30 Wedding Guest Hairstyles for Every Dress Code

An ultra-sleek ponytail looks downright regal at any wedding, particularly when it's paired with statement earrings and an eye-grabbing cat eye like Lana Condor.

Sleek Ponytail

For extra drama at any wedding, a high pompadour like Dua Lipa's is a sure bet. To nail this style, start with unwashed hair (which will hold the style better) and tease the back section for the most volume.

High Pompadour

Saweetie's twisted bun will look sophisticated at any wedding. For defined sections, twist small strands of hair and wrap them around the base, securing each one with bobby pins.

Twisted Bun

For an elevated ponytail with this much movement, the key is to actually secure your hair into two ponytails — one on the bottom to keep the length, and a larger one right above it for volume.

Cascading Ponytail

Fascinators can seem intimidating, but with the right style, they look downright dreamy. Yara Shahidi's elegant but simple updo is tied together with a lacy, feathery fascinator.

Simple Hairstyle with Fascinator

If you've decided to take the plunge for curtain bangs, don't worry — you can still rock a sophisticated updo at a wedding.

Updo with Curtain Bangs

Consider defined curls like Zoey Deutch's, created with a large-barrel curling iron. Sweep your hair to one shoulder so you can show off glamorous earrings or a sparkly hair accessory.

Over-the-Shoulder Curls

Greta Gerwig's vintage-inspired waves can accommodate a traditional church wedding yet still look hip and fun for an upbeat reception.

Short Waves

We trust the royals to know a black tie look, and the Duchess of Cambridge is no exception.

Black Tie: Half Updo With Curls

There are plenty of ways to let your curls shine at a wedding, and Issa Rae's high ponytail is one great example. Secure your curls with a braid for an ultra-chic take.

Curly High Ponytail

Perfect for both hot or cold months, a tight bun leaves room for both a scarf or fuzzy ear muffs at a frosty wedding.

Tight Updo With a Jewel