Mix & Match Bridesmaid Dresses
What should I know about the mix-and-match bridesmaids trend?
This look is all about elevating your bridesmaid palette by thinking outside the box and integrating unexpected elements—maybe even party dresses not specifically designed for bridesmaids. It offers opportunities to go beyond traditional colors and play with details or embellishments.
How can I put together a mix-and-match bridesmaids look?
Start with a color or color palette. Once you've chosen your colors, you can move on to silhouettes, fabrics, and embellishments. Consider picking one “accent” dress (maybe for your maid of honor) that can guide the rest of the look. Choose tones from that dress or complementary colors for the rest of your maids.
Where can I find inspiration for my mix-and-match bridesmaids palette?
Don't be afraid to look outside the bridal world for inspiration! While other weddings can be a good guide, they can also make it more difficult to imagine something uniquely yours. Look at the runways of your favorite designer, or consider your favorite flower, painting, or film.
How can I make sure that my mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses feel unified?
Use one dress as your main source of inspiration. That dress should guide you in finding common colors, fabrics, or textures for the rest of your bridal party.
How can I accessorize mix-and-match bridesmaids?
Accessories will ultimately be determined by the overall vibe and formality of your wedding, but here are some suggestions! You can pair more understated dresses with bolder jewelry, or have all your bridesmaids wear layered delicate pieces. You might also decide to gift each maid a monogram necklace. If you're worried about clashing, stick to one metal—gold, rose gold, or silver.