The Secrets of Successful Mismatched Bridesmaids -Part 2

My article “Secrets of Successful Mismatched Bridesmaids” was and still is one of Belle readers favorite articles. So, I decided to give it a little make-over… same secrets, just a few new examples and inspirations! So here is an updated mini-guide on how to let your girls wear different dresses yet still look like your team… your bridal party. Don't fail to visit Part 1 of  Secrets of Successful Mismatched Bridesmaids” to get the comprehensive guide.

Option No. 1: Same color, different shades.
Neutrals, including grey, are so hot, especially when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. Neutrals give mismatched dresses a more unified look than any other color. Try them all in a short length like the first 3 images (source) to give you, the bride, a more distinctive look. Long nude dresses (pic no.5) are the best choice for a black-tie event. Or for a more edgy approach mix long and short dresses like image #6.
For those brides who want their bridesmaids to match their wedding colors, the seventh image gives you the perfect example on how to do it in a radiant color. Same length and same bouquet are the elements this bride used to bring together her bridal party look. Almost the same case apply to the last photo… this one… this one is just pure mismatched beauty.

Option No. 2: Different colors, same style.
Some brides would like to follow the mismatched bridesmaids trend, but they still would like to choose their bridesmaids’ dresses. Option number 2 is for them.
Picking the exact same dress in the different tones of your wedding color palette looks amazing and gives your bridal party a refreshing pop of color (photo no.1). If you only have a couple of colors in your wedding color palette, check out pic #2, I personally love this one. You may also choose two or three different styles and colors and let your bridesmaids determine what fits them best, like the last two brides. (photo #4, photo#5)

Option No. 3: Same color, different style.
Give your bridesmaids the exact color or even the fabric you would like them to wear and let them came up with their own dress. Or you can personally choose a few variations of the same dress (image 1, image 2, image 3,  image 4, image 5, image 6).

Option No.4: Same dress, mismatched accessories.Head to the original post “Secrets of Successful Mismatched Bridesmaids” to see what this is all about.
Option No. 5: Free Style
If you feel like your girls have a great sense of style give them the freedom to wear what they have on their closets. You can always provide some guidance about your wedding theme or colors to keep the look together. 

NOTE: We give this post a make-over for 2013. You can see the new version of The Secrets of Successful Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses, here… find new secrets and more fabulous examples + inspirations.

If you are looking for more bridesmaid fashion inspiration, take a peek at this… {Wedding Trends} : Bridesmaids in Skirts – A guide on how to styled, accessorized and mix-match your girls' two-piece outfits

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