Whether you are heading off to say "I do" at a fabulous resort on a tropical island or holding an intimate affair in the coastal town that you grow up in, there is a growing trend in brides who are forgoing the traditional church wedding and reception for a wedding and reception on the beach. It's exciting to know that you will be exchanging vows with your best friend with the sand under your toes and overlooking the ocean. But, many brides in this situation all find themselves asking the same question. Where will I be able to find bridesmaid dresses for my squad for a beach wedding? Whether your dream wedding is a formal affair or a casual barefoot event that happens to be taking place on the beach, then you have come to the right place. Discover a collection of bridesmaid styles that are perfect for any outdoor wedding. Shop exactly what you are looking for in our collection of hand-selected, coveted bridesmaid styles.
1. Pick The Right Fabric For The Weather
Most of us agree that the best fabrics for beach weddings are lace and chiffon as they are airy and lightweight and can be found in every imaginable silhouette, color, and style offering a whimsical vibe. Because of this lace and chiffon are hands down the best choices for beach bridesmaid dresses. Just because the big day is on the sand overlooking the ocean don't forget to take into account that even the seaside can be chilly at night. If the event is taking place on a month that is known for having chilly nights, be sure to have a jacket or shawl to keep you comfortable if there starts to be a chill in the air.
2. Choose The Right Length - That's Completely Up To You
Having your wedding and reception on the beach doesn't mean that it does not have to be a formal affair. How formal the wedding is, is completely up to you. We have seen very casual laid back beach weddings to most lavish of weddings imaginable. It's important to decide how formal you want your wedding to be before you decide the length of the bridesmaid dresses.
3. Mix And Match Silhouettes
Since one style does not always fit all when it comes to body sizes and dresses many modern brides are suggesting their bridesmaids choose a beach bridesmaid dress that best complements their individual body type. For your bridesmaids who have a pear shape, a fit and flare style is recommended. For those that are top heavy, we recommend a bridesmaid ensemble that has straps. For those with thin body shape, high low hemlines help create curves. It is so important that no matter the style your gals choose they should feel beautiful, comfortable and confident for the big day!
4. Embrace Bold Brights Or Lovely Pastels
The colors of your wedding may be one of the most exciting decisions that you get to make when you are planning your wedding. Many brides choose to compliment the natural landscape and opt for beach wedding attire that compliments the surf, sand, and sea. With those weddings we see soft neutral hues to vibrant corals to bold turquoise tones or pale shades of blue, all of these color choices are gorgeous. Choose colors that you love whether they are shades of blue or sea inspired greens. But, don't quickly dismiss eye-catching brights that add brightness and energy to your wedding.
5. Semi-Formal Style: Discover These Favorite Short Beach Bridesmaid Dresses
With so many choices it is near impossible to choose just a few favorites. Our stylists have chosen these 5 stunning styles as inspiration to help you and your gals find the perfect look.
Perfect Evening Mint Lace Chiffon High Low Maxi Dress
Perfect Evening Mint Lace Chiffon High Low Maxi Dress is chic, flirty, fun and festive all at the same time. This flowy chiffon high low dress has a flattering cut and beautiful details. Stretchy elegant mint lace shapes a darted neckline, then continues down the bodycon silhouette. Removable jewel brooch accents the wide ruched chiffon empire waist while a sheer chiffon high low maxi skirt falls to show off your legs and create the wrapped look we love. The high-low chiffon skirt is perfect for tropical destinations, hot summer days, or afternoon ceremonies in the sand.
Luxe Of My Life Black and Silver Floral Metallic High Low Midi Dress
Sometimes you just need bold details and the Luxe Of My Life Black And Silver Floral Metallic High Low Midi Dress allows you to add luxe embellishments for a bit of romance. Metallic silver threading cascades over black to create a floral print. This dress features a rounded neck and darted bodice. Back cutout with top button. This midi dress has some serious style mileage thanks to its flirty skater skirt which features a high-low hemline.
Secret Kiss Blush Pink Lace Skater Dress
With an illusion lace neckline that puts it perfectly on trend for the 2019 bridal season, the Secret Kiss Blush Pink Lace Skater Dress is the perfect balance between trendy and traditional making it the perfect choice for a bridesmaid dress for a beach wedding. Intricate blush pink lace floral over beige lining forms this sleeveless dress with a sweetheart neckline and darted bodice. Fitted waist with an adjustable waist tie tops a flaring skirt.
Capturing The Moment Mint Green Floral Lace Skater Dress
The Capturing The Moment Mint Green Floral Lace Skater Dress is the one look that your gals can wear over and over again. Elegant mint green eyelet floral lace overlay falls from a rounded scoop neckline into a princess seamed bodice with cap sleeves. Fitted waist which leads to a full skater tulle skirt. This dress design captures the essence of casual elegance making it the perfect choice to be worn for casual to semi-formal events.
Feelin' So Good Gold Sequin Lace Halter Skater Dress
The Feelin' So Good Gold Sequin Lace Halter Skater Dress is perfect for starting your day with a ceremony on the beach and ending the night at a posh reception. This sexy gold lace dress detailed in gold sequins features a high neckline, a bodice that is fitted and a flirty flared skater skirt. Two lace panels that create the halter accent with an open back (finished off with a gold button closure). Sheer lace accented in gold sequins sweeps from the neckline to the waist.
6. Long Dresses: What Makes Them Perfect for the Beach
The perfect long bridesmaid dress for the beach is truly all about the details, and yes those details can make or break the entire look! From high-low hemlines to sweetheart necklines, we have gathered 5 looks that are effortless making them perfect for any outdoor affair.
There She Goes Mint Green Halter Cut Out Maxi Dress
A beach wedding is a perfect occasion to wear a long dress with a high-low hemline and cut-out accents. The There She Goes Mint Green Halter Cut Out Maxi Dress glams up with this keyhole neckline luxe chic satin top and flowy goddess chiffon at the bottom in mint green. Features a luxe halter top with a golden chain which secures nicely around the neck and a sheer waisted skirt. Chiffon panels with cutout detailing at the neckline. Sleeveless bodice. This airy, halter dress is finished with a high-low maxi hemline and hidden zipper closure.
True Love Gold Sequin Halter Maxi Dress
The True Love Gold Sequin Halter Maxi Dress is ideal for any beach wedding. This stunning gold dress starts at a high halter neckline with a cutout ( button closure in back ) and princess seamed bodice. Sheer chiffon straps top the open back, while a sheer chiffon maxi skirt shows off your legs. Alternating panels of sheer chiffon and chiffon detailed sequins in gold.
First Comes Love Blush Pink Strapless Maxi Dress
The full-length style that you have been searching for is the First Comes Love Blush Pink Strapless Maxi Dress. Blush pink chiffon covers a strapless sweetheart neckline, with lightly padded cups, no-slip strips. Full long maxi skirt. The appeal of this dress is how versatile it is, dress it up or down by which jewelry and accessories are paired with it.
Here To Wow Shimmer Mint Lace Maxi Dress
For weddings long silhouettes are always a good choice, but if you are getting married overlooking the water look for whimsical appeal. The Here To Wow Shimmer Mint Lace Maxi Dress does the trick with it's all over lace and relaxed mermaid hemline. Shimmer mint lace on top of mint lining shimmers across a sleeveless, darted princess seam bodice with a V neckline and back. Fitted princess seam bodice gives away to a mermaid maxi skirt.
Make It Special White Floral Print Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress
A high-low hem adds a subtle ruffled effect to the Make It Special White Floral Print Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress. Lightweight woven white fabric with dark pink, light pink, cream, and green floral print, shapes a smocked bodice and short flowing off the shoulder sleeves. The flowy high low maxi skirt falls from the bodice finished off with a slide slit. The look of this full-length dress has an added charm with a playful shortened front hemline.
When it comes to your beach or destination wedding and you want your wedding party to feel comfortable, beautiful and confident then choose one of these gorgeous bridesmaid dresses! Above everything else, have fun making these decisions and talk to your gals so that everyone will fall in love with the dresses. Take it from us, your squad will appreciate getting a dress that they also love and can't wait to wear over and over again! Let us know which bridesmaid ensemble is your favorite and how your wedding party is going to wear it!