How to Mix and Match Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Colors

by Annie goebel February 09, 2018 17 Comments

The mix and match bridesmaid trend is going strong and as far as we can see it’s sticking around! Why wouldn’t it? It’s the perfect way to make sure each one of your bridesmaids feels comfortable and confident on the big day. 

If you’re digging the mismatched look, but aren’t quite sure how to nail it, don’t fret! We’re here to provide you with the ultimate guide to mixing and matching Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses. Since Kennedy Blue was made with mix and match in mind and is always coming out with new styles and colors, you have almost limitless options. 

How to Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses

There are a few different ways to ensure a perfectly mismatched bridal party look. Which route you choose totally depends on your comfort level and the look you want to achieve.

  1. Choose one color to stick to and let each ‘maid pick a different neckline.
  2. Choose one style, but have people wear different colors that fit your wedding palette.
  3. Go totally mismatched with different styles and different colors.

Learn more about how to style mismatched ‘maids here.

Perfect Wedding Palettes 

Whether you’re planning a bold jewel-toned wedding or looking for the perfectly soft and romantic palette, Kennedy Blue offers the perfect hue for any theme or destination. Nailing down a color family can be tricky, but seeing your wedding vision come to life is so fun and rewarding.

Dusty Neutrals

We are loving the dusty neutrals trend! Taupes, mauves, and tans can be mixed and matched almost effortlessly. Keep it subtle with classics such as Champagne and Latte or add a rosey twist by incorporating Blush or Desert Rose. 

Our dusty neutral picks:

  • Desert Rose
  • Blush
  • Champagne
  • Latte
  • Dew Drop
  • Fawn
  • Ivory

Desert Rose, Latte, and Blush

Desert Rose, Latte, and Blush

Something Blue

Blue is such a versatile color and fits in nearly any wedding aesthetic. Whether you’re opting for an ombre bridesmaids look or creating the perfect beachy destination combination, we’ve got the perfect something blue for you.

Our favorite blue hues:

  • Slate Blue
  • Fog
  • Cornflower
  • Sky
  • Dove
  • Navy

Slate Blue, Sky, and Fog

Slate Blue, Sky, and Fog

Botanical Boho

If you’re looking to kick things up a notch and try a more mismatched and free spirited look, try two combining complementary colors. Greens and floral-inspired hues are both trending in the wedding world and can look surprisingly stunning together to create an ethereal feel.  

Dreamy green and floral-inspired shades:

Deep Sea

  • Sage
  • Sea Glass
  • Desert Rose
  • Wisteria
  • French Lilac
  • Peony
  • Blush

Wisteria, Desert Rose, and Sage

Wisteria, Desert Rose, and Sage

Play around with different bridesmaid color combinations to see what brings your wedding vision to life best. A great way to explore different color options is ordering  fabric swatches. While it’s helpful to view a color online, seeing the color in the exact fabric of your bridesmaid dresses will give your the most accurate idea of what the dresses will look like once ordered.

What mix and match bridesmaid colors catch your eye? Are you drawn to a more consistent look or would you try an edgier combination? Leave us a comment!



Annie goebel
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17 Responses

Faith
Faith

February 19, 2018

This post was really helpful, as my fiancé and I are trying to figure out colors right now but aren’t really into the idea of the bridesmaids wearing identical colors

Taylor
Taylor

February 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing! Examples are helpful!

chole poole
chole poole

February 16, 2018

Super helpful!

Genny
Genny

February 16, 2018

Doing the mismatched blue for my wedding! Love the examples here. Would love ideas for incorporating different textures (beaded, sequin, etc.) into the mismatched look.

Rachel Furnas
Rachel Furnas

February 16, 2018

Love the blues and grays! Deciding between pallet and one color, so hard!

Mandy
Mandy

February 15, 2018

I love how you can pick a color scheme and all the dresses will match each other as long as your bridesmaids pick from that theme. The photos I have seen turn out amazing! Takes the worrying out of selecting different color dresses for each bridesmaid.

Amber
Amber

February 14, 2018

Love the shades of blue <3 <3

Tins
Tins

February 13, 2018

I’ve always been super intent on letting my girl pick a dress that makes them feel good AND looks good. That’s why I’m leaving the styles, accessories, shoes and all the other details up to them. All I’ve given them is a couple of color swatches/palettes to choose from. I love this article because it kind of gives a few examples of the colors I chose for my wedding. Makes it super easy/easier LOL :)

Ariel
Ariel

February 12, 2018

I had a hard time trying to figure out what my color palette was going to be because my fiancé is wearing a kilt And I wanted my bridesmaids dresses to match with it. There are so many colors in the kill it was so hard to choose. I ended up going with Bordeaux and navy

Jodie
Jodie

February 12, 2018

This is an awesome idea! The colors are all lovely and go so well together!

Kayla
Kayla

February 12, 2018

I can’t wait to see how beautiful my bridesmaids look in a pretty powder blue color dress!?

Kimbo G
Kimbo G

February 12, 2018

Thank you for this post! It was also helpful to see examples to help coordinate Bridesmaid dress colors in my mind!

Kimberly Miller
Kimberly Miller

February 12, 2018

These dresses are absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Kelly K
Kelly K

February 12, 2018

Paying for the bridesmaid dresses myself…yay or nay?

Anna Squire
Anna Squire

February 10, 2018

I love the look of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, it works for multiple different body types or skin tones.

Madison
Madison

February 09, 2018

Love! So helpful

Amber
Amber

February 09, 2018

Planning on doing a mix and match combo for my girls for my wedding next year and this had so much great information. Really drawn to the Sage and Rose combinations—I just want each of my girlfriends to look and feel their best! After using Kennedy Blue myself as a bridesmaid, I’m excited to use it for my own wedding party!

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Measurement Guide - How to Measure for Your Size

Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring dress alterations.




 

Hollow-to-Hem: Hold the measuring tape vertically starting at the indent in your neck area between your collarbones and below your throat. Then, keeping the tape taught, bring the tape to the floor to meet your toes. This is your hollow-to-hem, or hollow-to-floor, measurement. The motion is similar to taking your height measurement. 

Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not suck in when taking this measurement.

Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Choosing your correct size

Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.