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Poll-How should I wear my hair? (Pics of me in my dress)

Debating how to wear my hair for my wedding...mainly because I'm wearing a dress with straps (kind of a v-neck style), and I hadn't originally thought I would...figured I'd be in a strapless. Fell in love with this dress though.

I really like my hair up and down, so right now I'm really leaning towards a half-up style...one that shows off my facial structure, but allows the back of my hair to drape down my back. The dress has a low-cut back so I think it'd look nice like that, in big, natural waves/curls. 

But, I would love some input from people who have a fresh impression of how I look and what would work best in the dress.

I'm not wearing a veil, btw--at least, if I do end up getting one, it'll be a little birdcage. As of now I've been planning to wear multiple small white flowers in whatever hairstyle I end up using.

A bit about my frame: I'm 5'2"/110 lbs, planning to embrace my shortness on my wedding day, wearing flats.

A few shots with it when I picked it up from the store




after alterations (I had them sew the optional sparkly belt in just under my bust)






Re: Poll-How should I wear my hair? (Pics of me in my dress)

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    My dress has a really cute back to it, and I didn't want to cover it up with my long hair! If I had ended up going strapless I probably would be wearing it down, but I want the focus to be on my somewhat unique dress, and I think yours is unique as well!
    Whatever you do, I doubt you'll be sorry, though. Good luck!
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    Habs2HartHabs2Hart member
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    edited March 2012
    I think wearing it half up/half down would cover up that fantastic back.  Your back is sexy, show it off.  It suits an updo, and I like it with your hair up in your alterations pictures. 
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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited March 2012
    Since the focal point of the dress is really the front, I think wearing your hair down (or half up) loose with flowers would be perfect.  Honestly, both you and the dress are gorgeous so I don't see how you could go wrong!

    ETA:  You could do a loose side pony too.  Those always look nice with a birdcage veil if you decide to wear one and it wouldn't cover the back.
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    I would do half up half down.  if you have your hair person available, maybe they could do a loose updo after the ceremony for the reception.  Once you get dancing, you'll get warm and might want your hair out of the way.

    Just an idea.
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    I think you look beautiful with the half up/half down do.  :)  EIther that or up, if you want everyone to see the full extent of the back, but I don't think that having it half down is really taking away from the dress at all.
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    love your dress!
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    First of all, your dress is stunning. 

    Personally I vote half up half down, because that dress shows of a lot of back, and I think that might be too much uninterrupted skin for a wedding.  (I have fairly conservative tastes when it comes to weddings though) I think that having loose curls down the back would break up that skin a little without hiding too much!
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    um, LOVE your dress....i got my dress already, different then i had first pictured too but yours is almost exactly what i had originally envisioned. who designed it? and i like up, the dress in the back is so stunning and you want to draw attention to that...
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    edited March 2012
    Thanks so much!! I love my gown as well. It was designed by Ella Bridals...here's the product link: http://www.ellabridals.com/dress-5494

    P.S. The sparkly belt comes with the dress and is optional...I didn't like how it looked in the middle of my waist because it covered up that gorgeous ruching! So I had the tailor remove the sparkly panel from the belt and sew it in just below my bust. So I kind of redesigned the dress to my own liking.
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