Wedding ideas for the boho brideJanuary 7, 2019
Before there were hipsters, there were bohemians. Their popularity resurged around 2005, with their quirky dress sense, a stylish mix of hippies, ethnic accents, and gipsy fashion leanings. Boho originated as an acronym for ‘Bohemian Homeless’, and enthusiasts added ‘chic’ to express the elegance of this styling choice. It includes bright colours, flowing fabrics, flowery designs, ornate patterns, and feminine touches. They work really well for garden weddings and are complemented with soft wavy ringlets and extra long tresses.
Boho dresses draw heavily on the fashion sense of the swinging sixties. They’re simple and seem inspired by nature. Colour is a key feature too, so you could buy a dress in peach, pink, blush, or champagne. Bridal Secrets stocks several designer wedding dresses that can work well for this theme. We advise wearing your hair down for that sixties flower power feel. Extensions could help you achieve that ethereal waist-length look.
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A bridal bouquet of baby’s breath or wildflowers can bring out the effect well, and you could substitute a flower crown in place of a veil or tiara for that instant boho bridals. As for the dress, we recommend Pronovias Edet. This soft, girly dress is deceptively simple in style, but it’s covered from top to bottom in wispy lace, embroidered into complex flowered patterns. The neckline has a high overlay on a conservative bust-level underlay. For a slight twist, go for contemporary boho that has a mix of modern cuts and boho flow.
Pronovias Ederne does this well. Its keyhole back gives your dress a bit of zing, while the deep vee front and the shallower v-back are the epitomai of demurely sexy.
Not all ladies want their curves on display, so if you’d like a dress that’s still full of lace but a little more subtle, we suggest Pronovias Eco. Its waistline is defined by an elaborate belt of braided roses which the loose lace bodice overhangs. The bodice itself is layered lace embellished with flower designs. It has a heavy look but a light, airy feel because of all the netting in the fabric, so you’re well-covered but you won’t feel overly warm.
The Ederne’s backline is a wide vee, topped with a lacy ribbon that runs across the top of your shoulders, highlighting your graceful bareback. The skirt flows out in a gentle A-line, trailing off in a see-through train. Your bridesmaids could go boho too, with our flowing Mori Lee 21591 bridesmaids dress. It comes in lavender and has a deep open back, v-neck front, flutter sleeves, and waist sash, all tailored from boho chiffon. Complete their look with flowered chandelier earrings and side-swept asymmetric fresh-flower hair accessories.
To find a wedding dress that makes just the right statement, call Bridal Secrets today on 02 9635 3311.