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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.


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MADEWELL Ruffled shirred voile dress

Price: $162.00

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

Price: $378.00

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

Price: $295.00

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

Price: $239.00

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

Price: $249.00

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.

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The Line by K Allegra asymmetric ruffled satin dress

Price: $220.00

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.

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WAYF Floral Popover Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Gown

Price: $158.00

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

Price: $298.00

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

Price: $193.00

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

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Morgan Lane Sofia Dress

Price: $388.00

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

Price: $418.00

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.

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Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless Wrap Dress

Price: $68.00

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.