion dress for pairing with heeled sandals.

Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

Exude elegance in this lovely and lightweight Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress, crafted from soft Sea Island Poly fabric with a V-neck and front pockets, featuring a flattering multi-tier design and elastic waist for the perfect fit, making it an impressive choice for hosting your next party.

Flounced-Hem Maxi Dress

Flounced-Hem Maxi Dress

Indulge in this summer-perfect soft crinkled-rayon dress, designed with a mix of colors and patterns, featuring a slight halter neckline, double-flounced hemline, and border print at the front for a feminine and stylish look.

PATCHWORK PRINT MIDI DRESS

PATCHWORK PRINT MIDI DRESS

This Patchwork Dress from Zara is a versatile and stylish addition to your wardrobe. With a V-neck design and long sleeves, it offers a flattering and comfortable fit. 

The boho patchwork pattern adds a unique and trendy element, making it perfect for casual outings or dressing up for special occasions.

Read MAXI (A.K.A. LONG) DRESSES AND SUMMER FASHION FOR WOMEN OVER 60.

Also, 14 BEAUTIFUL SUNDRESSES FOR WOMEN OVER 60.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you like bohemian dresses? Do you wear them regularly? Which one is your favorite on our list? Do you have a favorite store where you shop for bohemian dresses? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Bridget Fitzgerald

I love to wear bohemian style clothing in the summer. Not full on, but subtly, like most of the dresses shown here. In the cooler oaths I wear Classic style clothing which I also love!
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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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