Are you looking for wedding dresses for the destination wedding of your dreams?
Who am I kidding, of course you are! 🙌
The wedding dress collections for 2022/2023 bridal fashion week are drop-dead gorgeous.
We made a list of the most stunning wedding dresses we found.
You don’t have to go over your budget for these designer dresses…
Use this list for inspo & ideas on bridal looks for your big day.
30 Stunning Destination Wedding Dresses
1. Princess Dress with Leg Slit
You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous style.
However, a bigger wedding dress can be bulky and that might be an issue in the heat.
The slit on the leg shows just enough skin.
And it leaves space for air to flow easier, in case you are worried about it getting too hot.
You will absolutely feel like a princess with a dress in this style!
2. High Low Dress with a Bow
You wouldn’t think that a high-low dress is a good design for a wedding dress…
Surprisingly, the high low bottom with a giant bow on the side looks absolutely elegant.
The single cross-shoulder strap adds balance to this gown.
Can you imagine walking down the aisle in this unique summer dress?
I can see it now…. you’ll leave everyone in awe!
3. Round Back Dress Trumpet Style
If you’re into a more conservative style, this dress is perfect.
The back is rounded and it doesn’t cut down too far, either.
The rounded back complements the trumpet-style bottom.
One of the downsides to this style is the long sleeves.
But if your wedding is at an indoor venue, you don’t need to worry about the heat.
If you manage to get a version with short or no sleeves, then it’ll be beach-ready!
4. Mermaid Dress with Short Train
Not comfortable with a full open back?
This dress style is a better option since it only has a small opening in the back.
A shorter trumpet-style train & sleeves make this dress more fitting for outdoor beach ceremonies.
Just because you’re having a destination wedding doesn’t mean you can’t wear a more traditional style!
You do you, boo!
Color & Pastels
5. Vibrant Red
Do you want a dress that stands out?
You’re in luck because colorful wedding dresses are in right now.
This sleeveless red gown is a romantic look for any daring bride.
Really, I can’t get over how gorgeous this non-traditional look is!
What do you think about this bold dress?
6. Blue Dream
Another spectacular gown is this dreamy blue one.
The off-the-shoulder straps and flowy tulle with beaded bodice dress give us major fairy-tale wedding vibes.
The blue color will look incredible with the ocean backdrop at your destination wedding.
7. Beaded Geometric Pastel Dress
If you want color but nothing too loud, go with a style that has just a touch of pastel.
The colors are light enough for anyone who wants to take a step out of their comfort zone in dress styles.
The design of the dress itself is beautiful and will make you feel magical!
8. Pastel Flowers
If you’re looking for a more form-fitting dress, then this next style is for you!
It hugs your body in all the right places and shows off your back for a light & airy option.
The color in this gown comes from the pastel flowers on the fabric.
You can add a veil or light shrug in case you want extra coverage in the back area.
Either way, you will look amazing!
9. Baby Blue Princess Dress
Another option for pastel wedding dresses is this baby blue princess dress.
The blue is light enough to make the dress look like it has just a hint of color.
Crystals line the bodice and full skirt of the dress that is going to sparkle under the sun.
Is anyone else getting Cinderella vibes with this beauty?
Short & Sweet
10. Backless Dress with Details
Another popular style that is made for weddings at the beach is the short wedding dress.
This dress has a sheer lining on the back to make it look like there is not much coverage in the back.
Short dresses are not everyone’s cup of tea, but you have to admit how great they look!
What the dress doesn’t have in length, it makes up for with the pretty decorations & details.
11. Pencil Skirt Style Dress
A form-fitting short dress is also a great option.
This wedding dress falls just past the knees and is form-fitting, but not too tight.
It has a sheer lining that camouflages the shoulder straps and optional removable sleeves.
The removable sleeves give the dress a unique twist.
It’s like you have 2 dress styles in 1!
12. Short A-Line Dress
Another short dress style is this A-Line dress with a slight high low skirt style.
The skirt is layered, and the dress’s body has puff sleeves in a sheer material for breathable coverage.
This dress is such a fun & classy look.
It makes it easy to go from the ceremony to the reception dance floor!
13. Flowy Dress with Off the Shoulder Straps
Light & flowy wedding dresses are practically made for destination weddings.
Image by Ines Di Santo
They’re gorgeous & light enough for outdoor weather.
The dress is made with a lighter material and looks like it wraps around the body just perfectly.
If you’re looking for a spring or summer wedding dress, this is a style to get bridal inspo from.
14. Sleeveless Dress with Tulle
Sleeveless dresses are a favorite of mine!
A corset top with a tulle skirt and an extra piece of tulle falling gracefully over 1 shoulder make this a classy design.
The white skirt gets just the right amount of pop with leaf designs extending from the corset.
Beautiful is an understatement with this dress.
15. Off-the-Shoulder Lace Dress
If going completely strapless doesn’t go with your style, then try an off-the-shoulder dress.
This style is a form-fitting lace mermaid style with straps that fall loosely around the arms.
The straps look like leaves from the flower embellishments on the fabric of the dress.
You’ll look dreamy with this sophisticated gown!
16. Off-the-Shoulder Princess Dress
Another off-the-shoulder look is a princess-style dress.
The fabric is layered and transparent but the dress itself is not see-through at all.
The skirt is fuller than the previous dress, and the straps are thicker & tighter on the arm.
Are you a mermaid style or princess-style wedding dress type of person?
17. Strapless Dress with Ruffled Skirt
A strapless beaded corset top with a ruffled skirt is a traditional style wedding dress.
The layers of ruffles are not over the top.
They add to the fullness of the skirt!
This means that the dress won’t be too hot, but the fabric in the corset top will be a little heavier.
The dress just slightly hits the floor, so it will be easy to walk through the sand or any outdoor location on your wedding day!
18. Strapless Dress with Flower Details
This is another strapless dress that has a 2-in-1 option!
This gown has a corset top, train, and beautiful flowers on a tulle skirt.
Its removable sleeves are made of this same material and go up to your arm, just under the shoulder.
The only downside to the dress style is the train dragging on the sand.
But if that doesn’t bother you, this style is great!
19. Empire Dress with Lace Top
This style looks simple yet intricate at the same time.
Check out the lace on the bodice!
The skirt is light & flowy and not very full, so it won’t feel heavy.
This is an excellent dress for a boho beach babe look!
20. Slip Dress with Flowers
Slip dresses may resemble undergarments, but these wedding dresses are classy.
A slip dress is for those looking for a more sweet & sensual vibe.
The floral print on the satin fabric looks amazing in the sun.
What are your thoughts on slip-style dresses?
21. Satin Slip Dress
Next, we have another lovely slip dress.
This gown has no print on it, but since the satin fabric sits loosely on the body, it’s still an alluring look.
This is a hassle-free spring/summer style.
I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of these going down the aisle this summer!
22. Empire Dress with Leg Slit
Another take on the lace top empire dress is adding a leg slit.
It has airy fabric for the skirt with a slight train/tail to it.
If you don’t want a train, find a style that isn’t as long in the back.
The lace bodice has a transparent material and double spaghetti straps for a comfy fit.
Stunning & comfortable?
What a great combination!
23. Intricate V Neckline Dress
A plunging v neckline looks so elegant with this next style.
The bodice has designs sewn onto it that look like you’re covered in gorgeous beaded vines.
There are no sleeves.
Instead, there’s a thick strap and a piece of transparent fabric that falls onto the shoulders like a cape, mimicking a long sleeve.
You’ll look like you’re floating down the aisle with this whimsical style!
24. Pastel Flowers with V Neckline
Next on the list is this dazzling lightweight dress with pastel flower fabric.
This one could have gone in the colorful dress section, but the deep V-neckline made it appropriate to place here.
The neckline gives it a subtle revealing look.
And the skirt is full & long enough that you can forgo a veil with this dress!
25. Lacey V Neckline with Sleeves
A less revealing option is this lace style with transparent sleeves.
This style is closer to a traditional style wedding dress than some other gowns on our list.
Not a fan of showing your shoulders?
The lace appliqué on the sleeves gives just the right amount of coverage.
I would say this is a modern take on the traditional wedding dress styles we are used to.
26. Mermaid Dress with Lace Train
Not all V Necklines are low-cut.
This mermaid wedding dress has a transparent lining for coverage.
This whole dress is decorated in lace with a beautiful train.
The cut gives you an hourglass shape that you’ll love!
27. Removable Skirt
This bridal style has a removable skirt!
Wear your dress with the full-over skirt to walk down the aisle.
Then take it off for mermaid-style vibes for your reception.
The gown is made from a transparent fabric that is covered in delicate lace.
Can we make 2 in 1 dresses a more common style?!
28. Removable Shrug Fairy Dress
Another lightweight dress is this A-line style with a slightly full skirt.
This is a strapless dress with an overcoat or shrug made of the same transparent material.
The cut and fabric of this dress are impressive.
You’ll feel and look ethereal in this gorgeous style!
29. Beachy Lace Dress
Low-cut and sleeveless dresses are not everyone’s favorite, and that’s okay.
This dress has off-the-shoulder sleeves, and the fabric it’s made of feels as it belongs on the beach.
The neckline is rounded and shaped to go with the lace fabric, instead of the other way around.
This classical look is also giving a boho and princess vibe at the same time.
30. Criss Cross Back Mermaid Dress
Last but not least, we have a mermaid-style gown that shows part of your back.
The straps cross in the back for a beautiful shape.
It also has buttons going down the back of the dress.
This exquisite dress is made from a lightweight fabric covered in lace.
Look how pretty this looks on the beach!
2022/2023 Style Trends
There are so many incredible trends & styles for wedding dresses out there!
Here are some bridal gown designs for 2022/2023:
- Bold colors & pastels dresses
- Wedding dresses with a pop of color
- Short & fun wedding gowns
- Low necklines or cuts that mimic low necklines
- Detachable pieces, especially sleeves
- Wedding dresses with leg slits
- Form-fitting dress
- Off-the-shoulder or strapless dresses
- Floral prints
- Shorter train or no train
What Type of Dress is Best for a Beach Wedding?
It depends on you!
Let me explain…
First & foremost, you have to feel comfortable & beautiful in the dress.
So, that varies from person to person.
However, I do recommend going for lightweight fabrics that will make it easy to walk around in the sun & heat.
Fabrics that are breathable & airy are a great option.
- Light satin
- Lightly layered tulle
You don’t have to go completely strapless or with thin straps.
Some styles have sleeves but are made with breathable fabric.
Train or No Train?
You can certainly wear a dress with a train on the beach, but consider:
- the length
- whether you’re going to wear it on the sand, a resort garden, or an indoor venue.
You can choose a casual look or a more traditional one.
It’s your day, so wear what you feel the best in!
I’m sure you will slay any look you choose.
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