While bridesmaids in matching dresses will probably never go out of fashion, we’ve definitely noticed an influx of mixed prints, styles, and hues for ladies lately! And it’s a look we LOVE. Now the idea of mixing and matching dresses for your ‘maids can be kind of a daunting one: How do I create a look that works? What if the colors clash? What if I hate their dresses? We hear you! And that’s why we’re here to help guide you, so that you can guide your gals!
Whether you want to choose a pattern you love + pull a color from the print, or let each gal rock a dress they LOVE—we’ve got several tricks to creating a cohesive ensemble! We’ve teamed up with our pals at Show Me Your Mumu for the ultimate bridesmaid looks!
Mix a Print + Pull a Color From the Print
Did you see our new GWSxMumu Blush Meadow Bridesmaid Dress Collection that launched last month? The print has us *blushing* just a bit and we love that you can pick up the soft pink, cream, or sage green within the print!
Dig that solid hue? It’s the Dusty Blush Crisp from Show Me Your Mumu!
Same print but different styles—let your ladies choose the gown that they feel best in. Then it’s a win win for everyone!
Plus, when you play off the colors in the print, you can also incorporate them into the florals—as seen with the creamy whites and sage green in the bouquets by Leaf and Petal NOLA.
all photos above by Caitlin B Photo, florals by Leaf and Petal NOLA
Each Gal Can Rock a Dress They Love!
Now, this might seem liberating…or daunting to some. Want to have a cohesive look but let your ladies choose a gown they would rock again?
We recommend providing them some guidelines so you don’t have the gals showing up in colors that don’t complement each other. Instead, highlight some dress styles you love (think all maxi, or all mini), provide a color palette to pick from, or some prints you adore!
Why this works? The GWSxMumu Wedding Bells print features a bit of the Silver Sage Crisp, which is picked up in the solid gown. While the two printed gowns both have those peachy pink hues, which were rounded out by the solid gown in Dusty Blush Crisp.
That said, it helps to play off the prints and pull colors seen within them!
We’re BIG FANS of Show Me Your Mumu as they have so many styles, color swatches, and prints to choose from! It’s easy to create a group ensemble that works, yet you can mix up the looks with a variety of their designs.
- Pick a print and choose different dress styles in that print
- Pick a print and mix in solid colors from the print
- Give guidelines: same dress style, within a certain color palette, or provide a handful of prints to pick from
How would you mix and match gowns for your ladies? So many fun options and ways to add a playful touch to your day! We’d love to hear your thoughts about color combos, styles, and patterns in the comments below!
all photos above by Lauren Scotti and hair + makeup by Cheek to Cheek Artistry
These bridesmaid dresses are soft, flowing, and emblematic of flowing material. Beautiful options for a boho wedding in the summer or spring