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Bridesmaid dresses that don't match

Diana Abrishamian poses with her bridesmaids wearing multi-color

Diana Abrishamian poses with her bridesmaids wearing multi-color dresses at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Diana Abrishamian's wedding with Ben Shamsian was held in August 2010. Photo Credit: Sandi Rufo Photography

For decades, bridal parties have looked like they stepped out of a '60s girls' group -- matching dresses, matching shoes, even matching headpieces, jewelry and gloves. At last, that bridal fever is subsiding. A more modern approach: forgoing the matchy, one-dress-doesn't-fit-all look in favor of subtly coordinated but different frocks that complement each attendant's figure and style. Think the Kardashians, not The Supremes.

Diana Abrishamian and Ben Shamsian at the Crest
Photo Credit: Sandi Rufo Photography

Diana Abrishamian and Ben Shamsian at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Pictured: Diana Abrishamian poses with her bridesmaids wearing multi-color dresses. (Aug. 2010)

Diana Abrishamian poses with her bridesmaids wearing multi-color
Photo Credit: Sandi Rufo Photography

Diana Abrishamian poses with her bridesmaids wearing multi-color dresses at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. (Aug. 2010)

Ben Shamsian and Diana Abrishamian with their bridesmaids
Photo Credit: Sandi Rufo Photography

Ben Shamsian and Diana Abrishamian with their bridesmaids and grooms at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. (Aug. 2010)

Twah Nguyen (middle) poses with her bridesmaids, seen
Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

Twah Nguyen (middle) poses with her bridesmaids, seen here wearing different shades of gray dresses, on her wedding day in August 2010. She married Tim Dougherty at a private estate in Mattituck.

Twah Nguyen, far right, poses with her bridesmaids
Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

Twah Nguyen, far right, poses with her bridesmaids seen here wearing different shades of gray dresses, on her wedding day in August 2010.

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the
Photo Credit: Alan Abrams Photography

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the St. James Church in Seaford/Riviera in Massapequa. Pictured: Elizabeth Scoula poses with her bridesmaids wearing same color (burnt sienna ) but different dresses. (September 2011)

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the
Photo Credit: Alan Abrams Photography

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the St. James Church in Seaford/Riviera in Massapequa. Pictured: Elizabeth Scoula poses with her bridesmaids wearing same color (burnt sienna) but different dresses. (September 2011)

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the
Photo Credit: Alan Abrams Photography

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the St. James Church in Seaford/Riviera in Massapequa. Pictured: The couple poses with their bridesmaids and grooms at the Wantagh Train Station Museum. (September 2011)

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the
Photo Credit: Alan Abrams Photography

Elizabeth Scoula and Craig Mare wed at the St. James Church in Seaford/Riviera in Massapequa. Pictured: The couple poses with their bridesmaids and grooms at the Wantagh Train Station Museum. (September 2011)

Amanda Halpern, third from left, with her bridemaids
Photo Credit: Turn Loose the Art Photography

Amanda Halpern, third from left, with her bridemaids holding parasols during a photo shoot at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage. Amanda Halpern and Keyur Parikh tied the knot in an Anglo-Indian wedding. (June 2011)

Amanda Halpern, with her maid of honor, wearing
Photo Credit: Turn Loose the Art Photography

Amanda Halpern, with her maid of honor, wearing a red and white sari during a photo shoot at the Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage. (June 2011)

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