(Closed) Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Trend, is it too Casual?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

If its a formal wedding, then yeah, I’d say its too casual. But if its a simple/casual/garden/ect wedding, then I think they’d look great!

Post # 4
2238 posts
Buzzing bee

It depends on what kind of church it is. Assuming it’s the average church, yes, I think those dresses are too casual. 

They are beautiful, though. 

Post # 5
3370 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

To be honest, I do think they’re a little casual…but then again I don’t like short bridesmaids dresses.

Can they do the same styles but full-length?

Post # 6
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely casual, but it just depends on your type of event.

Post # 8
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think so if you’re having a formal, black tie or black tie optional wedding. I guess I just associate mismatched dresses with the whole rustic, barn theme which couldn’t be further from a black tie affair. 

Post # 9
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think they are too casual for a formal wedding. if you really want mismatched formal Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, I would go for satin or another formal fabric. 

Post # 10
3172 posts
Sugar bee

I’m too distracted by the strange looks on the model’s face…anyway, I think it depends on the church.

Post # 11
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think they’re very pretty but I’m not sure if they’re too casual because I don’t know what your church looks like.  When I think of this look I typically think of an outdoor casual wedding.

Post # 12
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

This dresses are so cute and fun, perfect for a garden, tented wedding…or barn reception…so if it’s a more formal church and wedding then they are too casual. 

Post # 13
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Whimsygirl:  I think it looks great but it does seem casual for a church. But churches really vary. Some are huge and elegant and others are really simple and bare bones. 

Post # 14
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Depends on the wedding. I think they’re perfect for a less formal wedding. Too casual if it’s a black tie affair.

Post # 15
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think mismatched vs. nont mismatched has nothing to do with formal vs. casual. The dresses you posted are too casual for a black tie event not because they’re mismatched, but because the fabric/prints/silhouettes, etc are casual. Mismatched dresses can work for a formal event too, they just have to be more formal dresses. 

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