How to work it: Beach bride chic

How to work it: Beach bride chic
Prepare to celebrate under a tropical sky with beach bride-ready gowns and accessories. Outfit by Marylise. Image: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

The mercury is rising with these fabulous beach bride-ready outfits and accessories that are just perfect for a glamorous destination wedding

Words Libby Norman

Who doesn’t dream of being a beach bride? Destination weddings are on the rise, and this season many more designers have been offering styles that are perfect for celebrating ocean or poolside. The look is relaxed and chic, with many collections featuring bikini-style tops paired with flowing or body-skimming skirts in lightweight and gauzy fabrics – so perfect for celebrating under a tropical sky or adding a festival flavour to a British summer celebration. Just add designer shades, sandals and a light tan and you’re ready to hit the beach.


1. It’s a wrap – YolanCris

YolanCris’ sarong-style skirt and off-the-shoulder wrapped top are perfect for gliding down a white sand beach

2. Beach bride sandals – Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia’s elegant flats feature a lovely starfish motif on the toe

3. Feather bright – Pronovias

With a distinctly tropical flavour, this frothy feather-trimmed skirt by Pronovias is paired to an off-the-shoulder bandeau top

4. Sun downers – Black Eyewear

A beach bride needs the perfect shades and Black Eyewear’s Shirley have an on-trend golden glow

5. Chic line – Sophie et Voilà

Sophie et Voilà gave us a chic take on tropical with this strapless column gown

6. Marine dream – Giovanni Raspini

The perfect tropical earrings, these starfish drops by Giovanni Raspini are in silver with gold vermeil finish

7. Colour up – Marylise

Featuring an acid orange and tropical pink trim, Marylise’s crop top and hi-lo skirt have a gloriously tropical flavour

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