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Perfect Mismatched Bridesmaids

There is nothing more inspiring (or flattering) for me than hearing from you, the readers and followers of Chic Vintage Brides. Whether it is a comment on a post, a message through Facebook, a quick hello, a thank-you or to ask for my help, it never fails to make me smile! And it was a reader’s request that inspired today’s post.  After reading my New Year’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons outlining my aims and aspirations for 2013, which included my promise for more fashion, the lovely Tanya left a request for a bridesmaids post that is so on trend at the moment, and could well be the answer to your prayers!

Mismatched Blush and Pink Bridesmaids DressesMismatched Bridesmaids on Style Me Pretty

Mismatched Blue and Green Bridesmaids DressesMismatched Bridesmaids on Ruffled 

Boho Bridesmaids DressesMismatched Bridesmaids on Wedding Chicks

Tanya’s comment read “… my four maids live in three states, and one may be pregnant! So I am pretty keen on them just getting their own dresses that they actually like! I’m trying to come up with a colour palette for a summer wedding that doesn’t rely on each dress being a very specific colour/shade.” There must be so many brides out there facing a similar dilemma, so this post is for you lovelies! Mismatched bridesmaids dresses are the perfect solution for any bride trying to arrange a wedding with bridesmaids in different states, counties, countries or even continents! So how is it best to do mismatched? There are so many options, all as absolutely gorgeous as each other, it just depends on your wedding – and your bridesmaids style!

Same Style Different Colours

Which looks swell either in the same colour but in different shades…..

Mismatched Blue & Green Bridesmaids Dresses Mismatched Bridesmaids from Style Me Pretty

Donna Morgan Bridesmaids Dresses in Different Colours

Pink Ombre Bridesmaids Dresses - Donna MorganBridesmaids Dresses from Donna Morgan

 Or in different colours from the same palette……

Same Style Different Colours Bridesmaids Dresses - Idlewild from BHLDNIdlewild Dresses from BHLDN

Mismatched Autumn Bridesmaids Dresses from Shop RucheHydrangea Dress from ShopRuche in Grey, Burgundy and Blue

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses - When the Night Comes Dresses from ModclothWhen the Night Comes Dresses from Modcloth

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses - When the Night Comes Dresses from Modcloth When the Night Comes Dresses from Modcloth

Different Colours and Different Styles

I think the key to this look is keeping them complementary, colours and styles are different but complementary…..

Mismatched Pastel Bridesmaids Dresses - Different Pastel ShadesMismatched Bridesmaids in Pastel Shades from Green Wedding Shoes

Mismatched Pastel Bridesmaids Dresses from Etsy

 Atelier Signature on Etsy

This look works equally well with pastels and neutrals!

Mismatched Bridesmaids - different but complimentary coloursMismatched Bridesmaids in Neutrals from Green Wedding Shoes

As well as contrasting colours…..

Mismatched Bridesmaids - different but complimentary coloursMismatched Bridesmaids in Contrasting Colours from Wedding Chicks

Mismatched Bridesmaids - Shades of Grey and Peach from Shop RucheContrasting Dresses from ShopRuche – Ivory, Grey and Peach

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses from BHLDN Contrasting Bridesmaids Dresses from BHLDN

Mismatched Bridesmaids Complimentary ColoursContrasting Bridesmaids from Ruffled

And who could forget these super glam bridesmaids in their mismatched sequin gowns…..

Mismatched Bridesmaids - different styles and colours but complimentaryMismatched Sequin Bridesmaids from Green Wedding Shoes

Mismatched Bridesmaids - Jenny Packham Glam Trio Sequin Bridesmaids Dresses from StyleBop – BlackBlushSilver

Different Styles Same Colour

This look is the way to go if you want mismatched patterns…..

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses - Same Colour Different StylesMismatched Bridesmaids from Ruffled

Mismatched Bridesmaids from Modcloth in Monaco Blue

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses from Modcloth – FloralPolka DotStriped

Or mismatched fabrics and textures…..

Mismatched Bridesmaids in Ivory

Mismatched Bridesmaids in Ivory from Ruffled

Ivory 1950s Inspired Bridesmaids Dresses from Modcloth

Ivory Bridesmaids Dresses from Modcloth

Ivory Lace Bridesmaids Dresses from Modcloth

Ivory Bridesmaids Dresses from Modcloth

For more traditional and modern bridesmaids dresses, brands such as DessyDonna Morgan and Two Birds create styles to suit every bridesmaid in a rainbow of colours!

Mismatched Bridesmaids - Same Colour Different Style DressesBLCouture Dresses Photographed by Valo Photography

 Bridesmaids Dresses from Donna Morgan

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses from TwobirdsMismatched Bridesmaids Dresses from Two Birds

Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses from Etsy - same colour different styles

Atelier Signature on Etsy

Mismatched Bridesmaid Accessories

Or for a look that is cohesive as well as unique, create outfits as individual as your bridesmaids with mismatched accessories…..

Mismatched Bridesmaids Accessories - CardigansMismatched Bridesmaids Cardigans on Southbound Bride

Mismatched Bridesmaid Accessories - ShoesMismatched Bridesmaid Shoes on Southbound Bride

How cute would these heels be on Autumn or Winter Bridesmaids?

Mismatched Bridesmaids - Accessories, Shoes

 Cinnamon Scones Heels in Gold and Black from Modcloth

Mismatched Bridesmaids - Accessories, Shoes

 Cinnamon Scones Heel in Stone and Tan from Modcloth

Mismatched Bridesmaids - Accessories, Shoes

  All Dressed Up Vintage Shoes in Plum, Teal and Black from Modcloth

Following on from my earlier posts on the perfect little (and long) black bridesmaids dresses and ivory bridesmaids dresses (still some of CVB’s most popular) what are your thoughts on mismatched bridesmaids dresses? I love that all rules for bridesmaids dresses have been thrown out of the window!

Thankyou for the inspiration Tanya, I hope this post has helped 🙂