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Identical Bridesmaids Dresses - Do or Ditch?

Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 94
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Are you totally over the tradition of dressing your wedding party identically? Or do you still love the uniform look of matching bridesmaids dresses?? What's your stance on this bridesmaid tradition?

Are you doing or ditching identical bridesmaids dresses?



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94 Comments

Latest activity by Emilia, on July 13, 2021 at 12:57 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Different bodies require different dresses. Our bridesmaids chose their own styles.

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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    If they match, it’ll be an accident xD I’m letting them pick. I only have 1 BM and 1 MoH so it’s not a huge deal.
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    I went with "do." I have 3 girls, different bodies, each tried it on and looked amazing in the dress, and told me they felt beautiful in it. And I bought the dresses for them. Two of them are already planning on wearing them again. Yay!


    That was an unlikely outcome though. Normally I'd say ditch it. Pick a color, fabric, length, and company. Let your girls do the rest.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Ditch. As pp said, different bodies and styles, I also wanted my girls to have dresses they would wear again
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Ditch. they will all be wearing the same color, length, same company, and fabric. But they are choosing their own dresses.

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  • Annajoy
    Expert August 2020
    Annajoy ·
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    We're doing the same colour and material, but different styles from the same company

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    We ditched this. Our bridesmaids chose their own dresses.

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  • Shelby
    Expert November 2020
    Shelby ·
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    Kind of doing but kind of ditching... my girls are all choosing their own dresses. 2 of the 3 girls decided they liked a similar design, one is strapless, the other is halter top. We showed both dresses to the 3rd girl and she decided she liked the same design but that dress is spaghetti strap. I didn’t want to force them into a dress that they didn’t like.
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  • Ashley
    Devoted July 2021
    Ashley ·
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    I chose the color, they each chose their own dresses. Everyone feels comfortable in something different and I didn't want to make anyone wear anything they weren't comfortable in.

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  • Vannesa
    Expert October 2021
    Vannesa ·
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    My bridesmaids all have different body types so we are going with different and I think it gives it a little more a theme.

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  • K
    Dedicated 0000
    K ·
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    Ditch. Just the same color.

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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    Ditch. I don't thing identical dresses are necessary!

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    Ditching. If we have any, it will be one maid of honour, so she'll be wearing her own dress.

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  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I am doing. I am lucky in that I only have 2 and they like the same dresses so far online so we will see when we start trying them on.

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  • Nachia
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Nachia ·
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    Kinda ditching, kinda doing. We went with peach infinity dresses so it's one dress- but everyone wearing it however they want to. And then my BM is wearing the same outfit as the groomsmen but with peach accents and the groomsmen will be in sage green accents. It worked out PERFECTLY. everyone can look their best and be comfortable since its may 31 and will probably be fairly hot by then. Plus they were WAY cheaper than the traditional options. Like 30 to 40 bucks a girl. All of them are excited to add the dress to their closet for future use as well!!
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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    While I do like the matching look, I let the girls choose their own dress that they felt most comfortable in.

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  • Jennifer
    VIP August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    So we were extremely lucky and found an amazing dress that all 5 of my girls loved, and it is extremely flattering on all of them! They all chose this as their number 1 pick, so that is what we went with!


    Dress is David's Bridal F19951 in the color Marine for anyone wondering! Smiley smile

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  • Blair
    Super June 2021
    Blair ·
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    I asked them if the wanted to do the same dress or different. I showed them my favorite bridesmaid dress and they all fell in love with and decided to all wear the same dress.

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  • Meghan
    Savvy June 2022
    Meghan ·
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    Ditching!

    I love the mismatched look; all of my ladies are in their own neutral color and style of dress.

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  • Blaine
    Beginner December 2020
    Blaine ·
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    I won’t be having bridesmades!
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