Madison James, style MJ457: Elegance defines this floral lace detailed, one-shoulder gown. The bride will project a statuesque profile, an elevated sense of style and a flair for the dramatic when she glides down the aisle in this impeccable wedding dress. Available colors: Nude/Ivory; Sand/Ivory. Available sizes: 0-30.

Necklines and Hairstyles Need To Be Complementary

It’s common for brides to have spent years imagining their favorite wedding hairstyle when picturing their big day. Over time, this creates a deep level of expectation — which can be problematic. Many women forget (or simply don’t know) that the neckline of their wedding dress should play a key role in determining their hairstyle. Here at NYB&G, we’ve seen plenty of hair plans change on a dime based on the bride’s wedding dress choice. If you’re just learning about the correlation between necklines and their matching hairstyles, the following post will help:

A one-shoulder wedding dress draws attention to your shoulders, so you don’t want a flowing hairstyle that will obscure this flattering silhouette. A side-swept updo will balance out an asymmetrical neckline and won’t get in the way of shoulder details. For a more bohemian vibe, try a side-swept fishtail braid. Read more at The Knot

Maggie Sottero, style Amanda: Capture the light with Swarovski crystals and beaded lace. This romantic A-line wedding dress features an illusion back and dreamy tulle skirt. Available colors: Ivory over Blush/Pewter Accent (pictured above); White, Ivory/Pewter Accent. Available sizes: 0-28.

What’s A Gal To Do About Her ‘Do?

It can be tricky when a bride-to-be has her heart set on a certain hairstyle for her wedding, only to discover that it doesn’t necessarily flatter her dream dress. New York Bride & Groom understands that while it can be helpful to plan out even the tiniest details in advance, sometime, changes will still be made last minute. Check out this great advice and inspiration below:

The easiest way to ensure that your bridal hair works in tandem with your wedding dress is to go by neckline.

Here, we’ve rounded up several hairstyles that perfectly suit today’s most popular necklines, including scoop, off-the-shoulder, and high neck. It’s important to note that some necklines will give you more creative freedom than others. “Some dresses demand a certain hairstyle, others, like the strapless dress, do not,” says Saviano. Click through to discover the hairstyles that work best with your particular wedding dress—they just might change your entire vision of your bridal ‘do.

Strapless: Loosely Braided

For Temur, a strapless dress is all about flaunting your shoulders. This textural fishtail braid keeps hair swept back and out of the way without feeling like an updo.

Strapless: High Bun

This ballerina-inspired topknot gets the romantic treatment, thanks to subtle volume at the crown—and it looks even lovelier when paired with a strapless sweetheart neckline.

Strapless: Half-Up, Half-Down with Braid

A half-up, half-down style will keep your hair both out of your face and show off your gown’s neckline. Dress up the signature style with a braid and sprigs of baby’s breath.

Boat Neck: All Up

The boat neck, also known as a bateau neck, is best paired with an updo, says Saviano. “When your hair is down, it can almost make the dress look narrow, and when it is open like this it will really look beautiful when the hair is up,” she explains. We agree. The horizontal neckline — meant to show off your neck, collarbone, and shoulder points — begs for hair to be kept up and away. Read more at Martha Stewart Weddings

Essense Designs, style d2420: If you’re looking to meld boho chic with romantic whimsy, this is the gown. Double straps combine with a soft cotton lace bodice and organic lace trim for an eye-catching multi-strap design. Available colors: Ivory Lace, Soft Organza and Tulle over Ivory Gown; Ivory Lace, Soft Organza and Stone Tulle over Moscato Gown; White Lace, Soft Organza and Tulle over White Gown.

Book Your Hair Consultation Early

Remember to stay open-minded about your hair while you’re looking for your wedding dress. Meet with your hair stylist early in the planning stages and select the designs you like in several varieties. Lock in the final look once you’ve found your gown.

For inspiration, here are more beautiful hairstyles to consider for your big day:

Romantic Waves

Celebrate your inner goddess-girl with effortless flowing locks that can be worn unadorned or paired with an accessory.

Top Tier

For high style, a perfectly coifed, elegant topknot is sure to wow.

Tied-up Tendrils

Updos get an uber-romantic upgrade when worn slightly undone. Read more at Bridal Guide

Our no-appointment policy makes wedding dress shopping at New York Bride & Groom easy, fun and relaxed. Just the way shopping should be. Be sure to check out our separate tuxedo rental department while you’re here taking care of your bridesmaids’ dresses at the same time. We also offer a stunning array of accessories to help you put the finishing touches on your day. We look forward to assisting you soon.