Picking a Gown for a Beach Wedding

There are always plenty of concerns when choosing a wedding gown. How does it fit? Does it flatter? Will you be able to dance in it? But when you choose to get married on a beach, there are a couple extra things to keep in mind. So what makes a gown perfect for the beach?

Keep it simple: A hoop skirt and long train may look magnificent in a grand church or hotel ballroom, but they look stiff and out of place on a beach. Heavy fabrics and lots of beading can also seem funny in such an informal setting. Consider something with little trim and simple details like this Dessy Group chiffon gown that relies on draping rather than additions for its beauty.

Dessy Group Chiffon Gown

Consider a shorter hemline: If your wedding is going to be quite informal, forget about trains altogether. After all, part of the attraction of a beach wedding is its informality. Why not capitalize on that?

Think about something like this gown by Mon Cheri with its tea-length hem in the front and it’s tiny sweep train in the back.

Mon Cheri Mermaid Gown

Or, you could go all the way with this super-cute and absolutely informal Alfred Angelo wedding dress.

Alfred Angelo Handkerchief Hem Dress

Dignity is always attractive: Even though the setting is informal, a wedding is still an important, life-changing ceremony and it never hurts to dress with that in mind. This gorgeous mousseline gown from Watters expresses that seriousness without being overly fussy for the natural location.

Watters Mousseline Gown

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