Brides Daily

Beach casual

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When a wedding invitation reads, "beach casual," we are thrown into a momentary tizzy. Primarily, of course, because our plans to wear our favorite LBD have been quashed (little black dresses don't really work that well with sand dunes). And then because we have to balance the urge to look wedding-festive with the practicality of dressing for a beach. Right now, our go-to look is a sundress with cute sandals (which can be removed for the ceremony), fabulous earrings, and some kind of long, soft scarf for when the evening gets chilly. It works for us. If you're planning to put a dress code on your invitations, or if you're wondering what "sailor chic" means, let us know! —Sally, BRIDES Magazine

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