Destination weddings are a popular choice for brides who don't want a traditional ceremony or setup, and beach backdrops often require a slightly less formal dress. Brides getting married on a beach tend to lean towards more whimsical dresses, side-stepping long sweeping skirts and trains for something a little more sand friendly. Laura Jackson married on a beach in Cornwall this summer and wore a dreamy custom Rejina Pyo dress with a floaty, tiered skirt and beautiful bow at the neck, proving you can wear floor-skimming gowns to the beach. Sure, you may get a little sandy, but you did choose this setting…
Our dream beach wedding dresses include Temperley's off-the-shoulder statement gown, which has gold details, and an Etro silk sleeved gown, which is how we imagine the Olsens would do beach wedding dresses. When it comes to affordable wedding dresses, Needle and Thread's tiered grey gown is so beach-appropriate that it is aptly called the "sunburst" dress.
Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best beach-ready dresses.
The gold detailing would look beautiful under the sun.
Perfect for a bohemian wedding.
This is the perfect length so your dress won't drag in the sand.
This beach dress could work as a wedding dress too.
Another sand-appropriate length.
A no-fuss option for a relaxed wedding.
One for brides who don't want to wear white.