Sewing your own prom dress provides options you won’t find in any mainline store. The only limitations you have are your imagination and sewing skills. Free spirits will love these hippie inspired prom dress ideas.
Turn the spotlight on yourself with a flowing dress and long beads. The girls in their tight matching taffeta gowns and pointy heels will be jealous!
Hippie Dress with Multiple Fabrics: This free pattern download is enchanting. The floor length hippie dress is made with three different fabrics. Sheer patterned crepe georgette is the fabric of choice, layer an animal print with flower prints for a unique look suited perfectly to you. Rest assured that no one else will show up with the same dress.
Empire Waist Dress: The high waist of this dress gives it a very vintage, feminine flair. Created to look much like a tunic, this pattern can be extended to the floor to create a maxi dress. The balloon sleeves and embellishments make this a truly elegant hippie chick choice. Pair this with a head band worn low across your forehead and pretty sandals full of ornamentation.
Sandals: Purchase a pair of pretty thongs or wrapped espadrilles. Attach beads, silk flowers, shells or gems and replace ribbons for a DIY original pair of pretty party shoes.
The Kiki Dress: Soft scoop neck dress includes a line of center back button accents for 70’s flair. Consider a heavier weight fabric or silk in contrasting colors or patterns for a true vintage style. The pattern comes with options for three sleeve variations. Choose the one that works for you.
Kyla Dress: The loose drape and easy feel of this dress gives it a bohemian taste. Long or short, your choice of fabric really makes the difference in how this dress comes out. Choose an easy silk jersey in contrasting colors, jewel tones or earthy shades. Pair with a stack of bracelets and dangly earrings and expose the free spirit in you.
Poncho: Sewing a poncho to go over your hippie prom dress is the perfect choice. The pattern is very simple the options unlimited regarding fabric, length and embellishment. Choose a velvety material and attach fringe or beading for a special look.
Magistrate Dress: This is a perfect choice for a last minute hippie dress. It’s simply one piece of fabric, two cuts and trim. Stretchy fabric like luxurious velvet will really make a stand out hippie gown.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out the Hippie Couture Blog. Chock full 2010 fashion week photos that prove that hippie prom dresses are the way to go this season.
Read this guide for creating Bohemian Hairstyles and more about Hippie fashion here.