Now that you’ve attended a classic black tie wedding and a modern “dressy casual” wedding, you may need an outfit for a beach wedding. Whether the ceremony is actually on the beach or the beach acts as a backdrop to the wedding, many of these events require an attire they’re calling “beach formal”. Not as formal as black tie, and not as casual as a summer dinner on the beach, “beach formal” lies somewhere in between.
Think flowy silhouettes as opposed to structured ones, light beachy hues, and embellishments that add a touch of glamour. This beaded dress from Anthropologie embodies that perfect combination of effortless beach style and chic party attire. If you opt for a long dress, pair it with simple sandals like these and natural wavy hair. If you decide on a short dress, go for more casual heels like wedges or espadrilles.