Bohemian Hippie summer dresses are fun and carefree takes on fashion expression. These dresses tend to be light weight and airy made of lawn, batiste, voile, handkerchief linen, or layered chiffon. Every imaginable type of flowing and slightly loose-fitting dress is available.
A-line shifts that fall just above the knees with cap sleeves or sleeveless are a common look among the dresses. Another trendy look is the maxi dress with a full flowing skirt. Many of the dresses have multiple layers of very thin fabric to make the dress opaque.
The Bohemian look is also characterized by floral and other small prints. Many fabrics are solids, but most are patterned or printed. When the dress is a solid color then texture is the predominant producer of a pattern. This is apparent in the crocheted trim used to accent Boho summer dresses along the sleeve hems, necklines, and skirt hems.