20 Beach Wedding Dresses For Every Type of Bride
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20 Beach Wedding Dresses For Every Type of Bride

Beach Wedding Dresses

If you choose a venue by the sea, you won’t be disappointed, we guarantee. There’s nothing like having the warm sun on your face, hearing the sound of waves crashing, feeling the saltiness in the air, and walking down the aisle surrounded by white sand. The wedding dress you choose should be a reflection of you, but also be fitting for your venue. Speaking of which, check out blog 20 Shoes Perfect for Your Beach Wedding, to find your perfect beach-friendly pair. t’s your wedding your way, so if you love a dress, don’t let your venue stop you from wearing it. On the other hand, choosing a dress that is fitting for tropical beach weather can help you narrow down your search. Here are 20 dresses for every type of bride getting married oceanside. 

01

Remarkable Moment White Floral Embroidered Lace-Up Maxi Dress

Remarkable Moment White Floral Embroidered Lace-Up Maxi Dress
Courtesy: Lulus

Lace just feels so summery to us! This dress is made from a sheer mesh, embellished with intricate lace-like floral embroidery that won’t make you overheat! Speaking of, an open back will keep you cool but you’ll stay secure with the hidden boning in the bodice. Adding to the beachy vibes are a chiffon train that’s not too long! 

02

Cowl-neck Convertible Strap Mermaid Wedding Dress with Beaded Belt 

Cowl-neck Convertible Strap Mermaid Wedding Dress with Beaded Belt 
Courtesy: Dessy

A mermaid cut dress just makes sense for a beach wedding! Beyond the name, this dress is a winner in our books as it is incredibly flattering, features a low crisscross with button detailing. The beaded belt does wonders for your waist!

03

Everlasting Fantasy White Sleeveless V-Neck Maxi Dress

Everlasting Fantasy White Sleeveless V-Neck Maxi Dress
Courtesy: Lulus

This dress is perfect for a bride who is a minimalist. The lightweight chiffon is perfect for the ocean breeze and features an elegant v-neckline. This dress is classy, but sexy with a crisscross open back and a high slit.

04

Sachin & Babi Dorien Dress

Sachin & Babi
Courtesy: Anthropologie

Calling all European beach brides! This dress screams getting married on an Italian coast to us. The mini dress features a puffed one shoulder silhouette and a side train for drama. 

05

Floral Applique Open Back Bodysuit Wedding Dress 

Floral Applique Open Back Bodysuit Wedding Dress
Courtesy: David’s Bridal

We can just picture a bride running down the beach in this romantic dress. We love the supportive halter neckline, completed with a crystal encrusted corset bodice with an open back. The A-line skirt is breezy with a sheer floral lace applique and is finished with linear glitter that will sparkle in the sunshine. 

06

Audra Gown

Audra dress
Courtesy: Sachin & Babi

This for the preppy bride of the beach. This sophisticated cut of the ballerina style dress is on the casual side with the shorter hem. However, you still get a touch of glam with the jewels on the strap. Bonus points for pockets, always! 

07

Joanne Balloon Maxi Dress 

Joanne Balloon Maxi Dress
Courtesy: Saks Fifth Avenue

This dress was made for the carefree bride getting married on the beach barefoot. The airy silk-cotton is reminiscent of a cover-up but the voluminous skirt, ballooned sleeves and asymmetrical bow details make this wedding-worthy. 

08

Beaded Lace Applique Tulle A-line Wedding Gown 

Beaded Lace Applique Tulle A-line Wedding Gown
Courtesy: Saks Fifth Avenue

This dress is just so dreamy! Stay cool with this spaghetti strap floral lace appliqued bodice. We don’t normally recommend trains for the beach, but this chapel length could be a good option if you’re not getting married in the sand! 

09

Rococo Sand Mia Dress

Rococo Sand Mia Dress
Courtesy: Anthropologie

The perfect dress for free-spirited boho brides. While we don’t usually recommend long sleeves for the beach, this sheer fabric passes the test. The detailing on this dress is absolutely stunning such as the tiered ruffles of varying lace. 

10

Electra Dress

Electra Dress
Courtesy: Revolve

Shimmy down the aisle in this satin number. This dress is all business in the front, party in the back with a faux pearl shoulder and back straps with an open back draped design. We love that a small slit in the back will bring movement to the dress and the ankle hem leaves the opportunity to show off your shoes. 

11

ASOS Edition Eliana Ruched Bodice Delicate Cami Wedding Dress in Ivory

ASOS EDITION Eliana ruched bodice delicate cami wedding dress in ivory
Courtesy: ASOS

This is an affordable option that is still chic! The chiffon sheer fabric is great for throwing in a suitcase. The simple cut lends this dress to being worn over and over again.

12

Embellished Sweetheart Neck Sleeveless Empire Waist Column Gown

Embellished Sweetheart Neck Sleeveless Empire Waist Column Gown
Courtesy: Dillards

Just because a beach wedding may seem more casual, doesn’t mean you have to downplay your look! We’re obsessed with this figure-skimming silhouette featuring a sweetheart neckline with 3-D petal embellished sleeves.  

13

Blakely II Maxi Dress

Blakely II
Courtesy: Saks Fifth Avenue

We can’t get over how comfy yet classy this dress is! This sleek number features an open back with waist detail, and buster-inspired bodice. Show off your sun kissed skin with the thin spaghetti straps.

14

Kit

Kit
Courtesy: Marchesa 

This dress is for the sophisticated bride. While shorter dresses tend to be more casual, the one sleeve detailing brings all the drama and elegance. Bonus points for it being easier to pack! 

15

Breanne

Breanne
Courtesy: Kennedy Blue

Become a beach goddess! The lace top and wide tulle skirt play up the romance. The best part of this dress is there are six ways you can style the straps: strapless, with tulle straps, with sparkle spaghetti straps, off the shoulder lace straps, the tulle and off the shoulder lace straps, or the spaghetti straps paired with the lace off the shoulder straps. 

16

Kara Jersey Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit 

Kara Jersey Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit
Courtesy: Saks Fifth Avenue

Wear the pants in the relationship and look good while doing it! We love a good pantsuit and this jersey one is just so comfy. Highlights include the off-the-shoulder neckline and draped details at the bust. So classy and simplistic! 

17

Fairytale White Tulle Gown

Fairytale White Tulle Gown
Courtesy: House of CB

This enchanting dress is perfect for the romantic bride. The a-line shape with voluminous tulle layers gives princess vibes but a sexy cut out takes this dress to the next level. Ditch your bra as it features underwires cups to support and lift. 

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Azazie Florine 

Azazie Florine
Courtesy: Azazie

Another pant suit option we’re living for… plus it’s super affordable!  This breezy number is absolutely stunning and made from chiffon with lace detailing on the bust and sleeves. We love that the wide leg pants almost look like a long skirt but you get all the perks of pants. 

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Larina Maxi Dress

Larina Maxi Dress
Courtesy: Revolve

This posh dress is a showstopper. The sheen stain fabric will keep you cool. This dress features a crisscross halter neck with a high slit and low back with a loop button closure. Pair this dress with fabulous shoes! 

20

Azazie Amaryllis Wedding Dress

Azazie Amaryllis Wedding Dress
Courtesy: Revolve

We love the tropical nod of the leaf detailing on the bust of this dress! Padding and boning is added to keep you secure. A chapel train is just enough to balance off the dress and a slit allows you to show off your legs. 

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20 Shoes Perfect for Your Beach Wedding

Beach bum by day, beach bride by night! When it comes to brides getting married oceanside, there are a few factors that come into play when choosing your attire, specifically your shoes. Tripping down the aisle is a bridal nightmare we would rather not have you experience, so ditch your stilettos and opt for a flat, sandal or slides. Plus you can they’re easy to slip off to dip your toes in the ocean or go barefoot during your ceremony!

If your venue is near the beach or you’re wanting for some added extra height, thick heels, wedges or something with ankle support is the way to go. On the contrary, we always give the disclaimer, it’s your wedding your way, so if the shoe fits your dream, by all means wear them! Here are our top 20 coastal inspired shoes fit for a beach wedding! Make sure to also check out our blog 20 Beach Wedding Dresses for Every Type of Bride

01

Maeve Open-Toe Fisherman Sandals

Courtesy: Anthropologie

We’re kicking off our list with a bang with this open-toe sandal. This shoe gives a nod to the beach with a braided trim, but the simple back strap brings in an element of class. Perfect for the bride who wants to incorporate subtle coastal elements in her look with an effortless yet bold slide. 

02

Vicenza Raffia Platform Heels

Courtesy: Anthropologie

Embrace your inner beachy bohemian bride head on with these platform sandals! The platform heel and the beach go hand and hand, so this will certainly not be the last on this list. However, these shoes really play into the free-spirited vibes with the crocheted detailing. We love the added 1.5″ inches you’ll comfortably get with the wedge heel makes these super easy to walk in! 

03

Brinn Sandals

Courtesy: Dolce Vita

These Dolce Vita sandals have been insanely popular for good reason! The braided detailing will add a unique textural element to your look. We chose the shade natural raffia, however they are also offered in other colors. While we opted for lots of straps, honorable mention goes to the Barty Sandals that are the exact same shoe but with your classic flip flop strap. 

04

Kanika Flats Pearl

Courtesy: Dolce Vita

Not all beach weddings have to be bohemian themed! This flat sandal is elegant and practical for the sand with the modest heel and the adjustable ankle strap. We love the classy imitation pearls at the ankle. What really sold us is holographic sheen that will add a pop of shimmer to your all white ensemble. 

05

Vicenza Studded Fisherman Flats

Courtesy: Anthropologie

For the carefree bride! These slides are easy to strap on and off and wear all vacation, not just your wedding day! We love that cutouts and scallop detailing in the toe straps add a little something fun to a neutral shoe. If honey is not your fave, they also come in black.

06

Seychelles Trinket Sandals

Courtesy: Anthropologie

We’re BIG fans of mules so we searched high and low for a beach inspired pair and we could include on this list. This Seychelles pair is muwah chef’s kiss. We love how they are dressy with a ½ heel and pointed toe yet casual with the woven style. For brides looking for a silver white, these are just that.

07

Yarrow Canvas Suede Espadrille Platform Wedges 

Yarrow Canvas Suede Espadrille Platform Wedges
Courtesy: Dillard’s

How fun is it to be able to say you wore UGGs at your wedding – let alone on the beach. We love a brand that we know we can trust. The 2.5 inch jute wrapped heel is the perfect beachy touch to these suede bow wedges. Plus, the shoes can easily be slipped on and off with the back zipper. The durable rubber outsole is built to last long beyond your wedding. 

08

Silent D Pure Platform Sandals 

Courtesy: Anthropologie

Who could possibly say not to a solid platform sandal? Not only are these a beautiful white color, but they also scream beach wedding. We are absolutely in love with the flirty straps. You could wear these bad boys all weekend if you really wanted to. These shoes are great for the bride that wants to be able to wear her wedding day attire more than once. If you are looking for a more laid back wedding, these shoes scream just that.

09

MairiTwo Leather Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals

MairiTwo Leather Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals
Courtesy: Dillard’s

Coco Chanel said “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” and we think these shoes embody that principle. While the basic white or nude stiletto is a classic in bridal, these are a more suitable version for the sand. It’s no surprise these shoes have excellent reviews with the simple 1.5 inch heel supported with a microfiber cushion for added comfort. Plus you can’t beat that price! 

10

Silent D Sporty Wedge Sandals

Courtesy: Anthropologie

Looking to step it up a notch? These platform sandals are a perfect match for any surface. The spunky slip on closure strap is made to keep you locked in all day; however padded with a memory foam sock to keep you on the dance floor all night long. Even better, is the bottom of these shoes are actually made of a rubber sole, perfect for any accidental splashes.

11

Wanika Sandal

Courtesy: Dolce Vita

Okay, but why are these giving mama mia? If you are aiming for the beach wedding vibe, adding in some mama mia magic is of course welcomed. The straps on the shoes have a detailing we are obsessed with. This detailing paired with the buckle is everything we needed in our beach wedding fantasy. The platform look helps the shoe stand out and scream laid back.

12

Larroude The Blair Flats 

Courtesy: Anthropologie

If you’re not looking for a sandal, ballet flats are the perfect timeless alternative! These are an elegant take on the girl next store shoe. The shape of these shoes give the a vintage, something borrowed look. 

13

Reformation Maize Platform Heeled Sandals

Courtesy: Anthropologie

Another chic option are these Reformation heels. If you’re getting married near the beach and are looking for a bit of height, the 3 inch block heel is perfect for you. We love that these shoes can be party appropriate! Besides cream they come in a beautiful praline, black, silver, and gold. 

14

Dalon Pearl Sandals 

Courtesy: Dolce Vita

Pearls are a beach brides best friend. These simple slides would be the perfect accompaniment to any wedding dress by adding a bit of texture. You can also find the Pearl detailing in Dolce Vita’s Paily Pearl Heels with a 2.8inch heel or a thicker strap with a modest 1.1inch heel.

16

Loeffler Randall Dahlia Heels

Courtesy: Anthropologie

This is our version of Cinderella’s slipper fit for the beach. The lace embellishment detail is just so dreamy and we’re obsessed with the flower-like detailing (perfect for brides with flowers on your dress)! The ankle strap is always flattering and the heel of 2 inches is just right. 

17

Loeffler Randall Estella Pleated Ruffle Heeled Sandals 

Courtesy: Anthropologie

This pleated ruffle says it all. With the toe of the shoe screaming ocean, how could you not consider these beauties for your wedding day? Everything about this shoe is elegant and perfect. If your beach wedding is close to the beach, but not on it, we recommend this shoe. The skinny heal will make it hard to walk on the sand, so make sure you have a hard surface when you walk down the isle.

18

Circus NY by Sam Edelman Hartlie Heels 

Courtesy: Anthropologie

Channel the ocean waves and check something blue off your list with these romantic sandals. Go bold or go home with this shoe. What a heel and what a color! Tell me this shoe doesn’t exactly resemble the colors of the ocean? Want even more glitz and glamor? Try them in a gold or silver glitter color. 

19

Bernardo Mallorca Platform Sandals

Courtesy: Anthropologie

For the laid back bride! One of our favorite simple and classy wedge platform options. There really is no going wrong here if you are seeking some extra inches while also having a laid back shoe. We love how effortlessly this shoe works with the beach.

20

Tessy Embellished Sandal 

Tessy Embellished Sandal
Courtesy: Nordstrom

Channel a flapper in the roaring twenties with these gemstone embellished sandals! The crystal flowers blooming across the toe strap will give an absolutely stunning sheen when the sunlight hits them. The dainty straps are a stylish touch to the simple very affordable flat sandal. We showcase them here in the champagne satin color, but they also come in light gold, silver, rose gold and sky blue. 

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