24 Best Boho Wedding Dresses, From Ethereal to Effortless

From vintage to rustic, we've rounded up the best boho wedding dresses for every vibe and price.
Collage of three boho wedding dresses
Photos, From Left to Right: Cult Gaia, For Love & Lemons, Selfie Leslie
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Updated Aug 24, 2023
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Ideal for the free-spirited bride, boho wedding dresses have the perfect blend of whimsical and romantic design details. If you're on the hunt for a boho bridal attire, from dresses with bold bell-sleeves or made from vintage-inspired lace, we've rounded up the best options for every type of bride.

Short for bohemian, boho style is all about relaxed and unconventional aesthetics, inspired by hippie influence, vintage fabrics, nature and individuality. In other words, it's anything but traditional bridal attire. The boho aesthetic is characterized by laid-back, unstructured silhouettes like airy a-lines and slip dresses with off-the-shoulder or exaggerated bell sleeves. When it comes to fabrics, boho wedding dresses are constructed using flowing natural materials, like chiffon or intricate lace, for comfort and easy movement. Also, it is common for boho wedding ceremonies to be held outdoors, so dress designs also contain whimsical, nature-inspired details, like floral embellishments or crowns and botanical motifs. The key is for the final wedding look to feel effortless and personalized.

Most importantly, boho bridal style gives brides the option to be creative and mold a bridal look that matches their preferences, wedding venue and personal style. Keep reading for our guide to boho wedding dresses, including vintage, goddess, rustic and hippie inspired options that range in prices, sizing and silhouettes.

Most Romantic: Essence of Australia All Who Wander Wynter Gown

Long sleeve lace boho wedding dress with sheer high neckline
Photo: Essence of Australia

It doesn't get dreamier than this breathtaking vintage lace boho gown, made from sheer botanical lace, revealing a sexy corset-style bodice underneath. The dress' back view is just as beautiful, thanks to a row of pearlescent buttons lining the spine and 3D floral appliqués.

Size Range: 2-24 | Fabric: Lace, Tulle | Silhouette: Maxi dress

Price at time of publish: $2,000-$2,499

Best for Minimalists: Reformation Butterfly Dress

Ivory boho butterfly wedding dress
Photo: Reformation

Made from a lightweight georgette fabric, this breezy dress effortlessly channels 1950s glamour. To ensure that the fitted bodice fits seamlessly, the brand offers free alterations, so you're guaranteed to look like a Hollywood starlet.

Size Range: 0-12 | Fabric: 100% Viscose | Silhouette: Fit and Flare

Price at time of publish: $298

Best Doily Design: Dôen Forsythia Dress

Ivory boho lace midi wedding dress
Photo: Free People

Crafted from silk organza, this unique gown has an intricate embroidered eyelet ruffle design. Although the fabric feels like a throwback, the unique silhouette and exaggerated tiered bottom feels ultra-modern.

Size Range: XS-XL | Fabric: Silk | Silhouette: Fit and flare

Price at time of publish: $898

Best Deal: LuLus Duchess Ivory Bell Sleeve Maxi Dress

Ivory Boho Lace Bell Sleeve Maxi Wedding Dress
Photo: Lulus

Despite the affordable price, this gown looks anything but cheap. Between the plunging neckline, statement bell sleeves, bold slit, beautiful lace fabric (atop a knit lining), and dramatic train, you'll look like you spent a fortune.

Size Range: XXS-3X | Fabric: 100% Polyester | Silhouette: Mermaid

Price at time of publish: $182

Best Short Sleeves: Dreamers & Lovers Hayley Lave + Crepe Wedding Dress

Lace boho butterfly sleeve wedding dress
Photo: Dreamers & Lovers

A mix of delicate lace and soft crepe fabrics makes this timeless dress feel like a family heirloom. As you make your entrance, the flowy sleeves will move gracefully along with you.

Size Range: 0-10, custom sizing | Fabric: Cotton, Crepe | Silhouette: Belted gown

Price at time of publish: $2,700

Best Under $100: Selfie Leslie Palm Springs Lace Overlay Dress

White lace overlay maxi wedding dress
Photo: Selfie Leslie

Featuring a pretty lace overlay, waist detailing and semi-sheer A-line skirt, this classic dress is perfect for casual ceremonies. The clean design offers a blank state for you to add statement accessories that speak to your personal style.

Size Range: XS-XXL | Fabric: Polyester | Silhouette: A-line

Price at time of publish: $96

Most Dramatic Sleeves: For Love & Lemons Esme Bridal Gown

White silk boho wedding dress
Photo: For Love & Lemons

If you're looking for the va-va-voom, this silk hybrid dress will definitely turn heads, thanks to the removeable exaggerated sleeves. Without the sleeves, the slip is just as bold, thanks to a mid-thigh slit, statement row of bridal buttons and a crisscrossed open back.

Size Range: XXS-XL | Fabric: Polyester blend | Silhouette: Trumpet

Price at time of publish: $469

Best Grecian Goddess: AYA Sacred Wear Greek Goddess Boho Wedding Dress

Off-White Greek Goddess Boho Wedding Dress
Photo: AYA

Named after the goddess Athena, this handmade maxi dress has a distinct, Greek-inspired rope embroidery that is both simple and striking. Wear the breathable dress to a seaside ceremony so you'll stay cool and look absolutely majestic.

Size Range: XS-XL | Fabric: Organic Cotton | Silhouette: A-line

Price at time of publish: $184

Best Cutouts: Cult Gaia Jasmin Gown

White boho wedding dress with cutouts
Photo: Cult Gaia

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gown, this stunning silk georgette dress has it all, including well-placed cutouts at the small of the waist, a daring neckline and an open back. Plus, the extra-long sleeves will look gorgeous as you hold a bouquet walking down the aisle.

Size Range: XS-L | Fabric: Silk | Silhouette: A-line

Price at time of publish: $1,000

Most Free-Flowing: Free People Free-Est Plenty of Love Maxi

Billow white boho maxi wedding dress
Photo: Free People

This romantic, billowing maxi dress has a signature boho shape with the option to alter the fit. Personalize the dress by adjusting the buttons, sleeve length, and the tie closure at the waist.

Size Range: XS-XL | Fabric: 100% Viscose | Silhouette: A-line

Price at time of publish: $128

Best Ruffles: Show Me Your Mumu Romance Ruffle Dress

Boho satin ruffle slip wedding dress
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

Romantic ruffles cover this floor length slip dress, that gently moves with your body. To ensure that the dress drapes the body in the most flattering way, it is constructed with adjustable straps and a subtle zipper.

Size Range: XXS-XXL | Fabric: Satin | Silhouette: Slip

Price at time of publish: $238

Most Angelic: Willowby by Watters Persephone Sweetheart Lace Wedding Gown

Sweetheart Off-The-Shoulder Side-Slit Lace Boho Wedding Gown
Photo: Anthropologie

Adorned with gauzy, off-the-shoulder lace sleeves, this dreamy dress is equipped with a structured bodice and elegant low back. As you walk down the aisle, the sweeping train will look beautiful from every angle.

Size Range: 00-24W, custom sizing | Fabric: Polyester Stretch Charmeuse, Tulle | Silhouette: Fit and flare

Price at time of publish: $1,795

Best Deep Neckline: Mango Ruffled Chiffon Dress

Lace drop sleeve boho wedding dress
Photo: Mango

This style is perfect for the bride looking for subtle embellishments. The simple ruffles and sequin fabric are discreet enough to make an impact without being too over-the-top.

Size Range: 2-10 | Fabric: Chiffon | Silhouette: Slip

Price at time of publish: $500

Best Metallic Details: Altar'd State Caledonia Dress

Sleeveless lace overlay boho wedding dress
Photo: Altar'd State

From the glittering gold stitching to the intricate floral detailing, this dress will become radiant in the sunlight. Accessorize with a felt hat and boots for a cool, country-girl feel.

Size Range: XS-L | Fabric: Polyester | Silhouette: Fit and Flare

Price at time of publish: $190

Best Color Palette: Fillyboo Dream In Colour Cottage Dress

Dream In Colour' Cottage boho maxi wedding dress
Photo: Fillyboo

If your ceremony is in a woodsy environment, this vibrant maxi dress perfectly contrasts with a lush, green background and pairs perfectly with a floral crown. It features the brand's signature floral, rainbow-hued embroidery panels and an elasticized fitted waist for a better fit.

Size Range: Petite-XL | Fabric: Cotton, Linen | Silhouette: Fit and flare

Price at time of publish: $375

Most Elevated Rustic: Lillian West Lace Gown Style 66267

Lace Boho Wedding Gown with Detachable Off the Shoulder Flutter Sleeves
Photo: Lillian West

Be prepared for your guests to gasp as you walk down the aisle in this Chantilly lace dress that shimmers as it catches the light. Not only does it include detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves, the dress has built-in shapewear mesh lining, to give you a contoured hourglass shape.

Size range: 0-30 | Fabric: Jersey, Lace, Tulle | Silhouette: Trumpet

Price at time of publish: Pricing upon request

Most Chic Informal: Christy Lynn Sammi Dress

Ivory magnolia ruffle boho wedding dress
Photo: Christy Lynn

Ideal for a relaxed ceremony or informal elopement, this contemporary option has the perfect ankle-length hemline and chic summery silhouette. While the dress is pared-back, whimsical details like the quaint flowery print, bowed straps and tiered skirt pair perfectly with cowboy boots and make the dress feel anything but simple.

Size Range: XXS-XXL | Fabric: Cotton poplin | Silhouette: Fit and flare

Price at time of publish: $675

Best Belted Silhouette: Dress the Population Anabel Sweetheart Embroidered Gown

Sweetheart Embroidered Boho Wedding Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Adorned with delicate floral embroidery, this sweeping maxi dress has the perfect waist for a western-style statement belt. Add one with a hint of turquoise for your 'something blue'.

Size Range: XXS-XXL | Fabric: Polyester | Silhouette: Maxi dress

Price at time of publish: $328

Best Lace Details: AW Bridal Regan Wedding Dress

Cream lace v-neck long sleeve boho wedding dress
Photo: AW Bridal

The elegant silhouette and incredible detailing of this lace gown is the perfect combination of boho-meets-traditional, that will look effortlessly regal as you walk down the aisle. Not only does the dress' loose shape provide comfort, it has a built-in bra, so all you have to do is zip up and go.

Size Range: 0-30 | Fabric: Lace| Silhouette: A-line gown

Price at time of publish: $470

Best Lingerie Inspired: For Love & Lemons Temecula Cut Out Maxi Dress

Nude sheer Cut Out Maxi Boho Wedding Dress with White Floral Detail
Photo: For Love & Lemons

For the ultimate second-skin effect, this airy gown is designed with strategically-placed lace motifs and waist-framing cutouts. The skin-baring dress comes with a detailed open back and subtle nude panels that sensually drape the body.

Size Range: XXS-2X | Fabric: Polyester blend | Silhouette: Trumpet

Price at time of publish: $266

Best Subtle Sleeves: Nasty Gal Cut Work Plunge Maxi Dress

White Cut Work Plunge Boho Maxi Wedding Dress
Photo: Nasty Gal

Made with an intricately cut fabric, this flared sleeve dress is the perfect paired-back version of the boho silhouette. Pair it with delicate sandals and simple jewelry to elevate the minimalist design.

Size Range: 0-12 | Fabric: Polyester | Silhouette:

Price at time of publish: $92

Best Vintage Style: Torrid Ivory Lace A-line Boho Wedding Dress

Vintage style white lace maxi boho wedding dress
Photo: Torrid

A stunning option for a more conservative bride, this lightweight dress has semi-transparent paneling in the right places. Also, reviewers rave about the dress' incredible fit, quality fabric and overall comfort.

Size Range: 10-30 | Fabric: Swiss dot and lace | Silhouette: A-line

Price at time of publish: $328

Best Set: Fillyboo And She Was Set

White boho top and skirt set wedding dress with textured cotton with handmade silk florets
Photo: Fillyboo

Perfect for the unconventional bride, this crop top-meets-maxi skirt combo may appear more casual, but the unstructured set is actually embellished with handmade silk florets and luxe lace trims. To ensure comfort, the look is crafted with the softest, textured cotton and an adjustable drawstring waist.

Size Range: XS-XL | Fabric: Cotton | Silhouette: Crop top and maxi skirt

Price at time of publish: $410

Best Asymmetrical: Free People Blossom Bliss Maxi

White blossom bliss boho maxi slip wedding dress
Photo: Free People

Stand out in this one-shoulder, floaty maxi dress, made special with a fun floral embroidery and an unexpected strappy back detail. Play up the dress' quirkiness with a fabric choker and chic flats.

Size Range: 0-14 | Fabric: Viscose, Polyester Silhouette: Asymmetrical dress

Price at time of publish: $350

Different Boho Wedding Dress Vibes

There's a reason why boho wedding dresses are one of the top trending bridal styles. Between the airy silhouettes, quirky details and wispy fabrics, there's truly a boho bridal dress to mesh with each bride's individual style and wedding aesthetic. To make the dress hunt easier, we've broken down the design features of different types of boho dress vibes, including vintage, goddess, rustic and hippie.

Vintage Boho Wedding Dress

Channeling brides and trends from past eras, vintage-inspired boho gowns have a timeless beauty and include many retro fashion cues, mostly taken from the 20s to the 80s. The most obvious reference is to the 70s Bohemian era, which introduced flowy relaxed shapes, off-the-shoulder and v-neck necklines, bell sleeves and prairie-style gowns with floral details. When it comes to fabrics, elaborate lace detailing and embroidery is often incorporated into boho bridal attire.

Goddess Boho Wedding Dress

Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman goddesses, boho goddess wedding dresses are designed to make brides feel enchanting and exude serenity. They tend to be constructed with flowy silhouettes and draping fabrics like silk, tulle and chiffon to create the illusion of fluidity and ethereal movement. For a touch of sensuality, they have high slits, skin-baring cutouts and delicate embellishments and soft ruffles that gracefully move with the wearer.

Rustic Boho Wedding Dress

A popular choice for brides with outdoor ceremonies, rustic boho wedding dresses fuse free-spirited bohemian flair with the down-to-earth feel of the country. These dresses are often made with natural and textured fabrics, like lace, cotton and linen, in relaxed silhouettes for easy movement and a carefree vibe. Typically, they are made in earthy tones, off-white hues and multi-color options that blend harmoniously with the lush, outdoor surroundings. To enhance the dress, adorn it with charming rustic accessories including western-style belts, cowboy boots and hats.

Boho Hippie Wedding Dress

A combination of carefree bohemian style and counter-culture hippie vibes, boho hippie wedding dresses celebrate artistic expression, a desire to break away from tradition and embracing nature. Commonly made from breathable, laid-back fabrics in loose silhouettes, these dresses capture the essence of hippie style, which is all about feeling free and unrestricted. They also incorporate fashion elements inspired by the 60s and 70s, like prairie silhouettes, bell sleeves, fringe and floral prints. To amp up the artistic feel, these dresses are commonly embellished with quirky motifs, beading, crochet or topped off with a floral crown.

Design Elements of Boho Style Wedding Dresses

In general, boho dresses blend elements of nostalgia with current fashion trends and modern fabrics, resulting in a unique look that's easy to personalize to your liking. Although there are many different types of boho dresses, there are a few key features found in all of them, including relaxed fabrics and silhouettes, vintage references and unstructured silhouettes. These design elements all capture the unconventional nature of the bohemian aesthetic, that tends to diverge from traditional or formal wedding attire.

Relaxed Fabrics

Boho wedding dresses are typically crafted using loose, flowy fabrics like cotton, silk, chiffon, lace and tulle. The boho aesthetic prioritizes movement and comfort, and the fluidity of these fabrics provide full range of motion. Additionally, the choice to use natural fabrics is inspired by the bohemian mystical connection with nature, which is evident in the botanical motifs and embroidery, typically found on most of these dresses. Lastly, boho weddings often take place outdoors and these breathable fabrics, and sheer panels, are the most comfortable and sweat-proof.

Vintage References

Many boho designs draw inspiration from vintage brides and have design elements derived from past fashion eras, most notably the Art Deco, Post-War and Bohemian periods. When it comes to silhouettes, some notable references are bell sleeves, off-the-shoulder and plunging necklines, and exaggerated and flutter sleeves. Most notably, the 70s Bohemian Era is the main source of inspiration for prairie-style gowns, floral motifs and dramatic sleeves. Additionally, the use of vintage-style lace, doily and eyelet fabrics are all influenced by romantic dresses of these past eras.

Unstructured Silhouettes

Marked by breezy, informal shapes, boho wedding dress silhouettes tend to be soft, unstructured and fluid, so the bride can truly be in the moment. This includes empire waistlines, A-line and slip shapes, prairie dresses and classic fit and flare styles. Sleeves tend to be ultra-feminine, whether they are long and billowing, asymmetrical, whisper thin or off-the-shoulder. Many boho dresses tend to come off as casual, however, choosing the right silhouette can instantly refine your entire look and add a touch of elegance.

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