Same color, different style dresses for bridesmaids

Same color, different style dresses for bridesmaids - Raleigh, NC.

Typically, bridesmaids have always worn the same dress but these days, more and more brides are opting for their bridesmaids to wear the same color in different styles. There are several reasons this trend works, including making sure your favorite ladies look and feel their best (after all, it will show!), making them feel like they have a voice about what they wear, and incorporating a chic way for your bridesmaids to stand out.


 Changing up the neckline is a simple but subtle way to add a little variation to the mix. By using the same fabric but incorporating a different neckline, you still have cohesiveness with a little pop of personality. You could also think about changing up the fabric and hemline for added variation.

You can take it one step further by allowing your bridesmaids to choose gowns that might not be the exact same color but belong to the same color family. Some brides will choose a color but allow their bridesmaids to select a gown that’s a lighter or darker version, as well as floral or patterned fabrics with a similar hue.

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And if you’re truly open-minded, think about incorporating complementary metallics into the mix. While some bridesmaids might be wearing a certain color, what about one or two wearing a metallic gown that complements the central color? When you’re open to it, the possibilities are endless.

If you want to mix up your bridesmaids’ looks, consider using the same color but different styles for each bridesmaid. Let them navigate to the style that speaks to them in the colors that you love. By giving your best ladies this opportunity to feel comfortable, you’re ensuring they’ll feel confident, too.

Top image via Renee Hollingshead | Bottom Image via Jen Huang