Long gone are the days when bridesmaids walked down the aisle in matching dresses and the groomsmen escorted the guests while wearing a traditional black tux. Today, wedding party attire is often chosen as a reflection of the couple's wedding style as well as of the personalities of the men and women wearing it.
Throwing a boho wonderland in the woods? Bridesmaid dresses that mix and match with lace and wildflower floral prints will create an ethereal vibe to complete your woodland theme. Hosting a Palm Springs affair? Groomsmen in brightly colored trousers will make a complementary statement. Having a quirky or eccentric wedding? Dress your bridesmaids and groomsmen in multiple colors.
The mismatched bridesmaid dress trend that quickly became popular in recent years has evolved into a variety of styles, from designated color palettes (think ombré or jewel tones) to variations of a central theme (a roaring 1920s bash, anyone?). And brides who do prefer a more uniform look still find a way to make a statement with their bridal party fashion by opting for patterned dresses (like stripes or florals) or those that are all texture (sequins).
Even groomsmen are picking up on stylish trends, going for a dapper look in tweed or dressing in a range of shades with a central hue. If they're really feeling playful, mix-and-match ties or bow ties and fun socks are always a favorite. A few wedding parties have even played rebel by skipping the suit jackets in favor of flaunting bright suspenders or colorful vests.
Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite wedding party looks for a little inspiration.
Complement Your Venue
These Show Me Your Mumu bridesmaid dresses draw inspiration from vintage Hawaiian bark cloth prints. Fun and playful, they're ideal for a tropical wedding.
Include a Hat
From a perky fedora and charming bow tie to a Duchess Clothier tweed jacket and carmine pants, this mixed tux is pure vintage gold.