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A one shoulder wedding dress is more than a seasonal trend. We’ve all seen this neckline on bridesmaids, runway shows and wedding aisles for many decades. We won’t be the first to admit it’s been exciting to see it rise in popularity this wedding season.

This dramatic and distinctive neckline might seem daunting to style at first, but when done right, it’s simply breathtaking.  You’ll want to find a wedding hairstyle that accentuates the neckline and showcases the vibe of your dress and bridal look.

We’ve pulled together our top hairstyles for a one shoulder wedding dress to help inspire your bridal look.

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Which Accessories Are Best?

What’s the key to accessorising a one shoulder dress? Find accessories that accentuate the asymmetrical neckline and the mood of your dress. Often this means less is more.  Let the distinctive diagonal neckline be the focus of your bridal look.

For optimal elegance, we love to accessorise with:

  1. Statement earrings to elongate the neck.
  2. Layered bracelets or a cuff on the exposed arm.
  3. A small hair comb positioned above the ear on the exposed side.
  4. Small hair pins scattered to the side of a low set updo.
  5. A choker or a short necklace that sits just above the diagonal line (i.e. on the collar bone).

Hairstyles For One Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Whether your one shoulder dress features a dramatic flounced ruffle or a fine spaghetti strap, picking a hairstyle is important to ensure your overall look feels balanced and proportional. You can play on the asymmetry or you can even stay neutral with loose hair flowing behind your shoulders.

Scroll below to see 5 of our favourite hairstyles for one shoulder wedding dresses.

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1. Loose Hair Gently Swept To One Side

A side swept hairstyle with a one shoulder dress will always look classic and chic.  You can pin back one side with a small comb above the ear or a subtle braid will offer boho luxe appeal.

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2. A Low Set Updo

A side swept hairstyle with a one shoulder dress will always look classic and chic.  You can pin back one side with a small comb above the ear or a subtle braid will offer boho luxe appeal.

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3. Pinned Or Pulled Back Hair

For a look that feels minimal yet high style, pull back polished locks and pin them into place behind the ears. This is a beautiful choice if your dress features a dramatic ruffle or sculptural element that you’d like to highlight.

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4. Bridal Ponytail

For a contemporary and sleek look, you can’t go past a ponytail.  Whether it’s low and sleek or positioned high and voluminous, a bridal ponytail screams #hairgoals.

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5. Relaxed Loose Hair

An asymmetrical neckline doesn’t necessarily just call for a side swept hairstyle or a low set ponytail pulled to one side. In fact, relaxed loose waves tousled gently behind your shoulders feels neutral and lets your dress take centre stage.

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Our Favourite Wedding Accessories For An Asymmetrical Neckline

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Half up half down hairstyles will never go out of style.  They’re one of the most popular hairstyles amongst brides, and also the most practical. They offer the best of both worlds – soft and romantic curls and a polished glamour that comes with an updo.

A half up hairstyle isn’t just for long haired brides. Pinned back hair suits short, medium or long hair. Keep in mind, a lot of the looks you see below can be recreated with the help of hair extensions so don’t feel discouraged if your hair isn’t as thick and luscious as the inspiration shots.  While hairstylists can’t perform miracles, they can certainly work their magic with their industry tricks, tools and techniques.

The thing we love the most about a half updo is it creates the perfect foundation to secure a veil or hair adornment. And, of course, it keeps the hair off your face which is always a good thing if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. We’re all for beautiful hairstyles, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice practicality when choosing your wedding day hair!

If you love a practical and pretty look as much as the next girl, another notable consideration is the versatility of a half up hairstyle. Many brides choose a romantic updo for the ceremony and then remove some of the pins at the nape of the neck to reveal loosely curled hair that’s been held in place for the first half of the day.  Just be sure to let your hairstylist know your intentions to change your hairstyle after the ceremony. This way they can design your updo so that it can easily transform into a half up hairstyle with the removal of a few hair pins.

Let’s wait no longer! We’ve pulled together 37 of the most beautiful half up half down hairstyles for the modern bride. They’re soft, feminine and chic and we just know you’ll love them.

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Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyles

A braided half up hairstyle is all about texture and detail. You don’t need to be bohemian inspired to pull off this romantic look. Soft braids suit modern to vintage brides, and even traditional bridal looks.

As this hairstyle is often textured at the sides or back, we recommend a delicate hair vine to scroll along the contours of the braid. Alternatively, a delicate crown to frame your face will offer that perfect finishing touch without taking attention away from your hairstyle or wedding dress.

Twisted Half Up Hairstyles

Not quite a braid and definitely not boring. A twisted half up hairstyle feels relaxed, glamorous, and arguably, more effortless than braids. It’s the perfect look if you wish to adorn your hair with a detailed bridal headpiece or wedding crown. It exudes sophistication without the formality and it’s easily one of our all time favourite bridal looks.

Half Up Hairstyles With Volume

Sometimes you don’t want too many fussy details on your wedding day. This is often the case if your wedding gown is quite elaborate or detailed. For a cleaner and modern look, we love a bit of volume at the crown. It’s a simple detail yet impactful, elongating the face and your overall silhouette.

Half Up Pony Tails

There’s a certain playfulness that comes with a half up ponytail. You know the look – fresh and relaxed, it almost just needs a pretty bow to complete the look.  But a half up hairstyle doesn’t have to feel overly girly. Mess it up or add a few small plaits or braids into the mix for a dreamy look perfect for the modern bride.

How To Accessorise Half Up Half Down Wedding Hair

Half up wedding hairstyles feels feminine and romantic so we recommend accessories that capture the dreamy yet sophisticated spirit of your bridal look.

Choose from backwards facing headpieces, a delicate wedding crown, statement earrings or a wedding veil positioned at the crown to complement this look perfectly.

Our collections feature some beautiful wedding accessories that pair perfectly with half up hairstyles. And of course, all of our designs are handcrafted in-house and fully customisable so we can accommodate custom requests.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your bridal look, send us an email. We’d love to work with you to create something beautiful for your wedding day.

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Whether you’ve fallen in love with the look of long flowy trusses, Hollywood waves, side swept or a sweetly braided bohemian hairdo, there’s a wedding hairstyle for every bride.

Having long hair certainly has its advantages and the options increase exponentially with a few extra inches of hair. You can be a little more creative and adventurous with your hair but remember, your wedding day isn’t the day for experimentation.  Opt for something that you just know suits you.  You will feel so much more comfortable and you will feel more relaxed on the day.

When it comes to choosing the right hairstyle for you, there’s a few factors to think about. Location/venue, face shape, whether you’ll be wearing a veil, your dress and the neckline on your gown. And most importantly, what feels the most comfortable for you.

For a beach or seaside wedding, pinning sections of your hair back will be handy on windy days to keep the hair off your face. If you’re looking to wear a veil, consider a half up hairstyle so your veil has a firm foundation to rest in so it won’t fall out. If you feel most comfortable with your hair down and loosely curled, then go for it!

We’ve pulled together our favourite wedding hairstyles for long hair. Wispy Hollywood waves, loose curls, half up hairstyles and the chic ponytail. Anything goes on your wedding day and remember, there are no rules.

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1. Hollywood waves

Sarah was inspired by two very different headpieces from our collection: the clay flower and pearl details from our MARION headpiece and the lace elements from the MARIAH. Her wedding dress exudes classic appeal – a clean and modern silhouette, French lace details across the bodice and neckline, and a stunning plunging low back. With these details in mind, we started dreaming up her beautiful piece.

This headpiece was designed to be worn with or without a wedding veil. We wanted her headpiece to be a ‘veil cover’ and to frame the top section of the veil during the ceremony. Sarah will be styling her hair in a low set updo so this symmetrical piece will look beautiful even after she’s removed the veil for the reception.

Sarah will also be wearing a veil on her wedding day – our AUDREY minimalist veil – which will pair perfectly with this exquisite lace hair piece. We also love the  idea of this textured piece with an embellished veil also. Our LOREN chapel veil with pearls would also look incredible with this comb.

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2. Half up wedding hairstyles

A half up hairstyle is a popular choice for brides because it keeps the hair off your face (particularly handy if your wedding will be outside and potentially windy – think beach or seaside). It’s also a great way to secure your veil because it will have a firm bed to rest in. A half up hairstyle has the benefits of up hair and the romantic and glamorous feel of loose curls.

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3. Soft loose curls for long hair

We adore soft loose curls. Messy curls, neat curls, wispy curls. Whatever your preferred look, this look is endlessly romantic and chic. If you have shorter or thin hair, chat to your hairstylist about extensions to lengthen and/or thicken your hairstyle.

Loose curls can be styled with halos and wedding crowns for a look that exudes regality. You can also still wear a veil with an all out hairstyle but do ensure your hairstylist knows you want to wear a veil as they’ll have to use a few extra bobby pins to secure the veil into place.

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4. Ponytail wedding hairstyle

We adore soft loose curls. Messy curls, neat curls, wispy curls. Whatever your preferred look, this look is endlessly romantic and chic. If you have shorter or thin hair, chat to your hairstylist about extensions to lengthen and/or thicken your hairstyle.

Loose curls can be styled with halos and wedding crowns for a look that exudes regality. You can also still wear a veil with an all out hairstyle but do ensure your hairstylist knows you want to wear a veil as they’ll have to use a few extra bobby pins to secure the veil into place.

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How To Accessorise Long Wedding Hair

When it comes to choosing accessories for long wedding hairstyles, the world is your oyster. Traditional veils, wedding crowns, flower halos, delicate headbands, hair pins – there’s a lot of options out there for you.

The best accessories will depend on the style of your dress, your personality, your face shape and whether you’d like to wear a veil. Some hairstyles suit a veil or headpiece that is attached to the front of your head, but others look better with a veil that is attached further towards the back.

If you’re planning to wear your hair half up/half down, you will have the perfect foundation to secure a wedding headpiece secured into the back or side. However, if loose flowy curls are more your style, you will just need some bobby pins and a little teasing and your hair piece should stay in place all day long.

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