Folk Art: Get the Celeb-Inspired Peasant Look

There’s something so timeless and universally-flattering about a peasant blouse—and yet the folky details like richly embroidered embellishment, geometric patterns and tassels are so on-trend that the look, while rooted in the past, feels very now.

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Sandra Bullock showed off the easy impact of a peasant dress at the Australian premiere of The Heat. Her Emilio Pucci dress was covered in shimmery embellishment, with a low plunge that added sex appeal. You can imagine this piece worn as a tunic with skinnies, boots and a wide-brimmed hat, but with a pair of metallic caged sandals, Bullock made it look perfect for resort wear. Camilla Belle epitomized the fresh possibilities in Carolina Herrera at the opening of the designer’s Rodeo Drive boutique. Her looked worked a Mediterranean coastal palette of cobalt and white, and the fitted skirt worked to balance the breeziness of the top. The actress threw in a pair of neon heels to keep things firmly modern. Back at the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, Maggie Gyllenhaal made wearing the trend look simple in a paisley silk Isabel Marant dress with a tassel to define the waist. Her cork and suede sandals with grommet details were a perfect match for the haute-hippy dress. Australian actress Samara Weaving wore an Esmerelda-inspired look to the Net-A-Porter Fashion Week cocktail party. Her off-the-shoulder blouse was tied in the front to reveal a little midriff, balancing the volume of her multi-patterned maxi skirt. Laid-back hair and artful jewelry finished the look.


Shop the peasant trend with our 8 celeb-inspired blouses, dresses, and skirts:

1. Tanvi Kedia Blushed Spectrum Peasant Dress – $198;  2. Velvet Embroidered Gauze Peasant Blouse – $168; 3. Elizabeth & James Mimi Tunic Dress – $345;  4. Free People FP One Banjara Print Maxi – $168;  5. New Look Navy and Red Folk Stripe Belted Maxi Skirt – $39;  6. BCBGMaxazria Amber Embroidered Peasant Dress – $107.20;  7. Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Strappy Cotton Peasant Top – $89.50;  8. BCBGMaxazria Irina Embroidered Peasant Blouse – $136.70