(Closed) strapless dress: hair up or down for plump woman?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
152 posts
Blushing bee

I prefer hair down with strapless dress. Just my preference. I love that first inspiration pic!

Post # 4
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I perfer hair down. though it does depend how its done. Make sure you dont look like you have spiral curls that are over done and not brushed out.

Post # 5
2546 posts
Sugar bee

It’s hard to say without a pictire to compare but I generally prefer hair up. My hair gets really frizzy in humidity/sweat/dancing too much and I didnt want to risk it so I wore it up for my day.

Post # 6
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

Down for sure!!

Post # 7
1908 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I think it can really depend on your hair. I agree with @Bostongrl25 that my hair gets very frizzy etc when worn down so I like it up because it has better staying power that way. I did however wear my hair down for a friends wedding and the stylist curled it and she asked me if my hair held curls well or not – I had no idea! I guess it did because it did hold up pretty well but at an autumn wedding (I don’t think it would have in heat/humidity).

I would play around even at home with some styles and see what you think looks best on you with a strapless style. Even just up versus down, snap some photos – see what you think. I like both styles you posted here. So it’s up to what will make you feel most beautiful on your wedding day.


Post # 8
5636 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bellaboo79:  I think half up half down….that way you have the best of both worlds!


I think your hair would look really pretty like this!




Post # 9
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

i love side ponys as they are the best of both worlds. you have one shoulder open but the other shoulder covered.

Post # 11
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was concerned about this also, I have a strapless dress and I am doing my hair to the side with soft curls. Id do a trail and see whats best.

Post # 12
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009


Based on your hair length and texture, I’m going to recommend that you wear it up. Your inspiration picture is beautiful, and I believe an updo will keep your hair consistently beautiful throughout your wedding day/evening.

I am full-figured, and I wore my hair up with my strapless dress.

Post # 13
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

when I did my trial I saw how much my hair up opened up my look.. when I added hair up during my 1st fitting it just seemed to look better.. I’d suggest some casual trials and then maybe an offical one with your stylist.

also when i did my 1st trial hair style the stylist pointed out how much MORE lighter hair shows off in updos.. pinterest away and you are sure to find some awesome styles! (forgive bad typing I cut the tip of my finger open and its amazing how badly that hurts to type even with a bandaid!)

Post # 14
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If your hair is on the fine side and doesn’t stay curled easily, I’d recommend hair up… there’s nothing worse than a bride with sloppy curls halfway through the wedding day.   Regardless of your figure, you’ll look great in both! 🙂

Post # 15
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think the most important thing with either hairstyle, whether up or down, is to keep some volume on top. It helps elongate the face, as opposed to having the hair slicked back. So I am personally wearing my hair in half up with some volume on top. Best of luck!

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