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Here’s a quick roundup of our favourite types of bridesmaids’ dresses that will hopefully inspire you to come up with something original for your own girls. Unless the design is really something you can’t buy off the rack, we don’t see why you should custom make your bridesmaids’ dresses. Read on to find out how your girls can be wearing different dresses and yet still look like a team.

#01 Perfect Match

Matching pieces don’t need to be boring. Choose a sharp colour or even go with the same design but with different shades. If you shop early and are happy with the colour palette, you can even tweak your wedding theme colour according to the fabric’s shade. Just remember not to overdo it; the last thing you want is your bridesmaids’ dresses looking like the tablecloths.
Accessories: Try differently coloured cardigans or bouquets for each of your bridesmaids to give them individual personality.

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#02 Same Tone, Similar Style

If you want your bridesmaids to match your wedding theme colour, different variations of the shade will look great. Mismatched dresses are the current trend and it is definitely the way to go, especially if you have a huge bridal party. It will make shopping easier, since it’s likely that each of your bridesmaids will have a different style preference. The girls will definitely appreciate it as they have a higher chance of reusing the dress. Neutral and pastel colours somehow give a more unified look. Keeping the dresses the same length is also a good idea.
Accessories: Bring the bridal party look together with the same accessories and bouquets.

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#03 Style It Your Way

If you are a big fan of mismatched dresses but everybody seems to be too busy to shop, this would be the easiest option. You can buy these online in the exact colour you want, and the girls can tie it however they like. It’s not easy but there are loads of video tutorials online, halter bow is one of our favourite.

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#04 Basic Colours, Different Designs

We are talking about simple, basic colours like black and pink. If you’re not paying for your bridesmaids’ dresses, this is a good option as most girls already have a white or black dress in their wardrobe. Boutiques also normally release a collection of different designs with the same fabric, or if your budget allows it, you can even custom make the dresses.
Accessories: Add elements onto the dresses to “unify” and personalise them. Similarly coloured accessories or heels are also great options to make your bridesmaids look like a team.

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#05 Vibrant Colours

If you have a very simple theme, vibrant colours can be one way to give it a lift. These are a few great examples, using the formula above – similar style or length. Or you can also opt for simple dresses with rainbow coloured heels.

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