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This is the third post in a series highlighting new wedding styles from Rent the Runway. (Click here for the first post about Napa & winery wedding style and the second post about Miami). Today we are focusing on Hamptons and beach weddings. Hamptons is all about preppy, classic style, with clean lines and traditional prints. For a wedding on the coast it’s all about effortless comfort, and I can’t help but think of sleek, billowing dresses that mimic the ocean waves. Blue is the color of the sky and the sea, so I was naturally drawn to this hue when picking out styles for this post.
Jill Jill Stuart Sky Blue Gown
$95 Rental ($258 Retail)
The classic style of this dress reminds me of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy or Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s simple and will never go out of style. The light blue color is great for a coastal wedding gown. I would cover the black belt with an ivory floral sash, like this one from Etsy.
Badgley Mischka Water Lilies Maxi Dress
$135 Rental ($880 Retail)
This water lilies print is GORGEOUS and the cut of the dress is modest and flattering for all sizes. It would look very pretty next to the sky blue Jill Jill Stuart bridal dress.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Ola Pleated Dress
$65 Rental ($368 Retail)
This cute dress looks like two pieces, but it’s actually one with a peach colored elastic belt around the waist. The pleated fabric makes it fun and flow-y for dancing, and the elastic waist means you can have a couple pieces of cake! The cut of the dress is not for everyone, though. Reviewers say the top is not very flattering for women with a larger chest, so be sure to take a peek at the “customer photos” and see if this would be a good one for your body type.