The number one rule of beach bridal dressing — comfort — is applicable to everyone, whether you're getting married in a church or at Sugar Beach in St. Lucia (where we shot this gorgeous story for our December/January issue). Look for comfortable silhouettes, whimsical details, or airy fabrics; all of which will help you look and feel at ease (read: effortlessly chic) on your wedding day. This goes for A-line gowns, two-piece dresses, and mermaid styles alike. Don't believe us? Check out the eight looks below: regardless of style, the one thing these boho wedding dresses all have in common is fresh charm.
1. (Pictured Above) A traditional strapless sweetheart A-line gown works in just about any location when it's made of breezy pleats and light silk. (Silk gown, $5,200, J. Mendel)
2. Partial to a fitted silhouette? Try this sleek number, which is made of crepe and has an oversize silk-organza bow to cut down the seriousness. (Crepe gown, $3,600, Rosa Clara)
3. Lace has become such a versatile fabric. Here, it looks fresh paired with illusion cut outs on the sides. (Also a great way to emphasize your waist.) (Tulle and lace gown, $6,995, Lela Rose available at Gabriella New York)
4. A long-sleeved gown with a V-neck and side slit strikes just the right balance between covered up and revealing. We could totally see Bianca Jagger wearing this if she were getting married today. (Georgette gown, $428, Reformation)
5. We love the idea of wearing a gown with allover dots — it's a nice way to go against the grain in an elegant way. Plus, after your wedding, you'll be able to wear it again and again for other events. (Dress, price upon request for special order, Zac Posen)
6. The oversize shoulder bow on this gown is equal parts glamorous and playful — and works for afternoon and black-tie weddings alike. (Silk-satin dress, $2,200, Christian Siriano available at Kleinfeld Bridal)
7. Layers of illusion tulle, a slight A-line silhouette, and gorgeous floral appliqué? This one is an ethereal bride's dream. (Tulle and organza gown, $5,995, Marchesa available at Mark Ingram Atelier)
8. And when you don't want to wear white, a sunny, soft yellow is just the shade — especially when you're having an outdoor wedding. (Silk dress, $5,950, Cristina Ottaviano available at Moda Operandi)
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