83 Unique Wedding Hairstyles For Different Necklines

83 Best Wedding Hairstyles for You and Your Dress

Your wedding hairstyle choice is critical. It shouldn’t depend solely on what looks good on you, but should complement your wedding dress and neckline as well.

For example, you shouldn’t wear a tight updo with a low neck dress as it will reveal too much skin and give an overly-sultry look. There are many types of necklines in wedding gowns and one hairstyle that looks adorable with one neckline may not look good with another style.

So consider what your wedding dress looks like before choosing how you are going to do your hairstyle. The right wedding hairstyle can make all the difference between a bride with look that flatters and one that falters. Even if you think you know which hairstyle will look good on you, seek out possibilities and keep an open mind.

When you see an amazing hairstyle in a picture, it may or may not look good on you with your wedding dress. But also, hairstyles that seem imperfect may turn out to be perfect for you. If you’re a women of color, you might also want to check our: best wedding hairstyles for black women.

Here is our list of unique wedding hairstyles for different necklines:


1. Single Shoulder Wedding Dress Hairstyles

single shoulder ponytail

Match a simple and casual single shoulder wedding dress with an equally simple ponytail. It’s casual elegance at its finest.

one shoulder dress wedding hairstyle

This delicate one shoulder wedding gown is gracefully offset by an equally light side part with highlighted upturned bangs. Wearing a side part hairstyle is one way to offset the weight of a single shoulder dress.

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With single shoulder gown or any kind of asymmetric neckline, you should wear a similar hairstyle. It will create a visual balance. There are plenty of options to choose from. You can wear retro asymmetric buns or knots and ask your stylist to add curls or bangs to the opposite side.


2. Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress Hairstyles

off the shoulder wedding hairstyle

This crown braid circles and hangs below the top of the head. It mimics the look of the off the shoulder wedding dress revealing a consistent drape.

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Off the Shoulder Wedding Hairstyles


3. Boat Neck Wedding Dress Hairstyles

boat neck dress with updo

For a contemporary elegant boat neck wedding dress, keep your hairstyle equally clean. Try a simple and minimalist updo for a modern look.

boat neck dress with chignon

A soft and sweet chignon with a beaded vine tiara is the perfect complement for a simple boat neckline.

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Bateau neck exposes almost no skin along your collarbone so it is advisable to back comb your hair or wear them in an off the face manner. You can make a stylish low ponytail or a down do. For an up do prefer finger waves, tousles, or anything that doesn’t catch in your face.


4. Illusion Neckline Wedding Dress Hairstyles

illusion neckline with messy updo

For an illusion neckline wedding dress with a lace design, go full board with the artsy look. A messy updo and ultra modern hairpiece makes for an unforgettable look.

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Illusion Neckline
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This type of neckline allows designers to work on plenty of area so the lace or sheer fabric that creates the illusion of the neckline is filled with intricate embroidery details. And hiding these details with your hair will be no less than a blunder, so an up do is a must wear with this kind of neckline.


5. Intricate Embroidered Back Wedding Dress Hairstyles

lace back with half up half down crown braid

Complement the flourish of an intricate lace back dress with a period matching half up half down crown braid hairstyle.  A simple floral lace head piece adds the finishing touch.

lace back with side twist braid updo

For your contemporary lace back wedding dress, go with a modern hairstyle. This contemporary side twist braid updo pairs beautifully with the dress.

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When the back side of your dress has intricate embroidered details then you must wear an up do of any kind and avoid half down or loose hair because it can entangle in the beads and will hide the beauty of the dress.


6. High Neck Wedding Dress Hairstyles

high neckline with half up crown braid

A high lace neckline wedding dress needs an equally natural flowing hairstyle. This half up crown braid hairstyle is a wonderful choice.

high neckline with pony tail

When a high neckline wedding dress is chosen for a formal, conservative look, a simple hairstyle like this soft pony tail is a perfect match.

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High Neck
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With a lace back and high neck wedding gown like the one shown in this picture, a clean lifted up do is a great choice. You can French braid your up do by pulling off hair from shoulders and face to maintain the balance of high neck.


7. Scoop Neck Wedding Dress Hairstyles

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Scoop Neck
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Scoop neck dresses usually feature a lot of work on front side so you should wear an up do with tousled tresses, bangs, or wavy locks with this neckline.

Coming up, strapless wedding dress hairstyles…

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