By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Two Pair Photography
Want to ditch the idea of samey, matching maids? You’re in the right place as I will be sharing over 50 images of beautiful mismatched bridesmaid dresses. With real-life looks to inspire your own bridal party style. Yes!
Photo: Two Pair Photography via Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Wedding
When it comes to mix-and-match bridal party outfits there are a few ways to go about things. And it’s a good idea to know about these simple options before diving into the image gallery:
OK, now that’s settled let’s take a look at the super cool mismatched dresses in the gallery below. I will also share my top tips as we go along, on just how to create your mismatched bridesmaid aesthetic to perfection! Whether you are in the UK or based worldwide, these ideas should assist!
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Choose two gorgeous colours and pick the same dresses for your maids.
Photo: Louise Barry Photographer via Streamers Decor Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses & Shoes: ASOS
Add a metallic fabric into the mix to create a subtle sheen.
Photo: Grace Dove Photography via Manor Lake Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Don’t be afraid to go for clashing floral prints.
Photo: Jo Hastings Photography via Staffordshire Country Estate Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Maids To Measure
Unique dresses can come together beautifully in similar complementary shades.
Photo: Jemma King Photography via Retro Autumn Wedding Ideas Maids Dresses: Shein Ted Baker
These satin bridesmaid dresses look stunning in earthy tones, which create an ombre effect.
Photo: Jonny Gouldstone Photography via Hertfordshire Farm Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses: Petal and Pup
Go for all-out colour, but ask your photographer to line you up in colour order for your wedding photos.
Photo: Pablo Laguia via Espacio Chechen Wedding
Take a palette of jewel-tone colours with you to your bridesmaid shopping outing.
Photo: Firewood Film via Fun Colourful Barn Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Buy pale pink frocks which don’t completely match in tone for a natural feel.
Photo: Kape Photography via Nizuc Resort Wedding
Keep hemlines the same, but add fabrics such as lace with different tones.
Photo: Northern Aye Photography via Alternative Scottish Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Mix Bridal
Three colours can work really well, especially when teamed with cohesive bridesmaid bouquets.
Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Red Greenery Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Deep green bridesmaid dresses in similar fabrics but in different shapes can look so chic.
Photo: Georgia Rachael via Spring Meadow Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
How lovely are these grey frocks? Choose two styles and let your bridesmaids choose their fave.
Photo: Photography34 via North Yorkshire Barn Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon
Adding flower crowns really takes the focus primarily away from the dresses.
Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Iridescent Wedding Dress Bridesmaid Dresses: Coast
These mismatched velvet rust dresses are sublime! Be prepared to shop around for specific fabrics and matching colours.
Photo: Photos By Hash via Beer Garden Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Renzrags Love Spell Design Forever21
This bridal party wore similar flowing fabrics in similar shades, so chic!
Photo: Louise Barry Photographer via Pumping House Ollerton Wedding
Mismatched dresses don’t have to be coordinated at all. Ask your maids to wear their own outfits, you supply the bridesmaid bouquets.
Photo: Eastlyn & Joshua via Tennessee Lake Wedding
Take a strong dark colour dress such as burgundy and pair it with a lighter shade like blush.
Photo: Laura Williams Weddings via Autumn Wedding Colours Bridesmaid Dresses: Matchimony
Multiway bridesmaid dresses are a great option for maids to look coordinated yet choose their own style.
Photo: Emma Lawson via Fife Wedding
If choosing heavily embellished dresses, you can still mix them up. Keep the fabric the same, change the colour and sleeve options for each maid instead.
Photo: Firefly and Embers Photography via Elsick House Wedding
Ensure your different dresses are all in a long length, this also removes the need to wear matching bridesmaid shoes.
Photo: Maddie Farris Photography via West Yorkshire Hall Wedding
Give your bridesmaids a colour palette and let them go off and choose their own dress. It makes for a wonderful surprise on the day.
Photo: Sasha Weddings via Riverside Buckinghamshire Wedding
Satin and silk slip dresses are so in vogue. Simply mix up the styles to add variation.
Photo: Kerry Ann Duffy Photography via High House Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Pretty Lavish
A simple accessory such as matching hats brings together mismatched gowns.
Photo: Michelle Agurto via Ecuador Wedding
Take one colour, in different tones for a unique bridesmaid style.
Photo: Livvy Hukins via Travel Theme Wedding
If you are stuck for ideas on your wedding colours, take inspiration from your venue.
Photo: Claudia Noelle Photography via Washington Lakeside Wedding
These dusky pink dresses look timeless, pretty and so comfortable to wear. I love how they pick out the detailing on the bride’s embroidered wedding dress too.
Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Eco Garden Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Bridesmaids don’t have to wear dresses! Skirts, jumpsuits, trousers; there are so many alternative bridesmaid outfit options.
Photo: James Merrick Photography via Cheswell Grange Wedding Bridesmaid Skirts: 1000love
How darling are these blue and taupe flowing gowns?
Photo: Camilla Andrea via Thorpe Garden Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Rewritten
Shake up your bridesmaid line-up with a special dress for your maid of honour.
Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Industrial Derbyshire Wedding
Vivid yellow and orange can pair together perfectly.
Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Essex Barn Wedding
Colour match different dresses with the same deep, rich burgundy tone.
Photo: Sheena Shahangian via Dunaway Gardens Wedding
Pretty pale pink always works wonderfully, as demonstrated below.
Photo: Apollo Fotografie via San Rafael Wedding
Or how about a spot of purple?
Photo: Emily Montay via English Fairytale Wedding Inspiration Bridesmaid Gowns: NABBD London
Take green dresses and give your maids greenery bouquets for extra texture.
Photo: Katherine Ashdown via Elms Barn Wedding
At this wedding, all the maids wore pink but the dresses are totally unique.
Photo: Hannah Christine Photography via Autumn Village Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS & Coast
Pink and red really do work together so well.
Photo: Cacie Carroll Photography via Ontario Micro Wedding
These bridesmaids wore the same white dress, apart from one bridesmaid, and it works!
Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Rustic Barn Fun Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Contrasting colours, such as white and navy look lovely. Plus your maids can choose the tone that suits them best.
Photo: Lyra and Moth via Whimsical Summer Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Oasis Stores
Create a boho vibe with tonal green and grey teamed with all the blooms.
Photo: Mr Sleeve via Yurt Wedding
Tale the same dress, but with differing necklines.
Photo Helen Abraham Photography via Bermuda Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
How about a dip hem dress for something out of the norm?
Photo: Jessica Grace Photography via DIY Barn Wedding
These mismatched bridesmaid dresses look so good together even though they are all different thanks to the colours used.
Photo: Emily & Steve Photography via Pitt Hall Barn Wedding
If bright colours are your thing, go rainbow!
Photo: Jonny Barratt Photography via Safari Park Wedding
Or, perhaps a softer pastel look is more suited for your day?
Photo: Amy Lou Photography via Wylam Brewery Wedding
Simmering silver fabric looks fantastic against pale grey bridesmaid dresses and matching heels.
Photo: Claire Macintyre Photography via Whimsical Unicorn Rainbow Wedding
Powder blue dresses in mismatched styles, are oh-so-gorgeous!
Photo: Taylor English Photography via Chickamauga Wedding
Go ombre with your bridesmaid dresses!
Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Next Dorothy Perkins Chi Chi London
Ask your maids to wear their own LBD, flattering, simple and so very chic.
Photo: Monisa J. Photography via Arkansas Wedding
Tie together your bridesmaid dresses with matching capes. So cool!
Photo: A&M Photography via Backyard Woodland Wedding
Terracotta and blush is a match made in heaven.
Photo: Alisa Nicholle Co. via Modern City Wedding Ideas Dresses: Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique
Dress your maids in white! This bride chose the same tone in different fabrics, but all the same length for the perfect boho bridesmaid style.
Photo: A Little Picture via Summer Boho Outdoor Wedding
And that's a wrap! All the mismatched bridesmaid dresses you'll ever need to see to help you craft your own maid look. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right! Hooray.
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