Choosing the Right Dress for a Beach Wedding

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Woman wearing a chiffon wedding dress with asymmetrical neckline, lying on the sand

If you have always dreamed of having or attending a sunset beach wedding with idyllic ocean waves and sandy beaches as the backdrop, ensure you choose the right gown that perfectly complements your desired look and the breathtaking setting.  

Due to the versatility and charming aesthetic of a beach wedding dress, you are always guaranteed a one-of-a-kind look. Whether you are planning the special day or just attending, prepare yourself for romantic ceremonies followed by a picnic reception or a more formal affair with marquees, tents, and a set dinner menu. 

Below, we have listed some key fashion advice and elegant dress styles to consider as a bride or a guest when deciding what to wear for a wedding on a beach.  

Ethereal Beach Gowns for Brides

Embodying femininity and an ethereal aesthetic, a light wedding gown is perfect for a picturesque beachside wedding. This gown is crafted with high-quality crêpe fabric and designed with artful draping, offering every bride who desires to have their wedding on the beach a lightweight and fluid dress that flows elegantly in the wind. Featuring butterfly sleeves crafted with loose chiffon, this wedding dress exudes a sense of timeless glamour, with sleeves you can adjust to form a striking back accent to showcase when walking down the aisle.  


Blonde wearing a satin wedding dress with halter neck and a white hat, standing outside in the sun

Ideal for highlighting your neckline, a classic style of beach dresses for brides has a crossed V-neckline for an understated and vintage look, you can choose to embellish with a fine necklace or simply let your natural beauty shine instead. In a classic and popular A-line silhouette, this design provides every bride with a refined and chic style that has a touch of drama with a short train that adds character and sophistication to the overall bridal ensemble. If you are looking for a wedding dress for the beach with intricate detailing, discover the subtle floral lace design around the waist, tying the entire free-flowing look together.  

When having a dreamlike wedding alongside the sandy beaches and crashing waves, you deserve to get married in a plus-size wedding dress you feel most comfortable in that flatters your figure. Plus-size beach wedding gowns are available in ethereal silhouettes and a broad range of gorgeous styles designed to your specific measurements and customised to showcase all your favourite features. 

Free-Spirited Bohemian Dresses  

Feminine, romantic and featuring a touch of mysticism, a boho beach wedding dress is the perfect match for a ceremony taking place by the seaside. This style gown infuses femininity with a sprinkle of bohemian style to create a chiffon and lace beach wedding dress, fit for any free-spirited bride.  

Characterised by its long transparent lace embroidered sleeves, destination wedding dresses offer versatility for all situations, especially if the day gets a little chilly. That same detailing is also featured on the back of the gown for a romantic and delicate style your guests won’t stop talking about. The embroidered transparent lace is subtly showcased around the waist for a belt-like effect, separating the upper half of the gown with a sensual V-neckline from the lower half of the dress with a gradually flared and luxurious chiffon skirt.  


Woman wearing a mermaid wedding dress with exposed back, standing near a beach with palm trees

Feel like a princess on your special day with a gown that has a flattering plisse chiffon bodice and a softly gathered and flared skirt, creating an evasee silhouette. Dance the night away at your reception with a sweep train that just gracefully brushes the floor, a royal-inspired look that almost looks like you are floating.  

Explore our full collection of boho wedding dresses and wedding dresses or book an appointment with our bridal consults to gain inspiration and clarity on the style of dress you wish to wear on the happiest day of your life. 

Beachy Wedding Guest Dresses 

No matter if you are attending a large beach wedding celebration or a smaller and more intimate affair, select a wedding guest dress worth making memories that will last a lifetime.  

Guest dresses for a beach wedding come in all shapes, sizes and silhouettes to cater to everyone's taste in fashion. If you are planning to celebrate with an elegant and refined dress, a mermaid, or sheath-style gown is perfect for highlighting your figure. If you desire an extra subtle touch of romance for your beach wedding guest dress, choose a dramatic gown with a leg slit, both stylish and practical for warm weather locations.  


Woman wearing an A-line nude party dress with delicate straps, standing in a field

There is a wide range of mother-of-the-bride dresses for beach weddings suitable for the exotic and stunning destination, from mid-length styles for modest glamour or full-length gowns which are guaranteed to showcase a showstopping appearance for a once-in-a-lifetime event.  Dress to impress in a beach wedding guest outfit suited for the event, and celebrate the wedding of either your son or daughter in a mother-of-the-bride or groom dress

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