Slowly but surely, the traditional cookie-cutter weddings are becoming a thing of the past, and traditional wedding attire is retiring along with them. With couples being increasingly drawn to the idea that they can have a wedding that reflects their fashion sense, beliefs and lifestyle, the world of weddings is becoming their oyster. It’s been in the works for a while now – we’ve gone from black-tie weddings to semi and then completely casual, elope weddings in exotic destinations (not Vegas), to rustic bohemian weddings, outdoor weddings and even beach ones. Now, when in Rome, and by this we mean the beach – why not dress the part? Why should you be forced to wear any sort of a wedding gown at a natural wedding venue such as the beach, when there are perfect beach attire choices – bathing suits that blend with the vibe of the surroundings and the theme of the wedding way better? Therefore, if you’re one of those couples who want to be away with tradition here they are, the best, most fabulous wedding bikini style ideas, so listen to your inner sense of style and take your pick.
The elegant bikini bride
If you want to keep a smidge of tradition and still stand out in white, but in a bikini, there are tons of gorgeous ways to style the look up. First of all, you can choose among numerous variations – there is pure pearly white, ivory, seashell, baby powder and ghost white. You can even dab into the gentle pastels and go pastel pink or champagne. Now, once you’ve found your perfect bikini, it’s time to elevate the bikini bride look just a smidge. White kale lilies make for a wonderfully elegant yet low-key wedding bouquet. Now, you can choose to just wear a bikini, or you can elevate the look with a chic sheer lace skirt hanging from your hips. Open-toe white mules would definitely seal the deal on this look, so you would be combining the best of both worlds – the traditional white with low-key attire. Keep the makeup minimal – just a hint of bronzer, a nude lip and some mascara or false eyelashes.
The casual bikini bride
When you’re a really low-key bikini bride, you might definitely want to go with a completely casual bikini in an earthy tropical print – a white bikini with high-waist bottoms will give you that perfect mixture of casual and retro, and the tropical print is very hot right now. In order to keep things laid back, pair your bikini with the practical yet super trendy women’s Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor Graceful Pearl White Sandals. You can choose to go barefoot for the wedding itself, but you’re going to want to dance the day and night away, so you’ll need these babies for both style and comfort. Just to elevate things up a touch, put your hair in a high slightly messy bun and add a pair of structured statement earrings – these will go amazing with the bikini and just in case of an evening chill, make sure you snag a nice long kimono in a tropical print as well.
The boho bride
You are the living embodiment of the surroundings where you’ve decided to tie the knot and you need and deserve a look that reflects that. A bohemian bride deserves a crochet bikini top in her favorite hue, perhaps one with tassels or fringes on the top and even a dream catcher pattern. Of course, it doesn’t have to be white. As the bride you call the shots, so if you want to make a statement with one of the numerous gorgeous bohemian prints, go right ahead. A bride like this deserves a huge scarf that she can use as a wrap and feel like a complete boho goddess – not to mention that in the photos, the beach scarf will look phenomenal in the wind. Pom-pom flat sandals are the obvious footwear choice, and if you’re sick of flower crowns, just create beachy waves and add one large flower as a pin in your hair. Your bouquet should consist of wild flowers as you’ll want to keep the natural vibe alive.
The statement bride
You may not be completely traditional, but perhaps you still have a soft spot for a touch of glam and tradition. This is why a blue bikini would be perfect as it would represent your something blue. Now, a statement bride will want some jewelry and with a bikini, body jewelry is definitely a statement maker. You can also add a load of bangles, and even create a sleek updo or old Hollywood waves. The perfect addition would be a satin wrap you could tie around your waist – we’re thinking royal blue, and a hot pink lip to lock it all in. Flat sandals are a definite must, but in keeping up with the theme, perhaps gemstone-incrusted hot pink –to match the lips – flats would be the absolute perfect choice. Hot pink roses are a must-have bouquet, and dear glam bride, you’re done.
Who says you can’t be glamorous when in a bikini? You just have to let the creative juices flow and look for helpful styling tips in the right places. Happy unconventional wedding gals!