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Published: 01 Jun 2013 - in bridalwear articles
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A bohemian style dress is perfect if you want a soft, flowing and earthy look to your wedding day. Ideal for weddings in the countryside, eco-friendly themes and days with an informal and fashionable feel, boho brides will be following in the footsteps of celebrities including Kate Moss and Lily Allen.

To help you decide if the boho look is right for you, we’ve chosen 10 of the most gorgeous and inspiring boho wedding dresses available...

  • Tiers of DelightTiers of Delight

    Tiered or frilled dresses can capture the boho spirit perfectly, creating a dreamy silhouette that particularly suits a tall or willowy boho bride. This ruffle-heavy dress from MiaMia cascades down to the floor, making a wonderful and fashionable statement without sacrificing femininity or elegance. Keep things perfectly boho with a “bando” style headband, or a garland of fresh flowers.

    Leanna by MiaMia: www.miamiabridal.co.uk
  • Boho DreamBoho Dream

    Creating an ethereal, modern-vintage look is on the money for fashion-forward boho brides and Minna’s sensational dresses do exactly that. The Edith design is a sleeveless dress made from sheer, luxurious lace and lined with nude coloured silk. With a midi length and a full, lace scalloped hemline, it cries out for a genuinely boho bride to experiment with seriously funky footwear.

    Edith by Minna: www.minna.co.uk
  • Lovely in LaceLovely in Lace

    Lace is one of the most popular materials for boho brides: it encapsulates retro elegance and subtle sophistication. The fashionable square neckline and heavily appliquéd bodice of this stunning dress by Emma Hunt provide particularly authentic boho credentials; and the cream silk slipper satin and French corded lace overlay skirt combine to produce a heavenly example of boho chic.

    Mara by Emma Hunt: www.emmahunt.co.uk
  • Euro-bohoEuro-boho

    Many boho brides seek inspiration from Europe where contemporary dresses tend to be designed with a cooler, more relaxed feel — largely due to the heat in countries like Spain and Italy, but also with a nod to the elegant and informal attitude of Euro-brides. This amazing boho dress by Raimon Bundó works just as well in an English country garden as it does on the beach.

    Lunia by Raimon Bundo: www.raimonbundo.com
  • English Rose English Rose

    Belle & Bunty (aka Alice Shreeve and Hannah Coniam-Thompson) are amongst the leaders in vintage-inspired design and any boho bride should consider a dress from this label. With a v-neckline and high-waisted skirt, The Primrose creates a sophisticated silhouette in silk crepe de chine. With a hint of the Art Deco era, the flare skirt and semi-sheer crinkle silk Georgette flutter sleeves epitomise boho beauty.

    The Primrose by Belle & Bunty: www.belleandbunty.co.uk
  • Dare to BohoDare to Boho

    This glamorous dress from Lara Hannah meshes boho chic with retro glamour. Inspired by the 1930s, it has a deep V-neck and features vintage-style Guipure lace. Made from silk crepe and lined with luxurious silk the lace back creates a stunning sheer effect that is steeped in boho elegance — and makes a daring and decadent statement.

    Alberta by Lara Hannah: www.larahannah.com
  • Boho with BlingBoho with Bling

    With diamanté beading on fine chiffon, this boho-inspired dress is soft and simple — available in UK sizes 4–30 it is incredibly versatile and suitable for boho brides of all shapes and sizes. Although it is a fuss-free and delicate design, the diamanté detail makes it perfect for shimmering silver accessories to add just a touch of glamour to your boho styling.

    Style no6745 by Mori Lee: www.morilee.co.uk
  • Brilliant Blank CanvasBrilliant Blank Canvas

    A true boho dress will create a “blank canvas” for you to style in your own, unique way. By the designer Phillipa Lepley, this pretty scoop neck dress with a lovely lace train is ideal: carry a rustic bouquet and add lots of fresh flowers in your hair; consider jewellery made with natural materials; and even think about wearing this truly elegant and simple style with flat ballet pumps for the ultimate boho finish.

    Clarabeau Anna Lace Drape by Phillipa Lepley: www.phillipalepley.com
  • Say it with FlowersSay it with Flowers

    Soft and lovely, this strapless sweetheart dress has extra boho chic thanks to the lace accents on the drop waist ball gown. With tulle, the divine design by Sincerity has lace appliqués and laser cut flowers on the skirt, as well as buttons on the back adding boho charm. A beautiful and feminine dress, it can be worn with simple accessories and freshly-cut, locally-sourced flowers.

    Style no3671 by Sincerity: www.sinceritybridal.com
  • Back to BohoBack to Boho

    Being a boho bride can be as much about taking a risk as it is about projecting a relaxed-yet-elegant attitude. The daring design to the rear of this dress captures the boho fashion spirit: unique and flattering, the open back is bound to create a talking point at your wedding. This ivory crepe and lace bias cut dress also boasts a cowl neckline and sheer sleeves.

    Regency by Suzanne Neville: www.suzanneneville.com
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