What To Wear To a Beach Wedding

Wedding season is a year-round affair in the South. And because we know these social affairs often entail more than the main event, we teamed up with our friends at fashion rental site Rent the Runway to bring you a month of setting-specific looks to get you through an action-packed wedding weekend.

First up, the beach wedding. These are among our favorites to dress for: The laid-back vibe of the surf-and-sand mixed with dreamy backdrops and weather offers a unique opportunity to show off dresses that are flirty, festive, and comfortable. Here, four breezy and bright looks to pack for beachside soirees.

For the rehearsal dinner Go for: Elegant, sultry, and above all—tasteful. This is a family affair, after all. The dress: Breezy and feminine with cascading layers and a soft hue reminiscent of beach skies. The halter neckline accentuates the delicate collarbone, and the loose fit is easy to wear all night. Keep the rest of your look simple with a loose bun and drop earrings. BCBG Danielle Maxi Dress, $85

For the bridal brunch Go for: Bold and trendy. The girls will appreciate your unique flair. The dress: There's no better time to pull out tropical prints. A slightly-exposed midriff and high-low skirt is daring and on-trend without being garish. Spritz some surf spray in your hair and pile on some bangles for a no-fuss finish. Nicole Miller Calatheas Ruffle Sheath, $65

For the wedding Go for: Bright, elegant, and dance-floor friendly. The dress: Perfectly suited to achieve effortless elegance, this floor-length stunner nips in at the waist and elongates the frame with its slimming length. The knotted halter adds a nautical touch and keeps you from tugging on your dress all day. Oahu Flower Maxi by Issa, $75

When you get a free moment Go for: A throw-on-and-go dress you can easily slip on to go exploring. The dress: This maxi by Southern-bred designer Hunter Bell easily goes from casual window shopping to fancy dinner at a happening joint. Hunter Bell Camo Sea Maxi Dress, $70

The finishing touch: These Kendra Scott earrings remind us of sea glass, and their neutral shade adds sparkle to any outfit. White Deily Earrings, $15

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