Headed to a beach wedding? So exciting, right? There’s something so romantic about exchanging vows on a sandy landscape… Until it comes to beach wedding attire and it becomes impossible to find the perfect dress for such a special celebration.
Keep in mind that clothes for a beach wedding tend to be much more casual than city weddings, so tailored suits and classy gowns may look overdone and can actually be very uncomfortable to wear at the shore.
We’ve gathered some of the best tips from specialists on what to wear and what not to wear to a beach wedding and look fabulous without trying too hard:
- Get to know how formal the wedding will be:
Even if the dress code is formal, look for something way more casual than what you would wear to an indoors wedding.
Lighter colors are a safe bet -anything but white-.
Consider wearing a midi or a maxi dress instead of minis, so you feel comfortable and fresh under the sun, and you’ll look appropriately dressed for the romantic occasion.
Pair your dress with a pashmina or cardigan that can hold everything in place in windy situations.
- Consider loose and airy dresses:
Maxi dresses made of fabrics such as cotton, linen, chiffon, and organza are the best choice to feel comfortable and look classy. Just don’t go over the board with slits or flares because beach means breeze, and you don’t want to draw attention for the wrong reasons.
Look for vibrantly patterned dresses that can set the mood right for a destination wedding.
Airy dresses will let you move around and actually enjoy the sandy shoreline.
- Bring a change of shoes:
Comfortable footwear should be your mantra, so fancy flats or wedges are good! Remember, you’ll probably walk and dane in sand.
Ditch your sky-high heels that will sink in the sand and go for sandals with embellishments, high-laced gladiators or fancy flip-flops.
Just don’t choose anything made of rubber -because it won’t look elegant- or anything you cannot move comfortably in.
- Choose a statement piece of jewelry:
Accessories are a game changer and can actually take your look to the next level. Choose a bold statement piece of jewelry such as beach inspired pendants or sets you can mix and match and layer on or off as needed from day to night.
- Don’t forget to protect your face and skin:
Use a potent sunscreen with a higher SPF so you can stay under the sun with no worries of getting any sunburns.
Bring the most important accessory: a pair of styling sunglasses to finish off the entire look and protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.