If you’re a bride thinking of a wearing your hair in a down-style, keep in mind your dress shape and type. This is even more important than for those wearing their hair up, since your hair will be hiding a portion of your dress. Choose hair style accessories that don’t overpower your dress- if you want the focus to be your gown. Remember if you’re getting married somewhere hot, hair might frizz in the humidity or become flat (or do both like mine does!) so bring appropriate products. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone on holiday without last minute bits like this, saying to myself I would “get them when I’m over there,” only to spend the whole holiday searching for a pharmacy. Imagine this x 1000 on your wedding day! Lindsay took a look yesterday at low wedding up-style ideas and today we’re going to focus on 5 different bridal down-styles and consider the looks that go well with them.

Princess ✈ Loose Locks

Loose waves can contrast a dramatic ball gown well. Tousled and pretty, the look can be relaxed too and can do beach wedding chic just as well. This style can be low maintenance as long as the volume required can be sustained throughout the day. Addition of a hairband, hair clip or flower crown can keep strands out of your eyes, or just add that finishing touch.

Wedding Hair Down-Styles

Tec Petaja via Silverland Jewelry | Rylee Hitchner & Hair by Amanda Paige via Once Wed | Blum Floral Design & Brown Butter Photo via Green Wedding Shoes

Fresh Romantic ✈ Half Up

Keeping that girly look while ensuring hair is off the face, a romantic half-up style with buoyant curls is ultra feminine. A great style to show off a pretty bridal hair pin or some fresh flowers. Or go one step further with a loose half-bun, keeping the romantic look by leaving a trail of hair loose.

Wedding Hair Down-StylesWedding Hair Down-StylesWeddingomania | Lindsey Shaun via Hair and Make Up by Steph

Glamorous ✈ Side Waves

Old Hollywood-style structured side waves can be ultra glamorous. Keep in mind that this is a look that will have to work with your dress, since you’ll be hiding one side of your gown. Those a little hesitant due to the maintenance of this style could try a twisted side ponytail, to help keep hair in place while still achieving the look.

Wedding Hair Down-Styles

Stephanie Brinkerhoff & Ciara Richardson via Burnett’s Boards | Hairstyles & Beauty Tips

Boho Chic ✈ Braids

Rustic waterfall back braids or front fringe plaits say boho chic like no other style. Braids are the perfect way to keep accessories to a minimum while ensuring hair stays put and out of the way to leave the natural boho chic to enjoy her day without unnecessary encumbrances!

Wedding Hair Down-Styles

Eddie Judd with Hair by  The Hepburn Collection via Ruffled

Vintage ✈ False Bob

Those looking to try something a little different but not wanting a drastic change (and we all know that’s the last thing you should do before your wedding!) might try a false bob. This look suits a vintage dress, depending on how short you can go, you might even be able to manage a 1920s look if your hair is relatively fine. It also works best on layered hair- so you have some short bits to the front that give the illusion.

Wedding Hair Down-StylesBirds of a Feather via Green Wedding Shoes

Will you be trying any of these looks on your big day?

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