Wedding Hairstyles – The Top Knot

High Bun

If you are looking for a classic, elegant wedding hairstyle that is still fashion forward, the top knot (also known as the high bun or ballerina bun)  is the perfect choice. This simple hairstyle keeps your hair out of your face, highlights your style your wedding hair yourself or just try out the look, there are some great tutorials on The Beauty Department and Running on Happiness.

I think this hairstyle looks best when the bun is extra large and slightly undone, a la Hilary Duff on her wedding day.

The top knot also works if you have heavy bangs – how beautiful is this bride in Jenny Packham?

You can do a variation on the topknot by braiding your hair, either in the back or in the bun itself. This look is a little more bohemian or retro, depending on how tight you do the braid. Jennifer Lopez loves this look and sports it often!

Finally, the topknot lends itself well to jeweled or lace headbands. I love the ones from Jennifer Behr and Ban.Do.

What do you think of the top knot for your wedding day? Love it or leave it?

{Images via OK! Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Champagne Showers, Engaged and Inspired, Style Bistro, Poppy in Pearls}

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  1. Usually I don’t read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, very nice post.

  2. Michelle

    I was so happy to see your last image (from poppy in pearls) I have been trying to find that headband for so long! do you know where I could get that triple headband?


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