(Closed) Mismatched Maids Advice Needed!

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which do you think would look best?
    Different dresses, same color. All short length. : (20 votes)
    63 %
    Different dresses, same color, Maid of Honor's dress long, other ladies in short dresses. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Different dresses, same color, all long length. : (7 votes)
    22 %
    I think the length doesn't matter : (4 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
    46613 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    MsKnitter:  Another thing to consider, given that all your choices involve the same color, is the fabric. Chiffon and satin, both in the same color, may photograph differently.

    Post # 4
    46613 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    MsKnitter:  There are lots of pics online showing bridesmaids wearing the same color and different style dresses.

    You can also search maid of honor in long dress, bridesmaids in short dress.

    Beautiful. And the Maid of Honor with a different color! Right colors almost too!...Or hot pink for MOH


    Post # 5
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think they should all wear the same length. To distinguish the Maid/Matron of Honor I’d be more likely to go with a different but related color rather than a different length. IMO the length has to do more with the level of formality and/or time of year and I think the level of formality of the dresses in the bridal party should be equivalent. 

    Post # 6
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love mismatched, but only when they’re all the same general length!

    Post # 7
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We’re having mismatched but all the same length. To distinguish the Maid/Matron of Honor, we’re adding a little pop of red to her dress. Maybe you could add a coloured sash or something for your MOH?

    Honestly I would find having one girl in a different length a bit distracting. It sounds bad but I would just assume she doesn’t want to show her legs for some reason :/

    Post # 9
    720 posts
    Busy bee

    I just did it for my wedding. I loved it. They all wore black chiffon any thing they wanted. I think they all felt good in the dress and you couks still

    tell they were in the wedding and I did all long. I think it looks so good! 

    Post # 10
    3037 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I have never been a fan of mixing lengths. Pick a different way to make her stand out if you want. 

    Post # 11
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m doing the mismatched thing as well.  I gave each bridesmaid a box wrapped with ribbon when I asked them to be in my wedding and the ribbon is the color of dress that I want them to TRY to match (Tiffany blue).  I told them to get as close as possible to the color of the ribbon and chose a short dress (above the knee).  My sister in law actually already owns a dress that she plans on wearing so it makes it super easy.  To tie it all together, they’re all going to wear nude shoes and obviously carry bouquets.  I thought about having them do the same color from David’s Bridal, but I did notice that the colors look VERY different depending on the fabric. I don’t think it would bother me so much because I like the mismatched look, but I decided against DB because I wanted the girls to be able to wear something they already own, or pick something within in their budget (one of my BMs is a single mom with three kids).  All of my bridesmaids are beautiful, but they all have very different body types (short, tall, huge boobs, etc.)  I want them to find dresses that flatter their figures and that they feel comfortable in. I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation where we didn’t feel confident because we didn’t love our outfit, and I never want my girls to think of my wedding that way.  I think letting them pick their dress is a great idea and I think your bridesmaids will agree as well.  Best of luck for a beautiful wedding party! 


    Post # 12
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada

    I am also doing this! I chose “Apple” red from David’s. I wished I had given instruction on which material too. 1 bridesmaid went and bought a dress in chiffon, so now they all have to be chiffon. Which I… am not a fan of. But whatever. So the others picked different dresses in that material and colour. It was a bit stressful getting it all organized and still trying to please everyone (surprisingly) but as of yesterday, all 4 bridesmaids have bought their dresses (yay one more thing off the list haha). And they all really love their dresses, so that’s what I wanted to hear. 🙂

    Oh I should add, the 3 bridesmaids are in knee-length dresses and the Maid/Matron of Honor is in a knee-length high-low type dress. So she will stand out a bit more which I am happy with. Also she loves to rock super high heels so that will look great with her dress.

    A bit stressful to organize but in the end I am happy and excited to see the results on the day of!

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