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Bridesmaids in different dresses

Bridget, on July 5, 2020 at 12:23 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 24
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Hi all I'm new here. Looking for some opinions. So I am getting married in April and I have chose my maid of honor and bridesmaids. Problem is my bridesmaids are all different body types and are already stressing the dresses they'll wear even though the dresses aren't even picked out yet. I promised them all we will find a dress they will all feel comfortable in and that everyone likes. But the more I think about it the more I think they are never going to agree. So what's everyone's opinions on if I have all my bridesmaids in the same color but different dresses. That way we can find ones they will all agree and feel comfortable in

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
    Erin ·
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    I let my bridesmaids choose whatever they wanted and gave them a color to stick to but I didn’t even care if the shades even matched. I want them to feel as beautiful and comfortable as I do. If done the right way, it can be so cute! Bridesmaids in different dresses 1

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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2022
    Jana Online ·
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    Go for it. It's definitely courteous to have them wear what is flattering they are comfortable in when you have varying heights/sizes/body types, etc. There's tons of inspiration pics on Pinterest.

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    That's perfectly fine. I'm doing the same thing. Unfortunately, different body types sometimes means having to wear something different because not all dresses/styles will look goon on everyone. You aren't alone and even though the styles may be different, it will still look absolutely beautiful.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I let mine choose whatever gown they wanted too. Just wanted them in somewhat of similar color pink enough to not super clash
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  • Ingrid
    VIP October 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    My bridesmaids are wearing different dresses in the same color. I wanted them completely comfortable and beautiful in their skin.
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    I have six bridesmaids total, and we are using three different shades of purple. I basically assigned them a color and a designer. They were all allowed to pick their own dress. I’m excited to see them all together.
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    Beginner April 2021
    Bridget ·
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    Thank you everyone. I feel much better now on my bridesmaids wearing different dresses. I really just want them all to be happy and comfortable in their dresses.
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    Super June 2019
    Hanna Online ·
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    Honestly, these days it's more common for brides to have their bridesmaids wear different dresses in the same color because everyone has a different body type. This is definitely what I did and it worked out really well. I'd recommend checking out something like Azazie where you can choose the color and fabric and your girls can choose their dress styles

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I think everyone should do this. No dress is going to look good on every single body.
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  • Elmarose04
    Devoted July 2021
    Elmarose04 ·
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    I am in the same boat! AND I am just like you! I will be allowing my bridesmaids to choose their own style choice of gown because I want to respect and honor their own feelings about being comfortable over my own. I personally don't care as long as they are happy in their gowns and feel just as amazing as I will be in my gowns especially because they will be beside me every step of the way. The only thing I will be enforcing is the color choice. I won't enforce the shoes, jewelry, hair do's, or style of dress. I love my bridesmaids and I want them to see a reflection of that while they celebrate my big day with me.Smiley flower Smiley cry

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    Expert October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Just make sure you provide some guidelines! If they’re too mismatched, it can look awkward. For instance, you don’t want one in satin with the others in chiffon. Your best bet would be to pick a color (or multiple colors), fabric, and length. It’s helpful if all of the dresses come from the same place if you’re doing one or two colors so that you know they’ll match, but it’s not necessary if that won’t bother you.


    My bridesmaids are picking their own dresses in the color, length, and fabric I picked. I did tell them that I’d like it if they each get a different one. Aside from the length, the rest of the style is totally up to them.
    I’m in a wedding where we were given a color palette and told floor length and that’s in. All of the dresses are wildly different, and it’s going to be hard to tell who is even a bridesmaid after the ceremony. There’s nothing cohesive about it. If that’s something you like, you can absolutely do that as well. It’s your call. I have been told that doing that can be distracting for guests, but it’s your day and vision!
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  • Sarah
    Expert August 2020
    Sarah ·
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    That’s what I am doing for same reason and they have loved it and so have I!
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  • Sarah
    Expert August 2020
    Sarah ·
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    I told mine long dress and the color
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  • Sarah
    Expert August 2020
    Sarah ·
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    They also all shared their dress choice in a group text to avoid any accidents matches. All ordered from Azazie
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  • Shana
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shana ·
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    That’s what I did because I have some a larger bridesmaid, a super small one and a few in between. I chose the color but let them pick out the dress they felt the most beautiful in!
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    Master July 2019
    Veronica Online ·
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    I tried to have everyone in the same dress, but a week before my wedding my sister (maid of honor) messaged me that she hated the dress and wouldn't wear it unless she didn't have to be in pictures and could change at the reception. I ended up calling multiple David's Bridals to find a dress in the right color, length and her size that I could buy off the rack. I bought it then had it shipped to her overnight since I live in Maryland and she lives in Pennsylvania. Our amazing seamstress said she could have it altered within one day so my sister went in for alternations on Thursday and picked it up Friday. Friday afternoon on her way to my rehearsal, my sister had the dress sitting in the backseat of her car and she went to throw a cigarette out the window and it landed on the bottom of the dress which left a cigarette burn. The morning of the wedding, my sister-in-law (bridesmaid) used pins to hide the burn mark. Nobody told me until after the wedding. Needless to say, if I could do it again I would have had them pick their own dress style and I would have asked my mom to hold onto my sister's dress as she is so irresponsible.
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  • Samantha
    Devoted July 2020
    Samantha ·
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    My girls are wearing different styles of dresses. They're all the same brand, material, and color but different styles. My wedding is next weekend but here are pics of 4/5 of my girls from the day they picked up their dresses (they still needed altered at this point).Bridesmaids in different dresses 2

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  • B
    Expert July 2017
    Becky ·
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    I picked a range of dresses that I liked that came in the color and then let them choose between themselves. My one stipulation was that they either all had to be in different dresses or all in the same dress, because there were only three of them and I didn't want an odd woman out (if that makes sense)

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Sure. That’s a pretty common thing to do.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I love the idea. It helps make sure that everyone feels comfortable with what they wear. It’s difficult to find something that works for every body type.
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