How to nail the sought-after mismatched bridal party trendPhoto: Yoni Goldberg

We get it. You’ve seen dozens upon dozens of bridal parties on Pinterest wearing perfectly mismatched dresses… But not sure where to get started when it comes to trying this trend on your own bridal party? Well don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you and have a few priceless tips and stunning inspiration images using Lauren’s Paper Crown bridesmaids dress collection.

This color story in particular is inspired by champagne. (After all, nothing says elegant better than a little bubbly, right?) But you can translate these tips to suit any color palette of your choosing. Check them out below…

Step One: Select Base Color

The first part to creating a mismatched bridal party is choosing the colors you cannot live without. The first colors we selected were two Paper Crown brand staples, ‘Blush’ and ‘Silver Peony.’

Get the low-down on how to nail the mismatched bridesmaid dresses trend for your bridal partyPhoto: Yoni Goldberg

Step Two: Select Supporting Fabrics

Once you have selected your main colors, start to visualize which colors could fill in as the supporting role. With ‘Blush’ and ‘Silver Peony’ already selected, we knew we had to mix in our new Vintage Gold fabric available exclusively at Nordstrom. The sheen of the fabric gives just the right amount of dimension to the assortment, and complements our champagne inspiration at the same time! While playing with swatches, we noticed our ‘Tote Basket’ and ‘Cream’ fabrics mixed in quite nicely a well, so we decided to add both to the mix.

Dying to nail the mismatched bridal party trend? See how we put together the look using Paper Crown bridesmaid dressesPhoto by: Ailyn La Torre Photography

Step Three: Select Length

With your colors narrowed down, it’s important to decide if you want all of your ‘maids in dresses of the same length. Will you go with a classic maxi length, or mix it up with short or midi length dresses? Remember, there is no right or wrong when it comes to creating the perfect assortment! This part is all about your personal taste and the level of formality of your event.

Nail the mismatched bridal party trend using Paper Crown bridesmaid dressesPhoto by: Olivia Rae James Photography

Step Four: Select Silhouettes

There is nothing more important than having both you and your ‘maids feeling and looking great on your big day, so making sure everyone is comfortable in their dresses is essential. Our bridesmaids line offers a wide variety of silhouettes for a range of body types, so we’re sure to have a dress for every ‘maid in your party. All of your girls will be flashing their pearly whites on your wedding day as they flaunt a dress that they feel great in!

Step Five: Relax!

With all of your bridesmaids dresses selected, all that’s left is to sit back, relax, and move on to planning other aspects of your wedding!

Shop this color story available at Nordstrom:

Be sure to check Paper Crown’s blog for more bridesmaid color story inspiration.

Which color story would you choose for your big day?

Let us know in the comments below!

XO Team LC

  • Janeen

    Love this trend. My bridesmaids are mix-matched in rose gold and gold this summer for my summer wedding.

  • I feel like this trend can be so hard to get right! These are great tips. I love the neutral colors chosen for the dresses as well!

    xoxo Mollie

  • Kari Guastella

    I feel like its hard to nail this but it always ends up looking so much better!

  • dcrunnergirl

    love this trend and the color palette you selected!

  • I’ve been seeing a lot of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, and I’m loving the trend so much <3 🙂 It gives some variety, especially since bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, so it's important to let the bridal party choose silhouettes that are flattering to their bodies as well! Loving all of these beautiful dresses!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • This is definitely something I’m planning on doing for my big day (if I ever get proposed to! :D). I’ll definitely go for maxi lengths and either a blush or neutral color palette. xx

  • great tips 🙂

    Mel x

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  • Love this and matched bridemaids dress colours.