Post # 1
I’m trying to decide whether i should have different styles, or all the same dress. If i do different styles, should i stick to either all strapless, or all with straps?
For context i have 7 bridesmaids who range in size from a 0 to a size 22, and ages 13-26, and all different heights, so i’m leaning towards different styles but dont want it to look “messy”.
IF YOU HAVE PICTURES OF YOUR BRIDAL PARTY IN DIFFERENT STYLE DRESSES- PLEASE POST!
Post # 3
I like the look of each bridesmaid wearing different styled dresses, as long as they’re the same length. Having a mix of tea-length, short, and long dresses in the same party always looks off to me.
As far as my BMs, I think I’ll give them a color and length and let them choose the style they like best. My size 0 sister and size 12 cousin aren’t going to agree on the same dress, so this is probably the easiest approach for me! Plus, I plan on spending a day with each Bridesmaid or Best Man to shop for their dresses, including lunch on me, so we can have some one-on-one time.
Post # 4
For the longest time I was pro-different styles but since planning my own wedding, I want all of the girls to be in the same dress. I like the uniform look. With that said, I would never ask my girls to wear a dress that they didnt feel comfortable in so if it comes down to them seriously disagreeing about it then I’ll probably give in and let them choose their own styles (as long as they are the same color, fabric and length). I personally dont like the look of bridesmaids in all different lengths.
As of right now, this is my top contender for their dresses…
The color looks kind of pinkish in the picture, but its actually burnt orange. I wanted a dress that would fit with our fall theme and so far this has been the only one that I’ve been drawn to.
ETA: I don’t think any of my girls would be comfortable wearing strapless so they will have the option to add whatever kind of straps they like.
Post # 5
I don’t have any pics, but my girls are all having straps. Two are having halters (one is a “traditional” halter, the other is basically strapless, but has a thin strap at the center of the bust that goes around the neck) and one is having a one-strap. All dresses are the same material and color, and basically the same length (short). They will also all have matching ribbons tied around their waists. I couldn’t possibly ask them to wear the same dress–they all have such different body types, and I wanted their personalities reflected in what they were wearing. I did not require that they all have straps, though, it just kinda happened like that.
Post # 6
I selected different but with consistency in straps or strapless, but I actually don’t care about straps or not. I feel that consistency in length and formality are important. But really, anything goes these days. Do whatever works best for you and your girls.
Post # 7
All my girls wore different dresses; however, all the dresses turned out to be strapless. I was happy either way.
Post # 8
Here are mine…2 girls had the same dress and other 2 had the same ones.
Post # 9
I have 3 girls all wearing J Crew dresses in hazel blue. 2 are wearing the dress with straps & 1 is wearing the strapless dress
Post # 10
@MissJay: What style is that dress? Love it!
Post # 11
It’s the silk chiffon Taryn dress.
Post # 12
These weren’t my girls, but I love the photo so thought I would share 🙂
Post # 13
I am not getting married, but I did find a few pics of “non matching” bridesmaids dresses on google. As a bridesmaid, I know it is really nice to be able to pick your own style within limits (my sister said she wanted a certain color and material, and the dress to be knee length). We all got to pick what suited our bodies (we ranged from about 5’0 and 100 lb to 5’10” about 200 lb or so) and that we will wear again. Since the wedding hasn’t happened, I don’t have pictures, but just googling “non-matching bridesmaids dresses” will turn up a lot of results. Plus, if your bridesmaids feel comfortable they can spend more time focusing on the important thing of the day– YOU!!
I would keep in my the formality of your wedding though– I am in another VERY formal wedding and we are all matching. In that case the bride picked a dress with straps that was floor length so that no dresses would be falling down or having the really big busted girls “pop out.”
Good luck choosing! Remember, all eyes will probably be on you anyway 🙂
Post # 14
I think as long as they’re all the same fabric and all in the same color, color family, or complimentary colors, than you can do pretty much any style. I picked a color and a fabric, and my 4 BMS chose different dresses–two were strapless and two had straps
Post # 15
I had orgignally wanted to do same fabric, no pattern and knee length, I thought it would look cute. We ended up finding all my dresses off the rack though, all in stick for 99.00…couldnt pass that up. PLUS the girls picked them out 🙂 not me … so i knew they liked them and would wear them again. 🙂
Post # 16
thanks! i love all these pictures! i’mleaning towards having them do whatever (same fabric and color,but style up to them) but i think i want to have some sort of part in the decision just to make sure its not really wild.