Marcella wedding gown by Wilderly Bride

12 Effortless Swoon-Worthy Beach Wedding Dresses

If sand between your toes, wind in your hair, and a breathtaking backdrop are a few of your favorite things a beach wedding is for you! Times are strange right now, but it is ok to plan and dream, so we’re bringing the beach vibes to you as you do. Many seaside ceremonies should include a “specific” style wedding dress, typically something flowy and simple without a lot of fuss. We are excited to see brides flexing their personal fashion muscles and thinking outside the box for their beach wedding dress. Gone are the days that a boring chiffon wedding dress was necessary for a beach wedding. Bring on the sass and wedding dress personality. After all, all weddings are not the same and your wedding dress shouldn’t be either.

What Wedding Dresses Are Perfect For Beach Weddings?

Several years ago brides thought there was a specific type of wedding dress that was “appropriate” for beach weddings. They thought it had to be something without a lot of tulle or layers, sleek silhouettes, flowy fabrics, and not a lot of embellishments. Today we are happy to see brides embracing a free-spirited mindset when it comes to choosing their wedding dress by not stereotyping wedding dresses into niche themes.

In celebration of this uninhibited breakthrough, we say wear that tulle ballgown or bling it up on the beach with rhinestones and sequins! It’s your wedding day. Let’s find a beach wedding dress that matches your style and personality.

Open Back Beauties

We have never met an open back wedding dress that we didn’t LOVE and while they are definitely suitable for any wedding theme, beach weddings may be our favorite. In 2020 beach wedding dress styles feature many different variations on the open back design. We are seeing dramatic low backs down as far as they can go without being X-rated, beautiful key-hole backs, inverted V designs, and everything in between.  Here are a few of our favorites.

66096 by Lillian West

Lillian West 66096 wedding gown

A lovely crepe wedding dress with long, sheer lace sleeves, open back, and covered buttons. Easy to pack for a destination beach wedding and photographs beautifully. Photo Credit: Lillian West style 66096

Fernanda by Maggie Sottero

Fernanda wedding gown by Maggie Sottero

Simple and elegant in this crepe wedding dress with v-neckline and romantic covered buttons down the length of the train. Fernanda by Maggie Sottero.

Marcella by Wilderly Bride

Marcella wedding gown by Wilderly Bride

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Boho brides love beach weddings and Marcella by Wilderly Bride has the perfect combination of details to make your boho-beachy wedding a dream! Lovely lace pattern, long flowy train, sleek silhouette, and a dramatic peek-a-boo neckline.  Photo Credit: Marcella by Wilderly Bride

Photo Credit: Wilderly Bride

Style 802 by Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav Style 802 wedding gown

If you’re searching for a wedding dress that has more personality you have to see Galia Lahav 802. She is a dramatic, embellished mermaid dress, with a low back. Made from the most exquisite geometric embroidered net and crystal-embellished accents. You can say “I Do” in this stunner for over 50% off retail here. Photo Credit: Galia Lahav 802

Fairytale Ballgowns

Many people think that a fairytale ballgown is not “appropriate” for a beach wedding. But we say, hey! Wear whatever “You” want! So if ballgowns are your jam, here are a few to swoon over.

MJ625 by Madison James

Madison James MJ625 wedding gown

There is nothing more romantic than layers of tulle blowing in the wind on the beach. You can have your princess bride moment with sand between your toes in the divine MJ625 by Madison James. Layers of tulle that glisten under the sun and an oversized bow on the back make any bride feel like royalty.

Casablanca 2177

Casablanca 2177 wedding gown

Float down the aisle in this stunning tulle wedding dress. Simple and sweet with a gorgeous beaded belt and shimmer tulle. Buy her today for only $995. 

BHLDN Hearst

Hearst wedding gown by BHLDN

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Oversized floral appliques accent this gorgeous gown’s fitted bodice and float down the frothy A-line skirt, which extends into a slight train. Lightweight and easy to wear! BHLDN Hearst gown is effortless!

Dramatic Details

There is no rule in the wedding planning book that says you can’t be bold and dramatic at a beach wedding. If your personality is larger than life and you want a wedding dress that is artsy and unique one of these may be your dream wedding dress.

Galia Lahav 303

Galia Lahav 303 wedding gown

Galia Lahav 303

A sensual wedding dress with beautiful French lace, pleated tulle skirt, and romantic, billowy sleeves.

Berta 18-125

Berta 18-125 wedding gown

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Berta bridal gowns are always made with the most luxurious and unique details. The 18-125 wedding dress has an intricate pattern of lace that is both beautiful and romantic. And the deep plunge adds a little drama. See how you can save over 60% off retail. 

Lake by Amsale

Lake wedding gown by Amsale

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Laser-cut floral lace all over this breathtaking gown by Amsale is perfect for a beach wedding. Earthy in design, lightweight and easy to wear, and a steal of a price at 74% off retail. Don’t wait! This deal won’t last long.

Milla Nova Alatau

Milla Nova Alatau wedding gown

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All we can say is WOW! Knock them dead in this killer wedding dress by Milla Nova. See more photos and fall in love with her here.

Coco by Galia Lahav

Coco wedding gown by Galia Lahav

The Coco gown by Galia Lahav has so many unique design elements and we adore every one of them. We envision you on the beach at sunset glowing in this incredible gown as the sun dances all over the glittery fabric.  Photo Credit: Galia Lahav – Coco Gown