Bridesmaids Dress Trends: Mismatched Dresses
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Every bride wants their wedding to be special and unique to them, from the wedding dress to the venue to her bridesmaids’ looks. Many dress trends have come and gone over the years, presenting brides with a considerable number of choices. A current option that presents the opportunity for a unique bridal party look is the mismatched dress trend. Here are five ways in which your bridal party can approach the mismatched dress trend to make your wedding photos look even more stunning.
For some brides, there may be a specific color theme they have in mind for their wedding. However, when it comes to their bridesmaids’ dresses, they’re looking to spice things up a bit. To keep on theme with their chosen wedding color, they can opt for an ombre effect across their bridesmaids. Choose a specific color, and let each bridesmaid select a particular hue/shade of that same color.
Perhaps you’re the kind of bride who is very particular in keeping your wedding to a tight theme, but you still respect the fact that every bridesmaid’s body is different. You can consider sticking to the same color and material but allow your bridesmaids to choose different styles. Bridesmaids have the freedom to select any type of neckline, length, and silhouette, so they’re comfortable in their wedding day outfits, and there’s a subtle variation in their look.
If you’re up for a little more variety, color palettes present an excellent opportunity to mix things up a bit. Choose a color from the wedding theme, whether it is similar or a complete contrast, and use the same dress style for each of your bridesmaids. It’ll differ when you change the color from throughout the bridal party within the same color palette. Some examples include:
- Blush, crème, dusty rose, light taupe, pink
- Baby blue, blue lavender, denim, soft aqua
- Light gold, mustard, medium violet red, orange, turquoise
- Blanched almond, misty rose, tan, wheat
- Carmine, rosy brown, sangria, sepia
- Bronze, golden brown, sandy brown, tiger orange
Maybe you’re looking for a style that is sure to create a unique feel in your group photos. Try having your bridesmaids rock the same color and very similar styles, but toss in various textures from person to person. Consider lace, chiffon, cotton, brocade, and so many others to add an exciting element to your wedding day.
The floral trend is a harmonic way to add creativity to your bridesmaids’ look. Whether it’s a dress with floral from head to toe, or just accents around the bodice, it can introduce a subtle sense of character. Floral in itself adds a mismatched element, but you can also differentiate the floral colors to jazz things up a bit more.
Overall, bridesmaids’ looks are different for every wedding. Be sure to research, see all of the different styles for bridesmaid’s dresses, and get a better idea of the types of looks you prefer. Anything you choose is sure to be pulled together nicely and create a beautiful looking group of individuals. Good luck with your search! If you’d like some help with other bridal party elements, check out The Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid.
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