Expert Tips for Coordinating Your Wedding Hair and Dress

"Will My Wedding Hair Suit My Dress?” Expert Tips for a Perfectly Coordinated Bridal Look

As a bridal stylist, I am often asked by brides, “Will my wedding hair suit my dress?” It’s a crucial question because the right hairstyle can elevate your bridal look, while the wrong one can ruin it. Choosing a hairstyle that complements your dress requires consideration of several factors, including the dress style, neckline, fabric, and embellishments, as well as your personal style and comfort. Here are some essential tips to help you make the right decision.

Dress style and neckline

The style and neckline of your dress are important factors to consider when determining the perfect hairstyle. A ballgown with a high neckline may benefit from an elegant updo, while a sheath dress with a plunging neckline may look stunning with loose waves or a half-up, half-down style. A mermaid dress may call for a sleek and sophisticated hairstyle, while a bohemian dress may require a more natural and effortless look.

Fabric and embellishments

The fabric and embellishments on your dress can also play a role in deciding on a hairstyle. If your dress has intricate beading or lace detailing on the back, you may want to consider an updo that showcases this feature. A dress with a high neckline and a lot of detailing on the front may benefit from a hairstyle that doesn’t cover up too much of the dress’s intricate design.

Wedding venue

Your wedding venue can also influence your choice of hairstyle. If you’re getting married on the beach, you may want to opt for a more relaxed and natural hairstyle, such as beachy waves or a messy bun. However, if you’re having a formal wedding in a grand ballroom, an elegant up do may be more appropriate.

Personal Style and Comfort

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PersonaIt’s also essential to take your personal style and comfort into consideration when deciding on a wedding hairstyle. If you’re someone who typically wears their hair down and feels uncomfortable with an updo, it’s best to go with a hairstyle that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, it’s your day, and you want to feel like the best version of yourself.

So in answer to the question that Im often asked by my brides ‘’What type of hair will suit my dress?’ my advice is this …. your wedding hair should complement your dress, but it shouldn’t be the only factor in deciding on your hairstyle. Consider your dress style and neckline, fabric and embellishments, wedding venue, personal style, and comfort level when selecting the perfect hairstyle. Most importantly, choose a hairstyle that makes you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable on your big day. After all, the ore amazing you feel, the better you will look as your happiness and confidence will shine through!

If you still cant quite decide then make sure you bring along two or three of the images that youre most attracted to with you to your preview session. It gives us a great starting point for discussion when were trying to figure out exactly what you want ( and what You don’t ! ) for your big day. Everyone is individual and it’s my job to help you create a hair style that is bespoke to you. You can head over to my instagram for a whole range of bridal inspiration and s showcase of images of my real brides hair and makeup.

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Hope this helps!