Whether you’re going to be the bride at an upcoming wedding, or just of one the bridesmaids, chances are you’ll want to look your best. Of course, the dress you choose will be the main visual highlight of your overall look, and right next to that would be your shoes and hair.
If you’re searching for ways to complement your appearance with a hairdo that will be just as elegant as your dress, check out the following seven hairstyles and accessories that are an absolutely perfect match for wedding themed attire:
1. Clip-in Hair Extensions
If you look at the length of most women’s hairstyles at weddings, you’ll notice that the majority of them are lengthy. Longer hair looks better with a long dress, and even if you opt to wear it up in a bun or using one of the styles mentioned below, it gives you more hair to work with, allowing for extravagant and elegant styles that couldn’t be achieved with shorter hair. One way to achieve this without waiting for your hair to grow to the desired length is to utilize clip-in or flip-in hair extensions.
A chignon is a very popular wedding hairstyle that pins your hair into a knot at the back of the head or nape of the neck in various shapes and angles. There are many types of chignon styles, all of which work well to accentuate the neck line and provide an ideal knot on which a hanging veil or wedding comb/tiara can be attached. According to Inland Empire Bridal Hair, some of the most popular Chignon styles include: romantic, sleek knot, retro roll, textured bun, side-wept, tousled bun, and high bun.
3. Waterfall Braids
This dazzlingly romantic braid style has been a favorite at weddings for a long time, and while it appears to be an extremely complex and intricate braid, there are actually a number of tutorials that show you how to do DIY waterfall twists at home. This is a style that is more suitable for medium or longer hair lengths as it is worn with the hair left down rather than pinned up.
4. Long Beach Waves
Beach waves are a style commonly seen at weddings thanks to their fairytale-like aesthetic appeal. This one is a bit more difficult to build, especially if you have thicker, longer hair than average. However, it works with all hairs types, it just takes some time and effort to get the curls at the right level of looseness to make them extra wavy.
5. Bridal Caps and Veils
Why go with a regular hat when you can have the transparent glow of a bridal cap instead? These popular wedding head pieces are designed to give you a beautiful hair accessory that covers most of the head without blocking the view of your hair do. They come in all sorts of styles and can even be attached to veils for a more celebratory, classical look. Some of the popular wedding veil styles include birdcage, Juliet cap, fingertip, blusher, shoulder length, elbow length, chapel, waltz, and cathedral veils – that should give you plenty to choose from.
Since you’re the queen of the event, why not wear a cute crown called a tiara? These ornamented crowns are commonly worn by brides, but may also be worn by any guest (i.e. – a bridesmaid) at any special occasion or event that has a “white tie” dress code. There are many types of wedding tiaras, so you’ll have to do some browsing to find one that suits your preferences.
7. Wedding Combs and Clips
Wedding combs and clips are often adorned with flowers, pearls, jewels, and intricate designs that make them perfect accessories for chignon and bun hairstyles. Both combs and clips can achieve the same results in terms of looks, but some hair styles do better with combs than clips or vice versa. Clips are also usually less likely to come loose or fall out than a comb.
Choosing a Style from a Sea of Styles
As a bride-to-be or a bridesmaid, you have literally hundreds of hair styles to choose from, but the seven listed above have been handpicked to be especially classy and elegant through the use of accessories, fancy braiding techniques, buns, crowns, veils, and more. In conclusion, try not to stress too much about the exact lineup of your wardrobe and focus more on the joy of the moment at the event, because ultimately, as long as you feel that your dress, hairstyle, shoes, and accessories look great, that’s all that matters.