Who says you have to go to a local bridal boutique to purchase your bridesmaid dresses? Standing at the altar with a carbon copy of each one of your bridesmaids is “out”, while letting your bridesmaids all wear different bridesmaid dresses in varying colors, styles, lengths, and patterns is “in”. Yay for them! Let your bridal party celebrate different bridesmaid dress ideas that suit their own unique figure, budget, and personality. I love the way it looks, too!
You have a couple of options to consider when choosing mismatched bridesmaid dresses, all depending on the formality and style of your wedding. For instance, for a more formal look, perhaps have your bridesmaids all wearing the same color and material, but in different styles. Or, the same color of dress but in several different shades, such as pink, blush, coral, and rose.
For a more casual, rustic or country affair, I favor the free style appearance. Soft colors look best if they’re all going to be wearing different colors and styles. For instance, let them choose different colors in light shades of grey, pink, peach, and cream, but in any length, style and pattern that they choose. Even floral and striped patterned dresses have become popular for bridesmaids.
Don’t forget, you still want your bridal party to look like a bridal party, so guidance from the bride is very important to help keep the overall look together. The bridesmaids should all keep the wedding theme, formality, and bride’s suggestions in mind when choosing their dress.
The picture below is a good example of how a bridal party can all have completely different dresses, yet still have a corresponding look and feel. You can tell that they are all part of the bride’s entourage, but are still able to wear a dress that suits and flatters them.