Keep all of your bridesmaids happy by going for mismatched bridesmaid dresses, in a variety of flattering colours and designs, ensuring each of your girls feels her confident best.
Mix and match bridesmaids dresses mean you can encompass all the shades from your wedding colour scheme into your bridal party and make the day tie in together terrifically.
For the ultimate in coordinated cool, include all of the shades of dresses you’ve chosen in your bridal bouquet- trust us, it will look amazing.
How to do mismatched bridesmaid dresses
There are two main approaches to mix and match bridesmaid dresses.
The same bridesmaid dress in lots of different colours
This is a great option if your bridesmaids all have different skin tones and hair shades or have particular colours they prefer wearing.
It’s also a great option if you’ve fallen in love with a particular bridesmaid dress style but still want all of your bridesmaids to be happy.
This is a good decision for brides who want more control of the overall look of the bridal party,
Different bridesmaid dresses in the same shade
This is a good choice for bridal parties paying for their own dresses as it allows them to choose a dress they love, that they’ll wear again.
If you’re going for a more laidback approach and don’t mind everyone looking a little different, a colour choice could be the way to go.
Differences between the dresses could be the length of the dress, different necklines or different fabrics.
Ideas for mismatched bridesmaid dresses
A unique take on mismatched dresses is for the whole bridal party to wear the same dress, but for the maid of honour to wear the dress in a print, that sets her apart and makes it known that she’s your right-hand woman.
If you’re keen to have mismatched bridesmaid dresses but are worried it will make the wedding look disjointed, why not have all of the bridesmaids wear their hair in the same style for continuity?
Check out our gallery of
bridesmaid hairstyles to inspire your ideas.
Floral print bridesmaid dresses – A mixture of colour block dresses and printed gowns make for a wonderful wedding day combination. This trio of pretty gowns comes courtesy of Kelsey Rose.
Pastel mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Mix and match bridesmaid dresses are a great way to encompass all of your wedding colours in your bridal party, and keep all of your maids happy at the same time. Whether you go for the same dresses in different shades, or different designs in the same colour, your best girls are sure to look beautiful. Going for mix and match bridesmaid dresses allows you to choose dresses that suit each and every one of your bridesmaids so everyone looks their absolute best on W-day. Choose complementing pastel hues, or colours that go together perfectly like blue and silver for a cool clashing look. We love these Alfred Angelo pastel bridesmaids dresses – they’d look perfect at a pastel or ice cream shade themed wedding.
Sequin mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Sequin detailing looks extra special when it’s on mix and match bridesmaid dresses; it stops the style from being overwhelming, while still being showstopping. Dresses courtesy of Jasmine.
Pale blue mix and match bridesmaid dresses – When you choose a variation of different dress shapes you can include flower girls in the fun too. Dresses courtesy of Sorella Vita.
Mix and match bridesmaid dresses – These three muted shades complement each other beautifully; the crystal detailing ties them all together. Dresses courtesy of Alfred Angelo.
Sequinned mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Sequinned bridesmaid dresses create a gorgeously glam aesthetic, especially when they’re in varying shades. Dresses courtesy of Alfred Angelo.
Blue and silver bridesmaid dresses – Baby blue and silver bridesmaid dresses look lovely together, especially with a variety of different necklines. Dresses courtesy of Sorella Vita.
Gold bridesmaid dresses – Inject extra glamour into your wedding day with gold bridesmaid dresses, like these ones from Kelsey Rose. Go for different lengths and necklines to suit all of your girls. Check out our Go For Gold wedding theme for inspiration for your glittering big day.
Lilac mix and match bridesmaids dresses – Different necklines on your bridesmaids’ dresses will look beautiful in the photos from your big day. We love these lilac numbers from Jasmine.
Autumnal mix and match wedding dresses – These contrasting rich hues would look wonderful at an autumn wedding, especially if matched to the colour scheme of your decor. Check out our floral inspiration for autumn weddings for more ideas for your big day. Dresses courtesy of Kelsey Rose.
Pastel mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Maids to Measure offer a lovely collection of mix and match pastel bridesmaid dresses, in a selection of flattering shapes and styles.
Burgundy mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Burgundy is a seriously sultry shade for your bridesmaids’ dresses, and is best suited to autumn weddings. Keep it from looking too blocky with scoop necklines and exposed shoulders. Dresses courtesy of Sorella Vita.
Neutral mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Neutral hues make for a wonderful wedding day choice – they suit nearly everyone and ensure there will no clashing colours between your bridesmaids. These simplistic shades would look wonderful at a blush pink and grey themed wedding. Courtesy of Maids to Measure.
Taupe mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Taupe is a lovey bridesmaid dress colour; it won’t detract attention from your wedding dress, and looks beautiful no matter what the design of the dress – it even suits two piece styles, as with this Kelsey Rose ensemble. Two piece bridesmaid outfits would complement a bride who had decided to wear trousers on her wedding day.
Pastel mix and match bridesmaid dresses – These girly shades look wonderful together; match them to the colours in your bouquet for the ultimate in cool coordination. Dresses from Sorella Vita.
Pastel mix and match bridesmaid dresses – What a gorgeous view these mix and match dresses would make walking down your aisle. The differing colours lend themselves to suit any hairstyle or colour. Dresses courtesy of Maids to Measure.
Nude mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Nude dresses are a wonderful choice if you want to go for a mix and match style. The different dress shapes stop the simple hue from being dull, and keeps your wedding day looking wonderfully classy. Dresses from Sorella Vita.
Red mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Go for a bold look with deep red mix and match bridesmaid dresses. The colour will suit all skin tones and look super dramatic walking down the aisle. Looking for inspiration for your red colour scheme? This real wedding with splashes of red will definitely interest you. Dresses courtesy of Kelsey Rose.
Peach mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Varying shades of peach create a lovely feminine look for your bridesmaids. Check out our inspiration for an orange and peach themed wedding day. Dresses courtesy of Jasmine.
Powder blue mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Powder blue is a super popular shade for wedding dresses, but it can be a bit overwhelming if all the maids are in the same shape of dress. Keep it interesting with a variation of differently shaped gowns. Dresses from Kelsey Rose.
Red and pink mix and match bridesmaids dresses – It can be hard to make clashing colours work on your wedding day, but if you select shades from a similar palette it gets much easier. These red and pink Alfred Angelo dresses all complement each other, despite being very different from one another. Only go for a look this dramatic if the other details of your day can compete.
Pink and gold bridesmaid dresses – Gold glitter and pale pink hues work fabulously together, especially when teamed with flower crowns at outdoor weddings. Dresses from Sorella Vita.
Silver and grey bridesmaid dresses – Unsurprisingly, silver and grey bridesmaid dresses go together like a dream. Dress your flower girls in sparkling sequin dresses to make them feel like a real princess. Love silver? You’ll adore our pink and silver wedding theme – serious wedding goals! Dresses from Sorella Vita.
Taupe mix and match bridesmaid dresses – When your maids are all in different dresses, tie their look together with matching hairstyles and accessories. We love the free flowing locks these girls are rocking; it’s a great look to complement their Kelsey Rose dresses.
Pastel mix and match bridesmaid dresses – Two Birds creates a wonderful range of dresses in a selection of lovely shades that can be altered to suit each and every bridesmaid. If you fancy seeing how mix and match dresses look in action, check out this real wedding which combines a variety of pastel dresses to create a simply stunning look.
Lilac bridesmaid dresses – How chic and feminine are these fabulous dresses from new brand on the block Rewritten? Made for ‘damn cool bridesmaids; (their words, but we agree!), the brand offer a variety of flattering and effortlessy cool styles and colours for the modern maid.