The traditional bridesmaid looks where all the girls looking exactly the same are becoming overused. If you’re wanting something a bit different, mix and match bridesmaid looks may just be what you need! Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are fresh, chic, and sometimes defy the logic of fashion. (Yes to being a little rebel!) But all in all, they are an absolute answer to one of the most significant dilemmas a girl could ever encounter. Ugh, wearing a dress that doesn’t conform to your body shape! No one wants to wear an outfit that makes you look full or too skinny. Most certainly, no bride would want to see her bride tribe feel uncomfortable with her clothes.
That’s why we’ve put this blog post together to show you a few mix and match bridesmaid dress recommendations for you and your girls to help perfect those looks.
Ways to Perfect the Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dress Look
Brainstorm together first
If two heads are better than one, what more if you combine all of your and your bridesmaids’ ideas? Since you and your bridesmaids have different senses of style, it’s always good to share ideas with them and see which designs all of you like. Sometimes it can get complicated with so many opinions flying around, perhaps it would be helpful to start with the non-negotiables. By doing this, you can all avoid any unwanted mismatches.
Agree on a few things
Every girl aspires to look their finest and most attractive, no matter the occasion. As much as you want everything to go smoothly, what helps is to be consistent with some things. For example, standing out isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses. Try to agree on a few things like the colour tone, texture, or length of the outfit you all want to go for. This way, even if you all have your own touch of originality, some things still define you together as a bride tribe.
Consider comfort just as you love the style
The goal is to be stylish and comfortable all at the same time. There’s no use for a beautiful outfit if your bridesmaid doesn’t feel confident wearing it and walking down the aisle in front of everyone. Since it’s a wedding, the day would usually go for a few hours if not the whole day, from the ceremony, the reception and in most cases the dance floor. Imagine having to constantly drag your dress because it’s too long or always having to put your clutch on your lap because the outfit is way too short!
Same colour, different necklines
This is the most effortless style that both you and your girls could try, especially if you don’t have the luxury of living in the same state and have to go dress shopping separately. The beautiful thing about this look is that you each can have a sense of originality while still looking cohesive. There’s absolutely no room for any mismatch with this style. However, just to be on the safe side, it would be beneficial to choose a good bridesmaid dress brand if you aim for a uniform look. Given that some colours differ with different brands and it can become an issue if some dresses look off with the others.
Play with the tones and shades
Remember when ombre hair was THE thing back in early 2000’s! Fast forward years later, it’s still one of the most asked-for hairstyles in the salon and so it should be as it looks timeless and simply gorgeous! The best way to mix and match is to go the ombre way! This colourful look takes vibrance to a whole other level in terms of style. For a romantic ombre effect, what you need to do is to look for a range of tones within the same colour and play with the hue to achieve the look. This also helps if you have bridesmaids with different skin tones, which means there’s a higher chance for them to find shades that actually work with their skin.
Colour clash can be fun
If you like to be a bit creative, it wouldn’t hurt to try clashing colour blocks with your bridesmaids’ outfits. It’s okay to go against fashion rules every once in a while. This is an excellent way to brighten up a metropolitan wedding or set the tone for a colourful party. Aside from giving your bridesmaids the honour of choosing the colours they prefer, you also offer them the advantage of wearing an outfit they are most comfortable with. Of course, we recommend that you give them the OK for the choice of colours before they go ahead and order the dresses in case there’s a bad clash or duplicate colour. At the end of the way, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness for them to find something that actually works on their bodies!
Wanting everything to be perfect on your wedding day is natural, especially for the bridesmaids and maid of honour’s looks. The idea of mix-matching bridesmaids’ dresses can be a bomb or a big misadventure if not done right. Whatever style you and your bridesmaids agree on, you know what they say, the best accessory that a girl can ever wear is her smile. Don’t forget to smile as you walk down the aisle!
We hope you learned a thing or two about how to mix and match your bridesmaid dresses and we can’t wait to hear how your wedding day goes! Let us know your favourite tip in the comments below.
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