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Identical Bridesmaids Dresses - Do or Ditch?

Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Attire 95

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? Photo by Victoria Carlson Photography Next...

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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95 Comments

  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    So, I went into planning ADAMANT that my BMs didn't have to match.

    We all had a day, took a look at David's Bridal, just to get an idea of what was out there, what fabrics we liked, etc.

    I made it clear that I wanted a dark purple, long dress, and if we could all agree on a fabric, that was all I cared about.

    All three of my BMs ended up wanting the same dress. They called it the "magic dress". I sat there and laughed my rear end off. To be fair - it was an a-line with a deep v neck, thick straps, and a defined waist. Absolutely designed to flatter every figure. They all looked fabulous (one didn't even need alterations!!!), felt comfortable, and it was purple. Couldn't ask for more.

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    I ditched this one. i know not everyone looks good in the same dress let alone COMFORTABLE in the same dress. so i told my girls as long as theyre the same color idc what they pick. they looked great Smiley heart


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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    I loved the idea of having each of my bridesmaids in different styles (aside from color and length)! I told them I didn't care what they chose as long as it was long and in the color "wine", I just wanted them to feel comfortable. While they were all trying on dresses, they all decided on the same dress anyways lol

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    Omg same here! I was so surprised that all three of my ladies (who are all very different body types) opted for the same dress, but I really do think it looks beautiful on each one of them.

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  • Nina Arszulowicz
    Savvy September 2020
    Nina Arszulowicz ·
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    Yes to identical dresses
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  • Jackey
    Savvy September 2020
    Jackey ·
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    We are doing the same dress but they are convertible so the straps are tied different on everyone Identical Bridesmaids Dresses - Do or Ditch? 1

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  • Toya
    Savvy December 2021
    Toya ·
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    Nope on this one... Wedding party wears what they want and is in their budget
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  • Leighanna
    Dedicated October 2021
    Leighanna ·
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    I’m doing identical! Thought about doing different ones, but they all liked the same style dress.
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Ditch. When we originally had a wedding party, my girls were going to wear whatever style they wanted as long as it was within the same color scheme.

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  • Nicole
    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Nicole ·
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    I had them choose the style that they wanted, but I picked length and color. There was no way they were all going to look good in one dress, one is 5’1 and another is 6’1 so I feel that it takes a lot of stress off when they pick what they are comfortable in
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  • Gabrielle
    Dedicated September 2020
    Gabrielle ·
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    I'm having two BMs and they'll likely wear the same color but in an appropriate style of their choosing

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  • Nikki
    Devoted April 2021
    Nikki ·
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    I’m doing. I found a dress that all of my bridesmaids love, and at a very good price! I support ditching the tradition though if you can’t find something that works for everyone. No one should have to spend a lot of money on a hideous or unflattering dress
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  • H
    Beginner September 2020
    Heidi ·
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    Our bridesmaids chose their own style dress. They just had to be the same color and long.

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  • Hcook
    Dedicated May 2021
    Hcook ·
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    My girls will be wearing identical dresses, but different boots.
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  • AnaA
    Savvy October 2026
    AnaA ·
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    So I just had a bridesmaid dress dilemma last night. I want to do the miss match dresses just the same color. I have 7 ladies in total. 6 out of the 7 loved ONE dress. All 7 of them looked great in the dress. One of my MOH didn't like the dress so now we have dilemma since everyone wants that dress except for one. IDK what to do.

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    We ditched this, barely. The dresses were the same color, but there was 2 different styles.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I'll probably do it, but I don't really mind too much either way.

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  • ALYSSA
    Devoted September 2019
    ALYSSA ·
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    DITCH! Same color and length, but let them choose most flattering style for them (with my approval, some tried to get away with some thannnggggssss)

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  • M
    Dedicated November 2021
    Melanie ·
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    This one we are ditching. Since me and my FH are eloping, bridesmaid dresses are not an expense we’re interested in incurring. They can wear whatever they want as long as it’s a dress and it’s not white Smiley tongue
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  • Melis
    Savvy May 2021
    Melis ·
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    The same color but different styles
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