11 Gorgeous Beach Wedding Dresses
Whether you’re planning a simple, toes-in-the-sand wedding ceremony or an over-the-top seaside affair on the oceanfront lawn of a luxurious hotel, one thing is for sure: every bride looks gorgeous on the beach.
So what’s the key to finding that perfect beachy-chic wedding dress? “You definitely need to think about climate," says Catherine Fox Milian, owner of Miami-based bridal boutique Chic Parisien. "Depending on the time of year, some beaches are hot and humid and others are breezy. And when the sun goes down, it could even get rather chilly.” The key is to go with what’s comfortable according to your own personal preference, and that will vary depending on the bride (and the weather!).
Since most brides who plan to say “I do” on the coast are planning destination weddings, this might mean scheduling a few trips to your chosen locale so you can get an accurate feel for the weather and plan accordingly. Talk about a great excuse to plan a few pre-wedding getaways!
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“Since most beach weddings involve travel for the bride, it’s important to remember that you need to plan for how you’re going to transport your bridal gown,” says Fox Milian who launched The Beach Bride by Chic Parisien, a ready-to-wear destination wedding-themed brand featuring white bikinis, embroidered hats, fringe Turkish towels and more. “And just because it’s a beach wedding, doesn’t mean you need to feel tied to a casual dress.”
From form-fitting silhouettes to flowy bohemian looks and even princess-style ball gowns, according to Fox Milian, the gown you choose for your beach wedding should match your personality and style: “Find the dress you love and make it work!”
Here are a few beach-ready wedding gowns we love.
To buy: $450, bhldn.com
Willowby Corella Embroidered Lace & Charmeuse Mermaid Gown
To buy: $1,395, nordstrom.com
Reformation Peppermint Dress
To buy: $388, thereformation.com
Wtoo by Watters Felton Gown
To buy: $1,600, bhldn.com
Berta Lace Off the Shoulder Mermaid Gown
To buy: $9,460, nordstrom.com
Theia Blake Gown
To buy: $900, bhldn.com
Hayley Paige Ronnie Embellished Mermaid Gown
To buy: $3,610, nordstrom.com
Willowby by Watters Adelaide Gown
To buy: $1,395, bhldn.com
Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Smocked-Waist Gown with Floral Applique
To buy: $475, bergdorfgoodman.com
Willowby by Watters Andres Gown
To buy: $1,500, bhldn.com