How to work it: Hippie chic

How to work it: Hippie chic
There's been a romantic return of boho and hippie elements in designer collections. Gown by Catherine Deane

Hippie is so chic this season, with gowns and accessories that offer the perfect wedding-day style for free-spirited brides

Words Libby Norman

There’s been a hippie revival in bridal, with a whole host of winsome elements that can set you off on your own romantic journey down the aisle. Retro lace, lavish tassels, chunky eastern-inspired elements and ethereal details have been cropping up in major designer collections. Laidback, in an elegant way, this is the perfect look for free-spirited brides who have given their hearts but are holding on to their souls.

1. New romantic – Rosa Clará

Rosa Clará goes for soft and romantic lines with this simple lace top and flowing skirt

Shown on the runway at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, Rosa Clará injects timeless boho style into separates with this simple lace sleeveless top paired to a softly layered flowing skirt. The combination is a gorgeous choice for the romantic destination bride.

2. Hot rocks – Dune

Dune’s fringed sandals studded with stones are perfect for the relaxed bride

Simple sandals are the perfect way to add an element of hippie chic to your look. We love these Dune London Lostsprings sandals, which have a fringe decoration and are studded with blue and pink crystals. £80;

3. Fringe effect – Rue de Seine

Rue de Seine’s fringed gown has a cool boho flavour

Rue de Seine’s West wedding gown features a deep plunge neckline and fabulous tassels flowing from the shoulders. British stockists of this modern boho label from New Zealand include The Wedding Club

4. Hoop la – Giovanni Raspini

Giovanni Raspini’s gold vermeil hoops are the perfect boho accessory

Hoop earrings are the hot ticket right now, and perfect for a hippie twist on your wedding day. We love Super Bowl Light hammered earrings by Italian silversmith Giovanni Raspini (with a chic store in London’s West End). Available in a range of sizes and in silver or gold vermeil, they look substantial but are light to wear. £130-£175;

5. Boho bride – YolanCris

YoianCris’ lightweight off-the-shoulder gown has lovely vintage credentials

Always the master of modern boho, YolanCris showed this winsome gown at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. Featuring fabulous lace and a flattering off-the-shoulder cut with ruffle, it’s a dreamy number for a beach or high-summer wedding. YolanCris UK stockists include Mirror Mirror London in Islington.

6. Eastern promise – Noor Fares

Noor Fares Rainbow Planet ring is inset with a beautiful central opal

Noor Fares creates distinctive eastern-inspired jewels that are rich in symbolism and incorporate unusual shapes and lavish stones. We love this Rainbow Planet spiral ring studded with multicoloured gems and with a beautiful central opal. £2,355;

7. Lace dream – Catherine Deane

Catherine Deane’s impossibly romantic gown is trimmed with satin ribbon

Catherine Deane’s delicious retro gown with satin tie at the waist features delicate lace, a high neckline and romantic bell sleeves – perfect for timeless wedding-day dressing.


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