Published on: Thursday, July 6, 2017 03:00

Whether you’re excited to start the honeymoon early or simply looking to take advantage of nature’s splendor, a beach wedding is the perfect backdrop to solidify your love. There’s arguably no setting more romantic for saying ‘I do’.

Looking the part is half the fun. Below are some fabrics and styles for your beach wedding dress to help get you inspired.

General Beach Wedding Dress Tips

Before you start wedding dress shopping, keep in mind you’ll be up against the elements. In general, make sure to:

·       Skip ball gown skirts and trains. They collect moisture and sand that can ruin your light, ethereal look.

·       Ventilate with cutouts, slits or lace. The reflection of the sun off the sand and water can heat things up quickly. These dress features will help you keep cool.

·       Show off your feet. Bare feet on the beach are some kind of wonderful. Plus, feeling the sand between your toes is far more preferable to heels that sink in the sands.

Beach Wedding Dress Fabrics

Not all beach wedding dress fabrics are airy and romantic enough for a seaside ceremony. Pick the wrong one and you’ll be stuffily sweating bullets. To take advantage of the ocean breeze you’ll want to stick with a few tried and trues. 

Tulle – This sheer fabric is typically made with cotton, silk or nylon fibers, giving volume without adding extra weight. Glide down the aisle in this tulle dreamboat. 

Chiffon  Breathable and delicate, chiffon moves and drapes like a dream. Perfect for any beach betrothal. 

Silk-organza- Glow up in this shimmery lightweight blend. Its fluid structure is as elegant as it is ethereal. 

Charmeuse – If you’re looking to add a bit of gloss to your beach wedding dress, this is a good option. The fabric is super breathable and rests close to the skin, showing off your bridal body.

Crepe – The thin, purposely textured appearance hides wrinkles without weighing you down. Great for creating a unique shape to your beach wedding look.

Short Beach Wedding Dress

Looking sexy and sophisticated is easy in a short beach wedding dress. Whether you choose a high low skirt or vintage tea length, putting your best leg forward is always a good idea.

Two Piece Beach Wedding Dress

Exposing your midsection may not cool you down entirely, but a two-piece wedding dress certainly adds to the carefree beach vibes of an oceanfront affair.

Sheath Beach Wedding Dress

Scalloped lace adds a nice touch to this sheath wedding gown. In general, the simple style is ideal for a (wedding) day at the beach.

Plus Size Beach Wedding Dress

Cap sleeves and a lace hem are breathtaking touches that make this plus-sized chiffon wedding dress an all around heartthrob.

Want to start your love in a place as beautiful as your relationship? These beautiful destination wedding dresses make life a beach!

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