(Closed) Mismatched dresses for VERY different bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What do you think?
    Let them wear whatever they want (within same colour palette/length) : (26 votes)
    81 %
    Pick out the same dress to wear together : (6 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve asked mine to wear any gray dress they like, any length, any style. As long as it’s within the same color family (shades of blue, pink, yellow, whatever your pallette is) I think it will look great, and more modern. I think what unifies them is the fact that A) They are standing with you/taking pictures with you/walking down the aisle in the processional and B) They all carry flowers, normal guests do not. Just make sure you have them all with the same bouquets (or whatever you want) and it will look cohesive.

    I’d rather my girls were comfortable and happy than worrying about matching each other. But that’s me, I’m not the norm apparently. Matchy matchy bridesmaids dresses just is not my style.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    My girls will be wearing different styles in the same colour fabric. πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    im having my girls pick dresses from the same designer, same color, length, etc but they’re picking the style they like best.  They’re not cookie cutter but everything goes well since they’re all from the same line. maybe you can narrow it down for them like that?

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I love mis matched, but as im only having 2 bridesmaids i feel it’d look stupid πŸ™‚ 3 or more bridesmaids always look fantastic mismatched

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Choose either one colour they should look for and let them vary on style/shade or choose a dress you love and have them select their favorite colour! The latter option isn’t ideal tho if you say they are all different shapes!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love mismatched. I think its very modern and i think down the road your bridesmaids will appreciate that you gave them the option to choose a dress they love. My girls are picking all their own dresses in any shade of purple. I trust that they all have good taste to choose a nice design. 

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Could you maybe pick two styles so it looks a bit more ‘together’?

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My Brdesmaid make up is similar, I hav 5 ranging from size 6-22! They all have differnt body shapes, and range from olive complextion to pale white. I found a site that has a bunce of different dresses that all fall in the same color and length (and can be customized with or without sleeves, with different necklines etc) Because ultimately i want them all to feel beautiful and be comfortable!

    I think that mismatched dresses will work out fine! Good Luck

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    At the time of my wedding, I had never been to a wedding where the bridesmaids were wearing anything other than the same dress or different versions of dresses from the same designer but all in the same color and fabric. I’m also a detail-oriented perfectionist who also loves symmetry. So, even if I had heard of the trend toward mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses in the same color palette, I probably still wouldn’t have chosen to do that for my own wedding.

    That said, however, I have seen some absolutely beautiful executions of the mismatched concept in several bees’ recaps, and I loved them! One was especially stunning and featured a large bridal party with maids in solids and print florals that each were different but were within a neutral-to-eggplant color palette. The overall affect was truly stunning.

    My advice would be to go with YOUR overall vision for your wedding day and not allow yourself to be influenced by others’ visions for themselves on your wedding day or how you think your choice may be perceived by those who are more traditional or those who are more trendy.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m debating mismatched but I feel like sometimes when I see pictures with mismatched bridesmaids, all I do is look at all their dreses. Maybe it’s just because that’s what I’m looking for. I do however love when they select the same fabric and color (or harmonious colors) in all different styles. This still allows your girls to choose a style that flatters her body.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    They don’t have to have the same dress, but I think it would be bet if you went shopping together so they could all get the same fabric/shade (unless you want different colors). Matchig fabrics make it seem more cohesive without being matchy matchy.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    What about dresses in the same fabric, color, and length from the same designer? That way they’ll match but everyone can pick a cut that flatters them. Otherwise, an empire waist and A line skirt usually flatters everyone.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m doing mismatched dresses in black, but I only have 2 BMs.  I love the mismatched look, but when you have a large bridal party, like 8+, I feel it can get distracting if the dresses are too different.

     

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