14 Wedding Dresses That Were Made For The Beach

Tying the knot on the sand or near the sea calls for a bridal style that's unique and fits the occasion. Poufy, traditional gowns need to be nixed right off the bat, but how's a girl to choose what's just right for her sunny walk down the aisle?

We're loving the newest trend in the wedding dress market, which makes comfort one of the biggest focuses. Designers are combining more relaxed silhouettes with thoughtful details and high-end textiles. It's a perfect approach to a serene beach wedding — where shoes may be optional, but style is still key. Breezy chiffon, airy lace, and whispers of subtle color make these fourteen frocks top picks for your seaside nuptials. And we promise you'll not only be comfy, but you'll also look mega-amazing as you say your "I Dos."

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This breezy silk chiffon dress echoes the tones of a sandy beach with its white, ivory, and nude layers. Total bonus points for its freeform silhouette — which is the total antithesis of stuffy.
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Love the look of lace, but want to keep it on the casual side? This Rue de Siene number is for you. Featuring the prettiest lace cap sleeves and a formfitting silhouette, it's ideal for the beach bride who still wants to keep a touch of traditional style.

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A perfect blend of our favorite things, this allover lace Katie May dress is as sexy as it is romantic. And the completely open back will (seriously) wow your guests as you float down the sandy aisle.
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Can a little drama feel at home on the beach? We say "Why not?" thanks to this gorgeous statement gown. Its sweetheart neckline, contrast embroidery, and subtle sweep train are guaranteed to give off the vibe most brides are going for on their wedding day: effortless glam.
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An interpretation of a classic Mexican wedding dress, this bohemian cotton and lace number is ideal for a laid-back (and ideally, barefoot) celebration in the sand.

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Two-piece ensembles + seaside soirées = major high fives. With this sheer lace crop top, show your guests you're just as effortless, free-spirited — and straight-up rad — as they always thought you were. Extra high fives to the beach bride who rocks a swimsuit underneath.
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This relaxed silk blend dress is something you just know you'll feel good wearing. It drapes off the shoulder to create the sweetest of sleeves and its fitted waist flares out into an airy skirt that can really move. (Read: perfect for dancing the night away or jumping in the ocean after your I Dos. You know you want to!)
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Lovely lace with a dramatic, high slit, this gorgeous dress by Sarah Seven will give 'em something to talk about! Pair it with a messy braid, minimal jewels, and bare feet and your wedding day look is complete.
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Hoping to blend your love of all things beach with all things boho? This high-waisted lace maxi skirt should do the trick. The perfect accompaniment to a breezy crop top, Haute Hippie knows how to help you pull off the understated look.
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This handmade gown's ombré silk gauze, asymmetrical hem, and sultry deep-v bodice will give you maximum beach vibes on your wedding day.
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The sweet lace sleeves and artful filigree panels on this Temperley London dress exude vacation vibes all the way. This intricate beauty would feel right at home at a coastal destination affair. We're thinking Bali, Tulum, or the French Riviera...
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Can you forgive us for adding another lace crop top to the list? We promise this one is different from the last! The Tillie's sheer long sleeves up the elegance factor just a nit, but its relaxed, bohemian feel is just right for a seaside fete.
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Something about the shimmery, organic tones in this Leanimal dress reminds us of an iridescent oyster. (We mean that in a good way, of course!) You'll feel like a mermaid in the romantic silhouette. And the handmade duchess silk satin bodice covered in a delicate Alençon lace adds detail that's easy to fall in love with at first sight.
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Evoking the feel of the bluest ocean waters, this dip-dyed, lace wedding gown is the sweetest look for a beach celebration. No fuss, but oh-so-beautiful, in this dress, you'll match your ethereal seaside surroundings on your wedding day.

For more gorgeous dresses for the beach-bound bride, head on over to Green Wedding Shoes.