Romantic Flower Child Gown
If you have your heart set on a hippy wedding, there are many dress styles available. Your choice of a formal dress or a more casual option depends on the formality of ceremony and venue.
This romantic high-waisted gown features quintessential hippy elements: intricate crochet work, bishop-style sleeves, and a flowing, flared skirt. It is appropriate for traditional services or casual venues. It expresses a flower-child innocence; adding flowers to the head covering creates an authentic hippy flavor. It retails for around $800; the manufacturer suggests checking measurements against their size chart for best fit.
70s Angel Sleeves
Perfect for beach weddings and other non-traditional venues, this lace caftan is the epitome of all that makes hippy fashions so popular: relaxed, draped fit, embroidered lace embellished with delicate crochet work, and 70s-inspired angel sleeves. Choose from an ivory or white lace overdress with a neutral slip and pair with leather sandals for a true hippy look. Expect to pay around $650 for this dreamy gown available in sizes XS to XL.
Vintage Hippy Style
This gown is ideal for the bride who wants an authentic old-world flavor for her hippy style wedding. It fits the genre perfectly with its soft, unstructured skirt, vintage look, and lace details. Take your pick from sizes 2 to 16 and at under $115, it's a bargain that will delight your hippy sensibilities.
Short and Sassy
Being anti-establishment is at the heart of hippy philosophy, and this shorter-than-typical dress is tailor-made for the non-conformist bride. Its vintage crochet adds a bohemian flavor but the flowing simplicity of a straight sheath identify its true hippiness. Add groovy elements like statement-making footwear and flower-adorned jewelry to complete the look. Showcase this unique dress in a wedding venue like a museum, art gallery, or opera house. It retails for around $30 and comes in sizes S, M, and L.
Artsy Floral Patterned Gowns
Hippy and boho styles frequently overlap; hippy is more vintage, while boho is more modern. For brides who want hippy-themed weddings but a more formal dress, a style like this, featuring elements of both, is a good compromise. The elegant draped a-line silhouette are pure boho; the asymmetrical, artsy floral print are authentic hippy. Choose a venue that mirrors its art-inspired flavor such as art galleries or museums. Sizes range from small to extra-large and it retails for around $700.
Down to Earth
This flirty, girly gown is a good match for non-traditional wedding venues like beach or mountaintops and does double-duty after the nuptials as a special occasion dress. Its floaty tieared skirt and delicate floral lace motif are archetypal hippiness and ideal for the down-to-earth bride. It's available in sizes 2 to 14 and reatilas for around $1000.
Hippy Classic Caftan
Wearing a caftan instead of a traditional gown strikes the right note for a hippy-themed wedding. Loose fitting caftans are classic hippy fashion and ideal for casual venues like gardens, parks, or aboard ships. For the ultimate in self-expression, wear flip-flops or go barefoot. This caftan features an embellished bodice and sleeves, as well as a gently cascading body. It comes in white for under $130 and is one-size-fits-all.
Sophisticated Hippy Style
This romantic gown features most elements of hippy style: a vintage lace, beading, and godet inserts for a flowing, gorgeous skirt. It works as well for a bride choosing a more upscale wedding venue, but it can also work for a casual or destination. A few key accessories like flowers in your hair and strappy sandals finish the look. Retail price is under $400 and this gorgeous dress comes in size 14.
Add a vintage hippy look to your wedding attire by choosing a gown like this, which features a lace bodice, lace cap sleeves, simple sweetheart neckline, and a light, flowing skirt for a timeless look. It's as appropriate for courthouse nuptials as it is for chapel ceremonies and for under $130, it's a budget boon for the hippy bride on a tight budget. Choose white or ivory in sizes 2 to 24 Plus.
Ethnic Inspired Hippy Gowns
The ethnic themes that are a signature part of hippy fashions are alluring embodied in this gypsy-inspired peasant dress. It features a versatile elastic bodice and a flowing, multi-tiered, ruffled skirt. It retails for under $70 and comes in size OS (one size), small, medium and plus sizes 3X and 5X. This look is perfect for the hot-blooded bride who longs to express her inner gypsy in an outdoor or casual venue.
Asymmetric or uneven hemlines are iconic elements of hippy style as is the lightweight, sheer hem of this attractive halter style gown. It's loaded with other hippy elements like an embroidered bodice and skirt and a smocked back and is a good choice for beach weddings. At under $40, it's an inexpensive way to make an artistic statement for the budget-conscious bride. Choose from sizes medium, large and extra-large.
No matter which dress style you choose, focusing on key elements like lace and embroidery, lightweight fabrics and ethic-themed styles and prints gives an authentic look to your hippy style wedding gown. Add finishing details with a bohemian or hippy feel such as leather sandals, flower hair accessories, and beaded, wooden or feather embellished jewelry for a polished look to go with your unusual wedding gown.