For those of us growing up knowing that Laura Ingalls and Holly Hobby were not exactly fashion forward, it’s both surprising and refreshing that braids are making a splash in celebrity and wedding style circles. The buzz from the red carpet and a recent bit on the Today show confirms what brides throughout time have loved: the romance of the braid.
|Nicole Kidman 2011 Billboard Awards Photo: Getty Images||Spring Fashion Week Paris, 2011 Photo: Fairchild Archive||Jessica Alba 2011 Emmy Awards|
Braids are back now with great fanfare and creative inspiration from Hollywood. Experts like Brides magazine see the trendiest of brides opting for braids–from echoing Nicole Kidman’s relaxed, bohemium-style braid, to a romantic “halo” style seen this fall from Valentino on the Paris Spring 2012 fashion runway, to rekindling the classic milkmaid, or headband, style braid.
The appeal of the braid has many sources:
- Gorgeous in nearly all hair types. Silky smooth, wavy or curly. Pin straight hair presents some challenge, but not for an experienced stylist with the right tools (e.g. rollers)
- Keeps hair in place. No bobby pins needed!
- Diverse. Unlike up-dos like the French twist or chignon, a braid can be any size braid in any position on the head to frame a bride’s face in the most attractive way for her.
- Timeless, elegant, classic.
Whatever your style, from loose and relaxed to classic elegance, braids offer many options to create a unique look for your wedding. To echo your unique style, you can find a wide array of stylish wedding invitations at www.looklovesend.com. Don’t forget also if you have a 2012 wedding to enter the Wedding Invitation Suite Sweepstakes to win a complete wedding invitation suite, including all coordinated stationery components you choose for your wedding, valued up to $1,500.