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If your personal style is more ethereal than traditional or more relaxed than structured, chances are you're in the market for a bohemian wedding dress. From unfussy slip dresses to lace floor-length gowns, bohemian wedding dresses run the gamut from pared-back and casual to dramatic and glamorous aesthetics.
Look for loose-fitting silhouettes, off-the-shoulder styles, and details like flutter sleeves to find a dress with a boho feel.
For an utterly timeless bohemian (or "boho") look, you can never go wrong with loose-fitting silhouettes, light as air lace, and delicate flutter sleeves. Bohemian bridal gowns always pair seamlessly with outdoor garden venues or vintage-themed weddings, with many dresses boasting '70s-inspired bell sleeves and romantic antique lace. No matter what details you prefer, consider looking for laidback, whimsical styles that are still durable and well structured when shopping for a boho wedding gown.
To help you find your perfect wedding ensemble, we've researched a wide array of beautiful bohemian dresses for free-spirited brides. For something utterly dreamy, the BHLDN Odalis Gown and the Daughters of Simone Keys Gown look straight out of a fairytale. For a classic and elegant look, you can't go wrong with the Reformation Tullamore Silk Dress.
Read on for the best bohemian wedding dresses for every style and budget.
Best Mermaid Silhouette: Lulus White Floral Lace Mermaid Maxi Dress
This light and airy floral lace dress feels especially appropriate for a formal outdoor wedding. Our favorite details are the striking open back, eyelash lace trim, and flattering mermaid silhouette. The all-over lace gives it a definite bohemian vibe that'll look especially dreamy with a bridal flower crown or braided hairdo.
Best Budget: Lulus Bell Sleeves Dress
It doesn't get more bohemian than all-over lace and bell sleeves. If Stevie Nicks is your style icon, head over to Lulus to scoop up this '70s-inspired (and reasonably priced) gown. It will look effortlessly stunning as you take your walk down the aisle.
Best Bridal Separates: Lulus Sweet Stunner White Lace Two-Piece Maxi Dress
If your personal style is more boho than traditional, chances are you have a few crop top and skirt combos in your day-to-day wardrobe. Up the ante on your wedding day with this sexy lace set from Lulus. We love the loose, flowing maxi skirt for an effortlessly beautiful look.
Most Dramatic: BHLDN Odalis Graphic Lace Gown
Stun from every angle in this lace gown featuring dramatic flutter sleeves and a jaw-dropping open back. Wear your hair up and pair it with delicate drop earrings for added effect. We love the romantic, vintage-inspired essence of this dress.
Best Champagne Hue: BHLDN Belize Dress
For a casual beach wedding or a bohemian ceremony in the desert, this gorgeous gown is a no-brainer. Crafted from fabric in a champagne hue, this style is perfect for the bride looking for subtle color. It boasts an easy, comfortable fit throughout that's breathable enough for any season.
Best Flutter Sleeves: Melissa Sweet Flutter Sleeves Dress
There is perhaps nothing more quintessentially bohemian than delicate flutter sleeves on a bridal gown. Feminine and supremely romantic, flutter sleeves are even more eye-catching when paired with a cold-shoulder neckline.
Most Romantic: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lourdes Flutter Sleeves Gown
Float down the aisle in this vintage-inspired gown complete with dreamy flutter sleeves. Follow the styling lead and pair it with a floral crown for the ultimate bohemian wedding day look. In all-over lace, this romantic style even has removable sleeves if you'd like to change up the look over the course of the evening.
Best Embellished: ASOS EDITION Lucille Beaded Floral Dress
Not all bohemian wedding dresses have to be laidback or crafted from all-over lace. In fact, many are adorned with glamorous embellishments as proven by this shimmering gown from ASOS. This gown would make an utterly elegant choice for a black-tie wedding, but with wide sleeves and a unique print, it still makes for a bohemian statement look.
Most Effortless: LoveShackFancy Shoshana Bow Shoulders Dress
Perhaps no brand does boho quite as well as LoveShackFancy. While it's almost impossible to choose a favorite dress from their bridal collection, this gown crafted from antique mesh with feminine shoulder bows is an instant classic. We can picture it at a laidback outdoor ceremony.
For the Sexy Bride: Galvan Positano Tulle-Paneled Lace Gown
This sexy and body-skimming gown hugs you in all the right places. Showcase your back, shoulders, and backside in this skin-baring gown designed with the daring bride in mind. It's also a perfect match for a vintage-inspired fête.
Best Subtle Sparkle: Daughters Of Simone Keys Gown
We can't decide what we love more about this gown–the bell sleeves or the pearl-flocked chiffon. Either way, you're sure to stun in this shimmering boho number. With a versatile look, it works equally well for formal and casual ceremonies.
Best High-Low Skirt: For Love & Lemons x REVOLVE Everly Gown
A wedding dress with a high-low skirt offers the perfect opportunity to show off your legs and a fun pair of bridal shoes. Complete your look with an elbow-length veil or a vintage-inspired blusher. We love this look for the nontraditional bride who wants a fun, relaxed wedding ensemble.
For a Garden Wedding: LoveShackFancy Stassie Maxi Dress
Embody bohemian romance in this all-over lace stunner. Designed with lace and eyelet fabrics and finished with a delicate bobble trim, we can't help but envision this effortless gown at a garden or beach venue. We also love the easy and comfortable fit.
Best Slip Dress: Reformation Tullamore Silk Dress
Minimalist brides can never go wrong with a classic slip dress–especially when it comes complete with a romantic lace trim hem. We love this pared-back silhouette with shoulder-grazing earrings and delicate personal jewelry.
Best Off-the-Shoulder: David's Bridal Galina Off-The-Shoulder Eyelash Plus Size Wedding Dress
An off-the-shoulder neckline paired with a waist-cinching bodice and loose-fitting skirt will always land you a supremely flattering and stylish wedding dress. This eyelash-lace adorned number has a comfortable, easy fit and a romantic feel. Boho brides will love the ease of this effortless silhouette from Galina.
Best Back: Chloé Embroidered Cotton-Lawn Maxi Dress
This Cholé dress is the perfect fit for the boho bride who appreciates effortless silhouettes and subtle yet eye-catching details. The plunging back finished with delicate ribbon ties will look stunning in all of your wedding photos, while the loose fit offers plenty of room to break it down on the dance floor.
Most Simple: ASOS EDITION Maya Blouson Sleeves Dress
For brides seeking out a wedding ensemble that's simple yet special, opt for this ASOS gown. Skip the veil and go with delicate hairpins for a clean and minimalist feel. The puff sleeves and relaxed fit keep it flowy and loose for a look that's as romantic as the day itself.
What to Look for in a Bohemian Wedding Dress
While everyone's definition of bohemian style may be different, boho wedding dresses are designed to embody a carefree and laidback aesthetic. Bohemian wedding dresses come in scores of different styles, such as silhouettes crafted from crotchet and lace or simple slip dresses. Certain details like flutter sleeves, eyelash lace trim, delicate spaghetti straps, and easy-fitting silhouettes give bohemian wedding dresses their signature romantic and free-spirited look.
What is a bohemian wedding dress?
A bohemian wedding dress is meant to embody a carefree spirit and look effortless in design. Unfussy and unadorned silhouettes are often associated with bohemian wedding dresses. Boho styles are generally artistic, vintage-looking, and dreamy compared to more classic and tailored looks.
Can I wear a bohemian wedding dress to my formal wedding?
Of course! While bohemian wedding dresses can traditionally be thought of as casual and informal, there are many styles out there that feel appropriate for a formal wedding (think all-over embellishments and floor-length trains).
How do you style a bohemian wedding dress?
For the minimalist bride, simple shoes and delicate jewelry always make a nice pairing. For the glamorous bride, statement-making earrings and an embellished clutch will complement a formal wedding. And for the romantic bride, delicate hairpins and a posy of wildflowers are all you need to complete your boho look.
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