Help with mismatched bridesmaid dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

laurenbb:  those are nice and unique dresses, but I don’t see “bridesmaid” when looking at them. Mixing patterns and texture in the same colour family would work better IMO. Those are REALLY different from each other. I like your idea, but I can’t see it with those choices. However, you could chose a couple out of that group to use together that would look nice: Boho Floral Print, Silk Maxi A-line and Bohemian Green Blue would look nice together – same colour family, but still mixing the styles and patterns. Or Bohemian Pink and Boho Floral – smiliar dress and softer colours. Hope that helped! Good luck 🙂

Post # 3
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If I’m going to be completely honest, I think those dresses are far too busy to be worn next to each other. The colours are entirely different, extremely vibrant, and the prints are very bold. If I were you (and this depends on how many bridesmaids you have) I would alternate the printed gowns with a block colour (pick a colour that’s in the pattern of the floral gown) to offset it. Or have the same coloured/patterned dress, but different lengths/necklines.

I think the easiest way to do mismatched brides is to pick a colour palette (say nude/taupe/champagne) and choose dresses in different styles and fabrics and textures.

Post # 4
632 posts
Busy bee

I really like mismatched bridesmaids dresses but not so much when there are prints involved. I think solid colours would look better.

Post # 5
8 posts

Floral pattern is not bad.It looks good. No doubt solid color look very marvelous. but you can try different pattern.Or if you are not confident enough then you can try a mix themes.

Post # 6
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - MD Resort

I think they would go together except for the two dark red ones. I think the others will look cute together. 

Post # 7
309 posts
Helper bee


laurenbb:  My fave is the Bohemian Boho Chic Pink! I was just reading somewhere that floral and print BM dresses were coming in to style. Because it is such a busy pattern I would have your BM ALL  in this dress with maybe a variation only in the neckline for the MOH or just have her bouquet look different. I am not a big fan of missmatch dresses for BM so if you’re bent on having them mismatch I suggest different necklines but not lengths.

But if you truly want completely different dresses I would do as peonyinparis said and “I think the easiest way to do mismatched brides is to pick a colour palette (say nude/taupe/champagne) and choose dresses in different styles and fabrics and textures.”

Post # 8
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

laurenbb:  a friend of mine did this and i thought it turned out quite lovely! just another example for you 🙂

Post # 9
49 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I disagree with PP and think this could totally work and be beautiful. You just need to refine your color palette a bit so the main colors in each dress don’t clash with each other.

Post # 10
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think the dresses on your pinterest look great.  nice selection and I think they’re a nice mismatch floral together.

Post # 12
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

IMO it looks ok when you do the same dress in different colors or different dresses in the same color, but when you do different patterns in different colors on different style dresses, it would be very difficult not to look like a hot mess. And the mismatch would be distracting the attention from the main attraction…you.

Post # 13
357 posts
Helper bee

laurenbb:  Floral dresses look good by itself, but when you have too many, it gets busy, especially long dresses. if you want to make it work, you may want to consider short dresses so overall it won’t look too heavy and busy. Showing some leg may balance off that busy pattern.

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