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Matching Bridesmaid Dresses to Bridal Gown

You found the perfect wedding dress and you have been obsessing over it ever since, we don’t blame you. Next step? Finding the perfect dresses for the besties standing next to you on the big day!

Your wedding dress is totally your style and your bridesmaids dresses are an extension of that. So whether you are a princess bride or a boho bride; these dresses are sure to compliment your wedding dress. But hey! It’s your wedding and we love contrasting looks, feel free to mix up any of these bridal trends.

The Princess – Romantic & Classic Ballgowns

For the classic brides all about true romance, you always knew you would be in a ballgown on your wedding day. Your beautiful gown is going to steal the show, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want your bridesmaids getting their time in the spotlight! You have a TON of options here for bridesmaids dresses, we say focus on styles that are easy to dress up or dresses that even have a little volume of their own.


Bridal Gowns (left to right): Oscar de la Renta (as featured on Brides) | Viktor & Rolf (as featured on Vogue)

Bridesmaid Dresses (left to right): Jenny Yoo Annabelle | Watters Karen | Jenny Yoo Liana

Simple, Sleek & Chic – Clean Lines & Minimalist Elegance

A believer in less is more? This is for you! You’re all about a clean look with a focus on fabric and fit. The styles can come in all sorts of silhouettes, but the main point is the same. Clean. Minimal. And very you. We love our bridesmaids, but we don’t want them to overpower our dress. Steer clear of fabrics with too much volume or full layered skirts. Check out these trendy, slim silhouettes.


Bridal Gowns (left to right): Oscar de la Renta (as featured on Vogue) | Carolina Herrera (as featured on Vogue)

Bridesmaid Dresses (left to right): Jenny Yoo Sabine | Watters Margot

Bohemian Bride – Eclectic, Unique & Laid-Back

Voted most likely to be a Bride Chilla: The Bohemian Bride. That laid back vibe shines through in every detail of your wedding. The flowing silhouette of your bridal gown is going to leave a statement with its interesting details (long sleeves? capes? embroidery? appliqué?). Keep the good vibes going and choose flowy dresses for your bridesmaids. We’re all about cool and casual here, think spaghetti straps and flutter sleeves.


Bridal Gowns (left to right): Rue de Seine | Temperly London (as featured on Vogue) | Odylyne the Ceremony

Bridesmaid Dresses (left to right): Watters Lottie | Jenny Yoo Inesse

All About Texture – Ruffles, Sparkle & All the Details

Details. Details. Details. We love them! Your wedding gown is adorned with all things beautiful whether it’s feathers, ruffles, sequins, beading or even lace. You’re all about adding a little something to the bridesmaids dresses, too. How about mix and match necklines, fabrics and textures in a cohesive look? Count us in! The trick to mastering this mismatched look is to find a common theme in the dresses. This could be sticking to a specific color, a color palette, or even similar necklines.


Bridal Gowns (left to right): Zuhair Murad (as featured on Vogue)| Lela Rose (as featured on Vogue)

Bridesmaid Dresses (left to right): Jenny Yoo | Watters Desiree | Adrianna Papell Beaded Blouson Halter Gown in Shell | Sorella Vita Style 8686

Va-Va-Voom – Fit & Flare shapes that Accentuate All

You have the figure, show it off! Your wedding dress hugs in all the right places and flares out on bottom for a little extra oomph. For this style, you want your bridesmaids dresses to have silhouettes that have the same feel as yours (maybe a little less dramatic, but just a little). These fit and flare bridesmaids styles are sure to flatter all figures.


Bridal Gowns (left to right): Monique Lhuillier (as featured on Vogue) | Sachin & Babi (as featured on Vogue)

Bridesmaid Dresses (left to right): Jenny Yoo Kylie | Dessy 2996 | WToo 809

Let’s get this (bridal) party started.

In the end, there’s no right or wrong way to style your bridal party! The important part is that your bridesmaids are there to support you on your big day.

Still a little lost on where to start? That’s what we’re here for! Just sign up to get paired with a complimentary Brideside style consultant. From fabric swatches and style boards that make styling easy and fun, to coordinating and keeping your bridal party on track with orders, your style consultant is there to help give you peace of mind every step of the way.

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