The age of monochromatic bridesmaid fashion is fading, as brides are outfitting their gals in flirty designs, patterns and prints. From completely mismatched yet complimentary dresses to one bold-printed dress for all, this trend is hot, hot, hot.
Worried the mismatched approach will look sloppy? A word of advice: Don’t relinquish complete control to your leading ladies; if you give them liberty to choose a dress, tame the wild look by streamlining shoes (or shoe color), jewelry, hair styles, makeup and nail color. (One bridesmaid with bright pink lips will stand out like a sore thumb in pictures.)
Check out these sweet mismatched bridesmaids:
THE INSPIRATION: One of the most pinned images of mismatched bridesmaid attire on Pinterest, Molly Sims’ coordinated mocha, cream and black palette weaves perfectly through her wedding party.
SUNSHINY DAY: Some prints, some plain, bright yellow, light yellow — it’s adorable! Matching cowboy boots and long locks tie this group together.
NAUTICAL & PREPPY: Mixing loud patterns like polka dots and stripes can be tricky. Stick to two classic colors like navy and white, however, and it works.
A LITTLE SPARKLE: When it comes to mismatched bridesmaids, you need to choose a side: bling or no bling. The last thing you want is for one gal to wear a beaded gown and the others to show up in plain chiffon. It’s simple: bling for one, bling for all. We are swooning for the beaded neutrals below.
DON’T FALL SHORT: While you may be loosening the reigns when it comes to color, pattern and beading, we suggest sticking to one length — long, short, etc. — bringing a cleanness to the chaos.
FLOWERS FOR ALL: There’s a lot going on with these ladies — up-dos, long waves, sleeves, sleeveless, ruffles, prints — but those fantastic matching ethereal bouquets make it harmonious.