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18 Beach Wedding Guest Dresses For That Romantic Beach Wedding 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - September 3, 2022

Heading to a destination wedding, beach wedding, or seaside ceremony? Opt for something lightweight, breezy, and a little more laid-back yet festive beach wedding guest dresses. Steer clear of sweaty polyester, and stick with natural fabrics like linen, cotton, and silk that'll keep you cool and comfortable no matter the weather. Hem maxi dresses to keep them from dragging in the sand, or try knee-length and midi dresses with flowy skirts that flutter in the ocean breeze.

To help you shop, we've rounded up 18 chic beach wedding guest dresses for those romantic beach weddings or outdoor weddings. These gorgeous dresses are perfect for beach wedding guests. With plenty of bold prints and bright colors to choose from, you're sure to stand out for all the right reasons!

18 Beach Wedding Guest Dresses For Beach Weddings

01

Out of 18

Bronx and Banco Camilla Maxi Dress

Bold And Bright

Bronx and Banco Camilla Maxi Dress1

Source: Revolve

Bronx and Banco's Camilla Maxi Dress is the perfect option for destination weddings. It's covered in a tropical pink floral print that fits right in on the beach. The one-shoulder maxi dress drapes effortlessly over your curves and flutters beautifully in the wind. A chest cut-out and thigh-high slit show off your summer tan and provide extra airflow on a hot summer day. Sport your hair in a slick bun to keep frizz at bay and show off a great pair of hoops.

Material

60% Poly, 40% Silk

Care

Dry clean

02

Out of 18

Farm Rio X Anthropologie Printed Maxi Dress

Cheery and Colorful

Farm Rio X Anthropologie Printed Maxi Dress1

Source: Anthropologie

You'll be the best-dressed wedding guest in attendance with this Printed Maxi Dress from Farm Rio. The lightweight cotton dress features a cheery, colorful print inspired by the label's Brazilian roots. Its simple silhouette pairs together a flowy skirt and a fitted bodice with a straight neckline, wide straps, and a smocked back for added comfort. The vacation-ready style is available exclusively at Anthropologie.

Material

Cotton, Cotton Lining

Care

N/A

03

Out of 18

Reformation Bridgeton Linen Dress

Off-the-shoulder

Reformation Bridgeton Linen Dress1

Source: Reformation

Hot, humid weather is no match for this Bridgton Linen Dress from Reformation. Cut from lightweight linen fabric, it'll keep you cool from mid-day ceremony to midnight send-off. Its romantic silhouette features an off-the-shoulder neckline, short puffed sleeves, and a midi-length skirt. A smocked back bodice and a sexy thigh slit help accentuate your curves without sacrificing one bit of comfort. Wedding guests can choose between two eye-catching color options— cherry red and lemon yellow— or stick with classic black.

Material

Linen

Care

Wash cold + line dry

04

Out of 18

Off the Shoulder Cotton Dress

Bold Geometric Print

Off the Shoulder Cotton Dress2

Source: Nordstrom

Prepare for endless compliments on this Off-the-Shoulder Cotton Dress from The Oula Company. A simple off-the-shoulder neckline, fluttering short sleeves, and flared skirt create the perfect canvas for the label's signature print. The black-owned womenswear brand sews each dress in the US using small batches of Ankara African wax fabrics. Produced using traditional dying techniques, the crisp cotton fabric boasts stunning geometric prints that are an instant conversation starter. With countless color combos to choose from, it's easy to find one you love.

Material

100% cotton

Care

dry clean

05

Out of 18

Rebecca Taylor Cut-Out Cotton and Silk Dress

Floor-Grazing Dress

Rebecca Taylor Cut-Out Cotton and Silk Dress2

Source: Nordstrom

Wow your fellow wedding guests with this Cut-Out Cotton and Silk Dress from Rebecca Taylor. The flowy maxi gown boasts bold side cut-outs, a tie-back detail, and an ankle-grazing skirt that flutters beautifully in the breeze. It's cut from a lightweight cotton-silk blend dyed a breathtaking sky blue. Optional spaghetti straps allow for added support or a sexy strapless neckline. Now all you need is a comfortable pair of sandals to complete your look! They may even make you feel just right when shoes are optional.

Material

70% cotton, 30% silk

Care

dry clean

06

Out of 18

Katie May Total Flirt Body-Con Midi Dress

Flirt Body-Con

Katie May Total Flirt Body-Con Midi Dress1

Source: Saksfifthavenue

For a truly timeless look, try this Total Flirt Body-Con Midi Dress from Katie May. The fitted midi dress features an off-the-shoulder cut with a twisted sweetheart neckline. Flattering princess seams and a fluted calf-length hem add a playful touch that accentuates your hourglass shape. The bubblegum pink color feels flirty, feminine, and fit for any beach wedding. It's versatile enough you'll re-wear it time and time again.

Material

Polyester/spandex

Care

dry clean

07

Out of 18

Plenty by Tracy Reese Floral Maxi Dress

Features Side-Slant Pockets

Plenty by Tracy Reese Floral Maxi Dress1

Source: Anthropologie

Destination weddings are the perfect place to sport a bold, summery print. This Floral Maxi Dress from Plenty by Tracy Reese is sure to earn you plenty of compliments, thanks to its colorful floral designs. It's cut from lightweight cotton with a plunging v-neck, lace-up open back, and a full maxi skirt with a ruched hemline. Offered in an extended range of petite and plus sizes, it's a great option for any print lover. Plus, it's got pockets!

Material

Cotton

Care

dry clean

08

Out of 18

Cinq a Sept Nola Silk Bias-Cut Dress

Made Of Silk

Cinq a Sept Nola Silk Bias-Cut Dress1

Source: Saksfifthavenue

If the wedding you're headed to has a formal dress code, try something made of genuine silk. The natural fabric is lightweight and breathable, unlike the polyester-based satin fabrics that imitate it. Draped on the bias, this Nola Silk Dress from Cinq a Sept will keep you cool, comfortable, and totally chic. Its asymmetrical neckline and knotted skirt create an effortless, ethereal vibe. Plus, the seafoam green color fits right in at the beach.

Material

Silk

Care

Dry clean

09

Out of 18

Reformation Besse Dress

Romantic Midi Dress

Reformation Besse Dress1

Source: Reformation

Shopping for something you'll actually wear again? Reformation's Besse Dress is just the piece you're looking for! The romantic midi dress is cut from lightweight georgette fabric that comes in six wedding-worthy colors and prints. A scoop neckline and high side slit show off your figure without feeling overtly sexy. Tie straps and back smocking ensure a comfortable, flattering fit on every bust size and body type.

Material

100% Viscose

Care

dry clean

10

Out of 18

ML Monique Lhuillier Sleeveless Lace Midi Dress

Intricate Floral Guipure Lace

ML Monique Lhuillier Sleeveless Lace Midi Dress1

Source: Saksfifthavenue

Simple from afar and intricate from up close, Monique Lhullier's Sleeveless Lace Midi Dress is impossible to ignore. It's crafted from intricate floral guipure lace in a simple, curve-skimming trumpet skirt silhouette. Braided waist accents and a front tie detail accentuate the smallest part of your waist, while spaghetti straps and a straight neckline show off your decolletage. The aptly named 'Amalfi blue' color flatters every skin tone and fits in perfectly at a seaside ceremony.

Material

100% polyester

Care

DRY CLEAN

11

Out of 18

Michael Costello Philip Midi Dress

Defined By a Curve-Accentuating

Michael Costello Philip Midi Dress2

Source: Revolve

How chic is this Philip Midi Dress from Michael Costello? The body-con dress is defined by a curve-accentuating, wrap-around neckline and sexy chest and back cut-outs. A fitted waistband and lace accents on the hips put your curves on full display. Cut from a taupe-colored, stretchy nylon-spandex blend, it looks great on tan summer skin. Complete your look with gold earrings, nude heels, and loose beach waves.

Material

84% Nylon, 16% spandex

Care

Hand wash cold

12

Out of 18

Mes Demoiselles Teahupo Wave Dress

Flowy Silhouette

Mes Demoiselles Teahupo Wave Dress1

Source: Revolve

Mes Demoiselles' Teahupo Wave Dress strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style. It's crafted in India from lightweight georgette viscose fabric with braided trim. Its loose, flowy silhouette looks incredible as it flows in the ocean breeze. An optional slip lining made from breathable 100% cotton offers added coverage without causing you to overheat. Side slit pockets add the perfect finishing touch to this splurge-worthy piece—style with a loose updo and strappy sandals for an easy wedding look.

Material

Self: 100% viscose, Lining: 100% cotton

Care

dry clean

13

Out of 18

LoveShackFancy Shelburne Midi Dress

Source: Loveshackfancy

LoveShackFancy's Shelburn Midi Dress is perfect for a beach wedding with a casual dress code. The beachy midi dress features an open-weave crochet overlay with a lightweight viscose lining underneath. It's covered in starfish and floral embroidery with scallop trim embroidered along the neck and hemline. After the wedding, tuck it away for your next beach vacation. It's the perfect cover-up for dinner or drinks.

Material

Shell 100% Cotton, Lining 100% Viscose

Care

dry clean

14

Out of 18

AQUA X Studio 189 Leaf Print Halter Midi Dress

Under $200

AQUA X Studio 189 Leaf Print Halter Midi Dress1

Source: Bloomingdales

For their latest collection of summer dresses, Bloomingdale's AQUA label collaborated with Studio 189, a sustainable, artisan-focused clothing brand and recent winner of the prestigious CFDA Lexus Fashion Initiative for Sustainability Award. Each style is made in Africa with a traditional hand-stamped print and a timeless silhouette. This wedding-ready Halter Midi Dress features a conversation-starting leaf print that's perfect for a tropical destination. It's a piece you won't just look good in. You'll feel good in it too!

Material

100% cotton

Care

machine wash

15

Out of 18

For Love & Lemons Viv Maxi Dress

Simple And Chic

For Love & Lemons Viv Maxi Dress1

Source: Freepeople

If you're not someone to wear bright colors and statement prints, stick with a timeless slip dress like For Love & Lemons' Viv Maxi Dress. It's versatile enough for any destination or dress code. A contrasting lingerie-inspired top adds a fashion-forward feel and extra support on the dancefloor. An exaggerated side slit, spaghetti straps, and a draped cowl neckline put your curves on full display. Cut from a lightweight rayon-cupro blend, you'll stay looking your best no matter the weather.

Material

42% Rayon, 58% Cupro

Care

dry clean

16

Out of 18

Shoshanna Zuri Strapless Lace Dress

Strapless Lace Dress

Shoshanna Zuri Strapless Lace Dress1

Source: Saksfifthavenue

When it comes to beach wedding guest dresses, you can't go wrong with bright colors like orange, yellow, or coral pink. These statement-making shades pop against white sand and teal water, evoking the feeling of a beautiful summer sunset. Shoshanna's Zuri Strapless Lace Dress is crafted from delicate lace (and a full lining) in a vibrant coral pink hue. A strapless neckline and simple midi-length silhouette let the bold color choice and intricate lace design do all of the talking.

Material

95% polyester, 5% spandex

Care

dry clean

17

Out of 18

Rococco Sands Emi Long Dress

Timeless Maxi Dress

Rococco Sands Emi Long Dress1

Source: Freepeople

Go boho in Rococco Sands' Emi Long Dress. The flowy, ankle-length dress is cut from gauzy jacquard fabric with metallic accents, ruffles, and lace trim throughout. Adjustable spaghetti straps ensure the plunging v-neckline hits at just the right spot. And just wait until you see the ruffled maxi skirt flutter in the breeze! Go barefoot at the beach ceremony for a true boho feel.

Material

100% Polyester

Care

Hand Wash Cold

18

Out of 18

 Alice + Olivia Despina Pleated Maxi Dress

Designer Maxi Dress

Alice + Olivia Despina Pleated Maxi Dress1

Source: Revolve

In this Despina Pleated Maxi Dress from Alice + Olivia, you'll look like a mermaid washed onto shore. The bright pink dress combines a twill bodice with an ankle-length and a pleated metallic skirt, tied together by a draped waist detail. The square neckline and spaghetti straps frame your face (and perhaps a pair of statement earrings). Tousled curls, glowy makeup, and bare feet on the beach give your look even more of a mermaid vibe.

Material

Self: 68% silk, 32% elastane

Care

Dry clean


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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