How to decide to wear your wedding hair up or down

Posted on September 12 2022, By: Morgan Roy

How to decide to wear your wedding hair up or down

The number of decisions that need to be made in preparation for a wedding can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are some decisions, like whether to wear your hair up or down, that are determined by choices you’ve already made. The two main things you’ll want to consider when making this choice are: the neckline of your gown and how you usually wear your hair. The neckline of your gown will tell you everything you need to know about the most flattering length and style to fit the dress. You’ll also want to consider what you usually do, and there are two schools of thought here. You can either wear your hair how you do everyday, a style that you are comfortable with and makes you feel good already, or try the opposite as a signal of it being a special occasion. Another thing you may want to take into consideration is location and weather. A hot and humid wedding may be better suited for a hair up look.

Different Necklines such as;

High Neck

Try Hair Up

  • Updo
  • Sleek middle part low bun
  • Natural Short Hair

For a dress with a high neckline, you’ll want to opt for a hair up look to avoid distracting from the beautiful details of your dress. There are endless updo options that can be personalized to suit your style from the part you choose to your accessories. 

how to wear your hair on your wedding day with a high neck dress

Strapless

Try Hair Up or Hair Down 

  • Loose Braid
  • Half Up/Half Down
  • High Bun 

A wedding dress with a strapless neckline is the ultimate blank canvas for hair. Hair down in loose waves could look just as beautiful as a classic chignon. To help make this decision, consider if you’ll be wearing a necklace and how visible you’ll want it to be. 

How to wear your hair with a strapless wedding dress

Plunging 

Try Hair Up or Hair Down 

  • Pony
  • Hair down
  • Side swept

A plunging neckline can have a throwback, retro '70s feel when paired with voluminous loose curls. If you love a sexy, tousled look, this is the style for you.

 

how to wear for a plunging wedding dress


Empire/Square 

Try Hair Down

  • Loose Bun
  • Low or High Pony
  • Sleek middle part

This sophisticated neckline pairs well with soft and feminine styles that include wispy curls or braids. Alternatively, a square neck with a sleek middle part hairstyle gives a more modern, fashion feel. 



Off the Shoulder

  • Hollywood Curls
  • Side low bun
  • Natural curls

This romantic neckline is best paired with a hairstyle that feels soft and still shows off  your collarbones. We recommend a look that pulls to one side, either up or down like a braid or bun. Another great option is something wispy like a messy look bun. 

How to wear your hair with a off the shoulder wedding dress

At the end of the day, it’s your day and you should hopefully feel empowered to make whatever choice excites you! 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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