Summer may be winding down, but wedding season is still in full swing. Right now is the perfect time to plan a beach wedding, but that offers up a new set of challenges for any wedding guest trying to figure out the right thing to wear. Since French girls always manage to have effortlessly cool style down, we were curious about how that translates to their beach wedding outfits. To get some insight, we tapped three chic French girls to find out.
It turns out that French girls don’t approach weddings very differently than they would their day-to-day style. First, finding a perfect blend of comfort and fashion is key. If you’re going to be snapping photos and dancing the night away, it’s important to choose pieces that make you feel good. Next, stay true to yourself. It’s important to adhere to the setting and any outfit guidelines requested by the bride without sacrificing your personal style. And finally, it doesn’t hurt to wear a dress that also looks equally good with espadrilles or barefoot in the sand.
Go on to see the beach wedding outfits French girls swear by and shop their looks.
"To me, the perfect wedding outfit is an equilibrium between the color of the dress and the accessories. If you go for a long dress, it has to be a little fluid and not too much. I think Reformation has the best dresses for that! For a wedding at the beach, I would recommend a long dress with espadrilles and a nice mini designer bag!" — Parysatis Peymani, creative consultant at Ykone
A floral maxi dress is always appropriate for a beach wedding.
This chic tassel makes this clutch on trend.
French girls wear their espadrilles with lightweight summer dresses.
"I want to be comfortable because a wedding is already lengthy so there’s no way I am going to feel uneasy for that long. I want to feel free to dance, eat cake, drink lots, and still feel cool in bare feet. I also want to be able to jump in the ocean if it’s a beach wedding… " — Clémentine Desseaux, entrepreneur and model
A relaxed dress is a key piece for a beach wedding.
We recommend bringing a comfortable sweater for an outside wedding for the evening.
A chic pair of sunnies is always necessary!
Can't go wrong with bold red nails.
"When I'm invited to a wedding, I try to match the bride's expectations as much as possible while remaining in my style. Sometimes they want a particular color, and I will do everything to fit, but I don't want to wear stiff outfits. I love light, colorful, chic, and feminine dresses." — Aude Sarkamari, digital strategy and PR consultant
Style this elegant silk dress with nude shoes.
A block heel is ideal to ensure comfort.
A purse with a long strap is a smart option for a long event.
Style this ring with other gold bands.
Next, find out the items French girls never wear on an airplane.