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Congratulations for your wedding-to-come! You must be a very happy woman now that you are finally marrying the man of your dreams. You should feel even more blessed and lucky to benefit of so many unique wedding ideas that you can choose and get inspired from for your big day. Our wedding designers never sleep, but are always trying to create new things for the contemporary bride who wants her wedding to be a real success! Nowadays it can be very easy to find the “ideal” gown for your wedding. And we say this due to the myriad of styles available in our designers’ collections.

But we can also say that it can be difficult for those who are more malleable and easy to influence. If you are prone to fall in love with every single beautiful wedding dress you see out there, then you’re in real big troubles! To make sure you won’t get caught up in a long and stressful process of shopping for your wedding dress you have to narrow down your choices. Take for instance the formality and style of your wedding. Then consider the season and the venue.

Bridal Dresses For Outdoor Wedding (Source: media-cache-ec9.pinterest.com)

Bridal Dresses For Outdoor Wedding (Source: media-cache-ec9.pinterest.com)

The site of your wedding and its specific is one of the most important factors to take into consideration when deciding upon the best bridal dress for your big day. The locale of your wedding can and should influence your gown selection. Let’s take, for instance, the Great Outdoors! We’ve all experienced the increasing popularity of outdoors weddings. Our newlyweds are more commodious now and they prefer something causal, cozy and relaxing for them and their guests. Since they are so active and busy in their everyday life, they want their wedding day to be free of stress and drastic rigors.

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Bridal Dresses For Outdoor Wedding (Source: media-cache-ec0.pinterest.com)

The bride who is having an alfresco wedding is perhaps the happiest one because she gets to choose a comfortable and practical dress. It’s essential for those who are organizing an outdoors wedding to look for a style that it both wearable and elegant. So, how do you make these contrasting qualities match? Well, you don’t have to do anything! Our designers have the right models to propose to those who are planning a casual stylish and trendy look.

Bridal Dresses For Outdoor Wedding (Source: media-cache-ec1.pinterest.com)

Bridal Dresses For Outdoor Wedding (Source: media-cache-ec1.pinterest.com)

The alfresco venue requires certain precautions for the bride and her dress. The climate, the time of year, the specific of the location and the obstacles that you can meet out there should be taken into consideration when purchasing the dress. Your outdoors wedding dress can be long or short. Those models with long trains are not the most recommended selections because you can get grass stained. The train can get dirty or even damaged. Make sure you consider these special requirements.

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All brides want a unique dress for their big day. Nowadays is easier than ever before to find a magnificent wedding gown that can suit a bride’s dreams and reach her expectations. In fact, the palette of choices is so wide that the process of selecting the most adequate model is extremely overwhelming, even for those who are determined to follow a certain style.

It’s never a good idea to go shopping with a preconceived mind. You risk ignoring many unique ideas and trendy silhouettes. Don’t set your mind on anything, but let it run free. This way you will let the way open to your heart. It would be impossible not to fall in love with one of the myriad of designs available out there! The biggest problem with this type of shopping is that you risk falling for more than one or two dresses. And there is nothing tougher for a woman than choosing between two beautiful dresses she loves in an equal measure!

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

But you can narrow down your options by considering the style of your wedding. If both the dresses look perfectly on you, choose the one that is more appropriate for your wedding formality, locale, season and theme. We know many cases of brides who have decided upon a certain design and changed their mind the next day! To avoid this unpleasant situation, take more time to think and rethink your options. It’s always difficult to choose the most adequate couture wedding dress for the wedding, giving the fact that all silhouettes look fascinating and spectacular!

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

Modern brides can look amazing in any type of dress created by our fashion designers. Their collections are full of original models you can get inspired from or choose for your own wedding ceremony and reception. In terms of bridal gowns, “couture” can refer to the price, quality or design of the dress. In most cases, designer wedding gowns are more expensive than those you can buy off-the-rack.

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

This is the price you have to pay for an extraordinarily beautiful look! If you want an outstanding appearance for your big day, you must be willing to pay more. Couture wedding dresses are a guaranteed ravishing choice for those who want to impress and dazzle their groom and guests.

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

Couture Bridal Dresses (Source: fashionbride.files.wordpress.com)

In case you’re wondering, these breathtakingly beautiful dresses are from Micaele Oliveira. This is a Portuguese designer who started created wedding dresses at the age of 13! She is young but incredibility talented and gifted with an amazing capacity of envisioning a wedding dress texture and silhouette. This creator graduated Haute Couture and she is now established in Trofa. Her wedding dresses exude femininity, sensuality, glamour and grandeur, professionalism, good taste, high quality and originality.

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Getting ready for the big day is a long and exhausting process for the pretentious bride. All women are selective when it comes to the way they look in general. So we can imagine how exigent they get when the time comes to prepare them selves for the wedding day. There are so many things to plan and take care of. Finding the right gown is definitely a big and important task for any bride. There are many aspects to consider at this point and many things to take into account, like the wedding formality, venue, season and theme. This is why you need a lot of time to think and rethink your options.

After you make the gown selection you need to look for the best pair of shoes, hairstyle and accessories to go with. The makeup is another serious aspect to plan for your big day. There are many ways in which you can enhance your unique charm and obtain a beautiful look for the ceremony and reception. But it depends on the type of look you are willing to adopt. There is the natural style, the glamorous style, the classic, vintage and modern styles, the formal and casual styles and many more!

Bridal Makeup Photos (Source: media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com)

Bridal Makeup Photos (Source: media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com)

Focus on the style of your wedding and get inspired from the season and locale for your makeup. For instance, if you’re a spring bride, use pastel shades. The natural bridal look is the trendiest one right now. You can choose anything like blush, beige, lavender, turquoise, cream and peach. These shades are sure to make you look expressive, feminine and fresh. For a hot summer wedding day you can focus on brighter hues, like magenta, violet, yellow, teal and lime green. For fall you can choose from dusty and russet tones, while in winter you can go for anything glittery and glam.

Bridal Makeup Photos (Source: media-cache-ec7.pinterest.com)

Bridal Makeup Photos (Source: media-cache-ec7.pinterest.com)

The summer bride who is having an outdoors wedding should opt for a perfect powdered skin and opt for glossy cheeks. The focus can fall on your eyes. Anything earthy and nature-inspired makeup can suit the modern commodious bride who wants something simple, discreet and nonchalant for her ceremony. If you want a smooth covering of your face, make sure it doesn’t look too matte. Matte makeup may look too dull. Or at least this is what our experts in field say.

Bridal Makeup Photos (Source: media-cache-ec1.pinterest.com)

Bridal Makeup Photos (Source: media-cache-ec1.pinterest.com)

Opt for a natural look but add a little bit of glow to obtain a more radiant finish and an eye-catchy appearance. As the day continues, you can use facial blotting sheets instead of powder. This will tone down a too flashy shine and help you look fresh and elegant until the morning light. You can choose a vintage style and get inspired from great divas’ dramatic look.

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It’s just easier and trendier to follow a natural style for your wedding makeup than to get involved in all kinds of extravagant and thick ideas. And sometimes it’s just safer this way, yes! Many brides of today are curious to find out how a natural makeup can look like and how it can fit a wedding day. There are many versions of the natural style that you can consider or choose from.

This style is first of all adequate for spring and summer weddings, especially for brides who are planning an outdoors ceremony. The warm seasons are linked with all things fresh organic and romantic. In this context, it would be great to just go with the flow of the nature. There are many pretty pastel shades in spring and summer that you can “steal” for your makeup. The sun is shinning and its warmth invites to opt for soft warm colors. You can also get inspired from the flowers and the optimistic mood they exude.

Bridal Makeup Eyes (Source: media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com)

Bridal Makeup Eyes (Source: media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com)

Make sure that your makeup reflects the joy of the season and your own happiness. The modern bridal look is supposed to be bright, refined, simple, eye-catchy and innocent in the same time. Anything heavy and glitzy may not work for you if you wish to keep things natural and soft. The eyes are perhaps the most important “items” to paint and decorate for your big day. They say that expressive eyes are the most beautiful asset of a woman.

Bridal Makeup Eyes (Source: media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com)

Bridal Makeup Eyes (Source: media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com)

The happy bride should do anything in her power to enhance the beauty of her eyes with the right makeup. All eyes are beautiful, regardless of color or shape and they should be underlined in an elegant unique way. The spring/summer bride should focus on the eyes and pick an earthy eyeliner shade. Anything based on brown, beige, ivory, nude and sand can fit a delicate warm bridal look. For a brighter look, we suggest you go with blush pink, canary yellow, powder blue or other favorite pastels. You should place the shade on the entire surface of the eye.

 

Bridal Makeup Eyes (Source: media-cache-ec9.pinterest.com)

Bridal Makeup Eyes (Source: media-cache-ec9.pinterest.com)

 

Or, for a more interesting effect you can place it on the lower lid. Subtlety is the key-word of this year’s bridal looks. It’s not important to impress through complex and intricate wedding make-ups these days. Soft delicate touches of pastel shades are just the thing for you. Subtle means more expressive and more feminine. Choose to stay fresh and true with a natural eye makeup! Take cues from Kate Middleton’s natural makeup she did for her wedding with her own two hands! This is one of the many advantages of going natural: the fact that you can be a DIY bride. Subdued colors always have the best impact.

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This article is for those who want to keep the pace with the ultimate tendencies in weddings. Current trends show us different wedding dress styles, more or less romantic. The accents fall on different geometrical shapes, bright and neutral colors, old-fashion patterns and unique backs. These amazing styles we’re showing below are for 2013 brides and weddings. From whimsical and abstract designs to colorful silhouettes and fancy models, the palette of unique bridal choices is wider than even.

The 2012 bride already has a lot of original designs to choose from. Weddings this year are very personal and fashionable. We can only imagine how they will look like next year! The white wedding dress is still a popular choice. But offbeat brides prefer something bright and eye-catchy for their big day. Colorful wedding dresses are in big vogue nowadays. Even the wedding shoes field is nowadays contaminated with color. We can see a lot of dyed shoes in various bold and pastel hues.

En Vogue Bridal Dresses (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

En Vogue Bridal Dresses (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

More and more fashion designers decide to splash their wedding dresses with vivid and soft colors. We like all the color trends promoted nowadays at this point. Girly and refined blushes, heavenly blues, sensual violets, smoldering reds, whimsical plums and browns, smooth nudes, sand and beiges – these are just a few of the hottest color trends in modern wedding dress. With these styles on, no one really wants to wear a white dress anymore! Perhaps the colorful style is not every bride’s cup of tea. But due to these various choices you don’t have to consider only the white gown as your best attire selection.

En Vogue Bridal Dresses (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

En Vogue Bridal Dresses (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

There is another essential thing to keep in mind when choosing a colored wedding dress: your gown still has to look like a wedding dress. White is the official shade for wedding dresses and this is why it is so easy to recognize. But another color can make a dress look anything but wedding-like! Make sure that your outfit doesn’t make you look like one of the bridesmaids or female wedding guests! The secret is to find a color that is flattering for your skin tone and wedding theme.

En Vogue Bridal Dresses (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

En Vogue Bridal Dresses (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

The truth is that not all brides look at their best in white. Another hot trend for 2013 wedding dresses is based on portrait backs. The trick is to pick a gown with a unique back line. How about trying a back with a demure delicate type of embroidery? A back with a lace frame, a chevron striped pattern or a peek-a-boo keyhole can also work. Sheer backs with soft appliqués and embroideries are romantic and attractive but in a chic dainty and modest way. Lace nouveau wedding dresses and peplum silhouettes are also in vogue.

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This article is for all brides who love the lace fabric. You should not consider yourself a conservative or traditional bride just because you plan on wearing a lace dress at your wedding. Lace can look both classic and modern, depending on the way it is used. The preconception regarding the outdated appeal of lace began to lose power. Our designers have so many inedited ideas for modern lace wedding dresses!

To help you get rid of any reservation in this sense we brought a few delightful wedding dresses made with lace tiers. The tiered style looks incredibly fancy, especially when used on a lavish gown. The ball gown wedding dress adorned with lace layers looks diaphanous and feels more romantic. It’s trendier to opt for a lace tiered dress if you want to add a light volume to your silhouette. Lace is one of the most versatile fabrics a bride can consider for her wedding.

Lace Bridal Wedding Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

Lace Bridal Wedding Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

It can be utilized in many ways and interpreted in even more ways. It can fit an ancient, classic, traditional, modern, vintage and fashion-forward look. You can select from these styles the one that’s closer to your personality and vision. No one should take this fabric as it is. It’s true that lace is famous for its conservative feel, but as you can see, there are many other ways to incorporate it in a bridal gown.

Lace Bridal Wedding Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

Lace Bridal Wedding Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

The tiered style is chic and vintage-inspired. If you are a lucky bride planning a retro themed wedding, then a lace tiered gown can make a fabulous inspired attire selection in this sense. This style feels old-fashion but with the elegance and versatility of a modern look. We have different examples of wedding dresses made of tiered lace here to propose you. Perhaps you will be able to spot something unique for your own wear. This style can fit various types of silhouettes and gown designs. We said that it is great for ball gown wedding dresses and for A-line styles.

Lace Bridal Wedding Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

Lace Bridal Wedding Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

If you want to be a modern-day princess bride, consider this model. The layers of lace will add more sophistication and romance to your look, but not in a traditional way, but in a refined contemporary way. Tiered lace wedding dresses are no longer heavy creations, difficult to wear for the modern commodious bride. The contrary, the semi-transparent type of lace used today is the perfect texture for a semi-formal elegant dress. These creations can make a unique choice for formal, ultra-formal and casual affairs. It all depends on the cut and design of each dress in part. We like both the sheath and lush skirt models and the way they look when accented with lace flounces and ruffles.

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One of our favorite wedding trends recently released is the ombre style. We just can’t get enough of watching ombre wedding details, and fortunately, bridal magazines and online wedding websites are full of unique wedding projects based on this theme. There is something utterly magical about this style that captivates the attention of so many couples.

2012 brides are crazy about this out-of-the-ordinary way of decorating and accenting a wedding. We can see ombre shades everywhere: in wedding invitations and stationery, in wedding floral arrangements, in hanging decorations, in centerpieces, in wedding cakes and even in bridal dresses. We are very excited about the new wedding gown trends based on ombre splashes of color.

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

There are a few most popular color palettes used in general for this effect, and these are: the pink, the purple, the red, the green and the blue. These are the richest palettes that contain a lot of derived shades. You can start with white and then continue from the palest nuances to the darkest hues of the same palette. You can even combine pink and purple or blue and green in the same gradient scheme. The effect is always breathtaking. We know you are already familiarized with ombre wedding cakes. But what do you think of ombre wedding dresses?

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: wedding-pictures-05.onewed.com)

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: wedding-pictures-05.onewed.com)

Don’t you find these silhouettes are ravishing? This theme creates a whimsical effect that seems from a different story, one full of mystery and romance. These gowns are ideal for the offbeat brides who don’t want to settle for less. If you find yourself in this category, then perhaps these spectacular models can help you get inspired for your own one-of-a-kind wedding gown.

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: wedding-pictures-02.onewed.com)

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: wedding-pictures-02.onewed.com)

As you can see in these images, the ombre effect can be used for any color. There are many clever ways of producing this effect on a white bridal gown. Your dress can feature a gradient pattern at the base of the skirt, on the bodice or through a unique type of embroidery. Ombre shades also look charming when created through floral prints, ruffles, multiple layers, frills, feathers and scales. Your dress can feature one of these designs.

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

Latest Styles Bridal Dresses (Source: weddinginspirasi.com)

Perhaps you’ve seen those ruffled wedding cakes resembling wedding dresses in ombre shades! They make an ombre wedding dress look even more delicious and juicy now. The type of romanticism produced by this effect in a wedding dress is not classic and not conventional, but whimsy and dramatic. The bold bride who wants something imposing, freshly contemporary and sensual for her wedding will surely be flattered by this trend. It would be a shame to ignore this theme and not use it for your wedding. If you love bright colors and rich textures, then this style is surely for you!  

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Despite all the rigors and sober formality of a wedding, the modern bride wants to go casual, shabby and natural. These are the most sought-after qualities among our contemporary brides. The number of those who decide to plan an outdoors wedding in the middle of the nature is growing in popularity with every single year that passes. And this is due to the fact that our wedding planners and stylists are constantly promoting the alfresco style and the natural bridal look.

We have to admit that the organic style proposed by our wedding designers is very chic and feminine. It adds more naturalness, vibrancy and originality to a bride. We are very excited about this trend because it brought back the charming wedding floral themes. It’s hip to wear live flowers in your wedding bouquet nowadays because this style can add more vitality and naturalness to your look. If you want to obtain even a fresher and younger look, we suggest you think of wearing flowers in your hair.

Bridal Flowers For The Hair (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

Bridal Flowers For The Hair (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

A flowered hairdo can complete your natural bridal look and help you differentiate among other brides.. But what do you think of this beautiful flower wreath? Check out the amazing look of this bride from different angles and see whether this style can fit your wedding or not. When it comes to fashion & beauty, the personal taste and individual style of each bride in part are the ones that count. These are the decisive factors, although there is always the budget to consider. Those who like these types of decorations and arrangements are the bohemian-inspired brides.

Bridal Flowers For The Hair (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

Bridal Flowers For The Hair (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

If you want an organic wedding and a light chic look, then this style is definitely for you. There are many brides out there who don’t feel comfortable in a princess ball gown dress, with a sparkling tiara on their head. The boho-chic look is less pompous and less elaborated. This style is easier to achieve and wear and also very pretty. Some say that the floral wreath hairstyle is for the young brides who want something girlish and sweet for their wedding. We think that this is half true because there is always something whimsy about a crown of flowers for the modern bride that adds more drama and elegance to her look.

Bridal Flowers For The Hair (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

Bridal Flowers For The Hair (Source: static.weddingchicks.com)

The hair piece worn by the bride in this wedding project is eclectic and one of a kind. It was designed by Akiko Floral Artistry for a simple eco-friendly engagement party photo session. The hair wreath looks so outstanding because it contains a fabulous mix of natural and handmade pieces. We can see here live flowers, crafty blooms and a few lace accents. The wreath was secured by a simple pink ribbon.

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Expectant brides are for certain the most beautiful brides. Although many of them want to hide their tummy area, that’s the most beautiful part of your body you should contour. Nevertheless, not all women feel comfortable exposing their baby bump and this is why they prefer to wear a wedding dress that camouflages this aspect in an elegant stylish way. There are many women however who like the idea of wearing a model that enhances their belly and puts the accent on their beautiful pregnancy. But it’s not mandatory to be a proud pregnant bride.

Now, it all depends also on how far along you are after all! If your belly is not very visible you can wear a regular silhouette and no one will even have to know that you’re a happy bride-mom-to-be! Experts in fashion and wedding dresses say that expectant brides should not compromise on style and beauty. Nowadays, more than ever before, the trends for pregnant brides are very sensitive to the bride’s needs. Besides this, the maternity wedding gowns promoted nowadays are very unique and fashionable. It’s comfortable to know that you can find something to match your new size and still provide you with an outstanding look for your wedding!

Bridal Dresses For The Pregnant Bride (Source: media.offbeatbride.com)

Bridal Dresses For The Pregnant Bride (Source: media.offbeatbride.com)

There are no more impediments between a bride and her dream wedding look, regardless of her age, body shape or physical condition. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a petite or tall bride, slim or full figure. Not all brides are perfect but they all have the right and the opportunity to look perfect. The expecting bride-mom is even more radiant than regular brides. This is exactly what you need to emphasize, and you can do it through a beautiful dress. The most popular models for expectant brides are those based on empire waist silhouettes. The high waist cut allows you to obtain a feminine shape without looking too wide or big.

Bridal Dresses For The Pregnant Bride (Source: media.offbeatbride.com)

Bridal Dresses For The Pregnant Bride (Source: media.offbeatbride.com)

This type of dress is equally elegant and comfy and this is why so many brides are opting for this style for their wedding. More and more designers are challenged by this type of wear to create more original and versatile gowns for the pregnant bride-to-be. More than ever before, their collections are based on figure-flattering designs that look delicate, chic and unique. Anything fitted in the bust are and flowy at the bottom can fit an expectant bride. Pregnant ladies can wear the classic white or choose a bolder color. The prints should be smaller or abstract so that they don’t add more attention to your body. The empire cut silhouette in trendy summer prints are also recommendable. Wear a colored scarf, wrap or bolero if you want to keep your outfit fully white.

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Brides of all ages are curious to try a totally different look for their wedding and this is great news! Our designers may have just the type of look you’re searching for, so don’t hesitate to browse through the other articles we have here. On our website you will be able to find lots of inspiring ideas and pictures of different types of trendy bridal hairdos and accessories. We believe you will fall in love with something adequate and wedding-appropriate for you among these designs.

One of the hottest types of hairstyle a modern bride can pick for her big day is the braided hairstyle. We’ve seen this style adopted by different brides: young and mature, formal and commodious, glamorous and eco-friendly, rich and budget-conscious, tall and petite, modern and vintage. But the most adequate wedding theme for a braided hairstyle is definitely the bohemian theme. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be a big fan of the boho-chic style to like these hairdos.

Bridal Braid Hair (Source: bridalmusings.com)

Bridal Braid Hair (Source: bridalmusings.com)

We are fascinated by the multiple variations of the braided hairdo and the many ideas that are still emerging for this trend. The greatest thing about bohemian braids is that they don’t have to be perfect! The contrary, this style is ideal for the nonchalant bride who seems a bit careless. Anything messy and loose can fit the boho-inspired bride. We like this concept and the idea of allowing your hair to look natural on your wedding day. Why make it look so sleek, so stiff and fixed when you can let it behave normally.

Bridal Braid Hair (Source: hair.allwomenstalk.com)

Bridal Braid Hair (Source: hair.allwomenstalk.com)

Many celebrities from Hollywood like the braided style just because it doesn’t pose so many problems. It’s easy and practical to make a braid and go out without spending hours arranging it in a too formal way. If you are a busy woman and you can’t afford to waste time on sleek updos and French buns, you can at least braid your hair in a soft and elegant way and enjoy a natural look. There are many ways to braid your hair as a braid. The vertical braids are not the only ones to consider.

Bridal Braid Hair (Source: static.becomegorgeous.com)

Bridal Braid Hair (Source: static.becomegorgeous.com)

Try a horizontal, circular or side type of braiding for a more eye-catchy and unique look. Braids work nice for both long and short hair. The greatest thing is that even those who have a frail and scanty type of hair can use braids to add more volume and camouflage in an elegant way a messy look. You can do it with side swept bangs or by letting a few strays off to frame your face in a nice and feminine way. Keep your braids loose to obtain a softer look. Pull your loose braids out and create a wavy look.

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