Boho wedding : what to wear as a guest ?

October 26, 2020 7 min read

Boho wedding : what to wear as a guest ?

The 2020 Bohemian theme is a very trendy universal wedding that seduces many couples.

If you are invited to the wedding ceremony, you're probably wondering what kind of outfit you can wear to perfectly match the bohemian style ?

For the most beautiful day of one's lives, you would want to honor the bride and groom and play the boho wedding card to the fullest ! That's why it's essential to carefully pick your guest outfit and make sure it matches the dress code.

Don't panic ; we will show you the most beautiful boho outfits to adopt on this special day. We will take a look at the clothes and accessories that will make you a real Bohemian on the D-day, from the dresses to the skirts and shoes.

What is the Boho style all about ? 🧐

A style that defies codes

The bohemian trend is part of a casual and feminine style with ample fabrics and fluid cuts. Clothes are usually softly colored, printed with floral, and have ethnic or vintage patterns. The boho style favors natural fabrics, light, supple, and comfortable to wear, such as cotton, linen, or muslin. Eventually, the pieces are often embellished with lace, embroidery, ruffles, or subtle bangs.

Among the boho dress code, the must-haves are a long dress, a denim jacket, a knit vest, a crochet top, and the famous kimono that perfectly completes the summer outfit. Also, accessories such as Indian jewelry, scarves, or handbags add on to the final touch.

The hair and makeup are also essential to achieve a total Bohemian look. The number one rule is to always go for a natural look by leaving the hair free and wavy and opting for subtle and nude makeup.

Lastly, the boho style isn't just about clothes ; it's a state of mind, a culture that claims freedom, sensitivity, and creativity. It expresses this through clothes that do not constrain the body or change the usual dress codes.

The wedding and the Boho chic outfit

We often embrace the chic bohemian style during a unique wedding event that combines comfort with elegance, more sophistication with a casual and flowing basis. We add a few stylish notes now and then.

The fabrics and cuts are incredibly refined, pleated, creped, embroidered, ruffled, closely buttoned, draw-stringed, belted, fitted, asymmetrical, V-necked, and so much more. We also bet on the superimpositions by accumulating several clothing layers, for instance, a foggy blouse with a long knitted vest and a denim jacket.

The lace gives a refined side to the outfit by playing on transparency and delicacy. We often use silk and velvet pieces for the boho chic style, for instance, a velvet tie on the collar or a silk kimono.

wedding boho chic

Photo seen on leblogdemadamec.fr

Regarding color, we remain natural, excluding white to avoid shadows on the bride. Colors such as water green, dark green, sapphire blue or turquoise, red, orange, beige, ochre, and brown, are perfect for a bohemian wedding outfit.

To add a little pep to your outfit, you can include some leather, imitation leather, or imitation suede elements such as a jacket perfecto, a clutch, a braided belt, a skirt, or fringed shoes. Pick them in shades of beige and brown.

If you're not very comfortable with the bohemian look, you can always choose to wear just one key element to match this theme: a fringed shawl, a complete, asymmetrical vest, or a denim jacket.

As you can see, if comfort is an absolute criterion, make sure you stay sufficiently elegant because this is an exceptional event. Casual doesn't necessarily mean uncluttered. It's all about subtlety and the way you wear your clothes. So think of a sophisticated touch if your outfit is too relaxed. Alternatively, consider the wild touch to break the too-wise side. As a general rule, you should avoid tight and flashy outfits.

Lastly, don't hesitate to ask the bride and groom for more details about the chosen theme : tones and materials to choose from, printed patterns, or plain colors to be more harmonious in the wedding photo album.

The most beautiful dresses to wear at a Boho wedding 👗

The long dress is particularly adapted for the bohemian wedding. However, if you prefer a shorter version, or if the wedding takes place in the middle of the summer heat wave, it is entirely possible to choose a short dress.

Whatever the situation, opt for a vaporous dress with worked fabric and a beautiful finishing because the minor details will make a difference.

dresses boho wedding

Among the models of bohemian wedding dresses, you have the following choices :

  • The long dress with split : ideal for the summer; it will enhance your legs.
  • The sleeveless dress with ruffles : sexy and feminine, it is very trendy this year.
  • The halter dress with prints : glamour guaranteed, it will reveal your pretty silhouette while staying in the theme.
  • The dress with long puffy sleeves : comfortable and casual; it is the essence of the bohemian spirit.
  • The asymmetrical dress : It brings a rebellious and original side to your appearance.

You can adapt the models according to the theme, the weather, and your morphology. Neutral or pastel colors are preferred. Floral or ethnic prints can be very trendy. However, we advise you to start with a plain color (unless otherwise advised by the bride and groom) to avoid the well-known colorful procession effect.

A kimono or a pretty denim jacket will go perfectly with a dress and will prevent you from being cold at the wedding party.

Boho skirts : which ones to choose for the wedding ? 💃

As for the skirts, favor the long skirt except for summer weddings, but there are also numerous aesthetic short models.

skirts boho wedding
  • The long skirt with ruffles : ideal to dance like a bohemian.
  • The split skirt : perfect for showing off your pretty legs.
  • The asymmetrical wrap skirt : this one will attract all the glances.
  • The long pleated skirt : chic and comfortable.
  • The short brown suede skirt : the flagship of the chic bohemian style.

If you are not too much into "skirts," the combination with patterns is an excellent alternative for a wedding. Opt for a flowing flare (flared at the bottom) or cropped (short) model.

The shoes to choose for a Bohemian wedding 👢

Shoes do not need to be neglected to complete your Bohemian wedding guest look. First of all, you should choose comfortable shoes, because it would be a shame not to dance due to a sore foot. For instance, flat shoes or pumps don't matter, as long as you are comfortable enough on the dance floor! You can use the ethnic touch and fancy ornaments...

shoes boho wedding
  • Ethnic flat or heeled sandals (African, Indian, Mexican, and Greek) decorated with leather bangs, braids, mixed straps, jewelry, and so on.
  • Short or slender Spartans with more or less thin rising flanges.
  • The Espadrilles, flat braided straw sole or compensated fabric, or jute with embroidered patterns or beads.
  • Cowboy boots, Santiago type, leather or suede, short or half-long with a pointed toe.
  • Suede or imitation suede boots with or no bangs for winter weddings, combined with a jacket and a bag.

Which Boho hairstyles to wear at a wedding ? 💇‍♀

Remember, the Bohemian soul loves movement. For hairstyles, it's the same thing. Leave your hair free, or take out your curling iron to make pretty natural waves. Afterward, you can make a half braided tail or wear a headband or a bandeau. 

hairstyles boho wedding
  • Half braided tail on wavy hair
  • Hair braided with a fishtail French twist, loosely woven at the side or back
  • A floral pattern headband on raised hair
  • A headband with a pendant on free hair

We still advise you to avoid the flower crown reserved for the bride unless you are a bridesmaid. Nevertheless, some discreet flowers will be able to embellish your hairstyle.

Bohemian wedding : how to apply makeup ? 💄

Opt for soft, natural, pinkish, or even nude shades.

makeup boho wedding

The foundation :
Choose a fluid foundation, as discreet as possible, close to your natural complexion or tone. Fix it with a loose powder. On the cheekbones, add a small stroke of pink blush for a healthy glow finish.

The lips :
Above all, avoid wearing flashy lipstick. The idea is to bring out the natural shade of the lips. A pink or even coral gloss or lipstick will be perfect.

The eyes :
A small touch of mascara on the lashes and a line of eyeliner is enough, but you can also use an iridescent or beige eye shadow if you wish.

Accessories to perfect the Bohemian style 💍

Among the various accessories, here are some essentials to adopt to complete your outfit for the big day :

Bohemian jewelry
You can use vintage or ethnic jewelry in silver, steel, leather, or wood. They can be decorated with turquoise stones, charms, pearls, shells, or feathers. Choose floral or lace patterns, braided or woven bracelets, engraved rings, and pretty hoop earrings or earrings suspended to adorn your ears. For necklaces and sautoirs, choose from a variety of styles and lengths.

Jewels are crucial elements to your outfit. Choose them carefully and don't hesitate to put the package together by playing with quantity and mixing shapes.

The Bohemian scarf
You can opt for a scarf or bandana tied around your neck, in your hair, or on your wrist. It doesn't matter how you tie it. We recommend that you test the different options after putting on your outfit to make sure you pick the best one.

accessories boho wedding
The handbag or clutch

In addition to your outfit, you can dress up with a fringed handbag, a clutch with retro or floral prints, or an ethnic pouch with a long shoulder strap. While being classy, it can also be convenient to carry a few handkerchiefs and something to spruce you up.

The hat

This is ideal for a wedding. Choose a straw Panama or Borsalino that will perfectly fit the chic bohemian style.

The belt
You can also accessorize your outfit with a belt. Pick it in suede, braided, geometric or embroidered patterns, stones, bangs, or drop ties.

The sunglasses
In summer, opt for round sunglasses and mirror effects with pink or bluish reflections.

Top 3 Boho wedding outfit ideas from head to toe 

To please the bride and groom and help you achieve the perfect Bohemian look, we have created three sets of boho outfits :

Bohemian Wedding Dress N°1Chic mid-length boho dress with pleated underskirt + black belt + suede boots + handbag + long neutral vest + felt hat on detached hair + ethnic rings in aged silver metal

Bohemian Wedding Dress N°2 : Long flowing boho skirt + t-shirt + perfecto in camel imitation suede, semi-adjusted + pair of Espadrille with braided straw sole + scarf worn as a headband + round sunglasses

Bohemian Wedding Dress N°3 : Sleeveless dress with flounces + Spartans + kimono + braided ears + creoles and braided bracelets

Have you finally found your ideal outfit and accessories for the boho wedding ? No doubt, you'll be at par with the theme this time ! All you have to do now is to enjoy yourself and be there for the bride and groom. Have fun ! ;-)


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