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.
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. 1. Loose Updo With a Braided Hairband

    A simple bridesmaid wedding hairstyle for a strapless dress neckline with a metallic headband
    photo by Swatch Studios
  2. 2. Side-Swept Messy Bun With Flowers

    Adding flowers to a messy side swept bun creates a simple and elegant chignon
    photo by Nicole Lapierre Photography
  3. 3. Long and Loose Waves

    For an easy, breezy look just add a loose curl and send your girls down the aisle
    photo by Nicole Marie Photography, LLC
  4. 4. Sleek Top Knot

    A tight and chic top knot is perfect for any glam wedding
    photo by Durling Photography
  5. 5. Romantic Braided Chignon

    An elegant braided chignon looks good from any angle
    photo by Nicole Lapierre Photography
  6. 6. Low Messy Bun With Braids

    A relaxed braided updo frames the face and looks stunning
    photo by Kellie Saunders Photography
  7. 7. Messy Low Bun With Twists

    Low messy bun wedding hairstyle for a strapless dress
    photo by hay alexandra photography
  8. 8. Simple Half-Up Braid

    Half-up, half-down bridesmaid hairstyle with a braided crown to keep hair in place
    photo by I Am Sarah V Photography
  9. 9. Loose Twisted Updo With Ranunculus

    Bridesmaid updo idea for a strapless dress with a couple fresh blooms
    photo by Laura Murray Photography
  10. 10. Volumized Half-Updo

    Tease some volume to add some glamor to a half-updo
    photo by Alexanders Studios
  11. 11. Ringlet Curls With Twists

    Simple bridesmaid hairstyle for a strapless neckline
    photo by Ryan Phillips Photography
  12. 12. High Ponytail With Bangs

    Cute bridesmaid hair idea for a strapless dress
    photo by The Nichols
  13. 13. Relaxed Low Knot

    A relaxed low knot creates a soft and romantic bridesmaid look
    photo by Laura Witherow Photography
  14. 14. Simple Loose Curls

    Simple bridesmaid hairstyles for a strapless dress neckline
    photo by Rodeo & Co Photography
  15. 15. Waterfall Braid Half-Updo

    Strapless dress hairstyle idea with waterfall braids
    photo by LOKITM Photography
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