Casual Beach Wedding Dresses of 2023

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Planning a beach wedding is one of the most romantic ways to tie the knot. Even if you’re just planning simple, laid-back nuptials, there are plenty of casual beach wedding dress options to choose from.

True Society has a stunning inventory of casual beach wedding dresses from designers like Essense of Australia, Martina Liana, Stella York and All Who Wander that will look beautiful whether it’s a sheer chiffon dress for a seaside ceremony or a simple crepe bridal gown for a beach reception. From classic lace to modern silhouettes, read on as we dive into everything a bride needs to know about casual beach wedding dresses! 

Typical Fabrics for Casual Beach Dresses  

Once a bride has decided they want to say her vows at a beach venue, that’s when the fun begins! Choosing a fabric for your bridal gown is a good way to start. While many picture beach weddings in tropical destinations, there are plenty of these sandy locations in northern regions with stunning cliff-top backdrops and cooler temperatures. If that’s the case, fabric choices can be flexible, with detailed long sleeves or layered skirts adding extra coverage.  

For beach weddings taking place in warmer destinations and hotter temperatures, light and simple wedding dress fabrics like chiffon and sheer tulle will be a bride’s best friend. Look for destination bridal gowns that are made from more breathable fabrics. Try to avoid wearing heavy fabrics like velvet or silk. Stick to breathable fabrics that keep you cool and comfortable.  

What Style Wedding Dresses Are Fit for a Beach Wedding? 

While you may have an idea in your head of what a beach wedding dress looks like, it can actually fit a variety of styles and aesthetics. For a boho bride, try looking for a gown that has added graphic lace or a plunging neckline. For brides wanting to keep it clean and simple, opt for a crepe gown with little to no beadwork for a modern look. 

Regardless of the season, location or theme, shorter trains and minimal layers are a great choice for these outdoor weddings because they tend to be easy to move in and can handle the various terrains. If you are still having trouble choosing your ideal bridal style, the True Crew has a guide on how to choose a beach wedding dress.  

Casual Beach Wedding Dresses 

Casual Boho Beach Wedding Dress 

This effortlessly cool and elegant boho lace dress feels especially appropriate for a formal outdoor wedding. Details on the All Who Wander viene gown are to die for, like the corset-style lace bodice, illusion plunge neckline and frothy skirt. This casual dress can be worn strapless or with lace-trimmed spaghetti straps, and it has detachable Chantilly lace and French tulle sleeves that give the dress that bohemian vibe that’ll look especially dreamy for a ceremony on the sand. Catch the True Crew’s top boho wedding dresses of 2022 for more bohemian fashion inspiration! 

Casual Simple Beach Wedding Dresses 

Keep it simple and float down the aisle in Martina Liana Style 1497. This luxe A-line gown speaks for itself—no embellishments needed! With a pleated, semi-sheer strapless bodice, this romantic style has a softly gathered skirt with a romantic high side slit. The off-the-shoulder sleeves are even detachable if you’d like to suit the changing temperatures or just to create that two-in-one look.  

Long Sleeve Casual Beach Wedding Dress  

Become the definition of bohemian romance in Stella York Style 7573. This casual beach wedding dress features detachable off-the-shoulder long sleeves that give brides an opportunity to add a one-of-a-kind ethereal detail or show off their arms by being worn strapless. Brides will also love the large organic floral lace throughout the bodice for added texture and dimension. Add a dainty necklace or a simple pair of earrings to complete this relaxed wedding look. 

Plus Size Casual Beach Wedding Dress  

Stella York Style 7585 is a dream for the minimalist bride who appreciates effortless silhouettes and modern design. Subtle details like the convenient skirt pockets and wide-set straps make this plus size wedding dress a practical yet stylish choice, while the timeless fabric-covered buttons trail all the way down the back to the hem of the train. Not to mention, the classic and figure-flattering A-line fit also offers plenty of movement from the oceanfront ceremony all the way to the dance floor. 

Picking a casual beach wedding dress for a plus size bride is more than just finding a dress that fits. It’s about looking and feeling like the best version of yourself and having the freedom to have fun and enjoy this special time. At True Society, we’re dedicated to creating an inclusive experience for all, so the True Crew has curated articles full of our best tips and tricks for choosing a beach wedding dresses and a selection of our top plus size beach wedding dresses to help make dress shopping a breeze! 

How can I stay cool in my wedding dress on the beach? 

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding on the beach, you’ll want to think about how you can stay comfortable during your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception—and that means staying cool! Your dress might be beautiful, but if you’re overheating in it, it won’t matter. Here are some tips to help beat the heat: 

  • Make sure your dress isn’t too heavy. This can be avoided by choosing single-layer fabrics, which are lightweight and breathable.  
  • Wait until the sun goes down to host your wedding ceremony. This will ensure you, your partner and your guests stay comfortable while you say, “I do.” 
  • Wear open-toed shoes. Closed-toe shoes may make your feet sweat due to the lack of air circulation.  

Are you ready to start shopping for a casual beach wedding dress? Click here to book an appointment  at your nearby True Society store and find your dream dress with us today! Gown selection varies by store. 

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