We all know the cliché about bridesmaids' dresses being horrible on purpose:
There's a lot of truth to that stereotype. No two women are built alike, and any bride who claims that she's found a dress that looks great on EVERYONE is lying.
That's why we're thrilled that mismatched bridesmaid dresses are a big trend for this year's wedding season. They're the perfect solution to a wedding party that comes in all different shapes and sizes!
Here are 9 bridal parties that prove that you don't have to match to look pretty damn good:
If your bridesmaids are going to wear their own dresses, give them a unifying element (like a floral crown) that visually separates them from the guests.
Let your bridal party choose their own dresses – as long as it's in a shade of your favorite color.
Trust that your bridesmaids will choose a dress that won't pull focus away from you, the bride. Even if their tastes do run a little loud....
It's amazing how many different styles come in the same color, isn't it?
Instead of giving your girls a unifying color... give them a unifying decade!
You can practically read the maid of honor's mind. "Thank you for not making me go strapless."
Who needs champagne when your bridesmaids look better than a case of Dom Perignon?
Nothing catastrophic will happen if you let your bridesmaids express their individuality!
Everyone's so happy that they're in a dress that flatters their unique body types!
When you're standing at the altar, who would you rather have by your side? Bridesmaids that are bitter about spending $100 bucks on an ugly dress... or best friends that are happy to pose for every photograph because they know they look smokin'?
Yeah, that's what we thought.