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12 Beautiful Dresses for Beach Wedding Guests

12 Beautiful Dresses for Beach Wedding Guests
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A beach wedding offers guests the chance to don a stylish-yet-comfy dress worn with shoes that will survive the sand, such as sandals or wedges. We’ve rounded up a selection of romantic, breezy dresses with midi-to-maxi hems that won’t get upturned by a sea breeze. Choose from your favorite stores, including Net-a-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue and Anthropologie.


1 of 12 Image Credits: NET-A-PORTER

MADEWELL Ruffled shirred voile dress


Delicacy is found in this Madewell dress cut from airy mint voile that glows with a subtle pearlescence. Ruffled straps frame the shirred bodice, which is elasticated for fit and comfort.

2 of 12 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Kate Spade New York Grand Flora Poplin Midi Dress


A beach wedding guest will keep cool in this Kate Spade New York cotton poplin fit-and-flare dress with pretty ruffle sleeves. The splashy flowers against a cornflower blue background create the perfect print for sunny celebrations.

3 of 12 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Ruffle Jersey Dress


The glamour of this unrestrictive jersey piece by Rebecca Taylor is found in the details. The neck is trimmed in dainty ruffles, the waistband is stylishly smocked, and the midi-length hem features a flounce hem.

4 of 12 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

BCBGMAXAZRIA One-Shoulder Cutout Gown


A wedding guest will look elegant, not overdone, in this one-shoulder gown crafted from airy chiffon. The shirred, empire waist lends a Grecian vibe and the floor-length skirt is perfect for pairing with sand-worthy sandals.

5 of 12 Image Credits: Anthropologie

Coco One-Shoulder Lace Midi Dress


This navy cotton midi dress beats the sand or summer heat with its ruffled one-shoulder silhouette. A banded waist with pin-tucking details elevates the vintage vibe.

6 of 12 Image Credits: net-a-porter

The Line by K Allegra asymmetric ruffled satin dress


Lighter fabrics will keep you cool as a beach wedding guest, so opt for this dress made of fluid satin. In an attention-getting orange hue, it is accented with pin-thin straps and an asymmetric ruffled hem.

7 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

WAYF Floral Popover Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Gown


Attending a beach wedding will be a walk in the sand when wearing this off-the-shoulder chiffon dress with a popover bodice and a slit in the floor-length skirt. The watercolor print echoes the ocean’s waves.

8 of 12 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Parker Posey Floral Strapless Cocktail Dress


The clever details on this cocktail dress epitomize beach wedding attire, as they take a carefree style and dress it up with ruching at the waist and a sweetheart neckline.

9 of 12 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Jay Godfrey Sheila Tie Front Cutout Dress


For casual beach weddings, this full-skirted dress in antique pink is the ticket. The flirty bow bodice features a subtle cutout.

10 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Morgan Lane Sofia Dress


The lightweight rayon-silk blend makes this the perfect beach wedding guest dress. We love the wrap style silhouette trimmed in ruffles.

11 of 12 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Handkerchief Halter Dress


A lace overlay elevates this low-key dress, making it a go-to choice for a beach wedding. The handkerchief hemline of the frock lends it an ethereal vibe.

12 of 12 Image Credits: Everlane

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless Wrap Dress

Price:$68.00 - $85.00

This beach wedding guest dress is so easy to wear due to its flattering V neckline, tie waist and below-the-knee length. Bonus: The Japanese GoWeave fabric is wrinkle-resistant.