Attending A Summer Wedding? Wear Your Hair Like This

Whether you go the sexy or sophisticated route (or somewhere in between) with your wedding guest attire, one thing remains constant when it comes to your hairdo: the look should be effortless and romantic to play into summer’s whimsical spirit. On account of the heat, it’s also ideal to seek a style that removes some or all hair from the nape of the neck to avoid a sweat-inducing situation. Peruse these sweet looks that will take you from alfresco ceremony to moonlit reception in style.

Pearly Girl

Punch up a traditional chignon with a few pearl-encrusted pins.

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Bow Down

Balance a super-fancy frock with a playful and uncontrived hairstyle. Consider this bow-shaped spin on the basic bun as an option.

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All Tied Up

Jazz up a loose ponytail with a girly, pastel-hued ribbon—velvet and grosgrain textures look fabulous.

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Fishtail FTW

If you're getting ready with a gal pal, have her throw a half-up, slightly messy fishtail plait into your locks—this style looks especially gorgeous at a beach or destination wedding.

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Knot Your Mom's Updo

This romantically undone style marries two occasion-hair mainstays: braids and buns. Pull random pieces loose to keep it from looking stiff.

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Raise The Bar

Gather sleek, straight locks into a single metal barrette—the effect is très chic.

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Pony Up

Wear your hair in tight braids the night before the wedding and release to reveal seriously textured locks. Sweep hair into a mid-level ponytail (making sure front and sides are sleek), then let the rest cascade down your back.

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