WEDDING READY BRAIDS

Searching for an elegant, fuss-free wedding hairstyle? Try one of these pretty braided 'dos fit for every kind of bride.

BY GABRIELLA RELLO AND LAUREN FRANKFORT

With endless options for wedding day hairstyles (and even more Pinterest boards to show you them!), it's difficult to narrow down just style you love. For the bride who wants to achieve a look that feels special without being overly fussy, try a braid.

Whether you favor a classic, French, or fishtail braid, there are tons of ways to incorporate a pretty plait into a refined bridal hairstyle.

A braided 'do is ideal for outdoor, warm-weather weddings since these looks keep some or all of your hair up (Translation: You'll stay cool without sacrificing style!). Plus, braids are a fun way to refresh a classic updo, while soft, side-swept braids transform half-up looks into something unexpected.

To help inspire your own wedding-day hairstyle, we rounded up our favorite bridal braids that would look perfect on your big day, as well as any pre-wedding engagement. We love the idea of a braided bridal showerrehearsal dinner (or everyday!) look.

Click through to see the best braided wedding hairstyles.

At left: Oh, this simplicity of this loosely pulled together braid makes it feel that much sweeter.

Photo: Tessa Barton

Braids within a braid, wispy locks, and a gorgeous flower crown would make any boho girl's dreams come true.

Photo: Lovedale

Even more regal than a gilded tiara? A double-braided band supporting it.

Photo: Bibiana Fierro Photography

Multiple braids don't need to look messy — take a cue from this classic bride's chignon for a super-sophisticated wedding-day updo.

Photo: Krysten Harder Photography

Rather than twisting and tucking your tendrils into a low-lying updo, try using braids as a foundation instead! The result? A classic and elegant look that also stands out.

Photo: Michael Radford Photography

The ultimate flower-child bride should take note of this airy arrangement of loosely twisted tendrils.

Photo: Rebecca Von Rehn Photography

 The ultimate flower-child bride should take note of this airy arrangement of loosely twisted tendrils.  Photo:  Rebecca Von Rehn Photography

The ultimate flower-child bride should take note of this airy arrangement of loosely twisted tendrils.

Photo: Rebecca Von Rehn Photography

 The only thing that makes this fairytale destination wedding in Florence that much better is the gorgeous braid leading into her updo (and, of course, the flower crown that's topping it all off!).  Photo:  Emm and Clau

The only thing that makes this fairytale destination wedding in Florence that much better is the gorgeous braid leading into her updo (and, of course, the flower crown that's topping it all off!).

Photo: Emm and Clau

There's no better way to update a classic updo that with a tightly tied braid — it's romantic and interesting yet still extremely elegant.

Photo: brklyn view photography