Everyday Style @ Shenanigans Central: Bohemian Traders’ Striped Maxi Dress

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my top sale picks from the Vogue Online Shopping Night.

At the very top of my list, was the 30% off storewide promotion at Australian boutique boho label, Bohemian Traders.

Let’s just say, I took my own advice.

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know I regularly feature BT here.

I love their easy wearing threads, especially their striped dresses, and after some successful style stalking, I was stoked to pick up this little ripper with 30% off: the striped maxi dress, which usually retails for $149.

Wearing striped maxi dress from Bohemian Traders, Augusta suede boots from Trenery, mini tort hoops from Gorman and bag and shades from Coach, bought a few years ago in NYC.

So what am I loving about this particular striped dress?

Let me count the ways.

Firstly, it’s a casual alternative to jeans. Some days, I just don’t feel like wearing jeans, so I always like to have some warm, non-jeans options on hand.

This dress is basically a long, medium weight t-shirt, with a slightly stretchy cotton/spandex fabrication, so it has some give. It kind of feels like the tracky dax equivalent of a dress. On a side note, I think I’ve just reached a life goal right there.

In terms of how to wear it, just add trainers or boots, as I’ve done here, for a relaxed casual outfit. Layer up with a scarf, tights, denim jacket or a puffer for extra warmth.

Secondly, the maxi length means coverage – a big plus in Winter – and the subtle a-line shape skims where it should but also flatters without being too voluminous.

On that note, I originally ordered this dress in a Large and while it fit well, I thought I could go down a size around the chest – not a common situation for me with curvy DD/E proportions.

Below I’m wearing a Medium which is spot on.

If you’re wondering, this dress is also available in sizes XXS through to 4XL too.

Finally, there’s the unusual but striking colour combo. While I do love a traditional black/white and navy/white striped dress, I think the tan/navy is gorgeous for the cooler months. I’ve added my navy suede boots but tan boots of any description would also work here beautifully.

It’s not just me who is a fan either. My ten year old son complimented me, saying, “I love the contrast of those stripes Mum”. I’d pop a stunned face emoji here if I could but then again, I think he was totally on to something!

If you like this style but prefer a block colour, you might be pleased to hear this style also comes in black.

But wait, there’s more. A little birdy just told me that Bohemian Traders are currently running a Spend and Save promotion: $50 when you spend $150; $100 off when you spend $300 and $200 when you spend $600. More details here.

If you’re looking for more of my reviews of clothing from Bohemian Traders, check out my other reviews here.

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What’s your favourite striped colour combo? Do you have a striped maxi in your wardrobe?