(Closed) Help wanted! Hair ideas for a vintage style dress

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What about doing some beautiful finger waves and collecting most of the length in a bun to keep it off your shoulders? Finger waves were very popular from the 20’s up through the 40’s.

Something like this (only with longer hair gathered in a bun in the back):

This page has plenty of links to 20’s style hair:



ETA: By the way, that dress is absolutely gorgeous!

Post # 4
2542 posts
Sugar bee

I definitely agree with PP about finger waves!!

Post # 5
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FloretteLiz:  <–What she said!! Totally agree and it would really look beautiful with the dress and fit the theme of the time period!  Gorgeous dress btw!

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Absolutely gorgeous dress! I like finger waves for the style, but they’re difficult to do in longer hair — really meant for the long bobs of the era or hair that’s pinned under to look like a bob. I think anything that’s fairly soft curls pinned up with a deco-style clip would look fantastic. Maybe something like


You can personalize the hair clips, of course. And with a bold red lip and strong brows, it’d play up the vintage flair.

Post # 7
4647 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If you want to go for a full 1920s look the finger waving is perfect.  But if you want something vintage but modern at the same time I prefer @sayastar suggestions. I think it look stunning 🙂

Post # 8
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

OMG really gorgeous dress! I think these styles would look very beautiful and fitting with it…



Post # 9
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First of all-  HOLY WOW.  That dress is stunning.  My jaw actually dropped when I looked at your pic.  It looks gorgeous on you.

Second-  I love the idea of finger waves + updo.  I especially love the first picture @GeekChic posted.

Post # 10
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsTtobe:  this hairstyle is GORGEOUS!

Post # 11
2334 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

OMG your dress is stunning!

I like the finger waves idea.  If you want something less literal, you could do something simple in the front like this, with a low bun.

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Post # 12
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was going to suggest finger waves too 🙂

Post # 13
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really love this style, and think it would be perfect for your dress:


Good luck!

Post # 14
5268 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Here are some!

Post # 16
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh WOW where did you get that dress?

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