(Closed) Different dresses, but same color?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I originally planned on having everyone in the same dress, but when I realized it wasn’t as flattering on some as others, I ended up having 2 diff dresses… 3 in one and 2 in the other. I havent been married yet, but I’ve seen all of them in it, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.

Ive seen a large range from all the same to all completely different, but the most solid bet is to make sure theyre the same color, length, and material 🙂 I really like the look of diff dresses on diff girls! 🙂

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

it looks beautiful whe a bride does that – i think somethimes it looks funny with all bridesmaids in the same dress especially if there are more than two.

you sound like a lovely bride 🙂 making your girls look gorgeous and allowing them to be comfortable 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That’s a great idea. They will thank you for that!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Think it’s a great idea and with the same color tying it all together it will look cohesive. Just food for thought, think of fabric too. Perhaps asking the girls to get the same fabric. Because colors differ from fabric to fabric, plus many designers have variations on what constitutes “royal blue,” for example, and if you go with the same designer/same fabric it can alleviate color discrepancies

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Great idea!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I completely agree about getting it all from one company.

I’ve seen weddings when they were all in the ‘same’ colour but the fabrics were all very different and I wasn’t a fan.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I asked my girls to pick out any dress they wanted in a particular color at David’s Bridal (I wanted them to use a single place so the color would match).  They all ended up selecting different dresses. They looked great together!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My girls wore different style dresses by the same designer in the same fabric and color for exactly that reason – they all (7) had very different body types. It was great because everyone got to pick something that was their style and flattering on them but they all looked cohesive. Personally I prefer this look to everything exactly the same!

Post # 13
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Newbee

You may choose the fabric and color for the dress, let your girls to choose the styles by themselves. They may know more about the bridesmaid dress they want. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m doing this! I’ve told my future ladies in waiting that I will give them a swatch of the color I like and they can go and find whatever dress they like. One of my friends did have a recommendation tho, she said it would look more cohesive if they were all in the same sort of fabric at least. So I will suggest that to them when the time comes!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did this, and I’m so glad I did! They each got to pick a dress that fit their personality, style, budget and body type, which meant that I knew they’d be as comfortable as possible. I think they all looked beautiful!

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just keep the colour and material the same, also keep the length the same unless its only the Maid/Matron of Honor in a different length. Nothing looks less put together then a bunch of completely different colours or lengths, you need the uniformity, but you don’t have to have all in same dress for that.

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