Create the perfect boho look for your big day
Effortless style and free-spirited grace are the keywords when it comes to perfecting the boho look. Think romantic unstructured dresses, lashing of lace, billowing sleeves and fluid skirts, along with plenty of pretty detailing and accessories inspired by nature. The boho look is all about feeling naturally beautiful, so it’s no surprise that brides love it!
Our bridal experts have picked five of their favourite dresses below, as well as a few styling ideas, to show you just how fabulous and versatile the boho look can be. And, if you fall in love with this carefree feel, make sure you check out our boho wedding blog too, for tons of ideas for your maids, your man, your venue and more!
Athens is a Platinum Edition sheath design from our Signature Collection that ticks all the boxes when it comes to the boho look. Made from figure-hugging crepe and embellished with sparkling embroidered lace, the bodice features an on-trend plunging neckline and stunning full-length sleeves with unique cut-out details.
Softly does it
Soft crepe is perfect for bohemian weddings. It’s a wonderfully effortless material that hugs curves while still flowing beautifully, so there’s no need to wear an underskirt. Athens also ticks the boho box when it comes to lace too. The train features a section of gorgeous cut-out lace that mirrors the detailing on the arms and will look truly breathtaking sweeping behind you. Finally, just add some sparkle and prettiness with our Solstice belt and an understated Alpha comb tucked into a stylishly tousled hairdo.
Sweeping floral lace
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a boho wedding dress with a truly unique style then Maybelline could be the one. It comes in either blush or ivory and features oodles of beautiful floral lace on the bodice and also on the sweeping train of the fishtail skirt.
Go with the flow
The floral off-the-shoulder neckline is perfect for boho brides but the delicate lace straps can be worn across the tops of the shoulders too if you prefer. You could also wear this with our stunning Millenia belt, decorated with antique silver gemstones, and a floaty Maisie veil. Then, for a final touch of boho brilliance, pin a few fresh or faux flowers in your hair to complete the look.
Beautiful A-line Ashley is deceptively simple. The understated styling and whimsical feel hide a multitude of clever design features. The stylish pleated waistband is bang on trend but also highlights and defines the waist while the draped shoulders are great for flattering the tricky upper arm area.
Be a free spirit
Turn around and the simple styling continues with a stunning plunging back. It’s revealing but still offers plenty of gentle coverage when combined with the floaty sleeves. The soft chiffon skirt also has a rolled hem finish for a clean and simple feel, so there’s no need to wear an underskirt. Just wear with long flowing hair, a delicate halo and maybe even bare feet, so you float down that aisle feeling gorgeous, unencumbered and totally free!
Love, sweet love
Thalia is a slim A-line dress that’s oh-so-romantic. There’s exquisite eyelash lace, a soft illusion neckline and that beautiful floaty skirt, all perfect for the boho look! At the waist, there’s also a pretty grosgrain ribbon, which ties in a bow at the back. You could add our Solstice belt too, for a little more sparkle or complete the boho look with our Calli hair vine tucked into loose braids.
The softest tulle
A super-soft skirt is key to the boho look and Thalia’s tulle version will float dreamily behind you, looking effortlessly chic. There’s also a choice between ivory and champagne colour ways too. So you can choose the perfect shade to suit your skin tone.
Pretty as a picture
Finally, we have glorious Dominique, a romantic sheath style that combines a structured bodice with a softly draped chiffon skirt. The bodice is covered with intricate floral lace with a Chantilly lace underlay, for a really luxurious feel. It also wouldn’t be a Viva Bride design without that all-important touch of glitz!
Ripples of chiffon
The bodice also features an on-trend plunging neckline, as well as dazzling beading that continues across the straps and detailed illusion back. We love the way the stylish chiffon skirt pools in elegant ripples on the floor too. There’s no need to wear an underskirt, so you can go to town with your other accessories. Perhaps a pretty headband or our Chrissy veil, covered with a sprinkling of diamantés? Then just add a loosely arranged bouquet and you’re ready to go!
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