August 8, 2012

Beach Chic Wedding Attire – What to Wear

What to wear to a beach wedding Hawaii Royal hawaiian hotel waikiki HonoluluI’ve already covered what to wear to a black tie optional and cocktail wedding. So today’s post is all about beach chic wedding attire. While I was in Hawaii, I attended an ocean front wedding in Waikiki. Since I knew the ceremony and reception was at the hotel I was able to wear heels. When it’s on the sand, wedges or flats are a safer choice. You can always go for an embellished sandal for a more dressed up feel. 

Color is always welcome for beach weddings. Of course, stay away from red and white (it takes away from the bride!). But don’t be scared of a print or a little sparkle. I went with a dress my mom actually wore years ago to an event in the islands. The asymmetrical hemline toned down the sequined embellishment. If you go plain, dress it up with a colorful statement necklace or bold earrings. And if you absolutely must do black, try one with a tropical pattern—or opt for navy! It’s equally slimming but a little more beach friendly, especially when paired with boho gold jewelry. Here are some dress options under $200 that would work: 

Diane von Furstenberg printed dress rose gold accessories
Blush satin sandals BCBG rose gold sequin envelope clutch
Royal Hawaiian Hotel wedding Waikiki beach Diane von Furstenberg dress, necklace and bracelets c/o Stella & Dot, BCBG clutch and sandals

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  1. Gorgeous and flowy! I love flowy dressy at the beach.

    I love dressing for weddings b/c I get to wear things I might not normally wear. I’ve had my eye on that Presley Skye dress for a while. Those colors are so eye catching.

    Nice picks!

    Published 8.8.12 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Agreed Allison! Weddings are the perfect occasion to break out extra feminine dresses.

      Published 8.8.12 Reply
  2. lexi commented:

    That dress is gorgeous on you! Love DVF!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    Published 8.18.12 Reply
  3. Carolyn commented:

    Beautiful dress! I’m going to a beach wedding next month and looking for a dress, this one is perfect! What is the name of the dress so that I can look online for it. Thank you.

    Published 8.17.13 Reply

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