A wedding abroad means sun, sea... and the perfect beach wedding dress.
If you’re jetting off to a stunning beach wedding destination then you’ll need a dress that you’ll feel comfortable in, and one that will fit the laidback holiday vibe of a wedding by the sea.
From romantic, floating trains to glamorous Grecian draping and vintage festival vibes, here’s our pick of the very best beach wedding dresses for weddings abroad.
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Blue by Enzoani - Irvine
You’ll feel like a real life mermaid in this Blue by Enzoani dress at your beach wedding! The mermaid shape skirt is full of drama, complemented beautifully by a flattering, fitted top half. Keep your hair and accessories simple and let the dress do the talking.
Monsoon - Diana Embellished Maxi Dress
We love this minimalist and modern style by Monsoon. The high neck gives the look a real contemporary edge, while the thigh split will earn you some serious style points. With subtle white embellishments, this is perfect for brides who are looking for a touch of glam without going overboard!
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St Patrick - Agosto
We love the floral embroidery creeping onto the shoulders of this St Patrick design. The plunge bust offers just the right hint of sexiness and is perfect for brides with smaller busts, while the draped, flared skirt will add balance to your shape.
Justin Alexander - Style 88000
Being a bride doesn’t mean you have to wear a princess dress, in fact you don’t need to wear a dress at all! This jumpsuit from Justin Alexander features all the pretty detailing of a traditional dress bodice, combined with the sharp tailoring of a bootcut trouser. Pair it with flat sandals or heels and strut down the aisle in this unique number.
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Sweetheart - Style 6089
This beautiful strapless gown from Sweetheart is the perfect choice for a beach wedding, with its relaxed, floaty skirt and flattering ruched bodice.
Pair this with a laidback floral crown for serious summer vibes.
Ronald Joyce - Style 18160
You’ll feel like a total goddess in this Grecian style dress from Ronald Joyce. We love the simple, gathered design and flattering V-shaped bust.
With a soft skirt and subtle touch of sparkle on the belt, this is the perfect glamorous beach look. It comes with a detachable shoulder cape which would look so gorgeous gently floating behind you in the breeze.
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Ellis Bridals - Style 11484
You might want to opt for flat wedding shoes instead of heels if you’re getting married on the beach, so a dress with a long train to cover them like Ellis style 11484 would be ideal.
With a sleek design, delicate lace detailing across the waist and bust and a beautiful back, this is the perfect dress for sunnier climes.
Rebecca Ingram - Hope Dress
If you have your heart set on a lace wedding dress for the beach, then consider this stylish fit and flare gown by Rebecca Ingram.
Your curves will be shown off to perfection thanks to the fabulous shape and fit. The scalloped neckline and romantic lace detailing give a soft, relaxed look.
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Sincerity Bridal - Style 44053
If you want to combine your beach wedding ideas with vintage elements then this lace number from Sincerity Bridal would be a great way to highlight this theme.
The cap sleeves and wide neckline are ideal if you want a little coverage on your upper arms. Combined with a low back, this dress is ideal if you're in a hot location as you won't overheat!
Ghost - Willow Dress
This fabulous dress by Ghost is all about understated elegance. The draping cowl neck will beautifully accentuate the décolletage, while the low back will show off your tan. Plus, we’re slightly in love with that frilled skirt!
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Monsoon - Bellona Sequin Bridal Dress
If you love the subtle glitz of Diana but fancy showing off your legs, then you’ll adore Bellona by Monsoon. The fabric cleverly shows off your shape without being clingy – not something you need in the heat! While the three-quarter length sleeve, V shaped back and short skirt give it a thoroughly modern feel.
Rosa Clara - Ecuador
The Ecuador style by Rosa Clara is perfect if you’re looking for a dreamy, ethereal look as you walk down the aisle at your beach wedding. The layers of soft fabric add a whimsical touch and the delicate shoulder and waist adornments will catch the sunlight beautifully.
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Pronovias - Edet
Edet by Pronovias screams vintage cool-girl style and is a great choice for festival-style beach weddings. The sheer fabric is light enough to wear in the heat, while the floaty train will look simply beautiful trailing across the sand. Team this with floral hair accessories and a rustic bouquet for dreamy bridal style.
Blue by Enzoani - Ibarra
The gorgeous Ibarra dress from Blue by Enzoani would make a wonderful beach wedding dress as it’s so versatile and not too clingy. If you don’t mind getting sand on your dress, the train of this gown would look amazing as you sweep along the beach. The strappy bodice has a slightly relaxed feel to it yet still looks super pretty with lace detailing.
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Five Beach Wedding Dress Tips
- Choose a dress that you know you will feel cool and comfortable in
- Take into account the heat of your destination and whether it will be windy
- Wear a good waterproof mascara in case of any spray from the sea!
- Be prepared to get your dress professionally cleaned afterwards if your ceremony is on the beach
- Think practically when it comes to your choice of footwear (if you choose to wear any) - a pair of low or flat strappy sandals with some pretty embellishment would work well with a beach wedding dress
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