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#1 MrsMcGhee2B

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    Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

    Is anyone else planning to wear less formal dresses for a wedding in the sand?  I'm looking for dresses in cotton or linen, in tea length or shorter, and having a hard time!  I can't imagine that there isn't more demand for something more beach-y!  Any ideas?

    #2 Karen&Rene

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      Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

      I would check out department stores like Macy's.  They have a ton of short white dresses that would be appropriate for a beach wedding.  Some of my favorites (sorry, not in cotton/linen):










      Or if you want super casual and are set on cotton:



      #3 MrsMcGhee2B

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        Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:02 AM

        Thanks - I've seen the Tommy Bahama dress and actually like that except for that bottom tier!   I'm a stickler for natural fibers whenever possible and usually buy more formal dresses in silk, but silk just isn't practical for the beach - unless I can find a washable silk.

        #4 beachbride222

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          Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:01 AM

          I love the third dress from Macys! J Crew has some pretty casual dresses also.

          #5 Pucca

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            Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:24 PM

            I like the first dress from Macy's! Very cute!


            I thought about getting less formal dresses, in tea length too, since I'm getting married on the sand too; but that idea got a huge thumbs down from my fiance. But I found a beautiful dress that is a bit more formal but still fits the beachy theme. I love it and can't wait for it to come in! 


            You can go to Brides.com to see a gallery of different wedding dresses. Here's the link to the short wedding dress gallery:




            Good luck in finding your dress! 

            #6 kim23

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              Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:50 AM

              last year I went to a beach wedding and the bride had a dress that was too formal...it did not work very well...casual is definitely the best way to go...

              #7 MissHoneyBee

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                Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:04 AM

                I'm planning on a simple casual dress.  I feel in love with a convertible dress and think it will work perfectly.  That way I can have a long gown during the ceremony and short during the reception.  I will have my veil on all evening at the suggestion of my MIL who said she wants everyone to be able to identify the bride! :-)

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                #8 Brenners

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                  Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:27 PM

                  J Crew does have a few dresses that are less formal and fit an outdoor wedding.  Good luck in your search!

                  #9 KalikLove

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                    Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:42 PM

                    Your speaking my mind!! I can't seam to find a super fun beachy dress in natural fibers (full length) that I like. All the "beach casual" dresses are made of polyester and made cheaply. Since you are looking for a shorter dress, try Lilly Pulitzer, she makes superb quality palm beach wear. 

                    #10 KalikLove

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                      Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:53 PM

                      ohh and I forgot to mention BCBG makes some very cute dresses! http://www.ebay.com/...3#ht_500wt_1094

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