How to Style the Boho Wedding Dress Look

How to style a boho wedding dress

Are you a free spirited bride? Then there’s every chance you’ll be looking to rock the boho-chic look when it comes to choosing your wedding dress.

So strap yourself in and let’s go on a whistle-stop ride through all you need to know about styling the boho wedding dress look.

What is boho wedding style?

The boho wedding trend derives from the bohemian era of the free-spirited, hippie-cultured 1960s, when everything was breezy and flowing and oh-so laid back.

If the thought of shoe-horning yourself into a rigid number on your wedding day fills you with dread, then chances are you’ll make the perfect boho bride.

A lovely boho wedding dress

Boho wedding dresses are free and flowing with not a corset or itchy underskirt in sight. Perfect for the beach or a festival or rustic wedding, these gowns are timeless, elegant and punctuated by nods to nature like flowers, birds and butterfly motifs and embroidery. If you want nothing more than to feel relaxed and true to yourself on your wedding day, and love being at one with nature, the boho wedding dress style is going to be right up your street (or rather country lane).

“Boho wedding dresses are free and flowing with not a corset or itchy underskirt in sight.”

How is boho style defined?

Boho style is all about freedom. Boho wedding dresses simply flow. They have graceful lines and are the epitome of romance. Boho style lacks fuss. It envelops nature with intricate embroidery and earthy fabrics.

Think gypsy off-shoulder charm with lashings of lace; billowing or fluted sleeves with soft, fluid skirts. Fringed hems; unstructured design and effortless comfort. Boho style is all about setting your soul free and feeling naturally beautiful.

“Billowing sleeves, intricate embroidery, earthy fabrics, fringed hems, off-shoulder necklines and unfussy simplicity all define the boho wedding gown.”

A beautiful example of a boho wedding dress

Top boho wedding dress designers

There are plenty of wedding dress designers who have carved a niche for themselves in the boho sector. Here are some of the best.

Grace Loves Lace is a cult Australian brand which recently made its way to the UK. French lace, gypsy sleeves and natural beauty all define the brand.

Katya Katya is a brand by UK based designer Katya Shehurina. She specialises in unstructured, unfussy wedding gowns including long-sleeved styles perfect for winter weddings.

Temperley London by Alice Temperley is all about intricate detailing and sophisticated simplicity. Jaws dropped last year when their floral embroidered Bibi wedding gown was revealed on Instagram, and it really is no wonder. If budget is no issue, you may wish to indulge yourself.

Needle and Thread are well known for their multi-coloured embroidered gowns. Beautiful and budget friendly, there is a range of styles ranging from subtle floral to bold boho.

Lucy Can’t Dance specialises in alternative and boho wedding dresses for non-traditional brides. These dresses are boho with a capital ‘B’, with dip-dyed hems, tasselled trims and jewelled embroidery and everything else that embodies this spirited style.

How to accessorise the boho wedding style

The boho bride pairs her gown with flower crowns or headpieces; she entwines floral hair vines into her up-do and pins it in place with blossom inspired hair clips.

Her bouquet is crafted from wildflowers, and her shoes continue the floral theme. Jewellery is delicate, embellished with natural stones and pearls. It’s all about building a look around the elements of nature and freedom.

Bring your boho to life with the help of Lucy Can’t Dance

If you’ve got your heart set on a wedding dress that’s way off traditional and that embodies free spirit, why not settle down and have a browse of our wedding gown collections? Crafted with the non-traditional bride in mind, Lucy’s dresses are all handmade to measure and tailored to your individual style. Perfect for the boho bride.

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