Style Inspiration: What to Wear as Maid of Honor

Happy Thursday Bombshells! Let’s take a break from this winter chill for just a moment to tackle a special summer-inspired wedding day request.

Emily writes, “Hi Fashion Bomb team, I know I am not supposed to send an email without pictures but the reason is because I have nothing specific in mind. Here is my request: I will be the maid of honor at a wedding this summer. I can choose any dress but I am a very simple person. I am also pretty young, 24, so if you could do a WHAT TO WEAR AS A MAID OF HONOR I would be extremely grateful. I’m all the way from Montreal and I know you guys are the best help I could get. Thanks already.”

Being one’s maid of honor is a distinction and a challenge as the bride has entrusted you to ensure that her big day goes without a hitch. So when it comes to choosing your dress, a classic silhouette is key, as you should complement the bride and the overall theme of the wedding. Punchy hues mixed with dainty jewelry accents will do the trick in creating a dazzling and elegant look.

Opt for a dress in a sorbet hue like this coral strapless silk-chiffon gown.

What to Wear As Maid of Honor Notte by Marchesa Strapless Silk Gown Stuart Weitzman OLate Night Sandals

Offset the look with a pair of rose gold sandals, a rhinestone box clutch, and vintage deco crystal statement earrings.

For another vibrant option, choose a one shoulder chiffon dress with a shorter hemline in a soft yellow shade.

What to Wear As Maid of Honor Untold Chiffon One Shoulder Dress Jimmy Choo Lang Metallic Sandal Nasty Gal Ivory Coast Clutch

Mix in a strappy silver sandal and a white pearlized and gold plated box clutch. Lastly, add a bit of sparkle with cluster rhinestone studs, a crystal and pearl embellished hinged bracelet, and a glitzy mani.

If the wedding takes place in the evening, choose a dressier option like this Jenny Packham Sandstone Floral Applique Silk Gown.

What to Wear As Maid of Honor Jenny Packham Sandstone Floral Applique Silk Gown Badgley Mischka Harrow Sandal Karen Millen Crystal Encrusted Clutch

A Karen Millen crystal encrusted clutch, drop pearl earrings, and Badgley Mischka heels add a touch of elegance, while a nude lip and a full set of lashes complete your wedding day makeup palette.

And for my final suggestion, I chose two options in a graphite hue as my style muse. Choose a short strapless silhouette like this J.Crew Anabelle silk-chiffon dress or a more glamorous look like this Notte by Marchesa embroidered lace and silk gown.

What to Wear As Maid of Honor Notte by Marchesa Embroidered Lace and Silk Dress J.Crew Arabelle Silk Chiffon Dress Badgley Mischka Christi Sandal Lulu Townsend Pearl Covered Frame Clutch

Cap things off with a pair of silver platform sandals, a Lulu Townsend pearl covered frame evening clutch, and cluster earrings.

What do you think? Have I given you a few ideas for your Maid of Honor ensemble?

Danielle Nicole

Danielle Nicole is an LA native, a self professed shopaholic, and Fashion Bomb Daily's resident stylist.