Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Same or Different styles? post your pics!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What do you think looks best?
    All same style bridesmaid dresses : (47 votes)
    32 %
    All different styles, but consistency with either straps or strapless. : (15 votes)
    10 %
    All different styles, straps/strapless doesn't matter : (83 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    All my girls wore different dresses; however, all the dresses turned out to be strapless. I was happy either way.

    Post # 8
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Here are mine…2 girls had the same dress and other 2 had the same ones.

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    Post # 9
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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

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    Post # 11
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It’s the silk chiffon Taryn dress. 

    Post # 12
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    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    These weren’t my girls, but I love the photo so thought I would share ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    4 posts
    Wannabee

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

     

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    Post # 14
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ not me … so i knew they liked them and would wear them again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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