(Closed) bridesmaids dresses – not a solid color

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the patterns. Go for it. Just be careful they’re not so eyecatching they detract from you.

Post # 4
274 posts
Helper bee

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
4437 posts
Honey bee

I agree not to pick something too busy. Those dresses with the gradient are FAB.

Post # 6
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love those…they are super cute. The first one is my favorite though!

Post # 7
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I like patterns, but I can never find the bride….It’s amazing how she just disappears in the photos

Post # 10
8247 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
165 posts
Blushing bee

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 # 14
7 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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!


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