What do you get when you mix pristine sandy shorelines, a blazing blue sky, and, of course, a stunning bride? One dreamy beach wedding!
Known for having a more laid-back vibe, an oceanfront ceremony is one of the most effortlessly romantic and beautiful settings a couple could choose.
In keeping with this easy-breezy atmosphere, the traditional wedding dress isn’t essential!
Rather, brides opt for gowns that exude a relaxed easy to wear attitude, typically of lightweight fabrics with just the right balance of whimsy and practicality.
Check out a few of our favorite maritime-ready bridal gowns to help you find your perfect beach wedding dress!
Long-Sleeve Cotton Autumn Dress
Who says seaside nuptials can only happen in June or July?
Obvs, the better option is to snag a destination nuptial date after the heat of summer is a distant memory.
Plus, you might save a couple of bucks for choosing a less popular time for tourists.
Keep the ocean chill at bay with this long-sleeve maxi. It maintains all of the must-have flowiness of classic sundresses and showcases a scandalously plunging neckline!
Eyelet White Cotton Embroidery Dress
Show off that golden tan you’ve been working on since your engagement in a peekaboo eyelet chiffon mini dress.
There are so many charming little details, that it’s hard to pick just one to call our favorite.
Top of the list would be the built-in daisy chain belt and triangle open back. Still, the flattering bell sleeves are definitely a noteworthy addition!
Off-White Kaftan Maxi Dress
Flutter into your reception, serving your captive audience a very 70s Stevie Nicks, but make it bridal.
Seriously, the only things that could make this draped kaftan any more fabulous are loose, beachy waves, a pair of oversized sunnies, and a floppy hat. Fortunately, that attire fits the bill for a stunning seaside ceremony.
Dandelion Mini Corset Beach Dress
Very Guinevere in the King Arthur tales, this Dandelion corset dress is begging to sit side-saddle with you as you ride off into the sunset on a noble stallion.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t happen to own a private stable on a tropical island.
In that case, it’ll also do just fine as an itsy-bitsy dancing dress for your post-ceremony beach dance party.
Off-the-Shoulder White Linen Dress
The Midi Dress Features an Off Shoulder with Puff Sleeves and Ruffled detail.
Turn heads in cool, crisp linen that reveals just a peek of your sun-kissed shoulders.
If you’re looking for something simple without a fussy pattern, then this bardot dress is a perfect choice.
The T-length hemline ensures you won’t have to worry about kicking up the sand, perfect for a casual coastline affair.
At the same time, the cinched belt keeps your waist appropriately snatched without the corset lacing.
Handmade Smocked Romantic Maxi
Okay, we know we just dissed corset lacing in favor of a belt, but it doesn’t count when it’s adorning the bodice.
Romantic and versatile, you can wear it on- or off-shoulder to suit your fancy.
The tiered ruffle skirt and sleeves are to-die-for, lending a dash of drama to an otherwise old-school style gown.
Giselle Boho Wedding Dress
A wedding in the tropics doesn’t mean you have to give up a train, and the Giselle is a prime example.
Light, airy, and lacy, this is the definition of boho bridal, complete with embroidery detailing on the skirt.
It’s anything but frumpy, though, thanks to feminine details like the strappy back and plunging neckline.
Puckered and Piped Voile Dress
Give major Laura Ingalls Wilder vibes while you tie the knot in a contemporary take on the classic prairie dress.
Pintuck voile, see-through panels, and gold piping come together beautifully in an ankle-length frock that demands to be frolicked in.
Boho Beach Wedding Gown
Looking for something a little more formal?
Ooze beachy sophistication with a whole mess of tulle drizzled in cascading floral appliques and chantilly lace accents?
The best part is that, despite the detailing, this gown still comes off as totally effortless with off-the-shoulder sleeves, corset boning, and a sheer illusion bodice.
Halter Crochet Dress
Embrace your big day dressed in luscious Peruvian cotton crocheted to perfection.
Short and sassy, this is an unfussy alternative for when you say “I do.”
Balance out the casual style with an extra formal updo, or go full chill mode with your fave pair of flip-flops.
Short Floral Embroidery Ruffle Dress
High-low dresses had their moment a few seasons ago.
You might single-handedly bring them back when you step into the sun donning these gorgeous asymmetrical ruffles.
We’re in love with the flutter sleeves and woven chiffon skirt that was made for twirling during your first dance.
V-Neck Backless Mini Sundress
Stay cool, and look super hot doing it.
You’ll look like a bronze goddess when you walk down the aisle in this leg-baring, feminine silhouette that wows with floral lace details.
Just be sure to pack a slip. The dress is ultra-sheer, but that also means it’ll keep you comfortable even in the summer heat!
Criss-Cross Bust Crochet Coverup
If you’re still mad that Brad chose Angelina over Jennifer, give your girl a shoutout with a laced bust crochet mini dress that shows just the right amount of skin.
This half-double crochet stitch cutie doubles as a casual cover-up.
That means you’ll definitely get more bang for your buck than if you drop a stack on a traditional, one-and-done cupcake dress.
Chiffon Applique Wedding Dress
Elegant and sophisticated doesn’t even begin to describe this Shakespearean-era masterpiece.
The illusion neckline plunges into a waist-grazing V in the front and back, forming a triangle bust that transitions into loose, ribbony sleeves.
The waistline is adorned in embroidered floral appliques that drop from the waist, drawing attention to the floor-length A-line skirt that trails like seafoam with every step.
Super Soft Cotton Vacation Maxi Dress
It doesn’t get much more boho bride than a gauzy gypsy skirt dress with dainty, low-key bishop sleeves and a deep V-neck.
The gossamer gown is breezy and chic with a touch of romantic lace on the bust that draws the eye up from the shirred empire waist.
Open Back Puff Sleeve Linen Dress
Material: Cotton. The material is skin friendly, soft, breathable, comfortable to wear.
Gorgeous, billowy Juliette-sleeves are the perfect partner for a dramatic square-cut neckline and no-frills skirt.
There’s even a stormy greyish teal called “Sea” that literally couldn’t be any more perfect for a sand-and-sun soiree.
We just love that brides can go for a colorful solid if white’s not their thing!
Cotton Prairie Gown
Tons of little eye-catching aesthetics make this beach wedding dress a must-have for your big day or even as just a ceremonial first-day-of-summer party gown.
The puckered elastic bodice is topped with a delicious little lace ruffle that wraps around into a head-turning ladder back.
Its cotton skirt is gathered into a semi-circle ruffle that drops below the waist for a fit-and-flare cut that you’ll want to slip into over and over.
Amelia Love Dress in Organic White Cotton
What’s more appropriate than wrapping up our list of beach wedding dresses with a structured wrap dress in crisp, white cotton?
Its uber flattering tie front and swaying asymmetrical silhouette complements every body type for a perfect fit.