When it comes to what to wear for a wedding abroad the only rule is there are no rules! You don’t want to be hidden under swathes of heavy satin in 40°C heat but other than that you can be as dressy or as informal as you like.

And just because your dream wedding location is a stunning sandy beach it doesn’t mean you have to go for a lightweight sheath in a casual fabric. If you’ve always dreamt of something figure hugging and glitzy then this is your moment to go for it!

So whether you’re heading off for a chic do in a European city or planning a bare feet in the sand celebration somewhere tropical, we’ve found three gorgeous destination wedding dresses to get you down that sandy aisle in sensational style…

Softly does it

It's impossible not to be enchanted by the blossom-inspired lace on this beautiful new A-line design by Anna Sorrano. The oh-so delicate floral Alençon lace covers light weight tulle and is finished with a waist-cinching grosgrain belt. You’ll be amazed by the super soft feel!

Destination wedding dresses Effie, £519 (Available in sizes 6 to 20)

Boho chic

The pretty feminine neckline has a delightful Bohemian feel and gives plenty of coverage while still feeling sheer and barely there. It’s just the look for wafting through tropical gardens or skipping through cobbled Italian streets with your brand new husband!

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Cool and comfortable

The clever design includes a hidden zip under stylish buttons, so you’ll feel comfortable and gorgeous all day long. Plus the delicate tulle skirt means there’s no need for an underskirt, so you’ll stay cool in the heat and have no worries about fitting it all in your suitcase. Remember to check out Lyra, Gala  and Megan too. If you love Effie’s soft, vintage dreaminess then we think you’ll also love these ethereal beauties!

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The perfect fit

This elegant, feminine design will look stunning whether you’re marrying on a Caribbean beach at sunset or on a smart terrace overlooking Italy’s Lake Como. Figure-confident modern brides will love the fit and flare silhouette. It hugs the body perfectly before gently flaring out into a sumptuous train.

Destination wedding dresses Acacia, £549 (Available in sizes 6 -16)

Subtly seductive

The beautiful illusion neckline and the clever chiffon side panels look seductively sexy without being too revealing, while the delicate cap sleeves are the perfect shape to flatter the arms. You won’t want to spoil these sleek lines so look for smooth, seamless underwear to go with this style.

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Back to basics

The embroidered lace continues on the attractively low scooped back before scattering beautifully down the body of the dress. Try pairing with a chic up do to make the most of the back-framing embroidery. Then all you need to add are some smart drop earrings and a delicate sparkling hairband to complete the look.

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Overseas glamour

If you're looking for a contemporary, figure flattering wedding dress with plenty of glitz - this beaded gown is the one. Made from soft elegant tulle with a delicate illusion back detail, the dress is also covered from head to toe in shimmering beads. So you're guaranteed to sparkle beautifully in the sunshine!

Destination wedding dresses Myla, £329 (Available in sizes 6 - 18)

Myla, £329 (Available in sizes 6 - 18)

Style it up

Wear your hair long and loose, to catch the warm breeze, and just add a simple floral headband. And remember to ask in store for one of our specialist storage boxes for destination wedding dresses so you can pack your dress securely on the flight. Then you’re ready for your trip - Bon Voyage!

Destination wedding dresses

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