(Closed) Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses…What do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Will these four dresses look good together?

    Yes. Because of different body types it's ok to do different styles.



  • Post # 18
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    I voted no because I thought you were doing different colors as well. But i like those dresses together minus the spaghetti strap one.

    Post # 19
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @slc201329  I’m doing mismatched dresses too except mine are different dresses AND different color, but the same fabric and they look fabulous together! My only concern for you is that you say you like things to look uniform – I wanted things to look eclectic. Honestly though, I think once the dresses are all the same color it’s going to look great – you just have to let go of the idea of them matching perfectly. It’s going to be beautiful!

    Post # 20
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would make sure they are all the same material. Personally i prefer all the same dresses, but i do understand that not everyone looks good in the same dress. So if your going with different styles just make sure they are same fabric

    Post # 21
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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    @slc201329  Sure, I get that, but the larger girls are not wearing very flattering dresses. I’ve been that size before, so I’m not blind to the difficulties of dressing a larger body. Those dresses are not helping those girls out.

    Post # 22
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I just posted this pictures on a different thread but it applies here too! Here are my girls! The only thing I told them was that I wanted the dress to be grey and above the knee.  It all worked out beautifully and the girls looked great and were comfortable in their dress. 

    Post # 23
    8469 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m not really feelin’ it… I can see different dresses on big bridal parties, like 6 or more girls. 

    Post # 25
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I did this for my girls. We had a color palette of blush pinks. I had 7 bridesmaids and 4 different dresses. It worked really well. I think the key is keeping the lengths the same and fabrics nearly identical (I had 2 types of satin, and mikado — which looks like satin).

    Post # 26
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think the key to doing mismatched dresses is to either mix-up just the one factor (style OR fabric OR colour) or to have dresses that are a similar range but look like they’ve been deliberately mismatched rather than just one or two girls getting something “wrong”. 

    So, for example, if you want to have different styles it’s probably best to have fabrics and colours the same.

    If you want different colours it’s probably best to keep styles and fabrics the same.

    Given that you want to have different fabrics and styles, it’s good that you’re aiming for the same colour, but the dresses are probably not going to look the same colour either in the different fabrics. Therefore I would probably suggest having FOUR different fabrics (probably all matte fabrics), or two in jersey and two in chiffon, so it looks like you’ve done it on purpose. 


    Post # 27
    11 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have 3 bms and they’re all wearing different dresses but the same color by the same designer.

    My Maid/Matron of Honor is very tall and slender, while my other two are shorter. One is very skinny and other other has a very large chest. I wanted all of them to feel comfortable so I went with 3 different dresses.

    Maid/Matron of Honor – http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/537

    Bridesmaid or Best Man1 – http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/115

    Bridesmaid or Best Man2 – http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/333

    I love that they’re similar but each unique at the same time. 🙂

    Post # 30
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t think same fabric matters as much as people think it does.  I had a mix of fabrics and it’s not particularly noticeable in most photos.  I gave them 5 options and they ended up  in 2, 2 and Maid/Matron of Honor has the different one so it was perfect.

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