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Tips for Pulling off Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses

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Want to pull off the mismatched bridesmaids dress look the simple and savvy way? Don’t miss these tips!

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Many modern brides really struggle with the concept of the bridesmaid dress. Maybe you don’t like the cookie-cutter, clone-like look of a bunch of gals in the same outfit. Perhaps you’d prefer to take a more laid-back approach to the whole bridesmaid attire thing. If that’s the case, you might find yourself in love with the idea of mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses.

If you love the mix and match dress look for your bridesmaids, it really is a win-win. Allowing your gals the chance to pick their own dress should result in each one buying a dress they love, look great in, and would potentially wear again. After all, these are your best friends who you love and want to honor by having them in your wedding. And allowing them to wear something they actually like is a fabulous way to do that!

No matter what your color palette, style, or budget, this mix and match look can be done in a way that looks gorgeous and put together without being distracting or mismatched.

But how do you organize everyone to buy their own dress? Check out the tips below.

Tips for Buying Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses

For those who want to try mix and match bridesmaid look, keep these tips in mind as you start shopping.

1

Start with the Color.

A great place to start is by simply picking a single color or color family for all the dresses. They can be different styles, yet similar tones, fabrics, or silhouettes can tie them together.

2

Give the Girls Your Style Parameters.

Let your bridesmaids know your desired look and feel so they have something to go off of. If your ceremony is in a church, perhaps you don’t want anyone in a strapless style, so make sure to set those parameters upfront!

3

Share Desired Fabrics + Formality.

If you’re having a casual wedding, you may not want your gals choosing sequinned styles. If you’re planning something formal or glam, you don’t want them to choose fabrics that are low-quality.

4

If Needed, Select a Specific Retailer.

If you want to make things super simple on yourself, consider choosing a single retailer in a single shade. Retailers like David’s Bridal, Azazie, and Birdy Grey all have a variety of beautiful styles that are available in the same color fabric to make your mismatched bridesmaids dreams super simple to achieve.

5

Don’t Be Afraid to be Playful.

Mix in various fabric textures, patterns, and embellishments to get a really dreamy but cohesive vibe. We love seeing bridal parties with florals, velvets, sequins and more!

6

Ask for Final Approval.

If you want to be laid-back with a little checks-and-balances, be sure to request final approval of each girl’s style before she makes her final purchase. You want them to feel good and for the style to fit your aesthetic so that it’s a win-win for everyone!

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Want to pull off the mismatched bridesmaids dress look the simple and savvy way? Don't miss these tips!
Want to pull off the mismatched bridesmaids dress look the simple and savvy way? Don't miss these tips!
Want to pull off the mismatched bridesmaids dress look the simple and savvy way? Don't miss these tips!

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