Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses: How to Dress Your Bridal Party in Different Gowns

Mar 01, 2019

This article originally appeared on the Adrianna Papell blog (blog.adriannapapell.com).


What’s not to love about a mix-and-match wedding party? This wedding trend is quickly becoming a favorite among brides and bridesmaids, but building the right mix can be tricky. When done well, mismatched bridesmaids dresses are undeniably beautiful and can make a major difference for your favorite ladies on your wedding day. Here is our no-fail formula for dressing your bridesmaids in different gowns…


One of the questions most frequently asked of our team is “will these gowns look good together?” So we’ve compiled an EASY way to ensure every mismatched bridal party looks it’s very best using our favorite color trend– Serenity blue.



How to choose mismatched bridesmaid dresses:


Add a Hue


Choose a hue based on your color scheme and use this as the thread the binds throughout your mismatched bridesmaids dresses.


Serenity blue and her sister hues– dusty periwinkle, blue mist, and ice blue– are soft and romantic. This color story is here to stay for bridesmaid dresses and wedding color schemes. While on trend, this light blue color is classically beautiful.


Subtract Any Fears About Differing Shades


When building a mix-and-match story, don’t sweat finding colors that match exactly. Unlike with matching bridesmaids dresses, going a few shades darker or a few shades lighter will only enhance the look. For this light blue color story, you could even layer in navy blue– or save that color for your mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses. Make sure the look is balanced. For example, if going for differing shades of blue, make sure half your bridal party is wearing lighter styles, and half are wearing darker.


Multiply the Style with a Print (or two!)


Once you have your base color, a print can add a pop to your mix-and-match bridal party. Choose a style that’s base color matches your selection. The rich print will enhance the look! This look is perfect for the light blue bridal party.



Divide Up a Little Sparkle


Whether you have a few bridesmaids who love embellishment, or you want to put a spotlight on the maid of honor,  sparkle is the way to go. These beaded bridesmaid dresses will add texture to your mix-and match bridal party.



Voila! Bring it all together for the perfect mismatched bridesmaid look. Use this simple formula and we guarantee your wedding album– and your bridesmaids– will thank you.