Boho Lace Wedding Dress

All the elements of the perfect boho wedding dress can be found in our complete guide.

By Janina Villanueva

Boho Lace Wedding Dress
Photo by Poppyseed Photography

The First Look ✨

  • Boho style wedding dresses are effortlessly romantic and are made perfect with lightweight fabrics that create simple silhouettes.
  • Show off those shoulders or have a low V-neck or open back. You’ll perfect the modish, bohemian look with the fabric loosely hanging onto the curves of your body and a little skin showing.
  • Floral applique on parts of a boho wedding dress enhances the whimsical charm of the overall look, whether on the top, middle, or on the train.

Throwing a boho-chic wedding has become more and more popular nowadays, and for a good reason, most mistake it with the rustic theme. While there are many similarities between the two, such as their outdoorsy and wood elements, the bohemian wedding theme is a lot more eclectic, free-spirited, and even enchanting.

Boho weddings are the right balance of natural, earthy details and old-world, vintage charm. It’s inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s free-love ideology, hippie fashion, and Woodstock. Many elements such as greenery, feathers, wildflowers, crystals and gems, dreamcatchers, and textured metals come into play to create an ethereal ambiance that brings the bohemian theme to life. The boho wedding can take place on a beach or countryside, or within a whimsical woodland.

Boho Lace Wedding Dress Photo Credit // Evermore Imaging

It’s the perfect motif for an artistic couple. So, if you’re creative, romantic, adventurous, carefree, and unfussy, you’re a boho bride.

But, first things first: the wedding gown Bridal Dress. Think dreamy, flowy, and just the right amount of sexy. Bohemian style is branded by lace, long flowing skirts, ethnic touches, and colorful gemstone—it can be luxurious or laid back. We’ve listed five style components that you need to consider when you’re looking for the perfect bohemian wedding dress.

The Fabric

The style induces whimsical wonder. Boho wedding dresses are effortlessly romantic and are made perfect with lightweight fabrics that create simple silhouettes. Lace is the most loved fabric for wedding dresses because it’s feminine, romantic, diverse in texture, and can work with every shape. You can also aim for wispy materials that go with the flow, such as a sheer overlay of tulle or chiffon. They’re popular because they can create sexy illusions. The bohemian wedding dress is elegant, but shouldn’t be structured. The dress is balanced with adoring details such as graphic lace, sleek fringe, or even sequins and embellishments—such as a scalloped lace hem or intricate beadwork accent points that can work wonders.

Bare Shoulders or Open Backs

Depending on what season and where the wedding location will be, you can always achieve the enchanting and naturally sensual look that we’re going for. Show off those shoulders or have a low V-neck or open back. You’ll perfect the modish bohemian look with the fabric loosely hanging onto the curves of your body and a little skin showing. Plus, imagine how you would look in pictures when you have your back on the camera, walking with your beau, with the woodlands as a backdrop. Or, the feeling of your husband’s hand on your bareback during your first dance. Ooh, swoon!

Long, Flowy Sleeves

Boho Lace Wedding Dress Photo Credit // The Forwards Photography

One of David Rose’s famous lines from “Schitt’s Creek” is “The looser the fit, the sexier the feel”, and that can’t be more true when it comes to boho dresses. For many bohemian weddings, long, dramatic sleeves in dresses have become a signature style. Long, lacey sleeves that are breezy add a romantic touch to the bridal gown dress. Bell or cape-style sleeves make a bold statement, and if you want a little surprise, you can even go for detached sleeves that fall softly on your arms.

High Slits

Bohemian wedding dresses can be super sexy. Airy A-line gowns or fitted sheaths with thigh-high slits will help you move freely and naturally throughout the day, and a slit adds a relaxed vibe and sophistication. It can also show off that gold ankle bracelet you have over your flat, jeweled, open-toed sandals. And, if you decide to skip shoes altogether, you can accessorize your feet with a barefoot sandal that’s made of lace, crystals, gems, or is even hand-crocheted.

Florals

With nature as a significant influence on the boho theme, florals take center stage in lace designs, both for the wedding dress and the veil. Floral applique on parts of a boho dress enhances the whimsical charm of the overall look, whether on the top, middle or the train. Lastly, don’t skip the wildflowers—they go beyond your bridal bouquet and centerpieces—they are the perfect hair accessory to complete your bohemian look. Whether you choose to wear a flower crown, a headpiece comb, a hair vine, or clips on your braid, florals add colors and texture to your bohemian, laid-back style.

Every bridal dress, once worn by the bohemian bride, tells a story. Bohemian wedding dresses range from glamorous to chill (but not casual). It’s nontraditional and quirky. With a lot of options out there, you’ll never run out of styles that will best suit your wedding location and season, and most importantly, your personality.