Wedding Fashion

/ January 30, 2017

One of our very favorite trends that is still continuing strong throughout 2017 weddings is mix and match bridesmaid dresses. More and more brides opt for this look, and it’s easy to see why. Chic, stylish, and modern, this trend says goodbye to the days where brides often had at least one unhappy bridesmaid stuck in a dress that didn’t suit her. Now, mix and match bridesmaid dresses provide a simple way to add more depth to your wedding’s look, while each of your bridesmaids can be in a beautiful dress that makes them feel comfortable and look even better. 
A downside to this ever-growing popular trend, though, is that it’s not always easy to pull off. To make it simpler on brides and bridesmaids, many retailers offer specific lines of dresses that were designed to perfectly complement one another. Consider our top ways to use mix and match bridesmaid dresses at your wedding below, then take a peek at some of our favorite popular retailers, BHLDN and Dessy, to shop for your look. 
From some of our past real weddings, here are 11 examples of mix and match bridesmaid dresses done right.




Ways to Use Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses at Your Wedding

Same Color, Different Styles

One of the most common options brides choose for mix and match bridesmaid dresses is a range of dresses that are the exact same color but differing in style. A popular choice for this option is a completely customizable dress: one dress that can be worn in a variety of ways.

Same Style, Different Colors

A simple way to achieve the mix and match look is to have all of your bridesmaids wear the same style of dress, but each in a different color, chosen from your wedding’s color palette.

Same Color Family, Different Styles

This is one of our favorite looks if pulled off correctly, but it can be a little tricky to get just right. For example, your bridesmaids can all wear a different style of dress that matches a particular color family. Take a look at the first image from our slideshow above: all of the bridesmaids are wearing a color tone that complements a pale pink or nude palette. The end result is chic and stunning!

Complete Mix and Match

By far the most difficult option to pull off, a complete mix and match can have great results. Take a peek at the photo from our slideshow of the bride with her bridesmaids wearing a variation of mint or coral. Bridesmaids can each wear their own unique dress, regardless of style, pattern, or color. However, you can do this in a way that all of the dresses perfectly complement one another.