A timeless hairdo will always look effortlessly couture. But finding the perfect coiffure can be difficult. Your hairstyle should always match your gown, but when your gown incorporates a variety of design elements, finding cohesion can be a daunting task. Instead of trying to figure it out yourself, let fashion icons of the past influence your wedding day glamour.
The silhouette of your gown is the perfect place to find inspiration. Ball gown and princess silhouettes have always been popular, but big skirts dominated the catwalk in the 1950s. Pair your flouncing skirt with a lavish updo and Audrey Hepburn-inspired tiara or crystal headband. Brides with short hair can don loose and luxurious curls like Grace Kelly or Doris Day.
A dress with a high neckline or sleeves will look gorgeous with smooth waves and sweeping bangs, or soft, alluring curls like 1930s movie star Katharine Hepburn. Consider adding a few crystal pins or a comb to your sultry ’do and embrace your inner noir.
For sheath dresses, mermaids, and trumpet cuts, a 1920s-inspired bob is always a fashionable choice. If you’re in love with your long locks, fashion a large chignon at the nape of your neck and deck yourself in vintage pearls, in the image of a young Coco Chanel. Flapper-inspired bridal hats are making a comeback, and might be the ideal accessory to polish your look. Or, for something less dramatic, a feather-adorned birdcage veil.