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7 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses (They’ll Actually Love)

by Emma Arendoski

Hello, loves + Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re sharing bridesmaid dress inspiration with some killer styles they’ll actually love to wear. Despite what you’re lead to believe, bridesmaid dresses don’t have to be horrible. In fact, it’s rare we find a bride that will dress her girls in anything less than gorgeous. With so many unique bridesmaid dresses (+ accessories) from which to choose, today’s bridesmaids are anything but boring. We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite unique bridesmaid dresses to inspire you + help you plan your bridal party look (while staying within their good graces). So, let’s begin, shall we? We’re kicking off the list with a palette of mismatched neutrals…

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photo credit: alixann loosele photography via bridal musings

7 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses

1. Neutral Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

This bridesmaid dress style is mismatched, while still looking pulled together. Each dress is within a neutral color palette, while the style of each dress varies completely. We like this style because it gives each bridesmaid the freedom to share her personal style, while staying within a netural palette. (Plus, neutrals are so easy to wear again… double points.)

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unique bridesmaid dresses - mismatched-bridesmaid-dresses

photo credit: alixann loosele photography via bridal musings

2. Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

The selected color – light blue – gives bridesmaids the option of dress style, while staying within a particular soft shade.

unique bridesmaid dresses

photo by imago vita photography via elizabeth anne designs

3. Colorful Bridesmaid Dresses

These unique bridesmaid dresses offer pops of vibrant color, which works especially well when you have several bridesmaids. In this example, bright yellows, pinks, and blue are brimming with brilliance, yet again each style is unique.

unique bridesmaid dresses

photo by the white rabbit studios via southern weddings magazine

4. The Non-Bridesmaid Dress

These bridesmaids look the part when together, but individually don’t look like ‘bridesmaids’ at all. Not only do these soft shades complement each other perfectly, but each unique dress can be re-worn over and over again.

unique bridesmaid dresses

photo by chantel marie photography via style me pretty

5. Same Color, Different Style

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These unique bridesmaid dresses (oh, and those ruffles? gorgeous.) offer the same color, with the exception of the Maid of Honor who dons a slightly darker hue. The styles vary slightly, as well.

unique bridesmaid dresses

photo by mi belle photography via style me pretty

6. Long + Flowy

Long and flowy dresses embody elegant style, and this particular example is incredibly gorgeous.


unique bridesmaid dresses

photo by tec petaja via style me pretty

7. Bold Prints + Patterns

For this beachy wedding, the bride selected unique bridesmaid dresses with a shorter style – and completely different patterns and prints! Yet, it works!

unique bridesmaid dresses

photo by elizabeth lloyd via here

So, what do you think?

Which of these unique bridesmaid dresses do you love? Which dresses could you leave altogether? Or, what style dress will your bridesmaids be wearing?

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Happy Planning!




Erica March 11, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Do you know who makes the long and flowy dresses?

[email protected] March 12, 2013 - 9:02 am


The long flowy dresses are by Saja. You can view the collection here. :)


Amy October 28, 2012 - 8:12 pm

[email protected] do you know where I could find the dusky purple tiered bridesmaid dress in the neutral mismatched photo?! I love it!

[email protected] October 28, 2012 - 10:01 pm


I wish I could! However, the bridesmaid dresses were hand-picked by each bridesmaid individually. The best bet would be to use this dress as a template and search for tiered dresses – possibly custom ones – in that particular shade. I wish I knew the designer! That dress is gorgeous.


Catherine July 25, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Looking at “long and flowy,” the style my sister in law (the bride) was looking for. Do you know what designer and if it comes in a light blue?

I am loving #1 and #2 :) if I could do it all over again!

Thanks so much!

Molly July 23, 2012 - 1:25 pm

I love #5!!

Emily Michael July 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

I love #2. Our colors are Carolina Blue and Canary Yellow and I want my bridesmaids to be mismatched buy coordinated also. Does anyone know where these dresses came from???

Molly July 12, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Love some of these! I’m looking for unique ideas for dresses like these… Where can I find these?

[email protected] July 12, 2012 - 4:47 pm

Hi Molly!

Is there a particular style you love? We’d be happy to research it for you. :)


Brianne Heape July 12, 2012 - 10:15 am

I can’t decide if I like #1, #2, or #3 the best. Probably the neutrals of #1, mostly because the bridesmaid dresses I chose for my maids were a neutral, champagne color.

Kamini July 11, 2012 - 11:21 pm

What a treasure trove of useful information you have here. I just wanted to let you know we featured your mason jar centerpiece idea on our post on weddings today. Thanks a lot.


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