Multifaceted Color Schemes for Your Bridesmaid Gowns

Discover 8 stunning hue combinations for your differing bridesmaid dresses.

As we all well know, trends in the wedding world come and go. Some décor items are classics that withstand the test of time, while others are fun and current, representing the time stamp of your nuptials for years to come. In the last few decades, weddings have seen drastic changes in the representation of bridesmaids, as the inclusion of a bridal party is optional and will come with the most outside “say.” Brides want to ensure the comfort and confidence of their best ladies, so completely matching gowns for your ‘maids has taken a backseat to the trend of mismatched ensembles.

In recent years, many women have taken the fad a step further, incorporating the idea of the un-matching gowns into their vow exchange. Some elect to choose coordinating – but not matching – dresses for their gals to showcase in pastel shades or various hues of a main color, while others leave the decision completely up to their nearest and dearest to decide. The result: a lovely rainbow of frocks that complements each woman’s features and makes all of your friends feel as radiant as possible.

To see this trend in action, scroll through the photos below from real weddings. Be sure to click on each picture to gain further inspiration!

Photo by Christine Bentley Photography; Bridal Gown by Ines Di Santo; Bridal Salon: The White Dress

Photo by Next Exit Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events; Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Photo by Ira Lippke Studios; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier

Photo by Kat Braman Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties

Photo by Gloria Mesa Photography

Photo by Palermo Photo; Bridal Gown by Isabelle Armstrong

Photo by Sarah & Ben

Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier; Planning & Design by Bob Gail Special Events

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Authored by: Megan Simpson