(Closed) Non-matching black BM dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t have any pictures of it yet (but maybe in about 80 days), but I’m doint exactly this.  I have three bridesmaids.  I’ve told each to find a LBD they love.  Something between the knee and the calf.  I have faith that each of them will find something beautiful and it will make for great pictures. 

Post # 4
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think this is a great idea.  You should have them follow some sort of guidelines though.  I chose to pick one color and all my BMs ordered different styles with the same color.  All the dresses are from the same place and they all have the same material so it really looks neat and fits together.  You dont want the BMs to order from various places and get different kinds of material or it will not match.

These are mine: 

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My friend did this for her wedding.  It looked cohesive enough!   I think black cocktail, knee length is just fine!

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t have pictures yet, but we’re doing this.  I have 7 maids and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, so a one-style-suits-all dress was going to be insane to find.  Many of the girls are in school, don’t have a lot of money, etc., and others have just gotten their degrees and are building work wardrobes. The girls who don’t have money to spend on new dresses all have LBDs in their closets, and if you don’t have one you should probably buy one anyway; they’re so versatile and suit many occasions.

Anyway, the ladies were all pleased, they’re having fun thinking about what they want, and they’ll all wind up with dresses they really WILL be able to wear again.

In order to keep the look fairly cohesive, I asked for solid black (no patterns), nothing too poofy (a-line or slim-cut), cocktail length (from about 3 inches above the knee to a couple inches below…originally I was looking for just above-the-knee but it wasn’t working for a couple of the girls). I’m really excited; I think it’ll look great. Especially since they’ll actually be smiling!

I didn’t want Maid/Matron of Honor to have to get a full-length just to stand out, so she’ll just get bigger flowers to hold and we’ll do a different shoe (we both love shoes).  So the maids will all wear black pumps or black dressy flats, I have blue heels, and Maid/Matron of Honor will wear a punchy colored heel as well (probably pink or red) just for a little standout color.

Post # 7
46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s a great look and your bridesmaids will love you for it as they will all have a dress they can wear again.

 Mrs Avocado’s maids


Post # 9
2542 posts
Sugar bee

My bridesmaids are wearing this:

And my Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing something similar to this:

I think they will great together!!


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