We recently featured Lanae's three looks as mother of the bride or groom. A reader, noting that she switched up her hairstyles as well as dresses, asked how best for moms with longer hair to decide on a wedding day style? We took the question to celebrity hairstylist Anthony Sorenson, who isn't much of a name-dropper so we'll do it for him: Martha Stewart!!!
Anthony offers this advice:
- If your dress is fancy (embellished), keep your hair simple. "If too much is going on both in the dress and the hair, it can look too busy." Likewise, a more understated dress invites a more intricate hairdo.
- Follow the lines of the dress: low back goes with hair down; high collar often looks better with an up do to show off the dress.
- Asymmetrical, one shoulder necklines call for an up do. "You don't want to hide the bare shoulder," says Anthony.
- Finally, check the weather! Dress style isn't the only factor to consider, Anthony warns. "Doing your hair up and secure will guarantee a great look all day—even in the rain!"