Sun, sand and a sexy dress – if you’re having a wedding abroad, you can take a totally different angle on the type of dress you wear! You’ve got to transport it so, of course, you want something that doesn’t crease, and you’ve got to wear it in the heat so lightweight fabric is key – but, when it comes to styles, the world really is your oyster.

This is a corner of the market that has exploded in recent years with the increase in the number of couples getting married abroad. Search destination dresses on and more than 400 dresses show up! So Louisa Shulman from Find Your Dream Wedding Dress shows you some of her favourites, and how to be a beautiful beach bride

W419 by Alexia

The lace detailing at the shoulders and waist is what elevates this simple column dress by Alexia into something really special. The soft cowl neck is super feminine and is low enough so that you won’t get hot under the collar!

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F171011 by Jasmine

This sophisticated Alencon lace gown by Jasmine has delicate beading in a cascading vine pattern – the perfect design for sunny climes! Shoulder straps add interest to the top half and the dress drops down low at the back to keep you cool. The pretty skirt flares out softly from the knee all the way to the floor.

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6772 by Voyage

We love the fancy free design of this flirty 50s-style dress from Voyage – a brand that knows a thing or two about destination dresses. Short at the front and long at the back with a cute jewelled waistband: it ticks all the boxes. Add a pair of sparkly strappy sandals and you’re good to go!


Hartwell by Blue by Enzoani

This is absolutely perfect for a destination wedding somewhere hot. The delicate beaded floral lace appliqués on the straps are perfectly balanced with a figure-hugging low-backed dress with romantic lace overlay.

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6045 by Sweetheart

Matte satin won’t glare too much in the sun, so it’s the perfect choice if you’re getting married abroad. This elegant fit and flare gown by Sweetheart has lovely detail at the back with satin-covered buttons and a chapel length train.

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Yaelle by Rembo Styling

Rembo Styling is all about softness and lightweight fabrics. This delicate chiffon dress is laced with beautiful embroidered detailing, a gorgeous feature that adds a new dimension to this simple shape.


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