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Peasant fashion, sometimes called renaissance clothing, is a more eccentric, original style of clothing that is known for comfort. Skirts and blouses in many cases feature loose, off the shoulder necklines, split necklines styled to resemble tunics or drawstrings that can be tied. Peasant style clothing is often loosely woven, using such natural fabrics as linen or soft, combed cotton. Colors used include earth tones such as brown, tan, white and ivory. Blouses are often adorned with embroidery, and outfits are designed using floral patterns. The sleeves are soft and ruffled or bell-shaped. Male peasant clothing often incorporates a collarless shirt, pants and belt. Shirts are usually not tucked in.

In 1976 designer Yves Saint Laurent created what came to be known as the "Rich Peasant" or "Peasant Chic" look. Designs were characterized by drawstring blouses and long, full skirts with a gathered waistband called dirndl skirts. A Rich Peasant outfit featured fur trim and knee length boots made of calfskin. Add-ons included scarves, shawls and vests. Saint Laurent's designs remained popular through the mid-1980s.

The original, more basic peasant look has enjoyed a revival in recent years. In addition to the conventional fabrics, rayon and crushed velvet polyester have become popular. Medieval and peasant style clothes include men's and women's shirts and pants and women's blouses, skirts, peasant dresses, embroidered tops, bloomers, maternity wear and accessories.

 

Overstock . Artisan NYand#39;s cross-dye embroidered peasant top says andquot;summerandquot; with its flowing linen fabric and hippie-inspired embroidery on the front and around the neck, as well as fun decorative tassels at the collar. Available Colors: INDIGO W/NAVY. Sizes: S, M, L, XL.

CLOSEOUTS . Gorgeous beaded embroidery tops silky, light-as-a-cloud rayon in this Roper Challis peasant blouse -- a fluttery, summery beauty with a touch of southwest-inspired charm. A tied neckline with fun dangling tassels completes the look. Available Colors: WHITE. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

CLOSEOUTS . Made from smooth-sailing Summer Cloth, Royal Robbins' Peasant shirt is a crinkly, breezy cotton with an easygoing drawstring neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Available Colors: WHITE, BERRY. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL.

Joan Vass Peasant Skirt (For Women)

Price: $96.00
Sale Price: $29.99

Overstock . A charming look for summer, this Joan Vass Peasant skirt ups the femme factor with ruffled tiers in a figure-flattering A-line silhouette. Available Colors: NEW LINEN, BLACK. Sizes: 0, 1, 2, 3.

CLOSEOUTS . Get your boho groove back with dylanand#39;s Indio Pony peasant top, a silky, woven blouse with a faded finish, intricate embroidery and a drapey, relaxed fit. Available Colors: FADED SKY, VINTAGE BLACK. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

CLOSEOUTS . Royal Robbinsand#39; Peasant Plaid shirt has a touch of stretch for ease of movement, and the crinkle-textured cotton will keep you cool whether youand#39;re lounging in the hammock or powering through a busy day. Available Colors: EUCALYPTUS, PERSIMMON, DEEP SEA. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL.

XCVI Jessie Peasant Top - Long Sleeve (For Women)

Price: $70.00
Sale Price: $34.99

CLOSEOUTS . The luxe, silky finish of XCVIand#39;s Jessie peasant top brings a flowy, earthy vibe to your look, which is instantly upgraded by the eye-catching tie-dye accents, crocheted trim and flouncy belled sleeves. Available Colors: BALI WASH MAHOGANY, BLACK. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

dylan Crochet Peasant Top - 3/4 Sleeve (For Women)

Price: $101.00
Sale Price: $39.95

CLOSEOUTS . The light-and-breezy dylan crochet peasant top is embellished with a chunky crochet pattern at the notched hem and neck. Tassels dangling from the split neckline add to the sweet, bohemian-chic look with refreshed style. Available Colors: BLACK, DIRTY PINK, PERFECT WHITE, CHARCOAL. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.

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