Bohemian synonyms: nonconformist, hippy, free spirit, informal, artistic
So, you're getting married in beautiful Cape Town, and your dream wedding has a light and breezy bohemian feel to it. But what exactly is a bohemian wedding dress, and how do you style it?
As a designer, and great lover of the bohemian wedding dress, I thought I'd offer some advice on the subject.
What is a bohemian wedding dress?
I would define a bohemian wedding dress as a dress that is fairly informal, unstructured, light weight, free flowing and easy wearing. Boho dresses often use large amounts of lace, layering and floaty chiffons.
It should be noted that bohemian as a style does not automatically link to a lower priced dress. The laces used tend to be the softer Chantilly's and woven laces and these can be some of the most costly of all bridal fabrics.
Cape Town, the hub of the boho bride
Cape Town, due to it's gorgeous natural surroundings and warm weather, tends to lend itself to the bohemian themed wedding. Capetonians are also famously laid back so this trend suits us down to a T!
Styling your boho look
The most popular boho hair looks are the tousled locks, either hanging loosely down the back or in a de-constructed up-down hairstyle. Loose braids have also become popular and work well if you want to place flowers in your hair.
Keep make-up light and natural looking. Highlights of bronzes and metallics can work well depending on your skin tone. Nude lip colours and fresh skin work best for this style.Shoes and boho footwearMany bohemian brides choose to go with the foot jewellery, particularly if they are to wed on the beach. Alternately bejewelled sandals or decorated heels work beautifully for this purpose. Most importantly, make sure they fit the style of the dress and are comfortable enough to be able to have fun in!
Bohemian wedding accessories can be really fun! Beautiful head jewellery can be worn, or flower crowns or even sprigs of flowers.
See some ideas here!