Post # 1
I’m not officially picking my bridesmaids dresses until after I pick my dress because of course I want them to look nice together!
One of the ones I looked at is patterend. My mom (the woman who a few weeks ago I had to tell “no I don’t want my groomsmen to wear hawiian shirts” and “I want to only have 1-2 colors to my bridesmaids dresses”) is all of a sudden saying she thinks if I choose a patterened dress for my bridesmaids it will be “too busy” and “distracting”.
What do you think? Have you seen patterned bridesmaids dresses, or done them for your own wedding?
I included some pictures. The first two are designs on my current list of possibilities, the next ones are just examples I found of patterned dresses I think worked just fine!
I should mention my wedding is going to be a casual beach wedding.
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Post # 3
I love the patterns. Go for it. Just be careful they’re not so eyecatching they detract from you.
Post # 4
Honestly, I think you would have to be very careful about picking a print. In the last two pictures you posted the Bride looks drowned out. The last thing you would want is to be the background at your own wedding. The two-toned dresses on the beach look really cute though.
Post # 5
I agree not to pick something too busy. Those dresses with the gradient are FAB.
Post # 6
I love those…they are super cute. The first one is my favorite though!
Post # 7
The first one is my favorite. Love it, and I don’t think it would overwhelm you as the bride. The second one isn’t bad either. The last two are definitely too much I think.
Post # 8
I really like patterns for bridesmaids. Definitley make sure they won’t overwhelm you, and choose the specific pattern carefully, but I love patterns.
Post # 9
I like patterns, but I can never find the bride….It’s amazing how she just disappears in the photos
Post # 10
I think its a nice idea in principle but never really works out well in practice. I’d stick with a fun solid color. I think the gradiant dresses just look “off” to me – like there is something wrong with them.
If you do really want to go with a pattern, I do a short dress instead of long dresses (less pattern to drowned you out).
Post # 11
I think patterns could work if they were small enough to photograph like a sold. And I def wouldn’t do long dresses, the patten might overwhen you out of the pictures.
Post # 12
I think patterns are great but not on ALL your bridesmaids. You didn’t mention how many you have but maybe just 1 or 2 (MOH?) should wear the pattern dresses and the others can wear the same dress in a matching solid color. What becomes distracting is the pattern all over the place like on 4-5 women. By The Way where are the 2nd dresses from? I love those?
Post # 13
I’m only having 2 bridesmaids (1 Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 bridesmaid). And since it will be hot, I’m looking at short dresses for the bridesmaids.
Post # 14
I absolutely loved this wedding my photographer shot a couple months back. I think the muted pattern was subtle enough that it didn’t take the focus off the bride!
Post # 15
I loooove the first one – it is bookmarked in my favorites and I’m considering it for my girls (except I may do the halter version) in black and white print! I am strongly considering prints too – it is different and unexpected. Just make sure your white dress will still stand out – after all…its all about YOU!
Post # 16
I just picked out the fabric for my BMs and its not “patterned” so to speak but it does have an analgous color-bleed from pink to periwinkle (looks blue in pic) to purple… I am very happy with my choice to have multiple colors!