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Have you been invited to a destination beach wedding? A tropical wedding is amazingly beautiful in every possible way, and the combination of an exotic location, soft sand, and tropical breeze is a hard invitation to refuse!

But, a destination wedding isn’t an event where you can pull off a last minute outfit – it’s something you’ll need to plan for, pack, and you may find yourself requiring outfits for events over multiple days.

When it comes to dressing for a beach wedding, you have tons of options, from various fabrics, textures, and designs. You need a gorgeous dress to wear to the wedding ceremony, though should also think of some stylish outfits to wear to the after-parties.

While there are many stunning options, we’ve cut the list down to three classic styles for you. Here are the top three wedding guest dresses for a destination wedding.

Destination Wedding Styles For Women: What to Wear to a Tropical Beach Wedding

A Flowy Maxi Dress

Mia Wrap Maxi Dress Navy Feather Print

Dress: Mia Wrap Maxi Dress Navy Feather Print via SilkFred

Whether you want to wear it to the wedding or while attending an evening soiree, a maxi dress is a must-have outfit when attending a beach wedding.

Pastel and floral maxi dresses complement a tropical destination perfectly. If wearing it to the afternoon event, keep your look bold.

You can also jazz up this look with some statement accessories for a head-turning party look – just don’t upstage the bride!

A Timeless Lace Dress

Tammy Lace Midi Dress Grey White

Dress: Tammy Lace Midi Dress Grey White via SilkFred

A lacy dress is perfect for wedding parties and has always been a popular choice for destination weddings. A halterneck lace dress makes it even more fun and party-like.

Compliment with fun accessories to complete the look.

A Midi Wrap Around Dress

Mia Floral Wrap Maxi Beige

Dress: Mia Floral Wrap Maxi Beige via SilkFred

A wrap-around dress is a must-have if you are attending a beach wedding. This dress is perfect for creating a sensuous silhouette whilst still being elegant and sophisticated.

Amp up your look by adding minimal accessories. You can wear this dress to either the main ceremony or the after-party.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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