These are the best beach wedding guest dresses for a sun-soaked ceremony

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by Emma Richardson |
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When it comes to beach weddings, finding the best wedding guest dresses suitable for a sunny (and sandy) occasion is a top priority. You want a beach wedding guest dress that's light and airy, and won't leave you subject to sweat patches every five minutes.

But fear not, as although finding a beach wedding guest dress may be a tough task, there are many summer wedding guest dress options to choose from across your favourite retailers. So many options, in fact, that narrowing down your favourites becomes a challenge in itself. But we're here to help.


From flattering frills to sultry satin slips, we've found some of the best beach wedding guest dresses that will help you stand out, without taking any attention away from the bride, of course. After all, feeling confident while you dance the night away starts with a glorious, feel good frock.

Shop our edit of the best beach wedding guest dresses below.

SHOP: The Best Beach Wedding Guest Dresses

Starting off strong with this wonderful ASOS Design dress that has beach wedding guest written all over it. We adore the ombre print on this number, with a v neckline and a flowing ankle length skirt.

This slightly more expensive, luxe maxi dress from ASOS has adorable cut-out detailing and an extremely flattering fit. Pair with gold heels and accessories for an unforgettable beach wedding guest 'fit.

A bright, bold pink hue speaks for itself, so why not wear this one from ASOS on your next sun soaked nuptial ceremony by the sea? You'll turn heads, without taking attention from the bride.

PrettyLittleThing combine two things; affordability and style. We especially love this chiffon frill detail midi dress with a red floral pattern. It comes in a zebra print version too, if red just isn't your colour.

A chiffon dress is the perfect pairing for a beach wedding. Free flowing and lightweight, it's ideal for a summer nuptial ceremony.

This linen dress will keep you cool while you wait for the happy couple to say their 'I Dos'.

H&M Waisted V Neck Dress
Price: £64.99

A v-neck dress is flattering on anyone, and draws attention to the décolletage without being too revealing, which is key for a wedding ceremony. Shop this H&M dress for your next beach wedding.

A classic green dress is great for any wedding, but just make sure you choose the correct shade. A darker green is more suited to autumn and winter weddings, while a lighter green (such as this one from M&S) is better for spring and summer.

A wedding guest dress isn't hard to find when it comes to River Island. The brand is known for illustrious maxi and midi dresses without the expensive price tag, and this halter neck is no exception.

What colours should I wear for a beach wedding?

Embrace the seaside vibes with soft pastels like blush pink and sky blue, or opt for earthy tones such as sand and sage green - especially if it's a spring wedding guest dress you're after. You could, however, opt for slightly bolder dress colours such as orange and red if the wedding is taking place during the height of summer.

What shoes do I wear to a beach wedding?

Pair chic sandals or elegant wedges with midi and maxi wedding guest dresses, especially when it comes to sandy terrain. We'd suggest that you avoid stilettos or anything with a thin heel that might sink into the sand.

What should I wear to a beach wedding that is not a dress?

Looking for an alternative to a dress for a beach wedding? Consider a stylish jumpsuit or a breezy maxi skirt paired with a sophisticated top, if a free flowing dress just isn't your cup of tea.

Emma Richardson is a Beauty & Fashion Product Writer for Closer. She covers shopping, lifestyle, celebs and anything trending.


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