Best Wedding Hairstyles to Match Your Dress

When choosing a hairstyle for your wedding, it’s also important to consider the style of your dress. While some necklines look better with a tight updo, others might pair well with a softer hairstyle. From chic buns to loose waves, here’s an easy guide on how to pick the best wedding hairstyles to match your dress neckline.

how to choose the best wedding hairstyles

Low Back

Low or open-back dresses can be breathtaking, and are meant to be shown off. Instead of hiding the details, we’ve found that some of the best wedding hairstyles for a low back dress are textured braids and low ponytails. Depending on the design of your dress, half up/half down styles are great as well – especially for shorter hair. You can also pull your hair back into a relaxed fishtail braid to accentuate the low back neckline. 

low back wedding dress hairstyle tips
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Perhaps the most popular neckline is a strapless wedding dress. It’s also incredibly versatile and allows you to be more creative with your hairstyle. Opt to wear your hair down with loose waves, or even wear it half-up if you can’t decide on an updo. For brides who want to show off their shoulders, we recommend a high ballerina bun for added glamour.

elegant updo wedding hair
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High Neck

Not only is a high neck gown one of the more dramatic necklines, it also draws the eye directly up to your face. This is ideal for a chic updo to let your neckline be the main focus of your dress. Sweeping your hair back into a textured bun or sleek ponytail can also help keep your wedding hairstyle simple yet elegant. 

Off the Shoulder

An off the shoulder neckline is both feminine and romantic, just as your hairstyle should be to match. Similar to a strapless dress, an off the shoulder gown allows you to style your hair in numerous ways. Keep it soft with loose waves that are side-swept with a beautiful hairpin or floral headpiece. This neckline also works well with textured braids or a charming braided updo with a few floating curls. 

off the shoulder bridal gown
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Boat Neck

A boat neckline, also known as a bateau neck, is a classic design that stretches across your collarbone creating a horizontal neckline. We recommend pulling your hair back into a  low bun or chignon to frame your face. Keeping the hair off your shoulders will highlight your shoulders, as well as making your face the center of your wedding day ensemble. For a more modern look, you can also opt for a high pony or low side bun balanced with a fun hair accessory

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