December 12th, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?