Planning a beach wedding involves lots of considerations, from positioning guests so the sun isn’t in their eyes to developing a backup plan in case it rains. But the beach wedding dress is another very, very important consideration, since sand, sun and ocean breezes have a profound effect on what looks and feels good to wear.
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to beach wedding dresses, there are a few important guidelines to keep in mind:
1) Skip a formal ball gown and chapel train, which weigh you down and will trap sand everywhere.
2) Opt for light, airy fabrics that allow easy movement and offer breathability, such as chiffon, tulle or soft silk!
3) Features such as billowing skirts, very light and sheer lace to maintain breathability and comfort.
4) Very high heels and sand aren’t on the same path: opt for wedges, low-heeled shoes or flats! There are lots to choose from!
These guidelines are just a start when it comes to choosing a beach wedding dress that works for your wedding and personal style. Discover below some of our favorite dresses and find the inspiration you might be looking for your wedding day.
Halter necklines also lend a more casual, beachy look. You should exclude the long train, which is sure to accumulate lots of sand, and the cathedral-length wedding veil, which could be really annoying in a strong ocean breeze.
These dresses we choose for you are all from the Bridal Fashion Week 2016/2017, and from brands such as Reem Acra, Monique Lhullier, Christian Siriano, Pronovias, Marchesa, Self-Portrait, Houghton, Temperly London and Jenny Packham.
We can see some trends here: shoulder covered by lace or very light capes, very soft fabric, sheer fabrics, short dresses and…ruffles everywhere!!
Let’s dream together!
SILK OR CHIFFON
CRYSTALS AND 3D INSERTS
THE LIGHTEST OF ALL
Credits: The Knot, Vogue.