Simple Tips for Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses

Kathleen Hoefflin, owner of Bella Bridesmaids Indianapolis, says the new trend for weddings is mismatched bridesmaids dresses. She shows how to achieve this look effortlessly.

Simple Tips for Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses
(a guide to perfecting the ‘pick you own’ bridesmaids dress trend)

Brides always tell us, ‘the effortless look takes a lot of effort’! The art of mismatching bridesmaid styles is strategic, and it is not the vision for every bride. However, it is a knockout look when styled right. Many brides are wanting this look, but have no clue where to start. At Bella Bridesmaids, we understand that some brides want to give their bridal party creative license to pick their own style, within a set of guidelines. Many brides are mindful of bridesmaid’s individual taste, body type and budget. We are here today with two different bridal party looks that are on trend with ‘mismatched ‘maids’. For each look we chose a color palate and worked with an inspiration picture.

Bridesmaid pinkThree cocktail length pink dresses are examples of what might work for a bride who loves color, texture & print.  On the left, a retro-inspired style from Donna Morgan. In the middle, there is an adorable fuchsia garden stripe by Charleston-based designer LulaKate. On the right is a classic/ tailored style by Kirribilla. This look is fresh, cute & potentially re-wearable if you love pink!Bridesmaid wedding party
Bridesmaid gray inspirationAn assortment of charcoal gowns would be more formal– you can still be on point for formal weddings within the varied necklines and styles. We took a palette of grey swatches, ranging from platinum to charcoal and chose to incorporate different textures including lace, crinkle chiffon, tulle, and the glam beaded style for the ‘maid of honor.

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Bella Bridesmaids has the largest collection of bridesmaids dresses from the world’s leading designers. They have over 45+ showroom locations, providing convenience for brides with bridesmaids who live across the country. At Bella Bridesmaids, we recognize that every bride has her own vision and each bridesmaid is unique. We’ll give you personal attention to help you find the right dress for you bridal party, then ship dresses anywhere in the Continental United States. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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