Beach Wedding Dresses – There’s just something carelessly romantic about tying the knot surrounded with the sound of the ocean wave kissing the sandy beach and the ocean breeze playing with your hair, isn’t it? Once you’ve set your eyes for a beach/destination wedding, there’s no turning around but to go all the way and create lots of unforgettable memories.
It all starts with the perfect wedding look. From the gorgeous wedding dress, pretty makeup to dazzling beach wedding hair. We understand that trying to find your beloved beach wedding dress among a sea of designs are very tiring. That’s why we are here to guide you through some of the prettiest beach wedding dresses to help you narrow down your decision.
Short Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Playful, innocent, chic.
For our first alternative, a long sleeved short wedding dress. The flowing light fabric is perfect for a daytime seaside wedding. We especially love the lace cover-up on the front. But it’s completely optional and would look equally pretty without.
Hairstyle alternative: Side-swept wavy hair.
Makeup alternative: Naturally glowing face with a focus on eye makeup and soft pink lipstick.
Short Dress Ivory Color
This beautiful short dress in skin tone color. Inspired by the sandy beach. Adorned by eye-catching, pretty embossed pattern and fringes. The bride would look fabulous wearing this dress for an afternoon beach wedding.
Footwear alternative: Sandals embellished with pearls and seed beads.
Makeup alternative: Natural bronze with glossy soft lipstick.
Simple Beach Wedding Dresses
Overall look: Sweet, elegant, pretty.
Elegance is sometimes achieved with the perfect combination of a simple strapless top and bouncy A-line skirt. The coastal view becomes the playground for the effortlessly beautiful bride on special day.
Hairstyle alternative: Loose updo with flower accessory.
Footwear alternative: Open toe sling back heels.
Casual Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Carefree, playful, chic.
The seaside venue is really the perfect place for a laidback wedding ceremony. This casual bridal dress looks sophisticated and stylish with the right combination of hairstyle, accessories and footwear. While white is a more versatile option, other soft pastel colors would work as well.
Accessories alternative: Wide bangles and a short necklace.
Footwear alternative: Strappy cork wedges.
Plus Size Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Elegant, classy, romantic.
The design of a beach wedding dress for plus size bride is meant to flaunt those lovely curves. A romantic strapped dress with pleated detail and beaded embellishment, empire waist and long skirt that flawlessly flow out to the sand will make an unforgettable appearance on the altar.
Hairstyle alternative: Wavy hair with embellished decorative hairband.
Makeup alternative: Glossy soft pink lipstick.
Lace Beach Wedding Dresses
Overall look: Classic, elegant, romantic
The craftsmanship shown by a lace wedding dress will give a nostalgic and romantic touch to your special day. Whatever your preferred design is, the intricate floral will wrap your figure beautifully as you walk down the aisle.
Color alternative: White, skin tone, beige, dusty coral.
Accessories alternative: Hairband with beaded detailing or floral appliques.
Off the Shoulder Idea
This off-the-shoulder wedding dress in lace gives a carefree bohemian flair that will guarantee to make you feel comfortable and look effortlessly beautiful on your big day. The soft vibe from the design will blend in with the ocean surrounding very nicely.
Hairstyle alternative: Natural hair with wildflower crown.
Bouquet alternative: Orchid or other exotic tropical flower arrangement.
Boho Beach Wedding Dress
If you are a free-spirited bride or simply love a relaxed rustic vibe for your beach wedding, this boho-inspired bridal dress might be the one you’re looking for. This non-traditional two piece wedding dress will lend you a timeless natural beauty with the beautiful white floral lace material.
Hairstyle alternative: Braid or fishtail braid with small flower blooms.
Bouquet alternative: Colorful wildflower arrangement with greeneries.
Casual Romantic Dress
If you fancy something prettily simple, casually romantic and innocently chic, we recommend this spaghetti strap babydoll with cut out tulle detail on the bust. We love the layered light material is a longer length and loose style.
Hairstyle alternative: Natural side swept wavy hair.
Makeup alternative: Soft coral eyeshadow and lipstick.
White Beach Wedding Dresses
Overall look: Classic, chic, timeless.
Ever since Queen Victoria decided to wear white for her wedding in February 1840? An unspoken social convention has made white the ‘most fitting hue’ for bridal dresses. It has been said that the color is a symbol of purity and innocence.
A backless white lace wedding dress with the chapel train will lend an elegant and sexy flair to your surfside ceremony. The ornate lace top with off shoulder sleeves brings about a romantic touch to the overall look.
Makeup alternative: Bronze glowing look with a focus on eye makeup.
Footwear alternative: Open toe heels.
One Shoulder Dress
If you dream about getting married on a tropical island, this loose-fitting beach wedding dress is so light and airy. Perfect for an outdoor venue ceremony. Even with lace sleeved, one shoulder, or halter straps, the dress will still exude a summery romantic look.
Footwear alternative: Sandal with pearl and bead embellishment.
Accessories alternative: Necklace with soft coral beads.
Summer Beach Wedding Dresses
Overall look: Casual, elegant, stunning.
For the beach-bound brides getting married with the coastal view this summer, we have just the right dress for you. This white silk strapless dress with asymmetrical pleated torso will hug your figure flawlessly and flows down beautifully to sweep the sand.
Hairstyle alternative: Half-up Half-down hair with big wave curl.
Bouquet alternative: Colorful exotic flowers arrangement with nautical details.
Bohemian Beach Wedding Dresses
Overall look: Carefree, chic, relaxed
This bohemian chic wedding dress is calling for every unconventional bride out there. Bring about the comfort and show your free spirit on the ocean-view altar with the long trumpet sleeves that contrast the short dress. It’s the perfect blend of your love for life and all things bohemian.
Hairstyle alternative: Natural hair with a flower crown.
Makeup alternative: Casual, non-showy finish, with a little pop of color on the eye.
Backless Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Elegant, alluring, timeless.
Walk down the sandy aisle and catch every eye with this delightfully alluring, backless wedding dress. Whether you want a silky or lacy gown, it will sure be an unforgettable dramatic statement for everyone attending your beach wedding ceremony. For more elegance, add a chapel train that will sweep the sand and the entire guest’s attention behind you.
Hairstyle alternative: Sleek ponytail.
Makeup alternative: Glowing and elegant with a little shimmer.
Flowy Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Romantic, innocent, timeless.
Show off a timeless beauty with this flowy wedding dress. The scalloped lace sweetheart neckline in lace and mesh will bring a timeless romantic look for your seaside wedding. We also love the long, flowing layered tulle skirt that will sway prettily with the sea breeze.
Hairstyle alternative: Loose braid up-do.
Color alternative: Soft dusty pink or seafoam green.
Vintage Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Romantic, timeless, elegant.
Show up for your beach nuptial with a timeless vintage wedding dress, with romantic silhouette and subtle elegance to awe the romance of your special day. With spaghetti strap and empire waist, this dress will remain in everyone’s dearest memory for many years to come.
Accessories alternative: Small and simple bangles and earrings.
Footwear alternative: Open toe heels.
Beach Wedding Dresses for Mother of the Bride
Overall look: Elegant, timeless, stylish.
Make sure that the mother of the bride gets all the attention she deserves, with this stunning short layered dress that will make her as beautiful as you. The subtle elegance from the shimmery satin combined with short lace sleeves and pleated torso will adorn her natural beauty.
Hairstyle alternative: Wavy locks.
Makeup alternative: Shimmering natural tone.
Mother of the Groom Dress for Beach Wedding
An off shoulder, knee-length flowing dress is both elegant and comfortable for a beach wedding celebration. The romantic vibe is just perfect to make the mother of the groom looking elegantly young on your seaside nuptial.
Hairstyle alternative: Natural hair with fresh flower accessory.
Footwear alternative: Strappy white and silver heels.
High Low Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Cheerful, chic, trendy.
Make a fierce and trendy entrance on your special day with a high low strapless dress. The bold hemline is predicted to be the hottest trend for beach bridal dress in 2017. A contemporary statement dress with scalloped sweetheart strapless top and flowing mesh hemline.
Footwear alternative: Open toe or strappy heels.
Hairstyle alternative: Sleek ponytail or half-up-half-down.
Strapless Beach Wedding Dresses
Overall look: Elegant, alluring, romantic.
A clean lined empire waist strapless dress will be the highlight of your evening seaside wedding. We love how the silver embroidered torso and the pristine sheen white satin makes for an elegant and classy look, yet light and effortlessly romantic at the same time.
Accessories alternative: Raindrop crystal earrings.
Bouquet alternative: White flower bouquet with additional rhinestone detail.
Sweet Strapless Lace Bridal Dress for Beach Wedding
If you’re a bride-to-be with the love of all things vintage, this sweet strapless dress with lace and mesh will make for an unforgettable timeless look on your seaside nuptial. The romantic simplicity of the design will perfectly capture your dearest moments.
Bouquet alternative: Assorted pastel flower with extra pearl details.
Hairstyle alternative: Loose side bun.
Mermaid Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Elegant, stunning, and stylish.
A gorgeous mermaid wedding dress, inspired by the mythical ocean beauty, will flaunt your figure perfectly. The way the pleated waist dropped and flows to form an elegant cascading layered skirt is very aesthetically pleasing. This might be your dream beach wedding dress come true.
Makeup alternative: Shimmering and elegant.
Hairstyle alternative: Side swept wavy locks.
Beach Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Overall look: Modest, timeless, romantic.
The uniquely beautiful floral lace sleeve gives a romantic vintage twist to this stunning sheath wedding gown. We recommend lacey material with rhinestone embellishment if you fancy a little bit of sparkle and shine for your coastal wedding.
Makeup alternative: Light smokey eye makeup.
Hairstyle alternative: Sideswept loose braid.
Long Sleeved Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Modest, elegant, innocent
A stunning layered wedding dress that exudes purity and innocent vibe for your important day. The simple white slip dress is beautified by the long sleeved mesh floral lace cover-up. If you are looking for something conservative and romantic, this might be your dress of choice.
Color alternative: Broken white or pastel pink ombre.
Hairstyle alternative: Side fishtail braid.
Ivory Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Elegant, classy, classic.
Hues like ivory and broken white are refreshing subtle alternatives to a plain pristine white wedding dress. This strapless dress will give you a stunning glamorous look with rhinestone embellishment on the torso. With the dropped waist A-line skirt, this fit and flare style is a classy choice for your destination wedding.
Hairstyle alternative: Loose up-do
Footwear alternative: Strappy heels.
Elegant Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Elegant, classy, sophisticated.
Make your stunning entrance in this elegant strapless dress with draped sweetheart top that flows flawlessly to a sleek sweeping A-line hem. The sophisticated design in pristine white will certainly fit your classy taste.
Makeup recommendation: Glowing bronze.
Hairstyle recommendation: Sleek ponytail with a small tiara.
Hawaiian Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Exotic, romantic, elegant.
If you already set your eyes for Hawaii, this simple pristine dress would fabulous. The fringe on the torso that flows to the back and acts like off shoulder neckline is just so darling. Somewhere along the line of the sweeping train, we can see a hint of an exotic tropical twist.
Makeup alternative: Coral eyeshadow and bronzer.
Bouquet alternative: Assorted orchid or other exotic flowers.
Tea Length Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Vintage, timeless, gorgeous.
Tea length dress is meant to flaunt your leg in a conservative manner. Which means that the hemline would fall somewhere halfway between your ankle and knee. If you are inspired by the retro glamor of Hollywood’s golden age and in love with the ocean, this tulle tea length dress is really meant for your wedding day.
Makeup alternative: A little bit heavy on the eyes and lips.
Accessories alternative: Retro wide bangle.
Halter Beach Wedding Dress
Overall look: Vintage, romantic, elegant.
Have you noticed that there is something subtly calming yet sexy about the halter neck, bare shoulder and naturally flowing material combined?
The romantic vintage elegance is just timeless and perfect for the bride-to-be with nostalgic heart.
Hairstyle alternative: 1920s finger wave.
Footwear alternative: Strappy flat sandals with seed beads embellishment.
Beach Wedding Dresses 2017
Overall look: Romantic, elegant, light.
Foreseeing the trend for beach bridal dress, light flowing dress in soft pastel color will be popular for 2017. In short, the designs will be romantic and sophisticated with an elegant twist that brings out the natural beauty of the bride.
Accessories alternative: Minimalist accessories, preferably with nature’s element like pearl or feather.
Makeup alternative: Naturally glowing.
So, have you decide what to wear for your seaside wedding?
We understand that picking your perfect dream beach wedding dress can be a little bit tricky. But we mostly recommend that you go with what is comfortable and fit your personality.
After all, wedding is more about what you and your couple feel, and less about impressing the guests.