Post # 1
haha I am totally just kidding with the whole “manzilla” thing…I absolutely love and adore my Fiance. My Fiance has always cared about his appearance and would really like the entire bridal party to wear the same dress. However, my friends all have different body types and I really want them to be able to wear whatever they feel most comfortable in (within reason-no crazy cleavage or anything like that). I know I could “get my way” of course since he just wants me to be happy, but do you think having mismatched bridesmaid dresses (if all are the same color and length) might look odd? Also, for religious reasons one of my friends will need to have her shoulders covered (which my Fiance totally respects of course). Can I see some photos of mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, some with sleeves and some without?!
Thanks girls!!! 😀
ETA: forgot to add– IF you are a bride who selected one “type” of dress and found it to suit all your BM’s body types, can you please post it? I think I am going to leave the option up to my BM’s in the end (maybe they will all love the one style!)
Post # 3
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are very popular right now. Go to Pinterest.com and enter that into the search…tons of photos will come up.
Post # 4
I like mismatched dresses. I’d rather see mismatched dresses of the same color that actually fit people than one dress that doesn’t fit all the girls. Something that obviously shouldn’t be on someone’s body to me seems more awkward than different styles. Just my 2 cents. 🙂
Post # 5
Mismatched dresses are very in style. My mom really wanted me to do this but for my own visionary reasons I didn’t want to do this. When the fabric and color are the same I think this can look great together. The bridesmaid who needs her shoulders covered can wear a shawl or add some fabric. My girls did this with their dresses, but we all had the some modesty constraints so it worked on everyone.
Post # 6
@CoffeeandCream: GREAT idea!! Can’t believe I didn’t think of this 🙂
@claireos: you are absolutely right…though my Fiance thinks that this type of grecian style dress (not this dress) will look good on everyone:
Post # 7
@star_dust: nice! I was also thinking the shawl might work…I have to find out if she wants her shoulders to be covered throughout the whole event or just during the ceremony part!
Post # 8
We went with mismatched dresses and it came off very nicely. Here’s how ours worked out…
We had one girl who was petite but very curvy. One who was a ballerina and quite athletic. One who was seven months pregnant. And they lived in three different states! Mismatching was the best option for us.
The trick is that, unless you’re using black dresses, you’ll need the girls to come up with shades that complement each other. Our solution was to mail each girl a set of paint samples (from the paint section of the hardware store) and ask them to please choose something in THIS specific range of greens. No two dresses were the same style, and each one reflected the sensibilities of the girl who wore it.
And, by the way, your bridesmaids will love you for this! They can each pick something that they think is cute while staying in a price range that makes them comfortable.
Post # 9
My bridesmaids are wearing black dresses. I asked them to just buy whatever they like, with very few guidelines (totally not worried about any of these girls looking too showy, too casual, or slutty) or even better, to wear something they already have. EVERY woman already has a black dress, probably several.
We’ll “unite” their look with taffeta shawls which I’ve already bought (two-sided with same colors as my invites) and jewelry that I’ll buy. Their jewelry might not be identical but if not, there will be at least a theme.
Post # 10
My Fiance greatly disliked the idea of mismatched BM’s as well, and I was surprised. I wanted to have his groomsmen wear mismatched ties as well, but I think we are going to settle for all the groomsmen wearing one pattern/color and Fiance wearing another. Who knew he would be so traditional in this sense? Not me! I think my BM’s will be wearing the same color/fabric with a choice of style on the top of the dress.