Beach Wedding Attire

As part of my summer wedding blog series, I’ve chosen the best beach wedding attire, including dresses, shoes and accessories for this more casual dress code.

Beach weddings typically allow for a more casual dress code with lighter fabrics, shorter heels, and light makeup. For the dress itself, you can go long or short, with maxi dresses and sundresses being a popular option for the warmer climates. Stick to summery, lighter colors vs. dark shades or blacks which can be too formal for a beach wedding. It’s your chance to wear some bright summer colors that you might not be able to get away with at a cocktail or black-tie wedding! Lastly, you can  choose lighter fabrics since the reception is outside (aka HOT), like chiffon, organza, and jersey cotton. When in doubt, ask the bride just to be safe!

For accessories, comfort is key. Shoes-wise, make sure to wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in through the sand, like flat sandals or wedges (skip the heels). Due to the heat and potential wind of the beach, wear minimal or easy-to-wear jewelry and hair accessories.

Here are some of my picks for beach wedding attire below.

What to Wear to a Summer Beach Wedding

beach wedding attire


Dresses:  Orange Strapless Maxi DressModcloth Cyan Blue Dress  |  Coral Dress  |  Modcloth Yellow Dress

Clutches:  Yellow Clutch  |  Shell Clutch

Shoes:  Cognac Wedge Sandal

Jewelry:  Kendra Scott Turquoise Earrings  |  Gold Starfish Ring  |  Thin Gold Bangles


Best Places to Buy Dresses for a Beach Wedding

LulusLulus has hundreds of summery dress options including maxi dresses and sundresses.

Anthropologie – Anthropologie is known for their breezy, bohemian dresses, many of which are perfect for a beach wedding.

Show Me Your Mumu – Lots of bridesmaids in beach weddings get their dresses from Show Me Your Mumu, so it’s clearly a staple for beach dress codes.

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