Bridesmaid Dresses Mix and Match Styles
We love the look and style of mix and match bridesmaid dresses.
They are totally beautiful, and stylish and I believe it’s a wedding trend that is here to stay!
You do need to keep a few things in mind when going about this look!
And lucky for you, we are going to show you how to pull off mismatched bridesmaid dresses effortlessly.
So, do all bridesmaid dresses have to be the same colour?
In fact, they don’t even have to be the same style.
The more unique you can be, the better the reflection of your wedding.
Breaking tradition is more than okay.
If you are hoping to go with the mismatched bridesmaid dress looks, then I am so happy for you.
Mix and match bridesmaid dresses are a great way to showcase the unique personalities of each member of your bridal party.
Can you have bridesmaids in different dresses?
I get this question asked a lot:
Can you have different styles of bridesmaid dresses?
And seriously, it’s your wedding- you can do as you please.
Shopping for bridesmaid dresses should be fun and comfortable for all involved.
And that’s why I believe that the mismatched bridesmaid dresses are a good idea.
Couples around the world these days are changing things and mixing things up with mismatched bridesmaid dresses!
By doing this, they are creating some of the most unique ensembles featuring gorgeous wedding gowns with eccentric styles, fabrics, hemlines, and colours.
Allowing your bridal party the opportunity to pick and choose their own dresses will give them the chance to find something that best fits their body types, skin tones, and budgets.
After all, weddings are really expensive.
Coming up with the perfect colour palette for your mix and match bridesmaid dresses can be tricky.
Often brides use their wedding colours or wedding theme as a way to come up with colours for the dresses.
Honestly, you can still do the same if you want.
A few other ideas that come to mind for coming up with the perfect colour palette are maybe using different shades of bridesmaid dresses, having different bridesmaid dresses but the same colour or even bridesmaid dresses in different styles completely.
You honestly have so many great options.
But to keep it simple, we are going to share a few creative tips to help you get the perfect look for your mix and match bridesmaid dresses.
- Even though “bridesmaid dresses not matching” is the theme here, you should still be able to tell your bridesmaids exactly what you want. You do not want to end up with a really bad combination of looks that do not go well together with your theme! Think of your wedding photos.
- Bridesmaids wearing different dresses is a great way to have something unique. I would definitely suggest giving your girls at least the theme of your wedding and the colour theme so they can keep that in mind when shopping. You can also go to your local bridal store to get swatches to provide them- I know Kennedy Blue provides some. You can get some with different shades! Think Ombre! Find a shade that you are going with and give a swatch to each of the girls! Easy Peasy!
- Use Pinterest to get more mismatched outfit ideas for your bridesmaid. It will get your wedding inspiration flowing! Honestly, there are so many different ways you can mix and match your bridesmaid dresses! Think different shades of pink bridesmaid dresses, bridesmaid dresses multiple ways to wear or multicoloured bridesmaid dresses. Finding some visual inspiration will definitely help you narrow it all down!
- When looking for inspiration for mismatched bridesmaid dresses, make sure the colours and themes you choose do go well with your wedding theme!
- If you don’t like a dress that one of the bridesmaids has picked out for themselves, don’t be afraid to say no! It is your big day and you want some sort of control! (We are not saying Bridezilla) but go back to the drawing board and reevaluate the dresses!
Types of mixed bridesmaid dresses
With so many different styles, colours, fabrics and patterns available to you, the process of choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress may start to feel overwhelming.
In order to pull off this amazing wedding trend, I will be sharing a few mismatched wedding party looks I love below so you can see just how elegant unconventional bridesmaid dresses can look.
I will also share a few ideas you can use to execute the perfect mismatched bridesmaid dress styles.
1. Different dresses, same colour dress
To keep things easy for you to coordinate, you can choose to have different bridesmaid dresses but the same colour.
Different colour bridesmaid dresses are popular and extremely easy to coordinate.
I get asked this question a lot – Can bridesmaids have different colour dresses?
And the answer is ABSOLUTELY.
If you decide to shop for gowns in different colours, try to keep the hues within the same colour family.
This is definitely not a rule but it looks much nicer.
Aw Bridal and Kenndey Blue have a few amazing dresses you can check out.
You can try your bridesmaid dresses on at home for only $10 at KennedyBlue.com (includes shipping both ways).
Via Kennedy Blue
2. Different colour bridesmaid dresses in the same style
Once upon a time, in a time far, far away, bridesmaids were expected to wear the same dress in the same colour.
This was typical back then and this tradition continued for years.
With mix and match bridesmaid dresses now available, brides and their awesome team of ladies have a lot more options available to them.
I really love the look of the different colour bridesmaid dresses all in the same styles.
You can choose to have the exact same style bridesmaid dress in different colours or you can choose different hues and shades within the same colour family that will allow your bridal party to contrast in a way that flows together beautifully.
Either way works well.
When choosing your mix and match bridesmaid dresses, ensure that they have at least one common element such as the:
This will help style the look together easily.
The most common type of mix and match bridal party features different dress styles but in the same colour.
Check out these dusty rose bridesmaid dresses from Aw Bridal.
Pick a style and change the colours for each of the girls.
3. Infinity Bridesmaid dresses
I love The Infinity Dress as it is a very popular multi-way bridesmaid dress for its ability to suit different styles and body shapes.
The Infinity Dress is one dress that can be worn in multiple ways.
This will allow your bridal party to style it how they want.
One dress has the ability to transform into 100 different styles.
I suggest looking on Etsy to find really cute infinity dresses.
I really love this one as well as this style of infinity dresses.
4. Mix of styles and colours
How about we completely disregard tradition and throw everything you know out the window?
Do you want to pull off this stunning look of having your bridal party incorporate both different design styles and colours when it comes to their attire?
It’s totally possible.
I recommend sticking to the same family and playing with different tones and hues.
You could also use the palette of your wedding inspiration while shopping and selecting for this to work.
Just be certain that once all dresses are selected, you have the time to see them together.
Check out how this bridal party pulled off this mismatched bridesmaid assemble with different styles but complementary colours.
This bridal party also nailed the look and it is extremely elegant.
As you can see, unconventional bridesmaid dresses are so beautiful and will make your wedding stand out.
Ready to discover how pretty mismatched bridesmaid dresses are?
15 Unique Bridesmaids Mix and Match Dresses
If you are looking for tips and ideas for styling modern bridesmaids with individual styles, scan the photos below.
Stop guessing and let each of your bridesmaids pick a style of dress that best suits them using the ideas provided in the pictures.
Via Jenny Fu Study
Via Junebug Weddings / Photographer: Payton Marie Photography
Via Good Seed Floral /Photographer: Bethany Small Photography
Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu / Photographer: Chelsea Erwin
Via Ruffledblog / Photographer: Jenny Smith & Co.
Via Chi The Wed
And there you have it, mix and match bridesmaid dresses worth copying!
Which style of the mixed bridesmaid dresses did you like the most?
Do you prefer that your bridal party all wear the same dress?
Or are you loving the different mixed bridesmaid dresses as much as we do?
I would love to hear your opinion.
Where to buy mismatched bridesmaid dresses…
My Tips on Where to Buy Mix & Match Bridesmaid Dresses
Including your local bridal shops near you, you can buy mismatched bridesmaid dresses online.
There are also designers that are dedicated to designing some of the most unique mixed bridesmaid dresses, especially on Etsy.
Ready to start shopping for mix and match bridesmaid dresses?
Here’s a list of some of our favourite places to find “mix and match bridesmaids’ dresses”:
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