Every Style of Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Your 'Maids Can Rock


We'd like to think that the days of complaint-worthy bridesmaid dresses are now behind us, and that gone too, are the days of brides feeling obligated to narrow down their bridesmaid search to one dress, one style, and one color. While we still love the classic, clean look of a uniform bridal party, we are definitely also fans of embracing the latest bridesmaid dress trend — mismatched styles and colors. There are many ways to jump on this trend and ensure each of your girls love their look AND feel their best on your big day.

Same Style, Different Colors
If you've found a dress that you absolutely adore, and really want the same silhouette for all (just make sure it's a flattering one!) fear not — you can still embrace the versatility of "mismatched-ness" within your bridal party by opting for different colors. Just keep in mind that while rainbows are pretty, they're not completely necessary for a bridal party look, unless you really want a rainbow vibe — then go for it! Take time to examine and play with fabric swatches before you determine your scheme, and try to keep it to no more than three variations in color. With this golden rule, you can have a unformed silhouette in complimenting colors that will stun your guests, and look gorgeous in photos, too.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Styles

Photo: Mikkel Paige Photography

Different Styles, Same Colors
This option is perfect for the bride who wants to hold fast to the tradition of everyone in the same color, but also acknowledges the fabulousness that is diversity amongst her bridal party. By committing to the same hue yet allowing for options in style and design, you're acknowledging a golden rule that all bridesmaids can appreciate — not every dress is flattering for every person. (Duh!) An added bonus? Allow your girls to pick their favorite style. They will appreciate the freedom of choice and are sure to be comfortable and happy. What more could you ask for in a bridal party?

See More: 30 Ways to Style Your Bridal Party

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Style Ideas

Photo: Mikkel Paige Photography

Different Styles And Colors
If you're going to commit to a trend, go all out, right? For a really stunning look incorporate both different designs AND colors into your bridal party ensemble. For this option, you can stick within the same family and play with different tones and hues or use the palate of your wedding inspiration while shopping and selecting. Just be certain that once all dresses are selected, you have the time to see them together — a bit of cohesiveness is key here. Don't forget the flowers! When it comes to both different cuts and color in your maids' dresses, the perfect way to tie it all together is with neutral and simple bouquets.

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