Strapless columns, sateen A-lines, silky halters: When it comes to bridesmaid attire, it all tends to look the same. But if you’re wanting to mix things up a bit, might we suggest separates? Your friends/sisters/cousins/whoever will be forever grateful, and you’ll look like a fashion genius. Here, six fun bridesmaid outfits and not a dress in sight. 

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Cropped Pants and Tanks

Save your friends some cash (and a few style arguments) by opting for a pair of silky slacks and a tucked-in top. Finish off the look with suede pointed-toe pumps and voilà: a bridesmaid ensemble that’s fresh, modern and under budget.

Get the look: ASOS pants ($43); Vince Camuto top ($69); Kate Spade shoes ($298)

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Palazzo Pants and Cap-Sleeve Blouses

Comfy wide-leg pants that are made for dancing (and eating)? Your bridesmaids will love you forever. Opt for muted tones and simple patterns that coordinate with your color scheme, like pretty pinks for a spring or summer ceremony.

Get the look: Zara pants ($70); Halston Heritage top ($72)

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Palazzo Pants and Bodysuits

Or keep some gals in dresses and have others in separates. The combo of crisp dress pants and a slinky top (or customizable wrap bodysuit) is perfect for a bold, fashion-forward bridal party.

Get the look: Milly pants ($375); Two Birds bodysuit ($105)

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Midi Skirts and Crew-Neck Sweaters

If you’re planning a winter wedding, chances are you’ll want a look that doesn’t cause your gals to freeze during the two-hour-long photoshoot. These A-line skirts and crew-neck cashmere sweaters are warm and comfy while still coming across as elegant and ever-so-slightly preppy.

Get the look: Etsy skirt ($275); J.Crew sweater ($80)

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Tulle Skirts and Lace Tops

Elegant, stylish and flattering on pretty much everyone: Maxi skirts are just the best. Look for a fancy fabric like tulle and pair it with a simple lace blouse. The silhouette looks elevated enough for your service without feeling as overdone as that coral strapless column you’ve seen a million times. 

Get the look: BLHDN skirt ($220) and top ($100)

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Tulle Skirts and T-Shirts

Still not totally sold on the whole separates trend? Try matching colored T-shirts and frilly skirts to keep everything uniform yet casual. Your maids will feel far less stuffy (oh, and spend wayyy less money than on a traditional gown). Win-win-win.

Get the look: Morning Lavender skirt ($71); H&M top ($10)

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