What do you think about doing different bridesmaid dresses in the same color?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think it would look nice!  You can find lots of photos of mismatch styles, same color on Pinterest.  My bridesmaids are wearing different dresses in the same color/fabric.  They’re getting their dresses from Alfred Angelo. 

Post # 4
3089 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That’s what I did and I think they looked great!  I had two colors, champagne and purple.  Three were in purple, two in champagne.  I thought they were gorgeous!

Post # 5
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


I would suggest that the dresses be of the same fabric and length.  Different fabrics reflect and absorb the dye differently which could affect the way the dresses photograph. 

Other than that, different dresses will give each girl the chance to pick a dress that best flatters her body type.




Post # 7
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I like the idea of it.  I personally didn’t go for that because finding one dress for 7 bridesmaids was much easier!

Post # 8
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mf10252014:  It may not help since I only have 2 attendents but I used the same color for the dresses and the girls chose whichever dresses they liked best. This was the final decision (not in green, they are in Navy):

Maid of honor is in floor length and BM is in the short one. Sorry it’s so huge.


Post # 10
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@mf10252014:  I was a bridesmaid this summer and that’s what we did! Bill Levkoff chiffon dresses in ‘holly’ but only 2 of the 7 of us picked the same style! I’m the one with straps next to the bride. 

Post # 11
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

I think it’s a great way to let the BMs pick styles they are comfortable with and look great in!  I would definitely recommend picking one designer, one fabric, one color.  I think if you mix designers and fabrics it starts to look a bit disjointed.  I’ve got 8 BMs and we are doing two different dresses.

Post # 12
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds gorgeous to me!

Post # 13
2056 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did that with Alfred Angelo dresses!  They all looked great together and the color made things cohesive.  I would specify a fabric and length, too, to help unify the look.

Post # 14
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it is a great idea!! Pictures I have seen like that are super pretty!

Post # 15
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mf10252014:  It will not be too fussy but I do reccommend choosing BM dresses from the same designer in different styles. You can find a lot of these at dessy.com and they are available everywhere. It will make things a lot easier on your BM’s and help to make the look a little more structured. I wanted to do this with my wedding but most of my girls wanted one of the dresses so I just went with that one for everyone. oh well 🙂

I was in a wedding recently and we were supposed to buy a cream colored non bridesmaid, bridesmaid dress. It was so hard to get a good color becuase it couldnt be too ivory and it couldnt be too pink. It worked okay but it was kind of stressful.

I will say that I am one that likes the bride to choose my dress for me though so it all depends on your circle of friends.

Post # 16
98 posts
Worker bee

That’s what we are doing for daughters wedding. All the girls have very different body types. She picked the color and fabric and then they could pick the dress they found most flattering from the same designer. Of the 6 they all picked something different.

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