Whether you're a guest, bridesmaid, or even the bride, weddings are a perfect time to add a plait into your dressed-up style. They can add a touch of romance or bohemian coolness to your look, and there are a variety of ways to incorporate woven strands into your style. Click through to see how the following stars plaited their coifs to perfection.
If your hair is in that awkward in-between stage, you just made the chop, or have shoulder-length hair, it can be difficult deciding on what type of updo will work best for a date night or even your wedding. We figured out a gorgeous style that works perfectly for hair that brushes your shoulders. On Kirbie: Finders Keepers dress.
Your makeup test is an important part of your wedding day prep, and making sure you're prepared is half the battle. We've got four tips to take the stress out of your makeup test. You'll walk out feeling like the gorgeous bride you've dreamt of being. On Allie: Club Monaco top and jacket. On Maria: BCBG Max Azria top and vest.
Brides looking for fresh-faced, classic makeup can end their search at Oscar de la Renta. Working with Mikey Castillo, makeup director for Le Métier de Beauté, the iconic designer wanted to create a woman in the vein of Grace Kelly — someone in "the bloom of her beauty," as Castillo put it. Satin eye shadows and barely there eyeliner created a graceful look that any bride can pull off on her own.
The look: Satin-finish eye shadows, rose champagne eyeliner, subtle pink hues.
The inspiration: A woman feeling most beautiful on her wedding day.
Key tips: Work your eyeliner tightly into the eyelash bed so you don't see a black line over the eyelid. This will keep your liner in place all day.
Nancy Shevell married her prince charming, Sir Paul McCartney, over the weekend in London. True to her chic, classic style, it is no real surprise that both the bride and groom wore designs by Paul's daughter, Stella McCartney. Nancy's crisp white crepe number, inspired by the wedding dress that the Duchess of Windsor wore in1937, was adorned with button detail and was just one of three looks she wore that day. This particular ensemble was complemented by a fresh white flower in her half-up, half-down wavy brown hair and perfectly polished bridal makeup. Click on the products above to shop these beauty items, so that you can re-create her magical wedding day makeup at home.
Summer is officially in full swing and that probably means one thing for a lot of you: weddings! I've already been to three and there are another four to go. If you're a bride it can be difficult to get beauty right on the big day. It takes a lot of preparation to make sure everything looks sensational without a hitch, a broken nail, or even worse, a fake tan disaster! With this in mind I've rounded up my top bridal beauty tips. Click through my slideshow to check them out. Here comes the bride!