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What came first, the hairstyle or the dress? It’s true that certain hairstyles just work better with a specific type of dress, but why? The neckline of any dress gives it an important distinction. When it comes to hair choices, this is one of the main points you want to look at. Is your long hair going to interrupt the beautiful structure of the neckline?
Some dresses are meant to be seen without hair getting in the way. Then again, some dresses look too stark with an updo. Lets run through some of the most common dress neckline styles and the hairdos that flatter them best.
The sweetheart neckline is a classic and fortunately works with just about anything, so if you’re indecisive about your hair this style gives you plenty of options. I’ve seen some messy updos that work just fine and some half-up half-down styles that work very nicely. The hairstyle that absolutely works with the sweetheart is a long and wavy style. Since the sweetheart is so simple, you have the freedom to curl away and let those locks flow wherever they want to.
If you have a straight across neckline, fashion is your forte. These types of dresses tend to be very runway chic and structured. The best look for these is a hairstyle that’s just as sleek as the dress itself. Try a pulled back look either in a modern ponytail or slick French twist.
This type of neckline seems to give ballerina vibes. It’s only fitting then that this dress be paired with a lovely bun. I have also seen hairstyles paired with this type of dress that feature a low curled ponytail running down the back.
If there was ever a time to rock your long hair it’s now. The v neck wedding dress tends to look absolutely gorgeous with hair down. Long or medium length, a down and wavy hairdo should do the trick.
The one shoulder wedding dress style prefers an updo that has a swept appearance. Pull the hair to one side for a balancing look or pull it back in a mess of curls.
A wedding dress with a scoop neckline brings drama to the top of the bodice. You can choose to match that drama with a low bun on the nape of the neck or you can go classic with a half-up half-down style that lays on the back.
The Queen Anne look is fierce! You don’t want to interrupt the structure of this bodice with long hair worn down. To keep the neckline a feature, try a swept twist, perhaps with an accessory as extra as the neckline itself.
This is another dress type that prefers an up-do. You can go modern with a sleek pulled back look or, if your dress is more classic, pull it up in a more careless boho style.
With the way the neckline ties at the top, you won’t want to interrupt this one with lots of hair. The halter tends to look more beachy so try a loose braid that goes down one shoulder or a loose gathering of curls atop your head.
Off the Shoulder
For this type, you’ll want to examine the details. Is there a lot of beading or lace on the upper part of the bodice where the neckline is? If so, you’ll want to pull your hair up. If your bodice is plain then you can feel free to wear your hair down. The reason being you don’t want too much going on. If there’s accessory on your neckline, let that be the focal point.
The bateau neckline offers the same straight across line for the eye. The best way to keep this detail noticed is to pull up the hair into some kind of up-do. I have seen a lovely twist with a braided bang that looked fantastic with a bateau styled neckline.
This neckline offers a sheer material and sometimes beading or other embellishments. This is another one of those types of dresses that varies on which hairstyle looks the best. If your illusion neckline is embellished you may want to pull the hair up into a top bun. If your illusion neckline is just sheer and mainly there for structural purposes, feel free to cover it up with a long straight or wavy hairstyle.
Your hair and dress are what you make of it. Any dress can go with any style if you really want it that way. Don’t let this list limit your possibilities. Use it as a guide to help you decide, but make up your own mind. This list is very general and only you know how you look in your dress. If you’re still not sure, ask your wedding party or family for their opinions. Just remember to ultimately ask yourself what hairstyle makes you feel fabulous and go with that!
It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time to look at what makeup and style trends will be hot for 2018. Although everyone will tell you “it’s all about the dress,” the right hairdo and makeup can really pull your bridal look together and make you look picture-perfect for the big day.
This year’s trends are all about embracing the naturally beautiful you and embracing your whimsical, romantic side.
Here are a few trends to look forward to in 2018:
In 2018, look for bridal hair to trend toward emphasizing romantic, whispy-looking soft waves. Gone are the days of tight, over-styled waves and super-elaborate updos (that involve a lot of effort and hairspray). Instead, bridal hair this year will be all about embracing what is already working for your hairstyle. If you have super-straight, baby-fine hair, don’t try to turn it into a head full of curls that will probably fall out before you’ve cut the cake. If you have curls for days, embrace them in a hairstyle that will work with your hair.
If you had your heart set on an updo, put your hair in a loose chignon and have a few pieces hanging down, or have your stylist create a loose braid that will work well with your veil. This hair trend is all about giving you that effortless, chic look, without over-styling your hair.
Strong brows, à la Audrey Hepburn and Brooke Shields, are the look of the moment—and that trend is carrying over to wedding styles. Don’t have much going on in the eyebrow department? Stop plucking and start growing them out to get them nice and thick before your wedding day. Thanks to the popularity of the big-brow movement, there are plenty of eyebrow products out there that can help you enhance what you already have.
Flower Accessories in Hairdos
The last few years we’ve seen a resurgence of the flower crown, which was popular with hippies during the 1960s. Look for more of the same in 2018, but with a little more muted presence in wedding styles. Try a flower crown made out of baby’s breath for a more low-key version of the larger, bolder flower crown that’s been popular for the last few years.
Also, don’t be afraid to venture outside of the flower crown and add floral accessories to a low ponytail, tucked behind your ear, or delicately placed in an updo.
Braid crowns have been around for centuries, but thanks to YouTube and the massive amounts of braiding tutorials available, braids are more popular than ever. Try a braided crown on your wedding day for a fun, elegant, and classic look for your wedding hair. A braided crown would look great with a veil tucked in behind, shimmering hair accessories placed throughout it, or with nothing at all.
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If bold lips are your thing, feel free to embrace a dark lip for your bridal look—but for the rest of us who aren’t quite as comfortable applying darker colors to our lips, muted lips are going to be big this year. Apply a muted pink, nude, or light brown lipstick for an update to your everyday look, perfect for the low-maintenance bride.
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I’ve gotten to the point where nothing planning related feels as good as checking something off my list. And I just knocked off a big (at least for me) one—I nailed down my bridal accessories.
If you read my post on accessories from a while back, you know I was seriously waffling about what to get. But at this point, I’ve got it nailed down…and I’m thrilled with the final look.
I ended up deciding to mix gold with pearls on my accessories—and even though the actual rings are silver (remember how pretty they are?!?) I think it’ll work. Of course, I don’t have a picture of my final “bridal look” on me…but as a refresher, here’s what I’m doing.
Hair: I fell in love with a couple of hundred-plus-buck hair combs at BHLDN, but given that my day-to-day look is a ponytail, I couldn’t justify the expense. Enter Etsy, and BridalShopCollection, a local (to me) vendor who does beautiful, affordable combs—and she’s QUICK with custom work, too.
I love the mixture of pearls and rhinestones, and it really pops against my hair color. It’s about five inches long and SO delicate. | Image via BridalShopCollection
I loved a lot in the shop, but I only wanted one longer, asymmetrical comb, so we worked on a custom piece that I’m obsessed with.
By the time your big day rolls around, chances are your bridesmaids have already spent a significant amount of cash on preparations. Instead of asking them to shell out for another wedding-related accessory, treat them to their very own customized floral headband, which you can make yourself using just a few scraps of fabric.