What could be better than a wedding in a beautiful beach setting with the sun beaming down on the happy couple as the waves break gently on the shore?
After you’ve got over the romance of the occasion the next thought is “what do I wear?” So here is the next in our What to Wear to a Wedding Series.
The dress code for this is likely to be much more relaxed. Your main concerns are what to wear on your feet if it is actually on the beach and making sure you don’t get burnt. My recommendation as always would be to ask about the dress code, but for this occasion a maxi dress or floaty silk dress would be ideal. Add a pair of flat sandals or flip flops and a wide brimmed hat – but a casual floppy one rather than a formal structured one. Alternatively fresh tropical flowers in the hair would also suit the occasion.
Here are a few suggestions:
First a maxi dress with a sea feel to it teamed with sandals embellished with a starfish. This is a young but stylish look. The next two options would be good for mother of the bride. Both are fine silk so would be good in the heat in colours that would look gorgeous in bright sunlight. Pretty flat sandals cope with sand and standing for a long time and the floppy hat will protect delicate facial skin from the sun. I’d suggest a wrap if you are going to be outside into the evening and the temperature cools.
Get your cost per wear from the maxi dress by taking it on holiday with you in the future and wearing it for those few perfect summer evenings at home. The silk dresses can be worn again for more traditional weddings (see them re-styled below) and summer parties and lunches.
Where to buy, Beach outfits:
Maxi dress by T- Bags at my-wardrobe, Hat by Warehouse, Scarf by Jigsaw, Starfish sandals by Juicy Couture
Floral silk dress by Fenn Wright Manson, Purple sandals by Steve Maddon, Pink Lips bag by Lulu Guiness, Lilac hat by John Lewis
Chiffon Silk dress by Nicole Farhi, Cream hat by John Lewis, Gold clutch bag by Tory Burch, Gold and Crystal sandals by L.K. Bennett
Second wedding outfits:
Purple jacket by Windsmor, Purple hat by Kaliko, Strappy Sandals by Untold at House of Fraser, Clutch bag by Phase Eight
Soft Peach Jacket by Hobbs, Fascinator by Kaliko, Clutch bag by Dune, Slingbacks by LK Bennett