(Closed) Mismashed Dresses here to stay or trend?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Mis-matched BM dresses, Passing trend or here to stay?
    Yea, it will be over in two years : (17 votes)
    18 %
    Nope, it is here to stay : (41 votes)
    42 %
    Olny the colors not matching will stay : (4 votes)
    4 %
    olny the dress styles not matching will stay : (24 votes)
    25 %
    EVERYTHING SHOULD MATCH. no if ands or buts.... : (8 votes)
    8 %
    I would like it if everything matched but if i had an odd ball or two i'd be cool : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    46606 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it is here to stay. There are so many different kinds of “mismatched” dresses- color, style, fabric etc. It really allows a bride to show off each bridesmaid to their best advantage, instead of trying to make a number of women conform to one look.

    I think there will always be brides who prefer a uniform look and that’s ok too.

    Post # 4
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    There is no way to predict that. If you like something, then it doesnt matter if it’s a current trend or not since your guests don’t keep up with details of that nature to know what is supposedly in or out.

    Post # 6
    849 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it’s possible it’ll stick around because it makes good sense, makes it easier for the bridesmaids

    Post # 7
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    There will always be peopl who have wedding where everything is not matching, because that’s the essense of the fast wedding.

    Whether it will stay a trend in the high fashion wedding magazines and be the dream of little girls for decades to come– I doubt it.

    I think it’s a great look and so much less stuffy and flat looking. It will always be an option it won’t always be popular.

    Post # 8
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think it’s here to stay.. well I hope it is. Most wedding that I’ve seen/been to where the bridesmaids have worn dresses that matched exactly… well let’s just say that it’s very difficult to find a style and colour that suits and flatters a number of girls of different sizes, skin tones, etc. Thus I cosign what julies1949 said re. mismatched dresses. I don’t think it’s the “essence of the fast wedding” since some brides and bridesmaids do go into a lot of thought to choose dresses that, whilst mis-matched, still complement each other.

    Post # 9
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I HOPE it’s here to stay. Besides being more visually impactful, isn’t it easier to find/wear a dress that is more flattering to your shape/figure? I’ve been in weddings where the bride insisted that everyone wear the same dress- one that comes to mind was a WINTER wedding where the bride insisted on strapless. We froze our a$ses off and NO ONE was happy. Bustier girls couldn’t keep their ladies in, smaller girls couldn’t keep their dresses up, then we were all stuck with a hideous bridesmaid dress in SLATE GRAY TAFFETA. Ick.  On the other hand, I’ve been in 3 weddings where the bride allowed up to choose our own dresses, as long as it was in a general color range. SO much better and I’ve actually worn those dresses again. Not going to lie though, in one wedding a girl chose a really slutty dress where her cleave was embarrassingly on display. So I think the best thing is to give clear direction, set some parameters but leave the shape/fit up to the individual, only they know what truly works for their figure.

    Post # 10
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    There will always be people who like the matched look more than the mismatched, but it probably won’t change over in just two years. In my Mother’s time, all the BM’s dresses were just whatever they owned and wore, so this isn’t anything ‘new’. In those days it was born of necessity, but my Mom’s biggest regret every time she looked at her wedding pictures was how awful she thought everyone looked in just any dress they had.

    I read something interesting from a photographer, advising Moms to strongly suggest their brides keep the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses the same style as well as the same length. She said she got more complaints from brides when they saw their pictures about how distracting it was to see all the different dresses, and that people commented more on the girls than the brides. She went on to say that having a Bridal Party in different dresses makes it look like a group of guests who happened to be wearing the same color wandered into your celebration. Wearing all different dresses makes your wedding party look chaotic and even worse in pictures.

    Post # 11
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It will come and go just as all trends do… will some people do it when it isn’t “trendy” yea… Heck, I’m doing it and I’m not a “trendy” bride**… I just want my girls to be comfortable and look amazing.

    It’s hard to tell what some magazine editor will decide the next “trend” is.

    **(ok let’s rephrase the “trendy bride” comment, my wedding isn’t a traditional wedding going with the mainstream, however based on stylemepretty weddings my wedding will probably be “trendy”… however, I haven’t been to a wedding like a stylemepretty wedding so I hardly think it’s “trendy” we all just get so immersed in wedding planning and look at THOUSANDS of weddings that we think things are “trendy” or “overdone” when in reality we’re looking at weddings from all over the world and in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t that “trendy” because a few thousand weddings do something when there are millions of weddings each year… haha sorry for the rant)

    Post # 12
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m doing it to make it cost effective for everyone- I just want my friends (who are young like me) to be able to buy a plane ticket and be here at the wedding- I don’t want to throw a $200 dress charge on top of that and have them not come at all.

    Post # 13
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think we’ll see the mismatched Anthropologie look in 10 years, but that’s a good thing. It’s nice that weddings have a solid style in the 2010s that’s far better than the puffy sleeves of the 80s ;).

    I do think that some brides will keep the same fabric and color and let BMs pick their own dresses moving forward.

    Post # 14
    38 posts
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I told everyone to get a black cocktail dress, because most of them already owned one or they could find one for pretty cheap!  I don’t think my friends and family should go broke because I’M getting married! 

    I also want my BMs to feel just as beautiful as I’ll feel at the wedding.  I would rather have mis-matched styles if that means that everyone looks great in a dress that flatters them.

    Post # 15
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - The Old Field Club

    Honestly, I’m so glad this trend started fairly recently because I’ve always been a little put off by overly matchy bridesmaids.  It is totally not my thing, and actually kind of creeps me out in pictures to see a bunch of girls all trying to look the same but clearly not happy.  I’ve chosen to maintain some cohesion by using the same designer, fabric, and length but allowing my girls to choose a style they feel comfortable in and a color they like.  And will that take away from me in pictures?  I can’t imagine that anyone really takes away from the bride on her wedding day or in her pictures, but I TOTALY want my girls looking and feeling gorgeous, so if they steal the show so be it!

    Post # 16
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ll admit I am getting matchy bridesmaids, but i am also doing a non-traditional brdesmaid dress. More like a party dress from BCBG.

    Tried doing the unmatchy but it was too hard to coodinate and made me more stressed. But if you can pull it off GREAT.

    Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are here to stay for sure.

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