Vintage Hairstyles that Match Your Vintage Dress

“If you could travel back to any decade, which one would you choose?” The answer to this fun question is often based on lifestyle, politics, cars, music and of course, fashion. Many of us would opt to go back to the roaring 1920’s for the era’s social, artistic and cultural dynamism and the finger curls and boyish fashion. While others would opt for the 1950’s because of the social mobility, power of the middle class and incredible fashion choices like and peter pan collars and bouffant hairstyles. Regardless of the decade that you’d choose, if you have a love affair with a decade, it will probably show through in your wedding dress and theme. If you are opting for a vintage dress, your hair has to match! Find some great vintage wedding hairstyle ideas right here.


1950’s Tea-Length Dresses and Pin-Up Hair Rolls

If you have a tea-length dress (or any ‘50s inspired dress), then complete your look with a gorgeous 1950’s hairstyle. One of our favorite 1950’s inspired wedding hairstyles are anything that includes the rockabilly or pin-up front curls with lots of volume. Regardless of the length of your hair, you can recreate this look.


1950s hairstyles


’50s inspired wedding hair

Vintage Dress with Crown Braid

If you have the soft flowy dress of the vintage eras then make sure your hair fits suit. We love a great braid with any wedding dress and a crown braid is the perfect look with a vintage dress. It’s timeless, soft and perfect for spring or summer weddings. Wear your hair all up or leave most of your hair down with the crown braid. Make sure you choose a hairstyle that matches your dress. If you have a ‘60’s inspired dress, add lots of volume to mimic the bouffant hairstyles of the decade.


Crown braid wedding hairstyle with vintage dress


Crown braid hairstyle


Crown braid idea for wedding hairstyle

1920’s and 1930’s Finger Curls

Another hairstyle that works with both long and short hair is the timeless finger curls. They work with backless dresses, dainty halter-tops, strapless and a high neckline. They are versatile, making them a go-to for anybody who wants a vintage-inspired hairstyle. Add a birdcage veil, jeweled hairclip, and feathers and if you have short hair, don’t be afraid to pin them up for a faux bob look. Just make sure that you have a hair trial a few weeks in advance to be sure.


Wear a feather headband for a true flapper girl wedding hairstyle


Finger curls


Gorgeous and timeless vintage wedding hairstyle

1960’s Bouffant

The bouffant was popular in the 1960’s and early 1970’s but we’re not sure why it ever went out of style. This timeless look was the preferred hairstyle by fashion icons of the decade like Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot and Raquel Welch. The bouffant looks fantastic when paired with a half-up half-down hairstyle and a quaint hair clip or flowers that match your bouquet.


Half-up hairstyles from the ’60s


Bouffant updos

Half-up bouffant wedding hairstyles

Half-up bouffant wedding hairstyles

Vintage Headbands for Your Wedding Hair

Your vintage-inspired wedding might have a vintage soul but you want it to have that modern flair. A simple vintage headband paired with a more modern hairstyle is the perfect way to blend these two ideas. A headband from the decade that matches your dress is a simple and affordable way to tie your hair and dress together. Wear your hair up, down or half up, a headband is as versatile as your wedding’s music selection.


Stunning headpiece for vintage hair

Vintage up due

Messy undo with vintage headband


Vintage headbands