(Closed) Mismatched bridesmaids dresses that DIDN”T work?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think I know what you mean by it not working out. It’s not that there are any real rules to doing mismatched bridesmaids dresses, I just think the key is to have the dresses be in the same fabric. For instance you could have each girl choose a dress in all black satin, or all pink chiffon, etc. I also feel like having the girls all where the same accessories makes the whole look complete. Here are a couple examples of what in my opinion the bridemaids just don’t look cohesive enough. They were just found around the ‘net. I’m not saying these ladies aren’t lovely, just not cohesive enough for my personal vision for my wedding.

 

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Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Rather than mismatched, I think it should be more like variations on a theme.  Whether it is a particular color (or color scheme), a fabric, or even the mood of the dresses or theme of the day, they should all be variations of a similar idea. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it just depends on your taste. a lot of girls seem to want the same fabric, the same color, or the same dress in different colors, etc. i was more open to having completely different dresses, and said as long as they have pink and flowers on them, than that’s fine. we haven’t had the wedding yet so i couldn’t tell you how it will look, but i’ve seen a few pictures with bridesmaids in mismatched floral dresses and i love it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I like the first picture but the second doesnt seem quite right, I think it has to do with either being extremely different or sort of jcrew where its the same fabric and color just a different style.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Orange County Performing Arts Center

I agree with the post above. There needs to be one thing that’s the same throughout. It seems like that one same thing needs to be color or fabric.  I’ve seen ones where they do all different shades of pink, but all in chiffon.  Or all the same color, but completely different styles.  

The mismatched thing seldom looks good when you let your BM’s go out and buy a “pink” dress. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I personally believe that the look should have a common theme throughout. I don’t think everyone should wear the same dress, but its ok if they do. I understand the first picture, but the second picture ihas no common theme. However what throws it off to me is that they are border line around same color, but not really this looks tacky. While the first picture the common theme they are all knee length with straps. I personally think the bridesmaid dresses from Sex and The City Movie look great togther.

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Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here are my bridesmaid dresses on a board I made. I think they are going to look awesome and all I said was “pick out a red dress” [attachment=725938,93755]

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think to look good the mismatched dresses have to tell the same story.  It’s not about the color or the fabric but more about what feeling they give.  Before picking out dresses you have to evaluate what the feeling of the wedding is.  Ask yourself, if someone looked at these group of girls could the guess where this group was going?  or what occasion they were all dressed for?  Could all these dresses be on the same page of a catalogue and look cohesive?

First picture: mismatching at it’s best.

 

Second picture: not a coordinated look in my opinion.  Some girls have sun dresses while others have cocktail dress, making the overall look feel not cohesive.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Meowkers – that fist pic is gorgeous! if i had the time and all my girls were in the same state i would love them to look just like that.

Of course the fact that all of the girls are thin and blonde helps to make them look unified too.

My girls are all shapes and sizes, black, white and latina

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

let’s stay sensitive, please! just because something isn’t YOUR preference doesn’t mean someone else doesn’t love it.

I’d just hate hate hate for one of the brides or bridesmaids in these photos that are being posted to stumble upon this post and see so much criticism. 🙁 WB just shouldn’t be that way!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Another major win:

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the green dresses! The girls don’t all look like models like some of the other pics but I think they pull it off.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i told my bridesmaid to go and buy a short black dress… i did ask not to have lace because im thinking of using lace… other than that im pretty sure what they will choose because we have very similar taste…

@meowkers love the last pictures with all the bridesmaid…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think any of these bridal parties look bad, personally. They all have very different takes on mix-and-match. To each their own. 🙂

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