15 Best Bridesmaid Hairstyles for a Strapless Dress

Simple and sleek or a carefully crafted masterpiece here's our top picks for luscious looking locks.
Jen Leahy
by Jen Leahy

After picking up your bridesmaid dress, it's time to think about your day-of beauty look. (Of course it's the bride's time to shine, but you'll be in plenty of pictures too!) The right hairstyle can really pull a formal look together and it's easier than you think to pick a hairstyle that complements both you and your dress. If you're going the strapless route, we've rounded up our favorite hairstyles that will complement the neckline perfectly.

First things first, be a realist. After considering the strapless neckline, think about the weather (such as temperature, breezy winds or humidity), style of the wedding and the formality, then consider hairstyles that will check all those boxes. If the bridal party is working with beauty pros for day-of hair and makeup, you have the flexibility to get creative and choose something you'd never be able to do on your own. Or, if you're going the DIY route, you'd be surprised how easy it is to elevate a simple updo with a braid or French twist. Get inspired by our favorite looks below.

1. Loose Updo With a Braided Hairband

A simple bridesmaid wedding hairstyle for a strapless dress neckline with a metallic headband
Swatch Studios

From: An Intimate, Glamorous Wedding at The Oliver House in Toledo, Ohio

2. Side-Swept Messy Bun With Flowers

Adding flowers to a messy side swept bun creates a simple and elegant chignon
Nicole Lapierre Photography

From: A Romantic, Rustic Wedding at Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

3. Long and Loose Waves

For an easy, breezy look just add a loose curl and send your girls down the aisle
Nicole Marie Photography, LLC

From: An Intimate Mountain Wedding at a Private Residence in Murrieta, California

4. Sleek Top Knot

A tight and chic top knot is perfect for any glam wedding
Durling Photography

From: A Formal Greek and Irish Wedding at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

5. Romantic Braided Chignon

An elegant braided chignon looks good from any angle
Nicole Lapierre Photography

From: A Romantic, Rustic Wedding at Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

6. Low Messy Bun With Braids

A relaxed braided updo frames the face and looks stunning
Kellie Saunders Photography

From: A Classic Spring Wedding at Earhart Manor at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan

7. Messy Low Bun With Twists

Low messy bun wedding hairstyle for a strapless dress
hay alexandra photography

From: A Charming, Rustic Wedding at the Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Virginia

8. Simple Half-Up Braid

Half-up, half-down bridesmaid hairstyle with a braided crown to keep hair in place
I Am Sarah V Photography

From: An Elegant New England Wedding at Hulls Cove Schoolhouse in Bar Harbor, Maine

9. Loose Twisted Updo With Ranunculus

Bridesmaid updo idea for a strapless dress with a couple fresh blooms
Laura Murray Photography

From: A Rustic Boho Wedding at the Kitchen Upstairs in Boulder, Colorado

10. Volumized Half-Updo

Tease some volume to add some glamor to a half-updo
Alexanders Studios

From: A Traditional Valentine's Day Wedding at Chamas Brazilian Steakhouse in Durham, North Carolina

11. Ringlet Curls With Twists

Simple bridesmaid hairstyle for a strapless neckline
Ryan Phillips Photography

From: A Formal, Classic Wedding at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California

12. High Ponytail With Bangs

Cute bridesmaid hair idea for a strapless dress
The Nichols

From: An Ethereal Vintage Chic Wedding at Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas

13. Relaxed Low Knot

A relaxed low knot creates a soft and romantic bridesmaid look
Laura Witherow Photography

From: A Simple, Timeless Wedding at Germania Place in Chicago, Illinois

14. Simple Loose Curls

Simple bridesmaid hairstyles for a strapless dress neckline
Rodeo & Co Photography

From: A Rustic Fall Wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont

15. Waterfall Braid Half-Updo

Strapless dress hairstyle idea with waterfall braids
LOKITM Photography
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