Bridesmaid Style: Mix. Match. Love.

Who said bridesmaid dresses need to be identical? Switch things up with this fresh styling approach. Mix & match bridesmaid looks are so in right now, and we can totally see why. Combining different prints, shades, & silhouettes allows you to create a truly unique (& gorgeous) ensemble. Also, your leading ladies will appreciate the extra freedom to pick a dress that suits their individual taste. (Take it from a seasoned bridesmaid herself.) Loving this idea? Scroll for some tips, tricks, & inspo.

Go Ombre

Pictured: Famously Flirty A-Line Dress in MintBrave New Whirl Maxi DressLithe Laughter Lace Dress

The ombre obsession is still very real, and we especially love it in a wedding lineup. First choose a base color, then have each dress in a different shade, going from light to dark. Make sure they’re about a full shade apart to really sit beautifully together and have the effect look intentional.

Vary Necklines

Pictured: Culminate in Charm Midi Dress in NavyRespectfully Retro Midi DressBeloved and Beyond Midi Dress in Navy

So maybe you want to stick with one shade but change up the necklines a bit. Flatter different shapes and tastes with a halter, v-neck, or shirt dress silhouette. Tip: add a gorgeous statement necklace to tie each style together.

Tone It Down

Pictured: Outfit of the Sway Maxi DressAfloat on Flawlessness Maxi Dress in IvoryBeautifully By Your Side Maxi Dress in Stone

Muted hues in the same silhouette? Yes, please. Combine dusty blushes, taupes, creams, & more. The maxi length gives this ensemble an added ethereal quality, which is SO gorgeous.

Mix It Up

Pictured: Befitting of Fame Maxi Dress, Ruffly and Ready to Go Sleeveless Top in CarnationJust This Sway Midi Skirt in IvoryMuster the Length Maxi Dress in Coral

Why not just experiment and have fun?! Combine ruffles, prints, different hemlines, or anything else you fancy. It helps if the looks are in the same make and color family. For example, the dresses above are all flowy, lightweight, & peachy-pink—and they all look AMAZING together.

+ Inspired by these bridesmaid looks? Get mixing & matching ASAP.

About Kat

Kat never met a mustard yellow dress she didn’t love. Make that mustard yellow anything, really—see profile pic as proof! In her free time, she loves to act in local theatre, sip old fashioneds, & beg friends to grab Ethiopian food with her. Who’s in?!

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  1. SaraLily 03/28/2017 at 11:58 am #

    Great post! My BFF is getting married in October and we are mixing and matching the bridal party’s dresses. I found my maid of honor dress on ModCloth! =D

    • Kat 03/31/2017 at 4:24 pm #

      Nice! Thanks, Sara! Have the best time at your BFF’s wedding. 🙂

  2. Anne 04/20/2017 at 2:47 pm #

    We are looking to mix n match. My friends getting married in Chicago in August. Can you recommend 5 dresses in neutral tones? We like cocktail style for a night out on the town after. My friend got her dress from Modcloth as well.

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