Fashion columnist Morag Grealy gives us the lowdown mismatching bridesmaids
Ah weddings, the big day dedicated to proclaiming your love and dressing up in specific ways to prove it.
I’m all for a no-rules approach to fashion, but weddings are one of those events that seem to be governed by a multitude of unwritten rules.
With so many traditions surrounding nuptials it’s no wonder we’ll grab any chance to flex our creativity muscle.
As modern society progresses there’s more and more ways to break free of what’s typically expected when it comes to weddings.
And sartorially-wise, it’s mismatched bridesmaids dresses that are really stealing the show right now.
Although this trend is nothing new, it’s a welcome departure from the conformity squads of bridesmaids days gone by.
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense: how rare is it to find one dress that would suit a group of differing body shapes, skin tones, personal tastes and personalities?
The ‘choose your own’ approach to bridesmaid dressing is also a surefire way to relax the bridezilla vibe and allow bridesmaids to have a dress they may actually wear again.
Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen were both part of an eighteen member bridal party recently where bride Cassie Coane allowed her bridesmaids full autonomy in the dress department as long as they revolved around an overarching ‘floral’ theme.
As you can see in the image, a clashing group can have just as much impact as a matching one and may provide a good chance to balance an appreciation for wedding tradition while embracing your own individuality.