(Closed) Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses- Any pointers?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think if you’re going the mismatched route, you need to make sure the fabric is still the same.  It always looks weird if someone is in cotton and someone is in silk.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I gave my 6 ladies the direction to pick something navy, not shiny, and rewearable… 3 of them ended up with the same designer- Bill Levkoff.They have a great variety and reasonable prices…somewhere between DB and J Crew.  Also, one of the samples they tried on was a gorgeous pale gray. Worth a look 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My girls dresses aren’t the same fabric and they still look great all together.  They got them from Dessy.  I think they have lots of options.  I would suggest that they all wear the same length though.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yeah I’ve got 2 wearing silk jersey and 4 wearing chiffon, 4 wearing knee length and 2 in gowns. I think they look great together.  The only thing I wanted to watch out for is shiny material that would look very different in pictures.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I gave my girls some direction: navy or cobalt blue, not shiny, no long sleeves, and between knee and calf length.  Those directions were to keep it cohesive. Other than that, I asked them to show me the dresses they want before they buy them (just in case someone really didn’t understand my directions).  I really wanted nothing to do with the whole Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping process.  Everyone has a particular style, budget and body and I just didn’t feel comfortable telling the girls what dress I want them to spend their money on.  One girl had her dress in her closet already, another got hers on ebay for $15, another spent $50 on hers and another spent $150 on hers. Everything worked out fabulously for us!

Here’s my girls!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We did the alfred sung line and they were all totally different.  Some a-line, natural waist and pencil skirt styles.  I loved the peau de soie!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@abbie017:  Yes – I think this is the main thing. You have to pick a fabric and stick with it. Other than that they should be able to go anywhere if you want them really mismatched – one could go to Nordstrom’s, one could go to Macy’s, one could go to a bridal salon, etc.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, and make sure they send you a picture right before they buy it to make sure you are ok with it and also to make sure no one else has already gotten the same dress. It would look silly to have 5 girls in different dresses and 2 girls in the same one.

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