Oh mix-and-match dresses, how we love thee! If you weren’t already aware, the modern concept of varying dresses has exploded. Why has the trend taken hold? What are some great examples of mix-and-match style? How do you pull it off yourself? That’s what we’re hoping to explore today. Join us as we delve into what makes mismatched dresses so awesome, and find inspiration for your own mix-and-match bridesmaid dress styles.
Your immediate reaction might be that mixing dresses would lead to a sloppy, uncoordinated mess. While this is a possibility, it is by no means a certainty. Done correctly, the mix-and-match look can help your bridesmaids stand out and provide several ancillary benefits.
When you mix dress colors and styles, each bridesmaid can don an outfit that plays to their individual personality and body type. With some planning, you can coordinate these colors and styles to complement one another. The end result? An ensemble look that is greater than the sum of its parts. Far from ruining the unity of your wedding party, the mismatched dresses provide a greater level of cohesion while adding visual diversity.
To see how this plays out to perfection, you need only take a look at some of our own handiwork. The assortment of dresses we provided for Ashley and Luis, for example. They kept a similar color theme but varied the style of the dresses to accommodate the individual bridesmaids to great effect. The hassle of finding an exact dress was lifted from the ‘maids, and they were all able to find something that fit the general theme. Pricing proved to be no issue, as each bridesmaid was able to find an option in their budget without sacrificing looks or quality. This is the true power of mismatched style—custom choices that work for all.
The prospect of opening up the floodgates on choices might seem overwhelming. In truth, it’s quite manageable if you keep a few guidelines in mind:
With that, you should have the formula down for selecting a rocking mismatched style for your wedding. Make sure you pour over your options with care and feel free to peruse our own resources for more information.
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