Beach weddings – they’re whimsical, relaxed and absolutely breathtaking. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to one this wedding season, you may be leafing through your closet wondering what to wear. After all, it is hard to balance a look that is both formal and beachy.
Dress – there are a few factors to consider when choosing the right garment, starting with the color. As you sit by the ocean, wear summery colors like pastels or bright hues (yellows, melon greens and coral are all popular this year). While a beach wedding is the one setting in which it could be considered acceptable for a guest to wear white, avoid the potential drama altogether and pick another pigment. Find a material that is light and won’t show sweat stains in case the sun is especially hot, and wear a design that will gently billow in the breeze (but nothing too short that you’ll have to continuously struggle to keep your delicates covered). Most beach weddings are either casual or semi-casual, but pay close attention to any pointers on the invite that indicate the dress code.
Shoes – Practicality is crucial when picking footwear for the beachwear, so opt for cute flats; heels and sand do not mix. Traditional flip flops will be too casual, but find ballet flats or decorative sandals that complement your dress. And embrace color this summer day, and make sure that you have a cute pedicure if your toes will be showing!
Accessories - Keep accessories simple in order to not clash with the bright dress or compete with the bride. While dangling earrings may be super cute, they can hurt or become tangles as they’re being whipped about by the wind, so consider sticking to sparkly studs. It wouldn’t hurt to bring an item that will keep you cool, like a bottle of water or stylish fan.
Keep hair and makeup simple, and you’ll look the perfect combination of polished and relaxed during the beach nuptials!