Gone are the days when bridesmaids had to wear frocks in unflattering colors and silhouettes. Today's brides want the members of their wedding party to look just as fabulous as they do walking down the aisle – many even choosing to dress 'maids in white or ivory gowns. Though some brides still opt for shorter, knee-length dresses for their girls, many of today's bridesmaids are donning floor-length gowns in the same hue, but in a variety of styles and silhouettes. The beauty of these gown styles is that they can be worn again and again, and no one will ever know they were selected for a wedding.
If you're considering the mismatched trend, the best way to ensure everyone looks uniform, while staying true to their own individual style, is to have a few design details that are consistent throughout all of the gowns. Keep either the hue, length, or fabric the same, and showcase a variety of necklines or adornments. Donna Morgan's new Serenity Collection features a variety of bridesmaid dresses in strapless and sleeved styles, chiffon and lace fabrics, and sequin or draped embellishments. Brides can choose from a variety of popular hues including lavender, grey, light blue, amber, champagne, and florals, as well chiffon, lace, tulle, and mesh fabrics.