28 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses From Real Weddings

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Unique Bridesmaid Dresses

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If you’re looking to give your bridesmaids some killer bridal party style, then you’ve come to the right place. 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 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 is 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 28 of the most creative bridesmaid outfit ideas we could find.

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Iconic Ivory

Grooms surrounded by bridal party in white

Photo by Jose Ruiz Photography; Event Planning by Carmen Ortiz 

These grooms know a little something about sartorial contrast. Surrounded by a squad of attendants in silken ivory hues, they paint quite the dramatic picture before the lush, green vista.

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Pretty in Pink

Bride and bridesmaids in pink lenghas

Courtesy of The Present Perfect; Event Planning by Milk Events

All the sweet, feminine vibes! We adore how this bride's ornate maroon ensemble pops against the softness of her bridesmaids' ethereal pink lehengas.

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Everyone in Emerald

Bride with bridesmaids in emerald green dresses

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

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

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A Unifying Accessory

Bride with mismatched bridesmaids in babys breath accents

Photo by Karen Hill Photography

These bridesmaids were given carte blanche when it came to choosing their wedding-day best. So what's the key to their cohesive presence? Keeping within a neutral color palette and rocking matching baby's breath accessories.

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Glamorous in Black

Bride with fashionable bridesmaids in black gowns

Photo by 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.

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All-White Everything

Bride with bridal party in white

Photo by 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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Oceanic Hues

Bridesmaids in navy and emerald green

Photo by Whitney Neal Studios 

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

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Elegant Appliqués

Bridesmaids wearing nude gowns with matching floral appliques.

Photo by Nadia Hung Photography 

Nude gowns in different styles have an air of laid-back elegance, connected by matching floral appliqués. We love the vintage vixen vibe that results.

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Coastal Grays

Bride with bridesmaids in shades of gray

Photo by 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 smoky color tinged with hints of taupe, blue, or sea foam. "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.

Photo by Melissa Beattie Photography 

Big, bold, and beautiful, these colorful dresses make a punchy statement with oversized blooms. We love how different silhouettes highlight the versatility of the larger-than-life print.

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Deep Rustic Color Combo

Bride with bridesmaids in citrus tones

Photo by 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 spicy tones and citrus notes. This palette is stunning for a late summer celebration or early fall fête.

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Classic Navy

Bride with bridesmaids in navy dreses

Photo by 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

Photo by 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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Pomegranate Noir

Bride with bridesmaids in red dreses

Photo by Justin Lee; Bridesmaid Dresses by Nicole Miller

Matching pomegranate-hued 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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Vintage Vibes in Lace

Bridesmaids wearing matching lace dresses.

Photo by Barefoot & Bearded

Matching lace dresses in white sing a tune of retro romance, while floral crowns and complementing bouquets in ivory and dusty rose tones lend a boho touch. This gorgeous group looks sweet as can be in all their vintage-inspired glory.

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Autumnal Warmth

Bridal with bridal squad in autumnal hues

Photo by Peyton Byford

Terracotta and rust, smoky tones, and burgundy notes all grounded in sumptuous fabrics of velvet and satin. This well-outfitted crew is the very personification of autumnal bliss.

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Florals and Muted Palettes

Bridesmaids wearing an assortment of muted floral dresses.

Photo by Bradford Martens

Muted palettes, fitted silhouettes, and horizontal floral patterns? We’re all about it. Check out how the bouquets even feature similar flowers to the dress pattern. Now that's attention to detail.

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Earthy Tones

Bride and bridesmaids in earthy tones

Photo by Tana Helene Photography

Earthy tones of purple and sienna have a fall feel with a refined touch. And those wild-looking, foraged bouquets finish off the aesthetic beautifully.

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Blushing Bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids in blush posing in front of rainbow

Photo by 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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Woodland Fairy Vibes

Bridesmaids wearing mismatched dresses.

Photo by Lucy Spartalis

These 'maids nail the mismatched dress trend—and get points for maximum re-wear potential. Different styles play with equally different colors, textures, and prints while still managing to be cohesive.

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Winter White

Bride with bridesmaids in faux fur wraps

Photo by 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 off the chill and unify their individual choices of jumpsuits or gowns.

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Indie Flair

The bridesmaids are wearing silhouettes covered in fringe and appliques.

Photo by 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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Tailored in Teal

bride and bridal party in teal saris


The richness of these jewel tones needs no introduction. These handwoven silk banarasi brocade saris look absolutely impeccable, accented by the groomsmen's matching kurtas and mundus with gilded palm-leaf patterns. Now that's a cohesive crew!

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Mismatched Ditzy Print

Bride with bridesmaids in mismatched floral print

Photo by Rachel Havel; Even Planning by Gemini Event Planning & Design

Ladies, take note: This is how you pull off a mismatched print. Allover prints are much more wearable when the florals are of a smaller scale and the matching pale blue palette keeps everyone on the same page.

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Red Hot

Bride with bridesmaids in pink and red

Photo by Kelly Giarrocco; Event Planning and Floral Design by Lum Eventos

This rainbow of differing silhouettes looks perfectly planned in the romantic palette of pink and red hues. "I wanted to be cognizant of the fact that everyone’s body and what they like is different," says the bride. "I wanted my girls to be able to show up as themselves."

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Something Blue

The bridesmaids are wearing all blue in mismatched lace styles.

Photo by Willow and Co

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

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Like a Fine Wine

Bride laughing with bridesmaids

Photo by Jenny Quicksall Photography; Event Planning by Kelly Patrice

This classic burgundy hue is given a dose of freshness from the variations in necklines. We especially love the unexpected blush posies against the deep color.

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Delicate Florals

The bridesmaids are wearing floral maxis and matching head wreaths.

Photo by Jordan Voth Photography

Straight-up perfection over here in matching maxis, tousled waves, and delicate floral crowns for a chill bohemian-luxe vibe. Maximalist floral prints can be difficult for a crew of this size to pull off, but these 'maids do it effortlessly.

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