I knew right from the beginning that I didn’t want my bridesmaids in the same kind of dress. I wanted to let them choose their own dresses to best suit their style. I then started to toss around the idea of having them wear different colors. I didn’t like the idea of a monochromatic color scheme. I felt like they would be in some sort of uniform, my own little bridal army, so to speak, and not in a good way. I decided they would all wear a shade of the color blue.
There are a few things to keep in mind when considering a multi-shade look.
1. Keep one element consistent. You don’t want your girls to look too mismatched and miss acquiring the cohesive look you are still aspiring to. Try keeping the length the same, as well as keeping the tops the same or at least the same type of fabric.
2. Don’t trust the colors you see online. Make sure you request color swatches to make sure the shades you want are exactly what you are going to get. It is surprising how different the colors look online compared to what they look like in the light of day.
3. Make sure you have a range of shades, from light to dark and everything in-between!
Here is how my bridesmaids turned out. I made sure they all wore strapless and the same length dress keeping the look cohesive while giving the whole look some depth.
Here are a few other wedding parties that I feel also got it right.