Don’t settle for a stereotypical smoky-eyed, up-done, strapless A-line bridal look for your wedding day! After all, your partner fell in love with all of the unique traits and quirks that make you the intriguing, multidimensional person you are. Celebrate the many facets of your personality with a look that is any combination of classic, romantic, fresh, bold and ultimately you. Here are four mix-and-match styles for hair, makeup and gowns for inspiration.
Classic romance gets a modern update for this look featuring a vintage yet slightly bohemian lace gown. A traditional smoky eye takes centerstage when redefined in cool purple tones, and a softly contoured complexion and neutral satin lip play supporting roles. Old Hollywood glamour meets 21st century simplicity with these softly flowing fingerwaves that perfectly complement the floor-length veil.
Glowy and Fresh
This look epitomizes the saying “sugar, spice and everything nice.” The halo of baby’s breath creates an angelic contrast to the bride’s bold sleeve tattoo. Two Dutch braids join together in a low bun for a trendy, playful up-do to offset the clean lines of this sleek dress. The high neckline and covered buttons down the length of the train add a traditional element to this contemporary look. A dewy complexion and glossy lip add a touch of barely-there sweetness, while the metallic lid imparts a pop of rock-star chic.
Bronzy and Bold
Let your inner goddess shine through with this statement look. A shimmering bronze eye meets glowing skin and peachy lips and cheeks for a monochromatic look that is anything but dull. Loose and tousled half-up hair highlight the bride’s beautiful features while balancing the plunging neckline of her gown. The textured petit bloom lace and deep-V bodice evoke a femininity that is both pretty and sophisticated, and the extra-long train adds a dramatic finishing touch.
A classic look doesn’t have to be demure by any means; this fitted lace gown features long sleeves, a sweep train and a daring low back. With a dress this stylish and sexy, keep hair up in a tousled, romantic style that sits at the nape. A matte complexion, flushed cheeks and minimal eye makeup keep the sultry, wine-stained pout more ladylike than vampy.