25 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses From Real Weddings

Serious bridal party goals right here.

Bridesmaids in mismatched gray dresses

Kaylee Chelsea Photography; Event Planning by Novelty Events; Bridesmaids Dresses by BHLDN

If you’re looking to give your bridesmaids some killer bridal party style, then you’ve come to the right place. Long gone are the days of identical matching bridesmaid dresses. The same color and style can still be executed flawlessly, but there are a number of other ways to dress your girls that are just as gorgeous—and in some cases—more creative.

Beyond the beloved mismatched trend (who doesn't appreciate a little print and pattern play?), we're currently loving the look of an all-white bridal party. Brides aren’t the only ones who can wear white anymore. When bridesmaids wear white as well, the look is always chic and unconventional, whether it’s vintage lace or contemporary romance. We’re also guilty of loving a good floral print—give it to us in a tiny pattern, oversized blooms, ombré effect, or a single statement piece, and we’re swooning.

And who says your girls have to wear dresses, anyway? Rompers and jumpsuits are a sweet, trendy alternative, and separates consisting of a crop top and skirt are just as stylish, offering a slightly indie vibe. If neither are your thing and you love a good dress, don’t confine your search to typical bridesmaid dresses. There’s a bounty of maxis out there sure to give your bridal party a unique spin.

Ready to achieve serious bridal party goals? Scroll on down for some of the most creative bridesmaid outfit ideas we could find.

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All White Everything

Bride with bridal party in white

Nicole Leever; Event Planning by Vanessa Noel Events

White is no longer reserved for just the bride—these maids pull off the stark color with tea-length dresses in various styles and textures cohesively brought together by the uniform bouquets.

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Embroidered Pop of Color

Bridesmaids wearing embroidered For Love and Lemons dresses.

Chris J. Evans Photography 

We’re swooning over these uniquely embroidered For Love and Lemons dresses, where rich marsala pops against a sheer canvas.

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Oceanic Hues

Bridesmaids in navy and emerald green

Whitney Neal Studios 

Navy blues and emerald greens are an unexpected combination that translate surprisingly well together. Like a deep, sophisticated palette reminiscent of a tumultuous sea. The dresses were punctuated with anemonie-laden bouquets.

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Elegant in Ivory

Bridesmaids wearing nude gowns with matching floral appliques.

Nadia Hung Photography 

Nude gowns in different styles have an air of laid-back elegance, connected by matching floral appliqués.

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Coastal Grays

Bride with bridesmaids in shades of gray

Kaylee Chelsea Photography; Event Planning by Novelty Events; Bridesmaids Dresses by BHLDN

Fifty shades of gray has never looked so classy, or so coastal, with each lady flaunting a different tone of the smokey color tinged with hints of taupe, blue, or seafoam. "They are all so uniquely different, and I wanted them to wear something that they felt comfortable in and that fit their personality/style," says bride Jenneh.

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Bold and Beautiful

Bridesmaids wearing colorful ASOS dresses with oversized blooms.

Melissa Beattie Photography 

Big, bold, and beautiful, these colorful ASOS dresses make a punchy statement with oversized blooms. We love how different silhouettes highlight each bridesmaid’s personality.

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Bohemian Romance

BY AMY LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

Seafoam green skirts and lace crop tops, completed with flower crowns, have a muted desert-inspired palette for bohemian romance.

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Deep Rustic Color Combo

Bride with bridesmaids in citrus tones

A Heart String; Event Planning by Viva Max Weddings

Deep, luscious hues of marigold, orange, sepia, and saffron make for an unexpected color combo rich in autumnal tones and citrusy notes.

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Menswear Inspired

Bridesmaids wearing all-black menswear.

Mary Claire Photography 

Sharp, sexy, and sleek—we’re all about this edgy-chic menswear look. Bridesmaids in pantsuits are stunningly editorial and fashion-forward.

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Classic Navy

Bride with bridesmaids in navy dreses

KT Merry; Event Planning by Bellafare; Bridesmaids Dresses by Ghost London; Floral Design by Fern Studio

Crisp and clean, these navy cowl-neck dresses are the picture of sophisticated elegance and class. “I wanted a uniform look for my bridesmaids, as well as a dress that was flattering and timeless," recalls the bride. "I’ve always loved a cowl neck and thought the style fit the aesthetic of the wedding perfectly.” 

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Garden-Inspired Pastel Perfection

Bride with bridesmaids dressed in pastel blue and yellow

Erich McVey

In sky-blue tones and sunshine-hued floral prints this bridal party is the epitome of pastel perfection. Bonus: The bouquets even match the various floral prints, as if by magic.

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Red Hot

Bride with bridesmaids in red dreses

Justin Lee; Bridesmaid Dresses by Nicole Miller

Matching pomegranate-colored chiffon dresses inject a considerable dose of glam romance when paired with the bride's quintessential white and groom's black tux. The bride was pleasantly surprised the style flattered all of her bridesmaids so well—two of which were pregnant at the time.

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Paisley Prints

Bridesmaids wearing paisley printed dresses that evoke the countryside.

Brooke Adams Photography

Paisley printed dresses that evoke wild blue yonder pair with cowboy boots for a look that complements the surrounding farm beauty.

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Vintage Vibes in Lace

Bridesmaids wearing matching lace dresses.

 Barefoot & Bearded

Matching lace dresses in white sing a tune of vintage romance, while floral crowns and complementing bouquets in white and dusty rose hues lend a boho touch.

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Sparkling Glam

Bridesmaids wearing an array of sparkling pewter, silver, and black dresses.

 a sea of love

These glam ladies dazzle in a stunning array of shimmering pewter, silver, and black. The varied textures and refractions of light look exquisite in photos, as well as on the dance floor.

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Florals and Muted Palettes

Bridesmaids wearing an assortment of muted floral dresses.

 Bradford Martens

Muted palettes, fitted silhouettes, and horizontal floral patterns? We’re all about it.

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Earthy Tones

© Tana Helene Photography

Earthy tones of purple and sienna have a fall feel with a refined touch.

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Woodland Fairy Vibes

Bridesmaids wearing mismatched dresses.

 Lucy Spartalis

These maids nail the mismatched dress trend—vibrant floral crowns and all—for a woodland wedding. Different styles play with equally different colors, textures, and prints while still managing to be cohesive.

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Indie Flair

The bridesmaids are wearing silhouettes covered in fringe and appliques.

Dean Snushall Photography

These bridesmaids (and the bride) are rocking the most creative styles we’ve ever seen. Fringe, appliqués, and asymmetrical designs take shape in varying silhouettes of slate blue for indie styles with total personality and flair.

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Pretty in Pink

Bride and bridesmaids in blush posing in front of rainbow

Alex Tome Photography

If this isn’t the picture of pretty, we’re not sure what is. We can’t blame these girls for striking a pose in their blush dresses against a dreamy rainbow backdrop.

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Delicate Florals

The bridesmaids are wearing floral maxis and matching head wreaths.

Jordan Voth Photography

Straight-up perfection over here in matching maxis, tousled waves, and delicate floral crowns for a chill bohemian-luxe vibe.

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Everyone in Emerald

Bride with bridesmaids in emerald green dresses

Stephania Campos; Event Planning by Daryl Wilson of D Concierge Events; Bridesmaid Dresses by Jenny Yoo Collection

Jewel-tone silks and velvets are exquisitely sumptuous and luxurious, the perfect complement to a black-tie winter wedding. Every single one of these bridesmaids looks dazzling in the emerald-green shade.

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Something Blue

The bridesmaids are wearing all blue in mismatched lace styles.

Willow and Co

We’re feeling blue, and not in a bad way. How trendy are these bridesmaids in mismatched lace styles?

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Glamorous in Black

Bride with fashionable bridesmaids in black gowns

IVASH

These ladies certainly know their way around a photoshoot, serving pose after pose in their individual all-black attire. Everyone embodied the very essence of fabulous with the maid of honor denoting her status in a glittering gown. "I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to express a level of individuality while still maintaining a cohesive look," explains the bride.

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Winter White

Bride with bridesmaids in faux fur wraps

Laura Gordon

While we may have already touched on the all-white bridal party aesthetic, winter white takes things to an entirely new level. This bride topped her ladies off with faux fur wraps to stave of the chill and unify their individual choices of jumpsuits or gowns.

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