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What To Wear To A Beach Wedding

With bright blue skies and sun-warmed temperatures, summer is the perfect season for weddings, so expect to receive an invite to a beach wedding at some point. There’s something so romantic yet stunningly simple about exchanging vows on a sandy beach next to crashing ocean waves or alongside a peaceful rippling lake—it’s a no-brainer really—until it comes to beach wedding attire, that is. Andrei Weddings compiled a list of dos and don’ts in what concerns what to wear to a beach wedding.


  • Respect the dress code stated on the invitation

  • Think about airy and flowing dresses. Fabrics like soothing cotton, linen, chiffon, organza, georgette, etc. that are light and elegant are always great choices.

  • Choose pastel, yellow, orange, aqua or other vibrant colours that set the mood right for the destination wedding.

  • Maxi dresses never disappoint.

  • For evening ceremonies, short dresses should do. It’s always a good idea to stick with pastels or light colors that complement the dusky evening sky.

  • If the invite mentions a semi-formal attire—short or calf-length dresses in blue, aqua or pastel will do just fine.

  • Footwear is the next big thing to think about, and unlike your regular wedding parties, stilettos are not a good idea. If the ceremony takes place at a beach and the party indoors, or the other way round, consider a change.Comfortable footwear should be your first choice, so fancy flats or something that doesn’t look like bathroom sandals are good.

  • A good choice of accessories can take your look to the next level. One contrast coloured bold statement piece can complete your attire.


  • Most women think about wearing a white dress for a beach wedding, but it’s not a good idea when the wedding is not yours. Keep away from anything in the white spectrum because the bride and her entourage might be in a similar colour and you don’t want to have the spotlight on you.

  • Make sure you have the right footwear and most importantly that they are comfortable. Do not do stilettos or pumps.

  • Beach, inevitably means breeze so do not go over the board with slits, length or the flare. You will draw attention for all the wrong reasons and face embarrassment.

  • See-through and anything transparent are never considered a suitable wedding outfit, be it beach wedding or otherwise, so avoid these as well.

  • If you are not one of the bridesmaids, it’s better to be absolutely sure of not wearing a dress or colour that clashes with their team.

See below 10 Beach Wedding Dressing Ideas For Women and let us know in the comments section which one you like.

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Long Layered Dress-Image from Instagram

Satin Saree With Floral Embroidery-Image from Instagram

Pastel Colored Lehenga-Image from Instagram
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