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What to Wear | Beach Wedding Edition

Beach Wedding Attire

Posted • January 16 • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

The summer season is here and it calls for events, celebrations and many more. You have just received an invitation to a beach wedding and you have not sent your RSVP because you have no idea what to wear! Do not stress, in this guide we will show you what to wear to a beach wedding as a guest so that you can send in that RSVP yes as soon as possible!

What to Wear: Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are beautiful but they limit your outfit choices because of the wind, sand and sun. You might be thinking, what can I wear to a beach wedding? Lets nail it down to the basics.

What Can I Wear to a Beach Wedding?

For both men and women, beach wedding attire typically consists of bright colours, light fabrics and accessories. Dress codes are either semi-formal, cocktail or casual. It is very unlikely the bride and groom will make you wear a formal gown while trudging through the sand on the beach, so you do not need to worry about formal attire.

What Shoes to Wear to a Beach Wedding

Walking in heels along the beach will be extremely difficult. You can either wear heels on the way to the event and take your shoes off as you walk along the sand, or keep it comfortable by wearing some cute sandals to match your look.

What do Guys Wear to a Beach Wedding?

Men can wear dress pants and a button up shirt. Linen is a popular option.

What to Wear to a Beach Wedding over 50

For all our over 50 ladies, we recommend mid-length dresses with slightly more coverage - such as a sleeve, or drape over the arms to protect from the sunlight.

What to Wear to a Casual Beach Wedding

Linen dresses are a great option for casual events. Linen looks expensive but not formal, it is the perfect way to dress up and look elegant yet still remain casual.  

What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

Casual Beach Wedding Dresses

AJE Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress - RRP 5,Dress for a Night
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Zimmermann Aliane Ruffle Midi Dress

The Zimmermann Aliane Ruffle Midi Dress is crafted from linen and cotton. The dress features a self tie bow detail at the front and ruffled trimming alongside the shoulders, leading to a racerback with cut-out details. In the warm orange colour, this dress is perfect for a summer beach wedding. This gorgeous dress, being mid-length makes it a perfect option for the beach. We love this linen fabric as it adds a sense of luxury, yet still perfect to wear to a casual wedding.

Sir The Label Rei Knot Dress

The Sir The Label Rei Knot Dress is a gorgeous linen style that features an on trend cut out at the waist with a knotted tie on the waist and shoulder. In a beautiful beige with rusted orange floral print, this dress looks gorgeous on all skin tones and hair colours. Floral prints are so trendy during the warmer seasons, making it another great option for a casual beach wedding.

Rebecca Vallance Montez Midi Dress

The Rebecca Vallance Montez Midi Dress is an elegant one shoulder style made from a structured crepe material. This dress has a flattering slim silhouette and features a dramatic statement bow on the shoulder. This gorgeous dress is suited to all ages and is extremely comfortable which is all you want for a day spent outdoors. Experiment with your style with this stunning statement pink that is perfect for the summer.

Aje Caliente Tiered Cut Out Dress

The Aje Caliente Tiered Cut Out Dress is an asymmetric midi dress in a beautiful daisy yellow colour. This linen dress is perfect for a more casual event as it is as formal yet still makes you look put-together. The daisy yellow is perfect for the summer season and this dress exudes elegance and sophistication. This stunning dress makes the perfect daytime event outfit, especially for beach weddings.

Formal Beach Wedding Dresses

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BEC + BRIDGE Julieta Maxi Dress (Lime) - RRP 0,Dress for a Night
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HOUSE OF CB Lulu Drape Midi Corset Dress - RRP 9,Dress for a Night
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Aje Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress

If you want to opt for a mini dress this is the perfect option for you. The Aje Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress is the perfect summer dress to wear for a cocktail, or formal daytime event. The puff sleeves, intricate ruching detail and voluminous skirt make this unique style a statement piece. Typically mini dresses are not seen as formal, but during the warmer seasons, a dress like this paired with formal accessories can definitely match a formal dress code. Step out of your comfort zone with this gorgeous dress at your next beach wedding.

L'idee Renaissance Split Gown

The L'idee Renaissance Split Gown in bright green, is the perfect summer wedding guest dress. With the famous L'idee pleating in the umbrella skirt and halter, you will be looking sleek and elegant with this dress. You can't go wrong with this dress as a wedding guest. This statement piece is perfect for formal beach weddings as it is not too long, is lightweight and exudes luxury and class.

This style also comes in colours: ballet pink, dusty rose, floss pink, chocolate, sea green, sky blue and hot pink for a look with no split.

Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress

The Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress is a mid-length dress with a corset inspired waist, made from a glossy linen material. Made mostly from linen, it is extremely comfortable and in colours blush, champagne and navy. This style is suited to all ages and is perfect for those who want more coverage in a formal dress. This stunning style can be dressed up with formal accessories to achieve a black tie look, or even dressed down for your more casual weddings.

House Of CB Lulu Drape Corset Midi Dress

The House of CB Lulu Drape Corset Midi Dress is a beautiful one shoulder corset dress in a delicate sage tone. This dress is perfect for outdoor weddings as the gorgeous pastel colour beautifully compliments the summer and spring atmosphere. Corset dresses are also super trendy at the moment so why not jump on the trend while you have the chance! The midi length makes this dress suitable for formal beach weddings as the thick satin adds a touch of luxury, and you will not be expected to wear a full-length gown.

Finding Your Fit

Dress codes for beach weddings can be difficult when interpreting how to dress, but now that we have uncovered all the appropriate formal and casual wear to beach weddings, it is now time for you to RSVP yes to your invitation. If one of these dresses grabbed your attention, you can hire any of the dresses mentioned above at Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price. If you are too nervous to commit to purchasing a dress for a hefty price, renting allows you to experiment with your style and stay with the trends without blowing your money. You will never outfit repeat again while you reduce your environmental footprint by preventing overconsumption.


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