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The Top 2024 Beach Wedding Dresses

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More and more couples are turning to micro weddings, and what better place to gather your closest family and friends than the beach? As you prepare to say I do next to the glimmering turquoise water, check out our guide to destination wedding and beach wedding dresses.

For the Casual Bride

One of the most freeing parts of a beach wedding is the guest’s expectation for a laid-back, carefree ceremony. The intimacy of the wedding can relieve some stress brides often feel to have the most extravagant wedding and wow every guest. Beach weddings allow the couple to focus on celebrating this exciting season of their life. For these brides, we have compiled our favorite, casual gowns.

Slip dress-inspired wedding gowns are having a moment – and we’re here for it. Because the dress’ simplicity pairs well with so many other trends, like a cowl neckline or an open back, it is easy to find a dress that checks all the boxes on your wishlist.

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Birdy Grey: Lisa Satin Midi Dress

Azazie Lianna BG

It’s impossible to go wrong with lace for your wedding. Make it beachy by choosing a dress with a relaxed skirt and breathable fabric.  What is great that the sposa bride will radiate elegance and grace as she walks down the sandy aisle in a lace-adorned gown, embodying the perfect blend of beachy vibes and timeless sophistication.

Fit for a Goddess

Move over Aphrodite! Make a statement in a goddess-inspired wedding dress. Paying homage to the toga, the light and airy nature of these dresses makes them perfect choices for an oceanside wedding.

The rope belt, plunging neckline, and sultry high slit combined with whimsical beading throughout the long sleeve gown make it a beautiful option for brides looking to add a bit of glam to their wedding day.

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Galia Lahav: Gala-1017

Galia Lahav: G-106

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Galia Lahav: G-106

This Galia Lahav gown features a deep V neckline and crisscross detailing along the drop waist that transitions into a stunning, billowing skirt embellished in a lustrous rose pattern. And if you need more convincing, the breezy, open-back is especially great for a wedding under the sun.

2024 Wedding Dress Trends

After being inside for the past year and a half, brides are dressing to impress. Here are some of the top trends to lookout for:

The square neckline is in, thanks Bridgerton! It is universally flattering and adds variety to the typical sweetheart and straight neckline options.

Call your mom – the puff sleeve is back, but this time it’s off the shoulder. This 80s trend combined with the romantic feel of an off-the-shoulder gown is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight. Just as trendy, but on the opposite end of the spectrum is the minimalist wedding dress. Bridal designers are showing us that less truly can be more.

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Justin Alexander: Charleston Watters

For the Guest

Beach weddings are the optimal time to have fun with your outfit as they often have more relaxed dress codes. But it’s important to strike a balance between comfort and style (and temperature).

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Lulu’s: It’s a Perfect Pick Pink Floral Print Maxi

Play with Patterns: There’s nothing like a fun, summery print to get you excited for a beach wedding.

Check out Color: Hot pink or bright green dresses may not be appropriate at every venue, and that’s okay! Not every venue is worthy of such colors. But they are perfect for the beach.

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Show Me Your Mumu: Trish Dress

Try out Tea Length: Show off your shoes and avoid a sandy dress? Sign me up.

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Hello Molly: Drinks on Me Midi Dress

There’s no doubt that dress shopping can be stressful. But if you remember the reason for the occasion, you’ll have the best wedding season yet!

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