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.
Photo by Kortnee Kate; Consulting by Viva Bella Events
Photo by Arte de Vie; Bridesmaid Attire by Joanna August
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Venue: The Breakers
Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs
Photo by Lauren Ross Photography & Nancy Cohn Photography; Venue: The Breakers
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.; Bridesmaid Attire by Monique Lhuillier
Photo by Docuvitae; Consulting by Bluebell Events
Photo by KingenSmith