You’ve finally found the one! Yes, we’re talking about your spouse to be, but we’re also referencing the gorgeous gown that you’ll be wearing down the aisle. All you need to finish off your look is the perfect bouquet, makeup and, of course, flawless hairstyle. The type of gown that you’re wearing can actually help you pick out the best hairdo. Here are a few tips for deciding how to dress up your tresses:

Use your wedding dress to help choose your wedding hair style.

Find inspiration
First things first – you’ll want to search through bridal magazines and Pinterest to find hairstyles you love. This will help you figure out what you like and what you don’t like. After you’ve crossed this off your wedding checklist, you will be one step closer to finding your customized look.

Choose accessories
Your veil, wedding jewelry and hair accessories can help you determine how your hair should look. When you head to your stylist, bring along your veil and any other accessories you plan on wearing for the big day. This will help you narrow down which styles work best with your accessories – the appointment is also great for giving you an idea of what you’ll look like when you make your grand entrance down the aisle.

Look to your neckline
The neckline of your dress will be a huge deciding factor for selecting your hairstyle. For example, you don’t want your neckline to get lost in your hair. Here are a few of the most common necklines and the best way to style your locks to match:

Bateau: Bateau necklines are often found on sleek and modern gowns as well as retro, 50s-inspired ensembles. An updo is best for this type of dress because of how high the neckline rests on your figure. Opt for something like a French twist or a chignon bun.

Illusion: Illusion necklines are a super trendy element of wedding dresses today thanks to their delicate and feminine qualities. An illusion neckline has a transparent piece of material covering up a strapless or sweetheart neckline. This type of dress offers a bit more versatility than others when it comes to how you can wear your hair. A half-up half-down hairstyle would pair beautifully with this type of gown and you can add accessories like a boho headband or a 50s-style birdcage veil.

Off the shoulder: Off the shoulder gowns are great for, well, showing off your shoulders! This is why an updo would be your best bet. Otherwise, your shoulders will be covered up. You can ask your hairstylist for a faux bob and accent your tresses with a vintage-glam barrette.

What hairstyle have you chosen to go with your wedding dress? Share your thoughts with us!

3 thoughts on “Wedding hairstyles based on wedding dress styles

  1. CAN U SEND ME SOME PICTURES OF HAIR STYLE FOR HAWAII WEDDING IN OCTOBER 10 2014 ? MY MAID OF HONOR HAS LONG HAIR. I HAVE SHORT HAIR STYLE.

    ANNEMARIE & SCOTT

    • AnneMarie,

      Thank you for your question. I have emailed you several options for you and your maid of honor. I hope you find this helpful.
      Let us know if you have any other questions! Always happy to help.

      -The team at Invitations by Dawn

  2. Can you please suggest me some hairstyles for straight long hair. I want to keep it partially tied and partially open since I have a long face

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