Four Reasons to Fall in Love with the Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Trend

When you’re planning your wedding, the last thing you want to do is add anything to your schedule that’s going to cause more stress. Doing mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses might seem like it’s only going to add more issues to your wedding, but mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses can work and can actually make your day less stressful.

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses can work really well in any type of wedding, and they can look just as striking as they do on your Pinterest account, you just need to have some planning in place.

Here are four reasons you’re going to fall in love with this fun trend:

They fit every woman

We doubt every one of your closest friends has the exact same body type or taste in clothing, so why try to make them all wear the exact same dress? But if you let each of your bridesmaids choose a style of dress that suits them best, then you won’t have to worry about your friends feeling uncomfortable or upset by the dress choice. Of course, even with mismatched dresses, your bridesmaids will still need a bit of guidance. Don’t hesitate to give them examples of dresses that match the theme of your wedding.

They let everyone stand out in their own way

Your bridesmaids are all unique women with their own quirks and personalities. By doing mismatched bridesmaids dresses, you let each of them shine in their own way. From illusion necklines to cap sleeves, to different lengths, to luxe looking gold bridesmaid dresses, doing mismatched dresses will allow your bridesmaids to feel that their tastes are being honored and that they feel at ease in their dress, since it’s a dress they would most likely choose themselves. On that note …

They let your bridesmaids actually wear the dress again

If your bridesmaids choose their own dresses, then they are significantly more likely to choose a dress that they truly enjoy and would wear again. While a dress you choose might be perfectly lovely and something you might see yourself wearing again, your bridesmaids will probably have significantly different taste. Also, this is especially beneficial if your bridesmaids are buying their own dresses, since it will take the sting out of spending their own money if it’s a dress they love and want to wear again. For example, if your bridesmaid is someone who loves the elegance of black, let her browse black bridesmaid dresses with the knowledge that she will love wearing it again (and black bridesmaid’s dresses can be gorgeous and dramatic at a winter wedding).

They let you choose different colors and fabrics

Have you fallen in love with several patterns, colors, and fabric types and can’t seem to make your mind up on one? This is where mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses are a perfect solution. You can combine sequins with floral print, with pastels and have dresses in all different shades and colors. You can also choose dresses all within the same color family that complement your wedding’s colors. We especially love the way it looks if you choose one shade, and then allow your bridesmaids to choose different fabrics and cuts. You’d be surprised at how complementary and rich these fabrics look when all mixed together.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.