Laid-Back Brides: Where To Shop Boho Wedding Dresses

By Charlie Colville

4 months ago

The wedding dress of choice for non-traditional brides

In the midst of hunting down your dream wedding dress? If the thought of ballgowns and corsets doesn’t appeal, then try something a little less conventional. From Grace Loves Lace to Needle & Thread, these boho wedding dresses are perfect for laid-back (yet sophisticated) celebrations.

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What Is A Boho Wedding Dress?

A boho wedding dress refers to a bridal gown that is unconventional and non-traditional. This means there aren’t any finite rules when it comes to defining a boho gown – but they’re often considered a more relaxed, free-spirited and romantic style of wedding dress, with the term ‘boho chic’ coined to refer to gowns decked out in lace, beads, matte fabrics, huge sleeves (if you fancy it) and vintage detailing.

This style of wedding dress looks beautiful in outdoor settings – especially when it comes to countryside venues – and suits more relaxed themes.

Where To Buy Boho Wedding Dresses

1. Grace Loves Lace

Best For: Intricate lace detailing

Specialising in handmade gowns tailored to the personality of each bride, Grace Loves Lace loves to bend tradition (in the best way). A quick flick through the brand’s portfolio tells us that boho brides will love what it has to offer – wedding dresses with lots of lace, delicate sleeves and show-stopping back features.



Best For: Casual gowns

For low-key ceremonies that lean into vintage aesthetics, look no further than RIXO. The brand brings the boho to the city with boho wedding dresses inspired by decades gone by, decked out in lace, puff sleeves and buttons.


3. Rolling In Roses

Best For: Minimal waste

Thoughtful design leads the creative process at small-scale British label Rolling In Roses. The brand, which has a plethora of minimal, romantic and boho chic dresses, makes sure to recycle and donate its offcuts to crafters, makers and artists so that nothing is wasted.


4. Needle & Thread

Best For: Romantic designs

Positive Luxury approved fashion label Needle & Thread is the home of beautifully girly boho wedding dresses, taking its inspiration from classic English gardens, vintage textiles, delicate florals and antique prints. As part of its shift towards more responsible sourcing, the brand has committed to making up to 90 percent of its collections from recycled materials.


5. Rita Colson

Best For: Contemporary elegance

London-based fashion designer Rita Colson sits on the more contemporary side of the bridalwear industry, specialising in fluid gowns and separates that are made to be worn long after the big day itself. You’ll find dresses made from vintage lace and silk, with silhouettes that combine elegance, timelessness and, occasionally, boho chic.



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6. Claire Pettibone

Best For: American bohemian chic

American designer Claire Pettibone creates gowns with the intention of making their wearer ‘feel likes a goddess.’ Coming from a creative background (with creative parents), Claire has always been drawn to vintage and bohemian aesthetics – a vision which has earned her an impressive celebrity clientele that includes Priscilla Chan, Nikki Reed, Cameron Diaz and Elizabeth Moss.


7. Hermione de Paula

Best For: Colour pops

Hermione de Paula gowns are some of the most coveted when it comes to brides – and for good reason. The designer is known for her feminine, boho wedding dresses, each one infused with an abundance of detailing that includes beadwork, lace, appliqué and embroidery. We’re a big fan of her floral designs, which bring a pop of colour that many non-traditional brides crave.



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