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Should All My Bridesmaids Wear the Same Dress?

Shopping for bridesmaid dresses is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for brides to cherish with their best friends and closest family members. With hundreds of styles to choose from, it can be quite a daunting task to find the perfect style for your bridesmaids. Everyone has a different body type, budget, and style preference, but ultimately it is your special day. With Avery Austin’s variety of affordable bridesmaid dresses, we will make sure your bridal party is happy and looks flawless on your big day, no matter your wedding vision. 


Here are several ways to coordinate your bridal party: 


Same Dress, Same Color

If you prefer to stick to tradition, there is nothing wrong with having your leading ladies wear the same exact dress in the same color for a cohesive look. Dressing all of your bridesmaids the same draws more attention to the bride and creates stunning group photos due to the symmetry. If you choose this option for your bridesmaids, be flexible on other aspects, such as their hairstyles, shoes, and accessories. Remember: each of your ladies has a unique personality and sense of style! 


Different Dress, Same Color 

If you do not have a preference on the dress silhouette, but are set on a specific color, this option might be the perfect route for your bridesmaids. That way, each bridesmaid can choose a dress that fits and flatters her figure and makes her feel beautiful and comfortable. Let your ladies experiment with varying hemlines (floor-length and knee-length) and necklines for their desired coverage. There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in a dress all day and night.


Same Dress, Different Hues 

Can’t decide on one color? No one says you have to! Choose several complementary colors for a unique wedding party. If you’re having a beachside wedding and your color scheme is blue, you may want to try an array of different shades of blue bridesmaid dresses, from navy to cobalt to sky blue. 


Mix and Match 

Get creative with your bridal party for a custom look! Whether you want to mix and match silhouettes, fabrics, colors or prints, the choice is completely up to you. Some brides prefer that their maid of honor wears a different silhouette or color to stand out from the rest of the group. 


When choosing a fabric or specific silhouette, be mindful of the weather and the time of year that the wedding will take place. Chiffon is ideal for summer months, as it is flowy and breathable, while satin may be more appropriate for fall weddings. If the wedding is in the winter, your girls may feel more comfortable with a sleeved dress or floor-length style. With its increasing popularity, we don’t see the mix and match trend going anywhere anytime soon! 


Be open to suggestions and concerns from your bridal party while shopping for bridesmaid dresses, but always remember that you have the final say. From trending blush pink bridesmaid dresses to classic black dresses and everything in between, you can count on Avery Austin to provide stunning bridesmaid gowns for the most special women in your life.