Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses Pics – Thoughts anyone?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

I love the mismatched look! I would suggest asking everyone to pick the same fabric- chiffon in shades of blush, satin in shades of blush, etc. and then tell them to do all long dresses, no cleavage. no embellishment.

Post # 6
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

TobeMrsD:  What I did, was picked a designer (Alfred Sung) and the color midnight and then told all the girls to pick whichever dress of his that they liked best. Many bridal stores carried that designer, so they were all able to find a store near them and try on some styles. Also the site Weddington Way makes it easy to have all girls share the dress they like or comment on different styles. I created my board, added all the different styles they could choose from, and then invited each girl to join the board. Soon enough, they were all commenting on which dresses they liked best and once they had bought theirs, they went to the website and claimed it so all the other girls would know. Just a suggestion! My dresses will all be different, but same color and fabric. I’m lettting them choose their hairstyles and jewlery so they are different, but cohesive.

Post # 2
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

TobeMrsD:  love it.  Only thought is whether you might consider having your bridesmaids avoid too much sparkly/embellishment as that can make the dresses seem a little disjointed (although I don’t think it matters).

Post # 3
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I personally don’t like the mismatched look, so I won’t weigh in on that… BUT I wanted to point out, you should try to get them all to get the same fabric at least, because it looks more like a cohesive intentional mismatching that way. 

Post # 5
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

TobeMrsD:  I agree with PP that I would ask them to get matching fabric at least, but I ADORE the mismatched look! So long as it’s done so that it still goes together. 🙂 

Here’s a few inspiration pictures for you to check out that I found on Pinterest. <br />light pink mismatched bridesmaid dresses  http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/10/21/industrial-wedding-2/

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses in Neutral Colors i love this! it looks so put together but could be cheap

Post # 7
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

TobeMrsD:  i love this!!! i am having a very casual and laid back wedding – and i’ve asked my (10) bridesmaids to all find a dress in a shade of mint green that speaks to them…dont’ care about style, length…just as long as its a shade of mint. and i just said tan/nude shoes (anything from platform pumps to rainbow flip flops)…i think it will be the perfect expression of how different they all are. i can’t wait to see them all together!

Post # 8
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i like the look where the bm dresses don’t necessarily match but do suit the figure of the bm.

the only thing i would suggest, along with length and colour, would be to stick to all of the same fabrics.  if you have some satin, some chiffon and some lace, it might be too much difference.

Post # 9
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re doing mismatched and I still haven’t even seen everyones dress (the wedding is in 2.5 weeks).  But I’m confindent that it will be fine.  I just told them all a color, length, and to keep it solid without patterns.

One thing I have noticed is that this option makes your BMs very happy.  Being in a bridal party can get really costly and involve a lot of headaches.  Giving them the option to choose a dress that fits them personally and can be whatever price they like helps.

Post # 10
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I absolutely LOVE the mismatched bridesmaids look and will definitely be doing this for my own wedding – it fits perfectly with our relaxed, informal wedding vision! 

My girls are absolutely delighted about it as they can all pick something they feel great in and that they can wear again. My only stipulations are that it is a summery dress (NOT a bridesmaids dress per se), that it is kneelength or above and that it is blush coloured! I’m not bothered about them being the same fabric… I think the matching bouquets will make it as cohesive as I need it to be. 

I know the mismatched look isn’t for everyone but with the right kind of wedding,  I think the effect is amazing! 


Post # 12
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i had my girls in different shades of blue. It looked fantastic and i got alot of compliments that everyone got to pick a dress that suited them. I only said knee length and no lace. There was different fabric and different shades and it still looked amazing. I dont get where this “everyone has to wear the same dress” thing came from but its boring to me.  And they will all get to wear the dress again since it wasn’t a standard “bridal” look. 

I loved it. They all got white flowers and mine were blue so it pulled everything together. 

Post # 11
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m doing sort of mismatched!  There was a lot of drama with my original choice for bridesmaid dresses, so I just said eff it.  I told them to go to DB, pick a knee-length chiffon dress of their choice in the color Iris, and let me know what the style number was so I don’t have to worry about two girls wearing the same dress.  Here’s what we’re ending up with:<br /><br />

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