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Perfect Wedding Day Hairstyles to Compliment Your Dress

Wedding Advice

You’ve said ‘yes’ to the dress and now it’s time to find the perfect hairstyle to go with it. With the vast array of dress options out there it’s a difficult decision between hair up or hair down, formal or casual, and whether it’s a match for your chosen neckline. So, whether you’re rocking a classic silhouette or something a little more unique, read on for some stunning hairstyle inspiration.

Side Swept

The side swept hair works best for brides with medium to long hair, and is perfect for those that usually wear their hair down but want vamp up that style. With one side pulled off your face and free to cascade down the other side, this hairstyle frames your face beautifully and can be achieved with loose curls, waves or braids. A dynamic style that can be styled for a formal or casual wedding, this style suits a variety of necklines from crew neck, to plunge and strapless.

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Mermaid Braids

For a fuss-free wedding hairstyle that is both elegant and dramatic, mermaid braids are a modern twist on the classic braid and offers up a soft and romantic feel. Perfect for long hair this style keeps hair off the braids face without the structure of an updo. It works with an array of dresses but we think those with a plunge back, strapless neckline, or off the shoulder style really compliment this hairdo.

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Half-up, Half-down

A style that works for both short and long hair it’s ideal for brides that want the functionality of an up-do with the romantic femininity of loose waves. Whether you style with twists of hair from your temples or braids, this style can be accessorised with bold hair crowns or more subtle headpieces to suit your wedding style. Pair this hairdo with plunging necklines or strapless gowns, the loose curls will complement this style of dress, help draw the eye down and elongate the body.

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Chignon Upstyle

For a classic look that is both practical and gorgeous, an up-do that sits low at the nape of your neck could be the one for you. The chignon is the quintessential bridal hair style that works for almost all necklines, from strapless and illusion, to boat neck and off the shoulder. Turn it up a notch by adding texture, flowers, or elaborate and elegant hair pieces. 

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Low Braided Upstyle

Like the chignon this styles offers the convenience of an updo with added femininity and a modern twist. Taking the ever popular braid and incorporating it into a low, relaxed updo, it is both elegant and classy and works on any shoulder-baring wedding dress style. It can work with a veil, but if you’re looking for something more low key pair your braid with florals or headpieces for a sophisticated polish to your neckline.

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High Twisted Updo

For an instantly regal feel the high updo is the formal version of the ever trendy ‘messy bun’. This glamorous style elongates your neck enabling you to pull off more dramatic necklines; deep plunges and dramatic backs, or higher necklines with elaborate detailing. Depending on your wedding style pair your updo with florals or head pieces, or leave bare with loose strands for a more casual and romantic vibe.

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Ponytail   

The ponytail may seem like a casual option for your wedding but it’s actually a versatile style that offers both comfort and glamour. The ponytail is the perfect starting point to add additional details to suit your style - add glitzy headpieces for an elegant look, or if you’re looking for something more whimsical pair your pony with loose braids or subtle floral pieces. It’s a trendy style that pairs elegance with modernity and works with wedding dresses that show a little more skin, from a deep, dramatic back, to deep v-necks, strapless, and off the shoulder styles.

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