Post # 1
I’m looking for advice on the do’s and don’ts of mismatching Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I’ve seen lots of pictures where it’s well done and I love of the style, but only have 3 BM’s (not a big group I can dress in lots of variety).
I’ve found 1 dress I love that fits one Bridesmaid or Best Man perfectly (picture below). They sold out of the other sizes – so I’m trying to decide to match everything to that dress, or start over.
The problem is the fabric – can I match in color alone, or does the fabric also need to match in order to not look weird? This is a more casual cotton that could be dressed up, but the other options I’ve seen are chiffon or charmeuse
Any advice on how to make it work best is apprecaited. Thank you!
Post # 3
I don’t think there are any rules in regards to this. I think it’s all about what you like. For me, I’m picking the designer, color and fabric and my BM’s are picking the style. For a friend of mine, she just said go get a dress in any shade of a specific color and left it all up to her BM’s.
Post # 4
it’s up to you. i’m not as a lenient as some of the brides to be on here, so i am picking out a bunch of different dresses in my colors from all sorts of different designers and fabrics and letting my girls choose one each from that pool.
Post # 5
you can do whatever you prefer. some brides have totally mismatched bms (which i love), some choose a color and fabric, some preselect a few dresses to choose from, etc. it’s all personal preference.
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@Atalanta: BAHAHAHAHA. i love the random kermit doll.
Post # 8
I’m doing Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in different shades of purple. The cut is up to each bridesmaid. The fabric is also up to the bridesmaid, but it has to be something flowy and non-shiny, like chiffon or jersey rather than satin or taffeta.
With 3 bridesmaids, I would make sure they either all match fabrics or all have the same fabric. Hope that helps!
Post # 9
My BM’s picked out their own red dresses. I mean, I went with them but the only guideline was the color. They looked great!
Post # 10
I don’t think the fabrics need to match at all. I would just keep the color consistent.
Where is that dress from? I am loving it!
Post # 11
I think the only way mismatched fabrics can get weird is if all the BMs except, say, one are in a matching fabric. If it’s clearly mix and match, it won’t look out of place!
Post # 12
@flamingred: I was just going to post that I LOVE how yours turned out.
I’m doing the same thing – any dress, as long as it’s navy blue. My maids range in age from 24-45 so I knew I wouldn’t be able to find a style that would fit them all. I debated doing similar fabrics but honestly, I just want them to be happy and comfortable.
I’m taking each maid shopping and helping them pick out the perfect dress. That way I can see the different shades and help stear them, but ultimately, it’s whatever they want.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the comments! We just got the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress issues figured out – 3 different styles of Alfred Sung Dupioni dresses in Majestic. Cannot wait to see how they turn out!
@Amaryllis – The dress is from Target; but it must have been popular, because it sold out quickly!
Post # 14
I am having mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I chose the designer and the color which was Dessy in smashing and let them pick whatever dress they wanted. I dont think there are any “rules” involved.
Post # 15
The fabric of my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses aren’t all the same. These are what they will be wearing (in order of how they will be standing 1 2
Post # 16
This thread has answered my PRAYERS! xo