Discover if the Mismatched Bridesmaid Trend Is Right For You

Bridesmaids don't have to wear matching dresses to look beautiful and cohesive on your wedding day.

Discover if the Mismatched Bridesmaid Trend Is Right For You

Photo: Yitzhak Dalal Photography

Mention the term "bridesmaids" and inevitably an image of lovely ladies outfitted in identical feminine apparel enters your mind. But these days, bridal parties are breaking free of same-dress syndrome. It began with brides who recognized that not every gown looks good on every girl and allowed each party member to select her own frock design, so long as it was in the proper tone. Now, some brides are even forgoing the color provision, allowing their maids to don dresses in a designated range of shades. Others opt to distinguish their maid of honor by allowing her to wear a garment in a different hue than the bridesmaids. The effects are fresh, artful, and sophisticated. Take a look at the photos below and see if a mismatched bridal party would enhance your wedding style.

Sarah Drown
Punam Bean
Jay Lawrence Goldman
Elizabeth Monge
Terry Gruber for Gruber Photography
Steve Hoffman
Jana Williams Photography
Yvette Roman

Opening photograph by Yitzhak Dalal Photography