30 Stunning Beach Wedding Dresses You Will Love
Published date: 31st August 2021 | Author: Gracie Pritchard
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After the year and half we’ve all had, it’s safe to say a beach holiday is well overdue (safely of course). Even better, a beach wedding! And whilst many couples stick to tradition, some people simply could not hack the holiday heat in a conventional dress. There’s a big difference between Suffolk and Santorini (although both are beautiful for weddings).
So, if you’re planning a gorgeous getaway for the big day, but you need some beach wedding dress inspiration, we’re here to help. No matter the length, fit, material or colour; there should be a dress perfect for any beach wedding in this list!
Here are some of our favourite beach-ready wedding dresses, fit for any theme!
1. Sapphira Maxi Dress, £328 from Free People
Looking for something long and flowy, but with a slightly less traditional fit and flare? Well this Sapphira Maxi Dress from Free People’s Bridal Collection could be the one for you.
The daring v-neckline and bustier waistline paired with floral lace detailing makes for the perfect beach wedding dress. Boho babe indeed!
2. Long Sleeve Lace Maxi Dress, £245 from ChiChiLondon
Lace is always a great option for dresses when it comes to weddings. And this stunning Long Sleeve Lace Maxi Dress from ChiChiLondon is no different!
Leaning more towards the traditional side with a longer sleeve and mermaid-style fit, this gorgeous gown is perfect for a more demure beach wedding look. Although, the mesh neckline and sleeve detailing would make for a lovely breeze if needed. We’re simply obsessed!
3. Juliette Dress, £218 from Reformation
For some, walking down the aisle in the sand wearing a full length dress doesn’t sound appealing. If you’re one of those people, this midi length Juliette Dress from Reformation may be the perfect fit!
This beautiful gown is simply stunning, with a fitted bodice, spaghetti straps and a bold side slit on the skirt. The relaxed fit of the skirt is also ideal for anyone who isn’t looking to wear a fully fitted gown! Life is well and truly a breeze in this dress.
4. Adelaide Wedding Dress, £349 from Whistles
The one-shoulder trend has been huge throughout 2021, so why not carry this adventurous trend through to the big day. Whistles have an absolutely stunning bridal collection, and the Adelaide Wedding Dress is no exception!
The column silhouette paired with a synched waisted makes for a relaxed yet fashionable fit, perfect for ANY wedding day, but especially one by the sea-side! And the floral detailing is a beautiful touch that makes this gown stand out. Just perfect!
5. Celia Camel Ankle Gown, £550 from Needle & Thread
We’re already thinking outside of the box. Surely it won’t hurt to take one more step away from tradition with a pink dress. And it definitely wouldn’t hurt if it were to be this gorgeous Celia Camel Ankle Gown from Needle & Thread.
This stunning piece is almost vintage nightgown inspired, with an extremely relaxed fit (there is an optional belt tie if you’d prefer the waist to be more fitted) and feather detailing along the neckline. Walking down the aisle in this dress would be an absolute dream. And it’s available in blue!
6. Violet Dress, £300 from Reformation
Sometimes, short and sweet is the best way forward. Especially when it comes to beach weddings! And this Violet Dress from Reformation is perfect for the occasion.
The relaxed, off the shoulder straps make for a more romantic style. And the sweetheart neckline is a nod to the classics, paired with a ruched detail around the waist for a gorgeous figure-hugging fit. We’re absolutely in love with this gown!
7. Layered Maxi Beach Dress, £36 from Boux Avenue
Whilst Boux Avenue’s lingerie collection is hard to beat, their bridal gown collection is also absolutely stunning. And their Layered Maxi Beach Dress is ideal for a beautiful beach wedding!
The strappy sleeves are great for high temperatures, as they allow for a more relaxed fit. And the open back detailing is just perfect for the location wedding of your dreams!
8. Genevieve Rose Gown, £450 from Needle & Thread
Who doesn’t love a tulle dress? If you do, but you’re looking for something more suitable for the beach, then this Genevieve Rose Gown from Needle & Thread may be just what you’re looking for.
Yet another dress that is far from the traditional white gowns we’ve come to know and love, the floral detailing on this dress in combination with tiers of tulle makes for a stunning lightweight, show stopping gown!
9. Fleur Nude Tiered Maxi Dress, £125 from Little Mistress
If you’re a fan of tiered wedding dresses but you want something that won’t weigh you down in the holiday heat, then this Fleur Nude Tiered Maxi Dress from Little Mistress is perfect!
Hand embellished floral sequins adorn this dress, paired with a dramatic tiered skirt and a cami-style fitted bodice. Seems like the perfect beach dress for someone looking for a gown with a dramatic flare, minus the added extra layers!
10. Bryanna Two Piece, £435 from Reformation
We’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t love a co-ord. And while it is unconventional, we think this stunning Bryanna Two Piece wedding fit by Reformation would look absolutely stunning on your big day at the beach!
The fitted crop top with bell sleeves paired with the flared floor-length skirt is just stunning. Plus, your mid-drift can get some air which is always nice in the heat!
11. Goddiva Wedding Dress, £68 from Little Mistress
Chiffon is the perfect material for a beach wedding dress. Which is why this Goddiva Off The Shoulder Wedding Dress from Little Mistress is ideal for any beach wedding!
Bell sleeves are always a beautiful detail to add, whether traditional or beach-inspired, combined with an a-line skirt with a daring side split, this wedding dress would be perfect for any location wedding!
12. Midsummer Lace Gown, £395 from Reformation
Taking it back to a tradition that can be continued, this beautiful blue Midsummer Lace Gown from Reformation could be your something blue and your something new!
With a plunging neck line and a pattern inspired by Victorian floral lace, the reasons as to why this would be an ideal beach wedding dress need not be said. And the tulle detailing just makes everything that little bit better!
13. Dobby Mesh Wedding Dress, £195 from ASOS Edition
This one is for the Mamma Mia fans! If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing away to Greece and getting married to the love of your life (haven’t we all), then this ‘Donna’ inspired ASOS Edition Mesh Wedding Dress could be the gown of your dreams!
The stunning relaxed fit of the dress paired with oversized flutter sleeves make for the perfect beach inspired dress. Don’t let this one slip through your fingers!
14. Annie Floral Wedding Dress, £110 from ASOS
This fancy flutter sleeve wedding gown from ASOS Edition is just the epitome of the perfect beach wedding dress. We can’t quite put into words how stunning it would look against such a beautiful background!
The strappy a-line fit with the mesh, embroidered overlay on top is absolutely breath-taking. We haven’t a doubt that there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the room (or on the beach). Simply stunning!
15. Butterfly Dress, £285 from Reformation
Reformation have a fantastic range of bridal gowns for your big day, and we think this Butterfly Dress would be just right!
Perfect for anyone looking to give their shoulders some room to breathe, the off the shoulder fitted bodice and ruffled sleeves are so simple yet so elegant. Paired with the flared, relaxed fitting skirt, we couldn’t think of a better dress for the beach!
16. Ellen Optic Crochet Dress, £75 from Little Mistress
Another bohemian-inspired dress that we think would look spectacular for a beach wedding; Little Mistress’s Ellen Optic Crochet Lace Pencil Dress is absolutely stunning.
The midi-length tight fitted skirt paired with winged puff sleeves are just everything we could ever want and more! And that crochet detailing ties it all together so nicely. How gorgeous!
17. Kenzo White Midaxi Dress, £32.50 from Little Mistress
It’s not often you come across street wear brands that also sell beautiful wedding dresses, however this stunning piece by Kenzo, sold through Little Mistress is gorgeous. And perfect for a beach wedding!
The crossover halter neckline is bang on trend for 2021 and looks fantastic paired with the tiered ruffle skirt and and peplum style waistline. Get us to the beach!
18. Lace Trim Smock Dress, £45 from Little Mistress
A bit more of a simple/casual style of dress, perhaps for a more intimate wedding, but gorgeous regardless. This Little Mistress Smock Dress is perfect for a smaller beach wedding!
A lace trim neckline really ties old school wedding traditions into a more modern dress and the corset waist was also a massive trend throughout 2021. Quite literally hits every mark, the perfect dress!
19. Pearl Rose Cami Bridal Gown, £650 from Needle & Thread
That’s right, ombre is back! And we couldn’t be more excited about it. Needle & Thread’s Bridal Collection is simply stunning, and this Pearl Rose Bridal Gown is a really show-stopper.
This dramatic dress is white at the top and fades to a tinted pink at the bottom, with floral sequins and beads shining throughout the skirt. If you’re looking to turn some heads, this is definitely the perfect dress for your big day. Imagine the sparkle in the sun!
20. Anais Sequin Dress, £355 from Needle & Thread
Beach weddings are the perfect excuse to turn up to the alter in a short wedding dress! And this sequined mini from Needle & Thread (also available in ballerina and gown style) is exactly what we’re talking about.
Just the perfect balance between weather and wedding appropriate (although you can wear whatever you want to your wedding), we think this dress would look beautiful on the the beach!
21. Aurelia Bodice Cami Ballerina Dress, £210 from Needle & Thread
Quite possibly one of the most beautiful dresses we have ever laid our eyes upon (and we’ve seen a fair few), this Ballerina Cami from Needle & Thread was made to be worn to a beach wedding!
Inspired by vintage tablecloth, the fitted bodice looks absolutely gorgeous in contrast with the flowing tulle skirt. And we love the length of the dress too, just right!
22. Tory Dress, £495 from Reformation
So simple yet so stunning! The Tory Dress from Reformation’s amazing Bridal Collection is every beach bride’s dream!
Cut-out detailing and open back dresses have become increasingly popular in 2021, especially in the wedding industry. And we think this dress is the perfect mix of both of them. Plus, extra ventilation, what more could you want!
23. Tide Dress, £150 from Reformation
Reformation have it in the bag when it comes to designing gorgeous wedding dresses that fit any theme! And the Tide Dress is no exception! Dressed up or worn casually for a more intimate wedding, we absolutely love this dress.
The length of this dress is absolutely stunning, not too long and not too short, and the lace trim around the squared neckline is a beautiful addition. Obsessed!
24. Kaye Dress, £295 from Reformation
There’s only one word to describe this beautiful Kaye Dress from Reformation: dreamy! We just can’t get enough of it and the lightweight material would be perfect for a day at the beach!
Champagne isn’t just for drinking, it also looks absolutely fantastic on a wedding dress. The style and fit of this gown is super trendy and we have no doubt it would be a hit on the big day! Just wow!
25. Guinevere Wedding Dress, £299 from Whistles
We’re obsessed with Whistles’ unique Bridal Collection. Especially this Guinevere wedding dress, we just can’t take our eyes off of it!
Modern with an elegant touch, the ruffled high neck is such a classic addition to a modern wedding dress. That in combination with the tiered midi skirt and open back detailing is just perfect beach wedding attire!
26. Lotus Maxi Dress, £448 from Free People
Ruffles, ruffles… and more ruffles. But, we’re not complaining, what a way to make a statement! This Lotus Maxi Dress from Free People was practically made for a beach wedding!
The chiffon bodice and ruffled sleeves fit together perfectly. And the v neckline ties in so well. You can also unbutton the dress if you’re feeling bold! Does it get any better than this?
27. Madeline Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress, £120 from ASOS
Taking it back to the more traditional style, this stunning Lace Wedding Dress from the ASOS Edition Bridal Collection is absolutely unreal!
With a bold split at the front of the skirt and an open back, this daring dress would be perfect for your beach big day. That long, lace train is the real scene stealer though. Think it’s safe to say that we’re in love!
28. Halcyon Patchwork Halter Dress, £648 from Free People
This one is for the vintage lovers! We never thought we’d see the day where we’d be speaking about a patchwork wedding dress. But, the day has come. And we’re so glad it did!
Free People really have a knack for making stunning, bespoke pieces. And we think this Halcyon Halter Dress is beach wedding ready. Well and truly one of a kind!
29. Embroidered Organza Mini Dress, £120, ASOS
When they said plunging neck line, ASOS really meant it. And we think it’s stunning! If you’re looking for a shorter dress that really stands out, this Organza Puff Sleeve gown is definitely one for you!
Made for a beach wedding, this beautiful dress, fit with an embellished plunging neckline and beautiful organza puff sleeves, is just perfect. What more can we say!
30. Puff Sleeve Mini Wedding Dress, £85 from ASOS
A modern twist on a classic favourite. ASOS know what they’re doing when it comes to wedding dresses! And this Puff Sleeve Mini Wedding Dress is a fantastic example.
If you’re a fan of simple gowns, this could be the one for you! While the off the shoulder ruffle sleeves are quite dramatic, they compliment the simple bodice beautifully. We could just imagine it worn on the beach. Magical!