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By Louise Baltruschat Hollis

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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!

Pink Floral Satin Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Two Pair Photography Photo: Two Pair Photography via Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Wedding


Cool & Stylish Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

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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1. Two Colours

Choose two gorgeous colours and pick the same dresses for your maids.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Ideas Coral Lilac Louise Barry Photographer Photo: Louise Barry Photographer via Streamers Decor Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses & Shoes: ASOS


2. Silver & Sage Green

Add a metallic fabric into the mix to create a subtle sheen.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Sage Green Grace Dove Photography Photo: Grace Dove Photography via Manor Lake Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS


3. Floral Print

Don’t be afraid to go for clashing floral prints.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Floral Jo Hastings Photography Photo: Jo Hastings Photography via Staffordshire Country Estate Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Maids To Measure


4. All Unique

Unique dresses can come together beautifully in similar complementary shades.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Ideas Long Jemma King Photography Photo: Jemma King Photography via Retro Autumn Wedding Ideas Maids Dresses: Shein Ted Baker


5. White Peach & Terracotta

These satin bridesmaid dresses look stunning in earthy tones, which create an ombre effect.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Ideas Rust Pink Silk Jonny Gouldstone Photography Photo: Jonny Gouldstone Photography via Hertfordshire Farm Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses: Petal and Pup


6. Colourful

Go for all-out colour, but ask your photographer to line you up in colour order for your wedding photos.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Colourful Pablo Laguia Photo: Pablo Laguia via Espacio Chechen Wedding


7. Jewel Tone

Take a palette of jewel-tone colours with you to your bridesmaid shopping outing.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Jewel Tone Firewood Film Photo: Firewood Film via Fun Colourful Barn Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS


8. Blush Pinks

Buy pale pink frocks which don’t completely match in tone for a natural feel.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Idea Pale Pink Kape Photography Photo: Kape Photography via Nizuc Resort Wedding


9. Short Lace

Keep hemlines the same, but add fabrics such as lace with different tones.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Lace Colourful Northern Aye Photography Photo: Northern Aye Photography via Alternative Scottish Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Mix Bridal


10. Three Tones

Three colours can work really well, especially when teamed with cohesive bridesmaid bouquets.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Black Pink Grey Three Flowers Photography Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Red Greenery Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS


11. Emerald Green

Deep green bridesmaid dresses in similar fabrics but in different shapes can look so chic.

Mismatched Green Bridesmaid Dresses Georgia Rachael Photo: Georgia Rachael via Spring Meadow Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS


12. Grey

How lovely are these grey frocks? Choose two styles and let your bridesmaids choose their fave.

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dress Grey Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via North Yorkshire Barn Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon


13. Add Flower Crowns

Adding flower crowns really takes the focus primarily away from the dresses.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Lilac Pink Green Ruffle Tulle Grace Elizabeth Photography Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Iridescent Wedding Dress Bridesmaid Dresses: Coast


14. Velvet Rust

These mismatched velvet rust dresses are sublime! Be prepared to shop around for specific fabrics and matching colours.

Mismatched Rust Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses Photos By Hash Photo: Photos By Hash via Beer Garden Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Renzrags Love Spell Design Forever21


15. Flowing Fabric

This bridal party wore similar flowing fabrics in similar shades, so chic!

Mismatched Style Bridesmaid Dresses Green Louise Barry Photographer Photo: Louise Barry Photographer via Pumping House Ollerton Wedding


16. Totally Random

Mismatched dresses don’t have to be coordinated at all. Ask your maids to wear their own outfits, you supply the bridesmaid bouquets.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Ideas Random Styles Eastlyn & Joshua Photo: Eastlyn & Joshua via Tennessee Lake Wedding


17. Blush & Burgundy

Take a strong dark colour dress such as burgundy and pair it with a lighter shade like blush.

Mismatched Burgundy Blush Bridesmaid Dresses Laura Williams Weddings Photo: Laura Williams Weddings via Autumn Wedding Colours Bridesmaid Dresses: Matchimony


18. Orange Multiway

Multiway bridesmaid dresses are a great option for maids to look coordinated yet choose their own style.

Orange Multiway Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Emma Lawson Photo: Emma Lawson via Fife Wedding 


19. Floral Sequin

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.

Mismatched Sequin Floral Bridesmaid Dresses Firefly and Embers Photography Photo: Firefly and Embers Photography via Elsick House Wedding


20. Floor Length

Ensure your different dresses are all in a long length, this also removes the need to wear matching bridesmaid shoes.

Mismatched Style Bridesmaid Dresses Green Maddie Farris Photography Photo: Maddie Farris Photography via West Yorkshire Hall Wedding


21. Give A Colour Palette

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.

Green Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Mismatched Photo Sasha Weddings Photo: Sasha Weddings via Riverside Buckinghamshire Wedding


22. Slip Dresses

Satin and silk slip dresses are so in vogue. Simply mix up the styles to add variation.

Mismatched Slip Bridesmaid Dresses Kerry Ann Duffy Photo: Kerry Ann Duffy Photography via High House Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Pretty Lavish


23. Matching Hats

A simple accessory such as matching hats brings together mismatched gowns.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Black Taupe Rust Michelle Agurto Photo: Michelle Agurto via Ecuador Wedding


24. Tonal Pinks

Take one colour, in different tones for a unique bridesmaid style.

Mismatched Pink Purple Bridesmaid Dresses Ombre Livvy Hukins Photo: Livvy Hukins via Travel Theme Wedding


25. Take Inspiration From Your Setting

If you are stuck for ideas on your wedding colours, take inspiration from your venue.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Tonal Claudia Noelle Photography Photo: Claudia Noelle Photography via Washington Lakeside Wedding


26. Dusky Pink

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.

Long Dusky Pink Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Eco Garden Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS


27. Mismatched Skirts

Bridesmaids don’t have to wear dresses! Skirts, jumpsuits, trousers; there are so many alternative bridesmaid outfit options.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Skirts James Merrick Photography Photo: James Merrick Photography via Cheswell Grange Wedding Bridesmaid Skirts: 1000love


28. Blue & Taupe

How darling are these blue and taupe flowing gowns?

Mismatched Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses Camilla Andrea Photo: Camilla Andrea via Thorpe Garden Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Rewritten


29. Maid Of Honour

Shake up your bridesmaid line-up with a special dress for your maid of honour.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Light Green Maid of Honour Wyldbee Photography Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Industrial Derbyshire Wedding


30. Yellow & Orange

Vivid yellow and orange can pair together perfectly.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Yellow Orange Three Flowers Photography Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Essex Barn Wedding


31. Burgundy

Colour match different dresses with the same deep, rich burgundy tone.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Burgundy Sheena Shahangian Photo: Sheena Shahangian via Dunaway Gardens Wedding


32. Pale Pink

Pretty pale pink always works wonderfully, as demonstrated below.

Mismatched Blush Bridesmaid Dresses Fabric Apollo Fotografie Photo: Apollo Fotografie via San Rafael Wedding


33. Purple

Or how about a spot of purple?

Mismatched Purple Bridesmaid Dresses Emily Montay Photo: Emily Montay via English Fairytale Wedding Inspiration Bridesmaid Gowns: NABBD London


34. Green On Green

Take green dresses and give your maids greenery bouquets for extra texture.

Tonal Green Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses Katherine Ashdown Photo: Katherine Ashdown via Elms Barn Wedding


35. Oh So Different

At this wedding, all the maids wore pink but the dresses are totally unique.

Pink Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Hannah Christine Photography Photo: Hannah Christine Photography via Autumn Village Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS & Coast


36. Pink & Red

Pink and red really do work together so well.

Pink Red Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Cacie Carroll Photography Photo: Cacie Carroll Photography via Ontario Micro Wedding


37. Subtle Difference

These bridesmaids wore the same white dress, apart from one bridesmaid, and it works!

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses White Wyldbee Photography Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Rustic Barn Fun Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS 


38. White & Navy

Contrasting colours, such as white and navy look lovely. Plus your maids can choose the tone that suits them best.

Mismatched Lace Bridesmaid Dresses White Navy Lyra and Moth Photo: Lyra and Moth via Whimsical Summer Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Oasis Stores


39. Boho Bridesmaids

Create a boho vibe with tonal green and grey teamed with all the blooms.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Green Grey Mr Sleeve Photo: Mr Sleeve via Yurt Wedding


40. Mismatched Necklines

Tale the same dress, but with differing necklines.

Pink Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Necklines Helen Abraham Photography Photo Helen Abraham Photography via Bermuda Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal


41. Dip Hem

How about a dip hem dress for something out of the norm?

Mismatched Flower Bridesmaid Dresses Jessica Grace Photography Photo: Jessica Grace Photography via DIY Barn Wedding


42. Pretty Pretty Pretty

These mismatched bridesmaid dresses look so good together even though they are all different thanks to the colours used.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Floral Sequins Emily & Steve Photography Photo: Emily & Steve Photography via Pitt Hall Barn Wedding


43. Rainbow Brights

If bright colours are your thing, go rainbow!

Mismtached Bridesmaid Dresses Rainbow Hues Jonny Barratt Photography Photo: Jonny Barratt Photography via Safari Park Wedding


44. Pastel

Or, perhaps a softer pastel look is more suited for your day?

Pastel Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Amy Lou Photography Photo: Amy Lou Photography via Wylam Brewery Wedding


45. Metallic Silver

Simmering silver fabric looks fantastic against pale grey bridesmaid dresses and matching heels.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Metallic Silver Claire Macintyre Photography Photo: Claire Macintyre Photography via Whimsical Unicorn Rainbow Wedding


46. Cool Blues

Powder blue dresses in mismatched styles, are oh-so-gorgeous!

Blue Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Taylor English Photography Photo: Taylor English Photography via Chickamauga Wedding


47. Ombre

Go ombre with your bridesmaid dresses!

Mismatched Ombre Bridesmaid Dresses The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Next Dorothy Perkins Chi Chi London


48. Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Ask your maids to wear their own LBD, flattering, simple and so very chic.

Black Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Monisa J. Photography Photo: Monisa J. Photography via Arkansas Wedding


49. Capes

Tie together your bridesmaid dresses with matching capes. So cool!

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Capes A&M Photography Photo: A&M Photography  via Backyard Woodland Wedding


50. Terratotta & Blush

Terracotta and blush is a match made in heaven.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Orange Blush Alisa Nicholle Co Photo: Alisa Nicholle Co. via Modern City Wedding Ideas Dresses: Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique


51. White Bridesmaid Dresses

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.

Mismatched White Bridesmaid Dresses A Little Picture 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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