Mix + Match bridesmaid dresses are gorgeous, stylish and modern. It's no wonder this nontraditional option has become a major wedding trend. Not only can you add a little more style, colour and depth to your wedding palette, but choosing contrasting bridesmaid dresses is also a great way to cater for the different shapes, styles and colouring of your wedding party.

Still a little unsure? We've got you covered!


1. The Same Bridesmaid Dress in Different Colours

This easy approach is the definition of a win-win. The bride can be blissfully hands-off after selecting the colour, each bridesmaid has her say in choosing the style she feels most comfortable wearing (right down to the fabric and length), and everyone is happy.


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2. Bridesmaids in a Mix of Dresses & Jumpsuits

These days, when it comes to bridesmaid outfits, pretty much anything goes, from jumpsuits to trouser suits to rompers, or even a mix of all three! Just because jumpsuits aren't a traditional bridal party garment doesn't mean they can't work for a classic wedding. For the classic look, opt for an elegant colourway and simple silhouette.


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3. Bridesmaids' Dresses with Clashing Colourblocks

This way is intimidating to most brides. There is so much freedom involved! But I promise that if you do it right, your bridal party will look STUNNING. Get creative with it!


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4. Different Bridesmaids' Dresses within a Colour Palette

Here is a popular, trendy option that brides are totally loving! Choose a colour palette and have each bridesmaid wear a different colour. This is a super fun way to make your bridal party stand out! While doing an ombrè look is an option, you can also choose to do different shades of the same colour without creating an ombrè illusion.


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Image: Emma Hare Photography / Planning: Perfectly Planned 4 You


5. Different Bridesmaids' Dresses with Different Pattern

The bridesmaid’s dress is the perfect complement to the brides dress. So why not jazz it up with a funky cool pattern styled dress for the bridesmaids. Don't forget the flowers! When it comes to both different cuts and colour in your maids' dresses, the perfect way to tie it all together is with matching bouquets.


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Our favourite places to Buy Mix + Match Bridesmaid Dresses

While the beauty of mix and match bridesmaids' dresses is that you can buy them from several different sources, there are lots of bridesmaid dress designers who do the hard work for you, with dedicated mix and match collections, convertible bridesmaids' dresses or contrasting styles in a whole spectrum of colours and textures.

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Maids to Measure
Needle & Thread


For more Bridesmaids' inspiration checkout our Pinterest board here.