How to Choose a Wedding Hairstyle that Complements Your Dress

Posted by Aileen Druce on

After choosing your wedding dress, picking a hairstyle that’s going to flatter you and make you look amazing is almost certainly going to be the next job on your list.

With the amount of inspiration and ideas available to the modern bride courtesy of Pinterest and Instagram, it's no wonder that choosing the perfect hairstyle can be a topic of much consideration and for many brides the sheer number of choices can be pretty overwhelming.

Never fear though brides-to-be, Belle and Beau Boutique is here to help!

Our number one hot tip in order to achieve the perfect wedding look, is firstly to narrow down your choices of hair styles to those which will complement the neckline of your dress rather than competing against it for attention.


High Neckline:

If you've got a high-necked dress, it'd be a crime to cover up those beautiful details - opt for an up-do and show off that gorgeous dress! For a sleek look, try a top bun or for a looser more romantic feel, try a low bun or chignon.


V-Neck or Plunging Neckline:

A wedding dress with a V-neck draws the eye vertically and elongates your body. To complement these long, lean lines, wear your hair down. Loose curls with a side part (and a vintage barrette, if you're so inclined) feel totally Old Hollywood. If you're going for a more casual look, consider beach waves.



Strapless brides, you have many options to choose from! A strapless dress can look beautiful paired with a up-do to show off those bare shoulders, but an equally stunning look is to wear your hair half-up or completely down. Why not try a half up-do with curls cascading down your back. Add a little interest to your do with a pearl or crystal hair comb.



Mirror a one-shoulder dress with a side-swept up-do, or wear your hair in loose curls trailing down your bare shoulder. Pair with a hair comb on the side for a bit of added sparkle!



Once you've picked the perfect 'do, the final step is to complete your perfect wedding look with a hair comb to add some interest, sparkle and prettiness!

Belle and Beau Boutique has so many beautiful combs to choose from, browse here:


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