Light, delicate, and laidback, the bohemian dress has long been a wedding gown favorite. There are so many different kinds of boho wedding dresses out there and the perfect one can be found to fit any bride’s personality. Whether you’re looking for basic and artsy or dramatic and modern the boho look is versatile.
Traditionally, the silhouette of the boho wedding dress is non-traditional. No princess dress-up is found here – unstructured, slips, and lightweight fabrics define this “I just threw it on” look. For more dramatic or upscale boho gowns, high-end lace or satin will dominate more than dramatic cuts or tight tailoring.
If you want the glamour of a wedding dress combined with an effortless look, then check out our list of the best boho wedding dresses for 2021.
Gorgeous Boho Wedding Dress Ideas
Boho wedding dresses can fit any style, budget, and theme. Dress up the simplest silhouettes with the right jewelry or opt for a gown with more adornments like sequins and lace. Whatever you desire, the right boho dress can be found. Here are some Boho wedding dress ideas and styles.
Boho Lace Wedding Dresses
Wear an all-over lace wedding gown with minimal structure and flowing skirt to get the easy bohemian silhouette you dream of. A full lace gown gives you an elegant wedding dress while the flowy fabric and simple profile have the bohemian look you dream of.
This lace wedding gown from Bliss Gown on Etsy offers a sultry bohemian look.
Choose a slightly more structured gown with a defined waist to flatter a curvier body, or let the fabric hang off you for a more relaxed look. Perfect for a garden party or indoor alternative space (like a loft or farmhouse) this style of dress can go anywhere.
This corseted lace wedding gown from David’s Bridal has a bohemian bridal look and detachable sleeves!
An all-lace dress is a classic look, so you can achieve a boho chic vibe while also looking timelessly beautiful in lace. The Odalis Dress from BHLDN has dramatic lace sleeves that photograph beautifully!
Because of the dramatic patterns lace creates, you don’t need to go over the top with styling. A simple updo with plain, or no, jewelry, will be more than enough to create a stunning look.
Romantic Bohemian Wedding Dresses
Full and flowing embodies the romantic boho wedding dress. Airy gauze and fluttering sleeves are hallmarks of the romantic boho look. A semi-full to full skirt will give you a dramatic flair whether you choose a plain or embellished material. The beauty of this dress is you can go as complex or simple as you like.
This gown from Wedding Dream New York on Etsy features stunning detailing down the center, with a gauzy skirt and sleeves.
Add a glittering belt, slight buttons, or delicate ribbon to a solid color dress as a glimmering closure. Choose an embroidered material or some slight bling to up the fanciness. This ethereal dress from Azazie has gorgeous detailing along the bodice.
Go sleeveless or backless or full train; whatever you add or subtract, keep it light, and you’ll pull off the look.
The Needle & Thread Petunia Gown from BHLDN has a romantic feel, with a champagne color and floral detailing for a touch of color.
It’s a dress that wouldn’t look out of place in a gothic romance or the top of a hill surrounded by flowers. Add a glittering headpiece to your loose hairstyle, wildflower bouquet, and simple teardrop necklace to complete the look.
Boho Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns
A long-sleeved wedding can simply add coverage or unique detailing with the right sleeve. This ’70s inspired bell-sleeved gown from Daughters of Simone adds drama with the full sleeves while keeping an otherwise simple silhouette. The all-over beading adds texture and the fitted waist gives form to this otherwise relaxed bohemian look.
You can choose to use your sleeves to add interesting design details and create a more romantic look when they flutter as you walk. The wide lace sleeves on this dress from Milanoo would look gorgeous as you walk down the aisle!
You can also use sleeves to add coverage, especially if you’re having an outdoor fall wedding and would like to expose less skin to the elements. The Belize Dress from Anthropologie is perfect for a cool fall wedding at an outdoor venue.
A long sleeve boho dress means more beautiful fabric enveloping your body and can help you stand out even more amongst the crowd. Loose flowing sleeves, delicate lace, or basic coverage will all give you a very different look.
Goddess Boho Wedding Dresses
The “goddess” dress is reminiscent of the draped garments you might have seen on centuries-old Greek and Roman statues. You’ll usually find these come in a solid fabric with few if any adornments. Sometimes shiny or matte fabric, occasionally a bit of glitter, the goddess gown is about simple and elegant draping.
This goddess style dress from Aya Sacredwear on Etsy perfectly captures the Grecian wedding dress look with a bohemian vibe as well!
It often incorporates a plunging v-neck, fitted waist, and long loose skirt without any layering. This Tunisia Gown from Revolve fits the goddess look and sequin embellishments.
Though there are many variations on the concept, the goddess dress wouldn’t look out of place at a beachside wedding. The dangling fabric at the shoulders adds to the look for this dress, available on Etsy from Bliss Gowns.
Pair with flower or leaf circlet and simple strappy sandals to sell the “ancient goddess” look. You could also use contemporary gold and jewels to dress up this often simple cut.
Boho Chic Bridal Gowns
A boho chic wedding dress is going to be as romantic and flowy as any other boho dress but will often have a more upscale detail involved. This gown from Mari Style Couture on Etsy has an illusion neckline and highly embellished sleeves with fringe!
If you’re looking for something that says boho-chic, then consider a dress that has at least one fitted element in an otherwise free-flowing silhouette.
Sleeves falling off the shoulder with a breezy skirt and fitted bodice say boho-chic just as much as a slip dress made of the finest silk. Pick whichever makes you feel like the best boho-chic bride you can be. This simple slip dress from Revolve is effortlessly chic.
Like all bohemian styles, boho-chic dresses are often inspired by nature and romance. The soft shapes and light material of a boho-chic dress would pair perfectly with an upscale garden party or anywhere surrounded by leaves and greenery.
Low Back Wedding Gowns
Romantic and classic in the front, nothing in the back, a low or backless bohemian dress gives you a sexy take on the whole aesthetic. For this, you can choose your favorite bohemian style and just remove the back. This lace dress from Grace Loves Lace has an open back framed by lace detailing.
Light as air gauze layering, lace sheath, or simple cotton, pick whatever profile and then take off the back. This dress has thin, airy sleeves with a totally open back, available on Etsy from Silene & Sonella.
This is for the bride who wants something that’ll show some skin without giving off a Victoria’s Secret vibe. Ideal for anyone who is confident in her body and wants the true boho experience of feeling the breeze on her back. Another lace option, this Dreamers & Lovers gown has long sleeves and an open back area.
Wear a stylish pinned-up hairstyle to show off your back, ideally with pins that coordinate with your other jewelry. Consider a backdrop necklace to add some extra pizazz.
Minimalist Boho Wedding Dresses
A loose fit and few details, if any, make for the perfect minimalist boho wedding gown. Though simple, it’s easily dressed up or down with the right accessories or fabric choices.
A minimalist boho dress should let the fabric and you shine. Add a train or very few unobtrusive details, like buttons, to make it your own without removing the minimalist feel. This simple dress from Lulu’s can be dressed up or down, and it’s an incredible deal for a wedding dress!
A minimalist boho dress is perfect for the bride who doesn’t want to go big at the wedding but of course, wants to feel beautiful. It’s perfect for any outdoor location and dancing the night away. This dress from Reev Bridal on Etsy has chiffon sleeves and a low back, but the dress itself is free from extra embellishments.
A minimalist dress should look like something you just threw on while having details that accentuate your body and skin tone. Keep it feeling simple, light, and breezy with few accessories, no chunky shoes, and a natural hairstyle.
Hippie Wedding Dresses
A hippie wedding dress is ideal for the earthy bride who wants a retro dress that embodies the 60s and a free spirit vibe. We keep mentioning loose silhouettes for a bohemian feel, with some variation, but to get specifically “hippie” you should keep it as shapeless as you feel comfortable.
This Oscar de la Renta gown available on Moda Operandi is loose fitting with fringe to boot!
Let the fabric flow, don’t be afraid to throw in some color, and pick whatever makes you feel full of peace and love. This Nila Kaftan from Hemant & Nandita is perfect for the modern hippie.
A hippie wedding dress is perfect for any under-the-sky wedding, especially some sort of tent-in-a-meadow situation. This off-the-shoulder gown from Dreamers & Lovers has a retro vibe perfect for a boho wedding.
Have fun with it: pair with flower crowns, layered necklaces of many lengths, and multiple rings to lean into the hippie vibe.
Boho Casual Wedding Dresses
Casual can mean whatever you want it to mean. This can be a literal beach coverup or any white-ish maxi dress that makes you feel good. What matters is that you’re happy, comfortable, and feel like you could get married in it.
This sheer lace dress from Free People is perfect for a low-key wedding. Get it in white, or go for a color like blue or black!
Though long skirts are a trademark of that boho feel, a high-low skirt or even cocktail length can work if that’s what you want to do. This dress below is actually a two piece!
A casual boho wedding dress has all the earthy romance and lightweight elegance of a boho dress but, bonus, you can probably wear it again!
Don’t throw on too many jewels. You could consider some simple gold chains for your neck or studs in your ears to add some glitz; just keep it simple.
Beach Boho Wedding Dresses
A bohemian beach wedding can be a big affair or just two people, a witness and a mediator on a beach. The dress that you wear to such an event will reflect just how boho black tie or laidback you want to look in a beach wedding gown.
This simple lace gown from Love Shack Fancy is perfectly beachy and bohemian!
Choose a simple maxi and spaghetti strapped frock to get the appearance of someone who dressed for the beach and happened to get married (while looking effortlessly excellent). This gown from Boho Beach Hut should do the trick!
Pair with some dangly earrings and gold sandals to still look beach-ready yet awesome.
You can also consider a heavily embellished number that’ll hold up well to sun and sand for that all-natural mermaid princess look.
Add in some sea-inspired jewelry like a seashell pin or pearl earrings to get an upscale-beach vibe.
The bohemian wedding dress has a lot of range. Its basic characteristics boil down to natural, romantic, and flowy. No matter how simple or complex the design, it often looks like it didn’t take a lot of effort to put together.
The boho wedding dress has so much versatility and creativity. Whatever vibe you ultimately want, you can customize your dress to any theme while still falling under the romantic, easy, breezy, boho umbrella.
You can make it simple, casual, detailed, or even dramatic, find a boho dress that fits your personality. Any dress that highlights your best features while making you feel effortlessly beautiful is the best boho dress.
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