The trend of having mismatched bridesmaid dresses has grown increasingly in popularity over the last few years, but this is one trend we hope never goes away! We love how fun and interesting the different dresses can look together and how they allow each bridesmaid to showcase their individuality. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses also relieve some of the pressure of trying to find one dress that fits all the different body types in your bridal party as well as their personal style preferences. However, executing this unique look is not always easy and often results in a disjointed-looking bridal party. Below are some tips for curating a cohesive mismatched bridesmaid dress collection.
Keep the dresses the same length
One thing all of the swoon-worthy mismatched bridal party photos on Pinterest have in common is that the bridesmaid dresses are all the same length. Having mixed hems makes it very difficult to create a cohesive look.
Only vary two features
If all of the dresses are wildly different it will start to look confusing. Allowing the bridesmaid dresses to vary in only two ways will help prevent that, examples are different necklines and colors but the dresses are all in the same fabric or having all of the dresses in different fabric and necklines but keeping them the same color.
Predetermine the shades of color
The little swatches of fabric in the color books often look different when used in a full dress, the best way to get the color combination you want is to go to the bridal store and the dresses on a rack together. It is also a good idea to pre-assign a color to each girl, that way you avoid any disagreements down the road.
Help them out
If you letting your bridesmaid choose their dresses outside of the bridal store, try to go with them when they go shopping. This will prevent the girls from showing up in ten different shades of navy that photography awkwardly!
Narrow down the choices
Pre-select the colors and styles you like at the bridal shot before your actual appointment and let them choose their favorite, it will save lots of time and confusion when you are all together.