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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

Shop this look: IRIS hair com

Shop this look: TROUSSEAU hair comb

Shop this look: AUDREY veil

Shop this look: HUGO earrings

Shop this look: ARTEMIS comb

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There’s the ponytail we wear to the gym, and then there’s that classic wedding ponytail that oozes modern chic appeal. Most of us will admit, we have hair envy when we spot that perfect ponytail. Some of us might even think that the perfect pony doesn’t actually exist but scroll below and you will see some serious #hairgoals.

Wedding ponytails

We love that the classic ponytail will grace the aisles of many weddings this season.  Whether it’s relaxed and chic, or sleek and modern, the wedding ponytail doesn’t lack formal elegance.

We’ve paid tribute to this chic hairstyle with our new Into the Night collection which includes some exquisite styles dedicated to the ponytail.

We believe just because you’re walking down the aisle in a ponytail, this doesn’t mean you should go without a wedding veil or hair accessories. In fact, you can still style your look with a birdcage veil, fingertip veil or a full length chapel length veil, you’ll just need to factor in the comb style on the veil to ensure the look is proportional and flattering.

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How to style the classic wedding ponytail

1. A birdcage veil for the ponytail

The STAR GAZER birdcage veil was designed for the ponytail in mind. We’ve paired it with the exquisite DREAMER comb for a look that’s sophisticated with modern appeal.

2. A fingertip veil for a classic ponytail

The BORDEAUX veil is the veil reimagined, this time for the classic ponytail. There’s no reason why a ponytail wearing bride should go without a veil, just because of her hair choice. This veil was designed to curve around the base of a ponytail and features exquisite crystal elements for a touch of sparkle.

Shop this look: BORDEAUX veil for ponytails

3. A chapel length veil for ponytails

We love the look of a long ponytail with a long wedding veil. Styling is often about proportions and looking for balance, and the clean lines of the AUDREY veil complements so many wedding dresses and hairstyles – including the beloved ponytail.

Shop this look: CATALINA floral veil

4. Statement earrings

If a wedding veil doesn’t feel quite right for you, statement earrings are the perfect styling option for the ponytail obsessed bride. Whether it’s a drop earring or simpler crystal stud, wearing a ponytail on your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to showcase your style with some statement jewellery.

Shop this look: ESTATE stud earrings

Shop this look: HUGO pearl drop earrings

5. Finish your ponytail with wedding hair pins

Last, and certainly not least, we love to pair a perfect ponytail with simple wedding hair pins. Our STELLAR hair pin set and the GEMINI hair piece were designed specifically for this hairstyle.

Custom wedding accessories

We love to work with our brides to design their perfect wedding accessories. If you aren’t sure which accessories will best suit your wedding dress and hairstyle, feel free to send us photos of your bridal look and we can get back to you with ideas and recommendations from our collections.

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