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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