Mix & Match Bridesmaid Dresses – How to Nail it!

There’s some bridal trends that come and go but the mismatched bridesmaid trend has been around awhile now and is showing no sign of letting up! We absolutely love it – it’s a great way to let your girls show off their own individual style in a silhouette/shape that suits them and makes them and your wedding stand out. Here’s a few tips if you’re thinking of letting your own ladies opt for mix & match bridesmaid dresses

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1. Choose one colour/shade – Choose one hue whether it’s a pink, green, nude or navy and let the girls choose a style they like that suits their shape. They can be wear different dresses in a similar shade or even the same dress in different colours, like pretty pastels!

2. Stick to one feature – If you’re looking to create a fun mismatched look but still want a bit of cohesion, you can choose one feature like the fabric, style of the neckline or a design feature like lace. There’s a big trend at the moment for lace details whether it’s a pretty cap sleeves, a lace bodice or stunning lace back. Give your girls some direction and let them have fun with the details.

3. Don’t be afraid to play around with pattern and texture – Not everyone has to be in the same type of fabric – if you like the idea of a little bit of sparkle, let some of the girls that like their sequins, go for these. They can look amazing when paired with more simple gowns.

4. Full on glamour can be gorgeous too – If you do love your glitz, a bevy of sequins and shimmer can look fab too. Try sequinned gowns in different shapes and styles but keep the accessories to a minimum and keep the flowers low fuss too.

5. Consider multiway dresses – Multiway dresses are amazing! They give you endless dress options in one gown! Your girls can all be dressed in the same gown in the same colour – they just get to wear it the way that suits them best whether it’s with a one shoulder feature, halter neck or with a cap sleeve. Check out the likes of Twobirds Bridesmaids and Jenny Yoo who stock beautiful convertible multiway dresses.

6. Bonus – You can pick up budget-friendly dresses! Sales are great for bagging a bargain but you won’t necessarily get a dress for each of your girls with limited stock and sizes. However, if you are going the mix and match route, you can easily pick up an eclectic mix of dresses at a knock-down prize if you keep your eye out for example team florals with some pretty pastel colours for a fun summer wedding!

7. Opt for brands that make it easy – Bridal brands like Dessy, Jenny Yoo, Pretty Plum Sugar, Amsale and Hayley Paige Occasions have a range dresses that are designed to work well together – the shades complement each other, making it easy for your girls to find a dress they like that will still match the others!

Now, check out some stylish options for inspiration below…


 Photo by Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty


Photo via Deer Pearl Flowers


Dresses by Twobirds and BHLDN, Photo by Jordan Maunder Photography


Dresses via Pretty Plum Sugar


Dresses via Bella Bridesmaids, Photo by Carrie Coleman Photography via 100 Layer Cake


Photo by Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty


Photo by Christina Brosnan via Style Me Pretty


Dresses by Jenny Yoo via This Modern Romance


Photo by Lauren Peele via Style Me Pretty

Main photo: Dresses by Badgley Mischka, Photo by Marissa Moss via Style Me Pretty

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