Bridal Tips & Trends – Mismatched Bridesmaid’s Dresses

You’ve gathered a group of your fave women to be your bridesmaids and now comes the challenge – finding a dress that all of your besties love and feel good in but also that you love and goes with your wedding theme and color palette.  Not a task to be underestimated, for sure.  Gone are the days when all of your girls were expected to look like clones of each other. There is a beauty in tradition but Modern women prefer to be unique and allow their personalities to shine through – as well as that of your girlfriends.  Welcome the mismatched bridesmaids dresses!  While this is a very popular tend in weddings these days, and one that sure to be here to stay, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your wedding party picture perfect!
First of all – there are several ways to “mismatch” your wedding party attire – and which you choose will depend upon your unique wedding party and your personal preferences – remember if your girls love their dresses it will show!
1.  Same Color, but different Dress Styles – this is a great option when your wedding party is beautiful group of amazing ladies in various shapes and sizes.  All of your girls are able to choose a style that they love for themselves in the specific color you’ve provided for them.  Hint – it’s best to go with a bigger retailer for this option where you’ll have tons of style options for each color/fabric choice.  Here are a few examples –
pc Jana Dillon

Jana Dillon

L’amour Photography

L’amour Photography

Kaua Wedding Photography

Kaua Wedding Photography

2. Same Style – but different Colors for each dress. This is wonderful way to bring in a lot of different colors to your wedding ceremony – rainbow weddings, jewel tone weddings, seaglass wedding etc… Again, in this case a big name retailer will generally have the most selection of colors for each dress style.

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Mirelle Carmichael Photography

3. Various Shades of One Color – I love this look – you get a lot of dimension with various shades of one color – ombre at it’s best.  This can be all the same style or a mix of styles – but keep in mind it will look best in your photos if all the maids have similar length dress if choosing different colors.

Mirelle Carmichael

MeewMeew Studios

Kaua Wedding Photography

4. Eclectic mix of Textures & Shades – This look is so stunning for a vintage or boho chic wedding – various textures of lace, sequins or textured fabrics which looks amazing in neutrals or metallics.

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Nate and Jenna Photography

mismatched maids dresses

Megan Ann Photography

mismatched maids dresses

Maui Creative Photography

mismatched maids dresses

Nate and Jenna Photography

5.  Same Dress for Bridesmaids, but a different Color/Style/Texture or Length for your Maid of Honor – for those who love the more traditional and uniform look of matching bridesmaid’s dresses but what to add a little something unique – how about choosing a different dress for just your maid of honor.  You maid of honor can wear a full length dress while your maids wear a shorter dress….or she can wear a different shade of the same color as the bridesmaids…or add a pattern or texture to your maid of honor’s dress to help her stand out in your photos and at your ceremony as the super special gal she is in your life!

mismatached maid-of-honor dress

Anna Kim Photography

mismatached maid-of-honor dress

Naomi Sheikin Photography

6. Traditional Bridesmaids dresses in same style and color – but choose a different bouquet for each gal.  While this is not exactly mismatched bridesmaids dresses – it does create a mismatched bridesmaid overall look. Photo by Paris Mountain Photography

Happy Shopping ladies!