Last Updated on 6th May 2011
Beach weddings are the perfect excuse to relax in summer’s favourite floaty dresses and fluid fabrics whilst soaking up the sun, but don’t get too carried away on the cocktails just yet – your outfit needs to pack a punch.
We’ve had a scout around some of our favourite shops to find the perfect beach-friendly outfit that’s both practical and unashamedly pretty for wowing against the waves.
See below for our top picks that’ll have you looking beautiful beach-side…
A maxi dress will become your best friend at a beach wedding, and you’re in luck, because you’ll be spoilt for choice this season. We love M Missoni’s halterneck maxi – its fluid fabric in the label’s signature weave is super luxe, and the slightly sheer section below the knee is an especially chic touch.
The beach is no place for heels, so opt for sumptuous jewelled sandals for goddess-like glamour. Day Birger et Mikkelsen’s chalk sandals are understated with a devilishly decadent streak.
A woven beach bag is ideal for weddings on the sand to stash all those extra essentials (a clutch and wedges for later), but you might want to avoid usual raffia styles – they’ll snag your dress no end. Instead, opt for woven leather for a luxe look that still nods to the sea.
A statement stack of bracelets all you’ll need to swish your way to sleek. We love Topshop’s wooden bangle pack – the mix of neutral wood, metallic threads and beads adds an eclectically elegant accent.
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