Post # 1
I’ll be getting married in Hawaii next June and I thought some summery print dresses would be lovely on my bridesmaids (my 3 sisters).
Wedding colours: Mint green, blush pink, coral, saffron yellow
So far we have this dress purchased for bridesmaid #1 (from Ann Taylor):
And we’re gearing up to purchase this one as well (from Forever New):
The first dress (Ann Taylor) will be shortened so they’ll be of a similar length. They are both lightweight silk (the pink dress being georgette and the mint dress lightweight satin).
What does the hive think? Do they have enough cohesion? I’m not looking for matchy, but I want them to have the same essence.
Post # 3
I think they look great, they certainly would be great for a Hawaiian wedding, and both have pink in them (although different shades) 🙂
Post # 4
Maybe it’s too late and you’ve decided but I think you need more cohesion. The first print is quite muted while second one is bold. I love the first dress, I think you should keep looking for more!
Post # 5
I think they will look fine as long as you find a dress that connects them. Does that make sense? The last one shouldn’t be more muted that the first or bolder than the second, and should match the colors of the two above.
Post # 6
I would wait to find all of them before you purchase anymore, it will get trickier to find different ones that “match” as you go on.
Post # 7
I just heard somewhere that if you have mismatched dresses, stick to same fabric. I really like the second one. It looks tropical. Keep in mind the flowers also, you want something cohesive to tie it all together so if you use too many prints, it might be hard.
Post # 8
i think they look super cute!! i want both of them.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think that you should stick to “warm” or “cool” and not mix the two. The first is very warm, and the second very cool. You should also stick to more similar fabrics and the same boldness of the print. being different prints, colors, fabrics, and dresses will be enough. you should be similar more other ways.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
the above are all similar color schemes and feels, and the same side of the color spectrum.
Post # 11
@Pamelor55: Yes my inclination was to stick to matte/raw silks – like chiffon and georgette but then I fell in love with the Forever New dress (especially for Hawaii). It actually doesn’t photograph nearly as shiny as the website’s photo – and in person you can barely tell it’s satin-like unless you walk right up and feel it. I’m not even sure it is satin… the label says “silk” and it has the slightest sheen so I assumed it’s satin but what do I know about fabric? haha. It’s VERY light and flowy and has the same type of movement as the Ann Taylor dress.
Here’s a picture of her in the dress. No shine whatsoever! The website’s photo is more true to colour which is why I included it in the original post over this one. We have already purchased the dress but if we find something better, I am not opposed to keeping this one for myself 🙂
Post # 12
I love the idea of mismatching print dresses! I also really don’t love the matchy-matchy look though, so I’m biased.
Post # 13
@MeiFrancis: Great points but I think that the warm/cool thing is an opinion rather than a rule. Mixing warm and cool colours is quite visually stimulating and I happen to love it! I will be doing mint, pink and possibly yellow regardless of whether we end up with all prints. I like that the mint Forever New dress brings in some pink and yellow. In a perfect world the pink in the print would be closer in tone to the Ann Taylor dress but I’m not too fussed 🙂
Post # 14
@Ms.GoodEarth: Bias is good in this case! I should have requested that only people who LIKE mismatched print dresses participate in the poll/conversation. Otherwise the results are skewed by people who don’t really ‘get’ the whole mismatched thang.
I know I want mismatched dresses, and I know I want prints. I don’t want them to look like a bridal party. As long as the dresses go with the wedding colour scheme, look nice together in photos and my bridesmaids are happy then we’re golden!
Post # 15
I like the look you’re going for alot- we’re also doing mismatched floral prints (yay for florals)! I would just be careful about choosing your third dress- I would choose something kind of in between the first two. Too much going on/too bright/bold would make it look alot less cohesive, but as long as it’s in between the first two I think your ladies will look like a gorgeous & cohesive group!
Post # 16
@BeckyS0: I totally agree that the third look will bring it all together 🙂
Could be tricky since it’s likely that my third sister will be 6 months pregnant by the wedding… sooo options might be limited!