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Finding a Unique Wedding Dress Are you looking for a way to be different on your wedding day? Are you a romantic? Artsy? Natural? A free spirit? Try a dress that channels your own unique ‘bohemian rhapsody!’The ‘bohemian’ style is often characterized by empire-waists and overlays of sheer materia... read more

Finding a Unique Wedding Dress

Are you looking for a way to be different on your wedding day? Are you a romantic? Artsy? Natural? A free spirit? Try a dress that channels your own unique ‘bohemian rhapsody!’

The ‘bohemian’ style is often characterized by empire-waists and overlays of sheer materials like organza, tulle and lace…

Designer Wedding Dress
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…floral embellishments…

Floral Wedding Dress
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…and ribbons or bows, like Vera Wang’s “Dylan” from the Spring 2010 Collection.

Vera Wang Wedding Dress
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For the minimalist bohemian, look for simple wedding dresses with spaghetti straps, like this dress from J.Crew’s wedding line.

Simple Wedding Dresses
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Layers…

Layered Wedding Dress

…and color also evoke a bohemian feeling.

Bohemian Wedding Dress
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Vera Wang’s “Didi” from the Spring 2010 collection (left) and “Amelia” from the Fall 2009 collection combine color, layers, light fabrics and embellishments to create an earthy ‘belle of the barefoot ball’ look.

Vera Wang Wedding Dresses

And Atelier Aimée combines color, layers and flowers for the unconventional gal!

Atelier Aimée Wedding Dress
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I realize that not everyone can afford many of these designer wedding gowns, so do what I did. Print pictures of the dresses you like or rip them out of bridal magazines, and take them with you when you shop. It will help the salespeople hone in on your style and save you time.

If your choices are limited by location or budget, look for a wedding dress that incorporates one or two of the characteristics (I found a dress that incorporated layers and crepe organza material). Then accessorize with flowers, real or fake, and jewelry to complete the look.

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