Lengthening the line of the neck while accentuating bone structure, hair drawn back from the face can beautifully frame the neckline of any gown. An effortless solution to tame wild hair amid treacherous winds (inevitable with any outdoor wedding) or soften a dramatic gown, the updo has reinvented itself over the years to become a staple for the modern bride. Here, we edit 30 of our favorite from the runways, no matter your bridal style.
Hair Knots & Chignons
Blending undone insouciance with effortless polish, imperfectly knotted hair and textured chignons are our favorite go-to. An elegant answer for brides and a chicly uncomplicated option for bridesmaids, these twisted buns feel fresh and elegantly non-traditional.
Plaits & Braids
Evocative of Grecian goddesses and the Folkish free spirits of the yesteryears, braids and plaits have long romanced bohemian brides. Equal parts feminine and edgy, weaving the hair into sculptural and tousled styles will add texture and softness to any gown.
A style of simplicity and effortless elegance, a low ponytail is the perfect look of subtlety to balance out a lavish, voluminous gown or compliment a more nonchalant mood. Slick back and accessorise with wrapped elastic or a statement hair pin for a modern look, or create texture with tousled waves brushed into an undone wrap.
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