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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

  • Jeanette
    Expert July 2022
    Jeanette ·
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    Ditching. Might pick one website with one fabric and color, or I might even let them choose any dress within a color scheme. Haven't decided yet. Might need to feel out what they'd prefer.

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  • Diane
    Beginner September 2020
    Diane ·
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    I only have 1 bridesmaid my wedding is small
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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    Ditch. I have too many different body types in my bridal party to even attempt to choose a dress that would satisfy everyone. I chose a color, length, and fabric. They can choose the style.

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Nothing. Just having a MOH and she will have a dress.

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    I love the idea of mismatched dresses, but I only have two ladies, and I am afraid it would look like a mistake if they were different, so they are wearing the same dress.

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  • Bride123
    Dedicated August 2020
    Bride123 ·
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    I found a dress that worked with everyone's body types. For 3 people, I thought having mismatched dresses might not have the same effect if I had say 6-8 bridesmaids.

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  • Bride123
    Dedicated August 2020
    Bride123 ·
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    Could your MOH wear a special dress? Do you have two MOH's? Could you talk to the other one to see if she'd be willing to buy the ones your other MOH liked?

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  • Stephanie
    Super September 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    "Do" all my girls have the same dress!!

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  • AnaA
    Savvy October 2026
    AnaA ·
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    I have 2 MOH's. My sister and my cousin. My cousin tried on the one that my sister feels comfortable in but she did not like it.

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  • Bride123
    Dedicated August 2020
    Bride123 ·
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    Is your sister matching the rest of the group or different? Could you try having them each pick out their own gown in same color etc. So then your two MOHs are wearing their own dresses and everyone else the same?

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  • AnaA
    Savvy October 2026
    AnaA ·
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    This is why I'm leaning more towards having them all wear a different top design in the same material and color.

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  • Kasyah
    Devoted July 2020
    Kasyah ·
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    Ditch- similar colors, different styles. 2 BM have same style and other 2 BM chose the same style.

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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    I have 4 bridesmaids and 2 MOH's. They all have different style dresses, except for two of them who happened to like the same one (different colors), and each dress is one of three colors - pale rose, mauve and wine. I originally wanted them all to be mauve, but when we went dress shopping one of my MOH's fell in love with a dress that was only available in wine, so we changed things up a little!

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  • Phylicia
    Dedicated November 2020
    Phylicia ·
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    Do ! I love the look ! I also love the mismatch look as well .
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  • Shania
    Devoted September 2021
    Shania ·
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    Ditching. My girls all have different shapes and I feel that wouldn’t be fair to them to wear the same dress style
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  • Bride123
    Dedicated August 2020
    Bride123 ·
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    Sounds like a great solution Smiley smile

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  • Jordanne
    Savvy December 2020
    Jordanne ·
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    Nope. I picked the color and length, they can pick the dresses. I want them to be happy with their dresses, hopefully get a dress they'll be able to wear again, and be respectful of different budgets.
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Originally was going with this one but MoH wanted a different dress and then had one of my girls get surgery and therefore be unable to attend. My cousin subbed in with a different dress so everyone is slightly different.

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  • Kendra
    Devoted August 2020
    Kendra ·
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    Matching! FH likes the look better and all 4 girls are obsessed with the dress so...works for me!

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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia ·
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    Doing because I only have 2 and they like the same dress

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