If you are having trouble trying to find the right dress to suit the different shapes, styles, and colouring of all your bridesmaids, the mix and match bridesmaid trend might be one to consider.

Mixing and matching your bridesmaids can also be really handy if all of your bridesmaids don't live in the Mackay region and are not available for a group shopping trip. If you have given your bridesmaids free rein to pick their dresses, just make sure they talk to you and to each other so you end up with an even spread of colours/shades/patterns/styles that match the look you’re going for.

Read on and check out the examples below for inspiration and to make the task of mixing and matching your bridesmaids easier.


Same colour, different styles

Perhaps the easiest way to mix and match your bridesmaids is to pick your colour – say blue – and let your bridesmaids each pick a dress style and neckline that best flatters her shape.


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If you want the dresses to be “exactly” the same colour, this will work best with tonal shades, like black, or when the dresses are from the same designer who has the same colour available in their different styles.


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If you are OK with different shades of the same colour, try to ensure the dresses are a full shade apart as two dresses that are nearly, but not quite, the same shade will look odd in photos.


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Same style, different colours

Alternatively, pick a dress style that you love and then give your bridesmaids a choice of colours. This will look best if you stay in the same tonal range – for example, all pastels or all rich, dark colours.


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For a different take on this mix and match method, choose the same style and colour of dress and mix and match the bridesmaids’ accessories.


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Highlight your maid of honour

Finally, you could set your maid of honour apart by dressing her in a different colour, pattern, material or dress style to the rest of your bridesmaids.

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