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Finding a dress that makes you feel your absolute best and is appropriate for that relaxed beach wedding you're planning is no easy feat. There are a plethora of things to consider when picking your perfect beach wedding dress: is it short enough for you to frolic along the shore in? Is the material going to keep the dress's (and your) integrity in a gust of wind? Can it withstand the salty air and water?
In an effort to help you decide on the perfect wedding gown for your big day, we've compiled a list of some of the most beautiful beach wedding dresses for every kind of beachside bride. From glamorous silk in flowing silhouettes to sheer lace, perfect for your newlywed walk along the water, these are our editors' picks of ideal beach wedding dresses.
For Love & Lemons, Temecula Maxi Dress
This nearly-nude lace gown by For Love & Lemons feels as natural as the beach you'll wear it on.
To buy: $250; freepeople.com
J. Mendel, Kaia Silk Chiffon Gown
For the modern bride's sophisticated beach wedding, this elegant dress cascades into a full skirt with an exaggerated leg slit––perfect for movement in a bit of a breeze.
To buy: $8,500; modaoperandi.com
Marchesa, Crystal-Embellished Tie-Detailed Silk Caftan
The timeless caftan gets a suit generis update in this dress with gold and silver beaded accents.
To buy: $3,495; modaoperandi.com
Acler, Lacruise Tier-ruffle Lace Midi Dress
This dress's structured ruffles will mimic the waves behind you while staying put in a gust of wind. Its length means it's lifted from the sand and gives you the opportunity to show off an incredible pair of heels.
To buy: $495; modaoperandi.com
Brock Collection, Ollie Taffeta Bustier Dress
If your destination wedding is in a particularly warm location or you're simply looking to keep your celebration light and fun, this dress delivers.
To buy: $1,355; modaoperandi.com
Markarian, Exclusive Rushworth Sequined Tulle Gown
Make a regal entrance in this peachy sequined backless gown. Its shimmering colors and pearl shoulder straps are complemented by the sea and the sand.
To buy: $2,295; modaoperandi.com
Oscar de la Renta, Strapless Feather-Embellished Silk-Chiffon Gown
The delicately woven silk-chiffon gown by Oscar de la Renta is the ultimate luxurious number for a coastal wedding. Look as ethereal as you feel on your wedding day.
To buy: $8,690 modaoperandi.com
Reformation, Hestia Dress
It only seems fitting to wear a sustainable (and gorgeous, of course) gown to your beach wedding. This one by Reformation flaunts a classic silhouette and breathable lace with a flattering belted waist and low v-back.
To buy: $250; bhldn.com
Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, Nyaveth Strapless Bustier Dress
Minimalist brides will love how they feel in this elegantly structured, flowing, strapless dress. Understated and flattering, this is the perfect beach wedding gown for confident brides.
To buy: $995; bergdorfgoodman.com
BHLDN, Kenna Gown Ivory Backless
Trimmed with dramatic ruffle, this stunning backless gown is a bohemian wedding dream come true.
To buy: $800; bhldn.com