10 of the best non-matching bridesmaid dress combinations

11 Feb 2020

For a picture perfect bridesmaid line-up that isn't completely uniform, take a look at these non-matching bridesmaids' dresses

Image: Katelyn Macmillan via Unsplash

Traditionally, bridesmaids are dressed in matching colours and styles of outfit with their hair and make-up all uniform to complement and contrast against the bride. However, brides-to-be are increasingly opting for less universal bridesmaid attire and adding interest to their bride tribe with varying dress designs. 

Non-matching bridesmaids' dresses also allow the individual personality and style of each leading lady to shine through, offering more freedom to wear something that might better suit their shape and size. However, professional expertise should be sought to ensure your bridesmaids don't look like a group of mismatched guests. 

Consult with a bridal boutique to decide what colours, lengths and patterns of bridesmaid dress will suit your bridal gown. You may wish to buy a completely different dress for each maid, or use the same style in alternating colours. Multiway dresses are especially good for achieving the look. 

Hair and make-up can also differ from maid to maid, so, once the dresses have been bought, consider different looks with your bridal hairdresser or make-up artist. 

If you're looking for inspiration to get you started on the journey to finding the perfect non-matching bridesmaids' dresses, take a look at these bridal squads who nailed the trend beautifully.

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Above: The wedding of Leilah Cooling and Nick Parkinson (Craig Barker Photography)

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Above: The wedding of Mai Ha and Gabriel Gutierrez (Taylor Hughes Photography)

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Above: The wedding of Alexandra Hargeaves and Piers Reed (Binky Nixon; Sally Forder)

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Above: The wedding of Izzie Cook and Richard Broughton (Epps Photography)

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Above: The wedding of Libby Phillipps and Joe Bagley (Charlotte Atkinson Photography)

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Above: The wedding of Lisa Watson and Christopher Adamson (Fonteyne & Co) 

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Above: The wedding of Pindie Kuzvinzwa and John Fanibe (Wesley Vorster)

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Above: The wedding of Charlotte Dobson and Thomas Crease (Creative Planets)

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Above: The wedding of Sammi Searles and Adam Crane (Stacey Clarke)

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Above: The wedding of Kelly-Jayne Tolman and Phil Whalley (Carmen Egea Fotografia) 

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