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This Is How To Coordinate Your Bridesmaids Dresses

Think all your bridesmaids dresses need to match each other perfectly? Think again.

This Is How To Coordinate Your Bridesmaids Dresses

It used to be the case that the bride would pick the bridesmaids dresses and they’d be the exact same colour and style – with no input from the bridesmaids. Those rules no longer apply today.

While there are other rules to follow with every other part of wedding planning, the way you shop for your bridesmaids’ dresses has changed dramatically. So now? It’s great because there are so many different options available. But that can also mean it can be overwhelming.

So the mismatch bridesmaids trend is here to stay, but you don’t want your girls to look too different, right? How do you make sure you end up with the look you want? Here are a few tips straight from the bridesmaids department at The Wedding Gallery.

Choose the same colour with different styles of dresses

If you want your bridesmaids to be in the same colour that’s a great idea. But there is a subtle way you can make it different by changing the style. If someone wants strapless, one shoulder or the top half covered, you can allow them to do this, while still colour-coordinating their looks.

We absolutely love this idea because you can choose a style that flatters each one of your bridesmaids. If you want an example of how this works, take a look at this video from Chase Amie. She takes her bridesmaids to The Wedding Gallery and they try on a bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo, in some different colours. Just wait until you see how many different ways you can style and tie them!

Choose different colours from the same colour palette

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you can pick different colour varieties from the same colour palette that matches your theme. It’s useful to establish some limitations here. We’d say to stick to no more than three coordinating colours for your bridesmaids. This way they’ll all look slightly different but there’s still be an element of coordination, which brings the look together.

Choose different colours and different styles

Want to fully embrace the mismatched trend? Go for different colours AND different styles of bridesmaid dresses! You can mix florals with sequins and have the rule that anything goes. Just make sure you have some element to connect the bridesmaids dresses together.

The shopping experience

It’s a big decision finding the perfect dress for your bridesmaids. That’s why we’ve got a dedicated bridesmaids section at The Wedding Gallery to help you. Our style consultants can help with everything and even show you how to create different looks with the same dress.

Coming to our Gallery will provide you with a fun and memorable event while you shop and try on dresses to your heart’s content. You’ll even get a glass of fizz!

We have so many designers and styles to choose from, and we’ll help to make your bridesmaids feel completely relaxed (even if they’re nervous!) No matter what their body type and skin tone, we’ll help each bridesmaid to find a look that’s perfect for them.

You could also plan a get-together and research different types of dresses first. But once they see how customisable bridesmaids dresses can be, the excitement will start creeping in!

Dress length

There’s no rule that all your dresses have to be the same length – but this does usually depend on the type of event you’re planning. If your bridesmaids are short, long dresses may not work. But if they’re all a similar size, you could choose a mixture of hemlines to create an even more unique look. What matters the most is that they all feel completely comfortable.

Bridesmaids dresses are usually either cocktail or floor length, but there are some beautiful ones from the Jenny Yoo collection with a small split up the front ending around mid-calf, which is such a beautiful length. Shorter dresses work well when they have a floaty appearance, and if you’re going for long dresses make sure they’re not too short or drag on the floor.

Dress styles

Throughout all of this, you’re probably forgetting one thing – your bridesmaids dresses need to complement your wedding dress too! Ultimately, you need to choose dresses that make them feel comfortable. Here are some tips for different body shapes:

  • Curvy: opt for belted dresses or dresses with a defined waist.
  • Conscious of their middle: opt for empire dresses.
  • Broad shoulders: your girls will look amazing in an A-line dress.
  • Athletic build: a draped dress will create more symmetry to outline curves.
  • Small top and wider lower body: definitely go for a fit-and-flare!

Textures and fabrics

You can mix and match a variety of different textures and fabrics and still create a flowing look for your bridesmaids. It doesn’t matter what your preferences are – there are so many looks that work! One look we love is to mix floral-patterned and solid-coloured dresses from the same colour palette. You could also add embellishments to make your bridesmaids dresses even more unique.

We hope this has made you realise the different possibilities available when it comes to your bridesmaids dresses. Want to make a day of it with your girls? Book an appointment at The Wedding Gallery to see a style consultant and we’ll help you find the dress of their dreams.

By Holly Sutton

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This is how to colour coordinate your bridesmaids dresses