From a Backless Maxi to a Halter Mini, 17 Timeless Boho Wedding Dresses
If this year's bridal trends are any indication, the wedding dress market is booming with styles that celebrate the unconventional. From one-shoulder silhouettes to fringe-embellished minis, there isn't a shortage of wedding gowns for the bride who likes to do away with tradition. After all, the pandemic has upended many wedding traditions, empowering today's brides to set their own rules — from opting for non-white styles or bridal suits to incorporating unexpected colors into their decor. After more than two years of social restrictions, weddings are back and happening seemingly every weekend.
If you've always dreamed of a bohemian wedding (you picture, for example, walking barefoot on the beach instead of down the aisle), there couldn't be a more opportune time to plan your perfect ceremony than now. And your wedding arsenal should reflect your carefree side. Consider an effortless halter mini or a backless maxi that will trail beautifully along white sand dunes. Whether you've always dreamed of a vintage-inspired or a whimsical tulle moment, there's a bohemian wedding dress destined for you.
For this type of wedding, the shoe choice is also significant. Comfort and style should go into the final choice as you want to move around easily, yet still make a statement. From ballerina flats that will peak under your ankle-length gown to low pearl-encrusted mules, you'll find a range of silhouettes that check both boxes. If, on the other hand, you'd like to up the drama, consider a pair of six-inch platform pumps with thick block heels for seamless motion. Next, pile on the accessories, or don't, depending on your final dress choice. An off-shoulder style sets the stage for a statement pearl choker or crystal tennis necklace, while a high neckline places focus on your earrings.
With these thought starters in mind, we've compiled a list of chic and timeless boho wedding dresses for your inspiration ahead.
— Additional reporting by Aemillia Madden
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: ASOS Edition Beatrice Bardot Drape Wrap Wedding Dress
Modern and muted, this off-the-shoulder ASOS Edition Beatrice Bardot Drape Wrap Wedding Dress ($225) is simply divine. The straight-lace neckline not only looks incredibly elegant, but it also provides the perfect opportunity to dress the style up with statement jewels like a diamond necklace or pearl pendant. The deep leg slit also completes the wrap gown with a subtle yet sexy flair.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Alice + Olivia Montana Lace Up Back Maxi Gown
Contrary to popular belief, modern wedding dresses can manage to be both sexy and simple. This Alice + Olivia Montana Lace Up Back Maxi Gown ($550) demonstrates that perfectly, as it features an understated design that's made all the more playful by a ribbed, corset-like top and body-hugging skirt. We recommend styling the dress with a low bun and lengthy veil for full effect.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Bhldn Tadashi Shoji Maven Gown
Your wedding day is when you're meant to turn heads and make a lasting impression — even if that's in a simpler modern wedding dress. This Bhldn Tadashi Shoji Maven Gown ($600, originally $895) feels especially primed for the occasion, with its snug sleeves and timeless train. It's also surprisingly reminiscent of Meghan Markle's famous wedding gown — and who doesn't want to embody a royal every once in a while?
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Bhldn Retrofete Margot Dress
When it comes to finding the best wedding dress, comfort and style go hand in hand. Choosing a gown like this Bhldn Retrofete Margot Dress ($895) ensures that you can feel every bit like the queen you are on the big day while still having ample support provided by the frock's halter neckline. Plus, with that leg slit, the dress is so easy to move around in, making it the perfect fit for all of your dance-floor shenanigans.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: ASOS Edition Abigail Kimono Sleeve Wedding Dress
Be as free as a boho queen on your big day, and slip into something truly breezy — just like this ASOS Edition Abigail Kimono Sleeve Wedding Dress ($169, originally $225). The kimono-sleeve detailing is so unique and completes the maxi wedding dress with a more effortless flair. We're also obsessed with the very subtle detailing that's wrapped around the gown.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: ASOS Edition Connie Tonal Cornelli Embroidered Wedding Dress
Stick to the wedding-dress classics, and lean into lace this season — with the help of this ASOS Edition Connie Tonal Cornelli Embroidered Wedding Dress ($450, originally $600), of course. Because of the gown's embroidered design, the dress seamlessly balances its warm, long-sleeved frame with a still-breathable silhouette. Wear a low bun or muted veil to let the wedding dress truly speak for itself.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: ASOS Edition Curve Gisela Beaded Wedding Dress
Channel the queen that you are in this gloriously flounced, princess-style ASOS Edition Curve Gisela Beaded Wedding Dress ($450, originally $600), which features a statement-making silhouette and gorgeous beading work all throughout. The showstopper will make you want to endlessly twirl around on the dance floor (and why shouldn't you?). Plus, the plunging neckline elevates the gown with a sexy yet subtle touch.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Lulus White Lace Backless Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
This Lulus White Lace Backless Long Sleeve Maxi Dress ($119) is such a darling style because it features a cheeky opening at the back that's surrounded by an intricate, lace detailing. The sheer sleeves elevate the wedding frock with a sexier touch. And we love that the long-sleeve dress looks super-luxe and comes with an affordable price tag.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Lulus So Stunning White Backless Midi Dress
In terms of affordable yet still elegant open back wedding dresses, this Lulus So Stunning White Backless Midi Dress ($49) reigns supreme. The gown is incredibly simple and minimalistic, with a figure-flaunting stretch knit frame that's breathable and practical. Pair it with eye-catching jewels to make a serious statement.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: David's Bridal Strappy Beaded Wedding Dress
Make your wedding day an event that you'll never forget with this David's Bridal Strappy Beaded Wedding Dress ($1,399). The timeless gown is embellished with beaded accents, intricate lacework, and a mermaid train that's simply timeless. The strappy, open back design just gives the look a muted breathability.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: ASOS True Violet Bridal Open Back Bow Maxi Dress
If you're set to have a winter wedding or any outdoor ceremony this season, you'll need a wedding dress that will keep you feeling warm and comfortable — even through the year's coldest months. This ASOS True Violet Bridal Open Back Bow Maxi Dress ($278) is a great in-between style, as it gives you a supportive, long-sleeved base, but with a sexy open back design, too.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: BHLDN Whispers & Echoes Milano Gown
Lean into lace this winter with an embroidered and floral-adorned dress like this BHLDN Whispers & Echoes Milano Gown ($1,490). This particular style aims to highlight all of your best features, with a plunging neckline and playful open back. Plus, that frothy train is completely exquisite.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: David's Bridal Embroidered Floral Illusion Bodysuit Wedding Dress
From the plunging V-neckline and relaxed tulle train to the beaded floral blooms and abstract design that's wrapped all around the frock, there's so much to love about this David's Bridal Embroidered Floral Illusion Bodysuit Wedding Dress ($1,399). Come the big day, all eyes will be on you (as they should be).
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: ASOS Edition Lucy Placement Beaded Wedding Dress
Among the many long sleeve backless wedding dresses that we've browsed, this ASOS Edition Lucy Placement Beaded Wedding Dress ($256, originally $320) has to be one of our very favorites. From the patterned embellishments to the blouson sleeves, there's so much to love about the look. And naturally, we're pretty smitten with that affordable price tag, too.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Amsale Harbor Backless Wedding Dress
Contrary to popular belief, open back wedding dresses are anything but boring. The proof? This Amsale Harbor Backless Wedding Dress ($4,350) is a perfect example of how a simple yet elegant backless wedding dress can make a serious statement on your big day — even with its more muted design.
Boho Wedding Dress Idea: Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Mini Dress
This Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Mini Dress ($148) is a playful look for the carefree bride. It's easygoing and ready for the altar and dance floor.