35 Beach Wedding Dresses Perfect for a Seaside Ceremony

Casual elegance at its finest

Updated 07/03/19

Melissa Marshall

For brides-to-be planning seaside nuptials, beach wedding dresses can easily feel too fussy when you’re going for laid-back ease. However, saying ‘I do’ with your toes in the sand hardly means your wedding dress should feel anything less than extraordinary. Beach wedding dresses run the gamut from incredibly casual to supremely decorative—it’s all about finding one that suits your personality and style of beach wedding (which can also range from a private ceremony to a formal tented affair). As a starting point, lightweight silk, chiffon or lace are ideal fabrics to look for.

If your goal is a beach wedding dress that’s as casual as your regular assortment of summer frocks, a midi length, high-low hem or asymmetrical silhouette all come with an easy-going sensibility that's still sophisticated. Whether done in cotton, crochet or swingy chiffon, a shorter hemline feels innately relaxed and is definitely something you can easily wear again either for your honeymoon or for warm-weather events like brunches, birthdays, and garden parties. Accents like floral embellishments, lace trim or eyelet embroidery will make an easier dress feel a skosh more spectacular for your wedding day.

For the seaside bride seeking a full gown, simpler, fluid shapes and figure-faltering cuts are best—the beach hardly feels like a time for a voluminous ball gown, diaphanous layers or a massive train. Loosely woven lace, relaxed embroidery, flouncy tiers, and sheer panels give a simpler silhouette a beachy feel, but are elegant and eye-catching details for those craving more design. So long as your dress is flowy and breathable, it’ll be picture perfect against crystal blue water on a sun-drenched day.

Purist beach brides-to-be will love the easiness of a simple slip, chiffon wrap dress or two-piece set. In wispy fabrics, cotton poplin or sleek silk, the effect is unfussy and fresh—the perfect canvas for a colorful lei or blooming flower crown.

If you’re searching for a casually elegant beach wedding dress, scroll through our edit ahead to find your perfect style.

1. BHLDN

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BHLDN

"Ludlow" Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $975

2. Suzanne Howard

"Space" Dress

SHOP NOW: Suzanne Howard, Price Upon Request

3. Floravere

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 Floravere

"J. Mitchell" Dress

SHOP NOW: Floravere, $1,475

4. Markarian

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 Markarian

"Guinevere" Dress

SHOP NOW: Markarian, $4,895

5. Savannah Miller

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Savannah Miller

"Philippa" Silk And Cotton Lace Dress

SHOP NOW: Savannah Miller, Price Upon Request

6. Fame and Partners x David's Bridal

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 David's Bridal/Fame and Partners

"Portia" Crop Top and Skirt Set

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $299

7. Rime Arodaky

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Rime Arodaky

"Zane" Dress

SHOP NOW: Rime Arodaky, Price Upon Request

8. Fame and Partners x David's Bridal

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David's Bridal/Fame and Partners

"Landon" Crepe Wrap Jumpsuit

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $299

9. Danielle Frankel

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Danielle Frankel

"Rena" Dress

SHOP NOW: Danielle Frankel, Price Upon Request

10. Catherine Deane

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 Catherine Deane

"Genevieve" Dress

SHOP NOW: Catherine Deane, $1,650

11. Grace Loves Lace

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 Grace Loves Lace

"Coco" Dress

SHOP NOW: Grace Loves Lace, $2,909

12. Reformation

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 Reformation

"Nikita" Dress

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248

13. Laure de Sagazan

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Laure de Sagazan

"Foster" Dress

SHOP NOW: Laure de Sagazan, Price Upon Request

14. Lela Rose

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Lela Rose

"The Dawson"

SHOP NOW: Lela Rose, Price Upon Request

15. LEIN

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 LEIN

"Jeanette" Dress

SHOP NOW: LEIN, $1,970

16. Halfpenny London

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Halfpenny London

"Coral Dress

SHOP NOW: Halfpenny London, Price Upon Request

17. Margaux Tardits

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Margaux Tardits

"Saly" Dress

SHOP NOW: Margaux Tardits, Price Upon Request

18. Pronovias

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Pronovias

"Efia" Backless Dress

SHOP NOW: Pronovias, Price Upon Request

19. Kaviar Gauche

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Kaviar Gauche

"Scale" Lace Dress

SHOP NOW: Kaviar Gauche, Price Upon Request

20. Nouvelle Amsale Amanda Dress

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Nouvelle

"Amanda" Dress

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $2,495

21. Whistles

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Whistles

"Isla" Tiered Dress

SHOP NOW: Whistles, $1,299

22. Reformation

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Reformation

"Poppy Dress"

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $388

23. Dreamers & Lovers

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Dreamers & Lovers

"Vivienne" Dotted Lace Dress

SHOP NOW: Dreamers & Lovers, $1,745

24. Livné

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Livne

"Clara" Dress

SHOP NOW: Livné, Price Upon Request

25. L.Wells

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 L.Wells

"Minnie" Dress

SHOP NOW: L.Wells, $2,150

26. LEIN

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LEIN

"Madsie's" Button-Down Cotton Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: LEIN, $1,560

27. Wilderly Bridal

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Allure Bridals 

"Lily" Lace Dress

28. Jenny Yoo

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Jenny Yoo

"Celine" Dress

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $1,800

29. Tadashi Shoji

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BHLDN

"Placid" Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $650

30. Whistles

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Whistles

"Rose" Dress

SHOP NOW: Whistles, $1,199

31. Grace Loves

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Grace Loves Lace

"LaceVerdelle 2.0" Dress

SHOP NOW: Grace Loves Lace, $1,350

32. Reformation Winslow Dress

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 Reformation

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $268

33. Bronx & Banco

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 BHLDN

"Mariana" Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $550

34. Floravere

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 Floravere

"N.Simone" Dress

SHOP NOW: Floravere, $950

35. L.Wells

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 L.Wells

"Juliana Dress"

SHOP NOW: L.Wells, $2,300

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