Wedding season is now in full swing!
So you’ve opened your invitation, and the first thing you’re thinking is ‘what is a hippy wedding?!’. This can be quite subjective depending on the individual – it may mean that the décor consists of beautiful mismatching patterns and fabrics, perhaps the ceremony will be held in a woodland or open field, or maybe everything for the special day has been ethically sourced. No matter what constitutes the label, hippy weddings are amazing – full of peace, love and boho vibes, but picking an outfit can be a challenge. Hippy clothing is typically relaxed and casual, so when it comes to formal occasions such as weddings, confusion sets in! Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered, from dresses to palazzo pants, we have something in this guide to suit everyone!
Maxi dresses – a true wedding classic! You really can make this wedding classic your own. For those just wanting to dip their toes into the world of hippy clothing, try a simple plain dress with floral or mandala detailing for a small touch of boho-chic. For those wanting to jump straight in, and embrace the hippy-dippy look, a patchwork maxi dress is ideal! Patchwork is a key staple of any hippy’s wardrobe. The way multiple patterns, colours and fabrics work together to create one new piece is truly beautiful. Maxi dresses come in a range of shapes and styles, from spaghetti straps to cap sleeves, there is something to suit everyone. No matter what maxi dress design you opt for, the free-flowing nature of this style means that you’re sure to look the part and feel cool and comfortable all day!
‘Can I wear trousers to a hippy wedding?’ – of course you can! The beauty of hippy weddings is that there are no rules. If dresses aren’t your thing, palazzo pants are a great alternative! These pants often feature intricate designs and vibrant prints, making them perfect for the occasion. Pair these with a fitted top for an extra flattering style. Don’t worry - we haven’t forgot about the hippy’s beloved harem pants, but for formal occasions these are the go-to style!
Okay so maybe we’re speaking too soon but it looks like we’re finally going to have some hot weather this summer! But that begs the question – jacket or no jacket?! It is inevitably going to get cooler in the evenings, but what do you do when it’s too hot for a jacket but too cold to brave bare arms? With a lot of hippy weddings incorporating nature and having outdoor events, we have the perfect solution – a beautiful patterned shawls. Simply drape it over your shoulders during the cooler evenings and look amazing at the reception!
Patterns, colours and fabrics
Still not sure what to wear? Throw out your fashion rule book and start experimenting with mismatching prints, colours and fabrics - you can’t go wrong! Think bright prints, embroidery, tie-dye, patchwork, floral prints, mandala patterns, lace, organic cotton and interesting textures. The rules go out the window when it comes to hippy wedding guest attire, allowing you to really have fun with it!
We hope you’re feeling inspired and that you enjoy your hippy summer celebrations!