Trend Report: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses, Trend or Fad?

Fashion // 03.12.2018


Ashley’s Trend Report: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses, Trend or Fad?

One question that we hear our wedding planners get asked often is whether or not mismatched bridesmaid dresses have gone out of style. This week, I’m excited to tell you that it’s definitely still on trend! Mismatched bridesmaid dresses is one of the best trends the wedding industry has seen in a LONG time.

So, now that you know it’s here to stay, I want to share 5 tips on how to successfully pull off mismatched bridesmaid dresses!

1. Give some direction

You may be one of those brides that is choosing mismatched bridesmaid dresses to alleviate the pressure of choosing one dress to work for all of your maids. Even if you’re currently raising your hand guilty, you should still give some direction. Whether it’s on length and material type, or color vs. patterns, providing your thoughts on some of the next few tips will lead you to effortlessly pull off this trend!


photo // Autumn Lee Studios

2. Keep one element consistent

This is the most crucial way to ensure your mismatched bridesmaid dresses work together. Whether it’s the neckline, silhouette, color, fabric, or accessories, keeping one element consistent will tie the look together.


photo // 42 Foto
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3. Stay within a few shades or tones

If you’re mismatching dresses by having girls in different colors, make sure you stay within the same color palette. One of our favorites is neutrals, and for Spring, we love when bride’s mix-up different shades and sparkles of pink!


photo // Kelly Birch Photography

4. Ensure a good mix

One of the most popular ways to have mismatched bridesmaid dresses is to have each of your bridesmaid wear the same color, but change up the neckline. If that’s how you’re thinking of styling your bridesmaids, make sure you don’t have 5 of your 6 girls all wearing one dress style. Similarly, if you’re doing different shades, you need to ensure you have a good mix of colors!


photo // Tonya Hjort Photography
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5. Consider sticking with one designer

If you’re looking for an easy way to pull of this trend, pick a designer and tell your girls to pick out a dress from them that is the most flattering to their body! Keep in mind tips 1 & 2 and incorporate one or the other if you go this route.


photo // Mariahmac Studios
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I really love this trend because it adds some personality to your bridal party and texture to your photos. We’ve heard from past brides who have done mismatched bridesmaid dresses that their girls felt more beautiful because they could pick a dress or color that worked best for them!


photo // Aimee Barnett Photography
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This trend is here to stay! So please ladies, keep on doing it and tag us in your photos! Use #foreverbride or #foreverbridetribe and check out our bridal shops for deals and discounts on dresses!

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