The beach is the most brilliant places to hold a wedding ceremony. There is nothing like the sand under your feet, the ocean breezes, and the smell of the salt air. Such a special wedding calls for an equally special and very romantic wedding gown. You will likely want to coordinate your beach wedding gown with the style and theme of your wedding. Beach weddings in the past were almost always casual, and many still are. But many brides don’t realize that a beach wedding dress can be formal. These are some tips on finding a beach wedding dress to make you feel amazing on your large day. Shorter styles are popular for a beach wedding dress and a cocktail length or tea length dress can work really well. Some brides choose a varied length skirt, which is calf length at the back and knee length at the front to give a more bridal appearance without it dragging in the sand. You are probably expecting hot weather and plenty of sunshine, so make sure the fabric of your wedding gown won’t make you overheat.
Light and floats fabrics that work well for a beach wedding dress are chiffon and charmeuse so look out for dresses that feature these materials. Beach weddings tend to have a less formal look and feel than indoor weddings, so a very structured, formal bridal gown with a full skirt and bodice may look out of place. The ideal beach wedding dress will flow over the lines of the body to give a soft and smooth silhouette, complimented by loose curling hair and fresh flowers. Bridal gowns can look very different on a bride wearing flat shoes, and one that is wearing towering stilettos, and many brides rely on high heels to make their dress work.
However, a beach wedding dress should look good with flat shoes, pumps, flip flops or bare feet, as high heels and sand don’t really work well together. Although strapless bridal gowns are eternally fashionable, they often incorporate a lot of fabric and support which can be hot and uncomfortable for a beach wedding. If you are looking for a sexy style, nothing beats white spaghetti straps against tanned shoulders, and if you have straps you can try a style with a low cut back instead. Plenty of brides choose not to wear a veil with their beach wedding dress, and mini skirted dresses are best avoided to reduce the risk of embarrassment. Finally, any type of beach wedding gown can work for a beach wedding as long as it is not heavy or ornate. Pick a gown which reflects your personality.