25 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses From Real Weddings

Serious bridal party goals right here.

Bridesmaids wearing matching lace boho dresses.


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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The White Bridesmaid Dress Trend


White is no longer reserved for just the bride—these maids pull off the stark color with a bright bouquet of blooms for a look that is summertime fine.

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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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Perfectly Mismatched Florals

Loreto Caceres Photography 2016

Mismatched florals in varying colors and sizes put a twist on the spring classic.

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Ocean Blue Hues

Bridesmaids wearing tie-dye print dresses for a beachy aesthetic.

Jenn Emerling 

Tie-dye prints, watercolor patterns, and ocean blue hues—these beachy babes have some serious boho-chic style going on.

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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 laidback elegance, connected by matching floral appliques.

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Shades of Grey

Bridesmaids wearing dresses in a spectrum of grey shades.

Linda Arredondo Photography 

Straight from the pages of a fashion magazine, no? Fifty shades of grey has never looked so classy—each bride was asked to wear a long dress in any shade of grey as a tribute to the bride’s mother’s last name.

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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


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

Photo by Jenna Mason Photography

Deep, rustic hues of marigold, orange, sepia, and cream make for an unexpected color combo rich in autumnal tones.

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Classic Navy

Bridesmaids wearing ASOS cape dresses.

 Jason Mark Harris Photography

Crisp and clean, these navy ASOS cape dresses are the picture of sophisticated elegance and class, while pineapple headpieces and navy veils lend a dash of playfulness.

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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. Shall we call it Women in Black?

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Garden-Inspired Pastel Perfection

Bridesmaids wearing short garden party-inspired bridesmaid dresses.

Sam Riles Photography 

We’ve never loved short bridesmaid dresses as much as these. Sky blue and garden-inspired with ruffles and sleeve detailing, they’re the epitome of pastel perfection. Bonus: The bouquets even match the floral print.

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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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Touches of Boho in White and Dusty Rose

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 sparkling pewter, silver, and black.

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Industrial Vibes

Bridesmaids wearing gray dresses with a swirling marble pattern.

 Couple of Prague

Gray dresses with a swirling marble pattern carry an industrial vibe. Coupled with green, white, and red bouquets, the look conjures a stylish winter spell.

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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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Charming Separates

Bridesmaids wearing pleated skirts and lace scalloped tops.

Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography

Soft blue pleated skirts and lace scalloped tops make for charming separates that are chic, classy, and a little bit flirty.

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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, appliques, and asymmetrical designs take shape in varying silhouettes of slate blue for indie styles with total personality and flair.

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Neutral Pink Meet Flower Wall

The bridesmaids are wearing neutral pink dresses against a dreamy floral wall backdrop.

Jonnie & Garrett

If this isn’t the picture of pretty, we’re not sure what is. We can’t blame these girls for taking a twirl in their neutral pink dresses against a dreamy floral wall backdrop.

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All White Everything

The bridesmaids are wearing all-white for a fashion-forward look.

Olguin Photography

All white everything for the most fashion-forward bridal party. From midi skirts to jumpsuits, these ladies know style.

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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 head wreaths for a chill bohemian-luxe vibe.

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Perfectly On Trend

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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