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Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses for Your Modern Wedding

You already know that when it comes to your wedding, anything goes. And since you’re already stressed enough about the finding the perfect venue and choosing you and your sweetie’s signature drink, there’s no need to add bridesmaid dresses on top of that.

So, in honor of wedding season and because you already know the mismatched bridesmaid trend isn’t going anywhere, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite looks that you will fall in love with no matter your style. Scroll down and be ready to get inspired with these 7 ways you can mix up your maids for a modern bridal party that will keep all your gals happy and super comfy.

01. Jewel Tones

Jewel toned mismatched bridesmaids
Southern Weddings

Tying the knot in the fall? Then this one is for you. Jewel tones dresses in all sorts of shades and styles will give your maids just enough room to evoke their own style while still keeping the entire bridal party cohesive. We love this ruby-themed bridal party, but you can also go with emerald- or sapphire-themed dresses. #SWOON

02. Ombre

Ombre mismatched bridesmaids
Southern Weddings

These soft and romantic mismatched long dresses in shades of blue and lavender will make your ombre dreams come true. To achieve this look takes a bit of planning, but the end result is totally worth it. Simply have each one of your girls wear a subtle variation on one shade, creating a gradient-like effect with their dresses.

03. Florals

Floral mismatched bridesmaids
Southern Weddings

We love a good printed dress so it’s no surprise that we’re adding florals to the list—especially after we saw this whole bridal party decked out in this pretty print. Mismatch by choosing the same pattern but get flexible and let your girls choose the silhouette that fits her body best. They will be so grateful for the comfort and be able to get a lot of mileage out of their new floral frock.

04. Brights + Colorful

Bright + colorful mismatched bridesmaids
Southern Weddings

There’s no need to shy away from color on your big day, as you can see from the gals in the picture above. To keep the look somewhat cohesive, give your ladies a fabric type—whether it's chiffon, tulle or lace—and the rest is history. For an even more mismatched look, let your maids decide on the length of the dress as well.

05. Sequins and Glitter

Sequins mismatched bridesmaids
Style Me Pretty

If you’re going for a more formal look, try curating your dresses around a design detail rather than a color, like these sequined dresses. This look is so good that it’s quickly becoming one of our go-to ways to add a little bit of glam to your wedding day. There are lots of way to pull off this idea, like choosing the same designer but different dresses. Keep all the lengths long for an even more chic look.

06. Boho Texture

Boho mismatched bridesmaids
Green Wedding Shoes

Adding a texture into your palette, such as lace, is also a great way to add variation too—especially if you’re going for a boho look. A variety of textures and fabrics will add a modern touch to your beautiful bridal party. Complete the look with a cohesive element like giving all your maids floral crowns or mini braids to tie everything together.

07. Pastels

Pastel mismatched bridesmaids
Style Me Pretty

If you’re not ready to go all in on the mismatched bridesmaid trend and rather keep it more on the traditional side, opt for alternating colored gowns in the same style. This will add some excitement to the ceremony, but still have your ladies looking very similar. Tip: Give your MOH some spotlight by choosing an accent color that’s a bit bolder than the rest of the maids.

Are you ready to give your bridal party an uplift with mismatched dresses? Which style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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