35 Best Beach Wedding Dresses for Oceanside Vows

bride wearing a two piece long sleeve beach wedding dress during an oceanside ceremony

Calling all beach babes, we’ve found THE most stunning beach wedding dresses you could ever imagine. It’s never a bad idea to match your wedding dress to the venue. When it comes to seaside ceremonies, there are definitely certain attributes that you’ll want to pay attention to on your hunt for the perfect beach wedding dress.

You might be drawn to lightweight fabrics that catch the wind as easily as a wave. Or maybe you’re after the relaxed, flowy silhouettes that dance with the breeze. Tiered layers, mini trains, and patterned lace all make sense for beach weddings.

Chances are if you’re planning to get married on the beach, you’re not one to opt for an ornate dress with a train that rivals Pryanka. And on those lines, we might even suggest that you avoid heavy fabrics and intricately designed details when choosing the perfect beach wedding dress.

However, one of our favorite things is when a couple isn’t afraid to break the rules—so if Mrs. Jonas speaks your language, you do you.

But if you want to get inspired by a few suggestions, we pulled dresses from our favorite wedding dress brands and designers to get you started! Have a look below, where we’re rounding up our favorite beach wedding dresses in six main styles: modern, boho, casual, short, simple, lace, and flowy.

{photo above via Grace Loves Lace}

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Boho Beach Wedding Dresses

long bell sleeve lace boho beach wedding dress
beachy boho dress: Dreamers & Lovers

Boho wedding dresses and the beach basically go together like peanut butter and jelly. We love the way the laid-back bohemian style balances whimsical details with a casual and effortless aesthetic. It’s just magic for oceanside ceremonies.

Vintage Style Boho Beach Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves

billowing sleeve off shoulder boho beach wedding dresses

We love beach weddings for their casual and romantic spirit, and this boho wedding dress is the epitome of romance. The vintage-inspired puff-sleeves are an absolute statement, and if you look closely, you’ll see the most lovely delicate pattern on the fabric.

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Art Deco Geometric Lace Boho Wedding Dress

cape sleeve geometric lace boho beach wedding dress

You maaaaay or may not have seen this beauty of a boho wedding dress on more than just this beach roundup. And it’s mostly because we’re completely smitten with its design. It somehow feels classically vintage and also utterly unique.

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Floral Lace Bell Sleeve Boho Beach Wedding Gown

bell sleeve floral lace boho beach wedding dress

It’s the sleeves on this boho beach wedding dress that does it for us. The bell sleeve look has a retro ’70’s vibe that’s perfect for sepia tone sunset by the water.

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Casual Embroidered Boho Beachy Gown

casual embroidered boho beach wedding gown

We love the cool, laid-back vibe of this particular boho beach wedding gown. Especially with those embroidered details that give it a hand-crafted feel. Plus, doesn’t it look soooo comfy?!

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Off Shoulder Lace Boho Beach Wedding Gown

lace off shoulder boho beach wedding gown

We love the way this lace beach gown pairs a simple silhouette with ultra boho details like an intricate lace pattern and an almost fringe-like top. What a fun mixing of styles.

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Fringe Train Lacy Boho Beach Gown

off shoulder lace boho beach wedding dress with fringe tassel train

Dreamers & Lovers makes some of our fave boho beach wedding dresses, and this gown is at the top of our list. We love the semi-sheer lace off shoulder design. And those fringe tassels on the train?! YAAAAS.

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The Effortlessly Chic Boho Beach Gown

translucent bold lace boho wedding dress with silky white slip

Anyone else as obsessed with Rue de Seine as we are?! Then you’ve probably stumbled across the Avril gown, which is a total fan favorite. We happen to adore this elegant boho wedding dress for an elevated beach wedding. It totally brings an effortlessly cool vibe.

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Bold Floral Corset Off Shoulder Boho Beach Gown

off shoulder corset top boho beach wedding dress with bold floral lace pattern

Grace Loves Lace’s Poppy gown is SUCH a versatile beach wedding dress. There are several sleeve and underlay options to make this boho dress your own. And we love the flattering shape of the corseted top.

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Romantic Long Sleeve Boho Lace Beach Wedding Gown

long sleeve lace boho beach wedding gown

The lace detail on this beachy gown is SERIOUS goals. No stone was left unturned, and the fabric is perfectly dreamy and is serving up extra boho vibes.

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Two Piece Boho Beach Wedding Gown

long sleeve two piece boho beach gown

If you’re going to show a little skin on the wedding day (especially for a beach wedding!), why not do it in this stunning two piece boho dress. Loving this unique silhouette for an oceanside ceremony.

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Boho Puff Sleeve Lace Beach Wedding Gown

long puff sleeve boho beach wedding dress from Rue de Seine

photo: Sony Nuth

How insanely gorgeous are the lacy, dramatic puff sleeves on this stunner of a wedding gown?! The embroidered details and flowy skirt are made for the beach.

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Casual Beach Wedding Dresses

textured anglaise lace casual beach wedding dress
casual wedding dress: Spell

Quite frankly, casual wedding dresses are made for beach weddings. The surf, the sand…everything already has a laid-back feel, so why not opt for a casual dress style to match?

Casual Ivory Lace Beach Slip Dress

ivory lace casual beach wedding dress with plunging neckline slip silhouette

This casual beach wedding dress is the ideal blend of casual vibes and elegant design. It’s made for warm weather, with a flirty floral lace pattern and high slit. And the open back is a total show-stopper.

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Casual Cottagecore White Beachy Gown

cottagecore casual beach wedding dress

We’re definitely getting some cottagecore vibes from this gorgeously casual beach wedding gown. We love the texture of the fabric on the bodice and the ruffled sleeves.

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Lacy Short Sleeve Casual Beach Wedding Gown

short sleeve lace casual beach wedding gown with open back

Simple, sweet, and to the point. This casual beach wedding gown contains only the essentials: a gorgeous lace, a flattering neckline, a little bit of leg, and the most lovely open back.

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Dainty Tie Strap Casual Midi Length Beach Wedding Dress

tie strap midi length casual beach wedding dress

We love love love all the little tie details on this casual midi-length dress…perfect for a laid-back wedding. Especially those adorable tie straps and the waistline bow that creates a super flattering shape.

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Layered Ruffles Beach Wedding Gown

tiered ruffled casual beach wedding dress with flutter straps

The layers of ruffled fabric on this casual beach wedding gown give this dress a totally whimsical and girly vibe that could not be more fun! And those flutter sleeves really bring the whole look together.

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Casual Bubble Sleeve Beach Wedding Dress

v neck bubble sleeve casual beach wedding dress

The fabric on this v-neck beachy wedding gown is simple, but oh so sweet. The lightweight bubble sleeves give the gown a breezy look that also feels princess-like.

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Dreamy Drape-Like Casual Beach Wedding Gown

dramatic drape sleeve casual beach wedding gown

If you love the comfy and dream-like vibe of ultra loose fabrics, this casual drape-style dress is bound to be perfect for your beach wedding ceremony.

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Casual Beachy Gown with Playful Ruffled Neckline

casual beach wedding dress with a ruffled v shaped neckline and flowy skirt

We love the way this casual wedding dress could totally transition from beachside ceremony to your go-to date night outfit. It’s such a versatile and laid back design that you can wear over and over again!

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Short Beach Wedding Dresses

1920s style layered fringe knee length beach wedding dress
knee-length fringe dress: Studio Sharon Guy

Sometimes all you want is a simple, short dress to wear for your beach wedding. And we can’t blame you! Short beachy gowns are having a moment right now, and we think this trend is here to stay!

Tiered Lace Off Shoulder Ankle Length Beach Wedding Gown

off shoulder tiered lace midi length beach wedding dress

The tiered style of this short beachy dress is so festive and lively. And we especially love the attention to detail with the lace fringed edges on every layer.

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Halter Top Mini Beach Wedding Dress

ultra short halter top beach wedding dress

Legs. For. Days. Go for the true casual look and show off ALLLLL that leg with this beyond adorable mini halter beach wedding dress.

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short wedding dress etsy

Dreaming of wearing a short wedding dress? You KNOW we have the best already rounded up for you!

Simple Beach Wedding Dresses

off shoulder long sleeve simple beach wedding dress
simply elegant off shoulder dress: Kyha

The laid back vibe of a beach wedding ceremony goes perfectly with a simple wedding dress, if you ask us. These elegant, yet straightforward designs are perfection for your oceanside vows.

Silky Smooth Simple Beach Wedding Dress

silk spaghetti strap simple beach wedding dress

This classic silhouette is elevated, with a silk cowl neck and barely-there straps. This simple dress design is perfect for a modern beach wedding.

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Utterly Elevated Stretchy Satin Beach Wedding Gown

stretchy satin simple beach wedding dress with fitted silhouette

A gorgeously form-fitting simple beach wedding dress that also has some stretch? Sign us up! This Halfpenny London dress is SUCH an elegant look for a beach wedding. That bodice is simple and stunning.

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Sleek Open Back Drape Style Simple Beach Wedding Gown

drape-like open back simple beach wedding dress with elegant train

Can you fall in love with the back of a dress? Because we are in love with the back of a dress. Just imagine the ocean breeze on a warm day and you’re in THIS stunner. (And yes, the front is just as dreamy.)

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Modern Square Neckline Simple Beach Wedding Gown

square neckline fitted silhouette simple beach gown

A high slit for a simple beach wedding dress always gets our approval. And the square neckline on this modern take on a classic silhouette has us in awe.

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Lace Beach Wedding Dresses

embroidered floral lace beach wedding dress
embroidered floral lace dress: BHLDN

We love the whimsy that comes with a lace wedding dress, especially for a beach sunset ceremony. It feels that much more ethereal.

Ruffled Lace Wedding Gown

ruffled lace beach wedding dress

How fun is the ruffled lace pattern on this wedding dress?! It feels both eccentric and elegant, and we can’t help but love.

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Dramatic Open Back Floral Lace Applique Gown

lace applique floral beach gown

There’s something so magical about open back gowns and beach weddings. They’re kind of perfect for each other, and this dress does it up with the most stunningly dramatic open back design.

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Breezy Lightweight Floral Lace Gown

lightweight floral lace beach wedding dress

This gown is basically built for frolicking on the beach. And it’s such a lightweight fabric that you could TOTALLY take a dip in the water after a night of dinner and dancing by the ocean.

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Lace-Up Open Back Lace Wedding Dress with Billowing Train

floral lace up beach wedding dress with billowing chiffon train

What’s not to love about this gorgeous lace gown? For starters, the lace-up back is a total show-stopper. But can we be honest? That billowing chiffon train is the real treat. We can already picture it blowing around on the sand.

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Hint of Blush Lace Beach Wedding Gown

blush pink lace beach gown

The lace design on this wedding dress resembles the waves of the ocean. And a little color and a little ruffle add up to more than a little romance. This dress is so unexpectedly different, and we love it for that.

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Flowy Beach Wedding Dresses

romantic crinkle pleated flowy beach wedding dresses
flowy beach gown: Watters

We’re obsessed with the way flowy beach wedding dresses mirror the movement and waves of the ocean. They’re basically the perfect duo for a ceremony by the water.

Botanical Applique Tulle Skirted Flowy Beach Wedding Gown

botanical applique tulle skirted flowy beach wedding dress

Who says you can’t look like a garden fairy while getting married on the beach? The botanical applique details on this flowy wedding dress give it a whimsical touch that’s beyond sweet.

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Flowy Gown with Oversized Florals and Plunging Neckline

flowy beach wedding dress with large floral lace elements and a plunging neckline

BHLDN says it best when they call the skirt on this flowy wedding dress “frothy”. Frothy like the ocean waves, right? And in the best kind of way. Paired with that stunning plunging neckline and oversized lace florals, this dress can do no wrong.

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Casual + Flowy Lace Bodice Gown

flowy beach wedding dress with lace bodice and spaghetti straps

If you want a flowy wedding dress with a simple, casual design, you’ve met your match with this gown. The layers on the skirt are so gorgeous, and we love the little train.

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Elegant High Neck Rosy Lace Flowy Wedding Dress

high neck flowy beach wedding dresses with long sleeve rose pattern sheer lace

We love a long-sleeve romantic moment, and this wedding dress is perfect for beachy days. And could there be a prettier lace design than the rose-inspired one on this flowy gown?

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Pleated Fabric Strapless Flowy Beach Wedding Gown

strapless flowy beach wedding dress

This flowy gown has such a classic silhouette, especially if you love a romantic dress. The swirling skirt moves just like a wave, and the pleated fabric totally adds to that effect!

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