Deciding what to wear to a wedding can be tricky. On the one hand, it’s a great excuse to get dressed up and look fabulous, on the other it can mean hours trawling the shops looking for that perfect outfit.
Once you’ve found out the wedding guest dress code and finally found something to wear, you need to decide on a hairstyle to match. Our social media feeds are packed with ideas and inspiration, but if the idea of looking through hundreds of images on Pinterest fills you with dread, then don’t sweat it.
We have narrowed down the best hairstyles from the red carpet, giving you all the inspo you need in one place, whatever your hair length or type.
Short-haired ladies may feel limited with their options but our celebs have proven that there are plenty of ways to wear a crop. Plus, textured hair types and fine strands are also sorted with our star inspiration. We’ve even thought about coloured haired ladies and selected celebs who expertly show us how to get the best out of your colour with your styling. Basically, with our edit of the best wedding guest hairstyles and our top tips, you can easily take your hair from drab to fab.
Whether you’re off to a black-tie wedding and are looking for Hollywood glamour when it comes to your tresses or are dreaming of relaxed boho locks for beach nuptials, we’ve got it all covered. All you need to do know is convince your partner/ housemate/ mum to hold the mirror so you can see the back!
Invest in a good hairspray and an umbrella, you won’t want these styles dropping out!
With so many royal engagements to attend, Kate knows exactly how to style her glossy locks for a big event. With love this classic side-bun and fascinator combo.
She plays a stylish assassin on screen so it’s no wonder Jodie’s killing it on the red carpet too. We totally wear this boho plaited style to a summer wedding.
We love Zendaya’s modern take on the finger wave.
Claire Foy shows short-haired ladies how to style their crop for a special occasion, with this glossy centre-parted look.
Jessica has simply styled her long locks with this year’s must-have accessory: the headband.
We’re big fans of Selena’s twisty take on the top knot.
Relaxed yet elegant, we’re really into this red carpet look from Emma Stone.
Never one to shy away from a new look, Emma’s experimental side has paid off with this cool ‘do.
Weddings don’t have to mean super-neat styling, we’d totally wear this texture, messed-up style like Anne.
Ultimate cool-girl, Jennifer, is giving us chilled-out boho styling to die for with this wavy, thrown-together look.
Lily contrasts sleek and wavy textures for a stand-out look we definitely want to copy.
We love a fishtail braid, especially when incorporated into a chic up-do. Nice work, Emily.
Meghan strayed from her usual glossy blow-dry or low bun and instead rocked this adorable ballerina bun.
If you’re lucky enough to have glossy, long locks like Millie, you can totally rock this sweet and simple style.
Remember plaiting sections of your hair back in the day? Great news, Margot has officially brought the look back.
Another style for shorter locks, Leighton works a laid-back half-up ‘do which perfectly complements her colour.
Team this wavy up-do with a bit of sparkle for angelic wedding guest style.
Who says ponytails are just for the gym? Certainly not Anna Kendrick!
Amandla Stenberg’s sophisticated braided finger wave look is simply stunning.
Amber’s funky chignon is giving us serious 1950s vibes.
Scarlet’s style is super-cool and can be done in under 10 minutes. Winning.
Glossy hollywood waves are a timeless classic, team them with a statement earring like Jenna.
Felicity Jones delivers a master class in how to style a growing out fringe and we love it.
Give a ponytail an edge with a quiff like Natalie.
Queen of the pixie cut, Frankie expertly styles her side-swept fringe under a stylish fascinator.
Another Hollywood celeb and another throwback hairstyle; Keria’s hair can be achieved by using the old ’90s technique of plaiting damp hair before bed.
Going to a black tie wedding? Rosie’s sleek ‘do is the perfect wedding guest hairstyle choice.
Georgia’s glossy bob looks a million miles from Corrie’s cobbles and we love the subtle wave.
Blake has the most enviable locks in showbiz so it’s no wonder she’s made our list with this ponytail plait.