One of our favorite trends that has seen more action recently is the idea of mismatched bridesmaids, but it doesn’t stop there; we love incorporating the groomsmen attire, too. Fading quickly is the idea of cookie-cutter bridesmaids, rather brides are dressing their girls in gowns fit for their different body shapes. Some are taking that a step further and having different colored dresses, as well. While we think this idea is totally swoon-worthy when it’s done right, it isn’t always. We are here to help you bring that touch of eclecticism to your wedding, while avoiding a total dress disaster.
Different Dresses :: Same Color
For the most part, this style is what we see most often when it comes to some of our more modern brides. If you have bridesmaids of all shapes and sizes, we feel this is a fabuluxe way to make sure every girl not only looks great, but also feels like a million bucks. When it comes to having the girls in different dresses, we advise you to stick to one fabric and the same length. This may seem restricting, but trust us, designers are ten steps ahead and are making more and more dress styles every year. Take it from these ladies, who have our hearts pitter-pattering in these gorgeous bedazzled beauties.
If you want to make your wedding even funkier, have your girls wear textured dresses in the same color. They may not be the exact same material, but, like these ladies, your girls are sure to wow in lace and chiffon.
Same Dresses :: Different Colors
This can be a bit tricker, as you’ll need to have a really good handle on what colors compliment one another nicely. For our brides who just don’t have a knack for this (or just don’t feel like thinking about it), Sherwin Williams is your new best friend. Head to your closet paint store and pick up a bunch of swatches. If you’re gushing over green, snag a few of the mint and sea foam swatches, but don’t overlook those gorgeous evergreens! If you are positively smitten with purple, the lilac and lavender swatches will not disappoint. When you find the dress your girls love, use the swatches to find your colors. Whether it be shades of the same color (ombre, anyone?) or those that compliment each other, your girls are going to look lovely. We’re not sure if these beauties used our trick, but whatever they did to find their dresses worked because these looks are on point.
Over the Rainbow
Okay, here’s a trend that requires some subtly. Please. While we are in love with the idea, especially for a couple whose personalities fit this perfectly, it can easily be done in poor taste. No matter how casual, mod, or unique you want your wedding to be, there are ways to incorporate all colors of the rainbow in the sweetest ways.
Why not have your girls wear the same dress, in the same color, and add a touch of the rainbow in their heels? We love how these girls rocked these stunners.
And let’s not forget about the dudes. We are totally taken with the idea of bringing the rainbow into your groomsmen attire. Take a page from the girls’ book and get some multi-colored chucks. Not into that? Your gents are sure to impress with rainbow ties or suspenders.
Okay, this idea is totally precious, especially for the an vintage garden wedding. Imagine these girls in their muted rainbow tights paired with groomsmen in tweed pants, rolled sleeves, suspenders, and newsboy caps? Ahh, we are dying! What a creative way to bring color to your wedding party.
We’ve seen couples with mismatched bridal parties and we’ve given you a few of the best ways we know how to make it work, but we’ll leave you with a few shots we just couldn’t get enough of.