At our recent fashion shoot for our summer/fall 2012 issue (on newsstands in early July–mark your calendars!), we styled our model’s hair in a high chignon for one of the looks. Not to be confused with today’s trendy top knots (which tend to be more casual), a high chignon is a hairstyle classic–the look is a throwback to a more glamorous era. Part ballerina bun, part elegant updo, we love high chignons for brides. (And bridesmaids!)
If your gown has a high or intricate neckline, heavy detailing at the bust or on the bodice, or a plunging neck or back, wearing your hair in a high chignon will help shine a spotlight on your gown. And if you plan on dancing till dawn, sweeping your hair up and off your face in a high chignon will keep your locks from falling flat by the end of the night.
Be inspired by these eight high chignon styles we love for wedding day hair:
What do you think of the high chignon? Would you wear one of these hairstyles for your nuptials or do you prefer your locks long and loose?