Intricate details, embroidery, and lace create an ethereal, ultrafeminine feel.

A ball gown on the beach will fit right in—as long as it's softly textured, like this A-line stunner with an embellished corset bodice, an embroidered-organza high-low hemline, and a horsehair sash.

Dress, $13,575, and sash, $385, Monique Lhuillier.