Post # 1
Hi all, I would LOVE to have your ideas about my bridesmaid dresses! I am a lover of mixing colours, textures and patterns, and I wear these in life. However, I dont want to make my bridesmaids look too over the top. I have tried to stick with the long, floral and soft fabric theme. Do you think these would look ok together> its VERY hard to tell on a computer screen, but more heads are better than my one! THANK YOU so much in advance! 😀
the link to my pinterest page is here 🙂 mismatched bridesmaids
This topic was modified 3 years ago by laurenbb.
Post # 2
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
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
I really like mismatched bridesmaids dresses but not so much when there are prints involved. I think solid colours would look better.
Post # 5
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
- 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
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
laurenbb: a friend of mine did this and i thought it turned out quite lovely! just another example for you 🙂
Post # 9
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
I think the dresses on your pinterest look great. nice selection and I think they’re a nice mismatch floral together.
Post # 11
thank you all so much for your feedback! Really does come down to personal preference it seems (from so many different comments :P) but i will deffinitly take on board some of the great suggestions! thank you! 🙂
Post # 12
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
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.