Posted in Bridesmaids | 7 January, 2014
In most cases it is not practical to have the bridesmaids all wearing identical dresses as they will have different body shapes, complexions and hair colour. Mismatched bridesmaids is a trend will allow a unified look with different lengths, colours, and necklines to suit each bridesmaid individually.
Here are five tips on mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses that will ensure everyone looks perfect on the big day:
Make your bridesmaid’s day by deciding on a universal colour, fabric, and designer for the bridesmaid’s gowns and letting them choose their own shape. They can decide on the length of the dress, the shape of the skirt, the height of the waist, and the style of straps or neckline. You can always set one rule such as the length of the skirt if you aren’t sure about giving them totally free reign. You may worry your mismatched bridesmaids will look strange with completely different style frocks, but as long as they have a common fabric they will still have an overall look of unity.
If you’ve made the dress choice, it only seems fair to let them choose their accessories. Bridesmaid shoes, handbags, jewellery, and cardigans can have a big impact on the final appearance of an outfit. You may need to set some loose guidelines regarding colour, size and shape of the accessories, but try to give your bridesmaids the chance to create an individual look.
Ask all your bridesmaids to wear the same skirt, but let them pick a matching top of their choice. This plan is often popular with bridesmaids as they can wear each piece again individually to look less like bridesmaids. One piece dresses are the standard in bridesmaid’s dresses, but separates can work just as well
If you and your bridesmaids can agree on a dress style, you could consider having a range of colours to suit your wedding theme. For an autumnal wedding let your bridesmaids choose from a variety of yellow, orange, chocolate brown and gold bridesmaid dresses. If you are just having one colour as your wedding scheme, look for bridesmaids’ dresses in a range of shades of that specific colour. For a purple themed wedding look for dresses in lilac, violet, and deep purple. Black and white weddings are currently in fashion, and if this is your choice why not dress your maids in the same style gown but with various monochrome prints?
Even if your bridesmaids are all wearing the same dress, you can add decorative elements to the frocks to give them a different look. Brightly coloured sashes, hemlines, corsages, and ribbon details can all look superb against plain black or white frocks. You could also give each bridesmaid a different coloured bouquet to give contrast to their dress.