When it comes to shopping bridesmaid dresses, many people think in terms of palette, length, textile or cut. But some—some think in terms of aesthetic. Sophisticated bridesmaid dresses for super-formal weddings. Fashion-forward bridesmaid dresses for cutting-edge weddings. Bohemian bridesmaid dresses for outdoor weddings. Or beach weddings. Or maybe even maximalist indoor weddings.
Now, I haven’t had the veritable pleasure of planning a wedding just yet. But I have spent a lot of time shopping bridesmaid dresses (both for my friends who are brides-to-be and for the myriad bridesmaid dress shopping guides I’ve penned so far), and I’ve gotta say: Bohemian bridesmaid dresses are one of my favorite bridesmaid dress genres I’ve shopped to date. Because they’re fun. And out-of-the-box. And they’re also versatile as hell.
Seriously, my bohemian bridesmaid dress research dug up more dresses I actually wanted to shop, wear and own than any other bridesmaid dress guide has so far—and I don’t even consider myself particularly bohemian. I’m much more apt to wear a tailored button-down and skinny jeans than layered, flowy anything, but I am very on board with pretty much every bohemian bridesmaid dress I stumbled upon. More of this, please.
What You Want Maxi Dress, $198 at Free People
Instant statement-making style—and it looks comfy, too.
Iva Biigdres Midi Dress, $375 at Free People
Imagine a line of these standing next to a bride on her big day—cute as hell, right?
Daisy Island Kimono, $480 at Free People
A bridesmaid dress you’ll re-wear on every beach vacation you ever take.
Sundress Cleo Dress, $152 at Shopbop
Officially the chicest way to wear pom-poms to a wedding.
I Need to Know Maxi Dress, $128 at Free People
Blush bridesmaid dresses are always a good idea.
Starlight Mini Dress, $250 at Free People
I know silver booties aren’t really bridesmaid-appropriate footwear, but they should look so cute with this mint dress, you should maybe actually consider it.
Blue Bird Sequin Embroidered Maxi Dress, $539 at Free People
Proof sequins and chic bohemian style are far from mutually exclusive.
Hemant and Nandita Shimmer Short Dress, $386 at Revolve
Light pink and gold are quintessential bridal colors—and rendered in this chic, bohemian-inspired silhouette, they look so good.
Joan Midi Dress, $145 at Free People
A friendly reminder that bohemian dresses don’t have to be flowy.
Glamorous Paisley Dress, $82 at Shopbop
Equal parts pretty and versatile—an absolute win, as far as bridesmaid dresses go.
Watercolor Hibiscus Dress, $218 at Anthropologie
The watercolor print on this bohemian-but-not-too-bohemian dress make it totally wedding-worthy.
Three Graces Tatyana Dress, $347 at Revolve
Haven’t you heard? Marigold yellow is trendy as hell this year.
Does Charo Dress, $497 at Free People
Beach-ready glamour, delivered in the form of one seriously out-of-the-box bohemian gown.
I Am Lola Embroidered Maxi Dress, $480 at Free People
Quite possibly the most beautiful way to do cutouts.
Floral Print Patchwork Dress, $49.90 at Zara
In case you like your bohemian prints rendered in a darker palette.
Roxanne Dress, $695 at Free People
Just off-white enough to be distinct from the bride.
Marieta Applique Dress, $338 at Free People
Perhaps the most fun bohemian bridesmaid dress I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Ambra Layered Ruffle Maxi Dress, $560 at Free People
This bohemian maxi combines two of 2019’s hottest trends: over-the-top ruffles and marigold yellow. And it does both beautifully.
Lacey Dress, $319 at Anthropologie
I mean, this flowy dress was practically made to be worn to a wedding.
Dixie Metallic Jumpsuit, $249 at Anthropologie
Oh yeah, jumpsuits are totally on the sartorial menu.
Free People Venice Mini Dress, $113 at Free People
Ruffles, lace, rich tones and breezy comfort—is there anything this Free People shift dress can’t do?
Jen’s Pirate Booty Lapis Maxi Dress, $180 at Free People
A timeless silhouette rendered in a hyper-trendy color.
WAYF Arden Lace-Up Maxi Dress, $64 at Shopbop
This lace-up maxi is vicariously transports me to the beach every time I look at it.
Baguy Sequin Maxi Dress, $334 at Free People
A hyper-glam take on bohemian bridesmaid wear—and honestly, I’m in love.
Bare It All Maxi Dress, $118 at Free People
So wedding-worthy I hardly feel the need to justify including it.
Floral Print Dress, $69.90 at Zara
Red and black don’t tend to scream bridal, but rendered in this dreamy silhouette, they might just be wedding-worthy.
House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Sonya Dress, $248 at Revolve
Fringe totally has a place in the bohemian bridesmaid dress sphere.
Lovi Dress, $389 at Free People
The perfect blend of comfort and chic style.
Monterey Tasseled Dress, $350 at Anthropologie
The most whimsical take on bohemian bridesmaid style—and I love every bit of it.
Hemant and Nandita Sana Viscose Lurex Dress, $345 at Revolve
A cute—and veritably re-wearable—option.
Dodo Bar Or Alicia Dress, $600 at Revolve
Your bridesmaids will be thankful for the opportunity to wear such a hot dress on your wedding day—and to keep wearing it long after.
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