How to Mismatch
A perfectly mismatched wedding party makes for delighted 'maids and magazine-worthy snaps. But how to assemble an oh-so-effortless grouping that still feels unified? We put together a handy guide to help you create a unique look with mix and match bridesmaid dresses.
Same Color, Different Dress
This easy approach is the definition of a win-win. The bride can be blissfully hands-off after selecting the color, each bridesmaid has her say in choosing the style she feels most comfortable wearing (right down to the fabric and length), and everyone is happy.
Mixing up every last element—from fabrics, lengths, and silhouettes, to colors, prints, and embellishments—is the ultimate achievement in the world of mismatched bridesmaid dresses. But even when anything goes, it's best to have at least one common factor from dress to dress (requesting powdery pastels as opposed to saturated jewel tones, for instance).
Selecting a range of tones of the same hue is a refreshing take on a cohesive that requires a little bit of strategy. Choose at least three tones—light, medium, and dark—to allow the color gradation to really come through.
Maid of Honor Style
Think about designating the most impactful shade for the maid of honor, to let her stand out.
Photo by: Haydin Olivia Photography.