15 Summer Destination Wedding Dresses
Planning to get married on the beach, at an exotic locale, or near the Southern coasts? Well, you're going to need a dress fit for the occasion— one that won't weigh you down. That's where casual bridal gowns, made from lightweight fabrics, like chiffon and silk, come in handy. Because a destination wedding calls for wispy, airy, and floaty frocks with breathability and movement. You know, just in case your strut down the aisle be directly on the beach or on a petal-covered runner at an oceanfront venue. Not to mention, details such as comfortable slits, halter necklines, embellished beadwork, and open backs are perfect for those brides who want to exchange their vows in paradise, right underneath the sun, with the sand and sea underneath their bejeweled feet. Once you've secured one of these 15 destination-approved dresses, complete your look with barely-there makeup and a bouquet of fresh blooms. Because like most summer destinations, your wedding-day ensemble should be easy, carefree, and effortless.
Iva Crepe Maxi
BUY IT: Iva Crepe Maxi, $298.00; bhldn.com
Minimal yet still eye-catching, this maxi dress combines a crepe skirt with a split-back bodice. Available in powder (as pictured) and ivory.
Cap Sleeve Bohemian Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Nicefashion Cap Sleeve Bohemian Wedding Dress Corset Tulle Beach Bridal Gown, $125.99; amazon.com
We love the pearl-encrusted bodice on this boho-chic dress.
Lace Cap Sleeve Dress
BUY IT: Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Wedding Dress, $159.95; amazon.com
The lace cap sleeves, open back, ruching detail, and impeccable draping on the skirt makes this incredibly flattering for a wide variety of body types.
Embroidered Chiffon Dress
BUY IT: Embroidered Chiffon Dress with Plunging Neckline, $269.95; davidsbridal.com
The skirt brings the sweet, while the plunging neckline and back delivers the edge. The blush-colored gown also boasts subtle flutter sleeves and embroidered blossoms sprinkled throughout.
Halter Sheath Casual Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Halter Sheath Casual Wedding Dress with Beading, $249.99; davidsbridal.com
You'll turn heads walking past your guests in this beaded, ivory halter dress.
Lace Chiffon Destination Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Nicefashion Crystal Beaded Embroidered Lace Chiffon Destination Wedding Dress, $124.99; amazon.com
Crystals and a criss-cross design will never go out of style.
One-Shoulder Sheath Dress
BUY IT: One-Shoulder Sheath Dress with Crystal Detail, $159.95; davidsbridal.com
If the pretty one-shoulder detail isn't enough, perhaps the side ruffle and crystal embellishment at the hip will give you that added wow factor you're in search of.
Floral Beach Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Now and Forever Bateau Neck Illusion V Back Beading Floral Beach Wedding Dress for Bride, $159.00 — $169.00; amazon.com
Beads, chiffon, and ruffles—what more could a girl ask for?
Tea-length Simple Beach Wedding Dress
BUY IT: D.W.U. Tulle Tea-length Simple Beach Wedding Dress, $79.90 - $89.90; amazon.com
A beach wedding gives brides the perfect excuse to wear a short dress during the actual ceremony, instead of saving it for the reception.
BUY IT: Greenwich Dress, $328.00; bhldn.com
Floral appliques are applied throughout this mesh, high-neck dress. Available in ivory.
Sweetheart Beach Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Favors Sweetheart Beach Wedding Dress Empire HS26, $69.99 — $89.99; amazon.com
An empire waist is perfect for destination weddings and hiding imperfections.
BUY IT: Naya Dress, $350.00; bhldn.com
Uber feminine and modern, sequins and beads applied to the bodice provide a studded contrast to the light and delicate tulle skirt. Available in ivory/nude.
Empire Beach Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Lovelybride Elegant A-Line Empire Long Chiffon Bridal Beach Wedding Dress, $90.00; amazon.com
This chiffon gown with a linear silhouette will make you seem taller and statuesque. The draping on the bodice those beautiful straps hanging off the shoulder are stunning!
Pleated Chiffon Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Pleated Chiffon Wedding Dress with Tie Back, $99.95; davidsbridal.com
Pleasantly simple, but the pleated bodice and back tie give this ivory dress an extra oomph.
Lace Tulle Wedding Dress
BUY IT: Ikerenwedding® Women's V-neck A-line Lace Tulle Long Wedding Dress, $125.99 — $129.99; amazon.com
Available in champagne and ivory, the soft tulle gives this an ethereal, goddess-like feel.