What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

Planning a beach wedding? Don’t forget to plan ahead for an attire that goes with the casual and fun beach vibe. You might want to ditch the big dress and the high heels for lightweight dresses that won’t inhibit movement. Worried about finding the right balance between a wedding look and a beach look? Take a look at these useful tips to find the perfect attire for a beach wedding.

Beach wedding look for the bride

Whether you’re having your wedding at the beach or in a big ballroom, finding the right look is all about knowing your body shape. If you have an hourglass figure, you don’t have much to worry about because you can pull off almost any look. From mermaid dresses and tight-fitting skirts to low-cut necklines and even bikinis, you have endless options for your beach wedding dress. In fact, you could even rock a pair of bridal bikinis if you’re more daring.

While women with pear-shaped bodies can look great in halter necks and off-shoulder dresses, it might be wise to stay away from sheath gowns and pleats. Opt for a dress with a detailed bodice so as to draw attention towards your upper body. You could even wear your hair down to maintain balance.

If you have a full-figured or V-shaped body, empire waistlines can help you balance out your look. Deep V-necks and A-line dresses can also do wonders in flattering your figure, while sleeved gowns can help hide heavy arms. The best thing to do is avoid tight-fitting skirts and puffy sleeves, which might not work so well on your body type.

Beach wedding look for the groom

For beach weddings, grooms can go for a casual look with the perfect cross between effortless and smart. Pairing a crisp tailored shirt with linen pants is ideal for a wedding look. Espadrilles or deck shoes will be ideal for the simple and smart look, while boat shoes and a beige summer blazer can add that classy appeal to a casual attire.

You could even ditch the linen pants and go for a pair of tailored shorts for a chic and fun look. Maybe pinstriped tailored shorts with a bowtie and a pair of derby shoes could work wonders in bringing out your quirky personality. Instead of the beige summer blazer, go for a navy blue one to complete the funky summer look.

Make sure you choose beach-themed boutonnieres and cufflinks – maybe seashells, starfish, or even palm trees. You can play around with your look to suit your personal style but make sure you’re constant with the beach theme. For more ideas on a beach wedding look, you can check the full beach wedding infographic.

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Russ Skydon is the co-founder of Wedding Tropics, Beach Wedding Attire.  While growing up in the southern California beach and surfer scene, he was always very fashionable. Shortly after  his marriage on a beach he realized that his real passion and path is to design and set fashion trends from that point on the wedding tropics came in life.

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