Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s pretty common these days! I didn’t do it but I like it! I did coral, and I must have been a trendsetter beacuse it was a nightmare to find coral back in 2011/2012, it seems to be everywhere now.

We did an orangey coral, and light orange since we couldn’t find enough coral stuff, then just tans and gold.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did mismatched dresses as well, though not in coral…

I didn’t even specify a particular fabric, just the color and let them pick what they liked.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsJ2theZ:  same here! my colors were turquoise and coral and finding coral anything was impossible! of course, over a year later it’s everywhere, hah

 @otto2008:  i think mismatched dresses are cute! i didn’t do it, but it’s definitely a good way to go when you have several different body types to work with

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did it at our wedding this past October!  I was happy, and so were the bridesmaids. 🙂

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@otto2008:  I’m doing this.  Not all of my girls have their dresses, but these are the ones that have been purchased so far…

PS they don’t look as short on my actual girls, just the ridiculously tall models.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wanted a dress they could truly wear again, so we’re going with non-bridesmaid dresses.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just gave my girls “navy, short, and whatever makes you feel pretty!” It turned out great- a few of them had a lace look and it wasn’t even  coordinated.  

Also one of my Bm’s used a deal on rent the runway for both her bm and rehearsal dinner dress,  I never would have thought of that but they have a ton of options and you can search by color.

 

Post # 12
mswallabyBee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I let my girls pick out their own dresses – I just asked them to stick to silk chiffon dresses, and to try to find dresses in our general wedding palette. (We weren’t too specific about our wedding colors – in the end our decor was a mix of blush pink, gold, silver, sage green, gray, and mauve). I thought it turned out great, and I never really wanted a matchy-matchy wedding – ours was pretty laid-back on all fronts.

It was a total coincidence, but two girls bought gray dresses, two bought green, and two bought pink dresses! So it turned out pretty cool for photos.

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It’s becoming more and more common! I’ve seen it done well and poorly, both in person and in pictures. It usually works out well when there’s a unifying theme throughout the dresses – same fabric, length, color palette, etc. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I mismatched my bridesmaids also but stuck with the same colour palette.  I thought they looked good and was glad they felt comfortable in the dress that fit their body type the best.  The only critisism that I received was allowing one of my bridesmaids to have a long dress, but I didn’t care.  I thought they all looked great.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If you do it, find a designer, fabric and length you like (Aka JC Crew, chiffon, full length)  This is when they are done the best. 

That said, it’s a trend I deeply dislike. As a bridesmaid, I have had brides give me complete free range.  Do you know how many choices of dresses there are?  Way too many.  Yes, typically, I dress myself, but I am corridnating with three other girls, 2 of which I have never met.  Giving me a place to start. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sharebear:  Are these Alfred Angelo BM dresses?

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