Bridal Style: How to Create a Timeless Look

Posted November 4, 2019 by in Lifestyle
A couple about to kiss on their wedding day

The idea of planning a wedding is so exciting and something you may have dreamed about for many years. Sometimes, when it comes to the reality of starting your wedding plans, it can be hard to decide on what you want. After all, getting married is something you only intend to do once, so you want to make sure that everything is perfect. No one wants to look back at their wedding pictures in 20 years and cringe at their appearance. 

You’ve probably seen wedding photos of older family members, and while they are precious moments of a special day, their style dominates the images. It can be hard to see past the haircuts of the era, and the wedding dresses that were so popular at that time. Of course, everyone’s style is unique, and it would be boring if every wedding you went to had a bride styled in the same way. The key is to find the right balance between your style and a timeless look. This will keep your wedding always looking beautiful and will create memories that you look back on with pride. 

Wondering how to create a timelessly elegant look for your wedding day? Read on for some bridal style inspiration:

boho couple on their wedding day

Perfect Make-Up

People are often tempted to try out a dramatically different make-up look for their wedding day. Of course, this is fine, but also don’t forget that this isn’t a requirement. You don’t need to transform into someone else on the day that you get married. Your partner is marrying you because you are the person they fell in love with. Don’t feel pressured into trying to look like someone you are not. 

A useful way to approach your wedding make-up is to use it to create the best version of yourself. Use the make-up to highlight the things you like best about your face, whether that’s enhancing your stunning eye color or making a feature of your beautiful mouth. 

Some brides-to-be opt for creating a dewy-skinned natural look, by wearing make-up while looking like they aren’t wearing any. Other brides prefer a more glamorous look with smokey eyes and a strong lip color. There are no rights or wrongs, simply create a look that you feel happy with, and that isn’t too much ‘of the time.’

dewy bridal makeup

Timeless Jewelry

Selecting timeless pieces of jewelry for your wedding is essential. Your engagement ring and wedding band are items that you will wear for the rest of your life, so choosing the right ones is crucial. Choosing engagement rings with elegant patterns is a perfect way of selecting a ring that is both beautiful and timeless. 

Let your engagement ring inform the rest of your bridal jewelry and select pieces that complement it. A simple necklace and earrings that work beautifully with your engagement ring will help to create a cohesive look for your big day.

beautiful boho wedding

Selecting Your Dream Bridal Gown

Wedding dresses in the 1980s and 1990s stand out for the common elements that characterize them as being specific to that era. When you see a full skirt and puffed sleeves, you immediately know that the wedding dress comes from either the eighties or the nineties. Nowadays, it is far more difficult to pinpoint which decade a wedding gown is from. This is because there are now so many different styles of bridal gown out there to select from.

This gives you far more options to choose a dress that is perfect for your big day. With so many designs available, you can decide on a shape that best suits your figure and the setting for your wedding day. An elegant, strapless dress is ideal for a timeless wedding look, as is a vintage-inspired lace bodice. As these dresses are beautiful in their simplicity, they do not contain tell-tale signs they are from a specific time.

bohemian bridal inspiration

Hair Dos and Hair Don’ts

Your wedding hairstyle should complement the rest of your look, and it is essential that you feel comfortable with your choice. Many brides with short hair with bridal headpieces feel they should grow it for their wedding day. However, you shouldn’t feel like this is a necessity, and you should certainly never feel like you need to go with the latest bridal hair trend.

Whether you wear your hair long or short, up or down, the important thing is that you feel happy with how it looks. This will ensure that your natural beauty and happiness shine through, which is far more important than being on-trend.

bridal hat

Would you ever opt for a hat instead of a veil on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments below!