5 Bold Alternatives To The Mix-and-Match Bridesmaids Dress Trend
May 30, 2017
For quite a few years now we have seen many bridesmaids dancing down the aisle in a variety of mix-and-match dresses. But, if you are on the hunt for bridesmaids dress options that make a statement, but aren't sure the mix-and-match trend is for you, look no further! Here are five bold, beautiful options for your bridal party less often thought of and as unique as you.

1. Sassy Separates

Rather than play mix-and-match with each bridesmaid, opt for separates that can be combined in a unique way. Choosing to dress your girls with individual pieces gives you the freedom to combine lace and satin, sequins and tulle, patterns and solids or those two beautifully complementary colors you couldn't decide between. The sky is the limit and perfectly paired camis and skirts provide a fresh take on bridal party attire.

2. Dressed in White
Who says only the bride can wear white? If you are a little less traditional or you just love a clean, crisp look that sways more modern, then perhaps you are bold enough to go completely monochromatic. White can be an elegant and surprising color choice for bridesmaids and, as long as the bride's wedding dress differs in silhouette from her party, she will still be the standout.

3. Unexpectedly Bold Hues

Blush and champagne have long reigned supreme when it comes to weddings, with a particular stronghold in the bridesmaid dress department. And while these two ethereal colors are a go-to for good reason, choosing a bright, bold color that compliments your palette, like dark berry for Spring or emerald green for Fall, can give your bridesmaids that fun flair you're after. Bonus points if your pop color of choice is combined with an eye-catching fabric or lace details.

4. Lovely Textures
It might be that you can't walk away from that tried and true blush shade, but you are still itching for a fresh take. Try adding dimension by seeking out dresses with obvious texture, like larger, scalloped laces or hand beaded floral patterns. You can keep your color subtle, but still pack a pretty punch.

5. Shimmer and Shine

Metallics are an effortless way to turn up the volume on any bridesmaid's dress, while giving a unique feel than the ever-popular sequin. For more subtle glamour, you can choose a neutral metallic, like champagne, or you can go full show-stopper with dark-hued navy or merlot shimmer. Either way, your ladies are sure to shine.

Above all, remember that there are endless ways to outfit your bridal party that will make the statement that is right for you, so shop around and have fun trying on loads of dresses with your best girls!

Style Me Pretty Contributor - Katie Patton is merchant and freelance writer from Ohio, currently residing in Celebration, Florida with her fiancé. When she isn't working you can find her sipping and snacking on a patio, traveling to see her friends and family, endlessly scrolling Instagram or Pinterest and, of course, planning her own upcoming wedding!