Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress(es) is tricky for several reasons. Whether you're planning an extravagant party or an intimate wedding day, you have a loose idea of the aesthetic you're going for and the basic color palette you want to flow through your party. That being said - you also don't want to feel like you're forcing a dress on your friends regardless of price or style, that they may not be totally on board with. There are a few different approaches to take when it comes to this decision but it's always a good idea to keep an open dialogue with your girls to see what dress styles they're comfortable wearing (every BODY is so different and we need to respect that) and what budget they're working with. Being open and honest about these two things up front will lead to less stress and drama in the long run, I promise! 

Here's some inspiration for dresses that are all identical, similar, and totally different!


Matching Solid Color Dresses

These five gals all sported the same exact Vera Wang dress in the same color. It may not be too obvious from this image but everyone varied in height and body type. 

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Matching Patterned Dresses

More summertime matching inspiration - here are five bridesbabes wearing floral BHLDN gowns! Super flowy and flattering for everyone, these dresses will for sure get worn well past the wedding day.


Mismatched Dresses + Colors

These are all different dresses from Lulu's varying in fabric, style, and color! As you can see, given the fluidity of the florals and the overall neutral tones, they all complement each other in a lovely way.

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Matching Colors + Mismatched Styles

A very popular trend among designers is to offer varying styles of bridesmaids dresses with the same fabric. Since what is flattering for one girl may not be flattering for the next, this is a great way to make sure everyone is as comfortable with their dress as possible!

Some rad places to shop for bridesmaid dresses include BHLDN, Nordstrom, JCrew, Lulu's, ASOS, and Modcloth

If you have a favorite store or bridesmaid dress inspiration, leave a comment below!