What to Wear: Beach Wedding


Are you attending a beach wedding this summer?  Seaside soirees are typically less formal than indoor events and have a few unique challenges to keep in mind when you choose your outfit:


While a gentle breeze is lovely, a strong gust of wind can lift your dress and show off much more leg than you intended!  A maxi dress will keep you covered and looking elegant all at once. 


For walking in the sand, you’ll need some pretty flats.  If you must do a heel, wear wedges, but avoid stilettos at all costs!  They’ll look ridiculous, and you won’t be able to walk.


Take inspiration from the location and include the colors of the ocean in your dress and/or jewelry.  In keeping with the environment, a clutch in a natural material like straw is perfect.  When it comes to hair, consider pulling it back – even the most beautiful hairstyles can turn to frizz in coastal humidity.

Buying info:

Ella Moss Chevron Maxi

John Medeiros Ocean Image earrings

H&M straw clutch

Chinese Laundry sandals

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