19 Beach Bridesmaid Dresses for a Coastal Wedding

Planning a destination wedding? Here are some of the best beachy styles for your bridal party.
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Apr 24, 2023
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If you're on the search for the perfect beach bridesmaid dresses for your summer nuptials and aren't sure where to begin, not to worry. We're here to help you get your feet wet—literally. Whether you're planning a ceremony on the sand or an affair afloat, beach weddings open up all new doors where attire is involved. Bridesmaid dresses for beach weddings tend to fall under one of two dress codes: dressy casual or beach formal. Both dress codes embrace the relaxed nature of a day at the beach through lightweight materials, looser silhouettes and shorter hemlines. To help you narrow your search, we've rounded up 19 of our favorite beach bridesmaid dresses for every type of event. From linen sundresses to boho gowns and everything in between, you'll love these shoppable options for your coastal destination wedding. Once you've found your pick, head over to our complete guide to beach wedding attire for even more inspiration.

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Tips for Choosing Beach Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses

Consider the Location

Bridal party attire for beach weddings isn't one size fits all. Your choice may largely be based on the specific coastal location the wedding is taking place at. For instance, bohemian-inspired lace gowns might lend themselves beautifully to a wedding on the bluffs of a Northern California beach. On the other hand, if you're planning a destination wedding on a beach in Hawaii, you might consider going full 'vacation mode' and choosing colorful, floral-printed gowns for your crew. When determining the vibe you want to go for, think about the colors that are present around your wedding location. This will help you determine what shades or patterns of fabric will best compliment the setting.

Account for the Weather

It's no surprise that most beach weddings take place in the summer, as to minimize the risk of a weather-related fiasco. But even in the summer, weather is an important factor to consider, with heat, humidity and high UV index all coming into play. For summer nuptials on the beach, we recommend opting for bridesmaid dresses that feature lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as chiffon, georgette and linen. If you know that heat will be a major factor for the big day, you may also want to explore options in flowy silhouettes and shorter hemlines.

Coordinate Dresses with Appropriate Footwear

Walking in high heels can be a challenge in itself—nevermind when you throw sand into the mix. Of course, going barefoot is always an option for beach weddings, but if you're not too keen on having sand between your toes, we recommend exploring different footwear options for your wedding party and considering how they might look with various dresses. For ceremonies on the sand, a flat sole is the way to go. Espadrilles, wedges and sandals are all great options, however, they tend to pair best with casual or semi-formal dresses.

Our Favorite Beach Bridesmaid Dresses

There's no need to get *salty*. These 19 bridesmaid dresses are available to shop online now ahead of your ceremony by the sea.

Birdy Grey Mia Convertible Dress Satin Sea Glass

With 'sea glass' in the name, this convertible dress is a quintessential pick for a beach wedding. The dreamy silhouette is giving us major mermaid vibes, and frankly we're obsessed. Because the straps can be worn a number of ways, or removed completely, your bridesmaids will have the option to switch up their look throughout the day.

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Style: Convertible

Color Options: 18 | Fabric: Satin

Lulus Elegantly Inclined Cream and Blue Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress

Coordinating mismatched bridesmaid dresses? Why not add some printed dresses into the mix? This white wrap dress with an ethereal blue floral design will look lovely next to solid colored gowns and a stunning ocean backdrop.

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Style: Wrap

Color Options: 6 | Fabric: Polyester

Sachin & Babi Jessica Gown Champagne

For a more minimalist wedding party aesthetic, we love this satin maxi gown. The neutral tone will beautifully match the sand for an elegantly understated look you're sure to love. It's also a great option to pair alongside patterned dresses for a mixed dress ensemble.

Size Range: 0 - 22W | Style: Empire Waist

Color Options: 3 | Fabric: Satin

ELOQUII Elements Smocked Bodice Chambray Dress

Whether they're lounging on the beach or walking down the aisle, your bridesmaids will love wearing this smocked midi dress. The shorter length, bishop sleeves and ruffle detailing make it an excellent choice for a semi-formal dress code. Complete your look with a stylish pair of wedges or espadrilles.

Size Range: 14 - 28 | Style: Midi

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Woven Chambray

Free People Remind Me Maxi Slip Dress

From the floral print to the whimsical ruffling around the neck, this dress has summer written all over it. If you're hoping to have your bridal party's attire encompass all the colors of a sunset, this is a perfect pick.

Size Range: XS - XL | Style: Slip

Color Options: 2 | Fabric: Polyester Blend

Vera Wang Noa Gown

Rain or shine, this yellow gown is guaranteed to bring a touch of summer sun to your wedding party ensemble. The fashion-forward look, with draped off-shoulder sleeves and a mermaid silhouette, will look stunning against a beach sunset backdrop.

Size Range: Custom | Style: Mermaid

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Georgette

Birdy Grey Eugenia Convertible Midi Dress Satin Sage

How about something in a sea foam green to tie together your coastal aesthetic? You'll love the look of this convertible midi dress amidst your wedding party's ensemble (and your bridesmaids will love the convenience of being able to style the detachable sashes as either shoulder bows or a waist belt).

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Style: Convertible

Color Options: 18 | Fabric: Satin

BHLDN Belize Embroidered A-Line Long-Sleeve V-Neck Gown

This boho maxi look was practically made for a beach wedding. With bishop sleeves, a v-neckline and beaded embellishments throughout, this look certainly makes a statement—so much so that your bridesmaids can even go barefoot in the sand, letting the dress speak for itself.

Size Range: 0 - 18 | Style: A-Line

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Polyester

Sachin & Babi Kayla Gown Coral

What's a tropical destination wedding without a bit of color? We love this coral halter neck gown for sipping champagne seaside. Plus, because of its timeless silhouette, your bridesmaids can wear it again for special occasions after the wedding.

Size Range: 0 - 22W | Style: A-Line

Color Options: 16 | Fabric: Crinkle Georgette

Adrianna Papell Floral Print Metallic Twist Front Gown

Here's another pick that's perfect for mixing and matching. The maxi gown features pleated metallic fabric in a charming tropical print. Its twisted front, flutter sleeves and A-line silhouette make it an instant classic.

Size Range: 0 - 20 | Style: A-Line

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Polyester

David's Bridal Charmeuse Cowl Neck Bridesmaid Dress Marigold

This satin slip dress is reminiscent of sunsets on the beach. The marigold color makes it an eye-catching option to add to your bridal party's attire. Plus, who can resist a cowl neckline and relaxed silhouette?

Size Range: 0 - 30 | Style: Slip

Color Options: 25 | Fabric: Charmeuse

Show Me Your Mumu Natalie Maxi Dress

Trends may come and go, but one thing will forever hold true: lace is always a good idea. This champagne-colored maxi dress, with a high neckline and bell sleeves, is an ideal way to tie-together a boho beach wedding.

Size Range: XXS - XXL | Style: Fit and Flare

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Stretch Lace

Revelry Skye Floral Burnout Velvet Dress

If velvet isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about beach wedding attire, this dress is about to change that. The classic slip silhouette, with a floral burnout design,offers a laid back coastal vibe that we love.

Size Range: 0 - 32 | Style: Slip

Color Options: 5 | Fabric: Velvet

Reformation Ingrid Dress

If you're on the search for bridesmaid dresses that won't distract from the beautiful beach setting, this understated look fits the bill. The simple A-line silhouette features dainty shoulder straps and a side leg slit.

Size Range: 0 - 12 | Style: A-Line

Color Options: 2 | Fabric: Viscose

Faithfull The Brand La Ora Midi Dress Morange

Planning a casual wedding in the sand? This cotton sundress is lightweight and breathable, making it ideal for the occasion. Plus, it can double as a bathing suit cover up for post-wedding celebrations. Finish off the look with a comforatble pair of sandals and your crew will be ready to take on the day.

Size Range: XS - XXL | Style: Midi

Color Options: 2 | Fabric: Cotton Poplin

ASTR The Label Palace Floral Cutout Ruffle Maxi Dress

This floral printed gown is perfect for mixing and matching. The hibiscus print and ocean blue color makes it a lovely pick for a Hawaii destination wedding.

Size Range: XS - XL | Style: A-Line

Color Options: 2 | Fabric: Polyester

Nicholas Silvina Wrap Cut Out Gown

In a shade of blue that's as deep as the sea, this sheath gown is guaranteed to turn heads. Its leg slit and cutout on one side of the bodice add to the sultry look. We love this option for a beach wedding with a formal dress code.

Size Range: 0 - 10 | Style: Sheath

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Silk

Nirmooha One-Shoulder Shine Dress

Your bridesmaids can show off their summer tans in this one shoulder gown. Its paisley print adorned in beads, along with its metallic wrist cuff, makes it a unique choice for a tropical wedding by the beach. Plus, its assymetric neckline is practically begging to be worn with a pair of statement earrings.

Size Range: XXS - XL | Style: Sheath

Color Options: 1 | Fabric: Viscose

Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress

Beat the heat in this lightweight ruffle wrap dress. The classic silhouette pairs perfectly with woven espadrilles (which are a great choice for walking in the sand). It's also available in a wide variety of sizes and color options.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL | Style: Wrap

Color Options: 13 | Fabric: Satin

Get Inspired: Beachy Bridesmaid Dresses from Real Weddings

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these photos from real weddings to see how other wedding parties have coordinated their beach bridesmaid dresses.

Here's a group that didn't shy away from color. We love how their mismatched gowns, in various shades of pink and red, made a statement against the white sand.

This squad certainly brought romance to the waterfront. Their one-shoulder red gowns simultaneously complimented both the wharf and cityscape.

Bridesmaids wear preppy navy blue and white dresses.
Patrick Quezada Photography

This bridal party embraced the nautical theme with their matching striped dresses. With a midi length and buttons down the front, their dresses provide an excellent example of bridesmaid attire for a semi-formal dress code.

Blue bridesmaid dresses are a classic choice for nuptials by the sea. This crew took their looks to the next level by adding a pop-of-color within their floral arrangements.

This wedding party mastered the art of mixing and matching. The printed gowns compliment the setting beautifully, while the solid-colored ones keep the group ensemble looking polished.

Everything about this wedding party's attire is just *peachy*. The pink shade used both in their gowns and bouquets offered just the right amount of glam without taking away from the beachy aesthetic.

For this Cabo destination wedding, the bridesmaids wore white alongside the bride. In matching midi-length slip dresses, they executed an understated look with a unique summer feel.

Bridesmaids wear dresses in various shades of light blue.
Hannah Cochran Photography

This crew chose to embrace the blue of the ocean for a wedding on the sand. Their use of various shades and styles beautifully added dimension to the group ensemble.

Bridesmaids wear nude colored gowns for a beach wedding.
Sara Richardson Photography

In neutral-toned gowns with various necklines, this wedding party let the location do the talking. We love the way their bouquets tied in the colors from their background.

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