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Five Hairstyles For Your Wedding Dress

Congratulations, you've found the wedding gown of your dreams! Now it's time to find a hairstyle that will complement your favorite details to complete your wedding-day look. With experience from photo shoots, runway shows, and real weddings, we are thrilled to be your go-to expert to find the perfect hairstyles for your wedding dress!

Maggie Sottero - Wedding Day Hairstyles

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Strapless necklines provide the perfect opportunity to let your hair down. Long locks will help break up the amount of skin on display, great for walking down the aisle at your ring ceremony... take advantage of the versatility of this look by letting your hair flow behind you or pulling it over to the side for pictures throughout the day. Add a touch of bohemian flair by including a hair accessory like the flower crown, which will look especially great with your brushed-out curls.

Maggie Sottero - Wedding Day Hairstyles

Michael and Anna Photography


A bateau neckline skims your collarbone, only to expose a small amount of skin. As a classic style through decades of fashion, the bateau remains the epitome of timeless femininity. Not to compete with this chic feature, wear your hair up and out of your face. If you want to give this traditional look a more relaxed feel, consider a low bun, pulling in sections of soft curls or loose twists. We love the effortless but pulled-together effect the low bun grants this classic neckline. Here, where simplicity and glamour meet, put the focus on your bridal beauty and sophisticated dress.

Maggie Sottero - Wedding Day Hairstyles

Coburn Photography

ONE SHOULDER: Side-Swept Updo

Balance the asymmetrical effect of your one-shoulder dress with a loose side-swept style. Pull pieces of your hair to the side with playful details like a jeweled comb or a youthful braid. Let a few strands of loose curls fall for an extra touch of effortless romance. Embrace the relaxed elegance of this non-fussy look without covering up the details you love like that sexy shoulder strap.

Maggie Sottero - Wedding Day Hairstyles

Brandon Kidd Photography

V-NECK: Low Side Ponytail

V-Neck necklines enhance your natural beauty by creating long and lean lines while elongating your neck and body. A ponytail lends you every benefit of leaving your hair down and pulling it up... Guests will be able to see your face in pictures and in person, your hair will look untouched all day and your groom will love the romantic effect leaving your hair down will give to your overall look.

Maggie Sottero - Wedding Day Hairstyles

Danielle Poff Photography

SWEETHEART: The Twisty Bun

Similar to a simple chignon, this bun is classic with a twist... literally. Since the sweetheart neckline draws attention up from your bodice to your face, keep all eyes on you by pulling your hair back. This simple and sophisticated style pairs beautifully with any veil of your choice from long and dramatic to short and chic. Styled buns are a timeless hairstyle that will look beautiful in photographs forever.

Maggie Sottero - Wedding Day Hairstyles

Alena Bakutis Photography


Gown Spotlight: Bohemian Wedding Dress

Our Kirstie gown is the perfect answer for a bride looking for a bohemian wedding dress while hoping to preserve her effortless and elegant femininity. Lace sheaths have been popular in the bridal realm for as long as we can remember, and we are excited to push the envelope with a modern twist like bohemian lace. Kirstie's natural silhouette flatters a bride's figure while falling delicately down to the floor. In this dress, a bride doesn't have to compromise wearing in-the-moment styles while remaining timeless and elegant. Perfect for a backyard, beach, nature-inspired, or rustic wedding, Kirstie will elevate your laid-back style with a relaxed but still ultra-chic look. Pull your hair back with a fishtail braid or loose twist, or let your long locks flow romantically in the wind with soft curls. In the spring or summer months, play around with the idea of wearing a flower crown for different moments throughout the day. We love the amount of versatility and personal style that can be added to this look! Add a layer of tinted moisturizer and touch of bronzer for a sun-kissed glow to polish off this natural, ethereal style.

Bohemian Wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero
Bohemian Wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero


Wedding Dress Fabric Guide

Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the most anticipated and exciting steps for a bride. However, with so many details to consider including color, cut, cost and length, approaching this decision can feel intimidating. As one of the most important factors, wedding dress fabrics may seem unfamiliar and therefore overwhelming... We've rounded up a list of our favorite fabrics to make your experience a little easier!


Satin is a favorite go-to fabric for wedding dress designers seeking to add structure and drama to their collection. To help brides look and feel their best, our design team utilizes the rich support of satin fabrics to provide dress structure in conjunction with our incomparable Maggie fit. Satin's smooth fabric makes it the perfect choice for ruched, draped, and ball gown styles. Because of its heavy material, satin is a great choice for low-temperature weddings. Choose dutchess satin for your elegant winter wedding this year! See Kenley here.


The elaborately patterned Venise lace is a fresh interpretation of classic lace fabrics. Bold lace adds texture and depth to many wedding dress styles, but we especially love it on our Trudy gown because it is not overpowered  by the gown's simple silhouette. Add a twist to your classic yet modern wedding style by incorporating bold lace.


Tulle is a netting made of silk and nylon. Because of its delicate and sheer nature, it's primarily used for veils and skirts. We love the way that tulle adds drama and volume to a dress without adding bulk. Our Lansing dress makes a statement while remaining soft and feminine as delicate tulle falls effortlessly over the classic lace silhouette. Swaroski crystals and our famous corset closure give this dress glamour and the perfect fit that will complete your dreamy wedding-day look.


Leather is fashion-forward fabric for wedding dress designs and we are excited to introduce it to our Maggie brides-to-be! Just in time for cooler-temperature months, let leather replace softer fabrics of tulle and silk to make a statement at your wedding. Our Kristen gown lays flat to the body for an ultra-flattering, ultra-chic look that will have all of your guests talking. Add a feminine touch with the detachable tulle skirt for a second-look option to play around with throughout the day!


Organza is a sheer and lightweight fabric like chiffon, however its crisp texture allows it to hold shape. Paired with blush, a hot trend for wedding color palettes, organza fabrics create a high-fashion look. Try our Serencia gown around the month of February for an added amount of romance and glamour.


The soft and whimsical effect of tulle pleated into delicate layers provides lines that will lead eyes to all the right places, highlighting your best feminine features. Lacey Marie's design details, like the corset closure, flatter every body shape. This dress is the perfect solution for a bride dreaming of a soft and romantic feel but not willing to negotiate our incomparable Maggie fit.