Glide across the sands in these gorgeous destination gowns.
A wedding abroad means sun, sea - and picking the perfect, beach-ready wedding dress. From romantic, floating trains to modern tea-length cuts, here are ten of the very best.
- Amanda Wyatt.
Loved for her clever corseting and flattering fit, Amanda Wyatt has created this gorgeous gown. It has a crisscross bodice with a gently flowing skirt, making it ideal for the beach.
Neomie, approximately £720
- JLM Europe.
Lace will continue to be a big trend in 2011 and this exquisitely detailed dress is one of the best. A V-neck with an open back and chapel train, it is both fresh and fashionable.
Style no.1006, approximately £1,250
Founded 30 years ago by three Parisian sisters, Cymbeline is famous for its feminine, romantic designs. This utterly dreamy, layered ruffle-effect gown is the standout destination dress from the latest collection.
Herse, approximately £2,050
This is an Art Deco-inspired dress in softly-pleated chiffon with a beautifully embellished halter neck and button back detail. Lovely from every angle, it has an air of old school Hollywood glamour.
Style no.11233, approximately £840
- Maggie Sottero.
This slim-line gown has a flattering corset closure and an innovative detachable shoulder strap, embellished with florals (another big 2011 trend). A soft illusion train will add drama as you say ‘I do’.
Style SD5230, approximately £820
- Mon Cheri.
Short can most definitely be sweet - as proved by this strapless tea dress. Part of Mon Cheri’s Destinations collection, the tulle fabric, hand-beaded trim and A-line silhouette are both flattering and fun.
Style no.111179, approximately £650
- Ritva Westenius.
This British bridal designer has been dressing celebrities for years. But you don’t have to be on the A list to enjoy her elegant creations; made from silk chiffon over silk slipper satin, this jaw-dropping dress is well worth the price tag.
Josephine, approximately £2,100
For beach-perfect gowns at amazing prices, Sandals simply can’t be beaten. Channel your inner Grecian goddess as you prepare to wed in this asymmetric, lightly-embellished dress.
Style no.1034, approximately £489
- Stewart Parvin.
If a full-length gown just feels too formal, consider a dress above the knee. While the outline is simple, with a gentle sweetheart neckline and rounded skirt, the beauty of this Stewart Parvin dress is in the details, from the sweet bow to the layers of embellishment.
Waltz Down the Aisle, approximately £2,435
- Benjamin Roberts.
If flying off to an idyllic destination has always been the plan for your dream wedding, you deserve a fairytale dress to match. This gown by Benjamin Roberts has a modern bandeau design, beautiful bow detail and a beach-sweeping length; it is a dream come true.
Style no.5154, approximately £745