Mismatched bridesmaid and maid of honor dresses is definitely becoming the norm for weddings these days! According to The Wedding Wire’s recently released Newlywed Report for 2019, 63% of bridesmaids wore non-matching dresses last year. And the trend continues to rise each year, jumping another 4% from last year (and 18% within in the last three years). More brides than not are choosing to have their bridesmaids wear mismatched gowns at their wedding.
Bridesmaids are embracing eclectic color palettes and non-traditional gowns in ‘mix & match’ styles. Many pick dresses in the same color, however selecting them in different styles, often with varying bodices, necklines or skirt lengths. Others choose gowns in the same general color, but worn in different shades or hues. Still other bridesmaids are dressed in a collection of gowns that are completely different, but have simply picked up on colors from the wedding color palette or theme, and are equally gorgeous! There really are no steadfast rules anymore when it comes to choosing dresses for the bridal party.
So why are more and more brides having a mismatched bridal party? Well, complementing but non-matching gowns do add another level of interest and excitement and look fantastic in your wedding photos. But most importantly, bridal parties love it when they’re given the green light to pick the gown that’s most comfortable and that flatters their figure and skin tone the most rather than being restricted to one particular gown style or color. When they look great, they feel great, and who wouldn’t want that?
As you can see from the photos we’ve included here from weddings we’ve filmed in the past, a bridal party with gowns in varying colors or styles looks simply stunning. For more inspiration, see Adrianna and Gino’s beautiful wedding where Adrianna’s bridal party wore different gowns, all in champagne-toned metallics. And check out Julianne and Mike’s wedding where Julianne’s bridesmaids and maid of honor all wore gowns in different styles and in complementary, but widely varying, shades of pink and blue. Brides.com also wrote a wonderful little article listing 10 great tips to make mismatching easy. So you can feel totally free, now more than ever, to have your bridesmaids and maid of honor mix it up!
April 10th, 2019
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas