Bridesmaid dress train wreck. Mismatch dress help!!! (Pics) Share Please

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 31
1149 posts
Bumble bee

For me, the thing would put a whole mismatched look together is by using the same kind of fabric. Since all fabrics have different level of sheen, using satin on some girls and then chiffon on others would not work. Secondly decide on a color theme. Is it rich dark reddish colors? Is it fall colors? Monotone? Metallic? The mismatched look doesn’t really mean anything goes, but has a lot more unifying elements than one would think.

Post # 33
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ok so we just got pro pics back here’s how ours turned out, totally different dresses and colors just stuck to flower inspiration 

Post # 34
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think for mismatched to work they all have to have something in common so your options are all the same colour or all the same fabric or all the exact same length which only really works if they are long as dresses fall at differently lengths on different people. If the colours are different and the fabric is different and the dresses all hit different knee lengths it looks messy which I think is what’s happening here. There needs to be some sort of consistency to get the together but not together look. Like the bee above hers are different colours and one looks to be lace but it works because they are all the same length which ties them together. 

Post # 36
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Here’s my trick to mismatched bridesmaids dress: same designer, same fabric type, same color, different styles. However I think you could easily also mix within the same color family. Also it always looks better once the dresses are in the right size and color (once the dresses come in). 

Post # 37
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Galleria Marchetti

I chose a designer and then the girls picked their dresses and then i picked the colors. We actually ended up with WToo and Watters dresses, they were similar enough. I was going for more of an ombre look and it turned out VERY subtlely.


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