(Closed) Mix-matched bridesmaid dresses.. at a FORMAL wedding??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I think you should..
    Have every girl get the dress you picked, but in a different color (browns, taupes, pastels, pinks) : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Let every girl pick a long, chiffon, Bill Levkoff dress in navy blue : (34 votes)
    74 %
    Make every girl get the same dress, same color. : (8 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6120 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Maid/Matron of Honor actually tried this one on! Anyways, I think if the girls all pick the same fabric and designer then mix-matched can work. I would advise them to try and pick dresses that compliment each other as much as possible while allowing them to show their “personality”. I also think they should be the same color…too many colors can be distracting

    Post # 4
    Member
    3323 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted for the navy, but letting them pick different styles. I love the one you picked, but agree that it’s good to let them pick what’s going to work best for their body type. I believe you’ll still have the formal feel if you keep the colors and fabrics the same!

    Post # 5
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’re having mismatched bridesmaid dresses at our very formal wedding next week! I’ll be sure to share some photos. I just think that it’s silly to make 5 girls wear the same dress when they all have very different body types and personalities. So I picked Bill Levkoff, Navy Blue, European Satin, Long and then they each got to pick their favorite dress. It worked out beautifully.

    Post # 6
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @OnceUponATime: I’m having a black tie wedding and mismatched dresses – actually it’s pretty funny, since my MOHs are wearing the dress you posted in navy!  My BMs will be in a navy Bill Levkoff chiffon strapless dress that complements that dress.  I was initially going to have the strap removed for the BMs, but the seamstress was afraid that taking the flowers off the boob area would leave holes in the dress and I didn’t want to leave them on!

    Post # 8
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @OnceUponATime:  yes, the MOHs will be in that dress with the strap, the BMs will be in 165.  If you want mismatched dresses, I say pick 2-3 chiffon navy BL dresses and let them each pick which one they want to wear.  There are a few to choose from that complement each other (and the 1-shoulder) very well. 

    Post # 9
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    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m doing Bill Levkoff also in Navy. I’m doing short dresses though and letting them all do whichever they want but in the same material. I think it will look fine in a formal wedding!

    Post # 10
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I haven’t seen it too much at formal weddings but I don’t think it looks bad as long as they all go well together… same color, fabric, length and designer. 

    Post # 12
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @OnceUponATime:  Hmm, I think I’d do 3 dresses but 5 could work depending which you choose.  I think it gets a bit busy if there are too many options. but that is just me!

    Post # 13
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m having a formal wedding and I want allthe girls in totally different dresses (in the same colour family- neutrals)

    I think nowadays it’s totally acceptible to mix it up.

    I also like the idea of all different dresses in one colour!

    Post # 14
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Same fabric and different necklines still looks awesome. It’s cohesive but still let’s them pick the most flattering top. I think 5 dresses works as long as they aren’t wildly different. 

    Post # 15
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    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That dress is beautiful! I like the idea of having my bridesmaids wear the same dress because IMO different dresses take away from the bride (sensory overload). I find myself looking at the different bridesmaids dresses during the ceremony and not really paying as much attention to the bride.

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