After you have found your dream wedding gown, it is time to start shopping for the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids. Keep in mind the season, the location, and your wedding colors as you are perusing through the shops in search of that one style that will please all concerned. These are some suggestions on beautiful bridesmaid dresses for beach weddings.
For any outdoor wedding, light fabrics will be most appropriate. Among the best beach fabrics are chiffon, organza, and cotton. If you like texture in your bridesmaid dresses, you may also enjoy seersucker, linen, and eyelet. Keep color in mind, as well. The best hues for a wedding on the sand are light or bright. In other words, no long black satin bridesmaid dresses for your beach wedding, no matter how much your attendants beg for a dress they can wear again!
The halter neckline is marvelous on the beach. There are more variations on the halter neckline than you may initially realize. There are halters that tie in the back with flowing tails, ones with tiny spaghetti-like straps, halters which twist in the front and have a closed neckline, those with square necks, V-necks, and even sweetheart necks. With so many versions, there is a halter neckline to flatter every possible shape and size bridesmaid. Since necklaces can be problematic with halters, you may wish to give earring and bracelet sets as your bridesmaid jewelry gifts.
A very fun idea would be to pick a color or range of colors in a certain fabric and ask each bridesmaid to pick her favorite dress within those parameters. For instance, you could select a range of water colors, like aquamarine, seaglass, seafoam green, turquoise, and cerulean. Each of your bridesmaids could wear one of these oceanic colors in a summery crinkle chiffon. If you want to tie their looks together, ask each bridesmaid to wear shoes in the same color, such as silver or white strappy flat sandals. They could also wear bridesmaid jewelry created from crystals in all of the ocean colors together. This would look very pretty in a crystal tin cup or station necklace design.
Bright colors are also gorgeous for the beach. Before picking the exact hue for your bridesmaid dresses, you may wish to make some decisions about the flowers for their bouquets to be sure they are complementary. If you have chosen dramatic hot pink lilies, fuchsia dresses would be fabulous. Long, flowy chiffon gowns would be a lovely choice with dramatic flowers. Another option is to select knee length organza strapless dresses to coordinate with colorful orchid bouquets. Yellow is a particularly nice color for a beach wedding; mango would be an unexpected and sophisticated option.
If you are having a beach wedding with a preppy flair, classic resort fabrics would be ideal for the bridesmaid dresses. Think colorful madras in shifts or knee length strapless dresses. Spaghetti strap styles in blue and white seersucker would be summery and lightweight for the beach (so pretty with red, yellow, or blue bouquets). Patterned dresses are another great idea for a beach wedding with a preppy style. Your girls will look ready to take on Palm Beach or Martha’s Vineyard in their Lillys or Vineyard Vine dresses. As long as you select dresses which are fresh and summery, your bridesmaids will look pretty as a picture at your beach wedding.