(Closed) non-matching BM dresses

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Should the BM's all wear the same dress?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    20 %
    No : (26 votes)
    39 %
    No but the fabrics should match : (27 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    As long as they’re the same color, fabric & length I think it can look really good. I’m not a huge fan of black bm dresses but like that they’ll be more likely to wear it again. Love purple shoes.

    Post # 4
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    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  I agree with PP, if you pick one designer and use the same color shade and fabric, all of the dresses can coordinate nicely without being the same dress 

    Post # 5
    Member
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m trying to determine what you’re actually saying.  You are NOT a fan of the NON-mismatched bridesmaid look. So, you ARE a fan of the mismatched look and NOT a fan of the matching look. Correct?

    I personally prefer bridesmaids in long dresses that are all the same. However, I definitely have seen pics of some very well executed mismatched looks on Weddingbee.

    Post # 6
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Not a huge fan of black at weddings in general and on bridesmaids in particular. I think it looks grim. But it’s your wedding, so if you like the look, go for it. Agree with PP on using the same fabric across different styles.

    Post # 7
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My girls are in two different dresses and two different colors. My flower girls match eachother, but they are another color/style as well. And it looks amazing together. However, all the dresses are chiffon, so there is a unifying element. So I voted for the fabrics matching.

    Post # 8
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had all bridesmaids in completely different outfits – different shades of purple, different fabrics, different lengths, different styles, and different shoes. They all still looked amazing together! Plus two of them were able to just pull a dress out of their wardrobe to wear, rather than buying a brand new one.

    Post # 11
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    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  a happy bridesmaid makes a happy wedding. It’s often difficult to go matchy matchy and please everyone at the same time. 

    Post # 12
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  agreed that’s definitely a hard color to wear! I like for dresses to look cohesive, they should look like they’re going to the same place imo. That doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be the same dress but they should go together. Would stay away from mixing long & short dresses. Personally it just looks “chachi” as my aunt says lol. 

     

    Post # 13
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I made up an autumn color palette with some blue and purple as well, and I’m letting my gals pick what colors they want and what style dress they want. I just want them to feel comfortable. I’m trying to keep it the same material though (chiffon) is possible.

    Post # 15
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  Haha, we are similar sort of! I started a facebook group message as well to keep everyone updated, and one of my bridesmaids is my cousin who lives in another state. I’m trying to find dresses from normal stores like JC Penneys too, so that maybe we can avoid fittings/large expenses and my cousin can easily get a dress. And yeah, I’m staying away from satin (or at least the whole thing being satin), I feel like it’s not very comfortable, whereas chiffon is more airy, I think, and gives a bit more wiggle room.

    Post # 16
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    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I really wanted all the bridesmaids to match but have the MOHs stand out. So we had all the same dress, but the bridesmaids wore one color of my color scheme and the MOHs wore the other. I think it worked well:)

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