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Bridesmaids Dresses: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 144
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Bridesmaids dresses are one area that's seen some major change recently! Couples have been moving away from the uniform look of an army of bridesmaids in the exact same dress (not to mention hairstyle, shoes, and jewelry!), and have been embracing a more flexible approach of dresses in varying colors, materials, and styles! In last year's weddings - 63% of the bridesmaids wore different dresses!

Did you go in a more modern or traditional direction with your bridesmaids' attire?


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144 Comments

Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 2:08 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Modern. We are doing a gradient of colors and letting everyone choose their own style.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    Traditional possibly with a twist of my MOH wearing a different color than the bridesmaids. They will be able to have their hair and makeup done how they want.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Traditional, as in they will be wearing the same color. Have not decided if they be in the same dress or different ones that look similar/ have the same feel.

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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Modern. Everyone chose their own dress within the same shade, material, and length.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Modern. Same color, material and length dress but the girls were allowed to pick their dress style as well as jewelry, hair, and shoes.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Not having bridesmaids so I would say modern haha.

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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Modern. They are going to each be in a different dress of their choice and we are now toying with them each having a different color as well
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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated November 2019
    Caitlin ·
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    Modern! I gave them a color and let them pick the style of dress.

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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Traditional. I wasn't sure what direction to go, but all (3) my girls loved the same dress and it looks fabulous on them, so they all match!

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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2022
    Sarah Eliza ·
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    I want traditional bridesmaid dresses
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  • OnCloudRawls
    VIP June 2019
    OnCloudRawls ·
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    Modern. Our ladies are picking the style that they would like to wear as long as it is the same color.

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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
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    Modern they will be wearing the same dress in different colors
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Modern. I only have one bridesmaid but she's wearing a lace crop shirt & tulle skirt.
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  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
    Dita ·
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    Modern - Each girl chose their own style, but they will be in the same color.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    I’ll have one MOH & one Jr. bridesmaids, they will be in different dresses. So, modern?
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Traditional-ish. I'm planning on doing the same dress, but the design will be modern! I ordered a pink ombre dress last week to see if I like that for my bridesmaids! I've also looked at floral patterns.

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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    This one's a mix. They're all going to be the same color, but they can choose any floor-length style they want.

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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kaylee ·
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    We're going to do the more modern route for bridesmaids. I want all of my bridesmaids to be in the same color but pick out their own dress. Whatever dress they like for themselves just because not everyone is comfortable wearing the same thing. Everyone's style is different and some people can be self conscious in some things. One of my bridesmaids doesn't like her arms to show where as another prefers a strapless. I would rather my bridesmaids be happy than have them be uniform for a picture. Plus, I like things to be different and somewhat unique sometimes! 😁
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  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie ·
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    I wanted everyone to match so my bridesmaids will be in the same dress as well as the flower girl
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  • Nicole
    Super October 2021
    Nicole ·
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    I think i'll be going the traditional route and having my MOH possible in something different. ultimately its up to the girls, if they can't agree then I would be okay with different dresses that are all the same color and type of material.

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