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 GoldmanElizabeth MongeTerry Gruber for Gruber PhotographySteve HoffmanJana Williams PhotographyYvette Roman