There are so many aspects that go into preparing a wedding. There are the flowers to think about, the cake to test, the shoe and costume changes, the bridesmaid’s gowns, the orderves and so much more. While it’s an endlessly entertaining ride, it can seem overwhelming prepping your perfect day so that it’s how you’ve always pictured it. Adding another thing onto that list may seem daunting, but that’s why we’re here to help. Kiss N’ Makeup is passionate about providing coordinated bridal makeup design and thus, we feel we’re qualified to direct you in how best to frame that beautiful canvas that is your face. As you probably know, the dress and the hair for your wedding is a coordinated affair, though we generally suggest choosing a dress before choosing a do. Once you’ve chosen the perfect gown for your wedding day, the hairstyle will fall in line, but that doesn’t mean you won’t need guidance finding the perfect hairstyle to suit your face and the neckline of your gown.
It’s All About The Neckline
Basing your hairstyle off of the neckline of your gown is your safest bet for creating a cohesive look that looks more planned out than a Broadway costume change. Navigating necklines can feel like a weird place to start because when it comes to your wedding day, you want what you want. But we’re pretty sure you’ll be much more satisfied if you follow these classic gown guides rather than pairing a hair down look with a dress that cinches up to your chin.
The Strapless Neckline
Though the neckline of the dress isn’t terribly close to your neck, it’s still referred to as a neckline, and it’s the easiest one to navigate. Want your hair up? Your wish is our command. Want a beautifully clipped messy bun full of shimmering curly and glittering barrettes? Can do. Envisioning your mane drifting down your exposed back like some divine Greek goddess? Your heart’s desire is a wish granted with this dress as just about everything will look good with it. So get playful and browse through all of the wild Pinterest ideas because there’s nothing that won’t look good with this neckline.
The Boat Neck
Extremely elegant and stunning, boat neck dresses usually have a beautifully simplistic look that streams down from the wide and occasionally dramatic neckline. Your options aren’t terribly limited with this neckline, but you’ll find more limitations with this dress than you will with a strapless. This neckline is much like a beautiful piece of architecture that you should avoid covering up. So keep those tresses off of those pretty shoulders with creative updos or a sophisticated cut. The horizontal, gentle curve of the neckline is made to show off that long neck and enhance your clavicle. For this dress, we’ll also freely recommend sleek ponytails because they still manage to show off your long neck as well as relaxed braided buns.
Don’t get overwhelmed. We’ll take care of every part of your bridal makeup so that you don’t have to worry about much more than putting your design down on paper and enjoying your day when it finally comes around. Find out more about our totally cohesive bridal makeup process and contact us with any questions you have.
Didn’t find your gown’s neckline? Stay tuned for our next blog where we’ll talk about even more beautiful wedding gown necklines and how to pair them.