In the spirit of breaking with tradition, we've noticed that a growing number of brides are choosing to mix it up when it comes to the shades and styles they choose for their bridesmaids. Ready to shake it up down the aisle? We asked Gather & Gown Designer, Michael Shettel how to do it right. Style your wedding party in a single color, pick different styles but stay consistent with gown length and fabric. This provides the same "backdrop" with the benefit of allowing your bridesmaids to pick the styles that are best for their body type. This also gives some flexibility for your bridesmaids to choose dresses that are in line with their budget---trust us, that's a big deal. Rock this look in long, navy, chiffon dresses like the Blair, Milford and Elizabeth gowns from Gather & Gown... none of them will break the bank! Take it a step further, choose a color family and select a range of colors that set the tone for the wedding. Michael picked Gather & Gown dresses in a range of purples. The Cass dress in Heather and Framboise look spectacular with the Lake dress in Plum and Framboise. You'll get the best result overlapping styles and colors. For the bride with a more color in mind, Michael suggests to create a wedding theme like jewel tones, pastels, brights or neutrals and mixing a rainbow of colors. The Madison dress comes in 12 colors so you can pick the right colors to match your wedding mood board. For the best photos, Michael suggests you pair each bridesmaid with the same color tuxedo accessories for her groomsman. Check out MENGUIN.com for great color options. Show us how you will #breakwithtradition, dressing your bridal party. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram, @gatherandgown.