This breezy wedding dress from Jenny Yoo Bridal Alternatives features a v-neck criss-cross bodice with side ruching. This style is very flattering, especially on petite brides, because the v-neck and slim A-line skirt creates the illusion of height.
This silk-charmeuse gown by Claire Pettibone is another great example of beach-worthy ball gowns. The light tulle overlay is beautifully embellished with silk-satin petals and finished with a glamorous antique-gold waistband.
If you’d rather grab a wedding dress from a high street store instead of getting fitted for a “real” wedding dress, then you’re going to love the ethereal gowns from Free People’s summer 2012 collection. The collection comes in a dreamy color palette of soft creams and whites, occasionally punctuated by eyelet, lace, and mild bohemian detailing. Plus points for being completely wearable beyond the church aisle.
Now this is a wedding dress I wouldn’t mind wearing over and over again. The white pleated chiffon is completely unembellished, making it easy to wear all sorts of occasions, from music festivals to museum openings.