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11 Beach Wedding Dresses That Cost Less Than $500

Summer is in the air, and we’ve got seaside nuptials on the brain. While classic ball gowns and statuesque column dresses are the definitions of traditional (stunning) wedding dresses, an event in the sand calls for something with a more free-wheelin’ vibe. Think breezy silhouettes, lightweight fabrics, sassy slits, and off-the-shoulder necklines. Whether you’re eloping or throwing the blowout bash of the century, the 11 beach wedding dresses below will ensure you do it in style. The only thing missing? A succulent crown, romantic ‘do, and a dreamy waterfront venue.


1. Love Shack Fancy Naomi Skirt ($295) + Lola Crop Top ($195): Trimmed with swingy fringe and graphic hand-knotted macrame, this two-piece dream was practically made for seaside vows with your toes in the sand. Just add a statement flower crown and beachy waves for the ultimate bohemian ensemble.

2. Reformation Poppy Dress ($388): You’ll feel like a modern-day Juliet (minus the tragic ending, of course) in this off-the-shoulder stunner that exudes romance and elegance. Ground your waterfront ensemble in sophisticated territory by opting for a sleek low chignon, statement earrings, and a natural glow FTW.

3. Needle & Thread Brisa Dress ($370): Channel your inner bohemian goddess by strutting your stuff in this OMG-worthy gown. Between the shimmery beaded bodice and ethereal tulle skirt, you can guarantee all eyes will be on you all night long.

4. Aijek Lace Maxi Dress ($443): Classic lace might not be calling your name, but this edgy interpretation of a timeless style is sure to steal your heart. Perfect for a low-key beach bash — complete with bonfires and dancing under the stars — pair it with sideswept locks and lace-up sandals for an effortless ensemble that will do your #OOTD following proud.

5. Halston Heritage Twist-Front Stretch-Cady Gown ($375): Slipping into this statuesque dress is a straight-shot to sartorial glory. The perfect balance of comfort and sophistication, the gown allows you to transition through the festivities sans problem. Jazz it up with a romantic curled updo and celestial hairpiece for a jaw-dropping getup that’s out of this world.

6. Farm Rio Oahu Off-the-Shoulder Eyelet Dress ($228): Love the idea of a wedding dress you can actually wear again (and again)? This is it. The airy design and dainty eyelet will never lose their appeal — whether you’re exchanging vows at water’s edge, or strolling along the Tuscan Coast, gelato in hand.

7. L’Agence Penelope Tiered Silk Gown ($318): Who needs a big white dress when you can rock this stunner instead? The subtle front slit will help keep you cool when things start to heat up, while the lightweight fabric will lend your look an easy breezy, fuss-free feel.

8. Rachel Zoe Rayne One-Shoulder Tiered Corded Lace Gown ($478): Who knew lace could look this cool? The one-shoulder neckline and tiered structure transform an otherwise classic gown into a bonafide scene-stealer. After the “I do’s,” bring up the hemline for a playful look you can wear again.

9. Zimmermann Sueded Silk Plunge Short Dress ($475): An exotic elopement calls for a short-and-simple yet totally sassy dress that will make bae do a double take. Elevate the look with an embellished belt, bombshell waves, and a cascading textured bouquet.

10. Farm Rio Solana Dress ($198): Boasting a decidedly toes-in-the-sand spirit, this retro midi is just about as dreamy as they come. Play up the frock’s free-spirited flair with a lush floral halo, a loosely tied bouquet, and bright statement earrings.

11. For Love & Lemons Cosmic Midi Lace ($311): A far cry from your average A-line, this eye-catching lace midi dress is jam-packed with good-time summer vibes. Strategically placed georgette ruffles and delicate sheer lace are at once sweet and sexy — just how you like it. Top the ensemble off with a gilded bridal crown and a romantic updo for a look that’s guaranteed to make bridal history.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)