There will be flowers a plenty, potentially a beach or woodland venue – the bridesmaids and bride will having flowing locks adorned with daisies, and their will probably be a folk band and potentially some camping.
Festival & bohemian inspired weddings are on the rise and rightly so, they’re great fun! But is does mean that dressing down is becoming an art – something I’m not great on. I’m a heels and red lips kinda girl so the flowing boho look has never quite sat right on me.
Instead, for a bohemian wedding, I’ve gone for the most elfin dress I could find, and dressed it simply (although I couldn’t resist the heels).
The Lovedrobe for Simply Be Crochet dress is made from a satin-effect underlap overplayed with a crocheted floral lace. It has a simple shift cut with a slight tapering at the waistline.
The dress has an ethereal quality with the lace hem cascading lower than the satin shift. There is also a slight nod to the 20’s flapper dress, if you wanted to spin it that way too!
I can see the dress making a perfect bridesmaid dress, especially when paired with a floral crown!
Now heels aren’t always practical for a wedding based on the great outdoors, even on grass, they have a tendency to sink (as in the picture above) – bare foot, however, is perfect!
There is something very liberating about kicking of your heels and digging your toes into the sand (or grass) – I was at a beach wedding last year where I did just that – sat, toes in sand with a glass of wine as we watched the tide come in.
I’m wearing a size 18 in this dress and it is very true to size – the chest fits well, the back, shoulders and waist a tiny bit roomy, and the hips skim nicely. Lovedrobe can be fairly off in their sizing but they seem to have got this dress just right.
It’s priced at £60 which is fairly in line with the other pretty summer dress being sold on Simply Be at the moment.
I feel very Midsummers Night dream in this, as though Puck is about to sweep me away in a dream of woodland fairies – which makes it perfect for the relaxed boho affair!
Don’t forget to read the rest of my What to Wear to a Wedding series:
The Bohomenian (above)