Bridesmaids of all shapes and sizes.

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1793 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve seen MOHs wear not only different styles but different colors. You could do various shades of your main color and have the other girls wear different shades as well. That way it looks like the dresses aren’t supposed to all match on purpose. I think as long as you find some sort of unifying element in the dresses it will be ok. 

Post # 3
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

mrswho:  it’s your wedDing. I don’t think you should resign yourself to anything. you seem to be more thanaccommodating 

Post # 4
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

mrswho:  I feel for your MOH.  My sister is 6′ and only a size 8 and hardly anything at DB was long enough for her (most of their bridal wasn’t long enough for me, either.  And a disgustingly small amount of their dresses can be ordered in extra length.  Way less than other stores we went to.  To make matters worse they’d put us in dresses only to say ‘Well, I’m not sure that can be ordered in extra length.’ Well what’s the point then?)  

Apple is a great colour.  🙂 I’m doing red as well.  Have you thought about going with another designer (Alfred Angelo does a number of dresses in the same fabric, so does After Six.  And they both have a nice size range, and extra length.  :P)  I wanted to do the same thing you’re doing, pick a colour and a designer and let the girls choose the dresses they liked best.  I was out voted by my BMs who’ve all decided to match.  And my groomswoman is in the same dress in black.  Whatever, I absolutely love the dress they chose and it looks fabulous on all of them (they all have very different heights, body styles and weights.)  

I don’t think you should ‘settle’ right away.  Keep looking with them, even if its online.

Post # 5
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

She’s the MOH. It’s totally fine for her to wear a different dress/different color. We all need to remember that on no other occasion in our lives do we demand that our friends all dress alike. The wedding will go ahead just fine with her in a  different dress.

Post # 6
2756 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Instead of her trying to match, have her get a different color on purpose.  There’s no way that these reds are going to match. Red is a very picky color. Since she’s your MOH, it would be fine for her to have a different color, like the PP said. 

Post # 7
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree with the people who say that your MOH can wear a different and be fine. That actually happens a lot, and it’s a great way of making her distinct.

Post # 8
1801 posts
Buzzing bee

Ive seen it before so nany times, where the MOH has a different shade of the same color family. When my mom and dad got married,  she only had 3 bms, MOH included. They all wore a lavender type purple, but the MOHs was a shade or 2 darker. It looks fine. 

If your OCDness is buzzing, give them all the same jewelry and shoes so something “matches”

Post # 9
145 posts
Blushing bee

I had this situation for a previous (ultimately canceled) engagement. I literally had a range from under 5 feet +under 100 lbs to over 6 feet and 400+ lbs. And to top it off we had a mixture of races/ethnicities. I told my wedding photographer: Good luck getting us to look cohesive! Ultimately, I had to have my mom make the dresses herself….

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