The Growing Popularity of Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

As with every new year, a fresh wave of wedding trends is upon us, and it’s no different when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. Arguably one of the biggest and most unique trends we have seen in a while is the use of mismatched gowns. More brides are opting to have a variety of different bridesmaid dresses, rather than sticking to just one. This trend can be done in a number of different ways and is expected to be featured a lot in upcoming weddings. So, how do brides pull off the mismatched trend? Keep reading for the different ways we are seeing this pop up across weddings.

How to pull off the mismatched bridesmaid dresses trend

Matching colours, different gowns

This version sees all of the bridesmaids wearing the same colour, but wearing different styles of dresses. A lot of brides are opting for this to give their wedding a touch of uniqueness, without feeling like the day is all about the bridesmaid dresses. By doing this you can also choose a dress style that each bridesmaid feels suits them the best, meaning you have a happy wedding party around you all day!


 This works best when all of the dresses are from the same store or designer, so you can be sure that the colours match perfectly and you aren’t at risk of any slightly different shades. It also means you can take all of your bridesmaids into the shop together and try them all on at the same time to be sure they all look cohesive.

Matching gowns, different colours 

This is a trend we see less of than the above, but it is still an option out there for brides who want to make a statement. Different colours don’t have to mean every colour in the rainbow – it can simply be that you choose a few different shades of one colour, or even just two colour options and split these between your bridesmaids. It’s a really fun and unique way to bring more of your colour scheme into the bridal party, and add an extra feature to your bridesmaid dresses.


You can also use this to bring more colours into your wedding, rather than just feeling like you have to stick to the classic tones with only one pop of colour. It adds something special to your day and allows you to have fun with your colour scheme.

Different gowns, different colours

This one is a combination of the two above and is the most mismatched option you can go for. With this version, most brides tend to have at least one thing that ties the dresses altogether, like a few colours they need to stick to or a specific material, but other than that every dress is somewhat unique. This can really make an impact when all of the dresses are next to each other, and it’s something you didn’t really see a few years back! Definitely something for the brides who want something a bit different for their big day.


The best thing to do with this trend is to make sure you have a try on with all of your bridesmaids with plenty of time before your wedding. This is so you can make sure everything complements each other and you don’t get to the big day and decide this isn’t the trend for you. 


The mismatched bridesmaid gown trend is here to stay. This new trend allows brides to have fun with planning what they want their bridesmaids to wear, without feeling like they have to stick to one specific style and colour for everyone. Get creative and mix up your wedding with some mismatched bridesmaid gowns. 


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