20 Dreamy Dresses For A Beach Wedding

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With frocks from Chloé and Rachel Zoe.

There's a certain type of couple that chooses to get married on the beach. Sand serves as the aisle, salty breeze as a hair stylist and crashing waves as a musical soundtrack. It's one of the most romantic ways to tie the knot by being both casual and elegant at the same time. So if you're planning a surf-side ceremony, your gown should fit the occasion. A beach wedding dress should skip the boning, structure and formal fit of most gowns. Instead, look for a short or long dress that's breezy and beautiful. It doesn't even have to be traditionally bridal.

To us, the perfect seaside affair has no need for 'I do' shoes because the couple will be digging their barefoot toes in the sand. The bride's hair can be in a loose updo or undone waves while her billowy dress sways in the wind. It's the opportunity to choose an unconventional dress like a straight-off-the-runway crocheted midi dress from Chloé or Rachel Zoe's intricately embroidered sleeveless maxi dress.

Stick with your beachy instincts and there will be tons of unexpected options to choose from. We love the aesthetic of a natural-fitting dress with embroidered details on fabrics like crochet and lace. They're like your favorite bikini coverup but fancier. Even Zara has a crocheted wrap dress that would be perfect for a lowkey sandy ceremony.

We found 20 dresses that would make amazing bridal options for a wedding on the shores of Hawaii, Greece or any exotic location you can think of. From designer maxi dresses by Roberto Cavalli and Temperley London to contemporary finds by Alice + Olivia and Zimmermann, there's a dress for every kind of seaside bride.

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See the slideshow over at Lifestyle Mirror: 20 Breezy Options For The Beach Wedding Dress