Trend: Mismatched Bridesmaids

Mismatched socks are far from trendy but however as unlikely, mismatched bridesmaid dresses are in. The untraditional, unexpected style is a great way to show off each bridesmaid’s individuality or just to have some fun on the big day. With the right eye and a little creativity, mismatched bridesmaid dresses can create stunning photographs.

This trend has been emerging for some time now but the most well known example has to be from the Sex and the City movie that was released in 2008. Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion forward posse each wore a different dress, in a different color and style.


Today, mismatched bridesmaid dresses are being seen at so many different types of weddings. The possibilities of how to pull this trend off are endless. Same dress, different colors or same color, different dresses or same style, different shades of the same color. The bride and her team can play with patterns, shades, styles, accessories, etc. The one important thing is that there should always be at least one unifying element, which can be anything from the dress length to the bouquets. This just shows that the bridesmaids are all connected and are part of the same bridal party.

What makes this trend so popular is that bridesmaids are no longer forced to wear the same dress that may not fit their body type, personal style or budget. It gives the bride and her bridesmaids the opportunity to let everyone look great in a way that best suites them. Plus, having fun and feeling great always shows in photos. Here are some examples of how to pull this trend off!

Different shades of the same color:

Neutral are very in right now and they create a very unified look. There are so many different color schemes you can apply when using neutrals and the simplicity is sweet. The styles can vary but they should all be the same length.


Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty


Photo Credit: Kiss the Groom


Photo Credit: Jill Thomas Photography

Country chic, playing with patterns:

Country singer, Miranda Lamber’s bridesmaids all wore different patterns and styles, while sticking to the same color scheme. Mixing patterns creates a very playful, fun look that is great for rustic style weddings.


Photo Credit: Robert Evans Photography


Photo Credit: Kamp Photography

Same color, different style:

If you are looking for more of a traditional way to mix-match your bridesmaid dresses, this is the way to do it. The color, unifies the team but the style can be changed to suit each persons body type.


Photo Credit: Funky Photographers

Different color, similar style:

Color makes photos pop, especially with these rainbow bridesmaids! The dress styles are all similar and the bright colors are a lot of fun.


Photo Credit: Laura Murray Photography

Different accessories:

This is a very simple way to get a little creative and whimsical. Adding a little flare to matching or mismatched dresses can be done with the bouquet, shoes, necklaces, earrings, sashes or anything else you can imagine.


Photo Credit: Niki Rossi Photography


Photo Credit: Deidre Lynn Photography


Photo Credit: Love the Schultz

Written by: Darielle Terry


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