Boho wedding dresses are a trend we’ve seen flourishing in recent years. Luckily for brides-to-be with a passion for the unconventional, it seems that bohemian wedding dresses are here to stay.
Boho is short for bohemain. As a style it is most closely associated with the 1960s and ’70s, when hippie fashion flourished. Boho style borrows from many fashion subcultures and nearly any outfit can be considered boho when done right.
If you’ve dreamed of a dress that’s eternally romantic and effortlessly stylish to boot, a bohemian style gown could be the perfect choice for your big day. To offer some inspiration and show you just how breathtaking and versatile these dresses can be, we’ve searched our favorite online shops for a few stunning gowns.
Take a peek and prepare to fall in love all over again!
What is a Boho Style Wedding Dress?
As with most dresses, Bohemian Wedding dresses come in an array of shapes and styles. From flowing lace separates to floaty long-sleeved gowns and extended trains, the options are endless.
What makes a dress decidedly bohemian, however, is the overall carefree vibe and sense of effortless elegance. Whether that be due to a more relaxed fit than you would see on a more traditional wedding gown or a lace trimmed off-the-shoulder neckline, boho dresses offer the perfect amount of freedom and comfort with zero compromise on style.
What Style Of Wedding is best for Boho?
If you plan to fully embrace the Bohemian aesthetic for your wedding, there’s nothing like a natural outdoor setting to wholeheartedly celebrate that choice. In a beautiful forest or similar woodland location, for example, your bohemian look is right at home.
Opting for a dress with delicate floral embroidery and asymmetric finishes will subtly imitate your surroundings and give a cohesive finish to the entire day. Additionally, bohemian wedding dresses are ideal for garden ceremony’s, beach weddings or, if you’d rather be indoors, a converted barn venue.
For those with a truly bohemian soul and unending wanderlust, this style of dress is absolutely ideal for a destination wedding in the mountains or lakeside nuptials. It would seem that a favorite among boho brides is an outdoor wedding, with a focus on florals, and a quintessential flower crown or jewelry headpiece to complete the look!
All this being said, what’s so wonderful about planning your wedding is just that — it’s your wedding!
Although we may traditionally associate a bohemian dress with the beach or other outdoorsy settings (see above for examples), that doesn’t mean this style of dress can’t be just as fitting for a church or registry office. The choices you and your partner make should be unique and special to you, meaning there are no strict guidelines for planning your perfect day together.
Which Bohemian Wedding Dress is Right For You?
Now, that is the big question. You’ve decided on a Bohemian style but there’s so many to choose from!
How do you know where to start or which style is perfect for you? Well, to make that decision just a little easier, we have compiled a few of our absolute favorites from around the web with varying silhouettes and other winning features to help you find your dream dress.
Best Boho Wedding Dresses
1) Long Sleeved Bohemian Wedding Dress
This showstopping long sleeved dress (named Ellora) is made with organic cotton and French lace, and comes available in white, off-white or ivory colors. It has long fairy tale like sleeves that extend onto the hand making it absolutely ideal for an outdoor wedding as well as stretch material for a comfortable, effortless fit.
Additionally, the extended train adds a theatrical element to your bohemian dream dress. This stunning creation can even be customised on ordering from an open V-back to full coverage and a simple floor length skirt to a full train. To finish, beautiful hand-cut floral lace motifs are used to decorate the sleeves, back and neckline.
2) Bell Sleeve Bohemian Wedding Dress
To say we’re blown away by this incredible lace creation would be the understatement of the century!
With its incredibly detailed all-over floral crochet construction, it’s truly breathtaking. The long train is a particularly fabulous feature whilst the bell sleeves elevate the overall bohemian vibe. An elegant boat neckline also provides the perfect balance to the sultry low V-back.
3) Modern Boho Wedding Dress
This gorgeous dress from Cocomelody is ideal for the modern bohemian bride. It has all of the elements we love about boho wedding dresses, but with a contemporary edge.
The lace illusion bodice features a plunge V-neckline with the most beautiful floral embroidery and sequin detailing to finish. The back of the dress features delicate crisscross straps leaving the back mostly open until an embroidered lace insert just above the waistline. The skirt, though channelling a 1920’s vibe with tiered fringing, feels decidedly contemporary and finishes just above the ankle to show off your fabulous choice of footwear.
4) Romantic Bohemian Wedding Dress
It’s true that this particular dress has a slightly more structured fit than our other picks but we simply can’t resist it’s an eternally romantic silhouette.
With its off-the-shoulder neckline, bell sleeves and corseted back it’s straight out of a childhood fairy tale. Not to mention the ethereal, floor length tulle skirt. This dress would look absolutely stunning for an outdoor ceremony beneath a floral alter, we can just imagine the wedding album!
5) Affordable Boho Wedding Dress
For the thrifty boho bride, we cannot recommend this crisp white chiffon gown highly enough!
With an off-the-shoulder neckline, a tiered ruffle bodice and sweeping floor-length skirt, this incredibly reasonable dress is an absolute dream. Ideal for a beach wedding with bare feet or with a beautiful pair of heels for a dressier affair, this whimsical gown is simple yet unquestionably stunning.
So, there you have it! Our top picks and styles for the bohemian bride-to-be. Which is your favourite?
Have any of these incredible dresses sparked a previously unknown love of bohemian bridal wear?
So many exciting questions and so many sensational styles to try out. Be brave and try on as many different boho styles as you can until your heart’s content. And finally, you’ll find the one to marry, The One.