Gypsy girl wedding dress styles

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Gypsy girl wedding dress styles
A gypsy style wedding veil (Young bride on her wedding day image by Francois du Plessis from

Gypsies are known for their distinctive no-boundaries fashion style complete with flowing chiffons, decorative lace, scarves and exotic jewelery. According to Ben Seidler and Simon Marks of "The New York Times," fashion designers such as John Galliano, Anna Sui and Roberto Cavalli have embraced the gypsy fashion sense, and shoppers everywhere are adopting the free-flowing style. If you are a bride looking for that Bohemian look, there are many ways to achieve the "everything goes" style.

Flowing Layers

After the 2010 Autumn/Winter show at New York's Fashion Week, FabTV reported that the secret to the "gypsy-chic" nomadic style is to incorporate overflowing layers. Achieve the gypsy wedding dress look by opting for a dress with layers made of chiffon or lace. The layers will flow freely when you walk down the aisle, or dance to your favourite tune, giving off that carefree feeling and sense of escapism. See images on The Knot for examples on how to achieve this look.

Cultural Influences

With a lifestyle that promotes moving from place to place, gypsies inherit the cultural fashions of the cities they move through. With this in mind, the gypsy bride can seek influences from cultural groups to accentuate her look. Wearing a sheer headscarf rather than a veil, as shown in John Galliano's fall 2009 collection, can keep a bride looking mysterious and sensual. Incorporate exotic jewellery to accessorise your look. Gold bangles, eclectic trinkets, one-of-a-kind brooches and jewelled necklaces are signature accessories worn by gypsies dating all the way back to ancient times. If you are a bride who is not afraid of colour, using patterns in your dress inspired from African, Indian or Asian prints can help infuse that nomadic style.

Gypsy girl wedding dress styles
An example of an exotic jewelled necklace (gold necklace image by OMKAR A.V from


Brides who are looking for a carefree style, with a bit of elegance, may choose a dress with distinctive beadwork. Beadwork is often used on any style of wedding dress, but the gypsy bride should look for beadwork made from rhinestones, crystals or even trinkets themselves. Look also for beadwork that is laid out in intricate patterns. Beadwork is a sure way to convey the gypsy style while still looking and feeling luxurious.

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