31 Side-Swept Hairstyles That Will Bring All The Romance

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maddy sims the knot associate editor
Maddy Sims
maddy sims the knot associate editor
Maddy Sims
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Updated Apr 07, 2021

Every part of your wedding should reflect who you are—including your hairstyle. If you're a hopeless romantic, a side swept day-of 'do is perfect for you. To help get you inspired for your own look, we rounded up 31 side hairstyles for your wedding that will bring all the romance. There's something so magical about a style pulled over to one side. It looks straight out your favorite rom com, which is why it's fitting for your wedding day.

To achieve a flawless asymmetrical style, we recommend working with a professional hairstylist on your big day. They'll be able to ensure your tresses stay put throughout the day (and night). Whether you want to wear your tresses down, in a braid or in an updo on the side, we have a wedding hairstyle idea for every kind of to-be-wed. We also included styles that work for long hair, medium-length hair and short hair. See our favorite side hairstyles for a wedding, below.

For a soft, romantic look, pin one side of your loose waves back behind your ear.

This style is perfect for a romantic wedding. Tightly pull one side of your curls back to show off your gorgeous wedding eye makeup.

Have your stylist expertly weave your long locks into a side braid. It's the perfect mix of sweet and edgy. (Pro tip: It's also the perfect braided hairstyle for a beach wedding)

side hairstyles for wedding bright flowers

Achieve a creative side hairstyle for your wedding by incorporating bold, bright flowers into your tousled curls.

Not all side swept wedding hairdos have to be super-sweet. For an edgier look, rock this effortlessly gorgeous fishtail braid. If you want a more classic vibe, wear a French braid instead.

Curl your hair and gently pin one side back. Top with a simple barrette for a touch of sparkle.

Create a boho side hairstyle for your wedding with loose, messy waves. Sweep them over to one side and pin them in place. Top with a veil for an extra-romantic vibe.

We love a side shave because it's equal parts edgy and fun. For a dramatic side swept look, closely shave one side of your head and leave the other one longer.

side hairstyles for wedding loose curls with flowers

Loosely curl your hair and then clip one side back with a pretty barrette made of flowers.

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If you want a subtle hint of sparkle, consider this side hairstyle for your wedding. Pin your loose curls over to one side toward the back of your head with a glittery comb.

Swoon. Ask your stylist to create big, voluminous curls and softly sweep your hair over to one side for a look that belongs on the cover of a romance novel.

For a laid-back look, gently tuck one side of your hair back behind your ear.

Romance and drama—what could be better? Ask your stylist for big curls with extra volume at the top of your head, and then create a deep part for a side-swept look.

Elevate your natural hair by loosely pinning back one side. It's a sweet, simple hairdo.

We love this side hairstyle for a wedding because it's glam but still simple. Curl your hair, and then tightly pull one side over to the back. Secure with pins and top with a veil.

side hairstyles for wedding retro pin

Dreaming of a retro sideswept wedding hairstyle? Gather your curled hair over to one side and secure with a sparkly pin at the nape of your neck.

Unleash your inner flower child with this stunning side hairstyle for your wedding. Create an ultra-loose fishtail braid (gently pull on the sides for that perfectly undone look) and then add small flowers like baby's breath (or a floral crown) for a boho chic look.

Go full-on glam. Create a deep side part and pin one side down with a super-sparkly barrette.

Searching for a unique side hairstyle for your wedding? Look no further. Braid one side of your hair down and leave the other side completely natural for a creative, pretty wedding upstyle.

side hairstyles for wedding deep side part big curls

This side-swept wedding hairstyle feels both vintage and modern. Create a deep side part, and then tightly pin down one side. Add extra volume to the other side for a dramatic effect.

Show off your playful side with this side hairstyle for your wedding. Create small, bouncy ringlets, part your hair to the side, and secure one side back with a sparkly comb.

This wedding updo hairstyle is sweet and soft. Sweep your hair into a low bun, and then sweep the front piece of your hair up and over to the side.

side hairstyles for wedding safety clip hair pins

Get creative with your wedding hair. Instead of using a traditional barrette or comb, pin your hair back with safety pin-shaped clips.

side hairstyles for wedding glam curls with sparkly comb

We can't stop staring at this gorgeous side swept wedding hairstyle. Ask your beauty pro to create sleek S-shaped curls, and then pin one side back with a sparkly hairpiece. Add a veil for an extra-romantic touch.

For a retro side hairstyle, gather your hair into a low side bun and add a birdcage veil on top. Psst: Get the look with our shoppable roundup of birdcage veils.

Hosting an elegant wedding? You can't go wrong with a classic style. Pull your hair up into a low bun, but leave a few pieces out front for a wispy effect. Add a sparkly hair accessory and a veil to complete the look.

side hairstyles for wedding low curly bun with flower crown

If you're looking for a curly wedding hairstyle, we've got you covered. Rock your natural texture and sweep your hair into a low bun. Top it off with a unique flower crown, like this one made of greens and wildflowers.

This side wedding hairstyle could fit right in at a vintage wedding, but it still feels trendy. Ask your stylist to create an oversized braid on one side, and then add a glittering hairpin for extra sparkle.

side hairstyles for wedding low bun with floral barrette

A loose, low bun looks effortlessly gorgeous. Add a barrette made of ombre-colored flowers for a bohemian vibe.

side hairstyles for wedding short hair deep side part

If you have short hair, you can still rock a side swept wedding hairstyle. Simply create an extra-deep side part and pin one side down behind your ear.

We love this side wedding hairstyle for a wedding because it's the perfect mix of glam and boho styles. Create a loose fishtail braid to the side, and then add in sparkly hair pins for a gorgeous day-of 'do.

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