How to Create a Cohesive Look for Mismatched Bridesmaids

Create a unifying look for bridesmaids while allowing them to show off their own personal styles.

Though many bridesmaids have loved – and some loathed – their matching ensembles selected by the bride, we have seen an increase of mismatched gowns for the bridal party. Many fashion-forward brides have elected to select a few flattering styles for their favorite ladies and have left them to settle on their preference from the bunch or have allowed their 'maids to select their favorite style on their own, as long as they stick to the selected hue.

Dress tones can range from the color palette of the wedding, to colorful floral patterns, or even a simple shade of ebony. This trend initially developed from brides desiring for their loved ones to feel great in their dress on the big day and be able to use it at a later date. Shapes in gowns also range, so everyone can find the silhouette that works best for their body type.

The mix-and-match idea can also work in the bride’s favor in another way: the colors can add to the décor scheme and result in creating magical photos due to the variety of tones. If you’re still unsure if this works with the vision for your special day, take a look at this collection of photos we’ve gathered for you that feature bridesmaids in a range of mismatched styles.

Bridesmaids different dresses same color Brock Osweiler wife
Photo by Jared Platt Photography; Bridesmaid Attire by Joanna August; Consulting by Amy Mancuso Events

Bridesmaids different dresses same color pink
Photo by Kortnee Kate; Consulting by Viva Bella Events

Bridesmaids different dresses same color white
Photo by Arte de Vie; Bridesmaid Attire by Joanna August

Bridesmaids different dresses same color green
Photo by Next Exit Photography

Bridesmaids different dresses same color blush
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Venue: The Breakers

Bridesmaids different dresses same color white short gowns
Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Bridesmaids different dresses same color grey
Photo by Elisabeth Millay Photography; Consulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Chicago bridesmaids different dresses same color pink
Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Breakers bridesmaids different dresses same color white
Photo by Lauren Ross Photography & Nancy Cohn Photography; Venue: The Breakers

Back of bridesmaids different dresses same color pink
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.; Bridesmaid Attire by Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaids different dresses same color navy blue
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

Bridesmaids short dresses with different style same color pink
Photo by Docuvitae; Consulting by Bluebell Events

Bridesmaids at ceremony different dresses same color white
Photo by Elisabeth Millay PhotographyConsulting by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Bridesmaids different dresses same color pink long styles
Photo by KingenSmith

Authored by: Nicole Palacios