The right hairstyle for your wedding-dress neckline

Once you’ve found the perfect wedding dress, it’s time to turn the attention to your wedding hairstyle. We think the best place to start is by looking at the neckline of your gown. You’ll need to find a look that won’t overpower your dress, but will compliment your style for the big day. Whether you have chosen a strapless, sweetheart, plunging or high-neck gown, there’s the right ‘do out there to finish your look.

Strapless Wedding Dresses

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Choosing a gown with a strapless neckline gives you the perfect opportunity to wear your hair down. Whether you choose soft curls or speak to your stylist about creating a side-swept look. There are a number of hairstyles that suit a strapless wedding gown; windswept chignons are extremely fashionable at the moment and give an added air of sophistication. This look works really well with or without a veil. Just be careful about how much décolletage is on display if you choose to put your hair up.

V-Neck Wedding Dresses

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The detailing of your V-neck gown is really important when deciding what hairstyle will flatter you the most. If your gown is simple with minimal embellishments, a classic deep side parting or wearing your hair down with some Old-Hollywood waves will work well. Working with the flow of the gown is really important and a V-neck will naturally draw the eye vertically and elongate your silhouette. So, for your V-neck, wearing your hair down is likely to flatter more than an updo.

High-Collar Wedding Dresses


6073cHigh necklines can add instant sophistication to your bridal gown, which is why it’s so important for your hair to make the same statement. A high bun works well because it elongates your neckline, and if your gown has a lot of detailing or embellishments at the neck, it will help maintain a balance. If you’re planning a more relaxed look, then the topknot really isn’t for you. Try a lower chignon for a softer, more romantic look.

Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses


Off-the-shoulder necklines, asymmetric necklines and boat necks all lend themselves very well to a faux bob or side-swept updo. This style works well if you have shoulder-length hair or slightly longer. The reason why this is such a popular choice for brides-to-be is because it strikes a beautiful balance to the upper body.

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